ViacomCBS Inc. is close to selling CNET Media Group to Red Ventures LLC, according to people familiar with the matter, as the entertainment giant sheds parts of its business to focus on video streaming. Red Ventures, a media and technology company, is expected to pay about $500 million to acquire the network of websites, which includes CNET, GameSpot and ZDNet, the people said.
Quincy Media- owned NBC affiliate WEEK Peoria, Ill. (DMA 120) has hired Amber Krycka to anchor 25 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. weekdays starting Sept. 14. She will co-anchor with WEEK veteran anchor Tyler Lopez. “We are very fortunate to find a person with the broad experience of reporting and anchoring local news […]
The percentage of people of color in local TV news reached a record high for the third year in a row. However, the percentage of people of color in the local TV workforce is up just 0.7 percentage points, and the gap in representation is down just 0.2 percentage points. In the last 30 years, the percentage of people of color among the U.S. population overall is up 13.4 points, but just 8.8 among the local TV new workforce. The representation gap, which widened after 2005, has been shrinking slowly the last four years.
“Yes. Isn’t that incredible?” Esteban Creste, VP and news director of Univision’s WXTV New York, is taking a well-earned victory lap. The station’s late news, Solo a las Once (Only at Eleven), won the July sweep in adults 18-49 and came in second in adults 25-54 — that’s against all New York stations, regardless of language. “It’s not only that we’re number one,” Creste says, “it’s number one during these times that people are desperate for information.”
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s high season for books that pick apart Donald Trump’s presidency, and Rachel Maddow is a big beneficiary. MSNBC’s prime-time personality reached the second-biggest audience of her career when 5 million viewers tuned in for her Tuesday interview with Michael Cohen about his new book, “Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story […]
NBC O&O KNBC Los Angeles (DMA 2) is celebrating sports anchor Fred Roggin on his 40th year with the station. His anniversary coincides with the new season premiere of his popular live post-game football show, The Challenge, on Sunday, Sept. 13, following Sunday Night Football. The station said: “With four decades of local and national […]
Michaela Pereira has joined Fox-owned KTTV Los Angeles (DMA 2). Beginning in October, she will host the morning show Good Day LA, weekdays from 7 to 10 a.m. alongside Tony McEwing and Araksya Karapetyan, who will now also anchor 5-7 a.m. In addition, Rita Garcia will solo anchor from 4 to 5 a.m. and host […]
Washington correspondent Kasie Hunt will revive the Way Too Early news program that will air at 5 a.m. ET on weekdays, leading into Morning Joe. MSNBC is also starting two new weekend evening shows on Sept. 19 that will ensure the network is on live both Saturday and Sunday until 10 p.m ET.
NBC-owned WNBC New York (DMA 1) today announced that Adam Kuperstein has been promoted to a new anchor role this October. He will lead the station’s 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekday newscasts from WNBC’s 30 Rockefeller Center studios and will transition from his current work as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter. “Adam […]
Nexstar stations are said to be apoplectic over the decision by CNN to terminate its video sharing agreement with the company’s 197 affiliates. The move came in retaliation for a Nexstar corporate edict that its stations withhold breaking news video from competing networks so NewsNation can have it first.
Nexstar Broadcasting will expand Inside California Politics to all six of its television stations serving the largest markets in California on Sept. 13. The 30-minute program will continue to air weekly, examining the political, economic and social issues important to Californians across the state and especially to those living in the local communities served by Nexstar’s television stations. The […]
Brit Hume, Fox News’ senior political analyst and ongoing political commentator, has signed a multi-year extension to stay at the news network. The deal, announced today, means Hume will remain in his existing role, where he regularly serves as a commentator and panelist across Fox News’ daytime, evening, weekend and special event programming.
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate KMBC Kansas City, Mo. (DMA 32), will debut a new newscast on co-owned CW affil KCWE. KMBC 9 News at Noon will be a one-hour local newscast airing weekdays starting Sept. 21. The newscast will be anchored by Rob Hughes. Weather coverage will be provided by meteorologists Katie Horner and Neville Miller. […]
When Nightline viewers tune in to the program later this evening, they are likely to see something they won’t expect: the show will have a new announcer, new topics, and even a new title. Tonight’s broadcast will mark the start of a month-long “takeover” of the late-night news program by Turning Point, an ABC News project that will explore the reckoning America is currently facing on racial issues. The effort won’t be limited to Nightline. ABC News intends to feature “Turning Point” segments on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, The View, 20/20 and This Week, as well as on its digital and audio outlets.