I was out this afternoon and evening and came back to a bunch of email tips on the news that a body had been discovered on Mt. Hood. Here is the rundown as best as I have been able to piece it together…
FNC and CNN had been covering the Mt Hood story since 5pm ET Julie Banderas and Fredricka Whitfield respectively.
At 6pm Carol Lin took over and over on MSNBC Contessa Brewer broke in to cover the story. MSNBC seemed to be relying on the feed from an affilliate because one could hear a male voice speaking from a TV studio several times.
At 6:41 pm Sheriff Pete Hughes said on FNC that a body had been found on Mt. Hood. No immediate reports from CNN or MSNBC.
At 6:49 pm both CNN and MSNBC reported the discovery of the body.
MSNBC went back to tape around 7 pm, though some emails say that MSNBC did break in with updates and the news conferencs. FNC and CNN stayed live on the story throughout.
At around 8 or 8:30, Trace Gallagher tossed to Greta Van Susteren to continue the coverage on FNC.
At 9pm CNN brought Larry King on commercial free for the hour. Greta continued live on FNC. MSNBC stayed mostly in tape.
CNN stayed live at 10 and 11 pm. FNC and MSNBC were running regular programming but FNC’s The Line Up was spending some time on the story still…