WRC Washington Anchor On The Mend After Open Heart Surgery

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Media CEOs: Biden Win Would Stop Press-Bashing

Panelists at TVNewsCheck’s virtual TV2025 conference this afternoon said a change in the presidency could help temper the anti-press sentiment that’s grown over the past four years. Allen Media CEO Byron Allen said a Biden administration would be “great for broadcasting. Anything to stop the craziness we are all experiencing now. I don’t think we have ever seen this kind of attack against journalists. This is an all-out war.”

Mission impossible? Welker On Tap To Moderate Second Debate

President Donald Trump steamrolled Chris Wallace with constant interruptions in the first one, a performance that cost the Republican incumbent support in the polls. Susan Page struggled to make the vice presidential candidates adhere to time limits their campaigns had agreed to in advance. Next up: Kristen Welker. The NBC News White House correspondent is scheduled to moderate Thursday’s second and last session between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. It’s hard not to feel trepidation for her.

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NBCLX Presents ‘LXtion 2020’ Special Reports

With two weeks left until Election Day, NBCLX, an OTT and linear network designed for adults 18-45, today announced a series of video stories about the issues that are motivating millennials and Gen Z-ers to exercise their right to vote in this year’s election. The news series also includes “What Could Happen?” special reports that ask the provocative […]

Spectrum Networks Launches Polling And Election Hub To Help Voters Prepare For Election Day

As part of Spectrum Networks’ commitment to cover locally relevant issues, Spectrum News has launched Decision 2020: The Election Hub, a digital destination for voters to find local resources and reliable information to prepare for the 2020 election. Additionally, in partnership with market research firm Ipsos, Spectrum Networks conducted its first Spectrum News Poll in […]

Michael Bloomberg Held Talks To Take His Media Empire Public

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WTAE Chronicles ‘Being Black In Pittsburgh’

Troy Aikman, Joe Buck Question Value Of Military Flyovers In Comments Caught On Hot Mic

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Automation, digital-friendly content and a local meteorologist can dramatically increase video views in apps, OTT, web

TV stations can rapidly increase digital video views — and advertising impressions — by adding automated tools that enable meteorologists to easily produce mobile friendly forecasts and schedule them to appear throughout the day, according to a Fireside Chat that took place during TV2025: Monetizing the Future. One TV station expanded mobile video views from 3,000-4,000 per month to 80,000-90,000 per month just 30 days after implementing Max Engage. Newer tools like Weather Insight use AI to target weather to users’ exact location.

WRAL News Announces New Anchor Teams

Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WRAL Raleigh, N.C., announced several internal anchor promotions. The station produces 11 hours of local news each weekday. “Over the years, we have developed some great depth on the anchor desk, and an opportunity to promote from within has now presented itself. It’s really exciting to see such passionate and talented […]

Trump Cuts Short ‘60 Minutes’ Appearance

President Donald Trump blasted 60 Minutes and correspondent Lesley Stahl after he abruptly cut short a planned series of appearances on the show. His latest tweets suggest that he did not think the interview went well. Trump wrote on Twitter, “I am pleased to inform you that, for the sake of accuracy in reporting, I am considering posting my interview with Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes, PRIOR TO AIRTIME! This will be done so that everybody can get a glimpse of what a FAKE and BIASED interview is all about…”

Gavin Maliska To Lead WEEK News

The veteran journalist will oversee journalism at Quincy Media’s NBC-ABC affiliate in Peoria, Ill., beginning in December.

Variety Reorganizes Editorial Operations, Promotes Veteran Editors

COMMENTARY BY MARGARET SULLIVAN

What Kristen Welker Can Learn From Savannah Guthrie

Margaret Sullivan: “Savannah Guthrie brought her A game to last week’s NBC town hall with President Trump. As Thursday’s final debate between Trump and Joe Biden approaches, Guthrie’s NBC colleague, White House correspondent Kristen Welker, needs to have the best night of her career, too — but in a very different way. To make this debate something that serves the public interest rather than being the disastrous circus that it could be, she needs to be in control.”

John Roberts Signs New Deal To Remain Fox News Chief White House Correspondent

Meghan Miller Adds Duties As Co-Anchor Of WBTW 5 & 6 P.M. Newscasts

Nexstar-owned CBS affiliate WBTW Myrtle Beach, S.C., has promoted News 13 at 5:30 anchor Meghan Miller to co-anchor of News 13 at 5 and News 13 at 6 beginning Monday, Nov. 23. Miller will continue anchoring News 13 at 5:30 and co-anchor both additional newscasts with current veteran co-anchor Bob Juback. Miller has been solo-anchor […]

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KING Adds Former Seattle Police Chief As Analyst

C-SPAN Reworks Its Monetization Model

Rush Limbaugh Says His Lung Cancer Is Terminal

Anchor-Reporter Sasha Foo Leaves KUSI After 17 Years

Debate Commission Will Mute Mics On Thurs.

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will have their microphones cut off in Thursday’s debate while their rival delivers their opening two-minute answer to each of the debate topics. The 90-minute debate is divided into six 15-minute segments, with each candidate granted two minutes to deliver uninterrupted remarks before proceeding to an open debate. The open discussion portion of the debate will not feature a mute button, but interruptions by either candidate will count toward their time in the second and final debate Thursday.

Toobin Suspended By The New Yorker, Steps Away From CNN

NEW YORK (AP) — Author-commentator Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by the New Yorker and is stepping away from his job as CNN’s senior legal analyst pending what the cable network is calling a “personal matter.” Vice reported earlier Monday that Toobin had exposed himself during a Zoom meeting with staffers of the New Yorker […]

TVN’S STATION GROUP OF THE YEAR

NBCU Stations: Reinvestment Reboots The Future

NBCU Owned Television Stations, TVNewsCheck’s Station Group of the Year for 2020, have seen a resurgence under Valari Staab’s leadership and bold investments in infrastructure, weather technology, conjoined newsrooms with its Telemundo stations and digital platforms.

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NBCLX Goes Bold For Next-Gen Audiences

NBCLX is NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ multiplatform lab for storytelling innovation, iterating across digital, diginets and OTT. It’s turning news conventions on their head in a bid to build loyal younger audiences. Above, LXNews hosts Ashley Holt and Nik Zecevic at its studio at KXAS Dallas.

Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Sports Emmy-Winning NHL Broadcaster, Retires After 47 Years

Mike “Doc” Emrick, a veteran broadcaster for the National Hockey League and eight-time Sports Emmy award winner, has announced his retirement after 47 years. NBC Sports made the announcement on Monday morning, with Emrick reminiscing on the early days of his career.

Michaela Pereira Joined Former Rival ‘Good Day L.A.’ But Don’t Call Her Disloyal

Seven years after leaving her KTLA anchor chair for a high-profile CNN gig, Michaela Pereira has returned to the local news morning shift. But instead of coming back to her old stomping grounds at KTLA Morning News, which she cohosted for nine years, Pereira has jumped to crosstown rival KTTV, to lead a revamped Good Day L.A. broadcast.

Fund For Black Journalism Will Support Black-Owned Media Outlets

Meet Arnon Mishkin, The Fox News Analyst Who Will Call The Winner Of The Election

The cable news network is ready for a long night — and maybe a couple of extra days too — after the presidential election results start coming in on Nov. 3. Above, Fox News decision desk director Arnon Mishkin (right), with Dana Blanton, SVP of opinion research, and politics editor Chris Stirewalt at Fox News headquarters in New York.

Man Apologizes For Attacking WSMV Nashville Crew

WBAY News Van Runs Into COVID-19 Testing Site