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WHEC Wins 11 P.M. News With New Anchor Team

Imagine going into one of the TV ratings periods with an unknown news anchor team on the desk.

How unknown? Your new chief meteorologist’s first day on air is the first day of the sweep.

Even your creative services director is new, just a few months on the job.

Yet despite those obstacles, WHEC, Hubbard Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Rochester, N.Y., was the No. 1 newscast at 11 p.m. in adults 25-54 in the November 2017 sweeps.

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NAB To Launch Nationwide Anti-Opioid Campaign

untitledThis recent picture of an Ohio couple overdosed on heroin while driving with a 4-year-old pretty much says it all about how widespread heroin and other opioid use have become in this country.

headerToday at 11 a.m. in Washington, the National Association of Broadcasters and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids will hold a press conference to announce a nationwide, multi-faceted campaign to address the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities across the country.

Learn how local radio and television stations plan to leverage their reach to combat abuse, encourage treatment and increase awareness of this national crisis.

Participants include:

• Gordon Smith, NAB president and CEO
• Marcia Lee Taylor, president and CEO, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Broadcasters:

• Art Brooks, president, Arizona Broadcasters Association
• Rebecca Hanson, senior vice president of Strategy and Policy, Sinclair Broadcast Group
• Ginny Morris, chair and CEO, Hubbard Radio Group
• Jordan Wertlieb, president, Hearst Television

Confirmed members of Congress:

• Rep. John Conyers (Mich.)
• Rep. Bob Goodlatte (Va.)
• Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa)
• Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.)
• Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.)
• Sen. John McCain (Ariz.)
• Sen. Chris Murphy (Ct.)
• Rep. Frank Pallone (N.J.)