Tuesday, September 06, 2011

KARK Weather Guesser at the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time....

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports KARK weather guesser Brett Cummins was questioned in the death of a friend. The paper says Cummins is not considered a suspect in the death of his friend who was found dead in a hot tub. AR DEM/Gaz reports alcohol and drugs were involved. Cummins is off the air at this time. Read the full article HERE.

57 Comments:

At 9:58 PM, September 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the national weather service couldn't have predicted this one...

 
At 10:02 PM, September 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...hmmm...

 
At 10:12 PM, September 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whooopps!

 
At 10:23 PM, September 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder how much KARK would pay Mike Francis to come back? Looks like they are looking for yet another Met

 
At 10:27 PM, September 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like BC caught Steve Martone Syndrome.

 
At 10:37 PM, September 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even Steve Martone is like "WTF?"

 
At 10:41 PM, September 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if KARK's team of "investigative journalist" will investigate this.

 
At 10:52 PM, September 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been no secret bc is gay. I think everyone in little rock has known it for years. Just now it makes the news.

 
At 11:05 PM, September 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like there was too much blow-ing going on in one way or another... This story has instant classic written all over it.

 
At 11:14 PM, September 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a horrible tragedy! So sad for the family of the deceased.

 
At 11:25 PM, September 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:14 He was a good boy.

 
At 12:41 AM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody cares that Brett is gay, the story is that he was found in a home with a dead body and illegal drugs. I have no doubt that this was a terrible accident, but to say it should not have made the news is foolish. I also find it odd that Brett was off today to "mourn the death of his friend," but apparently he was feeling well enough to work Monday just hours after the body was discovered. I feel terrible for the victim's family though, if Brett wasn't there the story would not have received this much attention.

 
At 4:22 AM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodness, between the gay weathermen, drug addicts and green reporters, Little Rock has to be America's most dysfunctional TV market

 
At 12:17 PM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The next gay meteorologist to come out will be the morning guy at KFSM.

 
At 12:30 PM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

or Matt Mosler

 
At 1:00 PM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brett said it wood!!!!!

 
At 1:24 PM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care if Brett is gay or not. But I am concerned about his choice to do drugs. His careless, reckless behavior will more than likely cost him his job at KARK. Hopefully this will be a wake-up call for him and he will get the professional help that he needs.

 
At 2:11 PM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

or KARK could take the signal media approach like with tommy smith and look the other way as long as he goes to rehab...i still cant believe that man still has is job but i digress...thats another blog :-)

 
At 3:06 PM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

our own version of Clue.....it was Mr. Sunshine, in the hot tub, with a dog choker.

 
At 4:39 PM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People wear dog collars as jewelry.

Hate that news station mentioned it without getting more facts.

 
At 6:55 PM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not the gay part that's the job killer here. It's the illegal drugs ... & likely the combination of alcohol that caused the death of his friend while they were so screwed up to know there was a problem. Waking up next to a naked dead man in an empty jacuzzi tub doesn't help. The story has gone viral - even carried by the NY Times. Mr Cummins can kiss his TV days goodbye for good now. What a shame -a loss of a career & a life for what? Just sad. :( Hopefully this will be a huge wake up call for Brett.

 
At 7:06 PM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brad Reed from KNWA is not a weatherman but since we are betting on who will get outed next he is my pick.

 
At 9:59 PM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brett's forecast for tomorrow?....
"It's Raining Men!"

 
At 11:20 PM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story is bizarre, certainly. And I'm sure there's been a good deal of snickering in newsrooms and among viewers. Make all the jokes you want in private, but I don't think this is something to joke about on a public blog. A person is dead. Yes, it apparently involved drugs, partying, and who knows what else--but a 24-year-old man is still dead. And another person's life has been ruined. Brett will no doubt lose his job, and now that the story's made the national news, this will follow him forever. Every single one of us has made a bad decision (or two) in his or her life. Most of us are fortunate that things didn't turn out worse and the mistake didn't come under public scrutiny. I can't imagine his state of mind right now, but I'm sure it's fragile. I wouldn't want to be the one who made the remark that sends him over the edge. It's really a sad situation.

 
At 11:39 PM, September 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said 11:20. People are so judgmental.

 
At 2:02 AM, September 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, KARK can do what Clear Channel did with Tommy and stand behind Brett.

 
At 3:28 AM, September 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But they won't . He a goner at KARK !!!

 
At 3:39 AM, September 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being in third place doesn't allow them the luxury of backing Brett or should it. Clamoring will be strong for his ouster will be swift and won't go away

 
At 4:36 AM, September 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check the ratings. I believe KARK has been number two at five and six for sometime now. But don't let the facts stand in the way on this blog.

 
At 9:14 AM, September 08, 2011, Anonymous J said...

if I were a manager at 4 i wouldn't hire a meteorologist unless they had a vagina

 
At 9:50 AM, September 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow ! This story about the gerbil wrangler is everywhere this morning. ABC, CNN are really excited !!

 
At 10:48 AM, September 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If his 2009 re-hire by KARK was under court order I imagine the station would jump at the chance to get rid of him now.

 
At 10:57 AM, September 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what were the details of the 2009 dismissal? Wasn't he the chief met at that time? I knew that Mike was promoted and held the position when BC came back.

 
At 5:41 PM, September 08, 2011, Anonymous Dirty Laundry said...

"Kick um when their up. Kick um when their down. Kick um when their sick. Kick um all around."

Brett may be a goner at KARK and Nexstar, but most probably he will not be out of broadcasting all together. A few years ago Nexstar had several drug and alcohol issues at KTAL in Shreveport. The morning show Met was arrested for DWI. One of the reporters was also arrested for DWI. Then the weekend anchor and the morning show director were pulled over in the same car in Monroe and sighted for having less then half a joint in their car they were in. The morning show director is the only one of the four who is no longer in broadcasting so Brett's chances of staying in the business are still very high.

 
At 6:35 PM, September 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A DWI and a joint are daily reports. A naked dead man on you who you drank and snorted drugs with along with a third man in the tub.. eh, a manager might keep you, but another manager might not want to hire you.

Again, this isn't a DWI, this was in national newspapers and websites.

It's a tragic and odd story but so far can Brett be charged with anything? Not murder.

 
At 7:50 PM, September 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dexter's family and Brett have released statements

http://arkansasmatters.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=460747&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 
At 11:15 PM, September 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brett has been the butt of a tons of jokes at my office, no pun intended

 
At 11:55 PM, September 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

San Fran-cisco, open your golden gates . . .

 
At 2:12 AM, September 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brett's troubles was part of Jay Leno's monologue Thursday night. Jay didn't mention Brett's name but he did mention that he was a weatherman for one of their affiliates.

 
At 5:34 AM, September 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gay men choosing a job where they put on make-up and play-act, or read the news, or guess the weather on television--just so shocking, who would have ever thunk it?

 
At 10:55 AM, September 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brett will be charged and will spend time in jail for this. His career is over.

 
At 12:01 PM, September 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Brett, Maybe god is giving you a hint that he is not happy with what you are doing. Trust me pal, he knows that you believed in all that Global Warming crap.
Psych...you all thought I was going going to say something about his being gay. Oh what the hell, hey brett he is also riled up about you boinking men in the rear.

 
At 1:34 PM, September 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is someone suggesting that the weather guessers at our area TV stations are all gay? I have noticed that some are not wearing wedding rings. Hmmm.

 
At 2:05 PM, September 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@1:34 p.m. you mean like the met at KLRT?

 
At 2:15 PM, September 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

or Matt Mosler at KARK.

 
At 5:52 PM, September 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg dee is gay.

 
At 5:53 PM, September 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As were former Arkansas mets Harry bounds and Troy bridges.

 
At 8:53 PM, September 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and barry brandt...

 
At 2:08 AM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was once told that Ned Perme was gay but I don't know how this person would know.

 
At 8:06 AM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if Darby Bybee is gay, but his name sure is!

 
At 8:48 PM, September 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barry Brant is not gay.lol.

But Darby Barby IS. As a manager, wouldnt you tell the guy to make one or both his names a stage name. Awful and distracting name.

 
At 11:17 AM, September 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:20 PM September 7

I couldn't have said it better.

 
At 6:15 PM, September 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just tried to watch Brian Willaims evening news. It is very annoying to have the newwork audio cut down so the NBC chimes can let us know a weather ticker is being displayed. Why does this happen? It does not happen for local programs, just nework....
This does not happen in other cities. Please get with it KARK

 
At 10:33 PM, September 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FWIW, the NBC Chimes, heard for years on NBC, are actually the musical notes, G, E, and C (General Electric Company. So now you know.

 
At 4:01 AM, September 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning Chinatown. Hello Jeffrey Imelt. N B C, Oops, I mean G E C!!!!!!!!

 
At 8:43 PM, September 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Brett going to be charged with anything?

 
At 12:40 AM, November 04, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stage name...I'm sure he told his mother in the womb to name him that since its been his name since he was young. I have heard of people complaining about the weather, but not the name of the people that are forecasting it...

 

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