Nexstar Media Group’s independent WGN-TV Chicago (DMA 3) has hired Rob Sneed as a general assignment reporter effective July 8. He joins from WCMH Columbus, Ohio, where he spent more than three years working on breaking news as well as uncovering issues in the community and working to find resolutions. He’s a recipient of the […]
The news magazine’s executive producer, Bill Owens, details his approach to calming the waters at 60 Minutes, guiding the show through the myriad challenges of COVID-19, launching a short-form sibling show on Quibi, and other topics.
Sports Director Chris Gervino is set to retire from NBC affiliate KOMU Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo. (DMA 137), after spending more than two decades on the air providing national and local sports information to mid-Missouri. “My wife Gina and I are grateful to be able to retire together from our full-time jobs while blessed with good […]
Seven leaders tackle a debate that’s going on in newsrooms across America.
Since George Floyd’s death, more than 200 incidents have been reported of journalists being targeted in cities all over the country. TVNewsCheck is conducting a lunch-time webinar on Tuesday, June 30, at 1 p.m. ET for an hour-long conversation with journalists fresh from their in-the-streets coverage.
Brandon Richard: “As an anchor/reporter at WMC-TV Memphis, I found myself trapped in narrow downtown streets between police and a lingering, angry group of protestors. With no camera or station-branded microphone in hand, I was an African-American man vulnerable to police interpretation.”
Norman Siegel: “The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States provides, in part, that government shall not abridge freedom of the press. Clearly, free expression by journalists, or by anyone with access to the equivalent of a printing press, is a cornerstone principle of our republic. The challenge to uphold this basic value is, unfortunately, an ongoing struggle.”
The moves by Michael Pack, a Trump administration appointee, raise concerns that the news organizations would become partisan.
News consumption has fallen 11% since its peak when the COVID-19 pandemic was originally declared in March, according to a new study by LoopMe.
Many broadcasters are now reassessing diversity and inclusion in their operations following the wave of U.S. protests against racial injustice. The E.W. Scripps Co. started its own top-to-bottom initiative two years ago. Above, WXYZ Detroit Anchor Glenda Lewis at Campus Martius Park in Detroit with a “7 In Your Neighborhood’ community segment.
Fox-owned WFLD Chicago will host a virtual town hall at 6 p.m. CT tonight with Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, live via Zoom. Hosted by WFLD Political Editor Mike Flannery, the 30-minute special will give each senator the opportunity to address viewer questions previously submitted to the station’s Fox 32 Facebook page about the […]
In the initial phase, it will air weekday mornings from 6 to 9 across Sinclair’s CW and MNT affiliates, as well as on STIRR, Sinclair’s free, over-the-top streaming platform. It’s hiring to fill 25 new positions to staff the new initiative.
His extensive knowledge of weather, seamlessly intertwined with his own style of humor, and his limitless philanthropic work has made him one of Southern California’s most popular and beloved TV anchors.
In an op-ed published Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal, Vice President Mike Pence suggested the idea of a second wave of the coronavirus is one big media hoax.