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Exclusives

  • Scripps Puts WMYD To Work Airing News

    The Detroit MyNetwork affiliate, which Scripps bought from Granite earlier this year, has launched a 10 p.m. newscast that goes head-to-head with Fox O&O WJBK, and plans to debut a local morning show later this summer.  "We are providing people with choice," says GM Ed Fernandez. More | Add comment
  • Jessell: To Warn Or Not To Warn Is Weather Question

    Of course, WENY Elmira, N.Y., last Sunday did the right thing when it pre-empted the final minutes of the World Cup to warn the public of life-threatening tornadoes in the area, despite the nasty carping of soccer fans. But stations have a parallel duty not to sensationize its servere weather reporting or issue unwarranted warnings. Crying wolf is its own danger. More | Comments (14)
  • New Radar Improves Severe Storm Coverage

    Dual polarization, or dual-pol, radar is changing forecasting. With the dual-pol data, TV meteorologists can do things they couldn't do before — distinguish among rain, snow and hail in a storm; analyze wind shear to determine where a tornado may appear and how it may move; determine the size and shape of rain drops that helps in predicting flash flooding; and "see" the tornadic debris signature that says that a funnel cloud has actually touched down. However, station forecasters need to get educated in how to accurately analyze and interpret this new data. This is the third part of TVN’s Severe Weather special report. You can read the other parts here. More | Add comment

Special Reports

  • Diginets 2014: A three-part examination of the revenue, programming and business strategies of multicasting.
  • FCC Watch: A quick briefing on 26 FCC proceedings affecting broadcasters from communications attorneys David Oxenford and David O'Connor.
  • Sales Management: A four-part look at the growing importance to stations of mobile viewing platforms; automated spot buying; improving digital sales operations; and a case study of a successful digital sales effort.
  • 2013—Year In Review: Revisit the year’s top developments in business, programming, journalism, technology, regulation and more.
  • ENG 2013: A three-part examination of the state of the art in newsgathering tech, including bonded cellular, wireless mic issues and news vehicles.
  • THE TOP 30 TV STATION GROUPS: A plethora of mega-deals over the last 12 months has reordered TVNewsCheck's annual ranking. While the top three spots remained the same as last year — occupied by Fox, CBS and Sinclair — the rest of the top 10 is much changed with five companies gone through M&A activity.
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Industry Calendar

August 2014
We
Th
13-14
Nebraska Broadcasters Association
Annual Convention
Lincoln, NE
Fr
Sa
15-16
Annual Conference
Alabama Broadcasters Association
Birmingham-Hoover, AL
Su
Tu
24-26
Summer Celebration & Annual Meeting
Michigan Association of Broadcasters
Mackinac Island, MI
September 2014
Mo
Fr
8-12
Alabama Broadcasters Association
ABA Engineering Academy: TV
Hoover, AL
Th
Sa
25-27
Oregon Association of Broadcasters
Annual Convention
Sun River, OR
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WWL-WUPL Set New Newscasts
Nola.com, Jul 17, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT
dmas 3 (Chicago) & 7 (Boston)
WGN's Frank Holland Hauls Anchor To WCVB
Robert Feder, Jul 17, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Severe Weather Special Report, Part 3
New Radar Improves Severe Storm Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Jul 17, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT
Dual polarization, or dual-pol, radar is changing forecasting. With the dual-pol data, TV meteorologists can do things they couldn't do before — distinguish among rain, snow and hail in a storm; analyze wind shear to determine where a tornado may appear and how it may move; determine the size and shape of rain drops that helps in predicting flash flooding; and "see" the tornadic debris signature that says that a funnel cloud has actually touched down. However, station forecasters need to get educated in how to accurately analyze and interpret this new data. This is the third part of TVN’s Severe Weather special report. You can read the other parts here. Full Story | Add comment
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Vinnie Politan To Anchor New WXIA A.M. Show
AccessAtlanta.com, Jul 17, 2014, 7:19 AM EDT
dma 47 (Albuquerque, NM)
Longtime KRQE Anchor Dick Knipfing To Retire
Albuquerque Journal, Jul 16, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT
dmas 35 (Cincinnati) & 9 (Atlanta)
Reporter Brendan Keefe To Leave WCPO For WXIA
TVSpy, Jul 16, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
John Bachman Joins WAWS-WTEV News
TVNewsCheck, Jul 16, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
WDAY Takes Over WDAZ 5 P.M. News
Grand Forks Herald, Jul 16, 2014, 7:32 AM EDT
dma 11
Elderly Victim Shoots At WXYZ News Crew
WXYZ, Jul 15, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
Should TV Reporters Endorse Products?
NewsLab, Jul 15, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT
The line between news and advertising has been blurring for years. Infomercials, advertorials, “native” ads online. Now, there’s a new option: social media ads, like the ones newbie WWAY Wilmington, N.C., reporter Sara Hopkins gets paid to post on Instagram to supplement her "starter market" salary. Link | Add comment
Severe Weather Special Report, Part 2
Greg Carbin: The Forecaster's Forecaster
TVNewsCheck, Jul 16, 2014, 7:51 AM EDT
The National Weather Service’s storm prediction specialist explains the state of severe weather predicting, where local news operations fit in and what’s needed to reduce hype and focus on information that saves lives. This is the second part of TVN’s Severe Weather special report. You can read the other parts here. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 19 (Cleveland)
Lynna Lai Named WKYC Morning Co-Anchor
WKYC, Jul 14, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT
Dma 40 (Austin, TX)
Ashley Paredez Named KTBC Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 14, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT
'The Now': Newsy Talk With A Social Slant
TVNewsCheck, Jul 14, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
The new 4 p.m. show debuts today on KMGH Denver and KSHB Kansas City, Mo., with a focus on topics that are trending on social media networks. The content will be include viral videos, breaking news stories, content from Scripps stations and websites, original local content and national content that will originate from KMGH. It will eventually get rolled out to six more Scripps stations. Full Story | Add comment
dma 11 (Detroit)
Former WDIV Reporter Jennifer Moore Dies At 64
ClickOnDetroit, Jul 14, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT
dma 174 (Elmira, NY)
WENY Cuts World Cup For Tornado Warning
The Hollywood Reporter, Jul 14, 2014, 8:31 AM EDT
Some World Cup fans in areas of New York and Pennsylvania were irate at the Elmira, N.Y., ABC affiliate Sunday for cutting into the last few minutes of the World Cup final to cover a tornado warning. Link | Comments (1)
dma 17 (Denver)
KMGH Investigative Reporter Amanda Harris Leaves
TVSpy, Jul 11, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT
dma 11 (Detroit)
Former WJBK Anchor Woody Willis Dies At 73
Deadline Detroit, Jul 11, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
KHOU Reporter Courtney Zubowski Leaving
MikeMcGuff.com, Jul 11, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
Number Of Statehouse Reporters Is In Decline
Pew Research Center, Jul 10, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT
Within America’s 50 state capitol buildings, 1,592 journalists inform the public about the actions and issues of state government. About 40% of these reporters work for newspapers, but their numbers have fallen in recent years, raising coverage concerns. One hundred sixty four full-time statehous reporters have been lost since 2003 and 86% of news-producing TV stations do not assign even one reporter — full time or part time — to the statehouse. Link | Add comment
dma 124 (Lafayette, LA)
Veteran KLFY Anchor Chuck Huebner Gone
TheIND.com, Jul 10, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT
dma 27 (Baltimore)
WJZ's Don Scott Says Goodbye After 40 Years
Baltimore Sun, Jul 10, 2014, 8:11 AM EDT
dma 34
Which TV Newsers Inspire Milwaukee Loyalty?
JSOnline.com, Jul 10, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
The planned departure of Anne State from WITI doesn’t appear to have caused too many ripples among Milwaukee viewers, who nonetheless do have favorites among local on-air talent. Link | Add comment
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WXIA Ups Chris Holcomb To Chief Meteorologist
AJC.com, Jul 10, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT
Dma 93 (Baton Rouge, LA)
WBRZ's Whitney Vann Leaving Morning Show
Nola.com, Jul 10, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
WFXT News Staffers Brace For Shakeup
Boston Herald, Jul 10, 2014, 6:14 AM EDT
Changes are coming to the Boston Fox station, and word from the newsroom is that people are nervously eyeing the new regime that will take over once the FCC approves the swap that puts Cox Media Group in charge of the station. “No one in the newsroom is 
happy,” said one WFXT insider. “No one here knows what’s happening.” Link | Comments (2)
Market Share
CSD Advice To NDs On Improving News, Marketing
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 9, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
dma 11 (Detroit)
Alan Lee To Step Down As WJBK Anchor
WJBK, Jul 8, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT
Dma 10
KHOU Houston Reporter Kathering Whaley Leaving
Houston Chronicle, Jul 8, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
WCVB's Kemberly Bookman Moving To WHDH
NewEnglandOne.com, Jul 8, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Arsenio’s Loss Is Tribune News Viewers’ Gain
TVNewsCheck, Jul 8, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT
With the upcoming departure of the latenight syndicated talk show, at least five Tribune Broadcasting stations will fill the 11 p.m. slot with local news, and more may follow. It’s also an opportunity to experiment with formats in the hopes of winning over younger viewers, says new Tribune news chief Katherine Green. Full Story | Comments (14)
Dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
WDRB Adds Education Reporter To News Staff
TVNewsCheck, Jul 8, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT
dma 11 (Detroit)
Alan Lee Stepping Down As WJBK Anchor
WJBK, Jul 8, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT
DMA 26 (Indianapolis)
WISH Responds To Viewer Complaints
TVSpy, Jul 8, 2014, 6:11 AM EDT
Dma 5 (Dallas)
Mike Garber Named KTVT-KTXA News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jul 7, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT
The former news director of WPTV-WFLX West Palm Beach, Fla., will lead the news operations at CBS’s Dallas duopoly. Full Story | Add comment
dma 11 (Detroit)
WXYZ Meteorologist Injured In Fireworks Accident
Daily Tribune, Jul 7, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT
Dma 77 (Columbia, SC)
WIS Columbia Anchor Ben Hoover Gone
The State, Jul 7, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT
One Anchor's Fight Against News Cliches
David Carroll's Chattanooga Radio & TV, Jul 7, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jul 7, 2014, 8:21 AM EDT
Just one new news director in this report from a holiday shortened week, although that new ND is in the No. 3 market. And for the second consecutive week, I’m not aware of any new openings. That change lowers our listing of open ND positions to 25. Link | Add comment
Market Share
CSD Survey: Ownership, News Quality, Marketing
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 7, 2014, 8:13 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
Suzie Humphreys Leaving KTXD's 'The Broadcast'
Uncle Barkey's Bytes, Jul 7, 2014, 6:58 AM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
Former KHOU Reporter Brad Woodard Dies
KHOU, Jul 7, 2014, 6:01 AM EDT
Dma 136 (Wausau-Rhinelander, WI)
Meteorologist Mike Breunling Moves To WAOW
TVNewsCheck, Jul 3, 2014, 10:38 AM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
KPRC Reporter Mary Benton Leaving After 20 Years
MikeMcGuff.com, Jul 3, 2014, 6:56 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
David Chandley To Leave WSB After 25+ Years
AccessAtlanta.com, Jul 3, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT
Dma 3 (Chicago)
Jennifer Lyons Named WGN-TV News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jul 2, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT
The longtime journalist at Tribune’s Chicago CW affil is promoted to succeed the retiring Greg Caputo. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share
Broadcast News Sets: Some Gold, Some Sand
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jul 2, 2014, 8:42 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Host Sorry For 'Colored Woman' Remark
AJC.com, Jul 2, 2014, 7:02 AM EDT
dma 31
KSHB Kansas City Anchor Mark Clegg Leaving
KansasCity.com, Jul 2, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT
Dma 62 (Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
WFTX Welcomes Back Anchor Amy Wegmann
TVNewsCheck, Jul 1, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Debuts New Evening Anchor Team
TVSpy, Jul 1, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT
dma 24
WRAL Raleigh Unveils Its Sand Desk
TVSpy, Jul 1, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT
DMA 42 (Las Vegas)
KBLR Introduces Weekday Local News
Media Moves, Jul 1, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
The Las Vegas Telemundo affiliate's new 6 and 11 p.m. broadcasts will be anchored by Beatriz Moncayo. The station dropped its newscasts eight years ago. Link | Add comment
Dma 19 (Cleveland)
Wale' Aliyu Joining WKYC News Team
WKYC, Jun 30, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT
dma 170 (Quincy, IL)
Kristen Hamilton Named KHQA News Director
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jun 30, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT
Kristen Hamilton, content manager at WXIN Indianapolis, returns to Illinois to become news director for this Sinclair Broadcasting-owned CBS affiliate. She succeeds Nora Baldner. Link | Add comment
IRE 2014
Time To Finally Embrace News Collaboration
TVNewsCheck, Jun 30, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT

Speakers at last week’s Investigative Reporters & Editors conference say that 76% of local broadcasters partner with other  news outlets, and it behooves TV reporters to maximize the potential — and benefits — of those collaborations, whether they like it or not. And the same goes for collaborating with their own digital teams. There should no longer be a division between on-air and digital departments. Full Story | Add comment

Playout
Using SmartPhones As Audio Recorders In TV News
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Jun 30, 2014, 8:08 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WDSU Weekend Anchor Rachel Wulff Leaving
Nola.com, Jun 30, 2014, 6:56 AM EDT
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
WOAI Anchor Jacqueline Ortiz Leaving
mySA.com, Jun 27, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
Kent Geist Retiring After 46 Years At WVIZ
Cleveland.com, Jun 27, 2014, 7:02 AM EDT
Dma 13
KCPQ Seattle To Add 11 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Jun 26, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT
Tribune’s Fox affiliate will roll out the new broadcast on Aug. 17. Full Story | Comments (9)
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA Senior Producer Leaving After 34 Years
KUSA, Jun 26, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KSTP's Steve Patterson Joins 'Twin Cities Live'
StarTribune.com, Jun 26, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT
Dma 3 (Chicago)
Courtney Gousman Joins WGN As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jun 26, 2014, 6:04 AM EDT
Fox Stations Beef Up Local News In 9 Markets
TVNewsCheck, Jun 25, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT
The additional 29½ hours per week are at the group’s stations in Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Washington; Atlanta; Minneapolis; Phoenix; Charlotte, N.C.; Memphis; and Austin, Texas, will boost the groups local news total to 885 hours per week. Full Story | Comments (3)
Study: Local TV News Drives Purchases
NetNewsCheck, Jun 24, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT
A new study by GfK for Hearst Television finds that viewers have a high level of engagement and trust with local television news and this favorable environment plays a role in prompting viewers to research and purchase products advertised during newscasts. Eighty-five percent of all respondents agreed with the statement “local TV news helps me feel connected to my community.” Forty-five percent agreed that “I know when advertisers put an ad on local TV news that they care about me and my community.” Link | Add comment
Alex Holley Tapped AS WTXF Morning Co-Host
Alex Holley Tapped AS WTXF Morning Co-Host
TVNewsCheck, Jun 24, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WCPO Anchor Clyde Gray To Retire In August
Cincinnati.com, Jun 24, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WGN Adding 5 P.M. Weekend Newscast
Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2014, 7:05 AM EDT
The new broadcast will debut July 12 on the Tribune-owned Chicago CW affiliate. Link | Add comment
DMA 45 (Birmingham, AL)
Longtime WBRC Anchor Joe Langston Dies At 82
al.com, Jun 24, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT
DMA 26 (Indianapolis)
WXIN, Paper In News, Promo Partnership
TVNewsCheck, Jun 23, 2014, 3:11 PM EDT
The Indianapolis Fox affil and Indianapolis Star join efforts to expand local coverage of weather, sports, breaking news and investigative stories. They will also develop joint community events. Full Story | Add comment
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Launches Reformatted 6 P.M. News
New York Daily News, Jun 23, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jun 23, 2014, 8:14 AM EDT
There are two new openings, both in 100+ markets, to tell you about this week, and, to my knowledge, no new NDs were hired this week. Those changes bring our total of open ND jobs to 27. Link | Add comment
Dma 10 (Houston)
KHOU Anchor Ron Trevino's DWI Case Dismissed
MikeMcGuff.com, Jun 20, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
dma 120 (Montgomery, AL)
WAKA News Director Leaves After A Month
TVSpy, Jun 20, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT
Jack Pagano, the newly appointed news director for Montgomery, Ala., CBS affiliate WAKA has left the station after being hired in May. Pagano says he left so he could take care of a family issue, adding. “I will seek another run in broadcasting as soon as my family situation is resolved.” Link | Add comment
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KSDK Anchor Pat McGonigle Signs New Contract
St. Louis Business Journal, Jun 20, 2014, 7:26 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 33)
KSL Salt Lake City Promotes Its Murrow Awards
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 19, 2014, 7:54 AM EDT
RTDNA-Hofstra University Survey
More Stations Producing Local News
RTDNA, Jun 19, 2014, 7:18 AM EDT
The number of TV stations originating local news actually went up by two this year to 719 stations. However weakly, that reverses an eight-year trend of fewer newsrooms. Those 719 TV stations run news on those and another 307 stations; a record total of 1,026 stations airing local news. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM Rolling Out Mobile Weather Lab
NewscastStudio, Jun 19, 2014, 6:12 AM EDT
The Chicago CBS O&O is planning to unveil what it calls the city’s first mobile weather lab today. The modified BMW, which is also sponsored by the automaker, has been teased on Twitter and Instagram, but doesn’t hit the road officially until Thursday morning. The exact configuration and capabilities of the vehicle are expected to be announced Thursday as well. Link | Comments (1)
dma 34
Tallying Up Milwaukee's TV News Offerings
JSOnline, Jun 18, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Guesstimating how many hours of television news air in Milwaukee is a how-much-wood-could-a-woodchuck-chuck calculation since it's different for each station. By my back-of-envelope calculations, WITI has the most local news — a whopping 10.5 hours per day, if you count its two hourlong, sometimes topical chat shows Real Milwaukee and Studio A, and I reluctantly do. Link | Add comment
dma 100 (Davenport, IA)
KWQC Sports Director Thom Cornelis To Retire
TVNewsCheck, Jun 18, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
WTEV Mistakenly Airs Rival Meteorologist's Pix
TVSpy, Jun 18, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 19 (Cleveland)
WKYC's Wheeler Moves From Anchor To Reporter
Cleveland.com, Jun 18, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT
Fox O&Os To Air Fla. Gubernatorial Debate
TVNewsCheck, Jun 17, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT
O&Os WOFL Orlando, WTVT Tampa and WOGX Gainesville will originate the debate live on Sept. 29. It will be carried by all Fox stations in the state. Full Story | Add comment
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KTLA Quietly Adds 11 P.M. Newscast
TVSpy, Jun 17, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT
Tribune-owned KTLA Los Angeles added another hour of news last night. In what Tribune called a soft launch, viewers of the CW affiliate were treated to an 11 p.m. newscast anchored by 10 p.m. anchors Cher Calvin and Micah Ohlman. Link | Add comment
Dma 69 (Honolulu)
Diane Ako Is KHON's New Morning Anchor
KHON, Jun 17, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Vinnie Politan Joining WXIA As News Anchor
AJC.com, Jun 17, 2014, 6:57 AM EDT
dma 9
WAGA Atlanta Meteorologist Ken Cook Retiring
AJC.com, Jun 17, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT
WJLA Anchor Maureen Bunyan Knighted
TVNewsCheck, Jun 16, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT
dma 11
WDIV Detroit Debuts New Severe Weather App
TVNewsCheck, Jun 16, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT
Market Share
New Weather Promos From Across The Country
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 16, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT
market share (dma 100: Davenport, IA)
KWQC Davenport Facebook Post Reaches 3M
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 16, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT
dma 30 (Hartford, CT)
Ex WPIX Anchor Jim Watkins Filling In At WTNH
TVSpy, Jun 16, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT
TVNewsCheck Focus on Journalism
Evening, Late News Viewing Down In Top 10
TVNewsCheck, Jul 2, 2014, 8:43 AM EDT
Viewership of evening and late news dropped 7% this past May compared to May 2013 in the top 10 TV markets, with Boston posting the largest drop (-23%, due in part to the large amount of coverage in 2013 of the Boston Marathon bombings). Washington recorded the most growth (7%). WABC New York (above) remains the No. 1 station in the No. 1 market. Full Story | Comments (9)
DMA 13 (Seattle)
KOMO Wins Court Fight Over Police Dashcam Video
TVSpy, Jun 13, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
KSAT Reporter Has Spurs Logo Shaved Into Head
Jim Romenesko, Jun 13, 2014, 6:28 AM EDT
Dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Adds Meteorologist Catherine Bodak
TVNewsCheck, Jun 12, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT
dma 8
WRC Washington Names New Consumer Team
WRC, Jun 12, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT
dma 10
Houston Evening, Late News Viewing -11%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 9
Atlanta Evening, Late News Viewing +5%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 8
Washington Evening, Late News Viewing +7%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 7
Boston Evening, Late News Viewing -23%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 6
San Fran Evening, Late News Viewing -5%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 1
New York Evening, Late News Viewing -7%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 2
Los Angeles Evening, Late News Viewing +3%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 3
Chicago Evening, Late News Viewing -21%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 4
Philadelphia Evening, Late News Viewing -5%
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
dma 5
Dallas Evening, Late News Viewing Flat
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
Dma 24 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
Anchor-Reporter Lynda Loveland Returns To WRAL
NewsObserver.com, Jun 12, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT
DMA 13 (Seattle)
Jean Enersen Stepping Down As KING Anchor
KING, Jun 12, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
Playout
Toolkit to Become An All-Media Journalist: Part 2
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Jun 12, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT
Market Share
You Won a Murrow Award! So Now What?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 12, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
Darby Douglas Returns To KHOU Houston News
TVNewsCheck, Jun 11, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WKMG Adds Anchor David Hall To Mornings
Orlando Sentinel, Jun 11, 2014, 6:49 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KTVI-KPLR Adds Meteorologist Anne Elise Parks
STLtoday.com, Jun 10, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Brett Connolly To Anchor WESH News At 10 P.M.
Orlando Sentinel, Jun 10, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 8: Washington)
D.C. News Program Offered In Spanish and English
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 9, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jun 9, 2014, 7:39 AM EDT
Three new news directors in our report this week, including one who'll head up a new state-wide new network. And there's just one new opening, that's at a Spanish language station in Washington.Those changes bring our total of open ND jobs to 25. Link | Add comment
dma 5 (Dallas)
New Assignments For WFAA's Moore, Wade
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Jun 9, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT
Dma 30 (Hartford, CT)
Katie Corrado Joins WTIC As Multimedia Journalist
TVNewsCheck, Jun 6, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
Fellow Soldier Talks To WTTG About Bergdahl
WTTG, Jun 6, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
Shon Gables Out As WFAA Anchor-Reporter
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Jun 6, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT
dma 81 (Paducah, KY-Cape Girardeau, MO)
WSIL Adds Amy Fox To Its Morning News Team
TVNewsCheck, Jun 5, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
Handa Hosts KNTV Asian Community Affairs Show
AsianWeek, Jun 5, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT
Dma 26 (Indianapolis)
Pescovitz Named WTHR Weekend A.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jun 5, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT
DMA 64
Cox Dayton Spawns Print-TV-Digital Reporters
NetNewsCheck, Jun 5, 2014, 8:12 AM EDT
A new breed of reporter has emerged in the multimedia newsroom of Cox Media Group in Dayton, Ohio — one who can write for the paper and Web, shoot video and produce a story for the evening news. The ability to work in all media is increasingly important, says Jessica Heffner, one of the 10 so-called all-media journalists in Dayton. “Even in companies outside of Cox that don’t own all of these different platforms, media is coming closer and closer together." Link | Add comment
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
WTEV-WAWS Anchor Firings Criticized
The Florida Times-Union, Jun 5, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT
After five high-profile anchors at the Cox-operated CBS-Fox duopoly in Jacksonville, Fla., were fired, Michael Castengera, a senior lecturer at the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication, called it 'wholesale slaughter' and ' a stupid move.' Link | Comments (2)
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Meteorologist Katie Horner Leaves KMOV
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jun 5, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Morning Anchors Off To See The Wizard
WTXF, Jun 4, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT
dma 3
Siafa Lewis Joins WMAQ Chicago's Sports Team
Robert Feder, Jun 4, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
Dma 14 (Tampa, FL)
Anchor Gayle Sierens Leaving WFLA Next Year
TVSpy, Jun 3, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KARE Morning Anchor Tim McNiff Leaving
TwinCities.com, Jun 3, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT
dmas 5 & 2
Nerissa Knight Leaves KDAF For KTLA
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Jun 3, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KDVR Launches Sunday Political Show
TVSpy, Jun 3, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
Anchor John Muller Returns To WPIX New York
New York Post, Jun 3, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas )
KTVT Sports Reporter Dennis Out After 16 Years
Dallas Morning News, Jun 2, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT
dma 73
Jessica Roe Named ND At KHQ Spokane
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jun 2, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT
The new newsroom chief at the Cowles-owned NBC affiliate worked for the State of Colorado for the past four years, but earlier spent five years as an EP at KUSA Denver and held news positions at stations in a number of other markets. Link | Add comment
dma 145 (Anchorage, AK)
Longtime KTUU Anchor Sheila Balistreri Signs Off
Alaska Dispatch, Jun 2, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 24: Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL To Live Stream Domestic Violence Forum
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Jun 2, 2014, 8:09 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jun 2, 2014, 7:55 AM EDT
Four people took new news director jobs last week, bringing the count of open ND positions to 26. Link | Add comment
dma 18
Ginger Gadsden Joining WKMG Orlando News
Orlando Sentinel, Jun 2, 2014, 7:28 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KDVR's Eli Stokols To Launch Politics Show
Denver Post, Jun 2, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT
DMA 13 (Seattle)
Longtime KOMO Personality Ken Schram Dies
The Seattle Times, May 30, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT
Dma 27 (Baltimore)
Reporter Catherine Hawley Joins WMAR
TVNewsCheck, May 30, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
Dma 14 (Tampa, FL)
WTVT Tampa Anchor Anne Dwyer To Retire
MyFoxTampaBay, May 30, 2014, 9:43 AM EDT
DMA 90 (Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA)
Jerry Gallagher Joins KWWL’s ‘Today In Iowa’
TVNewsCheck, May 29, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT
dma 51
Two New Orleans Anchors Retiring May 30
Nola.com, May 29, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
WGBH’s Emily Rooney Steps Back From Daily News
TVNewsCheck, May 29, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
DMA 42 (Las Vegas)
Did KLAS Anchor Sales Promo Go Too Far?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 29, 2014, 9:02 AM EDT
KLAS, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, produced a sales presentation video, May Client Presentation, to tell advertisers about its performance in May and throughout the year and posted it to YouTube. The hosts in the video are KLAS anchors Paul Joncich and Denise Valdez, although neither ever identifies themselves, and they urge the potential clients to "get your orders in right now." Link | Comments (4)
dma 3 (Chicago)
WFLD Adding Former Intern Helms To Anchor Staff
Robert Feder, May 29, 2014, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 10
KRIV Houston Wants You To Know
TVNewsCheck, May 29, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
Major Newsroom Shakeup At WAWS-WTEV
Jacksonville Business Journal, May 28, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT
Five high-profile anchors at Cox-operated Fox-CBS duopoly in Jacksonville, Fla., are being booted off the air. Anchors Mark Spain, Paige Kelton, Lynnsey Gardner and Mike and Tera Barz were told last week that the station has "decided to go in a different direction," said a person familiar with the situation. The anchors' last day will be on or around Sept. 1, the source said. Link | Comments (2)
Market Share (DMA 39: Grand Rapids, MI)
WXMI Tries To Undo 15-Year-Old Branding
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 28, 2014, 8:17 AM EDT
dma 49 (Louisville, KY)
WHAS Names David Seals News Director
TVSpy, May 28, 2014, 7:37 AM EDT
The assistant ND at WZTV Nashville will take over top news duties at the Louisville, Ky., ABC affiliate beginning June 2. Link | Add comment
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
WDAY Reporter Kiersten Cooley Arrested For DUI
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, May 28, 2014, 7:35 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH Special Studies Hurricane Forecasting
Orlando Sentinel, May 28, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT
Hearst's Orlando NBC affiliate will explore how hurricane forecasting has improved in the 10 years since Charley, Frances and Jeanne battered the region. Link | Add comment
dma 27 (Baltimore)
Megan Pringle Joins WBAL Morning Team
Baltimore Sun, May 28, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
KOMO Ups Pressure To Unseat KING In News
TVNewsCheck, May 27, 2014, 11:42 AM EDT
With Sinclair's new ownership of Seattle's KOMO, there's a big drive to dethrone Gannett's KING from the No. 1 news spot. But the NBC affil KING isn't resting on its laurels. And while KIRO's news leadership is in flux, it's also got a stake in the ratings race. Full Story | Comments (7)
DMA 13 (Seattle)
KIRO News Director Bob Jordan To Retire
TVSpy, May 27, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT
Jordan has been news director at Cox-owned Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO for the last two years, transferring from Cox-owned WFTV Orlando, Fla. He tweeted that he's retiring at the end of June.
Link | Add comment
Dma 14 (Tampa, FL)
WTVT's John Wilson Retiring After 50 Years
WTVT, May 27, 2014, 8:19 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 4: Philadelphia)
Digital Media Buy Leads To Ratings For WPHL
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 27, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, May 27, 2014, 7:43 AM EDT
This week's report features two new openings, both in large markets. And we have just one new opening to share with you. Our always unofficial count of open ND jobs stands at 28. Link | Add comment
dma 1
WLNY New York Cancels Morning Newscast
TVSpy, May 23, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT
dma 52
Buffalo Sweeps: WIVB Takes Noon, 6, 11 P.M.
Buffalo News, May 23, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT
dma 3
Chicago Sweeps: WLS Sweeps To The Top Again
Robert Feder, May 23, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT
dmas 18 & 10
Anchor Syan Rhodes Leaving WESH For KPRC
Orlando Sentinel, May 23, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
Dallas Sweeps: WFAA Retains 10 P.M. Crown
Uncle Barky's Bytes, May 23, 2014, 6:58 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Meteorologist Treanor To Freelance For WKMG
Orlando Sentinel, May 23, 2014, 6:49 AM EDT
dma 34
Milwaukee Sweeps: WISN Wins, WITI Strong No. 2
JSOnline, May 23, 2014, 6:07 AM EDT
TVNewsCheck/Market Share
You Can Learn A Lot Fom A Promotion In NYC
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 22, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT
dma 18
Orlando Sweeps: WESH Edges WFTV Twice
Orlando Sentinel, May 22, 2014, 3:11 PM EDT
dma 39 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WXMI To Launch 11 P.M. Newscast
MLive.com, May 22, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT
The Grand Rapics, Mich., Fox affiliate, whose slogan has been "at 10 it's news, at 11 it's history," is changing its tune. WXMI on June 2 will launch an 11 p.m. news program seven days a week. Link | Add comment
dma 36
San Antonio Sweeps: KSAT Nearly Sweeps
mySA.com, May 22, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT
Best May For WNYW’s ‘Good Day New York’
TVNewsCheck, May 22, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT
dma 1
Meteorologist Rachel Frank Joins WPIX New York
TVNewsCheck, May 22, 2014, 10:26 AM EDT
dma 34
WITI Milwaukee Anchor Anne State Leaving
JSOnline, May 22, 2014, 7:14 AM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA Reporter Jessica Doyle Leaving
TVSpy, May 21, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 1)
WABC New York Promotes New Website Design
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 21, 2014, 8:33 AM EDT
dma 154 (Panama City, FL)
WJHG Anchor Joe Moore Retiring After 43 Years
WJHG, May 21, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 13)
May Sweeps Spotlight: KIRO Seattle Investigates
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 20, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Weathercasters Grapple With Climate Change
TVNewsCheck, May 20, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT
There's a growing trend, supported by the White House, for TV stations to provide more coverage of the causes and effects of climate change. However, some in the business are wary of it either because they don't feel expert enough or are concerned about the politically charged nature of the topic. Full Story | Comments (15)
dma 67 (Wichita, Kan.)
KWCH Adds TrafficLand Broadcast Video Service
TVNewsCheck, May 20, 2014, 9:26 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 104)
WFIE Evansville Markets Severe Weather Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 20, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WKBW Sportscaster Allen Leight Leaves
Buffalo News, May 20, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT
Market Share (dma 13: Seattle)
May Sweeps — Seattle’s KIRO Investigates
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 19, 2014, 3:17 PM EDT
DMA 88 (Waco, TX)
Former KBTX News Director Mike George Dies
KBTX, May 19, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
Sportscaster Dan Corey Resigns From WDAZ
TVSpy, May 19, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 101: Fr. Smith, AR)
Marketing In Tragedy: ‘Proofing’ Tornado Coverage
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 19, 2014, 8:22 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, May 19, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT
This week we have three new ND openings, two newly named NDs, and a list of 26 stations that are looking for a new news director. Link | Add comment
dma 135 (Rockford, IL)
WREX Shows Reality Behind Making Local News
TVSpy, May 16, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT
Market Share (dma 81: Paducah, KY)
WPSD’s Warning for Parents and Children
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 16, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
WOAI Adds Evy Ramos As Evening Anchor
MySanAntonio.com, May 16, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
Market Share
We Interrupt This TV Program To Save Lives
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 16, 2014, 7:58 AM EDT
DMA 111 (Sioux Falls, SD)
KSFY's Nancy Naeve Weather Rant Goes Viral
Yahoo, May 16, 2014, 7:52 AM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
Emily Riemer Returning To WCVB Anchor Desk
Boston.com, May 16, 2014, 6:29 AM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WPVI Special Promotes Cultural Diversity
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 15, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT
DMA 39 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM Grand Rapids Expands Noon Newscast
TVNewsCheck, May 15, 2014, 8:07 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 13: Seattle)
Seattle’s KIRO Exposes Handicapped Parking Fraud
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 15, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT
dmas 5 (Dallas) & 2 (Los Angeles)
KXAS Reporter Randy McIlwain Leaving For KNBC
Uncle Barky's Bytes, May 14, 2014, 7:28 AM EDT
dmas 17 (Denver) & 40 (Austin, TX)
Hema Mullur Leaves KDVR For KEYE
Denver Post, May 14, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 27 (Baltimore)
WMAR Improvises To Cover Its Own Story
CNN, May 14, 2014, 6:24 AM EDT
The biggest story in Baltimore Tuesday happened inside the headquarters of the city's ABC affiliate, WMAR, but for more than five hours, the reporters at the Scripps station couldn't get on the air to cover it. They could only relay information via Twitter and the station's website. As its rivals covered the story, WMAR aired network and syndicated programming until it went black at around 4 p.m. for more than an hour. Link | Add comment
Playout
Readers: Diminished Role Of Director In Local News
TVNewsCheck/Playout, May 13, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 67: Wichita, KS)
More May Sweeps Spots from KWCH Wichita
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 13, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA Anchor Kyle Dyer Going Part Time
Denver Post, May 13, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
Janet Hundley Joins WTMJ As News Director
TVNewsCheck, May 12, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

The Journal Broadcast Group’s Milwaukee NBC affiliate hires her from WLS Chicago where she’s been assistant news director since 2002. Full Story | Add comment

Market Share (DMA 1: New York)
May Sweeps Spots From WNBC New York
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 12, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Names Lucy Noland Evening Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 12, 2014, 3:18 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, May 12, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT
It is, perhaps, fitting that in a week that ended with Mother's Day, three veteran newswomen took big new jobs. They either landed one of the three new ND jobs, or created one of the three new openings, all three of those openings in top 10 markets. Our list of open ND jobs remains at 25. Link | Add comment
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
Elisa Amigo To Anchor KABB 9 P.M. News
KABB, May 12, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
KXAS Adds Ellen Bryan In Early Mornings
UncleBarky.com, May 12, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 3
WLS Chicago Loses Two Key News Execs
Robert Feder, May 12, 2014, 6:21 AM EDT
Janet Hundley resigned Friday after more than 12 years as assistant news director at ABC-owned WLS Chicago to become news director of WTMJ, the NBC affiliate in Milwaukee. Hundley’s exit closely follows the resignation of Richard Maginn, executive producer of WLS’s 10 p.m. weekday newscast and a 19-year veteran of the station. Both departures are effective at the end of the May ratings sweeps. No word on replacements. Link | Add comment
Two San Diego Stations Air Fake Shark Photo
iMediaEthics, May 9, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas )
KXAS Fights Ads Using Its News Footage
TVSpy, May 9, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT
KXAS, the NBC-owned station in Dallas, is disputing the use of its footage in a political ad for Dan Branch, who is running for Attorney General of Texas. Link | Add comment
Market Share
KYW’s Pat Ciarrocchi On Her Hall of Fame Career
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 9, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF's Kerry Barrett Moves To Mornings
Philly.com, May 9, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT
CBS Names Tom Duerr Ex. Prod. At Philly Duopoly
TVNewsCheck, May 8, 2014, 3:23 PM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KMGH Anchor Mike Landess Announces Retirement
TheDenverChannel.com, May 8, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WWL Anchor Dennis Woltering Retiring
Nola.com, May 8, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT
dma 120 (Montgomery, AL)
Pioneering WSFA Reporter Norman Lumpkin Dies
WSFA, May 7, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT
Obama Seeks TV’s Help On Climate Change
New York Times, May 7, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT
On Tuesday, eight weather broadcasters interviewed President Obama and spent the day at the White House. From Al Roker of the Today show to local weathermen and women from Chicago, Miami, Seattle and other cities, the handpicked guests were there, the administration hoped, to spread the word contained in a landmark new report, the National Climate Assessment, that the warming climate is causing sweeping change across the United States. Link | Comments (2)
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
Peabody-Winning WCPO Reporter Elaine Green Dies
Cincinnati.com, May 7, 2014, 7:26 AM EDT
dmas 19 (Cleveland) & 3 (Chicago)
WKYC Anchor Erin Kennedy Leaves For WBBM
Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 7, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose)
KSTS San Francisco Expands Local News
TVNewsCheck, May 6, 2014, 8:47 PM EDT
The Bay-area Telemundo affiliate is adding two weekday morning newscasts, a high-def studio, nearly 20 more members to the news team and partnerships with co-owned NBC affiliate KNTV. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Adds Executive Producer, Reporter
TVNewsCheck, May 6, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT
Robin Tyndall is the new executive producer of the Cincinnati Fox affil’s ^:30 and 10 p.m. broadcasts. Megan O’Rourke joins as reporter for Fox19 Morning News. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 17: Denver)
KMGH Markets Morning News As 'Not Typical'
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 6, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
KATV Stands Behind Its Use Of Drone Video
TVNewsCheck, May 6, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT
Despite the FAA’s regulations prohibiting the use of drones by news outlets, the Little Rock, Ark., ABC affiliate says it’s not breaking any rules because the station doesn’t own the drone that’s being used to take the video it’s aired. “This video is being used to advance the story and advance public information,” says News Director Nick Gentry. Full Story | Comments (12)
KUSA's Belén de León: Sunny, With Chance Of Song
Denver Post, May 6, 2014, 6:57 AM EDT
Dma 27 (Baltimore)
Meteorologist Adrienne Green Joins WMAR
TVNewsCheck, May 5, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT
Dma 49
Louisville’s WDRB Slots New 6 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, May 5, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT
The Fox affiliate will launch the new half-hour broadcast on Sept. 14. It will boost the station’s news output to nine hours each weekday. Full Story | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 94: Jackson, MS)
May Sweeps Spot from WJTV Jackson, MS
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 5, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WGN News Chief Greg Caputo To Retire
Robert Feder, May 5, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Greg Caputo, a widely admired and respected television news executive who headed three Chicago news operations over more than three decades, is retiring as news director of Tribune Broadcasting's Chicago CW affiliate WGN. Caputo announced today that he plans to step down in June, one month before he turns 65. Link | Add comment
DMA 90 (Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA)
KWWL Names Shane Moreland News Director
TVNewsCheck, May 5, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT
The veteran news director succeeds Dan Schillinger at the QNI-owned NBC affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 1 (New York)
WNYW Beefs Up News Lineup For Summer
TVNewsCheck, May 5, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT
Byron Harmon, the Fox New York O&O news director: “Our new summer schedule continues our mission to bring unconventional local news to New York. We intend to give our viewers something different and solidify WNYW as the destination for relevant, unexpected and fun content. Local news doesn’t have to be all gloom and doom.” Full Story | Add comment
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, May 5, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT
A news director opening in the No. 1 market leads our report this week as a longtime ND at the Univision station leaves her job. And we have three new news directors to introduce you to, all were promoted from within the station. Our list of open ND jobs stands at 25. Link | Add comment
Market Share (DMA 140: Medford, OR)
May Sweeps Spot from KOBI Medford, OR
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 2, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 169: Dothan, AL)
Meteorologist’s Tornado Warning Saves Lives
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, May 2, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Daralene Jones Returning As WFTV Anchor
Orlando Sentinel, May 2, 2014, 7:14 AM EDT
dma 36
Anchor Cynthia Lee Leaving KABB San Antonio
KABB, May 2, 2014, 6:43 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Masked Man Forces KMOV To Pull Live Shot
STLtoday.com, May 2, 2014, 6:36 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Man Cleared In Cop Killing Sues KSTP
Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 2, 2014, 6:34 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
Morato Out As WXTV News Director
Media Moves, May 1, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT
Norma Morato is no longer news director of Univision’s O&O in New York. One inside source says she has resigned. Another source says she was seen packing her belongings from her office last Friday signaling she was on her way out. Link | Add comment
Playout (DMA 146: Anchorage, AK)
KTVA Anchorage Wins News Set Of The Year
TVNewsCheck/Playout, May 1, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Says Goodbye To Karen Gray Houston
WTTG, Apr 30, 2014, 7:19 PM EDT
dma 19
WJW Cleveland Anchor Elisa Amigo Leaving
Cleveland.com, Apr 30, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT
Market Share
Anchor Walks Toward Camera, Hollywood Approves
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 30, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT
Market Share (DMA 35: Cincinnati)
WCPO's New Set Designed To Enhance Content
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 29, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT
dma 31
Joel Nichols Returning To Kansas City TV, At KSHB
Kansas City Star, Apr 29, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT
Dma 133
WTVA Tupelo Evacuated On Live TV
KLTV, Apr 28, 2014, 10:13 PM EDT
The Tupelo, Miss., NBC affiliate was evacuated as an apparent tornado bore down on the city Monday afternoon and the tense seconds leading up to the evacuation were broadcast out to the station's viewers. WTVA Chief Meteorologist Matt Laubhan was in the studio as major storms approached Tupelo. During his broadcast, Laubhan switched to the station's tower camera, which showed an ominous cloud approaching the city. He immediately ordered the station's staff to head to the basement before following behind them. Link | Add comment
DMA 26 (Indianapolis)
WXIN Adds 7 And 11 P.M. Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Apr 28, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT
The Indianapolis Fox affiliate will compete head-to-head with WTHR, WISH and WRTV. The new 11 o’clock broadcast will be anchored by Nicole Pence and will bring the station’s weekly news total to 66 hours per week. Full Story | Add comment
dmas 89 (Colorado Springs) & 81 (Paducah, KY)
KOAA Anchor Jennifer Horbelt Leaving For WPSD
The Gazette, Apr 28, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Apr 28, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT
This week's report features two new news directors and a veteran California ND announces plans to leave his station. That brings the count of open ND jobs to 26. Link | Add comment
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Pokes Fun At Annoying Local News
WNYW, Apr 28, 2014, 7:20 AM EDT
dmas 15 (Minneapolis) & 17 (Denver)
Aristea Brady Moves From WCCO To KDVR-KWGN
Denver Post, Apr 28, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT
KDFW Report Leads To Baby Monitor Battery Recall
Apr 25, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT
DMA 8 (Washington)
WTTG Beats All 3 Network Morning Shows
TVNewsCheck, Apr 24, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT
In the week ending April 23, Fox 5 News Morning at 7 am takes 7-9 a.m. among adults 25-54 and 18-49. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 10
Katie Mccall Joins KRIV Houston News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 24, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT
Dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ Names Zoraida Sambolin A.M. Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 23, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT
Dma 101 (Fort Smith, AR)
Mitch Roberts Named KHBS-KHOG Sports Director
TVNewsCheck, Apr 23, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT
Dma 2
Daniella Guzman Joins KNBC’s ‘Today in LA’
TVNewsCheck, Apr 23, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 44: Norfolk, VA)
WAVY Wins Best Photog Award, 5 Years In A Row
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 23, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
Sports Anchor Susie Wargin Leaving KUSA
Denver Post, Apr 23, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis)
WCCO Reporter Edward Moody III Cuts Back
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Apr 23, 2014, 6:10 AM EDT
DMA 90 (Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA)
Teal Jennings Joins KWWL News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 22, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT
Dma 46 (Greensboro, NC)
WXII Meteorologist Leaving To Become Pastor
Triad Business Journal, Apr 22, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT
DMA 5 (Dallas)
Ali Turiano Joins KDFW As Weekend Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Apr 22, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT
DMA 8 (Washington)
WRC Launches News Service For 1,000+ Taxis
TVNewsCheck, Apr 22, 2014, 8:19 AM EDT
The Washington NBC-owned station’s new feature with Taxi TV delivers passengers news, weather and entertainment updates as well as an interactive ticker. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 71 (Green Bay, WI)
WBAY Photographer Joe Smrekar Dies
WBAY, Apr 22, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT
dma 34
WDJT Milwaukee Adds Madison, WI, Bureau
JSOnline, Apr 22, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT
Dma 27 (Baltimore)
WMAR Relaunches 6 P.M. News As ‘In Focus’
TVNewsCheck, Apr 21, 2014, 11:56 AM EDT
The Scripps Baltimore ABC affiliate’s overhauled evening newscast will “slow down a bit, dig deeper, and ask more questions,” says News Director Kelly Groft. The original reporting and investigations will be augmented by additional original and side-story content online, as well as comprehensive support on both social media and mobile platforms. Full Story | Comments (2)
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Apr 21, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT
A busy week to share, with two new ND openings and five new news directors. That brings the count of open ND jobs to a still robust 27. Link | Add comment
dma 10 (Houston)
KHOU Under Fire For Kidnapping Coverage
MikeMcGuff.com, Apr 21, 2014, 7:34 AM EDT
How a ride for a story subject from a reporter at the Houston CBS affiliate has some other journalists seeing red. Link | Add comment
dma 35
Cincinnati Stations Prepare For May Sweep
Cincinnati.com, Apr 21, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
New faces, new spaces. Cincinnati TV newsrooms are tweaking morning newscasts and debuting new high-tech sets for what may be the most competitive ratings sweep periods in recent history. Link | Add comment
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA N.D. Dennis Has No Time To Waste
Denver Post, Apr 21, 2014, 6:45 AM EDT
Patti Dennis, a powerhouse TV news director, has spent over 30 years living by daily and hourly deadlines, watching the clock, counting stories by minutes and seconds at Gannett's NBC affiliate KUSA Denver. She is a fierce competitor, overseeing 55 hours of newscasts per week on KUSA and co-owned MNT affil KTVD. Additionally, she is in charge of news for Gannett-owned stations regionally, content on the KUSA website and on the local Telemundo station (a corporate cousin), and now, in charge of recruiting nationally for the parent company.
Link | Comments (2)
Dma 56 (Little Rock, AR)
Sportscaster Sues KTHV, Gannett For Being Racist
Courthouse News Service, Apr 21, 2014, 6:19 AM EDT
dma 48
Why Is Jacksonville Local TV News So Bad?
Folio Weekly, Apr 18, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT
There are many reasons  — and a conspiracy theorist would say that the biggest reason is that it's not local at all. Perhaps it's too much to want more from local TV news, given that most of the presenters we see are passing through — on their way to bigger markets, or working their way back down the ladder. Link | Comments (3)
dma 1 (New York)
Man Arrested For Stalking WCBS's Diane Macedo
New York Daily News, Apr 18, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT
Ryan Cummings Joins WDRB Weekend News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 17, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WVUE Joins 4:30 A.M. News Race, Drops Anchor
Nola.com, Apr 17, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT
dmas 17 & 115
KUSA Reporter Kirk Montgomery Moving To WILX
Denver Post, Apr 17, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT
dma 13
Anchor Dan Lewis Retiring From KOMO Seattle
KOMO, Apr 16, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT
WWOR's ‘Chasing N.J.’ Gets State Recognition
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH’s Moore To Anchor Mornings On WKCF
TVNewsCheck, Apr 16, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT
dma 27
WJZ Baltimore Anchor Don Scott Retiring In July
Baltimore Sun, Apr 16, 2014, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
Ron Zappolo To Return In KUSA 'Experiment'
Denver Post, Apr 16, 2014, 7:02 AM EDT
dma 7
Boston Stations On Anniversary Of Bombing
TVSpy, Apr 15, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT
Boston stations had expanded local morning newscasts this morning to cover the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Link | Add comment
Dma 3
WGN Chicago Launches Apple Traffic App
TVNewsCheck, Apr 15, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT
Dma 30
Lauren Victory Joins WTIC Hartford As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Apr 15, 2014, 1:09 PM EDT
Market Share (DMA 49)
WDRB’s Promos With Personality = Ratings
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 15, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT
Market Share
Flying Fish? Why Not Flying News Vans?
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 15, 2014, 7:54 AM EDT
dma 9
WSB Atlanta Traffic Reporter Herb Emory Dies
Atlanta Business Journal, Apr 14, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
WPIX News Realigns Staff, Adds Managing Editor
TVNewsCheck, Apr 14, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT
Dma 92
WJCL Savannah Adds News At 5 And 5:30 P.M.
TVNewsCheck, Apr 14, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Apr 14, 2014, 7:39 AM EDT
Three new news director openings and one new ND lead our post-NAB report. That leaves our count of open ND jobs at 28. Link | Add comment
dma 6
Anchor Carolyn Johnson Leaves KGO San Fran
TVSpy, Apr 14, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 34
Milwaukee News Vet Carl Zimmermann Dies At 96
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Apr 14, 2014, 6:49 AM EDT
Dma 28 (San Diego)
KUSI Weatherman John Coleman Calls It Quits
U-T San Diego, Apr 11, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT
dma 123 (Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA)
KEYT Turns Over Riot Video To Sheriff
JimRomenesko.com, Apr 11, 2014, 6:17 AM EDT
TV Newscasters Get Their Rooneys Confused
TVNewsCheck, Apr 10, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel reports on the death of a Hollywood legend ... and how the media seemed a little confused about it. | Add comment
NAB 2014
How To Attract Your Market’s Millennials
TVNewsCheck, Apr 10, 2014, 6:05 AM EDT
TV stations are more likely to woo young adults by fostering online conversation about news stories rather than by posting hard news headlines. Another tactic is to hire people in their 20s to whom social media is second nature. Full Story | Add comment
NAB 2014
Being Prepared Is Key To Crisis Coverage
TVNewsCheck, Apr 9, 2014, 10:44 PM EDT
NAB Show panelists say there’s a myriad of challenges in covering crises — logistics, safety and emotional impacts are some — but that having a disaster plan and putting the necessary tools and protocol in place to execute it are essential for broadcasters to help keep the public safe in such situations. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 62 (Fort Myers-Naples, FL)
Fort Myers Stations Pay Tribute To Jim Reif
TVSpy, Apr 9, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Expands News In Mornings, Weekends
TVNewsCheck, Apr 9, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT
The Fox Washington O&O boosts its local news lineup by eight hours a week by adding an additional hour to both Good Day D.C. and Fox 5 News Morning Sunday, plus a new two-hour Saturday morning newscast, bringing its weekly total to 56 hours. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Teams With Cincinnati Reds For Weather
TVNewsCheck, Apr 9, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT
DMA 5
Zahid Arab Joins KDFW Dallas News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 9, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KDVR Story Prompts Police To Reopen Murder Case
Denver Post, Apr 9, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT
DMA 39
WZZM Grand Rapids Adds Greg Ghering To News
TVNewsCheck, Apr 8, 2014, 3:06 PM EDT
Market share
Paying Tribute To The Late Jim Reif
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Apr 8, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT
dma 117 (Peoria, IL)
Ashley McNamee Leaving WEEK Peoria
Peoria Journal Star, Apr 8, 2014, 2:17 PM EDT
dma 11 (Detroit)
WJBK's Amy Andrews Top Female Personality
Sports Radio Detroit, Apr 8, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA Adds WeatherNation To Its Ch. 9.3
TVNewsCheck, Apr 8, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

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

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

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

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

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

Local TV News Audiences Bounce Back
Pew Research Center, Jan 28, 2014, 3:17 PM EST
Bucking a long-range trend of declining viewership, the audience for local TV news grew in all three major time slots in 2013. Viewership climbed 6% in the morning (5 to 7 a.m.) and 3% in the early evening (5 to 7 p.m.) newscasts, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. The audience barely edged up—by 0.1%—in the late night slot (11 p.m.), a newscast that had suffered the biggest decreases in recent years. Link | Comments (5)
dma 67 (Wichita, Kan.)
KSNW Debuts New Set, HD Newscasts
TVSpy, Jan 28, 2014, 3:07 PM EST
dma 40 (Austin, TX)
Former KTBC Anchor Diagnosed With Cancer
Culture Map Austin, Jan 28, 2014, 2:31 PM EST
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
Reporter Won't Be Charged In Hidden Camera Case
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Jan 28, 2014, 10:32 AM EST
dma 11 (Detroit)
WJBK Reporter Alexis Wiley Joins Mayor's Office
Deadline Detroit, Jan 28, 2014, 10:22 AM EST
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Meteorologist Steve Horstmeyer Gets Extension
Cincinnati.com, Jan 28, 2014, 6:55 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Mike Francis Appears To Be Out At WXIA
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jan 28, 2014, 6:52 AM EST
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA Traffic Reporter Amelia Earhart Leaving
Denver Post, Jan 28, 2014, 6:42 AM EST
dma 18
Mark McEwen Returning To WKMG Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 28, 2014, 6:04 AM EST
dma 19
WKYC Cleveland Adds MMJ Tiffany Tarpley
TVNewsCheck, Jan 27, 2014, 3:41 PM EST
DMA 42 (Las Vegas)
Mackenzie Warren Out As Anchor At KSNV
Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jan 27, 2014, 2:38 PM EST
dma 27 (Baltimore)
How Local TV, Cable Covered Md. Shootings
Baltimore Sun, Jan 27, 2014, 2:28 PM EST
All the TV stations in Baltimore say they're the ones to turn to for breaking news. Coverage of a shooting Saturday morning at the Mall in Columbia that left three dead put those promises to the test in a major way. Not everyone passed. Link | Comments (1)
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jan 27, 2014, 8:19 AM EST
We have a lot to tell you about this week, much of it involving three stations in Marquette, Mich., of all places. In all, four new ND openings (two in Marquette!) and five new NDs named (one in Marquette.) This flurry of activity results in 23 stations looking for a new news director. Link | Add comment
Dma 53 (Providence, RI)
Matt Blanchette Joins WLNE News Morning Team
TVNewsCheck, Jan 24, 2014, 4:38 PM EST
dma 79 (Rochester, NY)
CBS Affil To Use Google Glass At Super Bowl
Forbes, Jan 24, 2014, 8:35 AM EST
Television viewers will get a first hand view of the Super Bowl experience from the perspective of John Kucko, reporter and sports anchor at Rochester, N.Y., CBS affiliate WROC. Using a head-up display and the forward-facing cameras, Kucko will broadcast the unique sights and sounds of the week-long festivities leading up to the big game. Link | Add comment
dma 10 ( Houston)
KPRC Reporter Mary Benton To Have Surgery
Mike McGuff, Jan 24, 2014, 7:43 AM EST
Dma 54 (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA)
Ex-Girlfriend Sues WBRE Host, Alleges Abuse
TimesLeader.com, Jan 24, 2014, 6:37 AM EST
Dma 64
John Seibel Joins WDTN Dayton News Team
TVNewsCheck, Jan 23, 2014, 9:36 PM EST
dma 32 (Columbus, OH)
What WSYX Anchors Do During Breaks
TVNewsCheck, Jan 23, 2014, 3:11 PM EST
The Sinclair ABC affiliate's anchor Bob Kendrick and chief meteorologist Bill Kelly go for square hamburgers. | Comments (1)
dma 7
Boston TV Legend Chet Curtis Dies At 74
Boston Herald, Jan 23, 2014, 11:33 AM EST
dmas 18 (Orlando) & 5 (Dallas)
WFTV Anchor Bianca Castro Headed To KXAS
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 23, 2014, 7:01 AM EST
dma 17 (Denver)
KDVR, KUSA Get Set For Super Sunday
Denver Post, Jan 23, 2014, 6:49 AM EST
KDVR Denver has been in Super Bowl planning mode for six weeks as the station that will broadcast the Broncos-Seahawks game Feb. 2. Now it’s all hands on deck with well over 100 people in Denver, plus 21 in New York/New Jersey poised for coverage. What can the Fox affiliate actually show, since CBS affil KUSA is the official Broncos station with exclusive access to players, locker rooms, game footage and team management? Link | Comments (1)
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Julie Chang Returns To KTTV After Brain Surgery
KTTV, Jan 22, 2014, 12:56 PM EST
dmas 52 (Buffalo, NY) & 64 (Dayton, OH)
New News Directors At WKBW, WKEF
Buffalo News, Jan 22, 2014, 6:10 AM EST
ABC affiliate WKBW Buffalo, N.Y., has promoted Lisa Polster from assistant news director to replace ND Polly Van Doren, who's leaving for the same job at WKEF-WRGT Dayton, Ohio Link | Add comment
Dma 12 (Phoenix)
KTVK Adds Brandon Lee As 4:30 P.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 21, 2014, 4:16 PM EST
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
WEWS Anchor Leon Bibb Pays Tribute To MLK Jr.
TVSpy, Jan 21, 2014, 3:04 PM EST
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Pete Busch Gone From Traffic Job At KARE
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jan 21, 2014, 2:47 PM EST
dma 94 (Jackson, MS)
WLBT Reporter Bert Case Out After 40 Years
The Clarion Ledger, Jan 21, 2014, 2:41 PM EST
Dma 8 (Washington)
Annie Yu Named WTTG Weekend Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 21, 2014, 2:22 PM EST
Dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Companioni Named WMVJ-CA News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jan 21, 2014, 12:40 PM EST
ZGS Communications Names Gilberto Companioni to lead news operations at its Orlando, Fla., Telemundo affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
rumor mill
Anchor Shakeup Coming At WNBC New York?
FTVLive, Jan 21, 2014, 11:03 AM EST
DMA 45 (Birmingham, AL)
WBMA’s Social Plan Nets 100,000 FB Fans
NetNewsCheck, Jan 21, 2014, 7:25 AM EST
In Brimingham, Ala., Allbritton Communications' ABC affiliate WBMA-LD (and its two full-power satellites WCFT Tuscaloosa and WJSU Anniston) is finding success with its social media strategy. The station, known as ABC 33/40, has three detailed social media plans: one for every day, one for breaking news and one for severe weather. The strategy has the station just shy of 40,000 Twitter followers and 100,000 Facebook fans Link | Add comment
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WKMG's Lauren Rowe Seeks Depression Treatment
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 20, 2014, 2:48 PM EST
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KCBS-KCAL Photog Gets Too Close To Colby Fire
KCBS, Jan 20, 2014, 10:43 AM EST
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jan 20, 2014, 7:57 AM EST
Two veteran NDs make up the two new NDs in this week's report. With one new opening, our count of open ND jobs now stands at 21 stations looking for a new news director. Link | Add comment
dma 17
KCNC Denver Fires Critic Greg Moody
Denver Post, Jan 20, 2014, 6:32 AM EST
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
Mike McCormick Named WPEC News Director
TVSpy, Jan 17, 2014, 3:18 PM EST
Mike McCormick, former news director of WTEV-WAWS Jacksonville, Fla., has been named news director for West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC. Link | Add comment
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
WTMJ Joins The 4:30 A.M. News Race
Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan 17, 2014, 2:22 PM EST
Journal Broadcast Group- owned NBC affiliate WTMJ says it will expand its weekday morning newscast to start at 4:30 a.m., 30 minutes earlier than the current 5 a.m. The 4:30 a.m. Live at Daybreak starts Jan. 20. Link | Add comment
Dma 59 (Mobile, AL-Pensacola, FL)
WALA Expanding Its Morning Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Jan 17, 2014, 10:48 AM EST
The Mobile, Ala. Fox affiliate is adding an hour in the a.m., with news from 4:30 to 9 beginning Jan. 27. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 64 (Dayton, OH)
Dayton TV Figure Recovering From Brain Aneurysm
Dayton Daily News, Jan 17, 2014, 7:43 AM EST
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KSDK Reporter Prompts Closing Of High School
KMOV, Jan 17, 2014, 6:26 AM EST
WHYY To Lead Pa. Public Media Initiative
NetNewsCheck, Jan 16, 2014, 3:18 PM EST
Philadelphia pubcaster WHYY will lead a multimedia collaboration, dubbed Keystone Crossroads, that will explore urban decline and solutions in Pennsylvania. Partner stations include WESA Pittsburgh, WPSU Johnstown-Altoona and WITF Harrisburg. Pittsburgh's WQED is an associate partner. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 8 (Washington)
WJLA's Maureen Bunyan Inducted Into Hall Of Fame
WJLA, Jan 16, 2014, 3:17 PM EST
Dma 5 (Dallas)
Joangel Concepcion Joins KDFW News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 16, 2014, 11:04 AM EST
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
News Anchor Susan Roberts Out At WPRI
Providence Journal, Jan 16, 2014, 7:24 AM EST
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
Sheriff Voids Tickets For WJXT Traffic Anchor
Florida Tiomes-Union, Jan 16, 2014, 7:22 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WFLD's Myers Leaves For Al Jazeera America
TVSpy, Jan 16, 2014, 6:58 AM EST
dma 17 (Denver)
Tom Martino Pursuing Lawsuit Against KDVR
Denver Post, Jan 16, 2014, 6:51 AM EST
Dma 44 (Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA)
WTKR Ignores Ex-Anchor's Tax Fraud Case
Jim Romenesko, Jan 16, 2014, 6:18 AM EST
A former WTKR Norfolk, Va., anchor who hosted a news segment called "Taking Action Against Crime" pleaded guilty to tax crimes Wednesday, admitting that she falsely told the IRS that her $12,000 hot tub was a medical expense. WTKR, however, hasn’t said one word about Juliet Bickford’s legal troubles. Link | Add comment
dma 138 (Columbia-Jefferson City, MO)
Joey Parker Named Co-Anchor Of KMIZ News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 15, 2014, 10:32 PM EST
Dma 44 (Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA)
Former WTKR Anchor Enters Guilty Plea
WAVY, Jan 15, 2014, 5:32 PM EST
Dma 69 (Honolulu)
KITV Weatherman To Be Governor's Press Secretary
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Jan 14, 2014, 2:52 PM EST
Dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Sees Big Opportunity With Big Game
TVNewsCheck, Jan 14, 2014, 9:44 AM EST
Spurred by Fox Sports having the rights to air the game itself, as well as the hometown advantage that comes with this year’s championship game being played in its market, WNYW New York will be covering every angle leading up to the big event. Full Story | Add comment
Air Check By Diana Marszalek
NYC Stations Super Prepared For Super Bowl
TVNewsCheck, Jan 14, 2014, 9:39 AM EST
New York TV stations and their news departments have plans in place for the day of the big game that include measures like extra live trucks in case of equipment problems, holding hotel rooms near the stadium should traffic be a nightmare, renting a trailer so crews can stay warm and setting aside ample time to go through security checks. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 1 (New York)
WNET Dives Deep With Pensions Project
NetNewsCheck, Jan 14, 2014, 8:01 AM EST
New York public TV station WNET is preparing to launch The Pension Peril, a multimedia deep dive into the many questions surrounding public pension shortfalls. The project will include a dedicated website, as well as TV and radio documentaries. Link | Add comment
Dma 131 (Wilmington, NC)
WSFX Wilmington Expands 10 P.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 13, 2014, 3:27 PM EST
The Wilmington, N.C., Fox affiliate’s evening newscast grows to an hour beginning Jan. 15. Full Story | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
WFLD Vet Patrick Elwood Now At WGN
Robert Feder, Jan 13, 2014, 7:24 AM EST
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WWSI Says 'Bienvenida' To New Newscast
Philly.com, Jan 13, 2014, 6:55 AM EST
Today's launch of Noticiero Telemundo 62, on Philadelphia Telemundo affiliate WWSI, gives the market its first local, Spanish-language news program coproduced by an English-language network affiliate, NBC O&O WCAU. Link | Add comment
Dma 44 (Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA)
WTKR Anchor Leaves, Faces Federal Charges
HamptonRoads.com, Jan 10, 2014, 2:52 PM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM Reporter Fights Suspension After DUI Arrest
Chicago Tribune, Jan 10, 2014, 2:19 PM EST
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
Local News Viewing Climbs As Temps Drop
JSOnline.com, Jan 10, 2014, 1:00 PM EST
There is no thermometer to measure the number of people stuck at home watching TV because of the cold. Or is there? Overnight ratings for Milwaukee suggest more than 70,000 extra television homes tuned in to the 5 p.m. newscasts on all four local network affiliates Monday, compared with the average number during the November ratings sweeps period. Link | Add comment
Dma 46
WGHP Greensboro Expanding Its Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, Jan 9, 2014, 6:08 PM EST
The North Carolina Fox affiliate is adding a half-hour to both its noon and 6 p.m. broadcasts beginning Feb. 3. Full Story | Comments (1)
Dma 8 (Washington)
WRC Adds Chris Lawrence As Weekend Anchor
University of Maryland, Jan 9, 2014, 2:53 PM EST
Dma 84 (CHAMPAIGN-SPRINGFIELD-DECATUR, Ill.)
WAND Promotes Anchor, Expands Noon News
TVNewsCheck, Jan 9, 2014, 8:23 AM EST
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
Steve Brown Joins WGRZ As Investigative Reporter
The Buffalo News, Jan 9, 2014, 6:46 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WLS Anchor Linda Yu Recovering From Accident
Robert Feder, Jan 9, 2014, 6:35 AM EST
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KDOC To Air KABC News At 8 P.M.
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2014, 9:14 PM EST
The Los Angeles indie will begin a daily newscast produced by the ABC O&O beginning next week. Full Story | Add comment
dma 29 (Nashville)
WZTV Names Kay Morgan Chief Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2014, 8:17 PM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WAGA Producer Saves Family From Burning Home
WAGA, Jan 8, 2014, 3:18 PM EST
dma 5 (Dallas)
KXAS Early Morning Co-Anchor Mark Hayes Out
Uncle Barky, Jan 8, 2014, 2:50 PM EST
Dma 66
WDBJ Roanoke Anchor Hollani Davis Leaving
Roanoke.com, Jan 8, 2014, 2:38 PM EST
dma 65
WCHS Charleston Launches 5 P.M. Newscast
Herald-Dispatch.com, Jan 8, 2014, 2:26 PM EST
Dma 8 (Washington)
Anchor Chris Lawrence Joins WRC Washington
TVNewsCheck, Jan 8, 2014, 12:06 PM EST
DMA 26 (Indianapolis)
Reporting Live From The Polar Vortex
TVNewsCheck, Jan 7, 2014, 5:56 PM EST
Many TV stations around the country are dealing with historically severe weather conditions today and have been over the past few days. Not only is the record-breaking cold and snow the focus of the news coverage in many TV markets in the US, but it’s disrupting normal operations within those stations as well. Here's an account of how one station, WISH Indianapolis, is coping. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 22 (Portland, OR)
KGW Selling Copter, Will Partner With KPTV
TVSpy, Jan 7, 2014, 7:58 AM EST
Portland, Ore., NBC affiliate KGW is selling its news helicopter and has entered into a shared chopper dal with Fox affil KPTV. Link | Add comment
Dma 40 (Austin, TX)
KTBC Names Amanda Salinas Morning News Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2014, 1:04 PM EST
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jan 6, 2014, 7:48 AM EST
Two of the three new ND openings are in sunny Florida which sounds pretty good about now. One of the openings was created by the surprising departure of a ND for another job in the Sunshine State.Our list of open ND jobs now stands at 22. Link | Add comment
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
KXAS Reporter Omar Villafranca Leaving
Uncle Barky, Jan 6, 2014, 7:43 AM EST
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
WPEC News Director Cathy Younkin Out
Gossip Extra, Jan 6, 2014, 7:19 AM EST
Sinclair CBS affiliate WPEC West Palm Beach, Fla., fired News Director Cathy Younkin on Friday. General Manager Michael Pumo confirmed that Younkin, who was named ND in 2009, is no longer at the station but declined to comment further. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM Reporter Savini Charged With DUI, Battery
Chicago Sun-Times, Jan 6, 2014, 6:39 AM EST
Market Share by Paul Greeley
How A Local News Catch-Phrase Was Born
TVNewsCheck, Jan 6, 2014, 5:30 AM EST
Here’s the crazy story behind an assignment editor, a news director, a reporter and Twiggy, a water-skiing squirrel. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF's Mike Jerrick Finds Himself In A Color Bind
TVSpy, Jan 3, 2014, 2:57 PM EST
dma 76
WTOL Toledo Anchor Chrys Peterson Leaving
Toledo Blade, Jan 3, 2014, 2:56 PM EST
DMA 26 (Indianapolis)
WISH Expands Its 10 P.M. News On WNDY
TVNewsCheck, Jan 3, 2014, 1:00 PM EST
The WISH-produced evening newscast on sister station WNDY will become an hour starting on Monday, Jan. 6. Full Story | Add comment
dma 31 (Kansas City)
Longtime Weatherman Joel Nichols Leaves KMBC
Kansas City Star, Jan 3, 2014, 5:54 AM EST
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
WTEV-WAWS Names Bob Longo News Dir.
TVNewsCheck, Jan 2, 2014, 3:59 PM EST
He will head up news at the Cox Media Group CBS-Fox duopoly in Jacksonville, Fla. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 187 (Lima, OH)
WLIO-WOHL Ups Jeff Fitzgerald To News Dir.
TVSpy, Jan 2, 2014, 7:42 AM EST
Jeff Fitzgerald has been named news director for Block Communications' Lima, Ohioi, NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS affiliates WLIO and WOHL. Fitzgerald will continue to anchor the 6 p.m. news for the stations. Link | Add comment
commentary by Hal Boedeker
Bragging Remains A Drag On Local News
Orlando Sentinel, Jan 2, 2014, 6:11 AM EST
The Orlando Sentinel's Hal Boedeker: "Just when 2013 was almost over, I was reminded of one of my least favorite topics: the incessant bragging in local TV news." Link | Comments (5)
dma 58
Anchor Jerry Gretzinger Leaving WRGB Albany
Albany Times Union, Dec 30, 2013, 2:47 PM EST
Longtime News Director Dick Tuininga Dies At 70
Rick Gevers & Associates, Dec 30, 2013, 7:44 AM EST
DMA 45 (Birmingham, AL)
WBRC Anchor Scott Richards Leaves After 32 Years
WBRC, Dec 30, 2013, 7:15 AM EST
dma 28
San Diego TV Newsman Loren Nancarrow Dies
U-T San Diego, Dec 29, 2013, 1:31 PM EST
dma 33 (Salt Lake City)
KSL Says It Hasn't Banned Gay Kissing Video
Salt Lake Tribune, Dec 27, 2013, 6:06 AM EST
Mormon church-owned NBC affiliate KSL Salt Lake City, Utah, is not against kissing, although its reporters were apparently told to avoid showing it when reporting on the court decision overturning Utah's ban on gay marriage. But that, according the top KSL news executive, is not station policy. Link | Add comment
Dma 84 (CHAMPAIGN-SPRINGFIELD-DECATUR, Ill.)
WICS Sports Director Krista Lander Leaving
The State Journal-Register, Dec 26, 2013, 7:31 AM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
1972 WLS Christmas Special Restored
Robert Feder, Dec 26, 2013, 6:53 AM EST
commentary by Don Shelby
An Ex-Anchorman's Take On 'Anchorman 2'
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Dec 24, 2013, 6:33 AM EST
Longtime WCCO Minneapolis anchor Don Shelby: "I laughed until I cried and I hung my head in shame one recent weekend in New York. After you see the movie and laugh at the ridiculousness of television news as Ron Burgundy portrays it, go home and ask whether what passes as journalism today really is journalism. For those of us who tried to inform, it is not easy to see television journalism turned into a punchline." Link | Comments (2)
Dma 101 (Fayetteville-Fort Smith, AR)
Yve Jones Joining KHBS-KHOG As Asst. ND
TVNewsCheck, Dec 23, 2013, 2:59 PM EST
dma 10 ( Houston)
Jacqueline Crea Joins KHOU From KTSM
MikeMcGuff.com, Dec 23, 2013, 2:43 PM EST
DMA 65 (Charleston-Huntington, WV)
Kelly Ann Cicalese Joins WSAZ Weather Team
TVNewsCheck, Dec 23, 2013, 8:28 AM EST
dma 1 (New York)
WPIX News Adds Stewart Kasloff, Ups Zack Smith
TVNewsCheck, Dec 23, 2013, 8:16 AM EST
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Dec 23, 2013, 7:31 AM EST
We have one new news directors to introduce you to this week, with two new openings. One of those openings is a start-up in Michigan. Our list of open ND jobs now stands at 21. Link | Add comment
dma 3
WLS Chicago Moving Jason Knowles To I-Team
Robert Feder, Dec 20, 2013, 6:57 AM EST
Dma 95 (Charleston, SC)
Charleston TV Reporters Use Press Access To Shop
Charleston Post and Courier, Dec 20, 2013, 6:08 AM EST
dma 57 (Richmond, VA)
Longtime WWBT Newsman Doug Hill Dies At 91
WWBT, Dec 19, 2013, 2:41 PM EST
dma 78 (Rochester)
Christopher Ford Named WHEC News Director
Rochester Business Journal, Dec 19, 2013, 7:25 AM EST
Hubbard Broadcasting taps the former assistant ND at WTSP Tampa, Fla., to head news operations at its NBC affiliate in Rochester, N.Y. Link | Add comment
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
Meteorologist Katy Morgan Leaving WXIX
Cincinnati.com, Dec 19, 2013, 7:01 AM EST
Dma 41 (Oklahoma City)
KWTV Sports Director Under Fire For Racial Tweet
TVSpy, Dec 19, 2013, 6:19 AM EST
Dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA Anchor Remains Off Air Over School Scandal
Washington Post, Dec 19, 2013, 6:15 AM EST
Dma 5
KXAS, Dallas Morning News In Partnership
TVNewsCheck, Dec 18, 2013, 7:41 PM EST
The Dallas Morning News
and NBC O&O KXAS Dallas (DMA 5) have formed a media partnership that will include the newspaper, dallasnews.com, nbcdfw.com and local newscasts on KXAS to start. Additional platforms and projects are anticipated in the future, according to KXAS. In addition to general news, the two media organizations will join together on content like weather, politics and breaking news. Readers and viewers will begin to see the first efforts of the partnership after Jan. 1, 2014 | Comments (2)
dma 67 (Wichita, Kan.)
KSN Anchor Justin Kraemer Fired After F-Bomb
Wichita Eagle, Dec 18, 2013, 7:43 AM EST
dma 23 (Pittsburgh)
WPXI Sports Reporter Rick Walsh Leaving
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec 18, 2013, 7:25 AM EST
Dma 24 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WTVD Sorry After Anchor Says Santa's Not Real
Mediaite, Dec 17, 2013, 3:18 PM EST
It's News: A Christmas Present, Or Two, Or 10
TVNewsCheck, Dec 17, 2013, 2:38 PM EST
Conan O'Brien discovers that local news people agree: it's OK to be a little selfish this Christmas. Just admit it. | Add comment
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
KSAT News Director Jim Boyle Retires
MySanAntonio.com, Dec 17, 2013, 2:27 PM EST
Jim Boyle has retired for health reasons after three decades with the San Antonio ABC affiliate, whose newscasts have long dominated the ratings there. The station wouldn't disclose details except to say that Boyle, 65, is recovering from surgery. Link | Add comment
dma 113
WKBN-WYTV ND Gary Coursen Dies At 55
WKBN, Dec 17, 2013, 8:02 AM EST
The former photographer, who in 2003 was named news director of LIN's Youngstown, Ohio, CBS-ABC duopoly, died of cancer Monday. Link | Add comment
dma 3
WLS Chicago Surveys Vieweres On Weather Team
Robert Feder, Dec 17, 2013, 7:55 AM EST
dma 18
Shannon Butler Has Left WOFL Orlando
Orlando Sentinel, Dec 17, 2013, 7:49 AM EST
YEAR IN REVIEW, PART I
TV News 2013: Busy Year For Local, Networks
TVNewsCheck, Dec 17, 2013, 11:00 AM EST
Once again, a wide range of breaking news stories kept local television news departments as well as broadcast network operations scrambling and, in some cases, working together to make sense of horrific events like the Boston Marathon bombings. This is the first part of TVNewsCheck’s annual look back at the year. Tomorrow in Part II we'll reprise the major developments in business, regulation, programming and new media. Part III, the year’s big stories in technology, will be featured on Thursday at noon and Part IV on Friday will highlight those the industry lost during the year. Full Story | Add comment
dma 67 (Wichita, Kan.)
KSN Anchor Signs Off With An F-Bomb
The Wrap, Dec 16, 2013, 3:09 PM EST
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Dec 16, 2013, 8:20 AM EST
We have five new news directors in this week's edition, with three new openings. That drops our list of open ND jobs to 20 from last week's 22. (If that trend keeps up, in 10 weeks or so....) Link | Add comment
dma 11 (Detroit)
WXYZ Names Dave Manney News Director
TVNewsCheck, Dec 16, 2013, 7:48 AM EST
Scripps taps the managing editor of WNBC New York to lead the news operations of its Detroit ABC affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
Questions Over Gifts To WFLD Contributor Negovan
Robert Feder, Dec 16, 2013, 7:31 AM EST
dma 116 (Fargo, ND)
Police Investigate KVLY Reporter Over Story
InForum, Dec 13, 2013, 10:37 AM EST
dma 31 (Kansas City)
KSHB Sports Director Under Fire For Alleged Slur
Yahoo Sports, Dec 12, 2013, 2:56 PM EST
dma 106 (Tallahassee, FL)
David Lee Tapped As WTXL News Director
TVSpy, Dec 12, 2013, 7:18 AM EST
The former KCOY Santa Maria, Calif., assistant news director joins the Tallahassee ABC affiliate. Link | Add comment
Dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
Bernice Kearney Named KSAT News Director
TVNewsCheck, Dec 12, 2013, 7:08 AM EST
The ABC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas, promotes its assistant ND to succeed the retiring Jim Boyle. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Adds Jeremy Rauch To Sports Lineup
Cincinnati.com, Dec 12, 2013, 6:55 AM EST
dma 9
WGCL Atlanta Adds Frank Wiley To News Staff
AccessAtlanta, Dec 12, 2013, 6:51 AM EST
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WAGA Reporter Paul Yates Retiring After 40 Years
AccessAtlanta, Dec 11, 2013, 7:21 AM EST
dma 20 (Sacramento, CA)
Murder Suspect Calls KOVR During Standoff
TVSpy, Dec 10, 2013, 2:58 PM EST
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Telemundo’s WWSI Gets Ready To Make News
TVNewsCheck, Dec 10, 2013, 12:10 PM EST
The Comcast-owned Spanish-language station in Philadelphia will launch its news operation on Jan. 6. With the debut, WWSI will join Telemundo’s other 15 stations in offering local news. The new 6 and 11 p.m. broadcasts will enjoy synergies with co-owned NBC O&O WCAU. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 19 (Cleveland, OH)
WKYC's Chris Tye Returning To Anchor Desk
WKYC Director's Cut, Dec 10, 2013, 8:19 AM EST
dma 10
KTRK Houston Photographer Bob Dows Dies
Mike McGuff, Dec 10, 2013, 7:27 AM EST
dma 61 (Knoxville, TN)
Ted Hall Back In Knoxville As WVLT Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 9, 2013, 5:31 PM EST
Dma 125 (Monterey-Salinas, CA)
KSBW Names Jillian O’Brien Asst. News Director
TVNewsCheck, Dec 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EST
DMA 146
KTVA Anchorage Goes HD, Unveils New Set
TVNewsCheck, Dec 9, 2013, 7:54 AM EST
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Dec 9, 2013, 7:35 AM EST
Two veteran NDs left their stations this week, the only new openings we have in this week's report. And I'm not aware of any newly named news directors, so our count of open ND positions stands at 22. Link | Add comment
dma 60 (Tulsa, OK)
KJRH Photog Cameron Hood Killed In Car Crash
KJRH, Dec 6, 2013, 2:55 PM EST
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
Gaard Swanson Leaving WKMG, Matt Austin Upped
Orlando Sentinel, Dec 6, 2013, 2:49 PM EST
dma 3
Chicago Sweeps: WLS Widens 10 P.M. Lead
Robert Feder, Dec 6, 2013, 2:23 PM EST
Dma 32 (Columbus, OH)
Duane Pohlman Joins WCMH News Staff
TVNewsCheck, Dec 6, 2013, 10:54 AM EST
dma 34
Milwaukee Sweeps: WTMJ Slips After TWC Tiff
The Business Journal, Dec 5, 2013, 2:57 PM EST
TV3 Winchester Closes After Six Years On Air
WJLA, Dec 5, 2013, 2:52 PM EST
Gray Television's TV3 Winchester, a local, cable-only ABC affiliate that served the Winchester, Front Royal and Berryville areas of Virginia, announced today that it was closing its news operation. Link | Add comment
commentary by J.R. Mahon
5 Investments Local TV Needs To Make In '14
NetNewsCheck, Dec 5, 2013, 7:42 AM EST
With 2014 just around the corner, some local TV newsrooms are still dawdling when it comes to moving into the digital era. "Many newsrooms will need measurable Web-based improvements in 2014, which will entail spending and newsroom cultural shifting," says KSBW San Diego's J.R. Mahon. Here are five most essential digital investments for broadcast newsrooms in the coming year. Link | Add comment
dma 40
Morning Anchor Loriana Hernandez Leaving KTBC
Austin360.com, Dec 5, 2013, 7:21 AM EST
dma 3
WLS Chicago Adds Gil Soffer As Legal Analyst
Robert Feder, Dec 5, 2013, 6:59 AM EST
dma 36
San Antonio Sweeps: A Near Sweep For KSAT
MySanAntonio.com, Dec 5, 2013, 6:17 AM EST
Dma 15 (Minneapolis-Saint Paul)
Kelcey Carlson Named KMSP Evening Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Dec 4, 2013, 4:31 PM EST
DMA 45 (Birmingham, AL)
News Director Bill Payer Out At WIAT
TVSpy, Dec 4, 2013, 2:49 PM EST
He announced his departure in an email to station staffers today. He has been the news director at the Birmingham, Ala., CBS affiliate since 2006. Link | Add comment
DMA 5 (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
Reporter Lauren Zakalik Joins WFAA Dallas
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Dec 4, 2013, 8:14 AM EST
dma 35
Cincinnati Sweeps: WKRC Tops, WXIX Gains
Cincinnati.com, Dec 4, 2013, 7:18 AM EST
dma 23
Pittsburgh Sweeps: Very Tight News Race
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec 4, 2013, 7:03 AM EST
KTTV Los Angeles Anchor Carlos Amezcua Leaves
Los Angeles Times, Dec 4, 2013, 6:57 AM EST
dma 21
St. Louis Sweeps: KMOV A Big Winner
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dec 4, 2013, 6:22 AM EST
dma 20
Sacramento Sweeps: KCRA Tops Most Slots
Sacramento Bee, Dec 4, 2013, 6:19 AM EST
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Stations No Longer Saving Best For Sweeps
TVNewsCheck, Dec 3, 2013, 11:53 AM EST
With increased news competition and the growing influence of news via smartphones, many stations are ditching the old practice of loading up their newscasts four times a year. Instead, says consultant Jerry Gumbert, stations are focusing on “important, in-depth investigations with strong journalistic prowess and no hype" that is becoming increasingly pervasive in their year-round coverage. "Original substantive content" has replaced "sensational bizarre stories," he says. Full Story | Comments (2)
dma 5
Dallas Sweeps: KDFW In A.M., WFAA At 10
Dallas Morning News, Dec 3, 2013, 11:18 AM EST
dma 14
Tampa Sweeps: WFTS Tops In Evening And Late
Florida News Center, Dec 3, 2013, 8:10 AM EST
dma 5
Dallas Sweeps: Everyone's A Winner
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Dec 3, 2013, 8:03 AM EST
dma 146
KTVA Anchorage Preps New Newsroom, Set
NewscastStudio, Dec 3, 2013, 8:01 AM EST
dma 33
Salt Lake Sweeps: KUTV Wins, But Late News Down
Salt Lake Tribune, Dec 3, 2013, 7:42 AM EST
dma 53
Providence Sweeps: WJAR Claims Victory
GoLocalProv.com, Dec 3, 2013, 7:39 AM EST
dma 52
Buffalo Sweeps: WGRZ, WIVB Tie In Morning
Buffalo News, Dec 3, 2013, 7:35 AM EST
dma 17
Denver Sweeps: KUSA Regains Dominance
Denver Post, Dec 3, 2013, 7:31 AM EST
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KSTP Journalist Jason Davis Retiring
Minneapolis StarTribune, Dec 3, 2013, 7:17 AM EST
dma 4
Steve Patterson Joins KYW Philadelphia News
TVNewsCheck, Dec 2, 2013, 6:56 PM EST
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KTTV Anchor Carlos Amezcua Leaves
Los Angeles Times, Dec 2, 2013, 6:51 PM EST
dma 5
NewsFix Format Expanding To KDAF Dallas
Mike McGuff, Dec 2, 2013, 11:27 AM EST
People who were waiting to see if/when KIAH Houston's anchor-less show NewsFix would start showing up in other cities now have an answer. KIAH Executive Director Steve Simon is leaving the Tribune station in Houston and moving to sister station KDAF in Dallas as news director to start NewsFix in the DFW Metroplex. Link | Add comment
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Dec 2, 2013, 8:08 AM EST
Our report is a little slow on ND movement, not unexpected in a holiday-shortened week. We have one new ND to tell you about, with, to my knowledge, no  new openings, but history says that might change now that the November sweep is over. That one move means our list of open ND positions remains at 20. Link | Add comment
dma 27 (Baltimore)
After 20 Years, Kai Jackson Leaving WJZ
Baltimore Sun, Dec 2, 2013, 7:32 AM EST
Dma 55 (Fresno-Visalia, CA)
Two News Staffers Leaving KSEE-KGPE
Fresno Bee, Dec 2, 2013, 6:31 AM EST
Dma 15 (Minneapolis-Saint Paul)
KSTP Losing Two From Morning Newscast
Pioneer Press, Dec 2, 2013, 6:27 AM EST
dma 145 (Bismarck, ND)
Ron Burgundy Co-Anchors KXMB News
Associated Press, Dec 2, 2013, 6:00 AM EST
Actor and comedian Will Ferrell reprised his Anchorman role for the Bismarck, N.D., CBS affiliate's Saturday night news broadcast. The former Saturday Night Live star is promoting its upcoming sequel, Anchorman 2. Ferrell read stories while engaging in some banter with co-anchor Amber Schatz and the rest of the news team. "What? Am I supposed to read that?" Full Story | Add comment
Dma 63
Reporter Paris Lewbel Joins WTVQ Lexington
TVNewsCheck, Dec 1, 2013, 3:45 PM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
Robin Robinson Signs Off After 26 Years At WFLD
WFLD, Nov 27, 2013, 9:38 AM EST
Dma 26 (Indianapolis)
WISH Names Lori Wilson Lead Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 27, 2013, 8:07 AM EST
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA Anchor Loses Mind Over Patio Snow Pix
Mediaite, Nov 27, 2013, 7:43 AM EST
dma 1
ABC News’ Rob Nelson Joining WABC New York
TVSpy, Nov 27, 2013, 6:59 AM EST
dma 3
WFLD Chicago Anchor Amara Walker Leaving
Chicago Tribune, Nov 27, 2013, 6:50 AM EST
dma 60
KJRH Tulsa Losing Its 'Problem Solvers
Tulsa News Today, Nov 27, 2013, 6:07 AM EST
DMA 58 (Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY)
WXXA Airs Old Weather Report During NFL Game
Albany Times Union, Nov 26, 2013, 2:53 PM EST
Former KHNL-KGMB Anchor Lyle Galdeira Dies
Hawaii News Now, Nov 26, 2013, 2:26 PM EST
Dma 2
Marla Tellez Joins KTTV’s ‘Good Day L.A.’
TVNewsCheck, Nov 26, 2013, 2:12 PM EST
Dma 39
Anchor Kirk Mason Joins WWMT Grand Rapids
TVNewsCheck, Nov 26, 2013, 8:04 AM EST
dma 80 (Portland, ME)
Settlement Reached In Anchor Suit Against WGME
Kennebec Journal, Nov 26, 2013, 7:25 AM EST
dma 27 (Baltimore)
WBAL Adds Jason Newton To Anchor Desk
Baltimore Sun, Nov 26, 2013, 6:51 AM EST
dma 5 (Dallas )
KDAF Said To Be Replacing 9 P.M. 'Nightcap' News
UncleBarky.com, Nov 25, 2013, 3:04 PM EST
Dma 8 (Washington)
WUSA Viewers Hope To Bring Back Suspended Anchor
Washington Post, Nov 25, 2013, 2:49 PM EST
dma 123
KEYT Santa Barbara Adds AM Meteorologist
TVSpy, Nov 25, 2013, 2:46 PM EST
Dma 10 (Houston)
Rita Garcia Named Co-Anchor Of KRIV’s A.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Nov 25, 2013, 12:50 PM EST
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Nov 25, 2013, 8:04 AM EST
Lots of news this week, but only one change in the news director ranks. That move leaves our list open ND jobs at 20. Link | Add comment
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Randy Waters Retires After 29 Years At WXIA
AccessAtlanta.com, Nov 25, 2013, 7:18 AM EST
dma 17 (Denver)
Eli Stokols Named KDVR Weekend News Anchor
Denver Post, Nov 22, 2013, 6:51 AM EST
Dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KDOC To Air KABC-Produced Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Nov 21, 2013, 4:54 PM EST
The Ellis Communications-owned Los Angeles independent will air an hour-long 8 p.m. newscast from ABC O&O KABC starting in January. It will also rebroadcast KABC’s 11 p.m. news at midnight. Full Story | Add comment
dma 107 (Reno, NV)
KOLO Introduces New Chief Meteorologist
KOLO, Nov 21, 2013, 3:17 PM EST
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Anchor Pays Tribute To 'Flashdance'
WTXF, Nov 21, 2013, 3:15 PM EST
Dma 5
Ken Molestina Joins KTVT Dallas News
TVNewsCheck, Nov 21, 2013, 12:16 PM EST
Univision Names Lourdes Torres Regional News VP
TVSpy, Nov 21, 2013, 7:41 AM EST
Local News Stepping Up Its Twitter Game
LostRemote, Nov 21, 2013, 7:31 AM EST
Top entertainment stars are becoming the social darlings of real-time tweeting, but local news personalities are now trying to catch up. KCAL Los Angeles reporter Melanie Woodrow live-tweeted her Nov. 5 report on human trafficking, tweeting out questions and comments to her followers, and in the process, gaining 11 times her daily average of new Twitter followers, according to Twitter data. Link | Add comment
dma 2
Lucy Noland Leaving KNBC Los Angeles
TVSpy, Nov 20, 2013, 2:40 PM EST
Dma 7 (Boston)
WFXT Tips Lead To Sex Offenders Arrests
WFXT, Nov 20, 2013, 2:06 PM EST
WFXT Boston crime reporter Bob Ward, known for bringing attention to unsolved cases to help authorities capture criminals, revealed the state’s “Most Wanted Sex Offender Fugitives” list on Sunday, which resulted in the captures of five out of 10 of the state’s most wanted sex offenders. Each one of these captures happened because of viewers who saw Ward’s piece and called in their tips to State Police. Link | Add comment
dma 5 (Dallas)
Reporter Steve Stoler Leaving WFAA After 11 Years
UncleBarky.com, Nov 19, 2013, 2:55 PM EST
Dma 14 (Tampa, FL)
News Director Don North Leaves WFLA
Tampa Tribune, Nov 18, 2013, 3:00 PM EST
North joined the Media General-owned NBC affiliate in Tampa, Fla., in 2005 from Media General’s CBS affiliate in Wichita, Kan. A company spokeswoman would not discuss the circumstances of North’s departure, including whether he left voluntarily or was terminated. Link | Add comment
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KTTV Anchor Julie Chang Has Brain Tumor
TVSpy, Nov 18, 2013, 2:40 PM EST
dma 117
Tornado Forces WEEK Peoria Off The Air
TVNewsCheck, Nov 18, 2013, 8:27 AM EST
The Peoria, Ill., NBC affiliate's meteorologists were live when they were forced to take cover as a tornado touched down in East Peoria on Sunday. Full Story | Add comment
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Nov 18, 2013, 8:10 AM EST
Today's biggest news involves Friday's middle-of-the-rating period departure of a veteran ND in Tampa. That's one of two new openings in our report, with three new NDs to tell you about. Those changes bring our list of open news director jobs to 21. Link | Add comment
commentary by Phil Mushnick
Do Local News Anchors Think We're Idiots?
New York Post, Nov 18, 2013, 6:51 AM EST
Whose idea was it to have news anchors explain what we just saw or to confer congratulations on reporters? There are now so many reasons to avoid watching local news — network promos posed as news, bogus "breaking news" and frenzy-whipped weather forecasts that call for winter weather in January — why degrade the legitimate stuff while further degrading your audiences? Link | Comments (5)
dma 17 (Denver)
Dave Delozier Leaves KUSA After 34 Years
KUSA, Nov 18, 2013, 6:17 AM EST
dma 139 (Duluth, MN-Superior, WI)
Former KBJR Anchor Dick Wallack Dies At 82
NorthlandsNewsCenter, Nov 15, 2013, 2:42 PM EST
dma 1
Alec Baldwin Confronts WNYW New York Reporter
WNYW, Nov 15, 2013, 12:10 PM EST
dma 5 (Dallas )
WFAA Dallas Reporter Monika Diaz Leaving
UncleBarky.com, Nov 15, 2013, 7:40 AM EST
Dma 43 (Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA)
WHTM Ups Laura Schmidt To Assistant ND
TVSpy, Nov 15, 2013, 6:59 AM EST
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KPLR Reporter's Hug Ignites Ethics Debate
JimRomenesko.com, Nov 15, 2013, 6:56 AM EST
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
Sports Anchor Broo Jumps From WLWT To WCPO
Cincinnati.com, Nov 15, 2013, 6:44 AM EST
dma 4
Erin O'Hearn Returns To WPVI Philadelphia
Philadelphia Daily News, Nov 15, 2013, 6:28 AM EST
DMA 81 (Cape Girardeau, MO)
KBSI,KFVS Extend News Sharing Arrangement
TVNewsCheck, Nov 14, 2013, 3:31 PM EST
Dma 17 (Denver)
Calderon Mitchel New KDEN News Director
TVNewsCheck, Nov 14, 2013, 7:44 AM EST
The former anchor-producer at KBNT San Diego will head news operations at Denver’s  Telemundo affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
dma 5
KDFW Dallas Reporter Fiona Gorostiza Leaving
UncleBarky.com, Nov 14, 2013, 7:29 AM EST
dma 11
WDIV Detroit Reporter Drops Live F-Bomb
Huffington Post, Nov 13, 2013, 3:29 PM EST
dma 18
Woman Pulls Gun On WESH Orlando Reporter
Associated Press, Nov 13, 2013, 2:47 PM EST
dma 40 (Austin, TX)
Shannon Wolfson To Co-Anchor KXAN At 6 & 10
Austin360.com, Nov 13, 2013, 7:27 AM EST
dma 18 (Orlando, FL)
WESH Adding Traffic Reporter Jazmin Bailey
Orlando Sentinel, Nov 13, 2013, 6:58 AM EST
dma 5 (Dallas)
WFAA Names Newsroom After Late Marty Haag
WFAA, Nov 12, 2013, 2:46 PM EST
dma 95
WCIV Charleston Adds Bill Burr To Reporting Staff
Moultrie News, Nov 12, 2013, 2:45 PM EST
Dmas 10 (Houston) & 25 (Charlotte, NC)
KRIV's Ned Hibberd Moving To WJZY-WMYT
TVNewsCheck, Nov 12, 2013, 1:30 PM EST
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
WFAA’s Bert Shipp Remembers Nov. 22, 1963
TVNewsCheck, Nov 12, 2013, 11:23 AM EST
Fifty years ago, Bert Shipp was assistant news director at Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA. He assigned himself to cover President John F. Kennedy's scheduled luncheon speech. Instead he found himself at the center of the biggest story of his career and one that filled the air of his and the other stations in town with four days of nonstop coverage. He talks about what that day meant to him and to the still-young medium of television news. Full Story | Add comment
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Nov 11, 2013, 7:53 AM EST
For the second consecutive week, our report features one new opening (in the second market) but no new openings, bringing our list of open ND jobs to 21. Link | Add comment
dma 3
WFLD's ‘Good Day Chicago’ Gets New EP
TVSpy, Nov 11, 2013, 7:24 AM EST
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
WISN Adds Ben Hutchison To News Team
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov 8, 2013, 3:02 PM EST
dma 3 (Chicago)
WFLD Moving Corey McPherrin To Noon News
TVSpy, Nov 8, 2013, 10:45 AM EST
Dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KCBS-KCAL Make Major Anchor Moves
TVNewsCheck, Nov 7, 2013, 5:05 PM EST
Dma 26 (Indianapolis)
WXIN Names Kristin Kane A.M. News Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 6, 2013, 5:41 PM EST
dma 135 (Rockford, IL)
WTVO-WQRF Meteorologist Eric Nefstead Dies
TVSpy, Nov 5, 2013, 7:24 AM EST
Dma 95 (Charleston, SC)
WCIV Names Scott Eisberg Sports Director
TVNewsCheck, Nov 4, 2013, 7:00 PM EST
Dma 30 (Hartford-New Haven, CT)
Meteorologist Matt Scott Joins WTIC-WCCT
TVNewsCheck, Nov 4, 2013, 3:45 PM EST
Dma 173 (Rapid City, SD)
KEVN Expands Its Weekend News To One Hour
TVNewsCheck, Nov 4, 2013, 8:31 AM EST
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
WTLV-WJXX's Tim Deegan Charged With DUI
Jacksonville.com, Nov 4, 2013, 8:25 AM EST
dma 17
Turnover Abounds At Two Denver Stations
Denver Post, Oct 31, 2013, 6:37 AM EDT
A certain corner of Denver TV is seeing sudden turnover. Why are they fleeing Fox O&O KDVR and co-owned CW affil KWGN? Either it's a terrific springboard to bigger things or there's some malfunction at the sister stations. Link | Add comment
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KNBC Playing To Viewers On County Buses
Los Angeles Times, Oct 29, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT
A special Los Angeles newscast is part of an hour-long program that plays on monitors in nearly 1,800 Metropolitan Transportations Authority buses throughout the day before a captive audience. Link | Comments (2)
Dma 7
Phil Lipof Joins WCVB Boston As Anchor-Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Oct 29, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT
dma 89 (Colorado Springs)
KOAA Names Kelly Duffy News Director
KOAA, Oct 29, 2013, 7:37 AM EDT
She is joining the Colorado Springs NBC affiliate on Dec. 2 from KSBW Monterey-Salinas, Calif. Link | Add comment
dma 94
WAPT Jackson, MS, Hires Two Journalists
TVSpy, Oct 29, 2013, 7:36 AM EDT
Anna Davlantes Leaving WFLD Chicago
Chicago Tribune, Oct 29, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT
dma 3
Anchor Anna Davlantes Out At WFLD Chicago
Robert Feder, Oct 29, 2013, 6:11 AM EDT
Dma 43 (Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA)
WGAL Makes Changes To Weather Team
TVNewsCheck, Oct 28, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 28, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT
The upcoming rating period means a relatively slow week. Just one new news director to share with you, while, to the best of my knowledge, there are no new ND openings this week. That brings our list of open ND jobs to 22. Link | Add comment
dma 59 (Mobile, AL-Pensacola, FL)
Reporter Tami Brehse Leaves WPMI For PR Job
Examiner.com, Oct 28, 2013, 7:53 AM EDT
dma 3
WFLD Chicago Adds Melody Mendez, Jake Hamilton
Robert Feder, Oct 28, 2013, 6:56 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WXTV Anchor Rafael Pineda Retiring After 42 Years
Univision, Oct 25, 2013, 8:24 AM EDT
Dma 14 (Tampa, FL)
WTSP Opts Out Of News Sharing Agreement
Florida News Center, Oct 24, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT
According to WTSP GM Elliott Wiser, the local news sharing agreement that Tampa, Fla., stations WTSP, WFTS and WTVT have participated in since 2009, "had expired back in 2012." Since the expiration of the LNS, all three continued to participate in the sharing of video/resources, ad hoc until this past month. Wiser said that the current LNS situation was "just not working" for his station. Link | Add comment
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA Warned Not To Report Confidential Info
KUSA, Oct 24, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT
A city attorney representing the Denver Department of Human Services sent the Denver NBC affiliate a letter this week warning reporter Chris Vanderveen and News Director Patti Dennis to avoid releasing confidential information stemming from DDHS's involvement in a high-profile child abuse case. The letter arrived a day after a KUSA phone call to a spokesperson for DDHS informing her that the station was planning on doing a story involving the work of former DDHS employee Nathan O'Neal. Link | Add comment
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
WJXT Expands ‘The Morning Show’
TVNewsCheck, Oct 24, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT
The Jacksonville, Fla., independent's a.m. broadcast will run from 4:30 to 10 a.m. beginning Monday, Oct. 28. Full Story | Comments (7)
DMA 12 (Phoenix)
Tara Hitchcock Joins KPHO Morning News
TVNewsCheck, Oct 24, 2013, 8:33 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
Longtime KCNC Anchor Jodi Brooks Signing Off
Denver Post, Oct 24, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT
Bill Mazer, Famed NYC Sportscaster, Dies At 92
Hollywood Reporter, Oct 24, 2013, 5:54 AM EDT
RTDNF Offers Newsroom Leadership Guides
RTDNA, Oct 23, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT
When it comes to managing a newsroom, it's easy to feel like you're on your own. RTDNA and RTDNF offer dozens of training seminars for news leaders at its annual convention, as well as networking opportunities with newspeople from around the country and around the world. And now, for the first time, it's offering its most helpful and popular newsroom leadership publications at no charge for you to study. Link | Add comment
dmas 13 & 22
Layoffs At Seattle, Portland Sinclair Stations
TVSpy, Oct 23, 2013, 7:24 AM EDT
Sinclair Broadcast Group has handed down a round of layoffs at its newly-acquired KOMO Seattle and KATU Portland, Ore. Link | Comments (4)
dma 3 (Chicago)
Could Jon Kelley Be Joining WMAQ Chicago?
Robert Feder, Oct 23, 2013, 7:02 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Adds Anchor Jacki Jing To Morning Newscast
Cincinnati.com, Oct 23, 2013, 7:01 AM EDT
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
Former WOAI San Antonio Anchor Found Dead
WOAI, Oct 23, 2013, 6:16 AM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG Adds Chenevey To Lineup, Moves Perkins
TVNewsCheck, Oct 22, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT
dma 39 (Grand Rapids, MI)
John Hogan Joins WZZM Investigative Team
TVNewsCheck, Oct 22, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT
dma 4
WWSI Philadelphia Adds Anchor Ramon Zayas
Philadelphia Daily News, Oct 22, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT
Dma 65 (Charleston-Huntington, WV)
Amanda Barren Promoted To Main Anchor At WSAZ
TVNewsCheck, Oct 21, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT
dma 3
Anchor Kim Vatis Leaving WMAQ Chicago
Robert Feder, Oct 21, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT
DMA 111 (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
KELO To Launch 4 P.M. Online Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Oct 21, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT
Starting today, the CBS affiliate will broadcast an online-only newscast called First@4, a 15- to 30-minute program, depending on the amount of news during the day. The broadcast is available at the station's website, KELOLAND.com, and on its smartphone and tablet app.
Full Story | Add comment
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 21, 2013, 8:15 AM EDT
This week's report features two new NDs, and two new openings, leaving our count of open news director  jobs at 23. Link | Add comment
dma 3
Chicago News Legend Hugh Hill Dies At 89
Robert Feder, Oct 21, 2013, 7:41 AM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Reporter Jenn Fred Rappels For Charity
WTXF, Oct 18, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT
dma 40 (Austin, TX)
Ericka Miller Joins KEYE As Weekend Anchor
MikeMcGuff.com, Oct 17, 2013, 7:01 AM EDT
dma 3
WLS Chicago Bringing Back 'Eyewitness News'
Robert Feder, Oct 17, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KARE's Huppert Wins 9th And 10th Murrow Awards
TwinCities.com, Oct 16, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Alycia Lane, Sean Murphy Out At KNBC
TVSpy, Oct 16, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KNBC Sports Reporter Wins Pay Fight With Lawyer
Hollywood Reporter, Oct 16, 2013, 5:56 AM EDT
dma 71 (Green Bay, WI)
WBAY News Director Tom McCarey To Retire
TVSpy, Oct 15, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT
He will step down from the Green Bay, Wis., ABC affiliate next year. Link | Add comment
Dma 26 (Indianapolis)
Ratings Surge After Buchman Arrives At WTHR
Indianapolis Business Journal, Oct 14, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT
DMA 113 (Youngstown, OH)
WFMJ To Launch Weekend Morning Shows
TVNewsCheck, Oct 14, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT
WFMJ Weekend Today set to launch Oct. 26. The new broadcast will air as both a lead-in and lead-out to the Saturday and Sunday NBC Weekend Today programs. Full Story | Add comment
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 14, 2013, 7:23 AM EDT
You'll meet three new news directors in this week's report. And just one new opening for the second week in a row, so our count of open ND jobs drops and now stands at 23. Link | Add comment
dmas 12 (Phoenix) & 70 (Tucson, AZ)
KTVK Anchor Stella Inger Moving To KGUN
Facebook, Oct 14, 2013, 7:02 AM EDT
dma 64 (Dayton, OH)
Meteorologist Erica Collura Leaving WHIO
Facebook, Oct 14, 2013, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WLS Adds Troy Christensen To Weather Desk
Robert Feder, Oct 13, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT
Market Share by Paul Greeley
Planning, Persistence Can Build News Ratings
TVNewsCheck, Oct 14, 2013, 5:42 AM EDT
WMAR Baltimore is working hard to challenge the market's news leaders. According to Bill Hooper, the ABC affil's GM, “We look to seize opportunities to make change for the better, whether it’s in contract renewals for talent or programming. Whatever we need to do to improve the station.” Full Story | Comments (2)
Jessell at Large
Reinvention Crucial To Local News' Survival
TVNewsCheck, Oct 11, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT
Fox's Jack Abernethy is looking for different ways of doing local news, but he shouldn't be the only one. Broadcasting has lost the millennials and stations are not going to get them back by continuing to do the same thing every evening, every night. They need new formats and new ways of storytelling. Full Story | Comments (20)
Oops, Best Halloween News Bloopers
TVNewsCheck, Oct 11, 2013, 6:01 AM EDT
Dma 26 (Indianapolis)
WISH’s Debby Knox To Retire After 33 Years
TVNewsCheck, Oct 10, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT
dma 31 (Kansas City)
KCTV Names Larry Perret News Director
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 10, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT
The former news director at KTVX Salt Lake City is tapped to head journalism at Meredith's Kansas City CBS affiliate, succeeding Blaise Labbe who left in July. Link | Add comment
Liz Brunner Leaving WCVB Boston After 20 Years
TVNewsCheck, Oct 9, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT
dma 33
KUTH Launches News At 5 And 10 P.M.
HispanicAd, Oct 9, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT
The Salt Lake City, Utah, Univision affiliate will air Noticias 32 Salt Lake City weeknights, anchored by new hire Irene Caso. Link | Add comment
dma 3 (Chicago)
WFLD Drops Makeup Artist For Newscasts
Robert Feder, Oct 9, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT
Dma 11 (Detroit)
Roseborough Named News Director Of WJBK
TVNewsCheck, Oct 8, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT
Fox is promoting Kevin Roseborough to the top news spot at its Detroit O&O to succeed  Dana Hahn who left last month to become news director of Fox’s WTTG Washington Full Story | Add comment
Executive Session with Jack Abernethy, Part II
Chasing The Next Big Thing In Local TV News
TVNewsCheck, Oct 8, 2013, 8:18 AM EDT
Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy explains his vision for transforming local TV news. That vision includes more engaged anchors, non-traditional formats, more reliance on multimedia journalists and investigative reporters, sharing of news resources and deeper integration of social media. Read Part One of this two-part Q&A here. Full Story | Comments (6)
Dma 43 (Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA)
WGAL Weathercaster Doug Allen To Leave
York Daily Record, Oct 7, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT
Dma 30 (Hartford, CT)
WVIT Adds Veteran Investigative Journalist
TVNewsCheck, Oct 7, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT
Len Besthoff will serve as chief investigative reporter for Hartford, Conn., NBC-owned stations’ Troubleshooters Unit. Full Story | Add comment
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Oct 7, 2013, 8:15 AM EDT
There are four "new" news directors in this week's report. They've all been NDs before, though, so just how "new" can they be? And just one new opening, so our count of open ND jobs drops to 24. Link | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Anchor Under Fire For Shooting Tweet
Associated Press, Oct 7, 2013, 7:33 AM EDT
WTXF Phhiladelphia news anchor Joyce Evans is being criticized for trying to get her Twitter followers to watch the station's coverage of a deadly shooting by comparing it to Breaking Bad. Full Story | Comments (4)
dma 87 (Chattanooga, TN)
WTVC Sports Director Darrell Patterson Retiring
WTVC, Oct 4, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Brandis Friedman Joins WTTW's 'Chicago Tonight'
Robert Feder, Oct 4, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
WTMJ Apologizes, Issues Retraction For Story
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct 3, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT
dma 82 (Shreveport, LA)
KTBS Reporter Arrested On Obscenity Charge
KSLA, Oct 3, 2013, 7:41 AM EDT
dma 72
Meteorologist Arielle Nixon leaving WHO
DesMoinesRegister.com, Oct 3, 2013, 7:38 AM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Syma Chowdhry Joins KYW’s Eyewitness News
TVNewsCheck, Oct 3, 2013, 7:35 AM EDT
Bill Nigut Returns To TV At Ga. Public Broadcasting
AccessAtlanta.com, Oct 3, 2013, 6:59 AM EDT
dma 72 (Des Moines, IA)
Meteorologist Arielle Nixon leaving WHO
DesMoinesRegister.com, Oct 2, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT
DMA 14
WWSB Tampa Revamps Its Anchor Lineup
TVNewsCheck, Oct 1, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas )
Sports Anchor-Reporter Gina Miller Leaving KTVT
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Oct 1, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT
Dma 66 (Roanoke, VA)
WSET Names Bob Cashen News Director
Roanoke Times, Oct 1, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT
He's joining the ABC affiliate in Lynchburg, Va., from WALA Mobile, Ala., where he's been news director for the past nine years. Link | Add comment
analysis by Debora Wenger
How Mobile Changes A TV Reporter's Day
Advancing The Story, Oct 1, 2013, 8:25 AM EDT
The need for mobile skills among broadcast journalists has gone through the roof.  In research from 2010, just 2% of TV job postings mentioned mobile — by the end of 2012, mobile skills were referenced in about 27% of job ads.  For those who aren’t good at math, that’s about a 1200% increase in two years. So, what do news directors want new hires to know about mobile? Link | Comments (1)
dma 29
WZTV Nashville Revamps Its Morning Newcast
The Tennessean, Oct 1, 2013, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 72 (Des Moines, IA)
WHO's Dave Price Hits Goal For Caucuses Book
Des Moines Register, Sep 30, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT
dma 6
Bay Area News Crews Hit By Robberies
CBS News, Sep 30, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT
Police have arrested two people in connection with a robbery of a KRON San Francisco news crew Friday night that resulted in a shooting. It is the latest in a series of brazen robberies of TV news crews in the San Francisco bay area. Link | Comments (1)
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Sep 30, 2013, 8:09 AM EDT
Three new openings, including one created by a health-caused retirement of a 30-year news director, lead this week's report. And we have three new news directors to share, leaving our count of open ND jobs at 27. Link | Add comment
Dma 101 (Fayetteville-Fort Smith, AR)
KHBS-KHOG Adds Meteorologist Brad Carl
TVNewsCheck, Sep 19, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Ratings Cast Shadow Over WLS' Morning
Robert Feder, Sep 19, 2013, 6:28 AM EDT
For more than 25 years, the sun rose over WLS Chicago. But now the ABC O&O's dominance of Chicago viewership from dawn to high noon may be slipping away. ABC 7 News This Morning has fallen out of first place from 5 to 7 a.m. Monday-Friday in overall audience and, more significantly, among adults 25-54. In addition, the move earlier this month of Windy City Live to 11 a.m. in order to make room for Live with Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. has cost the station viewership in both time periods. Link | Add comment
TVB Forward
Local News Tops In Driving Conversations
TVNewsCheck, Sep 18, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT
A TVB survey finds that TV is three times more likely to spark discussion than digital media and local TV news is a bigger conversation starter than both network and cable news. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 8 (Washington)
Dana Hahn Named WTTG News Director
TVNewsCheck, Sep 18, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT
The longtime news director at WJBK Detroit is tapped by Fox to do the same at its Washington duopoly of WTTG (Fox)-WDCA (MNT), succeeding Phil Metlin who recently retired. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Man Sentenced After Threating KYW Meteorologist
Philadelphia Daily News, Sep 18, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT
Dma 34 (Milwaukee)
Nate Kuester Joins WDJT Morning News
TVNewsCheck, Sep 18, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT
dma 12 (Phoenix)
KPNX Reporter Injured In Vehicle Crash
AZFamily.com, Sep 18, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
D.C. Stations Spend Monday At The Navy Yard
TVSpy, Sep 17, 2013, 7:48 AM EDT
After shots were reported around 8:20 a.m. Monday at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters in Washington, D.C., local stations broke into to regular programming with coverage at around 8:30 a.m. After brief updates, most of the stations went back to the network morning shows then returned for wall-to-wall coverage near the top of the hour. Link | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Iain Page Named WTXF Evening Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Sep 16, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT
Dma 48 (Jacksonville, FL)
Joy Purdy Rejoins WJXT As Evening Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Sep 16, 2013, 8:11 AM EDT
dma 23 (Pittsburgh)
Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin Joins WTAE
WTAE, Sep 13, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT
Former TV Reporter Asa George Dies At 34
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sep 13, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT
DMA 6 (San Francisco)
Amber Eikel Named Managing Editor of KTVU
TVNewsCheck, Sep 12, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT
dma 19 (Orlando, FL)
Wendy Chioji Returns To WKMG With Specials
Orlando Sentinel, Sep 12, 2013, 7:25 AM EDT
Dma 18 (Cleveland, OH)
WKYC Revamps Morning Anchor Desk
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sep 12, 2013, 7:22 AM EDT
Dma 3
Natalie Bomke Is Newest Anchor At WFLD Chicago
TVNewsCheck, Sep 11, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT
dma 4
WWSI Philly Hiring 15 To Launch Local News
TVNewsCheck, Sep 11, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT
The NBC-owned Telemundo station in Philadelphia is seeking spanish-speaking journalists and other professionals as it staffs up for 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts beginning in January. Full Story | Add comment
dma 8
Jan Jeffcoat Joins WUSA Washington As Anchor
WUSA, Sep 11, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT
dma 62
WINK Ft. Myers News Van Flips On I-75
WINK, Sep 10, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT
Dma 24 (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
WRAL Examines N.C. Unemployment Benefit Cuts
TVNewsCheck, Sep 10, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT
WTTG Anchor Brian Bolter Leaving For Restaurant
Washington Post, Sep 10, 2013, 6:38 AM EDT
Dma 16 (Miami)
Fired WFOR Anchor Benson Considers Lawsuit
South Florida Business Journal, Sep 10, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT
dma 42 (Birmingham, AL)
Andrea Lindenbert Out At WVTM News
al.com, Sep 9, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT
DMA 1 (New York)
Kori Chambers Joins WPIX Morning Anchor Desk
TVNewsCheck, Sep 9, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT
Local TV '18: News Less Linear, More Mobile
MediaPost, Sep 9, 2013, 8:09 AM EDT
Over the next five years, TV stations will produce fewer hours of news for their linear, broadcast channels, while increasing focus on mobile platforms for news delivery, allowing consumers untethered access to what's going on in their communities. Link | Add comment
dma 5
KDFW Dallas Reporter Emily Lopez Leaving
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Sep 9, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT
dma 48 (Louisville, KY)
WDRB Louisville Adds 3 More Print Journalists
TVNewsCheck, Sep 6, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT
Dma 41 (Oklahoma City)
Reporter-Anchor Abigail Ogle Joins KOCO Sports
TVNewsCheck, Sep 6, 2013, 9:49 AM EDT
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
Anchor Alleges Sex Discrimination Against WDJT
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sep 6, 2013, 7:35 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
Scott Fujita Set To Make WDSU Sports Debut
New Orleans Times-Picayune, Sep 6, 2013, 7:19 AM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WJLA's Leon Harris Back To Work After Illness
WJLA, Sep 6, 2013, 6:08 AM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
WFXT Adding An Hour Of News At 5 P.M.
TVNewsCheck, Sep 5, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT
Fox25 News at 5:00 will debut in Boston on Oct. 7 and will be anchored by Maria Stephanos, Mark Ockerbloom and Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz. Full Story | Comments (6)
dmas 155 & 42
Melissa Kim Leaves WLBZ For WIAT
Bangor Daily News, Sep 5, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT
Former WMTW Anchor Launches Interview Program
Portland Press Herald, Sep 5, 2013, 7:22 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Atlanta Adds Evening Anchor Scott Light
AccessAtlanta.com, Sep 5, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT
DMA 50 (Jacksonville, FL)
Judge Decides Not To Hold WJXT In Contempt
Jacksonville.com, Sep 4, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT
A judge decided Tuesday not to hold the Jacksonville, Fla., independent in contempt for briefly broadcasting part of an arrest report from the Aug. 23 attack of a 9-year-old girl in a Best Buy women's restroom. "The Court concludes that employees of WJXT, as human beings do at times, made a mistake." Link | Add comment
DMA 63 (Dayton, OH)
WBDT Expanding 10 P.M. News To 1 Hour
TVNewsCheck, Sep 4, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT
dma 17
KMGH Denver Adds Kellie Patterson As A.M. Anchor
KMGH, Sep 4, 2013, 7:52 AM EDT
dma 48 (Louisville, KY)
WHAS News Director Mark Neerman Resigns
MediaBistro, Sep 4, 2013, 6:44 AM EDT
The Louisville, Ky., ABC affiliate's news director resigned Tuesday. Neerman joined WHAS in 2009 from KNTV San Francisco, where he was the assistant news director. Link | Add comment
Dma 27
Amy Aubert Joins WMAR Baltimore As Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Sep 3, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Sep 3, 2013, 8:20 AM EDT
A robust six newly named NDs headline this week's report, with two new openings, one of them created by the "I'm retiring today, goodbye." departure of a Washington, D.C., news director. Those moves drop our list of open ND jobs to 20. Link | Add comment
Dma 1
WPIX New York Revamps A.M. Anchor Lineup
TVNewsCheck, Sep 3, 2013, 8:06 AM EDT
DMA 209
KNPL North Platte, Neb., Goes On The Air
TVNewsCheck, Sep 3, 2013, 7:29 AM EDT
The new Gray Television outlet brings CBS programming and high-def local news to the country’s 209th market. Full Story | Comments (1)
Sinclair's Expansion Makes It A 'Super Group'
Washington Post, Sep 3, 2013, 6:31 AM EDT
The media company is spending billions to snatch up local TV stations as it tries to build a national powerhouse to rival CNN. Link | Add comment
dma 23 (Pittsburgh)
WPXI Hires Lisa Sylvester As 6 and 11 P.M. Anchor
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sep 3, 2013, 6:11 AM EDT
Market Share by Paul Greeley
If It Ain’t ‘Breaking,’ Don’t Say It Is
TVNewsCheck, Sep 3, 2013, 7:03 AM EDT
WDRB Louisville, Ky., has stopped using “breaking news” to describe reports in its newscasts. It says it’s opted instead for “good journalism and storytelling.” The Block Communications Fox affiliate’s news director, Barry Fulmer, says: “We don’t want a marketing brand like “breaking news,” or anything else, dictate how we cover news.” Full Story | Comments (5)
ABC Owned Stations Closes Sacramento Bureau
LA Observed, Aug 30, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT
KUTV Salt Lake City: News You Can Dance To
TVNewsCheck, Aug 30, 2013, 8:16 AM EDT
Sinclair's Utah CBS affiliate promotes its "No. 1 News" with a parody of Robin Thicke's summer smash Blurred Lines. | Comments (4)
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
KYW Philly Reporter Oren Liebermann Leaves
Philadelphia Daily News, Aug 30, 2013, 7:45 AM EDT
dma 23 (Pittsburgh)
WPXI Expands Noon News To An Hour
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug 30, 2013, 7:43 AM EDT
Former WXIX Anchor Sheila Gray Joins Sinclair
Cincinnati.com, Aug 30, 2013, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 66 (Wichita, KS)
Former Reporter Sues KAKE Over Defamation
Wichita Business Journal, Aug 30, 2013, 6:24 AM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WTTG News Director Phil Metlin Retires
TVNewsCheck, Aug 29, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT
The 21-year Fox Television Stations veteran is stepping down from the Washington O&O. Full Story | Add comment
KMIZ Adds Joey Parker As Asst. News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 29, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT
Dma 45 (Austin, TX)
KTBC Names Greyson Weekend A.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 29, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
KRIV Names Howard Dorsey Asst. News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 28, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT
DMA 12 (Seattle-Tacoma)
Ex-KIRO Anchor To Lead Washington State GOP
Associated Press, Aug 28, 2013, 7:45 AM EDT
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KXRM Colorado Springs Twerking Tutorial
TVNewsCheck, Aug 28, 2013, 7:35 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WXIA Sports' Fred Kalil Leaving After 20+ Years
AccessAtlanta, Aug 28, 2013, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KTTV Reporter Martin Burns Dies In Hiking Accident
Variety, Aug 28, 2013, 6:02 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
Former CLTV Anchor Waldroup Joins WMAQ
Robert Feder, Aug 27, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
WPIX Adds Scott Stanford To Evening Anchor Team
TVNewsCheck, Aug 27, 2013, 10:51 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Names Joe Danneman Sports Director
Cincinnati Enquirer, Aug 27, 2013, 7:03 AM EDT
Ex-WFTS Reporter Alan Cohn To Run For Congress
Tampa Bay Times, Aug 27, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT
dma 154 (Terre Haute, IN)
WTHI's Jon Swaner Accused Of Domestic Battery
WTHI, Aug 27, 2013, 6:23 AM EDT
dma 68
Journo Dan Dennison Leaves WDBJ Roanoke
Roanoke.com, Aug 26, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT
dma 3
Kori Chambers Bidding Goodbye To WFLD Chicago
Robert Feder, Aug 26, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT
Dma 20 (Sacramento, CA)
Ed Chapuis Named News Director At KTXL
TVNewsCheck, Aug 23, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT
After 10 years as ND at KTVU San Francisco, he will lead the news operations at Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Sacramento, Calif. Full Story | Add comment
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
Anchor Sheila Gray Leaving WXIX After 14 Years
Cincinnati.com, Aug 23, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT
Dma 3 (Chicago)
WGN Promotes Dan Ponce To Morning News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 22, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT
DMA 51 (New Orleans)
Sharief Ishaq Joins WDSU Sports Team
TVNewsCheck, Aug 22, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT
dma 47 (Albuquerque, NM)
KOB Hires Michelle Donaldson As ND
KOB, Aug 22, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT
The former news director of KPHO Phoenix is moving back to Albuquerque to join Hubbard's NBC affiliate. She succeeds John Mason, who resigned in June. Earlier, Donaldson was news director of KRQE-KASA Albuquerque. Link | Add comment
Dma 16
WSVN Miami Fixture Derek Hayward Resigns
Gossip Extra, Aug 22, 2013, 7:21 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Hires Traffic Reporter Denise Johnson
Cincinnati.com, Aug 22, 2013, 7:12 AM EDT
Dma 41 (Oklahoma City)
KOCO Ups Bryan Keating To Sports Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 21, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT
Dma 17
KUSA, Denver Business Journal In Partnership
TVNewsCheck, Aug 21, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WTXF Names Chris Murphy ‘Good Day’ Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 21, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT
dma 19 (Orlando, FL)
WKMG Adds Consumer Reporter Eryka Washington
Orlando Sentinel, Aug 21, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT
DMA 93 (Jackson, MS)
Brittany Bell Joins WAPT As Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Aug 21, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT
KMIZ Columbia Adding 9 A.M., Noon News
KMIZ Columbia Adding 9 A.M., Noon News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 21, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT
DMA 53 (Providence, RI)
Nicole Moye Named WLNE News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 20, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT
The former assistant news director of WPMT Harrisburg, Pa., takes over the news reins at Citadel’s Providence, R.I., ABC affil. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 18 (Cleveland)
WVIZ Journalist Dick Feagler To Retire
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Aug 20, 2013, 6:41 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KMSP Ups Marian Davey To News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 19, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT
The Minneapolis Fox O&O promotes its assistant ND to the top slot, succeeding Bill Dallman who left for Fox Sports 1. Full Story | Add comment
Jessica Dean To Co-Anchor KYW Evening News
Aug 19, 2013, 3:23 PM EDT
Dma 20 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA)
Anchor Walt Gray Joins KXTV Sacramento
Modesto Bee, Aug 19, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Aug 19, 2013, 7:37 AM EDT
Two new news directors and two new ND openings highlight this week's report, leaving our unofficial count of news director openings at 25. Link | Add comment
dma 51 (New Orleans)
Sheba Turk To Anchor WWL's 'The 504'
New Orleans Times-Picayune, Aug 19, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WCAU Names Jim Rosenfield Weeknight Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 16, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT
Dma 41 (Oklahoma City)
Former KOCO Sports Dir. Jerry Park Dies At 76
NewsOK, Aug 16, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Meteorologist Sues KABC Alleging Ageism, Sexism
Hollywood Reporter, Aug 16, 2013, 5:56 AM EDT
Dma 26 (Indianapolis)
WISH Names Jeff Mulligan Assistant News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 15, 2013, 8:46 PM EDT
dma 52
Todd Santos Joins WIVB Buffalo Weather Team
Buffalo News, Aug 15, 2013, 7:23 AM EDT
dma 80 (Portland, ME)
WMTW Portland Adding 5 P.M. Newscast
WMTW, Aug 14, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT
Starting Sept. 9, The Hearst-owned ABC affiliate will offer a 5 p.m. broadcast. It will include anchor Tracy Sabol and meteorologist Roger Griswold. Link | Add comment
dma 45 (Austin, TX)
KTBC Ups Lauren Petrowski To Weekend Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 14, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT
dma 27 (Baltimore)
WBAL Adds Miri Marshall As Weathercaster
Baltimore Sun, Aug 14, 2013, 6:45 AM EDT
dma 40 (Las Vegas)
KSNV To Debut One-Hour 3 P.M. News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 13, 2013, 8:50 PM EDT
The NBC affiliate is adding a new one-hour newscast beginning Aug. 19. Full Story | Comments (4)
dma 133 Columbus-Tupelo-West Point, MS
WTVA Anchor Terry Smith Leaving After 30 Years
WTVA, Aug 13, 2013, 7:31 AM EDT
Dma 41 (Oklahoma City)
KOCO Sports Director Bob Irzyk Leaving
NewsOK, Aug 13, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT
DMA 72 (Des Moines, IA)
KCCI Adds Elizabeth Klinge As Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 12, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT
DMA 70 (Tucson, AZ)
KVOA Names Matt Brode Chief Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, Aug 12, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Aug 12, 2013, 7:52 AM EDT
We have one new opening, that created by the departure of a longtime Alabama news director, and two newly named NDs, one in a top 15 market. That leaves 25 stations with news director openings. Link | Add comment
dma 15
KMSP Minneapolis Anchor Heidi Collins Leaves
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Aug 12, 2013, 7:13 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA's Earhart Admits She's No Kin Of Aviatrix
Denver Post, Aug 12, 2013, 6:44 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WWL Names Jacqueline Adams Asst. News Director
TVNewsCheck, Aug 9, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT
Dma 38 (West Palm Beach, FL)
Jeff Berardelli Joins WPEC Weather Team
TVNewsCheck, Aug 8, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT
Dma 4
Matt Rivers Joins KYW Philadelphia News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 8, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT
commentary
Was KVIA Story On KTSM Anchor Arrest Too Much?
El Paso Times, Aug 8, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT
Tech spotlight
TV News Choppers Flying High Once Again
TVNewsCheck, Aug 8, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT
Now that stations are recovering from the budget-slashing days of the recession, many are getting back into the sky with helicopters. There are between 100 and 120 TV news choppers today, compared to about 180 that were in operation pre-recession in 2007. One station that’s added its own bird is NBC-owned WCAU Philadelphia. Full Story | Comments (3)
dma 17 (Denver)
KMGH Anchor Bertha Lynn Leaving After 40 Years
Denver Post, Aug 8, 2013, 6:32 AM EDT
Dma 51
Thanh Truong Returns To WWL News
TVNewsCheck, Aug 7, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT
dma 72
KCCI Des Moines Anchor Emily Price Leaving
Des Moines Register, Aug 7, 2013, 8:07 AM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
New WJLA Show Covers Business Of Govt.
TVNewsCheck, Aug 7, 2013, 6:04 AM EDT
DMA 12
KCPQ Seattle Names News Executives
TVNewsCheck, Aug 6, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT
News Director Jon Brady is promoted to director of content and news programming and is succeeded by current Assistant News Director Erica Hill. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 14 (Tampa, FL)
Mike Bennett Named Meteorologist At WTVT
TVNewsCheck, Aug 6, 2013, 9:49 AM EDT
dma 79 (Huntsville-Decatur, AL)
WAAY News Director Keith Lowhorne Leaving
al.com, Aug 6, 2013, 9:39 AM EDT
He's stepping down from the ABC affiliate in Huntsville, Ala., and a 40-year career in journalism to become director of development at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Link | Add comment
dma 10 ( Houston)
KPRC Reporter Camille Williams Hepola Leaving
Mike McGuff, Aug 5, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT
news analysis by Mark Jurkowitz & Katerina Eva Matsa
TV Stations Are Hot Commodities, But...
Journalism.org, Aug 5, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT
Many media business analysts have applauded recent Gannett Co. and Tribune Co. moves to increase their stable of local television stations and reduce their reliance on newspaper holdings. But a Pew Research Center examination of the state of the local television news industry also suggests a cautionary note is warranted. While traditional print companies may be moving toward higher and drier economic ground by expanding their television holdings, that may only prove a temporary respite if some worrisome trends in local TV news continue. Link | Comments (2)
commentary by Timothy Karr
Is TMZ The Future Of Local TV News?
Huffington Post, Aug 5, 2013, 7:32 AM EDT
The real revolution in news reporting is not the fluff that springs from the minds of Fox execs. It's what you find in the work of local independent news operations. But decision makers at broadcast conglomerates are too focused on chasing profits to see the potential for hard-hitting journalism in the communities they're supposed to serve. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 37 (Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, NC)
WYFF Adds Meteorologist Pamela Wright
TVNewsCheck, Aug 2, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT
Christine Haas Named KTBC Austin Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Aug 2, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT
dma 20 (Sacramento, CA)
KUVS Adds Karina Banda As Morning Anchor
Sacramento Bee, Aug 2, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT
dma 70 (Tucson, AZ)
KGUN, KVOA Duped By Fake Suicide Story
Tucson Weekly, Aug 2, 2013, 8:12 AM EDT
On the heels of the death of a 10-year-old boy struck by a Pima County Sheriff's Deputy in Tucson, Ariz., ABC affiliate KGUN and NBC affil KVOA reported another sad twist — that the victim's mother had killed herself. Sad indeed. Except, apparently, none of it is true. It looks as though the woman made up the whole thing. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Meteorologist Tedd Florendo Joins WCAU
Philly.com, Aug 2, 2013, 7:39 AM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KABC Photographer Steve Chacon Dies At 58
KABC, Aug 1, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT
dma 37 (Greenville-Spartanburg, SC)
WYFF Adds Allyson Powell For Morning Traffic
TVNewsCheck, Aug 1, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT
Dma 60 (Mobile, AL-Pensacola, FL)
WEAR To Produce Newscast For WFGX
Examiner.com, Aug 1, 2013, 7:37 AM EDT
Beginning Aug. 12, the Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate in Pensacola, Fla., will provide its sister MNT affiliate with a half-hour newscast at 9:30 p.m. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
'KQED Newsroom' To Relaunch On Oct. 18
Current, Aug 1, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT
dma 34
WISN Milwaukee Shuffles Its Anchors
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug 1, 2013, 6:56 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KUSA's Amelia Earhart To Retrace Relative's Flight
USA Today, Aug 1, 2013, 6:06 AM EDT
dma 68 (Roanoke, VA)
WDBJ Names Kelly Zuber News Director
Roanoke Times, Jul 31, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT
She succeeds Dan Dennison as head of news at the Schurz Communications CBS affiliate in Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va. The station is merging its digital and news operations under one manager. Zuber will oversee a staff of about 50 news and online reporters. Full Story | Add comment
dma 122 (Santa Barbara, CA)
KEYT's Paula Lopez Arrested For Public Intoxication
Noozhawk, Jul 31, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Meteorologist Michelle Grossman Leaves WCAU
Philly.com, Jul 31, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT
Dma 16 (Miami)
FNC's Rick Folbaum Joins WFOR As Anchor
GossipExtra.com, Jul 31, 2013, 6:48 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WAGA Names Cynne Simpson Evening Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 30, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT
Oops, Best TV News Bloopers Of July
TVNewsCheck, Jul 30, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT
Dma 12 (Seattle)
KING Anchor Allen Schauffler Joins Al Jazeera
Puget Sound Radio, Jul 30, 2013, 7:25 AM EDT
RTDNA-Hofstra University Survey
Women, Minority Employment Flat In TV
RTDNA, Jul 30, 2013, 7:16 AM EDT
The latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey finds virtually no change in the percentage of minorities in TV news from a year ago; radio numbers are down overall.  The percentage of minority news directors went up in radio but down a bit in TV.  The percentage of minority news directors at non-Hispanic TV stations fell back from last year's record high -- but it's still the second highest level ever. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WCAU Meteorologist Michelle Grossman Leaving
Philadelphia Inquirer, Jul 30, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT
DMA 3
Edna Schmidt Joins WSNS Chicago As Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jul 29, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT
dma 79 (Huntsville-Decatur, AL)
WAAY Reporter Fired Over Online Confessions
Mediaite, Jul 29, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KNBC Reporter Lolita Lopez Fighting Cancer
KNBC, Jul 26, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT
dma 23 (Pittsburgh)
WPXI Anchor Darieth Chisolm Leaving
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 26, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
3 KTVU Producers Fired Over Asiana Fiasco
Hollywood Reporter, Jul 25, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT
Roland De Wolk, Cristina Gastelu and Brad Belstock were let go after an anchor read offensive, phony names of the ill-fated flight's pilots. Link | Comments (4)
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WKRC 'Troubleshooter' Howard Ain Retiring
Cincinnati.com, Jul 25, 2013, 7:23 AM EDT
dma 51
WYES New Orleans To Air Criminal Justice Special
New Orleans Times-Picayune, Jul 25, 2013, 7:20 AM EDT
Dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WXIX Launches Investigative Reporting Unit
TVNewsCheck, Jul 24, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT
Hagit Limor, Amy Wagner, Scott Schneider, Matt Nordin and a producer will staff the Fox19 Investigative Reporting Unit at Raycom’s Fox affiliate in Cincinnati. Full Story | Add comment
DMA 14
WFLA Tampa Launches 4 P.M. Newscast
TVNewsCheck, Jul 24, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT
The Media General NBC affiliate will debut the hour-long broadcast on Aug. 26, anchored by Stacie Schaible. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Former WSB News Director Ray Moore Dies At 90
WSB, Jul 24, 2013, 8:10 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WCPO Anchor Larry Smith Leaves For WGCL
Cincinnati.com, Jul 24, 2013, 7:04 AM EDT
Dma 18 (Cleveland, OH)
Former WEWS Anchor John Hambrick Has Cancer
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jul 24, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT
Dma 41 (Oklahoma City)
Suicidal Man Shoots At KWTV Chopper
KWTV, Jul 23, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT
A man in an armed standoff with police in Shawnee, Okla., fired a shot at Oklahoma City CBS affiliate's news helicopter. Neither Bob Mills or Jim Gardner were injured and after a few hours of negotiations, police safely brought the suspect into custody. Link | Add comment
Dma 12 (Seattle)
KCPQ Special Leads To Capture Of Top Fugitive
TVNewsCheck, Jul 23, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
WLNE Providence Deletes Story That Lifted Facts
Poynter, Jul 23, 2013, 7:34 AM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Rob Jennings Retiring After 36 Years At WPVI
WPVI, Jul 23, 2013, 6:17 AM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas )
Scott Padgett Joins KTVT For Morning Weather
Uncle Barkey's Bytes, Jul 22, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT
dma 126 (Bakersfield, CA)
News Goes On After KGET Building Mishap
The Bakersfield Californian, Jul 22, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT
Part of the Bakersfield, Calif., NBC affiliate's building came crashing down Saturday night, but that didn't stop reporters from putting together the 11 o'clock newscast on time. Link | Add comment
dma 7 (Boston)
Longtime WCVB Anchor Susan Wornick Retiring
WCVB, Jul 22, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT
Dma 4
Ileana Diaz Joins KYW Philadelphia News
TVNewsCheck, Jul 22, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jul 22, 2013, 8:11 AM EDT
We have three new news director openings and two newly named NDs in this weeks report, but we have a lot more information than just those moves. We now have 26 stations in our full list of open news director jobs. Link | Add comment
dma 19 (Orlando, FL)
WFTV Extends 4 P.M. News To An Hour
Orlando Sentinel, Jul 22, 2013, 7:46 AM EDT
In June, the Orlando, Fla., ABC affiliate added a half-hour 4 p.m. newscast anchored by Bob Opsahl and Martie Salt. That newscast will now run one hour, the ABC affiliate announced Friday. Link | Comments (1)
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM's Habermehl Braces For Unhappy Landing
Robert Feder, Jul 22, 2013, 7:36 AM EDT
dma 23 (Pittsburgh)
WPXI Adds Katherine Amenta To Morning News
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 22, 2013, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Names Larry Smith Sports Director
Access Atlanta, Jul 19, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT
Larry Smith, a long-time CNN sports anchor, has been appointed to the newly created  job at the Atlanta CBS affiliate. Link | Add comment
dma 42 (Birmingham, AL)
Natalie Tejeda Joining WIAT As Anchor-Reporter
MySanAntonio.com, Jul 19, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Morning Co-Host Brandon Rudat Gone
Access Atlanta, Jul 19, 2013, 6:38 AM EDT
dma 3
Meteorologist Demetrius Ivory Joins WGN Chicago
Robert Feder, Jul 18, 2013, 11:18 PM EDT
dma 23 (Pittsburgh)
Sports Anchor Ryan Recker Returns To WTAE
Pittsburgh Business Times, Jul 18, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT
DMA 12 (Seattle)
KCPQ Special Targets Felony DUI Suspects
TVNewsCheck, Jul 18, 2013, 8:31 AM EDT
dma 5
Garry Seith No Longer With KTVT Dallas
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Jul 18, 2013, 8:03 AM EDT
dma 10
KPRC Houston Meteorologist Mary Lee Leaving
MikeMcGuff.com, Jul 18, 2013, 7:40 AM EDT
News Sets Special Report
Green Screen Not Just For Weather Anymore
TVNewsCheck, Jul 18, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT
While few U.S. TV stations are opting for full-fledged virtual sets for their news operations, hybrid sets that combine real and virtual elements are rapidly finding adoption due to their versatility and cost-effectiveness. Full Story | Comments (3)
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
Natalie Tejeda Out, Danielle Saar In At KENS
MySanAntonio.com, Jul 17, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
Meteorologist Chris Gloninger Joins WISN
OnMilwaukee.com, Jul 17, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
Asiana Airlines Drops Suit Against KTVU
Politico, Jul 17, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT
Asiana Airlines has decided not to sue Cox's San Francisco Fox affiliate over a broadcast in which the station falsely reported racist and offensive names for the pilots in the the airline's crash landing in San Francisco, according to reports today. Link | Comments (6)
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
Blaise Labbe Named ND At WOAI-KABB
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jul 17, 2013, 7:49 AM EDT
Blaise Labbe, who's been the news director at KCTV in Kansas City for 3 1/2 years, has been named director of news for Sinclair's new duopoly in San Antonio, WOAI (NBC) and KABB (Fox). Link | Add comment
commentary by Al Tompkins
What KTVU Did Right After Its Slip-Up
Poynter, Jul 17, 2013, 7:16 AM EDT
It was great sport all last weekend for media critics to excoriate KTVU-TV in San Francisco for its announcement of fake, offensive pilot names in the Asiana Airlines crash. There’s no denying KTVU made a big mistake. But when admitting to its mistakes, the station took an approach that other journalists should replicate. Link | Comments (1)
dma 72
Reporter Patrick Bell Leaving KCCI Des Moines
Des Moines Register, Jul 17, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT
dma 23 (Pittsburgh)
Ryan Recker Joins WTAE As Sports Anchor
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 17, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT
RTDNA-Hofstra University Survey
TV Newsroom Staffing Stagnates
RTDNA, Jul 16, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT
The latest RTDNA-Hofstra University Annual Survey found lots of staff turnover, but when the dust settled, the total TV staffing was virtually unchanged from a year ago — down just 48 to a total local TV news staff of 27,605. The average  staff size per newsroom actually grew to break last year's record, but, once again, fewer newsrooms resulted in that slight overall shrinkage.  It's still the third highest total staff ever (barely behind both 2000 and last year). Link | Add comment
TV News Directors Blast Radio Contest
Bangor Daily News, Jul 16, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT
An online beauty contest posted by an Ellsworth, Maine, radio station has outraged the news director for two of the state's TV stations.DJ Fred Miller of radio station WDEA-AM, posted a poll on the station's website Monday morning asking readers to vote for "the hottest TV newswoman in Maine." The poll lists six TV news reporters and anchors. Link | Add comment
dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KCBS Crew Attacked Amid Verdict Protest
Hollywood Reporter, Jul 16, 2013, 5:56 AM EDT
A KCBS/KCAL crew was attacked as riots broke out around the city in protest of the George Zimmerman acquittal, according to various reports. As the Los Angeles Police Department sought to get the situation under control, the news crew was attacked at near the corner of 43rd Street and Crenshaw Boulevard. Further details weren't immediately available. Link | Add comment
dma 37 (Greenville-Spartanburg, SC)
WYFF Special To Focus On Domestic Violence
TVNewsCheck, Jul 15, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT
dma 52 (Buffalo, NY)
WKBW Adds Meteorologist Jessica McLaughlin
Buffalo News, Jul 15, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WBBM Renews Rob Johnson As Main Anchor
Robert Feder, Jul 15, 2013, 7:28 AM EDT
dma 129
House Explosion Rocks KIII Studios
MSN, Jul 15, 2013, 6:10 AM EDT
News happening on the news is always awkward, particularly in a carefully controlled studio environment. So, on Friday, the bug-eyes among the morning news team at KIII Corpus Christi, Texas, were understandable when a house explosion rattled their studio live on the air. Despite occurring almost two miles away, the shockwave of the blast shook the rafters when it occurred during the 5:30 a.m. weather report.     Link | Add comment
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
Asiana Airlines To Sue KTVU Over Report
Associated Press, Jul 13, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT
Both San Francisco Fox affiliate KTVU and the National Transportation Safety Board have apologized for airing and confirming the fake racist pilot names that KTVU aired during its Friday noon broadcast. Now the airline is suing the station, claiming its reputation has been damaged by the bogus report. Full Story | Comments (22)
DMa 117 (Fargo, N.D.)
WDAY Anchor Moves Crosstown To KVRR
InForum, Jul 12, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT
WJAR Providence News You Can Use, Bearly
TVNewsCheck, Jul 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT
After a man came face-to-face with a bear and didn’t know what to do, WJAR Providence, R.I., reporter Julie Tremmel demonstrated advice from experts on how to handle such situations. | Add comment
Dma 41 (Oklahoma City)
KOCO Names Rebecca Gaylord News Director
TVNewsCheck, Jul 12, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT
The former assistant ND at KOAT Albuquerque, N.M., will head news operations at the Hearst ABC affil in Oklahoma City. Full Story | Add comment
dma 80 (Portland, ME)
Keith Carson Leaving WCSH For Weather Channel
WCSH, Jul 11, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT
dma 8
Dan Hellie Leaving WRC Washington For NFL Net
Washington Post, Jul 11, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WLWT Reporter Laura Borchers Leaving
Cincinnati.com, Jul 11, 2013, 6:37 AM EDT
commentary/analysis by Bruce Goerlich
The Power Of Local TV, Especially In Disasters
BruceGoerlich.com, Jul 10, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT
The power of local TV is in its localness — its ability to connect and unite communities. The best example of this is the reaction of TV viewers to traumatic events. Local TV news is still the dominant place to which the public turns in times of crisis. Link | Comments (1)
Dma 48 (Louisville, KY)
WDRB Adds Chris Sutter To Weekend A.M.News
TVNewsCheck, Jul 10, 2013, 8:43 AM EDT
N.J. Politician Wants WWOR License Pulled
MediaBistro, Jul 9, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT
U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, a Democratic New Jersey congressman running for Senate, is asking the FCC to revoke the license of WWOR, which is licensed to Secaucus, N.J. FOX, which owns WWOR, this week replaced the station’s only newscast with Chasing New Jersey a 30-minute show focused on “issues driving conversations” in the state. Pallone voiced his thoughts on Twitter by saying, “WWOR’s cancellation of nightly news fails New Jerseyans who want & deserve local news coverage. FCC must take action.” Link | Add comment
Dma 11
Randy Wimbley Joins WJBK Detroit News
TVNewsCheck, Jul 9, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ News Adds 2½ Hours On Weekends
TVNewsCheck, Jul 9, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT
The NBC station in Chicago will start its Saturday newscasts at 5 a.m. and is adding another half-hour on Sundays at 10 a.m. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 101 (Ft. Smith-Fayetteville, AR)
KHBS-KHOG Name New Weekend Co-Anchors
TVNewsCheck, Jul 9, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
WLNE News Director Rockstroh Resigns
MediaBistro, Jul 9, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT
Chris Tzianabos, GM of the Providence, R.I., ABC affiliate, says Robert Rockstroh has resigned but will stay on at the station "for a period of time." Rockstroh came to WLNE in 2011. Link | Add comment
Pubcasters Teaming Up With News Startups
J-Lab, Jul 9, 2013, 9:05 AM EDT
Unfettered by competitive pressures and fortified by trust in their brand, local public broadcasters are finding new ways to engage in more local news — especially more investigative and enterprise journalism — than ever before. From unprecedented mergers to unique partnerships, from shared workspace to shared reporters, creative approaches are positioning public radio and television stations to step up to new roles in their local news ecosystems. In the process, some are becoming critical linchpins for state and metro-wide news networks. Link | Add comment
review
‘Chasing New Jersey’ Is One High-Speed Ride
TVNewsCheck, Jul 9, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT
Fox-owned WWOR New York wanted to replace its traditional 10 p..m. news with something different. Chasing New Jersey, which debuted Monday, certainly fits the bill; the question is whether younger viewers will appreciate a broadcast that right now may be trying a little too hard to be hip. Full Story | Comments (2)
dma 40 (Las Vegas)
KLAS Reporter Colleen McCarty Leaves For Law
MediaBistro, Jul 9, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT
Dma 35 Cincinnati
WXIX Adds Wagner As Weekend Anchor-Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jul 8, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT
dma 5 (Dallas)
WFAA Taps Jason Wheeler To Anchor 4 PM News
Uncle Barky's Bytes, Jul 8, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT
DMA 50 (Jacksonville, FL)
Former WTLV Anchor Sally Fox Dies At 58
WTLV, Jul 8, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
KTVU Associate News Director Janice Gin Leaving
TVNewsCheck, Jul 5, 2013, 7:47 AM EDT
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
Police Officer Sues WTMJ Over Promo
MediaBistro, Jul 5, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT
A Milwaukee police officer is suing the Milwaukee NBC affiliate and parent Journal Broadcast Group, saying WTMJ promoted and aired a story that put him in a bad light even though the station knew he had done nothing wrong. Link | Add comment
Dma 55 (Fresno-Visalia, CA)
Veteran KSEE Anchors Sidlow, Prado Fired
Fresno Bee, Jul 5, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
KYW Reporter Jericka Duncan Leaves For CBS
Philadelphia Inquirer, Jul 5, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WWOR Replacing 10 P.M. News With NJ Show
TVNewsCheck, Jul 3, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT
The new half-hour Chasing New Jersey will highlight the state’s politics, infrastructure, businesses and celebrities and will also air on WWOR sister station WTXF Philadelphia. Full Story | Add comment
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
Officer Sues WTMJ Over News Report, Promo
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 3, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT
dma 51
Anchor Melanie Hebert To Leave WWL New Orleans
New Orleans Times-Picayune, Jul 3, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT
dma 74 (Springfield, MO)
Longtime KOLR Reporter Terry Moore Dies At 77
OzarksFirst.com, Jul 3, 2013, 6:12 AM EDT
Dma 16 (Miami)
WFOR Investigative Reporter Al Sunshine to Retire
SFLTV.com, Jul 2, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT
Reporter Gets Even With Video Bombers
Newscast Studio, Jul 2, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT
WGN Chicago reporter Pat Tomasulo was apparently sick and tired of people waving and making funny faces behind him while he was trying to tape standups — so he decided to get even. Link | Add comment
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WCPO Taps Bongiorno To Be News Director
Cincinnati Enquirer, Jul 2, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT
The Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Cincinnati has hired former WTAE Pittsburgh ND Alex Bongiorno to replace Lane Michaelsen who left in March. Link | Add comment
dma 19 (Orlando, FL)
WESH Orlando Adds Reporter Rikki Klaus
Orlando Sentinel, Jul 2, 2013, 6:54 AM EDT
Dma 4
Repoter Claudia Gomez Leaves WTXF Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer, Jul 2, 2013, 6:44 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WWL And Gambit Team Up On Best of New Orleans
TVNewsCheck, Jul 1, 2013, 11:21 PM EDT
dma 23 (Pittsburgh)
WTAE Names Janelle Hall New Noon Anchor
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 1, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jul 1, 2013, 8:15 AM EDT
A busy week to share with you, with two new news director openings, and three newly named NDs, including the first ND for a FOX O&O that's starting news in Charlotte. That brings our list of open news director positions to 21. Link | Add comment
dma 23 (Pittsburgh)
Morning Anchor Jennifer Abney Leaves WPXI
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 1, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT
Dma 43 (Harrisburg, PA)
WHP ND Said Arrested In Prostitution Sting
PennLive.com, Jul 1, 2013, 6:19 AM EDT
dma 30 (Hartford, CT)
Suspect Fires At WFSB Cameraman
Mediaite, Jun 28, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT
While hunting for footage of an armed suspect in Connecticut, a TV cameraman quickly became the hunted himself. Link | Add comment
Dma 8 (Washington)
WRC Washington To Stream Newscasts Online
TVNewsCheck, Jun 28, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
WBZ Taps Eric Fisher As Chief Meteorologist
WBZ, Jun 28, 2013, 7:39 AM EDT
dma 70
Tucson Loses Three TV News Personalities
Arizona Daily Star, Jun 28, 2013, 6:11 AM EDT
Oops, Best TV News Bloopers Of June
TVNewsCheck, Jun 27, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT
dma 129 (Corpus Christi, TX)
KRIS Names Paul Alexander News Director
MediaBistro, Jun 26, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT
Alexander joins the Corpus Christi, Texas, NBC affiliate from KVEO, the NBC affiliate in Brownsville, Texas. KRIS has been without a permanent news director since Sandra Richards was let go last year. Link | Comments (1)
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
Luke Sampe, Shelby Croft Gone From WISN
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jun 26, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT
dma 34 (Milwaukee)
Shawn Patrick Out, Jessob Reisbeck In At WITI
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jun 26, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT
Dma 3 (Chicago)
WMAQ Chicago Beefing Up Investigative Unit
TVNewsCheck, Jun 26, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT
The NBC O&O is adding five members to its NBC 5 Investigates team, including reporter Phil Rogers and producer Courtney Copenhagen. Full Story | Comments (1)
Dma 8 (Washington)
WRC Adds Zachary Kiesch To Reporting Ranks
TVNewsCheck, Jun 26, 2013, 7:23 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WVUE In News Partnership With Times-Picayune
New Orleans Times-Picayune, Jun 26, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT
Dma 51 (New Orleans)
WWL In News Partnership With The Advocate
TVNewsCheck, Jun 26, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT
dma 25 (Charlotte, NC)
Geoff Roth To Head News At WJZY-WMYT
TVNewsCheck, Jun 25, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT
The former executive producer at KRIV Houston will take over news leadership at the new Fox duopoly in Charlotte, N.C. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 164
KRBC Abilene Anchor Leaving For City Top PR Job
Abilene Reporter-News, Jun 25, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT
Air Check By Diana Marszalek
Nervousness Over Local News Consolidation
TVNewsCheck, Jun 25, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT
There’s much speculation in the media business over how local TV news will be affected by the recently announced Gannett-Belo merger, especially in cities like St. Louis and Phoenix where both companies own TV stations. Full Story | Comments (7)
dma 11 (Detroit)
Investigative Reporter Scott Lewis Leaving WXYZ
MediaBistro, Jun 25, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WKRC Adds Berk As Weekend Sports Anchor
Cincinnati.com, Jun 25, 2013, 6:50 AM EDT
dma 23 (Pittsburgh)
Sally Wiggin Leaves WTAE Anchor Desk
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jun 25, 2013, 6:45 AM EDT
dma 17 (Denver)
KCDO, Denver Post Launch Sports Show
Denver Post, Jun 25, 2013, 6:41 AM EDT
KNBC's Fred Roggin Honored By L.A. Press Club
Los Angeles Times, Jun 25, 2013, 6:35 AM EDT
dma 18 (Cleveland)
WJW Reporter Kenny Crumpton Arrested For DUI
WEWS, Jun 24, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT
Dma 45 (Austin, TX)
KTBC Names Dave Froehlich Morning News Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jun 24, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT
dma 57 (Richmond, VA)
WTVR Reporter Holmberg Suspended After DUI
Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jun 24, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jun 24, 2013, 8:19 AM EDT
it's been a busy week with four new news director openings and one large market (think really big market) news director named. That means there are now 20 openings. Link | Add comment
dma 73
KHQ Spokane Reporter Drops Double F-Bomb
MediaBistro, Jun 24, 2013, 7:48 AM EDT
Spokane Fox affiliate KHQ says an “editing error” is to blame for the profanity in a report from Lindsay Nadrich from a local strawberry festival.   Link | Comments (2)
dma 23 (Pittsburgh)
WTAE's Sally Wiggin Moves Off Anchor Desk
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jun 24, 2013, 7:27 AM EDT
Dma 8 (Washington)
WRC Adds Scott MacFarlane To I-Team
TVNewsCheck, Jun 21, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT
dma 20 (Sacramento, CA)
News Director Out At KTXL Sacramento
MediaBistro, Jun 21, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT
Brandon Mercer, news director for the Tribune-owned Fox affiliate, is no longer with the station. Mercer wrote on his twitter feed, “Leaving one opportunity for another. Just need to figure out what it will be. I will always love @FOX40, the most amazing staff and GM.” Link | Add comment
dma 67 (Flint-Saginaw Bay City, MI)
WEYI Pushes News Back To Finish 'Voice' Finale
MediaBistro, Jun 21, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Ex-WAGA Anchor Davis Sued By DUI Victim
AccessAtlanta, Jun 21, 2013, 7:33 AM EDT
dma 3 (Chicago)
WLS Drops 11 A.M. News For 'Windy City Live'
Robert Feder, Jun 20, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT
Chicago's top-rated television station is dropping its 11 a.m. Monday-through-Friday newscast after more than 20 years this fall and replacing it with the locally produced Windy City, which has been airing at 9 a.m. Windy City is being dislodged from the 9 a.m. slot by Live with Kelly and Michael, which has been airing on Tribune's WGN. Like WLS, Live is owned by Disney/ABC. Link | Add comment
Dma 51 (New Orleans)
Susan Isaacs Joins WDSU As Traffic Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jun 20, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT
Dma 7 (Boston)
WCVB Adds Weekend Anchor Antoinette Antonio
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT
Dma 13 (Phoenix)
KTVK Adds Jaime Cerreta As Reporter-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT
Dma 2 (Los Angeles)
KTTV News Adds Executive Producer, Reporter
TVNewsCheck, Jun 19, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
WGCL Cuts Sports Ties With WQXI-AM
AccessAtlanta, Jun 19, 2013, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 19 (Orlando, FL)
WFTV Drops 6:30 P.M. News On WRDQ
Orlando Sentinel, Jun 18, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT
When Cox Media ABC affiliate WFTV started a 4 p.m. newscast last week, the station canned a 6:30 p.m. newscast on co-owned independent WRDQ. Repeats of That '70s Show are airing from 6 to 7 p.m. on WRDQ. "With the launch of the 4 p.m. news on WFTV, we felt it was the right time to put sitcoms in that hour, to prepare for the fall and to use some of the 6:30 resources for the 4 p.m.," said WFTV-WRDQ GM Shawn Bartelt. Link | Add comment
DMA 1 (New York)
Fox Makes Exec Moves At WWOR, WNYW
TVNewsCheck, Jun 17, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT
Dianne Doctor is named VP and station manager of WWOR and is succeeded as news director of WNYW by Byron Harmon. Full Story | Add comment
RTDNA-Hofstra University Survey
Survey: Near-Record Year For Local News
RTDNA, Jun 17, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT
After four straight years of setting new records for the amount of news, the number actually dropped slightly this year — by six minutes per weekday.  But the latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey found the median remained at five hours per weekday, and both average and median rose for both Saturday and Sunday, so if you throw in the weekend, then there was a small, overall increase. Link | Add comment
Dma 172 (Utica, NY)
Joe Parker No Longer WUTR-WFVX News Dir.
Utica Observer-Dispatch, Jun 17, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT
Parker's last day with the ABC affiliate in Utica, N.Y., was June 13, said Stephen P. Merren, VP-GM at Nexstar Broadcasting. Merren declined to discuss the reason for Parker's departure. Link | Add comment
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jun 17, 2013, 8:14 AM EDT
You'll learn about four new news directors in this week's report. And while we have no new openings, we are returning a station to the list of openings for reasons explained here. That leaves just 17 stations looking for a new ND. Link | Add comment
dma 121 (Eugene, OR)
After KMTR Layoffs, Anchors Join Rival KEZI
MediaBistro, Jun 17, 2013, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
WKRC Adding Sunday Morning Newscasts
Cincinnati.com, Jun 14, 2013, 6:59 AM EDT
Viewers in Cincinnati will have the choice of three local newscasts at 8 a.m. Sunday starting July 7, when CBS affiliate WKRC expands into Sunday mornings. Liz Bonis will anchor Local 12 News Sunday at 8-9 a.m., and return at 11-11:30 a.m. Link | Add comment
dma 17 (Denver)
Colo. Fires Strain, Showcase Local TV News
Denver Post, Jun 14, 2013, 6:48 AM EDT
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa told a Thursday morning Black Forest fire news conference that law enforcement and safety experts learned many lessons from last year's Waldo Canyon fire. On the media side, there were lessons learned and applied as well. Link | Add comment
Can Local TV News Take On Watchdog Role?
Variety, Jun 14, 2013, 6:04 AM EDT
Can local TV news really fill the in the 21st century that local newspapers did in the 20th? Some observers think so, while others argue that the Web is better placed to report on civic issues. Link | Comments (4)
Colo. Journos Use Tout For Wildfire Updates
TVNewsCheck/Playout, Jun 13, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT
The social network is becoming a useful tool for journalists who need to provide quick, 15-second video updates to viewers on what's going on at the scene. Link | Add comment
dma 29 (Nashville)
Jonathan Martin Signing Off From WSMV
MediaBistro, Jun 13, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT
WXYZ Detroit Reporter Cheryl Chodun To Retire
TVNewsCheck, Jun 12, 2013, 7:09 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
WPIX Makes Two News Executive Appointments
TVNewsCheck, Jun 11, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT
dma 25
WCCB Charlotte Anchor Morgan Fogarty Signing Off
Charlotte Observer, Jun 11, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT
Air Check By Diana Marszalek
Stations, Networks Break News Together
TVNewsCheck, Jun 11, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT
More and more, when big news breaks, networks turn to affiliates for local expertise. And the stations benefit from network tech resources as well as reporting that includes national and federal news sources. Full Story | Add comment
dma 105 (Lincoln-Hastings-Kearney, NE)
KOLN Anchor Works To Overcome Voice Ailment
Lincoln Journal Star, Jun 11, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT
dma 36 (San Antonio, TX)
KENS Names Triston Sanders Exec. News Dir.
MediaBistro, Jun 10, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT
Belo is moving Triston Sanders from its WWL New Orleans to e executive news director at its CBS affiliate in San Antonio, Texas. Link | Add comment
dma 29 (Nashville)
WSMV Issues Correction To Series Of Reports
MediaBistro, Jun 10, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, Jun 10, 2013, 7:57 AM EDT
We have three new news directors to tell you about in this week's report, and just one new opening. That brings our count of open ND positions to 19. Link | Add comment
Dma 55 (Fresno-Visalia, CA)
KGPE Anchor Mike Scott Retires After 30 Years
Fresno Bee, Jun 7, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT
DMA 39 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM Launches Watchdog Reporting Team
TVNewsCheck, Jun 7, 2013, 7:37 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WPIX News Names Van Zwieten Sr. Exec. Producer
TVNewsCheck, Jun 6, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT
For Local News, Serving Public Is Not Enough
Nieman Journalism Lab, Jun 6, 2013, 7:52 AM EDT
Dan Kennedy, journalism professor at Northeastern University, on what his new book The Wired City taught him about local journalism: "We need a variety of experiments — for-profit, nonprofit, cooperative ownership and voluntary efforts. The challenge all of them face is that serving the public is no longer enough. Rather, the public they serve must first be assembled — and given a voice." Link | Add comment
dma 50
Sports Shake-Ups At Jacksonville TVs
Florida News Center, Jun 6, 2013, 7:46 AM EDT
Dma 10 (Houston)
KPRC Apologizes To KTRK Over Tweeted Photo
Mike McGuff, Jun 6, 2013, 7:28 AM EDT
dma 9 (Atlanta)
Anchor JaQuitta Williams Out At WGCL Atlanta
Access Atlanta, Jun 6, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT
dma 31 (Kansas City)
Kelly Jones Is Out At KCTV Kansas City
Kansas City Star, Jun 6, 2013, 6:42 AM EDT
dma 53 (Providence, RI)
Woman Throws Rock, Sics Dogs On WLNE Crew
Poynter, Jun 5, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT
dma 40 (Las Vegas)
KSNV To Debut 7 P.M. News In September
TVNewsCheck, Jun 5, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT
The new broadcast will make its first appearance on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate on Sept. 16. Full Story | Add comment
Dma 90 (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Amanda Goodman Joins KWWL Anchor Desk
TVNewsCheck, Jun 5, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT
dma 10
KPRC Houston Tweets Rival KTRK's Photos
MikeMcGuff.com, Jun 5, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT
dma 68 (Roanoke, VA)
John Carlin Back On WSLS Anchor Desk
Roanoke Times, Jun 5, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT
Dma 46 (Greensboro, NC)
Julie Grant Named WGHP Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Jun 5, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT
dma 48 (Louisville, KY)
WDRB Drops Use Of 'Breaking News' Tag
MediaBistro, Jun 5, 2013, 6:05 AM EDT
The Louisville, Ky., Fox affiliate is running a promo that says: “You hear the term, ‘Breaking News’ quite frequently these days. It’s a marketing ploy to convince you that at television station is better at bringing you the news first, as it happens. The problem is, it’s just not true.” Link | Comments (6)
dma 39 (Grand Rapids, MI)
WZZM's Van Ameyde Moves To Watchdog Team
MLive, Jun 4, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Reporter Na’eem Douglas To Join WCAU
TVNewsCheck, Jun 4, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT
dma 121 (Eugene, OR)
Sale To Fisher Bringing Changes To KMTR
The Register-Guard, Jun 4, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT
Operational and staff changes are under way at the Eugene, Ore., NBC affiliate following the station's acquisition by Seattle-based Fisher Communications. But details about how many of KMTR's roughly 50 employees would be affected by the changes, and when, were not available on Monday, as rumors circulated around town about layoffs at the station. Link | Add comment
dma 34
Reporter Abe Lubetkin Leaves WISN Milwaukee
JSOnline, Jun 3, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT
dma 64 (Lexington, KY)
WKYT Anchor Injured In Bicycle Wreck
Kentucky.com, Jun 3, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT
dma 80 (Portland, ME)
WMTW Reporter Discovers Missing Man
Los Anggeles Times, May 30, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WCAU Names Connors Weekend A.M. Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 30, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT
DMA 4
WTXF Philly Revamps Morning Anchors
Philly.com, May 30, 2013, 7:25 AM EDT
dma 130 (Amarillo, TX)
KAMR On Air From Bathroom During Tornado Alert
MediaBistro, May 29, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT
dma 45 (Austin, TX)
KEYE Adds Walt Maciborski To Anchor Desk
Austin360, May 29, 2013, 7:07 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
WDSU's Norman Robinson Leaving, To Retire
New Orleans Times-Picayune, May 28, 2013, 7:09 PM EDT
DMA 141 (Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX)
KBMT-KJAC Expands Morning Show On MYTX
TVNewsCheck, May 28, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT
dma 160 (Biloxi-Gulfport, MS)
WXXV Gulfport To Add Local News This Fall
SunHerald.com, May 28, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT
General Manager Bobby Edwards says the Fox affiliate in South Mississippi that also airs NBC on a subchannel will began producing local newscasts at 6 and 9 p.m. in the next few months. Link | Add comment
Dma 4 (Philadelphia
Cleve Bryan Joins KYW News As N.J. Reporter
TVNewsCheck, May 28, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT
Dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Names Ben Simmoneau A.M. Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 28, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT
Air Check By Diana Marszalek
Behind The Scenes At Tornado’s Ground Zero
TVNewsCheck, May 28, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT
Karl+Torp
Karl Torp
Andy+Hargrave
Andy Hargrave
When a deadly tornado touched down south of Oklahoma City the afternoon of Monday, May 20, TV stations once again contended with the all too familiar challenge of covering a disaster as victims came to grips with its devastating impact. Here’s an account of how a reporter and photographer from Griffin Communications' KWTV faced up to the task. They were one of six crews deployed by the CBS affiliate that day. Full Story | Comments (1)
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, May 28, 2013, 7:52 AM EDT
This week's report finds two new ND openings and three newly named NDs this week, leaving our list of open ND jobs at 20. Not included in that list of ND openings is the departure announced this week from CBS NewsPath of Bill Mondora, whose title is ND there. Link | Add comment
dma 21 (St. Louis)
Fired KMOV Anchor Explores Legal Action
MediaBistro, May 24, 2013, 7:28 AM EDT
dma 35
WCPO Names John Popovich Sports Anchor
Cincinnati.com, May 24, 2013, 7:20 AM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
WCCO Shuffles Morning News Teams
Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 24, 2013, 6:12 AM EDT
Okla.: Proof That Local TV Is Still Powerful
New Republic, May 23, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT
Amid all the expensive camerawork and sharp matching windbreakers on the major TV networks' coverage of Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla., the best dispatches largely came from local TV news. Two of the most memorable clips were Emmy-winning KFOR reporter Lance West choking up via phone as he ran toward the demolished Plaza Towers Elementary School, and then again on-camera while standing in front of the ruins. These moments could have felt false on a bigger network. On KFOR, though, they rang true. And the emotion did not make West's report, which was full of useful, vivid details, any less attentive or substantive. Link | Add comment
dma 6
Vandals Hit KGO San Francisco News Van
SFGate, May 23, 2013, 7:23 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KMOV Fires Anchor Who Claimed IRS Targetted Him
JimRomenesko.com, May 23, 2013, 6:10 AM EDT
dma 10 ( Houston)
Nancy Zambrano Leaves KRIV After Four Months
Mike McGuff, May 22, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT
Dma 6 (San Francisco)
Reporter Ryan Takeo Joins KPIX-KBCW
TVNewsCheck, May 22, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT
Dma 14 (Tampa, FL)
WTSP Morning Anchor Ginger Gadsden Leaving
Tampa Bay Times, May 22, 2013, 6:50 AM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
WPVI Anchor Rob Jennings Retiring After 36 Years
WPVI, May 21, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT
Dma 26 (Indianapolis)
WXIN Names Kerri Cavanaugh News Director
TVNewsCheck, May 21, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT
Tribune taps the ND of its Grand Rapids, Mich., station to oversee news at its Indianapolis Fox affiliate. Full Story | Add comment
Okla. Stations Go Continuous With Tornado
TVNewsCheck, May 21, 2013, 8:47 AM EDT
As the impact of yesterday's devastating tornado became clear, the market's new stations went into disaster mode. Watch their continuing coverage: KWTV here; KOCO here; KFOR here; KOKH here. | Add comment
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Ink-Stained Wretches Find New Homes In TV
TVNewsCheck, May 21, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT
Stations are taking advantage of the growing number of experienced newspaper reporters and columnists looking for work. Their writing skills, wide networks of sources and often long experience on beats are just what stations need to make their on-air and online coverage stand out and excel in a growing multiplatform marketplace. Full Story | Add comment
dma 27 (Baltimore)
Adam May Leaving WJZ For Al Jazeera America
Baltimore Sun, May 21, 2013, 7:16 AM EDT
dma 87 (Chattanooga, TN)
WTVC's Marcia Kling Retiring After 51 Years
TimesFreePress.com, May 20, 2013, 8:05 AM EDT
dma 21 (St. Louis)
KMOV’s Larry Conners Off Air After IRS Allegations
MediaBistro, May 17, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT
Dma 112 (Sioux Falls, SD)
KDLT Names Spinner Chief Meteorologist
MediaBistro, May 17, 2013, 7:26 AM EDT
Dma 2 (Los Angeles)
Araksya Karapetyan Named KTTV Morning Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 16, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT
dma 35 (Cincinnati)
Dennis Janson Leaving WCPO Sports
Cincinnati.com, May 16, 2013, 7:39 AM EDT
dma 51 (New Orleans)
Judge Won't Block WWL From Airing Video
Associated Press, May 16, 2013, 7:27 AM EDT
Breaux Mart Supermarkets Inc. sued  New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL to prevent it from airing surveillance video of a confrontation last year inside a supermarket between store employees and Norbert Gallego, an alleged shoplifter who died weeks later. Full Story | Comments (1)
dma 10 ( Houston)
KPRC Adds Investigative Reporter Bill Spencer
MikeMcGuff.com, May 15, 2013, 7:32 AM EDT
dma 1 (New York)
WNYW Names Antwan Lewis Weekend Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 14, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT
Dma 86 (Harlingen, TX)
Hit-And-Run Driver Injures KTLM Crew
The Monitor, May 14, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT
dma 25
Anchor Israel Balderas Leaves WCCB Charlotte
Charlotte Observer, May 14, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT
Dma 43 (Harrisburg, PA)
WPMT To Expand Evening News Lineup
TVNewsCheck, May 14, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT
The Tribune-owned Fox affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa., is adding two hours of news starting at 4 p.m. beginning Aug. 5. Full Story | Add comment
Belo Switches Group From iNews To AP ENPS
TVNewsCheck/Playout, May 14, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT
After using  Avid's iNews for several years, Belo has decided to switch its entire group over to AP ENPS, citing advantages when it comes to mobile access of the newsroom system. Link | Add comment
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
Local TV Needs Rx For Its Health Coverage
TVNewsCheck, May 14, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT
Health care professionals and journalists say there are problems with the health coverage most of us get on our local stations. To avoid oversimplification and reporting heavily based on press releases, says physician and former broadcaster Tom Linden, TV reporters must be critical; "they have to know the language of medicine and science; and they have to have a good grasp of numbers and statistics." Full Story | Comments (3)
dma 5
KDAF Dallas Reporter Daniel Novick Leaves For PR
Uncle Barky's Bytes, May 14, 2013, 7:24 AM EDT
dma 11 (Detroit)
WDIV Reporter Jailed On 'Super Drunk' Charges
Detroit Free Press, May 13, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT
dma 15 (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
KMSP Adds Reporter Stephanie Gailhard
TVNewsCheck, May 13, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT
Rick Gevers' Weekly Newsletter
News Director Jobs In The News
Rick Gevers & Associates, May 13, 2013, 8:02 AM EDT
We have lots to report this week, including four new news directors and one new ND opening. That brings our count of open ND positions around the country to 18. Link | Add comment
dma 30 (Hartford-New Haven, CT)
Dan Kain Retiring After 26 Years At WFSB
The Laurel, May 13, 2013, 7:42 AM EDT
Dma 18 (Cleveland, Ohio)
WEWS Apologizes, Pulls Ramsey Story
TVNewsCheck, May 10, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT
The Cleveland ABC affiliate took down an online story about the criminal past of Charles Ramsey, the man who helped free three women held captive in a neighbor's house for nearly a decade, after being flooded with complaints. Full Story | Add comment
dma 18 (Cleveland)
WEWS Apologizes For Charles Ramsey Story
MediaBistro, May 10, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT
Dma 16 (Miami)
Man Threatens WPLG Crew On Camera
WPLG, May 10, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT
KSAZ Gets Post-Verdict Interview With Arias
KSAZ, May 9, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT
Fox O&O KSAZ Phoenix reporter Troy Hayden got what the station is calling an exclusive interview with Jodi Arias, minutes after a guilty verdict was read in her murder trial. She talked about the jury's decision and her desire to receive the death penalty rather than life in prison.   Link | Add comment
Dma 26
Lori Wilson Joins WISH Indianapolis As Anchor
TVNewsCheck, May 9, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT
dma 52
WGRZ Buffalo Anchor, Critic In War Of Words
MediaBistro, May 9, 2013, 8:27 AM EDT
WGRZ anchor Maryalice Demler and Buffalo News television critic Alan Pergament are at odds over the on-air commentary segments Demler delivers on the Buffalo NBC affiliate. Link | Add comment
dma 21 (St. Louis)
How KSDK Gets Serious Content From Vine
Reynolds Journalism Institute, May 9, 2013, 8:17 AM EDT
See how Gannett's St. Louis NBC affiliate is using the emerging video-sharing app Vine to boost its newsgatering efforts. Link | Add comment
DMA 8
Meteorologist Bob Ryan To Retire From WJLA
Washington Post, May 8, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT
dma 11
WXYZ Detroit Reporter Bill Proctor Retiring
Detroit News, May 8, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT
Dma 15 (Minneapolis)
KMSP Adds Cody Matz As Weekend Meteorologist
TVNewsCheck, May 8, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT
Dma 51
WGNO News Adds Bill Wood, Ups Vanessa Bolano
TVNewsCheck, May 7, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT
Dma 4 (Philadelphia)
Reporter George Spencer To Join WCAU
TVNewsCheck, May 7, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT
dma 2
KTTV Los Angeles Debuting Redesigned News Set
MediaBistro, May 7, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT
Air Check by Diana Marszalek
To Stay Credible, Station Sites Can’t Crash
TVNewsCheck, May 7, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT
As websites are quickly becoming a go-to source for breaking news, broadcasters are urged to make sure their sites are optimized to handle unexpectedly large amounts of traffic. Internet Broadcasting’s Elmer Baldwin says stations “have got to be committed to the digital business being serious — and very important to our audience. It’s not just high-powered antennas. The Web is no longer just marketing for a station. It’s absolutely critical … and the primary breaking news source.” Full Story | Comments (4)
DMA 40 (Las Vegas)
KSNV Adds AP ENPS As It Increases Newscasts
TVNewsCheck, May 6, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT
dma 72
KCCI Des Moines Shuffles Anchor Lineup Again
Des Moines Register, May 6, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT
dma 2
Longtime L.A. Anchor Mario Machado Dies At 78
Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT
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Posada Takes Over As KINT News Director
Media Moves, May 3, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT
Uriel Posadas has been named news director of the Univision affiliate in El Paso, Texas. He replaces Zoltán Csanyi-Salcedo, who left in March to take a job at ESPN. Link | Add comment
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WBIN Boston Drops 10 P.M. Newscast
Concord Monitor, May 3, 2013, 7:01 AM EDT
The Bill Binnie-owned independent no longer includes the evening news broadcast in its programming lineup. “There are strategic decisions regarding programming that we don’t discuss,” said Periklis Karoutas, the company’s VP of political affairs and public relations. Link | Comments (1)
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Morning Anchor Katie Ward To Leave KCCI
Des Moines Register, May 2, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT
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Former Bay Area Broadcaster Jerry Graham Dies
KPIX, May 2, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT
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WTXF Slots Summer-Long Sandy Recovery Series
TVNewsCheck, Apr 30, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT