How Streaming Experiments Put Viewers First

Is on-demand streaming the future of local TV news? For Scripps ABC affiliate KGUN Tucson, Ariz., OTT is not just a convenience for viewers. It’s an opportunity to experiment aggressively with new programming driven by new technology — and a way to deepen ties with the community.

DMA 65: TUCSON, AZ

Tregg White Named KGUN-KWBA GM

Scripps chooses the former news and sales exec and Cheyenne, Wyo., GM to lead its ABC-CW duopoly in Tucson, Ariz.

DMA 73: TUCSON, AZ

Kara McNeely Named GM of KGUN-KWBA Tucson

Kara McNeely moves from VP of brand strategy at KABC Los Angeles to run the Scripps ABC-CW duopoly in Tucson, Ariz., succeeding Leon Clark.

DMA 71: TUCSON, AZ

Leon Clark Made Permanent KGUN-KWBA GM

The head of Scripps’ radio properties in Tucson now is in charge of its ABC-CW duopoly there.

 

MARKET SHARE (DMA 71: TUCSON, AZ)

Tucson’s KGUN Goes Wild West In Holiday Spot

MARKET SHARE (DMA 70)

KGUN Wins Tucson’s Best Production ADDY

Longtime TV Newsman Forrest Carr Dies

DMA 71 (TUCSON, AZ)

KGUN Names New Hosts for ‘The Morning Blend’

Journal Broadcast Group’s ABC affiliate  KGUN Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 71), has named Tina Jennings and Maria Parmigiani the new hosts for its Tucson-oriented lifestyle show, The Morning Blend. Jennings is an anchor and host who joins KGUN from WBKO Bowling Green, Ky. She is a native of Arizona and grew up in the Phoenix area. […]

DMAS 12 (PHOENIX) & 70 (TUCSON, AZ)

KTVK Anchor Stella Inger Moving To KGUN

DMA 70 (TUCSON, AZ)

KGUN, KVOA Duped By Fake Suicide Story

On the heels of the death of a 10-year-old boy struck by a Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy in Tucson, Ariz., ABC affiliate KGUN and NBC affil KVOA reported another sad twist — that the victim’s mother had killed herself. Sad indeed. Except, apparently, none of it is true. It looks as though the woman made up the whole thing.

DMA 70

Jim Arnold To Head Journal’s Tucson Stations

Jim Arnold has been named the new VP-GM for Journal Broadcast Group’s Tucson operations that comprise ABC affiliate KGUN, CW affil KWBA and four radio stations. He succeeds Julie Brinks who left the stations in November after five years.

DMA 70 (TUCSON, AZ)

Greg Gurulé Named Morning Anchor At KGUN

DMA 70 (TUCSON, AZ)

Julie Brinks Out As GM Of KGUN Tucson

After five years and one month, Julie Brinks is out as vice present and general manager running Journal Broadcast Group’s Tucson operations. She had been the longest tenured general manager at a commercial TV station in Tucson.

DIGITAL DMAS (70)

Paywalls Could Alter Face Of Tucson Media

Paid content models figure to play a big role in the Arizona city in the coming months. Lee Enterprises’ Arizona Daily Star is preparing to roll out a paywall soon as part of a company-wide initiative, while Gannett-owned remnant TucsonCitizen.com — which aggregates news from the company’s other papers — is not expected to create a backdoor around that company’s own paywall efforts.

Journal Renews Four ABC Affiliations

The broadcaster reups with ABC in Boise Idaho; Las Vegas; Twin Falls, Idaho; and Tucson, Ariz.

DMA 67

KGUN Eliminates Overtime, Makes Cutbacks

The Journal ABC affiliate in Tucson, Ariz., announces it’s eliminating overtime in the newsroom. While the station has avoided staff layoffs so far, overtime was used on a regular basis.