Award-winning journalist Kristine Strain has been named news director of CBS News and Television Stations’ local businesses in Denver, including KCNC (CBS), CBSN Denver and CBSDenver.com. Strain is assuming her new role, effective immediately, after having served as the assistant news director at KCNC since 2004. She is succeeding Tim Wieland, who was the station’s news […]
CBS taps him to succeed Walt DeHaven, promoting Wieland from news director.
The longest serving general manager in the CBS Stations group is retiring at the end of the month. Walt DeHaven, vice president and general manager of the CBS Denver O&O KCNC, is retiring on July 30 after what he called a “long and wonderful career in broadcasting.”
Walt DeHaven, VP and general manager of KCNC Denver, marks his last day on the job July 30. He has spent 20 years atop the CBS O&O, and 14 more with other stations in the CBS group, including ones in Chicago and Boston. The longest-serving general manager in the CBS Stations group, DeHaven has spent 34 years with the Viacom and CBS groups. His successor has not yet been named.
The FCC commissioners signaled Wednesday (June 12) that they have voted in favor of a proposal to modify the satellite markets of KDVR, KCNC, KMGH and KUSA, all Denver, to include a so-called orphan county in Colorado that had been receiving out-of-state TV station signals from Dish Network and DirecTV due to the way the Nielsen market was drawn up.
CBS O&O KCNC Denver has just over 9 million actions on social, 27% of the market’s 34 million total actions in that same period,according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee. Why? Tim Weiland, KCNC’s news director, lays the credit for KCNC’s winning performance on Facebook to an increased strategic emphasis on how it uses Facebook Live. In particular, Weiland points to the station’s mobile weather lab that is used to chase storms all over Colorado.
These days, staying competitive means more than just refreshing the faces reading the news. That has forced not only television stations but all news media to experiment with digital formats and other types of engagement as viewers — particularly younger ones — melt away from traditional delivery methods and turn toward mobile and online consumption.
Boulder police used a helicopter shared by four Denver stations to help catch a shooting suspect during a manhunt. Some say the arrangement falls into a grey area of media ethics.
The CBS O&O is going to air 10 Broncos games and five locally produced programs a week. CBS’s Thursday night deal with the NFL is expected to be a ratings boon.
Denver CBS affiliate KCNC reporter Shaun Boyd was told that an interview with Mitt Romney came with the stipulation that there would be no questions about abortion or Todd Akin. The station eventually agreed, but told viewers of the terms in the intro to the piece.
What began as a routine way for Denver stations to share the most mundane coverage of everyday press conferences and staged events has turned into a way for victims of last week’s theater shooting, and their families, to do one TV interview rather than dozens.
When The Oprah Winfrey Show concludes its run on Denver CBS O&O KCNC on May 25, McGraw-Hill’s ABC affiliate KMGH hopes to replace it in viewers’ minds with The Dr. Oz Show at 4 p.m. The station will move its 4 p.m. newscast to 3 p.m.