Nope, nothing additional on Google Groups. I bet she will be pretty good at that. When this tape first hit about six months ago there was alot of discussion about this tape and people spent a bunch of time and energy trying to determine authenticity. Her employment at the station was verified by someone who actually called up and asked about her. Understandably, the station was reluctant to publicize the incident or risk legal exposure by releasing too much information about a former employee, but they did state that the woman was no longer working there and had left broadcasting for a position in the pharmaceutical industry.
A few people with technical backgrounds in the broadcasting field verified the apparent legitimacy of the equipment in the truck, and somebody even found an old cached WVEC webpage about the new broadcast truck that they had just purchased, including pictures that were found to be identical to the truck shown in the tape.
There were a few differences owing to time, if I remember right, such as the pictures showing just a phone jack on the wall of the truck where there was an installed phone in the tape, ect. Lastly, there were some postings from people who claimed to know both Allison and Raphael, and filled in various details of the story.
All this should still be available on Google Groups. I dated a few TV reporters years ago, know the business and I couldn't tell you who were my local street reporters at the five or six local stations I get on cable. Not long ago, I even bumped into one at a party and had no clue. Street reporters especially at small and mid sized markets come and go. Allegedly, she had only been there a year.
Voice is semi-irrelevant with street reporters, no so with anchors. Most drop into a serious lower-octative false voice anyway. Nah, I doubt her name was Allison Williams. TV news people are mor elike actors; they change their names. Actually there used to be a sucesssful CNN achnor with that names a deacde or two ago. Is it Vanessa, nah, I now think not; that is too big a conspiracy just to switch the gals names.
The web site made a mistake posting that station head shot pic. At least I think. The anchor should complain. Anyone know if the tape is on Kazaa? Seeing Allison with one and two Ls, by the way. You know, folks, this shouldn't be that hard. I could recognize every hottie that ever appeared on any of our local stations for the last 15 years if she made a porn.
You've got her face AND her voice in the video. Why hasn't someone local stepped up and made an ID? Doesn't sound like a newswoman to me. She is NOT the Vanessa in the photo They are not the same. Obviously, someone somewhere made the video and it got out. Whoever she is, she's hot as hell and she should know that all of America thanks her! The office promo shot of her on the beer site is the same that is ID'd on the TV station's current web site as a reporter with a different name.
Could it be that the woman in question stayed on at the station and changed her name back to the original? Lots of TV reporters work under "stage names. ISn't there a wayback machine or something that allows for scrolling of old web pages for the reporter's real mug, if this isn't it. And if it isn't, boy those gals look a like. Secondly, how come NO media, outside of blogs, has picked up on this?
The press usually covers itself pretty well and outs people promptly when busted for various misconduct. Nothing on Romanesko Media News, Poynter or anything? When is that five-minute vid being reposted? I just looked at the video stills and the TV station promo shot and, according to a friend who works in the business in Virginia until recently, that IS her and it IS real.
Surprised it hasn't gotten the celeb treatment on the TV tabloid news shows and such. Damn they toook the video down.