From Poca to the small screen, Raynes...

From Poca to the small screen, Raynes' goals set high

There are 21 comments on the The Herald-Dispatch.com story from Nov 17, 2006, titled From Poca to the small screen, Raynes' goals set high. In it, The Herald-Dispatch.com reports that:

POCA, W.Va. -- Take a good look at Rudi Anne Raynes -- you are going to see her a lot in future years, probably locally on your television screen.

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Rob Grueser

AOL

#1 Dec 1, 2006
As far as we are concerned, we would love to see someone that is not politacally driven on television, or at least not left leaning. Go Rudy!!!
Rudi Raynes

United States

#2 Dec 2, 2006
Thanks Rob, you're the man :) I'll do my best to make you guys proud!
Gearl Raynes

Martinsburg, WV

#3 Sep 8, 2008
Hi Rudi, I always wanted to be related to someone famous rather than infamous. Keep up the good work.
Miller s mom

Charleston, WV

#4 Sep 30, 2008
Great job Rudy! You are doing an outstanding job!
Keep up the good work.
Debbie

Charleston, WV

#5 Oct 3, 2008
I promise that I am not trying to be rude or hurtful but Miss Raynes is NOT a good reporter yet. It's obvious that she is straight out of college and has no real experience. I can't believe our local stations are allowing these kids to get on the news. I saw a story this one did in a wedding dress store and it was all about her smiling and posing for the camera and trying to look cute on TV. That's NOT journalism. She has a lot to learn.
Mother Kidder

Canton, OH

#6 Nov 10, 2008
Hey Rudi, You are doing a fabulous job. You have a talent that just shines when you are on the screen. Someone referred to you as a "kid on the news". You are soooo far from that. The wedding dress story was a breath of fresh air from all the sad and bad stories you have to report. If it was corny, we need more corny! We are looking for corny in our lives. Keep up the great work and keep smiling. You deserve it.

“looking around”

Since: Mar 09

United States

#7 Mar 5, 2009
bout time someone good came out of that small town
Justin

Charleston, WV

#8 Apr 9, 2009
Rudi is not a good reporter. She never has to cover any real stories. She's just a face on TV.
Mark Hallburn

Saint Albans, WV

#9 Apr 17, 2009
Quit trashing Rudi. She is doing well and improving every day. What she lacks in on-air experience she makes up for with local market knowledge. I'll take a home-town kid with little experience over a guy that knows his/her LAST market but knows NOTHING about his/her CURRENT market!

News directors and producers can teach a newbie how to report. But local market knowledge is invaluable!
OnTV8

Charleston, WV

#10 Apr 30, 2009
They need to start teaching her then because Rudi Raynes is a very very weak reporter. They don't let her do "real" stories because she just isn't capable. As a matter of fact,she doesn't do much work at all because she can't handle it.
Dale

Charleston, WV

#11 May 13, 2009
I've heard (from people at Ch. 8) she is very lazy and only wants to put video of herself in all of her stories. A bit conceited, don't you think?
Bryan

Charleston, WV

#12 May 20, 2009
Rudi, you're doing an excellent job! I feel you bring an interesting and fun addition to the news broadcast. It's good to see a familiar face on TV!
Travis

Charleston, WV

#13 Jun 10, 2009
Rudi Raynes needs to go to a smaller market and learn the ropes before she reports here. She gets her facts wrong quite often and says some really juvenile things on the air.
name

Saint Albans, WV

#14 Jun 29, 2009
She needs to do something with that hair, yes she is weak in a lot of areas. Also no news come from Putnum, it's all kanawha we really care about, and who dresses this girl for the news?! They need to be fired.
From the woods

Charleston, WV

#15 Jul 10, 2009
She's totally immature. Acts like an unprofessional fool. She doesn't even get the story right half the time.
Betty

Charleston, WV

#16 Jul 29, 2009
Her Putnam County stories are always way out of date. Sometimes she reports on something days or even weeks after it has happened. I don't think she has a clue about news from Putnam County.
Chester

Charleston, WV

#17 Aug 14, 2009
Rudi Raynes is a twit. She gets on the news and brags about having EXCLUSIVE stories from Putnam County. Too bad you can see the exact same stories on the other local newscasts. I don't understand why she lies about these so-called EXCLUSIVE stories. It seems more than a little bit pathetic. I guess that's what happens when you hire a 12 year old airhead to deliver the news.
a friend

Morgantown, WV

#18 Oct 13, 2010
Wow you all don't know this women at all she is very nice and she's a little rough around the edges, but she's made something out of herself. Myself personally am proud of Rudi Raynes. This lady is amazing to come from a small town. I think your doing a great job!!
Hampster

Minford, OH

#19 Jan 24, 2011
Where is this twit now havent seen her on any news lately!!!
lmao

Lubbock, TX

#20 Jan 25, 2011
She is working for the Sheriff's Association. Twit!!

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