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  • Jessell: NBC A Downer At Broadcast Upfront Party

    With all the broadcast TV networks celebrating the announcement of their 2016-17 schedules, NBC was alone in throwing a wet blanket on the power of the medium. It combined its presentation with those of all its cable networks that deliver far fewer viewers to advertisers than the Peacock mothership. All to save some cab fare. More | Comments (10)
  • TVN Tech: Five Technologies Reshaping TV News

    Whether it’s virtual or hybrid sets, Ka-band satellite contribution or tools to make story-centric workflows a reality, the shape of TV news production, presentation and even publishing — not just to air, but to multiple platforms — is changing. Here’s a look at five important technologies that are helping to transform television news. Above, a virtual set in use at Raycom's WBTV Charlotte, N.C. More | Add comment
  • Jessell: Facebook Needs To Stand Up For 1st Amendment

    After news of how Facebook compiles its "Trending" stories broke, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune sent Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg a letter in which he tries to probe deeply into Facebook editorial processes. Zuckerberg needs to put on his publisher hat and decline. Thune has no more business making such demands of Zuckerberg than he does making them of New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger. Thune's letter is an affront to all First Amendment speakers.
    More | Comments (11)
  • Front Office: Who Will Protect The Protectors?

    Stations are at risk every day — from natural disasters to cyber attacks. Here are valuable tips on how you should prepare to ensure you remain on the air when your viewers need you the most.   More | Add comment
  • TVN Tech: ERI Expanding Antenna Facilities, Workforce

    Antenna and RF component manufacturer Electronics Research Inc. is on track to increase its antenna production capacity by 800% before the end of the year after entering into an agreement with wireless provider T-Mobile to facilitate the expansion. Above, an aerial view of ERI’s Chandler, Ind., antenna manufacturing facility. The company plans to add three new buildings and more than 100 employees by year’s end. (ERI photo) More | Comments (3)

Special Reports

  • 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.
  • TVN's FCC Watch: A quick briefing on FCC proceedings affecting TV broadcasters from Washington communications attorneys David Oxenford and David O'Connor.
  • 2015 — Year In Review: Revisit the year’s top developments in business, programming, journalism, technology, regulation and more.
  • NewsTECHForum 2015: Complete coverage of the third annual conference from TVNewsCheck and Sports Video Group
  • IBC 2015: At the annual tech gathering in Amsterdam, the prominence of IP in everything from production to distribution may have been somewhat of a surprise, but once on the exhibit floor or in the conference rooms there was no mistaking its broad — and still growing — influence.
  • Weather 2015: A three-part look at forecasting: a Q&A with AccuWeather founder Joel Myers; complaints by local weathercasters of network forecasting; and the latest on mobile and augmented reality.
  • THE TOP 30 TV STATION GROUPS: A scarcity of M&A activity in the last year resulted in few changes in TVNewsCheck's annual ranking of station groups by revenue. The first 11 slots remained the same, with Fox Television Stations on top. The big change was the loss of Journal Broadcast Group, which merged with E.W. Scripps.
  • Multicasting 2015: A four-part examination of the revenue, programming and technology strategies of the diginet business.
  • Sales Management: A four-part look at the growing importance to stations of mobile viewing platforms; automated spot buying; improving digital sales operations; and a case study of a successful digital sales effort.
Marketshare Blog Playout Blog
dma 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 (2)
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 — to tap the technology can be market-dependent. While viewers in some markets may be able to handle bold moves like virtual sets, others may be better suited for a more conservative approach. Full Story | Add comment
Newstechforum 2015
Schelle: 3.0 Can Be Local TV’s Silver Bullet
TVNewsCheck, Dec 15, 2015, 12:19 PM EST
The IP foundation of next-gen transmission standard ATSC 3.0 means the new standard will make it easier for broadcasters to distribute content across multiple devices, according to Anne Schelle, managing director of Pearl TV. She says it will also allow targeted advertising, improved emergency warning capabilities and other advantages. Full Story | Comments (2)
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
'Michelle Meow Show' Goes Weekly On KOFY
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 15, 2015, 7:34 AM EST
dma 33: Kansas City
KCTV News Crew Robbed At Gunpoint
The Kansas City Star, Dec 15, 2015, 6:20 AM EST
dma 16: Miami
Longtime WTVJ Anchor Pam Giganti Retires
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Dec 15, 2015, 6:17 AM EST
dma 12
Liz Kotalik Joins KSAZ Phoenix News
TVNewsCheck, Dec 14, 2015, 4:52 PM EST
Newstechforum 2015
CBS’s Rhodes: On-Air, Online News Is Strong
TVNewsCheck, Dec 14, 2015, 4:25 PM EST
CBS News President David Rhodes says there is a great deal of affiliate interest in its CBSN platform. "And we’re hoping that some of the things we learn about it on a national or even on an international scale are lessons that could be applied locally." Not surprisingly, Rhodes is just as bullish on traditional broadcast news as he is on his news division’s forays into digital. He noted that The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley had its largest November audience in nine years last month. And Rhodes also expressed satisfaction in the steady audience growth of CBS This Morning in recent years too. (Photo by Wendy Moger-Bross) Full Story | Add comment
Newstechforum 2015
Platforms Evolve, Local News Stays Relevant
TVNewsCheck, Dec 14, 2015, 4:06 PM EST
TV station group news leaders say while their products are growing both online as well as on-air, what they’d really like is workflow systems that “let them be better reporters, and storytellers and question askers.” The panel (l-r): moderator Harry A. Jessell of TVNewsCheck,  Barb Maushard of Hearst Television, Sharri Berg of Fox Television Stations, Bart Feder of Tribune Broadcasting, David Friend of CBS Television Stations and Scott Livingston of Sinclair Broadcast Group. (Photo by Wendy Moger-Bross) Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 40: Las Vegas
KTNV Adds Todd Quinones As Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 14, 2015, 12:42 PM EST
Playout (DMA 23: Pittsburgh)
KDKA Set Captures Feel Of Revitalized Downtown
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Dec 14, 2015, 11:44 AM EST
Market Share
WAVE’s Touching Happy Holiday Promo
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 14, 2015, 8:14 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 46: Greensboro, NC)
Mackenzie Grant Is WXII’s New Digital Producer
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 14, 2015, 8:12 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard DMA 65)
In Wichita, KWCH Wins In Social By A Nose
NetNewsCheck, Dec 14, 2015, 7:56 AM EST
Schurz Communications-owned CBS affil KWCH bests the social media market in Wichita-Hutchinson, Kan., according to Shareablee data, both in total social actions and fans followers, but Gray-owned ABC affiliate KAKE trails just behind. Link | Comments (1)
Commentary by Paul Greeley
Stations Need To Focus Online Efforts Locally
TVNewsCheck, Dec 14, 2015, 5:30 AM EST
In the wake of criticism that stations' online coverage of terrorist attacks in Paris wasn't thorough enough, I'd like to disagree. I don't think anyone turned to local stations’ websites expecting to see live, up-to-date coverage of that tragedy. And why should they? International news isn't their thing. Local is where their commitment is and should remain. Full Story | Comments (7)
dma 113: lansing, MI
WLNS Anchor Jo Anne Paul-Stanton Dies At 57
Lansing State Journal, Dec 11, 2015, 3:00 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 20: Sacramento, CA)
KCRA November Sweeps Elevator Pitch
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 11, 2015, 8:13 AM EST
dma 10: Houston
KHOU News Director Philip Bruce Leaving
Mike McGuff, Dec 11, 2015, 7:36 AM EST
After nearly five years as executive news director, Phil Bruce will be leaving Tegna's Houston CBS affiliate at the end of January. Link | Add comment
dma 28: San Diego
Don Shafer Out As XETV News Director
TVSpy, Dec 11, 2015, 7:18 AM EST
News Director Don Shafer has left San Diego CW affiliate XETV. Shafer joined XETV in 2013 from Peoria, Ill., where he was news and multimedia content manager for NBC affiliate WEEK. Link | Add comment
dma 11: Tampa, FL
Courthouse Dedicates Media Room to WTVT’s Elly
TVSpy, Dec 10, 2015, 3:12 PM EST
dma 44
Veteran Harrisburg Journo Al Gnoza Joins WHP
PennLive.com, Dec 10, 2015, 2:37 PM EST
dma 3: Chicago
WFLD GM Dennis Walsh Offers Editorial On Mayor
WFLD, Dec 10, 2015, 2:11 PM EST
Telemundo Stations Revamp Digital Platforms
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2015, 8:43 AM EST
The new ones offer Spanish-speaking viewers enhanced weather, up-to-the-minute severe weather push alerts and a new “Breaking News” bar on desktop, mobile and app platforms. Full Story | Add comment
Former WAGA Personality Virginia Gunn Dies
AJC.com, Dec 10, 2015, 6:42 AM EST
dma 13: Detroit
WXYZ’s Reggie Hall Dies Following Car Accident
Detroit Free Press, Dec 10, 2015, 5:45 AM EST
dma 77: Toledo, OH
Veteran News Anchor Jim Blue Gone From WNWO
The Blade, Dec 9, 2015, 2:46 PM EST
dma 1: New York
WPIX Adding Nightly Newscast With Blackmon
New York Post, Dec 9, 2015, 6:19 AM EST
Former WOR anchor Brenda Blackmon is joining WPIX New York to co-anchor a new weekday, 6:30 p.m. newscast with WPIX veteran Kaity Tong. The newscast, targeted for a mid-to-late January launch, will be the only local newscast airing at 6:30 p.m. in New York — competing against the NBC Nightly News, ABC’s World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News. Link | Add comment
dma 50
WMC Memphis Anchor Ursula Madden Leaves
WMC, Dec 8, 2015, 2:50 PM EST
Scripps Names National News Recruiting Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Dec 8, 2015, 2:20 PM EST
Chip Mahaney, the station group’s former regional general manager for the digital division, will hire news directors, assistant news directors and executive producers across the company’s news-producing stations. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 45: Birmingham, AL)
WVTM’s November Sweeps Elevator Pitch
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 8, 2015, 8:29 AM EST
Searching For Local Investigative Reporting
The New York Times, Dec 8, 2015, 6:29 AM EST
For decades, local investigative reporting has been done largely by regional newspapers like The Globe in Boston. With their substantial staffs — often several hundred journalists — newspapers could do the painstaking, time-consuming and often unglamorous work that can lead to breakthrough stories. But now, with newspaper profits hit hard by the sharp decline in print advertising, and with newsroom staffs withered after endless rounds of cost-cutting layoffs, local investigative journalism is threatened. Link | Add comment
dma 7: Washington
Paolini: How Stations Can Get Viewers Back
TVSpy, Dec 7, 2015, 5:11 PM EST
Patrick Paolini, GM of WTTG Washington, who came to the Fox O&O in 2013 talks about the innovative approach his station takes in choosing stories for its newscast, his formula for choosing on-air talent and more. Link | Comments (3)
Entravision Cancels A.M. Newscasts
Media Moves, Dec 7, 2015, 2:35 PM EST
Entravision continues its downsizing of news operations. It has now canceled the morning newscasts in all of its stations across the country, laying off most of the talent. Buenos Días DC, Despierta San Diego, Despierta El Paso and Alegre Despertar in McAllen, Texas, are among the morning shows affected. Link | Add comment
dma 39
Austin Time Warner Cable News Anchor Leaving
Austin360, Dec 7, 2015, 2:32 PM EST
dma 8: Boston
Mike Beaudet Joins WCVB Reporting Team
TVNewsCheck, Dec 7, 2015, 1:06 PM EST
Dma 16
WTVJ Miami Adds Anchor Sheli Muniz
TVNewsCheck, Dec 7, 2015, 10:25 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 24)
KPTV Rules Social Media In Portland, OR
NetNewsCheck, Dec 7, 2015, 8:04 AM EST
KPTV is the clear leader among local outlets in Portland, Ore.’s social media landscape. The Meredith-owned Fox affiliate captured nearly five million total actions in the last six months, while scooping up over half a million fans/followers as well, according to Shareablee data. Link | Add comment
dma 3: Chicago
WLS Adds 'Alert Center,' New Weather Venue
NewscastStudio, Dec 7, 2015, 7:56 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 38: West Palm Beach, FL)
WPTV's November Sweeps Elevator Pitch
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 7, 2015, 7:23 AM EST
dma 36: Cincinnati
O'Rourke Replacing Williams At 11 On WCPO
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Dec 7, 2015, 7:12 AM EST
dma 53
Anchor Joanna Pasceri Leaving WKBW Buffalo
The Buffalo News, Dec 7, 2015, 7:00 AM EST
Dma 11: Tampa, FL
Longtime WFTS Anchor Brendan McLaughlin Leaving
Tampa Bay Times, Dec 4, 2015, 2:41 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
WAVE Highlights Teacher Whose Rap Inspires
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 4, 2015, 8:30 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 14: Seattle)
KIRO Reporter Surprises New Parents With Car
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 4, 2015, 8:26 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 13: Detroit)
Detroit’s WDIV November Sweeps Elevator Pitch
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 4, 2015, 8:22 AM EST
dma 39: Austin, TX
KVUE Adds Jenelle Shriner As Assistant ND
TVSpy, Dec 4, 2015, 7:54 AM EST
dma 186: Butte-Bozeman, MT
KBZK Reporter Covers Sheriff While Dating Him
Romenesko, Dec 4, 2015, 6:05 AM EST
dma 34
Salt Lake Sweeps: KUTV Tops, KSL Up, KSTU Down
The Salt Lake Tribune, Dec 4, 2015, 6:02 AM EST
Disaster Coverage Tips For Newsrooms
RTDNA, Dec 3, 2015, 3:13 PM EST
dma 36: Cincinnati
WCPO Boycott Urged Over Cop-Killing Video
TVSpy, Dec 3, 2015, 3:11 PM EST
Your November Sweeps Elevator Speech
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 3, 2015, 8:14 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
WCAU Shows The Faces Of Homeless Youth
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 3, 2015, 8:06 AM EST
dma 55: Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA
WBRE Names Rod Jackson News Director
TVSpy, Dec 3, 2015, 7:00 AM EST
He takes over for Jim DePury, who is retiring from the Nexstar NBC affiliate in Scranton, Pa., at the end of this month. Link | Add comment
DMA 11
WTVT Tampa Adds One Anchor, Promotes Another
TVNewsCheck, Dec 2, 2015, 3:17 PM EST
dma 4: Philadelphia
WTXF Expands 'Good Day' To Seven Days A Week
Philly.com, Dec 2, 2015, 11:07 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 7: Washington)
WJLA Helps Mom And 8 Kids Living In A Car
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 2, 2015, 8:25 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 28)
KFMB San Diego Is No. 1 In News In November
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 2, 2015, 8:21 AM EST
dma 7: Washington
WRC Adds Susan Hogan As Consumer Reporter
New England One, Dec 2, 2015, 7:49 AM EST
dma 36
TV Changes In Cincinnati After Sweeps End
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Dec 2, 2015, 7:39 AM EST
Longtime WTOL Sports Director Orris Tabner Dies
WTOL, Dec 2, 2015, 7:34 AM EST
dma 129:Corpus Christi, TX
KORO Adds Rita Verreos To Anchor Desk
mySA, Dec 2, 2015, 7:28 AM EST
dma 21
St. Louis Sweeps: Neck-And-Neck-And-Neck
STLToday, Dec 2, 2015, 7:25 AM EST
dma 53
Buffalo Sweeps: Race Tightens In Key News Slots
The Buffalo News, Dec 2, 2015, 6:22 AM EST
dma 8: Boston
WCVB Ups Reid Lamberty To Weekend P.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 1, 2015, 7:47 PM EST
dma 35
WISN Milwaukee Adds Two Anchors
The Dudek Abides, Dec 1, 2015, 12:19 PM EST
dma 13
Detroit Sweeps: WDIV, WJBK, WXYZ Battle It Out
MLive, Dec 1, 2015, 8:57 AM EST
dma 23
Pittsburgh Sweeps: Status Quo With No Snow
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec 1, 2015, 7:31 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
WPVI Gets Engaged With Viewers On Facebook
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Dec 1, 2015, 7:24 AM EST
Dma 17: Denver
KDEN Adds Weather Anchor Ariel Rivera Vazquez
TVNewsCheck, Nov 30, 2015, 7:46 PM EST
Dma 3: Chicago
WFLD News Adds Mike Caplan, Scott Schneider
TVNewsCheck, Nov 30, 2015, 4:39 PM EST
dma 53
WGRZ Buffalo Meteorologist Charged With DWI
The Buffalo News, Nov 30, 2015, 2:56 PM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 48)
KOAT Holds Albuquerque Social Lead
NetNewsCheck, Nov 30, 2015, 8:30 AM EST
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate KOAT has a small but certain lead among local media on Albuquerque-Santa Fe social media in terms of both total action and fans/followers in the last six months, according to Shareablee data. Hubbard’s NBC affil KOB captures a close second in both categories. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 8)
WCVB Boston Is Ready For Winter
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 30, 2015, 8:15 AM EST
dma 35
Milwaukee Sweeps: WISN Poised To Sweep
The Dudek Abides, Nov 30, 2015, 7:53 AM EST
dma 32
San Antonio Sweeps: KSAT Cements News Reign
MySanAntonio.com, Nov 30, 2015, 7:48 AM EST
dma 3
Chicago Sweeps: WLS Leads In Losing Battle At 10
Robert Feder, Nov 30, 2015, 7:39 AM EST
dma 91: Savannah, GA
WTOC Meteorologist Pat Prokop Retiring
TVSpy, Nov 25, 2015, 2:36 PM EST
Chicago Video A Tough Call For Newsrooms
CNN Money, Nov 25, 2015, 8:26 AM EST
Newsrooms across the country made varying decisions about airing the recently released Laquan McDonald shooting video Tuesday. The full dash-cam video was widely available on YouTube, on social networks and on the websites of national news organizations. But some stations in Chicago were noticeably restrained. Link | Add comment
dma 71
WJRT Flint Teases New Set
NewscastStudio, Nov 25, 2015, 8:22 AM EST
Sinclair Tweaks Station Website Template
NewscastStudio, Nov 25, 2015, 8:18 AM EST
Is Sinclair tweaking the design of its stations’ websites? If WJLA Washington’s site is any indicator, it looks like that may be the case. The group began revamping select station websites back in August, and now has pushed out some design and layout updates, starting with its D.C. ABC affiliate. Link | Add comment
KCNC's Vic Lombardi Expected To Leave
The Denver Post, Nov 25, 2015, 7:00 AM EST
dma 75: Springfield, MO
KYTV Captures The Ozarks In New Set Design
NewscastStudio, Nov 24, 2015, 8:17 AM EST
dma 43
Anchor Bill Young Leaving KOKH Oklahoma City
TVSpy, Nov 24, 2015, 7:54 AM EST
dma 30
Reporter Debra Bogstie Leaving WVIT Hartford
New England One, Nov 23, 2015, 8:10 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 42: Norfolk, VA)
WAVY-WVBT Add Drone To Aerial News Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 23, 2015, 7:51 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 74)
KETV Tops Omaha’s Social Media Market
NetNewsCheck, Nov 23, 2015, 7:34 AM EST
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate KETV leads Omaha local media on both total actions and fans/followers, according to data from Shareablee. It edges out Gray’s NBC affil WOWT in both categories, dominating both Facebook and Twitter. Link | Add comment
Female Meteorologists Obsessed With Same Dress
Tech Insider, Nov 23, 2015, 6:56 AM EST
Hearst Stations Expand Election Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Nov 23, 2015, 5:42 AM EST
The station group’s Commitment 2016 initiative includes local, regional and national debates and adds new features including "8 Issues/8 Weeks," a cross-platform push to frame issues and candidates’ positions, and "Candidate Accountability," which will explore whether candidates up for reelection kept campaign promises. Above, KCCI Des Moines, Iowa, anchors Stacey Horst and Steve Karlin interview Martin O’Malley at the Nov. 14 Democratic debate. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
WLKY Flies To D.C. To Honor Veterans
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 20, 2015, 9:31 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 36:Cincinnati)
WCPO Travels 10,000 Miles For Rhino Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 20, 2015, 7:45 AM EST
dma 53
WKBW Buffalo Said Adding Anchor Ashley Rowe
The Buffalo News, Nov 20, 2015, 6:59 AM EST
dma 9: Atlanta
WGCL Adds Six 'Just A Minute' Commentators
AJC.com, Nov 20, 2015, 6:45 AM EST
dma 19
Reporter Mario Boone Leaves WFTV Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Nov 20, 2015, 6:30 AM EST
dma 13: Detroit
Karen Drew Named Anchor Of WDIV’s ‘First At 4’
TVNewsCheck, Nov 19, 2015, 8:00 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 11: Tampa, FL)
WUSF Airs Special About Florida's Wild Side
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 19, 2015, 8:00 AM EST
dma 47: Jacksonville, FL
WJAX-WFOX Get Permission To Fly News Drone
WJAX, Nov 19, 2015, 7:47 AM EST
Dma 25: Raleigh-Durham, NC
WRAL News App Now Supports Apple Watch
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2015, 4:50 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KRON Offers Bird’s Eye Views With Drone
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 18, 2015, 8:16 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 72: Des Moines, IA)
WHO Gives Each GOP Presidential Candidate An Hour
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 18, 2015, 8:13 AM EST
DMA 6: San Francisco
KRON Launches Drone Following FAA Approval
TVNewsCheck, Nov 17, 2015, 7:15 PM EST
dma 15: Minneapolis
KMSP Reporter Arrested During Protest
TVSpy, Nov 17, 2015, 3:15 PM EST
dma 138: Columbia, MO
How KOMU Uses Social In Public Affairs Show
Reynolds Journalism Institute, Nov 17, 2015, 2:26 PM EST
The University of Missouri’s NBC affiliate in Columbia is using social media to produce a public affairs segment, uncovering new story ideas, angles and sources. “We’ve learned to really embrace the use of social media, not just as a place where you put your story when it’s done but the place where your story can start,” says Annie Hammock, the station's  interactive director. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
WYFF Named 'Best News' In S.C. By AP
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 17, 2015, 8:13 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 28: San Diego)
KUSI Scoring With High School Sports Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 17, 2015, 8:09 AM EST
dma 19: Orlando, FL
WFTV's Welch, WESH's Brewer Departing
Orlando Sentinel, Nov 17, 2015, 6:58 AM EST
dma 44
Jim Sinkovitz Retiring From WGAL Harrisburg
PennLive.com, Nov 16, 2015, 2:38 PM EST
DMA 17
KDEN Denver Promotes Pamela Padilla To Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 16, 2015, 12:19 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 47: Jacksonville, FL)
WJXX-WTLV On Aircraft Carrier For Veterans Day
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 16, 2015, 8:08 AM EST
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 16)
WSCV Leads Miami’s Local Social Players
NetNewsCheck, Nov 16, 2015, 7:58 AM EST
NBC O&O WSCV rules the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale local social media market in terms of overall social actions, according to Shareablee data, though Univision’s WAMR-FM crushes the competition with the market’s most fans/followers. Link | Comments (1)
dma 8: Boston
Joy Lim Nakrin Gone From WFXT News
New England One, Nov 16, 2015, 7:31 AM EST
dma 3: Chicago
WLS Chicago Adds Will Jones To Reporting Staff
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Nov 13, 2015, 3:23 PM EST
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
Sweeps Story May Have Saved Reporter’s Life
TVSpy, Nov 13, 2015, 2:48 PM EST
dma 72: Des Moines, IA
KCCI Anchor Kevin Cooney Prepares To Sign Off
The Des Moines Register, Nov 13, 2015, 2:31 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WWL Catches Judges Beaching It On Taxpayers' Dime
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 13, 2015, 8:35 AM EST
Market Share (dma 12)
Earthshaking Promo From KTVK Phoenix
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 13, 2015, 8:20 AM EST
dma 22
Brien Blakely Joins WJZY’s ‘Good Day Charlotte’
TVNewsCheck, Nov 12, 2015, 6:09 PM EST
dma 5: Dallas
You'll Never Look At A News Promo The Same Again
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 12, 2015, 8:37 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 8: Boston)
WCVB'S Karen Holmes Ward Honored
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 12, 2015, 8:27 AM EST
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
AP Names WRAL Top News Operation, Again
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 12, 2015, 8:23 AM EST
dma 53: buffalo, ny
WIVB Reporter Rich Newberg Retiring After 37 Years
The Buffalo News, Nov 12, 2015, 7:27 AM EST
dma 1
WNBC News Copter Hit By Laser Over NYC
The Associated Press, Nov 12, 2015, 7:01 AM EST
Dma 58
WALA Mobile Adds Real-Time Traffic Reporting
TVNewsCheck, Nov 11, 2015, 3:46 PM EST
Dma 51
Anchor Farrah Reyna Joins WDSU New Orleans
TVNewsCheck, Nov 11, 2015, 3:29 PM EST
Dma 17: Denver
Investigative Expert Kovaleski Back At KMGH
TVNewsCheck, Nov 11, 2015, 3:06 PM EST
In addition to reporting for the Denver ABC affiliate, Tony Kovaleski will also train investigative journalists for Scripps stations across the country. Full Story | Add comment
dma 114: Youngstown, OH
WFMJ Anchor Bob Black Retiring After 35 Years
WFMJ, Nov 11, 2015, 2:39 PM EST
Market Share (DMA 2: Los Angeles)
KNBC Exposes Radioactive Waste Cover-Up
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 11, 2015, 8:02 AM EST
KUSA's Mark Koebrich To Retire Next Year
The Denver Post, Nov 11, 2015, 6:59 AM EST
dma 27
WISH Indianapolis Launches AVI8OR Drone
TVNewsCheck, Nov 10, 2015, 4:32 PM EST
Media General’s CW affiliate today introduced the only live newsgathering drone in the state. It’s flown by Chopper 8 Chief Pilot Keith McCutchen. Full Story | Comments (2)
dma 12: Phoenix
News Director Leona Wood Leaving KPHO
FTVLive, Nov 10, 2015, 2:43 PM EST
KPHO News Director Leona Wood told her staff that she is leaving the Meredith-owned CBS affiliate in Phoenix at the end of the month. Link | Add comment
dma 101: Davenport, IA
Former KWQC News Director Doug Retherford Dies
The Quad-City Times, Nov 10, 2015, 2:37 PM EST
Dma 7
Jim Lokay Joins WTTG Washington News
TVNewsCheck, Nov 10, 2015, 2:09 PM EST
Dma 16
NewsON Adds WPLG Miami To App Roster
TVNewsCheck, Nov 10, 2015, 8:09 AM EST
The local news service available nationwide via app expands just days after its launch. It now offers video from 119 stations in 91 U.S. markets. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 8: Boston
Doug Meehan Joins WCVB As Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 9, 2015, 7:31 PM EST
Dma 11: Tampa, FL
Longtime WTVT Anchor Denise White To Retire
WTVT, Nov 9, 2015, 7:17 PM EST
dma 9
WGCL Atlanta Launches Investigative Team
TVNewsCheck, Nov 9, 2015, 5:23 PM EST
The new unit at Meredith’s CBS affiliate has more than 100 years of experience. Full Story | Add comment
dma 21: St. Louis
April Simpson, KTVI Part Ways Over Intern Dispute
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nov 9, 2015, 2:37 PM EST
dma 82: Paducah, KY
Longtime KFVS Weatherman Don McNeely Dies
Southeast Missourian, Nov 9, 2015, 2:34 PM EST
Dma 42: Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA
New GM, News Director At WTKR-WGNT
TVNewsCheck, Nov 9, 2015, 8:24 AM EST
At the Norfolk, Va., CBS-CW duopoly owned by Dreamcatcher Broadcasting and operated by Tribune, Skip Valet becomes VP-GM, while Ryan Minnaugh is named news director. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KNTV Finds Answers To Calif.’s Drought In Israel
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 9, 2015, 7:14 AM EST
dma 75
Elmira News Pioneer Bruce Flaherty Dies At 94
Star Gazette, Nov 6, 2015, 3:00 PM EST
dma 147: Wichita Falls, TX
KFDX Story Proves To Be Totally False
FTVLive, Nov 6, 2015, 2:43 PM EST
dma 72: Des Moines, IA
WHO To Present GOP Candidate Forums
WHO, Nov 6, 2015, 11:41 AM EST
Three presidential candidates — Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal and Donald Trump — have agreed to sit with Tribune's WHO Des Moines, Iowa, down for live, one-hour televised forums with Iowans where they will discuss three of the most pressing issues. Link | Comments (1)
Some Stations Fooled By Comedy Central Hoax
TVSpy, Nov 6, 2015, 8:19 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 10: Houston)
KHOU Exposes City-Wide Housing Problems
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 6, 2015, 7:21 AM EST
KHOU, the Tegna-owned CBS affiliate in Houston, is shining its investigative light on some housing problems in the city, with stories across its Monday newscasts. Link | Comments (2)
TVN TECH
Stations’ New Election Tools: Hybrid Sets, AR
TVNewsCheck, Nov 5, 2015, 12:08 PM EST
In next year’s elections, there’s likely to be a noticeable uptick in the use of high-tech tools by stations like WBTV Charlotte, N.C. (above), to help viewers better understand the shifting political fortunes of candidates and parties and add a little on-screen pizzazz in the process. Full Story | Comments (3)
Dma 5
Alex Boyer Named Reporter For KDFW Dallas
TVNewsCheck, Nov 5, 2015, 10:49 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WDSU Helps Raise $350,000 For Children’s Hospital
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 5, 2015, 8:35 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 7: Washington)
UPDATE: WJLA Documentary Exclusively For Website
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 5, 2015, 8:31 AM EST
dma 11
WFTS Tampa Unveils New Set
WFTS, Nov 5, 2015, 8:19 AM EST
dma 15: Minneapolis
WCCO's Jennifer Mayerle Talks About Scoop
Star Tribune, Nov 5, 2015, 7:17 AM EST
Market Share (DMA 7: Washington)
WJLA Documentary Shown Exclusively On Website
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 4, 2015, 7:48 AM EST
Dma 1
WNBC New York Adds Dave Price To Weather
TVNewsCheck, Nov 3, 2015, 3:51 PM EST
dma 37
WSPA Spartanburg Rebrands Newscasts
NewscastStudio, Nov 3, 2015, 3:20 PM EST
NBC O&Os Said Planning 4 P.M. Newscasts
FTVLive, Nov 3, 2015, 3:00 PM EST
A number of NBC O&O's are said to be looking into launching a 4 p.m. newscast. You see the earlier news popping up in more and more markets and it is happening lately because of all the political ad dollars in play. Link | Comments (5)
Dma 11: Tampa
Chris Cato Named WTVT Latenight Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 3, 2015, 2:49 PM EST
dma 11: Tampa
Entravision Dismantles WVEA News Operation
Media Moves, Nov 3, 2015, 2:45 PM EST
Univision affiliate WVEA Tampa, Fla., will no longer produce its own newscasts. Entravision has decided to “hub” news for Tampa out of its Orlando studios. Link | Add comment
Martket Share (DMA 11: Tampa)
WTVT Anchors Lip Sync Tribute To Taylor Swift
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 3, 2015, 8:27 AM EST
dma 53
WKBW Buffalo Names Heverling News Dir.
The Buffalo News, Nov 3, 2015, 7:59 AM EST
The Scripps-owned Buffalo, N.Y., ABC affiliate hires Robert Heverling, an assistant news director at WOIO Cleveland, to oversee its news operations. Link | Comments (2)
dma 22
WCNC Charlotte Anchor Sonja Gantt Leaving
Charlotte Observer, Nov 3, 2015, 7:53 AM EST
dma 45: Birmingham, AL
Guy Rawlings Join WVTM Anchor Team
TVNewsCheck, Nov 2, 2015, 4:48 PM EST
dma 7: Washington
WTTG's Kevin McCarthy Proposes On Halloween
WTTG, Nov 2, 2015, 3:23 PM EST
Market Share: dma 20
KCRA Investigates Slow Response At Hospital
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 2, 2015, 8:03 AM EST
NNC Social Scorecard: DMA 2
KABC Dominates L.A. Social Media
NetNewsCheck, Nov 2, 2015, 7:36 AM EST
ABC/Disney-owned KABC is the clear winner among Los Angeles’ local social media according to Shareablee data, beating out all the competition in both total social actions and fans/followers. Tribune’s KTLA takes second in both categories. Link | Comments (1)
DMA 25: Raleigh, NC
WRAL To Air Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade
TVNewsCheck, Nov 1, 2015, 2:48 PM EST
dmas 4 & 7
WTXF, WTTG Anchors Dress Up For Halloween
TVSpy, Oct 30, 2015, 5:21 PM EDT
DMA 93: Baton Rouge, LA
WBRZ Ups Lee Polowzcuk To News Director
TVNewsCheck, Oct 30, 2015, 5:18 PM EDT
He succeeds the retiring Chuck Bark as head of news operations at the Baton Rouge, La., ABC affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
dma 8:
Jim Lokay Leaving WCVB Boston
New England 1, Oct 30, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT
dma 2: Los Angeles
Jeff Vaughn Joins KCBS-KCAL News
TVNewsCheck, Oct 30, 2015, 1:18 PM EDT
dma 15: Minneapolis
WCCO's Last Of The Red-Hot Sportscasters
Star Tribune, Oct 30, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT
At 63, Mark Rosen has been a member of the WCCO Minneapolis family for 46 years, making him the longest-tenured TV sports personality in any U.S. market. But is time running out on what used to be the big game in town? Link | Add comment
dma 130: Wilmington, NC
WECT Crew Takes Cover After Shots Fired
TVSpy, Oct 29, 2015, 2:45 PM EDT
dma 74: Omaha, NE
KETV’s New Home Used To Be A Train Station
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 28, 2015, 8:26 PM EDT
From a cavernous, crumbling mess to a modern-day media facility, the transformation of the historic Burlington Station into KETV Omaha's new state-of-the-art facility has been remarkable. Link | Add comment
dma 76: Rochester, NY
WUHF Cuts Away From World Series For News
TVSpy, Oct 28, 2015, 2:59 PM EDT
Dma 13: Detroit
Kim DeGiulio Named New WDIV Traffic Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Oct 28, 2015, 2:11 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 57: Little Rock, AR)
Anchor Team Gets Personal In KARK Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 28, 2015, 8:19 AM EDT
dma 19: Orlando
Molly Rosenblatt Leaving WOFL Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 28, 2015, 6:46 AM EDT
DMA 49: Louisville
Sports Journalist Lachlan McLean Joins WLKY
TVNewsCheck, Oct 27, 2015, 7:18 PM EDT
Dma 22: Charlotte, NC
Brian Basham Named WJZY Chief Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Oct 27, 2015, 7:09 PM EDT
DMA 37: Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC
WYFF Ups Allyson Powell To A.M. Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 27, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT
dma 45
WBMA-LD Birmingham Upgrades News Set
NewscastStudio, Oct 27, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT
dmas 141 & 15
Diane Alexander Leaves KQDS For WCCO
Duluth News Tribune, Oct 27, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT
The Day That Changed WDBJ Roanoke
CNN, Oct 27, 2015, 8:17 AM EDT
The August murders of two Virginia journalists shocked the country, in part because viewers saw the shootings happen on live television. What viewers couldn't see was the extraordinary response at the TV station WDBJ, from the editing room where a friend of one of the victims spotted the killer on videotape to the meeting room where the whole staff recited the Lord's Prayer together. Link | Add comment
dma 23
Shiny New Sets At Two Steel City Stations
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct 27, 2015, 6:44 AM EDT
Just in time for the latest sweeps period, Pittsburgh's WPXI (NBC) and KDKA (CBS) unveiled state-of-the-art sets on Monday. And what will the well-dressed newscasts be wearing this fall? In a word, screens. KDKA used Devlin Design for its new look, while WPXI turned to tech company Orad. Link | Add comment
dma 74: Omaha, NE
KETV To Debut From Former Train Station
NewscastStudio, Oct 26, 2015, 3:26 PM EDT
KETV, the Hearst Television ABC affiliate in Omaha, Neb., will officially debut from its new home in a converted train station Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. The project, first announced in June 2013, involved a restoration of the historic Burlington Station to transform from its old role as a train depot to a state-of-the-art television station. Link | Add comment
dma 5: Dallas
WFAA Reporter Goes Into Labor…In Live Truck
TVSpy, Oct 26, 2015, 2:55 PM EDT
dma 1: New York
Meteorologist Pedro Montoro Joins WNJU
TVNewsCheck, Oct 26, 2015, 11:18 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Examines NC’s Troubled Fishing Industry
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 26, 2015, 8:15 AM EDT
dma 3
WLS Chicago Unveils New Streetside Studios
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Oct 26, 2015, 8:05 AM EDT
Slain WDBJ Journos Subject Of Multimedia Story
South Bend Tribune, Oct 26, 2015, 8:02 AM EDT
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
WSOC Meteorologist Ahrens Arrested For Assault
The Charlotte Observer, Oct 26, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 23
WPXI, KDKA Pittsburgh Prepare For Set Debuts
NewscastStudio, Oct 26, 2015, 6:23 AM EDT
dma 8: Boston
WCVB Adding Two Weeknight Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Oct 23, 2015, 4:49 PM EDT
The Hearst-owned Boston ABC affiliate will introduce half-hour news broadcasts at 4:30 and 7 p.m. starting Jan. 11. Full Story | Comments (3)
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
Red Cross Thanks WYFF For Telethon
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 23, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT
Dma 100 (Fayetteville-Ft. Smith, AR)
Deana Day Joins KHBS-KHOG News As Ex. Prod.
TVNewsCheck, Oct 23, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT
dma 8: Boston
WFXT Launches First Drone For Fall Foliage Story
WFXT, Oct 22, 2015, 12:55 PM EDT
WTTG's McCarthy's DeLorean Video Gets 1.3M Shares
TVNewsCheck, Oct 22, 2015, 11:01 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
WMAR Relentless In Covering Local School Problems
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 22, 2015, 8:26 AM EDT
dma 29: Nashville
WSMV’s Lisa Spencer Receives National Honor
TVNewsCheck, Oct 21, 2015, 4:41 PM EDT
dma 43: Oklahoma City
Hughes Named News Director At KFOR
TVSpy, Oct 21, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
Natalie Hughes, interim ND since September at the Tribune NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City, gets the permanent promotion. Link | Add comment
dma 133: Columbus, MS
WCBI Sports Anchor Has To Resort To Plan B
TVSpy, Oct 20, 2015, 4:03 PM EDT
Dma 4
WPVI Philadelphia To Host Mayoral Debate
TVNewsCheck, Oct 20, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT
dma 26: Baltimore
Reporter Brendan McNamara Joins WMAR
TVSpy, Oct 20, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Documentary Examines Life In Cuba
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 20, 2015, 8:25 AM EDT
Investigative Journo Shares Interviewing Tips
Advancing The Story, Oct 20, 2015, 7:54 AM EDT
dma 5: Dallas
Investigative Reporter Charlotte Huffman Joins WFAA
TVSpy, Oct 20, 2015, 7:41 AM EDT
dma 114
Steve Vesey Joining WFMJ Youngstown News
The Buffalo News, Oct 20, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
DMA 134: Wausau-Rhinelander, WI
WSAW, WZAW Debut State-Of-The-Art Studios
WSAW, Oct 19, 2015, 4:24 PM EDT
dma 69
WDBJ Roanoke To Unveil '7'-Shaped Anchor Desk
NewscastStudio, Oct 19, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
dma 3
Richard Roeper Set To Join WFLD Chicago
TVNewsCheck, Oct 19, 2015, 10:28 AM EDT
Reports surfaced in August
that Chicago Sun-Times film critic Richard Roeper was auditioning for the Fox Chicago O&O's morning newscast. Now, TVNewsCheck has learned that the station is expected to announce this week that Roeper will be joining Good Day Chicago as a host at 7-10 a.m. | Add comment
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 78)
Raycom’s WIS Leads Columbia, SC's Social
NetNewsCheck, Oct 19, 2015, 8:02 AM EDT
WIS, a Raycom-owned NBC affiliate, has captured the most social actions over the past six months. The market’s leader in fans/followers, however, is WLTX, the market's  Tegna-owned CBS affiliate. Link | Add comment
dma 22
Doug Mayes, Charlotte TV News Pioneer, Dies At 93
The Charlotte Observer, Oct 19, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT
dma 13: Detroit
Movie Planned On WJBK Anchor Lee Thomas
Detroit Free Press, Oct 19, 2015, 7:12 AM EDT
dma 4
WCAU Philadelphia, IBEW Settle Strike
Philadelphia Business Journal, Oct 19, 2015, 6:26 AM EDT
Striking photographers and technicians at NBC's Philly O&O voted Friday to ratify a new four-year contract after more than three weeks off the job. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 3)
WGN Chicago To Air Breast Cancer Special
TVNewcCheck/Market Share, Oct 16, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
WVUE New Orleans News Adds David Bernard
TVNewsCheck, Oct 14, 2015, 11:40 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA1: New York)
On WABC, Lee Goldberg's The Man
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 14, 2015, 9:42 PM EDT
dma 22: Charlotte, NC
How WCCB Prospered After Fox Divorce
The Charlotte Observer, Oct 14, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT
In 2013, Bahakel Communications' WCCB Charlotte, N.C., lost its Fox affiliation when Fox bought WJZY there. Few would have expected the station to continue to prosper, but now — entering its third fall premiere season with the lesser-known CW network — WCCB has set itself apart as the little channel that could. Link | Comments (3)
Dma 10: Houston
KHOU To Air Mayoral Debate On Oct. 17
TVNewsCheck, Oct 14, 2015, 10:55 AM EDT
The station’s collaboration with Houston Public Media and Free Press Houston aims to engage young voters. Seven candidates will be on hand for the live broadcast two days before early voting opens up to Texans. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 27
WISH Slots Live Indianapolis Mayoral Debate
TVNewsCheck, Oct 14, 2015, 8:11 AM EDT
The live, half-hour debate will air on Media General's CW affiliate Friday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 to 7 p.m. from the WISH studios. Full Story | Add comment
dma 9: Atlanta
WXIA's DeMarco Morgan Joining CBS News
AJC.com, Oct 14, 2015, 6:49 AM EDT
Sean Pragano Joins WTIC As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2015, 4:57 PM EDT
dma 59: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
WRGB News Anchor Ed O’Brien Dies
WRGB, Oct 13, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
Strike Against WCAU Gets Nastier
Philly.com, Oct 13, 2015, 2:21 PM EDT
The strike by 65 camera operators and broadcast technicians at NBC-owned WCAU Philadelphia is heating up. The station is looking to hire replacement workers and has posted the positions of strikers on job sites. Link | Add comment
Diller: Local TV News 'Going On Forever'
TVSpy, Oct 13, 2015, 2:06 PM EDT
The media titan, appearing today on CNBC's Squawk on the Street: “All TV news, other than local news, is irrelevant,” said Diller. “People watch local. I’ve always thought the last one standing is a local television station. I think they’re going on forever. They are the ones organized to deal with their local community. People like to know about things in their area: weather, sports. Local, local, local is always going to be relevant for television.” See the video here. Link | Comments (8)
Dma 35: Milwaukee
WDJT Unveils New Set, State-Of-The-Art Studio
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2015, 1:54 PM EDT
dma 9: Atlanta
WSB Names Misti Turnbull News Director
TVNewsCheck, Oct 13, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT
The Cox Atlanta ABC affiliate elevates its 16-year veteran and managing editor to the top news slot. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 49: Louisville, KY
Meteorologist Tiffany Savona Joins WLKY
TVNewsCheck, Oct 12, 2015, 3:07 PM EDT
dma 35: Milwaukee
WTMJ Anchor Tom Murray Leaves For Ministry
JSOnline, Oct 12, 2015, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 14: Seattle
Longtime KIRO Broadcaster Chris Legeros Dies
SeattlePI, Oct 12, 2015, 6:16 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 9: Atlanta)
WAGA News Anchors Act, Badly, On Facebook
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 11, 2015, 10:16 PM EDT
dma 10: Houston
KRIV Brings Views Together For Cancer Patient's Wedding
TVSpy, Oct 9, 2015, 4:28 PM EDT
dma 42: Norfolk, VA
WTKR Fires News Director Tina Luque
TVSpy, Oct 9, 2015, 4:18 PM EDT
Tribune confirmed that it has parted ways with Tina Luque, news director at its Norfolk, Va., CBS affiliate WTKR as the newsroom was set to celebrate her birthday. Link | Comments (9)
dma 35
WDJT Milwaukee Teases 'New Look'
NewscastStudio, Oct 9, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 30: Hartford, CT)
Investigative Reporter Jill Konopka Joins WVIT
TVSpy, Oct 9, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 90: Cedar Rapids, IA)
KWWL Recognized With Regional Emmy Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 9, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
WYFF Raises Over $700,000 During Telethon
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 9, 2015, 7:41 AM EDT
dma 107
KTVB Boise Anchor Carolyn Holly Leaving
Idaho Statesman, Oct 8, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT
Dma 64
Zac Pitts Joins WDTN’s ‘Living Dayton’
TVNewsCheck, Oct 8, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT
dma 7: Washington
WTTG's McCarthy Shares Tweets For Rep. McCarthy
WTTG, Oct 8, 2015, 10:36 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 78: Columbia, SC)
WIS And Columbia In Day 5 Of Flood Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 8, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
Longtime KYW Anchor Pat Ciarrocchi Leaving
TVSpy, Oct 8, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT
dma 15: Minneapolis
KMSP's Ian Leonard Recovering From Concussion
Star Tribune, Oct 8, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT
dma 5
Reporter-Anchor Sonia Azad Joins WFAA Dallas
MikeMcGuff.com, Oct 7, 2015, 3:18 PM EDT
dma 6
Two Reporters Leaving KTVU San Francisco
TVSpy, Oct 7, 2015, 8:03 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
WYFF Holding Carolina Flood Relief Telethon Today
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 7, 2015, 7:52 AM EDT
dma 173: Dothan, AL
City Commissioner Punches WTVY Reporter
Dothan Eagle, Oct 7, 2015, 6:12 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KNTV Exposé Recognized With National Emmy
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 6, 2015, 8:08 AM EDT
dma 11: Tampa, FL
WTVT Tampa Readies New News Set
NewscastStudio, Oct 6, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT
dma 15
KARE Minneapolis Adds 6:30 P.M. Newscast
StarTribune.com, Oct 6, 2015, 7:24 AM EDT
Weekend anchor Rena Sarigianopoulos and reporter/anchor fill-in Jana Shortal are co-anchoring a new broadcast at 6:30 p.m. on Tegna's NBC affiliate in Minneapolis. Link | Add comment
dma 7: Washington
Some News Segments Resemble Paid Ads
The Washington Post, Oct 6, 2015, 6:23 AM EDT
Like many stations, Tegna-owned WUSA Washington airs regular features in its newscasts about medical and health topics. And when it does, WUSA tends to turn to one source: the Inova hospital chain. Inova has another role in the CBS affiliate's Family Health features: It’s the sole sponsor of them. The segments raise a question that has dogged the relationship between health-care organizations and TV stations for years: Should such feature stories be called news reports or advertising — or an ill-defined hybrid of both? Link | Comments (1)
dma 69
WDBJ Roanoke Gives Sneak Peek At New Set
NewscastStudio, Oct 6, 2015, 6:04 AM EDT
DMA 48: Albuquerque, NM
Greg Shepperd To Join KOAT As News Dir.
KOAT, Oct 5, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
On Monday, Oct. 19, Greg Shepperd takes the news reins at Hearst Television's ABC affiliate KOAT Albuquerque, N.M., following a successful three-year run at Hearst's   KHBS-KHOG Fayetteville-Fort Smith, Ark. Link | Add comment
Social Is Smart Strategy For Promoting Stories
Advancing The Story, Oct 2, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT
WXIX To Air Kentucky Gubernatorial Debate
TVNewsCheck, Oct 2, 2015, 12:21 PM EDT
Dma 11: Tampa, FL
Raiza Iciarte Named WRMD News Director
TVNewsCheck, Oct 2, 2015, 10:08 AM EDT
ZGS Communications taps the station’s former interim news director to permanently lead the department at its Telemundo affiliate in Tampa, Fla. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 52: Providence, RI
Jeff Desnoyers Named WLNE P.M. Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Oct 2, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KRON Shoots Itself For Weekly Primetime Show
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Oct 2, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
commentary by Lewis Lazare
WMAQ Takes Breaking News To New Heights
Chicago Business Journal, Oct 1, 2015, 2:59 PM EDT
Too bad if you missed it, but Tuesday afternoon, during the height of Chicago's afternoon rush hour, NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago demonstrated why it's now setting the standard for top-notch breaking news coverage among local television news outlets. Link | Comments (1)
dma 12: Phoenix
KSAZ Reporter Loses Microphone Down Sousaphone
TVSpy, Oct 1, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT
dma 8: Boston
DUI Charge For WMUR Reporter Who Hit Pedestrian
TVSpy, Oct 1, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
dma 12: Phoenix
KSAZ's Dave Munsey Hits Milestone Anniversary
The Arizona Republic, Oct 1, 2015, 12:33 PM EDT
dma 8: Boston
WCVB Launches 5 P.M. Weekend Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Sep 30, 2015, 10:42 PM EDT
dma 14: Seattle
KIRO Announces Changes To Weather Team
TVNewsCheck, Sep 30, 2015, 10:21 PM EDT
dma 40
Dayna Roselli Joins 'Good Morning Las Vegas'
KTNV, Sep 30, 2015, 9:57 PM EDT
dma 11: Tampa
Why WTSP Devoted 6,000 Words To A Story
Columbia Journalism Review, Sep 30, 2015, 7:16 PM EDT
In the years since people in the news industry first began talking about “convergence” and the melding of traditional print and video forms online, plenty of newspapers have created video operations. And there are examples of TV stations making big digital investments. Still, there are limits to convergence: You don’t see many local stations turning out longform narratives, for example. That’s what makes a recent year-long investigation by Noah Pransky of Tegna’s WTSP Tampa about the influence a private PR consultant wields in local politics, so unusual. Link | Comments (1)
dma 27
Lead Anchor Halvorson Out At WISH Indianapolis
Indianapolis Business Journal, Sep 30, 2015, 2:33 PM EDT
dma 16
Cynthia Demos Leaving WFOR Miami, TV
GossipExtra.com, Sep 30, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 43:Oklahoma City)
KFOR Recognized With National Emmy
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 30, 2015, 7:13 AM EDT
Dma 70: Tucson, AZ
KOLD Names Joe Hengemuehler News Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Sep 29, 2015, 7:22 PM EDT
The news veteran and former KNXV news chief will join Raycom’s Tucson CBS affiliate on Oct. 5. Full Story | Add comment
dma 76: Rochester, NY
WROC's Scott Hetsko Undergoes Heart Transplant
WROC, Sep 29, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT
dmas 156 & 80
WLBZ Bangor Moves 6 p.m. News To Portland
Bangor Daily News, Sep 29, 2015, 6:11 AM EDT
Tegna-owned NBC affiliate WLBZ Bangor, Maine, will no longer produce a 6 p.m. weekday news show beginning Oct. 8. The 6 p.m. newscast will instead originate in Portland, Maine, on co-owned NBC affil WCSH, as do WLBZ's weekday morning, noon, 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts. Link | Comments (1)
Market Share (DMA 14: Seattle)
KOMO Brings Seattle Scenery Into Its Studio
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 28, 2015, 8:24 AM EDT
netnewscheck social scorecard: dma 5
KDFW Gets Early Start In Dallas’ Social Lead
NetNewsCheck, Sep 28, 2015, 8:11 AM EDT
Fox Television Stations-owned KDFW holds a clear lead in Dallas-Fort Worth’s social media scene based on data from Shareablee. The station has had nearly 9.2 million social actions in the last six months and is closing in on a million fans/followers. Its newsroom says the foundations for such a strong social platform go back nearly two decades before there was a “social” media. Link | Add comment
dma 19
WFTV Orlando Launches News Drones
Florida News Center, Sep 28, 2015, 7:57 AM EDT
Cox-owned ABC affiliate WFTV became the first Orlando, Fla., station to use drones in news coverage last Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration last week approved a petition by WFTV and other stations in the Cox Media Group to fly the drones. Link | Add comment
Dma 3: Chicago
George Smith In As Jon Kelley Leaves WFLD
TVNewsCheck, Sep 17, 2015, 3:53 PM EDT
dma 4
Philadelphia Photogs Vote To Strike
FTVLive, Sep 17, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT
The pope is about to make a historic visit to the U.S., with a stop off in Philadelphia. But, the TV coverage might be a bit lacking. The union representing the roughly 75 photographers and technicians at KYW overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to strike over stalled contract negotiations. The news comes a day after roughly 65 photographers and technicians at WCAU notified station management that they are exercising their right to terminate a collective bargaining agreement in 10 days and set a Sept. 21 strike date. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 67
Nexstar Completes New Facility In Roanoke
TVNewsCheck, Sep 17, 2015, 2:20 PM EDT
As it opens a new $3 million, 15,000-square-foot building, Nexstar will add 30 employees to support an expansion of its local news programming under the WFXR news brand that launches Oct. 1. Full Story | Add comment
TVB Forward
WDBJ Chief Pleased With Media Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Sep 17, 2015, 10:52 AM EDT
Jeffrey Marks, president-GM of WDBJ Roanoke, Va., says that while representing the station to the world after two of his journalists were gunned down was tough, “I think 99% of reporters on stories like these do show compassion.” But, he added, holding up a mike to one side of the story and then the other side of the story doesn’t suffice. “We have to work diligently to provide history and perspective.” Full Story | Comments (2)
dma 3: Chicago
Kate Sullivan Says She’s Out At WBBM
TVSpy, Sep 17, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT
How To Use Live Local Drone Footage
Reynolds Journalism Institute, Sep 16, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
ABC O&O KGO San Francisco is one of the first local news operations in the United States to put footage from a remote-controlled aerial drone live onto the air. Find out how they did it from Ken Miguel, special projects producer at KGO, and Ron Futrell, sales and marketing director at ArrowData, which supplied the technology. Link | Add comment
Carlton Houston Tapped To Be WUSA Asst. ND
TVSpy, Sep 16, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
dma 4: Philadelphia
Kathy Orr Joins WTXF As Weather Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Sep 16, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT
dma 74
KETV Omaha Adds 9 P.M. News On Subchannel
KETV, Sep 16, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT
dma 52
New Deals For Four At WKBW Buffalo News
The Buffalo News, Sep 16, 2015, 7:40 AM EDT
dma 3
WBBM Chicago Adds Anchor Irika Sargent
WBBM, Sep 16, 2015, 6:58 AM EDT
dma 50
WMC Memphis Unveils Storm Chase Vehicle
NewscastStudio, Sep 15, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
dma 55: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA
Longtime WNEP Newscaster Nolan Johannes Dies
CitizensVoice.com, Sep 15, 2015, 1:51 PM EDT
dma 36
WKRC Adds Hour To 'Good Morning Cincinnati'
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Sep 15, 2015, 7:40 AM EDT
dma 33
Public KLRN San Antonio Getting Into Local News
MySanAntonio.com, Sep 15, 2015, 7:29 AM EDT
Market Share
New Promos From Markets Large And Small
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 15, 2015, 7:12 AM EDT
Market Share
What News Marketers Can Learn From A Bank Ad
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 14, 2015, 8:03 AM EDT
dma 10
KTRK Houston Debuts New Set
MikeMcGuff.com, Sep 14, 2015, 7:27 AM EDT
dma 144: Lubbock, TX
KCBD Reporter Charged With Hit And Run
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Sep 14, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT
dma 52: Buffalo, NY
Morse To Replace Gray On WKBW Morning News
The Buffalo News, Sep 14, 2015, 6:44 AM EDT
dma 70: Flint, MI
Katie O'Mara Leaves WNEM Over Health Issues
MLive, Sep 14, 2015, 5:35 AM EDT
dma 10
KHOU Houston Expands 4 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Sep 13, 2015, 10:22 PM EDT
Lessons From WDBJ On Covering Your Own Story
Poynter, Sep 11, 2015, 2:41 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 28: San Diego)
KGTV Launches New Newscast, 'The Now San Diego'
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 11, 2015, 8:03 AM EDT
dma 35: Milwaukee
WTMJ Drops 3 P.M. News For New Syndie
Journal Sentinel, Sep 11, 2015, 7:03 AM EDT
The Milwaukee NBC affiliate is replacing its 3 p.m. weekday newscast with a new syndicated lifestyle/talk show hosted by Tyra Banks. FABLife premieres Monday at 3 p.m. GM Joe Poss said Thursday that the decision to drop the 3 p.m. newscast and add a syndicated show had been in the works since last year, before the station was acquired by E.W. Scripps Co. Link | Add comment
dma 7
Anchor Maria Stephanos Leaving WFXT Boston
Boston.com, Sep 11, 2015, 6:56 AM EDT
dma 93: Baton Rouge, LA
Reporter Says He Was Fired After Confronting Candidate
The New Orleans Advocate, Sep 10, 2015, 1:29 PM EDT
dma 19: Cleveland-Akron, OH
WOIO Adds Bernie Kosar As Browns Analyst
Cleveland.com, Sep 10, 2015, 6:41 AM EDT
Remember Parker, Ward With A Donation
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2015, 5:29 PM EDT
NAB, RTDNA and NATAS are accepting online and offline contributions to support the families of the two WDBJ Roanoke, Va., journalists killed in August. Those wishing to contribute to the Alison & Adam Memorial Fund can do so at http://www.nab.org/donate. Full Story | Comments (5)
Dma 65: Charleston-Huntington, WV
WSAZ Debuts New Anchor Teams On Sept. 14
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2015, 4:19 PM EDT
Dma 4: Philadelphia
Margaret Cronan Named KYW News Director
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2015, 3:57 PM EDT
The news veteran is returning to the CBS Philadelphia O&O to lead the news efforts there and at co-owned WPSG. Full Story | Comments (2)
Live Shot Still Gold Standard Of Local News
The Washington Post, Sep 9, 2015, 3:08 PM EDT
It's a local news tradition: reporters going live from where not much is happening, so that “BREAKING NEWS” can be flashed across the screen. Because even in 2015, the old-school practice of a real person in a real place for the sake of a “live shot” is still the gospel of broadcast journalism. Link | Add comment
Dma 10
Nate Griffin Named Reporter At KRIV Houston
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2015, 1:17 PM EDT
Dma 49: Louisville, KY
WDRB Expands Midday News To Full Hour
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2015, 12:31 PM EDT
commentary by Simon Perez
Smartphone Video: Can't Live With, Without It
RTDNA, Sep 9, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT
Simon Perez: "Every year, during my breaks from teaching at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, I return to KPIX TV in San Francisco to work as an MMJ. On several stories, I’ve whipped out my smartphone to capture video I just couldn’t get with my professional video camera. Here are three occasions where my smartphone, shooting HD video, helped to make a professional TV story look better." But , he adds, there are also downsides to this new trend. Link | Add comment
dma 33: San Antonio
Racy Video Gets KABB's J.T. Street Fired
mySA.com, Sep 9, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT
WSVN Reporter Rosh Lowe Was A Child Star
Miami Herald, Sep 9, 2015, 6:40 AM EDT
dma 131
WECT Wilmington Adding 4 P.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Sep 8, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT
The new First at Four debuts Monday, Sept. 14, on the Raycom NBC affiliate. Ashlea Kosikowski will anchor. Full Story | Add comment
dma 10
Reporter Scarlett Fakhar Joins KRIV Houston
TVNewsCheck, Sep 8, 2015, 3:58 PM EDT
dma 28
KGTV San Diego To Launch 4 P.M. Local News
TVNewsCheck, Sep 8, 2015, 3:02 PM EDT
The Now San Diego debuts Sept. 14 and will feature anchors Ariel Wesler and Anne State, with meteorologist Angelica Campos. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Don Bell Returns To KYW As Sports Director
TVNewsCheck, Sep 8, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
He will head sports at the Philadelphia CBS O&O beginning next week. Full Story | Add comment
KEYT's Paula Lopez Accused Of DUI, Assault
Ventura County Star, Sep 8, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
DMA 41 (Las Vegas)
KLAS Ups Terri Foley To News Director
TVSpy, Sep 8, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
She has been the Las Vegas CBS affiliate’s managing editor/assistant news director for the past eight years. Link | Add comment
Market Share
Hurricane Katrina Diary, Part 2
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 4, 2015, 8:22 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 48: Jacksonville, FL)
WJXT Spends All Week Covering 450-Year-Old Story
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 4, 2015, 8:11 AM EDT
dma 151
Carla Pesono Leaving KSNF News In Joplin, MO
TVSpy, Sep 4, 2015, 7:24 AM EDT
Dma 62 (Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
WINK Ft. Myers Debuts New Set
NewscastStudio, Sep 3, 2015, 3:18 PM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
WCCO’s Mike Binkley Announces Retirement
WCCO, Sep 3, 2015, 2:29 PM EDT
The Dangerous Downside Of Covering News
The Wrap, Sep 3, 2015, 10:37 AM EDT
Reporters and photographers have long known about the dangers of working in TV news. But last week’s tragic shooting deaths of WDBJ photographer Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker in Virginia, have heightened awareness in the broadcasting community about just how vulnerable journalists can be in the field. In fact, TV news crews face an increasing number of threats as they cover stories in public places. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 27: Indianapolis)
WRTV Anchors Take The Field To Promote NFL Game
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 3, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Sixth Grader Takes Shot At Anchoring. Nails It
TVSpy, Sep 3, 2015, 7:34 AM EDT
As Platforms Rise, Local News Gets Crushed
Nieman Lab, Sep 3, 2015, 6:23 AM EDT
The quest for scale, driven by the distribution power of a few enormous technology platforms, is killing the business case for local news. There are vigorous debates about what the future will hold for TV; the medium has proven stubbornly successful through waves of digital change. But even if “TV” survives, it’s hard to see where local TV news — built for a world of daily appointment viewing, of people sitting down every night at 6:30 to see what happened that day — fits in. Link | Comments (5)
DMA 13 (Tampa, FL)
WFTS Adds Meteorologist Ivan Cabrera
TVNewsCheck, Sep 2, 2015, 3:42 PM EDT
dma 123 (Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA)
KEYT Reporters Picked For Amazing Race
TVSpy, Sep 2, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
Reporter Zachary Kiesch Joins WNYW News
TVNewsCheck, Sep 2, 2015, 9:26 AM EDT
dma 10 (Houston)
KXLN, KTRK To Stream Houston Mayoral Debate
MikeMcGuff.com, Sep 2, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT
dma 196
3 Anchors Quit KCWY Casper In 5 Days
TVSpy, Sep 2, 2015, 7:36 AM EDT
Since last Friday, Jeff Platt, Tony Cedrone and Amanda del Castillo have left Gray Television's NBC affiliate in Wyoming. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 6: San Francisco)
KRON Leads Bay Area TV Websites In July
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Sep 2, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT
Journalist Sues WABC For Gender Discrimination
New York Post, Sep 2, 2015, 6:45 AM EDT
dma 6 (San Francisco)
KTVU Expands News With More Morning Show
TVNewsCheck, Sep 1, 2015, 4:02 PM EDT
dma 30
WTNH Hartford Readying New Devlin Set
NewscastStudio, Sep 1, 2015, 3:01 PM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
Police Say KSAT Video Puts Them In Danger
FTVLive, Sep 1, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT
Some are praising Graham Media's KSAT San Antonio for uploading amateur video of a police-involved shooting. The police are saying that the station is putting cops lives in danger. Link | Add comment
dma 2
KWHY Los Angeles Cancels Its Local News
Media Moves, Sep 1, 2015, 2:26 PM EDT
As of Monday, KWHY’s 5 and 10 pm local newscasts have been canceled. With very few exceptions, the the Meruelo Group-owned station’s entire news, marketing and sales staff were laid off in the process. About 50 to 60 people today lost their jobs – about 40 were from the news department. Link | Add comment
dma 54
KNSO Fresno Set To Air First Newscasts
TBJNow, Sep 1, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT
Telemundo's KNSO will begin airing its first-ever local newscast Noticiero Telemundo Valle Central today. The one-hour Spanish-language program will air weekdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and deliver local news to viewers in Central California, including the Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Visalia markets. The program is being produced locally in partnership with Nexstar Broadcasting Group's CBS affiliate KGPE and NBC affil KSEE in Fresno as well as Telemundo in Bakersfield. Link | Add comment
dma 22 (Pittsburgh)
WPXI Reporter Shot With Paintball Gun
FTVLive, Sep 1, 2015, 6:28 AM EDT
Community Remembers Slain Cameraman
The Associated Press, Aug 31, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT
Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for WDBJ Roanoke, Va., who was murdered last week was remembered today at a commemoration at Salem High School. Salem High School Principal Scott Habeeb said Ward "loved life and he was truly kind to people." Habeeb was the offensive line coach when Ward played middle school football, was one of his teachers as a high school freshman and was an assistant principal for Ward's final three years of high school. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 4 (Philadelphia)
Rahel Solomon Joins KYW News As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Aug 31, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WKMG Makes Allison McGinley News Dir.
Orlando Sentinel, Aug 31, 2015, 2:27 PM EDT
Allison McGinley, who has worked at the Graham Media CBS affiliate in Orlando, Fla., for 21 years, has been named news director. She had been acting news director since Steve Hyvonen resigned July 21. Link | Comments (1)
Market Share
Need A Weather Department? Call WeatherVision
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 31, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
Market Share
Hurricane Katrina Diary, Part 1
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 31, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT
dmas 33 & 10
Mayra Moreno Leaving KENS For KTRK
mySA, Aug 31, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
KDFW Celebrates 20 Years Of Anchor Tim Ryan
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Aug 31, 2015, 6:47 AM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
Sources: Longo To Replace McGinty At WUSA
FTVLive, Aug 31, 2015, 6:07 AM EDT
Dma 37 (Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, NC)
WYFF’s Cogdill Honored With NATAS Silver Circle
TVNewsCheck, Aug 28, 2015, 1:14 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
WPIX Makes Two Appointments To 'Morning News'
TVNewsCheck, Aug 28, 2015, 10:32 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 51: New Orleans)
WDSU To Chronicle 5 Children Of Katrina
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 28, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WKMG To Add 4 P.M. Newscast On Sept. 7
Orlando Sentinel, Aug 28, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 52
WKBW Buffalo Adds Reporter Justin Moore
The Buffalo News, Aug 28, 2015, 6:52 AM EDT
Schurz Known For Local News Commitment
Variety, Aug 27, 2015, 8:54 PM EDT
The live TV ambush murders of a reporter and photographer at WDBJ Roanoke, Va., have devastated the family-owned firm that owns the station. The respect that Mishiwaka, Ind.-based Schurz Communications commands in the close-knit world of broadcasters has prompted an outpouring of support from station owners around the country. Link | Add comment
dma 13
WWSB Tampa To Launch 7 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Aug 27, 2015, 7:22 PM EDT
commentary
A Sad Day In The TV News Family
David Carroll's Chattanooga Radio and TV, Aug 27, 2015, 2:12 PM EDT
Every TV newscaster in America had to do his or her job Wednesday, but it wasn’t easy. Most of us didn’t know Alison Parker or Adam Ward. But we all know someone like them. Link | Add comment
dma 36 (Cincinnati)
WLWT Expands H.S. Football Coverage On Ch. 5.2
TVNewsCheck, Aug 27, 2015, 1:11 PM EDT
Dma 36 (Cincinnati)
WCPO Site Challenging The Enquirer
Nieman Lab, Aug 27, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT
The E.W. Scripps-owned WCPO.com is moving in on Cincinnati.com’s turf, though both outlets ultimately see the competition as driving richer, deeper journalism for the city and the greater Cincinnati region. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 30
WTIC Hartford Adds Reporter Laura Roberts
TVNewsCheck, Aug 27, 2015, 12:56 PM EDT
Dma 39 (Austin, TX)
Rebecca Thomas Joins KTBC As Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 27, 2015, 12:47 PM EDT
Following Va. Shooting, Mich. TV Journos Talk Safety
MLive, Aug 27, 2015, 12:34 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 3: Chicago)
WGN To Air Special About Alzheimer's
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 27, 2015, 8:56 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM Adds Lionel Moise To Anchor Desk
WBBM, Aug 27, 2015, 7:32 AM EDT
dma 67 (Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA)
WDBJ Balances Grief With Journalism
The Associated Press, Aug 27, 2015, 5:56 AM EDT

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

Anchor MacLeod Hageman Joins KWWL News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 26, 2015, 3:47 PM EDT
updated at 3:25 P.M. ET
Suspect In WDBJ Roanoke Murders Dies
The Associated Press & TVNewsCheck, Aug 26, 2015, 9:27 AM EDT
The former TV journalist who police say shot and killed WDBJ Roanoke photographer Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker died this afternoon after shooting himself following a police chase. Parker and Ward were on the air interviewing a woman when Vester Lee Flanagan II fired about 15 shots. Their interview subject, Vicki Gardner, was in stable condition later Wednesday after surgery for her wounds. Flanagan had been fired by WDBJ in 2013. Full Story | Comments (14)
Market Share (DMA 14: Seattle)
KIRO Delivers Tears Of Joy To Firefighters
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 26, 2015, 7:54 AM EDT
dma 146 (Odessa-Midland, TX)
Meteorologist Sues KWES For Age Discrimination
Odessa American, Aug 26, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT
dma 12
Chuck Gaidica Returning To WDIV Detroit
Detroit Free Press, Aug 26, 2015, 7:14 AM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
WVIZ To Air Documentary On Rock Hall
Cleveland.com, Aug 26, 2015, 6:58 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WWL’s Katrina Coverage: Past, Present And Future
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 25, 2015, 7:59 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WCBS Names Tindiglia Assistant News Director
TVSpy, Aug 25, 2015, 7:20 AM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas)
Veteran WFAA Reporter Byron Harris To Retire
WFAA, Aug 25, 2015, 6:54 AM EDT
dma 19 (Cleveland)
Another Change At WOIO: New Colors
Cleveland.com, Aug 25, 2015, 6:37 AM EDT
DMA 36 (Cincinnati)
WKRC Adds Brandon Orr To Weather Center
TVNewsCheck, Aug 24, 2015, 5:21 PM EDT
dmas 2 & 91
Robert Holguin Leaves KABC For El Paso’s KFOX
Media Moves, Aug 24, 2015, 2:41 PM EDT
Dma 5
KXAS Dallas Names Mark Ginther VP Of News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 24, 2015, 2:18 PM EDT
The former executive news director of KING Seattle is tapped by NBC to succeed Susan Tully as news chief. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WWL Posts Hurricane Katrina Documentary Online
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 24, 2015, 7:48 AM EDT
Social Scorecard (DMA 95)
WCSC Leads Charleston Social With Balance
NetNewsCheck, Aug 24, 2015, 7:04 AM EDT
In Charleston, S.C., a horrific shooting in an African-American church and a vehement debate over the state’s Confederate flag and heritage have put a community on edge. Raycom-owned CBS affiliate WCSC has used its social platforms to bring fractured people together through civilized discussion, cementing its position in social media leadership in both total social actions and fans/followers. Link | Add comment
dma 15 (Minneapolis)
Jamie Yuccas Leaving WCCO For CBS's Newspath
Star Tribune, Aug 24, 2015, 6:38 AM EDT
Dma 59 (Mobile, AL)
WALA Expands Late News To 90 Minutes
TVNewsCheck, Aug 21, 2015, 4:17 PM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WJLA ND Emails New Hire's Salary To Staff
FTVLive, Aug 21, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT
DMA 42 (Norfolk, VA)
WTKR Reporter Accused of Harassing Candidate
The Virginian-Pilot, Aug 21, 2015, 2:38 PM EDT
dma 3
Chicago Weather Legend Harry Volkman Dies
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Aug 21, 2015, 6:34 AM EDT
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
WPTV Shakes Up Morning News Anchors
FTVLive, Aug 21, 2015, 6:12 AM EDT
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
Morning Anchor Chase Cain Gone From WISN
The Dudek Abides, Aug 20, 2015, 9:55 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 167)
Hurricane Katrina’s Overlooked Story: Mississippi
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 20, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT
dma 8
WJLA Washington Readying New News Set
NewscastStudio, Aug 20, 2015, 7:56 AM EDT
dma 19
WOIO Rebranding As 'Cleveland 19 News'
The Plain Dealer, Aug 20, 2015, 6:56 AM EDT
Starting noon Monday, Aug. 24, you'll notice some changes in the tone and style of the WOIO Cleveland newscasts. The station is saying a formal farewell to the wild and woolly 19 Action News format, rebranding its news operation Cleveland 19 News. The Raycom-owned CBS affiliate has been moving away from the raucous 19 Action News approach for a couple of years, but the station's new executives felt it was time to accelerate the process. Link | Add comment
dma 32 (Columbus, OH)
More News Staffers Leaving WBNS
FTVLive, Aug 20, 2015, 6:28 AM EDT
Dma 62 (Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
WINK Reporter Sues Station Over Firing
TVSpy, Aug 19, 2015, 3:01 PM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WJLA Adds Sports Anchor Erin Hawksworth
FTVLive, Aug 19, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW To 'Hamilton' Actor: 'Lighten Up'
Playbill, Aug 19, 2015, 12:18 PM EDT
Market share (DMA 5: Dallas)
Viewer Video Stars In KTVT A.M. News Spot
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 19, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT
dma 108 (Tyler, TX)
Jennifer Taylor To Be KYTX News Director
mySA.com, Aug 19, 2015, 7:05 AM EDT
The assistant news director at KENS San Antonio, Texas, for the past year is taking over the top news job at the CBS affiliate in Tyler, Texas, on Sept. 8. Link | Add comment
dma 76 (Toledo, OH)
WTVG Promotes Josh Love To Assistant ND
The Blade, Aug 18, 2015, 3:12 PM EDT
Dma 3 (Chicago)
WGN Launching 10 P.M. News On Oct. 5
TVNewsCheck, Aug 18, 2015, 2:59 PM EDT
WGN News at Ten will follow the Tribune station’s 9 p.m. newscast and feature anchors Mark Suppelsa and Micah Materre, Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling and Dan Roan with sports. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Reporter Lauren Mayk Joining WCAU Philadelphia
TVNewsCheck, Aug 18, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
dma 50 (Memphis)
Ron Childers In For Retiring Dave Brown At WMC
TVSpy, Aug 18, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
Before Katrina, Camille Was The Lady Scorned
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 18, 2015, 6:48 AM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Bill Dallman Named KCBS-KCAL News Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Aug 17, 2015, 3:27 PM EDT
The long-time TV newsman and Fox Sports 1 executive will succeed Scott Diener at CBS’s Los Angeles duopoly beginning next month. Full Story | Add comment
social scorecard (DMA 32: Columbus, OH)
Weather, Questions Give WBNS Social Lead
NetNewsCheck, Aug 17, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT
Dispatch Broadcast Group-owned CBS affil WBNS leads the Columbus, Ohio, market in both social media actions and fans/followers, according to Shareablee data. The station says that lead is fueled by asking the right call-to-action questions, though it doesn’t hurt to have a wildly popular, Facebook-loving meteorologist in pocket, either.  Link | Add comment
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Why WPVI Still Uses That Retro News Music
BillyPenn, Aug 17, 2015, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 52
WIVB Buffalo Names Josh Reed Sports Director
The Buffalo News, Aug 17, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT
DMA 25 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
Michelle Germano New WTVD News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 13, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT
She moves from KOLD Tucson to oversee news operations at the ABC Owned station in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Full Story | Add comment
dma 6
KVUE San Francisco Anchor Jim Bergamo Retiring
TVSpy, Aug 13, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT
Suspect In Bay Area TV Camera Thefts Arrested
FTVLive, Aug 13, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT
Market Share
How To Create A Thirst For News, Your News
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 13, 2015, 9:38 AM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
KENS Traffic Reporter Jennie Stencel Leaves
mySA.com, Aug 13, 2015, 7:21 AM EDT
Dma 15 (Minneapolis)
Kelly O’Connell New KMSP Weekday A.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 12, 2015, 4:37 PM EDT
Dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Amanda Fitzpatrick Joins WCCB As Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 12, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT
dma 73
Longtime Spokane Broadcaster Bob Briley Dies
TVSpy, Aug 12, 2015, 8:05 AM EDT
dma 52
WIVB Buffalo Fires Sports Director-Anchor
The Buffalo News, Aug 12, 2015, 7:50 AM EDT
Media General's Buffalo, N.Y., CBS affiliate has let go sports director and weekday sports anchor Steve Vesey, who had worked there for three years. The move comes a few weeks after weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter Lauren Brill left for a new job as a sports reporter at a Cleveland station. It also is only three nights before the Buffalo Bills have their preseason opener. Link | Add comment
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
WJAR Moves Alison Bologna To 'Sunrise'
Providence Journal, Aug 12, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KARE McCoy Heading To NBC News In L.A.
Star Tribune, Aug 12, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
KXAS Wins Neuharth Investigative Award
RTDNA, Aug 11, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT
NBC-owned KXAS Dallas and the Dallas Morning News are the winners of RTDNA's 2015 Gannett Foundation Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism. The two won for their Injured Heroes, Broken Promises series of stories that focused on the treatment of soldiers by the Army’s Warrior Transition Units, designed to help service members who have suffered physical and psychological wounds adjust to civilian life. Link | Comments (1)
DMA 41 (Las Vegas)
KTNV Taps Mike Dello Stritto As News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 11, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT
The former managing editor of KPIX San Francisco will lead news operations at the Scripps ABC affiliate in Las Vegas. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 5 (Dallas)
Sandra Thomas Named News VP At KXTX
TVNewsCheck, Aug 11, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT
The Spanish-language news executive takes charge of information and local productions across various platforms at Telemundo's Dallas station. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 39 (Austin, TX)
Meteorologist Chelsea Humphrey Joins KTBC
TVNewsCheck, Aug 11, 2015, 1:05 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
WNBC Adds Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace
TVNewsCheck, Aug 11, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT
DMA 23
KOIN Welcomes Sports Anchor Back To Portland
TVNewsCheck, Aug 10, 2015, 11:15 PM EDT
dma 32
Anchor Scott Light Joining WBNS Columbus
FTVLive, Aug 10, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT
dma 84
Veteran Syracuse TV Journalist Bill Carey Dies
Syracuse.com, Aug 10, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT
dma 52
Tom Martin Joins WIVB Buffalo Sports
The Buffalo News, Aug 10, 2015, 7:33 AM EDT
dma 146 (Odessa-Midland, TX)
James Doughty Joins KWES As News Dir.
MikeMcGuff.com, Aug 7, 2015, 2:45 PM EDT
Former KENS San Antonio reporter James Doughty (aka James Muñoz) is joining NBC affiliate KWES Odessa-Midland, Texas, as news director. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 36)
WLWT First In Cincy To Win News Excellence Emmy
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 7, 2015, 10:14 AM EDT
dma 18
Martha Sugalski Joins WFTV Orlando News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 7, 2015, 9:50 AM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WAXN Adds John Paul As Morning Co-Anchor
The Charlotte Observer, Aug 7, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT
DMA 59 (Mobile, AL)
WALA Launching Weekend Morning News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 6, 2015, 5:29 PM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Lauren Casey Joining KYW Weather Team
TVNewsCheck, Aug 6, 2015, 5:22 PM EDT
TVN Weather Special Report, Part 3
Weather Tech: Mobile With A Chance of AR
TVNewsCheck, Aug 6, 2015, 10:38 AM EDT
For broadcasters, the big payoff from mobile and social media comes when viewers tune in to watch the local weathercast. When they do, they’ll find several new presentation and forecasting tools that make weather on the big screen even more accurate and easy to understand. One impressive new presentation tool finding its way into weather and traffic reports is augmented reality, or AR. Above, KWTV Oklahoma City displays wind shear warnings using Baron Services tech. This is the final installment of a three-part special report on weather. Read all the stories here. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
Hurricane Katrina Focus All Month Long On WDSU
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 6, 2015, 8:50 AM EDT
Study: Rich/Poor Divide Includes Local News
Nieman Lab, Aug 6, 2015, 7:58 AM EDT
Add “access to quality local news” to the list of advantages that wealthy communities have over poor ones: A new Rutgers analysis of news sources in three New Jersey towns suggests that richer towns have more local news sources, creating more original content and posting more of it to social media, than do poorer communities. Link | Add comment
DMA 42 (Norfolk, VA)
WAVY-WVBT Ups Mark Kurtz To News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 5, 2015, 7:57 PM EDT
The Media General Norfolk NBC-Fox duopoly promotes him from assistant news director. He will have oversight of all facets of the stations’ broadcast and digital news content. Full Story | Comments (1)
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WDJT Welcomes Anchor Kathryn Chappell
TVNewsCheck, Aug 5, 2015, 12:49 PM EDT
dma 4
KYW Philly Adds Reporter Alexandria Hoff
TVNewsCheck, Aug 5, 2015, 12:43 PM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
Pablo Alsina Joins KHOU Sports Team
TVNewsCheck, Aug 5, 2015, 10:40 AM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
Sports Reporter Lauren Brill Joins WEWS
The Buffalo News, Aug 5, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT
dma 127 (Bakersfield, CA)
No Charges For Anchor Arrested For Spousal Battery
TVSpy, Aug 4, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
DMA 87 (Waco, TX)
Tara Mergener Joins KWTX As Anchor, EP
TVNewsCheck, Aug 4, 2015, 2:21 PM EDT
TVN Weather Special Report, Part 2
Nets' Weather Coverage Criticized By Stations
TVNewsCheck, Aug 5, 2015, 5:41 AM EDT
Many local broadcast meteorologists say that the national reporting on severe weather is out of control, with sloppy reporting and almost incessant hyping of events. What this is doing, they add, is spreading misinformation that may be desensitizing viewers to actual weather risk. Full Story | Comments (12)
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
WMAR News Coverage Spurs Change In Law
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 4, 2015, 8:12 AM EDT
dma 9
WAGA Atlanta Expanding News To Midnight
AJC.com, Aug 4, 2015, 6:56 AM EDT
The Fox O&O, which already airs more local news than any other Atlanta station by a wide margin, is expanding its 11 p.m. news to a full hour starting Sept. 14. The Fox 5 News Edge, which came to be in 2007 hosted by Tom Haynes as a 30-minute show, will become the first one-hour 11 p.m. news program in the top 50 markets. Link | Add comment
dma 18
WFTV Orlando Goes Big, Bold With New Set
Orlando Sentinel, Aug 4, 2015, 6:48 AM EDT
DMA 21 (sT. lOUIS)
Former KMOV Anchor To Run For Office
St. Louis Business Journal, Aug 3, 2015, 2:18 PM EDT
Market Share
Hearst Stations To Air GOP Presidential Forum
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Aug 3, 2015, 10:16 AM EDT
DMA 29 (nASHVILLE)
Former WSMV Anchor Cynthia Williams Dies
WSMV, Aug 3, 2015, 7:34 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard (DMA 51)
Content Boosts WVUE Social Standing
NetNewsCheck, Aug 3, 2015, 6:46 AM EDT
This week’s Social Scorecard looks at New Orleans (DMA) 51, where Louisiana Media Co.-owned WVUE leads in total social actions as well as holding the top spot in Facebook actions. The Advance-owned Times-Picayune wears the crown on Twitter and Instagram actions, however, while Gannett Co.-owned WWL-TV commands the largest number of fans and followers. Link | Add comment
dma 3
WBBM Brings Audrina Bigos To Chicago
Chicagoland Radio and Media, Jul 31, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT
Jessell at Large
Encouraging Numbers On Local TV News
TVNewsCheck, Jul 31, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
The latest RTDNA/Hofstra University survey of the state of broadcast news shows stable-to-better results. You might think that is not saying much, but I do, given the enormous impact digital media have had on all the so-called legacy media over the past two decades.Just look at the train wreck that is newspaper publishing. More stations are producing news with more people earning more money. Full Story | Comments (8)
dma 103 (Evansville, IN)
McCoy’s WEVV To Debut News On Monday
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 31, 2015, 8:16 AM EDT
On Aug. 3, WEVV, the CBS and Fox affiliates in Evansville, Ind., is launching a local TV news operation from scratch, going up against already established local TV newscasts from both the NBC and ABC affiliates in town. Link | Comments (1)
dma 36
WKRC Cincinnati Continues News Dominance
John Kiesewetter: Media Beat, Jul 31, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 52
WIVB Tightens Buffalo News Race With WGRZ
The Buffalo News, Jul 31, 2015, 7:21 AM EDT
dma 35
WISN Milwaukee Maintains Ratings Lead In July
Journal Sentinel, Jul 31, 2015, 7:10 AM EDT
dma 3
WLS Chicago Back On Top In July Ratings
Chicago Business Journal, Jul 31, 2015, 6:16 AM EDT
dma 3
WLS Chicago Adds Reporter Laura Thoren
TVNewsCheck, Jul 30, 2015, 3:28 PM EDT
dma 7
Local News Race Tightens Up In Boston
Boston Media Watch, Jul 30, 2015, 12:24 PM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Renee Chenault-Fattah On Leave From WCAU
Philly.com, Jul 30, 2015, 8:27 AM EDT
dma 6
KGO San Francisco Hires Anchor Reggie Aqui
Rich Lieberman 415 Media, Jul 30, 2015, 7:36 AM EDT
Dma 27 (Indianapolis)
Anchor Phil Sanchez Returns To WISH
TVNewsCheck, Jul 29, 2015, 3:31 PM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Reporter-Anchor Julian Johnson Leaving KMOV
STLToday, Jul 29, 2015, 2:23 PM EDT
DMA 1
WNYW New York To Debut ‘Simone In The City’
TVNewsCheck, Jul 29, 2015, 10:14 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 7: Boston)
Real People Tell WBZ's I-Team Success Stories
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 29, 2015, 8:09 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
Andre Trevigne, Former WWL Anchor, Dies
Nola.com, Jul 29, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
Hearst To Carry Aug. 3 Presidential Forum
TVNewsCheck, Jul 28, 2015, 8:26 PM EDT
The station group will televise the Voters First Forum featuring GOP candidates, produced and hosted by C-SPAN and the New Hampshire Union Leader.   Full Story | Comments (1)
Market Share (DMA 44: Oklahoma City)
KFOR In Emmy Finals For Tornado Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 28, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
dma 127 (Bakersfield, CA)
KBAK-KBFX Anchor Kurt Rivera Arrested
TVSpy, Jul 28, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
Dma 16 (Miami)
WSCV Names Fausto Malave Evening News Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 27, 2015, 4:52 PM EDT
Dma 39 (Austin, TX)
KTBC Ups Ann Wyatt Little To Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 27, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT
DMA 21 (St. Louis)
Longtime Journo Robin Smith Leaving KMOV
STLToday, Jul 27, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Amber Lee New KCBS-KCAL Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Jul 27, 2015, 8:18 AM EDT
Dma 13
WFTS Tampa Taps Laura Harris As 5:30 Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 27, 2015, 8:13 AM EDT
dma 14
Shots Fired Near KOMO Seattle News Crew
KOMO, Jul 27, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT
NetNewsCheck Social Scorecard
Timing Is Everything For WCNC's Social Lead
NetNewsCheck, Jul 27, 2015, 7:47 AM EDT
This week’s Social Scorecard looks at Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 24), where Tegna-owned NBC affiliate WCNC commands the lead in social media actions. Part of what puts it there is a knack for timing posts — especially videos — in a way that maximizes discussion and anticipation for updates. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 49: Louisville, KY)
May Ratings Good News And Bad For WAVE
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 27, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT
dma 89 (Colorado Springs)
KXRM Names Justin Chambers Chief Meteorologist
TVSpy, Jul 27, 2015, 7:38 AM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
KABB To Launch Midday Newscast In Fall
mySA.com, Jul 27, 2015, 7:26 AM EDT
The Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate in San Antonio will debut a new half-hour newscast at 11 a.m. on Sept. 14 co-anchored by Ernie Zuniga and Jessica Headley. Link | Add comment
dma 15 (Minneapolis)
Investigative Reporter To Be KSTP Assistant ND
TVSpy, Jul 24, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Anthony Kiekow Leaving KTVI After Friday Shift
STLtoday.com, Jul 24, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Craig Cheatham Leaving KMOV After 16 Years
STLtoday.com, Jul 24, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
dma 19 (Cleveland)
WJW Reporter Gallek Home After Tumor Surgery
Cleveland.com, Jul 24, 2015, 6:56 AM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Weatherman Kaj Goldberg Joins KTLA
TVSpy, Jul 23, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Adds Erin Como For Morning Traffic
TVNewsCheck, Jul 23, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT
Drone Service Adds Live HD Transmission
TVNewsCheck, Jul 23, 2015, 10:52 AM EDT
ArrowData’s news UAV’s now feature TVU Networks’ portable cellular transmitters to deliver full HD with sub-second latency. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share
New Local News Promos From Around The Country
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 23, 2015, 8:10 AM EDT
dma 45
WHTM Harrisburg Adds Five Reporters
TVSpy, Jul 23, 2015, 7:49 AM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
KTVU News Van Broken Into As Crew Covers Story
KTVU, Jul 22, 2015, 10:22 AM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WJZY Returns To Traditional Newscast
The Charlotte Observer, Jul 22, 2015, 7:29 AM EDT
The Charlotte, N.C., Fox O&O's bold, experimental news formula didn't catch on with viewers or advertisers. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 30 (Hartford, CT)
WVIT Adds Tara Joyce As Weekday Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 21, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT
dmas 70 (Flint, MI) & 29 (nashville)
WNEM Anchor Carrie Sharp Moving To WTVF
MLive Michigan, Jul 21, 2015, 5:09 PM EDT
dma 160 (Biloxi, MS)
WLOX Anchor Jeff Lawson To Say Goodbye Tonight
WLOX, Jul 21, 2015, 3:05 PM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Steve Hyvonen Out As WKMG News Director
FTVLive, Jul 21, 2015, 2:47 PM EDT
A message went out to the staff at Graham Media-owned WKMG this morning, saying that News Director Steve Hyvonen had "resigned." Hyvonen had been at the Orlando, Fla., CBS affiliate since 2008. Link | Add comment
dmas 52 & 17
WKBW's Jason Gruenauer Leaving For Denver
The Buffalo News, Jul 21, 2015, 7:57 AM EDT
DMA 5
KTVT Dallas Reporter Bud Gillett Retiring
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Jul 21, 2015, 7:41 AM EDT
Dma 35 (Milwaukee)
WTMJ Reporter Tom Murray Leaving For Ministry
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 21, 2015, 7:36 AM EDT
dma 22
WPNT Pittsburgh Adds Mark Madden For Sports
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 21, 2015, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 19 (Cleveland-Akron, OH)
WJW Reporter Ed Gallek Undergoing Neurosurgery
Cleveland.com, Jul 20, 2015, 7:33 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo,NY)
Longtime WIVB Sports Dir. Van Miller Dies At 87
FTVLive, Jul 20, 2015, 6:35 AM EDT
Dma 40 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM Adds Another Investigative Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jul 17, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT
Market Share
News Promos With Attitude: Got A Problem With That?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 17, 2015, 8:19 AM EDT
DMA 7 (Boston)
WFXT, Paper To Present ‘Boston Olympics Debate’
TVNewsCheck, Jul 16, 2015, 11:04 PM EDT
Pew: Local TV News Continues To Grow
Pew Research Center, Jul 16, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT
Even as digital becomes an increasingly essential part of Americans’ news diets, local TV continues to be one of the most-turned-to sources for news. In 2014, it even grew its average viewership, driven by early morning, noon and late evening broadcasts. Link | Comments (2)
DMA 14 (Seattle)
KIRO Reporter Critical Of Nets 'Exclusives'
KIRO, Jul 16, 2015, 7:52 AM EDT
While covering Autumn Veatch, the 16-year-old who survived plane crash in rural Washington, KIRO reporter Gary Horcher noted what he called "an unsettling observation" about how the major networks attempted to get exclusives with Veatch's family by offering them hotel rooms, food and other gifts. "I'm a local reporter, and the currency I trade is built on relationships — on trust — on belief that I'm their advocate. I've never offered anything more in exchange for information, or an interview." Link | Comments (3)
Market Share (dma 25: Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Fights Hunger With Marketing Blitz
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 16, 2015, 7:01 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 7: Boston)
Tornado Coverage Earns WCVB National Murrow
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 15, 2015, 8:39 AM EDT
Dma 37 (Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, NC)
Longtime WYFF Anchor Brotherton Leaving News
FTVLive, Jul 15, 2015, 6:18 AM EDT
DMA 90 (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Anchor Changes At KWWL’s 'Today In Iowa'
TVNewsCheck, Jul 14, 2015, 4:59 PM EDT
Dma 25 (Raleigh, NC)
WRAL Anchor Lynda Loveland Moves To Evenings
TVNewsCheck, Jul 14, 2015, 3:13 PM EDT
dma 87 (Waco, TX)
Man Arrested After Threatening KXXV Staffers
WacoTrib.com, Jul 14, 2015, 10:27 AM EDT
dma 6 (San Francisco)
Legal News Drone Goes Live For KGO
Katy on the Hill, Jul 14, 2015, 8:03 AM EDT
While the Federal Aviation Administration is still working on final rules for flying commercial drones in U.S. airspace, at least one local TV newsroom has figured out how to legally use camera-equipped drones for news. Last Thursday, ABC O&O KGO San Francisco went live with a drone owned and operated by Las Vegas-based ArrowData, one of the first operations in the country to receive the requisite exemption from the FAA to use drones for electronic newsgathering or “aerojournalism” as the company calls it. Link | Comments (2)
dma 160 (Biloxi-Gulfport, MS)
WLOX Journos Share Social Strategies
Advancing The Story, Jul 14, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Meteorologist Channels Taylor Swift
TVSpy, Jul 14, 2015, 7:32 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WIVB Sports Anchor Lauren Brill Leaving
The Buffalo News, Jul 14, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WKMG Adds Meteorologist Candace Campos
Orlando Sentinel, Jul 14, 2015, 6:41 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 24: Charlotte, NC)
How To Introduce A New News Anchor, By WCNC
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 13, 2015, 8:20 AM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Pat Gallen Moves From Radio To KYW Sports
Philly.com, Jul 13, 2015, 6:26 AM EDT
cma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
Carolyn Bruck Joins WCNC Morning Team
Charlotte Observer, Jul 10, 2015, 11:54 AM EDT
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
Meteorologist Kevin Coskren Leaving WLNE
New England One, Jul 10, 2015, 7:32 AM EDT
dmas 18 (Orlando, FL) & 9 (Atlanta)
WESH Reporter Rikki Klaus Moving To WSB
Orlando Sentinel, Jul 10, 2015, 6:43 AM EDT
DMA 35 (Milwaukee)
WDJT Hires Mark Hanner As Asst. News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jul 9, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT
dma 49
Newsroom Set Update At WLKY Louisville
NewscastStudio, Jul 9, 2015, 3:16 PM EDT
dma 51
WVUE New Orleans Debuts New Set
NewscastStudio, Jul 9, 2015, 3:14 PM EDT
dma 71
KVOA Tucson Names Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 8, 2015, 10:20 PM EDT
Dma 16 (Miami)
WFOR Names Rudabeh Shahbazi Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 8, 2015, 5:52 PM EDT
dma 30
Amy Parmenter Leaving WVIT Hartford
New England 1, Jul 8, 2015, 2:27 PM EDT
Former KEYT Anchor Debby Davison Dies
KEYT, Jul 8, 2015, 11:11 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 51: New Orleans)
WVUE Wins National Murrow Awards, Again
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 8, 2015, 8:23 AM EDT
Radio Broadcaster Spawns A News Site
NetNewsCheck, Jul 8, 2015, 8:02 AM EDT
EastIdahoNews.com launched last week on the shoulders of a longstanding leader in music and talk radio, Riverbend Communications. Michael Depp looks at the company’s ambition to widen its revenue streams through the site and the early lift it has gotten through on-air promotion and viral stories. Link | Add comment
dma 165
KPAX Missoula Adds Giesler As News Dir.
TVSpy, Jul 8, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
The Cordillera Communications-owned CBS affil in Missoula, Mont., hires Jerry Giesler, formerly ND at WACH Columbia, S.C. Link | Add comment
DMA 6 (San Francisco)
Ross Palombo Joins KTVU As Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 7, 2015, 9:32 PM EDT
NNC Social Scorecard (DMA 28)
Data-Driven KNSD Leads Social San Diego
NetNewsCheck, Jul 7, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT
This week’s Social Scorecard  looks at San Diego (DMA 28), where NBC O&O KNSD holds a commanding lead in both social actions and fans/followers, according to data from Shareablee. “We’re paying very close attention to the data, acting on that and always optimizing,” says Sean Monzet, its director of integrated media. Link | Add comment
Local Newswomen With The Best Hair By State
GetGoodHead.com, Jul 7, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 28)
Touting Weather Accuracy In San Diego, Of All Places
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 7, 2015, 7:17 AM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
WCNC Adds Beth Troutman As Co-Anchor
The Charlotte Observer, Jul 7, 2015, 6:56 AM EDT
Dma 34 (Salt Lake City)
Bodley Out, Sternfield In As KSTU News Dir.
FTVLive, Jul 7, 2015, 6:13 AM EDT
Marc Sternfield, assistant news director at the Tribune-owned Salt Lake City Fox affiliate, gets bumped to the top slot as ND Renai Bodley leaves. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
Rob Elgas Joins WLS Chicago As Reporter-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 6, 2015, 5:32 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
Grant Paulsen Joins WTTG As Redskins Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jul 6, 2015, 4:13 PM EDT
Dma 43 (Birmingham, AL)
Sue Stephens Named WVTM News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jul 6, 2015, 4:08 PM EDT
Hearst moves her from KOAT Albuquerque, N.M., to lead the news department at its NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala. Full Story | Add comment
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WOFL Names Steve Linden Asst. News Director
FTVLive, Jul 6, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
dma 79 (Huntsville-Decatur, AL)
WAFF Reporter Stops Robbery, Holds Suspect
al.com, Jul 6, 2015, 12:35 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
Award-Winning News Marketing From WMAR
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 6, 2015, 8:19 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 7: Boston)
WBZ Celebrates News Anchors’ Contributions
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 6, 2015, 8:15 AM EDT
Will Local News Lose In Distributed Content?
Nieman Journalism Lab, Jul 2, 2015, 3:26 PM EDT
With a range of new off-site distribution initiatives like Facebook's Instant Articles proliferating, Ken Doctor writes, "We're midst of a new volcanic digital movement and we have little idea what an end looks like." Still, he argues, publishers need to take the future into their own hands if they hope to survive it.
Link | Add comment
dma 6
Two News Crews Robbed in San Francisco
SFGate, Jul 2, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT
News crews from NBC's KNTV and Fox's KTVU were robbed of cameras Thursday morning and a camera operator was pistol-whipped as they reported on a homicide at Pier 14 in San Francisco. Link | Comments (6)
WFXT Boston Adding Weekend Morning News
New England 1, Jul 2, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Meteorologist Carol Erickson Leaves KYW
TVSpy, Jul 2, 2015, 8:09 AM EDT
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
Barry Davis Adds Heft To Hurting KENS Newscast
MySanAntonio.com, Jul 2, 2015, 7:49 AM EDT
dma 8 (Washington)
WJLA Adds Kidd O'Shea As Social Media Anchor
The Dudek Abides, Jul 2, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
Dma 41 (Las Vegas)
KTNV Adds Karla Huelga As Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Jul 1, 2015, 5:06 PM EDT
Dma 86 (Harlingen, TX)
KRGV Set To Start Spanish Newscasts
The Brownsville Herald, Jul 1, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
dma 4
KYW Philadelphia Fires Three In News Dept.
Philly.com, Jul 1, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
Gone from the CBS O&O in Philadelphia are anchors Chris May, Kathy Orr and Sports Director Beasley Reece. Link | Add comment
Market Share
ABC Making History With Use Of Drones
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 1, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
WBZ Parts Ways With 2 News Executives
New England 1, Jul 1, 2015, 6:33 AM EDT
In a surprise to the newsroom, CBS-owned WBZ Boston has let go two key news managers. Peter Wilson, who has spent the last six years as the managing editor, is gone after being with WBZ for close to 20 years. And Greg Nickerson, WBZ's digital assets manager for the past two-and-a-half years, is also out. Link | Add comment
WROC's Scott Hetsko To Take Medical Leave
Democrat & Chronicle, Jul 1, 2015, 6:25 AM EDT
DMA 12 (Detroit)
Anchor-Reporter Curtis Jackson Joins WXYZ
TVNewsCheck, Jun 30, 2015, 8:22 PM EDT
DMA 42
Luana Munoz Joins WAVY’s ‘Hampton Roads Show’
TVNewsCheck, Jun 30, 2015, 7:50 PM EDT
KVOA Reporter Says She Was Fired Over Periscope
TVSpy, Jun 30, 2015, 2:26 PM EDT
dma 1
Journalist Alberto Rullan Joins WNJU New York
TVNewsCheck, Jun 30, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 37: Greenville, SC)
Buckle Up For A Ride Inside NASCAR On WYFF
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 30, 2015, 8:15 AM EDT
dma 60 (Tulsa, OK)
KJRH Names Mike McCardel News Director
TVSpy, Jun 30, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT
Mike McCardel is the new news director at Scripps-owned Tulsa, Okla., NBC affiliate KJRH. He succeeds Susan D’Astoli who left in February. McCarde joins from KTVT Dallas. Link | Add comment
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WKBW Anchor-Reporter Kendra Eaglin Leaves
FTVLive, Jun 30, 2015, 6:11 AM EDT
dmas 24 & 1
WSOC Anchor Natalie Pasquarella Joining WNBC
Charlotte Observer, Jun 30, 2015, 6:08 AM EDT
dma 10 (Houston)
KHOU Sports Director Bob Allen Battling Cancer
TVNewsCheck, Jun 29, 2015, 6:49 PM EDT
dma 16
Journalist Alejandra Molina Joins WSCV Miami
TVNewsCheck, Jun 29, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT
DMA 26 (Baltimore)
Michelle Chism Named WBAL Assistant N.D.
TVNewsCheck, Jun 29, 2015, 10:27 AM EDT
dma 3
WSNS Chicago Launches Consumer Unit
TVNewsCheck, Jun 29, 2015, 10:21 AM EDT
WSNS is the ninth Telemundo-owned station to launch a Telemundo Responde unit charged with speaking up for consumers who have been wronged. Full Story | Add comment
PromaxBDA Station Summit 2015
Local Viewers Speak Out About Your News Promos
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 29, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT
PromaxBDA Station Summit 2015
Making Great News Promos For Next To Nothing
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 29, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT
dma 33
Anchor Mat Garcia Leaves KENS San Antonio
mySA.com, Jun 29, 2015, 6:58 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Watch WFTV Build Its New News Set
WFTV, Jun 26, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
Florida TV Couple Cleared in Child Neglect Case
TVSpy, Jun 26, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT
PromaxBDA Station Summit
How News Directors And CSDs Can Be BFFs
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 26, 2015, 1:54 PM EDT
A panel at the PromaxBDA Station Summit explains how those two important station executives can better communicate and cooperate. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 51)
WDSU New Orleans To Air Special On Cuba
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 26, 2015, 7:40 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WIVB In Tight Battle With WGRZ At 6 P.M.
The Buffalo News, Jun 26, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT
dma 15
Kelsey Soby Leaving KMSP Minneapolis
StarTribune.com, Jun 26, 2015, 6:54 AM EDT
dma 18
WFTV Orlando Scores Big June Victories
Orlando Sentinel, Jun 26, 2015, 6:45 AM EDT
DMA 31 (Kansas City)
KSHB Getting New Sports Director
TVNewsCheck, Jun 25, 2015, 9:09 PM EDT
With news of the upcoming retirement of Jack Harry, the Scripps Kansas City NBC affiliate names Frank Boal as his successor. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share
Local TV News Marketing, What Works?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 25, 2015, 6:46 AM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Scott Diener Out As KCBS-KCAL News Chief
FTVLive, Jun 25, 2015, 6:34 AM EDT
On Wednesday, the staff of CBS's Los Angeles duopoly were told that Diener, who has been the VP and news director since January 2010 is leaving "to pursue other opportunities." Link | Comments (1)
DMA 117 (Peoria, IL)
WEEK Adds Tyler Lopez As Evening Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jun 24, 2015, 7:23 PM EDT
DMA 9 (Atlanta)
Christian De La Rosa Joins WGCL News
TVNewsCheck, Jun 24, 2015, 4:57 PM EDT
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
WPEC Execs Taped On How To Fire Staffers
Gossip Extra, Jun 24, 2015, 2:38 PM EDT
In a meeting for managers at the Sinclair-owned West Palm Beach, Fla., CBS affiliate late last year, GM Mike Pumo, HR boss Julie Dyer and News Director Mike McCormick purportedly discussed how to properly and legally fire station employees and McCormick worried that firings in 2014 may have been illegal. Link | Comments (2)
Market Share
Hey News Directors, Marketing Wants A Word
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 24, 2015, 8:09 AM EDT
dma 24 (Charlotte, NC)
New WCNC Anchor Ready To Shake Things Up
Charlotte Observer, Jun 24, 2015, 7:23 AM EDT
Dma 122 (Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, Wa)
KEPR's Chick Arrested For DUI, Hit And Run
Tri-City Herald, Jun 23, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
dma 74 (Omaha, NE)
Former KMTV Journalist Ninette Beaver Dies At 90
KMTV, Jun 23, 2015, 7:40 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 22: Pittsburgh)
WTAE Exposes Problems Of Volunteer Fire Depts.
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 23, 2015, 6:47 AM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
Karen Mendez Named WNJU VP Of News
TVNewsCheck, Jun 22, 2015, 3:48 PM EDT
Telemundo moves her from its Dallas station to oversee news in New York. Full Story | Add comment
dma 33 (San Antonio, TX)
KVDA Adds Rigo Villalobos To Newsroom
TVSpy, Jun 22, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT
dma 36
ND Kirk Varner Leaving WKRC Cincinnati
FTVLive, Jun 22, 2015, 6:34 AM EDT
WKRC News Director Kirk Varner is headed out the door at the Sinclair-owned CBS affiliate. Varner was the longest serving news director in the market at just over four years. Link | Add comment
Dma 37 (Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, NC)
Karen Kelly Out As News Director Of WSPA
FTVLive, Jun 22, 2015, 6:31 AM EDT
WSPA News Director Karen Kelly has been pink slipped ... errrr ... "resigned" from the CBS affiliate. Kelly joined the WSPA-WYCW, Media General duopoly in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., in late 2012, taking over for Dan Cates. Link | Add comment
Dma 44 (Oklahoma City)
KFOR Sports Dir. Bob Barry Jr. Dies In Crash
KWTV, Jun 22, 2015, 6:18 AM EDT
DMA 35 (Milwaukee)
Exodus Begins At Scripps-Owned WTMJ
The Dudek Abides, Jun 19, 2015, 11:37 AM EDT
E.W. Scripps Co. has begun shuffling the deck chairs at its recently acquired Milwaukee NBC afiliate WTMJ, and a number of on-air people are among the key departures. Link | Add comment
Dma 15
KMSP Minneapolis To Debut ‘The Jason Show’
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2015, 8:24 AM EDT
DMA 25 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL Profiles Innocent Man In Prison For 37 Years
TVNewsCheck, Jun 18, 2015, 10:29 PM EDT
Dma 8
Reporter Tisha Lewis Joins WTTG Washington
TVNewsCheck, Jun 18, 2015, 5:08 PM EDT
WWSI Adds Two Reporters To News Team
TVNewsCheck, Jun 18, 2015, 3:08 PM EDT
TVN Tech
Gray TV Takes Aim At Hybrid News Sets
TVNewsCheck, Jun 18, 2015, 10:52 AM EDT
Gray Television began a serious evaluation of a hybrid of hard and virtual sets, augmented reality and immersive graphics about 18 months ago. The station group wanted to find new, flexible ways to customize local content in a way that engages viewers. Now it’s preparing to introduce the technology at some of its stations, emphasizing the need to use virtual to “support the content, augment what is going on with that content — not get in the way,” according to Jason Effinger, the group’s tech SVP. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share
No. 1 In No. 1 DMA: WABC Dominates New York
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 18, 2015, 8:14 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 26: Baltimore)
Truck Attack At WMAR Leads To AP Award
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 18, 2015, 8:10 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 7: Boston)
WCVB Campaign Takes On Opioid Epidemic
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 18, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 3: Chidago)
CLTV Launches Nightly Sports Talk Show
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 18, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT
Dma 101 (Fayetteville-Fort Smith, AR)
KFSM Denies Claim Judge Assigned It A Story
TVSpy, Jun 18, 2015, 7:23 AM EDT
dma 9
Reporter Jeff Chirico Gone From WGCL Atlanta
AJC.com, Jun 18, 2015, 6:53 AM EDT
DMA 4 (Philadelphia)
WPVI Presents ‘Summer Storms: Keeping You Safe’
TVNewsCheck, Jun 17, 2015, 5:20 PM EDT
Reporters: How Explicit Taunts Affect Live Shots
The Wrap, Jun 17, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT
dma 22 (Pittsburgh)
WPXI Reporter Timyka Artist Expected To Leave
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jun 17, 2015, 7:21 AM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose)
Keba Arnold Joins KTVU News Desk
SFGate, Jun 17, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT
dma 52
Buffalo ND Walks Across The Street
FTVLive, Jun 17, 2015, 6:15 AM EDT
Sources say that WKBW's News Director Lisa Polster, the ND at Scripp's newly acquired ABC affiliate, just inked a deal to become the morning executive producer at Media General's CBS affil WIVB. Link | Add comment
Dma 27
WISH Indianapolis Expands Its Morning News
TVNewsCheck, Jun 16, 2015, 5:26 PM EDT
DMA 60
More Upheaval At KTVU San Francisco
Rich Lieberman 415 Media, Jun 16, 2015, 3:06 PM EDT
dma 76
Toledo Sweeps: WTOL Makes Surprise Surge
The Blade, Jun 16, 2015, 2:39 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 14: seattle)
KCPQ Gives Viewers Inside Look At U.S. Open
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 16, 2015, 8:12 AM EDT
dma 32 (Columbus, OH)
Anchor-Reporter Mikaela Hunt Out At WCMH
TVSpy, Jun 16, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 9: Atlanta)
WGCL Adds 10 Ex-Competitors For ‘Just A Minute’
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 16, 2015, 7:38 AM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Jury Rejects Suit By Former WTXF Anchor
The Associated Press, Jun 16, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT
RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey
RTDNA: Amount Of Local News Stabilizing
RTDNA, Jun 15, 2015, 10:43 PM EDT
Research by the Radio Television Digital News Association  shows the amount of local news being produced by television stations is holding steady overall, with medium market stations adding the most newscasts and major markets cutting the most. For those stations adding newscasts, weekday afternoons and weekend mornings saw the most expansion, and midday newscasts were the most often cut. Link | Add comment
Playout (DMA 73: Spokane, WA)
KHQ Spokane Deploys CORE:news
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Jun 15, 2015, 7:22 PM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL's Amanda Davis On Leave Following DUI
AJC.com, Jun 15, 2015, 5:41 PM EDT
dma 106 (Tallahassee, FL)
Alison Posey Named WTXL Sports Director
Florida News Center, Jun 15, 2015, 3:08 PM EDT
Pubmedia Urged To Fill Void In Local News
Current, Jun 15, 2015, 2:57 PM EDT
Howard Husock, a VP with the Manhattan Institute and former WGBH Boston producer who was appointed to the CPB board by President Obama, says he thinks the role that public media should focus on — the one that is increasingly not being filled in the commercial marketplace — is local journalism. Link | Add comment
dma 5
Retired Dallas Anchor Has School Named For Her
TVSpy, Jun 15, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
dma 9
WGCL Atlanta Embraces Change In A Big Way
AJC.com, Jun 15, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT
Meredith Corp., which owns the Atlanta CBS affiliate, has found nothing remotely close to stability in its efforts over the past 16 years to dig the station out of the ratings basement. But new GM Mark Pimentel and News Director Larry Perret have revamped the station in a way that nobody in local TV news has seen before in such a short time. Today, the station introduces an almost entirely new anchor lineup. In recent months, it has brought in a new chief meteorologist, revived its sports department, revamped its digital group, hired new producers and introduced a raft of new reporters. Virtually the only department that went relatively unscathed was its camera crew. Link | Comments (3)
TV Reporters On Explosion Of Explicit Taunts
The Wrap, Jun 14, 2015, 7:35 PM EDT
It’s not a new problem, but it’s one that by most accounts is getting worse. A growing number of TV news reporters say over the past year, there has been an increase in the level of sexually explicit taunts they face while covering stories on public streets. The disturbing trend involves hecklers running up and yelling, “F--k her right in the pu--y” into microphones as reporters stand in front of the camera. Link | Comments (2)
dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ Ups Ante In Bid To Be No. 1 In News
Chicago Business Journal, Jun 12, 2015, 6:10 AM EDT
NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago has added a new weapon in its longstanding quest to become the top-rated news outlet in Chicago. His name is Richard Maginn, who for 14 years was executive producer of archrival ABC-owned WLS's top-rated 10 p.m. newscast. Link | Add comment
dma 41
KTNV Las Vegas Adds Three Reporters
TVNewsCheck, Jun 11, 2015, 4:53 PM EDT
DMA 28 (San Diego)
Meteorologist Angelica Campos Joins KGTV
TVNewsCheck, Jun 11, 2015, 4:41 PM EDT
dma 89 (Colorado Springs)
KXRM Welcomes Back Meteorologist Jeff Womack
TVNewsCheck, Jun 11, 2015, 3:34 PM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
Becky Oliver To Retire From KDFW On June 29
Star-Telegram.com, Jun 11, 2015, 2:38 PM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ News Adds Richard Maginn As ME
Robert Feder, Jun 11, 2015, 7:38 AM EDT
dma 7 (Boston)
Telemundo's WNEU To Add Evening News
The Boston Globe, Jun 11, 2015, 6:55 AM EDT
Telemundo's Boston station plans to launch its first local Spanish-language newscasts this summer, the latest step in a push by parent company NBCUniversal to add programming for Hispanic viewers. The station says it will hire five journalists to produce two half-hour newscasts on weekdays at 6 and 11 p.m. WNEU will share studio space, footage and sometimes personnel with New England Cable News, another NBCU property with an editorial staff of about 130. Link | Add comment
dma 101 (Fort Smith-Fayetteville, AR)
KFSM Reporter Cited For Contempt For Tweeting
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Jun 11, 2015, 6:27 AM EDT
dma 96 (South Bend, IN)
Allison Preston New WSJV Morning Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jun 10, 2015, 5:06 PM EDT
Dma 90 (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Kyle Kiel Joins KWWL Weather Team
TVNewsCheck, Jun 10, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT
dma 46
WXII Hires Brian Formica As Sports Director
TVSpy, Jun 10, 2015, 2:45 PM EDT
Dma 26
Meteorologist Mike Taylor Joins WMAR Baltimore
TVNewsCheck, Jun 10, 2015, 11:12 AM EDT
DMA 18
Adam Shadoff Joins WOFL Orlando Sports
TVNewsCheck, Jun 10, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT
Dma 13 (Tampa, FL)
WTVT Adds Investigative Reporter Tina Jensen
TVSpy, Jun 10, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT
dma 52
Reporter Scott Brown Returns To WGRZ Buffalo
The Buffalo News, Jun 10, 2015, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WAGA Reporter Beth Galvin Donating Kidney
AJC.com, Jun 10, 2015, 6:57 AM EDT
dma 50
WHBQ To Build State-Of-The-Art Newsroom
Memphis Business Journal, Jun 9, 2015, 7:53 AM EDT
The Cox-owned Fox affiliate in Memphis is undergoing a $700,000 renovation. “It has not been updated in years and years,” said GM Paul Briggs. “We’re gutting it and building a newsroom for today’s environment with consideration to digital and proper communication flow within the newsroom,” he added. Link | Add comment
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Meteorologist Jim Castillo Leaving KTLA in July
TVSpy, Jun 9, 2015, 7:48 AM EDT
dma 24
WCNC Charlotte Names Fred Shropshire Anchor
TVSpy, Jun 9, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 17: Denver)
Teacher Inspires KMGH To Collect 40,000 Books
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 9, 2015, 7:26 AM EDT
dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Ex-WTXF Anchor's Use Of 'N-Word' On Trial
Philly.com, Jun 9, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT
TV Groups Team Up To Offer Local News App
TVNewsCheck, Jun 9, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT
ABC O&Os, Hearst Television, Cox Media Group, Media General and Raycom Media have formed NewsON, an advertiser-supported service that beginning this fall will let viewers watch their local TV news on smartphones and tablets no matter where they are. Full Story | Comments (7)
Open Mike By Mark Effron
8 Characteristics Of Exceptional TV Anchors
TVNewsCheck, Jun 9, 2015, 6:08 AM EDT
Veteran TV journalist Mark Effron spells out the characteristics news directors should be looking for when adding to their anchor desks.  Some of these attributes date back to Walter Cronkite, but others are as new as the latest social media app. Full Story | Comments (1)
Palyout (DMA 122: Yakima, WA)
KNDU Deploys Unified News Workflow
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Jun 8, 2015, 5:19 PM EDT
DMA 9 (Atlanta)
Ben Swann Named Anchor At WGCL News
TVNewsCheck, Jun 8, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT
DMA 24
Joshua Sims Joins WJZY Charlotte Sports
TVNewsCheck, Jun 8, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT
Dma 6
KTVU San Francisco Debuts ‘Sports Wrap’
TVNewsCheck, Jun 8, 2015, 11:07 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WGRZ Adds Meteorologist Patrick Hammer
The Buffalo News, Jun 8, 2015, 8:11 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 38: West Palm Beach)
WPTV, Newspaper Expose Police Shootings
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 8, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Anchor Scott Light Out After 18 Months
AJC.com, Jun 8, 2015, 7:56 AM EDT