John Walsh ends a nearly 30-year career at ESPN as one of the most influential executives in the company’s history and as a transformative figure in sports journalism.
The new multicast network launches today with the former America’s Most Wanted host as on-air spokesman and part owner. Gannett stations are among those on board, covering 40% of U.S. households. The lineup will include a range of criminal justice programming, with viewer involvement solicited.
NEW YORK (AP) — To get back into television, John Walsh had to relinquish some of the control that he’d grown used to. Walsh, who chased fugitives for 26 years, first on Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted” and a short postscript on Lifetime, returns Sunday on CNN (9 p.m. EDT) with a new show, “The Hunt.” […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years ago, a misunderstanding at a Memorial Day neighborhood cookout turned into a bloody night of gunfire. Neighbors told police they thought a man named Danny Williams had gotten into the barbecue brawl with two men who were later shot. One died, the other was seriously injured. But police could […]
The deal, announced jointly on Tuesday by Walsh and Lifetime, will return to the air Walsh’s weekly criminal roundup, which since 1988 has helped bring almost 1,200 fugitives to justice before being canceled by Fox this summer.
After the network announced Monday that it will cut back America’s Most Wanted to just four two-hour specials next season, the show’s creator, John Walsh, is talking to Twentieth Television, the network’s studio arm, about possible new outlets for the show.