‘SNL’ Director Don Roy King Retiring

Don Roy King, who has won 11 Emmys for directing Saturday Night Live, is retiring and is set to be replaced by The Ellen DeGeneres Show director Liz Patrick. King, who is thought to have directed more hours of live U.S. network television than anyone else, has been the director of the long-running NBC series since 2006. He previously directed CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CBS This Morning and Good Morning America.

Geraldo Rivera Inks New Multi-Year Deal With Fox News

Fox News has signed correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera to a new multi-year deal. In addition, Rivera will host a new show for the Fox Nation streaming service, Cops: All Access, which will serve as a recap and retrospective program for Cops, which will debut its new season on the platform next month.

Ashley Zilka Is WTAE Pittsburgh’s Newest Reporter

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C-SPAN Launches Free Mobile Video App

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How Did WMSN Get Its New News Anchor To Do That?

Linda Hart and her team at WMSN, Sinclair’s Fox affiliate in Madison, Wis., came up with a winning idea to promote its new news anchor through a tie-in to Fox’s popular The Masked Singer.

KTVU Anchor Suspended After Disagreement Over Petito Coverage

Perry Russom Joins CNBC As Correspondent For ‘The News With Shepard Smith’

KATU Portland Suspends News Coverage As Staff Attends Trauma Training

KCCI Meteorologist Jason Sydejko Moves To Weekdays

Hearst Television’s CBS affiliate KCCI Des Moines, Iowa, today promoted Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Jason Sydejko, a member of KCCI Storm Team 8 since 2015, to its KCCI 8 News This Morning. When a derecho swept across Iowa in 2020, Sydejko was on the air throughout the storm to keep viewers safe. Jason also reported live […]

Zoraida Sambolin To Sign Off As WMAQ Morning News Anchor

MSNBC Staff Said To Be Worried Over Network’s Direction Under Rashida Jones

MSNBC staffers are panicking over the direction of the cable news network under newly-minted President Rashida Jones, fearing that she’s gearing up for a costly and potentially disastrous battle with CNN.

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Millions Tuned Into WWL’s Streaming Content During Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida roared into Louisiana on Aug. 16, knocking out power to all of New Orleans. During the storm’s approach, landfall and immediate aftermath, WWL, Tegna’s CBS affiliate there, measured more than 15 million video plays on its YouTube channel alone.

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a multimedia sales account executive, a digital content director and news directors for Hearst and Nexstar stations in Florida and California.

KTVU Anchor Suspended Over Request To Cover ‘Missing White Woman Syndrome’

Dan Harris Says Farewell To ABC News After 21 Year-Run

Deadline’s Inaugural New Tube Global TV Showcase Kicks Off Today

The debut edition of Deadline’s New Tube, a global television showcase, gets underway Friday beginning at 8 a.m. PT. The event features top distribution chiefs, showrunners and talent presenting some of their buzziest scripted and unscripted content to an audience of global buyers, producers and TV executives.

Is There A Hole In Your News Coverage? Report For America Wants To Help You Fill It

Orlando-based Spectrum News 13 recognized its coverage was missing a beat. So, in June 2020, it brought on Molly Duerig, a multimedia Report for America (RFA) journalist, who earned her master’s degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, to cover an underreported topic — the central Florida housing crisis. Report for America, a nonprofit national organization that recruits and supports a corps of young reporters around the country, is hoping that more local stations will hire people like Duerig — one of the few RFA journalists to join a TV newsroom.

News Media Can’t Shake ‘Missing White Woman Syndrome,’ Critics Say

Major outlets have highlighted the case of Gabrielle Petito while often ignoring stories about women of color who go missing.

Times ‘Trust Is’ Campaign Ads Run On TikTok

Afghanistan Has Its Own Fake News Problem – Special Report

A month into the Taliban takeover of Kabul, and the misinformation and disinformation continues to soar into dizzying territory – driven not only by both clumsy, opportunistic social media sharing, but also seemingly structured propaganda initiatives both inside and outside Afghanistan.

Skeptics Or Cynics? Age Determines How Americans View The News Media

A new analysis of Gallup/Knight Foundation survey data reveals that age is an important differentiator in understanding the complexities of Americans’ trust in and perceptions of the news media.

Talking TV: Dan Abrams Looks To Break Cable’s Left/Right Choke Hold

TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp talks with Dan Abrams, host of an eponymous new live show on Nexstar’s NewsNation, about drawing lines between his brand of bias and primetime cable’s penchant for left/right absolutism.

Does Every Local TV Newsroom Need A ‘Plus’?

If there’s a sign of the times in TV these days, it’s the “+” sign. “Plus” generally denotes a new program service for on-demand streaming platforms. And local TV newsrooms are joining the trend.

InvestigateTV Debuts Weekly News Program

Gray Television’s investigative team of the same name is launching a weekly show across the group’s stations in 102 markets beginning this weekend.

Fox Looks To Shake Up Weather With New Streamer

Fox Corp. is hoping to replicate its success in the fields of general entertainment, news and sports with the launch of a new, ad-supported streaming service dedicated to weather coverage. Next month, the company’s Fox News Media division will formally debut Fox Weather, a free streaming weather network complemented by a robust website and mobile apps that the company says will offer its audience unparalleled coverage of weather-related events. The service is the latest ambitious push into the direct-to-consumer streaming space for Fox.

More Morning News On Tap From WCAV Charlottesville

Lockwood Broadcast Group’s CBS affiliate WCAV Charlottesville, Va., is adding more morning news beginning Sept. 20. On that day, Good Morning Charlottesville will expand, starting at 4:30 a.m. In addition, the station’s morning news team will also launch GMC on Fox Virginia live from 7 to 9 a.m. on its Fox Virginia subchannel.   The […]

NAB Launches Ad Campaign Emphasizing Importance of Trusted, Local Broadcast News

The series of spots highlight the role of broadcasters in combatting misinformation.

KTVE-KARD Sports Anchor Adds News Anchor To Duties

WTVM Sports Anchor Fired After Refusing Covid-19 Vaccine

Julio Vaqueiro New Anchor Of ‘Noticias Telemundo’

This morning Telemundo announced the appointment of Julio Vaqueiro as the lead anchor of Noticias Telemundo, the network’s flagship weekday evening newscast. He steps into the new role on Sept. 27.