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NY1 Reporter Roger Clark Becomes Air Guitar Internet Sensation

ClarkWhat happens when you send a TV reporter to cover an air guitar competition? And if that NY1 reporter is a rock n’ roll drummer who has played clubs in New York?

You get a local news moment that goes viral.

Roger Clark gave viewers a gyrating experience, typically reserved for the bathroom mirror (or the competition).

Since Clark’s “performance” yesterday, numerous versions of his report have been uploaded to YouTube. Clark was making fake music at the bar next to the Bowery Ballroom, where the best in air guitar vied for the title.

“I honestly didn’t expect the segments to create such a huge buzz,” Clark tells Tuned In. “I knew when we set up the segments we would be able to have some fun with them especially because I am such a big music fan.”

Although a general assignment reporter, who covers the gamut of serious pieces, Clark, who was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens and Staten Island, is becoming known for taking a lighter side during the morning with Pat Kiernan.

“Pat and I always have a ball with these type of stories. But I have never had a story get such attention!” Clark admits.

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Andrea Day, Former WNYW Reporter, Takes on CNBC Crime Beat

AndreaBy JERRY BARMASH
(@jerrybarmash)

Talk about under the radar.

Longtime WNYW/Channel 5 reporter Andrea Day, who left the station in 2011, is now handling the “crime and punishment” beat for CNBC.

Day, who joined WNYW in 1997, resurfaced recently freelancing for the financial network. Her stories are an apparent attempt by CNBC to capitalize on its popular American Greed prime time series.

Not all prime time shows, however, are doing as well on the cable network.

NY1’s Pat Kiernan hosts Crowd Rules. Its debut last week, Tuned In has learned, got awful numbers. Among the household ratings for the 9 p.m. hour, it got a 47. By contrast, American Greed typically notches a 100 household rating.

Tuned In attempted to reach CNBC and Day for an interview.