Hearst’s Very Local Debuts ‘Maker Nation Challenge’

Legal And Security Leaders To Explore New SEC Rules At Cyber Retreat

A chief information and security officer will take the stage with two media industry attorneys and a trial lawyer from the Securities and Exchange Commission at TVNewsCheck’s Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat. The goal: offer guidance on significant new regulations handed down in June. Register here.

KMBC And KGKC Kansas City Set Weather Partnership To Serve Spanish-Speaking Residents

In Kansas City, KMBC, the Hearst Television-owned ABC affiliate, and KGKC, the SagamoreHill Broadcasting’s Telemundo affiliate, announced a new weather partnership today. The stations say the joint endeavor aligns with […]

Thirty-Seven Hearst Stations Blacked Out On Dish Network

Hearst is demanding “tens of millions of dollars” in broadcast retransmission rate increases, Dish claims.

KCCI Expands Evening Anchor Team

KCCI (KCCI 8), the Hearst-owned station in Des Moines, I.A., is expanding its evening anchor team. Anchor Ben Kaplan will join Stacey Horst and Chief Meteorologist Jason Sydejko weeknights on […]

Gerry McGavick Promoted To VP Of Sales At Hearst

Gerry McGavick, who since 2021 has served as Hearst Television’s corporate director of sales, has been promoted to vice president, sales, according to a company press release. McGavick, until now, […]

TVN Webinar: The IP Transition And Local TV

Executives from Fox Corp., Hearst Television, CBC, Sony Electronics and Florical Systems will question the viability of continuing to invest in on-prem hardware given the cloud’s capacious flexibility in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar on Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here.

Hearst Completes Acquisition Of WBBH Ft. Myers

The addition of NBC affiliate adds a 12th NBC affiliate to the Hearst station group. Hearst will now operate two NBC and two ABC stations in Florida.


Hearst’s TV And Radio Stations In Baltimore Make Powerful Allies

WBAL-TV, WBAL-AM and WIYY-FM in Baltimore are all owned by Hearst. The three properties actively co-promote and provide services to each other where it makes sense.

Hearst Buying WBBH Fort Myers-Naples, Fla.

The purchase of the NBC affiliate in DMA 55 from Waterman Broadcasting will give Hearst its fifth station in Florida.

Rachel Kay Named Hearst SVP/Chief People Officer

She becomes Hearst’s most senior human resources executive, leading companywide strategy, programs and human capital management support, while maintaining the company’s tradition of local oversight of the majority of human resource decision making.

Hearst Gives New Roles To Wertlieb, Hayes

Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb moves up to COO of parent company Hearst, while Michael Hayes is tapped to succeed him a president of Hearst Television.

Hearst And Michael Clinton Launch Digital Content Platform For 50+ Audience

Clinton and Hearst have introduced ROAR, a B2B digital content platform, consumer membership community and intelligence insights provider. Clinton founded the new entity with Hearst as partner and investor.

Hearst’s Very Local News App Now On Vizio

Hearst’s Very Local Streamer To Present Week-Long Programming Showcase

Beginning Labor Day, September 5th, viewers of Hearst Television’s broadcast stations spanning 26 markets will get a weeklong sample of fresh, original, entertaining reality programming courtesy of the company’s recently […]

Sally Kidd, Hearst TV National Correspondent, Stepping Down


The Transition To IP Blurs The Lines Between Engineering And IT

Executives from Fox Corp., CBS Television Stations, Hearst and Vizrt told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week the ongoing transition to IP networking and public cloud technology is driving staffers in both engineering and IT to learn new skills.

Hearst Scraps ‘Dr. Oz The Good Life’ Magazine Amid Senate Bid And Slumping Sales


Connected World Speeds Up News Reinvention

Executives and on-air talent from Newsy, Hearst, Fox Owned Stations, Tegna and NBCUniversal Local say the proliferation of digital distribution channels has dramatically accelerated the shape of the news product. The upsides, they say, are many.

Peter Keith Promoted To WAPT Jackson GM

He will be succeeded as general sales manager at the Hearst ABC affiliate in Mississippi by Ayanna Carver.

Michael Neelly Named WDSU New Orleans GM

Hearst moves him from GM of its WAPT Jackson, Miss., to oversee its NBC affiliate in Louisiana.

Hearst Launches ‘Audience Marketplace’ For OTT

Hearst says the feature will provide “deeper audience targeting capabilities” for its “fast-growing” Anyscreen platform.

Hearst Debuts Free Local News Streaming Service

Ad-supported streaming channels are available in the 26 markets where Hearst has local stations.

Tom Messner Announces Retirement as NBC5 Chief Meteorologist

Tom Messner announced today that he plans to retire as NBC5 Chief Meteorologist, putting a capstone on a 31 year career as a broadcast meteorologist serving Vermont and Northern New […]

Hearst Television Launches ‘Very Local’ App Across Popular Streaming Platforms

Hearst Television today announced the release of its OTT and CTV channel, “Very Local,” available on popular streaming platforms. The app allows viewers to connect with local news and information relevant to their lives, as well as content from other communities around the U.S.

Hearst Ups McGavick To Corporate Sales Director

Gerry McGavick will continue to lead the company’s political advertising sales in addition to new group-wide revenue-generating projects and a sales training program.

Talking TV: Do GM Editorials Work For Divisive Times?

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Branden Frantz, president and GM of Hearst’s WLWT Cincinnati, about the station’s revival of editorials in a period of stark political divisions and tenuous media trust among viewers.

Baylor Long Named News Director At WVTM

Hearst moves him from WTAE Pittsburgh where he was assistant news director to oversee operations at its NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., replacing the retiring Sue Stephens.

WLWT Cincinnati Adding 4 And 7 P.M. Newscasts

Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WLWT Cincinnati will add two new weekday newscasts at 4 and 7 p.m. WLWT News 5 at 7 p.m. will debut on Monday, July 26, during the […]

Comcast To Drop 8 Stations In 12 Markets

Comcast has announced that it will remove eight local TV channels that it said in December it would keep after saying in November it would drop them.

Verizon, Hearst Avoid Retrans Blackout

Verizon and Hearst Television reached a distribution agreement to stave off a New Year’s Day blackout of the broadcasting group’s nine channels on Fios TV in five markets. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The telco had alleged Hearst TV was demanding price hikes of more than 45% to carry the local channels. The companies’ previous carriage pact expired Dec. 31.

TVN’s NewsTECHForum: The Story In Videos

Here are the complete videos and story links for TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum, featuring a keynote interview with veteran news producer David Bohrman and news and technology leaders from ABC News, Hearst, Tegna, NBCU Owned Television Stations, CBS Owned Stations, ABC Owned Stations, Gray Television, Graham Media, Sinclair, E.W. Scripps, Meredith, BBC, AJ+ and more.

Hill Dems Weigh In On Comcast Plan To Drop Hearst Stations

Four Massachusetts legislators have called on Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and Hearst President Jordan Wertlieb to negotiate in good faith and resolve their carriage dispute so that ABC affiliate WCVB Boston stays on Comcast’s system serving Bristol County, Mass., residents.

Hearst To Cut 59 Staffers At Oprah Magazine


TVN’s Newsroom Innovators | As Elections Near, TV’s Fact-Checking Surges

Broadcasters, including CBS, E.W. Scripps, Hearst, Tegna and Graham Media, are bolstering their fact-checking operations as the 2020 election looms closer, partnering with outside groups like Politifact, FactCheck.org and First Draft to ensure their own trustworthiness with local viewers.

Jeana Stanley, Hearst Finance VP, Dies At 54

Stanley served as vice president of finance for Hearst Television for almost eight years, working closely with Hearst Television’s corporate leadership and station management to provide operational and accounting expertise. She also led strategic initiatives relating to accounting, finance and back-office operational matters.

Digital Publisher Owned By Hearst And Verizon Accused Of Racism, Misogyny

Storytelling Experiments During Pandemic

COVID-19 has triggered an explosion of innovation among local station groups. Stations are also experimenting with content and creating new programs that could point the way to a more flexible and less formulaic approach to storytelling down the road, even when the worst of the crisis has passed. One impressive example: Field Notes, a new magazine show on Facebook Watch and other digital platforms produced by Hearst Television and based on the virus-related reporting of its local stations in all 26 of its markets.

Hearst Reaches Deal With DirecTV, AT&T

At AT&T spokesman said a new retransmission consent agreement was reached Sunday, and stations are returning to DirecTV and AT&T in time for the NFL Playoffs and Golden Globes, among other programming.

Bennack Reflects On Media’s Past, Future

From the future of newspapers to fake news, a man who has led and guided media for decades weighed in Thursday morning at the National Press Club. With a lifetime dedicated to journalism and the business of journalism and the media, former Hearst Corp. CEO Frank Bennack makes the case for the high road, from the front office to the front page.