In this newly created position, Yasmine Osborn is tasked with further developing D&I programs across its stations in 26 markets.
Hearst Television’s national digital team “amplifies” stories from across the group to share across its markets. Digital News VP Ernesto Mourelo says it’s an opportunity to give those stories “attention that they deserve, which a lot of national media isn’t very good at.” Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.
The station group veteran is moving up from human resources director.
For Black History Month, “Project CommUNITY: History & Hope” will pair young Black Hearst Television journalists across the country with Black seniors in their communities for insightful conversations.
She is tapped to oversee the station group’s digital content teams as senior director and managing editor.
In his new role, Ernesto Mourelo will continue to lead the digital strategy for the station group while also leading Hearst Television’s central news team that publishes national and feature news content, produces original video for company franchises including Stitch and “Dispatches from the Middle,” and manages the company’s digital copy desk.
He will now oversee the company’s relationships with OTT distributors and its NextGen TV applications.
Per FCC rules, Verizon has started warning Fios customers they may lose access to Hearst Television stations at month’s end. Verizon said Hearst is demanding “unreasonably large” increases in retransmission consent fees that may force Verizon to raise rates for its customers.
COVID-19, a historic election and Black Lives Matter protests kept local and national TV newsrooms in a state of perpetual vigilance this year. News executives from ABC News, Tegna and Hearst at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum on Tuesday said the year’s challenges revealed some remarkable resiliencies in their newsrooms, but also made their journalists a bigger target.
Comcast said it has quietly reached a retransmission consent agreement with Hearst TV stations across the country, including continued carriage of about 35 out-of-market stations in 38 markets that were originally expected to be dropped when the current deal expires on Dec. 31. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The station group promotes him from brand resource manager to lead the company’s central graphics resource.
It promotes Andrew Fitzgerald, the group’s chief digital content officer, to oversee efforts to expand content over emerging platforms.
Executives from ABC Owned Stations, Hearst, ABC News, Gray Television, NBCU Owned Stations and Bitcentral say seven months into the pandemic, remote workflows are running smoothly and more permanent changes to their operations are pulling into focus. Read the story and/or watch the full video above.
The streaming service is also offering live news from NewsNOW from Fox, Fox Soul, Bloomberg TV, NBC News Now, and PeopleTV and will add more premium content including Euronews, USA Today News, and three of the largest local station groups in the country, including Hearst Television, with two others coming soon.
Technology executives from ABC News, NBCU Owned Stations, ABC Owned Television Stations and Hearst Television will explore how pandemic-necessitated at-home production has overhauled the industry’s thinking at TVNewsCheck’s virtual TV2025 event in October. Register here.
Alvin R. Lustgarten, who has served as Hearst Television’s vice president, technology and information services since 2001, has been promoted to senior vice president, technology and information services. Lustgarten oversees the company’s technology and information services as well as back-office advertising support operations. Also, Lustgarten provides strategic leadership for many of the company’s new-technology initiatives, including […]
The veteran television executive concludes a prominent five-decade career that began at Hearst Television.
The veteran sales executive at Hearst Television’s Sacramento Duopoly is tapped to lead the group’s ABC-NBC affiliate in the Central Coast.
Station groups say they will send fewer correspondents to August’s largely virtualized political conventions and centralize their reporting resources. At the same time, they see local coverage opportunities of the conventions expanding, largely down to use of the remote production technology they’ve already been mastering for months during the pandemic.
The career Hearst Television executive is promoted from general sales manager at WPBF West Palm Beach to lead the group’s NBC-CW duopoly in Burlington-Plattsburgh, succeeding Justin Antoniotti.
Hearst Television chooses the veteran news executive to succeed Shawn Oswald in leading the group’s ABC and CW duopoly in northwest Arkansas.
Longtime Hearst Television news executive Sinan Sadar is chosen to head the station group’s new multi-pronged effort in the newly created position.
The first phases of dynamic, addressable advertising trials include participation from Fox, ViacomCBS, NBCUniversal, Scripps, AMC Networks, Disney Media Networks, Discovery, Hearst Television and WarnerMedia.
The Hearst broadcaster caps a five-decade career, including 21 years leading its NBC-AABC-Estrella affiliate KSBW Monterey, Calif.
Hearst Television’s SVP of News Barb Maushard says it’s “extremely troubling” to see journalists under fire in their coverage of recent protests over U.S. racial injustice. She lauds their commitment to facing dangers from numerous quarters in returning each day to the volatile, anxious streets of their communities and says Hearst’s news operation is ready to adapt to anything 2020 can throw at it.
The move to succeed Kyle Grimes in Harrisburg-Lancaster is a return to the Keystone State for the veteran Hearst station executive, who most recently was president-GM of WPTZ-WNNE Burlington, Vt.
The veteran Hearst Television executive and GM of its WGAL Lancaster-Harrisburg, Pa., is tapped to succeed the retiring Bill Fine as head of Hearst’s Boston flagship beginning July 1.
Greg Turner, who has served for three decades as an engineering executive for Hearst Television, most recently at the company’s WCVB Boston and, before that, Sacramento, has been promoted to eastern region director of engineering. In his new role, Turner will supervise engineering operations at the Hearst stations in the eastern portion of the United […]
Hearst moves him from KHBS-KHOG Fayetteville-Fort Smith, Ark., to succeed Ariel Roblin as leader of its ABC affiliate in Omaha.
Kevin Johnson, Hearst Television’s director of graphics operations since 2012, has been named the company’s director of veteran recruiting. Johnson, a decorated 20-year Army, Army Reserve and Operation Desert Storm veteran who attained the rank of sergeant first class, succeeds Dave Kaylor, who inaugurated the position in 2015 and who is retiring from Hearst Television. […]
The local broadcaster caps a five-decade career including 20 years leading Hearst Television’s NBC-MNT duopoly in Sacramento, Calif.
The group’s second Facebook Watch show, Field Notes, features pandemic stories from Hearst stations in 26 markets cross the U.S.
Stations and broadcast networks alike are heavily turning to IP contribution to cover the presidential primaries this year as past contention problems have largely dissipated and cellular networks greatly improved. For some, however, dedicated fiber and satellite trucks will still play a key role.
Hearst Television, after granting four temporary extensions to DirecTV and streaming service AT&T TV Now to try to hammer out a deal, pulled its 34 broadcast stations from the satellite giant’s customers Friday evening, after the parties failed to reach a retransmission consent agreement.
Next year should see broadcasters making advances in the continuing move to IP, greater use of cloud platforms and significant progress for two new wireless technologies: ATSC 3.0 and the various 5G services being rolled out by wireless carriers. Above, a Sony camcorder and prototype 5G transmitter were used to test camera backhauls over Verizon’s 5G network during a recent NBC NFL broadcast.
The consumer series will be distributed across all Hearst Television stations and platforms.
Industry veteran Gerry McGavick adds the new role to his existing duties overseeing ad sales at the group’s WMUR Manchester, N.H.
In advance of the 2020 elections, the station group also announces a partnership with FactCheck.org to support identifying the facts in campaign ads, statements and speeches.
“We have always focused on providing large, quality audiences to our advertisers,” said Jordan Wertlieb, Hearst Television’s president. “Today’s video marketplace requires contemporary measurement metrics.”