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Lenyon Whitaker

Multimedia Producer

Lenyon.Whitaker@metro.us

PHOTOS: A look back at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade through the years

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place every year in the heart of New York City marches 2.5 miles from 77th Street and Central Park West and ends at Macy’s Herald Square located at 34th Street and Sixth Avenue. The parade celebrates the official start of the Christmas season....

Monday, November 20, 2017, 11:42 PM

American Music Awards 2017: Red carpet looks and complete list of winners

The 2017 American Music Awards aired Sunday night on ABC, honoring the best miuisc artists of the year. The AMAs was broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  Blackish star, Tracee Ellis Ross was the host of this year's AMAs. Her mother, the one and only Diana Ross was...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:39 AM

British bakery Greggs replaces baby Jesus with sausage roll and people are upset

British bakery Greggs has apologized after they replaced baby Jesus with a sausage roll in a recent Christmas calendar advertisement. Greggs, one of the largest bakeries in Britain, released an image of the Nativity scene featuring three wise men, but instead of baby Jesus being the main focal...

Friday, November 17, 2017, 11:52 AM

Radio host says she was groped, kissed by Al Franken

A radio and television host has come forward to accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping and kissing her without her consent in 2006 and she has the evidence to prove it. Leeann Tweeden, a former model and actress and now a radio anchor and in Los Angeles says Franken made lewd gestures at her during a...

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 2:01 PM

Macy's Christmas Windows: When they open, what to expect and how to get a good view

On Thursday, November 16, get ready to be wowed by Macy’s Christmas windows at Herald Square. Each year, Macy’s kicks off the holiday season by unveiling its iconic and magical Christmas window display for everyone to enjoy. During peak hours, the Herald Square location can have more...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:27 PM

Cards Against Humanity buys land near border so Trump can't build his wall

Cards Against Humanity, a raunchy adult card game, purchased land on the United States-Mexico border in an attempt to thwart President Trump’s plans to build his border protection wall. As part of a special holiday promotion called Cards Against Humanity Saves America, the...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 11:28 AM

Donald Trump Jr. releases Twitter conversation with WikiLeaks

President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. released correspondences he had with WikiLeaks before the 2016 election and posted the conversation on Twitter. “Here is the entire chain of messages with @wikileaks (with my whopping 3 responses) which one of the congressional committees...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 4:17 PM

Roy Moore banned from Alabama mall in 1980s for trying to pick up teenage girls: Report

Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Alabama was reportedly banned from a mall in the 1980s because he became known for trying to pick up young girls. The Gadsden Mall was a popular place for young people to hang out, or go see movies in the 1980s, but new reports allege the...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:49 PM

Roy Moore threatens to sue Washington Post over sexual misconduct reports

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he plans to sue the Washington Post over their report alleging he was involved with sexual relationships with teenagers when he was in his 30s working as an assistant prosecutor. One of the allegations includes a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old...

Monday, November 13, 2017, 3:00 PM

PHOTOS: Remembering the life of Brittany Murphy

On Friday, November 10, Brittany Murphy would have celebrated her 40th birthday. The actress and singer died in 2009, on December 20, just before the Christmas.  She was 32. Murphy will forever be recognized for her roles as Tai in “Clueless” and as Alex in “8 Mile”...

Friday, November 10, 2017, 7:21 PM

Trump foreign aide claims he lied to FBI to protect president

Former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty lying to the FBI, has admitted he did it out of loyalty to President Trump. Papadopoulos, the foreign policy aide to President Trump admitted to misleading federal investigators about the relationships he had maintained between...

Friday, November 10, 2017, 1:40 PM

CMA Awards 2017: Nominees and complete list of winners

The 51st annual CMA Awards were held last night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee This year, the Country Music Association Awards ceremony honored those affected by the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas in October. Carie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted this...

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 4:28 PM

California NAACP wants to get rid of the 'Star Spangled Banner'

The California chapter of the NAACP is pushing to get rid of The Star-Spangled Banner as the national anthem. “This song is wrong; it shouldn’t have been there, we didn’t have it ’til 1931, so it won’t kill us if it goes away,” said NAACP California chapter...

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 2:32 PM

Former President Barack Obama shows up for jury duty, gets sent home

Former President Barack Obama showed up to court on Wednesday ready for jury duty, but he was ultimately dismissed. The former president showed up at the Chicago’s Daley Center Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. flanked by members of the Secret Service for jury duty but was dismissed hours later...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:06 PM

Danica Roem becomes Virginia's first transgender woman elected official

Virginia made history last night when Danica Roem became the first transgender woman to become an elected official. Democrat candidate Danica Roem, 33, defeated Republican Robert G. Marshall and was elected as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in the state’s 13th District....

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 2:25 PM

Trump not invited to climate change summit 'for time being'

President Trump reportedly will not be attending a climate change summit that is going to be held in France in December, not because he’s choosing not to go, but, because he wasn’t invited. According to Reuters, an official from the office of French President Emmanuel Macron said, that...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 5:34 PM

Trump says Texas church shooting would have left 'hundreds more dead' if gun control laws were tougher

President Trump insists tougher gun laws or stronger background checks for individuals wishing to purchase guns would not have stopped the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas last weekend. Trump believes many more people would have been killed had another person armed with a gun not been...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 1:34 PM

Paul McCartney slams Trump for ignoring climate change, says it's 'madness'

Paul McCartney is speaking out against President Trump and calling him out for not making climate change a priority. During a recent interview with BBC's Radio 1 Newsbeat, the former Beatle said Trump’s opposition to climate change is “madness.” McCartney, who has been a...

Monday, November 6, 2017, 5:24 PM

Woman fired for posting photo of her giving Trump the finger

A woman was fired from her job after posting a photo to social media showing her giving President Trump or his motorcade the middle finger.  The "middle finger photo" was taken by photographer Brendan Smialowski who was documenting President Trump’s motorcade leaving his golf...

Monday, November 6, 2017, 1:49 PM

Trump on State Department job vacancies: 'I'm the only one that matters'

Apparently, President Trump believes he is the only person that matters in the State Department. On Thursday night, President Trump sat down with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on her show “The Ingraham Angle” and during the segment the Fox News host asked him questions regarding the...

Friday, November 3, 2017, 4:00 PM