The Story Behind ‘The Story’ One Year Later

One year ago this week, KGW Portland, Ore., anchor Dan Haggerty was part of a small team that took a big risk. The Tegna NBC affiliate transformed its legacy 6 p.m. newscast into a daring experiment called The Story With Dan Haggerty. The broadcast is a unique mix of in-depth reporting, investigations, interviews, audience feedback, humor, and opinion — all delivered in Haggerty’s signature style. The KGW team shares lessons learned aspects of The Story’s story that might be relevant to other newsrooms seeking to break the mold.

Cable TV Test Of 3.0 Coming To Portland, OR

Seven stations in the market are working together with Comcast to test how
NextGen TV signals could best be transmitted by cable TV systems.

FCC Proposes Allowing KGW VHF-UHF Move

The FCC is inclined to allow KGW-TV Portland, Ore., to change from a VHF to a UHF, but is seeking input on that inclination. It has given commenters until 25 days after publication of Wednesday’s (Oct. 14) petition for rulemaking in the Federal Register, which usually takes a couple of weeks. There has been a freeze on such changes for almost a decade, dating from when the FCC first started to prepare for the 2016 broadcast incentive auction.

DMA 22: PORTLAND, OR

Seven Portland, OR, Stations Launch ATSC 3.0

KATU, KOIN, KGW, KPTV, KOPB, KRCW and KPDX began broadcasting Tuesday with NextGen TV technology.

TVN TECH

TVN Tech | COVID-19 Delays, Not Derails, NextGen TV Plans

Las Vegas and Portland, Ore. will light up their NextGen TV markets in June from their initially-slated late April launch, but the broadcasters and coalition driving the new industry standard forward say major launches will still move ahead this year. The launches will coincide with the arrival in retail stores of the first 3.0-capable sets. Above, six LG sets will bear the NextGen TV logo, including the 55-, 65- and 77-inch class GX Gallery Series 4K Ultra HD models.

KGW Transforms A Legacy Newscast

“Don’t worry, you are in the right place. This is still KGW.” That’s Portland, Ore., anchor Dan Haggerty, 43 seconds into the very first episode of a brand-new 6 p.m. newscast, The Story, reassuring viewers who are tuning into to find him all alone on an unfamiliar set. “We have all the stuff you know and love, all the important news that you need, all the fun things you like to share online,” he continues. “We just hope that you might find this a little more authentic, a little more engaging, hopefully very different.”

KGW, Vault To Launch True Crime Podcast ‘Urge To Kill’

He had an “urge to kill.” That’s the only explanation given by the murderer of 23-year-old Kaylee Sawyer. Her rape, murder, and her killer’s subsequent crime spree are the subject of the new true crime podcast, Urge to Kill, launching Tuesday, Nov. 5, by KGW and vault Studios, the digital content studio launched by KGW’s parent […]

DMA 22: PORTLAND, OR

KGW Anchor Gives On-Air Rebuttal To Viewer Critique Of Attire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A weekend news anchor and TV reporter in Portland, Oregon, is doubling down on her preference for high-waisted pants after a male viewer told her to “dress like a normal woman” in a message sent to her Facebook work account. Maggie Vespa, who works at Portland’s NBC affiliate KGW-TV, posted photos […]

DMAS 17 & 22

Tegna Appoints GMs In Portland, Denver

The station group names Steve Carter president-GM of KGW Portland, while  Mark Cornetta adds to his corporate role to lead KUSA Denver.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 22: PORTLAND, OR

KGW Tests Pet Dogs With Burglar Break-In

DMAS 22 & 3

KGW’s Joe Donlon Likely To Join WGN

DMA 25: PORTLAND, OR

KGW Names New Director Of Digital Strategy

The Tegna NBC affiliate in Portland, Ore., promoted Greg Retsinas to a newly created position overseeing digital content and revenue strategy.

DMA 25: PORTLAND, OR

KGW Taps Mirle As New Local Sales Manager

Tegna’s NBC affiliate KGW Portland, Ore. (DMA 25) has added Charlie Mirkle as its new local sales manager.  Mirkle comes to KGW from WVEC Norfolk, Va., where he led enterprise and digital revenue development. Before that, he was the station’s national sales manager. Prior to his work at WVEC, Mirkle was local sales manager for Cox […]

MARKET SHARE (DMA 25: PORTLAND, OR)

KGW Named Oregon’s Station Of The Year

MARKET SHARE (DMA 25: PORTLAND, OR)

Cool Promo Kicks Off KGW’s Holiday Toy Drive

DMA 25

KGW Portland Targeted For Protest Over Story

A group in Portland, Ore., plans to protest outside the street-side studio of Tegna’s NBC affiliate KGW over what they say were “inexcusable comments and victim blaming from members of their staff during an interview with a self-admitted sexual predator.”

DMA 24: PORTLAND, OR

WAND ND Tai Takahashi Moves To KGW Portland

MARKET SHARE (DMA 24: PORTLAND, OR)

KGW’s Month-Long Food Drive Underway

DMA 24

KGW Portland Prepares For New Set

DMAS 24, 49 & 70

Tegna Closes On Sander TV Stations Purchase

Tegna Media announced today it has completed its acquisition of three Sander Media TV stations — KGW Portland, Ore. (DMA 24); WHAS Louisville, Ky. (DMA 49); and KMSB Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 70) — following approval from the FCC last week. Tegna has serviced these stations under shared services and similar arrangements since December 2013. With the addition of these three stations, Tegna said it owns the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide.

DMA 24: PORTLAND, OR

Unions Battle Tegna Over KGW Contract

Labor unions are claiming KGW Portland owner Tegna is looking to bust up the NBC affiliate’s unions in order to replace union workers with cheaper help — and that they are currently fighting for their lives. In bargaining with the station’s four unions, Tegna is pushing to get rid of the clause on union jurisdiction.

DMA 23

KGW Portland To Drop Sports From 11 P.M. News

MARKET SHARE (DMA 23: PORTLAND, OR)

KGW Continues 30-Year Toy Drive Tradition

DMA 22 (PORTLAND, OR)

KGW Selling Copter, Will Partner With KPTV

Portland, Ore., NBC affiliate KGW is selling its news helicopter and has entered into a shared chopper dal with Fox affil KPTV.

DMA 22 (PORTLAND, OR)

KGW Ups Frank Mungeam To Digital Media Director

DIGITAL DMAS

Portland Media Test Paths To Digital Future

From mobile apps to online-first efforts and daily deals, local online media outlets in Oregon’s “Rose City” are aggressively experimenting with new ways to tap into the ever-expanding digital market.