Nexstar picks the veteran Dallas-Ft. Worth broadcaster to lead its newly acquired CW affiliate there.
Morning Dose on KIAH Houston, News Fix on KDAF Dallas and the late newscast at WDCW Washington are all ending within the next two weeks. The staff associated with those shows has been let go.
Tribune taps the former GM of KREM-KSKN Spokane, Wash., to run its Dallas CW affiliate.
People who were waiting to see if/when KIAH Houston’s anchor-less show NewsFix would start showing up in other cities now have an answer. KIAH Executive Director Steve Simon is leaving the Tribune station in Houston and moving to sister station KDAF in Dallas as news director to start NewsFix in the DFW Metroplex.
On Nov. 1, the Tribune-owned Dallas CW affil plans to launch a 9 p.m. newscast modeled after the station’s early morning, comedy-infused Eye Opener program, which also is being carried by several other Tribune-owned stations. On Monday, reporters Dawn Tongish and Charles Bassett were told they will not be part of the revamped newscast. The dismissals also included roughly a dozen off-camera personnel.
News staffers at the Tribune CW affiliate got the word yesterday that the evening and late newscast would be made over in the image of Eye Opener, the news-lite morning show that is produced at KDAF and distributed to other Tribune stations. According to sources, all jobs are on the line and up to 30% may be cut.
Larissa Hall, who has been senior producer of the Tribune Co. CW affil’s laugh-laced early morning Eye Opener program, has been promoted to director of content, responsible of all news programming.
Calvert Collins is joining Fox O&O KDFW Dallas (DMA 5) as a general assignment reporter. Her first day on air will be Monday, June 18. Most recently, Collins was anchor and reporter at KLAS Las Vegas. Prior to that, she was a reporter and fill-in anchor at KPTM Omaha, Neb. Collins holds a bachelor’s in […]
[vzaarthumb:855331] Tribune’s CW affiliate in Dallas created a promo campaign that skillfully blended cutting-edge references to on-demand coverage and social media with an in-your-face attitude, lightened by flashes of wit and plenty of attitude.