In the country’s 85th television market, El Paso, when a major breaking news story like this one happens, it can put enormous pressure on the TV stations there to adequately cover the story. Here’s a picture of how the local stations and their owners responded.
Robert Truman is promoted at KATU-KUNP Portland, Ore.; Dean Radla becomes GM of WOAI San Antonio; while Matt Kaplowitz is upped at KFOX-KDBC El Paso, Texas.
Sinclair Broadcast Group has purchased office space for two of its newly-acquired KFOX (Fox) and KDBC (CBS) in El Paso, Texas. The building, which used to be a theater, will undergo significant renovations before KFOX and KDBC move in. Sinclair plans to build news sets, satellite farms and sales and administration facilities for the stations.
Despite its small size and low affluence, El Paso, Texas, is primed to see its local online ad spending more than double in the next five years. Coupled with a young Hispanic population that is driving mobile and social media, it makes the market a digital must watch.
Communications Corp. of America’s NBC-CBS duo in El Paso, Texas, has named Lauren Macias-Cervantes, a former executive producer at the market’s Fox affiliate KFOX, to head news operations. She’s suceeding Hollis Grizzard, who recently announced he’s leaving the station at the end of the year.