A local news station in Eastern Washington is being investigated by the police after a pornographic video reportedly played on a screen behind a meteorologist giving the forecast last Sunday evening at 6 p.m. 

The Spokane Police Department’s special victims unit is investigating the origin of the explicit video and how it allegedly ended up on KREM-TV during the dinner hour, the Spokesman-Review in Spokane reported. 

TV viewers had called the department to report the video.

It was allegedly shown for around 10 seconds before it was taken off the screen. 

KREM-TV is a CBS affiliated station in Spokane, Washington. 

KREM-TV is a CBS affiliated station in Spokane, Washington.  (Google Maps)

A spokesperson for the department said investigators haven’t yet concluded if the airing of the video was a criminal act. 

KREM apologized for the video in a later Sunday broadcast. "Those of us here at KREM 2 want to apologize for something that happened in our 6 p.m. newscast tonight. An inappropriate video aired in the first part of the show. We are diligently working to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again," owner TEGNA reiterated in a statement to the Review

KREM-TV is a CBS-affiliated station in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

KREM-TV is a CBS-affiliated station in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images) (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)


The Spokane Police Department’s special victims unit is investigating the origin of the explicit video and how it allegedly ended up on KREM-TV during the dinner hour.

The Spokane Police Department’s special victims unit is investigating the origin of the explicit video and how it allegedly ended up on KREM-TV during the dinner hour. (City of Spokane )

The station could face a fine from the Federal Communications Commission – in 2015, Virginia station WDBJ-TV was fined $325,000 for showing sexually explicit material during a story about a former adult film star who had joined a volunteer rescue squad, according to the Roanoke Times

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