While California is grappling with income inequality, wildfires and earthquakes, some say the state is not the home they remember. California Dreaming: The Future of the Golden State is a five-part series from ABC Owned Television Stations, in partnership with National Geographic, that will look at the future of what the California dream means and the people […]
ABC Owned Television Stations’ relatively new data journalism unit, headed by John Kelly, has quickly come into its own via the massive twin stories of the election and the pandemic. The team’s work has already impacted equity issues at the polls and made inroads with a younger audience that Kelly says “particularly values evidence, hard facts and data that they can easily consume and share with one another.”
Susan G. Komen Orange County, the second largest Komen affiliate in the country, is teaming up locally with ABC-owned KABC Los Angeles for a half-hour special Localish LA: Susan G. Komen Edition news presentation in honor of Breast Cancer Action Month and the virtual More Than Pink Walk. The special event will air Sunday, Oct. 18, at […]
According to the Los Angeles ABC O&O, Chen is the first Asian American to lead a news department at a network owned television station in the city.
The winners of TVNewsCheck’s Social Media Excellence Awards demonstrate some of the many ways the still-emerging medium can be used to benefit both viewers and the stations. L-r: TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp; Social News Desk’s Kim Wilson; ABC Owned Television Stations’ Michael Koenigs; WJLA’s Caroline Patrickis; KABC’s Hanna Maxfield; and KKYV’s Lindsey Grewe and Tony Keith. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
KABC’s AIR7 HD helicopter was struck midair by an object, believed to be a drone, while flying over downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and had to make a precautionary landing.
The Los Angeles ABC Owned Television Station, winner of TVNewsCheck’s Social Media Excellence Award for large market stations, aims to “dial in to the information people are going to need” on Facebook. Its high engagement there reflects efforts to connect with the market’s sizeable Hispanic viewership and its deft management of topic-specific Facebook Groups.
New TV job postings on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings at two network O&O’s in L.A. and Philly. The third opening is for a local sales manager in the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo region of California.
Los Angeles ABC O&O KABC and KTLA reporter Rich DeMuro are leading the social media pack in the Los Angeles market, according to data from Share Rocket.
The new broadcast will feature anchors, Ellen Leyva and Colleen Sullivan along with weathercaster, Danny Romero. It brings the ABC O&Os news production total to 58 hours a week.
ABC Television’s KABC O&O in Los Angeles is searching for a broadcast systems specialist. GEB America in Tulsa, Okla., is looking for an assistant chief engineer. Hearst Television’s CBS affiliate KCCI in Des Moines, Iowa, needs a meteorologist. To see all job openings, visit our Media Job Center by clicking here.
NBCUniversal is looking for an assignment editor at NECN (New England Cable News) based in Newton, Mass. ABC Television’s Los Angeles O&O KABC is searching for a vice president – diversity programs & community relations. There’s an opening for a chief engineer at WFSU (PBS/NPR) in Tallahassee. Also in Florida, Calkins Media seeks a creative services director at its ABC affiliate in Sarasota. To see all job openings on TVNewsCheck, click here.
ABC/Disney-owned KABC is the clear winner among Los Angeles’ local social media according to Shareablee data, beating out all the competition in both total social actions and fans/followers. Tribune’s KTLA takes second in both categories.
On Wednesday afternoon, KABC Los Angeles anchors David Ono and Ellen Leyva stood on the grass outside its Glendale, Calif., facility and were dressed more casually than usual on a 90-degree day, using trucks to broadcast as though they were reporters in the field, following a bomb threat.
At 4:38 p.m. PT, Disney said the all-clear has been given and that police are letting people back into KABC’s Glendale, Calif., offices. The facility was evacuated Wednesday following a bomb threat. The alert was sparked when a man called the police a little before 2:45 p.m. to say that there were several bombs in the ABC7 building at 500 Circle Seven Drive, ABC7 News reported. Shortly after, the evacuations began.
ABC moves the former news director of its WTVD Raleigh, N.C., to succeed Cheryl Fair as news chief in Los Angeles.
The head of ABC’s Los Angeles O&O will end his 45-year broadcasting career at the end of January. Prior to joining KABC in 1996, he was president-GM of KFMB-AM-FM-TV in San Diego. He began his career with Westinghouse Broadcasting in 1968 as an account executive at KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh.
CBS Television Distribution’s Rachael Ray has been on CBS stations in Los Angeles and San Francisco and Tribune’s WGN Chicago and Titan’s KUBE Houston. ABC says it has not yet decided where it is going to put Rachael in the KABC and KGO lineups, but speculation is it could take 3-4 p.m. now occupied by Katie, which is not returning in the fall.
The Los Angeles indie will begin a daily newscast produced by the ABC O&O beginning next week.
After hearing some success stories out of TV and Hollywood production studios in Los Angeles, news stations in the second largest TV market have added the wireless link to their ENG toolbox.
The Ellis Communications-owned Los Angeles independent will air an hour-long 8 p.m. newscast from ABC O&O KABC starting in January. It will also rebroadcast KABC’s 11 p.m. news at midnight.
The ABC affiliate claims that it has more “Likes” than any other local TV station in the country, thanks in part to a big time contest sponsored by the Mercedes Benz Dealers of Southern California.
In the wake of one of the most devastating and costly tornadoes in U.S. history, ABC O&O KABC Los Angeles (DMA 2) partnered with the Orange County and Los Angeles Chapters of the American Red Cross to bring relief to victims in the Midwest, raising $445,000. On Wednesday, May 22, KABC was on-site at both […]