Peabody Awards Ceremony Moving To L.A.

This year’s celebration of excellence will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on June 18.

James Murdoch Criticizes Father’s News Outlets For Climate Crisis Denial

Alex Finnie Joins WPLG News As Weekend Anchor

Berkshire Hathaway’s ABC affiliate WPLG Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (DMA 16), has hired Alex Finnie as co-anchor of the station’s weekend evening newscasts. She joins Andrew Perez on the anchor desk for the Saturday and Sunday 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. Finnie, who joined the station in May 2018, was named interim weekend evening anchor […]

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Accurate Is The Word In New KNBC Weather Promos

Jitters At MSNBC As Brass Eyes Moving Chuck Todd And Talks To Shep Smith

Military Analysts’ Ties Often Not Relayed

None of the leading networks — ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, Fox News and MSNBC — makes a regular practice of announcing its military analysts’ financial ties to the Pentagon, connections that could color their on-air comments.

Weather Ch. To Talk Environment With Dems

The Weather Channel will discuss environmental justice with several 2020 candidates as the second part of its 2020: Race to Save the Planet special. Conversations with Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and businessmen Andrew Yang and Tom Steyer will be featured.

Alex Finnie Joins WPLG As Weekend Anchor

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH STEVE CHUNG

Executive Session | With Fox Soul, A Niche Approach To OTT

Steve Chung, chief digital officer for Fox Television Stations, says the group’s first foray into OTT is a deliberate attempt to break from the pack with an emphasis on live programming and interactivity in an AVOD model. With Fox Soul, which launched this week, Chung says Fox has laid the foundation to spin up other streaming efforts nimbly and quickly.

Anchor Krista Miller Returning To WPTA

Krista Miller will make her return to the Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 110), airwaves in March as the 6 and 11 p.m. co-anchor for Quincy Media’s WPTA. A Decatur, Ind., native and Bellmont High School graduate, Miller studied electronic journalism and received her bachelor’s degree from Butler University. She began her broadcasting career with WOWO […]

NY1 Hires Helen Swenson As Content VP

Fox News Signs WFMZ Reporter Alex Hogan

Patrick Santomauro Named Sr. Broadcast Producer For NJTV News

NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, based in Newark, has hired Patrick Santomauro as senior broadcast producer for its news division, composed of affiliates NJTV News and NJ Spotlight. Santomauro, an award-winning broadcast and digital news veteran, will be responsible for the day-to-day production of the network’s weeknight news program, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, […]

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Environmental Journalist Opening In Illinois

Illinois Public Media, WILL-AM-FM-TV, licensed to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, needs a visiting multimedia environmental journalist to research, report and edit issues about the environment and climate change.

New Deadspin Owner Plans To Relaunch Site In Chicago Amid Union Tension

COMMENTARY

Is Stephanie Grisham Really A Press Secretary?

Margaret Sullivan: Given that Stephanie Grisham has never held a briefing since she got the title of White House press secretary last July, is she really a press secretary? Grisham seems unaware — or simply doesn’t care — that she actually works for the American people and is paid with their tax dollars.

Papers Generate Uncommon Bipartisan Unity

Lawmakers from both parties blame companies like Facebook and Google for the struggles of local newspapers.

CNN Settles Labor Dispute For $76M

CNN has agreed to pay $76 million to settle a 16-year-long National Labor Relations Board dispute alleging that CNN violated federal labor law by firing roughly 200 unionized broadcast technicians — including camera operators — back in 2003.

Trump Allies Explore One America News Buyout

Allies of President Trump are pursuing an effort to acquire right-leaning news channel One America News Network, according to people familiar with the matter, in a bid to shake up a conservative media market that has been dominated by Fox News. The investment firm Hicks Equity Partners is looking to acquire the channel and is pitching other wealthy GOP donors to arrange a bid of roughly $250 million for the channel’s parent company, the people said.

Nicole Perez Named WPLG’s Evening Co-Anchor

NBC News To Shut Down Peacock Productions

NBC News is shutting down Peacock Productions, its unscripted production unit that focused primarily on documentaries, reality series and news specials. “NBC News is shuttering Peacock Productions, effective March 2,” a spokesperson for NBC News said. “NBC News is shifting its documentary strategy to an entirely new model, consistent with industry trends, and unfortunately the existing operation is no longer viable. We are working with affected employees to help find positions around NBCUniversal.”

DMA 113: SIOUX FALLS, SD

Big Local News Changes In Sioux Falls

Get ready for a seismic shift in the Sioux Falls, S.D., television news landscape. Next week, KSFY News will be no more. KDLT News will be no more. Dakota News Now is set to go live Monday as two of the city’s largest network affiliates join forces under one brand (and owner — Gray Television), a model of TV news that will test new regulatory waters recently approved by the FCC.

Dickie V Has A Lot More To Say, Baby

After 40 years as the voice of college hoops on ESPN, Dick Vitale seems to be just getting started. “I want to do this until I’m 100!” he says.

Maurice Drummond Gives Up KMOV Sports Dir. Post

Anchor Changes At WSB News

Former ‘ABC World News’ Lead Writer Acquires Funding For Cancer Website

Angie Moreschi Joins WPXI’s I-Team

Did Carlson Play Role In Calming Iran Pressure?

From his primetime perch on the top-rated cable network, Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson has advocated restraint in dealing with Iran, and resisted cheerleading the Trump-ordered drone killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

Jennifer Griffin’s Breaking News Scoop Drives FNC Digital To New High

KTLA Anchor Courtney Friel Taken Off Air After Accusing Trump Of Propositioning Her In Book