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Katy Tur is an OlbyLoon. And not just any OlbyLoon but Keith Olbermann number one OlbyLoon and Media Slut. Keith loves to call women sluts and toss around the c-word so we're sure Keith won't mind if we do the same here with his little GirlToy. When she's not busy trading sexual favors to advance her career, she's busy trading on Keith's connections in the broadcast industry to advance the same. Katy would like to make a reputation for herself as a broadcaster when all she's done by prostituting herself in using her Sugar Daddy's connections is give herself a "reputation" which she will never live down as the college kid who got naked and bedded Keith in order to get on TV. Katy lives in a tortured state of existence which makes Keith Olbermann seem especially appealing.
Keith Olbermann, who has a long-standing history of "helping" women with their careers in exchange for...err...ummm..."dating" him, is apparently once again making good on his promises to an impressionable young college co-ed named Katy Tur who, at 24 years old, has gone from college dorm room, to the Olbermann casting couch to on-air reporter for Channel 11 News (CW) in New York City - all in just a matter of months. Apparently putting her nose to the "old grindstone" (or whatever Olbermann calls it) has really paid off!
It was in March that we first reported on Katy's miraculous good fortune in landing an on-air reporting gig in the largest media market in the United States with no previous on-air reporting experience so its time to check in and see how she's doing. Readers will recall that Katy, who graduated from the "prestigious" University of California at Santa Barbara without a degree in journalism or communications, and whose only experience was a brief internship at a 3rd-rate TV station in California arranged by her parents answered this ad:
General Assignment Reporter (Freelance) WPIX/WB11 in New York has an exciting opportunity available for a General Assignment Reporter. Qualified candidates should possess strong and exceptional delivery of news on-air, and the ability to generate, report and edit stories. Clear and concise public communicator and visible professional representative of station's news broadcast. The ideal candidate must have a college degree in a related field and 3+ years reporting experience. Visit our website at www.wb11.com and submit your resume with required salary expectations and cover letter today or mail your tape to: WPIX, Attn: Human Resources, 220 E. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 EOE
One can only wonder why someone who did not meet even the minimum criteria for the job would even bother to apply. Katy not only applied but beat out hundreds of other applicants to land the job despite zero experience! Responding to accusations that Olbermann played a role in landing her a job for which she was clearly not qualified, WPIX spokewoman Jessica Bellucci implausibly claimed, "She got the job on her own merit". Of course the real message from WPIX and Bellucci to young women interested in a career in broadcast journalism was clear: don't worry about silly things like journalism degrees or working your way up in smaller markets just find a Sugar Daddy in the biz and hold on tight!
As for being an equal opportunity employer, I wonder if we will ever hear from any of the other QUALIFIED applicants who were turned down to give KO's GirlToy her shot at the big time. Keith loves to portray himself as a man of the people - in the abstract perhaps he can justify that - but when comes to trampling over the opportunities for hard-working, dedicated professionals who EARNED their each step in their career Keith is all about Keith.
Katy's first big moment was the crane collapse which destroyed several buildings in midtown Manhattan and killed four people. Katy, broadcasting live from the scene described the action for viewers,
"This is exciting!", gushed Tur.
"Exciting!"? For her maybe but less so for the hundreds of people made homeless by the tragedy and the four people who were crushed to death. Oh well, in OlbyWorld its always about Keith why should KatyWorld be any different. The death and destruction was exciting FOR HER and of course the story of the day was not really about people losing their homes or lives or family members. It was about Katy getting to do real live broadcasting on a real TV station. You can just about here Katy squeel "Weeeeeeee! Look at me! I'm on TeeeeeVeeeee!" as she steps over dead bodies in the rubble. Nice.
A local vlogger shot some video of Katy in action at the crane collapse (sorry but Channel 11 edited out Katy's "This is exciting" line). I also found some video of Katy covering a horrific story where a dead fetus was found inside a Catholic Church. Katy's take on the story - it's great that someone was "helped" by dumping the dead fetus for the monsignor to find inside the church, her first interview is a "former parishioner" who can barely contain his delight that such a wonderful thing has happened.