KETV Adds Reporter Abbie Petersen

DMA 71: OMAHA, NE

Shawn Oswald Named GM Of KETV Omaha

Hearst moves him from KHBS-KHOG Fayetteville-Fort Smith, Ark., to succeed Ariel Roblin as leader of its ABC affiliate in Omaha.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 71: OMAHA, NE

KETV Omaha On Front Lines Of Coronavirus

That’s because many travelers who may have been exposed to the virus are being quarantined at two locations in Omaha. “It’s not often that you have a midsize television market playing an important part in covering a global story,” said John Livingston, KETV’s creative services director.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Openings In Video Production, Sales, Research

Last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center, ads were posted for open positions at the University of Rhode Island, WISH in Indianapolis, and KETV in Omaha.

DMA 74: OMAHA

Vonn Jones Named KETV News Director

The assistant news director is promoted to succeed the retiring Rose Ann Shannon at Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Nebraska.

DMA 74: OMAHA, NE

KETV News Chief Rose Ann Shannon Retiring

She spent 45 years covering news in Omaha, 31 leading the Hearst ABC affiliate’s newsroom.

MARKET SHARE | SOCIAL SCORECARD

KETV Has Sizable Lead In Omaha Social Media

KETV, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Omaha, Neb., leads the market in social media actions over the last six months according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee. KETV has almost 1.8 million actions on social, 39% of the market’s almost 4.5 million actions.

DMA 74: OMAHA, NE

KETV Anchor Brandi Petersen Leaving TV

NETNEWSCHECK SOCIAL SCORECARD (DMA 74)

KETV Tops Omaha’s Social Media Market

Hearst-owned ABC affiliate KETV leads Omaha local media on both total actions and fans/followers, according to data from Shareablee. It edges out Gray’s NBC affil WOWT in both categories, dominating both Facebook and Twitter.

DMA 74: OMAHA, NE

KETV’s New Home Used To Be A Train Station

From a cavernous, crumbling mess to a modern-day media facility, the transformation of the historic Burlington Station into KETV Omaha’s new state-of-the-art facility has been remarkable.

DMA 74: OMAHA, NE

KETV To Debut From Former Train Station

KETV, the Hearst Television ABC affiliate in Omaha, Neb., will officially debut from its new home in a converted train station Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. The project, first announced in June 2013, involved a restoration of the historic Burlington Station to transform from its old role as a train depot to a state-of-the-art television station.

DMA 74

KETV Omaha Adds 9 P.M. News On Subchannel

National Murrow Award Winners Unveiled

This year, RTDNA awarded 104 national Edward R. Murrow Awards in 13 categories including Feature Reporting, Hard News, Overall Excellence and more. RTDNA received more than 4,200 entries during the 2015 awards season, setting an all-time record for the third year in a row. The TV station Overall Excellence winners are KING Seattle and KETV Omaha, Neb.

DMA 72 (DES MOINES, IA)

Did Two Hearst Stations Steal A Story from WOI?

KETV Taps Devlin Design Group For Historic Project

Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate KETV Omaha, Neb. (DMA 74), has selected Devlin Design Group to design and create the news set for their new broadcast facility to be located in the city’s historic Burlington train station building. KETV announced the purchase of the iconic train station over a year ago. It will relocate its entire […]

DMA 75

KETV Omaha Helping Kids Get Back To School

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Salvation Army and Omaha ABC affiliate KETV are again teaming up to distribute new school supplies to needy kids. Since 1998, the Back to School backpack program has helped thousands of children by providing them with backpacks, school supplies and free school health checks at locations across the metro. The Salvation Army […]

DMA 75 (OMAHA, NE)

KETV Apologizes For Tweet Of ‘Lost’ Poster

ABC affiliate KETV issued an apology on Thursday for a tweet that compared the missing Malaysia Airlines flight to Lost. The station posted a reenactment of the iconic promotional image for the long-running series, but changed the title to “Flight 370” to represent the Boeing 777 that disappeared on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew aboard.

DMA 75 (OMAHA, NE)

KETV On Track To Move Into Train Station

DMA 75 (OMAHA, NE)

KETV To Move Into Historic Train Station

Omaha’s Burlington Station, once bustling with cross-continental rail passengers but vacant, sagging and mostly unused for more than 40 years, is due to be rejuvenated. Hearst Television’s Omaha, Neb., ABC affiliate KETV plans to buy the historic depot, renovate it and move in by the summer of 2015.

DMA 75

Ex-Omaha Anchor Michael Scott Acquitted

DMA 76 (OMAHA, NE)

3rd DUI Means Jail For KETV’s Adrian Whitsett

DMA 76 (OMAHA, NE)

KETV Anchor Adrian Whitsett Arrested For DUI

DIGITAL DMAS

Apps, Backpacks Feed Omaha’s Digital Boom

Backpack journalists have been a boon to traffic at WOWT.com, where reporters file stories from smart phones and four TVU technology-powered units being tested by parent company Gray Television. The station and its bigger online rival, World-Herald-owned Omaha.com, are bristling with apps to serve a population that accesses much of its digital news on mobile devices.

DMA 76

Ariel Roblin Named GM OF KETV Omaha

Hearst promotes the station’s general sales manager to succeed Sarah Smith as head of the ABC affiliate.

DMA 31

Sarah Smith New GM Of KMBC-KCWE

Hearst moves the head of its KETV Omaha, Neb., to run its Kansas City ABC-CW duo, succeeding the retiring Wayne Godsey.