DMA 29: SAN DIEGO

San Diego News Helicopter Makes ‘Troubled’ Landing

DMA 29: SAN DIEGO

Leon Clark New VP-GM Of KGTV San Diego

Scripps moves him from KGUN-KWBA Tucson, Ariz., to lead its ABC affiliate in San Diego beginning next month.

DMA 29: SAN DIEGO

KGTV Crew Attacked During Live Shot

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Every Employee Drives KGTV On Facebook

Contributions from all employees fuels KGTV’s performance to lead the San Diego market on Facebook. KGTV, the Scripps ABC affiliate, is first in social media actions in the market over the last six months according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee. The station’s overall focus of its Facebook strategy is to provide great, memorable content on social media, and he thinks that will translate into TV news viewers.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 29: SAN DIEGO

KGTV Million Meals Campaign To Feed 400,000

DMA 28: SAN DIEGO

Ed Chapuis Named KGTV News Director

He’s joining the Scripps ABC Affiliate in San Diego from KTXL Sacramento, Calif., where he’s been ND since 2013.

DMA 28

San Diego Stations Target News Viewers

With XETV, the Mexico-based former CW affiliate whose signal reaches the San Diego market, no longer offering local news, the other stations are circling the waters hoping to lure in viewers. KFMB, KGTV and KNSD began airing promos acknowledging the demise of XETV and encouraging viewers to tune into their newscasts.

DMA 28: SAN DIEGO

Scripps Promotes Joel Davis to KGTV VP-GM

He succeeds Jeff Block as head of the San Diego ABC affiliate, movingup from the station manager slot.

 

DMA 28: SAN DIEGO

KGTV Reporter, Photographer Hit By Toppling Tree

While covering severe weather Monday morning, two employees of KGTV San Diego (DMA 28) were injured by a falling tree. Marie Coronel, news reporter, and Mike Gold, news photographer, were preparing for a live report when they were both knocked down by one tree. The two were covering the high winds at a scene in Mira […]

MARKET SHARE (DMA 28: SAN DIEGO)

Leila Stilwell Named Marketing Director At KGTV

DMA 28

KGTV San Diego Adds Investigative Reporter

E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KGTV San Diego (DMA 28) has hired Adam Racusin, as an investigative reporter. A Los Angeles native, Racusin joins KGTV from KEYE Austin, Texas, where he was an investigative and political reporter focusing on government accountability and waste. While in Texas, Racusin traveled the state reporting on Texas’ death row, the […]

MARKET SHARE (DMA 28: SAN DIEGO)

KGTV Launches New Newscast, ‘The Now San Diego’

DMA 28

KGTV San Diego To Launch 4 P.M. Local News

The Now San Diego debuts Sept. 14 and will feature anchors Ariel Wesler and Anne State, with meteorologist Angelica Campos.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 28)

Touting Weather Accuracy In San Diego, Of All Places

DMA 28 (SAN DIEGO)

Meteorologist Angelica Campos Joins KGTV

E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KGTV San Diego (DMA 28) has hired meteorologist Angelica Campos to be its weeknight weather forecaster.  Campos is making the move from WJW Cleveland, and will begin forecasting on KGTV beginning Monday, June 15. Prior to working in Cleveland, she was a forecaster for AccuWeather, where she gained experience covering weather […]

MARKET SHARE (DMA 28: SAN DIEGO)

KGTV News At 11, From Second To First

MARKET SHARE (DMA 28)

KGTV Live Streams San Diego County Spelling Bee

KGTV Anchor Bill Griffith To Retire After 39 Years

E.W. Scripps  Co.’s ABC affiliate KGTV San Diego (DMA 28) said today that morning and midday anchor Bill Griffith will be retiring after 39 years at the station. Griffith has been on the air at KGTV since February 1976, and has the distinction of being the longest-tenured anchor at one station currently on the air in […]

MARKET SHARE WITH PAUL GREELEY

Retiring Newsman Revisits Career in an RV

DMA 28 (SAN DIEGO)

KGTV’s Griffith Sets Out On ‘Excellent Adventure’

Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KGTV San Diego (DMA 28) is sending veteran anchor Bill Griffith on Bill’s Excellent Adventure, which the station calls “a farewell tour de force” by Bill Griffith, 10News This Morning and Midday anchor, leading up to his retirement at the end of February after 39 years on air at the station. Beginning […]

DMA 28 (SAN DIEGO)

Tiffani Lupenski Named KGTV News Director

The Scripps ABC affiliate in San Diego chooses the former KATU Portland, Ore., news chief to succeed Joel Davis who was upped to station manager last October.

DMA 28 (SAN DIEGO)

KGTV Investigative Journalist J.W. August To Retire

E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KGTV San Diego (DMA 28) announced today that reporter J.W. August will retire at the end of 2014, after 33 years with the station.  The cornerstone of the station’s Team10 investigative broadcast unit, August has been recognized nationally for his investigative reporting by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Investigative Reporters & Editors, the […]

DMA 28 (SAN DIEGO)

KGTV Ups ND Joel Davis To Station Mgr.

The promotion is effective Oct. 13 and comes after serving as head of news at the San Diego ABC affiliate since 2009.

Two San Diego Stations Air Fake Shark Photo

DMA 28

San Diego Newspaper Makes $3M ‘TV’ Play

Daily newspaper U-T San Diego is making an ambitious move into the video space with an all-news TV station — streaming online and running on cable — that will soon run original programming 24-hours per day. The newspaper is hoping its $3 million investment in equipment and personnel will pay off in a big way.

DMA 28 (SAN DIEGO)

Two Former KGTV Staffers Die Over Weekend

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Scripps Buys McGraw-Hill Station Group

The four ABC affiliates in Denver, San Diego, Bakersfield, Calif., and Indianapolis and five low-power Azteca affiliates go for $212 million in cash. “We are energized by the addition of good people at good stations in good markets,” says Scripps SVP Brian Lawlor.

DMA 28 (SAN DIEGO)

Rival Stations Join Together During Blackout

With power outage causing problems in San Diego earlier this month, KUSI and KGTV helped each other get news coverage out to viewers.

DMAS 17, 27, 28 & 125

McKinnon Has His Eye On McGraw-Hill TVs

Mike McKinnon has put in a bid for the four stations, but is particularly interested in ABC affiliates KGTV San Diego, which he could pair with his KUSI independent, and KERO Bakersfield, Calif. The McGraw-Hill group also includes KMGH Denver and WRTV Indianapolis.

DMA 28

Drug Companies Adopt Tighter Ad Rules

Daily newspaper U-T San Diego is making an ambitious move into the video space with an all-news TV station — streaming online and running on cable — that will soon run original programming 24-hours per day. The newspaper is hoping its $3 million investment in equipment and personnel will pay off in a big way.