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.
Scripps chooses the former news and sales exec and Cheyenne, Wyo., GM to lead its ABC-CW duopoly in Tucson, Ariz.
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.
The head of Scripps’ radio properties in Tucson now is in charge of its ABC-CW duopoly there.
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. […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
The broadcaster reups with ABC in Boise Idaho; Las Vegas; Twin Falls, Idaho; and Tucson, Ariz.
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.