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  • Tech: Confusion, Questions On Text-To-Speech Rule

    With the FCC's Nov. 30 deadline for TV station implementation of audible captioning rapidly approaching, vendors of the necessary equipment say that many broadcasters remain confused about what is and isn’t required of them to comply; the difference between EAS rules and the new rule; and even the difference between text-to-speech and speech-to-text. More | Comments (5)
  • Focus: Pearl, APTS Eager To Push ATSC 3.0 At FCC

    The Pearl consortium of several large commercial TV station groups and the Association of Public Television Stations are expected to take the lead asking for FCC approval of the next-gen transmission standard. They want to "sync up" the transition to it with the forced migration to new channels that many stations may have to make if the FCC's incentive auction of TV spectrum is successful next spring. More | Comments (8)
  • Jessell: 3.0 Is The Big Story Americans Haven't Heard

    ATSC 3.0 has tremendous potential. It will allow stations to keep pace with other TV media by enabling them to broadcast 4K and to reach TV sets without outdoor antennas and, perhaps more important, smartphones and tablets wherever they go. Yet, when when the standard took a big leap forward this week, there was no mention of it in the popular press. The gatekeepers are asleep at the switch. More | Comments (25)
  • TVN Tech Q&A: Kim, Luplow Extol ATSC 3.0 Progress

    Dr. Jong Kim, Zenith R&D president and LG Electronics SVP, and Zenith VP Wayne Luplow say ATSC 3.0 will revitalize TV broadcasting. Now that ATSC has moved the proposed standard another step closer to adoption, they explain why this latest decision is an important milestone and claim that, although the standard represents the technology of several system proponents, no compromises were made in adopting the best possible standard. More | Comments (2)
  • TVN Focus: Syndicators Busy With Shows For Next Fall

    Among the new offerings for first-run syndication in the works or being pitched for 2016-17 is Ice & Coco (above), which got a three-week test this summer on Fox-owned stations in eight markets. Another show that just finished a test is Debmar-Mercury's The T.D. Jakes Show.  More | Add comment

Special Reports

  • Weather 2015: A three-part look at forecasting: a Q&A with AccuWeather founder Joel Myers; complaints by local weathercasters of network forecasting; and the latest on mobile and augmented reality.
  • TVN's FCC Watch: A quick briefing on FCC proceedings affecting TV broadcasters from communications attorneys David Oxenford and David O'Connor.
  • THE TOP 30 TV STATION GROUPS: A scarcity of M&A activity in the last year resulted in few changes in TVNewsCheck's annual ranking of station groups by revenue. The first 11 slots remained the same, with Fox Television Stations on top. The big change was the loss of Journal Broadcast Group, which merged with E.W. Scripps.
  • Multicasting 2015: A four-part examination of the revenue, programming and technology strategies of the diginet business.
  • NAB 2015 HOT TOPICS: A multi-part series highlighting emerging tech trends in advance of the NAB Show. Topics include 4K cameras, IP newsgathering, editing workflow, IP workflow, audio developments, news production automation and master control automation.
  • NewsTECHForum 2014: Complete coverage of the second annual conference from TVNewsCheck and Sports Video Group
  • 2014—Year In Review: Revisit the year’s top developments in business, programming, journalism, technology, regulation and more.
  • 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.
Marketshare Blog Playout Blog
dma 10: Houston
KRIV Brings Views Together For Cancer Patient's Wedding
TVSpy, Oct 9, 2015, 4:28 PM EDT
dma 42: Norfolk, VA
WTKR Fires News Director Tina Luque
TVSpy, Oct 9, 2015, 4:18 PM EDT
Tribune confirmed that it has parted ways with Tina Luque, news director at its Norfolk, Va., CBS affiliate WTKR as the newsroom was set to celebrate her birthday. Link | Comments (2)
dma 35
WDJT Milwaukee Teases 'New Look'
NewscastStudio, Oct 9, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 30: Hartford, CT)
Investigative Reporter Jill Konopka Joins WVIT
TVSpy, Oct 9, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 90: Cedar Rapids, IA)
KWWL Recognized With Regional Emmy Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 9, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
WYFF Raises Over $700,000 During Telethon
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 9, 2015, 7:41 AM EDT
dma 107
KTVB Boise Anchor Carolyn Holly Leaving
Idaho Statesman, Oct 8, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT
Dma 64
Zac Pitts Joins WDTN’s ‘Living Dayton’
TVNewsCheck, Oct 8, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT
dma 7: Washington
WTTG's McCarthy Shares Tweets For Rep. McCarthy
WTTG, Oct 8, 2015, 10:36 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 78: Columbia, SC)
WIS And Columbia In Day 5 Of Flood Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 8, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
Longtime KYW Anchor Pat Ciarrocchi Leaving
TVSpy, Oct 8, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT
dma 15: Minneapolis
KMSP's Ian Leonard Recovering From Concussion
Star Tribune, Oct 8, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT
dma 5
Reporter-Anchor Sonia Azad Joins WFAA Dallas
MikeMcGuff.com, Oct 7, 2015, 3:18 PM EDT
dma 6
Two Reporters Leaving KTVU San Francisco
TVSpy, Oct 7, 2015, 8:03 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
WYFF Holding Carolina Flood Relief Telethon Today
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 7, 2015, 7:52 AM EDT
dma 173: Dothan, AL
City Commissioner Punches WTVY Reporter
Dothan Eagle, Oct 7, 2015, 6:12 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KNTV Exposé Recognized With National Emmy
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 6, 2015, 8:08 AM EDT
dma 11: Tampa, FL
WTVT Tampa Readies New News Set
NewscastStudio, Oct 6, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT
dma 15
KARE Minneapolis Adds 6:30 P.M. Newscast
StarTribune.com, Oct 6, 2015, 7:24 AM EDT
Weekend anchor Rena Sarigianopoulos and reporter/anchor fill-in Jana Shortal are co-anchoring a new broadcast at 6:30 p.m. on Tegna's NBC affiliate in Minneapolis. Link | Add comment
dma 7: Washington
Some News Segments Resemble Paid Ads
The Washington Post, Oct 6, 2015, 6:23 AM EDT
Like many stations, Tegna-owned WUSA Washington airs regular features in its newscasts about medical and health topics. And when it does, WUSA tends to turn to one source: the Inova hospital chain. Inova has another role in the CBS affiliate's Family Health features: It’s the sole sponsor of them. The segments raise a question that has dogged the relationship between health-care organizations and TV stations for years: Should such feature stories be called news reports or advertising — or an ill-defined hybrid of both? Link | Comments (1)
dma 69
WDBJ Roanoke Gives Sneak Peek At New Set
NewscastStudio, Oct 6, 2015, 6:04 AM EDT
DMA 48: Albuquerque, NM
Greg Shepperd To Join KOAT As News Dir.
KOAT, Oct 5, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
On Monday, Oct. 19, Greg Shepperd takes the news reins at Hearst Television's ABC affiliate KOAT Albuquerque, N.M., following a successful three-year run at Hearst's   KHBS-KHOG Fayetteville-Fort Smith, Ark. Link | Add comment
Social Is Smart Strategy For Promoting Stories
Advancing The Story, Oct 2, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT
WXIX To Air Kentucky Gubernatorial Debate
TVNewsCheck, Oct 2, 2015, 12:21 PM EDT
Dma 11: Tampa, FL
Raiza Iciarte Named WRMD News Director
TVNewsCheck, Oct 2, 2015, 10:08 AM EDT
ZGS Communications taps the station’s former interim news director to permanently lead the department at its Telemundo affiliate in Tampa, Fla. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 52: Providence, RI
Jeff Desnoyers Named WLNE P.M. Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Oct 2, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KRON Shoots Itself For Weekly Primetime Show
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 2, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
commentary by Lewis Lazare
WMAQ Takes Breaking News To New Heights
Chicago Business Journal, Oct 1, 2015, 2:59 PM EDT
Too bad if you missed it, but Tuesday afternoon, during the height of Chicago's afternoon rush hour, NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago demonstrated why it's now setting the standard for top-notch breaking news coverage among local television news outlets. Link | Comments (1)
dma 12: Phoenix
KSAZ Reporter Loses Microphone Down Sousaphone
TVSpy, Oct 1, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT
dma 8: Boston
DUI Charge For WMUR Reporter Who Hit Pedestrian
TVSpy, Oct 1, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
dma 12: Phoenix
KSAZ's Dave Munsey Hits Milestone Anniversary
The Arizona Republic, Oct 1, 2015, 12:33 PM EDT
dma 8: Boston
WCVB Launches 5 P.M. Weekend Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Sep 30, 2015, 10:42 PM EDT
dma 14: Seattle
KIRO Announces Changes To Weather Team
TVNewsCheck, Sep 30, 2015, 10:21 PM EDT
dma 40
Dayna Roselli Joins 'Good Morning Las Vegas'
KTNV, Sep 30, 2015, 9:57 PM EDT
dma 11: Tampa
Why WTSP Devoted 6,000 Words To A Story
Columbia Journalism Review, Sep 30, 2015, 7:16 PM EDT
In the years since people in the news industry first began talking about “convergence” and the melding of traditional print and video forms online, plenty of newspapers have created video operations. And there are examples of TV stations making big digital investments. Still, there are limits to convergence: You don’t see many local stations turning out longform narratives, for example. That’s what makes a recent year-long investigation by Noah Pransky of Tegna’s WTSP Tampa about the influence a private PR consultant wields in local politics, so unusual. Link | Comments (1)
dma 27
Lead Anchor Halvorson Out At WISH Indianapolis
Indianapolis Business Journal, Sep 30, 2015, 2:33 PM EDT
dma 16
Cynthia Demos Leaving WFOR Miami, TV
GossipExtra.com, Sep 30, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 43:Oklahoma City)
KFOR Recognized With National Emmy
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 30, 2015, 7:13 AM EDT
Dma 70: Tucson, AZ
KOLD Names Joe Hengemuehler News Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Sep 29, 2015, 7:22 PM EDT
The news veteran and former KNXV news chief will join Raycom’s Tucson CBS affiliate on Oct. 5. Full Story | Add comment
dma 76: Rochester, NY
WROC's Scott Hetsko Undergoes Heart Transplant
WROC, Sep 29, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT
dmas 156 & 80
WLBZ Bangor Moves 6 p.m. News To Portland
Bangor Daily News, Sep 29, 2015, 6:11 AM EDT
Tegna-owned NBC affiliate WLBZ Bangor, Maine, will no longer produce a 6 p.m. weekday news show beginning Oct. 8. The 6 p.m. newscast will instead originate in Portland, Maine, on co-owned NBC affil WCSH, as do WLBZ's weekday morning, noon, 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts. Link | Comments (1)
Market Share (DMA 14: Seattle)
KOMO Brings Seattle Scenery Into Its Studio
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 28, 2015, 8:24 AM EDT
netnewscheck social scorecard: dma 5
KDFW Gets Early Start In Dallas’ Social Lead
NetNewsCheck, Sep 28, 2015, 8:11 AM EDT
Fox Television Stations-owned KDFW holds a clear lead in Dallas-Fort Worth’s social media scene based on data from Shareablee. The station has had nearly 9.2 million social actions in the last six months and is closing in on a million fans/followers. Its newsroom says the foundations for such a strong social platform go back nearly two decades before there was a “social” media. Link | Add comment
dma 19
WFTV Orlando Launches News Drones
Florida News Center, Sep 28, 2015, 7:57 AM EDT
Cox-owned ABC affiliate WFTV became the first Orlando, Fla., station to use drones in news coverage last Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration last week approved a petition by WFTV and other stations in the Cox Media Group to fly the drones. Link | Add comment
Dma 3: Chicago
George Smith In As Jon Kelley Leaves WFLD
TVNewsCheck, Sep 17, 2015, 3:53 PM EDT
dma 4
Philadelphia Photogs Vote To Strike
FTVLive, Sep 17, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT
The pope is about to make a historic visit to the U.S., with a stop off in Philadelphia. But, the TV coverage might be a bit lacking. The union representing the roughly 75 photographers and technicians at KYW overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to strike over stalled contract negotiations. The news comes a day after roughly 65 photographers and technicians at WCAU notified station management that they are exercising their right to terminate a collective bargaining agreement in 10 days and set a Sept. 21 strike date. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 67
Nexstar Completes New Facility In Roanoke
TVNewsCheck, Sep 17, 2015, 2:20 PM EDT
As it opens a new $3 million, 15,000-square-foot building, Nexstar will add 30 employees to support an expansion of its local news programming under the WFXR news brand that launches Oct. 1. Full Story | Add comment
TVB Forward
WDBJ Chief Pleased With Media Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Sep 17, 2015, 10:52 AM EDT
Jeffrey Marks, president-GM of WDBJ Roanoke, Va., says that while representing the station to the world after two of his journalists were gunned down was tough, “I think 99% of reporters on stories like these do show compassion.” But, he added, holding up a mike to one side of the story and then the other side of the story doesn’t suffice. “We have to work diligently to provide history and perspective.” Full Story | Comments (2)
dma 3: Chicago
Kate Sullivan Says She’s Out At WBBM
TVSpy, Sep 17, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT
How To Use Live Local Drone Footage
Reynolds Journalism Institute, Sep 16, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
ABC O&O KGO San Francisco is one of the first local news operations in the United States to put footage from a remote-controlled aerial drone live onto the air. Find out how they did it from Ken Miguel, special projects producer at KGO, and Ron Futrell, sales and marketing director at ArrowData, which supplied the technology. Link | Add comment
Carlton Houston Tapped To Be WUSA Asst. ND
TVSpy, Sep 16, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
Kathy Orr Joins WTXF As Weather Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Sep 16, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT
dma 74
KETV Omaha Adds 9 P.M. News On Subchannel
KETV, Sep 16, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT
dma 52
New Deals For Four At WKBW Buffalo News
The Buffalo News, Sep 16, 2015, 7:40 AM EDT
dma 3
WBBM Chicago Adds Anchor Irika Sargent
WBBM, Sep 16, 2015, 6:58 AM EDT
dma 50
WMC Memphis Unveils Storm Chase Vehicle
NewscastStudio, Sep 15, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
dma 55: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA
Longtime WNEP Newscaster Nolan Johannes Dies
CitizensVoice.com, Sep 15, 2015, 1:51 PM EDT
dma 36
WKRC Adds Hour To 'Good Morning Cincinnati'
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Sep 15, 2015, 7:40 AM EDT
dma 33
Public KLRN San Antonio Getting Into Local News
MySanAntonio.com, Sep 15, 2015, 7:29 AM EDT
Market Share
New Promos From Markets Large And Small
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 15, 2015, 7:12 AM EDT
Market Share
What News Marketers Can Learn From A Bank Ad
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 14, 2015, 8:03 AM EDT
dma 10
KTRK Houston Debuts New Set
MikeMcGuff.com, Sep 14, 2015, 7:27 AM EDT
dma 144: Lubbock, TX
KCBD Reporter Charged With Hit And Run
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Sep 14, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT
dma 52: Buffalo, NY
Morse To Replace Gray On WKBW Morning News
The Buffalo News, Sep 14, 2015, 6:44 AM EDT
dma 70: Flint, MI
Katie O'Mara Leaves WNEM Over Health Issues
MLive, Sep 14, 2015, 5:35 AM EDT
dma 10
KHOU Houston Expands 4 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Sep 13, 2015, 10:22 PM EDT
Lessons From WDBJ On Covering Your Own Story
Poynter, Sep 11, 2015, 2:41 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 28: San Diego)
KGTV Launches New Newscast, 'The Now San Diego'
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 11, 2015, 8:03 AM EDT
dma 35: Milwaukee
WTMJ Drops 3 P.M. News For New Syndie
Journal Sentinel, Sep 11, 2015, 7:03 AM EDT
The Milwaukee NBC affiliate is replacing its 3 p.m. weekday newscast with a new syndicated lifestyle/talk show hosted by Tyra Banks. FABLife premieres Monday at 3 p.m. GM Joe Poss said Thursday that the decision to drop the 3 p.m. newscast and add a syndicated show had been in the works since last year, before the station was acquired by E.W. Scripps Co. Link | Add comment
dma 7
Anchor Maria Stephanos Leaving WFXT Boston
Boston.com, Sep 11, 2015, 6:56 AM EDT
dma 93: Baton Rouge, LA
Reporter Says He Was Fired After Confronting Candidate
The New Orleans Advocate, Sep 10, 2015, 1:29 PM EDT
dma 19: Cleveland-Akron, OH
WOIO Adds Bernie Kosar As Browns Analyst
Cleveland.com, Sep 10, 2015, 6:41 AM EDT
Remember Parker, Ward With A Donation
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2015, 5:29 PM EDT
NAB, RTDNA and NATAS are accepting online and offline contributions to support the families of the two WDBJ Roanoke, Va., journalists killed in August. Those wishing to contribute to the Alison & Adam Memorial Fund can do so at http://www.nab.org/donate. Full Story | Comments (5)
Dma 65: Charleston-Huntington, WV
WSAZ Debuts New Anchor Teams On Sept. 14
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2015, 4:19 PM EDT
Dma 4: Philadelphia
Margaret Cronan Named KYW News Director
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2015, 3:57 PM EDT
The news veteran is returning to the CBS Philadelphia O&O to lead the news efforts there and at co-owned WPSG. Full Story | Comments (2)
Live Shot Still Gold Standard Of Local News
The Washington Post, Sep 9, 2015, 3:08 PM EDT
It's a local news tradition: reporters going live from where not much is happening, so that “BREAKING NEWS” can be flashed across the screen. Because even in 2015, the old-school practice of a real person in a real place for the sake of a “live shot” is still the gospel of broadcast journalism. Link | Add comment
Dma 10
Nate Griffin Named Reporter At KRIV Houston
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2015, 1:17 PM EDT
Dma 49: Louisville, KY
WDRB Expands Midday News To Full Hour
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2015, 12:31 PM EDT
commentary by Simon Perez
Smartphone Video: Can't Live With, Without It
RTDNA, Sep 9, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT
Simon Perez: "Every year, during my breaks from teaching at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, I return to KPIX TV in San Francisco to work as an MMJ. On several stories, I’ve whipped out my smartphone to capture video I just couldn’t get with my professional video camera. Here are three occasions where my smartphone, shooting HD video, helped to make a professional TV story look better." But , he adds, there are also downsides to this new trend. Link | Add comment
dma 33: San Antonio
Racy Video Gets KABB's J.T. Street Fired
mySA.com, Sep 9, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT
WSVN Reporter Rosh Lowe Was A Child Star
Miami Herald, Sep 9, 2015, 6:40 AM EDT
dma 131
WECT Wilmington Adding 4 P.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Sep 8, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT
The new First at Four debuts Monday, Sept. 14, on the Raycom NBC affiliate. Ashlea Kosikowski will anchor. Full Story | Add comment
dma 10
Reporter Scarlett Fakhar Joins KRIV Houston
TVNewsCheck, Sep 8, 2015, 3:58 PM EDT
dma 28
KGTV San Diego To Launch 4 P.M. Local News
TVNewsCheck, Sep 8, 2015, 3:02 PM EDT
The Now San Diego debuts Sept. 14 and will feature anchors Ariel Wesler and Anne State, with meteorologist Angelica Campos. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Don Bell Returns To KYW As Sports Director
TVNewsCheck, Sep 8, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
He will head sports at the Philadelphia CBS O&O beginning next week. Full Story | Add comment
KEYT's Paula Lopez Accused Of DUI, Assault
Ventura County Star, Sep 8, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
DMA 41 (Las Vegas)
KLAS Ups Terri Foley To News Director
TVSpy, Sep 8, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
She has been the Las Vegas CBS affiliate’s managing editor/assistant news director for the past eight years. Link | Add comment
Market Share
Hurricane Katrina Diary, Part 2
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 4, 2015, 8:22 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 48: Jacksonville, FL)
WJXT Spends All Week Covering 450-Year-Old Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 4, 2015, 8:11 AM EDT
dma 151
Carla Pesono Leaving KSNF News In Joplin, MO
TVSpy, Sep 4, 2015, 7:24 AM EDT
Dma 62 (Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
WINK Ft. Myers Debuts New Set
NewscastStudio, Sep 3, 2015, 3:18 PM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
WCCO’s Mike Binkley Announces Retirement
WCCO, Sep 3, 2015, 2:29 PM EDT
The Dangerous Downside Of Covering News
The Wrap, Sep 3, 2015, 10:37 AM EDT
Reporters and photographers have long known about the dangers of working in TV news. But last week’s tragic shooting deaths of WDBJ photographer Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker in Virginia, have heightened awareness in the broadcasting community about just how vulnerable journalists can be in the field. In fact, TV news crews face an increasing number of threats as they cover stories in public places. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 27: Indianapolis)
WRTV Anchors Take The Field To Promote NFL Game
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 3, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Sixth Grader Takes Shot At Anchoring. Nails It
TVSpy, Sep 3, 2015, 7:34 AM EDT
As Platforms Rise, Local News Gets Crushed
Nieman Lab, Sep 3, 2015, 6:23 AM EDT
The quest for scale, driven by the distribution power of a few enormous technology platforms, is killing the business case for local news. There are vigorous debates about what the future will hold for TV; the medium has proven stubbornly successful through waves of digital change. But even if “TV” survives, it’s hard to see where local TV news — built for a world of daily appointment viewing, of people sitting down every night at 6:30 to see what happened that day — fits in. Link | Comments (5)
DMA 13 (Tampa, FL)
WFTS Adds Meteorologist Ivan Cabrera
TVNewsCheck, Sep 2, 2015, 3:42 PM EDT
dma 123 (Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA)
KEYT Reporters Picked For Amazing Race
TVSpy, Sep 2, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
Reporter Zachary Kiesch Joins WNYW News
TVNewsCheck, Sep 2, 2015, 9:26 AM EDT
dma 10 (Houston)
KXLN, KTRK To Stream Houston Mayoral Debate
MikeMcGuff.com, Sep 2, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT
dma 196
3 Anchors Quit KCWY Casper In 5 Days
TVSpy, Sep 2, 2015, 7:36 AM EDT
Since last Friday, Jeff Platt, Tony Cedrone and Amanda del Castillo have left Gray Television's NBC affiliate in Wyoming. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KRON Leads Bay Area TV Websites In July
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 2, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT
Journalist Sues WABC For Gender Discrimination
New York Post, Sep 2, 2015, 6:45 AM EDT
dma 6 (San Francisco)
KTVU Expands News With More Morning Show
TVNewsCheck, Sep 1, 2015, 4:02 PM EDT
dma 30
WTNH Hartford Readying New Devlin Set
NewscastStudio, Sep 1, 2015, 3:01 PM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
Police Say KSAT Video Puts Them In Danger
FTVLive, Sep 1, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT
Some are praising Graham Media's KSAT San Antonio for uploading amateur video of a police-involved shooting. The police are saying that the station is putting cops lives in danger. Link | Add comment
dma 2
KWHY Los Angeles Cancels Its Local News
Media Moves, Sep 1, 2015, 2:26 PM EDT
As of Monday, KWHY’s 5 and 10 pm local newscasts have been canceled. With very few exceptions, the the Meruelo Group-owned station’s entire news, marketing and sales staff were laid off in the process. About 50 to 60 people today lost their jobs – about 40 were from the news department. Link | Add comment
dma 54
KNSO Fresno Set To Air First Newscasts
TBJNow, Sep 1, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT
Telemundo's KNSO will begin airing its first-ever local newscast Noticiero Telemundo Valle Central today. The one-hour Spanish-language program will air weekdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and deliver local news to viewers in Central California, including the Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Visalia markets. The program is being produced locally in partnership with Nexstar Broadcasting Group's CBS affiliate KGPE and NBC affil KSEE in Fresno as well as Telemundo in Bakersfield. Link | Add comment
dma 22 (Pittsburgh)
WPXI Reporter Shot With Paintball Gun
FTVLive, Sep 1, 2015, 6:28 AM EDT
Community Remembers Slain Cameraman
The Associated Press, Aug 31, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT
Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for WDBJ Roanoke, Va., who was murdered last week was remembered today at a commemoration at Salem High School. Salem High School Principal Scott Habeeb said Ward "loved life and he was truly kind to people." Habeeb was the offensive line coach when Ward played middle school football, was one of his teachers as a high school freshman and was an assistant principal for Ward's final three years of high school. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 4 (Philadelphia)
Rahel Solomon Joins KYW News As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Aug 31, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WKMG Makes Allison McGinley News Dir.
Orlando Sentinel, Aug 31, 2015, 2:27 PM EDT
Allison McGinley, who has worked at the Graham Media CBS affiliate in Orlando, Fla., for 21 years, has been named news director. She had been acting news director since Steve Hyvonen resigned July 21. Link | Comments (1)
Market Share
Need A Weather Department? Call WeatherVision
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 31, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
Market Share
Hurricane Katrina Diary, Part 1
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 31, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT
dmas 33 & 10
Mayra Moreno Leaving KENS For KTRK
mySA, Aug 31, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
KDFW Celebrates 20 Years Of Anchor Tim Ryan
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Aug 31, 2015, 6:47 AM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
Sources: Longo To Replace McGinty At WUSA
FTVLive, Aug 31, 2015, 6:07 AM EDT
Dma 37 (Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, NC)
WYFF’s Cogdill Honored With NATAS Silver Circle
TVNewsCheck, Aug 28, 2015, 1:14 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
WPIX Makes Two Appointments To 'Morning News'
TVNewsCheck, Aug 28, 2015, 10:32 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 51: New Orleans)
WDSU To Chronicle 5 Children Of Katrina
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 28, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WKMG To Add 4 P.M. Newscast On Sept. 7
Orlando Sentinel, Aug 28, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 52
WKBW Buffalo Adds Reporter Justin Moore
The Buffalo News, Aug 28, 2015, 6:52 AM EDT
Schurz Known For Local News Commitment
Variety, Aug 27, 2015, 8:54 PM EDT
The live TV ambush murders of a reporter and photographer at WDBJ Roanoke, Va., have devastated the family-owned firm that owns the station. The respect that Mishiwaka, Ind.-based Schurz Communications commands in the close-knit world of broadcasters has prompted an outpouring of support from station owners around the country. Link | Add comment
dma 13
WWSB Tampa To Launch 7 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Aug 27, 2015, 7:22 PM EDT
A Sad Day In The TV News Family
David Carroll's Chattanooga Radio and TV, Aug 27, 2015, 2:12 PM EDT
Every TV newscaster in America had to do his or her job Wednesday, but it wasn’t easy. Most of us didn’t know Alison Parker or Adam Ward. But we all know someone like them. Link | Add comment
dma 36 (Cincinnati)
WLWT Expands H.S. Football Coverage On Ch. 5.2
TVNewsCheck, Aug 27, 2015, 1:11 PM EDT
Dma 36 (Cincinnati)
WCPO Site Challenging The Enquirer
Nieman Lab, Aug 27, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT
The E.W. Scripps-owned WCPO.com is moving in on Cincinnati.com’s turf, though both outlets ultimately see the competition as driving richer, deeper journalism for the city and the greater Cincinnati region. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 30
WTIC Hartford Adds Reporter Laura Roberts
TVNewsCheck, Aug 27, 2015, 12:56 PM EDT
Dma 39 (Austin, TX)
Rebecca Thomas Joins KTBC As Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 27, 2015, 12:47 PM EDT
Following Va. Shooting, Mich. TV Journos Talk Safety
MLive, Aug 27, 2015, 12:34 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 3: Chicago)
WGN To Air Special About Alzheimer's
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 27, 2015, 8:56 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM Adds Lionel Moise To Anchor Desk
WBBM, Aug 27, 2015, 7:32 AM EDT
dma 67 (Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA)
WDBJ Balances Grief With Journalism
The Associated Press, Aug 27, 2015, 5:56 AM EDT

The news became personal for the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va., when reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were fatally shot during a live broadcast Wednesday morning, forcing co-workers to balance the stunning tragedy with professionalism. Their grief was evident during the newscasts that followed, but so was their restraint. Full Story | Comments (8)

Anchor MacLeod Hageman Joins KWWL News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 26, 2015, 3:47 PM EDT
updated at 3:25 P.M. ET
Suspect In WDBJ Roanoke Murders Dies
The Associated Press & TVNewsCheck, Aug 26, 2015, 9:27 AM EDT
The former TV journalist who police say shot and killed WDBJ Roanoke photographer Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker died this afternoon after shooting himself following a police chase. Parker and Ward were on the air interviewing a woman when Vester Lee Flanagan II fired about 15 shots. Their interview subject, Vicki Gardner, was in stable condition later Wednesday after surgery for her wounds. Flanagan had been fired by WDBJ in 2013. Full Story | Comments (14)
Market Share (DMA 14: Seattle)
KIRO Delivers Tears Of Joy To Firefighters
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 26, 2015, 7:54 AM EDT
dma 146 (Odessa-Midland, TX)
Meteorologist Sues KWES For Age Discrimination
Odessa American, Aug 26, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT
dma 12
Chuck Gaidica Returning To WDIV Detroit
Detroit Free Press, Aug 26, 2015, 7:14 AM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
WVIZ To Air Documentary On Rock Hall
Cleveland.com, Aug 26, 2015, 6:58 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WWL’s Katrina Coverage: Past, Present And Future
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 25, 2015, 7:59 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WCBS Names Tindiglia Assistant News Director
TVSpy, Aug 25, 2015, 7:20 AM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas)
Veteran WFAA Reporter Byron Harris To Retire
WFAA, Aug 25, 2015, 6:54 AM EDT
dma 19 (Cleveland)
Another Change At WOIO: New Colors
Cleveland.com, Aug 25, 2015, 6:37 AM EDT
DMA 36 (Cincinnati)
WKRC Adds Brandon Orr To Weather Center
TVNewsCheck, Aug 24, 2015, 5:21 PM EDT
dmas 2 & 91
Robert Holguin Leaves KABC For El Paso’s KFOX
Media Moves, Aug 24, 2015, 2:41 PM EDT
Dma 5
KXAS Dallas Names Mark Ginther VP Of News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 24, 2015, 2:18 PM EDT
The former executive news director of KING Seattle is tapped by NBC to succeed Susan Tully as news chief. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WWL Posts Hurricane Katrina Documentary Online
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 24, 2015, 7:48 AM EDT
Social Scorecard (DMA 95)
WCSC Leads Charleston Social With Balance
NetNewsCheck, Aug 24, 2015, 7:04 AM EDT
In Charleston, S.C., a horrific shooting in an African-American church and a vehement debate over the state’s Confederate flag and heritage have put a community on edge. Raycom-owned CBS affiliate WCSC has used its social platforms to bring fractured people together through civilized discussion, cementing its position in social media leadership in both total social actions and fans/followers. Link | Add comment
dma 15 (Minneapolis)
Jamie Yuccas Leaving WCCO For CBS's Newspath
Star Tribune, Aug 24, 2015, 6:38 AM EDT
Dma 59 (Mobile, AL)
WALA Expands Late News To 90 Minutes
TVNewsCheck, Aug 21, 2015, 4:17 PM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WJLA ND Emails New Hire's Salary To Staff
FTVLive, Aug 21, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT
DMA 42 (Norfolk, VA)
WTKR Reporter Accused of Harassing Candidate
The Virginian-Pilot, Aug 21, 2015, 2:38 PM EDT
dma 3
Chicago Weather Legend Harry Volkman Dies
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Aug 21, 2015, 6:34 AM EDT
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
WPTV Shakes Up Morning News Anchors
FTVLive, Aug 21, 2015, 6:12 AM EDT
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
Morning Anchor Chase Cain Gone From WISN
The Dudek Abides, Aug 20, 2015, 9:55 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 167)
Hurricane Katrina’s Overlooked Story: Mississippi
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 20, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT
dma 8
WJLA Washington Readying New News Set
NewscastStudio, Aug 20, 2015, 7:56 AM EDT
dma 19
WOIO Rebranding As 'Cleveland 19 News'
The Plain Dealer, Aug 20, 2015, 6:56 AM EDT
Starting noon Monday, Aug. 24, you'll notice some changes in the tone and style of the WOIO Cleveland newscasts. The station is saying a formal farewell to the wild and woolly 19 Action News format, rebranding its news operation Cleveland 19 News. The Raycom-owned CBS affiliate has been moving away from the raucous 19 Action News approach for a couple of years, but the station's new executives felt it was time to accelerate the process. Link | Add comment
dma 32 (Columbus, OH)
More News Staffers Leaving WBNS
FTVLive, Aug 20, 2015, 6:28 AM EDT
Dma 62 (Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
WINK Reporter Sues Station Over Firing
TVSpy, Aug 19, 2015, 3:01 PM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WJLA Adds Sports Anchor Erin Hawksworth
FTVLive, Aug 19, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW To 'Hamilton' Actor: 'Lighten Up'
Playbill, Aug 19, 2015, 12:18 PM EDT
Market share (DMA 5: Dallas)
Viewer Video Stars In KTVT A.M. News Spot
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 19, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT
dma 108 (Tyler, TX)
Jennifer Taylor To Be KYTX News Director
mySA.com, Aug 19, 2015, 7:05 AM EDT
The assistant news director at KENS San Antonio, Texas, for the past year is taking over the top news job at the CBS affiliate in Tyler, Texas, on Sept. 8. Link | Add comment
dma 76 (Toledo, OH)
WTVG Promotes Josh Love To Assistant ND
The Blade, Aug 18, 2015, 3:12 PM EDT
Dma 3 (Chicago)
WGN Launching 10 P.M. News On Oct. 5
TVNewsCheck, Aug 18, 2015, 2:59 PM EDT
WGN News at Ten will follow the Tribune station’s 9 p.m. newscast and feature anchors Mark Suppelsa and Micah Materre, Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling and Dan Roan with sports. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Reporter Lauren Mayk Joining WCAU Philadelphia
TVNewsCheck, Aug 18, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
dma 50 (Memphis)
Ron Childers In For Retiring Dave Brown At WMC
TVSpy, Aug 18, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
Before Katrina, Camille Was The Lady Scorned
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 18, 2015, 6:48 AM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Bill Dallman Named KCBS-KCAL News Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Aug 17, 2015, 3:27 PM EDT
The long-time TV newsman and Fox Sports 1 executive will succeed Scott Diener at CBS’s Los Angeles duopoly beginning next month. Full Story | Add comment
social scorecard (DMA 32: Columbus, OH)
Weather, Questions Give WBNS Social Lead
NetNewsCheck, Aug 17, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT
Dispatch Broadcast Group-owned CBS affil WBNS leads the Columbus, Ohio, market in both social media actions and fans/followers, according to Shareablee data. The station says that lead is fueled by asking the right call-to-action questions, though it doesn’t hurt to have a wildly popular, Facebook-loving meteorologist in pocket, either.  Link | Add comment
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Why WPVI Still Uses That Retro News Music
BillyPenn, Aug 17, 2015, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 52
WIVB Buffalo Names Josh Reed Sports Director
The Buffalo News, Aug 17, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT
DMA 25 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
Michelle Germano New WTVD News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 13, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT
She moves from KOLD Tucson to oversee news operations at the ABC Owned station in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Full Story | Add comment
dma 6
KVUE San Francisco Anchor Jim Bergamo Retiring
TVSpy, Aug 13, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT
Suspect In Bay Area TV Camera Thefts Arrested
FTVLive, Aug 13, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT
Market Share
How To Create A Thirst For News, Your News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 13, 2015, 9:38 AM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
KENS Traffic Reporter Jennie Stencel Leaves
mySA.com, Aug 13, 2015, 7:21 AM EDT
Dma 15 (Minneapolis)
Kelly O’Connell New KMSP Weekday A.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 12, 2015, 4:37 PM EDT
Dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Amanda Fitzpatrick Joins WCCB As Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 12, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT
dma 73
Longtime Spokane Broadcaster Bob Briley Dies
TVSpy, Aug 12, 2015, 8:05 AM EDT
dma 52
WIVB Buffalo Fires Sports Director-Anchor
The Buffalo News, Aug 12, 2015, 7:50 AM EDT
Media General's Buffalo, N.Y., CBS affiliate has let go sports director and weekday sports anchor Steve Vesey, who had worked there for three years. The move comes a few weeks after weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter Lauren Brill left for a new job as a sports reporter at a Cleveland station. It also is only three nights before the Buffalo Bills have their preseason opener. Link | Add comment
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
WJAR Moves Alison Bologna To 'Sunrise'
Providence Journal, Aug 12, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KARE McCoy Heading To NBC News In L.A.
Star Tribune, Aug 12, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
KXAS Wins Neuharth Investigative Award
RTDNA, Aug 11, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT
NBC-owned KXAS Dallas and the Dallas Morning News are the winners of RTDNA's 2015 Gannett Foundation Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism. The two won for their Injured Heroes, Broken Promises series of stories that focused on the treatment of soldiers by the Army’s Warrior Transition Units, designed to help service members who have suffered physical and psychological wounds adjust to civilian life. Link | Comments (1)
DMA 41 (Las Vegas)
KTNV Taps Mike Dello Stritto As News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 11, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT
The former managing editor of KPIX San Francisco will lead news operations at the Scripps ABC affiliate in Las Vegas. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 5 (Dallas)
Sandra Thomas Named News VP At KXTX
TVNewsCheck, Aug 11, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT
The Spanish-language news executive takes charge of information and local productions across various platforms at Telemundo's Dallas station. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 39 (Austin, TX)
Meteorologist Chelsea Humphrey Joins KTBC
TVNewsCheck, Aug 11, 2015, 1:05 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
WNBC Adds Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace
TVNewsCheck, Aug 11, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT
DMA 23
KOIN Welcomes Sports Anchor Back To Portland
TVNewsCheck, Aug 10, 2015, 11:15 PM EDT
dma 32
Anchor Scott Light Joining WBNS Columbus
FTVLive, Aug 10, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT
dma 84
Veteran Syracuse TV Journalist Bill Carey Dies
Syracuse.com, Aug 10, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT
dma 52
Tom Martin Joins WIVB Buffalo Sports
The Buffalo News, Aug 10, 2015, 7:33 AM EDT
dma 146 (Odessa-Midland, TX)
James Doughty Joins KWES As News Dir.
MikeMcGuff.com, Aug 7, 2015, 2:45 PM EDT
Former KENS San Antonio reporter James Doughty (aka James Muñoz) is joining NBC affiliate KWES Odessa-Midland, Texas, as news director. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 36)
WLWT First In Cincy To Win News Excellence Emmy
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 7, 2015, 10:14 AM EDT
dma 18
Martha Sugalski Joins WFTV Orlando News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 7, 2015, 9:50 AM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WAXN Adds John Paul As Morning Co-Anchor
The Charlotte Observer, Aug 7, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT
DMA 59 (Mobile, AL)
WALA Launching Weekend Morning News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 6, 2015, 5:29 PM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Lauren Casey Joining KYW Weather Team
TVNewsCheck, Aug 6, 2015, 5:22 PM EDT
TVN Weather Special Report, Part 3
Weather Tech: Mobile With A Chance of AR
TVNewsCheck, Aug 6, 2015, 10:38 AM EDT
For broadcasters, the big payoff from mobile and social media comes when viewers tune in to watch the local weathercast. When they do, they’ll find several new presentation and forecasting tools that make weather on the big screen even more accurate and easy to understand. One impressive new presentation tool finding its way into weather and traffic reports is augmented reality, or AR. Above, KWTV Oklahoma City displays wind shear warnings using Baron Services tech. This is the final installment of a three-part special report on weather. Read all the stories here. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
Hurricane Katrina Focus All Month Long On WDSU
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 6, 2015, 8:50 AM EDT
Study: Rich/Poor Divide Includes Local News
Nieman Lab, Aug 6, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT
Add “access to quality local news” to the list of advantages that wealthy communities have over poor ones: A new Rutgers analysis of news sources in three New Jersey towns suggests that richer towns have more local news sources, creating more original content and posting more of it to social media, than do poorer communities. Link | Add comment
DMA 42 (Norfolk, VA)
WAVY-WVBT Ups Mark Kurtz To News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 5, 2015, 7:57 PM EDT
The Media General Norfolk NBC-Fox duopoly promotes him from assistant news director. He will have oversight of all facets of the stations’ broadcast and digital news content. Full Story | Comments (1)
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WDJT Welcomes Anchor Kathryn Chappell
TVNewsCheck, Aug 5, 2015, 12:49 PM EDT
dma 4
KYW Philly Adds Reporter Alexandria Hoff
TVNewsCheck, Aug 5, 2015, 12:43 PM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
Pablo Alsina Joins KHOU Sports Team
TVNewsCheck, Aug 5, 2015, 10:40 AM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
Sports Reporter Lauren Brill Joins WEWS
The Buffalo News, Aug 5, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT
dma 127 (Bakersfield, CA)
No Charges For Anchor Arrested For Spousal Battery
TVSpy, Aug 4, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
DMA 87 (Waco, TX)
Tara Mergener Joins KWTX As Anchor, EP
TVNewsCheck, Aug 4, 2015, 2:21 PM EDT
TVN Weather Special Report, Part 2
Nets' Weather Coverage Criticized By Stations
TVNewsCheck, Aug 5, 2015, 5:41 AM EDT
Many local broadcast meteorologists say that the national reporting on severe weather is out of control, with sloppy reporting and almost incessant hyping of events. What this is doing, they add, is spreading misinformation that may be desensitizing viewers to actual weather risk. Full Story | Comments (12)
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
WMAR News Coverage Spurs Change In Law
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 4, 2015, 8:12 AM EDT
dma 9
WAGA Atlanta Expanding News To Midnight
AJC.com, Aug 4, 2015, 6:56 AM EDT
The Fox O&O, which already airs more local news than any other Atlanta station by a wide margin, is expanding its 11 p.m. news to a full hour starting Sept. 14. The Fox 5 News Edge, which came to be in 2007 hosted by Tom Haynes as a 30-minute show, will become the first one-hour 11 p.m. news program in the top 50 markets. Link | Add comment
dma 18
WFTV Orlando Goes Big, Bold With New Set
Orlando Sentinel, Aug 4, 2015, 6:48 AM EDT
DMA 21 (sT. lOUIS)
Former KMOV Anchor To Run For Office
St. Louis Business Journal, Aug 3, 2015, 2:18 PM EDT
Market Share
Hearst Stations To Air GOP Presidential Forum
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 3, 2015, 10:16 AM EDT
Former WSMV Anchor Cynthia Williams Dies
WSMV, Aug 3, 2015, 7:34 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 51)
Content Boosts WVUE Social Standing
NetNewsCheck, Aug 3, 2015, 6:46 AM EDT
This week’s Social Scorecard looks at New Orleans (DMA) 51, where Louisiana Media Co.-owned WVUE leads in total social actions as well as holding the top spot in Facebook actions. The Advance-owned Times-Picayune wears the crown on Twitter and Instagram actions, however, while Gannett Co.-owned WWL-TV commands the largest number of fans and followers. Link | Add comment
dma 3
WBBM Brings Audrina Bigos To Chicago
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Jul 31, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT
Jessell at Large
Encouraging Numbers On Local TV News
TVNewsCheck, Jul 31, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
The latest RTDNA/Hofstra University survey of the state of broadcast news shows stable-to-better results. You might think that is not saying much, but I do, given the enormous impact digital media have had on all the so-called legacy media over the past two decades.Just look at the train wreck that is newspaper publishing. More stations are producing news with more people earning more money. Full Story | Comments (8)
dma 103 (Evansville, IN)
McCoy’s WEVV To Debut News On Monday
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 31, 2015, 8:16 AM EDT
On Aug. 3, WEVV, the CBS and Fox affiliates in Evansville, Ind., is launching a local TV news operation from scratch, going up against already established local TV newscasts from both the NBC and ABC affiliates in town. Link | Comments (1)
dma 36
WKRC Cincinnati Continues News Dominance
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Jul 31, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 52
WIVB Tightens Buffalo News Race With WGRZ
The Buffalo News, Jul 31, 2015, 7:21 AM EDT
dma 35
WISN Milwaukee Maintains Ratings Lead In July
Journal Sentinel, Jul 31, 2015, 7:10 AM EDT
dma 3
WLS Chicago Back On Top In July Ratings
Chicago Business Journal, Jul 31, 2015, 6:16 AM EDT
dma 3
WLS Chicago Adds Reporter Laura Thoren
TVNewsCheck, Jul 30, 2015, 3:28 PM EDT
dma 7
Local News Race Tightens Up In Boston
Boston Media Watch, Jul 30, 2015, 12:24 PM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Renee Chenault-Fattah On Leave From WCAU
Philly.com, Jul 30, 2015, 8:27 AM EDT
dma 6
KGO San Francisco Hires Anchor Reggie Aqui
Rich Lieberman 415 Media, Jul 30, 2015, 7:36 AM EDT
Dma 27 (Indianapolis)
Anchor Phil Sanchez Returns To WISH
TVNewsCheck, Jul 29, 2015, 3:31 PM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Reporter-Anchor Julian Johnson Leaving KMOV
STLToday, Jul 29, 2015, 2:23 PM EDT
WNYW New York To Debut ‘Simone In The City’
TVNewsCheck, Jul 29, 2015, 10:14 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 7: Boston)
Real People Tell WBZ's I-Team Success Stories
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 29, 2015, 8:09 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
Andre Trevigne, Former WWL Anchor, Dies
Nola.com, Jul 29, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
Hearst To Carry Aug. 3 Presidential Forum
TVNewsCheck, Jul 28, 2015, 8:26 PM EDT
The station group will televise the Voters First Forum featuring GOP candidates, produced and hosted by C-SPAN and the New Hampshire Union Leader.   Full Story | Comments (1)
Market Share (DMA 44: Oklahoma City)
KFOR In Emmy Finals For Tornado Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 28, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
dma 127 (Bakersfield, CA)
KBAK-KBFX Anchor Kurt Rivera Arrested
TVSpy, Jul 28, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
Dma 16 (Miami)
WSCV Names Fausto Malave Evening News Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 27, 2015, 4:52 PM EDT
Dma 39 (Austin, TX)
KTBC Ups Ann Wyatt Little To Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 27, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT
DMA 21 (St. Louis)
Longtime Journo Robin Smith Leaving KMOV
STLToday, Jul 27, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Amber Lee New KCBS-KCAL Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Jul 27, 2015, 8:18 AM EDT
Dma 13
WFTS Tampa Taps Laura Harris As 5:30 Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 27, 2015, 8:13 AM EDT
dma 14
Shots Fired Near KOMO Seattle News Crew
KOMO, Jul 27, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard
Timing Is Everything For WCNC's Social Lead
NetNewsCheck, Jul 27, 2015, 7:47 AM EDT
This week’s Social Scorecard looks at Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 24), where Tegna-owned NBC affiliate WCNC commands the lead in social media actions. Part of what puts it there is a knack for timing posts — especially videos — in a way that maximizes discussion and anticipation for updates. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
May Ratings Good News And Bad For WAVE
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 27, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT
dma 89 (Colorado Springs)
KXRM Names Justin Chambers Chief Meteorologist
TVSpy, Jul 27, 2015, 7:38 AM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
KABB To Launch Midday Newscast In Fall
mySA.com, Jul 27, 2015, 7:26 AM EDT
The Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate in San Antonio will debut a new half-hour newscast at 11 a.m. on Sept. 14 co-anchored by Ernie Zuniga and Jessica Headley. Link | Add comment
dma 15 (Minneapolis)
Investigative Reporter To Be KSTP Assistant ND
TVSpy, Jul 24, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Anthony Kiekow Leaving KTVI After Friday Shift
STLtoday.com, Jul 24, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Craig Cheatham Leaving KMOV After 16 Years
STLtoday.com, Jul 24, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
dma 19 (Cleveland)
WJW Reporter Gallek Home After Tumor Surgery
Cleveland.com, Jul 24, 2015, 6:56 AM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Weatherman Kaj Goldberg Joins KTLA
TVSpy, Jul 23, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Adds Erin Como For Morning Traffic
TVNewsCheck, Jul 23, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT
Drone Service Adds Live HD Transmission
TVNewsCheck, Jul 23, 2015, 10:52 AM EDT
ArrowData’s news UAV’s now feature TVU Networks’ portable cellular transmitters to deliver full HD with sub-second latency. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share
New Local News Promos From Around The Country
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 23, 2015, 8:10 AM EDT
dma 45
WHTM Harrisburg Adds Five Reporters
TVSpy, Jul 23, 2015, 7:49 AM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
KTVU News Van Broken Into As Crew Covers Story
KTVU, Jul 22, 2015, 10:22 AM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WJZY Returns To Traditional Newscast
The Charlotte Observer, Jul 22, 2015, 7:29 AM EDT
The Charlotte, N.C., Fox O&O's bold, experimental news formula didn't catch on with viewers or advertisers. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 30 (Hartford, CT)
WVIT Adds Tara Joyce As Weekday Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 21, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT
dmas 70 (Flint, MI) & 29 (nashville)
WNEM Anchor Carrie Sharp Moving To WTVF
MLive Michigan, Jul 21, 2015, 5:09 PM EDT
dma 160 (Biloxi, MS)
WLOX Anchor Jeff Lawson To Say Goodbye Tonight
WLOX, Jul 21, 2015, 3:05 PM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Steve Hyvonen Out As WKMG News Director
FTVLive, Jul 21, 2015, 2:47 PM EDT
A message went out to the staff at Graham Media-owned WKMG this morning, saying that News Director Steve Hyvonen had "resigned." Hyvonen had been at the Orlando, Fla., CBS affiliate since 2008. Link | Add comment
dmas 52 & 17
WKBW's Jason Gruenauer Leaving For Denver
The Buffalo News, Jul 21, 2015, 7:57 AM EDT
KTVT Dallas Reporter Bud Gillett Retiring
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Jul 21, 2015, 7:41 AM EDT
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WTMJ Reporter Tom Murray Leaving For Ministry
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 21, 2015, 7:36 AM EDT
dma 22
WPNT Pittsburgh Adds Mark Madden For Sports
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 21, 2015, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 19 (Cleveland-Akron, OH)
WJW Reporter Ed Gallek Undergoing Neurosurgery
Cleveland.com, Jul 20, 2015, 7:33 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo,NY)
Longtime WIVB Sports Dir. Van Miller Dies At 87
FTVLive, Jul 20, 2015, 6:35 AM EDT
Dma 40 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM Adds Another Investigative Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jul 17, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT
Market Share
News Promos With Attitude: Got A Problem With That?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 17, 2015, 8:19 AM EDT
DMA 7 (Boston)
WFXT, Paper To Present ‘Boston Olympics Debate’
TVNewsCheck, Jul 16, 2015, 11:04 PM EDT
Pew: Local TV News Continues To Grow
Pew Research Center, Jul 16, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT
Even as digital becomes an increasingly essential part of Americans’ news diets, local TV continues to be one of the most-turned-to sources for news. In 2014, it even grew its average viewership, driven by early morning, noon and late evening broadcasts. Link | Comments (2)
DMA 14 (Seattle)
KIRO Reporter Critical Of Nets 'Exclusives'
KIRO, Jul 16, 2015, 7:52 AM EDT
While covering Autumn Veatch, the 16-year-old who survived plane crash in rural Washington, KIRO reporter Gary Horcher noted what he called "an unsettling observation" about how the major networks attempted to get exclusives with Veatch's family by offering them hotel rooms, food and other gifts. "I'm a local reporter, and the currency I trade is built on relationships — on trust — on belief that I'm their advocate. I've never offered anything more in exchange for information, or an interview." Link | Comments (3)
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Fights Hunger With Marketing Blitz
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 16, 2015, 7:01 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 7: Boston)
Tornado Coverage Earns WCVB National Murrow
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 15, 2015, 8:39 AM EDT
Dma 37 (Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, NC)
Longtime WYFF Anchor Brotherton Leaving News
FTVLive, Jul 15, 2015, 6:18 AM EDT
DMA 90 (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Anchor Changes At KWWL’s 'Today In Iowa'
TVNewsCheck, Jul 14, 2015, 4:59 PM EDT
Dma 25 (Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Anchor Lynda Loveland Moves To Evenings
TVNewsCheck, Jul 14, 2015, 3:13 PM EDT
dma 87 (Waco, TX)
Man Arrested After Threatening KXXV Staffers
WacoTrib.com, Jul 14, 2015, 10:27 AM EDT
dma 6 (San Francisco)
Legal News Drone Goes Live For KGO
Katy on the Hill, Jul 14, 2015, 8:03 AM EDT
While the Federal Aviation Administration is still working on final rules for flying commercial drones in U.S. airspace, at least one local TV newsroom has figured out how to legally use camera-equipped drones for news. Last Thursday, ABC O&O KGO San Francisco went live with a drone owned and operated by Las Vegas-based ArrowData, one of the first operations in the country to receive the requisite exemption from the FAA to use drones for electronic newsgathering or “aerojournalism” as the company calls it. Link | Comments (2)
dma 160 (Biloxi-Gulfport, MS)
WLOX Journos Share Social Strategies
Advancing The Story, Jul 14, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Meteorologist Channels Taylor Swift
TVSpy, Jul 14, 2015, 7:32 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WIVB Sports Anchor Lauren Brill Leaving
The Buffalo News, Jul 14, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WKMG Adds Meteorologist Candace Campos
Orlando Sentinel, Jul 14, 2015, 6:41 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 24: Charlotte, NC)
How To Introduce A New News Anchor, By WCNC
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 13, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Pat Gallen Moves From Radio To KYW Sports
Philly.com, Jul 13, 2015, 6:26 AM EDT
cma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Carolyn Bruck Joins WCNC Morning Team
Charlotte Observer, Jul 10, 2015, 11:54 AM EDT
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
Meteorologist Kevin Coskren Leaving WLNE
New England One, Jul 10, 2015, 7:32 AM EDT
dmas 18 (Orlando, FL) & 9 (Atlanta)
WESH Reporter Rikki Klaus Moving To WSB
Orlando Sentinel, Jul 10, 2015, 6:43 AM EDT
DMA 35 (Milwaukee)
WDJT Hires Mark Hanner As Asst. News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jul 9, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT
dma 49
Newsroom Set Update At WLKY Louisville
NewscastStudio, Jul 9, 2015, 3:16 PM EDT
dma 51
WVUE New Orleans Debuts New Set
NewscastStudio, Jul 9, 2015, 3:14 PM EDT
dma 71
KVOA Tucson Names Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 8, 2015, 10:20 PM EDT
Dma 16 (Miami)
WFOR Names Rudabeh Shahbazi Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 8, 2015, 5:52 PM EDT
dma 30
Amy Parmenter Leaving WVIT Hartford
New England 1, Jul 8, 2015, 2:27 PM EDT
Former KEYT Anchor Debby Davison Dies
KEYT, Jul 8, 2015, 11:11 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WVUE Wins National Murrow Awards, Again
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 8, 2015, 8:23 AM EDT
Radio Broadcaster Spawns A News Site
NetNewsCheck, Jul 8, 2015, 8:02 AM EDT
EastIdahoNews.com launched last week on the shoulders of a longstanding leader in music and talk radio, Riverbend Communications. Michael Depp looks at the company’s ambition to widen its revenue streams through the site and the early lift it has gotten through on-air promotion and viral stories. Link | Add comment
dma 165
KPAX Missoula Adds Giesler As News Dir.
TVSpy, Jul 8, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
The Cordillera Communications-owned CBS affil in Missoula, Mont., hires Jerry Giesler, formerly ND at WACH Columbia, S.C. Link | Add comment
DMA 6 (San Francisco)
Ross Palombo Joins KTVU As Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 7, 2015, 9:32 PM EDT
NNC Social Scorecard (DMA 28)
Data-Driven KNSD Leads Social San Diego
NetNewsCheck, Jul 7, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT
This week’s Social Scorecard  looks at San Diego (DMA 28), where NBC O&O KNSD holds a commanding lead in both social actions and fans/followers, according to data from Shareablee. “We’re paying very close attention to the data, acting on that and always optimizing,” says Sean Monzet, its director of integrated media. Link | Add comment
Local Newswomen With The Best Hair By State
GetGoodHead.com, Jul 7, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 28)
Touting Weather Accuracy In San Diego, Of All Places
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 7, 2015, 7:17 AM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WCNC Adds Beth Troutman As Co-Anchor
The Charlotte Observer, Jul 7, 2015, 6:56 AM EDT
Dma 34 (Salt Lake City)
Bodley Out, Sternfield In As KSTU News Dir.
FTVLive, Jul 7, 2015, 6:13 AM EDT
Marc Sternfield, assistant news director at the Tribune-owned Salt Lake City Fox affiliate, gets bumped to the top slot as ND Renai Bodley leaves. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
Rob Elgas Joins WLS Chicago As Reporter-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 6, 2015, 5:32 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
Grant Paulsen Joins WTTG As Redskins Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jul 6, 2015, 4:13 PM EDT
Dma 43 (Birmingham, AL)
Sue Stephens Named WVTM News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jul 6, 2015, 4:08 PM EDT
Hearst moves her from KOAT Albuquerque, N.M., to lead the news department at its NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala. Full Story | Add comment
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WOFL Names Steve Linden Asst. News Director
FTVLive, Jul 6, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
dma 79 (Huntsville-Decatur, AL)
WAFF Reporter Stops Robbery, Holds Suspect
al.com, Jul 6, 2015, 12:35 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
Award-Winning News Marketing From WMAR
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 6, 2015, 8:19 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 7: Boston)
WBZ Celebrates News Anchors’ Contributions
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 6, 2015, 8:15 AM EDT
Will Local News Lose In Distributed Content?
Nieman Journalism Lab, Jul 2, 2015, 3:26 PM EDT
With a range of new off-site distribution initiatives like Facebook's Instant Articles proliferating, Ken Doctor writes, "We're midst of a new volcanic digital movement and we have little idea what an end looks like." Still, he argues, publishers need to take the future into their own hands if they hope to survive it.
Link | Add comment
dma 6
Two News Crews Robbed in San Francisco
SFGate, Jul 2, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT
News crews from NBC's KNTV and Fox's KTVU were robbed of cameras Thursday morning and a camera operator was pistol-whipped as they reported on a homicide at Pier 14 in San Francisco. Link | Comments (6)
WFXT Boston Adding Weekend Morning News
New England 1, Jul 2, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Meteorologist Carol Erickson Leaves KYW
TVSpy, Jul 2, 2015, 8:09 AM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
Barry Davis Adds Heft To Hurting KENS Newscast
MySanAntonio.com, Jul 2, 2015, 7:49 AM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WJLA Adds Kidd O'Shea As Social Media Anchor
The Dudek Abides, Jul 2, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
Dma 41 (Las Vegas)
KTNV Adds Karla Huelga As Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Jul 1, 2015, 5:06 PM EDT
Dma 86 (Harlingen, TX)
KRGV Set To Start Spanish Newscasts
The Brownsville Herald, Jul 1, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
dma 4
KYW Philadelphia Fires Three In News Dept.
Philly.com, Jul 1, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
Gone from the CBS O&O in Philadelphia are anchors Chris May, Kathy Orr and Sports Director Beasley Reece. Link | Add comment
Market Share
ABC Making History With Use Of Drones
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 1, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
WBZ Parts Ways With 2 News Executives
New England 1, Jul 1, 2015, 6:33 AM EDT
In a surprise to the newsroom, CBS-owned WBZ Boston has let go two key news managers. Peter Wilson, who has spent the last six years as the managing editor, is gone after being with WBZ for close to 20 years. And Greg Nickerson, WBZ's digital assets manager for the past two-and-a-half years, is also out. Link | Add comment
WROC's Scott Hetsko To Take Medical Leave
Democrat & Chronicle, Jul 1, 2015, 6:25 AM EDT
DMA 12 (Detroit)
Anchor-Reporter Curtis Jackson Joins WXYZ
TVNewsCheck, Jun 30, 2015, 8:22 PM EDT
DMA 42
Luana Munoz Joins WAVY’s ‘Hampton Roads Show’
TVNewsCheck, Jun 30, 2015, 7:50 PM EDT
KVOA Reporter Says She Was Fired Over Periscope
TVSpy, Jun 30, 2015, 2:26 PM EDT
dma 1
Journalist Alberto Rullan Joins WNJU New York
TVNewsCheck, Jun 30, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
Buckle Up For A Ride Inside NASCAR On WYFF
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 30, 2015, 8:15 AM EDT
dma 60 (Tulsa, OK)
KJRH Names Mike McCardel News Director
TVSpy, Jun 30, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
Mike McCardel is the new news director at Scripps-owned Tulsa, Okla., NBC affiliate KJRH. He succeeds Susan D’Astoli who left in February. McCarde joins from KTVT Dallas. Link | Add comment
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WKBW Anchor-Reporter Kendra Eaglin Leaves
FTVLive, Jun 30, 2015, 6:11 AM EDT
dmas 24 & 1
WSOC Anchor Natalie Pasquarella Joining WNBC
Charlotte Observer, Jun 30, 2015, 6:08 AM EDT
dma 10 (Houston)
KHOU Sports Director Bob Allen Battling Cancer
TVNewsCheck, Jun 29, 2015, 6:49 PM EDT
dma 16
Journalist Alejandra Molina Joins WSCV Miami
TVNewsCheck, Jun 29, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT
DMA 26 (Baltimore)
Michelle Chism Named WBAL Assistant N.D.
TVNewsCheck, Jun 29, 2015, 10:27 AM EDT
dma 3
WSNS Chicago Launches Consumer Unit
TVNewsCheck, Jun 29, 2015, 10:21 AM EDT
WSNS is the ninth Telemundo-owned station to launch a Telemundo Responde unit charged with speaking up for consumers who have been wronged. Full Story | Add comment
PromaxBDA Station Summit 2015
Local Viewers Speak Out About Your News Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 29, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT
PromaxBDA Station Summit 2015
Making Great News Promos For Next To Nothing
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 29, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT
dma 33
Anchor Mat Garcia Leaves KENS San Antonio
mySA.com, Jun 29, 2015, 6:58 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Watch WFTV Build Its New News Set
WFTV, Jun 26, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
Florida TV Couple Cleared in Child Neglect Case
TVSpy, Jun 26, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT
PromaxBDA Station Summit
How News Directors And CSDs Can Be BFFs
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 26, 2015, 1:54 PM EDT
A panel at the PromaxBDA Station Summit explains how those two important station executives can better communicate and cooperate. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 51)
WDSU New Orleans To Air Special On Cuba
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 26, 2015, 7:40 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WIVB In Tight Battle With WGRZ At 6 P.M.
The Buffalo News, Jun 26, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT
dma 15
Kelsey Soby Leaving KMSP Minneapolis
StarTribune.com, Jun 26, 2015, 6:54 AM EDT
dma 18
WFTV Orlando Scores Big June Victories
Orlando Sentinel, Jun 26, 2015, 6:45 AM EDT
DMA 31 (Kansas City)
KSHB Getting New Sports Director
TVNewsCheck, Jun 25, 2015, 9:09 PM EDT
With news of the upcoming retirement of Jack Harry, the Scripps Kansas City NBC affiliate names Frank Boal as his successor. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share
Local TV News Marketing, What Works?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 25, 2015, 6:46 AM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Scott Diener Out As KCBS-KCAL News Chief
FTVLive, Jun 25, 2015, 6:34 AM EDT
On Wednesday, the staff of CBS's Los Angeles duopoly were told that Diener, who has been the VP and news director since January 2010 is leaving "to pursue other opportunities." Link | Comments (1)
DMA 117 (Peoria, IL)
WEEK Adds Tyler Lopez As Evening Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jun 24, 2015, 7:23 PM EDT
DMA 9 (Atlanta)
Christian De La Rosa Joins WGCL News
TVNewsCheck, Jun 24, 2015, 4:57 PM EDT
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
WPEC Execs Taped On How To Fire Staffers
Gossip Extra, Jun 24, 2015, 2:38 PM EDT
In a meeting for managers at the Sinclair-owned West Palm Beach, Fla., CBS affiliate late last year, GM Mike Pumo, HR boss Julie Dyer and News Director Mike McCormick purportedly discussed how to properly and legally fire station employees and McCormick worried that firings in 2014 may have been illegal. Link | Comments (2)
Market Share
Hey News Directors, Marketing Wants A Word
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 24, 2015, 8:09 AM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
New WCNC Anchor Ready To Shake Things Up
Charlotte Observer, Jun 24, 2015, 7:23 AM EDT
Dma 122 (Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, Wa)
KEPR's Chick Arrested For DUI, Hit And Run
Tri-City Herald, Jun 23, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
dma 74 (Omaha, NE)
Former KMTV Journalist Ninette Beaver Dies At 90
KMTV, Jun 23, 2015, 7:40 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 22: Pittsburgh)
WTAE Exposes Problems Of Volunteer Fire Depts.
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 23, 2015, 6:47 AM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
Karen Mendez Named WNJU VP Of News
TVNewsCheck, Jun 22, 2015, 3:48 PM EDT
Telemundo moves her from its Dallas station to oversee news in New York. Full Story | Add comment
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
KVDA Adds Rigo Villalobos To Newsroom
TVSpy, Jun 22, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
dma 36
ND Kirk Varner Leaving WKRC Cincinnati
FTVLive, Jun 22, 2015, 6:34 AM EDT
WKRC News Director Kirk Varner is headed out the door at the Sinclair-owned CBS affiliate. Varner was the longest serving news director in the market at just over four years. Link | Add comment
Dma 37 (Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, NC)
Karen Kelly Out As News Director Of WSPA
FTVLive, Jun 22, 2015, 6:31 AM EDT
WSPA News Director Karen Kelly has been pink slipped ... errrr ... "resigned" from the CBS affiliate. Kelly joined the WSPA-WYCW, Media General duopoly in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., in late 2012, taking over for Dan Cates. Link | Add comment
Dma 44 (Oklahoma City)
KFOR Sports Dir. Bob Barry Jr. Dies In Crash
KWTV, Jun 22, 2015, 6:18 AM EDT
DMA 35 (Milwaukee)
Exodus Begins At Scripps-Owned WTMJ
The Dudek Abides, Jun 19, 2015, 11:37 AM EDT
E.W. Scripps Co. has begun shuffling the deck chairs at its recently acquired Milwaukee NBC afiliate WTMJ, and a number of on-air people are among the key departures. Link | Add comment
Dma 15
KMSP Minneapolis To Debut ‘The Jason Show’
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2015, 8:24 AM EDT
DMA 25 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL Profiles Innocent Man In Prison For 37 Years
TVNewsCheck, Jun 18, 2015, 10:29 PM EDT
Dma 8
Reporter Tisha Lewis Joins WTTG Washington
TVNewsCheck, Jun 18, 2015, 5:08 PM EDT
WWSI Adds Two Reporters To News Team
TVNewsCheck, Jun 18, 2015, 3:08 PM EDT
TVN Tech
Gray TV Takes Aim At Hybrid News Sets
TVNewsCheck, Jun 18, 2015, 10:52 AM EDT
Gray Television began a serious evaluation of a hybrid of hard and virtual sets, augmented reality and immersive graphics about 18 months ago. The station group wanted to find new, flexible ways to customize local content in a way that engages viewers. Now it’s preparing to introduce the technology at some of its stations, emphasizing the need to use virtual to “support the content, augment what is going on with that content — not get in the way,” according to Jason Effinger, the group’s tech SVP. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share
No. 1 In No. 1 DMA: WABC Dominates New York
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 18, 2015, 8:14 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
Truck Attack At WMAR Leads To AP Award
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 18, 2015, 8:10 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 7: Boston)
WCVB Campaign Takes On Opioid Epidemic
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 18, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 3: Chidago)
CLTV Launches Nightly Sports Talk Show
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 18, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT
Dma 101 (Fayetteville-Fort Smith, AR)
KFSM Denies Claim Judge Assigned It A Story
TVSpy, Jun 18, 2015, 7:23 AM EDT
dma 9
Reporter Jeff Chirico Gone From WGCL Atlanta
AJC.com, Jun 18, 2015, 6:53 AM EDT
DMA 4 (Philadelphia)
WPVI Presents ‘Summer Storms: Keeping You Safe’
TVNewsCheck, Jun 17, 2015, 5:20 PM EDT
Reporters: How Explicit Taunts Affect Live Shots
The Wrap, Jun 17, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT
dma 22 (Pittsburgh)
WPXI Reporter Timyka Artist Expected To Leave
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jun 17, 2015, 7:21 AM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose)
Keba Arnold Joins KTVU News Desk
SFGate, Jun 17, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT
dma 52
Buffalo ND Walks Across The Street
FTVLive, Jun 17, 2015, 6:15 AM EDT
Sources say that WKBW's News Director Lisa Polster, the ND at Scripp's newly acquired ABC affiliate, just inked a deal to become the morning executive producer at Media General's CBS affil WIVB. Link | Add comment
Dma 27
WISH Indianapolis Expands Its Morning News
TVNewsCheck, Jun 16, 2015, 5:26 PM EDT
DMA 60
More Upheaval At KTVU San Francisco
Rich Lieberman 415 Media, Jun 16, 2015, 3:06 PM EDT
dma 76
Toledo Sweeps: WTOL Makes Surprise Surge
The Blade, Jun 16, 2015, 2:39 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 14: seattle)
KCPQ Gives Viewers Inside Look At U.S. Open
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 16, 2015, 8:12 AM EDT
dma 32 (Columbus, OH)
Anchor-Reporter Mikaela Hunt Out At WCMH
TVSpy, Jun 16, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 9: Atlanta)
WGCL Adds 10 Ex-Competitors For ‘Just A Minute’
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 16, 2015, 7:38 AM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Jury Rejects Suit By Former WTXF Anchor
The Associated Press, Jun 16, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT
RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey
RTDNA: Amount Of Local News Stabilizing
RTDNA, Jun 15, 2015, 10:43 PM EDT
Research by the Radio Television Digital News Association  shows the amount of local news being produced by television stations is holding steady overall, with medium market stations adding the most newscasts and major markets cutting the most. For those stations adding newscasts, weekday afternoons and weekend mornings saw the most expansion, and midday newscasts were the most often cut. Link | Add comment
Playout (DMA 73: Spokane, WA)
KHQ Spokane Deploys CORE:news
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Jun 15, 2015, 7:22 PM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL's Amanda Davis On Leave Following DUI
AJC.com, Jun 15, 2015, 5:41 PM EDT
dma 106 (Tallahassee, FL)
Alison Posey Named WTXL Sports Director
Florida News Center, Jun 15, 2015, 3:08 PM EDT
Pubmedia Urged To Fill Void In Local News
Current, Jun 15, 2015, 2:57 PM EDT
Howard Husock, a VP with the Manhattan Institute and former WGBH Boston producer who was appointed to the CPB board by President Obama, says he thinks the role that public media should focus on — the one that is increasingly not being filled in the commercial marketplace — is local journalism. Link | Add comment
dma 5
Retired Dallas Anchor Has School Named For Her
TVSpy, Jun 15, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
dma 9
WGCL Atlanta Embraces Change In A Big Way
AJC.com, Jun 15, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT
Meredith Corp., which owns the Atlanta CBS affiliate, has found nothing remotely close to stability in its efforts over the past 16 years to dig the station out of the ratings basement. But new GM Mark Pimentel and News Director Larry Perret have revamped the station in a way that nobody in local TV news has seen before in such a short time. Today, the station introduces an almost entirely new anchor lineup. In recent months, it has brought in a new chief meteorologist, revived its sports department, revamped its digital group, hired new producers and introduced a raft of new reporters. Virtually the only department that went relatively unscathed was its camera crew. Link | Comments (3)
TV Reporters On Explosion Of Explicit Taunts
The Wrap, Jun 14, 2015, 7:35 PM EDT
It’s not a new problem, but it’s one that by most accounts is getting worse. A growing number of TV news reporters say over the past year, there has been an increase in the level of sexually explicit taunts they face while covering stories on public streets. The disturbing trend involves hecklers running up and yelling, “F--k her right in the pu--y” into microphones as reporters stand in front of the camera. Link | Comments (2)
dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ Ups Ante In Bid To Be No. 1 In News
Chicago Business Journal, Jun 12, 2015, 6:10 AM EDT
NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago has added a new weapon in its longstanding quest to become the top-rated news outlet in Chicago. His name is Richard Maginn, who for 14 years was executive producer of archrival ABC-owned WLS's top-rated 10 p.m. newscast. Link | Add comment
dma 41
KTNV Las Vegas Adds Three Reporters
TVNewsCheck, Jun 11, 2015, 4:53 PM EDT
DMA 28 (San Diego)
Meteorologist Angelica Campos Joins KGTV
TVNewsCheck, Jun 11, 2015, 4:41 PM EDT
dma 89 (Colorado Springs)
KXRM Welcomes Back Meteorologist Jeff Womack
TVNewsCheck, Jun 11, 2015, 3:34 PM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
Becky Oliver To Retire From KDFW On June 29
Star-Telegram.com, Jun 11, 2015, 2:38 PM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ News Adds Richard Maginn As ME
Robert Feder, Jun 11, 2015, 7:38 AM EDT
dma 7 (Boston)
Telemundo's WNEU To Add Evening News
The Boston Globe, Jun 11, 2015, 6:55 AM EDT
Telemundo's Boston station plans to launch its first local Spanish-language newscasts this summer, the latest step in a push by parent company NBCUniversal to add programming for Hispanic viewers. The station says it will hire five journalists to produce two half-hour newscasts on weekdays at 6 and 11 p.m. WNEU will share studio space, footage and sometimes personnel with New England Cable News, another NBCU property with an editorial staff of about 130. Link | Add comment
dma 101 (Fort Smith-Fayetteville, AR)
KFSM Reporter Cited For Contempt For Tweeting
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Jun 11, 2015, 6:27 AM EDT
dma 96 (South Bend, IN)
Allison Preston New WSJV Morning Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jun 10, 2015, 5:06 PM EDT
Dma 90 (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Kyle Kiel Joins KWWL Weather Team
TVNewsCheck, Jun 10, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT
dma 46
WXII Hires Brian Formica As Sports Director
TVSpy, Jun 10, 2015, 2:45 PM EDT
Dma 26
Meteorologist Mike Taylor Joins WMAR Baltimore
TVNewsCheck, Jun 10, 2015, 11:12 AM EDT
DMA 18
Adam Shadoff Joins WOFL Orlando Sports
TVNewsCheck, Jun 10, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT
Dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
WTVT Adds Investigative Reporter Tina Jensen
TVSpy, Jun 10, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT
dma 52
Reporter Scott Brown Returns To WGRZ Buffalo
The Buffalo News, Jun 10, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WAGA Reporter Beth Galvin Donating Kidney
AJC.com, Jun 10, 2015, 6:57 AM EDT
dma 50
WHBQ To Build State-Of-The-Art Newsroom
Memphis Business Journal, Jun 9, 2015, 7:53 AM EDT
The Cox-owned Fox affiliate in Memphis is undergoing a $700,000 renovation. “It has not been updated in years and years,” said GM Paul Briggs. “We’re gutting it and building a newsroom for today’s environment with consideration to digital and proper communication flow within the newsroom,” he added. Link | Add comment
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Meteorologist Jim Castillo Leaving KTLA in July
TVSpy, Jun 9, 2015, 7:48 AM EDT
dma 24
WCNC Charlotte Names Fred Shropshire Anchor
TVSpy, Jun 9, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 17: Denver)
Teacher Inspires KMGH To Collect 40,000 Books
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 9, 2015, 7:26 AM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Ex-WTXF Anchor's Use Of 'N-Word' On Trial
Philly.com, Jun 9, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT
TV Groups Team Up To Offer Local News App
TVNewsCheck, Jun 9, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT
ABC O&Os, Hearst Television, Cox Media Group, Media General and Raycom Media have formed NewsON, an advertiser-supported service that beginning this fall will let viewers watch their local TV news on smartphones and tablets no matter where they are. Full Story | Comments (7)
Open Mike By Mark Effron
8 Characteristics Of Exceptional TV Anchors
TVNewsCheck, Jun 9, 2015, 6:08 AM EDT
Veteran TV journalist Mark Effron spells out the characteristics news directors should be looking for when adding to their anchor desks.  Some of these attributes date back to Walter Cronkite, but others are as new as the latest social media app. Full Story | Comments (1)
Palyout (DMA 122: Yakima, WA)
KNDU Deploys Unified News Workflow
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Jun 8, 2015, 5:19 PM EDT
DMA 9 (Atlanta)
Ben Swann Named Anchor At WGCL News
TVNewsCheck, Jun 8, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT
DMA 24
Joshua Sims Joins WJZY Charlotte Sports
TVNewsCheck, Jun 8, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT
Dma 6
KTVU San Francisco Debuts ‘Sports Wrap’
TVNewsCheck, Jun 8, 2015, 11:07 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WGRZ Adds Meteorologist Patrick Hammer
The Buffalo News, Jun 8, 2015, 8:11 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 38: West Palm Beach)
WPTV, Newspaper Expose Police Shootings
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 8, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Anchor Scott Light Out After 18 Months
AJC.com, Jun 8, 2015, 7:56 AM EDT
rumor mill
Valerie Feder Out As WCBS Asst. News Director
FTVLive, Jun 8, 2015, 6:49 AM EDT
RTDNA-Hofstra University Survey
Most TV Station Newsrooms Make A Profit
RTDNA, Jun 7, 2015, 7:18 PM EDT
2014 marked another strong year for the TV news business, according to the latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey, with more than 60% of TV newsrooms reporting that they made a profit on local news. In TV, the bigger the newsroom, the more likely that the station made a profit on the Eeb, with over half the stations making a profit in newsrooms with more than 50 staffers. Link | Comments (2)
dma 52
Buffalo Stations Decline To Name Fatal Crash Driver
The Buffalo News, Jun 5, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Meteorologist Patrick Hammer Joining WGRZ
Star Tribune, Jun 5, 2015, 7:29 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Bud Kraehling, WCCO Weather Pioneer, Dies
Star Tribune, Jun 5, 2015, 7:26 AM EDT
dmas 44 & 28
KWTV Reporter Heather Hope Joining KFMB
FTVLive, Jun 5, 2015, 6:27 AM EDT
dma 1 (new york)
Valerie Feder Out As WCBS Asst. News Director
TVSpy, Jun 4, 2015, 2:46 PM EDT
dma 8 (washington)
Caitlin Roth To Deliver Morning Traffic On WTTG
TVNewsCheck, Jun 4, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT
commentary by Holly Bailey
Stop Mocking Local Weather Forecasters
The Washington Post, Jun 4, 2015, 9:38 AM EDT
With their fancy radars and camera-toting daredevil storm chasers, it’s easy to dismiss local stations’ weather coverage as nothing more than a ratings ploy — especially if you’ve never lived in the middle of the country, where treacherous storms can explode out of nowhere. But TV  meteorologists in tornado alley are more than just entertainment. They save lives. Link | Comments (11)
DMA 31 (Kansas city)
KSHB Names Rhiannon Ally Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jun 4, 2015, 8:18 AM EDT
dma 3
Reporter Alexa Helms Out At WFLD Chicago
TVSpy, Jun 4, 2015, 7:57 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Fifth Staffer Since March Leaves KSDK
STLToday, Jun 4, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT
market Share (DMA 20: Sacramento, CA)
Murrow Award For KCRA's Breaking News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 4, 2015, 7:38 AM EDT
dma 57 (Richmond, VA)
WTVR Anchor Stephanie Rochon Dies At 50
Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jun 4, 2015, 6:35 AM EDT
DMA 138 (Columbia, MO)
Curtis Hancock Named KMIZ News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jun 3, 2015, 3:23 PM EDT
The former executive producer at KJRH Tulsa, Okla., will take over the news department at NPG’s Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo., ABC affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
dma 11 (Phoenix)
Scripps Doing ‘Minor Restructuring’ At KNXV
TVSpy, Jun 3, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT
When asked about rumors of layoffs at the company's Phoenix ABC affiliate, a Scripps spokesperson said the group is "restructuring some positions and eliminating others in an on-going effort to meet the needs of our Phoenix audiences. New jobs also will be created." Link | Add comment
dma 1 (New York)
José Morales Out As WNJU News Director
Media Moves, Jun 3, 2015, 2:24 PM EDT
José Morales has resigned as VP of News for Telemundo's WNJU New York. His last official day at the station is Friday, June 5. Link | Add comment
Obama Hits Local TV To Win Wavering Dems
The Hill, Jun 3, 2015, 7:59 AM EDT
President Obama will try to sway House Democrats into supporting trade legislation with a series of local TV interviews that will air in their districts. The plan is for the president to bring his case for new trade deals directly to the voters of members who are on the fence about trade promotion authority legislation. Today, Obama will sit down with local anchors from San Diego, Sacramento, Seattle, Dallas and El Paso. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
WABC Shows Its Eyewitness News Is Everywhere
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 3, 2015, 7:27 AM EDT
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
Rob Sweeting Moving to ‘Limited’ Role At WJXT
TVSpy, Jun 2, 2015, 7:56 AM EDT
Readers Torn Over Journalists On Facebook
American Press Institute, Jun 1, 2015, 3:13 PM EDT
New research from Lehigh University suggests readers have mixed viewers about journalists interacting with them on Facebook. On the one hand, self-disclosure and interacting with commenters can lead to a more positive views of journalists, but journalists can also take a hit to their professional reputations by responding to comments. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 90 (Cedar Rapids, IA)
KWWL Morning Co-Anchor Teal Jennings Leaving
KWWL, Jun 1, 2015, 8:12 AM EDT
WJBK Dominates Detroit Social Media Scene
NetNewsCheck, Jun 1, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT
In this first of a new weekly series, NetNewsCheck and audience intelligence firm Shareablee benchmark the social media activity of local media outlets. Today, it looks at Detroit (DMA 12), where Fox-owned WJBK holds a commanding lead in social actions over competing TV stations, newspapers and radio stations. There's also a breakdown of Detroit's top 10 social performers over a six-month period. Link | Comments (1)
dma 17
Musical Chairs: Denver's Three New NDs
The Denver Post, Jun 1, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
This spring, three Denver TV stations installed news directors from out of state, all of them women. All have proven ratings success elsewhere. Two face the task of restoring morale at beaten, battered newsrooms. None believes that gender plays a role in journalistic decision making. Link | Add comment
DMA 48
WJXT Jacksonville Expands Its News Staff
TVNewsCheck, May 29, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT
dma 3
Dr. Sandy Goldberg Leaving WMAQ Chicago
Chicagoland Radio and Media, May 29, 2015, 4:13 PM EDT
Bybee Named KHBS-KHOG Chief Meteorologist
May 29, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT
dma 93 (Baton Rouge, LA)
WBRZ Reporter Arrested For Interfering With Police
The Advocate, May 29, 2015, 2:41 PM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WDSU, Others Want Benson Proceedings Public
WDSU, May 29, 2015, 7:50 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 3: Chicago)
WMAQ No. 1 In Late News In May Ratings
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 29, 2015, 6:39 AM EDT
dma 39
Austin Sweep: KXAN Wins Most News Slots
Austin 360, May 29, 2015, 6:19 AM EDT
KHOU Posts ‘Jurassic Park’ Still As Flood Photo
NewscastStudio, May 28, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT
Dma 51 (New Orleans)
WWL Adds Keith Esparros As Executive ND
TVNewsCheck, May 28, 2015, 2:24 PM EDT
The New Orleans native and former WVUE and KNBC news director will head news at Gannett’s CBS affiliate in NOLA. Full Story | Add comment
Bobby Kaple Joins WGCL Atlanta As Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 28, 2015, 2:12 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 10: Houston)
All Hands On Deck For Flood At Houston’s KPRC
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 28, 2015, 7:57 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Anchor-Reporter Jocelyn Connell Leaving WGCL
AJC.com, May 28, 2015, 6:57 AM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
97-Year-Old Women Meets Obama Thanks To WTTG
WTTG, May 27, 2015, 4:50 PM EDT
dma 98 (Burlington, VT-Plattsburgh, NY)
Longtime WCAX Anchor Marselis Parsons Dies
WCAX, May 27, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT
Market Share
Texas Flooding Called The Worst Ever
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 27, 2015, 8:11 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL.com Honored With Murrow Award
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 27, 2015, 7:51 AM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
Mike Mibach New KTVU 4 PM Co-Anchor
Rich Lieberman 415 Media, May 27, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
Chase Cain Joins WISN As Morning Co-Anchor
JSOnline, May 27, 2015, 6:46 AM EDT
dma 22
Pittsburgh Sweep: Downer For 'Oz,' 6 PM News
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 27, 2015, 6:34 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WFTV Reporter Kenneth Craig Joins CBS Newspath
Orlando Sentinel, May 27, 2015, 6:31 AM EDT
dma 85 (Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, IL)
WCIA Champaign Anchor Dave Benton Dies
FTVLive, May 27, 2015, 6:13 AM EDT
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
WLKY News Van Involved In Accident
TVSpy, May 27, 2015, 6:05 AM EDT
dma 22
Former WTAE Anchor Kathy Kerestes Dies At 61
Trib Live, May 26, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
dma 30
Anchor-Reporter Amanda Raus Joins WTIC Hartford
TVNewsCheck, May 26, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT
dma 33
Former San Antonio Anchor Bob Salter Dies At 61
MySanAntonio.com, May 26, 2015, 6:52 AM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
Meteorologist Angelica Campos Leaving WJW
The Plain Dealer, May 26, 2015, 6:14 AM EDT
dma 34
Salt Lake Sweep: KUTV Wins Late News Again
The Salt Lake Tribune, May 22, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT
dma 3
Chicago Sweep: WMAQ Tops At 10 P.M.
TVSpy, May 22, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 18: Orlando, FL)
WOFL’s New Studio Seen As Marketing Tool
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 22, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
dma 35
Milwaukee Sweep: WISN Leads Once Again
Journal Sentinel, May 22, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT
dma 18
Orlando Sweep: WFTV Fit And Flourishing
Orlando Sentinel, May 22, 2015, 6:47 AM EDT
dma 57 (richmond, va)
WTVR Anchor Stephanie Rochon Gravely Ill
WTVR, May 21, 2015, 9:02 PM EDT
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
WDAY Anchor Zyvoloski Shares Story Of Abuse
InForum, May 21, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT
Dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
WFTS Anchor Linda Hurtado Leaving May 29
TVNewsCheck, May 21, 2015, 10:56 AM EDT
dma 1 (new york)
WNYW Gets Preview Of One WTC Observatory
WNYW, May 21, 2015, 9:51 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 14: seattle)
On KCPQ, Vietnam Vets Open Up About The War
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 21, 2015, 8:16 AM EDT
dma 13 (tampa, fl)
Gayle Sierens Signs Off After 38 Years At WFLA
Florida News Center, May 21, 2015, 8:10 AM EDT
Dma 103 (Evansville, IN)
WEVV Lines Up New Morning News Team
TVSpy, May 21, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
dma 35 (milwaukee)
WTMJ Anchor Mike Jacobs Bids Emotional Farewell
The Dudek Abides, May 21, 2015, 7:32 AM EDT
DMA 7 (boston)
Liam Martin Joining WBZ-WSBK As Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 20, 2015, 5:02 PM EDT
dma 20
KXTV Sacramento Names Steve Malavé EP
Media Moves, May 20, 2015, 2:47 PM EDT
dma 35
WISN Milwaukee Shuffles Anchors At 6, 10 P.M.
Journal Sentinel, May 20, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WNCN Wins Murrows For Pollution, School Bus Stories
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 20, 2015, 8:14 AM EDT
dma 1
Contessa Brewer Gone from WNBC New York
TVSpy, May 20, 2015, 8:08 AM EDT
dma 31 (Kansas City)
Stranger Saves KCTV Photog From Flood Waters
KCTV, May 20, 2015, 6:14 AM EDT
DMA 72
KCCI Des Moines Anchor Kevin Cooney To Retire
TVNewsCheck, May 19, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT
KMEX To Debut New Morning Show In June
TVNewsCheck, May 19, 2015, 3:19 PM EDT
On A Primera Hora, Gabriela Teissier, Cecilia Bogran, Annabelle Sedano, Alejandro Mendoza and Ericka Flores will deliver information on lifestyle, culture, entertainment, technology, news, community affairs, traffic and weather beginning June 1 at 5 a.m. Full Story | Add comment
dmas 4 (philadelphia) & 1 (new york)
Shirleen Allicot Leaving WPVI For WABC
TVSpy, May 19, 2015, 8:17 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Reporter Jorge Enrique De Santiago Joins WSNS
TVSpy, May 19, 2015, 7:14 AM EDT
DMA 9 (Atlanta)
Sharon Reed Named Anchor At WGCL Atlanta
TVNewsCheck, May 18, 2015, 6:40 PM EDT
dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
Longtime WFLA Anchor Gayle Sierens Retiring
FTVLive, May 18, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT
dma 76
WTOL Toledo News Director CJ Hoyt Leaving
FTVLive, May 18, 2015, 2:47 PM EDT
The news chief of the Raycom-owned CBS affiliate is leaving the station. In a memo to the staff, Hoyt says that his main reason for leaving is "personal." Hoyt joined WTOL in 2011, coming from WFIE Evansville, Ind. Link | Add comment
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Susan Schiller Stepping Down As KYW ND
TVSpy, May 18, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
News chief Susan Schiller is leaving the Philadelphia CBS O&O after 14 years there. Schiller told staffers in a memo she’s leaving next month. Link | Add comment
DMA 7 (Boston)
WBZ Names Chris McKinnon Noon Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 18, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
Consistency A Big Virtue In KNTV Sweeps Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 18, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 21: St. Louis)
KTVI Examines Bizarre Missing Babies Mystery
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 18, 2015, 7:36 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Protects Viewers From Painting's Breasts
TVSpy, May 14, 2015, 5:02 PM EDT
dma 11 (PHoenix)
KPHO Anchor Catherine Anaya Leaving TV
Phoenix Business Journal, May 14, 2015, 2:38 PM EDT
DMA 7 (Boston)
WHDH News Promotes Sarah French To Weekdays
New England One, May 14, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
dma 65 (Wichita, KS)
KAKE Anchor Attacked While Walking
KAKE, May 14, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
dma 50
WHBQ Memphis Could Be Getting A New Look
Memphis Business Journal, May 14, 2015, 11:55 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 90: Cedar Rapids, IA)
KWWL Investigates When Trains Go Off The Rails
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 14, 2015, 8:34 AM EDT
dma 119 (Macon, GA)
Gavin Maliska Out As WGXA News Director
TVSpy, May 14, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT
The news director of Sinclair's Fox and ABC affiliate in Macon, Ga., is no longer at the station. Link | Add comment
How Stations Create Marquee Anchor Teams
Sun Sentinel, May 13, 2015, 8:14 AM EDT
When station managers look to produce a new anchor team, the process can be more than skin deep. There's audience research, focus groups and sometimes luck in creating a marquee team. It's a tricky formula that involves three C's: chemistry, credibility and a connection to the community. Link | Comments (1)
Man Fired After Taunting Reporter With 'FHRITP'
Huffington Post, May 13, 2015, 8:08 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 62: Ft. Myers, FL)
WINK Exposes Moving Co. That Delivers Bad News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 13, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT
DMA 9 (Atlanta)
Investigative Reporter Mike Mason Joins WGCL
TVNewsCheck, May 12, 2015, 7:54 PM EDT
dma 83
Veteran Shreveport Journalist Craig Durrett Dies
KTBS, May 12, 2015, 2:54 PM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Callan Gray Named WIVB Weekend Anchor
The Buffalo News, May 12, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WFTV Reporter Stephanie Bertini Leaves
Orlando Sentinel, May 12, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT
dma 6
KTVU San Francisco Adds Anchor Keba Arnold
TVNewsCheck, May 12, 2015, 2:13 PM EDT
dma 8
WTTG Washington Gets Set For New Set
TVNewsCheck, May 12, 2015, 12:47 PM EDT
Fox-owned WTTG Washington released the first promo for its new set that will make its on-air debut Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. This set will be used for Fox 5 News and Good Day DC. | Add comment
dma 50 (Memphis)
WKNO Producer Pierre Kimsey Dies At 62
TVSpy, May 12, 2015, 7:53 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 16: Miami)
WPLG Reporter Earns Murrow Award In Honduras
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 12, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 62: Ft. Myers, FL)
WINK Uses Old Photos To Honor Anchors' Moms
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 12, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
Chelsey Hernandez Joins KENS San Antonio News
MikeMcGuff.com, May 11, 2015, 3:05 PM EDT
market Share (DMA 20: Sacramento, CA)
Sacramento Woman Has A 100,000 Cigarette Habit
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 11, 2015, 8:21 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WPIX Opens Brooklyn Bureau At Barclays Center
TVSpy, May 11, 2015, 7:59 AM EDT
dma 3
WLS Chicago Newscast Uses Live Drone Footage
Chicagoland Radio and Media, May 11, 2015, 7:36 AM EDT
Market Share
Outdoor Billboards That Respond To You
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 11, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT
dma 12 (Detroit)
WDIV Anchor Apologizes For Arab Remark
Deadline Detroit, May 11, 2015, 6:14 AM EDT
dma 26 (Baltimore)
WBAL Anchor Rod Daniels Stepping Down
TVSpy, May 8, 2015, 3:07 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KTLA Reporter Hospitalized After Car Hits News Van
TVSpy, May 8, 2015, 2:45 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
Welcome Inside The KRON Newsroom
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 8, 2015, 11:14 AM EDT
dma 25 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL: Doing Statehouse Coverage Right
Columbia Journalism Review, May 8, 2015, 9:49 AM EDT
Late last month, a North Carolina news outlet unveiled a new feature on its website: Hover over the name of a sitting state lawmaker mentioned in any story, and you’ll see the top five donors to the legislator’s most recent campaign. The tech tool, called Donor Reveal, not necessarily earth-shattering, but it’s a nice example of the way political journalists can weave transparency and campaign-finance themes into their work in the digital age. But here’s what’s most interesting: Donor Reveal was developed not by some online startup or good-government nonprofit, but by WRAL, Capitol Broadcasting's CBS affil in Raleigh. Link | Comments (8)
Market Share (DMA 12: Detroit)
WXYZ Anchor's Mission To Save Granddaughter
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 8, 2015, 8:33 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KNTV Examines San Fran's History Of Social Causes
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 8, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT
Al Primo On How He Changed Local TV News
WTNH, May 8, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
dma 165 (Missoula, MT)
KTMF News Director Shot And Killed
Missoulian, May 7, 2015, 4:45 PM EDT
Kalee Scolatt, the 34-year-old news director of Cowles Publishing-owned ABC affiliate KTMF Missoula, Mont., was one of two people murdered Wednesday by a man who then killed himself. Link | Add comment
Dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Rob Elmore Takes News Helm At KABC
TVNewsCheck, May 7, 2015, 2:15 PM EDT
ABC moves the former news director of its WTVD Raleigh, N.C., to succeed Cheryl Fair as news chief in Los Angeles. Full Story | Add comment
WDJT Ups Tracy Davis To News Director
TVNewsCheck/Greenwald Media, May 6, 2015, 8:19 PM EDT
The acting news director of Weigel's Milwaukee CBS affiliate gets the job permanently. Full Story | Comments (1)
Georgia Governor, Press Go Head-To-Head
Columbia Journalism Review, May 6, 2015, 2:55 PM EDT
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's pride in  his office’s ability to bypass traditional media to get his message out via social media is just one point of contention putting Deal and the local media at odds. “There’s no group of editors or news directors who can prevent me from communicating directly with a mass audience,” Deal reportedly said at a recent gala. Link | Add comment
dma 25 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL Cameraman Assaulted Covering Story
Robesonian.com, May 6, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Eddy Dobosiewicz Out At WKBW
The Buffalo News, May 6, 2015, 7:49 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 30: Hartford, CT)
WVIT’s New Jeep Is One Mean Weather Machine
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 6, 2015, 7:48 AM EDT
dma 22 (Pittsburgh)
KDKA Adds Meteorologist Ron Smiley
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 6, 2015, 6:49 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
First Black Female Weather Anchor Dies
STLToday, May 6, 2015, 6:27 AM EDT
dma 163 (Idaho Falls-Pocatello, ID)
KIFI's Unique Mayweather-Pacquaio Coverage
NewscastStudio, May 5, 2015, 3:07 PM EDT
How do you show highlights from the “fight of the century” when it’s still going on and footage from the fight is embargoed? Dig up your old Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots, of course. That’s what KIFI Idaho Falls, Idaho, did when its sportscast needed to cover the event but couldn’t use actual footage from the fight due to pay-per-view provider restrictions. Link | Comments (1)
dma 173 (Dothan, AL)
WDHN News Director Ken Curtis Leaves
WDHN, May 5, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
Ken Curtis has stepped down as the news director at Nexstar's Dothan, Ala., ABC affiliate after nearly three decades in the business. Link | Add comment
dma 22 (Pittsburgh)
WTAE’S Sally Wiggin Inducted Into Hall Of Fame
TVNewsCheck, May 5, 2015, 8:44 AM EDT
RTDNA research
Social Media Use Grows In Newsrooms
RTDNA, May 5, 2015, 8:36 AM EDT
The latest survey from RTDNA and researcher Bob Papper finds that TV and radio newsrooms are making greater use of Twitter, Facebook and other social media. Nearly three-quarter of TV news directors reported doing something new with social media in 2014. Overall, newsrooms with Twitter accounts didn't increase over the prior year, but the percentage saying they use it "constantly" increased by 12 points Link | Comments (1)
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WPVI Slots Live Coverage Of Top Rowing Event
TVNewsCheck, May 5, 2015, 8:19 AM EDT
dmas 53 & 20
WLNE Anchor Dana Griffin Moving To KCRA
TVSpy, May 5, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
WYFF Chronicles Shoeless Joe For Murrow Award
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 5, 2015, 7:49 AM EDT
Media Criticism By Baltimore Cops 'Reckless'
Baltimore Sun, May 4, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
The Fraternal Order of Police's conflict-of-interest charges Friday against the media in the Freddie Gray case are "reckless, strike at the heart of press credibility ... and surely must confuse some of the many readers and viewers looking for the truth," says Baltimore Sun columnist David Zurawik.That said, he adds, WBAL should have divulged the relationship between reporter Jayne Miller and lead prosecutor Janice Bledsoe. Link | Add comment
dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Surprises Baltimore Girl With Bicycle
MyFoxDC.com, May 1, 2015, 4:08 PM EDT
dma 45 (Harrisburg, PA)
WHTM Harrisburg Says Goodbye To Chuck Rhodes
Cumberlink.com, May 1, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
WPIX (And Viewers) Likes The Way It Looks
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 1, 2015, 8:25 AM EDT
Does Local TV Anchors' Diversity Still Matter?
The Washington Post, May 1, 2015, 6:35 AM EDT
At the end of May, the legendary Jim Vance will step down from the 11 p.m. news on WRC Washington, 43 years after he started. His latenight replacement, Jim Handly, will team with Doreen Gentzler, Vance’s longtime co-pilot. Anchor changes are usually ho-hum affairs, but the Gentzler-Handly pairing is significant because it runs counter to an unspoken, if more or less rigidly observed, commandment in the TV news business, to wit: In a racially mixed region such as Washington, thou shalt have a mixed anchor “team.” Link | Comments (8)
Playout (DMA 140: Medford, OR)
KDRV Enhances News Workflow
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Apr 30, 2015, 9:25 PM EDT
WPVI To Air Live Dem Mayoral Candidate Debate
TVNewsCheck, Apr 30, 2015, 3:20 PM EDT
Dma 27 (Indianapolis)
Amber Hankins New Co-Host of WISH’s ‘Indy Style’
TVNewsCheck, Apr 30, 2015, 3:12 PM EDT
commentary by Stacia L. Brown
Local Baltimore TV Reporters Shine
The Washington Post, Apr 30, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT
Stacia L. Brown: "I never think about which TV networks or anchors I trust to break news to me in times of crisis, until I’ve been parked in front of the television for hours, scared to move or to break eye contact with the screen. I don’t realize it’s the anchor’s soothing voice or the on-the-ground reporter’s empathetic interviewing style that’s tethering me to their coverage, until I feel my heart rate steadying. So it didn’t immediately occur to me that I was favoring local news [stations], rather than cable ones, in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death and Baltimore’s ongoing response to it." Link | Add comment
Playout (DMA 18: Orlando, FL)
WOFL Orlando Rolls Out New News Set
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Apr 30, 2015, 2:08 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 12: Detroit)
WDIV Honored With Edward R. Murrow Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 30, 2015, 8:12 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH Anchor McDonough Returns May 11
Orlando Sentinel, Apr 30, 2015, 6:58 AM EDT
Dma 11
KPHO Phoenix Adds Kris Pickel To Anchor Desk
TVNewsCheck, Apr 29, 2015, 3:29 PM EDT
dma 10 (Houston)
KTRK Traffic Reporter Vikki Taylor Dies Of Cancer
KTRK, Apr 29, 2015, 2:59 PM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
KYW’s Ukee Washington Joining PAB Hall Of Fame
TVNewsCheck, Apr 29, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT
Dma 101 (Ft. Smith, AR)
Paige Preusse Named KHBS-KHOG Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 29, 2015, 11:08 AM EDT
Dma 5
KDFW Dallas Adds Lori Brown To News Staff
TVNewsCheck, Apr 29, 2015, 9:59 AM EDT
market share (dma 100: Davenport, IA)
KWQC Wins Big At Iowa Broadcast News Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 29, 2015, 7:49 AM EDT
Pew: More Viewers, Rev For Local TV News
Pew Research Center, Apr 29, 2015, 5:50 AM EDT
According to Pew Research Center's annual State of the News Media survey, local TV continues to capture broadcast viewers, with slight increases for evening (3%) and morning (2%) newscasts and larger ones for early morning and midday in 2014. Network television news saw a second straight year of audience growth (5% in evening and 2% in morning), for a combined average evening viewership of roughly 24 million.
Link | Add comment
Dma 11
KTAZ Phoenix Tops 10 PM April News Ratings
TVNewsCheck, Apr 28, 2015, 9:49 PM EDT
dma 43
Mike Royer Leaving WVTM Birmingham News
al.com, Apr 28, 2015, 2:24 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 20)
KOVR Sacramento Reveals Time Share Nightmare
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 28, 2015, 7:17 AM EDT
dma 27
Anchor Jason Fechner Joining WRTV Indianapolis
TVSpy, Apr 28, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
Mike Klis Moves From Denver Post To KUSA
Westword, Apr 27, 2015, 2:33 PM EDT
Dma 101 (Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR)
KHBS-KHOG Reorder Weeknight Anchor Lineups
TVNewsCheck, Apr 27, 2015, 12:11 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
WPIX Names Amy Waldman News Director
TVNewsCheck, Apr 27, 2015, 10:04 AM EDT
Tribune promotes the acting ND at its New York CW affiliate. She's been at the station since 2007. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 90: Cedar Rapids, IA)
KWWL Awards Show Abundance Of Quality
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 27, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 21)
KTVI St. Louis Airs Mental Health Special Tonight
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 27, 2015, 7:54 AM EDT
dma 27 (Indianapolis)
WRTV Unveils New Set By FX Design Group
TVNewsCheck, Apr 24, 2015, 12:46 PM EDT
dma 10 (Houston)
KRIV Offers Web-Only Personal Take On News
NetNewsCheck, Apr 24, 2015, 8:05 AM EDT
Fox O&O KRIV Houston is launching a daily, half-hour original Web show on Monday geared at drawing viewers to its 5 p.m. newscast. 30 Minutes 'til Air will feature a more conversational, personal and behind-the-scenes take on news, aiming to weave on-air and off-air staff more closely into the news fabric. Sharri Berg, the Fox Television Stations' SVP of news operations and services, says this represents the growing use of a platform developed more closely around viewers. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 7: Boston)
WCVB Honored With National Headliner Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 24, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 110: Sioux Falls-Mitchell, SD)
KELO Meteorologist Testifies Before US Senate
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 24, 2015, 7:51 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Retired WCCO Reporter R.J. Fritz Fighting Cancer
StarTribune, Apr 24, 2015, 7:33 AM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
Handly To Replace Vance On WRC At 11 PM
Washingtonian, Apr 24, 2015, 6:18 AM EDT
dma 72 (Des Moines, IA)
Andy Fales To Co-Anchor WHO’s ‘Today In Iowa’
TVNewsCheck, Apr 23, 2015, 5:24 PM EDT
Maria Corrales Gone From KRIV News
MikeMcGuff.com, Apr 23, 2015, 2:23 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Salutes WRC Anchor Jim Vance
WTTG, Apr 23, 2015, 1:57 PM EDT
dma 47 (Albuquerque, NM)
KOAT GM: Police Chief Ignoring Her Station
TVSpy, Apr 23, 2015, 7:48 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 5: Dallas)
KTVT Channels Johnny Cash In Weather Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 23, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
dma 6
Ann Notarangelo Leaving KPIX San Francisco
TVSpy, Apr 22, 2015, 2:54 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Anchor Mirthala Salinas Leaves KRCA
Media Moves, Apr 22, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WRC's Jim Vance Stepping Down From 11 PM News
The Washington Post, Apr 22, 2015, 11:04 AM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WCCB's 'News Edge' Turns Serious
The Charlotte Observer, Apr 22, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT
Dma 27 (Indianapolis)
Elbert Tucker Named WISH News Director
TVNewsCheck, Apr 21, 2015, 3:11 PM EDT
The former news director of WBNS Columbus, Ohio, is joining Media General’s CW affil in Indianapolis. Full Story | Add comment
dma 5
WFAA Dallas News Legend Bert Shipp Dies
WFAA, Apr 21, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT
WTVF Investigation Wins Hillman Prize
WTVF, Apr 21, 2015, 2:29 PM EDT
Sidney Hillman Foundation has named the Scripps Nashville CBS affiliate the winner of the 2015 Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism for its four-year Policing for Profit investigation. Link | Add comment
dma 1
WPIX New York Launches 6 P.M. Newscast
FTVLive, Apr 21, 2015, 8:11 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Documentary Examines Former Governor
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 21, 2015, 7:12 AM EDT
WMAR Debuts New Set, Weather System
TVNewsCheck, Apr 20, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT
KVUE, Scripps Honored With Peabody Wins
TVNewsCheck, Apr 20, 2015, 10:53 AM EDT
Gannett ABC affiliate KVUE Austin, Texas, has won a George Foster Peabody Award for its examination of cuts in Texas mental health care programs as part of the News and Radio winners announced today. Also feted today was the Scripps Washington Bureau for an investigation of sex offenders in the military. Winners in other categories will be announced prior to the awards being presented in New York on Sunday, May 31, in the awards’ first nighttime, red-carpet ceremony. Pivot TV will use the ceremony as the backbone of a 90-minute Peabody special that it will premiere June 21. See the list of winners announced so far here. | Add comment
dma 5 (Dallas)
KTVT Reporter Stephanie Lucero Leaving
UncleBarky.com, Apr 20, 2015, 7:01 AM EDT
dma 22
That's A Wrap For KDKA Weatherman Dennis Bowman
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apr 20, 2015, 6:43 AM EDT
dma 67
WDBJ Roanoke Reporter Orlando Salinas Leaves
TVSpy, Apr 17, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 125: Monterey-Salinas, CA)
How KSBW Dominates News Ratings, Part 2
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 17, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
Competing San Antonio Anchors Tie The Knot
mySA, Apr 17, 2015, 7:16 AM EDT
dma 18
Reporter Kristyn Caddell Out At WFTV Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Apr 17, 2015, 6:53 AM EDT
dma 61 (Knoxville, TN)
WBIR Anchor Moira Kaye Leaving In Late May
Knoxville News Sentinel, Apr 16, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT
Dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KCAL Anchor Sylvia Lopez Leaving Broadcasting
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2015, 2:07 PM EDT
DMA 15 (Minneapolis)
KMSP Set To Debut 'Enough Said' News Show
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2015, 12:57 PM EDT
Kim Passoth Joining WGCL Atlanta News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2015, 12:39 PM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
Bill Slatter, Former WDSU Anchor, Dies At 87
Nola.com, Apr 16, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT
dmas 22 (Pittsburgh) & 70 (Flint, MI)
Dave Bondy Leaving WPXI For WEYI Anchor Job
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apr 16, 2015, 7:33 AM EDT
NAB 2015
How To Insure TV Stays No. 1 In Local News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2015, 6:39 AM EDT
Bart Feder, Tribune’s SVP of news, says that while stations can take a page from digital news and become “more authentic and gutsier,” their big advantage is their proximity to their viewers. "We talk about the second screen, but we are the second screen a lot. We are the companion. That puts the onus on us to continually call the audience back." Key is to move away from the long-standing practice — and mindset — that producing stories for on-air broadcasts comes before all else. Full Story | Comments (3)
Nab 2015
KNTV Infuses News Brand With Investigation
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2015, 6:23 AM EDT
Jonathan Mitchell, news chief at KNTV San Francisco, explains how the NBC O&O built what today, he says, is the biggest investigative unit in the country — and at the same time created an enterprise culture in the newsroom. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 40
Meteorologist Garry Frank Joins WXMI Grand Rapids
TVNewsCheck, Apr 15, 2015, 5:13 PM EDT
Dma 9 (Atlanta)
Brittany Miller Joins WGCL As MMJ Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Apr 15, 2015, 11:17 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Last-Minute Glitch KOs WFLD Sat. Night News
TVSpy, Apr 15, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 125: Monterey-Salinas, CA)
How KSBW Dominates The News Ratings, Part 1
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 15, 2015, 7:33 AM EDT
dma 30
Anchor Shirly Chan Gone From WVIT Hartford
New England 1, Apr 15, 2015, 6:33 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis)
News Directof Lindsay Radford Leaves KSTP
Star Tribune, Apr 15, 2015, 6:31 AM EDT
The news director of the Hubbard-owned Minneapolis ABC affiliate is going back to Colorado, where her parents and two of her three brothers live, to be news director at Scripps-owned ABC affil KMGH. Link | Add comment
Nab 2015
Why Covering Emergencies Got Trickier
TVNewsCheck, Apr 14, 2015, 9:27 PM EDT
Covering emergency-related stories has become more complicated for stations. “Security is a much bigger issue than people recognize,” says KDSK’s Marvin Danielski. And Hearst Television’s Barbara Maushard says being “really responsible” is of primary importance in covering emergencies now that incorporating information from platforms such as social media — and distributing it digitally as well as on TV — becomes increasingly common. Full Story | Comments (1)
KTVU News Expands In A.M., Adds 4 P.M.
KTVU News Expands In A.M., Adds 4 P.M.
TVNewsCheck, Apr 14, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT
With these two moves, the Fox O&O in San Francisco-Oakland adds 7.5 hours of local news per week. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, FL)
WPTV Cameraman Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Company Truck
Gossip Extra, Apr 14, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WPIX Debuts New Look For Newscasts
NewscastStudio, Apr 14, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT
dma 9
More Departures From WGCL Atlanta News
AJC.com, Apr 14, 2015, 7:53 AM EDT
dma 27
WRTV Indianapolis To Add 4 P.M. Newscast
Indianapolis Business Journal, Apr 14, 2015, 6:02 AM EDT
The Scripps-owned ABC affiliate will introduce The Now, a one-hour local news broadcast, on April 20. The new show, says News Director Terri Cope-Walton, "will be a different kind of newscast for viewers in this market. It will be a little less buttoned-up than traditional newscasts." Link | Add comment
DMA 61 (Knoxville, TN)
Martha Jennings Named WBIR News Director
TVNewsCheck, Apr 13, 2015, 4:41 PM EDT
Gannett promotes her from interim news director to head news at its Knoxville, Tenn., NBC affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
NAB 2015
Here Comes The One-Man-Band Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 13, 2015, 10:26 AM EDT
ChyronHego introduced Studio MediaMaker, what it describes as the in-studio equivalent to what video journalists do in the field. The product provides an “easy-to-use” way to put news on-air without the need for a control room or technicians, the company says. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 15: Minneapolis)
WCCO’s Clever Promo Launches 9 A.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 13, 2015, 8:27 AM EDT
TV Localism: The Big Picture
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Apr 10, 2015, 8:13 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 2: Los Angeles)
KNBC Airs Investigative Special In Primetime
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 10, 2015, 7:56 AM EDT
dma 9
WXIA Atlanta Adds Journalist Jennifer Bellamy
TVSpy, Apr 10, 2015, 7:29 AM EDT
Hernandez Judge Bars TV Photog From Trial
CNN Money, Apr 9, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT
The judge presiding over the Aaron Hernandez murder trial on Thursday ordered a photographer for a Boston television station barred from the courthouse after complaints that he followed jurors. District Court Judge E. Susan Garsh had threatened to ban WHDH from the trial after two jurors claimed that a news van from the NBC affiliate tried to follow them Wednesday as they drove away from court. Link | Add comment
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Scores Interview With Traffic Cone
WTXF, Apr 9, 2015, 12:13 PM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas)
KTVT Names Russ McCaskey Morning Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 8, 2015, 4:23 PM EDT
Dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
Former WTVT Reporter Warren Elly Dies At 64
Florida News Center, Apr 8, 2015, 3:07 PM EDT
dma 87 (Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX)
KBTX Sets New Evening Anchor Lineup
TVSpy, Apr 8, 2015, 2:57 PM EDT
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against WHAS, Reporter
WDRB, Apr 8, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Rance Adams Leaves WCCB’s ‘Edge’ Magazine
The Charlotte Observer, Apr 8, 2015, 7:29 AM EDT
DMA 23 (Portland, OR)
Longtime KOIN Meteorologist Dr. John Walls Dies
KOIN, Apr 6, 2015, 4:47 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 41: Las Vegas)
KSNV Wins Jackpot In Early And Late News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 6, 2015, 8:29 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WOFL Anchor Explains Disappearance From Show
TVSpy, Apr 6, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT
dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
WTLV-WJXX Reporter Mike Lyons Retiring
Jacksonville.com, Apr 6, 2015, 8:02 AM EDT
Former Anchor-Reporter Charles Bosworth III Dies
Nola.com, Apr 6, 2015, 6:13 AM EDT
Localism Recap: April 3
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Apr 3, 2015, 5:12 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 28: San Diego)
KGTV News At 11, From Second To First
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 3, 2015, 7:40 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
Ousted WABC Reporter Set For Nasty Legal Battle
New York Post, Apr 3, 2015, 6:39 AM EDT
dma 117 (Peoria-Bloomington, IL)
WEEK Anchor Tom McIntyre Retiring After 42 Years
Journal Star, Apr 3, 2015, 6:11 AM EDT
DMA 12
WXYZ Detroit Expands Morning News Team
TVNewsCheck, Apr 2, 2015, 4:06 PM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Rance Adams Out At WCCB’s ‘The Edge’
The Charlotte Observer, Apr 2, 2015, 3:13 PM EDT
dma 45
Chuck Rhodes Retiring From WHTM Harrisburg
WHTM, Apr 2, 2015, 3:11 PM EDT
dma 84 (Syracuse, NY)
WTVH Syracuse Adds Morning, Noon News
CNY Central, Apr 2, 2015, 2:57 PM EDT
Granite Broadcasting's CBS affiliate will produce live early morning and noon newscasts starting on Monday, April 13. The station will also add a permanent weeknight meteorologist to its newscasts. Link | Add comment
dma 11 (Phoenix)
Longtime KPNX Anchor Lin Sue Cooney Leaving
AZCentral, Apr 2, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
Dma 8 Washington
WTTG Adds Will Sommer As Contributor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 2, 2015, 1:03 PM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KSDK Names Karin Movesian News Director
STLToday, Apr 2, 2015, 7:50 AM EDT
Gannett's St. Louis NBC affiliate has chosen KTNV Las Vegas ND Karin Movesian to succeed Mike Shipley as head of its news operations beginning later this month. Link | Add comment
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Adding Gloria Neal As Morning Anchor
AJC.com, Apr 2, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT
dmas 18 & 1
WFTV's Anthony DiLorenzo Joining WPIX
Orlando Sentinel, Apr 2, 2015, 7:29 AM EDT
Dma 85 (Champaign, IL)
WCIA Expands 6 P.M. Newscast To An Hour
TVNewsCheck, Apr 2, 2015, 7:26 AM EDT
The Nexstar CBS affiliate in Champaign, Ill., will air weekdays from 6 to 7 p.m. starting April 6. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 1
WPIX New York Adds Reporter Anthony DiLorenzo
TVNewsCheck, Apr 1, 2015, 3:24 PM EDT
dma 4
WTXF's Mike Jerrick Running For Philly Mayor
Philly.com, Apr 1, 2015, 1:19 PM EDT
dma 52
WIVB Buffalo Adds Three Reporters To Newsroom
The Buffalo News, Apr 1, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT
Dma 96 (South Bend-Elkhart, IN)
WSJV Anchor Traci Capellman Leaving For PR Job
FTVLive, Apr 1, 2015, 6:24 AM EDT
Gloria Neal To Join WGCL Atlanta ‘Morning News’
TVNewsCheck, Mar 31, 2015, 9:12 PM EDT
dma 6 (San Francisco)
KRON Shows 6 Minutes of ‘Fucking Bullshit’
Rich Lieberman Report, Mar 31, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT
For six minutes starting at 7:30 Friday morning, viewers of the KRON news saw the words “Fucking Bullshit” scroll across the bottom of the screen along with other news items. According to a station source, it wasn't an external hack, but an internal job by a disgruntled employee Link | Comments (12)
dmas 5 & 10
Univision Cancels Dallas, Houston A.M. News
Media Moves, Mar 31, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT
Univision canceled Primera Edición in Dallas and Houston. KUVN Dallas and KXLN Houston aired their last local morning newscasts on Friday, March 27, from 4 to 6 am. The company also axed Vive la Mañana, the one hour morning magazine that aired on Unimás in both cities from 6 to 7 am. Starting Monday, April 6, the local newscasts will be replaced by the regional Noticias Texas Primera Edición, based out of Houston. Link | Add comment
dma 96 (South Bend, IN)
WSJV Anchor Traci Capellman Leaving After 20 Years
WSJV, Mar 31, 2015, 2:04 PM EDT
dma 10
KPRC Houston Launches Noon Newscast
MikeMcGuff.com, Mar 31, 2015, 8:01 AM EDT
dma 31
KSHB Adds Mike Marusarz To Anchor Desk
Kansas City Star, Mar 31, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT
dma 33
KABB San Antonio Anchor Monica Taylor Leaving
mySA, Mar 31, 2015, 7:40 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WABC Anchor Williams Takes Leave Of Absence
FTVLive, Mar 31, 2015, 6:28 AM EDT
Dma 183
WeatherNation TV Adds WVIR Charlottesville
TVNewsCheck, Mar 30, 2015, 3:18 PM EDT
dma 48
Local News Shakeups Redefine Jacksonville
Jacksonville.com, Mar 30, 2015, 9:04 AM EDT
With new anchors, new call letters and a new pace, Action News on WFOX and WJAX presents itself as an alternative to the long-established brands of News4Jax (WJXT) and First Coast News (WTLV and WJXX). Link | Comments (1)
dma 9
Stephany Fisher May Be Out At WGCL Atlanta
AJC.com, Mar 30, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 18
Newscaster Spouses DiLorenzo, Rama Leaving Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Mar 30, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT
dma 3
Fur Flies At WFLD Chicago Mayoral Debate
WFLD, Mar 27, 2015, 11:52 AM EDT
dma 10 (Houston)
KPRC Adds Sofia Ojeda As Weekend Anchor
MikeMcGuff.com, Mar 27, 2015, 8:16 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
Commercial-Free News On WCAU at 4 P.M.
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 27, 2015, 8:09 AM EDT
Report: Crime Coverage Biased On NYC O&Os
FTVLive, Mar 27, 2015, 6:25 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
Lindsay Radford New KMGH News Director
TVNewsCheck, Mar 26, 2015, 8:56 PM EDT
The former Minneapolis news director will lead news operations at the Scripps Denver ABC affiliate beginning April 30. Full Story | Add comment
dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA, Wash. Post In News Sharing Deal
The Washington Post, Mar 26, 2015, 3:18 PM EDT
Gannett-owned CBS affiliate WUSA Washington and The Washington Post today formed an editorial partnership and video sharing agreement effective immediately. The agreement calls for WUSA video, video reports, and some live video streaming coverage to appear on The Post’s website. Links to WUSA content will also be available on The Post’s regional homepage. The partnership will also allow for Washington Post video and photography to appear on WUSA newscasts and wusa9.com. Link | Add comment
dma 44 (Oklahoma City)
KFOR Catches Tornado Touch Down On Live TV
TVSpy, Mar 26, 2015, 3:02 PM EDT
dma 70
Musical Chairs With Flint's 10 P.M. Newscasts
MLive Michigan, Mar 26, 2015, 10:26 AM EDT
There's going to be a competition for mid-Michigan news viewers at 10 p.m. beginning next month. Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WNEM's news team stops producing a 10 p.m. newscast for Sinclair's Fox affil WSMH on April 27. At that time, NBC affil WEYI is slated to produce a 30 minute-long show on the Fox station and WNEM is moving its show to one of its digital subchannels, which is available only to over-the-air and cable viewers. Link | Add comment
dma 52
WIVB Buffalo Adds Three Reporters
TVSpy, Mar 26, 2015, 7:50 AM EDT
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WTMJ Veteran Anchor Mike Jacobs To Retire
TVNewsCheck, Mar 25, 2015, 7:24 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Longtime KABC Weatherman Dies At 92
Los Angeles Times, Mar 25, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT
Dma 41 (Las Vegas)
KBLR Adds Weather Anchor Adriana Guzman
TVNewsCheck, Mar 25, 2015, 10:27 AM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
Debra Alfarone Named Weekend Anchor At WUSA
TVSpy, Mar 25, 2015, 7:47 AM EDT
dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WDJT News Director Garner Reportedly Fired
DuaneDudek.com, Mar 24, 2015, 7:41 PM EDT
Weigel Broadcasting's Milwaukee CBS affiliate WDJT News Director Genie Garner has reportedly been fired. Her departure was announced to staffers Monday. She had just returned from vacation last week. Link | Add comment
dma 15 (Minneapolis)
Cory Hepola Joins KARE As Morning Anchor
KARE, Mar 24, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KSDK Checking Employee's Role In Protest
STLToday, Mar 24, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
dma 35
WDJT Milwaukee Beefs Up News Schedule
Journal Sentinel, Mar 23, 2015, 7:21 AM EDT
Weigel Broadcasting's Milwaukee CBS affiliate is expanding its news footprint, adding weekday newscasts at 4 p.m. and an hour of local news Sunday mornings. Link | Add comment
dma 1 (New York)
WABC Reporter Lisa Colagrossi Dies At 49
The Associated Press, Mar 23, 2015, 6:12 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 19: Cleveland)
WKYC Rescues Dog Off Frozen Lake Erie
TVNewsCheck, Mar 21, 2015, 2:01 PM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Diana Davis Retires From WSB After 32 Years
AJC.com, Mar 20, 2015, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WLS Investigative Reporter Knowles To Be Honored
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Mar 19, 2015, 3:02 PM EDT
dma 26
Reporter Dakarai Turner Joins WMAR Baltimore
TVNewsCheck, Mar 19, 2015, 10:49 AM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Reporter Amazes Prince Charles With iPhone
TVSpy, Mar 18, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT
dma 26 (Baltimore)
WMAR Weather Anchor Mike Masco Leaving
FTVLive, Mar 18, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 35: Milwaukee)
Is Using Drone Footage In News Promos Legal?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 18, 2015, 8:14 AM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KTTV News Crew Interrupts Robbery
FTVLive, Mar 18, 2015, 6:11 AM EDT
Dma 11
Anchor Olivia Fierro Returns To KTVK Phoenix
TVNewsCheck, Mar 17, 2015, 5:22 PM EDT
dma 138 (Columbia-Jefferson City, MO)
Julie Moravchik Named KRCG News Director
TVSpy, Mar 17, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT
The fomer news director at WDAZ Grand Forks, N.D., will lead the news team at Sinclair's CBS affiliate in Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo. Link | Add comment
dma 178 (Harrisonburg, VA)
Kay Norred Out As WHSV News Director
TVSpy, Mar 17, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT
Tracey Jones, GM of Gray TV's Harrisonburg, Va., ABC affiliate, told staffers: “I need to let everyone know that WHSV will be making a change in the leadership of the newsroom effective immediately.” Norred’s bio has been removed from the station website. In its place the station posted this yesterday: “WHSV-TV Harrisonburg, VA is seeking a strong take-charge leader for our news room.” Link | Comments (1)
Market Share (DMA 7)
No Snow, So Bomber Trial Leads WBZ Boston News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 17, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT
Dma 41
KTNV Las Vegas Hires Prize Fight Specialist
TVNewsCheck, Mar 16, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT
Dma 41
Reporter Grecia Figueroa Joins KBLR Las Vegas
TVNewsCheck, Mar 16, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
Dma 68 (Green Bay, WI)
WLUK Says Goodbye To Meteorologist Higgins
TVSpy, Mar 16, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT
Tribune To Stream Local News To Watchup
Variety, Mar 16, 2015, 1:45 PM EDT
Tribune Broadcasting will deliver online video reports from 30 of its TV stations to users of Watchup, a startup whose service delivers personalized newscasts to Internet-video devices. Tribune Media last fall led a $2.75 million round of funding in Watchup. Watchup users now can access local news segments from stations including KTLA Los Angeles, WGN Chicago and WPIX New York. Link | Add comment
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Says De Blasio Boycotting It
Capital New York, Mar 16, 2015, 12:52 PM EDT
The New York Fox O&O's Good Day New York says it has invited Mayor Bill de Blasio "over a hundred times,” to no avail, according to Lew Leone, WNYW’s VP-GM. Leone said: “Since we’ve asked so many times, it feels like a calculated boycott.” Link | Comments (5)
dma 1
WNJU New York Adds Anchor Nilda Rosario
TVNewsCheck, Mar 16, 2015, 11:35 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Karyn Greer Leaves WXIA After 15 Years
AJC.com, Mar 16, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT
dma 92
WTOC Savannah Anchor Sonny Dixon Retiring
WTOC, Mar 13, 2015, 2:19 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 12: Detroit)
WDIV Riding High In The Motor City
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 13, 2015, 6:58 AM EDT
DMA 11 (Phoenix)
KNXV Names Chris Kline News Director
TVNewsCheck, Mar 13, 2015, 6:39 AM EDT
The Scripps ABC affiliate in Phoenix promotes its director of new media to oversee all its cross-platform news operations. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 94: Jackson, MS)
Unusual Topic For Half-Hour Special On WJTV
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 12, 2015, 9:02 AM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WRC, WTOP-FM Aim To Be 'Dominant' In D.C.
NetNewsCheck, Mar 12, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT
This week's announcement of a content collaboration between the NBC-owned WRC and Hubbard-owned WTOP-FM brings together Washington's top TV and radio players. Reporters from each outlet will now be featured on each other's respective programs and websites, and the two organizations will pair on community events, though a mutual revenue play remains hazy. Link | Add comment
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Former WTXF Anchor Lee McCarthy Dies At 71
TVSpy, Mar 12, 2015, 7:54 AM EDT
DMA 14
Reporter Janet Kim Joins KCPQ Seattle
TVNewsCheck, Mar 11, 2015, 4:22 PM EDT
dma 10 (Houston)
Longtime KHOU Reporter Judd McIlvain Dies At 73
Houston Chronicle, Mar 11, 2015, 2:44 PM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Reporter Nefertiti Jaquez Gone From WCAU
TVSpy, Mar 11, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT
dma 23
KGW Portland To Drop Sports From 11 P.M. News
FTVLive, Mar 11, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT
Gannett Taps Sullivan As Programming SVP
FTVLive, Mar 11, 2015, 6:34 AM EDT
Bob Sullivan, former Scripps VP of content, returns to Gannett at the end of the month to work on "new programming ideas, local and national, across traditional and new platforms, both on our own and in partnership with others," according to an introductory memo from Gannett Broadcasting President Dave Lougee. Sullivan will be based in Phoenix. Link | Comments (1)
dma 9
Sportscaster Fred Kalil Joining WGCL Atlanta
TVNewsCheck, Mar 10, 2015, 4:55 PM EDT
dma 1
N.J.: Where Local News Isn't Really Local
Nieman Lab, Mar 10, 2015, 3:20 PM EDT
Research shows local TV is still the biggest driver of local news consumption. So what happens when your “local” news is coming from another state? Link | Comments (3)
dma 52
WIVB Buffalo Dropping 6 P.M. Sportscast
The Buffalo News, Mar 10, 2015, 3:12 PM EDT
dma 77
WOLO Columbia Names Rob Dew Asst. ND
TVSpy, Mar 10, 2015, 7:52 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 16)
UPDATE: WSVN Miami Unveils $500K Set
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 10, 2015, 7:47 AM EDT
dma 9
Reporter Melinda Roeder Joins WGCL Atlanta
The Baltimore Sun, Mar 10, 2015, 7:16 AM EDT
TV, Local Media Have Snapchat Dilemma
NetNewsCheck, Mar 10, 2015, 7:12 AM EDT
With a number of national media outlets successfully jumping into Snapchat Discover in its early days, local media are weighing whether or not to follow. Diana Marszalek examines the early forays some smaller outlets are making, and the pros and cons of investing in original content for the nascent platform. Link | Comments (2)
Dma 8 (Washington)
WRC, WTOP-FM Create News Partnership
TVNewsCheck, Mar 9, 2015, 4:23 PM EDT
The NBC and Hubbard news organizations to provide 24/7 coverage on all platforms. Full Story | Add comment
dma 16
WSVN Miami Unveils Its Newsplex Set
SFL TV, Mar 9, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland)
Fred D’Ambrosi Named WOIO-WUAB ND
TVNewsCheck, Mar 9, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT
The former news chief at WUSA Washington takes over Raycom’s Cleveland news operations, succeeding Dan Salamone. Full Story | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
Anchor-Reporter Rob Elgas To Leave WMAQ
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Mar 9, 2015, 8:56 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA
WGRZ Follows Recipe For Ratings Success
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 9, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
dma 26
WBFF Baltimore Producer Stephen Janis Leaving
The Baltimore Sun, Mar 9, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
dma 11 (Phoenix)
KSAZ Online News Service Eyes 24 Hours
TVNewsCheck, Mar 9, 2015, 6:04 AM EDT
The Phoenix Fox O&O online news service Fox 10 News Now is offering 7-8 hours of streaming news and features each day. The plan is to increase staff and offer 24-hours-a-day programming. Full Story | Add comment
dma 36 (Cincinnati)
Federal Judge OKs WXIX Interview
TVNewsCheck, Mar 6, 2015, 7:43 PM EST
Raycom-owned WXIX Cincinnati was given the go-ahead to air an interview by a man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol. The man's attorney had sought an injunction to prevent its broadcast. Full Story | Add comment
dma 113 (Youngstown, OH)
Paul Wetzl Named WKBN Chief Meteorologist
TVSpy, Mar 6, 2015, 3:05 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 16: Miami)
WSVN's New Set Promises To Be Futuristic
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 6, 2015, 9:23 AM EST
dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Reporter Under Fire Over Home Invasion Details
The Washington Post, Mar 5, 2015, 3:23 PM EST
Dma 27 (Indianapolis)
WISH Adds 8 To Support News Expansion
TVNewsCheck, Mar 5, 2015, 3:16 PM EST
The additions are part of the Media General CW affiliate's news expansion brought about following the loss of CBS affiliation at the beginning of this year. Full Story | Add comment
dma 5 (Dallas)
Jane McGarry To Host WFAA's 'Good Morning Texas'
The Dallas Morning News, Mar 5, 2015, 2:31 PM EST
dmas 7 & 8
WBZ's Jonathan Elias Leaving For WJLA
Boston Herald, Mar 5, 2015, 2:28 PM EST
dma 72 (Des Moines, IA)
Did Two Hearst Stations Steal A Story from WOI?
TV Spy, Mar 5, 2015, 2:25 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 38: West Palm Beach)
Feb. Sweeps: Behind WPTV’s Sweeps Sweep
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 5, 2015, 9:53 AM EST
Local News Still Matters In A Digital Age
Pew Research Center, Mar 5, 2015, 8:11 AM EST
Whether in a tech-savvy metropolis or a city where the town square is still the communication hub, local news matters deeply to the lives of residents. Across three disparate metro areas in the U.S., nearly nine-in-10 residents follow local news closely — and about half do so very closely, according to a new, in-depth Pew Research Center study. About two-thirds of the residents in each city discuss local news in person a few times a week or more. Link | Add comment
dma 10
Meteorologist Lindsey Day Joins KRIV Houston
TVNewsCheck, Mar 4, 2015, 7:27 PM EST
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Man Destroys KTTV Crew's Camera
KTTV, Mar 4, 2015, 6:14 PM EST
Los Angeles police officers were involved in another confrontation Wednesday on Skid Row after a man grabbed a KTTV camera and then scuffled with responding officers. Reporter Phil Shuman, photographer Ollin Martinez and producer Dan Leighton were investigating conditions on Skid Row. All three are OK. Link | Add comment
dma 39
Austin Sweeps: KXAN, KVUE Top Rated
Austin 360, Mar 4, 2015, 3:01 PM EST
Dma 16 (Miami)
WSVN Goes Bigger, Bolder With New Set
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Mar 4, 2015, 12:09 PM EST
Sunbeam Fox affiliate WSVN Miami has been teasing viewers with cryptic promos: "Something BIG is coming." And for the past few weeks, anchors have been working against a green screen to hide what's happening at the news studio. Here's the scoop: The station is completing "a massive overhaul" of its news set — the first since debuting its working newsroom concept, "the newsplex," in 1994, says Alice Jacobs, WSVN's VP of news. It makes its debut March 8. Link | Add comment
Dma 16 (Miami)
WSVN Goes Bigger, Bolder With New Set
South Florida Sun Sentinel, Mar 4, 2015, 9:45 AM EST
Sunbeam Fox affiliate WSVN Miami has been teasing viewers with cryptic promos: "Something BIG is coming." And for the past few weeks, anchors have been working against a green screen to hide what's happening at the news studio. Here's the scoop: The station is completing "a massive overhaul" of its news set — the first since debuting its working newsroom concept, "the newsplex," in 1994, says Alice Jacobs, WSVN's VP of news. It makes its debut March 8. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 7)
Feb. Sweeps: WFXT Plows Snow For Residents, Ratings
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 4, 2015, 8:18 AM EST
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Sports Reporter Joe Buscaglia Set To Join WKBW
The Buffalo News, Mar 4, 2015, 8:14 AM EST
dma 21
St. Louis Sweeps: KMOV, KTVI Strong In Late News
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mar 4, 2015, 8:10 AM EST
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
WFAA Medical Reporter Janet St. James Leaving
Star-Telegram, Mar 4, 2015, 8:05 AM EST
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
Melinda Davenport Named WISN A.M. Co-Anchor
Journal Sentinel, Mar 4, 2015, 8:02 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 21)
February 2015 Ratings Review: KTVI St. Louis
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 4, 2015, 7:37 AM EST
dma 9
WSB Atlanta Reorders Sunday Lineup
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mar 4, 2015, 7:31 AM EST
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH Meteorologists Bolster Literacy Campaign
Orlando Sentinel, Mar 4, 2015, 7:21 AM EST
DMA 10
Crystal Ayala Joins Telemundo's KTMD Houston
MikeMcGuff.com, Mar 3, 2015, 3:26 PM EST
dma 7
O’Reilly’s Falklands Stories Led To Boston TV Job
The Boston Globe, Mar 3, 2015, 12:44 PM EST
dma 85 (Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, IL)
WICS Fires Anchor, Reporter After Hooters Fight
The State Journal-Register, Mar 3, 2015, 10:02 AM EST
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL: Anatomy Of A News Image Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 3, 2015, 8:30 AM EST
dma 17
Reporter Kevin Torres Out At KUSA Denver
TVSpy, Mar 3, 2015, 7:52 AM EST
Cuts Said To Be In Works At Scripps Stations
FTVLive, Mar 3, 2015, 6:43 AM EST
Sources tell FTVLive that it appears cuts are happening at Scripps properties. They also say that Scripps will be putting a digital content person in the news director's chair at some stations. It is first expected to happen at KNXV Phoenix before spreading to others. Link | Comments (1)
dma 19 (Cleveland, OH)
WJW Anchor Returns Following Post-Slur Absence
Cleveland.com, Mar 3, 2015, 6:30 AM EST
Dma 15 (Minneapolis-Saint Paul)
Former KARE Anchor Kirsten Lindquist Dies At 60
TwinCities.com, Mar 3, 2015, 6:27 AM EST
dma 10 (Houston)
KTRK Names Rebecca Spera Traffic Anchor
MikeMcGuff.com, Mar 2, 2015, 2:56 PM EST
dma 206 (Helena, MT)
KXLH Political Reporter Talwani Hit By SUV
TVSpy, Mar 2, 2015, 2:52 PM EST
dma 21
KMOV St. Louis To Debut New Set Today
FTVLive, Mar 2, 2015, 2:42 PM EST
dma 76 (Toledo, OH)
WNWO Shakes Up News, Reassigns 2 Anchors
The Blade, Mar 2, 2015, 2:32 PM EST
dma 31 (Kansas City)
Longtime WDAF Weatherman Dan Henry Dies
The Kansas City Star, Mar 2, 2015, 2:30 PM EST
dma 35
Milwaukee Sweeps: WIWN, WITI Notch Wins
Journal Sentinel, Mar 2, 2015, 2:28 PM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ's Missing Staffers Make Their Return
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Mar 2, 2015, 8:40 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 5: Dallas)
WFAA Sportscaster Goes Beyond Just Scores
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 2, 2015, 8:21 AM EST
dma 16
Miami Sweeps: Telemundo's WSCV Tops At 11
Media Moves, Mar 2, 2015, 8:15 AM EST
dma 22
Pittsburgh Sweeps: KDKA, WPXI Among Winners
Pittsburght Post-Gazette, Mar 2, 2015, 7:30 AM EST
dma 2
L.A. Sweeps: KCBS Delivers Weeknight News Win
Variety, Mar 2, 2015, 6:33 AM EST
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
WHAS' Jeff Woods Indicted In Fatal Hit-And-Run
The Courier-Journal, Mar 2, 2015, 6:31 AM EST
Dma 8 (Washington)
WJLA’s Maureen Bunyan Re-Ups In Multi-Year Deal
TVNewsCheck, Feb 27, 2015, 5:12 PM EST
dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Lands Llamas For Morning Weather
WTTG, Feb 27, 2015, 3:04 PM EST
dma 44 (Oklahoma City)
Anchor-Reporter Meg Alexander Gone From KFOR
The Lost Ogle, Feb 27, 2015, 2:59 PM EST
dma 1 (New York)
Reporter Sarah Wallace No Longer At WABC
FTVLive, Feb 27, 2015, 2:49 PM EST
dma 3
Chicago Sweeps: Top Spots For WLS, WGN
Chicago Business Journal, Feb 27, 2015, 2:36 PM EST
dma 34
Salt Lake City Sweeps: KUTV Remains No. 1
The Salt Lake Tribune, Feb 27, 2015, 2:32 PM EST
Market Share by Paul Greeley
Where Did News Ratings Change In February?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 27, 2015, 11:30 AM EST
Tribune Digital Traffic Hits All-Time High
TVNewsCheck, Feb 27, 2015, 8:34 AM EST
Its TV station local news websites double unique visitors to 90 million. In addition, Tribune’s local broadcast sites steadily grew total unique visitors from quarter to quarter throughout 2014, according to Google Analytics. Full Story | Add comment
dma 7
Boston Sweeps: WCVB, WFXT Strong In A25-54
Boston Media Watch, Feb 27, 2015, 8:28 AM EST
Detroit TV's 'Miss Fairweather,' Betty Bahr Dies
Detroit Free Press, Feb 27, 2015, 8:24 AM EST
dma 11
KNXV Taps Social Media During Llama Chase
TVSpy, Feb 27, 2015, 8:03 AM EST
dma 33
San Antonio Sweeps: KSAT Sweeps News Again
mySA, Feb 27, 2015, 7:54 AM EST
dma 18
Orlando Sweeps: Good News For WFTV, WESH
Orlando Sentinel, Feb 27, 2015, 7:24 AM EST
dma 96 (South Bend-Elkhart, IN)
WSBT South Bend Anchor Cindy Ward Retires
TVSpy, Feb 26, 2015, 3:16 PM EST
dma 52
Buffalo Sweeps: WGRZ Wins With Asterisk
The Buffalo News, Feb 26, 2015, 2:59 PM EST
dma 47 (Albuquerque, NM)
Woman Arrested After Threatening To Blow Up KOAT
Albuquerque Journal, Feb 26, 2015, 8:20 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 52: Buffalo, NY)
WKBW Promotes Its Home-Grown Meteorologists
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 26, 2015, 8:05 AM EST
dma 12
WXYZ Moves Noon Newscast Downtown
Detroit Free Press, Feb 26, 2015, 7:42 AM EST
Starting today at noon, E.W. Scripps Co.'s Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ will broadcast 7 Action News at Noon from a glass-enclosed studio in the Qube building (the former Chase Bank building) in downtown Detroit. Link | Add comment
DMA 31 (Kansas City)
KMCI Adds Weekday Morning Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Feb 25, 2015, 8:41 PM EST
New 7 a.m. hour-long broadcast to be produced by sister station KSHB.  Full Story | Add comment
dma 117 (Peoria, IL)
WEEK Sued Over Arrests Of Three For Looting
Peoria Journal Star, Feb 25, 2015, 2:42 PM EST
market Share (DMA 21:St. Louis)
KTVI Remembers Selma March 50 Years Ago
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 25, 2015, 8:26 AM EST
A special program, St. Louis to Selma, from Tribune-owned Fox affiliate in St. Louis highlights people who lived in St Louis that marched in Selma, Ala., 50 years ago in an attempt to end the roadblocks of voter registration against African Americans. Link | Add comment
dma 56 (Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR)
KARK-KLRT Adds 2 Meteorologists, Loses Anchor
Arkansas Business, Feb 25, 2015, 7:58 AM EST
dma 22 (Pittsburgh)
WPXI's 25-Year Anchor Team Bucks The Trend
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb 25, 2015, 7:35 AM EST
Longevity is a hallmark of many successful marriages, but increasingly rare in news anchor pairings. At Cox Media's Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI however, David Johnson and Peggy Finnegan have been a team for 25 years. Today, with one day to go in the current sweeps period, they are second in the market with the coveted 25-54 demo for the late-afternoon time period. Link | Add comment
dma 17
Denver Sweeps: Big Shift In Morning News
Denver Post, Feb 25, 2015, 6:57 AM EST
Dma 96 (South Bend-Elkhart, IN)
WBND-LD Hires Colleen Bormann-Wilcox As Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Feb 24, 2015, 3:33 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 131: Wilmington, NC)
WECT Reporter Interviews $188M Lottery Winner
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 24, 2015, 12:03 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
WPVI’s Action News Van Stars In Marketing
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 24, 2015, 7:37 AM EST
dma 19 (Cleveland)
WJW Anchor: Lady Gaga Songs 'Jigaboo Music'
Cleveland.com, Feb 23, 2015, 3:13 PM EST
dma 103
WEVV Evansville Hiring To Staff New Newscasts
TVSpy, Feb 23, 2015, 3:03 PM EST
KGTV Anchor Bill Griffith To Retire After 39 Years
TVNewsCheck, Feb 23, 2015, 1:25 PM EST
dma 52
Raguse, Guggenmos Leaving WIVB Buffalo
The Buffalo News, Feb 23, 2015, 7:49 AM EST
Dma 25 (Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Unveils Redesigned News App
TVNewsCheck, Feb 20, 2015, 5:30 PM EST
Capitol Broadcasting’s Raleigh, N.C., CBS affiliate loads its flagship app for Android and iPhone with new and expanded local news, weather, sports and politics features. Full Story | Add comment
dma 30
WTIC Hartford Adds Lorenzo Hall To News Dept.
TVNewsCheck, Feb 20, 2015, 3:08 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 78: Rochester, NY)
UPDATE: WROC Rochester’s Rubber Room Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 20, 2015, 10:04 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
Louisville's WAVE Turns Snow Into Song
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 20, 2015, 8:13 AM EST
dmas 52 (Buffalo, NY) & 27 (Indianapolis)
WIVB Reporter Joe Melillo Moving To WISH
The Buffalo News, Feb 20, 2015, 7:40 AM EST
dma 35 (Milwaukee)
Drew Burgoyne Replaces Mark McGinnis At WDJT
Journal Sentinel, Feb 20, 2015, 7:19 AM EST
dma 28 (San Diego)
KFMB Sports Anchor Kyle Kraska Out Of Coma
The Associated Press, Feb 20, 2015, 6:15 AM EST
dma 123 (Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA)
Former KSBY Anchor Rick Martel Dies
TVSpy, Feb 19, 2015, 7:37 AM EST
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
Paola Reyes Joins KSTS Reporting Staff
TVNewsCheck, Feb 18, 2015, 1:53 PM EST
Bart Feder Tapped For Top Tribune News Post
TVNewsCheck, Feb 18, 2015, 12:00 PM EST
The former CNN news executive succeeds Katherine Green. As SVP of news, he wil be responsible for overseeing all news operations and production at the group's 42 stations. He starts March 2. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WCAU Names Drew Smith South Jersey Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Feb 18, 2015, 10:31 AM EST
Dma 5
Reporter Diana Zoga Joins KDFW Dallas
TVNewsCheck, Feb 18, 2015, 9:17 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
Car Hacking: WNBC February Sweeps
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 18, 2015, 8:20 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 10: Houston)
Dangerous Roads: KHOU February Sweeps
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 18, 2015, 8:17 AM EST
dma 29
WTVF Nashville Anchor Jessica Ralston Resigns
TVSpy, Feb 18, 2015, 7:57 AM EST
dma 42 (Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA)
Former WAVY Anchor Rhonda Glenn Dies
TVSpy, Feb 17, 2015, 3:21 PM EST
Dma 5
Meteorologist Milmar Ramirez Joins KXTX Dallas
TVNewsCheck, Feb 17, 2015, 10:22 AM EST
Market Share (DMAs 42, 7, 1, 89, 49)
Selling Station Snow Coverage Via Social Media
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 17, 2015, 8:07 AM EST
Dma 46 (Greensboro-High Point, NC)
WGHP Ups Kevin Daniels To News Director
TVNewsCheck, Feb 16, 2015, 10:58 AM EST
Tribune promotes the assistant ND of its Greensboro, N.C., Fox affiliate to succeed Karen Koutsky. Full Story | Add comment
Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA
WAVY Adds Traffic Broadcaster Jen Lewis
TVNewsCheck, Feb 16, 2015, 7:44 AM EST
dma 70 (Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, MI)
WNEM Anchor Katie O'Mara Takes Leave
MLive, Feb 16, 2015, 6:08 AM EST
Dmas 102, 152 & 181
Raycom Names Three New News Directors
TVNewsCheck, Feb 6, 2015, 10:44 AM EST
It installs news content directors at WMBF Myrtle Beach, S.C.; WALB Albany, Ga.; and KAIT Jonesboro, Ark. Full Story | Comments (1)
Market Share (dma 109: Boise, ID)
KIVI Boise February Sweeps Promo/Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 6, 2015, 8:23 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 9: Atlanta)
WXIA Atlanta February Sweeps Promo/Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 6, 2015, 8:21 AM EST
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
KYW Mines Its Past For Black History Specials
TVNewsCheck, Feb 5, 2015, 11:03 PM EST
dma 19 (Cleveland-Akron, OH)
WKYC Adds Multimedia Reporter Andrew Horansky
WKYC, Feb 5, 2015, 7:42 PM EST
Dma 12 (Detroit)
Megan Spencer Named WJBK Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Feb 5, 2015, 3:19 PM EST
dma 12 (Detroit)
WXYZ Apologizes For Facebook Headline
TVSpy, Feb 5, 2015, 2:52 PM EST
Yesterday morning, Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ posted a link on its Facebook page to a clip of the horrific TransAsia Airways crash that killed at least 25 people. The first sentence on the post was oddly enthusiastic: “You’ve got to see this!” Viewers were certainly not happy. Link | Comments (3)
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
WOAI Reporter Randy Escamilla Leaving
MySanAntonio.com, Feb 5, 2015, 7:47 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 32: Columbus, OH)
WCMH Columbus Feb. Sweeps Promo And Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 5, 2015, 7:23 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WVUE New Orleans Feb. Sweeps Promo And Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 5, 2015, 7:20 AM EST
dmas 1 & 30
WPIX New York Adds Two Hartford News Names
Hartford Courant, Feb 4, 2015, 2:38 PM EST
dma 104 (Johnstown-Altoona, PA)
WJAC Anchor Bill Brown To Retire
The Associated Press, Feb 4, 2015, 8:15 AM EST
dma2 (Los Angeles)
KTTV Cameraman Dave Bush Dies
KTTV, Feb 3, 2015, 3:13 PM EST
Dma 103 (Evansville, IN)
WEVV Names Warren Korff News Director
TVNewsCheck, Feb 3, 2015, 2:33 PM EST
New owner Bayou City Broadcasting brings in long-time Evansville journalist to return news to the CBS-Fox affiliate in Indiana. Full Story | Add comment
dma 28 (San Diego)
Investigative Reporter J.W. August Joins KNSD
TVSpy, Feb 3, 2015, 7:51 AM EST
Dma 32 (Columbus, OH)
WCMH Names David Ciliberti News Director
TVNewsCheck, Feb 2, 2015, 11:09 AM EST
Media General moves the news director of its Albany, N.Y., stations to head news operations at its Columbus, Ohio, NBC affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
Gray Opens Washington, D.C. News Bureau
TVNewsCheck, Feb 2, 2015, 9:20 AM EST
Veteran journalist Jacqueline Policastro heads the new operation, designed  to let the station group deliver hyper-local coverage and analysis of national issues. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 125 (Monterey-Salinas, CA)
KSBW’s Vanderzwaan Retiring; Solomon To Succeed
TVNewsCheck, Feb 2, 2015, 8:33 AM EST
Market Share
To The Auschwitz Survivors, Especially One
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 2, 2015, 7:57 AM EST
Here's How To Make A Better Newscast
Advancing The Story, Feb 2, 2015, 7:48 AM EST
Lisa Leko is a producer at WBIR Knoxville, Tenn.  Last year, her station won an Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast among stations in small markets. Leko recently took part in an RTDNA-sponsored webinar on what makes a newscast worthy of a Murrow, and we think you’ll find that her six pieces of advice are quite sound. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 9: Atlanta)
WXIA’s ‘Got-Cha’ Journalism Featured On Facebook
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 30, 2015, 4:58 PM EST
dma 30 (Hartford-New Haven, CT)
High Schoolers Discover Love For WTIC Weatherman
TVSpy, Jan 30, 2015, 2:37 PM EST
dma 111 (Ft. Wayne, IN)
Longtime WPTA Anchor Melissa Long To Retire
FortWayne.com, Jan 30, 2015, 2:13 PM EST
Dma 21 (St. Louis)
KTVI News Vet Tom O’Neal Sets Retirement
TVNewsCheck, Jan 30, 2015, 12:21 PM EST
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WFTV Tops A25-54 News Ratings In January
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 30, 2015, 7:29 AM EST
DMA 113 (Youngstown, OH)
WKBN Meterorologist Don Guthrie Dies At 71
WKBN, Jan 29, 2015, 6:35 PM EST
KSAZ Weather Map Goes Nuts On Air
KSAZ, Jan 29, 2015, 3:28 PM EST
2,960 degrees in Cave Creek?! KSAZ Phoenix's Cory McCloskey leads viewers through a hilarious weathercast after his weather map malfunctions. Technology doesn't always cooperate, but luckily McCloskey doesn't lose his cool. | Add comment
dma 5 (Dallas)
WFAA Uses iPhone To Tape Half-Hour Show
MikeMcGuff.com, Jan 29, 2015, 3:01 PM EST
WFAA Dallas Good Morning Texas host Mike Castellucci produced an entire half-hour special with only his iPhone, aptly called Phoning It In. And if he didn't continually point out the iPhone was recording the video, you might not notice because it looks great. Link | Add comment
dma 1
NYC Mayor's Deaf Interpreter Creates Storm
WNYC, Jan 29, 2015, 12:58 PM EST
Dma 99 (Greenville-New Bern-Washington, NC)
Donnie S. Cox Named WCTI Chief Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Jan 29, 2015, 12:55 PM EST
DMA 102 (Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC)
WBTW Adds Meteorologist James Hopkins
TVNewsCheck, Jan 29, 2015, 8:24 AM EST
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Longtime WBTV Photog Brad Stafford Dies
Charlotte Observer, Jan 29, 2015, 7:34 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WXIA Adds 5 P.M. News, Drops Noon, 7 P.M.
AJC.com, Jan 29, 2015, 7:21 AM EST
Gannett's Atlanta NBC affiliate is dropping Dr. Phil at 5 p.m. starting March 2 and bringing back a local newscast at that hour. But Dr. Phil fans shouldn’t despair. The station was already showing repeats of the show at 3 p.m. Now, the first-run editions of his show that had been on at 5 will air at 3. The station is also ending its noon and 7 p.m. news programs. Link | Add comment
WFTV Moves Vanessa Echols To 4 P.M.
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 29, 2015, 6:59 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ's Whittaker Out For Cancer Surgery
Robert Feder, Jan 28, 2015, 8:02 AM EST
Veteran Chicago television news executive Frank Whittaker will be taking a leave of absence as station manager and VP of news at NBC O&O WMAQ Chicago while being treated for prostate cancer, he told colleagues Monday. Whittaker, 58, said he expects to be away at least through the end of February. Link | Add comment
dma 15 (Minneapolis)
KMSP Adds Special Projects Reporter/Anchor
TVSpy, Jan 28, 2015, 7:58 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 94: Jackson, MS)
Nuclear Promo Reveals Atomic Bomb Explosion
TVNewsCheck, Jan 28, 2015, 6:54 AM EST
Dma 21 (St. Louis)
KTVI, KPLR Unveil New Sets And Graphics
TVNewsCheck, Jan 27, 2015, 7:48 PM EST
Dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Bill Melugin Named WJZY Anchor/Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jan 27, 2015, 3:06 PM EST
dma 25 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WTVD Anchor Larry Stogner: 'I Have ALS'
wtvd, Jan 27, 2015, 2:38 PM EST
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Sees Big Late News Ratings Win
TVSpy, Jan 27, 2015, 2:31 PM EST
Fox-owned WNYW New York saw a big jump in late news viewership over the same time period last year, beating out some perennial favorites and almost doubling the number of eyeballs watching. Link | Add comment
Dma 26 (Baltimore)
WBAL Ups Tim Tunison To News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jan 27, 2015, 11:27 AM EST
Hearst promotes the Baltimore NBC affiliate’s assistant news director to the top news spot following Michelle Butt’s move to run WXII Winston-Salem, N.C. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 28 (San Diego)
KGTV’s Griffith Sets Out On ‘Excellent Adventure’
TVNewsCheck, Jan 27, 2015, 8:39 AM EST
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
WHAS News Car Involved In Fatal Accident
FTVLive, Jan 27, 2015, 6:26 AM EST
dma 178 (Harrisonburg, VA)
WHSV, Reporter, Sued For $1.1 Million
News Leader, Jan 27, 2015, 6:12 AM EST
Dma 56 (Little Rock, AR)
Laura Monteverdi Joining KTHV Little Rock
TVSpy, Jan 26, 2015, 7:53 AM EST
Market Share
Watch First Episode of Docu-Soap About TV News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 26, 2015, 7:43 AM EST
dma 33
Anchor Ryan Wolf Joins KABB San Antonio
mySA.com, Jan 26, 2015, 7:30 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Ex-WSB Meteorologist David Chandley Joins WAGA
AJC.com, Jan 26, 2015, 7:18 AM EST
dma 7 (Boston)
Braude Takes On Greater Boston Role At WGBH
Boston.com, Jan 26, 2015, 6:56 AM EST
dma 20 (Sacramento, CA)
Former KTXL Anchor Sabrina Rodriguez Sentenced
The Sacramento Bee, Jan 26, 2015, 6:18 AM EST
Dma 51 (New Orleans)
Gina Swanson Named WDSU Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 23, 2015, 4:07 PM EST
dma 52
WIVB Buffalo Moves Santos From A.M. To P.M.
The Buffalo News, Jan 23, 2015, 2:45 PM EST
dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA's J.C. Hayward Retiring After Long Hiatus
The Washington Post, Jan 23, 2015, 2:35 PM EST
Market Share
Five New Local News Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 23, 2015, 8:16 AM EST
dma 3
Meteorologist Mike Caplan Out At WLS Chicago
FTVLive, Jan 23, 2015, 6:29 AM EST
Dma 4
WTXF Philadelphia Adds 2 Weekend Anchors
TVNewsCheck, Jan 21, 2015, 2:57 PM EST
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
WPBF Reports Live From Cuba As Talks Start
WPBF, Jan 21, 2015, 2:34 PM EST
dma 45 (Harrisburg, PA)
WHP Hires Former WTHM Anchor Al Gnoza
TVSpy, Jan 21, 2015, 8:09 AM EST
dma 33
San Antonio TV Veteran Gary DeLaune Hospitalized
MySanAntonio.com, Jan 21, 2015, 7:23 AM EST
Dma 51 (New Orleans)
Reporter-Anchor Adrianna Hopkins Joins WDSU
TVNewsCheck, Jan 20, 2015, 3:23 PM EST
dma 10
KTMD Houston Meteorologist Irene Sans Leaving
MikeMcGuff.com, Jan 20, 2015, 2:41 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 5: Dallas)
KTVT’s New Anchor Is A Face For Radio
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 20, 2015, 8:25 AM EST
dma 10
Reporter Josh Chapin joins KHOU Houston
MikeMcGuff.com, Jan 20, 2015, 7:55 AM EST
dma 51 (New Orleans)
Juan Kincaid, Recently Of WWL, To Join WVUE
Nola.com, Jan 20, 2015, 6:30 AM EST
dma 3 (chicago)
Longtime WMAQ Reporter Nesita Kwan Leaves
FTVLive, Jan 19, 2015, 2:35 PM EST
dma 87 (Waco, TX)
KCEN's Crawford Back On Air After Shooting
The Associated Press, Jan 19, 2015, 2:16 PM EST
Patrick Crawford, the meteorologist who was shot last month outside the Waco, Texas, NBC affiliate where he works, has returned to the air — wearing a Superman T-shirt. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 7 (Boston)
Mass. AG Martha Coakley To Join WCVB
TVNewsCheck, Jan 19, 2015, 11:00 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
Update On WLKY's Inspiring Story Special
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 19, 2015, 8:29 AM EST
DMA 16 (Miami)
WPLG’s Davis Named Chief Certified Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Jan 16, 2015, 3:57 PM EST
dma 10 (Houston)
Caitilin Espinosa Leaving KRIV And Going Digital
MikeMcGuff.com, Jan 16, 2015, 2:55 PM EST
dma 8
After Canceling Interview, DC Mayor Talks To WTTG
WTTG, Jan 16, 2015, 11:33 AM EST
Dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
Eugene Ramirez Joins WFLA As Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 16, 2015, 11:10 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
WLKY Tells Inspiring Story In Half-Hour Special
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 16, 2015, 8:15 AM EST
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW ND Wants to Wake Up Local News
TVSpy, Jan 15, 2015, 3:42 PM EST
DMA 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WJZY Adds Benjamin Hoover To News Staff
TVNewsCheck, Jan 15, 2015, 3:32 PM EST
dma 27 (Indianapolis)
Chief Investigative Reporter Hensel Leaves WISH
Indianapolis Business Journal, Jan 15, 2015, 2:56 PM EST
dma 7
WFXT Boston Adds Nine Anchors, Reporters
TVNewsCheck, Jan 15, 2015, 2:19 PM EST
The new members will help deliver six hours of the Boston station's Fox25 Morning News. Full Story | Add comment
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Veteran KCBS Pilot Has Sex Change Surgery
TVSpy, Jan 15, 2015, 7:39 AM EST
dma 113 (Youngstown, OH)
WKBN Adds Derrick Lewis As Video Journalist
TVSpy, Jan 14, 2015, 2:52 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 12)
On WDIV Detroit, It’s All About Autos, Naturally
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 14, 2015, 8:22 AM EST
dma 5 (Dallas)
Babe Laufenberg Leaving KTVT After 17 Years
The Dallas Morning News, Jan 14, 2015, 7:24 AM EST
dma 22 (Pittsburgh)
KDKA Meteorologist Dennis Bowman To Retire
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan 14, 2015, 6:51 AM EST
dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA To Debut 'USA Today' Political Show
TVSpy, Jan 13, 2015, 3:13 PM EST
dma 34
KSL Salt Lake City Upgrades Its Helicopter
TVSpy, Jan 13, 2015, 7:49 AM EST
DMA 50 (Memphis)
Patti McGettigan New WHBQ News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jan 12, 2015, 5:48 PM EST
The former news director at WOOD Grand Rapids, Mich., will lead Cox Media Group’s Fox affil in Memphis. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 8 (Washington)
Doug Hill Signs Multi-Year Deal With WJLA
TVNewsCheck, Jan 12, 2015, 5:39 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KNTV’s People Stories Make Bay Area Proud
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 12, 2015, 10:12 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 103: Evansville, IN)
WFIE Anchor David James Survives 164 Books
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 12, 2015, 7:41 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WGBO Ups Erika Maldonado to Evening News
TVSpy, Jan 12, 2015, 7:32 AM EST
Dma 26 (Baltimore)
WBAL To Start Weekday Morning News At 4:30
TVNewsCheck, Jan 9, 2015, 10:41 AM EST
Sinclair Promotes Dahl To West Coast ND
TVSpy, Jan 9, 2015, 7:44 AM EST
Jennifer Dahl, news director for Sinclair Broadcast Group's Salt Lake City CBS affiliate KUTV, has been named Sinclair's West Coast group news director. Her new role will see her working with news directors in 12 markets including Sinclair’s KOMO Seattle, KATU Portland, Ore,  KSNV Las Vegas and KUTV Salt Lake City. Link | Add comment
DMA 102
WBTW Ups Meghan Miller To 11pm Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2015, 4:32 PM EST
dma 28
XETV San Diego Adding 4 P.M. Newscast
TVSpy, Jan 8, 2015, 2:52 PM EST
Dma 33
Anchor Arlena Amaro Joins KVDA San Antonio
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2015, 11:29 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WVUE Reveals Oil Money To Governors’ Families
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 8, 2015, 9:01 AM EST
Dma 28 (San Diego)
Tiffani Lupenski Named KGTV News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jan 7, 2015, 7:00 PM EST
The Scripps ABC affiliate in San Diego chooses the former KATU Portland, Ore., news chief to succeed Joel Davis who was upped to station manager last October. Full Story | Add comment
dma 114
WLNS Lansing Anchor Evan Pinsonnault Leaving
Lansing State Journal, Jan 7, 2015, 3:00 PM EST
Dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Adrian Whitsett To Join WESH News Team
TVNewsCheck, Jan 7, 2015, 12:09 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 64: Dayton, OH)
WHIO Dayton Storytelling Is Making A Difference
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 7, 2015, 8:57 AM EST
dma 20
Anchor Emily Pritchard Joins KXTV Sacramento
TVSpy, Jan 7, 2015, 8:08 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KNTV Investigation Helps Change California Law
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 7, 2015, 7:52 AM EST
dma 18
WESH Orlando Adds Anchor Summer Knowles
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 7, 2015, 7:42 AM EST
dma 40
WXMI Grand Rapids Increases Midday News
MLive, Jan 7, 2015, 6:14 AM EST
Mike Avery and Deanna Falzone anchor the new Fox 17 Midday newscast that airs at 11 a.m. on the Tribune Media-owned Fox affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich. Link | Add comment
Dma 25 (Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Adding Afternoon Newscast On WRAZ
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2015, 1:32 PM EST
Beginning Jan. 12, the Capitol Broadcasting CBS affil, WRAL, will produce a 4 p.m. newscast on its sister Fox affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Eugene Robinson Joins WCNC's ‘Charlotte Today’
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2015, 1:23 PM EST
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
WOIO News Dir. Dan Salamone Leaving
The Plain Dealer, Jan 6, 2015, 6:58 AM EST
Dan Salamone announced Monday that he was stepping down as the news director at Raycom's Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO and its sister station, WUAB (MNT). His last day will be Friday, Jan. 9. Salamone has been guiding the 19 Action News operation for nine years. Link | Add comment
Scripps Adds Siegel As News Strategy Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Jan 5, 2015, 4:13 PM EST
The group brings in former WWL New Orleans news director Bill Siegel to fill the new position in advance of its closing on the Journal stations. Full Story | Comments (1)
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
WOIO Reporter Ed Gallek Moving To WJW
Cleveland.com, Jan 5, 2015, 3:07 PM EST
dma 136
Media General's Topeka ND Nate Hill Leaves
KSNT, Jan 5, 2015, 6:20 AM EST
After 17 years in the broadcasting, Nate Hill is changing careers to become a financial adviser in Topeka. He became news director of KSNT (NBC), KTKA (ABC) and KTMJ (Fox) six years ago. Link | Add comment
dma 26 (Baltimore)
WBFF Drops 2 Staffers After Misleading Video Edit
The Balitmore Sun, Jan 5, 2015, 6:13 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 125: Monterey-Salinas, CA)
KSBW Continues 61 Years Of Ratings Dominance
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 31, 2014, 7:38 AM EST
dma 14 (seattle)
KIRO Anchor Angela Russell Leaving TV News
KIRO, Dec 30, 2014, 2:58 PM EST
WTTG Special Highlighted Station Photogs
TVSpy, Dec 30, 2014, 12:36 PM EST
dma 146 (Odessa-Midland, TX)
Reporter Warms Up With 'Alphabet Aerobics'
TVNewsCheck, Dec 30, 2014, 7:29 AM EST
KWES Odessa-Midland, Texas, reporter Kim Powell warmed up for a recent live shot by reciting all the lyrics to Blackalicious’ Alphabet Aerobics. | Comments (2)
dma 9 (atlanta)
WGCL Adds Kelly Frank To Oversee All Media
TVSpy, Dec 29, 2014, 2:55 PM EST
Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL has named Kelly Frank senior managing editor of broadcast, digital and social. The newly created position will oversee content across broadcast, digital and social media for the Meredith-owned station. Link | Add comment
dma 51 (new orleans)
Former WWL News Director Jim Boyer Dies
WWL, Dec 29, 2014, 2:18 PM EST
dma 94 (Jackson, MS)
Former WJTV Photographer Jerry Brooks Dies
WJTV, Dec 29, 2014, 7:36 AM EST
Market Share (dma 62: Ft. Myers, FL)
A Tribute To The Late, Great Jon Quattlebaum
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 24, 2014, 7:54 AM EST
dma 39
Anchor Adela Uchida Joining KEYE Austin
Chron.com, Dec 24, 2014, 6:53 AM EST
dma 96 (South Bend, IN)
WBND Promotes Emily Evans To Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 23, 2014, 3:08 PM EST
Dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
WFTS Names Matt Brown News Director
TVNewsCheck, Dec 23, 2014, 3:03 PM EST
Scripps moves him from its KSHB Kansas City to lead the newsroom at its Tampa ABC affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
KCEN's Crawford: He Just Started Shooting
USA Today, Dec 23, 2014, 2:17 PM EST
KCEN Waco, Texas, weatherman Patrick Crawford, who was shot in his station's parking lot, thanked doctors and others who helped him right after he was shot last week. Crawford said there was no interaction between the two before the suspect started shooting. Link | Add comment
dma 26 (Baltimore)
WBFF Apologizes For Misleading Edit
The Sun, Dec 23, 2014, 6:46 AM EST
Sinclair's Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF apologized Monday night online and on-air for misleadingly editing and airing a video Sunday of a protest march in Washington to make it seem as if protesters were chanting “kill a cop.” Link | Comments (14)
dma 40 (grand rapids, MI)
WXMI Facebook Page Explodes After Apology
MLive.com, Dec 23, 2014, 6:12 AM EST
dma 26 (Baltimore)
WBFF's Edited Protest Chant Under Question
Mediaite, Dec 22, 2014, 2:47 PM EST
Three times since Sunday, Sinclair's Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF has played a misleadingly edited clip from last week’s national “Justice for All” March in Washington, D.C., to make it sound like protesters were calling on people to “kill a cop.” Link | Comments (12)
dma 64
Marsha Bonhart Leaving WDTN Dayton
Dayton Daily News, Dec 22, 2014, 7:55 AM EST
Teddy Bart, Longtime Nashville Newsman, Dies
The Tennessean, Dec 22, 2014, 7:23 AM EST
Dma 5
Kaley O’Kelley Named KTVT Dallas Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 19, 2014, 3:46 PM EST
Toledo Sweeps: WTVG Dominates Across Board
The Blade, Dec 19, 2014, 2:31 PM EST
Dma 102 (Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC)
WBTW Names Dana Brown Ritter ND
TVNewsCheck, Dec 19, 2014, 8:27 AM EST
Media General moves her from executive producer at its WAVY Norfolk, Va., to head news operations at its Myrtle Beach, S.C., CBS affil. Full Story | Add comment
dma 87 (Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX)
Police Release Sketch Of KCEN Shooter
FTVLive, Dec 19, 2014, 6:31 AM EST
Dma 28 (San Diego)
KGTV Investigative Journalist J.W. August To Retire
TVNewsCheck, Dec 18, 2014, 7:10 PM EST
dma 5 (dallas)
KTVT Anchor Karen Borta Moves To Mornings
TVNewsCheck, Dec 18, 2014, 4:41 PM EST
Dma 97 (Tri-Cities, TN-VA)
WCYB Reporter Jim Conrad Dies
TriCities.com, Dec 18, 2014, 2:25 PM EST
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
KENS San Antonio Retracts Two Stories
KENS, Dec 18, 2014, 2:23 PM EST
dma 94 (Jackson, MS)
Hatton Weeks New WLBT Jackson ND
TV Spy, Dec 18, 2014, 7:54 AM EST
Weeks, news director at  Raycom’s KAIT Jonesboro, Ark., since 2008, moves to the group's NBC affiliate in Jackson, Miss.
Link | Add comment
dma 87 (Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX)
Search Continues For KCEN Shooter
ABC, Dec 18, 2014, 7:37 AM EST
Police continue to search for a suspect in the shooting of a KCEN Waco, Texas, meteorologist yesterday. The suspect fled after shooting Patrick Crawford multiple times in the studio's parking lot. As of Wednesday night, Crawford was listed in stable condition following surgery. Link | Comments (2)
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KMOV Moves Claire Kellett To 'Great Day'
STLToday, Dec 18, 2014, 7:17 AM EST
dma 18
WESH Orlando Adds Anchor Angela Taylor
Orlando Sentinel, Dec 18, 2014, 6:55 AM EST
dma 87 (Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX)
KCEN Employee Shot In Station Parking Lot
KCEN, Dec 17, 2014, 2:42 PM EST
Patrick Crawford, a morning show meteorologist at the Gannett NBC affiliate was shot multiple times in the parking lot of the station this morning. He was taken to Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, where he underwent surgery. Police are still searching for the suspect. Link | Add comment
dma 10 (Houston)
Justin Stapleton Joining KPRC Weather Team
Mike McGuff, Dec 17, 2014, 7:41 AM EST
KDKA Reporter Mary Robb Jackson To Retire
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec 17, 2014, 6:54 AM EST
TV Still The Go-To Medium For Weather
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 5:15 PM EST
While the public can get weather info on their phones and other devices, TV plays a crucial role by putting the nuts-and-bolts of weather reports in perspective. However, the abundance of user-generated content that pours into newsrooms via social media — most notably Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — has been particularly transformative by widening the breadth of what broadcasters can cover.  Full Story | Comments (1)
DMA 86 (Harlingen, TX)
Miguelángel López New KTLM News Director
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 3:31 PM EST
The Harlingen, Texas, Telemundo outlet promotes him from executive producer. Full Story | Add comment
dma 72 (Des Moines, IA)
WOI News Gets Overhaul Beginning In Jan.
The Des Moines Register, Dec 16, 2014, 2:19 PM EST
You'll see new anchors, a new set and a new slogan when you tune into ABC affiliate WOI Des Moines, Iowa, next month. The revamped broadcast is the result of a promise from new owner Nexstar Broadcasting Group to invest in the station, which has consistently finished a distant third in the ratings behind KCCI and WHO. Link | Comments (2)
Dma 3
WLS To Produce 7 P.M. Newscast On WCIU
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 1:32 PM EST
The weekday broadcast launches Jan. 12 and will be anchored by veteran WLS anchors Hosea Sanders and Linda Yu, sports anchor Jim Rose and meteorologist Cheryl Scott. Full Story | Comments (3)
Jarvis Says TV News Needs ‘Productive Panic’
NetNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 12:41 PM EST
Local TV news may not be facing the existential crisis that has decimated the newspaper industry yet, but the older demographic it attracts is dying and younger audiences aren't exhibiting nearly the same loyalty, emphasizes Jeff Jarvis, professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. He cited data from the Pew Research Center that saw 18-to-29-year-olds dropping from 48% to 33% in just six years when asked if they watched TV news the night before. Link | Comments (2)
Dma 29, 44 & 88
WeatherNation TV Adds 3 Sinclair Stations
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 10:04 AM EST
The weather service is now providing 24/7 weather reporting to WZTV Nashville, WTVC Chattanooga and KOKH Oklahoma City. Full Story | Add comment
dma 11 (Phoenix)
KAZT Adds HD Production With Broadcast Pix
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 9:34 AM EST
TV News 2014: Busy Year For Local, Networks
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 11:31 AM EST
With acquisitions, programming moves and strategies that boosted collaborations between broadcasters, while also bringing viewers increasingly into the mix, TV news crews were well poised to cover some of 2014’s biggest local stories. And national news broadcasters officially moved into the digital age in 2014, launching newscasts designed specifically for cyberspace. This is the first part of TVNewsCheck’s annual look back at the year. Tomorrow in Part 2 we'll reprise the major developments in business, regulation, programming and new media. Part 3, the year’s big stories in technology, will be featured on Thursday at noon, while Part 4 on Friday will highlight the media luminaries who died during the year. Full Story | Comments (7)
Newsroom Workflow Evolution Crucial
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2014, 8:02 AM EST
At most electronic news operations there are too many silos of information journalists must comb through to get the media and other elements needed to do their jobs. A panel of experts from Nexstar, Sinclair, CNN and WNET explain what needs to change and why. Full Story | Add comment
dma 28
San Diego Sweeps: KFMB Wins Every Newscast
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 16, 2014, 7:41 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 28)
UPDATE: Rain Drives Ratings For KUSI San Diego
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 16, 2014, 7:39 AM EST
dma 18 (orlando, FL)
Meredith Mcdonough To Anchor WESH P.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Dec 15, 2014, 3:38 PM EST
dma 3
Meteorologist Cheryl Scott Joins WLS Chicago
TVNewsCheck, Dec 15, 2014, 3:03 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 28)
Rain Drives Ratings For KUSI San Diego
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 15, 2014, 8:32 AM EST
Dma 12 (Detroit)
Ex-WXYZ Anchor Bill Bonds Dies At 82
Detroit Free Press, Dec 15, 2014, 6:08 AM EST
dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
Jennifer Leigh In For Gayle Sierens At WFLA
Tampa Bay Times, Dec 12, 2014, 2:54 PM EST
Dma 12 (Detroit)
WJBK Ups Charlie Langton To Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 11, 2014, 3:51 PM EST
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Veteran WCAU Reporter Lu Ann Cahn Leaving
TVNewsCheck, Dec 11, 2014, 7:40 AM EST
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WBTV Adds Lyndsay Tapases To Weather Staff
Charlotte Observer, Dec 11, 2014, 7:22 AM EST
dma 53
WPRI Providence Reporter Sean Daly Retiring
Providence Journal, Dec 11, 2014, 7:17 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM Morning Anchor Kris Gutierrez Leaving
Robert Feder, Dec 11, 2014, 7:11 AM EST
Dma 44 (Oklahoma City)
KOCO Names New Weekday Morning Anchor Team
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2014, 9:13 PM EST
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KCAL To Cut Afternoon News, Shuffle Staff
TVSpy, Dec 10, 2014, 2:59 PM EST
KCAL, the CBS owned independent for Los Angeles is cutting its hour long newscast at 2 p.m. and its half-hour at 3 p.m. before the New Year. No one was laid off in the newscast cuts. A station spokesperson said the station is shuffling the staff of the 2 and 3 p.m. newscasts over to the KCBS 5 and 6 p.m. broadcasts. Link | Add comment
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KTTV Ups Ruben Villaescusa To Assistant ND
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2014, 2:13 PM EST
Dma 3 (Chicago)
‘WGN Morning News’ Names New Leaders
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2014, 1:19 PM EST
Dma 103 (Evansville, IN)
Longtime WFIE Anchor David James Retiring
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2014, 1:09 PM EST
dma 2
KABC's Dallas Raines Honored By L.A. Supervisors
KABC, Dec 10, 2014, 11:29 AM EST
Dma 27 (Indianapolis)
Meteorologist Eboni Deon Joins WISH Indianapolis
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2014, 10:13 AM EST
Dma 19 (Cleveland)
WJW's Dick Goddard Signs New Contract
Cleveland.com, Dec 10, 2014, 6:56 AM EST
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WMGM To Lose NBC Affiliation, Local News
Philly.com, Dec 10, 2014, 6:33 AM EST
The Atlantic City, N.J., station owned by LocusPoint Networks will no longer broadcast NBC programming after Dec. 31. And its familiar local newscast — operated by the Linwood, N.J.-based Access.1 under contract with  LocusPoint — will go away at the same time. WMGM said Access.1 would would take the current news, sales, management and administration teams and seek a new broadcast channel to continue operations. Link | Add comment
dma 45
Anchor Al Gnoza Gone From WHTM Harrisburg
TVSpy, Dec 9, 2014, 10:13 PM EST
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Isiah Carey’s Mission: Covering The People
TVNewsCheck, Dec 9, 2014, 12:06 PM EST
The KRIV Houston reporter is making a name for himself with solid investigative reporting. But he also doesn’t overlook the fact that his work can have real consequences on the people in his stories. “You have to realize these are people,” Carey says, adding that he weighs every aspect of a story because even a piece “about a bad guy affects families. I try to be that way. Because once you lose that, I think you’ve lost yourself.” Full Story | Comments (1)
Dma 24
Karen Koutsky Named Fox’s Charlotte ND
TVNewsCheck, Dec 9, 2014, 10:17 AM EST
The former news director of WGHP High Point, N.C., will head news operations at Fox Television Stations’ WJZY-WMYT duopoly. Full Story | Comments (3)
Dma 13
WFTS Tampa Expands Morning Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Dec 9, 2014, 8:47 AM EST
Market Share (Baltimore: dma 26)
Murder Inspires Toy Drive By WMAR Cameraman
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 9, 2014, 7:23 AM EST
Dma 40
Anchor Derek Francis Joins WXMI Grand Rapids
MLive.com, Dec 9, 2014, 6:22 AM EST
Dma 8 (Washington)
WJLA Establishes Investigative Unit
TVNewsCheck, Dec 8, 2014, 3:30 PM EST
The Sinclair’s Washington ABC affiliate’s 7 On-Your-Side team will focus on covering consumer problems and government waste.Led by Holly Shannon, the team will also produce content for the co-owned NewsChannel 8 cable channel as well as wjla.com and newschannel8.net. Full Story | Comments (2)
Dma 48
Jacksonville Weatherman Tim Deegan Sues Nexstar
Jacksonville Business Journal, Dec 8, 2014, 3:07 PM EST
dma 17 (Denver)
'Very Big Jump' For New KUSA News Chief
Denver Post, Dec 8, 2014, 6:45 AM EST
Recently named KUSA Denver News Director Christy Moreno, who succeeds Patti Dennis after a winning 18-year run, will assume her new duties Jan. 12. “It’s a very big jump” from Knoxville to Denver, she acknowledged. At WBIR she oversaw a newsroom of 65 people; at KUSA she’ll run a newsroom of just over 100. In Knoxville, they’ve been busy covering a school bus accident this week. In Denver, breaking news regularly rises to national attention. But throughout the interviewing process, Moreno said, there were “so many similarities” between the Knoxville and Denver news outlets. Link | Add comment
dma 2
Los Angeles Sweeps: KABC Stays On Top
FTV Live, Dec 8, 2014, 6:20 AM EST
KTRK Houston Hires Two Assistant News Directors
MikeMcGuff.com, Dec 5, 2014, 3:08 PM EST
dma 58
WRGB Albany Names Stephen Richards ND
WRGB, Dec 5, 2014, 2:56 PM EST
He held the news director post at WHEC Rochester, N.Y., before being tapped to succeed Lisa Jackson at Sinclair's CBS affil in the New York capital. Link | Add comment
market Share (DMA 67: Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA)
WFXR Roanoke Lights Up The Holiday Season
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 5, 2014, 9:36 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 27: Indianapolis)
WISH Morning Team On The Road Looking For Toys
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 5, 2014, 8:24 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WFLD Names Scott Warren Late News EP
TVSpy, Dec 5, 2014, 7:40 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
GAB Hall Of Fame Adds WAGA's Ken Cook
AJC.com, Dec 5, 2014, 7:35 AM EST
dma 63 (Lexington, KY)
WDKY Reports Prison Break With John Wayne Pic
The Los Angeles Times, Dec 5, 2014, 7:02 AM EST
dma 41 (Las Vegas)
Mark Neerman Named News Director At KSNV
FTVLive, Dec 4, 2014, 2:58 PM EST
He is succeeding Craig Hume who announced his departure a few weeks ago. Neerman previously was ND at WHAS Louisville, Ky. Link | Add comment
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WVUE Takes Issue With Campaign Ad
The Advocate, Dec 4, 2014, 2:26 PM EST
The News Orleans Fox affiliate says U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s latest campaign ad misrepresents remarks anchor John Snell made during Friday’s broadcast. Landrieu is in jeopardy of losing her Senate seat to Republican challenger Bill Cassidy in Saturday’s runoff. Link | Add comment
dma 16 (Miami)
WFOR Sports Anchor Kim Bokamper To Retire
WFOR, Dec 4, 2014, 2:25 PM EST
Market Share
Help Shine A Light On Localism
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 3, 2014, 8:26 AM EST
dma 34
Salt Lake City Sweeps: Stations Share The Wins
The Salt Lake Tribune, Dec 3, 2014, 6:25 AM EST
dma 2
L.A. Sweeps: KCAL, KCBS Score Gains
Variety, Dec 2, 2014, 8:29 AM EST
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
Meagan Harris Named ND At WTLV-WJXX
TVSpy, Dec 2, 2014, 7:53 AM EST
Harris, who starts Jan. 5 at Gannett's Jacksonville, Fla., NBC-ABC duopoly, has worked for Belo/Gannett for the last 10 years, eight of them at WFAA Dallas. Link | Add comment
dma 33
San Antonio Sweeps: WOAI No. 2 In Key Races
mySA.com, Dec 2, 2014, 7:39 AM EST
dma 26
Kai Jackson Returns To Baltimore, At WBFF
The Baltimore Sun, Dec 2, 2014, 7:14 AM EST
dma 17
Denver Sweeps: KUSA Tops In Morning, Evening
Denver Post, Dec 2, 2014, 7:00 AM EST
dma 18
Orlando Sweeps: WFTV Posts The Most Wins
Orlando Sentinel, Dec 1, 2014, 3:27 PM EST
dma 66 (Charleston-Huntington, WV)
WCHS Reporter Shot At While Covering Story
WCHS, Dec 1, 2014, 3:20 PM EST
dma 116
WDAZ Fargo News Director Moravchik Gone
TVSpy, Dec 1, 2014, 3:13 PM EST
News director Julie Moravchik is out at Fargo, N.D., ABC affiliate WDAZ. “Thank you everyone for your kind words,” Moravchik wrote on her facebook page. "My plan for now is to take a month off, recharge and 'get back into the game.' ” Link | Add comment
dma 5 (Dallas )
KXAS, Paper Partner On Investigative Project
Poynter, Dec 1, 2014, 7:37 AM EST
Dallas NBC O&O KXAS and the Dallas Morning News teamed up to investigate complaints of harassment by hundreds of soldiers at the Army’s Warrior Transition Units that were designed to help the injured heal. In the process of documenting the poor treatment of Army veterans the two media outlets learned about how to work together. Link | Add comment
dma 91 (El Paso, TX)
Morning Anchor Noreen Jaramillo Leaving KTSM
TVSpy, Nov 26, 2014, 2:53 PM EST
dma 73 (Spokane, WA)
KXLY Faces Backlash Over Felon Report
TVSpy, Nov 26, 2014, 2:50 PM EST
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Longtime KTLA Reporter Jim Nash Signs Off
FTVLive, Nov 26, 2014, 2:39 PM EST
dma 79 (Huntsville-Decatur, AL)
WHNT Reporter-Anchor Carson Clark Leaving
WHNT, Nov 26, 2014, 2:30 PM EST
dma 53
Fired Reporter Settles With WJAR Providence
Providence Journal, Nov 26, 2014, 6:57 AM EST
Dma 71 (Tucson, AZ)
Steve Ryan Joining KVOA Anchor Team
TVNewsCheck, Nov 25, 2014, 8:32 PM EST
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WSOC Adds Anchor-Reporter Stephanie Maxwell
WSOC, Nov 25, 2014, 3:10 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 32: Columbus, OH)
WCMH Columbus Investigation Boosts Ratings
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 25, 2014, 8:17 AM EST
Local News All In On Ferguson Coverage
STLToday, Nov 25, 2014, 8:03 AM EST
Like an impending storm, the wait for the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case took over St. Louis TV screens beginning Monday afternoon. Closings of schools, community centers and dance studios scrolled in advance of the expected 8 p.m. announcement. For hours, not much was happening, and media had to cover other media. Link | Comments (4)
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Names Jim Kosek Chief Meteorologist
AJC.com, Nov 25, 2014, 6:54 AM EST
dma 66 (Charleston, WV)
Longtime WSAZ Anchor Bos Johnson Dies At
The Herald-Dispatch, Nov 24, 2014, 2:26 PM EST
Dma 32 (Columbus, OH)
WBNS To Expand Sunday Morning Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Nov 24, 2014, 10:36 AM EST
Dma 62 (Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
WBBH Crew Gives Police A Lead In Murder Case
WBBH, Nov 24, 2014, 8:18 AM EST
dma 41 (Las Vegas)
KSNV News Director Craig Hume Leaving
FTVLive, Nov 24, 2014, 8:00 AM EST
He sent an email to staff at the Sinclair-owned NBC affiliate saying his last day will be Nov. 26. Hume has held the post since May 2013. Link | Add comment
17 Affils Team Up With ABC News On Story
TVSpy, Nov 24, 2014, 7:54 AM EST
Friday on 20/20, ABC aired a Brian Ross investigation called “Recall Roulette.” The story is about what ABC is calling the “flawed government recall system” and may seem familiar to some local viewers. Pieces were used as part of a partnership with the investigative teams of 17 ABC affiliates. Link | Comments (2)
dma 11
KNXV Phoenix Anchor Connie Colla Leaving
FTVLive, Nov 24, 2014, 6:36 AM EST
Playout (DMA 93: Baton Rouge, LA)
WBRZ Baton Rouge Goes Live With New Set
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Nov 21, 2014, 9:49 PM EST
Jessell at Large (Corrected 4:28 p.m. et)
Affils Serve Public, Industry By Airing Speech
TVNewsCheck, Nov 21, 2014, 3:17 PM EST
Choosing to preempt broadcast network programming to cover the president’s immigration reform announcement last night demonstrates the commitment and value of local broadcasting to their viewers. The station preemptions — and their tacit repudiations of the networks' decisions not the cover the speech — demonstrate once again that stations take seriously covering issues they deem important to their viewers, even if it costs some ratings points and the revenue that goes with them or strains relations with the networks. Full Story | Comments (21)
Market Share
Fire Chiefs (And Hydrants) Behaving Badly
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 21, 2014, 8:17 AM EST
dma 10
KPRC Houston Anchor Courtney Zavala Leaving TV
MikeMcGuff.com, Nov 21, 2014, 8:03 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 100)
KWQC Cleverly Promotes New A.M. Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 21, 2014, 7:45 AM EST
dma 1 (New York)
60-Second Interview With WNYW's Rosanna Scotto
Capital New York, Nov 20, 2014, 4:51 PM EST
Dma 100 (Davenport, IA-Rock Island-Moline, IL)
Change In Morning Meteorologists At KWQC
TVNewsCheck, Nov 20, 2014, 4:48 PM EST
dma 160 (Biloxi-Gulfport, MS)
WXXV Names Joe Sullivan News Director
SunHerald.com, Nov 20, 2014, 7:38 AM EST
Joe Sullivan, who has been the 5:30 p.m. anchor for the Gulfport, Miss., Fox affiliate since September 2013, is adding ND duties to his resume. Link | Add comment
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WIVB's Jacquie Walker Getting Cancer Treatment
The Buffalo News, Nov 20, 2014, 6:10 AM EST
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WIVB’s Jacquie Walker Diagnosed With Cancer
The Buffalo News, Nov 19, 2014, 2:53 PM EST
dma 65 (Wichita, KS)
Ex-Reporter Drops Lawsuit Against KAKE
Wichita Business Journal, Nov 19, 2014, 2:31 PM EST
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
WJAR's Adam Bagni Moving From Sports To News
TVSpy, Nov 19, 2014, 2:27 PM EST
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
3 WKBW Staffers, Bus Driver Caught In Storm
WKBW, Nov 19, 2014, 8:33 AM EST
Around 15 people spent the night in the Lackawanna Police station, including an NFTA bus driver and three staff members from WKBW Buffalo's Eyewitness News. Link | Add comment
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
KYW Sued For False Child Sex-Abuse Report
Philly.com, Nov 18, 2014, 6:54 PM EST
Dma 37 (Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC)
WYFF Names New Weekend Evening Anchors
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2014, 3:29 PM EST
Dma 3
Sportscaster Rodrigo Arana Joins WSNS Chicago
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2014, 3:15 PM EST
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
TV News Photogs No 'Nightcrawlers'
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2014, 11:20 AM EST
While a new movie portrays TV stations as eager clients of renegade photogs peddeling gory footage, the reality is most crime coverage is restrained. And the decisions that go into determining where the line take into account viewer sensibilities. “I think the boundaries of good taste are set by the audience as much as anybody. If you really started showing abhorrent images, I don’t think you’d have viewers for a very long time,” says RTDNA's Mike Cavender. Full Story | Add comment
WATE Producing Morning Show For WBXX
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2014, 11:18 AM EST
Dma 71 (Tucson, AZ)
Tom McNamara To Exit Anchor Chair At KVOA
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2014, 11:08 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
WAVE Snow Promos Right On Schedule
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 18, 2014, 8:34 AM EST
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KMOX Boss Proposes Merger With KTVI Reporter
STLToday, Nov 18, 2014, 7:17 AM EST
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
KPIX's De La Cruz Finding New Paths In TV News
SFGatecom, Nov 18, 2014, 6:54 AM EST
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WTMJ Anchor Proves Value Of Promo Depts.
TVSpy, Nov 17, 2014, 5:49 PM EST
dma 6 (San Francisco)
KPIX Reporter Buys $600 Of Marijuana For Story
KPIX, Nov 17, 2014, 5:20 PM EST
dma 27 (Indianapolis)
WRTV Anchor Marc Mullins Arrested For DUI
Indianapolis Star, Nov 17, 2014, 2:51 PM EST
dma 64 (Dayton, OH)
WHIO Meteorologist Hospitalized After Crash
WHIO, Nov 17, 2014, 2:49 PM EST
dma 89 (Colorado Springs)
KOAA Morning Anchor Adam Atchison Leaving
The Gazette, Nov 17, 2014, 2:46 PM EST
Dma 51 (New Orleans)
Jacki Jing Joins WGNO As Morning Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 17, 2014, 12:28 PM EST
dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG's Tony Perkins Gives Up On Redskins
The Washington Post, Nov 17, 2014, 11:43 AM EST
Market Share
Local News—Sweeps Stories For The Greater Good
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 17, 2014, 7:54 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
Remembering Jane Byrne’s Run As TV News Pundit
Robert Feder, Nov 17, 2014, 7:02 AM EST
What’s The State Of Local Political News?
Columbia Journalism Review, Nov 17, 2014, 6:08 AM EST
In the wake of the midterm elections and some ensuing commentary about the state of local media, Colunbia Journalism Review's Greg Marx and United States Project's Deron Lee shared thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of local news. Link | Add comment
Market Share
Global News Believes In A Greater Toronto
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 14, 2014, 8:26 AM EST
dma 16
On-Set Proposal For WPLG Miami Anchors
TVSpy, Nov 14, 2014, 6:53 AM EST
Dma 71 (Tucson, AZ)
KVOA Ups Szemerei To ‘Tucson Today’ Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 13, 2014, 7:58 PM EST
dma 1
New York Stations Follow Dramatic Rescue
TVSpy, Nov 13, 2014, 7:45 AM EST
dma 5
KTVT Dallas Adds Two Reporters
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Nov 13, 2014, 7:27 AM EST
Dma 7 (Boston)
Doug Goudie Gone From WFXT Morning News
Boston Herald, Nov 13, 2014, 7:21 AM EST
Dma 19 (Cleveland)
Andy Fishman Named WJW News Director
Cleveland.com, Nov 13, 2014, 6:59 AM EST
Tribune's WJW made it official, naming Andy Fishman news director. Fishman has been the Cleveland Fox affiliate's interim news director for the past six weeks. He replaces Sonya Thompson, who became the director of news projects for Tribune Media Group. Link | Add comment
Dma 27
WTTV Indianapolis Names News Teams
TVNewsCheck, Nov 12, 2014, 2:41 PM EST
Tribune’s Indianapolis outlet unveils the broadcasters that will head its news efforts when the station’s CBS affiliation begins on Jan. 1. Debby Knox, Bob Donaldson and Chris Wright to anchor 5, 6 and 11 p.m. weekdays. Marianne Lyles, Tim Doty and Lindsay Riley are set for 5 a.m. and noon on weekdays. Full Story | Comments (1)
DMA 4 (Philadelphia)
David Spunt Joins KYW’s Reporting Team
TVNewsCheck, Nov 12, 2014, 10:37 AM EST
Dma 40 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM Sports Anchor Ashcroft Moves To News
MLive.com, Nov 11, 2014, 2:24 PM EST
Air Check with Diana Marszalek
Some Question Mixing Reality TV, TV News
TVNewsCheck, Nov 11, 2014, 11:48 AM EST
Breaking Greenville, is an eight-episode “character-driven docu-soap” scheduled to debut in December on Turner’s TruTV. It follows the people reporting and producing the news at co-owned ABC affiliate WABG and CBS affiliate WXVT in the country’s 190th market, Greenville, Miss. While some observers are critical of the concept, producer Adam Paul says: “These are real people who value their jobs and go after them, and care about the people they’re serving.” Full Story | Comments (3)
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
WMAR Baltimore Salutes Veterans All Day
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 11, 2014, 8:15 AM EST
dma 56
Reporter Michelle Rupp Joins KARK Little Rock
ArkansasOnline, Nov 11, 2014, 7:30 AM EST
dma 3
Ex-WSNS Chicago Anchor Sues Over Firing
Robert Feder, Nov 11, 2014, 7:14 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Meteorologist Markina Brown Leaving
AJC.com, Nov 11, 2014, 7:01 AM EST
dma 65 (Wichita, KS)
KAKE Anchor Larry Hatteberg To Sign Off
TVNewsCheck, Nov 10, 2014, 3:37 PM EST
dma 94 (Jackson, MS)
Former WLBT Anchor Sherri Hilton Dies At 56
WLBT, Nov 10, 2014, 2:28 PM EST
dma 8 (Washington)
Anchor Gordon Peterson Leaving WJLA
The Washington Post, Nov 10, 2014, 8:31 AM EST
Gordon Peterson, one of the deans of local television news in Washington, says he plans to leave Sinclair's ABC affiliate WJLA at the end of the year. But he insists he isn’t going away. “It’s not a retirement statement,” Peterson, a fixture on Washington’s airwaves for 45 years, said Friday. Chuckling, he added, “There’s still some mileage in this Chevy.” Link | Comments (3)
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Reporter Leisa Zigman Leaving KSDK After 22 Years
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nov 10, 2014, 7:43 AM EST
dma 106 (Tallahassee, FL)
2 WTXL Anchors Victims Of Hit And Run Driver
WTXL, Nov 10, 2014, 7:40 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WXIA Taps Jennifer Rigby As News Director
AJC.com, Nov 10, 2014, 7:00 AM EST
Former Weather Channel executive Jennifer Rigby has been named the new news director at Gannett's Atlanta NBC affiliate, replacing Ellen Crooke, who was promoted by Gannett to help run news operations for 46 stations nationwide. Link | Add comment
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WPVI Weathercaster Adam Joesph Taking Leave
Philly.com, Nov 10, 2014, 6:44 AM EST
Dma 40 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM Hires Sports Director And Sports MMJ
TVNewsCheck, Nov 7, 2014, 9:55 AM EST
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WIVB Adds Scott Levy As News Director
TVSpy, Nov 6, 2014, 3:00 PM EST
He joins the Buffalo, N.Y., CBS affiliate from WTAJ in Altoona, Pa., where he held the same position. Link | Comments (3)
Dma 28 (San Diego)
Longtime KFMB Journalist Larry Himmel Dies At 68
UTSanDiego, Nov 6, 2014, 2:47 PM EST
Market Share
More Local TV News Political Spoof Ads
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 6, 2014, 8:40 AM EST
Market Share
November Sweeps Spots From Chicago And Mobile
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 6, 2014, 8:22 AM EST
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Justin Finch Joins KYW News Team
TVNewsCheck, Nov 5, 2014, 5:08 PM EST
Orlando TV Legend Ben Aycrigg Dies At 88
Orlando Sentinel, Nov 5, 2014, 3:04 PM EST
Dma 8
WTTG Washington Adds Reporter Marina Maracco
TVNewsCheck, Nov 5, 2014, 2:06 PM EST
Market Share (dma 72)
WHO Des Moines Spoofs Political Ads
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 5, 2014, 1:02 PM EST
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WKBW Sports Dir. Jeff Russo Moving To News?
The Buffalo News, Nov 5, 2014, 6:12 AM EST
RTDNA, Others Dispute Need For No-Fly Zone
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Nov 4, 2014, 9:00 PM EST
Market Share
Nov. Sweeps: Pickpockets And Satanic Killings
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 4, 2014, 8:24 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
KYW Promo Adds 100 People To Weather Staff
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 4, 2014, 8:21 AM EST
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
KVDA Debuts Half-Hour News At 4:30 P.M.
MySanAntonio.com, Nov 4, 2014, 7:29 AM EST
Telemundo affil KVDA San Antonio, Texas, yesterday added a 4:30 p.m. Spanish-language newscast to its current 5 and 10 p.m. news lineup. The new local half-hour, Noticias 60 Telemundo, will be anchored by KVDA’s Alex Hernandez. Weather will be handled by Lilian Perez, and Jonathan Solarte will deliver sports. Link | Add comment
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
WDRB Business Reporter Bill Francis Retires
WDRB, Nov 4, 2014, 6:26 AM EST
dma 67
Noon News Returns To WSLS Roanoke
Roanoke.com, Nov 4, 2014, 6:20 AM EST
For the first time in more than four years, WSLS Roanoke, Va., will air news at noon.The Media General NBC affiliate's noon newscast returns Monday, with Patrick McKee as anchor and Kristina Montuori doing weather. The broadcast will be WSLS’s first weekday noon newscast since March 2010, when the station scrapped the news and debuted Our Blue Ridge, a program that focused primarily on lifestyles, entertainment and community events. Link | Comments (1)
Open mike by Mark Effron
How To Build A Successful News Operation
TVNewsCheck, Nov 4, 2014, 11:47 AM EST
Many factors contribute to success at local news operations. Each of my positions over the years afforded me the opportunity to look at content and presentation and distribution through a changing series of lenses. This period also coincided with the tsunami disruptions to mainstream media, especially the birth and growth of social. Here’s a baker’s dozen of suggestions gleaned from life lessons over the years. Full Story | Comments (3)
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
KYW News Adds Citizen ‘Weather Watchers’
TVNewsCheck, Nov 3, 2014, 3:36 PM EST
Dma 12 (Detroit)
WJBK Names Amy Andrews 11 A.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 3, 2014, 3:14 PM EST
Dma 40 (Grand Rapids, MI)
Meteorologist Rick Mecklenburg Out At WXMI
MLive, Nov 3, 2014, 3:01 PM EST
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Amy Buckman Leaving WPVI After 25 Years
Philly.com, Nov 3, 2014, 2:35 PM EST
Dma 40 (Grand Rapids, MI)
Meredith TerHaar Returning To WZZM Next Month
TVNewsCheck, Nov 3, 2014, 2:20 PM EST
Telemundo Ramps Up News In 14 Markets
TVNewsCheck, Nov 3, 2014, 8:31 AM EST
The stations will air the extra newscasts at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT (4:30 p.m. CT/MT). They will lead into an existing half-hour newscast and then the national network news. Two other stations will likely add similar newscasts next year. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share
Nov. Sweeps: Boozing Fire Chief And Train Wrecks
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 3, 2014, 8:19 AM EST
commentary by Al Sunshine
Nov. Still Matters So Tout Your Sweeps Stuff
RTDNA, Nov 3, 2014, 7:49 AM EST
Overnight ratings were supposed to change the way local television viewing was measured. But at so many newsrooms, that never really happened. With local broadcast TV news competition tighter than ever because of competition from online newscasts, news apps on mobile phones and the explosion of tablets with news on demand, the upcoming November ratings period may be even more important than ever. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
Hilarious Kid Completely Owns WGN Forecast
WGN, Oct 31, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT
Gannett Expands Election Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Oct 31, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT
More than 50 debates will have been broadcast and streamed by election day. Web-exclusive election night coverage will stream across Gannett’s digital platforms. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 28 (San Diego)
KUSI Anchor Remillard Has Role In 'Nightcrawler'
FTVLive, Oct 31, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT
dma 41 (Las Vegas)
KSNV News EVP Bob Stoldal Retires
KSNV, Oct 31, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT
Longtime Las Vegas journalist Bob Stoldal has retired as executive vice president of news operations for Sinclair-owned NBC affiliate KSNV Las Vegas. He joined the station “out of retirement” about five years ago at the request of Jim Rogers, KSNV's late owner. Link | Add comment
dma 18
WFTV Orlando Out Front In October Ratings
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 30, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
Anchor Phil Amato Moves To Rivel WFOX
The Florida Times-Union, Oct 30, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Adds Traffic Anchor Bob Kelly To 'Good Day'
WTXF, Oct 30, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
DMA 8 (Washington)
WJLA Reporter Greta Kreuz Retires After 30 Years
WJLA, Oct 30, 2014, 8:09 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW's Scotto Breaks Bones While Taping
New York Post, Oct 30, 2014, 6:57 AM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Use Of News Clips In Political Ads Examined
TVSpy, Oct 29, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT
After his news reports appeared in ads for North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis (R) and incumbent Kay Hagan (D), WCNC Charlotte, N.C., reporter Stuart Watson said he got tired of having people ask him if he “approved this message.” He asked a local expert about the practice of using news clips from local TV stations without permission. Link | Comments (2)
dma 72 (Des Moines-Ames, IA)
WHO Anchor Pleads Guilty To DUI Charge
The Des Moines Register, Oct 29, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT
Dma 17 (Denver)
KDEN Promotes Carlos Rausseo To Sports Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 29, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT
dma 126 (Columbus, GA)
Andrea Clenney Named WLTZ News Director
TVSpy, Oct 29, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT
Andrea Clenney has been named news director of Columbus, Ga., NBC affiliate WLTZ. She comes to WLTZ from WCJB in Gainesville, Fla. where she was news director. Link | Add comment
Dma 99 (Greenville, NC)
WCTI Meteorologist Skip Waters Dies At 61
WCTI, Oct 29, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
Tatevik Aprikyan Joins WPRI As Reporter
New England One, Oct 29, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
dmas 22 & 12
KDKA Anchor Kimberly Gill Headed To WDIV
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct 29, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH Sports Anchor In Beer Ad, Video Game
TVSpy, Oct 28, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Investigation Drives WTHR’s Bob Segall
TVNewsCheck, Oct 28, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT
The award-winning reporter for Dispatch Broadcast Group’s Indianapolis NBC affiliate believes local TV can have a far greater impact on communities than network news. But, he emphasizes, stations have to make a commitment to investigative journalism “in good times and bad,” versus the more widespread practice of building I-Teams and the like only to dismantle them when money gets tight. Full Story | Comments (3)
dma 65 (Wichita, KS)
KWCH Promotes Jenn Bates To Morning Anchor
KWCH, Oct 28, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
Bill Lord To Become WUSA News Director
FTVLive, Oct 27, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
When Sinclair took over ABC affiliate WJLA in Washington, they sent WJLA GM Bill Lord packing. Yesterday, Lord was introduced to a few WUSA staffers as the CBS affil's new news director. Link | Add comment
dma 39 (Austin, TX)
KVUE Hires New Weekend Morning Meteorologis
Austin360, Oct 27, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT
DMA 125 (Monterey-Salinas, CA)
KSBW Ups Brittany Nielsen To Weekday Mornings
TVNewsCheck, Oct 27, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT
market Share (DMA 55: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA)
WBRE And WYOU Follow Plan to Ratings Growth
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 27, 2014, 8:12 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 27, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT
The news director movement in this week’s report is in smaller markets, following last week’s action in top 20 markets. We have two new (not really, they’ve both been NDs before) news directors to tell you about, and one new opening created by one of the above moving up. We now have 27 open ND jobs on our list. Link | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Reporters Descend Skyscraper For Charity
TVSpy, Oct 27, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT
dma 87 (Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX)
Anchor Changes At KBTX Bryan
KBTX, Oct 27, 2014, 7:46 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
KTVT Traffic Reporter Whitney Drolen Leaves
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Oct 27, 2014, 7:23 AM EDT
Dma 1 (new York)
WNBC Slots Climate Change Weather Special
TVNewsCheck, Oct 23, 2014, 4:53 PM EDT
Dma 86 (Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, TX)
KTLM Promotes Yulieth Botello To Video Journalist
TVNewsCheck, Oct 23, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
WFAA's Byron Harris: 40 Years Of Investigating
WFAA, Oct 23, 2014, 6:19 AM EDT
More Live Shots, Less Truck For KBZK-KXLF
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 22, 2014, 8:32 AM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
Sylvia Rincona The Latest To Leave KABB News
MySanAntonio.com, Oct 21, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Interesting Times For Sinclair In Washington
TVNewsCheck, Oct 21, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT
Since Sinclair bought ABC affiliate WJLA Washington and its NewsChannel 8 cable channel, there have been staff defections. Some sources say the Sinclair’s conservative bent and statements by CEO David Smith of advertiser importance are to blame. But, Sinclair’s News VP Scott Livingston says those charges are overblown and the company has plans to step up “unbiased and aggressive reporting” at the station and expand NewsChannel 8 nationally. Full Story | Comments (17)
Market Share
Solid News Promos From KNTV, WKYC, WBND
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 21, 2014, 8:13 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Cheryl Scott Close To Joining WLS News
Robert Feder, Oct 21, 2014, 7:13 AM EDT
dma 88 (Chattanooga, TN)
WDEF Legend Luther Masingill Dies At 92
The Associated Press, Oct 21, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT
Dma 36 (Cincinnati)
Kara Sewell Named WXIX Morning Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 20, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT
Dma 51 (New Orleans)
Charles Divins Joins WDSU News
TVNewsCheck, Oct 20, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 20, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT
Vanna White is known for saying “Big money, big money” as the wheel spins. We’re saying “Big markets, big markets” as all the news director changes in this week’s report involve big markets. There are two new openings, with one position being filled. Those changes leave our count of open ND opportunities at 28. Link | Add comment
Market Share (dma 7: Boston)
WCVB Sets The Right Tone With Murrow Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 20, 2014, 7:39 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH To Produce Two Debates This Week
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 20, 2014, 7:27 AM EDT
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
KVRR Sports Dir. Faces Felony Assault Charges
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Oct 17, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT
dma 209 (North Platte, NE)
KNOP Sportscaster Joe Swift Fired After Remarks
North Platte Bulletin, Oct 17, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
WPIX Highlights 2 Reporters Who Are Real Mothers
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 17, 2014, 7:16 AM EDT
dma 3
Dionne Miller Scores WLS Chicago Sports Job
Robert Feder, Oct 17, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 13
Top Two News Execs Out At WFTS Tampa
Tampa Bay Business Journal, Oct 17, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT
News Director Bill McFarland has been fired at the E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Tampa, according to a source inside the TV station who requested anonymity. Assistant News Director Michele Murray also was let go. Link | Comments (2)
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
KTVT Names Weekend A.M. Anchor, Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Oct 16, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT
Dma 33
KVDA San Antonio Adds Two To Its News Staff
TVNewsCheck, Oct 16, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 12)
WDIV Detroit Follows Medical Story To Africa
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 16, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
dma 17
KOMO ND Holly Gauntt Moving To Denver
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 16, 2014, 7:22 AM EDT
She will take over the news director slot at Tribune's Fox-CW duopoly KDVR-KWGN, succeeding Ed Kosowski who left in August. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
WGN To Air 'Stories of Hope: Facing Breast Cancer'
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Oct 15, 2014, 3:16 PM EDT
dma 27 (Indianapolis)
WXIN News Crew Carjacked At Gunpoint
Indianapolis Star, Oct 15, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT
A crew from the Indianapolis Fox affiliate was held at gunpoint and had its vehicle stolen Tuesday night while on location covering a prayer vigil for the victims of a recent shooting. Link | Comments (4)
dma 24
Charlotte Judge Bans Cameras In Courtroom
Charlotte Observer, Oct 15, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT
Five months after reminding Charlotte news executives about ground rules for cameras in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Superior Court Judge Richard Boner has banned photographers indefinitely after another breach of protocols. Link | Add comment
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WJZY Creates A Different Morning Show Vibe
Newscast Studio, Oct 15, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Anchor-Reporter John Borsa Gone From WKBW
The Buffalo News, Oct 15, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT
Dma 46 (Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, NC)
WXII Revamps Anchor Wanda Starke's Duties
WXII, Oct 14, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT
Dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KMSP To Present Live Gubernatorial Debate
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT
Dma 12 (Detroit)
WDIV Slots Primetime Special On Kenya Relief
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT
Sinclair Sets D.C. Town Hall Meeting On Terror
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT
DMA 46 (Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, NC)
WGHP To Host 6th Congressional District Debate
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT
Nexstar To Air Senate Debate In Iowa
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT
dma 100 (Davenport, IA)
KWQC Names Joey Donia Sports Director
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2014, 2:17 PM EDT
DMA 58 (Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY)
Lisa Jackson Out As WRGB News Director
Times Union, Oct 13, 2014, 8:11 AM EDT
No reason was given for her departure from the Sinclair-owned CBS affilate in Albany, N.Y. Link | Add comment
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 13, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT
Four in, four out. That’s the number of new news directors and newly open ND jobs in this report, written as we wonder why baseball games take so long. Those changes leave our list of openings at 27. Two of those new openings are just 10 blocks apart, on the same street in Washington, D.C. Link | Add comment
Dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA News Director D'Ambrosi Resigns
TVSpy, Oct 13, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT
Fred D’Ambrosi's last day at the Gannett-owned CBS affiliate in Washington will be Oct. 24. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ Upset Over Use In Political Spot
Robert Feder, Oct 13, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT
Newsrooms generally cheer when their exclusives get picked up and credited by others. But in the case of a recent WMAQ investigative report, the NBC-owned station isn’t happy about how it’s being used at all. At issue is a 30-second spot that began airing throughout Illinois Friday for Democratic Governor Pat Quinn in his campaign for reelection against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. The commercial excerpts an NBC 5 report about Rauner and includes the voice of political editor Carol Marin. Link | Comments (3)
dma 19
Reporters At Competing Cleveland Get Married
The Plain Dealer, Oct 13, 2014, 5:58 AM EDT
Reporter-Anchor Robin Schwartz Leaving WJBK
TVNewsCheck, Oct 10, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT
WBZ Boston Fires Three From News Department
Boston Herald, Oct 10, 2014, 7:37 AM EDT
dma 98 (Burlington, VT-Plattsburgh, NY)
WCAX Apologizes For Airing Graphic Murder Photo
TVSpy, Oct 10, 2014, 7:35 AM EDT
Anchor Changes At WFLD's 'Good Day Chicago'
Robert Feder, Oct 10, 2014, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
What's Up With Morning Talent On WKMG?
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 10, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT
Dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
WTVT To Air ‘Great Medical Marijuana Debate’
TVNewsCheck, Oct 9, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT
Dma 37 (Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC)
WHNS Adds ‘The Four O’Clock News’
TVNewsCheck, Oct 8, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT
 Meredith’s Fox affiliate in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., will debut the new broadcast on Oct. 20. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 17 (Denver)
KTVD To Air Live Gubernatorial, Senate Debates
TVNewsCheck, Oct 8, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT
Ebola In America: Resources For Coverage
RTDNA, Oct 8, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
What kind of challenge will it be for your newsroom? Few local newsrooms will send journalists overseas to cover the issue, but most are reporting on it in one form or another. What are you doing to learn about possible expert sources in your market for the most accurate information, before putting any staff at potential risk chasing the story? More importantly, what are you doing to develop sources and resources in your local and state health departments to answer your local viewers’ questions? Link | Add comment
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
Anchor Grace White Leaving KABB-WOAI
MySanAntonio.com, Oct 8, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WMLW To Carry Two Gubernatorial Debates
TVNewsCheck, Oct 7, 2014, 8:13 PM EDT
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WDJT Expands Weather Team With Rebecca Schuld
TVNewsCheck, Oct 7, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT
DMA 14 (Seattle)
Jamie Tompkins Joins KCPQ Anchor Desk
TVNewsCheck, Oct 7, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT
dma 3
WTTW Chicago To Host Live Candidate Forums
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Oct 7, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
McCreery Wants News, Marketing In Sync
TVNewsCheck, Oct 7, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT
Formerly a Meredith station news director and GM, Patrick McCreery now is overseeing the expanding company's broadcast news and marketing in an unusual paring. "I think those departments need to be in lock step. It’s critical. If your marketing department is not properly marketing your news product, and 10 hours of your product is news, you’ve got a problem." Full Story | Comments (2)
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 6, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT
Three new news Director openings, and four newly named news directors make this week’s report an interesting read. One of those newly named ND is a former general manager. Those changes leave our list of open ND jobs at 27. Link | Add comment
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WKMG Traffic Reporter Leaves For Health Reasons
ClickOrlando.com, Oct 6, 2014, 7:53 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
KTVT Dallas Adds Meteorologist Lisa Villegas
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Oct 6, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
Jeff Harris Joins WEWS As News Director
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Oct 6, 2014, 6:44 AM EDT
E.W. Scripps Co. taps the former ND of its KMGH Denver to lead the news operations at its ABC affiliate in Cleveland. Link | Add comment
Dma 10 (Houston)
KHOU Adds Tiffany Craig As Consumer Reporter
MikeMcGuff.com, Oct 3, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT
Dma 93 (Baton Rouge, LA)
WBRZ Launches New Local Sports Segment
TVNewsCheck, Oct 3, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 4)
New WPVI Philadelphia Weather Promo Does It All
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 3, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Reporter Renee Stoll Leaving WFTV After 3 Years
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 3, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Dionne Miller Could Be Moving To WLS Chicago
Robert Feder, Oct 3, 2014, 7:18 AM EDT
Great TV Storytelling Tip: Connect The Moments
NewsLab, Oct 3, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT
Dma 14
KIRO Seattle Airing Local Business Special
TVNewsCheck, Oct 2, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT
DMA 71 (Tucson, AZ)
KGUN Names New Hosts for ‘The Morning Blend’
TVNewsCheck, Oct 2, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT
Dma 75 (Springfield, MO)
KYTV’s Ned Reynolds Retiring After 48 Years
TVNewsCheck, Oct 2, 2014, 7:09 PM EDT
Dma 75 (Springfield, MO)
KYTV's Ned Reynolds Retiring After 48 Years
KYTV, Oct 2, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WKBW Adds Reporter-Anchor Katie Morse
The Buffalo News, Oct 2, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT
dma 80 Portland, ME)
WCSH Broadcaster Bruce Glasier Dies At 69
Portland Press Herald, Oct 2, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT
dmas 6 & 7
KTVU ND Lee Rosenthal Moves To WFXT
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 2, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT
Lee Rosenthal, currently news director at Cox Media Group’s KTVU San Francisco-Oakland, is being transferred by Cox to WFXT Boston. Cox is acquiring that station (and WHBQ Memphis) from Fox, in exchange for KTVU. Link | Add comment
Heather Van Nest Off The Air At WTSP Tampa
TampaBay.com, Oct 2, 2014, 7:26 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Longtime KSDK ND Mike Shipley Leaving
STLToday, Oct 2, 2014, 6:06 AM EDT
After more than 30 years at St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK, News Director Mike Shipley told his staff Wednesday that he will be leaving the station, sources said. They added that Shipley told newsroom employees that he would stay on until a replacement is hired and trained. Link | Add comment
dma 27 (Indianapolis)
WISH Expanding News Throughout The Day
TVNewsCheck, Oct 1, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the new independent will add 20 hours per week of local news. Full Story | Comments (3)
Market Share (DMA 49)
New WAVE Louisville CSD Gets Baptism By Gunfire
TVNewsCheck, Oct 1, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT