Alan Sealls: “In my ‘hiatus’ from a 30-plus year career as a broadcast meteorologist, I have a little more time to reflect on TV news and weather. When I venture out in public, I get a focus group of unsolicited opinion. I interact frequently with kids and adults in formal presentations and hear what they think about our industry. Here are seven simple thoughts that I think can strengthen broadcast news and meteorology.”
NBC News President Noah Oppenheim has denied any knowledge of Matt Lauer’s alleged behavior before the human resourses complaint that precipitated his quick termination in November 2017.
Adweek’s annual Hot List issue is out today, honoring digital, publishing and TV people and brands that are making a mark in the crowded media space. The publication honored Fox News Channel as the Hottest News Network for 2019.
Two state lawmakers are proposing a requirement that any cable company operating in New York offer a local news channel with “news, weather and public affairs programming,” according to a draft of the bill. The programming would have to be independently produced; companies could not simply rebroadcast others’ existing news shows.