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  • Spot Focus: Auto Ads Driving Steadily Toward Digital

    Auto advertising continues to move online with Standard Media Index reporting that digital media’s share of the category rose 20% in 2015 while spot TV’s slice was down 8%. A large percentage of that digital money is going to auto verticals and a few broadcast groups have opted for an “if-you-can't-beat-'em-join-'em” approach and moved into that market as well. More | Add comment
  • FCC Watch: A Broadcaster's Guide To Washington Issues

    's quarterly quick briefing on the legal and regulatory proceedings affecting broadcasters from communications attorneys David Oxenford and David O'Connor. More
  • Jessell: The More Live TV The Better For Broadcasting

    For a few years now, the broadcast networks have been doubling down on live programming as their hedge against audience fragmentation. They have cooked up additional awards shows as well as popular musicals like Grease Live. But sports is the biggest live genre and NBC and CBS reaffirmed their commitment to it with their deals to air Thursday Night Football over the next two seasons. More | Add comment
  • Front Office: Shared Services Help Advance Gray's Growth

    Here’s a top-line summary of Gray Television’s implementation of shared services into its accounting functions, helping it to not only control expenses, but also to facilitate the integration of newly acquired stations into its operations and improve its advertiser relationships. Use it to help your stations generate the same kinds of results. More | Add comment
  • TVN Tech: CBS Turns Up Tech For Super Bowl Sizzle

    Among the innovations CBS Sports has on tap for Sunday’s game at Levi’s Stadium (the control room is above) is a combination of CBS’s super high-res EyeVision 360 camera system, which gives viewers a 360 degree replay perspective on game action, and its virtual first-down and end-zone lines. “If the situation is right, out of the first-down line or end-zone line we are going to bring up vertically a [virtual] transparent pane of glass,” says Ken Aagaard, engineering EVP. “As you revolve around, you can actually see if the ball or the player broke that pane of glass.” More | Add comment

Special Reports

  • TVN's FCC Watch: A quick briefing on FCC proceedings affecting TV broadcasters from Washington communications attorneys David Oxenford and David O'Connor.
  • 2015 — Year In Review: Revisit the year’s top developments in business, programming, journalism, technology, regulation and more.
  • NewsTECHForum 2015: Complete coverage of the third annual conference from TVNewsCheck and Sports Video Group
  • IBC 2015: At the annual tech gathering in Amsterdam, the prominence of IP in everything from production to distribution may have been somewhat of a surprise, but once on the exhibit floor or in the conference rooms there was no mistaking its broad — and still growing — influence.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Industry Calendar

February 2016
Media Financial Management Association
Inside the Beltway: A Behind the Scenes Look at Political Advertising
New York, NY
Media Financial Management Association
CFO Summit
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 2016
Media Financial Management Association
Media Finance Focus 2016
Denver, CO
Longtime WTTV Personality Chuck Marlowe Dies
TVSpy, Feb 11, 2016, 3:05 PM EST
Station Digital Sites A Vital Storm Info Source
TVNewsCheck, Feb 11, 2016, 11:14 AM EST
A new TVB analysis finds that people sought emergency weather information from local TV stations’ digital platforms in record numbers during recent East Coast and Midwest blizzards. Full Story | Add comment
dma 84: Syracuse, NY
Jim Campagna Named WSYR News Director
TVNewsCheck, Feb 11, 2016, 10:59 AM EST
Nexstar promotes him from interim N.D. as its ABC affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y. Full Story | Add comment
Telemundo To Cover Pope's Mexico Tour
TVSpy, Feb 11, 2016, 8:04 AM EST
When Pope Francis arrives in Mexico on Friday for a six-day trip, seven NBCU-owned Telemundo stations will have reporters and anchors on the scene for live reports. Link | Add comment
Market Share: DMA 3
WGN Chicago Celebrates Black History Month
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 11, 2016, 7:38 AM EST
Dma 7: Washington
WJLA Expanding NewsChannel 8’s 10 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Feb 10, 2016, 5:11 PM EST
dma 35: Milwaukee
WDJT Meteorologist Lance Hill Recovering From Stroke
The Dudek Abides, Feb 10, 2016, 3:03 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 43: Oklahoma City)
KFOR Ups 25-Year Station Vet To Sports Director
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 10, 2016, 7:46 AM EST
dma 16: Miami
WPLG Adds A Half-Hour Of Weekend News
TVNewsCheck, Feb 9, 2016, 8:26 PM EST
Beginning this Saturday, Berkshire Hathaway’s ABC affiliate WPLG Miami (DMA 16) is adding 30 minutes to its weekend morning news. Local 10 News will now air from 5 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Todd Tongen and Neki Mohan will anchor the newscast, along with meteorologist Jennifer Correa. | Add comment
dma 11: Tampa, FL
Veteran WTVT Sports Dir. Chip Carter Retiring
TBO.com, Feb 9, 2016, 7:17 PM EST
Chip Carter, the longtime sports director at Fox O&O WTVT Tampa, Fla., announced his retirement during the station’s 5 p.m. newscast Tuesday. He has been with Fox 13 for 28 years, and his last day on air will be Feb. 26. Link | Add comment
Weiner To Anchor 10 P.M. News on WBAL Subchannel
TVNewsCheck, Feb 9, 2016, 8:25 AM EST
Dma 10: Houston
KHOU Taps Sally Ramirez To Head News
TVNewsCheck, Feb 9, 2016, 7:54 AM EST
The assistant ND at KGW Portland, Ore., becomes executive news director at Tegna’s CBS affil in Houston. She will be joined this summer by her husband, Russ Lewis, who joins KHOU’s anchor team. Full Story | Comments (1)
Market Share (DMA 38: West Palm Beach, FL)
WPTV Celebrates Kelley Dunn’s 30 Years
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 9, 2016, 7:35 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 87: Waco, TX)
Former NFL Great Stars In KWTX Sports Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 9, 2016, 7:32 AM EST
DMA 89: Colorado Springs-Pueblo, CO
Teen Files Defamation Suit Against KOAA
Colorado Springs Gazette, Feb 8, 2016, 2:34 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 19: Orlando, FL)
Lottery Murder Sweeps Story No Gamble For WESH
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 8, 2016, 8:13 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA (91)
In Savannah, WTOC Is No. 2 In Social
NetNewsCheck, Feb 8, 2016, 8:04 AM EST
When it come to social actions in Savannah, Ga., Cumulus-owned, urban-formatted WEAS-FM outperforms other media, according to Shareablee. Raycom's CBS affiliate WTOC ranks No. 2 in overall actions, while Media General's NBC affil WSAV is third. Link | Add comment
dma 3: Chicago
Anchor Ron Magers Set To Retire From WLS
TVSpy, Feb 8, 2016, 7:32 AM EST
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WIVB's George Richert Leaving After 17 Years
The Buffalo News, Feb 8, 2016, 7:21 AM EST
KCRA To Air Sacramento Mayoral Debate
TVNewsCheck, Feb 5, 2016, 3:25 PM EST
dma 11
Reporter Melissa Nardo Joining WFLA Tampa
TVSpy, Feb 5, 2016, 2:33 PM EST
DMA 13
Sportscaster Rob Parker Joins WMYD Detroit
TVNewsCheck, Feb 5, 2016, 10:03 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 61: Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
WINK Sweeps Spot Right On Target
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 5, 2016, 8:19 AM EST
dma 29: Nashville
WTVF Reporter, Scripps Sued Over News Story
The Tennessean, Feb 5, 2016, 7:26 AM EST
dma 9: Atlanta
WXIA Intros Upgraded Weather, Traffic System
AJC.com, Feb 5, 2016, 7:00 AM EST
dma 8
WFXT Boston Debuts New Weather Center
NewscastStudio, Feb 4, 2016, 8:08 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 19: Orlando, FL)
WESH Orlando Celebrates Black History Month
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 4, 2016, 7:51 AM EST
dma 3: Chicago
WBBM Cameraman Robbed In San Francisco
Robert Feder, Feb 4, 2016, 6:27 AM EST
Longtime TV Newsman Forrest Carr Dies
RTDNA, Feb 3, 2016, 4:27 PM EST
dma 1: New York
Entertainment Reporter Anna Gilligan Leaves WNYW
TVSpy, Feb 3, 2016, 3:01 PM EST
dma 38: West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, FL
WPBF Launches Additional Hour-Long Sat. News
TVNewsCheck, Feb 3, 2016, 1:15 PM EST
Dma 47: Harrisburg, PA
WPMT Anchor Heather Warner Leaving
TVNewsCheck, Feb 3, 2016, 11:51 AM EST
Dma 32
Journalist Jairo Lozano Joins KVDA San Antonio
TVNewsCheck, Feb 3, 2016, 11:04 AM EST
Market Share
Share Your February Sweeps Promos And Stories
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 3, 2016, 8:06 AM EST
dma 53
WIVB Buffalo Adding 4 P.M. Newscast
The Buffalo News, Feb 3, 2016, 7:55 AM EST
WIVB Buffalo, N.Y., News Director Scott Levy has confirmed that the Media General-owned CBS affiliate is planning to start a 4 p.m. newscast by the end of March. Link | Comments (3)
dma 19: Orlando, FL
'Groundhog Day' Features WKMG Reporter
Orlando Sentinel, Feb 3, 2016, 7:37 AM EST
dma 17
John Ferrugia Leaving KMGH Denver
The Denver Post, Feb 3, 2016, 7:15 AM EST
dma 6: San Francisco
KPIX Gets Inside Scoop On Super Bowl City
SFGate, Feb 2, 2016, 4:04 PM EST
dma 193: Twin Falls, ID
KMVT Meteorologist Charged With Rape
Twin Falls Times-News, Feb 2, 2016, 7:36 AM EST
DMA 17
Vicente Arenas Named KUSA Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Feb 1, 2016, 6:45 PM EST
DMA 28: San Diego
KGTV Reporter, Photographer Hit By Toppling Tree
TVNewsCheck, Feb 1, 2016, 6:40 PM EST
dma 8: Boston
Maria Stephanos Joins WCVB As Evening Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Feb 1, 2016, 3:30 PM EST
dma 3
WYIN Chicago Canceling 'Lakeshore Report'
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Feb 1, 2016, 3:21 PM EST
Dma 10
Meteorologist Carlos Robles Joins KTMD Houston
TVNewsCheck, Feb 1, 2016, 12:15 PM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 12)
KPNX, KSAZ In Phoenix Social Dogfight
NetNewsCheck, Feb 1, 2016, 6:59 AM EST
Tegna-owned NBC affiliate KPNX is in a razor-close race with Fox O&O KSAZ for local dominance in Phoenix’s social media, according to Shareablee data. For now, it’s KPNX in a photo finish. Link | Add comment
dma 27: Indianapolis
Two On-Air News Staffers Leave WISH
Indianapolis Business Journal, Jan 29, 2016, 2:18 PM EST
TVB: Local TV Blizzard Coverage Tops Cable
TVNewsCheck, Jan 29, 2016, 11:36 AM EST
TVB President-CEO Steve Lanzano: “Ratings data consistently proves local broadcast TV is the go-to source for news and weather over cable news outlets. Local TV stations are trusted and depended on by viewers for timely and relevant information — that’s why their coverage of the blizzard blew cable’s out of the water." Full Story | Comments (1)
DMA 26: Baltimore
WBAL Expands Sunday Night Late News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 29, 2016, 10:54 AM EST
dma 5: Dallas
WFAA Reporter Works Alone With His iPhone
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 29, 2016, 8:10 AM EST
WFAA Dallas reporter Mike Castellucci won a Murrow Award last year for a half-hour news special he shot entirely on his iPhone. Now, in addition to covering breaking news with his phone, he's put together another 30-minute special.Castellucci says shooting with an iPhone is mostly advantageous. “It’s less intimidating, unobtrusive and people have a tendency to not worry as much about that, because everybody has a phone and they’re used to that.” Link | Comments (1)
dma 95: Jackson, MS
Mississippi Reporting Legend Bert Case Dies
WAPT, Jan 29, 2016, 7:26 AM EST
dma 32: San Antonio, TX
KABB Weatherperson Garcia Gets National Award
mySA.com, Jan 29, 2016, 7:00 AM EST
DMA 8: Boston
WCVB Adds Reporter Shaun Chaiyabhat
TVNewsCheck, Jan 28, 2016, 4:19 PM EST
Watchup Gathers Video News For Apple TV
TVNewsCheck, Jan 28, 2016, 3:32 PM EST
Featuring a wide range of content and channels that span local, national and international news, Watchup for Apple TV aims to offer a personalized, on-demand TV news experience. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 7: Washington)
WJLA Covers Blizzard For 56 Hours Straight
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 28, 2016, 7:49 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 27: Indianapolis)
WFYI Gets Creative To Market Vonnegut Documentary
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 28, 2016, 7:04 AM EST
DMA 45: Birmingham, AL
Veteran WVTN Anchor Ken Lass To Retire
Birmingham Business Journal, Jan 28, 2016, 6:07 AM EST
dma 18: Cleveland
WKYC's Jim Donovan To Receive Sports Award
WKYC, Jan 27, 2016, 8:53 PM EST
dma 5: Dallas
WFAA Adds To, Revamps Digital Media Team
TVNewsCheck, Jan 27, 2016, 8:51 PM EST
DMA 78: Columbia, SC
Robb Ellis Named WIS Chief Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Jan 27, 2016, 2:11 PM EST
DMA 2: Los Angeles
KTTV Demos How Stations Use Facebook
USA Today, Jan 27, 2016, 12:43 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 73: Spokane, WA)
Cashier Discovers Homeless Man Is Her Father
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 27, 2016, 7:55 AM EST
dma 27: Indianapolis
Tanae Howard To Anchor WXIN News At 11 P.M.
TVSpy, Jan 27, 2016, 6:37 AM EST
Chicago Radio-TV Legend Jim Conway Dies At 94
WLS, Jan 27, 2016, 6:18 AM EST
dma 9
WSB Atlanta Revamps Set For First Time In Decade
AJC.com, Jan 27, 2016, 6:13 AM EST
Dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WKBW Adds Weekend Morning Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Jan 26, 2016, 3:15 PM EST
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WIVB Meteorologist Don Paul To Retire
The Buffalo News, Jan 26, 2016, 7:26 AM EST
dma 1: New York
WNJU Increases Its News Staff By Two
TVNewsCheck, Jan 25, 2016, 11:05 AM EST
Dma 45: Birmingham, AL
WIAT Adds Art Franklin To Morning News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 25, 2016, 10:23 AM EST
Market Share
The Blizzard Of 2016 According To Facebook
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 25, 2016, 8:25 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 47: Jacksonville, FL)
WJXT Answers Challenger Disaster Questions
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 25, 2016, 8:20 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 77)
WTOL Holds Social Media Crown In Toledo
NetNewsCheck, Jan 25, 2016, 8:15 AM EST
Raycom’s CBS affiliate WTOL leads all of Toledo, Ohio, local media on social media in overall actions, according to Shareablee data. But Gray’s WTVG puts up a strong fight, and the ABC affil  has captured the largest number of fans/followers in this week’s Social Scorecard. Link | Comments (2)
dma 61: Ft. Myers-Naples, FL
WINK Meteorologist Drops ‘F’ Bomb, Apologizes
TVSpy, Jan 25, 2016, 7:42 AM EST
dma 23
Pittsburgh Consumer Advocate Wayne Van Dine Dies
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan 25, 2016, 6:53 AM EST
Commentary by Steve Schwaid
Mobile Graphics: Can You See Me Now?
CJ&N, Jan 25, 2016, 6:45 AM EST
CJ&N's Steve Schwaid: "We’ve been monitoring station feeds as they head into winter storms and we see one constant. The [mobile app] maps with snow/rain totals are almost impossible to see. Stations are taking weather maps from their broadcast air or from the weather computer made for the broadcast and are just sticking them in the feed. Some folks assume that if it looks good on the PC/Weather monitor, it’ll look OK on a 4.5 inch phone screen. That doesn’t work." Link | Add comment
Market Share (dma 1)
WNJU New York Rebrands Weather Team
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 22, 2016, 7:39 AM EST
DMA 93: Baton Rouge, LA
WBRZ Names Assistant Director Of News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 21, 2016, 5:27 PM EST
TVN Tech Q&A with Del Parks
Parks Is Avid For News Tech Standardization
TVNewsCheck, Jan 21, 2016, 10:02 AM EST
Last year, Sinclair Broadcast Group decided to adopt Avid Technology’s MediaCentral Platform for news production and distribution at all of its 64 news-producing stations. Del Parks, Sinclair’s CTO, explains how standardizing on the technology will bring an end to the many workarounds and tricks needed to make disparate systems work together today; the influence of the changing content distribution landscape on TV news production and distribution; Sinclair’s desire to attract and keep talented TV journalists; and its goal of continually improving. Full Story | Add comment
dma 18
Anchor Gabe Spiegel Returns To WJW Cleveland
TVSpy, Jan 20, 2016, 2:38 PM EST
dma 2: Los Angeles
KNBC’s Gadi Schwartz Moves To NBC News
TVSpy, Jan 20, 2016, 7:29 AM EST
Market Share
‘Old-School’ TV Commercials And News Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 20, 2016, 7:25 AM EST
dma 36: Cincinnati
WCPO News Director Leaving In March
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Jan 20, 2016, 7:02 AM EST
Make it four for four. When WCPO Cincinnati News Director Alex Bongiorno announced Tuesday she would be leaving the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in early March, she'll be the fourth of the market's four TV newsroom bosses to step down in eight months. Link | Add comment
Dma 30: Hartford, CT
Jenna DeAngelis Joins WTIC As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jan 19, 2016, 6:07 PM EST
dma 1: New York
WNYW Lands Martin Shkreli Interview
WNYW, Jan 19, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Dma 86: Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, TX
Joeseph Martinez Named KTLM Weather Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 19, 2016, 12:37 PM EST
NewsON Expands With Addition Of Sinclair
TVNewsCheck, Jan 19, 2016, 7:59 AM EST
With the inclusion of the Sinclair stations, the national service providing local news via app has grown to approximately 150 stations in 100 markets covering 80% of the U.S. Full Story | Add comment
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 23)
WPXI Dominates Pittsburgh Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Jan 18, 2016, 8:01 AM EST
Cox Media Group-owned WPXI holds a commanding lead among Pittsburgh local media outlets’ performance on social media, according to Shareablee data. Over the past six months, it claims the bounty of the market’s total social actions, dominating both Facebook and Twitter, and it has the city’s highest number of fans/followers. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 110: Sioux Falls-Mitchell, SD)
Covering News In America’s Largest Viewing Area
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 18, 2016, 7:55 AM EST
dma 3: Chicago
WGN-TV Sportscaster Rich King To Retire
Robert Feder, Jan 18, 2016, 7:15 AM EST
dma 3: Chicago
WLS Producer Anne Swaney Murdered In Belize
The Associated Press, Jan 18, 2016, 6:12 AM EST
dma 22
Charlotte Meteorologist Innocent Of Assaulting Wife
TVSpy, Jan 15, 2016, 3:06 PM EST
Dma 17
Rosy Zugasti Joins KDEN Denver News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 15, 2016, 12:10 PM EST
dma 8: Boston
Longtime WCVB Anchor Pam Cross Leaving
TVSpy, Jan 15, 2016, 7:45 AM EST
DMA 23: Pittsburgh
WTAE Ups Bofta Yimam To Weekend A.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 14, 2016, 11:18 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
WDRB GM Writes Unique Ratings Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 14, 2016, 8:11 AM EST
Dma 35: Milwaukee
WDJT To Expand 9 P.M. Newscast On WMLW
TVNewsCheck, Jan 13, 2016, 3:04 PM EST
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
WJZY And News Director ‘Part Ways’
TV Spy, Jan 13, 2016, 2:53 PM EST
Karen Koutsky is out at Charlotte, N.C., Fox-owned WJZY where she held the top news spot for a year. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 5
Shannon Murray Joins KDFW Dallas’ ‘Good Day’
TVNewsCheck, Jan 13, 2016, 9:45 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 13, 2016, 7:22 AM EST
Tribune's CW affil in New York is showcasing its female journalists in a new social media campaign produced entirely in-house. Link | Add comment
dma 8: Boston
WCVB To Air $1.5B Powerball Drawing Live
TVNewsCheck, Jan 12, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
DMA 6: San Francisco
KRON Names Brittney Shipp P.M. Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Jan 12, 2016, 4:52 PM EST
Dma 38
WPEC West Palm Beach Debuts 9 A.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 12, 2016, 3:18 PM EST
With the addition of this hour-long broadcast, the Sinclair CBS affiliate raises its weekly news total to 42 hours a week. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 1: New York
WCBS Anchor Diagnosed With Bell's Palsy
TVSpy, Jan 12, 2016, 3:04 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 9: Atlanta)
WGCL To Air 'Gun Fight' Town Hall In Primetime
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 12, 2016, 7:59 AM EST
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Documentary Examines Controversial 'Farms'
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 12, 2016, 7:55 AM EST
dma 55: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA
WBRE Reporter Leaves TV For Local Wine Industry
TVSpy, Jan 12, 2016, 7:18 AM EST
dmas 4 & 6
WCAU Meteorologist Brittney Ship Moving To KRON
Philly.com, Jan 12, 2016, 6:35 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard: DMA 43
KFOR Leads Oklahoma City Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Jan 11, 2016, 7:52 AM EST
Tribune-owned NBC affil KFOR holds the lead spot among local media on social according to data from Shareablee, at least in terms of total social actions. But it’s seeing competition from Griffin’s KWTV (CBS), which leads the market in overall fans/followers. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 61: Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
Drone Footage Shows Tornado Damage In Florida
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 11, 2016, 7:39 AM EST
dma 32: San Antonio, TX
Jeff Brady Joins KENS As Weeknight Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Dma 138: Columbia-Jefferson City, MO
KMIZ Launches Weekend Morning Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2016, 5:20 PM EST
The News Press & Gazette-owned ABC affiliate in Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo., new weekend schedule includes newscasts at 6 and 8 a.m. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 31: Columbus, OH
Matt Barnes New Morning Co-Anchor On WCMH
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2016, 3:20 PM EST
Dma 47: Jacksonville, FL
WFOX To Debut 6 And 6:30 News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2016, 2:05 PM EST
The Cox Jacksonville, Fla., Fox station will add an hour of news on Jan. 11 with the first half hour also airing on CBS affiliate WJAX. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 176: Jackson, TN
WBBJ News Car In Crash With Train
TVSpy, Jan 8, 2016, 8:05 AM EST
dma 3: Chicago
Chicago Sun-Times Turns To WLS For Weather
Robert Feder, Jan 8, 2016, 7:12 AM EST
WKAQ Adds Weather Anchor Elizabeth Robaina
TVNewsCheck, Jan 7, 2016, 4:01 PM EST
dma 2
KVEA Los Angeles Beefs Up News Staff
TVNewsCheck, Jan 7, 2016, 3:53 PM EST
dma 27: Indianapolis
Bob Donaldson Leaves WXIN, Stays At WTTV
Indianapolis Business Journal, Jan 7, 2016, 2:22 PM EST
Dma 8
WCVB Boston Adding Two Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Jan 7, 2016, 1:56 PM EST
Beginning Jan. 11, the Hearst ABC affiliate will introduce 4:30 and 7 p.m. broadcasts, moving The Ellen DeGenerous Show and Inside Edition to earlier timeslots. Full Story | Add comment
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
Meteorologist Patrick Hammer To Return To WGRZ
The Buffalo News, Jan 7, 2016, 7:44 AM EST
dma 18: cleveland
Anchor David Wittman Out At WOIO
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 7, 2016, 7:14 AM EST
dma 3: Chicago
WBBM Reporter Jay Levine Stepping Down
Chicago Tribune, Jan 7, 2016, 6:23 AM EST
Dma 51
WVUE New Orleans Makes Weather Moves
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2016, 5:27 PM EST
Dma 49: Louisville, KY
WDRB 11 P.M. Newscast to Debut Monday
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2016, 3:36 PM EST
Block’s Fox affiliate in Louisville, Ky., adds a half-hour broadcast, bringing its weekly total of local news to 56.5 hours. Full Story | Add comment
dma 7: Washington
WJLA Crew Robbed Covering Anti-Robbery Presser
The Washington Post, Jan 6, 2016, 3:08 PM EST
dma 3: Chicago
WFLD GM: No Policy About Wearing Hats
Chicago Tribune, Jan 6, 2016, 2:52 PM EST
dma 23: Pittsburgh
WTAE Adds 7 P.M. Newscast On Subchannel
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2016, 2:23 PM EST
The half-hour weekday newscast will air on the Hearst ABC affiliate’s ThisTV subchannel beginning Feb. 1. Full Story | Comments (4)
DMA 74: Omaho, NE
Jennifer Zeppelin Joins KMTV Weather Team
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2016, 12:34 PM EST
DMA 136: Rockford, IL
WREX To Launch New Local Show ‘13 In Focus’
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2016, 12:23 PM EST
Dma 7: Washington
Michelle Marsh to Co-Anchor WJLA 4 P.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2016, 8:24 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 21)
KTVI To Launch 11 P.M. News In St. Louis
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jan 6, 2016, 8:16 AM EST
dma 1
WNJU New York Adds Two Reporters
TVSpy, Jan 6, 2016, 7:41 AM EST
dma 3
WFLD Chicago Producer: Hats Off To Women
Robert Feder, Jan 6, 2016, 7:19 AM EST
DMa 36: Cincinnati
Jeff Benscoter Joins WLWT As News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jan 5, 2016, 12:49 PM EST
Hearst promotes the assistant ND at its KMBC Kansas City, Mo., to lead the news operations at its Cincinnati NBC affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
dma 126: Bakersfield, CA
KERO Taps Leeza Starks As News Director
TVSpy, Jan 5, 2016, 7:50 AM EST
She joins the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Bakersfield, Calif., from KFSN Fresno, Calif., where she was the assistant news director. Link | Add comment
dma 12: Phoenix
KPHO-KTVK Names Dan Wilson News Director
FTVLive, Jan 5, 2016, 6:34 AM EST
Dan Wilson, current ND of Scripps' WPTV West Palm, Fla., has been tapped by Meredith's Phoenix duopoly of KPHO (CBS)-KTVK (ind.) to head news operations. Link | Add comment
dmas 1,2, 16 & 30
Four NBC O&Os To Launch 4 P.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 4, 2016, 12:49 PM EST
NBC Stations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Hartford, Conn., will debut hour-long 4 p.m. newscasts in May. Full Story | Comments (11)
DMA 8: Boston
WFXT News Ratings Drop Under New Owner
Boston Globe, Jan 4, 2016, 6:01 AM EST
DMA 6: San Francisco
KRON Adds Robin Winston As Traffic Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Dec 31, 2015, 12:57 PM EST
dma 19: Orlando, FL
‘WESH 2 News At 10’ On WKCF Expands To Hour
TVNewsCheck, Dec 30, 2015, 1:35 PM EST
dma 122: Montgomery, AL
WSFA Names Stephen Gunter Sports Director
TVSpy, Dec 30, 2015, 8:04 AM EST
dma 36: Cincinnati
WLWT Adding 10 P.M. News On Subchannel
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Dec 30, 2015, 7:52 AM EST
Sinclair Adds Avid MediaCentral IP-Based Workflow
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Dec 29, 2015, 10:13 PM EST
dma 93: Baton Rouge, LA
Priest Sues WBRZ Claiming Defamation
The Advocate, Dec 29, 2015, 2:45 PM EST
dma 3: Chicago
Mike Caplan Makes ‘Surprise Entrance’ On WFLD
TVSpy, Dec 29, 2015, 2:42 PM EST
dma 45
WBRC Birmingham Ups Maze To News Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Dec 29, 2015, 2:17 PM EST
Raycom promotes the assistant news director at the Alabama Fox affiliate to succeed James Finch following his move to a corporate post. Full Story | Add comment
dma 24
KGW Portland Prepares For New Set
NewscastStudio, Dec 29, 2015, 7:51 AM EST
dma 32: San Antonio, tx
WOAI To Launch Noon Newscast In January
MySanAntonio.com, Dec 29, 2015, 7:19 AM EST
Sinclair's NBC affiliate WOAI will join San Antonio, Texas, competitors KSAT and KENS and deliver local, national and weather news at noon. The new 30-minute broadcast will begin Jan.25, 2016. Link | Add comment
dma 23
Pittsburgh TV News Booms As Bridge Falls
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec 29, 2015, 6:56 AM EST
Monday morning’s implosion of a Pittsburgh area 94-year-old bridge was the perfect TV news storm. The logistics of covering this blink-or-you’ll-miss-it event involved reporters and cameras from three stations in pretty much the same locations, but what viewers saw on TV and on the stations’ websites was surprisingly varied. Link | Add comment
dma 13
Detroit Media Undergoes Big Changes In 2015
Crain's Detroit Business, Dec 28, 2015, 3:07 PM EST
There were some seismic shifts in the Detroit media landscape in 2015, especially within the newsrooms of the city’s two daily newspapers.Retirements, buyouts and job changes dominated the local media industry headlines over the past 12 months. Link | Comments (1)
dma 42: Norfolk, VA
WAVY Anchor Anchor Nicole Livas Leaving
The Virginian-Pilot, Dec 28, 2015, 2:30 PM EST
dma 30: Hartford, CT
Sports Director Noah Finz Exits WTNH
The Laurel, Dec 28, 2015, 2:29 PM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 35)
In Milwaukee, WITI Is Tops In Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Dec 28, 2015, 7:21 AM EST
The Tribune-owned Fox affiliate is the overall social media winner in the country's 35th largest market, where all three of the top spots belong to TV stations, according to Shareablee data. Link | Add comment
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WKBW's Year Of Change Starts New Year's Eve
The Buffalo News, Dec 28, 2015, 6:35 AM EST
dma 35: Milwaukee
WTMJ Decides On Anchors For 6 P.M. Newscast
Journal Sentinel, Dec 28, 2015, 5:23 AM EST
dma 102 (Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC)
WPDE Reporter Jordan Schuman Killed In Crash
wpde, Dec 25, 2015, 5:10 PM EST
Dma 133: Tupelo, MS
WTVA Promotes Steve Rogers To News Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Dec 24, 2015, 2:52 PM EST
Heartland Media promotes one of its reporters to oversee news efforts at its NBC affiliate in North Mississippi. Full Story | Add comment
11 Stations Partner For Indiana News Network
Current, Dec 24, 2015, 7:45 AM EST
Eleven Indiana pubcasters will work together as a news network with help from a $609,000 grant from CPB. The partnership, to be called IPB News, will cover education, government and politics, economics and business, environment and energy, and health, science and technology. The grant covers the hiring of eight new reporters for the network. Link | Add comment
dma 120: Macon, GA
WMAZ Ups Lorra Lynch Jones To News Dir.
TVSpy, Dec 24, 2015, 7:36 AM EST
Lorra Lynch Jones has been absent lately from anchoring the 5 o’clock news on Tegna's Macon, Ga., CBS affiliate, and viewers started to notice. So, in a video posted on the station’s website, Jones explained why: she's now news director. Link | Add comment
News Anchor Exodus At Tampa TV Stations
Tampa Bay Times, Dec 24, 2015, 6:55 AM EST
Since October 2014, six anchors across the market have left TV news behind. Between them, they represent more than 140 years on the air in Tampa Bay. They include longtime personalities like Wilson, Gayle Sierens, Denise White and Brendan McLaughlin, who left WFTS earlier this month. Each had been in the Tampa market more than two decades. Link | Add comment
dma 93
WVLA Baton Rouge Adds Staff, Revamps News
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, Dec 23, 2015, 2:37 PM EST
dma 11: Tampa, FL
WTSP Reporter Grayson Kamm Leaves
Tampa Bay Business Journal, Dec 23, 2015, 7:09 AM EST
dma 45: Birmingham, AL
WBRC Fires Anchor Karen Church
al.com, Dec 22, 2015, 2:59 PM EST
Dma 1
WPIX New York Names Weekend Anchor Team
TVNewsCheck, Dec 22, 2015, 12:42 PM EST
dma 5: Dallas
KXAS Adds Anchor-Reporter Cory Smith
Uncle Barky Bytes, Dec 22, 2015, 7:31 AM EST
Dma 20: Sacramento, CA
KCRA To Launch Weekday 4 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Dec 21, 2015, 4:59 PM EST
Beginning Monday, Jan. 25, the one-hour newscast will be anchored by Lisa Gonzales and Brian Heap, with weather delivered by KCRA meteorologist Eileen Javora.  Full Story | Comments (2)
dma 71: Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, MI)
Former WJRT Reporter Leslie Toldo Settles Lawsuit
MLive, Dec 21, 2015, 2:32 PM EST
Market Share
WZZM Produces ‘Star War’ Themed Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 21, 2015, 8:14 AM EST
Market Share (dma 26: Baltimore)
WBAL’s November Sweeps Elevator Pitch
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 21, 2015, 8:03 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 9)
In Atlanta, WSB-TV Reigns In Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Dec 21, 2015, 7:57 AM EST
When it comes to social media, the Cox-owned ABC affiliate is ahead of all the other news outlets in the country's ninth largest market in both social actions and fan followers, according to Shareablee data. Fox O&O WAGA ranks second. Link | Add comment
TV News 2015: Stories That Hit Close To Home
TVNewsCheck, Dec 21, 2015, 5:41 AM EST
A growing list of mass killings, including the on-air murder of two young TV journalists, was among the more prominent stories occupying airtime at both local and network news organizations this year. Also leading newscasts and special broadcasts in the past 12 months was the increasingly contentious political campaigns that will culminate in the 2016 elections. And broadcasters themselves made news as they looked to broaden their distribution platforms by forming a variety of mobile ventures. 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 Wednesday, while Part 4 on Thursday will highlight some of the media luminaries who died during 2015. Full Story | Add comment
dma 28
KGTV San Diego Adds Investigative Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Dec 18, 2015, 3:20 PM EST
dma 6: San Francisco
Big Morning News Changes At KGO
KGO, Dec 18, 2015, 2:10 PM EST
DMA 49: Louisville, KY
Katie George To Join WDRB News Team
TVNewsCheck, Dec 18, 2015, 9:44 AM EST
dma 20: Sacramento, CA
KOVR Anchor Mark Allen Arrested For DUI
KXTV, Dec 18, 2015, 7:33 AM EST
dma 26
Local TV, Nets Describe Different Baltimores
Baltimore Sun, Dec 18, 2015, 6:44 AM EST
It was a tale of two Baltimores on Wednesday afternoon and evening, depending on whether you were watching local or national coverage of the city in the wake of a hung jury in the first trial in the Freddie Gray case. Some network and cable journalists described a city on the edge, about to break out in violence — while local TV reporters and anchors repeatedly used the word "peaceful" to accompany overhead helicopter shots of protesters downtown and in the Penn North neighborhood. Link | Comments (2)
dma 3: Chicago
Anchor Harry Porterfield To Retire From WBBM
Chicago Sun-Times, Dec 18, 2015, 6:38 AM EST
dma 4: Philadelphia
WPVI's Eva Pilgrim Heads To ABC News
Philly.com, Dec 18, 2015, 6:36 AM EST
dma 3: Chicago
WFLD Adding 4 Hours Of Weekend News
Crain's Chicago Business, Dec 18, 2015, 6:14 AM EST
Playout (DMA 79: Huntsville-Decatur-Florence, AL)
Nexstar To Upgrade WZDX News Capabilities
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Dec 17, 2015, 4:54 PM EST
dma 93: Baton Rouge, LA
WBRZ Announces New Anchor Pairings
TVNewsCheck, Dec 17, 2015, 4:48 PM EST
dma 9: Atlanta
Ella Dorsey To Join WGCL Weather Team
TVNewsCheck, Dec 17, 2015, 3:23 PM EST
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Special To Cover Anti-Muslim Rhetoric
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 17, 2015, 12:34 PM EST
WNYW Brings Radio's 'Street Soldiers' To TV
New York Post, Dec 17, 2015, 10:40 AM EST
dma 3
News Personnel Changes At WFLD Chicago
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2015, 3:28 PM EST
dma 153: Rochester, MN
KIMT Reporting Live When Bank Robbed Again
The Associated Press, Dec 16, 2015, 2:17 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 25:Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL Documentary Wins duPont Columbia Award
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 16, 2015, 7:22 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
WBAL Reporter Wins duPont-Columbia Award
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 16, 2015, 7:14 AM EST
NewsTECHForum 2015
'News Everywhere' Experimentation Crucial
NetNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2015, 6:22 AM EST
“Don’t be overly cautious,” says Steve Hsu, director of product development for ABC News, referring to trying new platforms. The data that comes back from those platforms is one way to immediately start improving, say NewsTECHForum panelists, adding that the risks of not experimenting on those platforms outweigh any failed tries news organizations make on them. Link | Comments (10)
Newstechforum 2015
Covering The Pope Was A ‘Grand Experiment’
TVNewsCheck, Dec 15, 2015, 10:03 PM EST
Execs from three news organizations -- a network O&O, a cable news channel and a network -- explain the logistics and tactics of their coverage of September's eight days of "popemania." Full Story | Add comment
Dma 9: Atlanta
Aiyana Cristal Joins WGCL As Reporter-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 15, 2015, 3:44 PM EST
6 Stations Win DuPont-Columbia Awards
Poynter, Dec 15, 2015, 2:41 PM EST
The station winners are WRAL Raleigh, N.C.; WBAL Baltimore; WNYC New York; WETA Washington; KMOV St. Louis; and Arizona PBS. Link | Add comment
NewsTechForum 2015
Tech Changes Look, Tactics Of Election Night
TVNewsCheck, Dec 15, 2015, 2:29 PM EST
Panelists all agreed that, as adjuncts to their broadcast coverage, digital platforms will be used next November in more strategic and more precise ways than ever before. They’re finding that their digital platforms are shaping up as media they can use to report on very local races, while their broadcast coverage deals with statewide and, of course, national results. Full Story | Add comment
Newstechforum 2015
With Careful Use, Virtual Sets A Strong Tool
TVNewsCheck, Dec 15, 2015, 1:15 PM EST
Virtual sets or augmented reality  represents a totally new way of producing news, and whether — or how — to tap the technology can be market-dependent. While viewers in some markets may be able to handle bold moves like virtual sets, others may be better suited for a more conservative approach. Full Story | Add comment
Newstechforum 2015
Schelle: 3.0 Can Be Local TV’s Silver Bullet
TVNewsCheck, Dec 15, 2015, 12:19 PM EST
The IP foundation of next-gen transmission standard ATSC 3.0 means the new standard will make it easier for broadcasters to distribute content across multiple devices, according to Anne Schelle, managing director of Pearl TV. She says it will also allow targeted advertising, improved emergency warning capabilities and other advantages. Full Story | Comments (2)
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
'Michelle Meow Show' Goes Weekly On KOFY
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 15, 2015, 7:34 AM EST
dma 33: Kansas City
KCTV News Crew Robbed At Gunpoint
The Kansas City Star, Dec 15, 2015, 6:20 AM EST
dma 16: Miami
Longtime WTVJ Anchor Pam Giganti Retires
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Dec 15, 2015, 6:17 AM EST
dma 12
Liz Kotalik Joins KSAZ Phoenix News
TVNewsCheck, Dec 14, 2015, 4:52 PM EST
Newstechforum 2015
CBS’s Rhodes: On-Air, Online News Is Strong
TVNewsCheck, Dec 14, 2015, 4:25 PM EST
CBS News President David Rhodes says there is a great deal of affiliate interest in its CBSN platform. "And we’re hoping that some of the things we learn about it on a national or even on an international scale are lessons that could be applied locally." Not surprisingly, Rhodes is just as bullish on traditional broadcast news as he is on his news division’s forays into digital. He noted that The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley had its largest November audience in nine years last month. And Rhodes also expressed satisfaction in the steady audience growth of CBS This Morning in recent years too. (Photo by Wendy Moger-Bross) Full Story | Add comment
Newstechforum 2015
Platforms Evolve, Local News Stays Relevant
TVNewsCheck, Dec 14, 2015, 4:06 PM EST
TV station group news leaders say while their products are growing both online as well as on-air, what they’d really like is workflow systems that “let them be better reporters, and storytellers and question askers.” The panel (l-r): moderator Harry A. Jessell of TVNewsCheck,  Barb Maushard of Hearst Television, Sharri Berg of Fox Television Stations, Bart Feder of Tribune Broadcasting, David Friend of CBS Television Stations and Scott Livingston of Sinclair Broadcast Group. (Photo by Wendy Moger-Bross) Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 40: Las Vegas
KTNV Adds Todd Quinones As Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 14, 2015, 12:42 PM EST
Playout (DMA 23: Pittsburgh)
KDKA Set Captures Feel Of Revitalized Downtown
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Dec 14, 2015, 11:44 AM EST
Market Share
WAVE’s Touching Happy Holiday Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 14, 2015, 8:14 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 46: Greensboro, NC)
Mackenzie Grant Is WXII’s New Digital Producer
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 14, 2015, 8:12 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard DMA 65)
In Wichita, KWCH Wins In Social By A Nose
NetNewsCheck, Dec 14, 2015, 7:56 AM EST
Schurz Communications-owned CBS affil KWCH bests the social media market in Wichita-Hutchinson, Kan., according to Shareablee data, both in total social actions and fans followers, but Gray-owned ABC affiliate KAKE trails just behind. Link | Comments (1)
Commentary by Paul Greeley
Stations Need To Focus Online Efforts Locally
TVNewsCheck, Dec 14, 2015, 5:30 AM EST
In the wake of criticism that stations' online coverage of terrorist attacks in Paris wasn't thorough enough, I'd like to disagree. I don't think anyone turned to local stations’ websites expecting to see live, up-to-date coverage of that tragedy. And why should they? International news isn't their thing. Local is where their commitment is and should remain. Full Story | Comments (7)
dma 113: lansing, MI
WLNS Anchor Jo Anne Paul-Stanton Dies At 57
Lansing State Journal, Dec 11, 2015, 3:00 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 20: Sacramento, CA)
KCRA November Sweeps Elevator Pitch
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 11, 2015, 8:13 AM EST
dma 10: Houston
KHOU News Director Philip Bruce Leaving
Mike McGuff, Dec 11, 2015, 7:36 AM EST
After nearly five years as executive news director, Phil Bruce will be leaving Tegna's Houston CBS affiliate at the end of January. Link | Add comment
dma 28: San Diego
Don Shafer Out As XETV News Director
TVSpy, Dec 11, 2015, 7:18 AM EST
News Director Don Shafer has left San Diego CW affiliate XETV. Shafer joined XETV in 2013 from Peoria, Ill., where he was news and multimedia content manager for NBC affiliate WEEK. Link | Add comment
dma 11: Tampa, FL
Courthouse Dedicates Media Room to WTVT’s Elly
TVSpy, Dec 10, 2015, 3:12 PM EST
dma 44
Veteran Harrisburg Journo Al Gnoza Joins WHP
PennLive.com, Dec 10, 2015, 2:37 PM EST
dma 3: Chicago
WFLD GM Dennis Walsh Offers Editorial On Mayor
WFLD, Dec 10, 2015, 2:11 PM EST
Telemundo Stations Revamp Digital Platforms
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2015, 8:43 AM EST
The new ones offer Spanish-speaking viewers enhanced weather, up-to-the-minute severe weather push alerts and a new “Breaking News” bar on desktop, mobile and app platforms. Full Story | Add comment
Former WAGA Personality Virginia Gunn Dies
AJC.com, Dec 10, 2015, 6:42 AM EST
dma 13: Detroit
WXYZ’s Reggie Hall Dies Following Car Accident
Detroit Free Press, Dec 10, 2015, 5:45 AM EST
dma 77: Toledo, OH
Veteran News Anchor Jim Blue Gone From WNWO
The Blade, Dec 9, 2015, 2:46 PM EST
dma 1: New York
WPIX Adding Nightly Newscast With Blackmon
New York Post, Dec 9, 2015, 6:19 AM EST
Former WOR anchor Brenda Blackmon is joining WPIX New York to co-anchor a new weekday, 6:30 p.m. newscast with WPIX veteran Kaity Tong. The newscast, targeted for a mid-to-late January launch, will be the only local newscast airing at 6:30 p.m. in New York — competing against the NBC Nightly News, ABC’s World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News. Link | Add comment
dma 50
WMC Memphis Anchor Ursula Madden Leaves
WMC, Dec 8, 2015, 2:50 PM EST
Scripps Names National News Recruiting Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Dec 8, 2015, 2:20 PM EST
Chip Mahaney, the station group’s former regional general manager for the digital division, will hire news directors, assistant news directors and executive producers across the company’s news-producing stations. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 45: Birmingham, AL)
WVTM’s November Sweeps Elevator Pitch
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 8, 2015, 8:29 AM EST
Searching For Local Investigative Reporting
The New York Times, Dec 8, 2015, 6:29 AM EST
For decades, local investigative reporting has been done largely by regional newspapers like The Globe in Boston. With their substantial staffs — often several hundred journalists — newspapers could do the painstaking, time-consuming and often unglamorous work that can lead to breakthrough stories. But now, with newspaper profits hit hard by the sharp decline in print advertising, and with newsroom staffs withered after endless rounds of cost-cutting layoffs, local investigative journalism is threatened. Link | Add comment
dma 7: Washington
Paolini: How Stations Can Get Viewers Back
TVSpy, Dec 7, 2015, 5:11 PM EST
Patrick Paolini, GM of WTTG Washington, who came to the Fox O&O in 2013 talks about the innovative approach his station takes in choosing stories for its newscast, his formula for choosing on-air talent and more. Link | Comments (3)
Entravision Cancels A.M. Newscasts
Media Moves, Dec 7, 2015, 2:35 PM EST
Entravision continues its downsizing of news operations. It has now canceled the morning newscasts in all of its stations across the country, laying off most of the talent. Buenos Días DC, Despierta San Diego, Despierta El Paso and Alegre Despertar in McAllen, Texas, are among the morning shows affected. Link | Add comment
dma 39
Austin Time Warner Cable News Anchor Leaving
Austin360, Dec 7, 2015, 2:32 PM EST
dma 8: Boston
Mike Beaudet Joins WCVB Reporting Team
TVNewsCheck, Dec 7, 2015, 1:06 PM EST
Dma 16
WTVJ Miami Adds Anchor Sheli Muniz
TVNewsCheck, Dec 7, 2015, 10:25 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 24)
KPTV Rules Social Media In Portland, OR
NetNewsCheck, Dec 7, 2015, 8:04 AM EST
KPTV is the clear leader among local outlets in Portland, Ore.’s social media landscape. The Meredith-owned Fox affiliate captured nearly five million total actions in the last six months, while scooping up over half a million fans/followers as well, according to Shareablee data. Link | Add comment
dma 3: Chicago
WLS Adds 'Alert Center,' New Weather Venue
NewscastStudio, Dec 7, 2015, 7:56 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 38: West Palm Beach, FL)
WPTV's November Sweeps Elevator Pitch
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 7, 2015, 7:23 AM EST
dma 36: Cincinnati
O'Rourke Replacing Williams At 11 On WCPO
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Dec 7, 2015, 7:12 AM EST
dma 53
Anchor Joanna Pasceri Leaving WKBW Buffalo
The Buffalo News, Dec 7, 2015, 7:00 AM EST
Dma 11: Tampa, FL
Longtime WFTS Anchor Brendan McLaughlin Leaving
Tampa Bay Times, Dec 4, 2015, 2:41 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
WAVE Highlights Teacher Whose Rap Inspires
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 4, 2015, 8:30 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 14: Seattle)
KIRO Reporter Surprises New Parents With Car
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 4, 2015, 8:26 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 13: Detroit)
Detroit’s WDIV November Sweeps Elevator Pitch
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 4, 2015, 8:22 AM EST
dma 39: Austin, TX
KVUE Adds Jenelle Shriner As Assistant ND
TVSpy, Dec 4, 2015, 7:54 AM EST
dma 186: Butte-Bozeman, MT
KBZK Reporter Covers Sheriff While Dating Him
Romenesko, Dec 4, 2015, 6:05 AM EST
dma 34
Salt Lake Sweeps: KUTV Tops, KSL Up, KSTU Down
The Salt Lake Tribune, Dec 4, 2015, 6:02 AM EST
Disaster Coverage Tips For Newsrooms
RTDNA, Dec 3, 2015, 3:13 PM EST
dma 36: Cincinnati
WCPO Boycott Urged Over Cop-Killing Video
TVSpy, Dec 3, 2015, 3:11 PM EST
Your November Sweeps Elevator Speech
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 3, 2015, 8:14 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
WCAU Shows The Faces Of Homeless Youth
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 3, 2015, 8:06 AM EST
dma 55: Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA
WBRE Names Rod Jackson News Director
TVSpy, Dec 3, 2015, 7:00 AM EST
He takes over for Jim DePury, who is retiring from the Nexstar NBC affiliate in Scranton, Pa., at the end of this month. Link | Add comment
DMA 11
WTVT Tampa Adds One Anchor, Promotes Another
TVNewsCheck, Dec 2, 2015, 3:17 PM EST
dma 4: Philadelphia
WTXF Expands 'Good Day' To Seven Days A Week
Philly.com, Dec 2, 2015, 11:07 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 7: Washington)
WJLA Helps Mom And 8 Kids Living In A Car
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 2, 2015, 8:25 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 28)
KFMB San Diego Is No. 1 In News In November
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 2, 2015, 8:21 AM EST
dma 7: Washington
WRC Adds Susan Hogan As Consumer Reporter
New England One, Dec 2, 2015, 7:49 AM EST
dma 36
TV Changes In Cincinnati After Sweeps End
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Dec 2, 2015, 7:39 AM EST
Longtime WTOL Sports Director Orris Tabner Dies
WTOL, Dec 2, 2015, 7:34 AM EST
dma 129:Corpus Christi, TX
KORO Adds Rita Verreos To Anchor Desk
mySA, Dec 2, 2015, 7:28 AM EST
dma 21
St. Louis Sweeps: Neck-And-Neck-And-Neck
STLToday, Dec 2, 2015, 7:25 AM EST
dma 53
Buffalo Sweeps: Race Tightens In Key News Slots
The Buffalo News, Dec 2, 2015, 6:22 AM EST
dma 8: Boston
WCVB Ups Reid Lamberty To Weekend P.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 1, 2015, 7:47 PM EST
dma 35
WISN Milwaukee Adds Two Anchors
The Dudek Abides, Dec 1, 2015, 12:19 PM EST
dma 13
Detroit Sweeps: WDIV, WJBK, WXYZ Battle It Out
MLive, Dec 1, 2015, 8:57 AM EST
dma 23
Pittsburgh Sweeps: Status Quo With No Snow
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec 1, 2015, 7:31 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
WPVI Gets Engaged With Viewers On Facebook
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 1, 2015, 7:24 AM EST
Dma 17: Denver
KDEN Adds Weather Anchor Ariel Rivera Vazquez
TVNewsCheck, Nov 30, 2015, 7:46 PM EST
Dma 3: Chicago
WFLD News Adds Mike Caplan, Scott Schneider
TVNewsCheck, Nov 30, 2015, 4:39 PM EST
dma 53
WGRZ Buffalo Meteorologist Charged With DWI
The Buffalo News, Nov 30, 2015, 2:56 PM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 48)
KOAT Holds Albuquerque Social Lead
NetNewsCheck, Nov 30, 2015, 8:30 AM EST
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate KOAT has a small but certain lead among local media on Albuquerque-Santa Fe social media in terms of both total action and fans/followers in the last six months, according to Shareablee data. Hubbard’s NBC affil KOB captures a close second in both categories. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 8)
WCVB Boston Is Ready For Winter
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 30, 2015, 8:15 AM EST
dma 35
Milwaukee Sweeps: WISN Poised To Sweep
The Dudek Abides, Nov 30, 2015, 7:53 AM EST
dma 32
San Antonio Sweeps: KSAT Cements News Reign
MySanAntonio.com, Nov 30, 2015, 7:48 AM EST
dma 3
Chicago Sweeps: WLS Leads In Losing Battle At 10
Robert Feder, Nov 30, 2015, 7:39 AM EST
dma 91: Savannah, GA
WTOC Meteorologist Pat Prokop Retiring
TVSpy, Nov 25, 2015, 2:36 PM EST
Chicago Video A Tough Call For Newsrooms
CNN Money, Nov 25, 2015, 8:26 AM EST
Newsrooms across the country made varying decisions about airing the recently released Laquan McDonald shooting video Tuesday. The full dash-cam video was widely available on YouTube, on social networks and on the websites of national news organizations. But some stations in Chicago were noticeably restrained. Link | Add comment
dma 71
WJRT Flint Teases New Set
NewscastStudio, Nov 25, 2015, 8:22 AM EST
Sinclair Tweaks Station Website Template
NewscastStudio, Nov 25, 2015, 8:18 AM EST
Is Sinclair tweaking the design of its stations’ websites? If WJLA Washington’s site is any indicator, it looks like that may be the case. The group began revamping select station websites back in August, and now has pushed out some design and layout updates, starting with its D.C. ABC affiliate. Link | Add comment
KCNC's Vic Lombardi Expected To Leave
The Denver Post, Nov 25, 2015, 7:00 AM EST
dma 75: Springfield, MO
KYTV Captures The Ozarks In New Set Design
NewscastStudio, Nov 24, 2015, 8:17 AM EST
dma 43
Anchor Bill Young Leaving KOKH Oklahoma City
TVSpy, Nov 24, 2015, 7:54 AM EST
dma 30
Reporter Debra Bogstie Leaving WVIT Hartford
New England One, Nov 23, 2015, 8:10 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 42: Norfolk, VA)
WAVY-WVBT Add Drone To Aerial News Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 23, 2015, 7:51 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 74)
KETV Tops Omaha’s Social Media Market
NetNewsCheck, Nov 23, 2015, 7:34 AM EST
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate KETV leads Omaha local media on both total actions and fans/followers, according to data from Shareablee. It edges out Gray’s NBC affil WOWT in both categories, dominating both Facebook and Twitter. Link | Add comment
Female Meteorologists Obsessed With Same Dress
Tech Insider, Nov 23, 2015, 6:56 AM EST
Hearst Stations Expand Election Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Nov 23, 2015, 5:42 AM EST
The station group’s Commitment 2016 initiative includes local, regional and national debates and adds new features including "8 Issues/8 Weeks," a cross-platform push to frame issues and candidates’ positions, and "Candidate Accountability," which will explore whether candidates up for reelection kept campaign promises. Above, KCCI Des Moines, Iowa, anchors Stacey Horst and Steve Karlin interview Martin O’Malley at the Nov. 14 Democratic debate. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
WLKY Flies To D.C. To Honor Veterans
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 20, 2015, 9:31 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 36:Cincinnati)
WCPO Travels 10,000 Miles For Rhino Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 20, 2015, 7:45 AM EST
dma 53
WKBW Buffalo Said Adding Anchor Ashley Rowe
The Buffalo News, Nov 20, 2015, 6:59 AM EST
dma 9: Atlanta
WGCL Adds Six 'Just A Minute' Commentators
AJC.com, Nov 20, 2015, 6:45 AM EST
dma 19
Reporter Mario Boone Leaves WFTV Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Nov 20, 2015, 6:30 AM EST
dma 13: Detroit
Karen Drew Named Anchor Of WDIV’s ‘First At 4’
TVNewsCheck, Nov 19, 2015, 8:00 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 11: Tampa, FL)
WUSF Airs Special About Florida's Wild Side
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 19, 2015, 8:00 AM EST
dma 47: Jacksonville, FL
WJAX-WFOX Get Permission To Fly News Drone
WJAX, Nov 19, 2015, 7:47 AM EST
Dma 25: Raleigh-Durham, NC
WRAL News App Now Supports Apple Watch
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2015, 4:50 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KRON Offers Bird’s Eye Views With Drone
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 18, 2015, 8:16 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 72: Des Moines, IA)
WHO Gives Each GOP Presidential Candidate An Hour
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 18, 2015, 8:13 AM EST
DMA 6: San Francisco
KRON Launches Drone Following FAA Approval
TVNewsCheck, Nov 17, 2015, 7:15 PM EST
dma 15: Minneapolis
KMSP Reporter Arrested During Protest
TVSpy, Nov 17, 2015, 3:15 PM EST
dma 138: Columbia, MO
How KOMU Uses Social In Public Affairs Show
Reynolds Journalism Institute, Nov 17, 2015, 2:26 PM EST
The University of Missouri’s NBC affiliate in Columbia is using social media to produce a public affairs segment, uncovering new story ideas, angles and sources. “We’ve learned to really embrace the use of social media, not just as a place where you put your story when it’s done but the place where your story can start,” says Annie Hammock, the station's  interactive director. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
WYFF Named 'Best News' In S.C. By AP
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 17, 2015, 8:13 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 28: San Diego)
KUSI Scoring With High School Sports Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 17, 2015, 8:09 AM EST
dma 19: Orlando, FL
WFTV's Welch, WESH's Brewer Departing
Orlando Sentinel, Nov 17, 2015, 6:58 AM EST
dma 44
Jim Sinkovitz Retiring From WGAL Harrisburg
PennLive.com, Nov 16, 2015, 2:38 PM EST
DMA 17
KDEN Denver Promotes Pamela Padilla To Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 16, 2015, 12:19 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 47: Jacksonville, FL)
WJXX-WTLV On Aircraft Carrier For Veterans Day
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 16, 2015, 8:08 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 16)
WSCV Leads Miami’s Local Social Players
NetNewsCheck, Nov 16, 2015, 7:58 AM EST
NBC O&O WSCV rules the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale local social media market in terms of overall social actions, according to Shareablee data, though Univision’s WAMR-FM crushes the competition with the market’s most fans/followers. Link | Comments (1)
dma 8: Boston
Joy Lim Nakrin Gone From WFXT News
New England One, Nov 16, 2015, 7:31 AM EST
dma 3: Chicago
WLS Chicago Adds Will Jones To Reporting Staff
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Nov 13, 2015, 3:23 PM EST
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
Sweeps Story May Have Saved Reporter’s Life
TVSpy, Nov 13, 2015, 2:48 PM EST
dma 72: Des Moines, IA
KCCI Anchor Kevin Cooney Prepares To Sign Off
The Des Moines Register, Nov 13, 2015, 2:31 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WWL Catches Judges Beaching It On Taxpayers' Dime
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 13, 2015, 8:35 AM EST
Market Share (dma 12)
Earthshaking Promo From KTVK Phoenix
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 13, 2015, 8:20 AM EST
dma 22
Brien Blakely Joins WJZY’s ‘Good Day Charlotte’
TVNewsCheck, Nov 12, 2015, 6:09 PM EST
dma 5: Dallas
You'll Never Look At A News Promo The Same Again
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 12, 2015, 8:37 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 8: Boston)
WCVB'S Karen Holmes Ward Honored
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 12, 2015, 8:27 AM EST
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
AP Names WRAL Top News Operation, Again
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 12, 2015, 8:23 AM EST
dma 53: buffalo, ny
WIVB Reporter Rich Newberg Retiring After 37 Years
The Buffalo News, Nov 12, 2015, 7:27 AM EST
dma 1
WNBC News Copter Hit By Laser Over NYC
The Associated Press, Nov 12, 2015, 7:01 AM EST
Dma 58
WALA Mobile Adds Real-Time Traffic Reporting
TVNewsCheck, Nov 11, 2015, 3:46 PM EST
Dma 51
Anchor Farrah Reyna Joins WDSU New Orleans
TVNewsCheck, Nov 11, 2015, 3:29 PM EST
Dma 17: Denver
Investigative Expert Kovaleski Back At KMGH
TVNewsCheck, Nov 11, 2015, 3:06 PM EST
In addition to reporting for the Denver ABC affiliate, Tony Kovaleski will also train investigative journalists for Scripps stations across the country. Full Story | Add comment
dma 114: Youngstown, OH
WFMJ Anchor Bob Black Retiring After 35 Years
WFMJ, Nov 11, 2015, 2:39 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 2: Los Angeles)
KNBC Exposes Radioactive Waste Cover-Up
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 11, 2015, 8:02 AM EST
KUSA's Mark Koebrich To Retire Next Year
The Denver Post, Nov 11, 2015, 6:59 AM EST
dma 27
WISH Indianapolis Launches AVI8OR Drone
TVNewsCheck, Nov 10, 2015, 4:32 PM EST
Media General’s CW affiliate today introduced the only live newsgathering drone in the state. It’s flown by Chopper 8 Chief Pilot Keith McCutchen. Full Story | Comments (2)
dma 12: Phoenix
News Director Leona Wood Leaving KPHO
FTVLive, Nov 10, 2015, 2:43 PM EST
KPHO News Director Leona Wood told her staff that she is leaving the Meredith-owned CBS affiliate in Phoenix at the end of the month. Link | Add comment
dma 101: Davenport, IA
Former KWQC News Director Doug Retherford Dies
The Quad-City Times, Nov 10, 2015, 2:37 PM EST
Dma 7
Jim Lokay Joins WTTG Washington News
TVNewsCheck, Nov 10, 2015, 2:09 PM EST
Dma 16
NewsON Adds WPLG Miami To App Roster
TVNewsCheck, Nov 10, 2015, 8:09 AM EST
The local news service available nationwide via app expands just days after its launch. It now offers video from 119 stations in 91 U.S. markets. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 8: Boston
Doug Meehan Joins WCVB As Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 9, 2015, 7:31 PM EST
Dma 11: Tampa, FL
Longtime WTVT Anchor Denise White To Retire
WTVT, Nov 9, 2015, 7:17 PM EST
dma 9
WGCL Atlanta Launches Investigative Team
TVNewsCheck, Nov 9, 2015, 5:23 PM EST
The new unit at Meredith’s CBS affiliate has more than 100 years of experience. Full Story | Add comment
dma 21: St. Louis
April Simpson, KTVI Part Ways Over Intern Dispute
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nov 9, 2015, 2:37 PM EST
dma 82: Paducah, KY
Longtime KFVS Weatherman Don McNeely Dies
Southeast Missourian, Nov 9, 2015, 2:34 PM EST
Dma 42: Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA
New GM, News Director At WTKR-WGNT
TVNewsCheck, Nov 9, 2015, 8:24 AM EST
At the Norfolk, Va., CBS-CW duopoly owned by Dreamcatcher Broadcasting and operated by Tribune, Skip Valet becomes VP-GM, while Ryan Minnaugh is named news director. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KNTV Finds Answers To Calif.’s Drought In Israel
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 9, 2015, 7:14 AM EST
dma 75
Elmira News Pioneer Bruce Flaherty Dies At 94
Star Gazette, Nov 6, 2015, 3:00 PM EST
dma 147: Wichita Falls, TX
KFDX Story Proves To Be Totally False
FTVLive, Nov 6, 2015, 2:43 PM EST
dma 72: Des Moines, IA
WHO To Present GOP Candidate Forums
WHO, Nov 6, 2015, 11:41 AM EST
Three presidential candidates — Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal and Donald Trump — have agreed to sit with Tribune's WHO Des Moines, Iowa, down for live, one-hour televised forums with Iowans where they will discuss three of the most pressing issues. Link | Comments (1)
Some Stations Fooled By Comedy Central Hoax
TVSpy, Nov 6, 2015, 8:19 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 10: Houston)
KHOU Exposes City-Wide Housing Problems
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 6, 2015, 7:21 AM EST
KHOU, the Tegna-owned CBS affiliate in Houston, is shining its investigative light on some housing problems in the city, with stories across its Monday newscasts. Link | Comments (2)
Stations’ New Election Tools: Hybrid Sets, AR
TVNewsCheck, Nov 5, 2015, 12:08 PM EST
In next year’s elections, there’s likely to be a noticeable uptick in the use of high-tech tools by stations like WBTV Charlotte, N.C. (above), to help viewers better understand the shifting political fortunes of candidates and parties and add a little on-screen pizzazz in the process. Full Story | Comments (3)
Dma 5
Alex Boyer Named Reporter For KDFW Dallas
TVNewsCheck, Nov 5, 2015, 10:49 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WDSU Helps Raise $350,000 For Children’s Hospital
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 5, 2015, 8:35 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 7: Washington)
UPDATE: WJLA Documentary Exclusively For Website
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 5, 2015, 8:31 AM EST
dma 11
WFTS Tampa Unveils New Set
WFTS, Nov 5, 2015, 8:19 AM EST
dma 15: Minneapolis
WCCO's Jennifer Mayerle Talks About Scoop
Star Tribune, Nov 5, 2015, 7:17 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 7: Washington)
WJLA Documentary Shown Exclusively On Website
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 4, 2015, 7:48 AM EST
Dma 1
WNBC New York Adds Dave Price To Weather
TVNewsCheck, Nov 3, 2015, 3:51 PM EST
dma 37
WSPA Spartanburg Rebrands Newscasts
NewscastStudio, Nov 3, 2015, 3:20 PM EST
NBC O&Os Said Planning 4 P.M. Newscasts
FTVLive, Nov 3, 2015, 3:00 PM EST
A number of NBC O&O's are said to be looking into launching a 4 p.m. newscast. You see the earlier news popping up in more and more markets and it is happening lately because of all the political ad dollars in play. Link | Comments (5)
Dma 11: Tampa
Chris Cato Named WTVT Latenight Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 3, 2015, 2:49 PM EST
dma 11: Tampa
Entravision Dismantles WVEA News Operation
Media Moves, Nov 3, 2015, 2:45 PM EST
Univision affiliate WVEA Tampa, Fla., will no longer produce its own newscasts. Entravision has decided to “hub” news for Tampa out of its Orlando studios. Link | Add comment
Martket Share (DMA 11: Tampa)
WTVT Anchors Lip Sync Tribute To Taylor Swift
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 3, 2015, 8:27 AM EST
dma 53
WKBW Buffalo Names Heverling News Dir.
The Buffalo News, Nov 3, 2015, 7:59 AM EST
The Scripps-owned Buffalo, N.Y., ABC affiliate hires Robert Heverling, an assistant news director at WOIO Cleveland, to oversee its news operations. Link | Comments (2)
dma 22
WCNC Charlotte Anchor Sonja Gantt Leaving
Charlotte Observer, Nov 3, 2015, 7:53 AM EST
dma 45: Birmingham, AL
Guy Rawlings Join WVTM Anchor Team
TVNewsCheck, Nov 2, 2015, 4:48 PM EST
dma 7: Washington
WTTG's Kevin McCarthy Proposes On Halloween
WTTG, Nov 2, 2015, 3:23 PM EST
Market Share: dma 20
KCRA Investigates Slow Response At Hospital
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 2, 2015, 8:03 AM EST
NNC Social Scorecard: DMA 2
KABC Dominates L.A. Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Nov 2, 2015, 7:36 AM EST
ABC/Disney-owned KABC is the clear winner among Los Angeles’ local social media according to Shareablee data, beating out all the competition in both total social actions and fans/followers. Tribune’s KTLA takes second in both categories. Link | Comments (1)
DMA 25: Raleigh, NC
WRAL To Air Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade
TVNewsCheck, Nov 1, 2015, 2:48 PM EST
dmas 4 & 7
WTXF, WTTG Anchors Dress Up For Halloween
TVSpy, Oct 30, 2015, 5:21 PM EDT
DMA 93: Baton Rouge, LA
WBRZ Ups Lee Polowzcuk To News Director
TVNewsCheck, Oct 30, 2015, 5:18 PM EDT
He succeeds the retiring Chuck Bark as head of news operations at the Baton Rouge, La., ABC affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
dma 8:
Jim Lokay Leaving WCVB Boston
New England 1, Oct 30, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT
dma 2: Los Angeles
Jeff Vaughn Joins KCBS-KCAL News
TVNewsCheck, Oct 30, 2015, 1:18 PM EDT
dma 15: Minneapolis
WCCO's Last Of The Red-Hot Sportscasters
Star Tribune, Oct 30, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT
At 63, Mark Rosen has been a member of the WCCO Minneapolis family for 46 years, making him the longest-tenured TV sports personality in any U.S. market. But is time running out on what used to be the big game in town? Link | Add comment
dma 130: Wilmington, NC
WECT Crew Takes Cover After Shots Fired
TVSpy, Oct 29, 2015, 2:45 PM EDT
dma 74: Omaha, NE
KETV’s New Home Used To Be A Train Station
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 28, 2015, 8:26 PM EDT
From a cavernous, crumbling mess to a modern-day media facility, the transformation of the historic Burlington Station into KETV Omaha's new state-of-the-art facility has been remarkable. Link | Add comment
dma 76: Rochester, NY
WUHF Cuts Away From World Series For News
TVSpy, Oct 28, 2015, 2:59 PM EDT
Dma 13: Detroit
Kim DeGiulio Named New WDIV Traffic Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Oct 28, 2015, 2:11 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 57: Little Rock, AR)
Anchor Team Gets Personal In KARK Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 28, 2015, 8:19 AM EDT
dma 19: Orlando
Molly Rosenblatt Leaving WOFL Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 28, 2015, 6:46 AM EDT
DMA 49: Louisville
Sports Journalist Lachlan McLean Joins WLKY
TVNewsCheck, Oct 27, 2015, 7:18 PM EDT
Dma 22: Charlotte, NC
Brian Basham Named WJZY Chief Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Oct 27, 2015, 7:09 PM EDT
DMA 37: Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC
WYFF Ups Allyson Powell To A.M. Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 27, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT
dma 45
WBMA-LD Birmingham Upgrades News Set
NewscastStudio, Oct 27, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT
dmas 141 & 15
Diane Alexander Leaves KQDS For WCCO
Duluth News Tribune, Oct 27, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT
The Day That Changed WDBJ Roanoke
CNN, Oct 27, 2015, 8:17 AM EDT
The August murders of two Virginia journalists shocked the country, in part because viewers saw the shootings happen on live television. What viewers couldn't see was the extraordinary response at the TV station WDBJ, from the editing room where a friend of one of the victims spotted the killer on videotape to the meeting room where the whole staff recited the Lord's Prayer together. Link | Add comment
dma 23
Shiny New Sets At Two Steel City Stations
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct 27, 2015, 6:44 AM EDT
Just in time for the latest sweeps period, Pittsburgh's WPXI (NBC) and KDKA (CBS) unveiled state-of-the-art sets on Monday. And what will the well-dressed newscasts be wearing this fall? In a word, screens. KDKA used Devlin Design for its new look, while WPXI turned to tech company Orad. Link | Add comment
dma 74: Omaha, NE
KETV To Debut From Former Train Station
NewscastStudio, Oct 26, 2015, 3:26 PM EDT
KETV, the Hearst Television ABC affiliate in Omaha, Neb., will officially debut from its new home in a converted train station Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. The project, first announced in June 2013, involved a restoration of the historic Burlington Station to transform from its old role as a train depot to a state-of-the-art television station. Link | Add comment
dma 5: Dallas
WFAA Reporter Goes Into Labor…In Live Truck
TVSpy, Oct 26, 2015, 2:55 PM EDT
dma 1: New York
Meteorologist Pedro Montoro Joins WNJU
TVNewsCheck, Oct 26, 2015, 11:18 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Examines NC’s Troubled Fishing Industry
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 26, 2015, 8:15 AM EDT
dma 3
WLS Chicago Unveils New Streetside Studios
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Oct 26, 2015, 8:05 AM EDT
Slain WDBJ Journos Subject Of Multimedia Story
South Bend Tribune, Oct 26, 2015, 8:02 AM EDT
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
WSOC Meteorologist Ahrens Arrested For Assault
The Charlotte Observer, Oct 26, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 23
WPXI, KDKA Pittsburgh Prepare For Set Debuts
NewscastStudio, Oct 26, 2015, 6:23 AM EDT
dma 8: Boston
WCVB Adding Two Weeknight Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Oct 23, 2015, 4:49 PM EDT
The Hearst-owned Boston ABC affiliate will introduce half-hour news broadcasts at 4:30 and 7 p.m. starting Jan. 11. Full Story | Comments (3)
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
Red Cross Thanks WYFF For Telethon
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 23, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT
Dma 100 (Fayetteville-Ft. Smith, AR)
Deana Day Joins KHBS-KHOG News As Ex. Prod.
TVNewsCheck, Oct 23, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT
dma 8: Boston
WFXT Launches First Drone For Fall Foliage Story
WFXT, Oct 22, 2015, 12:55 PM EDT
WTTG's McCarthy's DeLorean Video Gets 1.3M Shares
TVNewsCheck, Oct 22, 2015, 11:01 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
WMAR Relentless In Covering Local School Problems
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 22, 2015, 8:26 AM EDT
dma 29: Nashville
WSMV’s Lisa Spencer Receives National Honor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 21, 2015, 4:41 PM EDT
dma 43: Oklahoma City
Hughes Named News Director At KFOR
TVSpy, Oct 21, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
Natalie Hughes, interim ND since September at the Tribune NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City, gets the permanent promotion. Link | Add comment
dma 133: Columbus, MS
WCBI Sports Anchor Has To Resort To Plan B
TVSpy, Oct 20, 2015, 4:03 PM EDT
Dma 4
WPVI Philadelphia To Host Mayoral Debate
TVNewsCheck, Oct 20, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT
dma 26: Baltimore
Reporter Brendan McNamara Joins WMAR
TVSpy, Oct 20, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Documentary Examines Life In Cuba
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 20, 2015, 8:25 AM EDT
Investigative Journo Shares Interviewing Tips
Advancing The Story, Oct 20, 2015, 7:54 AM EDT
dma 5: Dallas
Investigative Reporter Charlotte Huffman Joins WFAA
TVSpy, Oct 20, 2015, 7:41 AM EDT
dma 114
Steve Vesey Joining WFMJ Youngstown News
The Buffalo News, Oct 20, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
DMA 134: Wausau-Rhinelander, WI
WSAW, WZAW Debut State-Of-The-Art Studios
WSAW, Oct 19, 2015, 4:24 PM EDT
dma 69
WDBJ Roanoke To Unveil '7'-Shaped Anchor Desk
NewscastStudio, Oct 19, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
dma 3
Richard Roeper Set To Join WFLD Chicago
TVNewsCheck, Oct 19, 2015, 10:28 AM EDT
Reports surfaced in August
that Chicago Sun-Times film critic Richard Roeper was auditioning for the Fox Chicago O&O's morning newscast. Now, TVNewsCheck has learned that the station is expected to announce this week that Roeper will be joining Good Day Chicago as a host at 7-10 a.m. | Add comment
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 78)
Raycom’s WIS Leads Columbia, SC's Social
NetNewsCheck, Oct 19, 2015, 8:02 AM EDT
WIS, a Raycom-owned NBC affiliate, has captured the most social actions over the past six months. The market’s leader in fans/followers, however, is WLTX, the market's  Tegna-owned CBS affiliate. Link | Add comment
dma 22
Doug Mayes, Charlotte TV News Pioneer, Dies At 93
The Charlotte Observer, Oct 19, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT
dma 13: Detroit
Movie Planned On WJBK Anchor Lee Thomas
Detroit Free Press, Oct 19, 2015, 7:12 AM EDT
dma 4
WCAU Philadelphia, IBEW Settle Strike
Philadelphia Business Journal, Oct 19, 2015, 6:26 AM EDT
Striking photographers and technicians at NBC's Philly O&O voted Friday to ratify a new four-year contract after more than three weeks off the job. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 3)
WGN Chicago To Air Breast Cancer Special
TVNewcCheck/Market Share, Oct 16, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
WVUE New Orleans News Adds David Bernard
TVNewsCheck, Oct 14, 2015, 11:40 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA1: New York)
On WABC, Lee Goldberg's The Man
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 14, 2015, 9:42 PM EDT
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
How WCCB Prospered After Fox Divorce
The Charlotte Observer, Oct 14, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT
In 2013, Bahakel Communications' WCCB Charlotte, N.C., lost its Fox affiliation when Fox bought WJZY there. Few would have expected the station to continue to prosper, but now — entering its third fall premiere season with the lesser-known CW network — WCCB has set itself apart as the little channel that could. Link | Comments (3)
Dma 10: Houston
KHOU To Air Mayoral Debate On Oct. 17
TVNewsCheck, Oct 14, 2015, 10:55 AM EDT
The station’s collaboration with Houston Public Media and Free Press Houston aims to engage young voters. Seven candidates will be on hand for the live broadcast two days before early voting opens up to Texans. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 27
WISH Slots Live Indianapolis Mayoral Debate
TVNewsCheck, Oct 14, 2015, 8:11 AM EDT
The live, half-hour debate will air on Media General's CW affiliate Friday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 to 7 p.m. from the WISH studios. Full Story | Add comment
dma 9: Atlanta
WXIA's DeMarco Morgan Joining CBS News
AJC.com, Oct 14, 2015, 6:49 AM EDT
Sean Pragano Joins WTIC As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2015, 4:57 PM EDT
dma 59: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
WRGB News Anchor Ed O’Brien Dies
WRGB, Oct 13, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
Strike Against WCAU Gets Nastier
Philly.com, Oct 13, 2015, 2:21 PM EDT
The strike by 65 camera operators and broadcast technicians at NBC-owned WCAU Philadelphia is heating up. The station is looking to hire replacement workers and has posted the positions of strikers on job sites. Link | Add comment
Diller: Local TV News 'Going On Forever'
TVSpy, Oct 13, 2015, 2:06 PM EDT
The media titan, appearing today on CNBC's Squawk on the Street: “All TV news, other than local news, is irrelevant,” said Diller. “People watch local. I’ve always thought the last one standing is a local television station. I think they’re going on forever. They are the ones organized to deal with their local community. People like to know about things in their area: weather, sports. Local, local, local is always going to be relevant for television.” See the video here. Link | Comments (8)
Dma 35: Milwaukee
WDJT Unveils New Set, State-Of-The-Art Studio
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2015, 1:54 PM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
WSB Names Misti Turnbull News Director
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT
The Cox Atlanta ABC affiliate elevates its 16-year veteran and managing editor to the top news slot. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 49: Louisville, KY
Meteorologist Tiffany Savona Joins WLKY
TVNewsCheck, Oct 12, 2015, 3:07 PM EDT
dma 35: Milwaukee
WTMJ Anchor Tom Murray Leaves For Ministry
JSOnline, Oct 12, 2015, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 14: Seattle
Longtime KIRO Broadcaster Chris Legeros Dies
SeattlePI, Oct 12, 2015, 6:16 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 9: Atlanta)
WAGA News Anchors Act, Badly, On Facebook
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 11, 2015, 10:16 PM EDT
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 (9)
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