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  • Jessell: Next-Gen TV Benefits Well Worth The Cost

    Moving to ATSC 3.0 does not strike me as prohibitively expensive, except, perhaps, in the smallest TV markets where they may still be waiting to upgrade to HD in the newsroom. And there are ways to mitigate the expense. But in the long run, the myriad financial benefits from the new standard should be evident to those broadcasters who intend to stay in business for the foreseeable future. More | Comments (6)
  • TVN's Front Office: How We Profit From Each Other

    Whether it’s how you arrived at the position you hold today or how well your station or company performed in the last financial quarter, we all owe a lot of any success to the contributions made by other colleagues, our mentors and our business associates. MFM award winners exemplify this. Here are some of their suggestions for achieving excellence. More | Add comment
  • Diginets, Pt. 4: Is ATSC 3.0 Diginet Savior Or Competitor?

    There are two sides to the coin of next-gen TV standard ATSC 3.0 where diginets are concerned. If scores of stations opt to sell their spectrum in the incentive auction and abandon their diginet affiliations, stations that choose to keep their spectrum will have the additional capacity to accommodate at least some of them. However, the new standard will also give stations the ability to transmit IP data services on their excess spectrum. If those prove more lucrative, the diginets may be out of luck. This is the final part of a four-part special report on multicasting. Read the other stories here. More | Comments (2)
  • Diginets, Pt. 3: Diginet Driver Direct Response 'Mixed Bag'

    DR, the financial foundation of multicasting, is a bit shaky these days. DR spending and response rates are down and no hot new ad category or brand has appeared to energize the sector in some time. This is Part Three of a four-part special report on multicasting running this week. Read the other stories here. More | Comments (2)
  • Diginets, Pt. 2: Narrowing Focus Marks Newest Diginets

    As the market for subchannel options matures, there’s a new wave of multicast networks with significant distribution, tightly focused brands and programming and, in some cases, a smattering of distinguishing original programming. This is Part Two of a four-part special report on multicasting running this week. Read the other stories here. More | Comments (9)

Special Reports

  • Multicasting 2015: A four-part examination of the revenue, programming and technology strategies of the diginet business.
  • TVN's FCC Watch: A quick briefing on FCC proceedings affecting TV broadcasters from communications attorneys David Oxenford and David O'Connor.
  • NAB 2015 HOT TOPICS: A multi-part series highlighting emerging tech trends in advance of the NAB Show. Topics include 4K cameras, IP newsgathering, editing workflow, IP workflow, audio developments, news production automation and master control automation.
  • NewsTECHForum 2014: Complete coverage of the second annual conference from TVNewsCheck and Sports Video Group
  • 2014—Year In Review: Revisit the year’s top developments in business, programming, journalism, technology, regulation and more.
  • Severe Weather 2014: A three-part look at the effects of social media on forecasting; a Q&A with the National Weather Service's Greg Carbin; and the latest on dual polarization radar.
  • Sales Management: A four-part look at the growing importance to stations of mobile viewing platforms; automated spot buying; improving digital sales operations; and a case study of a successful digital sales effort.
  • ENG 2013: A three-part examination of the state of the art in newsgathering tech, including bonded cellular, wireless mic issues and news vehicles.
  • THE TOP 30 TV STATION GROUPS: A plethora of mega-deals over the last 12 months has reordered TVNewsCheck's annual ranking. While the top three spots remained the same as last year — occupied by Fox, CBS and Sinclair — the rest of the top 10 is much changed with five companies gone through M&A activity.
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dma 22
Former WTAE Anchor Kathy Kerestes Dies At 61
Trib Live, May 26, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
dma 30
Anchor-Reporter Amanda Raus Joins WTIC Hartford
TVNewsCheck, May 26, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT
dma 33
Former San Antonio Anchor Bob Salter Dies At 61
MySanAntonio.com, May 26, 2015, 6:52 AM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
Meteorologist Angelica Campos Leaving WJW
The Plain Dealer, May 26, 2015, 6:14 AM EDT
dma 34
Salt Lake Sweep: KUTV Wins Late News Again
The Salt Lake Tribune, May 22, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT
dma 3
Chicago Sweep: WMAQ Tops At 10 P.M.
TVSpy, May 22, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 18: Orlando, FL)
WOFL’s New Studio Seen As Marketing Tool
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 22, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
dma 35
Milwaukee Sweep: WISN Leads Once Again
Journal Sentinel, May 22, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT
dma 18
Orlando Sweep: WFTV Fit And Flourishing
Orlando Sentinel, May 22, 2015, 6:47 AM EDT
dma 57 (richmond, va)
WTVR Anchor Stephanie Rochon Gravely Ill
WTVR, May 21, 2015, 9:02 PM EDT
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
WDAY Anchor Zyvoloski Shares Story Of Abuse
InForum, May 21, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT
Dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
WFTS Anchor Linda Hurtado Leaving May 29
TVNewsCheck, May 21, 2015, 10:56 AM EDT
dma 1 (new york)
WNYW Gets Preview Of One WTC Observatory
WNYW, May 21, 2015, 9:51 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 14: seattle)
On KCPQ, Vietnam Vets Open Up About The War
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 21, 2015, 8:16 AM EDT
dma 13 (tampa, fl)
Gayle Sierens Signs Off After 38 Years At WFLA
Florida News Center, May 21, 2015, 8:10 AM EDT
Dma 103 (Evansville, IN)
WEVV Lines Up New Morning News Team
TVSpy, May 21, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
dma 35 (milwaukee)
WTMJ Anchor Mike Jacobs Bids Emotional Farewell
The Dudek Abides, May 21, 2015, 7:32 AM EDT
DMA 7 (boston)
Liam Martin Joining WBZ-WSBK As Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 20, 2015, 5:02 PM EDT
dma 20
KXTV Sacramento Names Steve Malavé EP
Media Moves, May 20, 2015, 2:47 PM EDT
dma 35
WISN Milwaukee Shuffles Anchors At 6, 10 P.M.
Journal Sentinel, May 20, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WNCN Wins Murrows For Pollution, School Bus Stories
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 20, 2015, 8:14 AM EDT
dma 1
Contessa Brewer Gone from WNBC New York
TVSpy, May 20, 2015, 8:08 AM EDT
dma 31 (Kansas City)
Stranger Saves KCTV Photog From Flood Waters
KCTV, May 20, 2015, 6:14 AM EDT
DMA 72
KCCI Des Moines Anchor Kevin Cooney To Retire
TVNewsCheck, May 19, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT
KMEX To Debut New Morning Show In June
TVNewsCheck, May 19, 2015, 3:19 PM EDT
On A Primera Hora, Gabriela Teissier, Cecilia Bogran, Annabelle Sedano, Alejandro Mendoza and Ericka Flores will deliver information on lifestyle, culture, entertainment, technology, news, community affairs, traffic and weather beginning June 1 at 5 a.m. Full Story | Add comment
dmas 4 (philadelphia) & 1 (new york)
Shirleen Allicot Leaving WPVI For WABC
TVSpy, May 19, 2015, 8:17 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Reporter Jorge Enrique De Santiago Joins WSNS
TVSpy, May 19, 2015, 7:14 AM EDT
DMA 9 (Atlanta)
Sharon Reed Named Anchor At WGCL Atlanta
TVNewsCheck, May 18, 2015, 6:40 PM EDT
dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
Longtime WFLA Anchor Gayle Sierens Retiring
FTVLive, May 18, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT
dma 76
WTOL Toledo News Director CJ Hoyt Leaving
FTVLive, May 18, 2015, 2:47 PM EDT
The news chief of the Raycom-owned CBS affiliate is leaving the station. In a memo to the staff, Hoyt says that his main reason for leaving is "personal." Hoyt joined WTOL in 2011, coming from WFIE Evansville, Ind. Link | Add comment
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Susan Schiller Stepping Down As KYW ND
TVSpy, May 18, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
News chief Susan Schiller is leaving the Philadelphia CBS O&O after 14 years there. Schiller told staffers in a memo she’s leaving next month. Link | Add comment
DMA 7 (Boston)
WBZ Names Chris McKinnon Noon Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 18, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
Consistency A Big Virtue In KNTV Sweeps Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 18, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 21: St. Louis)
KTVI Examines Bizarre Missing Babies Mystery
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 18, 2015, 7:36 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Protects Viewers From Painting's Breasts
TVSpy, May 14, 2015, 5:02 PM EDT
dma 11 (PHoenix)
KPHO Anchor Catherine Anaya Leaving TV
Phoenix Business Journal, May 14, 2015, 2:38 PM EDT
DMA 7 (Boston)
WHDH News Promotes Sarah French To Weekdays
New England One, May 14, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
dma 65 (Wichita, KS)
KAKE Anchor Attacked While Walking
KAKE, May 14, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
dma 50
WHBQ Memphis Could Be Getting A New Look
Memphis Business Journal, May 14, 2015, 11:55 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 90: Cedar Rapids, IA)
KWWL Investigates When Trains Go Off The Rails
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 14, 2015, 8:34 AM EDT
dma 119 (Macon, GA)
Gavin Maliska Out As WGXA News Director
TVSpy, May 14, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT
The news director of Sinclair's Fox and ABC affiliate in Macon, Ga., is no longer at the station. Link | Add comment
How Stations Create Marquee Anchor Teams
Sun Sentinel, May 13, 2015, 8:14 AM EDT
When station managers look to produce a new anchor team, the process can be more than skin deep. There's audience research, focus groups and sometimes luck in creating a marquee team. It's a tricky formula that involves three C's: chemistry, credibility and a connection to the community. Link | Comments (1)
Man Fired After Taunting Reporter With 'FHRITP'
Huffington Post, May 13, 2015, 8:08 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 62: Ft. Myers, FL)
WINK Exposes Moving Co. That Delivers Bad News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 13, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT
DMA 9 (Atlanta)
Investigative Reporter Mike Mason Joins WGCL
TVNewsCheck, May 12, 2015, 7:54 PM EDT
dma 83
Veteran Shreveport Journalist Craig Durrett Dies
KTBS, May 12, 2015, 2:54 PM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Callan Gray Named WIVB Weekend Anchor
The Buffalo News, May 12, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WFTV Reporter Stephanie Bertini Leaves
Orlando Sentinel, May 12, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT
dma 6
KTVU San Francisco Adds Anchor Keba Arnold
TVNewsCheck, May 12, 2015, 2:13 PM EDT
dma 8
WTTG Washington Gets Set For New Set
TVNewsCheck, May 12, 2015, 12:47 PM EDT
Fox-owned WTTG Washington released the first promo for its new set that will make its on-air debut Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. This set will be used for Fox 5 News and Good Day DC. | Add comment
dma 50 (Memphis)
WKNO Producer Pierre Kimsey Dies At 62
TVSpy, May 12, 2015, 7:53 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 16: Miami)
WPLG Reporter Earns Murrow Award In Honduras
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 12, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 62: Ft. Myers, FL)
WINK Uses Old Photos To Honor Anchors' Moms
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 12, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
Chelsey Hernandez Joins KENS San Antonio News
MikeMcGuff.com, May 11, 2015, 3:05 PM EDT
market Share (DMA 20: Sacramento, CA)
Sacramento Woman Has A 100,000 Cigarette Habit
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 11, 2015, 8:21 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WPIX Opens Brooklyn Bureau At Barclays Center
TVSpy, May 11, 2015, 7:59 AM EDT
dma 3
WLS Chicago Newscast Uses Live Drone Footage
Chicagoland Radio and Media, May 11, 2015, 7:36 AM EDT
Market Share
Outdoor Billboards That Respond To You
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 11, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT
dma 12 (Detroit)
WDIV Anchor Apologizes For Arab Remark
Deadline Detroit, May 11, 2015, 6:14 AM EDT
dma 26 (Baltimore)
WBAL Anchor Rod Daniels Stepping Down
TVSpy, May 8, 2015, 3:07 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KTLA Reporter Hospitalized After Car Hits News Van
TVSpy, May 8, 2015, 2:45 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
Welcome Inside The KRON Newsroom
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 8, 2015, 11:14 AM EDT
dma 25 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL: Doing Statehouse Coverage Right
Columbia Journalism Review, May 8, 2015, 9:49 AM EDT
Late last month, a North Carolina news outlet unveiled a new feature on its website: Hover over the name of a sitting state lawmaker mentioned in any story, and you’ll see the top five donors to the legislator’s most recent campaign. The tech tool, called Donor Reveal, not necessarily earth-shattering, but it’s a nice example of the way political journalists can weave transparency and campaign-finance themes into their work in the digital age. But here’s what’s most interesting: Donor Reveal was developed not by some online startup or good-government nonprofit, but by WRAL, Capitol Broadcasting's CBS affil in Raleigh. Link | Comments (8)
Market Share (DMA 12: Detroit)
WXYZ Anchor's Mission To Save Granddaughter
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 8, 2015, 8:33 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KNTV Examines San Fran's History Of Social Causes
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 8, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT
Al Primo On How He Changed Local TV News
WTNH, May 8, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
dma 165 (Missoula, MT)
KTMF News Director Shot And Killed
Missoulian, May 7, 2015, 4:45 PM EDT
Kalee Scolatt, the 34-year-old news director of Cowles Publishing-owned ABC affiliate KTMF Missoula, Mont., was one of two people murdered Wednesday by a man who then killed himself. Link | Add comment
Dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Rob Elmore Takes News Helm At KABC
TVNewsCheck, May 7, 2015, 2:15 PM EDT
ABC moves the former news director of its WTVD Raleigh, N.C., to succeed Cheryl Fair as news chief in Los Angeles. Full Story | Add comment
WDJT Ups Tracy Davis To News Director
TVNewsCheck/Greenwald Media, May 6, 2015, 8:19 PM EDT
The acting news director of Weigel's Milwaukee CBS affiliate gets the job permanently. Full Story | Comments (1)
Georgia Governor, Press Go Head-To-Head
Columbia Journalism Review, May 6, 2015, 2:55 PM EDT
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's pride in  his office’s ability to bypass traditional media to get his message out via social media is just one point of contention putting Deal and the local media at odds. “There’s no group of editors or news directors who can prevent me from communicating directly with a mass audience,” Deal reportedly said at a recent gala. Link | Add comment
dma 25 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL Cameraman Assaulted Covering Story
Robesonian.com, May 6, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Eddy Dobosiewicz Out At WKBW
The Buffalo News, May 6, 2015, 7:49 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 30: Hartford, CT)
WVIT’s New Jeep Is One Mean Weather Machine
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 6, 2015, 7:48 AM EDT
dma 22 (Pittsburgh)
KDKA Adds Meteorologist Ron Smiley
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 6, 2015, 6:49 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
First Black Female Weather Anchor Dies
STLToday, May 6, 2015, 6:27 AM EDT
dma 163 (Idaho Falls-Pocatello, ID)
KIFI's Unique Mayweather-Pacquaio Coverage
NewscastStudio, May 5, 2015, 3:07 PM EDT
How do you show highlights from the “fight of the century” when it’s still going on and footage from the fight is embargoed? Dig up your old Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots, of course. That’s what KIFI Idaho Falls, Idaho, did when its sportscast needed to cover the event but couldn’t use actual footage from the fight due to pay-per-view provider restrictions. Link | Comments (1)
dma 173 (Dothan, AL)
WDHN News Director Ken Curtis Leaves
WDHN, May 5, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
Ken Curtis has stepped down as the news director at Nexstar's Dothan, Ala., ABC affiliate after nearly three decades in the business. Link | Add comment
dma 22 (Pittsburgh)
WTAE’S Sally Wiggin Inducted Into Hall Of Fame
TVNewsCheck, May 5, 2015, 8:44 AM EDT
RTDNA research
Social Media Use Grows In Newsrooms
RTDNA, May 5, 2015, 8:36 AM EDT
The latest survey from RTDNA and researcher Bob Papper finds that TV and radio newsrooms are making greater use of Twitter, Facebook and other social media. Nearly three-quarter of TV news directors reported doing something new with social media in 2014. Overall, newsrooms with Twitter accounts didn't increase over the prior year, but the percentage saying they use it "constantly" increased by 12 points Link | Comments (1)
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WPVI Slots Live Coverage Of Top Rowing Event
TVNewsCheck, May 5, 2015, 8:19 AM EDT
dmas 53 & 20
WLNE Anchor Dana Griffin Moving To KCRA
TVSpy, May 5, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
WYFF Chronicles Shoeless Joe For Murrow Award
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 5, 2015, 7:49 AM EDT
Media Criticism By Baltimore Cops 'Reckless'
Baltimore Sun, May 4, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
The Fraternal Order of Police's conflict-of-interest charges Friday against the media in the Freddie Gray case are "reckless, strike at the heart of press credibility ... and surely must confuse some of the many readers and viewers looking for the truth," says Baltimore Sun columnist David Zurawik.That said, he adds, WBAL should have divulged the relationship between reporter Jayne Miller and lead prosecutor Janice Bledsoe. Link | Add comment
dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Surprises Baltimore Girl With Bicycle
MyFoxDC.com, May 1, 2015, 4:08 PM EDT
dma 45 (Harrisburg, PA)
WHTM Harrisburg Says Goodbye To Chuck Rhodes
Cumberlink.com, May 1, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
WPIX (And Viewers) Likes The Way It Looks
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 1, 2015, 8:25 AM EDT
Does Local TV Anchors' Diversity Still Matter?
The Washington Post, May 1, 2015, 6:35 AM EDT
At the end of May, the legendary Jim Vance will step down from the 11 p.m. news on WRC Washington, 43 years after he started. His latenight replacement, Jim Handly, will team with Doreen Gentzler, Vance’s longtime co-pilot. Anchor changes are usually ho-hum affairs, but the Gentzler-Handly pairing is significant because it runs counter to an unspoken, if more or less rigidly observed, commandment in the TV news business, to wit: In a racially mixed region such as Washington, thou shalt have a mixed anchor “team.” Link | Comments (8)
Playout (DMA 140: Medford, OR)
KDRV Enhances News Workflow
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Apr 30, 2015, 9:25 PM EDT
WPVI To Air Live Dem Mayoral Candidate Debate
TVNewsCheck, Apr 30, 2015, 3:20 PM EDT
Dma 27 (Indianapolis)
Amber Hankins New Co-Host of WISH’s ‘Indy Style’
TVNewsCheck, Apr 30, 2015, 3:12 PM EDT
commentary by Stacia L. Brown
Local Baltimore TV Reporters Shine
The Washington Post, Apr 30, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT
Stacia L. Brown: "I never think about which TV networks or anchors I trust to break news to me in times of crisis, until I’ve been parked in front of the television for hours, scared to move or to break eye contact with the screen. I don’t realize it’s the anchor’s soothing voice or the on-the-ground reporter’s empathetic interviewing style that’s tethering me to their coverage, until I feel my heart rate steadying. So it didn’t immediately occur to me that I was favoring local news [stations], rather than cable ones, in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death and Baltimore’s ongoing response to it." Link | Add comment
Playout (DMA 18: Orlando, FL)
WOFL Orlando Rolls Out New News Set
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Apr 30, 2015, 2:08 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 12: Detroit)
WDIV Honored With Edward R. Murrow Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 30, 2015, 8:12 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH Anchor McDonough Returns May 11
Orlando Sentinel, Apr 30, 2015, 6:58 AM EDT
Dma 11
KPHO Phoenix Adds Kris Pickel To Anchor Desk
TVNewsCheck, Apr 29, 2015, 3:29 PM EDT
dma 10 (Houston)
KTRK Traffic Reporter Vikki Taylor Dies Of Cancer
KTRK, Apr 29, 2015, 2:59 PM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
KYW’s Ukee Washington Joining PAB Hall Of Fame
TVNewsCheck, Apr 29, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT
Dma 101 (Ft. Smith, AR)
Paige Preusse Named KHBS-KHOG Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 29, 2015, 11:08 AM EDT
Dma 5
KDFW Dallas Adds Lori Brown To News Staff
TVNewsCheck, Apr 29, 2015, 9:59 AM EDT
market share (dma 100: Davenport, IA)
KWQC Wins Big At Iowa Broadcast News Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 29, 2015, 7:49 AM EDT
Pew: More Viewers, Rev For Local TV News
Pew Research Center, Apr 29, 2015, 5:50 AM EDT
According to Pew Research Center's annual State of the News Media survey, local TV continues to capture broadcast viewers, with slight increases for evening (3%) and morning (2%) newscasts and larger ones for early morning and midday in 2014. Network television news saw a second straight year of audience growth (5% in evening and 2% in morning), for a combined average evening viewership of roughly 24 million.
Link | Add comment
Dma 11
KTAZ Phoenix Tops 10 PM April News Ratings
TVNewsCheck, Apr 28, 2015, 9:49 PM EDT
dma 43
Mike Royer Leaving WVTM Birmingham News
al.com, Apr 28, 2015, 2:24 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 20)
KOVR Sacramento Reveals Time Share Nightmare
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 28, 2015, 7:17 AM EDT
dma 27
Anchor Jason Fechner Joining WRTV Indianapolis
TVSpy, Apr 28, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
Mike Klis Moves From Denver Post To KUSA
Westword, Apr 27, 2015, 2:33 PM EDT
Dma 101 (Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR)
KHBS-KHOG Reorder Weeknight Anchor Lineups
TVNewsCheck, Apr 27, 2015, 12:11 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
WPIX Names Amy Waldman News Director
TVNewsCheck, Apr 27, 2015, 10:04 AM EDT
Tribune promotes the acting ND at its New York CW affiliate. She's been at the station since 2007. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 90: Cedar Rapids, IA)
KWWL Awards Show Abundance Of Quality
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 27, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 21)
KTVI St. Louis Airs Mental Health Special Tonight
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 27, 2015, 7:54 AM EDT
dma 27 (Indianapolis)
WRTV Unveils New Set By FX Design Group
TVNewsCheck, Apr 24, 2015, 12:46 PM EDT
dma 10 (Houston)
KRIV Offers Web-Only Personal Take On News
NetNewsCheck, Apr 24, 2015, 8:05 AM EDT
Fox O&O KRIV Houston is launching a daily, half-hour original Web show on Monday geared at drawing viewers to its 5 p.m. newscast. 30 Minutes 'til Air will feature a more conversational, personal and behind-the-scenes take on news, aiming to weave on-air and off-air staff more closely into the news fabric. Sharri Berg, the Fox Television Stations' SVP of news operations and services, says this represents the growing use of a platform developed more closely around viewers. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 7: Boston)
WCVB Honored With National Headliner Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 24, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 110: Sioux Falls-Mitchell, SD)
KELO Meteorologist Testifies Before US Senate
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 24, 2015, 7:51 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Retired WCCO Reporter R.J. Fritz Fighting Cancer
StarTribune, Apr 24, 2015, 7:33 AM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
Handly To Replace Vance On WRC At 11 PM
Washingtonian, Apr 24, 2015, 6:18 AM EDT
dma 72 (Des Moines, IA)
Andy Fales To Co-Anchor WHO’s ‘Today In Iowa’
TVNewsCheck, Apr 23, 2015, 5:24 PM EDT
Maria Corrales Gone From KRIV News
MikeMcGuff.com, Apr 23, 2015, 2:23 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Salutes WRC Anchor Jim Vance
WTTG, Apr 23, 2015, 1:57 PM EDT
dma 47 (Albuquerque, NM)
KOAT GM: Police Chief Ignoring Her Station
TVSpy, Apr 23, 2015, 7:48 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 5: Dallas)
KTVT Channels Johnny Cash In Weather Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 23, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
dma 6
Ann Notarangelo Leaving KPIX San Francisco
TVSpy, Apr 22, 2015, 2:54 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Anchor Mirthala Salinas Leaves KRCA
Media Moves, Apr 22, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WRC's Jim Vance Stepping Down From 11 PM News
The Washington Post, Apr 22, 2015, 11:04 AM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WCCB's 'News Edge' Turns Serious
The Charlotte Observer, Apr 22, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT
Dma 27 (Indianapolis)
Elbert Tucker Named WISH News Director
TVNewsCheck, Apr 21, 2015, 3:11 PM EDT
The former news director of WBNS Columbus, Ohio, is joining Media General’s CW affil in Indianapolis. Full Story | Add comment
dma 5
WFAA Dallas News Legend Bert Shipp Dies
WFAA, Apr 21, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT
WTVF Investigation Wins Hillman Prize
WTVF, Apr 21, 2015, 2:29 PM EDT
Sidney Hillman Foundation has named the Scripps Nashville CBS affiliate the winner of the 2015 Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism for its four-year Policing for Profit investigation. Link | Add comment
dma 1
WPIX New York Launches 6 P.M. Newscast
FTVLive, Apr 21, 2015, 8:11 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Documentary Examines Former Governor
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 21, 2015, 7:12 AM EDT
WMAR Debuts New Set, Weather System
TVNewsCheck, Apr 20, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT
KVUE, Scripps Honored With Peabody Wins
TVNewsCheck, Apr 20, 2015, 10:53 AM EDT
Gannett ABC affiliate KVUE Austin, Texas, has won a George Foster Peabody Award for its examination of cuts in Texas mental health care programs as part of the News and Radio winners announced today. Also feted today was the Scripps Washington Bureau for an investigation of sex offenders in the military. Winners in other categories will be announced prior to the awards being presented in New York on Sunday, May 31, in the awards’ first nighttime, red-carpet ceremony. Pivot TV will use the ceremony as the backbone of a 90-minute Peabody special that it will premiere June 21. See the list of winners announced so far here. | Add comment
dma 5 (Dallas)
KTVT Reporter Stephanie Lucero Leaving
UncleBarky.com, Apr 20, 2015, 7:01 AM EDT
dma 22
That's A Wrap For KDKA Weatherman Dennis Bowman
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apr 20, 2015, 6:43 AM EDT
dma 67
WDBJ Roanoke Reporter Orlando Salinas Leaves
TVSpy, Apr 17, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 125: Monterey-Salinas, CA)
How KSBW Dominates News Ratings, Part 2
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 17, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
Competing San Antonio Anchors Tie The Knot
mySA, Apr 17, 2015, 7:16 AM EDT
dma 18
Reporter Kristyn Caddell Out At WFTV Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Apr 17, 2015, 6:53 AM EDT
dma 61 (Knoxville, TN)
WBIR Anchor Moira Kaye Leaving In Late May
Knoxville News Sentinel, Apr 16, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT
Dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KCAL Anchor Sylvia Lopez Leaving Broadcasting
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2015, 2:07 PM EDT
DMA 15 (Minneapolis)
KMSP Set To Debut 'Enough Said' News Show
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2015, 12:57 PM EDT
Kim Passoth Joining WGCL Atlanta News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2015, 12:39 PM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
Bill Slatter, Former WDSU Anchor, Dies At 87
Nola.com, Apr 16, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT
dmas 22 (Pittsburgh) & 70 (Flint, MI)
Dave Bondy Leaving WPXI For WEYI Anchor Job
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apr 16, 2015, 7:33 AM EDT
NAB 2015
How To Insure TV Stays No. 1 In Local News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2015, 6:39 AM EDT
Bart Feder, Tribune’s SVP of news, says that while stations can take a page from digital news and become “more authentic and gutsier,” their big advantage is their proximity to their viewers. "We talk about the second screen, but we are the second screen a lot. We are the companion. That puts the onus on us to continually call the audience back." Key is to move away from the long-standing practice — and mindset — that producing stories for on-air broadcasts comes before all else. Full Story | Comments (3)
Nab 2015
KNTV Infuses News Brand With Investigation
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2015, 6:23 AM EDT
Jonathan Mitchell, news chief at KNTV San Francisco, explains how the NBC O&O built what today, he says, is the biggest investigative unit in the country — and at the same time created an enterprise culture in the newsroom. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 40
Meteorologist Garry Frank Joins WXMI Grand Rapids
TVNewsCheck, Apr 15, 2015, 5:13 PM EDT
Dma 9 (Atlanta)
Brittany Miller Joins WGCL As MMJ Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Apr 15, 2015, 11:17 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Last-Minute Glitch KOs WFLD Sat. Night News
TVSpy, Apr 15, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 125: Monterey-Salinas, CA)
How KSBW Dominates The News Ratings, Part 1
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 15, 2015, 7:33 AM EDT
dma 30
Anchor Shirly Chan Gone From WVIT Hartford
New England 1, Apr 15, 2015, 6:33 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis)
News Directof Lindsay Radford Leaves KSTP
Star Tribune, Apr 15, 2015, 6:31 AM EDT
The news director of the Hubbard-owned Minneapolis ABC affiliate is going back to Colorado, where her parents and two of her three brothers live, to be news director at Scripps-owned ABC affil KMGH. Link | Add comment
Nab 2015
Why Covering Emergencies Got Trickier
TVNewsCheck, Apr 14, 2015, 9:27 PM EDT
Covering emergency-related stories has become more complicated for stations. “Security is a much bigger issue than people recognize,” says KDSK’s Marvin Danielski. And Hearst Television’s Barbara Maushard says being “really responsible” is of primary importance in covering emergencies now that incorporating information from platforms such as social media — and distributing it digitally as well as on TV — becomes increasingly common. Full Story | Comments (1)
KTVU News Expands In A.M., Adds 4 P.M.
KTVU News Expands In A.M., Adds 4 P.M.
TVNewsCheck, Apr 14, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT
With these two moves, the Fox O&O in San Francisco-Oakland adds 7.5 hours of local news per week. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, FL)
WPTV Cameraman Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Company Truck
Gossip Extra, Apr 14, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WPIX Debuts New Look For Newscasts
NewscastStudio, Apr 14, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT
dma 9
More Departures From WGCL Atlanta News
AJC.com, Apr 14, 2015, 7:53 AM EDT
dma 27
WRTV Indianapolis To Add 4 P.M. Newscast
Indianapolis Business Journal, Apr 14, 2015, 6:02 AM EDT
The Scripps-owned ABC affiliate will introduce The Now, a one-hour local news broadcast, on April 20. The new show, says News Director Terri Cope-Walton, "will be a different kind of newscast for viewers in this market. It will be a little less buttoned-up than traditional newscasts." Link | Add comment
DMA 61 (Knoxville, TN)
Martha Jennings Named WBIR News Director
TVNewsCheck, Apr 13, 2015, 4:41 PM EDT
Gannett promotes her from interim news director to head news at its Knoxville, Tenn., NBC affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
NAB 2015
Here Comes The One-Man-Band Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 13, 2015, 10:26 AM EDT
ChyronHego introduced Studio MediaMaker, what it describes as the in-studio equivalent to what video journalists do in the field. The product provides an “easy-to-use” way to put news on-air without the need for a control room or technicians, the company says. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 15: Minneapolis)
WCCO’s Clever Promo Launches 9 A.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 13, 2015, 8:27 AM EDT
TV Localism: The Big Picture
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Apr 10, 2015, 8:13 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 2: Los Angeles)
KNBC Airs Investigative Special In Primetime
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 10, 2015, 7:56 AM EDT
dma 9
WXIA Atlanta Adds Journalist Jennifer Bellamy
TVSpy, Apr 10, 2015, 7:29 AM EDT
Hernandez Judge Bars TV Photog From Trial
CNN Money, Apr 9, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT
The judge presiding over the Aaron Hernandez murder trial on Thursday ordered a photographer for a Boston television station barred from the courthouse after complaints that he followed jurors. District Court Judge E. Susan Garsh had threatened to ban WHDH from the trial after two jurors claimed that a news van from the NBC affiliate tried to follow them Wednesday as they drove away from court. Link | Add comment
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Scores Interview With Traffic Cone
WTXF, Apr 9, 2015, 12:13 PM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas)
KTVT Names Russ McCaskey Morning Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 8, 2015, 4:23 PM EDT
Dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
Former WTVT Reporter Warren Elly Dies At 64
Florida News Center, Apr 8, 2015, 3:07 PM EDT
dma 87 (Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX)
KBTX Sets New Evening Anchor Lineup
TVSpy, Apr 8, 2015, 2:57 PM EDT
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against WHAS, Reporter
WDRB, Apr 8, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Rance Adams Leaves WCCB’s ‘Edge’ Magazine
The Charlotte Observer, Apr 8, 2015, 7:29 AM EDT
DMA 23 (Portland, OR)
Longtime KOIN Meteorologist Dr. John Walls Dies
KOIN, Apr 6, 2015, 4:47 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 41: Las Vegas)
KSNV Wins Jackpot In Early And Late News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 6, 2015, 8:29 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WOFL Anchor Explains Disappearance From Show
TVSpy, Apr 6, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT
dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
WTLV-WJXX Reporter Mike Lyons Retiring
Jacksonville.com, Apr 6, 2015, 8:02 AM EDT
Former Anchor-Reporter Charles Bosworth III Dies
Nola.com, Apr 6, 2015, 6:13 AM EDT
Localism Recap: April 3
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Apr 3, 2015, 5:12 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 28: San Diego)
KGTV News At 11, From Second To First
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 3, 2015, 7:40 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
Ousted WABC Reporter Set For Nasty Legal Battle
New York Post, Apr 3, 2015, 6:39 AM EDT
dma 117 (Peoria-Bloomington, IL)
WEEK Anchor Tom McIntyre Retiring After 42 Years
Journal Star, Apr 3, 2015, 6:11 AM EDT
DMA 12
WXYZ Detroit Expands Morning News Team
TVNewsCheck, Apr 2, 2015, 4:06 PM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Rance Adams Out At WCCB’s ‘The Edge’
The Charlotte Observer, Apr 2, 2015, 3:13 PM EDT
dma 45
Chuck Rhodes Retiring From WHTM Harrisburg
WHTM, Apr 2, 2015, 3:11 PM EDT
dma 84 (Syracuse, NY)
WTVH Syracuse Adds Morning, Noon News
CNY Central, Apr 2, 2015, 2:57 PM EDT
Granite Broadcasting's CBS affiliate will produce live early morning and noon newscasts starting on Monday, April 13. The station will also add a permanent weeknight meteorologist to its newscasts. Link | Add comment
dma 11 (Phoenix)
Longtime KPNX Anchor Lin Sue Cooney Leaving
AZCentral, Apr 2, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
Dma 8 Washington
WTTG Adds Will Sommer As Contributor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 2, 2015, 1:03 PM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KSDK Names Karin Movesian News Director
STLToday, Apr 2, 2015, 7:50 AM EDT
Gannett's St. Louis NBC affiliate has chosen KTNV Las Vegas ND Karin Movesian to succeed Mike Shipley as head of its news operations beginning later this month. Link | Add comment
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Adding Gloria Neal As Morning Anchor
AJC.com, Apr 2, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT
dmas 18 & 1
WFTV's Anthony DiLorenzo Joining WPIX
Orlando Sentinel, Apr 2, 2015, 7:29 AM EDT
Dma 85 (Champaign, IL)
WCIA Expands 6 P.M. Newscast To An Hour
TVNewsCheck, Apr 2, 2015, 7:26 AM EDT
The Nexstar CBS affiliate in Champaign, Ill., will air weekdays from 6 to 7 p.m. starting April 6. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 1
WPIX New York Adds Reporter Anthony DiLorenzo
TVNewsCheck, Apr 1, 2015, 3:24 PM EDT
dma 4
WTXF's Mike Jerrick Running For Philly Mayor
Philly.com, Apr 1, 2015, 1:19 PM EDT
dma 52
WIVB Buffalo Adds Three Reporters To Newsroom
The Buffalo News, Apr 1, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT
Dma 96 (South Bend-Elkhart, IN)
WSJV Anchor Traci Capellman Leaving For PR Job
FTVLive, Apr 1, 2015, 6:24 AM EDT
Gloria Neal To Join WGCL Atlanta ‘Morning News’
TVNewsCheck, Mar 31, 2015, 9:12 PM EDT
dma 6 (San Francisco)
KRON Shows 6 Minutes of ‘Fucking Bullshit’
Rich Lieberman Report, Mar 31, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT
For six minutes starting at 7:30 Friday morning, viewers of the KRON news saw the words “Fucking Bullshit” scroll across the bottom of the screen along with other news items. According to a station source, it wasn't an external hack, but an internal job by a disgruntled employee Link | Comments (12)
dmas 5 & 10
Univision Cancels Dallas, Houston A.M. News
Media Moves, Mar 31, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT
Univision canceled Primera Edición in Dallas and Houston. KUVN Dallas and KXLN Houston aired their last local morning newscasts on Friday, March 27, from 4 to 6 am. The company also axed Vive la Mañana, the one hour morning magazine that aired on Unimás in both cities from 6 to 7 am. Starting Monday, April 6, the local newscasts will be replaced by the regional Noticias Texas Primera Edición, based out of Houston. Link | Add comment
dma 96 (South Bend, IN)
WSJV Anchor Traci Capellman Leaving After 20 Years
WSJV, Mar 31, 2015, 2:04 PM EDT
dma 10
KPRC Houston Launches Noon Newscast
MikeMcGuff.com, Mar 31, 2015, 8:01 AM EDT
dma 31
KSHB Adds Mike Marusarz To Anchor Desk
Kansas City Star, Mar 31, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT
dma 33
KABB San Antonio Anchor Monica Taylor Leaving
mySA, Mar 31, 2015, 7:40 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WABC Anchor Williams Takes Leave Of Absence
FTVLive, Mar 31, 2015, 6:28 AM EDT
Dma 183
WeatherNation TV Adds WVIR Charlottesville
TVNewsCheck, Mar 30, 2015, 3:18 PM EDT
dma 48
Local News Shakeups Redefine Jacksonville
Jacksonville.com, Mar 30, 2015, 9:04 AM EDT
With new anchors, new call letters and a new pace, Action News on WFOX and WJAX presents itself as an alternative to the long-established brands of News4Jax (WJXT) and First Coast News (WTLV and WJXX). Link | Comments (1)
dma 9
Stephany Fisher May Be Out At WGCL Atlanta
AJC.com, Mar 30, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 18
Newscaster Spouses DiLorenzo, Rama Leaving Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Mar 30, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT
dma 3
Fur Flies At WFLD Chicago Mayoral Debate
WFLD, Mar 27, 2015, 11:52 AM EDT
dma 10 (Houston)
KPRC Adds Sofia Ojeda As Weekend Anchor
MikeMcGuff.com, Mar 27, 2015, 8:16 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
Commercial-Free News On WCAU at 4 P.M.
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 27, 2015, 8:09 AM EDT
Report: Crime Coverage Biased On NYC O&Os
FTVLive, Mar 27, 2015, 6:25 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
Lindsay Radford New KMGH News Director
TVNewsCheck, Mar 26, 2015, 8:56 PM EDT
The former Minneapolis news director will lead news operations at the Scripps Denver ABC affiliate beginning April 30. Full Story | Add comment
dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA, Wash. Post In News Sharing Deal
The Washington Post, Mar 26, 2015, 3:18 PM EDT
Gannett-owned CBS affiliate WUSA Washington and The Washington Post today formed an editorial partnership and video sharing agreement effective immediately. The agreement calls for WUSA video, video reports, and some live video streaming coverage to appear on The Post’s website. Links to WUSA content will also be available on The Post’s regional homepage. The partnership will also allow for Washington Post video and photography to appear on WUSA newscasts and wusa9.com. Link | Add comment
dma 44 (Oklahoma City)
KFOR Catches Tornado Touch Down On Live TV
TVSpy, Mar 26, 2015, 3:02 PM EDT
dma 70
Musical Chairs With Flint's 10 P.M. Newscasts
MLive Michigan, Mar 26, 2015, 10:26 AM EDT
There's going to be a competition for mid-Michigan news viewers at 10 p.m. beginning next month. Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WNEM's news team stops producing a 10 p.m. newscast for Sinclair's Fox affil WSMH on April 27. At that time, NBC affil WEYI is slated to produce a 30 minute-long show on the Fox station and WNEM is moving its show to one of its digital subchannels, which is available only to over-the-air and cable viewers. Link | Add comment
dma 52
WIVB Buffalo Adds Three Reporters
TVSpy, Mar 26, 2015, 7:50 AM EDT
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WTMJ Veteran Anchor Mike Jacobs To Retire
TVNewsCheck, Mar 25, 2015, 7:24 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Longtime KABC Weatherman Dies At 92
Los Angeles Times, Mar 25, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT
Dma 41 (Las Vegas)
KBLR Adds Weather Anchor Adriana Guzman
TVNewsCheck, Mar 25, 2015, 10:27 AM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
Debra Alfarone Named Weekend Anchor At WUSA
TVSpy, Mar 25, 2015, 7:47 AM EDT
dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WDJT News Director Garner Reportedly Fired
DuaneDudek.com, Mar 24, 2015, 7:41 PM EDT
Weigel Broadcasting's Milwaukee CBS affiliate WDJT News Director Genie Garner has reportedly been fired. Her departure was announced to staffers Monday. She had just returned from vacation last week. Link | Add comment
dma 15 (Minneapolis)
Cory Hepola Joins KARE As Morning Anchor
KARE, Mar 24, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KSDK Checking Employee's Role In Protest
STLToday, Mar 24, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
dma 35
WDJT Milwaukee Beefs Up News Schedule
Journal Sentinel, Mar 23, 2015, 7:21 AM EDT
Weigel Broadcasting's Milwaukee CBS affiliate is expanding its news footprint, adding weekday newscasts at 4 p.m. and an hour of local news Sunday mornings. Link | Add comment
dma 1 (New York)
WABC Reporter Lisa Colagrossi Dies At 49
The Associated Press, Mar 23, 2015, 6:12 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 19: Cleveland)
WKYC Rescues Dog Off Frozen Lake Erie
TVNewsCheck, Mar 21, 2015, 2:01 PM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Diana Davis Retires From WSB After 32 Years
AJC.com, Mar 20, 2015, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WLS Investigative Reporter Knowles To Be Honored
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Mar 19, 2015, 3:02 PM EDT
dma 26
Reporter Dakarai Turner Joins WMAR Baltimore
TVNewsCheck, Mar 19, 2015, 10:49 AM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Reporter Amazes Prince Charles With iPhone
TVSpy, Mar 18, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT
dma 26 (Baltimore)
WMAR Weather Anchor Mike Masco Leaving
FTVLive, Mar 18, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 35: Milwaukee)
Is Using Drone Footage In News Promos Legal?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 18, 2015, 8:14 AM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KTTV News Crew Interrupts Robbery
FTVLive, Mar 18, 2015, 6:11 AM EDT
Dma 11
Anchor Olivia Fierro Returns To KTVK Phoenix
TVNewsCheck, Mar 17, 2015, 5:22 PM EDT
dma 138 (Columbia-Jefferson City, MO)
Julie Moravchik Named KRCG News Director
TVSpy, Mar 17, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT
The fomer news director at WDAZ Grand Forks, N.D., will lead the news team at Sinclair's CBS affiliate in Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo. Link | Add comment
dma 178 (Harrisonburg, VA)
Kay Norred Out As WHSV News Director
TVSpy, Mar 17, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT
Tracey Jones, GM of Gray TV's Harrisonburg, Va., ABC affiliate, told staffers: “I need to let everyone know that WHSV will be making a change in the leadership of the newsroom effective immediately.” Norred’s bio has been removed from the station website. In its place the station posted this yesterday: “WHSV-TV Harrisonburg, VA is seeking a strong take-charge leader for our news room.” Link | Comments (1)
Market Share (DMA 7)
No Snow, So Bomber Trial Leads WBZ Boston News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 17, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT
Dma 41
KTNV Las Vegas Hires Prize Fight Specialist
TVNewsCheck, Mar 16, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT
Dma 41
Reporter Grecia Figueroa Joins KBLR Las Vegas
TVNewsCheck, Mar 16, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
Dma 68 (Green Bay, WI)
WLUK Says Goodbye To Meteorologist Higgins
TVSpy, Mar 16, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT
Tribune To Stream Local News To Watchup
Variety, Mar 16, 2015, 1:45 PM EDT
Tribune Broadcasting will deliver online video reports from 30 of its TV stations to users of Watchup, a startup whose service delivers personalized newscasts to Internet-video devices. Tribune Media last fall led a $2.75 million round of funding in Watchup. Watchup users now can access local news segments from stations including KTLA Los Angeles, WGN Chicago and WPIX New York. Link | Add comment
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Says De Blasio Boycotting It
Capital New York, Mar 16, 2015, 12:52 PM EDT
The New York Fox O&O's Good Day New York says it has invited Mayor Bill de Blasio "over a hundred times,” to no avail, according to Lew Leone, WNYW’s VP-GM. Leone said: “Since we’ve asked so many times, it feels like a calculated boycott.” Link | Comments (5)
dma 1
WNJU New York Adds Anchor Nilda Rosario
TVNewsCheck, Mar 16, 2015, 11:35 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Karyn Greer Leaves WXIA After 15 Years
AJC.com, Mar 16, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT
dma 92
WTOC Savannah Anchor Sonny Dixon Retiring
WTOC, Mar 13, 2015, 2:19 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 12: Detroit)
WDIV Riding High In The Motor City
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 13, 2015, 6:58 AM EDT
DMA 11 (Phoenix)
KNXV Names Chris Kline News Director
TVNewsCheck, Mar 13, 2015, 6:39 AM EDT
The Scripps ABC affiliate in Phoenix promotes its director of new media to oversee all its cross-platform news operations. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 94: Jackson, MS)
Unusual Topic For Half-Hour Special On WJTV
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 12, 2015, 9:02 AM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WRC, WTOP-FM Aim To Be 'Dominant' In D.C.
NetNewsCheck, Mar 12, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT
This week's announcement of a content collaboration between the NBC-owned WRC and Hubbard-owned WTOP-FM brings together Washington's top TV and radio players. Reporters from each outlet will now be featured on each other's respective programs and websites, and the two organizations will pair on community events, though a mutual revenue play remains hazy. Link | Add comment
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Former WTXF Anchor Lee McCarthy Dies At 71
TVSpy, Mar 12, 2015, 7:54 AM EDT
DMA 14
Reporter Janet Kim Joins KCPQ Seattle
TVNewsCheck, Mar 11, 2015, 4:22 PM EDT
dma 10 (Houston)
Longtime KHOU Reporter Judd McIlvain Dies At 73
Houston Chronicle, Mar 11, 2015, 2:44 PM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Reporter Nefertiti Jaquez Gone From WCAU
TVSpy, Mar 11, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT
dma 23
KGW Portland To Drop Sports From 11 P.M. News
FTVLive, Mar 11, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT
Gannett Taps Sullivan As Programming SVP
FTVLive, Mar 11, 2015, 6:34 AM EDT
Bob Sullivan, former Scripps VP of content, returns to Gannett at the end of the month to work on "new programming ideas, local and national, across traditional and new platforms, both on our own and in partnership with others," according to an introductory memo from Gannett Broadcasting President Dave Lougee. Sullivan will be based in Phoenix. Link | Comments (1)
dma 9
Sportscaster Fred Kalil Joining WGCL Atlanta
TVNewsCheck, Mar 10, 2015, 4:55 PM EDT
dma 1
N.J.: Where Local News Isn't Really Local
Nieman Lab, Mar 10, 2015, 3:20 PM EDT
Research shows local TV is still the biggest driver of local news consumption. So what happens when your “local” news is coming from another state? Link | Comments (3)
dma 52
WIVB Buffalo Dropping 6 P.M. Sportscast
The Buffalo News, Mar 10, 2015, 3:12 PM EDT
dma 77
WOLO Columbia Names Rob Dew Asst. ND
TVSpy, Mar 10, 2015, 7:52 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 16)
UPDATE: WSVN Miami Unveils $500K Set
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 10, 2015, 7:47 AM EDT
dma 9
Reporter Melinda Roeder Joins WGCL Atlanta
The Baltimore Sun, Mar 10, 2015, 7:16 AM EDT
TV, Local Media Have Snapchat Dilemma
NetNewsCheck, Mar 10, 2015, 7:12 AM EDT
With a number of national media outlets successfully jumping into Snapchat Discover in its early days, local media are weighing whether or not to follow. Diana Marszalek examines the early forays some smaller outlets are making, and the pros and cons of investing in original content for the nascent platform. Link | Comments (2)
Dma 8 (Washington)
WRC, WTOP-FM Create News Partnership
TVNewsCheck, Mar 9, 2015, 4:23 PM EDT
The NBC and Hubbard news organizations to provide 24/7 coverage on all platforms. Full Story | Add comment
dma 16
WSVN Miami Unveils Its Newsplex Set
SFL TV, Mar 9, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland)
Fred D’Ambrosi Named WOIO-WUAB ND
TVNewsCheck, Mar 9, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT
The former news chief at WUSA Washington takes over Raycom’s Cleveland news operations, succeeding Dan Salamone. Full Story | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
Anchor-Reporter Rob Elgas To Leave WMAQ
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Mar 9, 2015, 8:56 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA
WGRZ Follows Recipe For Ratings Success
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 9, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
dma 26
WBFF Baltimore Producer Stephen Janis Leaving
The Baltimore Sun, Mar 9, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
dma 11 (Phoenix)
KSAZ Online News Service Eyes 24 Hours
TVNewsCheck, Mar 9, 2015, 6:04 AM EDT
The Phoenix Fox O&O online news service Fox 10 News Now is offering 7-8 hours of streaming news and features each day. The plan is to increase staff and offer 24-hours-a-day programming. Full Story | Add comment
dma 36 (Cincinnati)
Federal Judge OKs WXIX Interview
TVNewsCheck, Mar 6, 2015, 7:43 PM EST
Raycom-owned WXIX Cincinnati was given the go-ahead to air an interview by a man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol. The man's attorney had sought an injunction to prevent its broadcast. Full Story | Add comment
dma 113 (Youngstown, OH)
Paul Wetzl Named WKBN Chief Meteorologist
TVSpy, Mar 6, 2015, 3:05 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 16: Miami)
WSVN's New Set Promises To Be Futuristic
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 6, 2015, 9:23 AM EST
dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Reporter Under Fire Over Home Invasion Details
The Washington Post, Mar 5, 2015, 3:23 PM EST
Dma 27 (Indianapolis)
WISH Adds 8 To Support News Expansion
TVNewsCheck, Mar 5, 2015, 3:16 PM EST
The additions are part of the Media General CW affiliate's news expansion brought about following the loss of CBS affiliation at the beginning of this year. Full Story | Add comment
dma 5 (Dallas)
Jane McGarry To Host WFAA's 'Good Morning Texas'
The Dallas Morning News, Mar 5, 2015, 2:31 PM EST
dmas 7 & 8
WBZ's Jonathan Elias Leaving For WJLA
Boston Herald, Mar 5, 2015, 2:28 PM EST
dma 72 (Des Moines, IA)
Did Two Hearst Stations Steal A Story from WOI?
TV Spy, Mar 5, 2015, 2:25 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 38: West Palm Beach)
Feb. Sweeps: Behind WPTV’s Sweeps Sweep
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 5, 2015, 9:53 AM EST
Local News Still Matters In A Digital Age
Pew Research Center, Mar 5, 2015, 8:11 AM EST
Whether in a tech-savvy metropolis or a city where the town square is still the communication hub, local news matters deeply to the lives of residents. Across three disparate metro areas in the U.S., nearly nine-in-10 residents follow local news closely — and about half do so very closely, according to a new, in-depth Pew Research Center study. About two-thirds of the residents in each city discuss local news in person a few times a week or more. Link | Add comment
dma 10
Meteorologist Lindsey Day Joins KRIV Houston
TVNewsCheck, Mar 4, 2015, 7:27 PM EST
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Man Destroys KTTV Crew's Camera
KTTV, Mar 4, 2015, 6:14 PM EST
Los Angeles police officers were involved in another confrontation Wednesday on Skid Row after a man grabbed a KTTV camera and then scuffled with responding officers. Reporter Phil Shuman, photographer Ollin Martinez and producer Dan Leighton were investigating conditions on Skid Row. All three are OK. Link | Add comment
dma 39
Austin Sweeps: KXAN, KVUE Top Rated
Austin 360, Mar 4, 2015, 3:01 PM EST
Dma 16 (Miami)
WSVN Goes Bigger, Bolder With New Set
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Mar 4, 2015, 12:09 PM EST
Sunbeam Fox affiliate WSVN Miami has been teasing viewers with cryptic promos: "Something BIG is coming." And for the past few weeks, anchors have been working against a green screen to hide what's happening at the news studio. Here's the scoop: The station is completing "a massive overhaul" of its news set — the first since debuting its working newsroom concept, "the newsplex," in 1994, says Alice Jacobs, WSVN's VP of news. It makes its debut March 8. Link | Add comment
Dma 16 (Miami)
WSVN Goes Bigger, Bolder With New Set
South Florida Sun Sentinel, Mar 4, 2015, 9:45 AM EST
Sunbeam Fox affiliate WSVN Miami has been teasing viewers with cryptic promos: "Something BIG is coming." And for the past few weeks, anchors have been working against a green screen to hide what's happening at the news studio. Here's the scoop: The station is completing "a massive overhaul" of its news set — the first since debuting its working newsroom concept, "the newsplex," in 1994, says Alice Jacobs, WSVN's VP of news. It makes its debut March 8. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 7)
Feb. Sweeps: WFXT Plows Snow For Residents, Ratings
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 4, 2015, 8:18 AM EST
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Sports Reporter Joe Buscaglia Set To Join WKBW
The Buffalo News, Mar 4, 2015, 8:14 AM EST
dma 21
St. Louis Sweeps: KMOV, KTVI Strong In Late News
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mar 4, 2015, 8:10 AM EST
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
WFAA Medical Reporter Janet St. James Leaving
Star-Telegram, Mar 4, 2015, 8:05 AM EST
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
Melinda Davenport Named WISN A.M. Co-Anchor
Journal Sentinel, Mar 4, 2015, 8:02 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 21)
February 2015 Ratings Review: KTVI St. Louis
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 4, 2015, 7:37 AM EST
dma 9
WSB Atlanta Reorders Sunday Lineup
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mar 4, 2015, 7:31 AM EST
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH Meteorologists Bolster Literacy Campaign
Orlando Sentinel, Mar 4, 2015, 7:21 AM EST
DMA 10
Crystal Ayala Joins Telemundo's KTMD Houston
MikeMcGuff.com, Mar 3, 2015, 3:26 PM EST
dma 7
O’Reilly’s Falklands Stories Led To Boston TV Job
The Boston Globe, Mar 3, 2015, 12:44 PM EST
dma 85 (Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, IL)
WICS Fires Anchor, Reporter After Hooters Fight
The State Journal-Register, Mar 3, 2015, 10:02 AM EST
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL: Anatomy Of A News Image Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 3, 2015, 8:30 AM EST
dma 17
Reporter Kevin Torres Out At KUSA Denver
TVSpy, Mar 3, 2015, 7:52 AM EST
Cuts Said To Be In Works At Scripps Stations
FTVLive, Mar 3, 2015, 6:43 AM EST
Sources tell FTVLive that it appears cuts are happening at Scripps properties. They also say that Scripps will be putting a digital content person in the news director's chair at some stations. It is first expected to happen at KNXV Phoenix before spreading to others. Link | Comments (1)
dma 19 (Cleveland, OH)
WJW Anchor Returns Following Post-Slur Absence
Cleveland.com, Mar 3, 2015, 6:30 AM EST
Dma 15 (Minneapolis-Saint Paul)
Former KARE Anchor Kirsten Lindquist Dies At 60
TwinCities.com, Mar 3, 2015, 6:27 AM EST
dma 10 (Houston)
KTRK Names Rebecca Spera Traffic Anchor
MikeMcGuff.com, Mar 2, 2015, 2:56 PM EST
dma 206 (Helena, MT)
KXLH Political Reporter Talwani Hit By SUV
TVSpy, Mar 2, 2015, 2:52 PM EST
dma 21
KMOV St. Louis To Debut New Set Today
FTVLive, Mar 2, 2015, 2:42 PM EST
dma 76 (Toledo, OH)
WNWO Shakes Up News, Reassigns 2 Anchors
The Blade, Mar 2, 2015, 2:32 PM EST
dma 31 (Kansas City)
Longtime WDAF Weatherman Dan Henry Dies
The Kansas City Star, Mar 2, 2015, 2:30 PM EST
dma 35
Milwaukee Sweeps: WIWN, WITI Notch Wins
Journal Sentinel, Mar 2, 2015, 2:28 PM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ's Missing Staffers Make Their Return
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Mar 2, 2015, 8:40 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 5: Dallas)
WFAA Sportscaster Goes Beyond Just Scores
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 2, 2015, 8:21 AM EST
dma 16
Miami Sweeps: Telemundo's WSCV Tops At 11
Media Moves, Mar 2, 2015, 8:15 AM EST
dma 22
Pittsburgh Sweeps: KDKA, WPXI Among Winners
Pittsburght Post-Gazette, Mar 2, 2015, 7:30 AM EST
dma 2
L.A. Sweeps: KCBS Delivers Weeknight News Win
Variety, Mar 2, 2015, 6:33 AM EST
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
WHAS' Jeff Woods Indicted In Fatal Hit-And-Run
The Courier-Journal, Mar 2, 2015, 6:31 AM EST
Dma 8 (Washington)
WJLA’s Maureen Bunyan Re-Ups In Multi-Year Deal
TVNewsCheck, Feb 27, 2015, 5:12 PM EST
dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Lands Llamas For Morning Weather
WTTG, Feb 27, 2015, 3:04 PM EST
dma 44 (Oklahoma City)
Anchor-Reporter Meg Alexander Gone From KFOR
The Lost Ogle, Feb 27, 2015, 2:59 PM EST
dma 1 (New York)
Reporter Sarah Wallace No Longer At WABC
FTVLive, Feb 27, 2015, 2:49 PM EST
dma 3
Chicago Sweeps: Top Spots For WLS, WGN
Chicago Business Journal, Feb 27, 2015, 2:36 PM EST
dma 34
Salt Lake City Sweeps: KUTV Remains No. 1
The Salt Lake Tribune, Feb 27, 2015, 2:32 PM EST
Market Share by Paul Greeley
Where Did News Ratings Change In February?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 27, 2015, 11:30 AM EST
Tribune Digital Traffic Hits All-Time High
TVNewsCheck, Feb 27, 2015, 8:34 AM EST
Its TV station local news websites double unique visitors to 90 million. In addition, Tribune’s local broadcast sites steadily grew total unique visitors from quarter to quarter throughout 2014, according to Google Analytics. Full Story | Add comment
dma 7
Boston Sweeps: WCVB, WFXT Strong In A25-54
Boston Media Watch, Feb 27, 2015, 8:28 AM EST
Detroit TV's 'Miss Fairweather,' Betty Bahr Dies
Detroit Free Press, Feb 27, 2015, 8:24 AM EST
dma 11
KNXV Taps Social Media During Llama Chase
TVSpy, Feb 27, 2015, 8:03 AM EST
dma 33
San Antonio Sweeps: KSAT Sweeps News Again
mySA, Feb 27, 2015, 7:54 AM EST
dma 18
Orlando Sweeps: Good News For WFTV, WESH
Orlando Sentinel, Feb 27, 2015, 7:24 AM EST
dma 96 (South Bend-Elkhart, IN)
WSBT South Bend Anchor Cindy Ward Retires
TVSpy, Feb 26, 2015, 3:16 PM EST
dma 52
Buffalo Sweeps: WGRZ Wins With Asterisk
The Buffalo News, Feb 26, 2015, 2:59 PM EST
dma 47 (Albuquerque, NM)
Woman Arrested After Threatening To Blow Up KOAT
Albuquerque Journal, Feb 26, 2015, 8:20 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 52: Buffalo, NY)
WKBW Promotes Its Home-Grown Meteorologists
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 26, 2015, 8:05 AM EST
dma 12
WXYZ Moves Noon Newscast Downtown
Detroit Free Press, Feb 26, 2015, 7:42 AM EST
Starting today at noon, E.W. Scripps Co.'s Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ will broadcast 7 Action News at Noon from a glass-enclosed studio in the Qube building (the former Chase Bank building) in downtown Detroit. Link | Add comment
DMA 31 (Kansas City)
KMCI Adds Weekday Morning Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Feb 25, 2015, 8:41 PM EST
New 7 a.m. hour-long broadcast to be produced by sister station KSHB.  Full Story | Add comment
dma 117 (Peoria, IL)
WEEK Sued Over Arrests Of Three For Looting
Peoria Journal Star, Feb 25, 2015, 2:42 PM EST
market Share (DMA 21:St. Louis)
KTVI Remembers Selma March 50 Years Ago
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 25, 2015, 8:26 AM EST
A special program, St. Louis to Selma, from Tribune-owned Fox affiliate in St. Louis highlights people who lived in St Louis that marched in Selma, Ala., 50 years ago in an attempt to end the roadblocks of voter registration against African Americans. Link | Add comment
dma 56 (Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR)
KARK-KLRT Adds 2 Meteorologists, Loses Anchor
Arkansas Business, Feb 25, 2015, 7:58 AM EST
dma 22 (Pittsburgh)
WPXI's 25-Year Anchor Team Bucks The Trend
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb 25, 2015, 7:35 AM EST
Longevity is a hallmark of many successful marriages, but increasingly rare in news anchor pairings. At Cox Media's Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI however, David Johnson and Peggy Finnegan have been a team for 25 years. Today, with one day to go in the current sweeps period, they are second in the market with the coveted 25-54 demo for the late-afternoon time period. Link | Add comment
dma 17
Denver Sweeps: Big Shift In Morning News
Denver Post, Feb 25, 2015, 6:57 AM EST
Dma 96 (South Bend-Elkhart, IN)
WBND-LD Hires Colleen Bormann-Wilcox As Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Feb 24, 2015, 3:33 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 131: Wilmington, NC)
WECT Reporter Interviews $188M Lottery Winner
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 24, 2015, 12:03 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
WPVI’s Action News Van Stars In Marketing
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 24, 2015, 7:37 AM EST
dma 19 (Cleveland)
WJW Anchor: Lady Gaga Songs 'Jigaboo Music'
Cleveland.com, Feb 23, 2015, 3:13 PM EST
dma 103
WEVV Evansville Hiring To Staff New Newscasts
TVSpy, Feb 23, 2015, 3:03 PM EST
KGTV Anchor Bill Griffith To Retire After 39 Years
TVNewsCheck, Feb 23, 2015, 1:25 PM EST
dma 52
Raguse, Guggenmos Leaving WIVB Buffalo
The Buffalo News, Feb 23, 2015, 7:49 AM EST
Dma 25 (Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Unveils Redesigned News App
TVNewsCheck, Feb 20, 2015, 5:30 PM EST
Capitol Broadcasting’s Raleigh, N.C., CBS affiliate loads its flagship app for Android and iPhone with new and expanded local news, weather, sports and politics features. Full Story | Add comment
dma 30
WTIC Hartford Adds Lorenzo Hall To News Dept.
TVNewsCheck, Feb 20, 2015, 3:08 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 78: Rochester, NY)
UPDATE: WROC Rochester’s Rubber Room Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 20, 2015, 10:04 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
Louisville's WAVE Turns Snow Into Song
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 20, 2015, 8:13 AM EST
dmas 52 (Buffalo, NY) & 27 (Indianapolis)
WIVB Reporter Joe Melillo Moving To WISH
The Buffalo News, Feb 20, 2015, 7:40 AM EST
dma 35 (Milwaukee)
Drew Burgoyne Replaces Mark McGinnis At WDJT
Journal Sentinel, Feb 20, 2015, 7:19 AM EST
dma 28 (San Diego)
KFMB Sports Anchor Kyle Kraska Out Of Coma
The Associated Press, Feb 20, 2015, 6:15 AM EST
dma 123 (Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA)
Former KSBY Anchor Rick Martel Dies
TVSpy, Feb 19, 2015, 7:37 AM EST
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
Paola Reyes Joins KSTS Reporting Staff
TVNewsCheck, Feb 18, 2015, 1:53 PM EST
Bart Feder Tapped For Top Tribune News Post
TVNewsCheck, Feb 18, 2015, 12:00 PM EST
The former CNN news executive succeeds Katherine Green. As SVP of news, he wil be responsible for overseeing all news operations and production at the group's 42 stations. He starts March 2. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WCAU Names Drew Smith South Jersey Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Feb 18, 2015, 10:31 AM EST
Dma 5
Reporter Diana Zoga Joins KDFW Dallas
TVNewsCheck, Feb 18, 2015, 9:17 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
Car Hacking: WNBC February Sweeps
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 18, 2015, 8:20 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 10: Houston)
Dangerous Roads: KHOU February Sweeps
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 18, 2015, 8:17 AM EST
dma 29
WTVF Nashville Anchor Jessica Ralston Resigns
TVSpy, Feb 18, 2015, 7:57 AM EST
dma 42 (Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA)
Former WAVY Anchor Rhonda Glenn Dies
TVSpy, Feb 17, 2015, 3:21 PM EST
Dma 5
Meteorologist Milmar Ramirez Joins KXTX Dallas
TVNewsCheck, Feb 17, 2015, 10:22 AM EST
Market Share (DMAs 42, 7, 1, 89, 49)
Selling Station Snow Coverage Via Social Media
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 17, 2015, 8:07 AM EST
Dma 46 (Greensboro-High Point, NC)
WGHP Ups Kevin Daniels To News Director
TVNewsCheck, Feb 16, 2015, 10:58 AM EST
Tribune promotes the assistant ND of its Greensboro, N.C., Fox affiliate to succeed Karen Koutsky. Full Story | Add comment
Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA
WAVY Adds Traffic Broadcaster Jen Lewis
TVNewsCheck, Feb 16, 2015, 7:44 AM EST
dma 70 (Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, MI)
WNEM Anchor Katie O'Mara Takes Leave
MLive, Feb 16, 2015, 6:08 AM EST
Dmas 102, 152 & 181
Raycom Names Three New News Directors
TVNewsCheck, Feb 6, 2015, 10:44 AM EST
It installs news content directors at WMBF Myrtle Beach, S.C.; WALB Albany, Ga.; and KAIT Jonesboro, Ark. Full Story | Comments (1)
Market Share (dma 109: Boise, ID)
KIVI Boise February Sweeps Promo/Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 6, 2015, 8:23 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 9: Atlanta)
WXIA Atlanta February Sweeps Promo/Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 6, 2015, 8:21 AM EST
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
KYW Mines Its Past For Black History Specials
TVNewsCheck, Feb 5, 2015, 11:03 PM EST
dma 19 (Cleveland-Akron, OH)
WKYC Adds Multimedia Reporter Andrew Horansky
WKYC, Feb 5, 2015, 7:42 PM EST
Dma 12 (Detroit)
Megan Spencer Named WJBK Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Feb 5, 2015, 3:19 PM EST
dma 12 (Detroit)
WXYZ Apologizes For Facebook Headline
TVSpy, Feb 5, 2015, 2:52 PM EST
Yesterday morning, Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ posted a link on its Facebook page to a clip of the horrific TransAsia Airways crash that killed at least 25 people. The first sentence on the post was oddly enthusiastic: “You’ve got to see this!” Viewers were certainly not happy. Link | Comments (3)
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
WOAI Reporter Randy Escamilla Leaving
MySanAntonio.com, Feb 5, 2015, 7:47 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 32: Columbus, OH)
WCMH Columbus Feb. Sweeps Promo And Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 5, 2015, 7:23 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WVUE New Orleans Feb. Sweeps Promo And Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 5, 2015, 7:20 AM EST
dmas 1 & 30
WPIX New York Adds Two Hartford News Names
Hartford Courant, Feb 4, 2015, 2:38 PM EST
dma 104 (Johnstown-Altoona, PA)
WJAC Anchor Bill Brown To Retire
The Associated Press, Feb 4, 2015, 8:15 AM EST
dma2 (Los Angeles)
KTTV Cameraman Dave Bush Dies
KTTV, Feb 3, 2015, 3:13 PM EST
Dma 103 (Evansville, IN)
WEVV Names Warren Korff News Director
TVNewsCheck, Feb 3, 2015, 2:33 PM EST
New owner Bayou City Broadcasting brings in long-time Evansville journalist to return news to the CBS-Fox affiliate in Indiana. Full Story | Add comment
dma 28 (San Diego)
Investigative Reporter J.W. August Joins KNSD
TVSpy, Feb 3, 2015, 7:51 AM EST
Dma 32 (Columbus, OH)
WCMH Names David Ciliberti News Director
TVNewsCheck, Feb 2, 2015, 11:09 AM EST
Media General moves the news director of its Albany, N.Y., stations to head news operations at its Columbus, Ohio, NBC affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
Gray Opens Washington, D.C. News Bureau
TVNewsCheck, Feb 2, 2015, 9:20 AM EST
Veteran journalist Jacqueline Policastro heads the new operation, designed  to let the station group deliver hyper-local coverage and analysis of national issues. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 125 (Monterey-Salinas, CA)
KSBW’s Vanderzwaan Retiring; Solomon To Succeed
TVNewsCheck, Feb 2, 2015, 8:33 AM EST
Market Share
To The Auschwitz Survivors, Especially One
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 2, 2015, 7:57 AM EST
Here's How To Make A Better Newscast
Advancing The Story, Feb 2, 2015, 7:48 AM EST
Lisa Leko is a producer at WBIR Knoxville, Tenn.  Last year, her station won an Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast among stations in small markets. Leko recently took part in an RTDNA-sponsored webinar on what makes a newscast worthy of a Murrow, and we think you’ll find that her six pieces of advice are quite sound. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 9: Atlanta)
WXIA’s ‘Got-Cha’ Journalism Featured On Facebook
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 30, 2015, 4:58 PM EST
dma 30 (Hartford-New Haven, CT)
High Schoolers Discover Love For WTIC Weatherman
TVSpy, Jan 30, 2015, 2:37 PM EST
dma 111 (Ft. Wayne, IN)
Longtime WPTA Anchor Melissa Long To Retire
FortWayne.com, Jan 30, 2015, 2:13 PM EST
Dma 21 (St. Louis)
KTVI News Vet Tom O’Neal Sets Retirement
TVNewsCheck, Jan 30, 2015, 12:21 PM EST
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WFTV Tops A25-54 News Ratings In January
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 30, 2015, 7:29 AM EST
DMA 113 (Youngstown, OH)
WKBN Meterorologist Don Guthrie Dies At 71
WKBN, Jan 29, 2015, 6:35 PM EST
KSAZ Weather Map Goes Nuts On Air
KSAZ, Jan 29, 2015, 3:28 PM EST
2,960 degrees in Cave Creek?! KSAZ Phoenix's Cory McCloskey leads viewers through a hilarious weathercast after his weather map malfunctions. Technology doesn't always cooperate, but luckily McCloskey doesn't lose his cool. | Add comment
dma 5 (Dallas)
WFAA Uses iPhone To Tape Half-Hour Show
MikeMcGuff.com, Jan 29, 2015, 3:01 PM EST
WFAA Dallas Good Morning Texas host Mike Castellucci produced an entire half-hour special with only his iPhone, aptly called Phoning It In. And if he didn't continually point out the iPhone was recording the video, you might not notice because it looks great. Link | Add comment
dma 1
NYC Mayor's Deaf Interpreter Creates Storm
WNYC, Jan 29, 2015, 12:58 PM EST
Dma 99 (Greenville-New Bern-Washington, NC)
Donnie S. Cox Named WCTI Chief Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Jan 29, 2015, 12:55 PM EST
DMA 102 (Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC)
WBTW Adds Meteorologist James Hopkins
TVNewsCheck, Jan 29, 2015, 8:24 AM EST
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Longtime WBTV Photog Brad Stafford Dies
Charlotte Observer, Jan 29, 2015, 7:34 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WXIA Adds 5 P.M. News, Drops Noon, 7 P.M.
AJC.com, Jan 29, 2015, 7:21 AM EST
Gannett's Atlanta NBC affiliate is dropping Dr. Phil at 5 p.m. starting March 2 and bringing back a local newscast at that hour. But Dr. Phil fans shouldn’t despair. The station was already showing repeats of the show at 3 p.m. Now, the first-run editions of his show that had been on at 5 will air at 3. The station is also ending its noon and 7 p.m. news programs. Link | Add comment
WFTV Moves Vanessa Echols To 4 P.M.
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 29, 2015, 6:59 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ's Whittaker Out For Cancer Surgery
Robert Feder, Jan 28, 2015, 8:02 AM EST
Veteran Chicago television news executive Frank Whittaker will be taking a leave of absence as station manager and VP of news at NBC O&O WMAQ Chicago while being treated for prostate cancer, he told colleagues Monday. Whittaker, 58, said he expects to be away at least through the end of February. Link | Add comment
dma 15 (Minneapolis)
KMSP Adds Special Projects Reporter/Anchor
TVSpy, Jan 28, 2015, 7:58 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 94: Jackson, MS)
Nuclear Promo Reveals Atomic Bomb Explosion
TVNewsCheck, Jan 28, 2015, 6:54 AM EST
Dma 21 (St. Louis)
KTVI, KPLR Unveil New Sets And Graphics
TVNewsCheck, Jan 27, 2015, 7:48 PM EST
Dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Bill Melugin Named WJZY Anchor/Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jan 27, 2015, 3:06 PM EST
dma 25 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WTVD Anchor Larry Stogner: 'I Have ALS'
wtvd, Jan 27, 2015, 2:38 PM EST
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Sees Big Late News Ratings Win
TVSpy, Jan 27, 2015, 2:31 PM EST
Fox-owned WNYW New York saw a big jump in late news viewership over the same time period last year, beating out some perennial favorites and almost doubling the number of eyeballs watching. Link | Add comment
Dma 26 (Baltimore)
WBAL Ups Tim Tunison To News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jan 27, 2015, 11:27 AM EST
Hearst promotes the Baltimore NBC affiliate’s assistant news director to the top news spot following Michelle Butt’s move to run WXII Winston-Salem, N.C. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 28 (San Diego)
KGTV’s Griffith Sets Out On ‘Excellent Adventure’
TVNewsCheck, Jan 27, 2015, 8:39 AM EST
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
WHAS News Car Involved In Fatal Accident
FTVLive, Jan 27, 2015, 6:26 AM EST
dma 178 (Harrisonburg, VA)
WHSV, Reporter, Sued For $1.1 Million
News Leader, Jan 27, 2015, 6:12 AM EST
Dma 56 (Little Rock, AR)
Laura Monteverdi Joining KTHV Little Rock
TVSpy, Jan 26, 2015, 7:53 AM EST
Market Share
Watch First Episode of Docu-Soap About TV News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 26, 2015, 7:43 AM EST
dma 33
Anchor Ryan Wolf Joins KABB San Antonio
mySA.com, Jan 26, 2015, 7:30 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Ex-WSB Meteorologist David Chandley Joins WAGA
AJC.com, Jan 26, 2015, 7:18 AM EST
dma 7 (Boston)
Braude Takes On Greater Boston Role At WGBH
Boston.com, Jan 26, 2015, 6:56 AM EST
dma 20 (Sacramento, CA)
Former KTXL Anchor Sabrina Rodriguez Sentenced
The Sacramento Bee, Jan 26, 2015, 6:18 AM EST
Dma 51 (New Orleans)
Gina Swanson Named WDSU Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 23, 2015, 4:07 PM EST
dma 52
WIVB Buffalo Moves Santos From A.M. To P.M.
The Buffalo News, Jan 23, 2015, 2:45 PM EST
dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA's J.C. Hayward Retiring After Long Hiatus
The Washington Post, Jan 23, 2015, 2:35 PM EST
Market Share
Five New Local News Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 23, 2015, 8:16 AM EST
dma 3
Meteorologist Mike Caplan Out At WLS Chicago
FTVLive, Jan 23, 2015, 6:29 AM EST
Dma 4
WTXF Philadelphia Adds 2 Weekend Anchors
TVNewsCheck, Jan 21, 2015, 2:57 PM EST
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
WPBF Reports Live From Cuba As Talks Start
WPBF, Jan 21, 2015, 2:34 PM EST
dma 45 (Harrisburg, PA)
WHP Hires Former WTHM Anchor Al Gnoza
TVSpy, Jan 21, 2015, 8:09 AM EST
dma 33
San Antonio TV Veteran Gary DeLaune Hospitalized
MySanAntonio.com, Jan 21, 2015, 7:23 AM EST
Dma 51 (New Orleans)
Reporter-Anchor Adrianna Hopkins Joins WDSU
TVNewsCheck, Jan 20, 2015, 3:23 PM EST
dma 10
KTMD Houston Meteorologist Irene Sans Leaving
MikeMcGuff.com, Jan 20, 2015, 2:41 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 5: Dallas)
KTVT’s New Anchor Is A Face For Radio
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 20, 2015, 8:25 AM EST
dma 10
Reporter Josh Chapin joins KHOU Houston
MikeMcGuff.com, Jan 20, 2015, 7:55 AM EST
dma 51 (New Orleans)
Juan Kincaid, Recently Of WWL, To Join WVUE
Nola.com, Jan 20, 2015, 6:30 AM EST
dma 3 (chicago)
Longtime WMAQ Reporter Nesita Kwan Leaves
FTVLive, Jan 19, 2015, 2:35 PM EST
dma 87 (Waco, TX)
KCEN's Crawford Back On Air After Shooting
The Associated Press, Jan 19, 2015, 2:16 PM EST
Patrick Crawford, the meteorologist who was shot last month outside the Waco, Texas, NBC affiliate where he works, has returned to the air — wearing a Superman T-shirt. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 7 (Boston)
Mass. AG Martha Coakley To Join WCVB
TVNewsCheck, Jan 19, 2015, 11:00 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
Update On WLKY's Inspiring Story Special
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 19, 2015, 8:29 AM EST
DMA 16 (Miami)
WPLG’s Davis Named Chief Certified Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Jan 16, 2015, 3:57 PM EST
dma 10 (Houston)
Caitilin Espinosa Leaving KRIV And Going Digital
MikeMcGuff.com, Jan 16, 2015, 2:55 PM EST
dma 8
After Canceling Interview, DC Mayor Talks To WTTG
WTTG, Jan 16, 2015, 11:33 AM EST
Dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
Eugene Ramirez Joins WFLA As Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 16, 2015, 11:10 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
WLKY Tells Inspiring Story In Half-Hour Special
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 16, 2015, 8:15 AM EST
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW ND Wants to Wake Up Local News
TVSpy, Jan 15, 2015, 3:42 PM EST
DMA 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WJZY Adds Benjamin Hoover To News Staff
TVNewsCheck, Jan 15, 2015, 3:32 PM EST
dma 27 (Indianapolis)
Chief Investigative Reporter Hensel Leaves WISH
Indianapolis Business Journal, Jan 15, 2015, 2:56 PM EST
dma 7
WFXT Boston Adds Nine Anchors, Reporters
TVNewsCheck, Jan 15, 2015, 2:19 PM EST
The new members will help deliver six hours of the Boston station's Fox25 Morning News. Full Story | Add comment
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Veteran KCBS Pilot Has Sex Change Surgery
TVSpy, Jan 15, 2015, 7:39 AM EST
dma 113 (Youngstown, OH)
WKBN Adds Derrick Lewis As Video Journalist
TVSpy, Jan 14, 2015, 2:52 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 12)
On WDIV Detroit, It’s All About Autos, Naturally
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 14, 2015, 8:22 AM EST
dma 5 (Dallas)
Babe Laufenberg Leaving KTVT After 17 Years
The Dallas Morning News, Jan 14, 2015, 7:24 AM EST
dma 22 (Pittsburgh)
KDKA Meteorologist Dennis Bowman To Retire
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan 14, 2015, 6:51 AM EST
dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA To Debut 'USA Today' Political Show
TVSpy, Jan 13, 2015, 3:13 PM EST
dma 34
KSL Salt Lake City Upgrades Its Helicopter
TVSpy, Jan 13, 2015, 7:49 AM EST
DMA 50 (Memphis)
Patti McGettigan New WHBQ News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jan 12, 2015, 5:48 PM EST
The former news director at WOOD Grand Rapids, Mich., will lead Cox Media Group’s Fox affil in Memphis. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 8 (Washington)
Doug Hill Signs Multi-Year Deal With WJLA
TVNewsCheck, Jan 12, 2015, 5:39 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KNTV’s People Stories Make Bay Area Proud
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 12, 2015, 10:12 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 103: Evansville, IN)
WFIE Anchor David James Survives 164 Books
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 12, 2015, 7:41 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WGBO Ups Erika Maldonado to Evening News
TVSpy, Jan 12, 2015, 7:32 AM EST
Dma 26 (Baltimore)
WBAL To Start Weekday Morning News At 4:30
TVNewsCheck, Jan 9, 2015, 10:41 AM EST
Sinclair Promotes Dahl To West Coast ND
TVSpy, Jan 9, 2015, 7:44 AM EST
Jennifer Dahl, news director for Sinclair Broadcast Group's Salt Lake City CBS affiliate KUTV, has been named Sinclair's West Coast group news director. Her new role will see her working with news directors in 12 markets including Sinclair’s KOMO Seattle, KATU Portland, Ore,  KSNV Las Vegas and KUTV Salt Lake City. Link | Add comment
DMA 102
WBTW Ups Meghan Miller To 11pm Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2015, 4:32 PM EST
dma 28
XETV San Diego Adding 4 P.M. Newscast
TVSpy, Jan 8, 2015, 2:52 PM EST
Dma 33
Anchor Arlena Amaro Joins KVDA San Antonio
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2015, 11:29 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WVUE Reveals Oil Money To Governors’ Families
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 8, 2015, 9:01 AM EST
Dma 28 (San Diego)
Tiffani Lupenski Named KGTV News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jan 7, 2015, 7:00 PM EST
The Scripps ABC affiliate in San Diego chooses the former KATU Portland, Ore., news chief to succeed Joel Davis who was upped to station manager last October. Full Story | Add comment
dma 114
WLNS Lansing Anchor Evan Pinsonnault Leaving
Lansing State Journal, Jan 7, 2015, 3:00 PM EST
Dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Adrian Whitsett To Join WESH News Team
TVNewsCheck, Jan 7, 2015, 12:09 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 64: Dayton, OH)
WHIO Dayton Storytelling Is Making A Difference
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 7, 2015, 8:57 AM EST
dma 20
Anchor Emily Pritchard Joins KXTV Sacramento
TVSpy, Jan 7, 2015, 8:08 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KNTV Investigation Helps Change California Law
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 7, 2015, 7:52 AM EST
dma 18
WESH Orlando Adds Anchor Summer Knowles
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 7, 2015, 7:42 AM EST
dma 40
WXMI Grand Rapids Increases Midday News
MLive, Jan 7, 2015, 6:14 AM EST
Mike Avery and Deanna Falzone anchor the new Fox 17 Midday newscast that airs at 11 a.m. on the Tribune Media-owned Fox affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich. Link | Add comment
Dma 25 (Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Adding Afternoon Newscast On WRAZ
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2015, 1:32 PM EST
Beginning Jan. 12, the Capitol Broadcasting CBS affil, WRAL, will produce a 4 p.m. newscast on its sister Fox affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Eugene Robinson Joins WCNC's ‘Charlotte Today’
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2015, 1:23 PM EST
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
WOIO News Dir. Dan Salamone Leaving
The Plain Dealer, Jan 6, 2015, 6:58 AM EST
Dan Salamone announced Monday that he was stepping down as the news director at Raycom's Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO and its sister station, WUAB (MNT). His last day will be Friday, Jan. 9. Salamone has been guiding the 19 Action News operation for nine years. Link | Add comment
Scripps Adds Siegel As News Strategy Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Jan 5, 2015, 4:13 PM EST
The group brings in former WWL New Orleans news director Bill Siegel to fill the new position in advance of its closing on the Journal stations. Full Story | Comments (1)
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
WOIO Reporter Ed Gallek Moving To WJW
Cleveland.com, Jan 5, 2015, 3:07 PM EST
dma 136
Media General's Topeka ND Nate Hill Leaves
KSNT, Jan 5, 2015, 6:20 AM EST
After 17 years in the broadcasting, Nate Hill is changing careers to become a financial adviser in Topeka. He became news director of KSNT (NBC), KTKA (ABC) and KTMJ (Fox) six years ago. Link | Add comment
dma 26 (Baltimore)
WBFF Drops 2 Staffers After Misleading Video Edit
The Balitmore Sun, Jan 5, 2015, 6:13 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 125: Monterey-Salinas, CA)
KSBW Continues 61 Years Of Ratings Dominance
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 31, 2014, 7:38 AM EST
dma 14 (seattle)
KIRO Anchor Angela Russell Leaving TV News
KIRO, Dec 30, 2014, 2:58 PM EST
WTTG Special Highlighted Station Photogs
TVSpy, Dec 30, 2014, 12:36 PM EST
dma 146 (Odessa-Midland, TX)
Reporter Warms Up With 'Alphabet Aerobics'
TVNewsCheck, Dec 30, 2014, 7:29 AM EST
KWES Odessa-Midland, Texas, reporter Kim Powell warmed up for a recent live shot by reciting all the lyrics to Blackalicious’ Alphabet Aerobics. | Comments (2)
dma 9 (atlanta)
WGCL Adds Kelly Frank To Oversee All Media
TVSpy, Dec 29, 2014, 2:55 PM EST
Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL has named Kelly Frank senior managing editor of broadcast, digital and social. The newly created position will oversee content across broadcast, digital and social media for the Meredith-owned station. Link | Add comment
dma 51 (new orleans)
Former WWL News Director Jim Boyer Dies
WWL, Dec 29, 2014, 2:18 PM EST
dma 94 (Jackson, MS)
Former WJTV Photographer Jerry Brooks Dies
WJTV, Dec 29, 2014, 7:36 AM EST
Market Share (dma 62: Ft. Myers, FL)
A Tribute To The Late, Great Jon Quattlebaum
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 24, 2014, 7:54 AM EST
dma 39
Anchor Adela Uchida Joining KEYE Austin
Chron.com, Dec 24, 2014, 6:53 AM EST
dma 96 (South Bend, IN)
WBND Promotes Emily Evans To Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 23, 2014, 3:08 PM EST
Dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
WFTS Names Matt Brown News Director
TVNewsCheck, Dec 23, 2014, 3:03 PM EST
Scripps moves him from its KSHB Kansas City to lead the newsroom at its Tampa ABC affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
KCEN's Crawford: He Just Started Shooting
USA Today, Dec 23, 2014, 2:17 PM EST
KCEN Waco, Texas, weatherman Patrick Crawford, who was shot in his station's parking lot, thanked doctors and others who helped him right after he was shot last week. Crawford said there was no interaction between the two before the suspect started shooting. Link | Add comment
dma 26 (Baltimore)
WBFF Apologizes For Misleading Edit
The Sun, Dec 23, 2014, 6:46 AM EST
Sinclair's Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF apologized Monday night online and on-air for misleadingly editing and airing a video Sunday of a protest march in Washington to make it seem as if protesters were chanting “kill a cop.” Link | Comments (14)
dma 40 (grand rapids, MI)
WXMI Facebook Page Explodes After Apology
MLive.com, Dec 23, 2014, 6:12 AM EST
dma 26 (Baltimore)
WBFF's Edited Protest Chant Under Question
Mediaite, Dec 22, 2014, 2:47 PM EST
Three times since Sunday, Sinclair's Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF has played a misleadingly edited clip from last week’s national “Justice for All” March in Washington, D.C., to make it sound like protesters were calling on people to “kill a cop.” Link | Comments (12)
dma 64
Marsha Bonhart Leaving WDTN Dayton
Dayton Daily News, Dec 22, 2014, 7:55 AM EST
Teddy Bart, Longtime Nashville Newsman, Dies
The Tennessean, Dec 22, 2014, 7:23 AM EST
Dma 5
Kaley O’Kelley Named KTVT Dallas Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 19, 2014, 3:46 PM EST
Toledo Sweeps: WTVG Dominates Across Board
The Blade, Dec 19, 2014, 2:31 PM EST
Dma 102 (Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC)
WBTW Names Dana Brown Ritter ND
TVNewsCheck, Dec 19, 2014, 8:27 AM EST
Media General moves her from executive producer at its WAVY Norfolk, Va., to head news operations at its Myrtle Beach, S.C., CBS affil. Full Story | Add comment
dma 87 (Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX)
Police Release Sketch Of KCEN Shooter
FTVLive, Dec 19, 2014, 6:31 AM EST
Dma 28 (San Diego)
KGTV Investigative Journalist J.W. August To Retire
TVNewsCheck, Dec 18, 2014, 7:10 PM EST
dma 5 (dallas)
KTVT Anchor Karen Borta Moves To Mornings
TVNewsCheck, Dec 18, 2014, 4:41 PM EST
Dma 97 (Tri-Cities, TN-VA)
WCYB Reporter Jim Conrad Dies
TriCities.com, Dec 18, 2014, 2:25 PM EST
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
KENS San Antonio Retracts Two Stories
KENS, Dec 18, 2014, 2:23 PM EST
dma 94 (Jackson, MS)
Hatton Weeks New WLBT Jackson ND
TV Spy, Dec 18, 2014, 7:54 AM EST
Weeks, news director at  Raycom’s KAIT Jonesboro, Ark., since 2008, moves to the group's NBC affiliate in Jackson, Miss.
Link | Add comment
dma 87 (Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX)
Search Continues For KCEN Shooter
ABC, Dec 18, 2014, 7:37 AM EST
Police continue to search for a suspect in the shooting of a KCEN Waco, Texas, meteorologist yesterday. The suspect fled after shooting Patrick Crawford multiple times in the studio's parking lot. As of Wednesday night, Crawford was listed in stable condition following surgery. Link | Comments (2)
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KMOV Moves Claire Kellett To 'Great Day'
STLToday, Dec 18, 2014, 7:17 AM EST
dma 18
WESH Orlando Adds Anchor Angela Taylor
Orlando Sentinel, Dec 18, 2014, 6:55 AM EST
dma 87 (Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX)
KCEN Employee Shot In Station Parking Lot
KCEN, Dec 17, 2014, 2:42 PM EST
Patrick Crawford, a morning show meteorologist at the Gannett NBC affiliate was shot multiple times in the parking lot of the station this morning. He was taken to Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, where he underwent surgery. Police are still searching for the suspect. Link | Add comment
dma 10 (Houston)
Justin Stapleton Joining KPRC Weather Team
Mike McGuff, Dec 17, 2014, 7:41 AM EST
KDKA Reporter Mary Robb Jackson To Retire
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec 17, 2014, 6:54 AM EST
TV Still The Go-To Medium For Weather
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 5:15 PM EST
While the public can get weather info on their phones and other devices, TV plays a crucial role by putting the nuts-and-bolts of weather reports in perspective. However, the abundance of user-generated content that pours into newsrooms via social media — most notably Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — has been particularly transformative by widening the breadth of what broadcasters can cover.  Full Story | Comments (1)
DMA 86 (Harlingen, TX)
Miguelángel López New KTLM News Director
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 3:31 PM EST
The Harlingen, Texas, Telemundo outlet promotes him from executive producer. Full Story | Add comment
dma 72 (Des Moines, IA)
WOI News Gets Overhaul Beginning In Jan.
The Des Moines Register, Dec 16, 2014, 2:19 PM EST
You'll see new anchors, a new set and a new slogan when you tune into ABC affiliate WOI Des Moines, Iowa, next month. The revamped broadcast is the result of a promise from new owner Nexstar Broadcasting Group to invest in the station, which has consistently finished a distant third in the ratings behind KCCI and WHO. Link | Comments (2)
Dma 3
WLS To Produce 7 P.M. Newscast On WCIU
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 1:32 PM EST
The weekday broadcast launches Jan. 12 and will be anchored by veteran WLS anchors Hosea Sanders and Linda Yu, sports anchor Jim Rose and meteorologist Cheryl Scott. Full Story | Comments (3)
Jarvis Says TV News Needs ‘Productive Panic’
NetNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 12:41 PM EST
Local TV news may not be facing the existential crisis that has decimated the newspaper industry yet, but the older demographic it attracts is dying and younger audiences aren't exhibiting nearly the same loyalty, emphasizes Jeff Jarvis, professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. He cited data from the Pew Research Center that saw 18-to-29-year-olds dropping from 48% to 33% in just six years when asked if they watched TV news the night before. Link | Comments (2)
Dma 29, 44 & 88
WeatherNation TV Adds 3 Sinclair Stations
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 10:04 AM EST
The weather service is now providing 24/7 weather reporting to WZTV Nashville, WTVC Chattanooga and KOKH Oklahoma City. Full Story | Add comment
dma 11 (Phoenix)
KAZT Adds HD Production With Broadcast Pix
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 9:34 AM EST
TV News 2014: Busy Year For Local, Networks
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 11:31 AM EST
With acquisitions, programming moves and strategies that boosted collaborations between broadcasters, while also bringing viewers increasingly into the mix, TV news crews were well poised to cover some of 2014’s biggest local stories. And national news broadcasters officially moved into the digital age in 2014, launching newscasts designed specifically for cyberspace. This is the first part of TVNewsCheck’s annual look back at the year. Tomorrow in Part 2 we'll reprise the major developments in business, regulation, programming and new media. Part 3, the year’s big stories in technology, will be featured on Thursday at noon, while Part 4 on Friday will highlight the media luminaries who died during the year. Full Story | Comments (7)
Newsroom Workflow Evolution Crucial
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 8:02 AM EST
At most electronic news operations there are too many silos of information journalists must comb through to get the media and other elements needed to do their jobs. A panel of experts from Nexstar, Sinclair, CNN and WNET explain what needs to change and why. Full Story | Add comment
dma 28
San Diego Sweeps: KFMB Wins Every Newscast
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 16, 2014, 7:41 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 28)
UPDATE: Rain Drives Ratings For KUSI San Diego
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 16, 2014, 7:39 AM EST
dma 18 (orlando, FL)
Meredith Mcdonough To Anchor WESH P.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Dec 15, 2014, 3:38 PM EST
dma 3
Meteorologist Cheryl Scott Joins WLS Chicago
TVNewsCheck, Dec 15, 2014, 3:03 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 28)
Rain Drives Ratings For KUSI San Diego
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 15, 2014, 8:32 AM EST
Dma 12 (Detroit)
Ex-WXYZ Anchor Bill Bonds Dies At 82
Detroit Free Press, Dec 15, 2014, 6:08 AM EST
dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
Jennifer Leigh In For Gayle Sierens At WFLA
Tampa Bay Times, Dec 12, 2014, 2:54 PM EST
Dma 12 (Detroit)
WJBK Ups Charlie Langton To Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 11, 2014, 3:51 PM EST
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Veteran WCAU Reporter Lu Ann Cahn Leaving
TVNewsCheck, Dec 11, 2014, 7:40 AM EST
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WBTV Adds Lyndsay Tapases To Weather Staff
Charlotte Observer, Dec 11, 2014, 7:22 AM EST
dma 53
WPRI Providence Reporter Sean Daly Retiring
Providence Journal, Dec 11, 2014, 7:17 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM Morning Anchor Kris Gutierrez Leaving
Robert Feder, Dec 11, 2014, 7:11 AM EST
Dma 44 (Oklahoma City)
KOCO Names New Weekday Morning Anchor Team
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2014, 9:13 PM EST
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KCAL To Cut Afternoon News, Shuffle Staff
TVSpy, Dec 10, 2014, 2:59 PM EST
KCAL, the CBS owned independent for Los Angeles is cutting its hour long newscast at 2 p.m. and its half-hour at 3 p.m. before the New Year. No one was laid off in the newscast cuts. A station spokesperson said the station is shuffling the staff of the 2 and 3 p.m. newscasts over to the KCBS 5 and 6 p.m. broadcasts. Link | Add comment
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KTTV Ups Ruben Villaescusa To Assistant ND
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2014, 2:13 PM EST
Dma 3 (Chicago)
‘WGN Morning News’ Names New Leaders
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2014, 1:19 PM EST
Dma 103 (Evansville, IN)
Longtime WFIE Anchor David James Retiring
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2014, 1:09 PM EST
dma 2
KABC's Dallas Raines Honored By L.A. Supervisors
KABC, Dec 10, 2014, 11:29 AM EST
Dma 27 (Indianapolis)
Meteorologist Eboni Deon Joins WISH Indianapolis
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2014, 10:13 AM EST
Dma 19 (Cleveland)
WJW's Dick Goddard Signs New Contract
Cleveland.com, Dec 10, 2014, 6:56 AM EST
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WMGM To Lose NBC Affiliation, Local News
Philly.com, Dec 10, 2014, 6:33 AM EST
The Atlantic City, N.J., station owned by LocusPoint Networks will no longer broadcast NBC programming after Dec. 31. And its familiar local newscast — operated by the Linwood, N.J.-based Access.1 under contract with  LocusPoint — will go away at the same time. WMGM said Access.1 would would take the current news, sales, management and administration teams and seek a new broadcast channel to continue operations. Link | Add comment
dma 45
Anchor Al Gnoza Gone From WHTM Harrisburg
TVSpy, Dec 9, 2014, 10:13 PM EST
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Isiah Carey’s Mission: Covering The People
TVNewsCheck, Dec 9, 2014, 12:06 PM EST
The KRIV Houston reporter is making a name for himself with solid investigative reporting. But he also doesn’t overlook the fact that his work can have real consequences on the people in his stories. “You have to realize these are people,” Carey says, adding that he weighs every aspect of a story because even a piece “about a bad guy affects families. I try to be that way. Because once you lose that, I think you’ve lost yourself.” Full Story | Comments (1)
Dma 24
Karen Koutsky Named Fox’s Charlotte ND
TVNewsCheck, Dec 9, 2014, 10:17 AM EST
The former news director of WGHP High Point, N.C., will head news operations at Fox Television Stations’ WJZY-WMYT duopoly. Full Story | Comments (3)
Dma 13
WFTS Tampa Expands Morning Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Dec 9, 2014, 8:47 AM EST
Market Share (Baltimore: dma 26)
Murder Inspires Toy Drive By WMAR Cameraman
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 9, 2014, 7:23 AM EST
Dma 40
Anchor Derek Francis Joins WXMI Grand Rapids
MLive.com, Dec 9, 2014, 6:22 AM EST
Dma 8 (Washington)
WJLA Establishes Investigative Unit
TVNewsCheck, Dec 8, 2014, 3:30 PM EST
The Sinclair’s Washington ABC affiliate’s 7 On-Your-Side team will focus on covering consumer problems and government waste.Led by Holly Shannon, the team will also produce content for the co-owned NewsChannel 8 cable channel as well as wjla.com and newschannel8.net. Full Story | Comments (2)
Dma 48
Jacksonville Weatherman Tim Deegan Sues Nexstar
Jacksonville Business Journal, Dec 8, 2014, 3:07 PM EST
dma 17 (Denver)
'Very Big Jump' For New KUSA News Chief
Denver Post, Dec 8, 2014, 6:45 AM EST
Recently named KUSA Denver News Director Christy Moreno, who succeeds Patti Dennis after a winning 18-year run, will assume her new duties Jan. 12. “It’s a very big jump” from Knoxville to Denver, she acknowledged. At WBIR she oversaw a newsroom of 65 people; at KUSA she’ll run a newsroom of just over 100. In Knoxville, they’ve been busy covering a school bus accident this week. In Denver, breaking news regularly rises to national attention. But throughout the interviewing process, Moreno said, there were “so many similarities” between the Knoxville and Denver news outlets. Link | Add comment
dma 2
Los Angeles Sweeps: KABC Stays On Top
FTV Live, Dec 8, 2014, 6:20 AM EST
KTRK Houston Hires Two Assistant News Directors
MikeMcGuff.com, Dec 5, 2014, 3:08 PM EST
dma 58
WRGB Albany Names Stephen Richards ND
WRGB, Dec 5, 2014, 2:56 PM EST
He held the news director post at WHEC Rochester, N.Y., before being tapped to succeed Lisa Jackson at Sinclair's CBS affil in the New York capital. Link | Add comment
market Share (DMA 67: Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA)
WFXR Roanoke Lights Up The Holiday Season
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 5, 2014, 9:36 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 27: Indianapolis)
WISH Morning Team On The Road Looking For Toys
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 5, 2014, 8:24 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WFLD Names Scott Warren Late News EP
TVSpy, Dec 5, 2014, 7:40 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
GAB Hall Of Fame Adds WAGA's Ken Cook
AJC.com, Dec 5, 2014, 7:35 AM EST
dma 63 (Lexington, KY)
WDKY Reports Prison Break With John Wayne Pic
The Los Angeles Times, Dec 5, 2014, 7:02 AM EST
dma 41 (Las Vegas)
Mark Neerman Named News Director At KSNV
FTVLive, Dec 4, 2014, 2:58 PM EST
He is succeeding Craig Hume who announced his departure a few weeks ago. Neerman previously was ND at WHAS Louisville, Ky. Link | Add comment
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WVUE Takes Issue With Campaign Ad
The Advocate, Dec 4, 2014, 2:26 PM EST
The News Orleans Fox affiliate says U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s latest campaign ad misrepresents remarks anchor John Snell made during Friday’s broadcast. Landrieu is in jeopardy of losing her Senate seat to Republican challenger Bill Cassidy in Saturday’s runoff. Link | Add comment
dma 16 (Miami)
WFOR Sports Anchor Kim Bokamper To Retire
WFOR, Dec 4, 2014, 2:25 PM EST
Market Share
Help Shine A Light On Localism
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 3, 2014, 8:26 AM EST
dma 34
Salt Lake City Sweeps: Stations Share The Wins
The Salt Lake Tribune, Dec 3, 2014, 6:25 AM EST
dma 2
L.A. Sweeps: KCAL, KCBS Score Gains
Variety, Dec 2, 2014, 8:29 AM EST
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
Meagan Harris Named ND At WTLV-WJXX
TVSpy, Dec 2, 2014, 7:53 AM EST
Harris, who starts Jan. 5 at Gannett's Jacksonville, Fla., NBC-ABC duopoly, has worked for Belo/Gannett for the last 10 years, eight of them at WFAA Dallas. Link | Add comment
dma 33
San Antonio Sweeps: WOAI No. 2 In Key Races
mySA.com, Dec 2, 2014, 7:39 AM EST
dma 26
Kai Jackson Returns To Baltimore, At WBFF
The Baltimore Sun, Dec 2, 2014, 7:14 AM EST
dma 17
Denver Sweeps: KUSA Tops In Morning, Evening
Denver Post, Dec 2, 2014, 7:00 AM EST
dma 18
Orlando Sweeps: WFTV Posts The Most Wins
Orlando Sentinel, Dec 1, 2014, 3:27 PM EST
dma 66 (Charleston-Huntington, WV)
WCHS Reporter Shot At While Covering Story
WCHS, Dec 1, 2014, 3:20 PM EST
dma 116
WDAZ Fargo News Director Moravchik Gone
TVSpy, Dec 1, 2014, 3:13 PM EST
News director Julie Moravchik is out at Fargo, N.D., ABC affiliate WDAZ. “Thank you everyone for your kind words,” Moravchik wrote on her facebook page. "My plan for now is to take a month off, recharge and 'get back into the game.' ” Link | Add comment
dma 5 (Dallas )
KXAS, Paper Partner On Investigative Project
Poynter, Dec 1, 2014, 7:37 AM EST
Dallas NBC O&O KXAS and the Dallas Morning News teamed up to investigate complaints of harassment by hundreds of soldiers at the Army’s Warrior Transition Units that were designed to help the injured heal. In the process of documenting the poor treatment of Army veterans the two media outlets learned about how to work together. Link | Add comment
dma 91 (El Paso, TX)
Morning Anchor Noreen Jaramillo Leaving KTSM
TVSpy, Nov 26, 2014, 2:53 PM EST
dma 73 (Spokane, WA)
KXLY Faces Backlash Over Felon Report
TVSpy, Nov 26, 2014, 2:50 PM EST
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Longtime KTLA Reporter Jim Nash Signs Off
FTVLive, Nov 26, 2014, 2:39 PM EST
dma 79 (Huntsville-Decatur, AL)
WHNT Reporter-Anchor Carson Clark Leaving
WHNT, Nov 26, 2014, 2:30 PM EST
dma 53
Fired Reporter Settles With WJAR Providence
Providence Journal, Nov 26, 2014, 6:57 AM EST
Dma 71 (Tucson, AZ)
Steve Ryan Joining KVOA Anchor Team
TVNewsCheck, Nov 25, 2014, 8:32 PM EST
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WSOC Adds Anchor-Reporter Stephanie Maxwell
WSOC, Nov 25, 2014, 3:10 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 32: Columbus, OH)
WCMH Columbus Investigation Boosts Ratings
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 25, 2014, 8:17 AM EST
Local News All In On Ferguson Coverage
STLToday, Nov 25, 2014, 8:03 AM EST
Like an impending storm, the wait for the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case took over St. Louis TV screens beginning Monday afternoon. Closings of schools, community centers and dance studios scrolled in advance of the expected 8 p.m. announcement. For hours, not much was happening, and media had to cover other media. Link | Comments (4)
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Names Jim Kosek Chief Meteorologist
AJC.com, Nov 25, 2014, 6:54 AM EST
dma 66 (Charleston, WV)
Longtime WSAZ Anchor Bos Johnson Dies At
The Herald-Dispatch, Nov 24, 2014, 2:26 PM EST
Dma 32 (Columbus, OH)
WBNS To Expand Sunday Morning Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Nov 24, 2014, 10:36 AM EST
Dma 62 (Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
WBBH Crew Gives Police A Lead In Murder Case
WBBH, Nov 24, 2014, 8:18 AM EST
dma 41 (Las Vegas)
KSNV News Director Craig Hume Leaving
FTVLive, Nov 24, 2014, 8:00 AM EST
He sent an email to staff at the Sinclair-owned NBC affiliate saying his last day will be Nov. 26. Hume has held the post since May 2013. Link | Add comment
17 Affils Team Up With ABC News On Story
TVSpy, Nov 24, 2014, 7:54 AM EST
Friday on 20/20, ABC aired a Brian Ross investigation called “Recall Roulette.” The story is about what ABC is calling the “flawed government recall system” and may seem familiar to some local viewers. Pieces were used as part of a partnership with the investigative teams of 17 ABC affiliates. Link | Comments (2)
dma 11
KNXV Phoenix Anchor Connie Colla Leaving
FTVLive, Nov 24, 2014, 6:36 AM EST
Playout (DMA 93: Baton Rouge, LA)
WBRZ Baton Rouge Goes Live With New Set
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Nov 21, 2014, 9:49 PM EST
Jessell at Large (Corrected 4:28 p.m. et)
Affils Serve Public, Industry By Airing Speech
TVNewsCheck, Nov 21, 2014, 3:17 PM EST
Choosing to preempt broadcast network programming to cover the president’s immigration reform announcement last night demonstrates the commitment and value of local broadcasting to their viewers. The station preemptions — and their tacit repudiations of the networks' decisions not the cover the speech — demonstrate once again that stations take seriously covering issues they deem important to their viewers, even if it costs some ratings points and the revenue that goes with them or strains relations with the networks. Full Story | Comments (21)
Market Share
Fire Chiefs (And Hydrants) Behaving Badly
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 21, 2014, 8:17 AM EST
dma 10
KPRC Houston Anchor Courtney Zavala Leaving TV
MikeMcGuff.com, Nov 21, 2014, 8:03 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 100)
KWQC Cleverly Promotes New A.M. Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 21, 2014, 7:45 AM EST
dma 1 (New York)
60-Second Interview With WNYW's Rosanna Scotto
Capital New York, Nov 20, 2014, 4:51 PM EST
Dma 100 (Davenport, IA-Rock Island-Moline, IL)
Change In Morning Meteorologists At KWQC
TVNewsCheck, Nov 20, 2014, 4:48 PM EST
dma 160 (Biloxi-Gulfport, MS)
WXXV Names Joe Sullivan News Director
SunHerald.com, Nov 20, 2014, 7:38 AM EST
Joe Sullivan, who has been the 5:30 p.m. anchor for the Gulfport, Miss., Fox affiliate since September 2013, is adding ND duties to his resume. Link | Add comment
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WIVB's Jacquie Walker Getting Cancer Treatment
The Buffalo News, Nov 20, 2014, 6:10 AM EST
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WIVB’s Jacquie Walker Diagnosed With Cancer
The Buffalo News, Nov 19, 2014, 2:53 PM EST
dma 65 (Wichita, KS)
Ex-Reporter Drops Lawsuit Against KAKE
Wichita Business Journal, Nov 19, 2014, 2:31 PM EST
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
WJAR's Adam Bagni Moving From Sports To News
TVSpy, Nov 19, 2014, 2:27 PM EST
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
3 WKBW Staffers, Bus Driver Caught In Storm
WKBW, Nov 19, 2014, 8:33 AM EST
Around 15 people spent the night in the Lackawanna Police station, including an NFTA bus driver and three staff members from WKBW Buffalo's Eyewitness News. Link | Add comment
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
KYW Sued For False Child Sex-Abuse Report
Philly.com, Nov 18, 2014, 6:54 PM EST
Dma 37 (Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC)
WYFF Names New Weekend Evening Anchors
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2014, 3:29 PM EST
Dma 3
Sportscaster Rodrigo Arana Joins WSNS Chicago
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2014, 3:15 PM EST
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
TV News Photogs No 'Nightcrawlers'
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2014, 11:20 AM EST
While a new movie portrays TV stations as eager clients of renegade photogs peddeling gory footage, the reality is most crime coverage is restrained. And the decisions that go into determining where the line take into account viewer sensibilities. “I think the boundaries of good taste are set by the audience as much as anybody. If you really started showing abhorrent images, I don’t think you’d have viewers for a very long time,” says RTDNA's Mike Cavender. Full Story | Add comment
WATE Producing Morning Show For WBXX
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2014, 11:18 AM EST
Dma 71 (Tucson, AZ)
Tom McNamara To Exit Anchor Chair At KVOA
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2014, 11:08 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
WAVE Snow Promos Right On Schedule
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 18, 2014, 8:34 AM EST
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KMOX Boss Proposes Merger With KTVI Reporter
STLToday, Nov 18, 2014, 7:17 AM EST
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
KPIX's De La Cruz Finding New Paths In TV News
SFGatecom, Nov 18, 2014, 6:54 AM EST
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WTMJ Anchor Proves Value Of Promo Depts.
TVSpy, Nov 17, 2014, 5:49 PM EST
dma 6 (San Francisco)
KPIX Reporter Buys $600 Of Marijuana For Story
KPIX, Nov 17, 2014, 5:20 PM EST
dma 27 (Indianapolis)
WRTV Anchor Marc Mullins Arrested For DUI
Indianapolis Star, Nov 17, 2014, 2:51 PM EST
dma 64 (Dayton, OH)
WHIO Meteorologist Hospitalized After Crash
WHIO, Nov 17, 2014, 2:49 PM EST
dma 89 (Colorado Springs)
KOAA Morning Anchor Adam Atchison Leaving
The Gazette, Nov 17, 2014, 2:46 PM EST
Dma 51 (New Orleans)
Jacki Jing Joins WGNO As Morning Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 17, 2014, 12:28 PM EST
dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG's Tony Perkins Gives Up On Redskins
The Washington Post, Nov 17, 2014, 11:43 AM EST
Market Share
Local News—Sweeps Stories For The Greater Good
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 17, 2014, 7:54 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
Remembering Jane Byrne’s Run As TV News Pundit
Robert Feder, Nov 17, 2014, 7:02 AM EST
What’s The State Of Local Political News?
Columbia Journalism Review, Nov 17, 2014, 6:08 AM EST
In the wake of the midterm elections and some ensuing commentary about the state of local media, Colunbia Journalism Review's Greg Marx and United States Project's Deron Lee shared thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of local news. Link | Add comment
Market Share
Global News Believes In A Greater Toronto
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 14, 2014, 8:26 AM EST
dma 16
On-Set Proposal For WPLG Miami Anchors
TVSpy, Nov 14, 2014, 6:53 AM EST
Dma 71 (Tucson, AZ)
KVOA Ups Szemerei To ‘Tucson Today’ Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 13, 2014, 7:58 PM EST
dma 1
New York Stations Follow Dramatic Rescue
TVSpy, Nov 13, 2014, 7:45 AM EST
dma 5
KTVT Dallas Adds Two Reporters
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Nov 13, 2014, 7:27 AM EST
Dma 7 (Boston)
Doug Goudie Gone From WFXT Morning News
Boston Herald, Nov 13, 2014, 7:21 AM EST
Dma 19 (Cleveland)
Andy Fishman Named WJW News Director
Cleveland.com, Nov 13, 2014, 6:59 AM EST
Tribune's WJW made it official, naming Andy Fishman news director. Fishman has been the Cleveland Fox affiliate's interim news director for the past six weeks. He replaces Sonya Thompson, who became the director of news projects for Tribune Media Group. Link | Add comment
Dma 27
WTTV Indianapolis Names News Teams
TVNewsCheck, Nov 12, 2014, 2:41 PM EST
Tribune’s Indianapolis outlet unveils the broadcasters that will head its news efforts when the station’s CBS affiliation begins on Jan. 1. Debby Knox, Bob Donaldson and Chris Wright to anchor 5, 6 and 11 p.m. weekdays. Marianne Lyles, Tim Doty and Lindsay Riley are set for 5 a.m. and noon on weekdays. Full Story | Comments (1)
DMA 4 (Philadelphia)
David Spunt Joins KYW’s Reporting Team
TVNewsCheck, Nov 12, 2014, 10:37 AM EST
Dma 40 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM Sports Anchor Ashcroft Moves To News
MLive.com, Nov 11, 2014, 2:24 PM EST
Air Check with Diana Marszalek
Some Question Mixing Reality TV, TV News
TVNewsCheck, Nov 11, 2014, 11:48 AM EST
Breaking Greenville, is an eight-episode “character-driven docu-soap” scheduled to debut in December on Turner’s TruTV. It follows the people reporting and producing the news at co-owned ABC affiliate WABG and CBS affiliate WXVT in the country’s 190th market, Greenville, Miss. While some observers are critical of the concept, producer Adam Paul says: “These are real people who value their jobs and go after them, and care about the people they’re serving.” Full Story | Comments (3)
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
WMAR Baltimore Salutes Veterans All Day
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 11, 2014, 8:15 AM EST
dma 56
Reporter Michelle Rupp Joins KARK Little Rock
ArkansasOnline, Nov 11, 2014, 7:30 AM EST
dma 3
Ex-WSNS Chicago Anchor Sues Over Firing
Robert Feder, Nov 11, 2014, 7:14 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Meteorologist Markina Brown Leaving
AJC.com, Nov 11, 2014, 7:01 AM EST
dma 65 (Wichita, KS)
KAKE Anchor Larry Hatteberg To Sign Off
TVNewsCheck, Nov 10, 2014, 3:37 PM EST
dma 94 (Jackson, MS)
Former WLBT Anchor Sherri Hilton Dies At 56
WLBT, Nov 10, 2014, 2:28 PM EST
dma 8 (Washington)
Anchor Gordon Peterson Leaving WJLA
The Washington Post, Nov 10, 2014, 8:31 AM EST
Gordon Peterson, one of the deans of local television news in Washington, says he plans to leave Sinclair's ABC affiliate WJLA at the end of the year. But he insists he isn’t going away. “It’s not a retirement statement,” Peterson, a fixture on Washington’s airwaves for 45 years, said Friday. Chuckling, he added, “There’s still some mileage in this Chevy.” Link | Comments (3)
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Reporter Leisa Zigman Leaving KSDK After 22 Years
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nov 10, 2014, 7:43 AM EST
dma 106 (Tallahassee, FL)
2 WTXL Anchors Victims Of Hit And Run Driver
WTXL, Nov 10, 2014, 7:40 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WXIA Taps Jennifer Rigby As News Director
AJC.com, Nov 10, 2014, 7:00 AM EST
Former Weather Channel executive Jennifer Rigby has been named the new news director at Gannett's Atlanta NBC affiliate, replacing Ellen Crooke, who was promoted by Gannett to help run news operations for 46 stations nationwide. Link | Add comment
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WPVI Weathercaster Adam Joesph Taking Leave
Philly.com, Nov 10, 2014, 6:44 AM EST
Dma 40 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM Hires Sports Director And Sports MMJ
TVNewsCheck, Nov 7, 2014, 9:55 AM EST
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WIVB Adds Scott Levy As News Director
TVSpy, Nov 6, 2014, 3:00 PM EST
He joins the Buffalo, N.Y., CBS affiliate from WTAJ in Altoona, Pa., where he held the same position. Link | Comments (3)
Dma 28 (San Diego)
Longtime KFMB Journalist Larry Himmel Dies At 68
UTSanDiego, Nov 6, 2014, 2:47 PM EST
Market Share
More Local TV News Political Spoof Ads
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 6, 2014, 8:40 AM EST
Market Share
November Sweeps Spots From Chicago And Mobile
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 6, 2014, 8:22 AM EST
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Justin Finch Joins KYW News Team
TVNewsCheck, Nov 5, 2014, 5:08 PM EST
Orlando TV Legend Ben Aycrigg Dies At 88
Orlando Sentinel, Nov 5, 2014, 3:04 PM EST
Dma 8
WTTG Washington Adds Reporter Marina Maracco
TVNewsCheck, Nov 5, 2014, 2:06 PM EST
Market Share (dma 72)
WHO Des Moines Spoofs Political Ads
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 5, 2014, 1:02 PM EST
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WKBW Sports Dir. Jeff Russo Moving To News?
The Buffalo News, Nov 5, 2014, 6:12 AM EST
RTDNA, Others Dispute Need For No-Fly Zone
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Nov 4, 2014, 9:00 PM EST
Market Share
Nov. Sweeps: Pickpockets And Satanic Killings
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 4, 2014, 8:24 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
KYW Promo Adds 100 People To Weather Staff
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 4, 2014, 8:21 AM EST
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
KVDA Debuts Half-Hour News At 4:30 P.M.
MySanAntonio.com, Nov 4, 2014, 7:29 AM EST
Telemundo affil KVDA San Antonio, Texas, yesterday added a 4:30 p.m. Spanish-language newscast to its current 5 and 10 p.m. news lineup. The new local half-hour, Noticias 60 Telemundo, will be anchored by KVDA’s Alex Hernandez. Weather will be handled by Lilian Perez, and Jonathan Solarte will deliver sports. Link | Add comment
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
WDRB Business Reporter Bill Francis Retires
WDRB, Nov 4, 2014, 6:26 AM EST
dma 67
Noon News Returns To WSLS Roanoke
Roanoke.com, Nov 4, 2014, 6:20 AM EST
For the first time in more than four years, WSLS Roanoke, Va., will air news at noon.The Media General NBC affiliate's noon newscast returns Monday, with Patrick McKee as anchor and Kristina Montuori doing weather. The broadcast will be WSLS’s first weekday noon newscast since March 2010, when the station scrapped the news and debuted Our Blue Ridge, a program that focused primarily on lifestyles, entertainment and community events. Link | Comments (1)
Open mike by Mark Effron
How To Build A Successful News Operation
TVNewsCheck, Nov 4, 2014, 11:47 AM EST
Many factors contribute to success at local news operations. Each of my positions over the years afforded me the opportunity to look at content and presentation and distribution through a changing series of lenses. This period also coincided with the tsunami disruptions to mainstream media, especially the birth and growth of social. Here’s a baker’s dozen of suggestions gleaned from life lessons over the years. Full Story | Comments (3)
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
KYW News Adds Citizen ‘Weather Watchers’
TVNewsCheck, Nov 3, 2014, 3:36 PM EST
Dma 12 (Detroit)
WJBK Names Amy Andrews 11 A.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 3, 2014, 3:14 PM EST
Dma 40 (Grand Rapids, MI)
Meteorologist Rick Mecklenburg Out At WXMI
MLive, Nov 3, 2014, 3:01 PM EST
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Amy Buckman Leaving WPVI After 25 Years
Philly.com, Nov 3, 2014, 2:35 PM EST
Dma 40 (Grand Rapids, MI)
Meredith TerHaar Returning To WZZM Next Month
TVNewsCheck, Nov 3, 2014, 2:20 PM EST
Telemundo Ramps Up News In 14 Markets
TVNewsCheck, Nov 3, 2014, 8:31 AM EST
The stations will air the extra newscasts at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT (4:30 p.m. CT/MT). They will lead into an existing half-hour newscast and then the national network news. Two other stations will likely add similar newscasts next year. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share
Nov. Sweeps: Boozing Fire Chief And Train Wrecks
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 3, 2014, 8:19 AM EST
commentary by Al Sunshine
Nov. Still Matters So Tout Your Sweeps Stuff
RTDNA, Nov 3, 2014, 7:49 AM EST
Overnight ratings were supposed to change the way local television viewing was measured. But at so many newsrooms, that never really happened. With local broadcast TV news competition tighter than ever because of competition from online newscasts, news apps on mobile phones and the explosion of tablets with news on demand, the upcoming November ratings period may be even more important than ever. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
Hilarious Kid Completely Owns WGN Forecast
WGN, Oct 31, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT
Gannett Expands Election Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Oct 31, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT
More than 50 debates will have been broadcast and streamed by election day. Web-exclusive election night coverage will stream across Gannett’s digital platforms. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 28 (San Diego)
KUSI Anchor Remillard Has Role In 'Nightcrawler'
FTVLive, Oct 31, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT
dma 41 (Las Vegas)
KSNV News EVP Bob Stoldal Retires
KSNV, Oct 31, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT
Longtime Las Vegas journalist Bob Stoldal has retired as executive vice president of news operations for Sinclair-owned NBC affiliate KSNV Las Vegas. He joined the station “out of retirement” about five years ago at the request of Jim Rogers, KSNV's late owner. Link | Add comment
dma 18
WFTV Orlando Out Front In October Ratings
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 30, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
Anchor Phil Amato Moves To Rivel WFOX
The Florida Times-Union, Oct 30, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Adds Traffic Anchor Bob Kelly To 'Good Day'
WTXF, Oct 30, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
DMA 8 (Washington)
WJLA Reporter Greta Kreuz Retires After 30 Years
WJLA, Oct 30, 2014, 8:09 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW's Scotto Breaks Bones While Taping
New York Post, Oct 30, 2014, 6:57 AM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Use Of News Clips In Political Ads Examined
TVSpy, Oct 29, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT
After his news reports appeared in ads for North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis (R) and incumbent Kay Hagan (D), WCNC Charlotte, N.C., reporter Stuart Watson said he got tired of having people ask him if he “approved this message.” He asked a local expert about the practice of using news clips from local TV stations without permission. Link | Comments (2)
dma 72 (Des Moines-Ames, IA)
WHO Anchor Pleads Guilty To DUI Charge
The Des Moines Register, Oct 29, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT
Dma 17 (Denver)
KDEN Promotes Carlos Rausseo To Sports Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 29, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT
dma 126 (Columbus, GA)
Andrea Clenney Named WLTZ News Director
TVSpy, Oct 29, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT
Andrea Clenney has been named news director of Columbus, Ga., NBC affiliate WLTZ. She comes to WLTZ from WCJB in Gainesville, Fla. where she was news director. Link | Add comment
Dma 99 (Greenville, NC)
WCTI Meteorologist Skip Waters Dies At 61
WCTI, Oct 29, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
Tatevik Aprikyan Joins WPRI As Reporter
New England One, Oct 29, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
dmas 22 & 12
KDKA Anchor Kimberly Gill Headed To WDIV
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct 29, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH Sports Anchor In Beer Ad, Video Game
TVSpy, Oct 28, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Investigation Drives WTHR’s Bob Segall
TVNewsCheck, Oct 28, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT
The award-winning reporter for Dispatch Broadcast Group’s Indianapolis NBC affiliate believes local TV can have a far greater impact on communities than network news. But, he emphasizes, stations have to make a commitment to investigative journalism “in good times and bad,” versus the more widespread practice of building I-Teams and the like only to dismantle them when money gets tight. Full Story | Comments (3)
dma 65 (Wichita, KS)
KWCH Promotes Jenn Bates To Morning Anchor
KWCH, Oct 28, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
Bill Lord To Become WUSA News Director
FTVLive, Oct 27, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
When Sinclair took over ABC affiliate WJLA in Washington, they sent WJLA GM Bill Lord packing. Yesterday, Lord was introduced to a few WUSA staffers as the CBS affil's new news director. Link | Add comment
dma 39 (Austin, TX)
KVUE Hires New Weekend Morning Meteorologis
Austin360, Oct 27, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT
DMA 125 (Monterey-Salinas, CA)
KSBW Ups Brittany Nielsen To Weekday Mornings
TVNewsCheck, Oct 27, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT
market Share (DMA 55: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA)
WBRE And WYOU Follow Plan to Ratings Growth
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 27, 2014, 8:12 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 27, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT
The news director movement in this week’s report is in smaller markets, following last week’s action in top 20 markets. We have two new (not really, they’ve both been NDs before) news directors to tell you about, and one new opening created by one of the above moving up. We now have 27 open ND jobs on our list. Link | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Reporters Descend Skyscraper For Charity
TVSpy, Oct 27, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT
dma 87 (Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX)
Anchor Changes At KBTX Bryan
KBTX, Oct 27, 2014, 7:46 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
KTVT Traffic Reporter Whitney Drolen Leaves
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Oct 27, 2014, 7:23 AM EDT
Dma 1 (new York)
WNBC Slots Climate Change Weather Special
TVNewsCheck, Oct 23, 2014, 4:53 PM EDT
Dma 86 (Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, TX)
KTLM Promotes Yulieth Botello To Video Journalist
TVNewsCheck, Oct 23, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
WFAA's Byron Harris: 40 Years Of Investigating
WFAA, Oct 23, 2014, 6:19 AM EDT
More Live Shots, Less Truck For KBZK-KXLF
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 22, 2014, 8:32 AM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
Sylvia Rincona The Latest To Leave KABB News
MySanAntonio.com, Oct 21, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Interesting Times For Sinclair In Washington
TVNewsCheck, Oct 21, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT
Since Sinclair bought ABC affiliate WJLA Washington and its NewsChannel 8 cable channel, there have been staff defections. Some sources say the Sinclair’s conservative bent and statements by CEO David Smith of advertiser importance are to blame. But, Sinclair’s News VP Scott Livingston says those charges are overblown and the company has plans to step up “unbiased and aggressive reporting” at the station and expand NewsChannel 8 nationally. Full Story | Comments (17)
Market Share
Solid News Promos From KNTV, WKYC, WBND
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 21, 2014, 8:13 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Cheryl Scott Close To Joining WLS News
Robert Feder, Oct 21, 2014, 7:13 AM EDT
dma 88 (Chattanooga, TN)
WDEF Legend Luther Masingill Dies At 92
The Associated Press, Oct 21, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT
Dma 36 (Cincinnati)
Kara Sewell Named WXIX Morning Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 20, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT
Dma 51 (New Orleans)
Charles Divins Joins WDSU News
TVNewsCheck, Oct 20, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 20, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT
Vanna White is known for saying “Big money, big money” as the wheel spins. We’re saying “Big markets, big markets” as all the news director changes in this week’s report involve big markets. There are two new openings, with one position being filled. Those changes leave our count of open ND opportunities at 28. Link | Add comment
Market Share (dma 7: Boston)
WCVB Sets The Right Tone With Murrow Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 20, 2014, 7:39 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH To Produce Two Debates This Week
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 20, 2014, 7:27 AM EDT
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
KVRR Sports Dir. Faces Felony Assault Charges
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Oct 17, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT
dma 209 (North Platte, NE)
KNOP Sportscaster Joe Swift Fired After Remarks
North Platte Bulletin, Oct 17, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
WPIX Highlights 2 Reporters Who Are Real Mothers
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 17, 2014, 7:16 AM EDT
dma 3
Dionne Miller Scores WLS Chicago Sports Job
Robert Feder, Oct 17, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 13
Top Two News Execs Out At WFTS Tampa
Tampa Bay Business Journal, Oct 17, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT
News Director Bill McFarland has been fired at the E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Tampa, according to a source inside the TV station who requested anonymity. Assistant News Director Michele Murray also was let go. Link | Comments (2)
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
KTVT Names Weekend A.M. Anchor, Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Oct 16, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT
Dma 33
KVDA San Antonio Adds Two To Its News Staff
TVNewsCheck, Oct 16, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 12)
WDIV Detroit Follows Medical Story To Africa
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 16, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
dma 17
KOMO ND Holly Gauntt Moving To Denver
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 16, 2014, 7:22 AM EDT
She will take over the news director slot at Tribune's Fox-CW duopoly KDVR-KWGN, succeeding Ed Kosowski who left in August. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
WGN To Air 'Stories of Hope: Facing Breast Cancer'
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Oct 15, 2014, 3:16 PM EDT
dma 27 (Indianapolis)
WXIN News Crew Carjacked At Gunpoint
Indianapolis Star, Oct 15, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT
A crew from the Indianapolis Fox affiliate was held at gunpoint and had its vehicle stolen Tuesday night while on location covering a prayer vigil for the victims of a recent shooting. Link | Comments (4)
dma 24
Charlotte Judge Bans Cameras In Courtroom
Charlotte Observer, Oct 15, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT
Five months after reminding Charlotte news executives about ground rules for cameras in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Superior Court Judge Richard Boner has banned photographers indefinitely after another breach of protocols. Link | Add comment
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WJZY Creates A Different Morning Show Vibe
Newscast Studio, Oct 15, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Anchor-Reporter John Borsa Gone From WKBW
The Buffalo News, Oct 15, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT
Dma 46 (Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, NC)
WXII Revamps Anchor Wanda Starke's Duties
WXII, Oct 14, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT
Dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KMSP To Present Live Gubernatorial Debate
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT
Dma 12 (Detroit)
WDIV Slots Primetime Special On Kenya Relief
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT
Sinclair Sets D.C. Town Hall Meeting On Terror
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT
DMA 46 (Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, NC)
WGHP To Host 6th Congressional District Debate
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT
Nexstar To Air Senate Debate In Iowa
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT
dma 100 (Davenport, IA)
KWQC Names Joey Donia Sports Director
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2014, 2:17 PM EDT
DMA 58 (Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY)
Lisa Jackson Out As WRGB News Director
Times Union, Oct 13, 2014, 8:11 AM EDT
No reason was given for her departure from the Sinclair-owned CBS affilate in Albany, N.Y. Link | Add comment
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 13, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT
Four in, four out. That’s the number of new news directors and newly open ND jobs in this report, written as we wonder why baseball games take so long. Those changes leave our list of openings at 27. Two of those new openings are just 10 blocks apart, on the same street in Washington, D.C. Link | Add comment
Dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA News Director D'Ambrosi Resigns
TVSpy, Oct 13, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT
Fred D’Ambrosi's last day at the Gannett-owned CBS affiliate in Washington will be Oct. 24. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ Upset Over Use In Political Spot
Robert Feder, Oct 13, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT
Newsrooms generally cheer when their exclusives get picked up and credited by others. But in the case of a recent WMAQ investigative report, the NBC-owned station isn’t happy about how it’s being used at all. At issue is a 30-second spot that began airing throughout Illinois Friday for Democratic Governor Pat Quinn in his campaign for reelection against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. The commercial excerpts an NBC 5 report about Rauner and includes the voice of political editor Carol Marin. Link | Comments (3)
dma 19
Reporters At Competing Cleveland Get Married
The Plain Dealer, Oct 13, 2014, 5:58 AM EDT
Reporter-Anchor Robin Schwartz Leaving WJBK
TVNewsCheck, Oct 10, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT
WBZ Boston Fires Three From News Department
Boston Herald, Oct 10, 2014, 7:37 AM EDT
dma 98 (Burlington, VT-Plattsburgh, NY)
WCAX Apologizes For Airing Graphic Murder Photo
TVSpy, Oct 10, 2014, 7:35 AM EDT
Anchor Changes At WFLD's 'Good Day Chicago'
Robert Feder, Oct 10, 2014, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
What's Up With Morning Talent On WKMG?
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 10, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT
Dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
WTVT To Air ‘Great Medical Marijuana Debate’
TVNewsCheck, Oct 9, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT
Dma 37 (Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC)
WHNS Adds ‘The Four O’Clock News’
TVNewsCheck, Oct 8, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT
 Meredith’s Fox affiliate in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., will debut the new broadcast on Oct. 20. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 17 (Denver)
KTVD To Air Live Gubernatorial, Senate Debates
TVNewsCheck, Oct 8, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT
Ebola In America: Resources For Coverage
RTDNA, Oct 8, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
What kind of challenge will it be for your newsroom? Few local newsrooms will send journalists overseas to cover the issue, but most are reporting on it in one form or another. What are you doing to learn about possible expert sources in your market for the most accurate information, before putting any staff at potential risk chasing the story? More importantly, what are you doing to develop sources and resources in your local and state health departments to answer your local viewers’ questions? Link | Add comment
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
Anchor Grace White Leaving KABB-WOAI
MySanAntonio.com, Oct 8, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WMLW To Carry Two Gubernatorial Debates
TVNewsCheck, Oct 7, 2014, 8:13 PM EDT
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WDJT Expands Weather Team With Rebecca Schuld
TVNewsCheck, Oct 7, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT
DMA 14 (Seattle)
Jamie Tompkins Joins KCPQ Anchor Desk
TVNewsCheck, Oct 7, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT
dma 3
WTTW Chicago To Host Live Candidate Forums
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Oct 7, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
McCreery Wants News, Marketing In Sync
TVNewsCheck, Oct 7, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT
Formerly a Meredith station news director and GM, Patrick McCreery now is overseeing the expanding company's broadcast news and marketing in an unusual paring. "I think those departments need to be in lock step. It’s critical. If your marketing department is not properly marketing your news product, and 10 hours of your product is news, you’ve got a problem." Full Story | Comments (2)
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 6, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT
Three new news Director openings, and four newly named news directors make this week’s report an interesting read. One of those newly named ND is a former general manager. Those changes leave our list of open ND jobs at 27. Link | Add comment
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WKMG Traffic Reporter Leaves For Health Reasons
ClickOrlando.com, Oct 6, 2014, 7:53 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
KTVT Dallas Adds Meteorologist Lisa Villegas
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Oct 6, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
Jeff Harris Joins WEWS As News Director
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Oct 6, 2014, 6:44 AM EDT
E.W. Scripps Co. taps the former ND of its KMGH Denver to lead the news operations at its ABC affiliate in Cleveland. Link | Add comment
Dma 10 (Houston)
KHOU Adds Tiffany Craig As Consumer Reporter
MikeMcGuff.com, Oct 3, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT
Dma 93 (Baton Rouge, LA)
WBRZ Launches New Local Sports Segment
TVNewsCheck, Oct 3, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 4)
New WPVI Philadelphia Weather Promo Does It All
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 3, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Reporter Renee Stoll Leaving WFTV After 3 Years
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 3, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Dionne Miller Could Be Moving To WLS Chicago
Robert Feder, Oct 3, 2014, 7:18 AM EDT
Great TV Storytelling Tip: Connect The Moments
NewsLab, Oct 3, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT
Dma 14
KIRO Seattle Airing Local Business Special
TVNewsCheck, Oct 2, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT
DMA 71 (Tucson, AZ)
KGUN Names New Hosts for ‘The Morning Blend’
TVNewsCheck, Oct 2, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT
Dma 75 (Springfield, MO)
KYTV’s Ned Reynolds Retiring After 48 Years
TVNewsCheck, Oct 2, 2014, 7:09 PM EDT
Dma 75 (Springfield, MO)
KYTV's Ned Reynolds Retiring After 48 Years
KYTV, Oct 2, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WKBW Adds Reporter-Anchor Katie Morse
The Buffalo News, Oct 2, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT
dma 80 Portland, ME)
WCSH Broadcaster Bruce Glasier Dies At 69
Portland Press Herald, Oct 2, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT
dmas 6 & 7
KTVU ND Lee Rosenthal Moves To WFXT
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 2, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT
Lee Rosenthal, currently news director at Cox Media Group’s KTVU San Francisco-Oakland, is being transferred by Cox to WFXT Boston. Cox is acquiring that station (and WHBQ Memphis) from Fox, in exchange for KTVU. Link | Add comment
Heather Van Nest Off The Air At WTSP Tampa
TampaBay.com, Oct 2, 2014, 7:26 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Longtime KSDK ND Mike Shipley Leaving
STLToday, Oct 2, 2014, 6:06 AM EDT
After more than 30 years at St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK, News Director Mike Shipley told his staff Wednesday that he will be leaving the station, sources said. They added that Shipley told newsroom employees that he would stay on until a replacement is hired and trained. Link | Add comment
dma 27 (Indianapolis)
WISH Expanding News Throughout The Day
TVNewsCheck, Oct 1, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the new independent will add 20 hours per week of local news. Full Story | Comments (3)
Market Share (DMA 49)
New WAVE Louisville CSD Gets Baptism By Gunfire
TVNewsCheck, Oct 1, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT
Dma 12 (Detroit)
WXYZ Adds Justin Rose To Sports Team
TVNewsCheck, Oct 1, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
Baseball Legend Chronicled In WYFF Special
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 1, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WFTV Apologies For Legal Analyst Connection
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 1, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Sep 30, 2014, 8:21 AM EDT
There are two new ND openings, four newly hired (or promoted) news directors, which leaves out list of open news director jobs at 26. Link | Add comment
Dma 10 (Houston)
KPRC Adds Haley Hernandez As Health MMJ
MikeMcGuff.com, Sep 30, 2014, 8:07 AM EDT
Fewer Candidate Debates In Big Races
The Washington Post, Sep 29, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT
Across the country, in some of the most competitive contests for Senate seats and governorships and some of the least, incumbent office-holders are refusing to meet their opponents in front of television cameras. The dearth of televised debates isn’t for lack of trying: Media outlets have proposed dozens of televised forums. But this year, more than ever before, candidates have squabbled over venues, hosts, dates and formats for debates — and as a consequence, all but a small handful of the faceoffs, rare opportunities for voters to weigh two candidates against each other, have been canceled. Link | Add comment
dma 174 (Lake Charles, LA)
Former KPLC Anchor Jan Hardy Dies At 59
KPLC, Sep 29, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT
dma 16
WFTS Miami Reporter Finds Missing Boy
WFTS, Sep 29, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT
Dma 16 (Miami)
Longtime WPLG Meteorologist Walt Cronise Dies
WPLG, Sep 29, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WSB Hires New Meteorologist Brian Monahan
AJC.com, Sep 29, 2014, 7:34 AM EDT
dma 17
Changes Abound In Denver Morning News
Denver Post, Sep 29, 2014, 7:14 AM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
KTRK Adds Kaitlin McCulley To News Staff
MikeMcGuff.com, Sep 26, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT
dma 20 (Sacramento, CA)
Reporter Bianca Graulau Joins KXTV Sacramento
Media Moves, Sep 26, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KVEA Tops KMEX For First Time In 27 Years
TVSpy, Sep 26, 2014, 7:29 AM EDT
Los Angeles Telemundo affil KVEA is celebrating a huge accomplishment: finally beating Univision rival KMEX in the ratings. According to Nielsen data, Noticiero Telemundo52 at 11:00 p.m. was the most-watched local program for adults 18-49, regardless of language, during September. Link | Add comment
Market share (dma 18)
WESH Orlando Focuses On Bullying All Week
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 26, 2014, 7:22 AM EDT
dma 52
Reporter Rachel Kingston Leaving WIVB Buffalo
The Buffalo News, Sep 26, 2014, 6:17 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WCBS Reporter John Slattery Dies At 63
WCBS, Sep 25, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
WFOX Adding Weekend Morning Newscasts
Jacksonville.com, Sep 25, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT
The Cox-owned Fox affiliate in Jacksonville, Fla., will begin 6-9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday news broadcasts beginning this week. Link | Add comment
Wis. Broadcasters to Air 2 Gubernatorial Debates
TVNewsCheck, Sep 25, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT
dma 138 (Columbia-Jefferson City, MO)
Marissa Hollowed Joins KMIZ As Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Sep 25, 2014, 10:04 AM EDT
dma 39 (Austin, TX)
Rob Cartwright Named KEYE News Director
Austin360.com, Sep 25, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
He is moving from WSYR Syracuse, N.Y., to succeed Greg Turchetta as head of the Austin, Texas, CBS affiliate's news operations. Link | Add comment
Why One Local Emmy Winner Says 'No More'
Robert Feder, Sep 25, 2014, 7:29 AM EDT
Jeff Hoover, the veteran WGN Chicago Morning News producer lanents what the awards have become:  “I have to believe that there is no category for me anymore. It’s time to look at the bigger picture. As long as I am having fun and making people laugh and smile, that’ll always be better than another Emmy to me." Link | Add comment
dma 108 (Tyler, TX)
Ex-KMGH Anchor Mike Landess Joins KYTX
The Denver Post, Sep 25, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 54: Fresno, CA)
KFSN Fresno Turns Positive Stories Into Marketing
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 24, 2014, 8:29 AM EDT
WLS Reporter-Host Theresa Gutierrez Leaving
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Sep 24, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
WDRB Debuts Technology-Driven Set
NewscastStudio, Sep 23, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT
dma 26 (Baltimore)
WBAL To Broadcast Gubernatorial Debate
TVNewsCheck, Sep 23, 2014, 10:53 AM EDT
Market Share (Dma 24: Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL Continues Focus On Domestic Violence
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 23, 2014, 8:09 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 3: Chicago)
WGN's Hilarious, Irreverent Morning News Spoof
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 23, 2014, 8:02 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
KDFW Sports Anchor-Reporter Max Morgan Dies
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Sep 23, 2014, 7:27 AM EDT
dma 4
WCAU Philadelphia Adds Two Reporters
TVNewsCheck, Sep 22, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT
Reporter Quits On Air, Complete With F-Bomb
The Associated Press, Sep 22, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT
Market Share
Scripps' ‘The Now’ Is News, But Not A Newscast
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 22, 2014, 8:21 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
NewsDirector Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Sep 22, 2014, 8:02 AM EDT
Just one newly named ND in this week’s report, while there are, to my knowledge, no new openings. That shrinks our list of open news director jobs to 27. Link | Add comment
DMA 20 (Sacramento, CA)
KCRA Expands 10 P.M. Newscast On KQCA
TVNewsCheck, Sep 22, 2014, 6:25 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 4:
WTXF YouTube Video Touts Weekend Newscasts
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 19, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT
Dma 101 (Fayetteville-Fort Smith, AR)
KNWA Anchor Breaks Silence On Domestic Abuse
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 19, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT
Dma 62 (Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
WBBH Gives Viewers Tour Of New Set, Newsroom
NewscastStudio, Sep 19, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
dma 80 (Portland, ME)
WMTW Takes Viewers Behind The Newscast
TVSpy, Sep 19, 2014, 7:36 AM EDT
dma 3
Anchor Anabel Monge Joins WSNS Chicago
Robert Feder, Sep 19, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WCPO Adds Meteorologist Jennifer Ketchmark
Cincinnati.com, Sep 19, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT
Dma 16 (Miami)
WTVJ Sports Anchor Joe Rose To Retire
WTVJ, Sep 19, 2014, 6:11 AM EDT
Telemundo Stations Add More News
TVNewsCheck, Sep 18, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT
Starting Nov. 3, 14 of its owned stations will increase their early evening newscasts by a half hour. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
New Promo For WTXF's Interactive Weekend News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 18, 2014, 9:42 AM EDT
Dma 3 (Chicago)
Anabel Monge Joins WSNS As Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Sep 17, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT
Dma 30
WFSB Hartford To Host Gubernatorial Debate
TVNewsCheck, Sep 17, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ, WGN Get Story Fast, But Not Right
Robert Feder, Sep 17, 2014, 6:37 PM EDT
dma 12 (Phoenix)
KNXV Promotes EP To Assistant News Director
TVSpy, Sep 17, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT
DMA 35 (Cincinnati)
WCPO Adds Ketchmark As A.M. Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Sep 17, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT
dma 10
Reporter Amanda Perez leaves KPRC Houston
Mike McGuff, Sep 17, 2014, 2:51 PM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KMGH Ditches Traditional ‘Home Base’ In New Set
NewscastStudio, Sep 17, 2014, 8:02 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA Anchor Sorry For 'Monkey' Reference
TVSpy, Sep 17, 2014, 7:36 AM EDT
dma 3
Reporter Katie Kim Joins WMAQ Chicago
Robert Feder, Sep 17, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT
dma 18
WRDQ Orlando Expands 10 P.M. News To Hour
Orlando Sentinel, Sep 17, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
Cox-owned ABC affiliate WFTV Orlando, Fla., has expanded its 10 p.m. news on co-owned  independent WRDQ to one hour Monday through Friday. "We've been on an upward trend with the 10 p.m.," said Shawn Bartelt, general manager of the two stations. Link | Comments (1)
dma 24
Melanie Sanders Leaving WNCN Raleigh
NewsObserver.com, Sep 16, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Election Season Proving To Be A Mixed Bag
TVNewsCheck, Sep 16, 2014, 10:57 AM EDT
With political races heating up in some markets, stations there have plenty to cover and few ad slots left. But in others where races are one-sided, journalists are getting creative, turning to coverage of state and local issues to keep political interest strong. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 7: Boston)
WCVB Shoots Morning News Campaign In An Hour
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 16, 2014, 8:33 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
Former WWL Meteorologist Dave Barnes Dies At 78
Nola.com, Sep 16, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT
Dma 101 (Fort Smith AR)
Yuna Lee Joins KHBS-KHOG Morning News
TVNewsCheck, Sep 15, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT
dma 39 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WXMI Names Deanna Falzone Morning Anchor
MLive.com, Sep 15, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT
Q&A with Les Simpson
Amarillo Pub Puts TV, Radio In Crosshairs
NetNewsCheck, Sep 15, 2014, 8:05 AM EDT
Les Simpson, publisher of the Morris Communications-owned, 30,000-circulation Amarillo Globe-News, sees a not-distant future where local TV and radio have been just as roiled by disruptors as newspapers. Only in this future, the newspapers prevail as the highest volume purveyors of local content with the most mature digital platform. Link | Comments (6)
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Sep 15, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT
A very busy week. Six news director departures last week, with three open jobs being filled. Our list of open ND jobs balloons to 28. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
WFLD Moves Alexa Helms From Anchor To Reporter
Robert Feder, Sep 15, 2014, 7:35 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Fires GM, Hires News Director
AJC.com, Sep 15, 2014, 6:17 AM EDT
Trey Fabacher is out at Meredith's Atlanta CBS affiliate. On the bright side, the station did announce a new news director, Larry Perret, who came from Kansas City. He takes over for Lane Michaelsen, who left in July and now works with Sinclair in Maryland. Link | Add comment
Dma 10 (Houston)
Sports Anchor-Reporter James Starks Joins KPRC
MikeMcGuff.com, Sep 11, 2014, 8:05 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WKRC Cincinnati Shuffles Anchor Teams
Cincinnati.com, Sep 11, 2014, 7:55 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
Todd Dykes Leaving WLWT Morning Team
Cincinnati.com, Sep 11, 2014, 7:27 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Remembering WBBM's P.J. Hoff, A Weather Original
Robert Feder, Sep 11, 2014, 7:25 AM EDT
Dma 101 (Fayetteville-Fort Smith, AR)
Anchor Neile Jones Leaving KNWA After 17 Years
Fayetteville Flyer, Sep 11, 2014, 6:06 AM EDT
Scripps Taps Beck As A Group News Exec
TVNewsCheck, Sep 10, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT
Cameryn Beck, KTVK Phoenix news director, will join the station group as a senior director of news strategy, working with Lana Durban. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
KSTS Adds Sandra Bermúdez As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Sep 10, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
Alison Morris Named WNYW Business Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Sep 10, 2014, 12:53 PM EDT
Dma 43 (Harrisburg-Lancaster, PA)
New Roles For WPMT’s Lutz And Warner
TVNewsCheck, Sep 10, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 64 Dayton, OH)
WBDT Produces Primetime Teen Reality Show
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 10, 2014, 7:52 AM EDT
DMA 90 (Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA)
KGAN-KFXA Adds Chief Meteorologist Terry Swails
KGAN, Sep 10, 2014, 7:35 AM EDT
Dma 14 (Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL)
Sports Anchor-Reporter Chris Field Out At WTVT
TVSpy, Sep 10, 2014, 7:33 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Noon News Returning To WGCL Atlanta
AJC.com, Sep 10, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT
The CBS affiliate dropped a noon newscast three years ago. The new broadcast will debut Sept. 15 and will be anchored by Jocelyn Connell, with Jim Loznicka providing weather. At 12:30 p.m., the station will debut Atlanta Unplugged, a local lifestyle show hosted by Parker Wallace. Link | Comments (1)
dma 171 (Utica, NY)
Jeremy Ryan Named WKTV News Director
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT
He will take over the post at the Utica, N.Y., NBC affiliate from Steve McMurray, who is now VP-GM. Full Story | Add comment
Stations Hiring From Papers To Boost Sites
Poynter, Sep 9, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT
Television stations have lured several journalists away from regional dailies to contribute to their websites in recent years. And as revenue for print ads continues to decline, local television, with its comparatively stable advertising base, is looking increasingly attractive. Link | Add comment
updated 7:45 p.m. ET
KMSP Minneapolis Debuts New 6 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Green On Reinventing Local News At Tribune
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2014, 11:09 AM EDT
The station group’s new news chief, Katherine Green, has a mandate to improve and expand local news. With expansion underway in a number of markets, she says her goal now is “to create the profound consumer experience. What would I love for the Tribune stations? I would love for them to begin connecting in ways we haven’t done before to really move forward and advance information. I don’t want people to think news is dead. I want people to think news is alive and it’s shifting and it’s becoming an exhilarating experience.” Full Story | Comments (6)
Market Share (DMA 27: Baltimore)
New Promos For WMAR’s New 'In Focus' News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 9, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT
dma 101 (Fort Smith-Fayetteville, AR)
Anchor Neile Jones Leaving KNWA
NWAhomepage, Sep 9, 2014, 7:42 AM EDT
dma 134 (Topeka, KS)
Murder Suspect Calls WIBW To Surrender
WIBW, Sep 9, 2014, 7:40 AM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
WCVB Anchor Lipof Battles Life-Threatening Illness
WCVB, Sep 8, 2014, 7:44 PM EDT
Dma 28
KSWB San Diego Adds 1 & 4 P.M. Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Sep 8, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT
With the addition of the new weekday broadcasts, the Tribune Fox affiliate airs 56.5 hours of news a week. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 4
WTXF Philly Debuts New Streetside Studio
NewscastStudio, Sep 8, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT
Dma 3 (Chicago)
WCIU Adds An Hour To ‘You & Me This Morning’
TVNewsCheck, Sep 8, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Sep 8, 2014, 7:54 AM EDT
Two newly named news directors top this week’s report, with just one new opening. Our list of open ND jobs now stands at 26. Link | Add comment
Dma 66 (Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA)
WDBJ Roanoke Promotes Two Meteorologists
TVSpy, Sep 8, 2014, 7:38 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
Brad Johansen To Anchor WKRC's 4 P.M. News
Cincinnati.com, Sep 8, 2014, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 11 (Detroit)
After 2 Eye Surgeries, Dave Rexroth Back At WXYZ
Detroit Free Press, Sep 8, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
DMA 45 (Birmingham, AL)
WVTM Launching 4 P.M. Weekday Newscast
al.com, Sep 5, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
KTRK Asst. News Director Don Kobos To Retire
MikeMcGuff.com, Sep 5, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
KRIV Apologizes For Airing Offensive Tweet
TVSpy, Sep 5, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
KABB Anchor Michael Valdes Leaves After 20 Years
mySA.com, Sep 5, 2014, 7:36 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Karen Meyer Retiring As WLS Disabilities Advocate
Robert Feder, Sep 5, 2014, 7:21 AM EDT
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
Anchor Michael Valdes Gone From KABB
TVSpy, Sep 5, 2014, 6:20 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
Teresa Gonzalez Joins KXTX For Weekend Weather
TVNewsCheck, Sep 4, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
Joyce Garbaciak New WISN 5 P.M. Co-Anchor
JSOnline.com, Sep 4, 2014, 6:17 AM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
KTRK Promotes Wendy Granato To News Dir.
Rick Gevers & Associates, Sep 3, 2014, 8:06 AM EDT
She’s held a variety of roles at the Houston ABC O&O over the past 12 years, most recently as senior executive producer, special projects. Link | Add comment
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
KRON Reporter Robbed Of Gear At Gunpoint
SFGate, Sep 3, 2014, 6:07 AM EDT
Dma 14
WFTS Tampa To Premiere New Afternoon Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Sep 2, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT
Dma 86 (Harlingen-Weslaco, TX)
KTLM Expands Its Local News Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Sep 2, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT
dma 72 (Des Moines, IA)
WHO's Andy Fales Moves From Sports To News
The Des Moines Register, Sep 2, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT
Dma 41 (Oklahoma City)
KWTV Pilot Reportedly Suspended For Racing Chopper
TVSpy, Sep 2, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT
Dma 13
Brian van Kleef Joins KCPQ Seattle News As EP
TVNewsCheck, Sep 2, 2014, 8:37 AM EDT
dma 123 (Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA)
KCOY Names George Kiriyama Managing Editor
FTVLive, Sep 2, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT
Market Share
ABC Intros David Muir; ABC Affils Promo News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 2, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 138: Columbia, MO)
No-Nonsense News Lifts KMIZ From Worst To First
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 2, 2014, 8:16 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Sep 2, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT
We have five new ND openings, three in major markets and all involving veteran NDs. One of those openings was created when a Scripps ND left his job to return to his hometown as ND for another Scripps station. There are now 27 open ND jobs on our list. Remarkably, three of those ND openings are in the same ZIP code. Link | Add comment
dma 4
KYW Philly Traffic Reporter Bob Kelly Gone
TVSpy, Sep 2, 2014, 7:36 AM EDT
Former TV Executive Mike Ward Dies At 63
Robert Feder, Sep 2, 2014, 6:12 AM EDT
Dma 53 (Providence, RI)
WLNE Providence Ups LaCrosse To Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 29, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT
Dma 53 (Providence, RI)
WLNE To Broadcast R.I. Gubernatorial Debate
TVNewsCheck, Aug 29, 2014, 11:06 AM EDT
The Providence ABC affiliate will present 2014 the debate a week after primary elections from Roger Williams University, with support from Cox Communications. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 8 (Washington)
NewsChannel 8 To Host Md. Gubernatorial Debate
WJLA, Aug 29, 2014, 8:22 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KMOV Reporter-Anchor Chris Stanford Out
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Aug 29, 2014, 7:18 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Former WESH Anchor Chioji's Cancer Returns
Orlando Sentinel, Aug 29, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT
dmas 19 (Cleveland) & 30 (Hartford, CT)
WJW Anchor Mark Zinni Leaving For WFSB
The Plain Dealer, Aug 29, 2014, 6:46 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis)
KSTP Photojournalist Russ Brown Dies
KSTP, Aug 29, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Colleen Wolfe Out, Keith Russell In At WTXF
Philly.com, Aug 28, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT
dma 60 (Tulsa, OK)
KTUL Anchor Yvonne Lewis Leaving TV News
Tulsa World, Aug 28, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT
dma 72 (Des Moines, IA)
WOI Sports Anchot Dave Zawilinski Leaving
The Des Moines Register, Aug 28, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
KTVT Anchor-Reporter Tracy Kornet Leaving
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Aug 27, 2014, 7:46 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KMGH Drops 'Jeopardy,' 'Wheel' In Denver
The Denver Post, Aug 27, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT
The E.W. Scripps ABC affiliate will replace the two syndicated hits as of Sept. 8 with a 6 p.m. newscast and a half-hour newsmagazine, The List, a national program with local inserts. Link | Comments (9)
dma 11 (Detroit)
GLAAD Calls Out WJBK For Hate Crimes Report
TV Spy, Aug 27, 2014, 6:30 AM EDT
DMA 93
Kylie Dixon Joins WBRZ Baton Rouge News Team
TVNewsCheck, Aug 26, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
Former WKRC Journalist Kyle Hill Dies At 80
Cincinnati.com, Aug 26, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
‘Chasing New Jersey’ Chasing Viewers In NYC
TVNewsCheck, Aug 26, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT
Fox’s unconventional local newscast that airs on WWOR New York and WTXF Philadelphia has not taken New York by storm at 10 p.m., with ratings down by double digits since its debut last summer. In Philly, it airs at 12:30 a.m. and its 18-49 ratings are up 33% from the time slot’s year-ago numbers. Fox is constantly tweaking its TMZ-like elements and creator Dennis Bianchi says the show has matured, offering a smoother pace, more informative discussions and better stories. TMZ creator Harvey Levin says “they will catch fire.” Full Story | Comments (2)
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KNBC Asst. ND Keith Esparros Leaving
FTVLive, Aug 26, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WLWT Remembers News Operations Manager
TVSpy, Aug 26, 2014, 7:35 AM EDT
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
KSAT Drops One Newscast, Adds Another
MySanAntonio.com, Aug 26, 2014, 7:19 AM EDT
Playout (DMA 66: Roanoke, VA)
ENG Camera Streaming Benches WDBJ Truck
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Aug 25, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KDVR-KWGN ND Ed Kosowski Leaving
Rick Gevers & Associates, Aug 25, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT
He will leave Tribune’s Fox-CW duopoly in Denver when his contract expires next week after three years as news director. Link | Add comment
Dma 8 (Washington)
DC TV Icon Arch Campbell Leaves Airwaves
The Washington Post, Aug 25, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT
dma 11 (Detroit)
GLAAD Calls Out WJBK for ‘Disturbing’ Report
TVSpy, Aug 25, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
Market Share (dma 17)
KCNC Denver Explains New Promos On Its Website
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 25, 2014, 8:36 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Aug 25, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT
Four new news directors top this week’s report, but the onecnew ND opening is in the No. 1 market. Those changes mean there are now 23 open ND jobs on our list. Link | Add comment
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WCPO Anchor Clyde Gray Leaves On Friday
Cincinnati.com, Aug 25, 2014, 7:38 AM EDT
dma 55
Reporter Clayton Clark Leaves KMPH Fresno
The Fresno Bee, Aug 25, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT
Dma 4
WPVI Philadalphia Expanding News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 22, 2014, 5:57 PM EDT
dma 25 (Charlotte, NC)
WJZY Adding 4:30 A.M. News Broadcast
Charlotte Observer, Aug 22, 2014, 10:58 AM EDT
Market Share
New News Promos From Five Markets
TVNewxCheck/Market Share, Aug 22, 2014, 8:08 AM EDT
Dma 110 (Boise, ID)
Roland Steadham New KBOI Chief Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Aug 21, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT
dma 64 (Dayton, OH)
Katie Kenney Joins WDTN’s ‘Living Dayton’
TVNewsCheck, Aug 21, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT
Dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Anchor Laura Gray Returns To WKBW News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 21, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Ex-KNBC Producer Files Second Lawsuit
Deadline, Aug 21, 2014, 7:33 AM EDT
Pink-slipped from his producing job at KNBC Los Angeles about two years ago after almost a decade at the station, Frank Snepp has decided to double up on his battle against his former employer. The 71-year-old Emmy and Peabody winner on Wednesday filed a wrongful-termination complaint against NBCUniversal and the LA O&O seeking a jury trial and "compensatory, general and punitive damages." Link | Comments (1)
dma 17 (Denver)
KMGH Anchor Mike Landess Signing Off Aug. 28
The Denver Post, Aug 21, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
Dan Wilson Named WPTV News Director
TVSpy, Aug 20, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT
Wilson came to the West Palm Beach, Fla., NBC affil from KNXV Phoenix, where he had been assistant news director since 2008. Link | Add comment
Dma 75 (Omaha, NE)
KMTV Expands 4 P.M. News To One Hour
TVNewsCheck, Aug 20, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
The expanded weekday newscast launches Aug. 25. In addition, the station names Phil Aldridge its new sports director. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 11 (Detroit)
WJBK Promotes Jay Towers To A.M. News Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 20, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
Mark Effron Out As WPIX News Director
TV Spy, Aug 20, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT
After 18 months at the Tribune station, the veteran news executive confirms that he will be stepping down at the end of October. Link | Comments (1)
dma 5 (Dallas)
KTVT Drops Brendan Higgins Following Arrest
Uncle Barkey's Bytes, Aug 20, 2014, 7:47 AM EDT
dma 3
Sportscaster Rafer Weigel Leaving WLS Chicago
Robert Feder, Aug 20, 2014, 7:41 AM EDT
dma 89 (Colorado Springs)
Shellene Cockrell Joins KOAA Morning Team
TVNewsCheck, Aug 19, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT
DMA 13 (Seattle)
Reporter Jesse Jones Leaving KING For KIRO
SeattlePI, Aug 19, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Stations Walk Fine Line With Riot Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Aug 19, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT
The logistics of covering the story of the riots in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown are difficult for St. Louis stations working 12-hour shifts and using mobile bonded cellular gear for live feeds. In addition, they are factoring in the emotionally charged nature of the story into every decision. Full Story | Comments (7)
Dma 7 (Boston)
NH1/WBIN Adds Political Reporter Kevin Landrigan
Concord Monitor, Aug 19, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
WTXF To Launch Interactive, Social Newscasts
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 19, 2014, 8:17 AM EDT
dmas 18 (Orlando) & 9 (Atlanta)
Berndt Petersen Leaves WFTV For WSB
Orlando Sentinel, Aug 19, 2014, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 17
New Morning Faces At KUSA Denver
Denver Post, Aug 19, 2014, 7:02 AM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
Veteran WBZ Anchor Jack Williams Stepping Down
Boston Globe, Aug 19, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
DMA 85
WSYR Syracuse Adds 4 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Aug 18, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT
The Nexstar ABC affiliate’s new broadcast will debut on Sept. 15 and be anchored by Carrie Lazarus. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 40
Newsroom Grows By Two At KTBC Austin
TVNewsCheck, Aug 18, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT
Dma 18
WOFL Orlando Adds Two To News Team
TVNewsCheck, Aug 18, 2014, 3:17 PM EDT
DMA 4 (Philadelphia)
WPHL Expands 10 P.M. News To An Hour
TVNewsCheck, Aug 18, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT
The longer local newscast produced by WPVI Philadelphia will begin airing seven days a week starting Sept. 8. Full Story | Add comment
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KSDK Apologizes For Showing Ferguson Cop's Home
KSDK, Aug 18, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT
dma 30 (Hartford-New Haven, CT)
Morning Anchor Logan Byrnes Gone From WTIC
Hartford Courant, Aug 18, 2014, 7:26 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Meteorologist Cheryl Scott Leaving WMAQ
Robert Feder, Aug 18, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ Names Holt, Brooks 11 A.M. Anchors
TVNewsCheck, Aug 15, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
Former Columnist Margaret Bernstein Joins WKYC
WKYC, Aug 15, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT
Market Share
Promos From Houston, LA, Seattle, Dallas, Austin
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 15, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT
Dma 26 (Indianapolis)
Indy Star Columnist Bob Kravitz Joins WTHR
TVNewsCheck, Aug 15, 2014, 7:54 AM EDT
Dma 42 (Las Vegas)
KBLR Taps Frederik Oldenburg As Sports Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 15, 2014, 7:47 AM EDT
dma 40 (Austin, TX)
KAKW Adds HugoChavez Montes To A.M. News
Austin360, Aug 14, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT
How Best To Social Tease Local News?
Lost Remote, Aug 14, 2014, 7:38 AM EDT
While it’s often said that engagement is the oxygen of social media, for most TV broadcasters, only one thing matters: tune-in. Social TV folks frequently debate how far out from air time to post broadcast teases on Facebook (the platform with the largest potential audience). It’s a choice between teasing further out and reaching more people vs. closer to air and getting fewer people but being at the top of their minds. Link | Comments (3)
Dma 65 (Charleston-Huntington, WV)
WCHS Ignores Candidacy Of Critical Ed Rabel
JimRomenesko.com, Aug 14, 2014, 6:25 AM EDT
DMA 52
Meteorologist Andy Parker Rejoins WKBW Buffalo
TVNewsCheck, Aug 13, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT
Anchor Makes 23 Robin Williams References In Report
Los Angeles Times, Aug 13, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Sandy Pudar Named WGN Assistant News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 13, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT
Inside Scripps' Entrepreneurial A-Team
NetNewsCheck, Aug 13, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT
E.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne says he’s “never seen real R&D units work,” so he created the Digital Solutions Group, a unit directly tasked with executing Boehne’s vision of aggressively developing new business lines in this increasingly digital time. The five-person team works side by side with the company’s corporate leaders. This is the fourth in a series of Digital Deep Dive special reports on Scripps. Link | Add comment
dma 28
KFMB San Diego Refreshes Set Design
NewscastStudio, Aug 13, 2014, 7:34 AM EDT
Election Coverage 2014, Part 2
Stations Going Mobile For Election Night
TVNewsCheck, Aug 13, 2014, 6:49 AM EDT
Whether they consider TV to be a first screen or a second screen, local TV news execs agree that digital and social media, which have been evolving as Election Night tools for the last several election cycles, will be playing even bigger roles this November. The challenge, they say, is in creating second-screen experiences that complement, enhance or otherwise drive viewership to what they’re doing on the air — and vice versa. This is part 2 of a three-part special report on 2014 election coverage. Part 3 on Thursday will examine the tools stations will deploy to create an edge with their election graphics. To read the other stories, click here. Full Story | Add comment
Election Coverage 2014, Part I
Stations Ramping Up For Campaign Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Aug 12, 2014, 11:57 AM EDT
Local news operations are busy preparing for an active election season this fall. Station groups say the nature of their political coverage this season will be markedly different, as they heighten their commitment to probing candidates’ claims versus being just an outlet for press conferences and talking points. Plus, there will be increased use of digital and social media. This is the first of a three-part specai report on election coverage. Part 2 on election night coverage will appear tomorrow and part 3 on Thursday will examine the tools stations will deploy to create an edge with their election graphics. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 5 (Dallas)
Sources: 'Corporal Nick' Bristow To Do WFAA Traffic
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Aug 12, 2014, 6:56 AM EDT
dma 72 (Des Moines-Ames, IA)
Steve Karlin To Anchor KCCI 5 P.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 11, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT
dma 82 (Shreveport, LA)
KTBS Anchor Jody Lowery Arrested For DWI
KEEL, Aug 11, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT
dma 39 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM To Launch 5 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Aug 11, 2014, 8:39 AM EDT
The Grand Rapids, Mich., ABC affil will debut the broadcast on Sept. 8. Juliet Dragos and Nick LaFave will co-anchor. Full Story | Add comment
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Aug 11, 2014, 8:18 AM EDT
Four open ND jobs were filled this week, while I’m not aware of any new openings. There are now 26 open ND jobs on our list. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
Jesse Hamilton New WLS Morning News EP
Robert Feder, Aug 11, 2014, 7:12 AM EDT
dma 30
WVIT Lisa Carberg Moves From Anchor To Reporter
Hartford Courant, Aug 11, 2014, 6:09 AM EDT
dma 60 (Tulsa, OK)
Woman Charged In Death Of KJRH Photographer
Tulsa World, Aug 8, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT
Dma 56 (Little Rock, AR)
KARK Names Aaron Nolan Morning Anchor
KARK, Aug 8, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
dma 134 (Topeka, KS)
Meteorologist Drew Switzer Leaving WIBW
WIBW, Aug 8, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
DMA 131 (Wilmington, NC)
WWAY Meteorologist Jerry Jackson Leaving
StarNewsOnline, Aug 8, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT
Dma 24 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
Anchor Pam Saulsby Fired From WNCN
NewsObserver.com, Aug 8, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT
dma 3
WMAQ Chicago Adds Reporter Trina Orlando
Robert Feder, Aug 8, 2014, 6:57 AM EDT
DMA 53 (Providence, RI)
WLNE Promotes Liz Tufts To 5 And 5:30 Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 7, 2014, 11:31 PM EDT
dma 69
Honolulu Stations Prepare For Twin Storms
TVSpy, Aug 7, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT
Stations in Hawaii are in extended coverage mode today, as the islands prepare for a pair of storms — beginning later today with Hurricane Iselle, believed to be the worst storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years: Link | Add comment
Dma 7 (Boston)
Gary LaPlante Named WBZ News Director
WBZ, Aug 7, 2014, 8:08 AM EDT
The Boston CBS O&O taps the WFXT Boston assistant news director to fill the spot left vacant when John Verrilli left in March. Link | Add comment
DMA 100 (Quad Cities)
KWQC Adds Weekend Morning Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Aug 6, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
Starting next month, the Quad Cities NBC affiliate will debut Saturday and Sunday broadcasts that will be anchored by Brian Boesen. In addition, it’s also adding a half hour to its weekday noon news beginning Aug. 18 Full Story | Add comment
DMA 53 (Providence, RI)
WLNE’s Alexandra Cowley To Co-Anchor At 6 & 11
TVNewsCheck, Aug 6, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Morning Co-Anchors Heath, Lundberg Exit WKBW
The Buffalo News, Aug 6, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT
Dma 27 (Baltimore)
WJZ, Paper To Host Maryland Gubernatorial Debate
TVNewsCheck, Aug 6, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
Gabriel Sotelo Joins KSTS As Sports Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 6, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 46)
To Attract News Viewers, WFMY Shoots Itself
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 6, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT
Former WJZ Sports Anchor Shawn Madden Dies
Pressbox, Aug 6, 2014, 8:14 AM EDT
dma 35
Anchor Jacki Jing Gone From WXIX Cincinnati
Cincinnati.com, Aug 6, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT
KTXL Anchor Rodriguez Resigns After Arrest
Sacramento Bee, Aug 6, 2014, 6:04 AM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
Woman Sues KHOU Over False Report
Chron.com, Aug 5, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM Revamps Weekends, Adds News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 5, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT
The CBS Chicago O&O announces a new weekend fall lineup that includes three more hours of news. Full Story | Add comment
Air Check By Diana Marszalek
Viewers Use New App To Track Weather
TVNewsCheck, Aug 5, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT
The StormPins weather crowdsourcing app turns viewers into “junior meteorologists” by letting them mark, or “pin,” severe weather, as well as the damage it leaves behind, with photos and video on neighborhood maps so other folks know what’s heading their way. Emily Barr, CEO of Graham Media, is such a big believer in StormPins that the company invested in the app. “It really allows local television stations to build a kind of sense of community and reinforce the idea that viewers get to contribute.” Full Story | Add comment
dma 18
WESH Orlando's Aixa Diaz Moves To Washington
Orlando Sentinel, Aug 5, 2014, 7:42 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Vanessa Echols Is WFTV's Morning Champ
Orlando Sentinel, Aug 5, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT
DMA 39 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM Expands Weekend, Weekday News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 4, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT
The Grand Rapids, Mich., ABC affiliate is adding news on Sunday morning and at 4:30 a.m. weekdays. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KCBS-KCAL Anchor Kent Shocknek To Retire
TVNewsCheck, Aug 4, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
KGO And KDTV Launch News Collaboration
TVNewsCheck, Aug 4, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT
The two Bay Area outlets will cross-promote newscasts and share unique news content. Full Story | Add comment
Former WRAL Reporter Fred Taylor Dies
WRAL, Aug 4, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT
dma 20 (Sacramento, CA)
KTXL Anchor Sabrina Rodriguez Arrested In Theft
KCRA, Aug 4, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT
Former L.A. News Anchor Jess Marlow Dies At 84
Variety, Aug 4, 2014, 2:17 PM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
WFAA Reporter Teresa Woodard Leaves For PR Job
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Aug 4, 2014, 7:27 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Sam Crenshaw Out At WXIA After Nearly 16 Years
AJC.com, Aug 4, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Aug 4, 2014, 5:48 AM EDT
Five new news director openings and three newly named NDsin this week's report. That means there are now 30 open ND jobs on our list. Link | Add comment
news analysis by Al Tompkins
Stations Investigate Football Helmet Safety
Poynter, Aug 1, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
One of the benefits of my job is that as I travel around the country working with TV stations, I see story ideas that spread like kudzu from one market to the next. One station in one city finds some success with the story, others hear about it, copy the idea and localize it.  I find most of these cut and paste ideas pop up around “sweeps” months and most are awful.  Here’s one that isn’t. It is worth looking at where you are and it may keep some kid from getting hurt. Link | Add comment
Dma 10 (Houston)
KRTK EP Jerry Vazquez To Be KTMD ND
MikeMcGuff.com, Aug 1, 2014, 7:28 AM EDT
Sources say KTRK Executive Producer Jerry Vazquez is leaving the Houston ABC O&O for the city's Telemundo affiliate KTMD news director chair effective immediately. Link | Comments (1)
DMA 131 (Wilmington, NC)
WWAY News Director Scott Pickey Out
TVSpy, Aug 1, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT
The Wilmington, N.C., ABC affiliate confirms Pickey no longer works at the station. WWAY wouldn’t comment on when he left or why. Link | Add comment
dma 11
WJBK Detroit Says Goodbye To Alan Lee
WJBK, Jul 31, 2014, 3:18 PM EDT
dma 18
Anchor Martha Sugalski leaves WESH Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Jul 31, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT
market Share (DMA 2)
KNBC Los Angeles Promotes Its Global Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 31, 2014, 9:43 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 138)
Another Coffee Shop-Themed Morning News Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 31, 2014, 7:43 AM EDT
Newsrooms Need To Know About Google+
NetNewsCheck, Jul 31, 2014, 7:37 AM EDT
If you’re among those with more questions than answers about Google+, Kim Wilson explains this new social platform from the search giant. Social platforms come and go and Google is still the new kid on the block, she notes, but with rumors of SEO influence swirling, most newsrooms are taking G+ seriously.
Link | Add comment
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
Prissila Sánchez Joins KWEX San Antonio News
TVSpy, Jul 31, 2014, 7:14 AM EDT
dma 23
Pittsburgh: Walsh In At KDKA, Costanzo Out At WPXI
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 31, 2014, 6:45 AM EDT
dma 48
WAWS-WTEV Jacksonville Names New Anchors
TVNewsCheck, Jul 30, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT
dma 82
Anchor Sherri Talley Returning To KTBS Shreveport
KTBS, Jul 30, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT
Dma 39
WZZM Grand Rapids Ups Van Ameyde, Adds LaFave
TVNewsCheck, Jul 30, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 5)
New Morning News Promos From KTVT Dallas
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 30, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT
Oops, Best News Bloopers Of July
Jul 30, 2014, 8:05 AM EDT
Dma 43 (Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA)
WPMT Crew 'Touched,' Scratched In 'Ghost Attack'
TVSpy, Jul 30, 2014, 7:14 AM EDT
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
KENS Names Jennifer Dodd Assistant News Dir.
MySanAntonio.com, Jul 30, 2014, 6:51 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA Sports Anchor Apologizes For Alzheimer’s ‘Joke’
TVSpy, Jul 29, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
KARE’s Eckert Wants Local News With Impact
TVNewsCheck, Jul 29, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT
Steve Eckert, a veteran TV newsman with stations and NBC news, was given the task of building an investigative unit at Gannett's NBC affiliate in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He's adding staff and equipment as part of a plan that involves more than rooting out the corruption, flawed systems and stupidity on which journalists thrive. He wants KARE to produce stories so compelling that they “make viewers feel the same exhilaration that I felt when I found that smoking-gun document in the dusty basement of the courthouse." Full Story | Comments (4)
New LSN Mobile App Aggregates Local News
NetNewsCheck, Jul 29, 2014, 7:56 AM EDT
Consumers who like a local news roundup — but can only deal with so many different apps — now have a new on-the-go option. LSN Mobile's Local on the Go, a market-by-market aggregator offering local news, weather and sports, launched today in the Apple app store, providing users info from more than one local source, all in one place. Link | Add comment
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
Anchor Phil Amato Leaves WJXX-WTLV
Florida Times-Union, Jul 29, 2014, 7:52 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
KDFW Cellphone Fire Story Tops 1M Views
KDFW, Jul 28, 2014, 12:42 PM EDT
dma 106 (Tallahassee, FL)
WTXL Morning Meteorologist Michelle Rotella Out
Florida News Center, Jul 28, 2014, 8:16 AM EDT
DMA 58 (Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY)
WNYT News Crew Threated With Arrest
TV Spy, Jul 28, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT
WNYT reporter Mark Mulholland and his photographer Matt Soriano, who work out of the station’s Saratoga-North Country bureau, were shooting in an area near a soon to be closed and empty state prison when a corrections officer told them they couldn’t shoot footage there. The situation escalated, but a call between station management, state police and the Department of Corrections resolved the matter. No one was arrested and no footage was surrendered. Link | Add comment
dma 39 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM Names Dan Harland As A.M. Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 28, 2014, 7:47 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KMSP Adds Local Sun. Show 'The Reporters'
StarTribune.com, Jul 28, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WWL-WUPL Set New Newscasts
Nola.com, Jul 17, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT
dmas 3 (Chicago) & 7 (Boston)
WGN's Frank Holland Hauls Anchor To WCVB
Robert Feder, Jul 17, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Severe Weather Special Report, Part 3
New Radar Improves Severe Storm Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Jul 17, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT
Dual polarization, or dual-pol, radar is changing forecasting. With the dual-pol data, TV meteorologists can do things they couldn't do before — distinguish among rain, snow and hail in a storm; analyze wind shear to determine where a tornado may appear and how it may move; determine the size and shape of rain drops that helps in predicting flash flooding; and "see" the tornadic debris signature that says that a funnel cloud has actually touched down. However, station forecasters need to get educated in how to accurately analyze and interpret this new data. This is the third part of TVN’s Severe Weather special report. You can read the other parts here. Full Story | Add comment
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Vinnie Politan To Anchor New WXIA A.M. Show
AccessAtlanta.com, Jul 17, 2014, 7:19 AM EDT
dma 47 (Albuquerque, NM)
Longtime KRQE Anchor Dick Knipfing To Retire
Albuquerque Journal, Jul 16, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT
dmas 35 (Cincinnati) & 9 (Atlanta)
Reporter Brendan Keefe To Leave WCPO For WXIA
TVSpy, Jul 16, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
John Bachman Joins WAWS-WTEV News
TVNewsCheck, Jul 16, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
WDAY Takes Over WDAZ 5 P.M. News
Grand Forks Herald, Jul 16, 2014, 7:32 AM EDT
dma 11
Elderly Victim Shoots At WXYZ News Crew
WXYZ, Jul 15, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
Should TV Reporters Endorse Products?
NewsLab, Jul 15, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT
The line between news and advertising has been blurring for years. Infomercials, advertorials, “native” ads online. Now, there’s a new option: social media ads, like the ones newbie WWAY Wilmington, N.C., reporter Sara Hopkins gets paid to post on Instagram to supplement her "starter market" salary. Link | Add comment
Severe Weather Special Report, Part 2
Greg Carbin: The Forecaster's Forecaster
TVNewsCheck, Jul 16, 2014, 7:51 AM EDT
The National Weather Service’s storm prediction specialist explains the state of severe weather predicting, where local news operations fit in and what’s needed to reduce hype and focus on information that saves lives. This is the second part of TVN’s Severe Weather special report. You can read the other parts here. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 19 (Cleveland)
Lynna Lai Named WKYC Morning Co-Anchor
WKYC, Jul 14, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT
Dma 40 (Austin, TX)
Ashley Paredez Named KTBC Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 14, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT
'The Now': Newsy Talk With A Social Slant
TVNewsCheck, Jul 14, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
The new 4 p.m. show debuts today on KMGH Denver and KSHB Kansas City, Mo., with a focus on topics that are trending on social media networks. The content will be include viral videos, breaking news stories, content from Scripps stations and websites, original local content and national content that will originate from KMGH. It will eventually get rolled out to six more Scripps stations. Full Story | Add comment
dma 11 (Detroit)
Former WDIV Reporter Jennifer Moore Dies At 64
ClickOnDetroit, Jul 14, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT
dma 174 (Elmira, NY)
WENY Cuts World Cup For Tornado Warning
The Hollywood Reporter, Jul 14, 2014, 8:31 AM EDT
Some World Cup fans in areas of New York and Pennsylvania were irate at the Elmira, N.Y., ABC affiliate Sunday for cutting into the last few minutes of the World Cup final to cover a tornado warning. Link | Comments (1)
dma 17 (Denver)
KMGH Investigative Reporter Amanda Harris Leaves
TVSpy, Jul 11, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT
dma 11 (Detroit)
Former WJBK Anchor Woody Willis Dies At 73
Deadline Detroit, Jul 11, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
KHOU Reporter Courtney Zubowski Leaving
MikeMcGuff.com, Jul 11, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
Number Of Statehouse Reporters Is In Decline
Pew Research Center, Jul 10, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT
Within America’s 50 state capitol buildings, 1,592 journalists inform the public about the actions and issues of state government. About 40% of these reporters work for newspapers, but their numbers have fallen in recent years, raising coverage concerns. One hundred sixty four full-time statehous reporters have been lost since 2003 and 86% of news-producing TV stations do not assign even one reporter — full time or part time — to the statehouse. Link | Add comment
dma 124 (Lafayette, LA)
Veteran KLFY Anchor Chuck Huebner Gone
TheIND.com, Jul 10, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT
dma 27 (Baltimore)
WJZ's Don Scott Says Goodbye After 40 Years
Baltimore Sun, Jul 10, 2014, 8:11 AM EDT
dma 34
Which TV Newsers Inspire Milwaukee Loyalty?
JSOnline.com, Jul 10, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
The planned departure of Anne State from WITI doesn’t appear to have caused too many ripples among Milwaukee viewers, who nonetheless do have favorites among local on-air talent. Link | Add comment
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WXIA Ups Chris Holcomb To Chief Meteorologist
AJC.com, Jul 10, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT
Dma 93 (Baton Rouge, LA)
WBRZ's Whitney Vann Leaving Morning Show
Nola.com, Jul 10, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
WFXT News Staffers Brace For Shakeup
Boston Herald, Jul 10, 2014, 6:14 AM EDT
Changes are coming to the Boston Fox station, and word from the newsroom is that people are nervously eyeing the new regime that will take over once the FCC approves the swap that puts Cox Media Group in charge of the station. “No one in the newsroom is 
happy,” said one WFXT insider. “No one here knows what’s happening.” Link | Comments (2)
Market Share
CSD Advice To NDs On Improving News, Marketing
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 9, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
dma 11 (Detroit)
Alan Lee To Step Down As WJBK Anchor
WJBK, Jul 8, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT
Dma 10
KHOU Houston Reporter Kathering Whaley Leaving
Houston Chronicle, Jul 8, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
WCVB's Kemberly Bookman Moving To WHDH
NewEnglandOne.com, Jul 8, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Arsenio’s Loss Is Tribune News Viewers’ Gain
TVNewsCheck, Jul 8, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT
With the upcoming departure of the latenight syndicated talk show, at least five Tribune Broadcasting stations will fill the 11 p.m. slot with local news, and more may follow. It’s also an opportunity to experiment with formats in the hopes of winning over younger viewers, says new Tribune news chief Katherine Green. Full Story | Comments (14)
Dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
WDRB Adds Education Reporter To News Staff
TVNewsCheck, Jul 8, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT
dma 11 (Detroit)
Alan Lee Stepping Down As WJBK Anchor
WJBK, Jul 8, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT
DMA 26 (Indianapolis)
WISH Responds To Viewer Complaints
TVSpy, Jul 8, 2014, 6:11 AM EDT
Dma 5 (Dallas)
Mike Garber Named KTVT-KTXA News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jul 7, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT
The former news director of WPTV-WFLX West Palm Beach, Fla., will lead the news operations at CBS’s Dallas duopoly. Full Story | Add comment
dma 11 (Detroit)
WXYZ Meteorologist Injured In Fireworks Accident
Daily Tribune, Jul 7, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT
Dma 77 (Columbia, SC)
WIS Columbia Anchor Ben Hoover Gone
The State, Jul 7, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT
One Anchor's Fight Against News Cliches
David Carroll's Chattanooga Radio & TV, Jul 7, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jul 7, 2014, 8:21 AM EDT
Just one new news director in this report from a holiday shortened week, although that new ND is in the No. 3 market. And for the second consecutive week, I’m not aware of any new openings. That change lowers our listing of open ND positions to 25. Link | Add comment
Market Share
CSD Survey: Ownership, News Quality, Marketing
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 7, 2014, 8:13 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
Suzie Humphreys Leaving KTXD's 'The Broadcast'
Uncle Barkey's Bytes, Jul 7, 2014, 6:58 AM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
Former KHOU Reporter Brad Woodard Dies
KHOU, Jul 7, 2014, 6:01 AM EDT
Dma 136 (Wausau-Rhinelander, WI)
Meteorologist Mike Breunling Moves To WAOW
TVNewsCheck, Jul 3, 2014, 10:38 AM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
KPRC Reporter Mary Benton Leaving After 20 Years
MikeMcGuff.com, Jul 3, 2014, 6:56 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
David Chandley To Leave WSB After 25+ Years
AccessAtlanta.com, Jul 3, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT
Dma 3 (Chicago)
Jennifer Lyons Named WGN-TV News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jul 2, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT
The longtime journalist at Tribune’s Chicago CW affil is promoted to succeed the retiring Greg Caputo. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share
Broadcast News Sets: Some Gold, Some Sand
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 2, 2014, 8:42 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Host Sorry For 'Colored Woman' Remark
AJC.com, Jul 2, 2014, 7:02 AM EDT
dma 31
KSHB Kansas City Anchor Mark Clegg Leaving
KansasCity.com, Jul 2, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT
Dma 62 (Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
WFTX Welcomes Back Anchor Amy Wegmann
TVNewsCheck, Jul 1, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Debuts New Evening Anchor Team
TVSpy, Jul 1, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT
dma 24
WRAL Raleigh Unveils Its Sand Desk
TVSpy, Jul 1, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT
DMA 42 (Las Vegas)
KBLR Introduces Weekday Local News
Media Moves, Jul 1, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
The Las Vegas Telemundo affiliate's new 6 and 11 p.m. broadcasts will be anchored by Beatriz Moncayo. The station dropped its newscasts eight years ago. Link | Add comment
Dma 19 (Cleveland)
Wale' Aliyu Joining WKYC News Team
WKYC, Jun 30, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT
dma 170 (Quincy, IL)
Kristen Hamilton Named KHQA News Director
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jun 30, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT
Kristen Hamilton, content manager at WXIN Indianapolis, returns to Illinois to become news director for this Sinclair Broadcasting-owned CBS affiliate. She succeeds Nora Baldner. Link | Add comment
IRE 2014
Time To Finally Embrace News Collaboration
TVNewsCheck, Jun 30, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT

Speakers at last week’s Investigative Reporters & Editors conference say that 76% of local broadcasters partner with other  news outlets, and it behooves TV reporters to maximize the potential — and benefits — of those collaborations, whether they like it or not. And the same goes for collaborating with their own digital teams. There should no longer be a division between on-air and digital departments. Full Story | Add comment

Using SmartPhones As Audio Recorders In TV News
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Jun 30, 2014, 8:08 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WDSU Weekend Anchor Rachel Wulff Leaving
Nola.com, Jun 30, 2014, 6:56 AM EDT
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
WOAI Anchor Jacqueline Ortiz Leaving
mySA.com, Jun 27, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
Kent Geist Retiring After 46 Years At WVIZ
Cleveland.com, Jun 27, 2014, 7:02 AM EDT
Dma 13
KCPQ Seattle To Add 11 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Jun 26, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT
Tribune’s Fox affiliate will roll out the new broadcast on Aug. 17. Full Story | Comments (9)
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA Senior Producer Leaving After 34 Years
KUSA, Jun 26, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KSTP's Steve Patterson Joins 'Twin Cities Live'
StarTribune.com, Jun 26, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT
Dma 3 (Chicago)
Courtney Gousman Joins WGN As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jun 26, 2014, 6:04 AM EDT
Fox Stations Beef Up Local News In 9 Markets
TVNewsCheck, Jun 25, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT
The additional 29½ hours per week are at the group’s stations in Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Washington; Atlanta; Minneapolis; Phoenix; Charlotte, N.C.; Memphis; and Austin, Texas, will boost the groups local news total to 885 hours per week. Full Story | Comments (3)
Study: Local TV News Drives Purchases
NetNewsCheck, Jun 24, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT
A new study by GfK for Hearst Television finds that viewers have a high level of engagement and trust with local television news and this favorable environment plays a role in prompting viewers to research and purchase products advertised during newscasts. Eighty-five percent of all respondents agreed with the statement “local TV news helps me feel connected to my community.” Forty-five percent agreed that “I know when advertisers put an ad on local TV news that they care about me and my community.” Link | Add comment
Alex Holley Tapped AS WTXF Morning Co-Host
Alex Holley Tapped AS WTXF Morning Co-Host
TVNewsCheck, Jun 24, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WCPO Anchor Clyde Gray To Retire In August
Cincinnati.com, Jun 24, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WGN Adding 5 P.M. Weekend Newscast
Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2014, 7:05 AM EDT
The new broadcast will debut July 12 on the Tribune-owned Chicago CW affiliate. Link | Add comment
DMA 45 (Birmingham, AL)
Longtime WBRC Anchor Joe Langston Dies At 82
al.com, Jun 24, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT
DMA 26 (Indianapolis)
WXIN, Paper In News, Promo Partnership
TVNewsCheck, Jun 23, 2014, 3:11 PM EDT
The Indianapolis Fox affil and Indianapolis Star join efforts to expand local coverage of weather, sports, breaking news and investigative stories. They will also develop joint community events. Full Story | Add comment
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Launches Reformatted 6 P.M. News
New York Daily News, Jun 23, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jun 23, 2014, 8:14 AM EDT
There are two new openings, both in 100+ markets, to tell you about this week, and, to my knowledge, no new NDs were hired this week. Those changes bring our total of open ND jobs to 27. Link | Add comment
Dma 10 (Houston)
KHOU Anchor Ron Trevino's DWI Case Dismissed
MikeMcGuff.com, Jun 20, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
dma 120 (Montgomery, AL)
WAKA News Director Leaves After A Month
TVSpy, Jun 20, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT
Jack Pagano, the newly appointed news director for Montgomery, Ala., CBS affiliate WAKA has left the station after being hired in May. Pagano says he left so he could take care of a family issue, adding. “I will seek another run in broadcasting as soon as my family situation is resolved.” Link | Add comment
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KSDK Anchor Pat McGonigle Signs New Contract
St. Louis Business Journal, Jun 20, 2014, 7:26 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 33)
KSL Salt Lake City Promotes Its Murrow Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 19, 2014, 7:54 AM EDT
RTDNA-Hofstra University Survey
More Stations Producing Local News
RTDNA, Jun 19, 2014, 7:18 AM EDT
The number of TV stations originating local news actually went up by two this year to 719 stations. However weakly, that reverses an eight-year trend of fewer newsrooms. Those 719 TV stations run news on those and another 307 stations; a record total of 1,026 stations airing local news. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM Rolling Out Mobile Weather Lab
NewscastStudio, Jun 19, 2014, 6:12 AM EDT
The Chicago CBS O&O is planning to unveil what it calls the city’s first mobile weather lab today. The modified BMW, which is also sponsored by the automaker, has been teased on Twitter and Instagram, but doesn’t hit the road officially until Thursday morning. The exact configuration and capabilities of the vehicle are expected to be announced Thursday as well. Link | Comments (1)
dma 34
Tallying Up Milwaukee's TV News Offerings
JSOnline, Jun 18, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Guesstimating how many hours of television news air in Milwaukee is a how-much-wood-could-a-woodchuck-chuck calculation since it's different for each station. By my back-of-envelope calculations, WITI has the most local news — a whopping 10.5 hours per day, if you count its two hourlong, sometimes topical chat shows Real Milwaukee and Studio A, and I reluctantly do. Link | Add comment
dma 100 (Davenport, IA)
KWQC Sports Director Thom Cornelis To Retire
TVNewsCheck, Jun 18, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
WTEV Mistakenly Airs Rival Meteorologist's Pix
TVSpy, Jun 18, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 19 (Cleveland)
WKYC's Wheeler Moves From Anchor To Reporter
Cleveland.com, Jun 18, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT
Fox O&Os To Air Fla. Gubernatorial Debate
TVNewsCheck, Jun 17, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT
O&Os WOFL Orlando, WTVT Tampa and WOGX Gainesville will originate the debate live on Sept. 29. It will be carried by all Fox stations in the state. Full Story | Add comment
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KTLA Quietly Adds 11 P.M. Newscast
TVSpy, Jun 17, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT
Tribune-owned KTLA Los Angeles added another hour of news last night. In what Tribune called a soft launch, viewers of the CW affiliate were treated to an 11 p.m. newscast anchored by 10 p.m. anchors Cher Calvin and Micah Ohlman. Link | Add comment
Dma 69 (Honolulu)
Diane Ako Is KHON's New Morning Anchor
KHON, Jun 17, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Vinnie Politan Joining WXIA As News Anchor
AJC.com, Jun 17, 2014, 6:57 AM EDT
dma 9
WAGA Atlanta Meteorologist Ken Cook Retiring
AJC.com, Jun 17, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT
WJLA Anchor Maureen Bunyan Knighted
TVNewsCheck, Jun 16, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT
dma 11
WDIV Detroit Debuts New Severe Weather App
TVNewsCheck, Jun 16, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT
Market Share
New Weather Promos From Across The Country
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 16, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT
market share (dma 100: Davenport, IA)
KWQC Davenport Facebook Post Reaches 3M
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 16, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT
dma 30 (Hartford, CT)
Ex WPIX Anchor Jim Watkins Filling In At WTNH
TVSpy, Jun 16, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT
TVNewsCheck Focus on Journalism
Evening, Late News Viewing Down In Top 10
TVNewsCheck, Jul 2, 2014, 8:43 AM EDT
Viewership of evening and late news dropped 7% this past May compared to May 2013 in the top 10 TV markets, with Boston posting the largest drop (-23%, due in part to the large amount of coverage in 2013 of the Boston Marathon bombings). Washington recorded the most growth (7%). WABC New York (above) remains the No. 1 station in the No. 1 market. Full Story | Comments (9)
DMA 13 (Seattle)
KOMO Wins Court Fight Over Police Dashcam Video
TVSpy, Jun 13, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
KSAT Reporter Has Spurs Logo Shaved Into Head
Jim Romenesko, Jun 13, 2014, 6:28 AM EDT
Dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Adds Meteorologist Catherine Bodak
TVNewsCheck, Jun 12, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT
dma 8
WRC Washington Names New Consumer Team
WRC, Jun 12, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT
dma 10
Houston Evening, Late News Viewing -11%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 9
Atlanta Evening, Late News Viewing +5%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 8
Washington Evening, Late News Viewing +7%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 7
Boston Evening, Late News Viewing -23%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 6
San Fran Evening, Late News Viewing -5%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 1
New York Evening, Late News Viewing -7%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 2
Los Angeles Evening, Late News Viewing +3%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 3
Chicago Evening, Late News Viewing -21%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 4
Philadelphia Evening, Late News Viewing -5%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 5
Dallas Evening, Late News Viewing Flat
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
Dma 24 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
Anchor-Reporter Lynda Loveland Returns To WRAL
NewsObserver.com, Jun 12, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT
DMA 13 (Seattle)
Jean Enersen Stepping Down As KING Anchor
KING, Jun 12, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
Toolkit to Become An All-Media Journalist: Part 2
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Jun 12, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT
Market Share
You Won a Murrow Award! So Now What?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 12, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
Darby Douglas Returns To KHOU Houston News
TVNewsCheck, Jun 11, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WKMG Adds Anchor David Hall To Mornings
Orlando Sentinel, Jun 11, 2014, 6:49 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KTVI-KPLR Adds Meteorologist Anne Elise Parks
STLtoday.com, Jun 10, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Brett Connolly To Anchor WESH News At 10 P.M.
Orlando Sentinel, Jun 10, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 8: Washington)
D.C. News Program Offered In Spanish and English
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 9, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jun 9, 2014, 7:39 AM EDT
Three new news directors in our report this week, including one who'll head up a new state-wide new network. And there's just one new opening, that's at a Spanish language station in Washington.Those changes bring our total of open ND jobs to 25. Link | Add comment
dma 5 (Dallas)
New Assignments For WFAA's Moore, Wade
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Jun 9, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT
Dma 30 (Hartford, CT)
Katie Corrado Joins WTIC As Multimedia Journalist
TVNewsCheck, Jun 6, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
Fellow Soldier Talks To WTTG About Bergdahl
WTTG, Jun 6, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
Shon Gables Out As WFAA Anchor-Reporter
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Jun 6, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT
dma 81 (Paducah, KY-Cape Girardeau, MO)
WSIL Adds Amy Fox To Its Morning News Team
TVNewsCheck, Jun 5, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
Handa Hosts KNTV Asian Community Affairs Show
AsianWeek, Jun 5, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT
Dma 26 (Indianapolis)
Pescovitz Named WTHR Weekend A.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jun 5, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT
DMA 64
Cox Dayton Spawns Print-TV-Digital Reporters
NetNewsCheck, Jun 5, 2014, 8:12 AM EDT
A new breed of reporter has emerged in the multimedia newsroom of Cox Media Group in Dayton, Ohio — one who can write for the paper and Web, shoot video and produce a story for the evening news. The ability to work in all media is increasingly important, says Jessica Heffner, one of the 10 so-called all-media journalists in Dayton. “Even in companies outside of Cox that don’t own all of these different platforms, media is coming closer and closer together." Link | Add comment
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
WTEV-WAWS Anchor Firings Criticized
The Florida Times-Union, Jun 5, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT
After five high-profile anchors at the Cox-operated CBS-Fox duopoly in Jacksonville, Fla., were fired, Michael Castengera, a senior lecturer at the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication, called it 'wholesale slaughter' and ' a stupid move.' Link | Comments (2)
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Meteorologist Katie Horner Leaves KMOV
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jun 5, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Morning Anchors Off To See The Wizard
WTXF, Jun 4, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT
dma 3
Siafa Lewis Joins WMAQ Chicago's Sports Team
Robert Feder, Jun 4, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
Dma 14 (Tampa, FL)
Anchor Gayle Sierens Leaving WFLA Next Year
TVSpy, Jun 3, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KARE Morning Anchor Tim McNiff Leaving
TwinCities.com, Jun 3, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT
dmas 5 & 2
Nerissa Knight Leaves KDAF For KTLA
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Jun 3, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KDVR Launches Sunday Political Show
TVSpy, Jun 3, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
Anchor John Muller Returns To WPIX New York
New York Post, Jun 3, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas )
KTVT Sports Reporter Dennis Out After 16 Years
Dallas Morning News, Jun 2, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT
dma 73
Jessica Roe Named ND At KHQ Spokane
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jun 2, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT
The new newsroom chief at the Cowles-owned NBC affiliate worked for the State of Colorado for the past four years, but earlier spent five years as an EP at KUSA Denver and held news positions at stations in a number of other markets. Link | Add comment
dma 145 (Anchorage, AK)
Longtime KTUU Anchor Sheila Balistreri Signs Off
Alaska Dispatch, Jun 2, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 24: Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL To Live Stream Domestic Violence Forum
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 2, 2014, 8:09 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jun 2, 2014, 7:55 AM EDT
Four people took new news director jobs last week, bringing the count of open ND positions to 26. Link | Add comment
dma 18
Ginger Gadsden Joining WKMG Orlando News
Orlando Sentinel, Jun 2, 2014, 7:28 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KDVR's Eli Stokols To Launch Politics Show
Denver Post, Jun 2, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT
DMA 13 (Seattle)
Longtime KOMO Personality Ken Schram Dies
The Seattle Times, May 30, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT
Dma 27 (Baltimore)
Reporter Catherine Hawley Joins WMAR
TVNewsCheck, May 30, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
Dma 14 (Tampa, FL)
WTVT Tampa Anchor Anne Dwyer To Retire
MyFoxTampaBay, May 30, 2014, 9:43 AM EDT
DMA 90 (Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA)
Jerry Gallagher Joins KWWL’s ‘Today In Iowa’
TVNewsCheck, May 29, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT
dma 51
Two New Orleans Anchors Retiring May 30
Nola.com, May 29, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
WGBH’s Emily Rooney Steps Back From Daily News
TVNewsCheck, May 29, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
DMA 42 (Las Vegas)
Did KLAS Anchor Sales Promo Go Too Far?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 29, 2014, 9:02 AM EDT
KLAS, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, produced a sales presentation video, May Client Presentation, to tell advertisers about its performance in May and throughout the year and posted it to YouTube. The hosts in the video are KLAS anchors Paul Joncich and Denise Valdez, although neither ever identifies themselves, and they urge the potential clients to "get your orders in right now." Link | Comments (4)
dma 3 (Chicago)
WFLD Adding Former Intern Helms To Anchor Staff
Robert Feder, May 29, 2014, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 10
KRIV Houston Wants You To Know
TVNewsCheck, May 29, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
Major Newsroom Shakeup At WAWS-WTEV
Jacksonville Business Journal, May 28, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT
Five high-profile anchors at Cox-operated Fox-CBS duopoly in Jacksonville, Fla., are being booted off the air. Anchors Mark Spain, Paige Kelton, Lynnsey Gardner and Mike and Tera Barz were told last week that the station has "decided to go in a different direction," said a person familiar with the situation. The anchors' last day will be on or around Sept. 1, the source said. Link | Comments (2)
Market Share (DMA 39: Grand Rapids, MI)
WXMI Tries To Undo 15-Year-Old Branding
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 28, 2014, 8:17 AM EDT
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
WHAS Names David Seals News Director
TVSpy, May 28, 2014, 7:37 AM EDT
The assistant ND at WZTV Nashville will take over top news duties at the Louisville, Ky., ABC affiliate beginning June 2. Link | Add comment
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
WDAY Reporter Kiersten Cooley Arrested For DUI
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, May 28, 2014, 7:35 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH Special Studies Hurricane Forecasting
Orlando Sentinel, May 28, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT
Hearst's Orlando NBC affiliate will explore how hurricane forecasting has improved in the 10 years since Charley, Frances and Jeanne battered the region. Link | Add comment
dma 27 (Baltimore)
Megan Pringle Joins WBAL Morning Team
Baltimore Sun, May 28, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
KOMO Ups Pressure To Unseat KING In News
TVNewsCheck, May 27, 2014, 11:42 AM EDT
With Sinclair's new ownership of Seattle's KOMO, there's a big drive to dethrone Gannett's KING from the No. 1 news spot. But the NBC affil KING isn't resting on its laurels. And while KIRO's news leadership is in flux, it's also got a stake in the ratings race. Full Story | Comments (7)
DMA 13 (Seattle)
KIRO News Director Bob Jordan To Retire
TVSpy, May 27, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT
Jordan has been news director at Cox-owned Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO for the last two years, transferring from Cox-owned WFTV Orlando, Fla. He tweeted that he's retiring at the end of June.
Link | Add comment
Dma 14 (Tampa, FL)
WTVT's John Wilson Retiring After 50 Years
WTVT, May 27, 2014, 8:19 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
Digital Media Buy Leads To Ratings For WPHL
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 27, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, May 27, 2014, 7:43 AM EDT
This week's report features two new openings, both in large markets. And we have just one new opening to share with you. Our always unofficial count of open ND jobs stands at 28. Link | Add comment
dma 1
WLNY New York Cancels Morning Newscast
TVSpy, May 23, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT
dma 52
Buffalo Sweeps: WIVB Takes Noon, 6, 11 P.M.
Buffalo News, May 23, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT
dma 3
Chicago Sweeps: WLS Sweeps To The Top Again
Robert Feder, May 23, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT
dmas 18 & 10
Anchor Syan Rhodes Leaving WESH For KPRC
Orlando Sentinel, May 23, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
Dallas Sweeps: WFAA Retains 10 P.M. Crown
Uncle Barky's Bytes, May 23, 2014, 6:58 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Meteorologist Treanor To Freelance For WKMG
Orlando Sentinel, May 23, 2014, 6:49 AM EDT
dma 34
Milwaukee Sweeps: WISN Wins, WITI Strong No. 2
JSOnline, May 23, 2014, 6:07 AM EDT
TVNewsCheck/Market Share
You Can Learn A Lot Fom A Promotion In NYC
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 22, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT
dma 18
Orlando Sweeps: WESH Edges WFTV Twice
Orlando Sentinel, May 22, 2014, 3:11 PM EDT
dma 39 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WXMI To Launch 11 P.M. Newscast
MLive.com, May 22, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT
The Grand Rapics, Mich., Fox affiliate, whose slogan has been "at 10 it's news, at 11 it's history," is changing its tune. WXMI on June 2 will launch an 11 p.m. news program seven days a week. Link | Add comment
dma 36
San Antonio Sweeps: KSAT Nearly Sweeps
mySA.com, May 22, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT
Best May For WNYW’s ‘Good Day New York’
TVNewsCheck, May 22, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT
dma 1
Meteorologist Rachel Frank Joins WPIX New York
TVNewsCheck, May 22, 2014, 10:26 AM EDT
dma 34
WITI Milwaukee Anchor Anne State Leaving
JSOnline, May 22, 2014, 7:14 AM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA Reporter Jessica Doyle Leaving
TVSpy, May 21, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 1)
WABC New York Promotes New Website Design
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 21, 2014, 8:33 AM EDT
dma 154 (Panama City, FL)
WJHG Anchor Joe Moore Retiring After 43 Years
WJHG, May 21, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 13)
May Sweeps Spotlight: KIRO Seattle Investigates
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 20, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Weathercasters Grapple With Climate Change
TVNewsCheck, May 20, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT
There's a growing trend, supported by the White House, for TV stations to provide more coverage of the causes and effects of climate change. However, some in the business are wary of it either because they don't feel expert enough or are concerned about the politically charged nature of the topic. Full Story | Comments (15)
dma 67 (Wichita, Kan.)
KWCH Adds TrafficLand Broadcast Video Service
TVNewsCheck, May 20, 2014, 9:26 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 104)
WFIE Evansville Markets Severe Weather Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 20, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WKBW Sportscaster Allen Leight Leaves
Buffalo News, May 20, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 13: Seattle)
May Sweeps — Seattle’s KIRO Investigates
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 19, 2014, 3:17 PM EDT
DMA 88 (Waco, TX)
Former KBTX News Director Mike George Dies
KBTX, May 19, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
Sportscaster Dan Corey Resigns From WDAZ
TVSpy, May 19, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 101: Fr. Smith, AR)
Marketing In Tragedy: ‘Proofing’ Tornado Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 19, 2014, 8:22 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, May 19, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT
This week we have three new ND openings, two newly named NDs, and a list of 26 stations that are looking for a new news director. Link | Add comment
dma 135 (Rockford, IL)
WREX Shows Reality Behind Making Local News
TVSpy, May 16, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT
Market Share (dma 81: Paducah, KY)
WPSD’s Warning for Parents and Children
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 16, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
WOAI Adds Evy Ramos As Evening Anchor
MySanAntonio.com, May 16, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
Market Share
We Interrupt This TV Program To Save Lives
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 16, 2014, 7:58 AM EDT
DMA 111 (Sioux Falls, SD)
KSFY's Nancy Naeve Weather Rant Goes Viral
Yahoo, May 16, 2014, 7:52 AM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
Emily Riemer Returning To WCVB Anchor Desk
Boston.com, May 16, 2014, 6:29 AM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WPVI Special Promotes Cultural Diversity
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 15, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT
DMA 39 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM Grand Rapids Expands Noon Newscast
TVNewsCheck, May 15, 2014, 8:07 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 13: Seattle)
Seattle’s KIRO Exposes Handicapped Parking Fraud
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 15, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT
dmas 5 (Dallas) & 2 (Los Angeles)
KXAS Reporter Randy McIlwain Leaving For KNBC
Uncle Barky's Bytes, May 14, 2014, 7:28 AM EDT
dmas 17 (Denver) & 40 (Austin, TX)
Hema Mullur Leaves KDVR For KEYE
Denver Post, May 14, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 27 (Baltimore)
WMAR Improvises To Cover Its Own Story
CNN, May 14, 2014, 6:24 AM EDT
The biggest story in Baltimore Tuesday happened inside the headquarters of the city's ABC affiliate, WMAR, but for more than five hours, the reporters at the Scripps station couldn't get on the air to cover it. They could only relay information via Twitter and the station's website. As its rivals covered the story, WMAR aired network and syndicated programming until it went black at around 4 p.m. for more than an hour. Link | Add comment
Readers: Diminished Role Of Director In Local News
TVNewsCheck/Playout, May 13, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 67: Wichita, KS)
More May Sweeps Spots from KWCH Wichita
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 13, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA Anchor Kyle Dyer Going Part Time
Denver Post, May 13, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
Janet Hundley Joins WTMJ As News Director
TVNewsCheck, May 12, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

The Journal Broadcast Group’s Milwaukee NBC affiliate hires her from WLS Chicago where she’s been assistant news director since 2002. Full Story | Add comment

Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
May Sweeps Spots From WNBC New York
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 12, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Names Lucy Noland Evening Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 12, 2014, 3:18 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, May 12, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT
It is, perhaps, fitting that in a week that ended with Mother's Day, three veteran newswomen took big new jobs. They either landed one of the three new ND jobs, or created one of the three new openings, all three of those openings in top 10 markets. Our list of open ND jobs remains at 25. Link | Add comment
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
Elisa Amigo To Anchor KABB 9 P.M. News
KABB, May 12, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
KXAS Adds Ellen Bryan In Early Mornings
UncleBarky.com, May 12, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 3
WLS Chicago Loses Two Key News Execs
Robert Feder, May 12, 2014, 6:21 AM EDT
Janet Hundley resigned Friday after more than 12 years as assistant news director at ABC-owned WLS Chicago to become news director of WTMJ, the NBC affiliate in Milwaukee. Hundley’s exit closely follows the resignation of Richard Maginn, executive producer of WLS’s 10 p.m. weekday newscast and a 19-year veteran of the station. Both departures are effective at the end of the May ratings sweeps. No word on replacements. Link | Add comment
Two San Diego Stations Air Fake Shark Photo
iMediaEthics, May 9, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas )
KXAS Fights Ads Using Its News Footage
TVSpy, May 9, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT
KXAS, the NBC-owned station in Dallas, is disputing the use of its footage in a political ad for Dan Branch, who is running for Attorney General of Texas. Link | Add comment
Market Share
KYW’s Pat Ciarrocchi On Her Hall of Fame Career
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 9, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF's Kerry Barrett Moves To Mornings
Philly.com, May 9, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT
CBS Names Tom Duerr Ex. Prod. At Philly Duopoly
TVNewsCheck, May 8, 2014, 3:23 PM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KMGH Anchor Mike Landess Announces Retirement
TheDenverChannel.com, May 8, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WWL Anchor Dennis Woltering Retiring
Nola.com, May 8, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 120 (Montgomery, AL)
Pioneering WSFA Reporter Norman Lumpkin Dies
WSFA, May 7, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT
Obama Seeks TV’s Help On Climate Change
New York Times, May 7, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT
On Tuesday, eight weather broadcasters interviewed President Obama and spent the day at the White House. From Al Roker of the Today show to local weathermen and women from Chicago, Miami, Seattle and other cities, the handpicked guests were there, the administration hoped, to spread the word contained in a landmark new report, the National Climate Assessment, that the warming climate is causing sweeping change across the United States. Link | Comments (2)
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
Peabody-Winning WCPO Reporter Elaine Green Dies
Cincinnati.com, May 7, 2014, 7:26 AM EDT
dmas 19 (Cleveland) & 3 (Chicago)
WKYC Anchor Erin Kennedy Leaves For WBBM
Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 7, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose)
KSTS San Francisco Expands Local News
TVNewsCheck, May 6, 2014, 8:47 PM EDT
The Bay-area Telemundo affiliate is adding two weekday morning newscasts, a high-def studio, nearly 20 more members to the news team and partnerships with co-owned NBC affiliate KNTV. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Adds Executive Producer, Reporter
TVNewsCheck, May 6, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT
Robin Tyndall is the new executive producer of the Cincinnati Fox affil’s ^:30 and 10 p.m. broadcasts. Megan O’Rourke joins as reporter for Fox19 Morning News. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 17: Denver)