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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Major outlets have highlighted the case of Gabrielle Petito while often ignoring stories about women of color who go missing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 […]
The series of spots highlight the role of broadcasters in combatting misinformation.
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.