TANDEM TIES APPEAR ON LOCAL NEWS
COINCIDENCE OCCURS NATURALLY
Milwaukee The Meteorologist and Male Anchor for the local NBC affiliate wore what appeared to be identical neck ties while conducting their morning broadcast Tuesday.
Craig Koplien of the Today's TMJ4 Weather Plus Forecast Team has been seen on many occasions wearing a red and blue striped tie. A review of the past year of Live at Daybreak newscasts revealed Co-anchor Vince Vitrano had never worn any such tie since beginning his duties on the broadcast in 2006. Vitrano did, however, wear a similar tie Tuesday.
"Actually, when I got this new, striped tie Craig and I had discussed deliberately wearing them on the same day," Vitrano revealed in an interview. "As it turned out, I just woke up this morning and thought, 'to heck with all that,' and wore the tie anyway."
Vitrano was surprised to see Koplien having randomly selected the same tie for the broadcast this morning.
Reached for comment, Koplien verified the tandem tie appearance was coincidental. "It occurred in nature," Koplien stated.