Bill Hemmer To File Shep Smith’s Time Slot

Bill Hemmer will anchor an hour long newscast on Fox News Channel starting in January, filling the time slot after Shepard Smith’s departure. Bill Hemmer Reports will launch on Jan. 20. Hemmer will exit Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom, which airs from 9 a.m. to noon ET, and a rotating journalist will join anchor Sandra Smith until a permanent co-anchor is named.


Miss Universe Slips, ‘Madam Secretary’ Ends Up

Fox's broadcast of the Miss Universe competition Sunday brought in smaller ratings than it did a year ago. Sunday Night Football was also down (though still dominant), and the series finale of CBS's Madam Secretary is at season highs in the early numbers. The CW's Supergirl also hit season highs with the start of the network's "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover.
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Netflix Tops Golden Globe Nominations

With four films up for best picture, four series nominated for the top television awards and 34 total nominations, Netflix dominated the 77th Golden Globe nominations today.


Sales Director Openings At Nexstar And Standard Media

New jobs posted to TVNewscheck’s Media Job Center include openings for sales directors at the Nexstar duopoly in Indianapolis and Standard Media’s ABC affiliate in Lincoln, Neb.

7,700 Media People Lost Their Jobs In 2019

The media industry continued to execute cuts in December and November as Gannett, Highsnobiety, and the CBC reduced headcounts. The cuts followed large rounds of layoffs and buyouts earlier in the year from companies including BuzzFeed, Verizon, and Vice Media. The massive cuts this year represent a recent trend in media that has seen upstart companies and newspapers alike shrinking and disappearing.

CBS O&Os Face Harassment, Misogyny Claims

A Los Angeles Times investigation uncovers claims of discrimination, retaliation and other forms of mistreatment at the CBS-owned television stations. Above, sports reporter Jill Arrington has struggled to find work since being dismissed by KCBS Los Angeles. In December 2019, She publicly accused the company of paying her significantly less than her male counterparts. (Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Quibi’s Plan For Streaming Success

Are you an online star with more than 500,000 followers? Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman may want to have a word with you. To entice subscribers, they have ordered big-budget shows from known quantities like Kevin Hart and Steven Spielberg — but they have turned to social media stars for the kind of casual, low-commitment programming that could make Quibi a daily habit.

Brennan On ‘Face The Nation’s New Home

Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan talks about the new CBS Washington, D.C. digs, the new studio that will serve as home to both Face the Nation and the CBS Evening News her desire to expand her show's mission into digital and podcasting.


Gannett: Reporting Jobs Will Be Last To Be Cut

Executives of the newly merged Gannett, which was purchased by GateHouse, have said that while they plan major cost cuts, they hope to protect reporting jobs. Gannett CEO Mike Reed and the head of its new operating unit, Paul Bascobert, talk about their plans.

Global Watchdogs Take Aim At Big Tech

Google, Alibaba and other Big Tech companies could be forced to share data on financial services customers with banks and financial technology firms to prevent unfair competition. As Facebook’s plan for its Libra “stablecoin” faces scrutiny, a global body of regulators from the world’s main financial centers said that Big Tech’s growing tentacles raised questions for financial stability, competition and data privacy.

Netflix Exec Touts Its ‘Golden Era’

Nick Maniatis, who ran the New Mexico's film office before going to work for Netflix, spoke to a group of hundreds of business leaders and elected officials who were gathered Thursday in Albuquerque. He described it as a “golden era," saying the amount of content that's out there is amazing. Above, ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, where Netflix announced at the studio complex that it chose Albuquerque as a new production hub.

NAB Warns Of 6 GHz ENG Interference

Broadcasters are asking the FCC to make sure it protects incumbent newsgathering operations in the 6 GHz midband spectrum it is eyeing for unlicensed use.


News And IT Openings In Highly Desired Locations

New Jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for news producers at various Scripps stations acros the country, including an assistant news director for KUSI in San Diego and an IT network administrator for WINK in Fort Myers, Fla.


Sales, Research, IT Openings At Hearst’s KCCI

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings at Hearst’s KCCI Des Moines, Iowa, for a sales manager, broadcast IT manager and a research director.

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