WRAL gets 'scooped' on newsroom dog name

Posted June 4, 2009 4:42 p.m. EDT
Updated June 7, 2009 9:52 p.m. EDT

— You may have heard that WRAL has a new addition to its family: a newsroom puppy. We asked for your help naming the 3-month-old basset-hound mix.

Leesa Moore Craigie, operations manager for WRAL News, adopt the pooch from the SPCA of Wake County. She picked out five names from nearly 650 suggestions on

Cam, Scoop, Bandit, Tracker and Flash made the list. More than 17,500 people cast votes, and Scoop came out as the top dog.

However, Scoop, unfortunately, can't be his name. A GOLO user pointed out to WRAL that the Fayetteville Observer's newsroom dog goes by the name, Scoop. We confirmed that tip and, well, WRAL got "scooped."

To avoid confusion when WRAL's pooch makes appearances in Fayetteville, we at the station decided to go with the No. 2 pick, Tracker.

To all of you who voted for Scoop, we appreciate you taking part, but we thought going with Tracker would help keep the puppy peace.

Check out photos and video of him.