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  • Year In Review Pt. 3: Tech Expands Possibilities

    This year’s major technology news includes developments in ATSC 3.0, the next-gen broadcast TV standard; the growing acceptance of IP as a replacement for SDI in transporting content throughout and among facilities; increasing interest in virtual news set technology and new moves by the networks into TV Everywhere. More | Add comment
  • Year In Review Pt. 2: Biz, D.C., Programming, New Media

    Part 2 of TVNewsCheck's annual roundup of the major news of the year covers business; regulatory/legal developments; syndicated and network programming; and new media. More | Comments (3)
  • Complete Coverage Of TVN's 2014 NewsTECHForum

    The second annual conference from TVNewsCheck and Sports Video Group featured keynotes from Sinclair Broadcast CEO David Smith and Tow-Knight Center's Jeff Jarvis. The two-day gathering, designed for news, technology and news operations managers, addressed cutting-edge issues including multiscreen news workflow, IT security for TV news, severe weather reporting, mobile newsgathering, next-gen ENG cameras, video-enabled drones and more. Find all our coverage here. More
  • Year In Review Pt. 1: Busy Year For Local, Network News

    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. More | Comments (7)
  • Spotlight: WRAL Above And Beyond With Drone Rules

    The Raleigh, N.C., CBS affiliate has adopted rigorous standards for drone deployment as it learns how to operate them in preparation for the day the FAA approves their use in newsgathering. The requirements include operator training on par with that needed to acquire a private pilot’s license and following a set of operating rules designed to ensure safety and respect privacy. More | Comments (1)

Special Reports

  • FCC Watch: A quick briefing on 26 FCC proceedings affecting broadcasters from communications attorneys David Oxenford and David O'Connor.
  • 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.
  • Diginets 2014: A three-part examination of the revenue, programming and business strategies of multicasting.
  • 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.
  • 2013—Year In Review: Revisit the year’s top developments in business, programming, journalism, technology, regulation and more.
  • 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.
Marketshare Blog Playout Blog
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
Newstechforum
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)
newstechforum
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
YEAR IN REVIEW PART 1
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)
newstechforum
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 (2)
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
Playout
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

Playout
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
Playout
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
Playout
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)
KMGH Markets Morning News As 'Not Typical'
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 6, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
KATV Stands Behind Its Use Of Drone Video
TVNewsCheck, May 6, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT
Despite the FAA’s regulations prohibiting the use of drones by news outlets, the Little Rock, Ark., ABC affiliate says it’s not breaking any rules because the station doesn’t own the drone that’s being used to take the video it’s aired. “This video is being used to advance the story and advance public information,” says News Director Nick Gentry. Full Story | Comments (12)
KUSA's Belén de León: Sunny, With Chance Of Song
Denver Post, May 6, 2014, 6:57 AM EDT
Dma 27 (Baltimore)
Meteorologist Adrienne Green Joins WMAR
TVNewsCheck, May 5, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT
Dma 49
Louisville’s WDRB Slots New 6 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, May 5, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT
The Fox affiliate will launch the new half-hour broadcast on Sept. 14. It will boost the station’s news output to nine hours each weekday. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 94: Jackson, MS)
May Sweeps Spot from WJTV Jackson, MS
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 5, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WGN News Chief Greg Caputo To Retire
Robert Feder, May 5, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Greg Caputo, a widely admired and respected television news executive who headed three Chicago news operations over more than three decades, is retiring as news director of Tribune Broadcasting's Chicago CW affiliate WGN. Caputo announced today that he plans to step down in June, one month before he turns 65. Link | Add comment
DMA 90 (Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA)
KWWL Names Shane Moreland News Director
TVNewsCheck, May 5, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT
The veteran news director succeeds Dan Schillinger at the QNI-owned NBC affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 1 (New York)
WNYW Beefs Up News Lineup For Summer
TVNewsCheck, May 5, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT
Byron Harmon, the Fox New York O&O news director: “Our new summer schedule continues our mission to bring unconventional local news to New York. We intend to give our viewers something different and solidify WNYW as the destination for relevant, unexpected and fun content. Local news doesn’t have to be all gloom and doom.” Full Story | Add comment
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, May 5, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT
A news director opening in the No. 1 market leads our report this week as a longtime ND at the Univision station leaves her job. And we have three new news directors to introduce you to, all were promoted from within the station. Our list of open ND jobs stands at 25. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 140: Medford, OR)
May Sweeps Spot from KOBI Medford, OR
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 2, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 169: Dothan, AL)
Meteorologist’s Tornado Warning Saves Lives
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 2, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Daralene Jones Returning As WFTV Anchor
Orlando Sentinel, May 2, 2014, 7:14 AM EDT
dma 36
Anchor Cynthia Lee Leaving KABB San Antonio
KABB, May 2, 2014, 6:43 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Masked Man Forces KMOV To Pull Live Shot
STLtoday.com, May 2, 2014, 6:36 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Man Cleared In Cop Killing Sues KSTP
Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 2, 2014, 6:34 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
Morato Out As WXTV News Director
Media Moves, May 1, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT
Norma Morato is no longer news director of Univision’s O&O in New York. One inside source says she has resigned. Another source says she was seen packing her belongings from her office last Friday signaling she was on her way out. Link | Add comment
Playout (DMA 146: Anchorage, AK)
KTVA Anchorage Wins News Set Of The Year
TVNewsCheck/Playout, May 1, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Says Goodbye To Karen Gray Houston
WTTG, Apr 30, 2014, 7:19 PM EDT
dma 19
WJW Cleveland Anchor Elisa Amigo Leaving
Cleveland.com, Apr 30, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT
Market Share
Anchor Walks Toward Camera, Hollywood Approves
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 30, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 35: Cincinnati)
WCPO's New Set Designed To Enhance Content
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 29, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT
dma 31
Joel Nichols Returning To Kansas City TV, At KSHB
Kansas City Star, Apr 29, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT
Dma 133
WTVA Tupelo Evacuated On Live TV
KLTV, Apr 28, 2014, 10:13 PM EDT
The Tupelo, Miss., NBC affiliate was evacuated as an apparent tornado bore down on the city Monday afternoon and the tense seconds leading up to the evacuation were broadcast out to the station's viewers. WTVA Chief Meteorologist Matt Laubhan was in the studio as major storms approached Tupelo. During his broadcast, Laubhan switched to the station's tower camera, which showed an ominous cloud approaching the city. He immediately ordered the station's staff to head to the basement before following behind them. Link | Add comment
DMA 26 (Indianapolis)
WXIN Adds 7 And 11 P.M. Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Apr 28, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT
The Indianapolis Fox affiliate will compete head-to-head with WTHR, WISH and WRTV. The new 11 o’clock broadcast will be anchored by Nicole Pence and will bring the station’s weekly news total to 66 hours per week. Full Story | Add comment
dmas 89 (Colorado Springs) & 81 (Paducah, KY)
KOAA Anchor Jennifer Horbelt Leaving For WPSD
The Gazette, Apr 28, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Apr 28, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT
This week's report features two new news directors and a veteran California ND announces plans to leave his station. That brings the count of open ND jobs to 26. Link | Add comment
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Pokes Fun At Annoying Local News
WNYW, Apr 28, 2014, 7:20 AM EDT
dmas 15 (Minneapolis) & 17 (Denver)
Aristea Brady Moves From WCCO To KDVR-KWGN
Denver Post, Apr 28, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT
KDFW Report Leads To Baby Monitor Battery Recall
Apr 25, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT
DMA 8 (Washington)
WTTG Beats All 3 Network Morning Shows
TVNewsCheck, Apr 24, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT
In the week ending April 23, Fox 5 News Morning at 7 am takes 7-9 a.m. among adults 25-54 and 18-49. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 10
Katie Mccall Joins KRIV Houston News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 24, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT
Dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ Names Zoraida Sambolin A.M. Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 23, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT
Dma 101 (Fort Smith, AR)
Mitch Roberts Named KHBS-KHOG Sports Director
TVNewsCheck, Apr 23, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT
Dma 2
Daniella Guzman Joins KNBC’s ‘Today in LA’
TVNewsCheck, Apr 23, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 44: Norfolk, VA)
WAVY Wins Best Photog Award, 5 Years In A Row
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 23, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
Sports Anchor Susie Wargin Leaving KUSA
Denver Post, Apr 23, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis)
WCCO Reporter Edward Moody III Cuts Back
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Apr 23, 2014, 6:10 AM EDT
DMA 90 (Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA)
Teal Jennings Joins KWWL News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 22, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT
Dma 46 (Greensboro, NC)
WXII Meteorologist Leaving To Become Pastor
Triad Business Journal, Apr 22, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas)
Ali Turiano Joins KDFW As Weekend Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Apr 22, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT
DMA 8 (Washington)
WRC Launches News Service For 1,000+ Taxis
TVNewsCheck, Apr 22, 2014, 8:19 AM EDT
The Washington NBC-owned station’s new feature with Taxi TV delivers passengers news, weather and entertainment updates as well as an interactive ticker. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 71 (Green Bay, WI)
WBAY Photographer Joe Smrekar Dies
WBAY, Apr 22, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT
dma 34
WDJT Milwaukee Adds Madison, WI, Bureau
JSOnline, Apr 22, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT
Dma 27 (Baltimore)
WMAR Relaunches 6 P.M. News As ‘In Focus’
TVNewsCheck, Apr 21, 2014, 11:56 AM EDT
The Scripps Baltimore ABC affiliate’s overhauled evening newscast will “slow down a bit, dig deeper, and ask more questions,” says News Director Kelly Groft. The original reporting and investigations will be augmented by additional original and side-story content online, as well as comprehensive support on both social media and mobile platforms. Full Story | Comments (2)
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Apr 21, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT
A busy week to share, with two new ND openings and five new news directors. That brings the count of open ND jobs to a still robust 27. Link | Add comment
dma 10 (Houston)
KHOU Under Fire For Kidnapping Coverage
MikeMcGuff.com, Apr 21, 2014, 7:34 AM EDT
How a ride for a story subject from a reporter at the Houston CBS affiliate has some other journalists seeing red. Link | Add comment
dma 35
Cincinnati Stations Prepare For May Sweep
Cincinnati.com, Apr 21, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
New faces, new spaces. Cincinnati TV newsrooms are tweaking morning newscasts and debuting new high-tech sets for what may be the most competitive ratings sweep periods in recent history. Link | Add comment
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA N.D. Dennis Has No Time To Waste
Denver Post, Apr 21, 2014, 6:45 AM EDT
Patti Dennis, a powerhouse TV news director, has spent over 30 years living by daily and hourly deadlines, watching the clock, counting stories by minutes and seconds at Gannett's NBC affiliate KUSA Denver. She is a fierce competitor, overseeing 55 hours of newscasts per week on KUSA and co-owned MNT affil KTVD. Additionally, she is in charge of news for Gannett-owned stations regionally, content on the KUSA website and on the local Telemundo station (a corporate cousin), and now, in charge of recruiting nationally for the parent company.
Link | Comments (2)
Dma 56 (Little Rock, AR)
Sportscaster Sues KTHV, Gannett For Being Racist
Courthouse News Service, Apr 21, 2014, 6:19 AM EDT
dma 48
Why Is Jacksonville Local TV News So Bad?
Folio Weekly, Apr 18, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT
There are many reasons  — and a conspiracy theorist would say that the biggest reason is that it's not local at all. Perhaps it's too much to want more from local TV news, given that most of the presenters we see are passing through — on their way to bigger markets, or working their way back down the ladder. Link | Comments (3)
dma 1 (New York)
Man Arrested For Stalking WCBS's Diane Macedo
New York Daily News, Apr 18, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT
Ryan Cummings Joins WDRB Weekend News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 17, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WVUE Joins 4:30 A.M. News Race, Drops Anchor
Nola.com, Apr 17, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT
dmas 17 & 115
KUSA Reporter Kirk Montgomery Moving To WILX
Denver Post, Apr 17, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT
dma 13
Anchor Dan Lewis Retiring From KOMO Seattle
KOMO, Apr 16, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT
WWOR's ‘Chasing N.J.’ Gets State Recognition
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH’s Moore To Anchor Mornings On WKCF
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT
dma 27
WJZ Baltimore Anchor Don Scott Retiring In July
Baltimore Sun, Apr 16, 2014, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
Ron Zappolo To Return In KUSA 'Experiment'
Denver Post, Apr 16, 2014, 7:02 AM EDT
dma 7
Boston Stations On Anniversary Of Bombing
TVSpy, Apr 15, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT
Boston stations had expanded local morning newscasts this morning to cover the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Link | Add comment
Dma 3
WGN Chicago Launches Apple Traffic App
TVNewsCheck, Apr 15, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT
Dma 30
Lauren Victory Joins WTIC Hartford As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Apr 15, 2014, 1:09 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 49)
WDRB’s Promos With Personality = Ratings
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 15, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT
Market Share
Flying Fish? Why Not Flying News Vans?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 15, 2014, 7:54 AM EDT
dma 9
WSB Atlanta Traffic Reporter Herb Emory Dies
Atlanta Business Journal, Apr 14, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
WPIX News Realigns Staff, Adds Managing Editor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 14, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT
Dma 92
WJCL Savannah Adds News At 5 And 5:30 P.M.
TVNewsCheck, Apr 14, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Apr 14, 2014, 7:39 AM EDT
Three new news director openings and one new ND lead our post-NAB report. That leaves our count of open ND jobs at 28. Link | Add comment
dma 6
Anchor Carolyn Johnson Leaves KGO San Fran
TVSpy, Apr 14, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 34
Milwaukee News Vet Carl Zimmermann Dies At 96
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Apr 14, 2014, 6:49 AM EDT
Dma 28 (San Diego)
KUSI Weatherman John Coleman Calls It Quits
U-T San Diego, Apr 11, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT
dma 123 (Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA)
KEYT Turns Over Riot Video To Sheriff
JimRomenesko.com, Apr 11, 2014, 6:17 AM EDT
TV Newscasters Get Their Rooneys Confused
TVNewsCheck, Apr 10, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel reports on the death of a Hollywood legend ... and how the media seemed a little confused about it. | Add comment
NAB 2014
How To Attract Your Market’s Millennials
TVNewsCheck, Apr 10, 2014, 6:05 AM EDT
TV stations are more likely to woo young adults by fostering online conversation about news stories rather than by posting hard news headlines. Another tactic is to hire people in their 20s to whom social media is second nature. Full Story | Add comment
NAB 2014
Being Prepared Is Key To Crisis Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Apr 9, 2014, 10:44 PM EDT
NAB Show panelists say there’s a myriad of challenges in covering crises — logistics, safety and emotional impacts are some — but that having a disaster plan and putting the necessary tools and protocol in place to execute it are essential for broadcasters to help keep the public safe in such situations. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 62 (Fort Myers-Naples, FL)
Fort Myers Stations Pay Tribute To Jim Reif
TVSpy, Apr 9, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Expands News In Mornings, Weekends
TVNewsCheck, Apr 9, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT
The Fox Washington O&O boosts its local news lineup by eight hours a week by adding an additional hour to both Good Day D.C. and Fox 5 News Morning Sunday, plus a new two-hour Saturday morning newscast, bringing its weekly total to 56 hours. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Teams With Cincinnati Reds For Weather
TVNewsCheck, Apr 9, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT
DMA 5
Zahid Arab Joins KDFW Dallas News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 9, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KDVR Story Prompts Police To Reopen Murder Case
Denver Post, Apr 9, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT
DMA 39
WZZM Grand Rapids Adds Greg Ghering To News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 8, 2014, 3:06 PM EDT
Market share
Paying Tribute To The Late Jim Reif
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 8, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT
dma 117 (Peoria, IL)
Ashley McNamee Leaving WEEK Peoria
Peoria Journal Star, Apr 8, 2014, 2:17 PM EDT
dma 11 (Detroit)
WJBK's Amy Andrews Top Female Personality
Sports Radio Detroit, Apr 8, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA Adds WeatherNation To Its Ch. 9.3
TVNewsCheck, Apr 8, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

The Washington CBS affiliate will now offer the 24/7 service on its First Alert Weather subchannel. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 22 (Portland, OR)
Bruce Sussman Out As KOIN Meteorologist
OregonLive.com, Apr 8, 2014, 6:06 AM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
Hilary Golston Joins WKYC News Team
WKYC Director's Cut, Apr 7, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT
Market Share
How To Boost Your News Anchors' 'Q' Scores
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 7, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT
Dma 46
WGHP Greensboro Adding 4 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Apr 7, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Apr 7, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT
Two new news director openings, and two new news directors are featured this week. That means 25 stations, according to our unofficial list, are looking for a news director. Link | Add comment
App Makes Creating Mobile Video Faster, Easier
Advancing The Story, Apr 7, 2014, 7:43 AM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
WEWS Posts, Pulls, Erroneous Story On Indictment
WEWS, Apr 7, 2014, 5:54 AM EDT
Dma 12
KSAZ Phoenix Expands Weekend Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Apr 4, 2014, 2:12 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Names Emily Miller Investigative Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Apr 3, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT
Dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH Adds Michelle Imperato To Anchor Team
TVNewsCheck, Apr 3, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT
Dma 7
Karen Anderson WCVB Boston’s Reporting Team
TVNewsCheck, Apr 3, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT
Yahoo Could Boost Local TV News Online
Wired, Apr 3, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT
News of Yahoo's talks to acquire News Distribution Network, which syndicates clips from local news affiliates across the U.S., indicates Yahoo is looking to make local TV news a big part of the online landscape. “Local online video is treacherous ground, a field that wrecked would-be disruptors in the last technology boom, but Yahoo might just have the scale, the expertise, and the hunger to finally make it work,” he observes. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM's Jay Levine Attacked By Protestor On Air
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Apr 3, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
dma 25
WCNC Charlotte Taps Ron Bilek As Interim ND
Rick Gevers & Associates, Apr 3, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT
Veteran News Director Ron Bilek is back in a newsroom. He's been named the interim ND for Gannett's WCNC Charlotte, N.C. The station is currently without both a news director and general manager, and the assistant ND is about to leave for a new job (if she hasn't already left.) Link | Add comment
Market Share
WFAA Doesn’t Report The News; It Shares It
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 3, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT
Dma 56 (Little Rock, AR)
Former KARK Reporter Gene Stewart Dies
ArkansasMatters.com, Apr 3, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT
DMA 13 (Seattle)
Liz Dueweke Joins KCPQ Morning News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 3, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT
Market Share
KWTX Goes Long With Promo For News Special
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 3, 2014, 8:49 AM EDT
dma 42
Anchor Cale Ramaker Out At KLAS Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review-Journal, Apr 3, 2014, 7:47 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KDVR's Eli Stokols Pushes Political News
Denver Post, Apr 3, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT
Four TV Stations Land Prestigious Peabodys
TVNewsCheck, Apr 2, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT
What WTVF, WBZ, KING and WVUE did to win the coveted broadcasting award. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 11 (Detroit)
Jeff Wattrick Named M.E. Of WDIV Website
TVNewsCheck, Apr 2, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT
Market Share
A Morning News Fairy Tale That Ends Happily
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 2, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Anchor Tricia Macke Signs Multi-Year Deal
Cincinnati.com, Apr 2, 2014, 7:25 AM EDT
Leigh Glaser Leaving KGO After 23 Years
TVSpy, Apr 2, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Susan Carlson Moves Up To Full Time At WMAQ
Robert Feder, Apr 1, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
Equipment Stolen From KTVU News Van
SFGate, Apr 1, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT
DMA 90 (Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City-Dubuque, IA)
Anchor Ron Steele Marks 40 Years At KWWL
WCFCourier.com, Apr 1, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Locals Beating Nets In Top 3 Markets In A.M.
TVNewsCheck, Apr 1, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT
With a formula that includes personality, news, localism, as well as some fun, morning newscasts on Fox's WNYW New York and Tribune's KTLA Los Angeles and WGN Chicago are giving the network morning shows serious competition. WNYW New York's team of Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto eeked out a 25-54 demo win over ABC's Good Morning America in March. Full Story | Add comment
Hearst Television Expands Political Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Apr 1, 2014, 8:18 AM EDT
The station group renews its fact-checking partnership with PolitiFact and expands its digital coverage. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share
Got A Minute? 60-Second News Marketing
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 1, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT
dma 89 (Colorado Springs)
Jene Nelson Named KRDO News Director
TVSpy, Mar 31, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT
The assistant news director at the Colorado Springs ABC affiliate gets bumped up to the top news job. Link | Add comment
Dma 17 (Denver)
KDEN Adds Paola Varela Rossi To Sports Beat
TVNewsCheck, Mar 31, 2014, 1:54 PM EDT
Market Share
Detroit’s WXYZ Markets Its War On Potholes
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 31, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Mar 31, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT
A busy week. One new news director opening, and three newly named NDs. Two of those five changes are in top ten markets. That brings our count of open ND jobs to 24. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
Is WFLD's Newsroom A Danger Zone?
Robert Feder, Mar 31, 2014, 7:39 AM EDT
Dma 90 (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Dean Wysocki Joins KWWL Storm Track 7 Team
TVNewsCheck, Mar 28, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Says Goodbye To Sheinelle Jones
WTXF, Mar 28, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT
DMA 43
Meteorologist Ethan Huston Joins WGAL Lancaster
TVNewsCheck, Mar 28, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT
Market Share
How WCNC Broke Charlotte's Biggest Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 28, 2014, 8:11 AM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
How Houston Stations Covered The KTRK Shooting
TVSpy, Mar 28, 2014, 7:26 AM EDT
dma 160 (Biloxi-Gulfport, MS)
WLOX Anchor Urges LGBTs To 'Go On A Gaycation'
Jim Romenesko, Mar 28, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
Angelica Duria Shines Through Transitions At WITI
OnMilwaukee.com, Mar 27, 2014, 5:08 PM EDT
Dma 3 (Chicago)
WFLD Names Jill Manuel Assistant News Director
TVNewsCheck, Mar 27, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT
KCPQ Names Liz Rocca Assistant News Director
TVNewsCheck, Mar 27, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Beats ABC, NBC A.M. Shows In March
TVNewsCheck, Mar 27, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT
dma 4
WTXF Philly Anchor Sheinelle Jones Leaving
Philly.com, Mar 27, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT
Market Share
Retired KTVT Dallas Anchor Returns For Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 27, 2014, 7:55 AM EDT
Arkansas Business Editor Questions KFSM Story
Arkansas Business, Mar 27, 2014, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WSB Reporter Jeff Dore Retiring After 30 Years
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mar 27, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT
Dma 7
WCVB Boston Names New 5 P.M. Anchors
TVNewsCheck, Mar 26, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WPIX Adds Arnold Diaz To Investigative Unit
TVSpy, Mar 26, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Bill Mondora Named KTTV News Director
TVNewsCheck, Mar 26, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT
The former CBS news executive succeeds Kingsley Smith as VP at Fox’s Los Angeles O&O. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 65 (Charleston-Huntington, WV)
WSAZ 10 P.M. News Moves To WQCW
TVNewsCheck, Mar 26, 2014, 8:19 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Former WFTV Reporter Reveals Mental Illness
Orlando Sentinel, Mar 26, 2014, 8:04 AM EDT
dma 7
WBZ Boston News Director John Verrilli Out
Rick Gevers & Associates, Mar 25, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
Veteran News Director John Verrilli left WBZ today. He has been ND for the Boston O&O for the past five years Link | Add comment
dma 1 (New York)
Chuck Scarborough Marks 40 Years At WNBC
TVNewsCheck, Mar 25, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT
Emmy Award-winning news anchor and correspondent Chuck Scarborough is celebrating four decades as a reporter for WNBC New York. During his tenure at the station, he has reported on six mayors, seven Yankee Championships, two terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, multiple financial breakdowns and countless other triumphs and tragedies that have touched New Yorkers’ lives over the years. In the video above, he shares how he became a journalist, the story that was his most challenging and what he thinks about his past 40 years at the station. | Comments (1)
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Local News Competition Heats Up In Miami
TVNewsCheck, Mar 25, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT
With WSVN still No. 1, WTVJ and WPLG are adding newscasts, and personnel. “The market is as competitive as it’s ever been,” says WTVJ GM Larry Olevitch. “We have English-language stations battling it out on one side. Spanish-language stations are battling it out for their audiences. And we’re all fighting the fact that consumers can get news wherever they want it.” Full Story | Add comment
dma 10
Ashley Johnson Joins KRIV Houston News Staff
Mike McGuff, Mar 25, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
dma 11 (Detroit)
Former WXYZ News Director Phil Nye Dies At 87
WXYZ, Mar 25, 2014, 7:51 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WLS Turns I-Team Into Daily Enterprise
Robert Feder, Mar 25, 2014, 7:36 AM EDT
While much of what passes for news on local television has hit the skids, fortunately there’s still something to be said for solid, old-fashioned investigative reporting in Chicago. Link | Add comment
dma 50 (Memphis)
Kelli Cook Joining WATN Memphis News
Orlando Sentinel, Mar 25, 2014, 7:19 AM EDT
dma 10 (Houston)
Ford Atkinson Retires From KRIV After 22 Years
Mike McGuff, Mar 24, 2014, 7:51 AM EDT
Dma 24 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL Ups Renee Chou To Morning News Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Mar 14, 2014, 10:08 AM EDT
Dma 24 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WNCN Names Sean Maroney Evening Anchor
WNCN, Mar 14, 2014, 7:21 AM EDT
Dma 99 (Greenville, NC)
Ingrid Johansen Out As WNCT News Director
TVSpy, Mar 13, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT
Ingrid Johansen is no longer the news director of Greenville, N.C., CBS affiliate WNCT. A WNCT spokesperson confirms she was no longer with the station. Link | Add comment
Dma 180 (Marquette, MI)
WJMN To Introduce Local News, Go HD
TVNewsCheck, Mar 13, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT
Nexstar Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate in Marquette, Mich., will debut 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts next month produced from a new broadcast and digital operations center, and hires Cynthia Thompson as news director/anchor. Full Story | Add comment
dma 10 (Houston)
KHOU Anchor Ron Trevino Charged With DWI
Mike McGuff, Mar 13, 2014, 7:43 AM EDT
dma 27 (Baltimore)
WBAL Apologizes For Reports On Mall Shooting
Baltimore Sun, Mar 13, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT
dma 92 (Savannah, GA)
WTOC Anchor Mike Manhatton Dies At 56
SavannahNow.com, Mar 12, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT
dma 4
Jan Carabeo Joins KYW Philadelphia As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Mar 12, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
KYW Sued By Realtor Over Dead-Animal Video
Philly.com, Mar 12, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
Adler To Cover Entertainment, Sports For WPIX
TVNewsCheck, Mar 12, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WFTV Explores ACA In Ambitious Special
TVNewsCheck, Mar 12, 2014, 6:49 AM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
A Day In The Life Of WTXF's Mike Jerrick
Philly Current, Mar 10, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Mar 10, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT
Often when a rating period ends, there's a flurry of new news director openings. Not so this time, at least not so far. I'm not aware of any new ND openings, while two vacant news directors jobs were filled this week. Those changes leave our total of open ND jobs at 23. Link | Add comment
dma 10
Katie McCall Leaves KTRK Houston
Mike McGuff, Mar 7, 2014, 3:02 PM EST
DMA 16 (Miami)
Daisy Ballmajo Joins WSCV Weekday Anchor Desk
TVNewsCheck, Mar 7, 2014, 11:09 AM EST
dma 43
WHTM Kills Posts Skewering Weather Critics
TVSpy, Mar 7, 2014, 8:10 AM EST
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Florida Cops: 'Multiple Errors' In WFTV Report
Orlando Sentinel, Mar 7, 2014, 6:56 AM EST
dma 59 (Mobile, AL-Pensacola, FL)
WEAR Anchor Mollye Barrows Leaving
Florida News Center, Mar 4, 2014, 3:11 PM EST
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KMOV's Lauren Trager Leaving For Govt. Job
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mar 4, 2014, 7:01 AM EST
Dma 59 (Mobile, AL)
Scott Flannigan To Join WALA As News Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Mar 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST
The former WCBD Charleston, S.C., digital journalism director will take over news leadership at the Mobile, Ala., Fox affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Reporter Goes Up Against Snowplow
TVNewsCheck, Mar 3, 2014, 3:25 PM EST
Steve Keeley spent all Monday morning in New Jersey covering the snowstorm and wound up having a little mishap with a snowplow. | Add comment
Dma 138 (Columbia, MO)
KOMU Names Randy Reeves News Director
Columbia Tribune, Mar 3, 2014, 2:58 PM EST
The associate professor in the University of Missouri School of Journalism and KOMU executive producer will succeed Stacey Woelfel as head of news at the university-owned NBC affiliate. Link | Add comment
Fake Chef Fools Midwest Morning Shows
TVSpy, Mar 3, 2014, 2:54 PM EST
Dma 1 (New York)
WNYW’s ‘Good Day New York Tops ‘Today’ In 25-54s
TVNewsCheck, Mar 3, 2014, 1:11 PM EST
Dma 16 (Miami)
WSCV To Build New Studio In South Florida
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Mar 3, 2014, 7:43 AM EST
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
Longtime KSAT ND Jim Boyle Dies At 66
MySanAntonio.com, Mar 3, 2014, 7:25 AM EST
He spent 29 years at the San Antonio ABC affiliate. He left the station in December as his cancer worsened. Link | Add comment
Dma 100 (Davenport, IA)
KWQC Names Richard Kurz News Director
TVNewsCheck, Feb 28, 2014, 7:44 PM EST
The longtime KGW Portland, Ore., newsman will now head Media General’s NBC affiliate in Davenport, Iowa. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
KYW Philly Combines TV, Radio Newsrooms
NetNewsCheck, Feb 28, 2014, 4:43 PM EST
The CBS-owned radio station will move into its TV sibling's headquarters on Sunday. The move will combine the operations and resources of CBSPhilly.com, the TV and the radio stations under one roof. Link | Add comment
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
Sheila Gray Joins WKRC Morning News
Cincinnati.com, Feb 28, 2014, 2:42 PM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
Investigative Reporter Tammy Leitner Joins WMAQ
Robert Feder, Feb 28, 2014, 2:26 PM EST
dma 7 (Boston)
WCVB Anchor Susan Wornick Set To Say Good-Bye
Boston Globe, Feb 28, 2014, 2:22 PM EST
Dma 8 (Washington)
Oscar Fever Takes Over WTTG Morning News
WTTG, Feb 28, 2014, 1:16 PM EST
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
Eure Out As WHAS ND Before He Started
TVSpy, Feb 28, 2014, 12:15 PM EST
Josh Eure, who was scheduled to start Monday as news director for Gannett operated WHAS will not be coming to the Louisville ABC affiliate after all. Link | Add comment
Oops, Best News Bloopers Of February
TVNewsCheck, Feb 28, 2014, 8:36 AM EST
dma 4
KYW Philadelphia Launches News Brief On Website
TVSpy, Feb 28, 2014, 7:59 AM EST
San Antonio Sweeps
WOAI Wins Primetime, KSAT Takes 10 P.M. News
mySA, Feb 28, 2014, 6:47 AM EST
dma 21
KTVI St. Louis Unveils Its AquaFox News Boat
TVSpy, Feb 27, 2014, 3:13 PM EST
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Anchors Settle Differences on ‘People’s Court’
TV Spy, Feb 26, 2014, 3:53 PM EST
dma 18
Reporter Mark Joyella Leaving WFTV Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Feb 26, 2014, 2:44 PM EST
dma 7
Former Police Officials Joins WBZ Boston News
WBZ, Feb 25, 2014, 2:38 PM EST
Walden Wants FCC Newsroom Study Gone
Adweek, Feb 25, 2014, 2:29 PM EST
Even though the FCC chairman said the agency would stay out of the newsroom in a proposed study of the media marketplace, GOP leaders want to make sure it stays that way. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the communications and technology subcommittee, vowed today to introduce legislation to kill the agency's so-called "Critical Information Needs" study. He's also planning to hold a hearing. Link | Comments (8)
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
WJAR Reporter Fired After On-Air Handstand
Jim Romenesko, Feb 24, 2014, 2:38 PM EST
Dma 43 (Harrisburg-Lancaster, PA)
How WGAL Kept Going After Roof Collapsed
Poynter, Feb 24, 2014, 2:27 PM EST
WGAL News Director Dan O’Donnell was on the other side of the building from the newsroom at 3:20 Friday afternoon when he said he heard “what sounded like a truck backing into the building. Others said it sounded like thunder. Then ceiling tiles came down. The newsroom roof was collapsing. We went out on the front lawn and set up a newsroom there. But with nobody in the station, we could not get a live signal on the air. There was nobody to receive the signal and punch it up on the air.” So the station had to find another way to report not only on itself, but on the storm that had blanketed the community. Link | Add comment
Why Do TV Reports Keep Nodding In Live Shots?
Washington Post, Feb 24, 2014, 2:24 PM EST
DMA 16
WTVJ Miami Expands Weekday Morning News
TVNewsCheck, Feb 24, 2014, 11:38 AM EST
Dma 14 (Tampa, FL)
WFLA Names William Berra VP Of News
TVNewsCheck, Feb 24, 2014, 11:03 AM EST
He joins the Media General Tampa NBC affiliate from Journal Broadcast Group. Full Story | Comments (3)
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Feb 24, 2014, 8:07 AM EST
Two newly opened ND jobs and one newly named ND top the news in this week's report. Those changes leave our list of open ND jobs at 24. Link | Add comment
dma 1 (New York)
Former WNYW Reporter Convicted Of Sexual Assault
Cliffview Pilot, Feb 24, 2014, 7:38 AM EST
dma 31 (Kansas City)
Underdog KSHB Shakes Up KC News Ratings
Kansas City Star, Feb 24, 2014, 6:51 AM EST
In the last big sweeps period, the perennial last-place station in Kansas City did something it had apparently never done before. One of its daily newscasts finished No. 1. This month, with NBC’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Winter Olympics, the good news has just kept on coming for KSHB.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/#tv#storylink=cpy
Link | Add comment
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
Fired Reporter To File Grievance Against WJAR
GoLocalProv, Feb 21, 2014, 2:37 PM EST
dmas 116 & 145
WDAY To Launch Statewide Newscast
WDAY, Feb 21, 2014, 6:06 AM EST
Forum Communications' ABC affiliate in Fargo, N.D., on Sunday will launch a 5:30 p.m. newscast that will also be carried by Forum stations in Grand Forks, Bismarck and Minot. Link | Comments (3)
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
WHAS Names Josh Eure News Director
Louisville Courier-Journal, Feb 20, 2014, 3:02 PM EST
Gannett picks the former assistant news director and senior content manager at KTNX  Phoenix to be executive newsdirector of the Louisville ABC affiliate. Link | Add comment
dma 11
Detroit Police Chief Defends Force Used On Reporter
Detroit Free Press, Feb 20, 2014, 2:34 PM EST
Dma 10
Journalist Maria Corrales Joins KRIV Houston
TVNewsCheck, Feb 20, 2014, 12:15 PM EST
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
Campos Out, Izaguirre In At 10 P.M. On WFAA
UncleBarky.com, Feb 20, 2014, 8:15 AM EST
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WPVI Adds Anchor-Reporter Sharrie Williams
Philly.com, Feb 20, 2014, 6:46 AM EST
dma 59 (Mobile, AL-Pensacola, FL)
Reporter Russell Colburn Leaving WALA
Florida News Center, Feb 19, 2014, 3:11 PM EST
dma 61 (Knoxville, TN)
WATE Sports Director Jim Wogan Leaving
WATE, Feb 19, 2014, 3:09 PM EST
Dma 41
KOKH Oklahoma City Begins Set Installation
Newscast Studio, Feb 19, 2014, 7:40 AM EST
DMA 115 (Lansing, MI)
Anchor Names All US Presidents In Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Feb 18, 2014, 2:51 PM EST
Evan Pinsonnaul, a morning anchor at WLNS Lansing, Mich., found a unique way to celebrate Presidents Day on Monday. | Comments (2)
dma 30 (Hartford-New Haven, CT)
Police Sued For Prohibiting Drone Use
WVIT, Feb 18, 2014, 2:25 PM EST
A Hartford man is filing a lawsuit against the Hartford police department and two of its members, claiming they violated his civil rights when officers demanded that he stop flying a drone over a crime scene and detained him, according to court paperwork being filed today. Link | Add comment
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
WBZ’s Fisher Keeps Weather Eye On Weather
TVNewsCheck, Feb 18, 2014, 10:30 AM EST
Between reporting on almost nonstop snow this winter for both his station, contributing reports to CBS network newscasts and keeping the public informed via social media, Eric Fisher has been busy. “With weather,” he says, “you can’t just stop providing information. Your job is to be there when you’re needed.” In this Q&A, he talks about the tech involved, what broadcasters can do to improve forecasting and the relationship between weather and ratings. Full Story | Comments (1)
DMA 34 (Milwaukee)
Melinda Davenport Joins WISN Anchor Team
TVNewsCheck, Feb 17, 2014, 3:17 PM EST
dma 10 (Houston)
Suspect Pulls Gun On KTRK Reporter, Photog
KTRK, Feb 17, 2014, 2:47 PM EST
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
Helicopter Reporter Dan Carroll Joins WCPO
Cincinnati.com, Feb 17, 2014, 6:58 AM EST
dma 12 (Phoenix)
KPHO Said To Doctor Shooting Footage
TVSpy, Feb 17, 2014, 6:04 AM EST
Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO is being accused of unethical journalism by the Pinal County Sheriff’s department over the way it’s showing video of a deadly police shooting. Link | Add comment
Market Share by Paul Greeley
KATV Viewers Testify, Morning Ratings Climb
TVNewsCheck, Feb 18, 2014, 5:34 AM EST
ABC affiliate KATV Little Rock, Ark., says that a viewer testimonial promotional campaign the station has been airing since 2011 has helped propel its Daybreak broadcast from an 18 share of households then to a 31 in last November's ratings. Full Story | Comments (1)
The Ice Desk: It’s Winter's Station Trend
TVSpy, Feb 14, 2014, 7:33 AM EST
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KSTP’s Jay Kolls Sues Over Driver's License Snooping
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Feb 13, 2014, 7:10 AM EST
DMA 43 (Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA)
WGAL Adds Justin Betti To Weekend Sports
TVNewsCheck, Feb 12, 2014, 7:58 PM EST
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
WDAZ Anchor Rob Hudson Resigns Via Email
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Feb 12, 2014, 2:47 PM EST
dmas 18 (Orlando) & 16 (Miami)
Reporter Tony Pipitone Leaving WKMG For WTVJ
Orlando Sentinel, Feb 12, 2014, 2:39 PM EST
dma 9
Atlanta Stations Get Ready For Ice Storm
TVSpy, Feb 12, 2014, 7:34 AM EST
With an ice storm forecast for this week and Governor Nathan Deal declaring a state of emergency for more than 40 Georgia counties in anticipation of the storm, Atlanta TV stations say the same thing: this storm is all about power. Predictions call for ice and wind to bring down power lines and cause major power outages. Link | Comments (2)
dma 31
Longtime Kansas City Weatherman John Yates Dies
Kansas City Star, Feb 12, 2014, 6:51 AM EST
Drone Use Highlights Questions For Journos
Associated Press, Feb 12, 2014, 5:45 AM EST
The Federal Aviation Administration has opened an investigation of a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage of a car crash in Hartford, Conn. It was operated by an employee of CBS affiliate WFSB. The case of the Hartford crash, in which the victim's body was left hanging out of a mangled car, highlights some of the safety, privacy and ethical issues that journalists will wrestle with as interest grows in using drones for newsgathering. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
Anchor Robin Swoboda Leaving WKYC
WKYC, Feb 11, 2014, 5:31 PM EST
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
WJZY News Takes Local To A New Level
TVNewsCheck, Feb 11, 2014, 10:41 AM EST
With its first newscast, My Fox Carolinas News @10, the newly acquired Fox O&O in Charlotte, N.C., has set up five suburban bureaus staffed by reporters that live in those communities. With the newscast's casual chatty tone and unconventional look (the entire WJZY facility, from its newsroom to lobby, has been built to be used as a set), the broadcast reflects Fox Television Stations President Jack Abernethy’s determination to come up with some new approaches to local news. Full Story | Comments (12)
Dma 7 (Boston)
WCVB Sports Reporter Mike Dowling Signing Off
TVNewsCheck, Feb 11, 2014, 10:39 AM EST
dma 135
WREX Rockford Anchor Katie Nilsson Leaving
Rockford Register Star, Feb 11, 2014, 7:46 AM EST
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KTLA Anchor Apologizes After Confusing Actors
Hollywood Reporter, Feb 11, 2014, 6:22 AM EST
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
KDFW's Ron Jackson Signs Off After 32 Years
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Feb 10, 2014, 3:04 PM EST
dma 30 (Hartford-New Haven, CT)
Drone Use By WFSB Employee Under Investigation
The Courant, Feb 10, 2014, 2:51 PM EST
dma 13
Is KOMO At War With The Seattle Times?
Seattle Weekly News, Feb 10, 2014, 2:21 PM EST

Is there bad blood brewing between The Seattle Times and the company that recently purchased the city's ABC affiliate KOMO, the Sinclair Broadcast Group? Judging by a recent piece that aired on KOMO, it would certainly seem that way. Attributed to co-anchor Russ Bowen and "news services," the Jan. 23 segment comes under the header "Is the newspaper industry dying?" Link | Add comment

Dma 7
Erika Tarantal Joins WCVB Boston News
TVNewsCheck, Feb 10, 2014, 10:02 AM EST
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Feb 10, 2014, 8:30 AM EST
Lots to share with you this week. Five new news directors. Two new news director openings (leaving our count of open jobs at 24). Link | Add comment
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH Ups Kristen Wolff To News Director
Orlando Sentinel, Feb 7, 2014, 2:42 PM EST
Wolff, who had been assistant news director at the NBC Orlando affiliate for seven years, assumes the new job immediately. She had been leading the newsroom since news director Bob Longo departed last month for a similar job at WTEV-WAWSJacksonville, Fla. Link | Add comment
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
KVRR Makes Transition To High-Definition
Forum News Service, Feb 7, 2014, 2:38 PM EST
Fox affiliate KVRR Fargo, N.D., broadcast its first high-definition newscast Wednesday night. The station has been producing newscasts for viewers in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota since 2000. Link | Add comment
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
WPRI Names Ups Shannon Hegy To Anchor Desk
TVNewsCheck, Feb 6, 2014, 9:49 PM EST
Simone Boyce New WNYW Entertainment Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Feb 6, 2014, 12:50 PM EST
WNYW: The Most Annoying Things On Local News
WNYW, Feb 6, 2014, 12:11 PM EST
dma 40 (Austin, TX)
Judy Maggio Set To Retire From KEYE
Austin360, Feb 6, 2014, 7:02 AM EST
dma 19 (Cleveland, OH)
Longtime WKYC Anchor Del Donahoo Dies At 90
WKYC, Feb 5, 2014, 3:52 PM EST
dma 17 (Denver)
Felon Calls KDVR Reporter During Hostage Standoff
Fox News Insider, Feb 5, 2014, 3:33 PM EST
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Remembers Scotto's '90s Farrow Interview
WNYW, Feb 5, 2014, 2:12 PM EST
Winter Storm Coverage Tool: Smartphones
Advancing The Story, Feb 5, 2014, 7:42 AM EST
When ice covers the roads, it can be just as hard for news crews to get around as it is for the general public. So, reporter Margaret Ann Morgan and some of her colleagues at Raycom-owned WDAM in Hattiesburg, Miss., got serious about newsgathering with their smartphones during their recent encounter with winter. Link | Add comment
dma 1 (New York)
WABC Reporter Nearly Hit By Truck In Live Shot
TVSpy, Feb 5, 2014, 7:36 AM EST
WCVB Morning Anchor Bianca De La Garza Leaving
Boston Herald, Feb 5, 2014, 7:11 AM EST
dma 3
WBBM Chicago's Dave Savini Pleads Guilty To DUI
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Feb 4, 2014, 2:38 PM EST
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KSTP Reporter Rusty Gatenby Out After 30+ Years
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Feb 4, 2014, 6:10 AM EST
Dma 30
WVIT Hartford Names Matt Piacente News VP
TVNewsCheck, Feb 3, 2014, 4:26 PM EST
He joins the NBC-owned outlet in Connecticut from co-owned WMAQ Chicago. Full Story | Add comment
Why Is Local News Innovation Struggling?
Poynter, Feb 3, 2014, 3:26 PM EST
Digtal news innovation seems to be thriving on the national level: new ventures from Ezra Klein, Pierre Omidyar and Glenn Greenwald, as well as the success of BuzzFeed, Upworthy and Huffington Post. But on the local news level, the picture is bleaker: the troubles at Patch, Main Street Connect's bankruptcy and the struggles at traditional local media. Why does digital news media seem so vibrant on the national level and so anemic on the local level? Link | Add comment
Dma 26 (Indianapolis)
WTHR Adds 30 Min. To Early News, To Start At 4
TVNewsCheck, Feb 3, 2014, 2:16 PM EST
Dma 8 (Washington)
WRC's Liz Crenshaw Leaving After 34 Years
WRC, Feb 3, 2014, 11:20 AM EST
DMA 1
Ayana Harry Joins WPIX New York As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Feb 3, 2014, 10:35 AM EST
dma 1
News 12 Long Island Anchor Judy Martin Dies
FishbowlNY, Feb 3, 2014, 7:08 AM EST
commentary by Duane Dudek
Once, Stations Took A Stand During The News
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb 3, 2014, 6:08 AM EST
Not long ago, before Fox News Channel and MSNBC wore partisanship on their sleeves, editorial commentary staking out positions on issues of the day regularly aired during local television newscasts around the country. Link | Add comment
DMA 14 (Tampa-Sarasota, FL)
Woman Steals WWSB Reporter's Car On Camera
WWSB, Feb 3, 2014, 6:06 AM EST
Dma 93 (Baton Rouge, LA)
Adrian Pittman Out At WBRZ Following Arrest
TVSpy, Jan 31, 2014, 3:00 PM EST
commentary by Tom Klimcheck
Local TV News: Too Dumb To Watch
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan 31, 2014, 2:40 PM EST
A former news viewer in Pittsburgh writes: "Once upon a time the TV news departments were considered a public service function and we had actual meaningful news. At some point along the way someone came up with the bright idea that the news could be a profit center ... instead of being a public service, and things began to change. What has evolved is only a faint remnant of what TV used to be and what it still could be if some executives would realize that quality content sells soap. Instead we are bombarded with a barrage of shameless self-promotion for the sake of ratings." Link | Comments (6)
dma 135 (Rockford, IL)
Anchor Eric Wilson Out At WREX After 19 Years
Rockford Register Star, Jan 31, 2014, 7:24 AM EST
WDIV Weatherman Faidica Leaving To Be Pastor
The Detroit News, Jan 30, 2014, 2:22 PM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
Noncom WYIN Chicago Canceling Newscast
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Jan 30, 2014, 10:42 AM EST
Oops, Best TV News Bloopers Of January
TVNewsCheck, Jan 30, 2014, 7:45 AM EST
dma 11 (Detroit)
WJBK Reporter Roughed Up By Police At Meeting
TVSpy, Jan 30, 2014, 7:38 AM EST
DMA 45 (Birmingham, AL)
WJSU's Spann Takes Heat For Wrong Snow Call
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan 30, 2014, 7:20 AM EST
dma 25 (Charlotte, NC)
WSOC Anchor Running For Congress
SalisburyPost.com, Jan 29, 2014, 2:26 PM EST

Longtime WSOC Charlotte, N.C., reporter and anchor Vince Coakley said Tuesday he’s running for the 12th Congressional District seat left vacant by Mel Watt’s resignation to take a federal appointment. The first Republican to announce for the race, the 48-year-old Coakley joins a number of Democrats who have said they’ll seek the office. Link | Add comment

Local TV News Audiences Bounce Back
Pew Research Center, Jan 28, 2014, 3:17 PM EST
Bucking a long-range trend of declining viewership, the audience for local TV news grew in all three major time slots in 2013. Viewership climbed 6% in the morning (5 to 7 a.m.) and 3% in the early evening (5 to 7 p.m.) newscasts, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. The audience barely edged up—by 0.1%—in the late night slot (11 p.m.), a newscast that had suffered the biggest decreases in recent years. Link | Comments (5)
dma 67 (Wichita, Kan.)
KSNW Debuts New Set, HD Newscasts
TVSpy, Jan 28, 2014, 3:07 PM EST
dma 40 (Austin, TX)
Former KTBC Anchor Diagnosed With Cancer
Culture Map Austin, Jan 28, 2014, 2:31 PM EST
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
Reporter Won't Be Charged In Hidden Camera Case
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Jan 28, 2014, 10:32 AM EST
dma 11 (Detroit)
WJBK Reporter Alexis Wiley Joins Mayor's Office
Deadline Detroit, Jan 28, 2014, 10:22 AM EST
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Meteorologist Steve Horstmeyer Gets Extension
Cincinnati.com, Jan 28, 2014, 6:55 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Mike Francis Appears To Be Out At WXIA
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jan 28, 2014, 6:52 AM EST
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA Traffic Reporter Amelia Earhart Leaving
Denver Post, Jan 28, 2014, 6:42 AM EST
dma 18
Mark McEwen Returning To WKMG Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 28, 2014, 6:04 AM EST
dma 19
WKYC Cleveland Adds MMJ Tiffany Tarpley
TVNewsCheck, Jan 27, 2014, 3:41 PM EST
DMA 42 (Las Vegas)
Mackenzie Warren Out As Anchor At KSNV
Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jan 27, 2014, 2:38 PM EST
dma 27 (Baltimore)
How Local TV, Cable Covered Md. Shootings
Baltimore Sun, Jan 27, 2014, 2:28 PM EST
All the TV stations in Baltimore say they're the ones to turn to for breaking news. Coverage of a shooting Saturday morning at the Mall in Columbia that left three dead put those promises to the test in a major way. Not everyone passed. Link | Comments (1)
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jan 27, 2014, 8:19 AM EST
We have a lot to tell you about this week, much of it involving three stations in Marquette, Mich., of all places. In all, four new ND openings (two in Marquette!) and five new NDs named (one in Marquette.) This flurry of activity results in 23 stations looking for a new news director. Link | Add comment
Dma 53 (Providence, RI)
Matt Blanchette Joins WLNE News Morning Team
TVNewsCheck, Jan 24, 2014, 4:38 PM EST
dma 79 (Rochester, NY)
CBS Affil To Use Google Glass At Super Bowl
Forbes, Jan 24, 2014, 8:35 AM EST
Television viewers will get a first hand view of the Super Bowl experience from the perspective of John Kucko, reporter and sports anchor at Rochester, N.Y., CBS affiliate WROC. Using a head-up display and the forward-facing cameras, Kucko will broadcast the unique sights and sounds of the week-long festivities leading up to the big game. Link | Add comment
dma 10 ( Houston)
KPRC Reporter Mary Benton To Have Surgery
Mike McGuff, Jan 24, 2014, 7:43 AM EST
Dma 54 (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA)
Ex-Girlfriend Sues WBRE Host, Alleges Abuse
TimesLeader.com, Jan 24, 2014, 6:37 AM EST
Dma 64
John Seibel Joins WDTN Dayton News Team
TVNewsCheck, Jan 23, 2014, 9:36 PM EST
dma 32 (Columbus, OH)
What WSYX Anchors Do During Breaks
TVNewsCheck, Jan 23, 2014, 3:11 PM EST
The Sinclair ABC affiliate's anchor Bob Kendrick and chief meteorologist Bill Kelly go for square hamburgers. | Comments (1)
dma 7
Boston TV Legend Chet Curtis Dies At 74
Boston Herald, Jan 23, 2014, 11:33 AM EST
dmas 18 (Orlando) & 5 (Dallas)
WFTV Anchor Bianca Castro Headed To KXAS
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 23, 2014, 7:01 AM EST
dma 17 (Denver)
KDVR, KUSA Get Set For Super Sunday
Denver Post, Jan 23, 2014, 6:49 AM EST
KDVR Denver has been in Super Bowl planning mode for six weeks as the station that will broadcast the Broncos-Seahawks game Feb. 2. Now it’s all hands on deck with well over 100 people in Denver, plus 21 in New York/New Jersey poised for coverage. What can the Fox affiliate actually show, since CBS affil KUSA is the official Broncos station with exclusive access to players, locker rooms, game footage and team management? Link | Comments (1)
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Julie Chang Returns To KTTV After Brain Surgery
KTTV, Jan 22, 2014, 12:56 PM EST
dmas 52 (Buffalo, NY) & 64 (Dayton, OH)
New News Directors At WKBW, WKEF
Buffalo News, Jan 22, 2014, 6:10 AM EST
ABC affiliate WKBW Buffalo, N.Y., has promoted Lisa Polster from assistant news director to replace ND Polly Van Doren, who's leaving for the same job at WKEF-WRGT Dayton, Ohio Link | Add comment
Dma 12 (Phoenix)
KTVK Adds Brandon Lee As 4:30 P.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 21, 2014, 4:16 PM EST
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
WEWS Anchor Leon Bibb Pays Tribute To MLK Jr.
TVSpy, Jan 21, 2014, 3:04 PM EST
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Pete Busch Gone From Traffic Job At KARE
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jan 21, 2014, 2:47 PM EST
dma 94 (Jackson, MS)
WLBT Reporter Bert Case Out After 40 Years
The Clarion Ledger, Jan 21, 2014, 2:41 PM EST
Dma 8 (Washington)
Annie Yu Named WTTG Weekend Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 21, 2014, 2:22 PM EST
Dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Companioni Named WMVJ-CA News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jan 21, 2014, 12:40 PM EST
ZGS Communications Names Gilberto Companioni to lead news operations at its Orlando, Fla., Telemundo affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
rumor mill
Anchor Shakeup Coming At WNBC New York?
FTVLive, Jan 21, 2014, 11:03 AM EST
DMA 45 (Birmingham, AL)
WBMA’s Social Plan Nets 100,000 FB Fans
NetNewsCheck, Jan 21, 2014, 7:25 AM EST
In Brimingham, Ala., Allbritton Communications' ABC affiliate WBMA-LD (and its two full-power satellites WCFT Tuscaloosa and WJSU Anniston) is finding success with its social media strategy. The station, known as ABC 33/40, has three detailed social media plans: one for every day, one for breaking news and one for severe weather. The strategy has the station just shy of 40,000 Twitter followers and 100,000 Facebook fans Link | Add comment
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WKMG's Lauren Rowe Seeks Depression Treatment
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 20, 2014, 2:48 PM EST
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KCBS-KCAL Photog Gets Too Close To Colby Fire
KCBS, Jan 20, 2014, 10:43 AM EST
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jan 20, 2014, 7:57 AM EST
Two veteran NDs make up the two new NDs in this week's report. With one new opening, our count of open ND jobs now stands at 21 stations looking for a new news director. Link | Add comment
dma 17
KCNC Denver Fires Critic Greg Moody
Denver Post, Jan 20, 2014, 6:32 AM EST
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
Mike McCormick Named WPEC News Director
TVSpy, Jan 17, 2014, 3:18 PM EST
Mike McCormick, former news director of WTEV-WAWS Jacksonville, Fla., has been named news director for West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC. Link | Add comment
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
WTMJ Joins The 4:30 A.M. News Race
Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan 17, 2014, 2:22 PM EST
Journal Broadcast Group- owned NBC affiliate WTMJ says it will expand its weekday morning newscast to start at 4:30 a.m., 30 minutes earlier than the current 5 a.m. The 4:30 a.m. Live at Daybreak starts Jan. 20. Link | Add comment
Dma 59 (Mobile, AL-Pensacola, FL)
WALA Expanding Its Morning Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Jan 17, 2014, 10:48 AM EST
The Mobile, Ala. Fox affiliate is adding an hour in the a.m., with news from 4:30 to 9 beginning Jan. 27. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 64 (Dayton, OH)
Dayton TV Figure Recovering From Brain Aneurysm
Dayton Daily News, Jan 17, 2014, 7:43 AM EST
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KSDK Reporter Prompts Closing Of High School
KMOV, Jan 17, 2014, 6:26 AM EST
WHYY To Lead Pa. Public Media Initiative
NetNewsCheck, Jan 16, 2014, 3:18 PM EST
Philadelphia pubcaster WHYY will lead a multimedia collaboration, dubbed Keystone Crossroads, that will explore urban decline and solutions in Pennsylvania. Partner stations include WESA Pittsburgh, WPSU Johnstown-Altoona and WITF Harrisburg. Pittsburgh's WQED is an associate partner. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 8 (Washington)
WJLA's Maureen Bunyan Inducted Into Hall Of Fame
WJLA, Jan 16, 2014, 3:17 PM EST
Dma 5 (Dallas)
Joangel Concepcion Joins KDFW News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 16, 2014, 11:04 AM EST
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
News Anchor Susan Roberts Out At WPRI
Providence Journal, Jan 16, 2014, 7:24 AM EST
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
Sheriff Voids Tickets For WJXT Traffic Anchor
Florida Tiomes-Union, Jan 16, 2014, 7:22 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WFLD's Myers Leaves For Al Jazeera America
TVSpy, Jan 16, 2014, 6:58 AM EST
dma 17 (Denver)
Tom Martino Pursuing Lawsuit Against KDVR
Denver Post, Jan 16, 2014, 6:51 AM EST
Dma 44 (Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA)
WTKR Ignores Ex-Anchor's Tax Fraud Case
Jim Romenesko, Jan 16, 2014, 6:18 AM EST
A former WTKR Norfolk, Va., anchor who hosted a news segment called "Taking Action Against Crime" pleaded guilty to tax crimes Wednesday, admitting that she falsely told the IRS that her $12,000 hot tub was a medical expense. WTKR, however, hasn’t said one word about Juliet Bickford’s legal troubles. Link | Add comment
dma 138 (Columbia-Jefferson City, MO)
Joey Parker Named Co-Anchor Of KMIZ News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 15, 2014, 10:32 PM EST
Dma 44 (Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA)
Former WTKR Anchor Enters Guilty Plea
WAVY, Jan 15, 2014, 5:32 PM EST
Dma 69 (Honolulu)
KITV Weatherman To Be Governor's Press Secretary
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Jan 14, 2014, 2:52 PM EST
Dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Sees Big Opportunity With Big Game
TVNewsCheck, Jan 14, 2014, 9:44 AM EST
Spurred by Fox Sports having the rights to air the game itself, as well as the hometown advantage that comes with this year’s championship game being played in its market, WNYW New York will be covering every angle leading up to the big event. Full Story | Add comment
Air Check By Diana Marszalek
NYC Stations Super Prepared For Super Bowl
TVNewsCheck, Jan 14, 2014, 9:39 AM EST
New York TV stations and their news departments have plans in place for the day of the big game that include measures like extra live trucks in case of equipment problems, holding hotel rooms near the stadium should traffic be a nightmare, renting a trailer so crews can stay warm and setting aside ample time to go through security checks. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 1 (New York)
WNET Dives Deep With Pensions Project
NetNewsCheck, Jan 14, 2014, 8:01 AM EST
New York public TV station WNET is preparing to launch The Pension Peril, a multimedia deep dive into the many questions surrounding public pension shortfalls. The project will include a dedicated website, as well as TV and radio documentaries. Link | Add comment
Dma 131 (Wilmington, NC)
WSFX Wilmington Expands 10 P.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 13, 2014, 3:27 PM EST
The Wilmington, N.C., Fox affiliate’s evening newscast grows to an hour beginning Jan. 15. Full Story | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
WFLD Vet Patrick Elwood Now At WGN
Robert Feder, Jan 13, 2014, 7:24 AM EST
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WWSI Says 'Bienvenida' To New Newscast
Philly.com, Jan 13, 2014, 6:55 AM EST
Today's launch of Noticiero Telemundo 62, on Philadelphia Telemundo affiliate WWSI, gives the market its first local, Spanish-language news program coproduced by an English-language network affiliate, NBC O&O WCAU. Link | Add comment
Dma 44 (Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA)
WTKR Anchor Leaves, Faces Federal Charges
HamptonRoads.com, Jan 10, 2014, 2:52 PM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM Reporter Fights Suspension After DUI Arrest
Chicago Tribune, Jan 10, 2014, 2:19 PM EST
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
Local News Viewing Climbs As Temps Drop
JSOnline.com, Jan 10, 2014, 1:00 PM EST
There is no thermometer to measure the number of people stuck at home watching TV because of the cold. Or is there? Overnight ratings for Milwaukee suggest more than 70,000 extra television homes tuned in to the 5 p.m. newscasts on all four local network affiliates Monday, compared with the average number during the November ratings sweeps period. Link | Add comment
Dma 46
WGHP Greensboro Expanding Its Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Jan 9, 2014, 6:08 PM EST
The North Carolina Fox affiliate is adding a half-hour to both its noon and 6 p.m. broadcasts beginning Feb. 3. Full Story | Comments (1)
Dma 8 (Washington)
WRC Adds Chris Lawrence As Weekend Anchor
University of Maryland, Jan 9, 2014, 2:53 PM EST
Dma 84 (CHAMPAIGN-SPRINGFIELD-DECATUR, Ill.)
WAND Promotes Anchor, Expands Noon News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 9, 2014, 8:23 AM EST
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Steve Brown Joins WGRZ As Investigative Reporter
The Buffalo News, Jan 9, 2014, 6:46 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WLS Anchor Linda Yu Recovering From Accident
Robert Feder, Jan 9, 2014, 6:35 AM EST
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KDOC To Air KABC News At 8 P.M.
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2014, 9:14 PM EST
The Los Angeles indie will begin a daily newscast produced by the ABC O&O beginning next week. Full Story | Add comment
dma 29 (Nashville)
WZTV Names Kay Morgan Chief Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2014, 8:17 PM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WAGA Producer Saves Family From Burning Home
WAGA, Jan 8, 2014, 3:18 PM EST
dma 5 (Dallas)
KXAS Early Morning Co-Anchor Mark Hayes Out
Uncle Barky, Jan 8, 2014, 2:50 PM EST
Dma 66
WDBJ Roanoke Anchor Hollani Davis Leaving
Roanoke.com, Jan 8, 2014, 2:38 PM EST
dma 65
WCHS Charleston Launches 5 P.M. Newscast
Herald-Dispatch.com, Jan 8, 2014, 2:26 PM EST
Dma 8 (Washington)
Anchor Chris Lawrence Joins WRC Washington
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2014, 12:06 PM EST
DMA 26 (Indianapolis)
Reporting Live From The Polar Vortex
TVNewsCheck, Jan 7, 2014, 5:56 PM EST
Many TV stations around the country are dealing with historically severe weather conditions today and have been over the past few days. Not only is the record-breaking cold and snow the focus of the news coverage in many TV markets in the US, but it’s disrupting normal operations within those stations as well. Here's an account of how one station, WISH Indianapolis, is coping. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 22 (Portland, OR)
KGW Selling Copter, Will Partner With KPTV
TVSpy, Jan 7, 2014, 7:58 AM EST
Portland, Ore., NBC affiliate KGW is selling its news helicopter and has entered into a shared chopper dal with Fox affil KPTV. Link | Add comment
Dma 40 (Austin, TX)
KTBC Names Amanda Salinas Morning News Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2014, 1:04 PM EST
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jan 6, 2014, 7:48 AM EST
Two of the three new ND openings are in sunny Florida which sounds pretty good about now. One of the openings was created by the surprising departure of a ND for another job in the Sunshine State.Our list of open ND jobs now stands at 22. Link | Add comment
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
KXAS Reporter Omar Villafranca Leaving
Uncle Barky, Jan 6, 2014, 7:43 AM EST
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
WPEC News Director Cathy Younkin Out
Gossip Extra, Jan 6, 2014, 7:19 AM EST
Sinclair CBS affiliate WPEC West Palm Beach, Fla., fired News Director Cathy Younkin on Friday. General Manager Michael Pumo confirmed that Younkin, who was named ND in 2009, is no longer at the station but declined to comment further. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM Reporter Savini Charged With DUI, Battery
Chicago Sun-Times, Jan 6, 2014, 6:39 AM EST
Market Share by Paul Greeley
How A Local News Catch-Phrase Was Born
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2014, 5:30 AM EST
Here’s the crazy story behind an assignment editor, a news director, a reporter and Twiggy, a water-skiing squirrel. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF's Mike Jerrick Finds Himself In A Color Bind
TVSpy, Jan 3, 2014, 2:57 PM EST
dma 76
WTOL Toledo Anchor Chrys Peterson Leaving
Toledo Blade, Jan 3, 2014, 2:56 PM EST
DMA 26 (Indianapolis)
WISH Expands Its 10 P.M. News On WNDY
TVNewsCheck, Jan 3, 2014, 1:00 PM EST
The WISH-produced evening newscast on sister station WNDY will become an hour starting on Monday, Jan. 6. Full Story | Add comment
dma 31 (Kansas City)
Longtime Weatherman Joel Nichols Leaves KMBC
Kansas City Star, Jan 3, 2014, 5:54 AM EST
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
WTEV-WAWS Names Bob Longo News Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Jan 2, 2014, 3:59 PM EST
He will head up news at the Cox Media Group CBS-Fox duopoly in Jacksonville, Fla. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 187 (Lima, OH)
WLIO-WOHL Ups Jeff Fitzgerald To News Dir.
TVSpy, Jan 2, 2014, 7:42 AM EST
Jeff Fitzgerald has been named news director for Block Communications' Lima, Ohioi, NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS affiliates WLIO and WOHL. Fitzgerald will continue to anchor the 6 p.m. news for the stations. Link | Add comment
commentary by Hal Boedeker
Bragging Remains A Drag On Local News
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 2, 2014, 6:11 AM EST
The Orlando Sentinel's Hal Boedeker: "Just when 2013 was almost over, I was reminded of one of my least favorite topics: the incessant bragging in local TV news." Link | Comments (5)
dma 58
Anchor Jerry Gretzinger Leaving WRGB Albany
Albany Times Union, Dec 30, 2013, 2:47 PM EST
Longtime News Director Dick Tuininga Dies At 70
Rick Gevers & Associates, Dec 30, 2013, 7:44 AM EST
DMA 45 (Birmingham, AL)
WBRC Anchor Scott Richards Leaves After 32 Years
WBRC, Dec 30, 2013, 7:15 AM EST
dma 28
San Diego TV Newsman Loren Nancarrow Dies
U-T San Diego, Dec 29, 2013, 1:31 PM EST
dma 33 (Salt Lake City)
KSL Says It Hasn't Banned Gay Kissing Video
Salt Lake Tribune, Dec 27, 2013, 6:06 AM EST
Mormon church-owned NBC affiliate KSL Salt Lake City, Utah, is not against kissing, although its reporters were apparently told to avoid showing it when reporting on the court decision overturning Utah's ban on gay marriage. But that, according the top KSL news executive, is not station policy. Link | Add comment
Dma 84 (CHAMPAIGN-SPRINGFIELD-DECATUR, Ill.)
WICS Sports Director Krista Lander Leaving
The State Journal-Register, Dec 26, 2013, 7:31 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
1972 WLS Christmas Special Restored
Robert Feder, Dec 26, 2013, 6:53 AM EST
commentary by Don Shelby
An Ex-Anchorman's Take On 'Anchorman 2'
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Dec 24, 2013, 6:33 AM EST
Longtime WCCO Minneapolis anchor Don Shelby: "I laughed until I cried and I hung my head in shame one recent weekend in New York. After you see the movie and laugh at the ridiculousness of television news as Ron Burgundy portrays it, go home and ask whether what passes as journalism today really is journalism. For those of us who tried to inform, it is not easy to see television journalism turned into a punchline." Link | Comments (2)
Dma 101 (Fayetteville-Fort Smith, AR)
Yve Jones Joining KHBS-KHOG As Asst. ND
TVNewsCheck, Dec 23, 2013, 2:59 PM EST
dma 10 ( Houston)
Jacqueline Crea Joins KHOU From KTSM
MikeMcGuff.com, Dec 23, 2013, 2:43 PM EST
DMA 65 (Charleston-Huntington, WV)
Kelly Ann Cicalese Joins WSAZ Weather Team
TVNewsCheck, Dec 23, 2013, 8:28 AM EST
dma 1 (New York)
WPIX News Adds Stewart Kasloff, Ups Zack Smith
TVNewsCheck, Dec 23, 2013, 8:16 AM EST
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Dec 23, 2013, 7:31 AM EST
We have one new news directors to introduce you to this week, with two new openings. One of those openings is a start-up in Michigan. Our list of open ND jobs now stands at 21. Link | Add comment
dma 3
WLS Chicago Moving Jason Knowles To I-Team
Robert Feder, Dec 20, 2013, 6:57 AM EST
Dma 95 (Charleston, SC)
Charleston TV Reporters Use Press Access To Shop
Charleston Post and Courier, Dec 20, 2013, 6:08 AM EST
dma 57 (Richmond, VA)
Longtime WWBT Newsman Doug Hill Dies At 91
WWBT, Dec 19, 2013, 2:41 PM EST
dma 78 (Rochester)
Christopher Ford Named WHEC News Director
Rochester Business Journal, Dec 19, 2013, 7:25 AM EST
Hubbard Broadcasting taps the former assistant ND at WTSP Tampa, Fla., to head news operations at its NBC affiliate in Rochester, N.Y. Link | Add comment
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
Meteorologist Katy Morgan Leaving WXIX
Cincinnati.com, Dec 19, 2013, 7:01 AM EST
Dma 41 (Oklahoma City)
KWTV Sports Director Under Fire For Racial Tweet
TVSpy, Dec 19, 2013, 6:19 AM EST
Dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA Anchor Remains Off Air Over School Scandal
Washington Post, Dec 19, 2013, 6:15 AM EST
Dma 5
KXAS, Dallas Morning News In Partnership
TVNewsCheck, Dec 18, 2013, 7:41 PM EST
The Dallas Morning News
and NBC O&O KXAS Dallas (DMA 5) have formed a media partnership that will include the newspaper, dallasnews.com, nbcdfw.com and local newscasts on KXAS to start. Additional platforms and projects are anticipated in the future, according to KXAS. In addition to general news, the two media organizations will join together on content like weather, politics and breaking news. Readers and viewers will begin to see the first efforts of the partnership after Jan. 1, 2014 | Comments (2)
dma 67 (Wichita, Kan.)
KSN Anchor Justin Kraemer Fired After F-Bomb
Wichita Eagle, Dec 18, 2013, 7:43 AM EST
dma 23 (Pittsburgh)
WPXI Sports Reporter Rick Walsh Leaving
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec 18, 2013, 7:25 AM EST
Dma 24 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WTVD Sorry After Anchor Says Santa's Not Real
Mediaite, Dec 17, 2013, 3:18 PM EST
It's News: A Christmas Present, Or Two, Or 10
TVNewsCheck, Dec 17, 2013, 2:38 PM EST
Conan O'Brien discovers that local news people agree: it's OK to be a little selfish this Christmas. Just admit it. | Add comment
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
KSAT News Director Jim Boyle Retires
MySanAntonio.com, Dec 17, 2013, 2:27 PM EST
Jim Boyle has retired for health reasons after three decades with the San Antonio ABC affiliate, whose newscasts have long dominated the ratings there. The station wouldn't disclose details except to say that Boyle, 65, is recovering from surgery. Link | Add comment
dma 113
WKBN-WYTV ND Gary Coursen Dies At 55
WKBN, Dec 17, 2013, 8:02 AM EST
The former photographer, who in 2003 was named news director of LIN's Youngstown, Ohio, CBS-ABC duopoly, died of cancer Monday. Link | Add comment
dma 3
WLS Chicago Surveys Vieweres On Weather Team
Robert Feder, Dec 17, 2013, 7:55 AM EST
dma 18
Shannon Butler Has Left WOFL Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Dec 17, 2013, 7:49 AM EST
YEAR IN REVIEW, PART I
TV News 2013: Busy Year For Local, Networks
TVNewsCheck, Dec 17, 2013, 11:00 AM EST
Once again, a wide range of breaking news stories kept local television news departments as well as broadcast network operations scrambling and, in some cases, working together to make sense of horrific events like the Boston Marathon bombings. This is the first part of TVNewsCheck’s annual look back at the year. Tomorrow in Part II we'll reprise the major developments in business, regulation, programming and new media. Part III, the year’s big stories in technology, will be featured on Thursday at noon and Part IV on Friday will highlight those the industry lost during the year. Full Story | Add comment
dma 67 (Wichita, Kan.)
KSN Anchor Signs Off With An F-Bomb
The Wrap, Dec 16, 2013, 3:09 PM EST
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Dec 16, 2013, 8:20 AM EST
We have five new news directors in this week's edition, with three new openings. That drops our list of open ND jobs to 20 from last week's 22. (If that trend keeps up, in 10 weeks or so....) Link | Add comment
dma 11 (Detroit)
WXYZ Names Dave Manney News Director
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2013, 7:48 AM EST
Scripps taps the managing editor of WNBC New York to lead the news operations of its Detroit ABC affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
Questions Over Gifts To WFLD Contributor Negovan
Robert Feder, Dec 16, 2013, 7:31 AM EST
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
Police Investigate KVLY Reporter Over Story
InForum, Dec 13, 2013, 10:37 AM EST
dma 31 (Kansas City)
KSHB Sports Director Under Fire For Alleged Slur
Yahoo Sports, Dec 12, 2013, 2:56 PM EST
dma 106 (Tallahassee, FL)
David Lee Tapped As WTXL News Director
TVSpy, Dec 12, 2013, 7:18 AM EST
The former KCOY Santa Maria, Calif., assistant news director joins the Tallahassee ABC affiliate. Link | Add comment
Dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
Bernice Kearney Named KSAT News Director
TVNewsCheck, Dec 12, 2013, 7:08 AM EST
The ABC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas, promotes its assistant ND to succeed the retiring Jim Boyle. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Adds Jeremy Rauch To Sports Lineup
Cincinnati.com, Dec 12, 2013, 6:55 AM EST
dma 9
WGCL Atlanta Adds Frank Wiley To News Staff
AccessAtlanta, Dec 12, 2013, 6:51 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WAGA Reporter Paul Yates Retiring After 40 Years
AccessAtlanta, Dec 11, 2013, 7:21 AM EST
dma 20 (Sacramento, CA)
Murder Suspect Calls KOVR During Standoff
TVSpy, Dec 10, 2013, 2:58 PM EST
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Telemundo’s WWSI Gets Ready To Make News
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2013, 12:10 PM EST
The Comcast-owned Spanish-language station in Philadelphia will launch its news operation on Jan. 6. With the debut, WWSI will join Telemundo’s other 15 stations in offering local news. The new 6 and 11 p.m. broadcasts will enjoy synergies with co-owned NBC O&O WCAU. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
WKYC's Chris Tye Returning To Anchor Desk
WKYC Director's Cut, Dec 10, 2013, 8:19 AM EST
dma 10
KTRK Houston Photographer Bob Dows Dies
Mike McGuff, Dec 10, 2013, 7:27 AM EST
dma 61 (Knoxville, TN)
Ted Hall Back In Knoxville As WVLT Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 9, 2013, 5:31 PM EST
Dma 125 (Monterey-Salinas, CA)
KSBW Names Jillian O’Brien Asst. News Director
TVNewsCheck, Dec 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EST
DMA 146
KTVA Anchorage Goes HD, Unveils New Set
TVNewsCheck, Dec 9, 2013, 7:54 AM EST
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Dec 9, 2013, 7:35 AM EST
Two veteran NDs left their stations this week, the only new openings we have in this week's report. And I'm not aware of any newly named news directors, so our count of open ND positions stands at 22. Link | Add comment
dma 60 (Tulsa, OK)
KJRH Photog Cameron Hood Killed In Car Crash
KJRH, Dec 6, 2013, 2:55 PM EST
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Gaard Swanson Leaving WKMG, Matt Austin Upped
Orlando Sentinel, Dec 6, 2013, 2:49 PM EST
dma 3
Chicago Sweeps: WLS Widens 10 P.M. Lead
Robert Feder, Dec 6, 2013, 2:23 PM EST
Dma 32 (Columbus, OH)
Duane Pohlman Joins WCMH News Staff
TVNewsCheck, Dec 6, 2013, 10:54 AM EST
dma 34
Milwaukee Sweeps: WTMJ Slips After TWC Tiff
The Business Journal, Dec 5, 2013, 2:57 PM EST
TV3 Winchester Closes After Six Years On Air
WJLA, Dec 5, 2013, 2:52 PM EST
Gray Television's TV3 Winchester, a local, cable-only ABC affiliate that served the Winchester, Front Royal and Berryville areas of Virginia, announced today that it was closing its news operation. Link | Add comment
commentary by J.R. Mahon
5 Investments Local TV Needs To Make In '14
NetNewsCheck, Dec 5, 2013, 7:42 AM EST
With 2014 just around the corner, some local TV newsrooms are still dawdling when it comes to moving into the digital era. "Many newsrooms will need measurable Web-based improvements in 2014, which will entail spending and newsroom cultural shifting," says KSBW San Diego's J.R. Mahon. Here are five most essential digital investments for broadcast newsrooms in the coming year. Link | Add comment
dma 40
Morning Anchor Loriana Hernandez Leaving KTBC
Austin360.com, Dec 5, 2013, 7:21 AM EST
dma 3
WLS Chicago Adds Gil Soffer As Legal Analyst
Robert Feder, Dec 5, 2013, 6:59 AM EST
dma 36
San Antonio Sweeps: A Near Sweep For KSAT
MySanAntonio.com, Dec 5, 2013, 6:17 AM EST
Dma 15 (Minneapolis-Saint Paul)
Kelcey Carlson Named KMSP Evening Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 4, 2013, 4:31 PM EST
DMA 45 (Birmingham, AL)
News Director Bill Payer Out At WIAT
TVSpy, Dec 4, 2013, 2:49 PM EST
He announced his departure in an email to station staffers today. He has been the news director at the Birmingham, Ala., CBS affiliate since 2006. Link | Add comment
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
Reporter Lauren Zakalik Joins WFAA Dallas
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Dec 4, 2013, 8:14 AM EST
dma 35
Cincinnati Sweeps: WKRC Tops, WXIX Gains
Cincinnati.com, Dec 4, 2013, 7:18 AM EST
dma 23
Pittsburgh Sweeps: Very Tight News Race
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec 4, 2013, 7:03 AM EST
KTTV Los Angeles Anchor Carlos Amezcua Leaves
Los Angeles Times, Dec 4, 2013, 6:57 AM EST
dma 21
St. Louis Sweeps: KMOV A Big Winner
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dec 4, 2013, 6:22 AM EST
dma 20
Sacramento Sweeps: KCRA Tops Most Slots
Sacramento Bee, Dec 4, 2013, 6:19 AM EST
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Stations No Longer Saving Best For Sweeps
TVNewsCheck, Dec 3, 2013, 11:53 AM EST
With increased news competition and the growing influence of news via smartphones, many stations are ditching the old practice of loading up their newscasts four times a year. Instead, says consultant Jerry Gumbert, stations are focusing on “important, in-depth investigations with strong journalistic prowess and no hype" that is becoming increasingly pervasive in their year-round coverage. "Original substantive content" has replaced "sensational bizarre stories," he says. Full Story | Comments (2)
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Dallas Sweeps: KDFW In A.M., WFAA At 10
Dallas Morning News, Dec 3, 2013, 11:18 AM EST
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Tampa Sweeps: WFTS Tops In Evening And Late
Florida News Center, Dec 3, 2013, 8:10 AM EST
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Dallas Sweeps: Everyone's A Winner
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Dec 3, 2013, 8:03 AM EST
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KTVA Anchorage Preps New Newsroom, Set
NewscastStudio, Dec 3, 2013, 8:01 AM EST
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Salt Lake Sweeps: KUTV Wins, But Late News Down
Salt Lake Tribune, Dec 3, 2013, 7:42 AM EST
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Providence Sweeps: WJAR Claims Victory
GoLocalProv.com, Dec 3, 2013, 7:39 AM EST
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Buffalo Sweeps: WGRZ, WIVB Tie In Morning
Buffalo News, Dec 3, 2013, 7:35 AM EST
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Denver Sweeps: KUSA Regains Dominance
Denver Post, Dec 3, 2013, 7:31 AM EST
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KSTP Journalist Jason Davis Retiring
Minneapolis StarTribune, Dec 3, 2013, 7:17 AM EST
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Steve Patterson Joins KYW Philadelphia News
TVNewsCheck, Dec 2, 2013, 6:56 PM EST
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KTTV Anchor Carlos Amezcua Leaves
Los Angeles Times, Dec 2, 2013, 6:51 PM EST
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NewsFix Format Expanding To KDAF Dallas
Mike McGuff, Dec 2, 2013, 11:27 AM EST
People who were waiting to see if/when KIAH Houston's anchor-less show NewsFix would start showing up in other cities now have an answer. KIAH Executive Director Steve Simon is leaving the Tribune station in Houston and moving to sister station KDAF in Dallas as news director to start NewsFix in the DFW Metroplex. Link | Add comment
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News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Dec 2, 2013, 8:08 AM EST
Our report is a little slow on ND movement, not unexpected in a holiday-shortened week. We have one new ND to tell you about, with, to my knowledge, no  new openings, but history says that might change now that the November sweep is over. That one move means our list of open ND positions remains at 20. Link | Add comment
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After 20 Years, Kai Jackson Leaving WJZ
Baltimore Sun, Dec 2, 2013, 7:32 AM EST
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Two News Staffers Leaving KSEE-KGPE
Fresno Bee, Dec 2, 2013, 6:31 AM EST
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KSTP Losing Two From Morning Newscast
Pioneer Press, Dec 2, 2013, 6:27 AM EST
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Ron Burgundy Co-Anchors KXMB News
Associated Press, Dec 2, 2013, 6:00 AM EST
Actor and comedian Will Ferrell reprised his Anchorman role for the Bismarck, N.D., CBS affiliate's Saturday night news broadcast. The former Saturday Night Live star is promoting its upcoming sequel, Anchorman 2. Ferrell read stories while engaging in some banter with co-anchor Amber Schatz and the rest of the news team. "What? Am I supposed to read that?" Full Story | Add comment
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Reporter Paris Lewbel Joins WTVQ Lexington
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