Chicago News Channel Blooper

By Lindsey Ryan

The 2018 Winter Olympics are currently being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This is the first time South Korea has hosted the Winter Olympics; they have been fighting for their spot to host for many years. 2018 was their time to shine for the Games. News channels have been covering the Games and all of their highlights since they began February 8. One news channel in particular made a mistake while covering the Pyeongchang Olympics.

On a news channel in Chicago, the graphics coordinator was confused and accidentally placed “P.F. Chang 2018” as the graphic behind anchor Mark Rivera. According to, Jayme Nicholas, a spokeswoman for the news station, apologized for the image and told the Chicago Tribune the graphic was merely a “mix-up.” The “P.F. Chang 2018” graphic was supposed to be used for a “satirical piece” that sports anchor Mark Giangreco created Friday.

The graphic, however, was then accidentally used for the real news on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the station said. The “P.F. Chang 2018” graphic brought an onslaught of mockery on social media, with many first questioning if it was real.

“P.F. Chang’s.. Bringing the world together in 2018,” one user wrote.

P.F Chang’s official twitter tweeted, “Contrary to this broadcast, we’re not hosting the games.”


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