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  • TVN Tech: RF Vendors Prepare For TV Spectrum Repack

    This summer, Phil Kurz, TVNewsCheck’s technology editor, hit the road to visit the manufacturing facilities of Dielectric, Electronics Research Inc. (ERI) and GatesAir (above) to see how each is preparing for the expected spike in demand for antennas, transmitters and other RF components as a result of the TV spectrum repack. This is what he learned.
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  • Open Mike: Stations Should Editorialize, Not Just Inform

    Hearst Television’s Jordan Wertlieb: “Now, more than ever, stations should editorialize and put an added focus and spotlight on the issues that touch their local communities. Editorials highlight community leaders and heroes; hold elected officials accountable; seek to underscore important investigations and truths; and call for legislative changes that better the lives of the viewers they serve.   More | Comments (19)
  • Focus: Trump FCC Point Man Has Broadcasting Ties

    Jeffrey Eisenach, head of President-elect Donald Trump’s FCC transition team and the possible next chairman of the agency, is a free-market economist whose background includes consulting for the NAB, NCTA and Disney. He’s written detailed studies supporting the incentive auction, retrans and deregulation of the FCC’s ownership rules. More | Add comment
  • Jessell: Stations Need More News, Not More Opinions

    Most TV stations don't editorialize. For years I thought this was a mistake. Now I see it as a virtue. That local broadcasters mostly avoid opinion may be one of their strongest attributes, one that they can exploit in a media ecosystem where it is increasingly difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Surveys confirm that local broadcasters are a widely trusted source of news, at least relative to other media. Given that, they should step up the breadth and depth of their reporting. Crimes, fires, accidents and the five-day forecast are not enough. More | Comments (22)
  • Jessell Bonus Track: David Smith: 3.0 Is Broadcasters' Only Avenue To Growth

    The head of Sinclair Broadcast Group makes a powerful argument for ATSC 3.0. He believes it will spawn many enhancements and businesses that will more than justify the "immaterial" cost of implementation, especially the ability to deliver targeted advertising. There's room for skepticism, but not enough to stop broadcasters from moving briskly ahead with the technology. More | Comments (6)
  • NewsTECHForum: Designing Digital Media Into Newsrooms

    The Dec. 12 opening session of TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum will feature Hearst TV’s Roger Keating; E.W. Scripps’ Sean McLaughlin; CJ&N’s Steve Schwaid; and Dalet’s Frederic Roux who will be "Imaging the Newsroom of the Future." More | Comments (1)
  • NewsTECHForum: Is There A Facebook Dependency Problem?

    Broadcasters have become increasingly reliant on its referral traffic, and Facebook's platform is gobbling up more and more of broadcasters’ resources and original content. A panel discussion on Dec. 12 at NewsTECHForum will also mine how they’re negotiating Facebook Live and monetizing on the platform, featuring input from Tegna, CBS Local Digital Media, News Press & Gazette and more.  More | Add comment
  • Balloting Opens For Women In Tech Awards

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    's annual Women in Technology Leadership Award and the Technology Women to Watch Awards support the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program, which places graduating engineers who are women or people of color in broadcast industry internships. More | Add comment
  • TVN Names Scripps Station Group Of The Year

    In announcing the honor, TVNewsCheck Editor Harry A. Jessell cited the company’s efforts to go beyond broadcasting and establish itself prominently and profitably among national digital media. Led by CEO Rich Boehne, over the past three years Scripps has spent $124 million to acquire Newsy (OTT news), Midroll (podcasting) and Cracked (digital content).  More | Comments (2)
  • Newsy’s Sabatinelli To Talk On How To Monetize OTT

    The fourth annual NewsTECHForum presented by TVNewsCheck and Sports Video Group will feature an on-stage Q&A with Blake Sabatinelli, the general manager of the Scripps-owned OTT service Newsy, on Dec. 12. For the full NewsTECHForum program, or to register, click here. More | Add comment

Special Reports

  • TV2020: Do you see an ROI in ATSC 3.0? TVNewsCheck’s TV2020 conference was designed to let station personnel gather with other station and network executives, technology chiefs, financial analysts, investors and technology manufacturers to figure out the potential upside and the estimated costs in converting to ATSC 3.0 while also contending with the FCC’s spectrum repack and the industry’s transition to IP technology.
  • News Sets 2016: A four-part examination of the state of the art of set technology and deployment with a focus on: big video displays and monitor arrays; video display controllers; a Q&A explaining how the NBC O&Os have upgraded many of their facilities; and a close-up look at the innovative approach at WTXF Philadelphia and KDKA Pittsburgh.
  • TVN's FCC Watch: A quick briefing on FCC proceedings affecting TV broadcasters from Washington communications attorneys David Oxenford and David O'Connor.
  • Multicasting 2016: A four-part examination of the revenue, programming and technology strategies of the diginet business.
  • Employment 2016: In Part I, the challenges facing broadcasters in finding the right people for the rights jobs. Part II: It used to be a given that news managers would readily move it if meant a bigger market and a larger paycheck. Not anymore. Part III, the military may become an even bigger source of talent for station IT and engineering departments.
  • THE TOP 30 TV STATION GROUPS: As a result of its merger with Media General, Nexstar Broadcasting moves up 10 spots and is now No. 3 on TVNewsCheck's 2016 station group ranking behind Fox and CBS. Gray's acquisition of Schurz moved it up to No. 13, Nexstar's old spot. Together, the two deals changed the rank of 21 groups and opened the door to two newcomers.
  • 2016 NAB Show Tech Hot Topics: TVNewsCheck’s second annual multi-part series highlighting emerging tech trends in advance of the NAB Show. Topics include field contribution, audio, cameras, IP transport, transmitters, antennas, newsroom computer systems, broadcast graphics and master control.
  • 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.
Marketshare Blog Playout Blog
dma 39
Austin Sweep: KXAN Wins Most News Slots
Austin360, Dec 2, 2016, 2:27 PM EST
dma 8: Houston
KTRK Anchor Dave Ward Has Open Heart Surgery
Mike McGuff, Dec 2, 2016, 2:24 PM EST
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
WBTV Reporter Pam Escobar Leaves
The Charlotte Observer, Dec 2, 2016, 7:54 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KRON’s Outside Media Produces Nov. Gains
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 2, 2016, 7:36 AM EST
dma 8: Houston
KPRC Houston Debuts New Graphics
NewscastStudio, Dec 2, 2016, 7:16 AM EST
dma 19: Cleveland
WOIO Adds Meteorologist Jason Nicholas
Cleveland.com, Dec 2, 2016, 7:01 AM EST
dma 16: Miami
WLRN Filmmaker Alan Tomlinson Dies At 69
Miami Herald, Dec 2, 2016, 6:59 AM EST
Dma 27: Indianapolis
Carrier Keeps WRTV Out Of Press Conference
TheIndyChannel, Dec 2, 2016, 6:33 AM EST
dma 105 :Lincoln-Hastings-Kearney, NE
KOLN Begins Work On New Set Installation
NewscastStudio, Dec 2, 2016, 6:23 AM EST
dma 2
Anchor Jeff Michael Out At KTTV Los Angeles
TVSpy, Dec 1, 2016, 7:22 AM EST
dma 22
Charlotte Sweep: WSOC Gains In News Ratings
The Charlotte Observer, Dec 1, 2016, 6:50 AM EST
Dma 49: Louisville, KY
WAVE Anchor Recovering From On-Air Stroke
Courier-Journal, Dec 1, 2016, 5:58 AM EST
dma 38: West Palm Beach, FL
Israel Balderas Leaves WPTV For College
TVSpy, Nov 30, 2016, 3:27 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 28)
San Diego Sweep: KFMB Wins Despite Nielsen Change
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 30, 2016, 8:37 AM EST
dma 53
Buffalo Sweep: WIVB Has Much To Celebrate
The Buffalo News, Nov 30, 2016, 6:57 AM EST
dma 31
San Antonio Sweep: KSAT Sweeps News Races
mySA.com, Nov 30, 2016, 6:53 AM EST
dma 50
New Orleans Sweep: WWL Back On Top At 10 PM
Nola.com, Nov 30, 2016, 6:44 AM EST
dma 23
Pittsburgh Sweep: KDKA Wins HHs, WPXI Up In Demo
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov 30, 2016, 6:41 AM EST
DMA 30
WTIC Hartford Adds Multimedia Journo Ike Ejiochi
TVNewsCheck, Nov 29, 2016, 7:21 PM EST
dma 7: Washington
Former WJLA Reporter Now Police Spokeswoman
The Washington Post, Nov 29, 2016, 2:48 PM EST
DMA 78: Toledo, OH
WNWO News Production Moving To WSBT
TVNewsCheck, Nov 29, 2016, 1:20 PM EST
Sinclair says all of the local news at its Toledo, Ohio, NBC affiliate “will continue to be covered by local reporters and will be produced in Toledo,” but the technical aspects of the newscast will be handled by staff at Sinclair’s WSBT South Bend, Ind., which will also take over master control. The Toledo Blade reports the move will result in layoffs. Full Story | Comments (2)
dma 9: Boston
WHDH's Schulteis Adds 9 PM Anchor Duties
TVSpy, Nov 29, 2016, 8:27 AM EST
dma 21: St. Louis
KTVI Weekend Anchor Sara Dayley Leaving
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nov 29, 2016, 7:49 AM EST
dma 5
Dallas Sweep: KXAS Rules P.M. News Roost
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Nov 29, 2016, 7:35 AM EST
dma 13
WJBK Reporter, Personality Charlie LeDuff Leaving
Detroit Free Press, Nov 29, 2016, 7:20 AM EST
dma 17: Denver
KDVR Reporter Says She Quit Over Death Threats
The Denver Post, Nov 29, 2016, 6:56 AM EST
dma 81
In Portland, ME, WCSH Rules Social Media
NetNewCheck Social Scorecard, Nov 28, 2016, 8:15 AM EST
Tegna’s NBC affiliate WCSH holds the lead among local media on social in Portland-Auburn, Maine. according to Shareablee data, but WGME, Sinclair's CBS affil, is close behind. Link | Add comment
dma 10
WSB Atlanta Reporter Arrested For DUI
WAGA, Nov 28, 2016, 7:59 AM EST
dma 16
Miami TV Goes Nuts Over Castro's Death
Florida News Center, Nov 28, 2016, 7:48 AM EST
Saturday night, into Sunday morning proved to be an active time for Miami TV stations. As news came out about Fidel Castro’s death from Cuba, Miami area Cubans took to the streets to celebrate and gather, and Miami stations jumped into action. Link | Comments (1)
dma 3
Chicago Sweeps: WLS Tops At 10 P.M.
Robert Feder, Nov 28, 2016, 7:29 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 38: West Palm Beach, FL)
Facebook Takes WPTV Food Drive Up A Notch
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 28, 2016, 7:24 AM EST
dma 109: Sioux Falls, SD
KSFY Moves Into Downtown Studio
NewscastStudio, Nov 28, 2016, 7:14 AM EST
dma 10: Atlanta
Morning Host Gloria Neal Gone From WGCL
AJC.com, Nov 23, 2016, 3:16 PM EST
Dma 40: Las Vegas
Justin Bruce Joins KTNV As Morning Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Nov 23, 2016, 1:08 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 61: Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
WINK Looking For A Senior Marketing Preditor
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 23, 2016, 7:57 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 14: Seattle)
KIRO Uncovers Troubling Practices At Office Depot
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 23, 2016, 7:52 AM EST
dma 5: Dallas
KXAS Triples Down On Weather With S-Band
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Nov 23, 2016, 7:41 AM EST
dmas 17 & 10
KUSA Anchor Cheryl Preheim Moving To WXIA
The Denver Post, Nov 23, 2016, 6:57 AM EST
NewsTECHForum 2016
Designing Digital Media Into Newsrooms
TVNewsCheck, Nov 22, 2016, 1:53 PM EST
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The Dec. 12 opening session of TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum will feature Hearst TV’s Roger Keating; E.W. Scripps’ Sean McLaughlin; CJ&N’s Steve Schwaid; and Dalet’s Frederic Roux who will be "Imaging the Newsroom of the Future." Full Story | Comments (1)
Dma 36: Cincinnati
WCPO Hires Chip Mahaney As News Director
TVNewsCheck, Nov 22, 2016, 12:46 PM EST
Scripps moves the news veteran from a corporate post to oversee the newsroom at its Cincinnati ABC affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
dma 16: Miami
WTVJ Photog, Reporter Involved In Hit And Run
WTVJ, Nov 22, 2016, 8:14 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 11: Tampa, FL)
WTVT Reveal: Florida Selling Private Driver Info
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 22, 2016, 7:42 AM EST
Dma 7: Washington
WTTG's Laura Evans Leaving After 18 Years
TVNewsCheck, Nov 21, 2016, 4:28 PM EST
dma 23: Pittsburgh
Federal Judge Allows Bell's WTAE Suit To Continue
Trib Live, Nov 21, 2016, 2:37 PM EST
dma 1: New York
Orietta De Luque Joins WNJU’s ‘Acceso Total’
TVNewsCheck, Nov 21, 2016, 11:01 AM EST
DMA 142: Duluth, WI
Michelle Lee, Barbara Reyelts To Leave KBJR
KBJR, Nov 21, 2016, 10:52 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 89)
WTVC Wins Close Social Race In Chattanooga
NetNewsCheck, Nov 21, 2016, 8:10 AM EST
Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WTVC leads Chattanooga by a nose among local media outlets on social according to Shareablee data. But WRCB, Sarkes Tarzian's NBC affiliate, is nipping at its heels and has the market’s largest number of fans/followers. Paul Greeley looks at how WRBC's use of Facebook is powering that. Link | Comments (1)
dma 63: Lexington, KY
WTVQ Remakes Its Midday Newscast
TVSpy, Nov 21, 2016, 7:54 AM EST
dma 91: Savannah, GA
WTOC Anchor Don Logana Killed in Car Crash
WTOC, Nov 21, 2016, 7:51 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
Cop In Freddie Gray Case Talks To WMAR
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 21, 2016, 7:19 AM EST
Jessell at Large
Stations Need More News, Not More Opinions
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2016, 2:46 PM EST
Most TV stations don't editorialize. For years I thought this was a mistake. Now I see it as a virtue. That local broadcasters mostly avoid opinion may be one of their strongest attributes, one that they can exploit in a media ecosystem where it is increasingly difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Surveys confirm that local broadcasters are a widely trusted source of news, at least relative to other media. Given that, they should step up the breadth and depth of their reporting. Crimes, fires, accidents and the five-day forecast are not enough. Full Story | Comments (22)
dma 2: Los Angeles
KTTV Reporter Tony Valdez Retiring After 35 Years
TVSpy, Nov 18, 2016, 8:21 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 76: Rochester, NY)
WROC’s 14-Hour Facebook Live Goes Global
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 18, 2016, 8:04 AM EST
A 110 year-old grave in a cemetery in Rochester, N.Y., became the unlikely setting for an internet sensation this past Election Day. Before it was over, millions of people from all around the world would be watching, hundreds of news outlets would be writing about it, and John Kucko, a digital reporter for WROC Rochester, N.Y., would have a career highlight. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 11: Tampa, FL)
WFLA Reunites Residents With $2.3 Million
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 18, 2016, 7:55 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 95: Jackson, MS)
WJTV’s Non-Severe Weather Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 18, 2016, 7:51 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 3: Chicago)
WGN Takes In-Depth Look At Alzheimer's
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 18, 2016, 7:49 AM EST
Dma 14: Seattle
Matt Waggoner Named KCPQ Asst.News Director
TVNewsCheck, Nov 17, 2016, 8:29 PM EST
dma 8: Houston
Scarlett Fakhar Is No Longer With KRIV
Mike McGuff, Nov 17, 2016, 2:06 PM EST
dma 63: Buffalo, NY
WGRZ Shuffles Anchors Dudzik, Demler, Levin
The Buffalo News, Nov 17, 2016, 7:16 AM EST
dma 13: Detroit
WDIV Reporter Accused Of Using Racist Term
WJBK, Nov 16, 2016, 2:58 PM EST
DMA 101: dA
Charles King, Longtime KWQC Newscaster, Dies
Quad-City Times, Nov 16, 2016, 2:46 PM EST
RTDNA's Practical Guide For News Managers
RTDNA, Nov 16, 2016, 7:59 AM EST
DMA 53: BUFFALO, NY
WGRZ Anchor John Beard Delays Departure
The Buffalo News, Nov 16, 2016, 7:48 AM EST
dma 21: St. Louis
KSDK Taps Cusumano As Sports Director
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nov 16, 2016, 7:43 AM EST
Veteran sports reporter Frank Cusumano has been named the new sports director at Tegna's KSDK St. Louis. He succeeds Rene Knott, who last month switched to the news side of the NBC affiliate and is a morning anchor along with Pat McGonigle and Alexandra Corey on Today in St. Louis. Link | Add comment
Market Share
Little Rock's KARK Wins Election Night Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 16, 2016, 7:22 AM EST
dma 1: New York
Dick Oliver, WNYW Reporter, Dies At 77
The New York Times, Nov 16, 2016, 6:40 AM EST
NewsTechForum 2016
Is There A Facebook Dependency Problem?
TVNewsCheck, Nov 16, 2016, 5:41 AM EST
Broadcasters have become increasingly reliant on its referral traffic, and Facebook's platform is gobbling up more and more of broadcasters’ resources and original content. A panel discussion on Dec. 12 at NewsTECHForum will also mine how they’re negotiating Facebook Live and monetizing on the platform, featuring input from Tegna, CBS Local Digital Media, News Press & Gazette and more.  Full Story | Add comment
dma 19: Cleveland
WKYC Political Reporter Tom Beres Retiring
WKYC, Nov 15, 2016, 3:40 PM EST
dma 7: Washington
WRC Reporter Tisha Thompson Joins ESPN
TVSpy, Nov 15, 2016, 3:01 PM EST
dma 8: Houston
KHOU Brings 'Transparency' To Police Body Cams
Mike McGuff, Nov 15, 2016, 7:53 AM EST
dma 36: Cincinnati
WKRC Adds Meteorologist Tera Blake
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Nov 15, 2016, 7:47 AM EST
market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia
Often Consumers' Last Hope, WCAU Delivers
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 15, 2016, 7:40 AM EST
Investigative reporters Harry Hairston and Ines Ferre are the faces of NBC10 Responds and Telemundo62 Responde at NBC's Philadelphia duopoly of WCAU and WWSI. Consumers are calling with problems about 200 times a week. To date, that’s 5,643 complaints, and the stations have recovered a combined $170,000 so far. Link | Comments (1)
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
‘What’s Next?’ WSPA's Post-Election Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 15, 2016, 7:25 AM EST
dma 77
WLTX Columbia Debuts New News Set
NewscastStudio, Nov 15, 2016, 6:23 AM EST
Dma 22: Charlotte, NC
Amber Statler-Matthews New WJZY Assistant N.D.
TVNewsCheck, Nov 14, 2016, 3:29 PM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (dma 97)
WCAX Tops Burlington Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Nov 14, 2016, 8:02 AM EST
CBS affiliate WCAX leads in total social actions and fans/followers among all local media on social in Burlington, Vy.-Plattsburgh, N.Y., according to Shareablee data. News Director Anson Tebbetts explains that a local spin on Facebook Live — think live streaming from a pasture full of dairy cows — is part of the draw for viewers. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 27: Indianapolis)
WTTV-WXIN Score In Indy’s Election Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 14, 2016, 7:43 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 12: Detroit)
WDIV’s Election Coverage No. 1 In Detroit
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 14, 2016, 7:41 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 22: Charlotte, NC)
WJZY Exposes Dealership Selling Salvage Cars
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 14, 2016, 7:38 AM EST
dma 130: Wilmington, NC
WILM Uses Digital Signs For Election Results
TVNewsCheck, Nov 11, 2016, 11:20 AM EST
The Capitol Broadcasting CBS affiliate in Wilmington, N.C., used six digital billboards to display the percentage of votes for the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates. WILM GM Connie Knox: “Anything we can put on our website, we can put on digital billboards.” Full Story | Comments (1)
Dma 9: Boston
WCVB’s New, Expanded News Assignments
TVNewsCheck, Nov 11, 2016, 10:29 AM EST
DMA 58: Tulsa, OK
Tina Commodore Named KOKI News Director
TVNewsCheck, Nov 11, 2016, 8:11 AM EST
She joins Cox’s Tulsa, Okla., Fox affiliate from co-owned WSB Atlanta where she was managing editor.   Full Story | Add comment
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WGRZ Buffalo A Big Winner On Election Night
The Buffalo News, Nov 11, 2016, 7:43 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 27)
WTHR Dominates Indianapolis Election Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 11, 2016, 7:40 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 46: Greensboro, NC)
WFMY Promo Gave Me Goosebumps
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 11, 2016, 7:34 AM EST
dma 120: Lafayette, LA
KADN-KLAF News Director Leaving
TVSpy, Nov 10, 2016, 2:52 PM EST
News director Doug Barden is leaving Nexstar-owned Lafayette, La. NBC and Fox affiliate KADN-KLAF for a new business venture in California. Link | Add comment
Market Share (dma 16: Miami)
WSVN Captures Most Viewers On Election Night
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 10, 2016, 7:34 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 57: Little Rock, AR)
A Selfie Of KARK's Facebook Strategy
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 10, 2016, 7:26 AM EST
Austin Kellerman is the news director at KARK, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Little Rock, Ark., and considers himself to be the head of social media for the station. “If the news director plays a key role in what we do on social media each day,” said Kellerman, “it sends a clear message on its importance in our newsroom. Social media is the fastest-growing platform for our content, so it's a key focus of our team.” Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 4)
WPVI Wins Election Night Coverage In Philly
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 10, 2016, 7:16 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 47)
WJXT Most Watched for Jacksonville Election
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 10, 2016, 7:14 AM EST
dma 9
WBZ Boston To Do News Briefs For Amazon Alexa
TVSpy, Nov 9, 2016, 3:14 PM EST
dmas 81 & 156
WCSH-WLBZ Taps Karen Araiza As ND
TVSpy, Nov 8, 2016, 3:13 PM EST
Karen Araiza has been named news director of Tegna's Portland and Bangor, Maine,  NBC affiliates WCSH and WLBZ. Link | Add comment
dma 42: Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA)
WVEC's 'Conversational' A.M. News Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 8, 2016, 8:11 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 8: Houston)
KTRK’s Dave Ward: A World Record Anchor
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 8, 2016, 8:08 AM EST
DMA 26: Baltimore
Justina Pollard To Head Public Affairs At WBAL
TVNewsCheck, Nov 7, 2016, 10:15 AM EST
dma 33: Kansas City
KCTV Adds Gina Bullard As Morning Traffic Reporter
TVSpy, Nov 7, 2016, 8:09 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 71)
Tucson’s KOLD Leads Local Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Nov 7, 2016, 7:47 AM EST
Raycom’s KOLD manages its Facebook presence with constant vigilance, and it has paid off — the CBS affiliate leads the Tucson, Ariz., market in both total social actions and overall fans/followers according to Shareablee data. Paul Greeley looks at how KOLD’s aggressive moves there, most recently on Facebook Live, are giving it a boost. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 4)
A Couple of New Promos From WPVI Philadelphia
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 7, 2016, 7:32 AM EST
NewsON Celebrates First Anniversary
TVNewsCheck, Nov 4, 2016, 2:28 PM EDT
The station group-backed app that offers live and on-demand local TV station newscasts has grown from 118 participating stations covering 75% of the U.S. to 170 stations covering 83% of the U.S. population. It now has local news broadcasts available in 107 U.S. markets — including 48 of the top 50 and 88 of the top 100. Full Story | Comments (1)
(DMA 2) Los Angeles
KYW Philadelphia's Justin Finch Leaves
Philly.com, Nov 4, 2016, 2:06 PM EDT
Dma 55: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA
WNEP News Loses Two Veterans To Buyouts
TVNewsCheck, Nov 4, 2016, 11:15 AM EDT
Early retirement means viewers in Northeastern Pennsylvania are not going to be seeing anchor Marisa Burke and chief meteorologist Tom Clark after more than 30 years each on the Tribune-operated ABC affiliate.   Full Story | Add comment
Dma 46: Greensboro, NC
WFMY's Sandra Hughes Un-Retires After 6 Years
TVSpy, Nov 4, 2016, 8:05 AM EDT
dma 13
WJBK Detroit Rolls Out New News Set
NewscastStudio, Nov 4, 2016, 7:11 AM EDT
dma 30: Hartford, CT
Reporter Doug Greene Leaves WVIT Hartford
TVSpy, Nov 3, 2016, 3:02 PM EDT
Dma 3: Chicago
World Series Game 7 A Grand Slam For WFLD
TVNewsCheck, Nov 3, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT
Wednesday’s deciding game of the World Series scored a 51.5 household rating/72 share on Fox O&O WFLD Chicago, according to the station, with 3,217,000 households watching the hometown Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians to win the Cubbies’ first Fall Classic since 1908. By comparison, WFLD said, Super Bowl 50 generated a 47.6/72. The first hour of WFLD’s post game and local news coverage delivered a 28.8/57. WFLD’s World Series coverage continued until 2:20 a.m. CT. Thursday. Full Story | Comments (4)
Civic Engagement Tied To Local News Habits
Pew Research Center, Nov 3, 2016, 11:14 AM EDT
A new study by Pew Research Center reveals that, overall, the civically engaged are indeed more likely than the less engaged to use and value local news. Link | Add comment
dma 161: Gainesville, FL
WCJB Reporter Arrested On Rape Charge
The Gainesville Sun, Nov 3, 2016, 7:56 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 39: Austin, TX)
KVUE Facebook 'Dance' Video Leads All Stations
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 3, 2016, 7:36 AM EDT
How Stations Are Promoting Election Night
NewscastStudio, Nov 3, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT
With election night less than a week away, television stations across the country are reminding viewers to tune in, no matter the platform, for local, state and national results. Here’s a look at how some are teasing their coverage. Link | Add comment
dma 2: Los Angeles
KTLA Anchor Lu Parker Arrested At Airport
The Associated Press, Nov 3, 2016, 5:52 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 15: Minneapolis)
KMSP's Leonard Loses His Head During Forecast
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 2, 2016, 7:56 AM EDT
dma 90: Cedar Rapids, IA
KWWL Unveils Building Renovation, New Studio
NewscastStudio, Nov 2, 2016, 7:26 AM EDT
dma 18
County Sheriff Blasts WFTV Orlando Report
Orlando Sentinel, Nov 2, 2016, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
Anchor John Beard To Leave WGRZ
TVSpy, Nov 1, 2016, 3:09 PM EDT
KXTV Channels 'Start-Up' Vibe For New Set
NewscastStudio, Nov 1, 2016, 8:52 AM EDT
Oops, Best News Bloopers Of October
News Be Funny, Nov 1, 2016, 8:41 AM EDT
Dma 9: Boston
WCVB To Launch ‘Newscenter 5 At 4’ Nov. 9
TVNewsCheck, Oct 31, 2016, 5:10 PM EDT
dma 63: Lexington, KY
Katie Solove Named WTVQ Morning Anchor
TVSpy, Oct 31, 2016, 2:53 PM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard: DMA 76
WHAM Leads Rochester, N.Y. Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Oct 31, 2016, 8:14 AM EDT
WHAM, a Deerfield Media-owned ABC affiliate operated by Sinclair, leads Rochester, N.Y., local media on social in both total actions and fans/followers over the last six months according to shareable. A day part strategy on Facebook and growing use of Facebook Live is driving that lead. Link | Add comment
dma 100: Greenville-New Bern-Washington, NC
Morning Anchor Jacqueline Matter Out At WNCT
TVSpy, Oct 31, 2016, 8:10 AM EDT
dma 36
Why Haven’t Cincinnati TVs Filled Vacancies?
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Oct 31, 2016, 8:08 AM EDT
The TV ratings "sweeps" period started Oct. 27 and there is still no WCPO news director after eight months, and no WKRC chief meteorologist to replace Tim Hedrick who died six months ago. What's up? Link | Add comment
Funniest Halloween Live Local TV Bloopers
Funny Local News, Oct 31, 2016, 7:47 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WLS Anchor-Reporter Ben Bradley Leaves
Robert Feder, Oct 31, 2016, 7:21 AM EDT
DMA 88: Colorado Springs
KXRM Names Scott Kilbury Weeknight Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 31, 2016, 6:46 AM EDT
dma 29: Nashville
WTVF Reporter Mark Bellinger Dies At 56
WTVF, Oct 31, 2016, 5:53 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 3: Chicago)
WLS Halloween Story Will Make Your Day
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 28, 2016, 12:55 PM EDT
DMA 88: Colorado Springs
KXRM Ups Joe Cole To Full-Time News Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Oct 27, 2016, 6:57 PM EDT
The Colorado Springs Fox affiliate is moving him from the anchor desk to leading the news operation.   Full Story | Add comment
How To Change Political Coverage On-Air, Online
LostRemote, Oct 27, 2016, 3:12 PM EDT
Market Share
Raycom Producing Senate Debate For La. Stations
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 27, 2016, 8:26 AM EDT
dma 25
KATU Portland Unveils News Set Upgrade
NewscastStudio, Oct 27, 2016, 7:16 AM EDT
dma 10: Atlanta
WAGA Dominates Atlanta Social Media
TVSpy, Oct 26, 2016, 7:40 PM EDT
dma 10: Atlanta
WSB Names Wendy Corona Afternoon Anchor
TVSpy, Oct 26, 2016, 3:15 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
Sparks Fly, Ratings Soar For Senate Debate On WPVI
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 26, 2016, 8:04 AM EDT
TVN TECH SPECIAL REPORT: NEWS SETS, PART 3
NBC O&O’s Gamba, Morris Explain Set Theory
TVNewsCheck, Oct 26, 2016, 5:41 AM EDT
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NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Therese Gamba, SVP of marketing and acquired programming, and Jeff Morris, SVP of operations and technology, discuss trends in local news set design, how they approach working with O&Os, new technologies that are improving on-air presentations and making storytelling better and where the stations stand with the latest tech. This is Part Three of a four-part Special Report on news sets. Parts One and Two appeared Tuesday and covered big video displays and monitor arrays (Part One) and the growing use of video display controllers (Part Two). Part Four on Thursday takes a close-up at the innovative approaches in use at WTXF Philadelphia and KDKA Pittsburgh.You can read the other parts here. Full Story | Comments (6)
dma 14: Seattle
Meteorologist Mary Lee Leaving KING Seattle
TVSpy, Oct 25, 2016, 2:52 PM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WFLD Adds Chip Caray To World Series Coverage
Chicago Tribune, Oct 25, 2016, 1:14 PM EDT
dma 36: Cincinnati
WCPO Debuts Sky 9 Quadcopter Drone
WCPO, Oct 25, 2016, 8:13 AM EDT
dma 55: Richmond, VA
WRIC News Updates With Flexible Set Design
NewscastStudio, Oct 25, 2016, 6:58 AM EDT
dma 21: St. Louis
KSDK Moves Rene Knott To Morning News
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct 25, 2016, 6:44 AM EDT
TVN Tech special Report: News Sets, Part 2
The Big Picture On Video Wall Controllers
TVNewsCheck, Oct 25, 2016, 8:13 AM EDT

As prices for the technology have come down, TV stations and others are able to create graphic templates for video walls and have those graphics pushed to the displays automatically from a predetermined rundown. Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular video wall controller vendors today in the broadcast space. This is Part Two of a four-part Special Report on news sets. See Part One here. Full Story | Add comment
TVN Tech special Report: News Sets, Part 1
Big Video, Versatility Highlights Of Set Design
TVNewsCheck, Oct 25, 2016, 5:12 AM EDT
Local news sets are relying on big video displays and monitor arrays such as those at WNBC New York to tell more compelling stories. They are also making it easier for stations to repurpose those sets for other shows. This is Part One of a four-part Special Report on news studios and sets. Part Two on video display controllers also appears today. Part Three tomorrow will explore how the NBC O&Os have upgraded many of their facilities in a Q&A with the group's Therese Gamba and Jeff Morris. Part Four on Thursday takes a close-up at the innovative approach at WTXF Philadelphia and KDKA Pittsburgh. Full Story | Comments (10)
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 54)
KFSN Tops Its Fresno Peers On Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Oct 24, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT
An aggressive use of Facebook (as well as dominance on Twitter and Instagram) has pushed the ABC O&O KFSN Fresno, Calif., to the front of the pack among local media on social according to Shareablee data. Paul Greeley looks at the station’s content cat-and-mouse game on the platform, as well as its growing use of Facebook Live. Link | Add comment
dma 128: Corpus Christi, TX
KIII Helps Get Prescription Drugs Off The Street
TVSpy, Oct 24, 2016, 2:35 PM EDT
dma 85
WSTM Syracuse Updates Its News Set
NewscastStudio, Oct 24, 2016, 7:45 AM EDT
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WIVB News Crew Assaulted Covering Story
WIVB, Oct 24, 2016, 5:51 AM EDT
dma 19
Amani Abraham Joins WKYC Cleveland News
WKYC, Oct 23, 2016, 8:05 PM EDT
dma 118: Peoria, IL
WMBD Adds Lauren Langer As Co-Anchor
Journal Star, Oct 21, 2016, 2:22 PM EDT
dma 7
Share Rocket: WTTG Leads Social In Washington
TVSpy, Oct 21, 2016, 7:41 AM EDT
dma 8
Former Houston Sports Director Bob Allen Dies
Mike McGuff, Oct 21, 2016, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 16: Miami
WTVJ's John Morales Wants More Climate Reporting
TVSpy, Oct 20, 2016, 2:51 PM EDT
STATION ADVISORY
Legal And Practical Drone Issues
RTDNA, Oct 20, 2016, 7:58 AM EDT
Compared to paying hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to maintain and fly a chopper, a drone with a camera may seem like a dream come true. And in many ways it is — but there are also a number of things to consider. Link | Add comment
dma 4
Brooke Thomas Out At KYW Philadelphia
TVSpy, Oct 20, 2016, 7:55 AM EDT
dmas 20 & 10
KOVR Anchor Ron Jones Moving To WXIA
TVSpy, Oct 20, 2016, 7:53 AM EDT
dma 18
WKMG Orlando Unveils New Set
Florida News Center, Oct 20, 2016, 7:21 AM EDT
dma 21: St. Louis
KTVI's Bonita Cornute To Receive 'Legend' Award
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct 20, 2016, 7:14 AM EDT
Dma 12: Phoenix
KSAZ Names Matthew Rodewald Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 19, 2016, 3:22 PM EDT
Dma 69: Des Moines, IA
Kurtis Gertz Named KCCI Chief Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Oct 19, 2016, 3:15 PM EDT
Market Share
Drones An Important Tool In Telling News Stories
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 19, 2016, 8:11 AM EDT
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
Man Jailed After Disparaging WBTV's Steve Crump
Charlotte Observer, Oct 19, 2016, 7:43 AM EDT
dma 21: St. Louis
KSDK Makes It Permanent For Alexandra Corey
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct 19, 2016, 7:39 AM EDT
dma 17: Denver
KMGH Sports Anchor Arran Andersen Leaves
The Denver Post, Oct 19, 2016, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 18: Orlando, FL
WKMG Anchor Issues Texting Call To Action
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 18, 2016, 2:36 PM EDT
Dma 6
Univision Unveils State-Of-The-Art San Jose Studio
TVNewsCheck, Oct 18, 2016, 10:50 AM EDT
dma 36: Cincinnati
Forecast: Change In The Weather Coming At WKRC
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Oct 18, 2016, 7:54 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 44: Grand Rapids, MI)
Don’t Mess With WOOD Anchor Teresa Weakley
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 18, 2016, 7:48 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 7: Washington)
WJLA Gives Voters Soap Box For Political Opinions
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 18, 2016, 7:43 AM EDT
dma 21: St. Louis
KSDK Anchor Anne Allred Returns To TV
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct 18, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 92)
KINT Is No. 1 In Social In El Paso
NetNewsCheck, Oct 17, 2016, 7:57 AM EDT
Entravision-owned KINT is the top performer on social media among local outlets according to Shareablee data, leading the market commandingly in both overall actions and fans/followers. Link | Add comment
dma 6
How Safe Are SF Bay Area Camera Crews?
TVSpy, Oct 17, 2016, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WKBW Legend Irv Weinstein Has ALS
The Buffalo News, Oct 17, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT
As NC Recovers, Newsrooms Forge Ahead
Poynter, Oct 14, 2016, 3:20 PM EDT
Hurricane Mathew has brought flooding to three separate newsrooms in North Carolina this week, forcing journalists to find alternative means to cover the big story. One solution: News orgs are sharing information with competing publications. "When things are so bad and your priority is to tell people what's going on so they're informed, that's your common goal," said Lorry Williams, deputy editor for news at The ObserverLink | Add comment
DMA 4: pHILADELPHIA
Thomas Drayton Returns To WTXF As A.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 14, 2016, 12:22 PM EDT
DMA 67: Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA
Shooting Suspect Fired A Shot At WDBJ Vehicle
WDBJ, Oct 13, 2016, 4:44 PM EDT
dma 3
News Staff Changes At WSNS Chicago
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2016, 3:28 PM EDT
Dma 1: New York
Stacey Bell Now WNBC Co-Anchor At Noon, 5 P.M.
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2016, 1:05 PM EDT
dma 2: Los Angeles
KTLA Debuts New Set, Control Room
NewscastStudio, Oct 13, 2016, 10:40 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 47: Jacksonville, FL)
WJXT Anchor's Emotional Plea To Evacuate Heard
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 13, 2016, 8:17 AM EDT
dma 21: St. Louis
KTVI Reporter Betsey Bruce Retiring
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct 13, 2016, 6:28 AM EDT
Dma 50: New Orleans
WDSU Adds Shaun Kraisman As 4 P.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 12, 2016, 12:57 PM EDT
Dma 1: New York
Natalie Pasquarella Now WNBC 11 P.M.Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 12, 2016, 12:49 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 91: Savannah, GA)
Georgia Governor Praises WTOC On Live TV
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 12, 2016, 7:53 AM EDT
DMA 31: San Antonio, TX
KENS Adds Luis Munoz To ‘Great Day San Antonio’
TVNewsCheck, Oct 11, 2016, 5:51 PM EDT
Dma 16: Miami
Lennox Named WSVN Afternoon-Evening Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 11, 2016, 3:09 PM EDT
dma 111: Augusta, GA
WJBF Meteorologist Arrested For Sexual Exploitation
Augusta Crime, Oct 10, 2016, 3:16 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 16: Miami)
WLTV-WJXX Puts A Face On Matthew Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 10, 2016, 8:25 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 18: Orlando, FL)
Viewers Thank WESH For Hurricane Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 10, 2016, 7:56 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 38: West Palm Beach, FL)
How WPTV Prepared For Matthew’s Worst
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 10, 2016, 7:46 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 64)
WHIO Dominates Social Media In Dayton
NetNewsCheck, Oct 10, 2016, 7:38 AM EDT
Cox's CBS affiliate WHIO Dayton, Ohio, leads its nearest local competitor on social media by nearly three times as many actions over the last six months according to Shareablee data. Paul Greeley reports that for the station, where Facebook is central to social strategy, engagement is far more important than sheer numbers. Link | Comments (1)
dma 1: New York
WNBC Moves Into New Home At 30 Rock
NewscastStudio, Oct 10, 2016, 7:26 AM EDT
Dma 39: Austin, TX
KVUE Names Albert Ramon Chief Meteorologist.
TVNewsCheck, Oct 9, 2016, 7:48 PM EDT
Dma 68: Green Bay, WI
WFRV To Host Primetime Congressional Debate
TVNewsCheck, Oct 7, 2016, 4:49 PM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
Weatherman, Anchor Gone From WTXF
Philly.com, Oct 7, 2016, 2:40 PM EDT
Tips And Tools For Social Media Reporters
MediaShift, Oct 7, 2016, 8:13 AM EDT
dma 10: Atlanta
Anchor Brenda Wood To Retire From WXIA
TVSpy, Oct 7, 2016, 8:12 AM EDT
dma 31
KVDA San Antonio Updates News Set
NewscastStudio, Oct 7, 2016, 8:07 AM EDT
Market Share — updated 3:50 PM ET
Follow Local TV Coverage Of Matthew All Day
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 7, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT
Throughout the day today, TVN's Market Share blogger Paul Greeley will continually post Facebook updates from TV stations in areas along the East Coast. You’ll be able to track the coverage of Hurricane Matthew as reported on Facebook as close to real time as possible. Link | Add comment
Fla. Governor Praises Matthew Coverage
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 7, 2016, 7:16 AM EDT
FCC Offers Matthew Response Hotline
CommLawBlog, Oct 6, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
With Matthew, the first big hurricane to threaten Florida and the Carolinas in several years, barreling up the coast, the FCC has started its anticipatory disaster response. Commission personnel will be available, 24/7, to assist communications providers as they deal with the effects of the storm. The phone number for the Operations Center is 202-418-1122, and its email address is FCCOPCenter@fcc.gov. Link | Add comment
Market Share
On Facebook, Local TV Likes ‘Feel Good’ Stories
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 6, 2016, 7:14 AM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia) & 7 (Washington)
WCAU's Sheena Parveen Leaving For WRC
Philly.com, Oct 6, 2016, 6:56 AM EDT
Florida Stations Are All Over Matthew
NewscastStudio, Oct 5, 2016, 10:25 PM EDT
As Hurricane Matthew prepares to hit the United States, stations in Florida like WPLG Miami (above) are covering the storm in full force, with radar loops and the red hurricane warning flags being a common thread. Link | Comments (3)
station advisory
Broadcasters As Hurricane First Responders
CommLawCenter, Oct 5, 2016, 10:10 PM EDT
While some debate endlessly which content best serves the public interest, there is universal agreement that the content broadcasters air during emergencies is vital to their communities. Whether it comes in the form of tracking a developing storm so the public can prepare, or disseminating evacuation orders and alerts, broadcasters continue to serve as the bedrock of the nation’s warning system in emergencies. As Hurricane Matthew approaches the East Coast, TV and radio stations are hurrying to make sure they are in position to warn and inform their audiences of new developments. Link | Comments (3)
dma 3: Chicago
WGN At Bat With ‘Cubs Nightly’ Through Playoffs
TVNewsCheck, Oct 5, 2016, 7:44 PM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
WPVI No. 1 In Social In Top 10 Markets
TVSpy, Oct 5, 2016, 2:57 PM EDT
ABC O&O WPVI Philadelphia leads the top 10 markets in social with a 48.61 share, according to Share Rocket, which has released its look at the social share leaders in each of the top 10 markets. Link | Add comment
dma 33: Kansas City
Rob Finnerty Leaving KCTV After A Year
TVSpy, Oct 5, 2016, 2:54 PM EDT
Dma 3: Chicago
WFLD Debuting New Cubs Playoff Show Friday
TVNewsCheck, Oct 5, 2016, 11:01 AM EDT
Stations Follow Outbreak Of Creepy Clowns
TVSpy, Oct 5, 2016, 8:04 AM EDT
TV stations are picking up on the latest trend of creepy clowns stirring up trouble across the country. Some markets are reporting clowns using social media to threaten violence and even kidnapping at schools. Other stations are showing the various ways people in clown outfits are scaring local residents. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 24: Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL Photog Shares Tips For Covering Hurricanes
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 5, 2016, 7:58 AM EDT
Market Share
East Coast Uneasy As Hurricane Matthew Nears
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 5, 2016, 7:55 AM EDT
Dma 26: Baltimore
WBAL News Adds Anchor/Reporter Adam May
TVNewsCheck, Oct 4, 2016, 3:11 PM EDT
dma 7: Washington
Is WTTG Podcast Ahead Of Its Time Or TMI?
TVSpy, Oct 4, 2016, 7:49 AM EDT
dma 36
Anchor Julie Dolan Leaving WCPO Cincinnati
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Oct 4, 2016, 7:31 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 24: RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC)
WRAL Revolutionizing Friday Night Lights. Pt. 2
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 4, 2016, 7:21 AM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
WCAU Adds Reporter/Anchor Erin Coleman
Philly.com, Oct 4, 2016, 6:39 AM EDT
Dma 24: Raleigh-Durham, NC
Former WTVD Anchor Larry Stogner Dies At 69
TVSpy, Oct 3, 2016, 3:15 PM EDT
dma 7: Washington
WTTG Ups Kyle Carmean To Asst. News Director
TVNewsCheck, Oct 3, 2016, 2:10 PM EDT
dma 40: Las Vegas
KLAS, KINC Partner On Senate Debate
TVNewsCheck, Oct 3, 2016, 10:54 AM EDT
The Nexstar and Univision stations will present a debate between Joe Heck (R) and Catherine Cortez Masto who are in a race to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Harry Reid. Full Story | Add comment
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard: DMA 75
KYTV Leads Springfield, Mo.'s Social Race
NetNewsCheck, Oct 3, 2016, 8:10 AM EDT
Gray-owned NBC affiliate KYTV nearly laps its closest local competition on social media in Springfield, Mo., according to Shareablee data. Facebook is pivotal to that market lead, as the station uses it aggressively on the volatile weather front, as well as a tool to help shape the approaches to ongoing stories Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 24: Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL Revolutionizing Friday Night Lights
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 3, 2016, 7:26 AM EDT
Capitol Broadcasting's NBC affil in Raleigh, N.C., is offering digital, hyper-local, live-stream coverage every Friday of up to seven area high school football games, plus an overview show that provides live updates from all of them along with commentary and analysis. Link | Add comment
dma 18: Orlando, FL
WESH Journalists In It For The Long Haul
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 3, 2016, 6:28 AM EDT
Orlando, Fla., is a transient city, and TV news is a transient business. Yet eight reporters — or just about half the daily reporting staff — at Hearst's NBC affiliate WESH have defied the trend to forge long careers in Central Florida. Link | Comments (1)
KOMO Anchor Brad Goode Leaving For Banking
Puget Sound Business Journal, Sep 30, 2016, 8:08 AM EDT
dma 31
KSAT San Antonio Ditches Virtual Sets For Real
NewscastStudio, Sep 30, 2016, 8:02 AM EDT
dma 53
Kevin Sylvester Returns To Buffalo At WGRZ
The Buffalo News, Sep 30, 2016, 7:44 AM EDT
Market Share
Outdoor Advertising’s Not A Medium; It’s A Large
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 30, 2016, 7:27 AM EDT
dma 36
WKRC Cincinnati Takes Wraps Off New Set
NewscastStudio, Sep 29, 2016, 8:24 AM EDT
Market Share: DMA 13
WXYZ Examines Being Muslim In Michigan
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 29, 2016, 7:41 AM EDT
Muslim American: Inside a Growing Michigan Community, is a multi-part, digital series designed to debunk some of the myths associated with being Muslim in America. Not all viewers were pleased with the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate's decision. Link | Add comment
dma 8
KHOU Houston Building New News Set
Mike McGuff, Sep 29, 2016, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 31: San Antonio, TX
KENS Loses Two Prominent Staffers
MySanAntonio.com, Sep 29, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT
dma 175: Elmira, NY
Jeff Stone Retiring After 35 Years At WETM
TVSpy, Sep 28, 2016, 3:03 PM EDT
dma 23: Pittsburgh
WPXI Names Suzanne Nadell News Director
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sep 28, 2016, 2:47 PM EDT
Cox Media moves her from its KOKI Tulsa to oversee news at its Pittsburgh NBC affiliate beginning Oct. 17. Link | Add comment
Dma 6: San Francisco
KTVU News Adds Alyana Gomez On Weekends
TVNewsCheck, Sep 28, 2016, 11:12 AM EDT
Dma 182: Bowling Green, KY
WNKY Brings Back Jim Gray As Managing Editor
TVNewsCheck, Sep 28, 2016, 10:59 AM EDT
dma 27
Anchor Kristin Kane to Leave WXIN Indianapolis
Indianapolis Business Journal, Sep 27, 2016, 8:14 AM EDT
dma 8: Houston
KTRK's Zamora Risked LIfe Covering Shooting
Mike McGuff, Sep 27, 2016, 8:00 AM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
WCAU Adds Erika Martin For Weekend Weather
Philly.com, Sep 27, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT
Dma 3: chicago
Sylvia Perez Joins WFLD As Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Sep 26, 2016, 3:22 PM EDT
dma 17: Denver
KCNC Creative Dir. Arrested For Internet Luring Of Child
TVSpy, Sep 26, 2016, 2:51 PM EDT
dma 42
WTKR Norfolk Debuts New News Set
NewscastStudio, Sep 26, 2016, 2:09 PM EDT
Dma 27: Indianapolis
WISH Political Veteran Jim Shella To Retire
TVNewsCheck, Sep 26, 2016, 11:07 AM EDT
dma 2: Los Angeles
KVEA Tops At 11 P.M. Regardless Of Language
TVSpy, Sep 26, 2016, 8:06 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard: DMA 65
Hawaii News Now Dominates Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Sep 26, 2016, 7:52 AM EDT
Raycom's Hawaii News Now, the digital presence that rolls up its CBS, MyNetworkTV and NBC affiliates, is Honolulu's commanding leader on social media according to Shareablee data. Nicole Bento, its digital content director, says Facebook has become essential as the leading platform for its news brand, and Facebook Live is now a key tool there. Link | Add comment
dma 36: Cincinnati, OH
WKRC Hires Investigative Reporter Duane Pohlman
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Sep 26, 2016, 7:46 AM EDT
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
Bike Accident Has WGRZ's Benigni Off The Air
The Buffalo News, Sep 26, 2016, 7:43 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 12: Phoenix)
Investigative Reporting Wins KNXV National Emmy
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 26, 2016, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 19: Cleveland-Akron, OH
WJW Weatherman Dick Goddard Hospitalized
Cleveland.com, Sep 26, 2016, 6:57 AM EDT
dma 25
KGW Portland Targeted For Protest Over Story
TVSpy, Sep 23, 2016, 2:50 PM EDT
A group in Portland, Ore., plans to protest outside the street-side studio of Tegna's NBC affiliate KGW over what they say were “inexcusable comments and victim blaming from members of their staff during an interview with a self-admitted sexual predator.” Link | Add comment
dma 3: Chicago
Big Sept. Ratings Gains For WFLD 9 P.M. News
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Sep 23, 2016, 2:06 PM EDT
Market Share
Facebook Gives Local TV News National Exposure
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 23, 2016, 8:32 AM EDT
dma 18: Orlando, FL
WESH Wins Sept. Ratings In Prime, 11 P.M.
Orlando Sentinel, Sep 23, 2016, 7:16 AM EDT
dma 9
WFXT Boston Debuts New Newsroom Set
NewscastStudio, Sep 22, 2016, 3:15 PM EDT
dma 11
Jim Van Fleet Out At WTSP Tampa
TVSpy, Sep 22, 2016, 2:53 PM EDT
Dma 13: Detroit
Anchor Carmen Harlan To Retire From WDIV
TVNewsCheck, Sep 22, 2016, 10:28 AM EDT
Dma 26: Baltimore
Andre Hepkins Joins WBAL News Team
TVNewsCheck, Sep 21, 2016, 4:46 PM EDT
dma 7: Washington
WTTG Anchor Talks About His Time At 'GMA'
WTTG, Sep 21, 2016, 3:24 PM EDT
dma 64: Dayton, OH
Kevin Roach Named WXIX News Director
Dayton Business Journal, Sep 21, 2016, 2:53 PM EDT
The former ND at WDTN Dayton moves back to oversee news at Raycom's Fox affiliate,succeeding Polly Van Doren-Orr. Link | Add comment
dma 3: Chicago
WSNS To Add 4 P.M. Weekday Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Sep 21, 2016, 1:33 PM EDT
Telemundo’s Chicago outlet will debut the new broadcast on Sept. 26 with Anabel Monge and Alfonso Gutierrez as co-anchors.   Full Story | Add comment
Dma 18
WOFL Orlando Sets New Anchor Lineup
TVNewsCheck, Sep 21, 2016, 11:57 AM EDT
NewsON Expands With Capitol Broadcasting
TVNewsCheck, Sep 21, 2016, 8:12 AM EDT
The addition of Capitol's WRAL Raleigh, N.C.,increases NewsON's nationwide local news coverage to 167 stations in 107 markets covering 83% of the U.S., including 48 of the top 50 markets. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 44: Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM News Desk Designed By College Students
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 21, 2016, 8:02 AM EDT
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WGRZ Names Kate Glover News Director
The Buffalo News, Sep 21, 2016, 7:32 AM EDT
The former news chief at KOIN Portland, Ore., will succeed Jeff Woodard at the Tegna NBC affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y. Link | Add comment
Dma 26
Reporter Skyler Henry Joins WMAR Baltimore
TVNewsCheck, Sep 20, 2016, 11:08 PM EDT
dma 57: Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR
KTHV News Adds Amanda Jaeger
TVSpy, Sep 20, 2016, 3:03 PM EDT
dma 8: Houston
KRIV's Ardrea Watkins Leaves After 26 Years
Mike McGuff, Sep 20, 2016, 7:31 AM EDT
commentary by Steve Schwaid
Every Station Needs A 'Pocket TV' Strategy
CJ&N, Sep 19, 2016, 9:46 PM EDT
Steve Schwaid: "Stations, how do you think of your news and weather app? Chances are, many stations only think of their app as pushing forecasts and weather alerts. Few realize how many folks may actually use the weather or news app to watch the station’s air, especially during breaking events. Are your apps designed to provide a live stream of breaking weather and news? If not, you need to fix this immediately. Here's how." Link | Add comment
Dma 17: Denver
KDEN Launches New Weekday News Next Week
TVNewsCheck, Sep 19, 2016, 3:12 PM EDT
Dma 39: Austin, TX
Emmanuel Acho Named Contributor At KTBC
TVNewsCheck, Sep 19, 2016, 3:10 PM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
WWSI Launches New Weekday News Next Week
TVNewsCheck, Sep 19, 2016, 2:10 PM EDT
dma 15: Minneapolis
KMSP Ups Amy Hockert To Anchor-Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Sep 19, 2016, 10:17 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 45)
WBRC Tops Birmingham’s Social Media Scene
NetNewsCheck, Sep 19, 2016, 8:02 AM EDT
Raycom’s Fox affiliate WBRC is Birmingham, Ala.’s clear leader among local media on social media performance according to Shareablee data. Shannon Maze, its news director, says Facebook is a crucial driver, as 66% of its web and mobile sessions start there Link | Add comment
dma 95: Jackson, MS
WJTV Reporter Melanie Dotson Dies
TVSpy, Sep 19, 2016, 7:54 AM EDT
dma 13: Detroit
John Kelly, Former Detroit TV Anchor, Host, Dies
Detroit Free Press, Sep 19, 2016, 7:21 AM EDT
DMA 182: Jonesboro, AR
KAIT's Ryan Vaughan Honored By Weather Assoc.
TVNewsCheck, Sep 16, 2016, 5:12 PM EDT
Jessell at Large
Is Your News Tired? Check Out Vice, Newsy
TVNewsCheck, Sep 16, 2016, 3:50 PM EDT
For the most part, local newscasts were developed a half-century ago. It’s time for a renaissance. The typical newscast no longer resonates with many Americans, especially younger ones. That's why I’m intrigued by Scripps’ Newsy and am deeply curious about the nightly newscast that Vice is cooking up for HBO. All news directors should be, too.
Full Story | Comments (1)
WCCO Reporter Ashley Roberts Leaving TV
TVSpy, Sep 16, 2016, 2:58 PM EDT
Dma 2: Los Angeles
KTTV Boosts Rams Coverage With New Shows
TVNewsCheck, Sep 16, 2016, 2:22 PM EDT
dma 16: Miami
WPLG Airing Gun Violence Town Hall Tonight
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 16, 2016, 8:15 AM EDT
Dma 22: Charlotte, NC
Chuck Howard To Cover Sports At WJZY
TVNewsCheck, Sep 15, 2016, 12:50 PM EDT
dma 2
Who’s Tops In Social In Los Angeles?
TVSpy, Sep 15, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
Los Angeles ABC O&O KABC and KTLA reporter Rich DeMuro are leading the social media pack in the Los Angeles market, according to data from Share Rocket. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
KYW Cameraman Flattened By NFL Player, No Flag
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 15, 2016, 7:28 AM EDT
dma 102: Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC
WMBF Anchor Michael Maely Arrested For DUI
Myrtle Beach Sun News, Sep 14, 2016, 3:11 PM EDT
dma 20: Sacramento, CA
Bethany Crouch Leaving Sacramento’s KTXL
TVSpy, Sep 14, 2016, 3:09 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
Viewers 'Ask The Mayor' On New York’s WNBC
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 14, 2016, 7:34 AM EDT
dma 10: Houston
Reporter Lauren Tostenson Leaves KHOU
Mike McGuff, Sep 14, 2016, 7:27 AM EDT
dma 19: Orlando, FL
WKMG Anchor Recovering From Car Accident
Orlando Sentinel, Sep 14, 2016, 6:59 AM EDT
Dma 9: Atlanta
Constance Jones Named WAGA A.M. Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Sep 13, 2016, 12:57 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 47: Jacksonville, FL)
WJXT Traces How Jacksonville Won The Jaguars
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 13, 2016, 7:37 AM EDT
Dma 190: Bend, OR
Nicole Moye Named KTVZ-KFXO News Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Sep 12, 2016, 7:10 PM EDT
The former WLNE Providence, R.I., news director takes over news operations at News-Press & Gazette’s Bend, Ore., NBC-Fox duopoly, succeeding Lee Anderson. Full Story | Add comment
dma 72: Des Moines, IA
KCCI Meteorologist John McLaughlin Retiring
TVSpy, Sep 12, 2016, 2:56 PM EDT
Dma 111: Fort Wayne, IN
WPTA Names Matt Leach Chief Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Sep 12, 2016, 12:06 PM EDT
NeTNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 83)
KSLA Rules Shreveport Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Sep 12, 2016, 8:10 AM EDT
Raycom-owned CBS affiliate KSLA Shreveport, La., paces well ahead of its nearest competitor on social media performance among local media outlets, according to data from Shareablee. It boasts almost a million social actions over the last six months and also leads the market in overall fans/followers. Link | Add comment
dma 9: Atlanta
WGCL Moves Kim Passoth To Weekends At 11
AJC.com, Sep 12, 2016, 7:23 AM EDT
DMA 5: Dallas
Scott Padgett Named KTVT Chief Meterologist
TVNewsCheck, Sep 11, 2016, 8:58 PM EDT
dma 5: Dallas
Scott Padgett Upped To KTVT Chief Meteorologist
TVSpy, Sep 9, 2016, 2:52 PM EDT
dma 7: Washington
WTTG Anchor Spills Secret Behind Divorce
The Washington Post, Sep 9, 2016, 2:13 PM EDT
dma 36: Cincinnati
WCPO Hires Investigative Reporter Craig Cheatham
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Sep 9, 2016, 7:42 AM EDT
dma 57: Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR
KATV Launches State's First News Drone
TVSpy, Sep 8, 2016, 3:11 PM EDT
Sinclair's Little Rock, Ark. ABC affiliate KATV says it's the first station in Arkansas to use a drone for news coverage. The drone, named SKY 7, is a DJI Inspire 1 Pro quadcopter piloted by Brian Emfinger and Barry Deere from KATV. The drone has a Zenmuse X5 gimbal and HD zoom camera that can broadcast live. Link | Add comment
Dma 16
WPLG Miami Announces 9 A.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Sep 8, 2016, 12:28 PM EDT
The Miami ABC affiliate will add an hour to its morning news beginning Sept. 12. Live with Kelly moves to 10 a.m.   Full Story | Add comment
dma 9: Atlanta
Former WXIA Reporter Rowson Joins The FBI
AJC.com, Sep 8, 2016, 7:36 AM EDT
dma 15: Minneapolis
KARE Reporter Responds To Jeans Criticism
Minnesota Public Radio, Sep 8, 2016, 6:32 AM EDT
Dma 190
KTVZ Bend, Ore., Adds 7 P.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Sep 7, 2016, 9:09 PM EDT
The News Press and Gazette-owned NBC affiliate will debut the half-hour weekday broadcast on Sept. 12. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 47: Jacksonville, FL
Mark Brunell And Malik Jackson Join WJXT
TVNewsCheck, Sep 7, 2016, 7:47 PM EDT
Dma 11
Reporter Dan Matics Joins WTVT Tampa
TVNewsCheck, Sep 7, 2016, 3:23 PM EDT
Dma 10
Jason Bristol Joins KHOU Houston Sports
TVNewsCheck, Sep 7, 2016, 10:08 AM EDT
dma 45: Birmingham, AL
WBRC To Debut Weekday 4 P.M, Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Sep 7, 2016, 10:05 AM EDT
With the Sept. 12 introduction of the hour-long The Four, the Raycom Fox affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., will be producing nearly 60 of local news a week. Full Story | Add comment
dma 1
WCBS's Wragge Is Top Social Anchor In NYC
TVSpy, Sep 7, 2016, 8:12 AM EDT
Dma 3: Chicago
WLS Reorders Anchors In Wake Of Yu’s Retiring
TVNewsCheck, Sep 6, 2016, 5:10 PM EDT
dma 3
WCIU Chicago Hires Two New Reporters
TVNewsCheck, Sep 6, 2016, 3:35 PM EDT
WJLA’s Bunyan To Receive Ed Walker Award
TVNewsCheck, Sep 6, 2016, 2:22 PM EDT
Dma 16
WLTV Miami Adds Ivan Taylor As Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Sep 6, 2016, 12:34 PM EDT
dma 111: Fort Wayne, IN
Ft. Wayne NBC Names Daniels Chief Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Sep 6, 2016, 12:10 PM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard: DMA 63
WLEX Leads Lexington Social Buy A Nose
NetNewsCheck, Sep 6, 2016, 8:10 AM EDT
It’s a tight race on social media among local outlets in Lexington, Ky., where Cordillera’s NBC affiliate WLEX leads the market in overall actions according to Shareablee data. Gray’s CBS affil WKYT follows close behind, and passes for the lead in total fans/followers. Link | Add comment
Kathi Belich Gone After 24 Years At WFTV
Orlando Sentinel, Sep 6, 2016, 6:21 AM EDT
dma 12
The Curse Of Being A Phoenix Weatherman
The New York Times, Sep 2, 2016, 2:58 PM EDT
Night after night in the summer, KPNX's Matt Price must deliver the same news to his television viewers: It’s really, really hot out there. Link | Add comment
Dma 47: Jacksonville, FL
Meteorologist Mark Collins Rejoins WJXT
TVNewsCheck, Sep 2, 2016, 1:07 PM EDT
dma 7
Anchor Leon Harris To Leave WJLA Washington
TVNewsCheck, Sep 2, 2016, 10:04 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 43: Oklahoma City)
KFOR Goes Big And Corny For A-Maze-ing Event
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 2, 2016, 8:03 AM EDT
dma 17: Denver
Police-TV 'Partnership' In Manhunt Questioned
Daily Camera, Sep 2, 2016, 7:45 AM EDT
Boulder police used a helicopter shared by four Denver stations to help catch a shooting suspect during a manhunt. Some say the arrangement falls into a  grey area of media ethics. Link | Add comment
dma 23: Pittsburgh
Morning Anchor Jennifer Antkowiak Leaving KDKA
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sep 2, 2016, 6:50 AM EDT
Dma 46: Greensboro, NC
WXII's Cameron Kent Announces Retirement Plans
WXII, Sep 1, 2016, 2:50 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 137: Monroe, LA)
Hand-Written Letter Says Class At KNOE
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 1, 2016, 8:48 AM EDT
Market Share
How Facebook Is Boosting Local TV News, Part 2
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 1, 2016, 8:44 AM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
Investigative Reporter Erica Byfield Leaving WSB
AJC.com, Sep 1, 2016, 6:59 AM EDT
Dma 7: Washington
WJLA Renews Alison Starling's Contract
TVNewsCheck, Aug 31, 2016, 6:31 PM EDT
dma 10: Houston
Investigative Reporter Keli Rabon Joins KHOU
Mike McGuff, Aug 31, 2016, 2:28 PM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
WAGA Morning Anchor Karen Graham Leaving
WAGA, Aug 31, 2016, 12:13 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 25: Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL Documents N.C.’s Worst Hurricane
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 31, 2016, 8:25 AM EDT
commentary by Haley Young
What I Learned From My Summer At A Station
Odyssey, Aug 31, 2016, 8:17 AM EDT
Haley Young spent the summer as an intern at WAOW in her hometown of Wausau, Wis. "Although I spent some time in the promotions and sales departments, most of my days played out at a desk in the newsroom, where I kept up with the station’s social media and overall online presence. I had grown up watching Channel 9’s coverage, but I had never appreciated all of the work that went into preparing a newscast for my living room every night. These are some of my biggest takeaways." Link | Add comment
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
WBTV To Highlight Struggles Of Molly's Kids
Charlotte Observer, Aug 31, 2016, 7:56 AM EDT
Dma 130: Wilmington, NC
WSFX Wilmington Adds 7 P.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 30, 2016, 5:23 PM EDT
dma 93: Baton Rouge, LA
WBRZ Photographer Rescues Crash Victim
TVSpy, Aug 30, 2016, 2:53 PM EDT
Former NDs Bob Long, Bob Reichblum Die
Rick Gevers & Associates, Aug 30, 2016, 1:06 PM EDT
Bob Reichblum's local news career included ND stints at WJLA Washington and WPLG Miami. He also worked at Good Morning America, CNBC and Reelz. Bob Long was a legendary news director who retired in 2009 after six years as ND for KNBC Los Angeles. He also served as ND for NBC’s WRC-Washington, worked for several other Los Angeles stations, and also produced documentaries. Both died Monday of cancer.  Link | Add comment
Dma 8: Boston
Kelly Ann Cicalese Joins WCVB'S StormTeam 5
TVNewsCheck, Aug 30, 2016, 10:58 AM EDT
NewsON Intros Mobile Multi-Station Alerts
TVNewsCheck, Aug 30, 2016, 8:17 AM EDT
NewsON’s latest update provides viewers with an enhanced alerting experience and greater coverage with the addition of 14 stations. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share: DMA 4
Philly's WCAU Re-Airing Heroin Documentary
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 30, 2016, 8:02 AM EDT
Market Share
How Facebook Is Boosting Local TV News, Part 1
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 30, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
Sports Anchor David Wilkinson Leaves WXIA
AJC.com, Aug 30, 2016, 7:13 AM EDT
Dma 40: Las Vegas
Anchor Carla Wade Joins KTNV News Team
TVNewsCheck, Aug 29, 2016, 7:20 PM EDT
Dma 174: Lake Charles, LA
Jenelle Shriner Named News Director Of KPLC
TVNewsCheck, Aug 29, 2016, 3:22 PM EDT
She will oversee news operations at Raycom's Lake Charles, La., NBC affiliate beginning Sept. 19. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 111: Ft. Wayne, IN
WPTA Adds Alexis Gray To Anchor Desk
TVNewsCheck, Aug 29, 2016, 3:01 PM EDT
Dma 1: New York
WNJU Adds 5 P.M. Newscast On Sept. 26
TVNewsCheck, Aug 29, 2016, 2:55 PM EDT
Former Florida Reporter Larry Elliston Dies At 66
Tampa Bay Times, Aug 29, 2016, 2:34 PM EDT
Dma 10: Houston
Susan Schiller Named KRIV VP-News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 29, 2016, 11:58 AM EDT
The former CBS journalist takes over news operations at Fox’s Houston O&O, succeeding Bob Morford.   Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 69: Roanoke, VA)
WSLS Creates ‘Clean, Clear’ Morning News Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 29, 2016, 7:45 AM EDT
dma 8: Boston
Colbert Opens Friday Show With WBZ Reporters
Boston.com, Aug 29, 2016, 7:26 AM EDT
DMA 6: San Francisco
Adrouny Upped To News VP At KNTV
Rick Gevers & Associates, Aug 26, 2016, 8:45 AM EDT
Stephanie Adrouny was promoted to VP of news at KNTV, NBC’s San Francisco-San Jose O&O late Thursday. She replaces Jonathan Mitchell who left the station in July after six-and-a-half years as news director. Link | Add comment
What's Changed Since The WDBJ Shooting?
CNNMoney, Aug 26, 2016, 8:29 AM EDT
In the immediate aftermath of the on-air killings of Alison Parker and Adam Ward in Roanoke, Va., TV stations were concerned about copycat crimes. Some stations stepped up security for crews in the field. But there have not been systemic changes in the 12 months since the murders. Link | Add comment
Raycom Gets Stars For La. Flood Relief Concert
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 26, 2016, 8:19 AM EDT
dma 36: Cincinnati, OH
WCPO Adds Traffic Reporter Jaclyn DeAugustino
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Aug 26, 2016, 7:32 AM EDT
dma 5
KTVT Dallas News Director Mike Garber Out
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Aug 25, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT
Mike Garber is gone as the CBS O&O's news director after a two-year stay marked by numerous major personnel changes and departures, plus declining ratings. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WDSU Celebrates 50 Years Of Saints Football
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 25, 2016, 8:17 AM EDT
Market Share: DMA 4
Philly’s WCAU Sends Reporter To La. Flooding
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 25, 2016, 8:15 AM EDT
DMA 86: Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, TX
Felony Charges Dismissed Against Chaisson
TVSpy, Aug 25, 2016, 7:58 AM EDT
dmas 53 & 41
WIVB Anchor Teresa Weakley Leaving For WOOD
The Buffalo News, Aug 25, 2016, 7:33 AM EDT
DMA 6: San Francisco
KPIX Anchor Wendy Tokuda Retires
SFGate, Aug 25, 2016, 7:20 AM EDT
Dma 3
WGN Chicago Expanding Weekend Morning News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 24, 2016, 6:00 PM EDT
dma 38: West Palm Beach, FL
Former WPBF ND Found Naked In Park, Dies
Palm Beach Post, Aug 24, 2016, 3:13 PM EDT
DMA 12: Phoenix
KSAZ Promotes Martinez To Weeknight Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 24, 2016, 2:18 PM EDT
Tegna's Stations Pivot With Digital Realities
Nieman Lab, Aug 23, 2016, 3:00 PM EDT
A year after its split from Gannett Co., Tegna's 46 television stations are engaged in some heavy experimentation. Shan Wang highlights some of it, spotlighting multiplatform reporting at Atlanta's WXIA and a general M.O. to kickstart a consumer's news day with social, updating with digital, adding context with broadcast and then layering in with more digital and social. A highly useful look into the company's tactical playbook.  Link | Add comment
Dma 100: Ft. Smith-Fayetteville, AR
The Arkansas CW Launches Morning Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Aug 23, 2016, 10:56 AM EDT
dma 43: Oklahoma City
Markie Martin Named KOCO Morning Co-Anchor
TVSpy, Aug 23, 2016, 7:58 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 107: Boise, ID)
KIVI Promo Says Its News Anchor Can’t Grill
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 23, 2016, 7:46 AM EDT
dma 10: Houston
'Houston Life' Debuts On KPRC 2
Mike McGuff, Aug 23, 2016, 7:27 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WMAQ Sportscaster Kusinski Shifting Gears
Robert Feder, Aug 23, 2016, 6:59 AM EDT
Dma 45: Birmingham, AL
WBRC Adds New Anchor, 4 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Aug 22, 2016, 6:35 PM EDT
dma 17: Denver
Longime KUSA Anchor Kyle Dyer Leaving
TVSpy, Aug 22, 2016, 2:51 PM EDT
Dma 111 (Ft. Wayne, IN)
Jonathan Shelley New WPTA News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 22, 2016, 11:00 AM EDT
Quincy Media recruits him from WDSU New Orleans. He begins heading news operations at the Fort Wayne multi-affil on Aug. 25.   Full Story | Add comment
Dma 51: New orleans
Mark Parrick Joins WDSU As Assistant News Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Aug 22, 2016, 10:48 AM EDT
Dma 14: Seattle
KING News Adds David Espinosa-Hall
TVNewsCheck, Aug 22, 2016, 10:42 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 38)
WPTV Tops In Social in West Palm Beach
NetNewsCheck, Aug 22, 2016, 8:28 AM EDT
Scripps-owned WPTV laps its closest competitor in terms of total social actions over the last six months according to Shareablee data. Paul Greeley reports that the NBC affiliate has adopted an aggressive Facebook video strategy, using Facebook Live to complement its broadcasts, while major local events like the Orlando shooting underscored the platform's utility. Link | Add comment
commentary by Ken Wheaton
Local Bests National TV In La. Flood News
Advertising Age, Aug 22, 2016, 6:18 AM EDT
Ken Wheaton says that while national TV coverage of the flooding in Louisiana was lacking, local TV deserves praise. "The local TV guys ... worked this story hard, despite having their own families and homes to worry about. And the video of a rescue of a woman and her dog trapped in her car aired by WAFB out of Baton Rouge should win an Emmy and an Oscar and whatever else we give trophies for these days. That was a compelling and harrowing narrative. Just the sort of thing that national news outlets would pick up and run with until we were desensitized. But even there, you guys were slow to pick it up. I saw that clip on Facebook. In fact, I saw everything on Facebook." Link | Comments (2)
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
Hammer To Replace Genero On WGRZ's 'Daybreak'
The Buffalo News, Aug 19, 2016, 7:40 AM EDT
DMA 76: Rochester, NY
Meteorologist Scott Hetsko Joins WHAM-WUHF
TVNewsCheck, Aug 19, 2016, 6:52 AM EDT
dma 2
Longtime L.A. Journo Saul Halpert Dies At 93
Deadline, Aug 19, 2016, 6:09 AM EDT
Dma 21: St. Louis
KMOV Names Scott Diener News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 18, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT
The former news VP at KCBS-KCAL Los Angeles takes over at the Meredith CBS affil in St. Louis on Sept. 6. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 93: Baton Rouge, LA
Andre Moreau Leaves WAFB After 8 Years
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, Aug 18, 2016, 3:02 PM EDT
Dma 52: Providence, RI
Kelly Johnston Named WLNE News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 18, 2016, 9:08 AM EDT
She returns to the ABC affiliate that she joined in 1999 to lead its news operations. Full Story | Add comment
dma 57: Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR
Reporters Feud Over Courtroom Tweeting
Arkansas Online, Aug 18, 2016, 7:57 AM EDT
Dma 12: Phoenix
Octavio Pulido Named KTAZ Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 17, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 11: Tampa, FL)
In 24 Hours, WFLA Helps Viewers Get $1M
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 17, 2016, 7:36 AM EDT
dma 36: Cincinnati
Jessica Schmidt Joining WXIX News
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Aug 17, 2016, 7:21 AM EDT
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
WBTV’s Cameron Recovering From Serious Infection
The Charlotte Observer, Aug 17, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT
dma 8
WHDH Boston Unveils Expanded News Plans
TVNewsCheck, Aug 16, 2016, 4:12 PM EDT
Beginning New Year’s Day, it will air more than 87 hours of news a week, with newscasts added in the morning and evening and on weekends.    Full Story | Comments (2)
Dma 8
WSBK Shifting 10 P.M. News To 8 P.M.
TVNewsCheck, Aug 16, 2016, 9:17 AM EDT
RTDNA To Present MMJ Webinar
RTDNA, Aug 16, 2016, 7:48 AM EDT
dma 8: Boston
WHDH Names Gary LaPlante Executive Producer
TVSpy, Aug 16, 2016, 7:47 AM EDT
dmas 10 & 33
Josh Marshall Joining KHOU News From KCTV
Mike McGuff, Aug 16, 2016, 7:34 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 93: Baton Rouge, LA)
WAFB Brings World's Attention To Flooding
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 16, 2016, 7:20 AM EDT
Dramatic video, shot by WAFB Baton Rouge, La., reporter Robbie Reynold, of a man rescuing a woman and her dog from a submerged car was the most engaged post on Facebook in the world this past weekend, according to Rob Hays, WAFB’s news director. Link | Add comment
dma 9
WSB Atlanta Dominates Most Of The Day
AJC.com, Aug 16, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT
commentary by David Zurawik
Balt. Media Should Be Tougher On Police
The Baltimore Sun, Aug 16, 2016, 6:54 AM EDT
It's time for media in Baltimore to get real with the police. A police department doesn't get as sick as the Department of Justice says Baltimore's is without lots of help. And if the media want to really make Baltimore a better place to live, they have to push back against the police — as unpleasant as it might be. In their timidity and abrogation of a watchdog role, too many in the media have become enablers. Link | Comments (4)
dma 17: Denver
KWGN Denver To Introduce 11 P.M. Newscast
The Denver Post, Aug 16, 2016, 6:48 AM EDT
NNC Social Scorecard (DMA 11: Tampa, FL)
WTVT Triples Its Nearest Social Media Rival
NetNewsCheck, Aug 15, 2016, 8:04 AM EDT
Fox’s WTVT vaults over its local competition on social media in Tampa-St. Petersburg, according to Shareablee data. It has triple the number of social actions in the last six months over its closest competitor and holds a very comfortable lead in the market’s fans/followers as well. The station’s VP of news explains what’s working. Link | Add comment
DMA 78: Columbia, SC
WOLO Ups Mike Gillespie To Sports Director
TVSpy, Aug 15, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 93: Baton Rouge, LA)
Amazing Rescue Of Woman And Dog By WAFB
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 15, 2016, 7:41 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 121: Lafayette, LA)
Floods Cancel Sunday Services, So KLFY Airs Mass
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 15, 2016, 7:38 AM EDT
dma 3
WGN Chicago Anchor Robert Jordan To Retire
Robert Feder, Aug 15, 2016, 7:18 AM EDT
Dma 33: Kansas City
KSHB Adding Weekday 6:30 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Aug 14, 2016, 11:39 PM EDT
dma 10: Houston
Dave Ward Said Leaving KTRK Not His Idea
Houston Chronicle, Aug 12, 2016, 2:41 PM EDT
Creative Ways Stations Skirt Olympics Rules
Adweek, Aug 12, 2016, 2:19 PM EDT
With broadcasters confined by restrictions on anything Olympics-related, some local newscasters are coming up with creative ways to show viewers what's happening in Rio without running afoul of NBCUniversal, the IOC or its sponsors. Above, WGN Chicago anchor Pat Tomasulo. Link | Add comment
dma 3: chicago
WCIU Dishes Up 'U Scream For Ice Cream' Week
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Aug 12, 2016, 8:08 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 52: Providence, RI)
WJAR Investigates Street Corner Panhandlers
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 12, 2016, 7:52 AM EDT
dma 103: Evansville, IN
Anchor Tina Stein Leaving WEHT
TVSpy, Aug 12, 2016, 7:17 AM EDT
dma 9
WSB Atlanta Adds Anchor Justin Wilfon
AJC.com, Aug 12, 2016, 6:51 AM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
WXIA Wins Al Neuharth Investigative Award
RTDNA, Aug 11, 2016, 2:58 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 83: Shreveport, LA)
KTBS Welcomes Nicole Cross To Shreveport
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 11, 2016, 7:55 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 81: Madison, WI)
WKOW Doc Aimed To Raise Racial Awareness
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 11, 2016, 7:52 AM EDT
dma 10
KHOU Houston Adds Meteorologist Blake Mathews
Mike McGuff, Aug 11, 2016, 7:43 AM EDT
Dma 26: Baltimore
WMAR Names Schaffer Morning Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 10, 2016, 10:03 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 64: Dayton, OH)
WDTN News Talent Surprise Viewers In Testimonials
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 10, 2016, 7:22 AM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
Sportscaster Howard Eskin Leaving WTXF
Philly.com, Aug 10, 2016, 6:56 AM EDT
dmas 18 & 5
WEWS Reporter Homa Bash Leaving For Dallas
Cleveland.com, Aug 10, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT
dma 64: Dayton, OH
Media Gen Giving Its WDTN A Media Makeover
Dayton Magazine, Aug 10, 2016, 6:27 AM EDT
The Media General-owned NBC affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, is focused on providing the best newscasts possible. GM Joseph Abouzeid: “We’re going to ask the tough questions. We want to prove the newscasts are relevant to viewers’ lives. We’re going to be the voice for the viewer who doesn’t have a voice.” Link | Add comment
Dma 2: Los Angeles
KVEA Names Anchors For 5 P.M. Weekday News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 9, 2016, 8:15 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 7: Washington)
‘Uncensored’ Podcasts With WTTG Personalities
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 9, 2016, 8:00 AM EDT
dma 19: Orlando, FL
WOFL EP Could Face 150 Years For Child Porn
WFTV, Aug 9, 2016, 7:50 AM EDT
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
Investigative Reporter In At WKBW, Out At WIVB
The Buffalo News, Aug 9, 2016, 7:01 AM EDT
dma 21: Sr. Louis
Former KMOV News Dir. Joins Catholic Charities
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Aug 9, 2016, 6:57 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WFLD Moves Kristen Nicole To Weekday Mornings
Robert Feder, Aug 9, 2016, 6:52 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 95)
Facebook Propels WLBT To Social Leadership
NetNewsCheck, Aug 8, 2016, 7:43 AM EDT
Raycom-owned NBC affiliate WLBT Jackson, Miss/. has a commanding lead on social media among its local competitors, according to Shareablee data. Paul Greeley looks at the station’s Facebook playbook, which is helping drive such strong engagement. Link | Add comment
dma 3: Chicago
WMAQ Debuts 4 P.M. Newscast Today
Robert Feder, Aug 8, 2016, 7:21 AM EDT
Monday marks the start of a 4 p.m. weekday newscast on NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago, increasing NBC 5’s output to 41 hours of local news each week. Marion Brooks will anchor the additional half-hour, with co-anchor duties shared by Rob Stafford and Dick Johnson (similar to the lineup for the 4:30 p.m. newscast). Link | Add comment
dma 23: Pittsburgh
WTAE Sued Over Marijuana Bust Report
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug 8, 2016, 7:05 AM EDT
A man is suing ABC affiliate WTAE Pittsburgh and its parent company, Hearst Stations, as well as reporter Marcie Cipriani, claiming his reputation was damaged by a news story concerning a marijuana arrest. Link | Comments (1)
dmas 77 & 18
WTOL Reporter Maia Belay Moving To WJW
Cleveland.com, Aug 8, 2016, 6:37 AM EDT
I-Team's Return: Good News For Local News
The Washington Post, Aug 8, 2016, 6:19 AM EDT
The I-team is back. You could see evidence of this at the recent Investigative Reporters and Editors conference, where almost a third of the 1,800 attendees were TV journalists, mostly from local stations — looking spiffed up and camera-ready, and easy to spot among the scruffier print scribes. And the attitude about I-teams has changed along with their numbers. It’s about the business as well as the journalism. Link | Add comment
dma 10: Houston
Meteorologist Anthony Ortíz Rodríguez Joins KXLN
TVNewsCheck, Aug 5, 2016, 3:24 PM EDT
dma 10
Dave Ward Leaving KTRK Houston After 50 Years
Mike McGuff, Aug 5, 2016, 8:06 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 165: Abilene, TX)
UPDATE: KXVA, Fox 15, Relaunched in Abilene
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 5, 2016, 7:56 AM EDT
dma 22
Reporter Jenna Deery Leaving WSOC Charlotte
The Charlotte Observer, Aug 5, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT
Dma 89: Colorado Springs
KKTV Moving 6:30 P.M. Newscast To 4 P.M.
The Changing Newscasts Blog, Aug 4, 2016, 2:35 PM EDT
dma 17: Denver
KMGH Adds Investigative Reporter Jace Larson
TVNewsCheck, Aug 4, 2016, 2:01 PM EDT
Maryland State House Reporter Lou Davis Dies
WBAL, Aug 4, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
dma 19
WOFL Orlando Anchor Erick Weber Leaves
Orlando Sentinel, Aug 4, 2016, 7:22 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 42: Norfolk, VA)
Crime Special Airs On Norfolk’s WAVY-WVBT
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 4, 2016, 7:04 AM EDT
dma 141
Newscast Changes At Duluth NBC, CBS Affils
Duluth News Tribune, Aug 3, 2016, 2:52 PM EDT
For the first time in years, the NBC and CBS affiliates in Duluth, Minn., are airing competing live newscasts at 6 and 10 p.m. The changes stem from a shift in ownership late last year for both NBC affiliate KBJR and former CBS affiliate KDLH.  Quincy Media acquired KBJR from Granite Broadcasting and Georgia-based SagamoreHill Broadcasting purchased KDLH from Malara Broadcasting (both stations are operated by Quincy.). Link | Add comment
NBC Stations Send 40-Person Team To Rio
TVNewsCheck, Aug 3, 2016, 11:13 AM EDT
The team — representing 19 U.S. markets served by the NBC-owned stations and Telemundo Station Group — is charged with delivering distinctively local stories that will run on various platforms during the 17-day event that kicks off on Aug. 5. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 165)
KXVA Remakes Itself Under Tegna in Abilene
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 3, 2016, 8:22 AM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
Kid Won’t Cooperate in WTXF Live Demo
TVSpy, Aug 3, 2016, 8:07 AM EDT
dma 10: Houston
Reporter Phil Archer Hits 40 Years At KPRC
MikeMcGuff.com, Aug 2, 2016, 2:55 PM EDT
dma 8
Cox Media: 'Code Red' At WFXT Boston
New England One, Aug 2, 2016, 2:31 PM EDT
A new set is not the only focus at Cox's Boston Fox affiliate WFXT — weak ratings have been noticed at corporate, and Cox Media Group is sounding the alarm. Link | Comments (1)
Producing Up: Add Context, Depth To News
RTDNA, Aug 2, 2016, 7:42 AM EDT
How often have you heard it: Your boss telling you to “produce up” the big lead story? It sounds great in principle and we all know it when we see it. But how can you make it happen every day? The key to “producing up” any story is knowing what you have; knowing what elements fall outside of a focused reporter package, but still providing crucial details for the viewer. How do you do it? Organization, research and context. Link | Add comment
dma 72: Des Moines, IA
Reporter: Racism In Iowa Factor In Leaving KCCI
The Des Moines Register, Aug 2, 2016, 7:40 AM EDT
Phoenix TV Icon Kent Dana Back With Son Joe
The Arizona Republic, Aug 2, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT
How Stations Are Cashing In On Politics
Bloomberg, Aug 1, 2016, 2:57 PM EDT
Local TV news viewership is falling, but broadcasters are adding hours anyway to chase campaign ad revenue. Link | Comments (5)
Market Share (DMA 93: Baton Rouge, LA)
WAFB’s Town Hall Meeting Airs Nationwide
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 1, 2016, 8:02 AM EDT
dma 27
Anchor Todd Connor Out At WRTV Indianapolis
TVSpy, Aug 1, 2016, 7:44 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 99)
WCTI Leads Greenville, N.C., Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Aug 1, 2016, 7:42 AM EDT
Bonten-owned ABC affiliate WCTI holds a solid lead of local media competition among Greenville, N.C., media on social, according to data from Shareablee over the last six months. Gray’s NBC affil WITN, meanwhile, captured the highest number of fans/followers on social. Link | Add comment
dmas 53 (Buffalo) & 26 (Baltimore)
WKBW's Shawn Stepner Joining WMAR
The Buffalo News, Aug 1, 2016, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 32
KSAT San Antonio Wins Big In July Ratings
MySanAntonio.com, Aug 1, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT
dma 17: Denver
KUSA Business Reporter Gregg Moss Leaving
The Denver Post, Aug 1, 2016, 6:46 AM EDT
dma 2: Los Angeles
KCBS Meteorologist Josh Rubenstein Leaving
LAObserved, Jul 29, 2016, 3:10 PM EDT
WNYW GM Calls NYC Mayor ‘A Slacker’
TVSpy, Jul 29, 2016, 3:00 PM EDT
dma 69
Layoffs Reported At WDBJ Roanoke
TVSpy, Jul 29, 2016, 2:40 PM EDT
Layoffs are underway at Gray-owned CBS affiliate WDBJ Roanoke, Va. Link | Comments (2)
dma 27
84 Years Of Experience Exits WRTV Indianapolis
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 29, 2016, 8:24 AM EDT
dma 10: Houston
Telemundo's KTMD Delivers Best July Numbers
Mike McGuff, Jul 29, 2016, 7:36 AM EDT
dmas 21 & 8
Nichole Berlie leaving KSDK For WCVB
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jul 29, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT
dma 19: Orlando, FL
WKMG Overtakes WFTV At 6 P.M. In July
Orlando Sentinel, Jul 29, 2016, 6:48 AM EDT
dma 8: Boston
Lee Rosenthal Out As WFXT News Director
TVSpy, Jul 29, 2016, 6:28 AM EDT
WFXT News Director Lee Rosenthal no longer works at the Boston Fox affiliate. Rosenthal stayed with Cox in the 2014 ownership swap when then Cox-owned KTVU in the San Francisco Bay Area Market became a Fox-owned station and then Fox-owned WFXT in Boston turned over to Cox. Link | Add comment
dma 28: San Diego
Man Who Shot KFMB Sports Anchor Found Guilty
KFMB, Jul 28, 2016, 3:09 PM EDT
dma 33: Kansas City
KCTV News Director Ed Kosowski Leaving
TVSpy, Jul 28, 2016, 2:48 PM EDT
The news chief at the Meredith CBS affiliate in Kansas City has resigned from the station and has told staff that tomorrow is his last day. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 42: Norfolk, VA)
WAVY Debuts New State-of-the-Art News Studio
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 28, 2016, 7:47 AM EDT
dma 2: Los Angeles
Zohreen Adamjee Joins KTTV News
TVSpy, Jul 28, 2016, 7:18 AM EDT
dma 36: Cincinnati
Former WLWT Producer-Director Lou Rainone Dies
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Jul 28, 2016, 6:58 AM EDT
Dma 111: Ft. Wayne, IN
WPTA Names Tom Powell As Evening Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 27, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT
dma 30: Hartford, CT
Susan Raff Joins WFSB’s ‘Face the State’
TVNewsCheck, Jul 27, 2016, 4:08 PM EDT
dma 2
KCBS Los Angeles Debuts New Set
NewscastStudio, Jul 27, 2016, 7:35 AM EDT
dma 10: Houston
Anchor-Reporter Steven Romo Joins KTRK
Mike McGuff, Jul 27, 2016, 6:52 AM EDT
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WKBW Names Joe Buscaglia Sports Director
The Buffalo News, Jul 27, 2016, 6:20 AM EDT
dma 40: Las Vegas
Former KTNV Meteorologist Mike Tsolinas Dies
TVSpy, Jul 26, 2016, 2:36 PM EDT
dma 39: Austin, TX
KVUE Names Mike Redding News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jul 26, 2016, 1:39 PM EDT
Tegna moves him from its Portland and Bangor, Maine stations to oversee news at its Austin, Texas, ABC affiliate.   Full Story | Add comment
dmas 10 & 5
KHOU Reporter Kevin Reece Moves To WFAA
Mike McGuff, Jul 26, 2016, 7:01 AM EDT
dma 201: St. Joseph, MO
Radio Producer Joins KNPN To Do Weather
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jul 26, 2016, 6:31 AM EDT
dma 26
WBAL Baltimore Debuts New Set
The Baltimore Sun, Jul 26, 2016, 6:15 AM EDT
dma 8
Nichole Berlie Joins WCVB Boston News
TVNewsCheck, Jul 25, 2016, 5:45 PM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WMAQ Hires Reporter Ash-har Quraishi
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Jul 25, 2016, 3:16 PM EDT
RTDNA-Hofstra University Survey
Local TV News Staffing Up To Near Record
RTDNA, Jul 25, 2016, 2:57 PM EDT
Total local TV news employment hit a near all-time high in 2015, growing by 1% and adding 270 people, according to the latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey. That puts total TV news staffing at 27,870, and that edges ahead of 2012 but remains below the all-time peak in 2001. Generally, TV newsrooms keep growing in size, but there aren't as many of them as in past years. Even so, the growth in employment overcame another small loss in the number of stations producing local news. Link | Add comment
dma 23: Pittsburgh
WTAE Promotes Jim Parsons To News Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Jul 25, 2016, 11:10 AM EDT
The assistant ND at the Hearst Pittsburgh ABC affiliate is chosen to succeed Justin Antoniotti. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 12
Troy Hayden Named KSAZ Phoenix Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 25, 2016, 8:21 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 128: La Crosse-Eau Claire, WI)
WEAU Thinks ‘Thanks’ For Weather POP Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 25, 2016, 8:15 AM EDT
dma 76
Anchor Scott Kilbury Out At WHEC Rochester
Democrat & Chronicle, Jul 25, 2016, 7:39 AM EDT
Dma 28: San Diego
KNSD Names Greg Bledsoe 4:30, 11 A.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 14, 2016, 7:57 PM EDT
dma 74: Omaha, NE
KETV Anchor Brandi Petersen Leaving TV
TVSpy, Jul 14, 2016, 3:13 PM EDT
TVN Tech
Cleveland Stations Count Down To The RNC
TVNewsCheck, Jul 14, 2016, 10:57 AM EDT
News-producing stations in the country’s 18th largest TV market have been hard at work preparing to offer comprehensive coverage of next week's Republican National Convention that’s relevant to area viewers, while also ensuring staff have flexibility to cover unexpected activity and stay safe. Full Story | Add comment
dma 29: Nashville
WSMV Fires Veteran Reporter Dennis Ferrier
The Tennessean, Jul 14, 2016, 7:31 AM EDT
market share: dma 165
Building Suspense At KXVA In Abilene
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 14, 2016, 7:20 AM EDT
Market Share: DMA 8
WCVB’s Focus Today? Race Relations In Boston
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 14, 2016, 7:11 AM EDT
Don Paul Expected To Join WKBW News
The Buffalo News, Jul 14, 2016, 6:57 AM EDT
dma 35: Milwaukee
Pedersen To Co-Anchor WISN Weekend Evenings
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 14, 2016, 6:44 AM EDT
dma 30: Hartford, CT
WTNH Meteorologist Arrested For Child Porn
WTIC, Jul 14, 2016, 6:13 AM EDT
Dma 91
WJCL Savannah Adds Anchor Shannon Royster
TVNewsCheck, Jul 13, 2016, 4:52 PM EDT
Dma 72: Des Moines, IA
Meteorologist Riley O’Connor Joining KCCI
TVNewsCheck, Jul 13, 2016, 4:48 PM EDT
dma 135: Topeka, KS
WIBW-AM Goes After Social Audience With Video
TVSpy, Jul 13, 2016, 3:10 PM EDT
NewsON Expands With Local News Browser
TVNewsCheck, Jul 13, 2016, 12:49 PM EDT
Local news video clips are now accessible from NewsON.us, featuring trending, high-profile videos and categories. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share: DMA 70
KOLD Tucson Launches Local Spanish News App
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 13, 2016, 7:18 AM EDT
dma 1: New York
WNBC's Baquero Recovers Over $1M For Viewers
New York Daily News, Jul 13, 2016, 6:38 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
Reporter/Anchor Anthony Ponce Quits WMAQ
Robert Feder, Jul 13, 2016, 6:15 AM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
WGCL Producer Fired For Racist Social Media Rant
AJC.com, Jul 13, 2016, 6:00 AM EDT
Dma 8
Reporter Breana Pitts Joins WBZ Boston
TVNewsCheck, Jul 12, 2016, 9:48 AM EDT
Dallas Police Chief Calls Out KDFW, WFAA
TVSpy, Jul 12, 2016, 7:46 AM EDT
Dallas Police Chief David Brown took time out of his press conference Monday afternoon to scold local TV stations for inaccurate reporting over the weekend and for putting social media before safety. Link | Comments (3)
KRON’s News Reality Show Gets Primetime Treatment
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 12, 2016, 6:59 AM EDT
RTDNA-Hofstra University Survey
Women, Minorities In TV Up From A Year Ago
RTDNA, Jul 11, 2016, 3:03 PM EDT
The latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey finds the minority workforce in TV news rose to 23.1%. That’s up almost a full point from a year ago and is the second highest level ever in TV news. The minority workforce at non-Hispanic TV stations also went up to the second highest level ever.  Link | Add comment
dma 18
WKYC Cleveland Adds 5 p.m. Newscast
Cleveland.com, Jul 11, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT
Police Detain More Journos Covering Protests
RTDNA, Jul 11, 2016, 7:38 AM EDT
As protests broke out across the country as a result of recent police shootings and the Dallas police murders, in Rochester, two WHAM reporters were detained and handcuffed by officers over the weekend while they were reporting live via Facebook from a public sidewalk. Link | Add comment
Market Share: dma 5
Stations React To Dallas Police Shootings
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 11, 2016, 7:32 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
Primetime Lyme Disease Special Scores For WNYW
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 11, 2016, 7:24 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 5: Dallas)
WFAA Hansen’s Comments On Shootings Go Viral
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 11, 2016, 7:01 AM EDT
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
WBTV Anchor Maureen O’Boyle Renews Contract
TVNewsCheck, Jul 8, 2016, 3:17 PM EDT
Market Share: dma 5
Dallas TV Augments Shooting News On FB
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 8, 2016, 8:19 AM EDT
The Big Four network outlets used social media as part of continuing coverage of the shootings of police officers last night. Link | Add comment
dma 19
WKMG Orlando Adds Third Morning Anchor
Orlando Sentinel, Jul 8, 2016, 6:43 AM EDT
DMA 31: Columbus, OH
WCMH Announces Jym Ganahl’s Final Regular Forecast
TVNewsCheck, Jul 7, 2016, 2:58 PM EDT
dma 5
Jim Douglas To Retire From WFAA Dallas
TVSpy, Jul 7, 2016, 2:25 PM EDT
Dma 19
WOFL Orlando To Debut ‘NewsEdge @ 6PM’
TVNewsCheck, Jul 7, 2016, 12:56 PM EDT
The hour-long broadcast will premiere July 11 and will increase the Fox O&O’s weekly news total to 55.5 hours.   Full Story | Add comment
dma 2: Los Angeles
Garth Kemp Now Fulltime At KCBS-KCAL
TVSpy, Jul 6, 2016, 2:44 PM EDT
dma 193: Twin Falls, ID
Rape Charges Against KMVT Weatherman Dismissed
MagicValley.com, Jul 6, 2016, 2:26 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 33: Kansas City)
A National Murrow For KMBC's Manhunt Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 6, 2016, 7:48 AM EDT
dma 5e
WIVB, WKBW Buffalo Gain Summer Viewers
The Buffalo News, Jul 6, 2016, 6:33 AM EDT
dma 17: Denver
Sports Anchor Erasmo Provenza Joins KDEN
TVNewsCheck, Jul 5, 2016, 8:47 PM EDT
Reporter Kaitlin Monte Joins KRIV Houston
TVNewsCheck, Jul 5, 2016, 8:28 PM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
Alex Maragos To Co-Anchor WMAQ Mornings
TVSpy, Jul 5, 2016, 2:23 PM EDT
dma 21: St. Louis
KSDK Hires Craig Moeller As Top Meteorologist
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jul 5, 2016, 7:52 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 170: Quincy, IL)
WGEM Wins National Murrow For Storm Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 5, 2016, 7:19 AM EDT
(DMA 187)
WNYW Presents Lyme Disease Special Report
Huffington Post, Jun 30, 2016, 4:54 PM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
WSB Scares Public With 'Flesh Eating Bacteria'
TVSpy, Jun 30, 2016, 2:59 PM EDT
dmas 40 & 1
KSNV Anchor Jessica Moore Leaves For WCBS
TVSpy, Jun 30, 2016, 8:08 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WMAQ Promotes Alex Maragos To AM Co-Anchor
Robert Feder, Jun 30, 2016, 7:37 AM EDT
dma 17: Denver
Shake-Up At KWGN-KDVR: Mike Landess Returns
The Denver Post, Jun 30, 2016, 6:14 AM EDT
Dma 74: Omaha, NE
KMTV Meteorologist Jennifer Zeppelin Moves To 10
TVNewsCheck, Jun 29, 2016, 3:26 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 5: Dallas)
KDFW Strikes PromaxBDA Gold With Banjo Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 29, 2016, 7:54 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
WNBC’s National Murrow Award-Winning Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 29, 2016, 7:47 AM EDT
Employment Special Report: News
Stations Find News Execs Harder To Move
TVNewsCheck, Jun 29, 2016, 7:48 AM EDT
A rapidly shifting TV news landscape has made the need for managers all the more pressing. With stations across the country adding newscasts in nontraditional time slots and pushing harder on digital, the demand for qualified news pros is outrunning the supply. And making things more difficult is the fact that many candidates have become far more selective about picking up and moving for new jobs. This is Part II of a three-part series on the challenges facing broadcasters in finding the right people for the rights jobs. Tomorrow, in Part III: The military may become an even bigger source of talent for station IT and engineering departments. Part I focused on the impact digital is having on station sales hiring and tactics. Read all the stories here. Full Story | Comments (9)
dma 2: Los Angeles
KCAL Meteorologist’s Contract Not Renewed
TVSpy, Jun 28, 2016, 2:55 PM EDT
dma 18
Cleveland Stations Plan Local Focus On RNC
Crain's Cleveland Business, Jun 28, 2016, 2:53 PM EDT
When Donald Trump and other Republican luminaries take their turns at the podium next month at the Republican National Convention, the reporters and producers of hundreds, maybe thousands, of television news organizations will focus their efforts on the messages emanating from the Quicken Loans Arena stage. The exception, though, will be the handful of hometown broadcast stations, whose cameras will be trained elsewhere. Link | Add comment
dma 10: Houston
Houston Press Club Hands Out Lone Star Awards
Mike McGuff, Jun 28, 2016, 7:56 AM EDT
dma 70: Tucson, AZ
Couple, Both Reporters, Charged After 4-Month-Old Daughter Ingests Cocaine
TVSpy, Jun 28, 2016, 7:41 AM EDT
COMMENTARY BY mEREDITH D. CLARK
It’s Time For A New Set Of News Values
Poynter, Jun 28, 2016, 7:33 AM EDT
University of North Texas professor Meredith D. Clark: "If you had the opportunity to build a news organization from the ground up, what would you include? What would you do differently? I’d build a new foundation by reconfiguring an old one: our news values. There is no substitute for truth, accuracy and the timely delivery of relevant news. But for companies that serve hyperlocal, niche, specialty and digitally based audiences, there are unspoken, and perhaps unquestioned values that should be discussed." Link | Add comment
TVN Classifieds
Newsroom Jobs in MO, OR And MA
TVNewsCheck, Jun 28, 2016, 6:46 AM EDT
Meredith seeks a news director for its CBS affiliate in St. Louis. Oregon Public Broadcasting is searching for a producer/reporter in Portland. NBCUniversal is looking for a managing editor for its Boston affiliate and NECN. To see all job openings, visit our Media Job Center by clicking here. | Add comment
RTDNA-Hofstra University Survey
Local TV News Salaries Move Upward
RTDNA, Jun 27, 2016, 3:20 PM EDT
The latest RTDNA-Hofstra University Annual Survey finds that local television news salaries rose by 4.8% in 2015. That's more than double last year’s 1.9% increase. And with inflation an extremely low 1.3%, that means that TV news salaries gained three and a half percent in purchasing power last year. A year ago, the spread between inflation and TV salaries was just 0.3. Link | Add comment
Dma 89: Colorado Springs
Jene Nelson Out As KRDO News Director
TVSpy, Jun 27, 2016, 3:04 PM EDT
KRDO news director Jene Nelson is no longer with the Colorado Springs ABC affiliate. “I want to express my gratitude for the overwhelming outpouring of support after my departure from KRDO,” Nelson wrote on her Facebook page. Link | Comments (1)
dma 11: Tampa, FL
Reporter Josh Thomas Gone From WFLA
TVSpy, Jun 27, 2016, 7:26 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WFLD To Debut 5 P.M. News On July 5
Robert Feder, Jun 27, 2016, 6:44 AM EDT
dma 19: Orlando, FL
Erick Weber Joins WOFL As Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jun 24, 2016, 3:19 PM EDT
dma 6
Mike Sugerman Is Leaving KPIX San Francisco
TVSpy, Jun 24, 2016, 3:03 PM EDT
dma 1: New York
WNYW Moves Away From Sports Highlights
Newsday, Jun 24, 2016, 12:13 PM EDT
When Russ Salzberg left the role of presenting latenight sports in April, Byron Harmon, the New York Fox O&Os news director, replaced him with ... no one. Many stations around the nation previously had made similar moves, but this was a first for New York. “It gave us an opportunity to look at how we present sports at night, plain and simple,” Harmon said. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 23: Pittsburgh)
WTAE Examines Medical Marijuana In Primetime
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 24, 2016, 10:03 AM EDT
dma 2: Los Angeles
Bill Mondora Out As KTTV News Director
TVSpy, Jun 23, 2016, 2:42 PM EDT
Bill Mondora is gone as news director at the Los Angeles Fox O&O. A station spokesperson confirmed that Mondora resigned yesterday. No replacement has been named. Link | Add comment
dma 36
Megan Mitchell Joins WLWT Cincinnati News
TVNewsCheck, Jun 23, 2016, 2:13 PM EDT
dma 8
Diane Cho Joins WCVB Boston As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jun 23, 2016, 12:25 PM EDT
dma 10: Houston
KHOU Houston Making Major Anchor Changes
Mike McGuff, Jun 23, 2016, 8:07 AM EDT
dma 20: Sacramento, CA
KXTV Gets News Director From Digital World
TVSpy, Jun 23, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
Tegna’s KXTV Sacramento, Calif., has promoted EP of Digital and Social Sam Cohen to succeed Jerome Parra as news director of the ABC affiliate. Link | Add comment
Dma 17
Journalist Melissa Sandoval Joins KDEN Denver
TVNewsCheck, Jun 22, 2016, 10:13 PM EDT
dmas 12 & 21
NewsON Expands With 3 Meredith Stations
TVNewsCheck, Jun 22, 2016, 2:17 PM EDT
With the inclusion of Meredith’s KPHO and KTVK in Phoenix and KMOV in St. Louis, the national service providing local news via app has grown to 141 stations in 99 markets covering 48 of the top 50 markets and 80% of the U.S. population. Meredith says more of its stations could come on board in the coming months. Full Story | Add comment
dma 129: Corpus Christi, TX
KIII Names Oscar Garcia News Director
Mike McGuff, Jun 21, 2016, 2:44 PM EDT
The Tegna-owned ABC affiliate in Corpus Christi, Texas, has hired Oscar E. Garcia as news director, effective July 18. Link | Add comment
National Murrow Awards Recognize Local TV
RTDNA, Jun 21, 2016, 2:08 PM EDT
RTDNA today announced the winners of the 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, which honors outstanding work produced by radio, television and online news organizations. In large-market television, WXIA-WATL Atlanta scored a triple win for Continuing Coverage, Investigative Reporting and Writing. In small-market television, WVUE New Orleans had a double win for Series and Use of Video and WISC Madison, Wis., got a triple win for Overall Excellence, Newscast and Feature Reporting. Link | Add comment
Telemundo Stations To Launch 5 PM News
TVNewsCheck, Jun 21, 2016, 1:06 PM EDT
Starting Sept. 26, 14 Telemundo-owned stations will add a new half-hour afternoon local newscast every weekday.   Full Story | Add comment
Playout
WKTV Transitions Local News To HD
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Jun 21, 2016, 11:34 AM EDT
dma 23: Pittsburgh
Fired WTAE Anchor Bell Sues For Reinstatement
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jun 21, 2016, 6:08 AM EDT
dma 7
Jennifer Donelan Is Gone From WJLA Washington
FTVLive, Jun 21, 2016, 6:06 AM EDT
dma 16: Miami
WSVN's Carmel Cafiero Retiring After 40 Years
TVSpy, Jun 20, 2016, 2:55 PM EDT
dma 21: St. Louis
Brian Thouvenot Out As KMOV News Director
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jun 20, 2016, 2:36 PM EDT
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate KMOV St. Louis parted ways with its news director, Brian Thouvenot, today. GM Mike Murphy said he could not comment on personnel matters, then added that the station would "aggressively pursue the hiring of a replacement." Link | Add comment
Dma 8
WCVB Boston Adds David Bienick To News Team
TVNewsCheck, Jun 20, 2016, 1:19 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WVUE Breaks 38-Year Late News Viewing Streak
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 20, 2016, 8:09 AM EDT
commentary by Jim Brady
Brady: Let's Stop Killing Local News
Columbia Journalism Review, Jun 20, 2016, 7:55 AM EDT
Billy Penn's Jim Brady says local journalists are often their own worst enemy in the struggle to keep their news organizations alive. That's because they've been slow to adapt and have drifted away from a focus on their customers and communities. He says refocusing there creates opportunity for a robust events business drawing from the news, and it opens the possibilities to more engaging ads that will circumvent the blockers for their utility value. Link | Comments (4)
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard
WJW Commands Cleveland Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Jun 20, 2016, 7:53 AM EDT
It’s not even a contest in Cleveland among local media competing on social. According to Shareablee data, Tribune’s Fox affiliate WJW trounces fellow broadcasters on TV and radio, along with the local newspaper. Link | Add comment
Dma 7: Washington
WTTG Adds Martin Di Caro To Cover Transportation
TVNewsCheck, Jun 17, 2016, 3:32 PM EDT
dma 74: Omaha, NE
Meteorologist Jim Flowers Leaving KMTV Omaha
TVSpy, Jun 17, 2016, 3:17 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 7: Washington)
WJLA’s Emotional Tribute To Orlando's Tragedy
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 17, 2016, 8:18 AM EDT
dma 10: Houston
KTRK's Dave Ward Entering Guinness World Records
Mike McGuff, Jun 17, 2016, 7:50 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WLS Sets New 11 A.M. Newscast Anchors
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Jun 16, 2016, 8:19 AM EDT
Market Share
'The New Yorker' Cartoons Poke Fun At TV News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 16, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 146: Palm Springs, CA)
KMIR-KPSE Are ‘Standing United’ For Orlando
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 16, 2016, 7:56 AM EDT
dma 12: Phoenix
Miguel Gaytan Joins KTAZ As News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jun 16, 2016, 7:49 AM EDT
The veteran Spanish-language newsman is moving from KAKW Austin, Texas, to head operations at Telemundo’s Phoenix outlet.   Full Story | Add comment
dma 36: Cincinnati, OH
WKRC Posts Chief Meteorologist Job
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Jun 16, 2016, 7:32 AM EDT
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WIVB Surveys Viewers On Morning News Team
The Buffalo News, Jun 16, 2016, 7:29 AM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
WXIA Reporter Comes Out After Orlando Shooting
AJC.com, Jun 16, 2016, 7:19 AM EDT
dma 8: Boston
WMUR Reporter Found Not Guilty Of DUI
NH1, Jun 16, 2016, 6:25 AM EDT
Local TV News Viewership Slips Again
Pew Research Center, Jun 15, 2016, 2:25 PM EDT
The gradual decline in local television viewership resumed in 2015, after a brief break the previous two years. Local TV newscasts saw their viewership drop not only in all three key timeslots, but also during some nontraditional timeslots, an area of growth in past years. Stations generated less revenue in 2015 than the year before, but the decline was around what might be expected in a non-election year. The question of local TV’s future in a digital era has not gone away, as the industry remains strategically focused on its traditional viewing platform, where its core audience is largely still found. Link | Comments (10)
dma 15: Minneapolis
Craig Cheatham Leaves KSTP Assistant ND Post
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jun 15, 2016, 8:10 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 4)
WPVI Declares Philadelphia ‘Action News Country’
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 15, 2016, 8:03 AM EDT
dma 22
Assistant ND Ned Hibberd Out At WJZY Charlotte
TVSpy, Jun 15, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
At WJZY, Brien Blakely Rises To Evening Anchor
The Charlotte Observer, Jun 15, 2016, 6:53 AM EDT
Dma 8: Boston
Ben Simmoneau Joins WCVB As Anchor-Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jun 14, 2016, 3:51 PM EDT
NAB Offers Stations 2016 Election Toolkit
TVNewsCheck, Jun 14, 2016, 9:42 AM EDT
The NAB has produced and distributed its 2016 Election Toolkit to television and radio stations. The toolkit contains ideas to help broadcasters engage audiences, including programming ideas, public service announcement scripts and social media strategies. The material is designed to help stations integrate election issues and candidate forums into both their programming and digital presence. The toolkit is available here.   | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 38: West Palm Beach, FL)
How Digital Helped WPTV Dominate May Sweeps
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 14, 2016, 7:31 AM EDT
RTDNA-Hofstra University Survey
Tracking All Aspects Of The News Director
RTDNA, Jun 13, 2016, 3:27 PM EDT
The latest installment of RTDNA-Hofstra University Annual Survey of local news highlights changes in the lives of news directors. Findings include the fact that TV NDs are getting older and switching jobs quicker. Link | Add comment
dma 19
Station Groups Pitch In To Help In Orlando
TVSpy, Jun 13, 2016, 2:54 PM EDT
When something as tragic as the shootings at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando occur, local stations often stretch an already thin staff even thinner in an attempt to provide viewers with updates about what’s happening and why. TVSpy asked the station groups about plans to help their locals cover the shooting while keeping up with the news of the day. Link | Add comment
dma 102 (Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC)
WBTW Names Gittins Weekday Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jun 13, 2016, 12:12 PM EDT
dma 1: New York
WNJU Adds Cristina Navarrete To News Team
TVNewsCheck, Jun 13, 2016, 12:06 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 8: Boston)
WCVB Takes Home Six Emmy Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 13, 2016, 7:40 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard
KGO Smashes Local SF Media On Social
NetNewsCheck, Jun 13, 2016, 7:04 AM EDT
ABC/Disney-owned KGO is the juggernaut among local media on social in San Francisco according to Shareablee data. It holds a comfortable lead in both total actions and fans/followers with Fox’s KTVU as its most viable competitor. Link | Add comment
dma 4: Philadelphia
Police Make Arrest Following Live Shot Attack
FTV, Jun 10, 2016, 3:04 PM EDT
dma 39: Austin, TX
KTBC Reporter Fighting To Get VA To Help Local Vet
TVSpy, Jun 10, 2016, 3:01 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 49)
Mohammed Ali’s Final Goodbye Today On Louisville’s WAVE
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 10, 2016, 8:09 AM EDT
dma 3
Reporter Charlie De Mar Joining WBBM Chicago
Robert Feder, Jun 10, 2016, 6:46 AM EDT
Dma 52: Providence, RI
Christina Myers Joins WLNE News at 6 and 11
TVNewsCheck, Jun 9, 2016, 6:48 PM EDT
dma 52: Providence, RI
Former WPRI Reporter Glenn Laxton Dies At 74
TVSpy, Jun 9, 2016, 3:22 PM EDT
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
News Director Jeff Woodard Leaving WGRZ
The Buffalo News, Jun 9, 2016, 7:31 AM EDT
Jeff Woodard, who has been the news director at the Tegna NBC affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y., for the last seven-and-a-half years, will be leaving on July 5 to become the director of marketing and communications at Fredonia State College, his alma mater. Link | Add comment
dma 35: Milwaukee
WISN Adds Lindsey Slater To Weather Team
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jun 9, 2016, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 23: Pittsburgh
Stations Getting Creative With Facebook Live
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jun 9, 2016, 6:59 AM EDT
In newsrooms across the country, Facebook’s instant video option might be changing the way we consume social media. Reporters need only a smartphone camera and Facebook account to capture live, unedited video that can be viewed on their personal or station’s pages and websites. Consider it the visual equivalent of listening to the police scanner. Above, Kristine Sorensen, host of KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live, points out items for the upcoming show as she does a Facebook Live intro before broadcasting starts. (Darrell Sapp photo) Link | Comments (1)
dma 17: Denver
At KWGN Broome Moves On, Makens Joins
The Denver Post, Jun 9, 2016, 6:39 AM EDT
Dma 30: Hartford, CT
Multimedia Journalist Kaitlin Goslee Joins WTIC
TVNewsCheck, Jun 8, 2016, 7:51 PM EDT
Dma 7: Washington
WTTG Adds Weeknight Newscast At 6:30
TVNewsCheck, Jun 8, 2016, 2:49 PM EDT
Beginning July 18, 5 @ 6:30 will primarily focus on the presidential race. It will be hosted by Shawn Yancy and Jim Lokay and will also broadcast live from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Full Story | Add comment
dma 5
Reporter Deanna Dewberry Out At KXAS Dallas
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Jun 8, 2016, 8:02 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 7: Washington)
WJLA Creates NBA-Themed Morning News IDs
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 8, 2016, 7:56 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
See KNTV’s Emmy-Winning News Entries
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 8, 2016, 7:54 AM EDT
DMA 69: Roanoke, VA
WDBJ Names David Hughes News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jun 7, 2016, 7:19 PM EDT
He joins the Gray CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va., from WFLA Tampa, Fla., where he’s been executive producer since 2011.   Full Story | Add comment
DMA 21: St. Louis
John Brown Returns To KTVI News
TVNewsCheck, Jun 7, 2016, 6:59 PM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WLS Reorders, Bringing Back 11 A.M. News
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Jun 7, 2016, 3:24 PM EDT
ABC O&O WLS Chicago will be making a series of changes to its lineup later this month. This will include bringing back its midday newscast and moving its local talk show, Windy City Live to early afternoons. The changes will take effect on June 27. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 12)
Why KTVK’s Morning News Is No. 1 In Phoenix
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 7, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
dma 21
KMOV St. Louis Anchor Alissa Reitmeier Leaving
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jun 7, 2016, 7:26 AM EDT
DMA 19
WFTV Orlando Names Studio For Bob Opsahl
Orlando Sentinel, Jun 7, 2016, 6:50 AM EDT
dma 76: Rochester, NY
WHAM Celebrates 50 Years With Don Alhart
Democrat & Chronicle, Jun 7, 2016, 5:49 AM EDT
dma 14: Seattle
Anchor/Reporter Nadia Crow Joins KCPQ
TVNewsCheck, Jun 6, 2016, 3:42 PM EDT
dma 13: Detroit
WXYZ Names Rhonda LaVelle News Director
FTVLive, Jun 6, 2016, 3:02 PM EDT
She joins the Scripps Detroit ABC affiliate from KPRC Houston and will also have co-owned MNT affil WMYD under her purview. She joins from KPRC Houston. Link | Add comment
dma 12: Phoenix
Jimena Gonzalez Joins KTAZ News Anchor Desk
TVNewsCheck, Jun 6, 2016, 2:19 PM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
Kalee Dionne Joins WMAQ's Weather Front
Robert Feder, Jun 6, 2016, 7:26 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 146: Palm Springs, CA)
Could KESQ Have The Youngest Chief Meteorologist?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 6, 2016, 6:45 AM EDT
dma 9
Atlanta Sweeps: WAGA Wins At 5 P.M.
TVSpy, Jun 3, 2016, 5:07 PM EDT
dma 10: Houston
Longtime KTRK Reporter Deborah Wrigley Leaves
Mike McGuff, Jun 3, 2016, 2:53 PM EDT
Dma 1
WNBC New York Names Ben Berkowitz Digital VP
TVNewsCheck, Jun 3, 2016, 10:44 AM EDT
dma 24: Portland, OR
WAND ND Tai Takahashi Moves To KGW Portland
TVSpy, Jun 3, 2016, 8:12 AM EDT
dma 22
Charlotte Sweep: WBTV Tops In HH, WCNC Surges
The Charlotte Observer, Jun 3, 2016, 6:19 AM EDT
dma 65
KAKE Wichita Shuffles Evening Anchors
Wichita Business Journal, Jun 3, 2016, 6:17 AM EDT
dma 7
Veteran DC Anchor Morris Jones Signs Off
TVSpy, Jun 2, 2016, 2:51 PM EDT
dma 12
KSAZ Phoenix Personality Rick D'Amico Retiring
AZCentral, Jun 2, 2016, 8:22 AM EDT
dma 68: Green Bay-Appleton, WI
WGBA Names Julie Moravchik News Director
WGBA, Jun 2, 2016, 7:50 AM EDT
Scripps taps the local news veteran to lead news operations at its NBC affiliate in Green Bay, Wis. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 36:Cincinnati)
Gorilla Killing Lights Up WLWT’s Digital Platforms
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 2, 2016, 7:36 AM EDT
dma 91
WTGS Savannah To Produce Own Newscast
TVSpy, Jun 1, 2016, 2:42 PM EDT
Sinclair's Savannah Fox affiliate WTGS will produce its own newscast starting tonight after the station’s news sharing agreement with Hearst-owned WJCL expired. Link | Add comment
DMA 10: Houston
Jalelah Ahmed Joins KRIV News As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jun 1, 2016, 2:10 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 95: Jackson, MS)
WJTV’s May Marketing Push Focuses On 'Local'
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 1, 2016, 8:16 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 25: Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL Follows Refugee Family’s Trek To America
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 1, 2016, 8:13 AM EDT
dma 9
WGCL Atlanta Replaces News Director
AJC.com, Jun 1, 2016, 6:28 AM EDT
After 20 months in the job, Larry Perret has been replaced as news director at the Meredith owned CBS affiliate, the perpetual fourth-place performer in the market. His successor is Frank Volpicella, who has been a news director at ABC affiliate KVUE Austin, Texas. Link | Comments (1)
RTDNA: Fewer Newsrooms, But More Outlets
TVNewsCheck, May 31, 2016, 3:06 PM EDT
The group’s latest survey finds 1,053 TV stations running local news, more than ever before. Of those, 714 produce newscasts for themselves, while 339 rely on the producers in sharing arrangements.   Full Story | Add comment
Dma 7: Washington
Veronica Johnson Moves From WRC To WJLA
TVNewsCheck, May 31, 2016, 10:20 AM EDT
dma 65: Wichita, KS
KWCH's Cindy Klose Signs Off After 25 Years
TVSpy, May 31, 2016, 7:54 AM EDT
dma 17
Denver Sweeps: KUSA Dominant, KCNC No. 2
The Denver Post, May 27, 2016, 7:34 AM EDT
dma 53
Buffalo Sweeps: Wins For WGRZ, WIVB
The Buffalo News, May 27, 2016, 7:27 AM EDT
dma 32
San Antonio Sweeps: KSAT Runs The Table
MySanAntonio.com, May 27, 2016, 7:22 AM EDT
dma 5
Dallas Sweeps: KDFW, KXAS, WFAA Post Wins
Uncle Barky's Bytes, May 27, 2016, 7:19 AM EDT
dma 35
Milwaukee Sweeps: WITI Just Edges Out WISN
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 27, 2016, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 3
Chicago Sweeps: WLS Wins At 10, WGN Takes 9
Robert Feder, May 27, 2016, 6:56 AM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
Fred McFarlin Gone From WXIA's Morning Show
AJC.com, May 27, 2016, 6:53 AM EDT
dma 23
Pittsburgh Sweeps: WTAE's Numbers Down
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 27, 2016, 6:46 AM EDT
dma 19
Orlando Sweeps: WFTV Wins, WKMG Gains
Orlando Sentinel, May 27, 2016, 6:44 AM EDT
dma 51
New Orleans Sweeps: WVUE Wins At 10 P.M.
Nola.com, May 26, 2016, 9:30 PM EDT
dma 2: Los Angeles
KABC Adds Weekday 3 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, May 26, 2016, 3:25 PM EDT
The new broadcast will feature anchors, Ellen Leyva and Colleen Sullivan along with weathercaster, Danny Romero. It brings the ABC O&Os news production total to 58 hours a week. Full Story | Comments (5)
dma 11: Tampa, FL
Jennifer Hardy Named WWSB News Director
TVSpy, May 26, 2016, 2:43 PM EDT
This is a move within Raycom for Hardy, who is news director at WAAY in Huntsville, Ala. The two stations are owned by Calkins, which was purchased by Raycom in April. Link | Add comment
dma 76: Rochester, NY
Anchor Rachel Barnhart To Leave WROC
Democrat & Chronicle, May 26, 2016, 2:27 PM EDT
dma 87: Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX
KXXV Waco Anchor Bruce Gietzen Retiring
Mike McGuff, May 26, 2016, 7:40 AM EDT
dma 19: Orlando, FL
WFTV Anchor Bob Opsahl Says Bye For Now
Orlando Sentinel, May 26, 2016, 6:47 AM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
WPVI Anchor Lisa Thomas-Laury Retiring
Philly.com, May 26, 2016, 6:41 AM EDT
dma 39: Austin, TX
KXAN's David Scott Leaving After 40 Years
TVSpy, May 25, 2016, 7:45 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 5: Dallas)
Warner/Chappell Production Adds 'GiddyUp' To KTVT Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 25, 2016, 7:35 AM EDT
dma 51
Meteorologist Chris Franklin Back On Air In New Orleans
Nola.com, May 25, 2016, 6:48 AM EDT
dma 1: New York
Anchor Dana Tyler Returns To WCBS
FTVLive, May 25, 2016, 6:06 AM EDT
dma 11
WFLA Tampa Expands Midday News
TVNewsCheck, May 24, 2016, 7:35 PM EDT
The Media General NBC affil is introducing a one-hour newscast at 11 a.m. beginning June 13.   Full Story | Add comment
dma 10: Houston
KPRC Sports Reporter-Anchor Simone Eli Leaving
Mike McGuff, May 24, 2016, 3:02 PM EDT
dma 40: Las Vegas
KLAS Reups Dave Courvoisier For 3 More Years
TVSpy, May 24, 2016, 2:47 PM EDT
dmas 60 & 5
KTUL Anchor Kristin Dickerson Moving To KXAS
Tulsa World, May 24, 2016, 1:53 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 136: Rockford, IL)
Fired Anchor Resurfaces On Competition
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 24, 2016, 8:01 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
330,000 Facebookers Watch Meteorologist Give Away Umbrellas
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 24, 2016, 7:54 AM EDT
dma 57
KATV Little Rock Adding Anchor Chris May
Arkansas Business, May 24, 2016, 6:02 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WBBM Anchor/Reporter Mike Parker To Retire
Chicagoland Radio and Media, May 23, 2016, 4:55 PM EDT
dma 34: Salt Lake City
KSL Taps Leona Wood As News Director
TVSpy, May 23, 2016, 4:47 PM EDT
She left KPHO Phoenix last November and now takes over news operations at Bonneville International's NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City. Link | Add comment
Dma 13
WDIV Detroit Hires Digital Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 23, 2016, 2:25 PM EDT
Jason Carr is joining the Graham Media NBC affiliate's ClickOnDetroit as digital anchor and will also contribute to the station’s Local 4 News Today morning broadcast. He comes from cross-town rival WJBK. Full Story | Comments (1)
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 47)
WJXT Dominates Jacksonville Social Media
NetNewsCheck, May 23, 2016, 7:22 AM EDT
Graham Media-owned independent WJXT captures the lead among local media in Jacksonville, Fla., on social in both total actions and fans/followers according to Shareablee data. Cox Media Group’s CBS affil WJAX is its closest competitor on both fronts. Link | Add comment
dma 36: Cincinnati
WKRC Honors Late Tim Hedrick With More 'Grillin'
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, May 23, 2016, 7:01 AM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
WGCL Sees Ratings Boost From Amanda Davis
AJC.com, May 23, 2016, 6:44 AM EDT
DMA 40: Las Vegas
KTNV Anchor Ricki Cheese Arrested For DUI
FTVLive, May 23, 2016, 6:08 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 103: Evansville, IN)
Viewer Makes Powerful Weather Promo For WFIE
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 20, 2016, 7:40 AM EDT
Dma 51
WVUE New Orleans Revamps Anchor Lineups
TVNewsCheck, May 19, 2016, 3:33 PM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
WTXF Reporter: 'I'm Lucky I'm Not Dead'
People, May 19, 2016, 3:07 PM EDT
Dma 11: Tampa
WTVT Adds Sorboni Banerjee As Consumer Reporter
TVNewsCheck, May 19, 2016, 10:35 AM EDT
Playout (DMA 86: Harlingen, TX)
KRGV Relies On Letrosonics Wireless Gear For Telethon
TVNewsCheck/Playout, May 19, 2016, 10:30 AM EDT
Playout (DMA 61)
Waterman To Add Baron Lynx In Ft. Myers
TVNewsCheck/Playout, May 19, 2016, 10:26 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 18: Cleveland)
Stepping Away From The Weather Map After 50 Years
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 19, 2016, 8:25 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 22: Charlotte, NC)
WJZY Lives Up To New Slogan, ‘Gets Results’
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 19, 2016, 8:24 AM EDT
dma 7: Washington
Justin Timberlake Really Did Like WTTG's Video
TVSpy, May 19, 2016, 7:23 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 9: Atlanta)
WGCL Followers Support Anchor's Alcoholism Admission
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 18, 2016, 8:18 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WLS To Salute Retiring Anchor Ron Magers
Chicagoland Radio and Media, May 18, 2016, 8:10 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 18: Cleveland)
Major Weather Event Hits Cleveland Tonight At 6
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 18, 2016, 7:20 AM EDT
dmas 21 & 7
KSDK Reporter John Henry Leaving For WUSA
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 18, 2016, 6:58 AM EDT
dma 7: Washington
WJLA Expands Government Matters On Cable
TVNewsCheck, May 17, 2016, 3:26 PM EDT
RTDNA-Hofstra University Survey
Tracking Drones Takeoff In Local TV News
TVNewsCheck, May 17, 2016, 9:11 AM EDT
RTDNA finds that 16.3% of local TV news operations are using drones, 6.7% plan to start soon, 17.7% have used them but aren't now, and 59.4% have no plans to use them. Full Story | Comments (2)
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
Pint-Size Viral Sensation Wows In WAVE Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 17, 2016, 8:11 AM EDT
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WIVB Asst.ND Kris O'Donnell Gone After 2 Years
The Buffalo News, May 17, 2016, 7:21 AM EDT
dma 51: New Orleans
WWL Meteorologist Laura Buchtel Leaving
Nola.com, May 17, 2016, 6:58 AM EDT
Dma 7: Washington
WJLA Hires Investigative Reporter Scott Taylor
TVNewsCheck, May 16, 2016, 11:13 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WFLD Website To Simulcast Drug Rehab Radio Show
Chicagoland Radio and Media, May 16, 2016, 8:15 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard
In Green Bay, WLUK Tops Social Media
NetNewsCheck, May 16, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate WLUK leads local media in Green Bay-Appleton, Wis., on social media in both overall actions and total fans/followers according to Shareablee data. Media General’s ABC affil WBAY is its closest competitor, but leaves plenty of breathing room. Link | Add comment
dma 36: Cincinnati
Anchor Alison Montoya Returns To WLWT
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, May 16, 2016, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WIVB ND Critiques Accidentally Sent To Staffers
The Buffalo News, May 16, 2016, 7:21 AM EDT
Market Share: DMA 12 (Phoenix)
Investigation Into Toxic Mines Wins KPHO A Murrow
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 16, 2016, 6:46 AM EDT
dma 2: Los Angeles
KTLA Asks Weather Reporter To Cover Up On-Air
Variety, May 16, 2016, 6:01 AM EDT
dma 18
Anchor Rob Powers Returns To WEWS Cleveland
TVNewsCheck, May 13, 2016, 7:16 PM EDT
dma 17
Shannon Ogden Joins KMGH Denver As Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 13, 2016, 5:15 PM EDT
dma4: Philadelphia
Police Arrest Man Following Fresco Video On WTXF
WTXF, May 13, 2016, 4:24 PM EDT
Dma 93: Baton Rouge, LA
WBRZ Names Investigative Executive Producer
TVNewsCheck, May 13, 2016, 11:34 AM EDT
Market Share: DMA 51 (New Orleans)
WWL Fighting Back Against New Orleans Violence
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 13, 2016, 8:32 AM EDT
dma 38: West Palm Beach, FL
WPEC Wrongly IDs WPTV Photog As ATM Thief
TV Spy, May 13, 2016, 7:29 AM EDT
dma 16: Miami
WFOR Reporter Natalia Zea Leaving Journalism
Gossip Extra, May 13, 2016, 7:27 AM EDT
dma 7: Washington
WTTG Almost Made Justin Timberlake Cry
TV Spy, May 12, 2016, 3:13 PM EDT
dma 86
KTLM Harlingen Launches Investigative Unit
TVSpy, May 12, 2016, 2:33 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 61: Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
WINK Uncovers Sex Offenders Using Social Media
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 12, 2016, 8:08 AM EDT
dma 1: New York
Anchor Dana Tyler To Return To WCBS
New York Daily News, May 12, 2016, 7:26 AM EDT
dma 36
WXIX Cincinnati, Paper Near News Partnership
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, May 12, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT
The Enquirer and Raycom-owned Fox affiliate WXIX Cincinnati are close to finalizing a partnership agreement to share news content. TV viewers saw the first evidence of the co-operation on WXIX's 10 p.m. news Tuesday. Link | Add comment
Univision Launches New Local News Branding
TVNewsCheck, May 11, 2016, 5:14 PM EDT
A new campaign, “Tu Gente. Tu Voz.”, is designed to unify all Univision local newscasts under a common purpose — to be a champion and a voice for Hispanic America. Full Story | Add comment
Alison Parker's Legacy Includes Foundation, Honors
Martinsville Bulletin, May 11, 2016, 8:25 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 85: Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, IL)
Water Not Fit For A Dog, Claims WAND Report
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 11, 2016, 8:15 AM EDT
dma 52: Buffalo, NY
WKBW Adds 2 Reporters To Replace Those Exiting
The Buffalo News, May 11, 2016, 7:35 AM EDT
dma 18: Cleveland
Meteorologist Jason Nicholas Moving To WOIO
The Plain Dealer, May 11, 2016, 6:55 AM EDT
Dma 5: Dallas
Alanna Sarabia Joins WFFA's ‘Good Morning Texas’
TVNewsCheck, May 10, 2016, 8:28 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 12: Phoenix)
Leeches On Their Face: KPHO’s Sweeps Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 10, 2016, 7:43 AM EDT
Dma 3: Chicago
Rob Elgas To Anchor WLS News AT 4 P.M.
TVNewsCheck, May 9, 2016, 5:08 PM EDT
TVN Classifieds
Newsroom Jobs In CO, OH, IL, VA And IA
TVNewsCheck, May 10, 2016, 5:45 AM EDT
KKTV (CBS) in Colorado Springs is looking for news promotions producer. WTVG (ABC) in Toledo, Ohio, needs a traffic anchor/reporter. Fox Television’s Chicago O&O is searching for an assistant news director. WRIC (ABC) in Richmond, Va., needs an assistant news director. KWQC (NBC) in Davenport, Iowa, has an opening for a creative services director. To see all job openings, visit our Media Job Center by clicking here.   | Add comment
Dma 8: Boston
Castro-Amare Joins WNEU As Sports Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 9, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT
Dma 17: Denver
Carlos Rausseo Upped To News Anchor At KDEN
TVNewsCheck, May 9, 2016, 12:31 PM EDT
DMA 13
Meteorologist Denise Isaac Joins WXYZ-WMYD Detroit
TVNewsCheck, May 9, 2016, 10:58 AM EDT
dma 2: Los Angeles
Telemundo’s Diaz-Balart To Also Co-Anchor At KVEA
TVNewsCheck, May 9, 2016, 10:46 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard
WDAF Rules Kansas City's Social Scene
NetNewsCheck, May 9, 2016, 7:51 AM EDT
Tribune’s Fox affiliate WDAF leads among Kansas City’s local media on social according to Shareablee data, but Meredith’s CBS affil KCTV is nipping at its heels in a market rife with social activity.  Link | Add comment
dma 23: Pittsburgh
WTAE Crews Helps Woman In Car Crash
TVSpy, May 9, 2016, 7:35 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WVUE Turns 5 Murrow Award Wins Into Marketing
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 9, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
WTXF Questions Priest’s Relationship With Woman
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 9, 2016, 6:55 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 72: Des Moines, IA)
Who’s Celebrating Its 1,000th Show? WHO Is
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 6, 2016, 8:24 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 22: Charlotte, NC)
WJZY Shows Kids Pull The Trigger On Guns
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 6, 2016, 8:21 AM EDT
dma 53
WKBW Reporter Desiree Wiley Leaving
The Buffalo News, May 6, 2016, 7:26 AM EDT
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
WCNC Meteorologist Larry Sprinkle Injured In Crash
Charlotte Observer, May 6, 2016, 7:21 AM EDT
dma 21: St. Louis
KSDK Vows To Be Judicious About Interrupting Blues For Weather Coverage
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 6, 2016, 7:17 AM EDT
dma 8
Reporter Kelley Tuthill Leaving WCVB Boston
Boston Herald, May 6, 2016, 6:11 AM EDT
Dma 4: Philadelphia
WTXF To Debut 11 P.M. News On Aug. 1
TVNewsCheck, May 5, 2016, 3:00 PM EDT
Billed as the "anti-network, 11 p.m. newscast," the new weeknight broadcast will feature anchor Lucy Noland alongside meteorologist Kathy Orr and sports anchor Howard Eskin. It will also feature viewer-generated news. Full Story | Comments (2)
dma 14: Seattle
KCPQ Reporter Shares Tribute To Late Son
TVSpy, May 5, 2016, 1:10 PM EDT
market share (dma 23: Pittsburgh)
WTAE Recognized With 6 Regional Murrow Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 5, 2016, 8:04 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 3: Chicago)
WGN Pokes Fun At Itself, Again, In News Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 5, 2016, 7:57 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 34: Salt Lake City)
Chopper Rescue Goes Bad, KSL’s Sweeps Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 5, 2016, 7:55 AM EDT
dma 8: Boston
Kelley Tuthill To Leave WCVB After 18 Years
Boston.com, May 5, 2016, 6:50 AM EDT
dma 51: New Orleans
WWL Duo Sees How Quickly Conflicts Escalate
WWL, May 4, 2016, 9:44 AM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
Longtime KYW Reporter Walt Hunter To Retire
Philly.com, May 3, 2016, 7:44 PM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
WAGA's Rayam Says Leaving Is Her Decision
TVSpy, May 3, 2016, 4:56 PM EDT
dma 35: Milwaukee
WITI Names Rob Haswell Chief Meteorologist
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 3, 2016, 7:42 AM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
WAGA Not Renewing Anchor Lisa Rayam's Contract
AJC.com, May 3, 2016, 7:37 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
WNBC’s Explosion Coverage Earns Regional Murrow
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 3, 2016, 7:14 AM EDT
dma 17: Denver
Sports Anchor Raul Martinez Leaves KDVR
The Denver Post, May 3, 2016, 6:57 AM EDT
dma 10: Houston
KIAH Adds Nakia Cooper As Digital Content Manager
Mike McGuff, May 2, 2016, 3:17 PM EDT
dma 47
WFOX-WJAX Jacksonville Gets A Chopper
TVSpy, May 2, 2016, 3:11 PM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
WPVI Anchor On How To Get Up At 2:21 A.M.
The Matt O'Donnell Blog, May 2, 2016, 8:15 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard
WTVR Is The Social Leader In Richmond, Va.
NetNewsCheck, May 2, 2016, 8:05 AM EDT
Tribune’s CBS affiliate WTVR leads the major Richmond-Petersburg, Va., social media performance indices according to Shareablee data with Raycom’s NBC affil WWBT as its closest competitor. Television stations win again in this week’s look at a DMA’s top 10 social performers. Link | Comments (1)
Market Share (DMA 56: Richmond, VA)
Black WWBT Anchor Gets Sit-Down With KKK
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 2, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WDSU Wins National Award For Katrina Documentary
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 2, 2016, 7:51 AM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
WXIA Reunion Fetes 15 Departing Staffers
Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 2, 2016, 7:22 AM EDT
dma 29: Nashville
Prince Lyrics Cost WZTV Sports Anchor His Job
The Tennessean, May 2, 2016, 6:19 AM EDT
dma 65
Anchor Cindy Klose Retiring From KWCH Wichita
KWCH, Apr 29, 2016, 1:43 PM EDT
dma 65
KAKE Wichita Anchor Susan Peters Leaving
The Wichita Eagle, Apr 29, 2016, 1:41 PM EDT
Dma 6: San Francisco
News Anchor Steve Aveson Joins KRON
TVNewsCheck, Apr 29, 2016, 9:49 AM EDT
dma 3
WCIU Morning Segment To Salute Chicago Communities
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Apr 29, 2016, 8:19 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 170: Quincy, IL)
Windstorm Coverage Wins WGEM Regional Murrow
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 29, 2016, 8:08 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 13: Detroit)
WXYZ Goes Digital With Gun Documentary
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 29, 2016, 8:04 AM EDT
Market Share
Old News Promos Live Forever On YouTube
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 29, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
Updated | dma 26: Baltimore
Police Shoot Man In Costume Outside WBFF
The Baltimore Sun, Apr 29, 2016, 6:00 AM EDT
A man dressed in an animal costume and wearing what police suspected was an explosive device strode into Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF Thursday afternoon and, after a standoff, was shot three times by city police officers. The 25-year-old man was in serious condition at a hospital Thursday night. The suspicious device turned out to be chocolate bars, wrapped in foil and attached to wires and a computer circuit board. (WBAL photo) Link | Comments (2)
dma 7: Washington
WTTG Leaves Seat Open For Metro's GM
WTTG, Apr 28, 2016, 12:25 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 72: Des Moines-Ames, IA)
Vietnam Vet Story Earns WHO A Regional Murrow
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 28, 2016, 7:28 AM EDT
dma 3
WGN Chicago Gets Hastert Sentence Wrong
RobertFeder.com, Apr 28, 2016, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 69: Roanoke, VA
WDBJ ND Kelly Zuber Leaving After 34 Years
The Roanoke Times, Apr 27, 2016, 3:31 PM EDT
Kelly Zuber, who has spent 34 years working in the news department at CBS affiliate WDBJ Roanoke, Va., is retiring from her job as news director on May 6. Zuber, 57, said that she is taking early retirement in part because the recent change in station ownership made it a good time to make a career move. Gray Television bought WDBJ earlier this year from Schurz Communications, which had owned the station since 1969. Link | Add comment
dma 10: Houston
Jonathan Martin Joins KRIV As Evening Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 27, 2016, 12:28 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 70: Tucson, AZ)
KVOA School Photos Expose Wins Murrow Award
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 27, 2016, 8:15 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 86: Harlingen, TX)
KRGV Turns Two Week Spotlight On Diabetes
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 27, 2016, 8:11 AM EDT
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
WCNC's Glenn Counts Takes Buyout After 28 Years
The Charlotte Observer, Apr 27, 2016, 7:19 AM EDT
dma 23: Pittsburgh
Harold Hays Retiring From KDKA After 37 Years
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apr 27, 2016, 6:50 AM EDT
Scripps Taps Sacks For Political Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Apr 26, 2016, 7:34 PM EDT
Veteran political journalist Mike Sacks will lead the station group’s national coverage from Washington as part of Scripps’ commitment to air 100 minutes of political coverage each week in the 45 days leading up to Election Day on all of its stations.   Full Story | Add comment
WOFL's 'Good Day Orlando' Now Starts At 4 A.M.
Orlando Sentinel, Apr 26, 2016, 5:18 PM EDT
Dma 72: Des Moines, IA
Rheya Spigner Joins ‘KCCI 8 News This Morning’
TVNewsCheck, Apr 26, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT
dma 9
Longtime Atlanta Anchor Chuck Moore Dies
WXIA, Apr 26, 2016, 2:42 PM EDT
dma 142: Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
KFDM's Murphy On Live Streaming's Advantages
Advancing The Story, Apr 26, 2016, 8:12 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 13: Detroit)
Continuing Coverage Wins WDIV A Regional Murrow
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 26, 2016, 8:03 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 26)
A Year After Baltimore Riots, WBAL Looks Ahead
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 26, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
A Rundown Of The Tegna Buyouts So Far
TVSpy, Apr 26, 2016, 7:42 AM EDT
Tegna stations have been offering buyouts for about the past month. Some reports say to get a one, you have to be over 55 and have worked at the station for more than 15 years. What the monetary deal is, we have no idea. From what we’ve seen each station was free to handle it the way they wanted. Link | Comments (2)
DMA 6: San Francisco
KRON Announces 10 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Apr 25, 2016, 11:37 PM EDT
The hour-long KRON4 News at 10 debuts on May 16 and will be anchored by Pam Moore and a co-anchor to be named later.   Full Story | Comments (3)
TVN Classifieds
News Director Jobs In IL, VA And NY
TVNewsCheck, Apr 25, 2016, 4:51 PM EDT
Nexstar has an opening for a news director for its CBS affiliate in Champaign, Ill.  Hubbard Broadcasting is looking for a news director at its NBC affiliate in Rochester, N.Y. Gray Television needs a news director at its CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va. To see all job openings, visit our Media Job Center by clicking here.   | Add comment
dma 1: New York
WNYW Sports Anchor Russ Salzberg Leaving
TVSpy, Apr 25, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT
dma 124: Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA
Former KEYT-KCOY Anchor To Serve Time For DUI
The Tribune, Apr 25, 2016, 2:38 PM EDT
dma 48: Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM
KOB Reporter Stuart Dyson Retires Following Incident
Albuquerque Journal, Apr 25, 2016, 2:36 PM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (dma 4)
WPVI Leads Social Philly In Tight Race
NetNewsCheck, Apr 25, 2016, 7:44 AM EDT
ABC/Disney’s WPVI leads Philadelphia’s local media outlets in social media performance in both total actions and fans/followers according to Shareablee data. Fox-owned WTXF is nipping at its heels in both categories, though. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
What In God’s Name Is Happening At WCBS?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 25, 2016, 7:38 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Documentary Examines Teachers’ Pay
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 25, 2016, 7:28 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 8: Boston)
WCVB Wins Two Regional Murrow Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 25, 2016, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 36: Cincinnati
WKRC 'Weather Authority' Tim Hedrick Dies
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Apr 25, 2016, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
Ron Magers Fuming Over WGN’s Unauthorized Ad
Robert Feder, Apr 25, 2016, 6:40 AM EDT
dma 16
WLTV Launching Sunday Public Affairs Show
TVNewsCheck, Apr 22, 2016, 12:01 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 8: Boston)
WFXT Uses ‘PromoGrams’ To Promote 4 P.M. News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 22, 2016, 9:50 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 33: Kansas City)
KMBC Wins Three Regional Murrow Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 22, 2016, 7:53 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KRON Reporter Catches ‘People Behaving Badly’
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 22, 2016, 7:51 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 23: Pittsburgh)
UPDATE: Vintage 1970s WTAE News Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 22, 2016, 7:46 AM EDT
dma 17
Denver TV News Battle Heats Up At 11 A.M.
The Denver Post, Apr 22, 2016, 6:19 AM EDT
With the entry of Tribune's Denver Fox affiliate KDVR into the 11 a.m. local news contest, the competition for tenths of a rating point is becoming more intense. Link | Add comment
View: Local Reporting Needs A New Mission
Media Reset, Apr 21, 2016, 3:01 PM EDT
Steve Gray thinks local journalism is not producing enough of the right kind of content, which ought to be "providing information every day that meets genuinely felt needs among the people who live in our communities." Much of what that's comprised of tends to get de-prioritized as "consumer news," he says, while it's really a lot more important to readers than many newsrooms realize. Link | Add comment
dma 11
Dave Wirth Retiring From Tegna's WTSP Tampa
Tampa Bay Times, Apr 21, 2016, 2:52 PM EDT
dma 9
WAGA Atlanta Anchor Gurvir Dhindsa Leaving
TVSpy, Apr 21, 2016, 2:50 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 136: Rockford, IL)
WREX Wins Two Regional Murrow Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 21, 2016, 8:11 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 26)
Baltimore Animals Star In WMAR Special
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 21, 2016, 8:08 AM EDT
COMMENTARY BY vINCENT dUFFY
Local Journalism Matters More Than Ever
RTDNA, Apr 21, 2016, 7:39 AM EDT
Vincent Duffy, news director at Michigan Radio: "We sometimes treat local journalism like it’s not as big a deal or as important as the national networks. But in the communities we cover that is not the case. [The Flint, Mich., water] story would not have come to light without local journalists, and now that the national media have turned their attention to Trump, and Zika and the Panama Papers, local journalists are still in Flint chasing this story." Link | Comments (3)
dma 19: Orlando, FL
WFTV Anchor Bob Opsahl Retiring In May
Orlando Sentinel, Apr 21, 2016, 6:09 AM EDT
DMA 8
WFXT Boston To Add 4 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Apr 20, 2016, 10:19 PM EDT
Dma 13: Detroit
WDIV Makes Digital News Appointments
TVNewsCheck, Apr 20, 2016, 5:13 PM EDT
dma 61: Ft. Myers-Naples, FL
WINK Anchor Lawsuit Voluntarily Dismissed
News-Press.com, Apr 20, 2016, 3:03 PM EDT
Dma 5
Allison Harris Joins KDFW Dallas As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Apr 20, 2016, 2:17 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 10)
Examples Of Houston TV Flood Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 20, 2016, 8:07 AM EDT
nab 2016
Hearst's Wertlieb Bullish On His Local News
TVSpy, Apr 20, 2016, 7:33 AM EDT
The station group's president, Jordan Wertlieb, says his stations have “he strongest news assets they've ever had. “One of the metrics we use a lot is all of our shows would rank in the top 10 of national cable networks,” Wertlieb says. Taking all of Hearst's 6 p.m. newscasts, "which represents 19% of the U.S., [we] would be the No. 2 cable network in the country with 2 million viewers a night. Local news is very popular in our markets.” Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 10: Houston)
KRIV Meteorologist Sheds Light On Shady Employers
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 20, 2016, 7:18 AM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
Weatherman Glenn Burns Returns To WSB
AJC.com, Apr 20, 2016, 6:43 AM EDT
dma 17
More News Staffers Leaving KMGH Denver
The Denver Post, Apr 20, 2016, 6:32 AM EDT
Peabody Awards Set First Group Of Winners
The Hollywood Reporter, Apr 19, 2016, 2:22 PM EDT
WTAE Pittsburgh, WXIA Atlanta and WMAQ Chicago are the station winners included in the first batch of 10 winners from its inaugural Peabody 30 winners for 2016. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 10)
Wanted: Houston Flooding Coverage Examples
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 19, 2016, 8:17 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 16: Miami)
WTVJ Partners With YMCA To Prevent Drowning
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 19, 2016, 7:58 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 23: Pittsburgh)
Vintage 1970s News Promos From WTAE
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 19, 2016, 7:55 AM EDT
dma 150
WICU Erie Debuts 7 P.M. Newscast
TVSpy, Apr 19, 2016, 7:43 AM EDT
dma 35: Milwaukee
WTMJ Expected To Name George Mallet Anchor
The Dudek Abides, Apr 19, 2016, 7:33 AM EDT
dma 52: Providence, RI
4 Fired After WLNE Personnel Records Breach
GoLocalProv, Apr 18, 2016, 2:43 PM EDT
A breach of highly confidential personnel records at Citadel Communication's Providence, R.I., ABC affiliate has lead to an investigation by the Rhode Island State Police, the firing of four members of the news organization and three suspensions. Included in the firings is Alexandra Cowley, the anchor for the evening news and an emerging star in the Providence television market. Link | Comments (2)
dma 1: New York
WNYW's Scotto To Cruz: You Won't Win NY
TVSpy, Apr 18, 2016, 11:17 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard
WAFB Takes Baton Rouge Social Lead
NetNewsCheck, Apr 18, 2016, 8:15 AM EDT
Raycom-owned CBS affiliate WAFB has a commanding lead in total social actions and fans/followers in Baton Rouge, La., according to Shareablee data, dominating both Facebook and Twitter among local media. Link | Add comment
dma 21: St. Louis
Meteorologists Preszler, Roberts Leaving KSDK
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Apr 18, 2016, 7:29 AM EDT
commentary by David Zurawik
Hard Media Lessons A Year After Gray's Death
The Baltimore Sun, Apr 18, 2016, 6:53 AM EDT
The Baltimore Sun
's David Zurawik: "I lost a lot of respect for the national media, while I gained some for local TV. I came to realize there are news outlets so ideologically oriented they might be beyond redemption. One year after the death of Freddie Gray, these are some of the things I learned from the countless hours of coverage I watched as well as the more than 50 print articles and online posts I reported and wrote since the two citizen videos of Freddie Gray being arrested first tore through the media ecosystem." Link | Add comment
dma 10: Houston
Reporter Robert Wu Leaves KRIV Houston
Mike McGuff, Apr 15, 2016, 3:08 PM EDT
dma 49: Louisville, KY
Anchor Melissa Swan Retiring From WHAS
TVSpy, Apr 15, 2016, 3:05 PM EDT
dma 14
4 'All-Stars' Retiring From KING Seattle
KING, Apr 15, 2016, 3:02 PM EDT
The timing of multiple departures of news team members Dennis Bounds, Jeff Renner, Jean Enersen and Linda Byron is not a coincidence. Six weeks ago, the Tegna-owned NBC affiliate in Seattle offered voluntary early retirement to qualified employees throughout the organization. Link | Add comment
Dma 1
WNBC New York Hires EP Of Investigations
TVNewsCheck, Apr 15, 2016, 2:55 PM EDT
The station’s former managing editor Dave Manney returns to lead the NBC O&O’s I-Team, effective June 6.   Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 8: Boston)
WBZ TV/Radio Airing Monday’s Boston Marathon
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 15, 2016, 8:03 AM EDT
DMA 21: St. Louis
Courtney Bryant Named KMOV 5 P.M. Co-Anchor
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Apr 15, 2016, 6:57 AM EDT
Dma 19
Stephen Hauck Joins WOFL Orlando News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 14, 2016, 5:15 PM EDT
market Share (DMA 26)
WMAR Baltimore Airs Sex Assault Special
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 14, 2016, 5:10 PM EDT
dma 18: Cleveland, OH
WKYC'S Tom Meyer Honored By Local Broadcasters
WKYC, Apr 14, 2016, 3:58 PM EDT
DMA 3: Chicago
Krashesky To Succeed Magers At WLS
TVNewsCheck, Apr 14, 2016, 3:55 PM EDT
Ron Magers announces he’s retiring on May 25. He will be succeeded on the 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts by Alan Krashesky who’s been with the ABC O&O since 1982. Full Story | Add comment
dma 8: Boston
Johnny Green Named WBZ News Director
TVNewsCheck, Apr 14, 2016, 3:25 PM EDT
The CBS O&O in Boston promotes its assistant news director to the top slot. Full Story | Comments (3)
dma 29: Nashville
Reporter Lindsay Bramson to Join WSMV
TVSpy, Apr 14, 2016, 2:45 PM EDT
dma 156: Bangor, ME
WLBZ Weather Anchor Leaves TV For Ministry
Bangor Daily News, Apr 14, 2016, 2:26 PM EDT
Dma 3
WFLD Chicago Assistant News Director Gone
TVNewsCheck, Apr 14, 2016, 2:08 PM EDT
Dma 34
KSTU Salt Lake City Expanding Midday News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 14, 2016, 12:58 PM EDT
Beginning April 25, the Tribune Fox affiliate will offer two hours of news starting at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Full Story | Add comment
dma 15: Minneapolis-St. Paul
KARE's Diana Pierce Retiring After 32 Years
Star Tribune, Apr 14, 2016, 6:06 AM EDT
dma 8: Boston
WCVB Reporter Jack Harper to Retire After 34 Years
TVSpy, Apr 13, 2016, 2:56 PM EDT
dma 5
Lynnanne Nguyen Joins KDFW Dallas As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Apr 13, 2016, 9:57 AM EDT
dma 129
Corpus Christi Sweeps: KIII Owns The Market
Mike McGuff, Apr 13, 2016, 8:17 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 72: Des Moines, IA)
Who Wins Journalism Excellence Awards? WHO Does
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 13, 2016, 8:12 AM EDT
dma 95: Jackson, MS
Former WLBT Assistant ND Corrice Collins Dies
TVSpy, Apr 13, 2016, 8:06 AM EDT
dma 148
Anchorage Sweeps: Ratings Fight Rages On
The Midnight Sun, Apr 13, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
dma 21: St. Louis
New KTVI Anchor Will Keep Her Government Job
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Apr 13, 2016, 7:53 AM EDT
dma 3
WFLD Chicago Finalizing 5 P.M. News Plans
Robert Feder, Apr 13, 2016, 7:41 AM EDT
On the heels of NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago announcing the launch of a 4 p.m. Monday-through-Friday newscast comes word that Fox-owned WFLD is ready to pull the trigger on a 5 p.m. weekday newscast. It’s been talked about for years, but insiders say it finally will happen this summer. Link | Add comment
dma 9: Atlanta
Whitney, Rowson, Lowry Taking WXIA Buyouts
AJC.com, Apr 13, 2016, 7:34 AM EDT
Dma 22
Tina Luque Named ND Of Fox Charlotte Duo
TVNewsCheck, Apr 12, 2016, 3:15 PM EDT
The former news director of WTKR-WGNT Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Va., will oversee news operations at WJZY (Fox) and WMYT (MNT). Full Story | Comments (2)
Dma 7: Washington
Investigative Reporter Lisa Fletcher Joins WJLA
TVNewsCheck, Apr 12, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
WBAL-AM-TV Airing Baltimore Mayoral Debate
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 12, 2016, 8:15 AM EDT
dma 100: Ft. Smith-Fayetteville, AR
Daniel Armbruster New KHBS/KHOG Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 12, 2016, 8:01 AM EDT
dma 6: San Francisco
KTVU Reporter John Sasaki Leaves Station
TVSpy, Apr 12, 2016, 7:20 AM EDT
Dma 26: Baltimore
WMAR Adds Nadia Singh To News Department
TVNewsCheck, Apr 11, 2016, 3:23 PM EDT
dmas 10 & 5
Reporter Alice Barr Leaves KHOU For KXAS
Mike McGuff, Apr 11, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT
DMA 86: Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, TX
Martha Alicia Lopez Joins KTLM News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 11, 2016, 11:43 AM EDT
dma 40: Las Vegas
KLAS Launches $1.3M In News Enhancements
TVNewsCheck, Apr 11, 2016, 10:19 AM EDT
Nexstar Broadcasting upgrades all aspects of its Las Vegas CBS affiliate. It’s rebranded as “8 News Now — The Valley’s News Leader.” Full Story | Add comment
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 73)
KHQ Leads Spokane's Social Scorecard
NetNewsCheck, Apr 11, 2016, 8:16 AM EDT
KHQ, a Cowles Publishing-owned NBC affiliate, holds the lead in overall social media actions and the number of fans/followers in local media in Spokane, Wash., over the last six months, according to data from Shareablee, while Tegna’s CBS affil KREM puts up a respectable second-place showing. Link | Add comment
Want A TV Job? Think About Station Websites
Advancing The Story, Apr 11, 2016, 8:02 AM EDT
dma 10: Houston
Reporter Doug Miller Leaving KHOU After 23 Years
Mike McGuff, Apr 11, 2016, 8:01 AM EDT
Market Share
An Ode To TV News Photographers
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 11, 2016, 7:40 AM EDT
dma 5: Dallas
WFAA Contributor Stabbed To Death By Son
People, Apr 11, 2016, 6:01 AM EDT
DMA 89: Colorado Springs-Pueblo, CO
KOAA Anchor Lisa Lyden Leaves After 33 Years
The Gazette, Apr 8, 2016, 2:23 PM EDT
Dma 33: Kansas City
KMBC Introducing An Hour Of News At 4 P.M.
TVNewsCheck, Apr 8, 2016, 11:18 AM EDT
The new newscast debuts on April 25 and will bring the Hearst ABC affil in Kansas City’s local news coverage to 51 hours a week.   Full Story | Add comment
dma 18: Cleveland, OH
WKYC Adds Estime As Weekend Meteorologist
WKYC, Apr 7, 2016, 6:17 PM EDT
dma 50: Memphis
WMC Makes Fill-In Anchor Anthony Permanent
TVSpy, Apr 7, 2016, 2:35 PM EDT
dma 64: Dayton, OH
Anchor Megan O’Rourke Joins WKEF-WRGT
TVSpy, Apr 7, 2016, 7:47 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
WNBC Promises Response To Every Call, Email
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 7, 2016, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
Mike Adamle ‘On Personal Leave’ From WMAQ
Robert Feder, Apr 7, 2016, 7:18 AM EDT
dma 17: Denver
KCNC's Lauren Whitney On Weather, Science And Being Blonde
The Denver Post, Apr 7, 2016, 6:43 AM EDT
dma 21: St. Louis
Christine Buck Retiring From KPLR After 39 Years
TVSpy, Apr 6, 2016, 2:51 PM EDT
dma 39: Austin, TX
KVUE News Director Leaving After 16 Years
Austin360, Apr 6, 2016, 6:24 AM EDT
Frank Volpicella, who has led KVUE’s news team for almost 16 years, will leave the Austin, Texas, ABC affiliate later this month, opting to take an early retirement package offered by owner Tegna. Link | Add comment
dma 1: New York
WNJU Adds Weather Anchor Miguel Bedoy
TVNewsCheck, Apr 5, 2016, 7:46 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
WTFX News Streams Live For 20 Hours
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 5, 2016, 8:30 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 23: Pittsburgh)
WTAE Airing Debate Between U.S. Senate Candidates
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 5, 2016, 8:26 AM EDT
dma 3
Matt Piacente Named ND Of Fox Chicago Duo
TVNewsCheck, Apr 4, 2016, 5:13 PM EDT
He moves from WVIT Hartford, Conn., to become VP of news for WFLD and WPWR. Full Story | Comments (2)
RTDNA Research: What Stations Do Online
RTDNA, Apr 4, 2016, 2:57 PM EDT
The latest RTDNA survey of newsrooms demonstrates a priority for more and better web content, with more than three-quarters of TV news directors and nearly half of radio news directors launching new online initiatives in the past year. Stations are using more video, live streams (of newscasts and breaking news), investigative reporting, and, as expected in an election year, political stories. Some stations are also using separate websites for special projects, web cameras and posting more long-form stories. And stations are slowly growing their use of web-exclusive content and enabling user-generated content to supplement their own. Link | Add comment
dma 14: Seattle
KCPQ Weekend Weather Anchor Parella Lewis Leaving
TVSpy, Apr 4, 2016, 2:54 PM EDT
DMA 48: Albuquerque, NM
KRQE To Vet All Stories Involving Advertisers
NM Political Report, Apr 4, 2016, 2:45 PM EDT
A directive from Media General's CBS affiliate in Albuquerque to its employees about news coverage involving advertisers raises questions — especially with the timing coming hours after management removed a reporter from a story critical of a “client.” Link | Add comment
dmas 1 & 4
WJLP, KJWP Offer OTA Debate To Candidates
TVNewsCheck, Apr 4, 2016, 12:31 PM EDT
Robert Mc Allan, president of the two stations in New York/New Jersey and Wilmington, Del./Philadelphia, says he’s disappointed that the majority of long-form exposure given the presidential candidates from both parties has been in the debates presented solely over cable and satellite, leaving nearly 1.5 million over-the-air households in the New York and Philadelphia markets literally in the dark. He hopes to rectify that. Full Story | Comments (1)
Dma 3: Chicago
Lauren Magiera Joins WGN Sports
TVNewsCheck, Apr 4, 2016, 11:25 AM EDT
dmas 12 & 70
Telemundo Expands Consumer Investigations
TVNewsCheck, Apr 4, 2016, 12:13 PM EDT
With more than $4 million recovered since its launch in 2014, Telemundo Responde (Telemundo Responds) expands this month to Telemundo’s KTAZ Phoenix and KHRR Tucson under Victor Hugo. Full Story | Add comment
dma 79: Huntsville, AL
WZDX Launches New Facility, Expands At 9
TVNewsCheck, Apr 4, 2016, 11:11 AM EDT
Nexstar Broadcasting kicks off the hour-long news as it completes its multi-million dollar buildout of a state-of-the-art broadcast/digital operations center and high-definition news facility In Huntsville, Ala. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 1: New York
WNBC Names Staff For New 4 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Apr 4, 2016, 11:01 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 21)
KTVI Smashes Competition In Social St. Louis
NetNewsCheck, Apr 4, 2016, 8:20 AM EDT
Tribune-owned Fox affil KTVI is leagues ahead of its local media competition in social media according to Shareablee data, which shows a commanding lead in total actions and fans/followers, not to mention dominance on all three major platforms. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 66: Honolulu)
Mike Darrah Named ND At Hawaii’s KITV
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 4, 2016, 8:00 AM EDT
Former KMOL Reporter Pleads Guilty To Stalking
San Antonio Express-News, Apr 4, 2016, 6:11 AM EDT
dma 88: Chattanooga, TN
Jed Mescon To End 28-Year Career At WRCB
TheChattanoogan.com, Apr 1, 2016, 2:25 PM EDT
dma 71: Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, MI)
WJRT Meteorologist John McMurray Retiring
MLive Michigan, Apr 1, 2016, 11:10 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
WNBC Uncovers Claims Of Police Quotas
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 1, 2016, 8:05 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 9: Atlanta)
WXIA Airs 'SO NOT FIRED' Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 1, 2016, 8:00 AM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
Chris Holcomb Still At WXIA Despite Speculation
AJC.com, Apr 1, 2016, 7:36 AM EDT
Experts: 1st Amend. No Help For WTAE’s Bell
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apr 1, 2016, 7:28 AM EDT
According to some legal experts, this week's firing of WTAE Pittsburgh anchor Wendy Bell over her Facebook posting does not violate her right to freedom of speech. According to attorney Sam Cordes,  the First Amendment forbids the government to infringe on individuals’ free speech rights, with limited exceptions. “But it says nothing about a private employer.” Link | Add comment
dma 17: Denver
Meteorologist Matt Makens No Longer With KMGH
The Denver Post, Apr 1, 2016, 6:57 AM EDT
dma 60: Tulsa, OK
KJRH Reporter Gitzel Puente Arrested
FTVLive, Apr 1, 2016, 6:18 AM EDT
Dma 121: Lafayette, LA
KLAF-KADN Set To Intro Local Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Mar 31, 2016, 1:00 PM EDT
Nexstar has completed the buildout of its multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art broadcast/digital operations center and high definition news facility in Lafayette, La., with the new broadcasts scheduled to launch on April 1 with content also available on CajunFirst.com.   Full Story | Add comment
dma 197: sCOTTSBLUFF, ne
KDUH Announces Switch To KNEP In May
Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Mar 31, 2016, 8:31 AM EDT
When the acquisition of the Scottsbluff, Neb., station by Gray Television is complete, it will be rebranded as NBC Nebraska Scottsbluff and will add three weekday newscasts at noon, 6 and 10 p.m. and will overhaul tech and equipment. The station's previous simulcast of ABC affiliate KOTA Rapid City, S.D., will move to a D2 channel. Link | Add comment
dma 6: San Francisco
Reporter Alan Wang Is Gone From KGO
TVSpy, Mar 31, 2016, 7:59 AM EDT
dma 13: Detroit
Huel Perkins Blasts WJBK News Staff Cuts
Detroit Free Press, Mar 31, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT
dma 23: Pittsburgh
WTAE Fires Wendy Bell Over Facebook Posts
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mar 30, 2016, 5:52 PM EDT
WTAE Pittsburgh anchor Wendy Bell has been fired after a recent public apology from the station regarding a post on her Facebook page. A statement made Wednesday by Hearst Television, the station's parent, reads: "WTAE has ended its relationship with anchor Wendy Bell. Wendy's recent comments on a WTAE Facebook page were inconsistent with the company's ethics and journalistic standards."
Link | Add comment
dma 23: Pittsburgh
WTAE's Bell Fired Following Facebook Post
FTVLive, Mar 30, 2016, 3:24 PM EDT
Following last week's Facebook by WTAE anchor Wendy Bell that many found racist, she and the station apologized. She hasn't been see on-air since and today WTAE News Director Justin Antoniotti announced to the staff that Bell was no longer with the station.    Link | Comments (1)
dma 10: Houston
Lainie Fritz Joins KPRC As Sports Reporter/MMJ
MikeMcGuff.com, Mar 30, 2016, 8:09 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WLS-WCIU Make News Anchor Moves
TVNewsCheck, Mar 29, 2016, 7:24 PM EDT
dma 13: Detroit
WJBK Cuts Murray Feldman, Jason Carr, Lee Thomas
Deadline Detroit, Mar 29, 2016, 2:49 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 23: Pittsburgh)
WTAE Chronicles Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 29, 2016, 8:08 AM EDT
dma 19: Orlando, FL
WESH Lands Meteorologist Dave Cocchiarella
Orlando Sentinel, Mar 29, 2016, 6:56 AM EDT
dma 3: Chicago
WTTW In News Partnership With WBEZ-FM
Robert Feder, Mar 29, 2016, 6:47 AM EDT
Chicago’s two leading public broadcasters announced a news partnership Monday that could lead to joint reporting of stories and online collaborations. Via a newly installed robotic camera, reporters from Chicago Public Media's WBEZ-FM will appear on Chicago Tonight, the nightly news program on PBS station WTTW. In turn, a new high-speed fiber line will allow WTTW hosts and correspondents to appear live on WBEZ news and talk shows. Link | Add comment
Dma 4: Philadelphia
Pat Gallen Named Fulltime KYW Feature Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Mar 28, 2016, 3:27 PM EDT
Dma 43: Oklahoma City
KOCO Launching 9 A.M. And 9 P.M. Newcasts
TVNewsCheck, Mar 28, 2016, 3:20 PM EDT
dma 51: New Orleans
WDSU Anchor Camille Whitworth Leaves
Nola.com, Mar 28, 2016, 2:28 PM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard: DMA 10
KTRK Leads Busy Houston Social Market
NetNewsCheck, Mar 28, 2016, 8:12 AM EDT
ABC/Disney’s KTRK has the edge among local media in social in a highly-engaged Houston, while Fox-owned KRIV holds a respectable second. A benchmarking snapshot via Shareablee data. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KRON’s Mobile Platforms Are No. 1 In San Fran
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 28, 2016, 7:28 AM EDT
Market Share
TV News Vs. Newspapers: A 1986 Ad Campaign
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 28, 2016, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 76: Rochester, NY
WHEC News Director Chris Ford Leaving
FTVLive, Mar 17, 2016, 3:28 PM EDT
Chris Ford said today that after two years as news director at Hubbard Broadcasting's NBC affiliate WHEC Rochester, N.Y., he's done. Link | Add comment
dma 17: Denver
KDVR Expands Early- And Mid-Morning News
The Denver Post, Mar 17, 2016, 2:24 PM EDT
Tribune's Fox affil KDVR Denver will launch a weekday 11 a.m. newscast beginning April 11 and start its morning newscast, Good Day Colorado, a half-hour earlier at 4:30 a.m. Link | Add comment
DMA 51: New Orleans
Akili Franklin Named News Director At WDSU
TVNewsCheck, Mar 17, 2016, 11:11 AM EDT
Hearst Television promotes her from assistant ND to head news at its New Orleans NBC affiliate.    Full Story | Add comment
dma 4: Philadelphia
WTXF Investigates Contractor Complaints, Lawsuits
WTXF, Mar 17, 2016, 7:49 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 78: Columbia, SC)
Mackenzie Grant Joins WLTX As News Producer
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 17, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT
dma 19: Orlando, FL
New Assignment For WKMG's Danny Treanor
Orlando Sentinel, Mar 17, 2016, 6:18 AM EDT
Dma 12
Paola Morales Joins KTAZ Phoenix News Staff
TVNewsCheck, Mar 16, 2016, 2:07 PM EDT
dma 19: Orlando, FL
WKMG: Our News Growth Changing Market
Orlando Sentinel, Mar 16, 2016, 6:40 AM EDT
Jeff Hoffman became president-GM of Graham Media's WKMG Orlando in July. The CBS affiliate has made ratings strides with a “Getting Results” approach to TV news. In the February ratings period, WKMG won outright at 11 p.m. in total viewers as well as the 25-to-54 age group most important to news advertisers. Hoffman talks about the successes. Link | Add comment
Dma 19: Orlando, FL
Courtney Jasmin Joins The WESH Sports Team
TVNewsCheck, Mar 15, 2016, 10:31 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
WABC Promos Have Big City Look And Feel
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 15, 2016, 8:19 AM EDT
dma 29: Nashville
WKRN Weathercaster Lisa Patton To Retire
WKRN, Mar 15, 2016, 6:11 AM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
WSB's Glenn Burns Recovering From Heart Surgery
AJC.com, Mar 15, 2016, 6:07 AM EDT
dma 8: Boston
Gary LaPlante Out As WBZ News Director
NewEnglandOne.com, Mar 14, 2016, 2:30 PM EDT
After only a year and a half, CBS O&O WBZ Boston has ousted news director Gary LaPlante from his role at the station. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 137: Monroe, LA)
KNOE Stays On Top Of Flooding Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 14, 2016, 8:39 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 8: Boston)
WCVB’s New 7 P.M. Newscast Starts Strong
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 14, 2016, 8:07 AM EDT
dmas 10 & 5
Anchor Courtney Gilmore Leaving KPRC For KXAS
MikeMcGuff.com, Mar 14, 2016, 7:52 AM EDT
dma 20: Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA
KMAX Anchor Mark Allen Resigns After DUI Arrest
The Sacramento Bee, Mar 14, 2016, 7:40 AM EDT
dma 21
KSDK St. Louis Adds Meteorologist Jessica Quick
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mar 14, 2016, 7:23 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 81)
WISC Dominates Madison, WI Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Mar 14, 2016, 6:57 AM EDT
Morgan Murphy Media’s CBS affiliate WISC ranks heads and shoulders among the Madison, Wis., competition in social media, according to data from Shareablee. It leads in both total social actions in the last six months as well as the city’s highest number of fans/followers. Link | Add comment
dma 7
WTTG Washington Anchor Will Thomas Leaving
TVNewsCheck, Mar 11, 2016, 12:32 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 35: Milwaukee)
WISN Airs Debates For City, County, State Races
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 11, 2016, 8:23 AM EST
dma 146
KMIR Palm Springs To Add 4:30 P.M. Newscast
FTVLive, Mar 11, 2016, 6:42 AM EST
dma 8: Boston
Karen Hensel Joining NECN As Investigative Reporter
NewEnglandOne.com, Mar 10, 2016, 2:23 PM EST
dma 43: Oklahoma City
KOCO News Director Gaylord Diagnosed With Cancer
KOCO, Mar 10, 2016, 2:19 PM EST
Dma 4
KYW Philadelphia Adds Two Reporters
TVNewsCheck, Mar 10, 2016, 1:32 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WDSU Tackles Saints Player's Battle With ALS
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 10, 2016, 7:26 AM EST
dma 3: Chicago
Troy Christensen Exits WLS Weather Team
Robert Feder, Mar 10, 2016, 7:17 AM EST
dma 111: Ft. Wayne, IN
WANE Expands Sat. Morning News To 2 Hours
TVNewsCheck, Mar 9, 2016, 10:31 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 89: Colorado Springs)
KOAA Cleans Up Broadcasting Awards In Colorado
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 9, 2016, 8:33 AM EST
DMA 20: Sacramento, CA
Toni Valliere Joins KCRA Sacramento News Team
TVNewsCheck, Mar 8, 2016, 8:04 PM EST
dma 168: Hattiesburg-Laurel, MS
County Official Calls For Boycott Over WDAM Firing
Hattiesburg American, Mar 8, 2016, 2:22 PM EST
dma 10: Houston
Dave Ward Returns To KTRK Following Fall
Mike McGuff, Mar 8, 2016, 8:02 AM EST
dma 53
Buffalo Sweeps: Something For Everyone
The Buffalo News, Mar 8, 2016, 7:21 AM EST
dma 3: Chicago
WLS Adding Larry Mowry To Weather Front
Robert Feder, Mar 8, 2016, 6:59 AM EST
dma 35
WDJT Milwaukee Adds Two To News Staff
TVNewsCheck, Mar 7, 2016, 7:46 PM EST
dma 44: Harrisburg, PA
Ali Bradley And Jackie De Tore Join WPMT News
TVNewsCheck, Mar 7, 2016, 5:15 PM EST
dma 3
Kristen Nicole Joins WFLD Chicago News
TVNewsCheck, Mar 7, 2016, 4:37 PM EST
dma 23: Pittsburgh
WTAE Pittsburgh To Get New Set
NewscastStudio, Mar 7, 2016, 3:23 PM EST
dma 112
Has WAGT Augusta Gone Rogue?
TVSpy, Mar 7, 2016, 2:59 PM EST
Newscasts produced by Augusta, Ga., NBC affiliate WAGT came to an end three weeks ago when the station was bought by Gray TV. But some WAGT staffers seem to have gone rogue, and continue producing NBC26 news online, via Facebook and website NBC26.tv. That site has a copyright to Media General, which sold the station to Gray last month. Link | Add comment
dma 96: South Bend, IN
Ken Garcia Back At WSJV As Morning Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Mar 7, 2016, 12:25 PM EST
dma 72: Des Moines, IA
KCCI To Add 9 P.M. News On Subchannel
TVNewsCheck, Mar 7, 2016, 12:01 PM EST
The Hearst CBS affiliate will insert the newscast into MeTV, starting March 21.The half-hour broadcast will be anchored by Shaina Humphries. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 7: Washington
Tribune DC's News Anchor To Be In Richmond
TVNewsCheck, Mar 7, 2016, 9:25 AM EST
Tribune Broadcasting’s Washington CW affil’s new broadcast will be anchored from Tribune’s WTVR Richmond, Va., with local reporters, MMJs, sports reporters, photographers and editors based in DC. It will debut on April 18. Full Story | Comments (5)
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard
KENS Is Tops In Social In San Antonio
NetNewsCheck, Mar 7, 2016, 8:15 AM EST
Tegna's CBS affiliate KENS holds the competitive edge in social among local media in San Antonio, Texas, in a close race with Graham Media’s ABC affil KSAT, according to Shareablee data, although iHeartMedia's KAJA-FM obliterates both TV broadcasters in terms of overall fans/followers. Link | Add comment
Market Share (dma 9: Atlanta)
WXIA Leads Tegna’s Reinvention Of News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 7, 2016, 8:03 AM EST
Tegna's effort to overhaul local news is manifest in Inside the Triangle, a six-week investigation into heroin usage by the group's Atlanta NBC affiliate. So far it's been available only online, generating close to four million page views. “Everybody has talked for years about trying to change the formulaic product that we produce,” says Tegna's Ellen Crooke, “and Tegna is devoted in 2016 that we’re going to do something about it.” Link | Comments (6)
dma 6: San Francisco
KGO Gives Viewers Live Behind-The-Scenes Look
TVSpy, Mar 7, 2016, 7:42 AM EST
dma 36
Cincinnati Sweeps: WKRC Remains In First
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Mar 7, 2016, 7:26 AM EST
dma 32
San Antonio Sweeps: KSAT Tops, KENS No. 2
MySanAntonio.com, Mar 7, 2016, 7:21 AM EST
dmas 23 & 4
WPXI Reporter Brandon Hudson Moving To WCAU
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mar 7, 2016, 6:52 AM EST
dma 35
WYTU-LD Milwaukee News Hires Miguel Ramirez
TVNewsCheck, Mar 6, 2016, 8:58 PM EST
Dma 35: Milwaukee
WDJT Ups Eric Steckling To Assistant News Director
TVNewsCheck, Mar 4, 2016, 1:39 PM EST
dma 13
WDIV Detroit Airing Election Special Tonight
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 4, 2016, 1:28 PM EST
Dma 4: Philadelphia
WCAU Adds Brandon Hudson As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Mar 4, 2016, 11:50 AM EST
dma 3
Chicago Sweeps: WLS Wins, WMAQ Makes Gains
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Mar 4, 2016, 8:13 AM EST
dma 34
Salt Lake Sweeps: KUTV Tops In a Close Race
The Salt Lake Tribune, Mar 4, 2016, 7:29 AM EST
dma 21: St. Louis
Skin Cancer Surgery Sidelines KMOV's Ehrhardt
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mar 4, 2016, 7:19 AM EST
dma 5
Dallas Sweeps: Changes Abound
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Mar 4, 2016, 7:16 AM EST
dma 35
Milwaukee Sweeps: WISN, WITI Stand Out
Journal Sentinel, Mar 4, 2016, 6:58 AM EST
dma 19
Orlando Sweeps: WFTV, WKMG Notch Wins
Orlando Sentinel, Mar 4, 2016, 6:47 AM EST
dma 17
Denver Sweeps: KUSA Still Dominant
The Denver Post, Mar 4, 2016, 6:42 AM EST
DMA 42: Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA
WAVY Adds News On WVBT, Reassigns Anchors
TVNewsCheck, Mar 3, 2016, 7:35 PM EST
WITI Meteorologist Vince Condella Retires
The Dudek Abides, Mar 3, 2016, 8:53 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 115)
KVLY Covers Rare Police Killing In Fargo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 3, 2016, 8:00 AM EST
dma 17: Denver
KMGH Reporter John Ferrugia Moves To Public TV
The Denver Post, Mar 3, 2016, 6:47 AM EST
dma 4: Philadelphia
Man Charged With Assaulting WTXF Crew
Philly.com, Mar 3, 2016, 6:20 AM EST
dma 6: San Francisco
KRON Names Janice Gin Assistant News Director
TVNewsCheck, Mar 2, 2016, 7:39 PM EST
dma 71: Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, MI)
WNEM Cancels Noon News For Tribute To Late Anchor
TVSpy, Mar 2, 2016, 7:58 AM EST
dma 36: Cincinnati
WXIX Anchor Rob Williams Moves To Evening
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Mar 2, 2016, 7:45 AM EST
dma 51: New Orleans
WVUE's Bob Breck Looks Back On 38 Years
Nola.com, Mar 2, 2016, 7:34 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 25)
WRAL Off To Strong Start As NBC Affiliate
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Mar 2, 2016, 7:26 AM EST
After 30 years as a CBS affiliate, Capitol Broadcasting's WRAL Raleigh, N.C., began its move to NBC by breaking a few records for the network's programs in the 25th market. Link | Comments (1)
dma 7
Reporter Emily Miller Leaving WTTG Washington
TVNewsCheck, Mar 1, 2016, 10:19 AM EST
dma 18
Jasmine Monroe Joins WKYC Cleveland News
WKYC, Mar 1, 2016, 5:48 AM EST
dma 43: Oklahoma City
KWTV Expanding Noon News Today, Tomorrow
TVSpy, Feb 29, 2016, 2:52 PM EST
Dma 4
KYW Philly Revamps 4:30 A.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Feb 29, 2016, 2:08 PM EST
dma 11: Tampa, FL
WTVT Sports Dir. Chip Carter Signs Off
WTVT, Feb 29, 2016, 1:25 PM EST
Dma 11: Tamps
Scott Smith Named Sports Director At WTVT
TVNewsCheck, Feb 29, 2016, 9:11 AM EST
dma 4: Philadelphia
WTXF App Aims To Drive User-Generated Coverage
FTV Live, Feb 29, 2016, 8:46 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 60)
In Tulsa, KOKI And KOTV Slug It Out In Social
NetNewsCheck, Feb 29, 2016, 8:18 AM EST
The battle for social dominance in Tulsa, Okla. is down to two contenders — Cox's KOKI (Fox) and Griffin Communications' KOTV (CBS) -— with the two leaving other local media in the dust. KOKI is currently winning, according to data from Shareablee. Link | Add comment
dma 69: Roanoke, VA
WDBJ Still Coping 6 Months After Shootings
Roanoke.com, Feb 29, 2016, 8:08 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 90: Cedar Rapids, IA)
KWWL Tests Kids’ Reactions To Finding Guns
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 29, 2016, 7:27 AM EST
dma 3: Chicago
WLS Apologizes For McDonald's Mix-Up
Robert Feder, Feb 29, 2016, 6:58 AM EST
dma 80: Portland, ME
Ex-WCSH Editorial Director Fred Nutter Dies At 82
Portland Press Herald, Feb 29, 2016, 6:37 AM EST
dma 14
KCPQ Seattle Set To Debut New Studio
TVNewsCheck, Feb 26, 2016, 10:52 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 11: Tampa, FL)
WTVT’s Promo Salute To Retiring Chip Carter
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 26, 2016, 10:16 AM EST
dma 3: Chicago
WFLD News Director Tom Doerr Leaving
TVNewsCheck, Feb 25, 2016, 3:16 PM EST
He’s returning to Florida after three years at the Fox Chicago O&O, citing personal family reasons, but will stay on through April. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 71
WNEM Flint Anchor Sam Merrill Dies
TVSpy, Feb 25, 2016, 2:31 PM EST
dma 32:San Antonio, TX
KENS Remembers Late Anchor Fred Lozano
KENS, Feb 25, 2016, 2:19 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
WMAR Airing Special About Heroin In Maryland
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 25, 2016, 7:52 AM EST
dma 13
Reporter Syma Chowdhry Joins WXYZ Detroit
TVNewsCheck, Feb 24, 2016, 12:12 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 36: Cincinnati)
Scripps, WCPO Expose VA Hospital Wrongdoings
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 24, 2016, 7:55 AM EST
dma 4: Philadelphia
Anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah Out At WCAU
Philly.com, Feb 24, 2016, 6:28 AM EST
dma 8
WFXT Boston To Launch 4 P.M. Newscast
New England 1, Feb 23, 2016, 9:46 PM EST
The Cox-owned Fox affiliate will introduce a 4 o'clock newscast starting in mid-April. The new broadcast will be anchored by Blair Miller and Elizabeth Hopkins, with chief meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz on weather. Link | Add comment
dma 1: New York
WNBC Loses An Anchor And A Reporter
TVSpy, Feb 23, 2016, 3:07 PM EST
dma 10: Houston
Meteorologist Lindsey Day To Exit KRIV
Houston Chronicle, Feb 22, 2016, 7:19 PM EST
dma 14: Seattle
Cheryl Carson Upped To KING News Director
TVSpy, Feb 22, 2016, 2:59 PM EST
Assistant news director Cheryl Carson, who has been interim news director at the Tegna NBC affili since Mark Ginther moved to Dallas NBC O&O KXAS in August, has been given the job permanently. Link | Add comment
dma 8: Boston
WCVB Slots 10 P.M. News On Subchannel
TVNewsCheck, Feb 22, 2016, 2:45 PM EST
Maria Stephanos and Ed Harding to co-anchor an hour-long, live newscast on WCVB's MeTV subchannel. Full Story | Comments (2)
Dma 8: Boston
NECN Hires Shannon Mulaire As Anchor, Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Feb 22, 2016, 2:11 PM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard
In Social Seattle, KIRO Lands Biggest Punch
NetNewsCheck, Feb 22, 2016, 8:16 AM EST
There are two TV titans battling it out among local media outlets on social in Seattle, but for now, Cox-owned CBS affiliate KIRO is dealing the heavier blows than its close rival, Tegna-owned NBC affil KING, according to data from Shareablee. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 13
Reporter Jermont Terry Joins WDIV Detroit
TVNewsCheck, Feb 22, 2016, 7:17 AM EST
Dma 7 (Washington/Hagerstown, MD)
WHAG Announces $1M Local News Expansion
TVNewsCheck, Feb 19, 2016, 4:27 PM EST
Beginning July 1, when its NBC affiliation goes away, Nexstar-owned WHAG Hagerstown, Md., will boost its coverage to more than 50 hours weekly of locally-produced news, lifestyle, weather, sports and community programming in full high-definition. The expansion increases local coverage in Maryland and Northern Virginia while bringing West Virginia viewers the only available state-wide local news programming. Full Story | Comments (4)
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
WJZY Uncovers Charges Of Teacher Child Abuse
WJZY, Feb 19, 2016, 4:05 PM EST
dma 39: Austin, TX
KVUE Taps Shively As Social Media Reporter
Austin 360, Feb 19, 2016, 7:28 AM EST
dma 17: Denver
At KDVR Denver, No Power, No Problem
The Denver Post, Feb 19, 2016, 6:41 AM EST
High winds causing a power outtage shortly before the 5 p.m. newscast didn’t stop Tribune's Denver Fox affiliate KDVR from putting on a show Thursday evening. They went old-school, just short of candelabras on the anchor desk. Link | Comments (3)
dma 10
Anchor Don Teague Out At KRIV Houston
TVSpy, Feb 19, 2016, 6:07 AM EST
dma 40: Las Vegas
KLAS Anchor Paula Francis Retiring After 30 Years
Las Vegas Review-Journal, Feb 18, 2016, 2:22 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 78: Columbia, SC)
Personal POVs Make For Powerful Story On WIS
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 18, 2016, 8:18 AM EST
dma 7: Washington
WTTG Denies Claim It Mislead Officials To Get Scoop
The Washington Post, Feb 18, 2016, 6:25 AM EST
dma 82: Paducah, KY
WPSD Meteorologist Arrested On Pot Charges
WAVE, Feb 18, 2016, 5:57 AM EST
Playout (DMA 4)
WFMZ Allentown Adds Panasonic PTZ Cameras
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Feb 17, 2016, 7:25 PM EST
Dma 37
WYFF Greenville Expands Sunday Late News
TVNewsCheck, Feb 17, 2016, 4:25 PM EST
Dma 8: Boston
WHDH To Launch 7 P.M. Weeknight Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Feb 17, 2016, 3:01 PM EST
Dma 44: Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA
Andrea Michaels Joins WPMT Morning News Team
TVNewsCheck, Feb 17, 2016, 12:33 PM EST
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WIVB Adds Christy Kern As 4 P.M. Anchor
The Buffalo News, Feb 17, 2016, 7:19 AM EST
dma 9: Atlanta
WSB's Jocelyn Dorsey Inducted Into GAB's HOF
AJC.com, Feb 17, 2016, 6:55 AM EST
dma 112: Augusta, GA
WRDW Explains News Changes At WAGT
TVNewsCheck, Feb 16, 2016, 5:08 PM EST
News anchors from WJBF will no longer be able to appear on WAGT following the dissolution of a previous joint operating agreement between the two. Full Story | Comments (2)
Dma 1: New York
Stefan Holt Joins WNBC’s 4 P.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Feb 16, 2016, 10:45 AM EST
dma 34: Salt Lake City
KUED Doc. Studies Am. Indian Boarding Schools
The Salt Lake Tribune, Feb 16, 2016, 7:02 AM EST
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
WBTV Special Focuses On Blacks In Civil War
Charlotte Observer, Feb 16, 2016, 6:58 AM EST
dma 27
CBS Shift Reorders Indianapolis TV Ratings
Indianapolis Business Journal, Feb 15, 2016, 2:29 PM EST
The last year has been a tumultuous one for TV broadcasters in the 27th market. One local media buyer called the current picture “utter chaos.” When CBS moved its affiliation from WISH to WTTV, the latter added another 24.5 hours of local TV news to the market mix. And to fill the CBS hole, WISH increased its local news offering 42%, to 64.5 hours per week. WRTV also added newscasts, upping its weekly amount to 40 hours. WXIN, already a local TV news heavyweight, broadcasts a whopping 66 hours per week while local ratings king WTHR airs 38.5. Link | Add comment
Dma 11
WUSF Tampa Hires Two Journalists
TVNewsCheck, Feb 15, 2016, 12:43 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 13: Detroit)
WDIV Rallies To Help Flint Fix Water Crisis
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 15, 2016, 8:21 AM EST
dma 53: Buffalo, NY
WIVB Adds Kaylee Wendt To Weekend Weather
The Buffalo News, Feb 15, 2016, 7:25 AM EST
Dma 3: Chicago
WLS And WGBO Schedule 2 Political Debates
TVNewsCheck, Feb 12, 2016, 4:42 PM EST
Makrket Share (DMA 13: Detroit)
WXYZ Names Detroit Mayor Year's ‘Newsmaker’
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Feb 12, 2016, 2:09 PM EST
dma 10
KRIV Houston Fires Two News Execs
TVSpy, Feb 12, 2016, 6:10 AM EST
Assistant News Director Howard Dorsey and Managing Editor Geoff Roth were let go from the Fox Houston O&O Thursday afternoon, their positions eliminated. Link | Add comment
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 | Comments (1)
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)
PIXPOWERWOMEN Power WPIX Social Push
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
Playout
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
YEAR IN REVIEW PART 1
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 —