NBC News chief Noah Oppenheim told staffers Tuesday morning that Kathie Lee Gifford will leave after 11 years on the morning show, most recently hosting the 10 a.m. hour alongside Hoda Kotb and sipping plenty of reds.
CBS shareholders quickly elected 11 members of its revamped board on Tuesday before their annual meeting adjourned without discussion of an investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against former CBS CEO Les Moonves. The meeting wrapped up in less than 30 minutes.
Creating more long-form, “nuanced” journalism is a way for local stations to grab younger viewers in an era where there is a growing dissatisfaction with the national news media.
Valari Staab is leading her NBC and Telemundo stations into the future with heavy emphasis on finding the best in new technology and synergies that allow her local journalists to develop more locally produced, original content for the stations on a multitude of platforms.
“You can no longer just be a broadcaster,” says SmithGeiger’s Andrew Finlayson. “You have to go beyond that.” In addition to offering content across digital and social media platforms, broadcasters, particularly TV stations, need to create and promote the usage of mobile apps, both for entertainment content and local news.
The winners of TVNewsCheck’s first Social Media Excellence Awards describe how their stations have been able to monetize various experiments in targeting social media audiences that go beyond just repeating what’s in their news broadcasts.
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations group, after rolling out a new plant in Philadelphia without an SDI router that uses as much IP as possible, will be creating a virtualized architecture for KLBR, its Telemundo station in Las Vegas, in which most of the back-end equipment used to run the station, including news production, will be located at a data center in Dallas. And then there’s the new facility NBCU is building in Boston, which will include six control rooms and six studios and accommodate four separate NBCU businesses. A big driver is increased support for the 2110 IP standard from the broadcast vendor community.
Time magazine’s 2018 person of the year are the “guardians and the war on truth” — slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi; the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., where five people were shot and killed at the newspaper’s offices in June; Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who has been arrested; and two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar for nearly a year, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.
The Wisconsin media executive returns to Sinclair’s Fox affiliate in Madison where he worked earlier in his career.
CBS officials are unlikely to say more on the investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against former CBS CEO Les Moonves and the $120 million severance package on the line. The bigger task will come behind the scenes in the weeks to come.
The current GM of KWES Midland, Texas, will succeed Mike Wright as head of Gray Television’s CBS affiliates in Waco and Bryan, Texas, starting next month.
Warner Bros. TV executive Craig Hunegs will exit his role at the end of the year, capping a more than 20-year-career at the studio. Most recently president of business and strategy at Warner Bros. TV Group and president of Warner Bros. Digital Networks, Hunegs managed all of the studio’s television production and oversaw its portfolio of digital brands.
CBS Corp. has reached definitive agreement to sell its iconic 25-acre CBS Television City property and sound stage operation to Los Angeles real estate developer Hackman Capital Partners for $750 million.