Duluth anchors put on coats and fake being outside to cover Christmas parade

The news team from Duluth’s Northland News Center dressed warm to cover the annual Christmas City of the North parade — even though they were doing their live commentary from a warm studio with a green screen. They were busted by a local radio station, which asked: “Why are hardy Duluth anchors sitting indoors wearing big winter jackets?”

News director Barbara Reyelts (pictured on the right) tells me there was no deception because viewers weren’t told that the anchors were outside. In fact, she says, the news team was both inside and outside during the two-hour parade.

— The smaller photo is from the station’s Facebook page.

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