Dean Littleton, general manager of Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KMGH Denver, says he doesn’t want the station’s building designated as a landmark and he’s letting everyone know about it. In a letter on the station’s website, Littleton holds no punches in saying why he’s going to court in May to fight an application submitted by three Denver residents to landmark the 1960s-era building.
The FCC commissioners signaled Wednesday (June 12) that they have voted in favor of a proposal to modify the satellite markets of KDVR, KCNC, KMGH and KUSA, all Denver, to include a so-called orphan county in Colorado that had been receiving out-of-state TV station signals from Dish Network and DirecTV due to the way the Nielsen market was drawn up.
These days, staying competitive means more than just refreshing the faces reading the news. That has forced not only television stations but all news media to experiment with digital formats and other types of engagement as viewers — particularly younger ones — melt away from traditional delivery methods and turn toward mobile and online consumption.
The Society of Professional Journalists announced the recipients of its 2016 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism. TV stations honored were WJZY Charlotte, N.C.; KGAN-KFXA Cedar Rapids, Iowa; KMGH Denver; WHP Harrisburg, Pa.; KTUU Anchorage, Alaska; WCAU Philadelphia; and KPIX San Francisco.
The station groups were cited for their “strong, clear, vocal leadership.” Other winners of the political journalism award, which is bestowed by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism,include include KUSA Denver (two awards); KXAN Austin, Texas; WXIA Atlanta; WOI Des Moines, Iowa; KMGH Denver; and KCET Los Angeles.
E.W. Scripps chooses the former GM of WATE Knoxville, Tenn., to head its ABC affiliate in Colorado.
Brad Remington, VP-GM of Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KMGH Denver (DMA 17), plans to retire in mid-December, the station announced Wednesday. During his time as GM, KMGH said, “he has led new branding efforts, grown community partnerships and increased KMGH’s strong commitment to investigative reporting.” Remington said he looks forward to spending more time with his wife of 39 years, Nan, and their children and grandchildren. KMGH said the search for his replacement begins immediately.
Boulder police used a helicopter shared by four Denver stations to help catch a shooting suspect during a manhunt. Some say the arrangement falls into a grey area of media ethics.
Jace Larson is the new investigative reporter for Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KMGH Denver (DMA 17). The national award-winning journalist will join the station’s Denver7 Investigators team and will also work on national investigations for The Now, an original syndicated news program created by The E.W. Scripps Co. He will join the KMGH team in October. […]
Shannon Ogden is joining Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KMGH Denver (DMA 17) as co-anchor with Anne Trujillo. He will begin his new position in mid-June. Ogden comes to Denver from WLTV Jacksonville, Fla., where he was main anchor since 2006. Prior to this, he worked for six years as a reporter and anchor at NECN, New […]
In addition to reporting for the Denver ABC affiliate, Tony Kovaleski will also train investigative journalists for Scripps stations across the country.
Contrary to plans announced last week, Scripps’ Denver ABC affiliate will not proceed with TV commercials for marijuana-related products.
Denver’s ABC affiliate, KMGH, is on the verge of running what are said to be the first marijuana-related TV commercials. But after confirming the controversial move in The Cannabist, the station last Friday put the ads on hold. For now, the issue is in the hands of station owner E.W. Scripps’ lawyers.
This spring, three Denver TV stations installed news directors from out of state, all of them women. All have proven ratings success elsewhere. Two face the task of restoring morale at beaten, battered newsrooms. None believes that gender plays a role in journalistic decision making.
The news director of the Hubbard-owned Minneapolis ABC affiliate is going back to Colorado, where her parents and two of her three brothers live, to be news director at Scripps-owned ABC affil KMGH.
The former Minneapolis news director will lead news operations at the Scripps Denver ABC affiliate beginning April 30.
With neither general manager nor news director in place, The Denver ABC affiliate is rudderless. The station has floated through two ratings sweeps periods on auto pilot.
Longtime KMGH boss Byron Grandy, who rose from news director to become vice president and general manager of the station, abruptly resigned his post and left the company, Scripps confirmed Monday.
The E.W. Scripps ABC affiliate will replace the two syndicated hits as of Sept. 8 with a 6 p.m. newscast and a half-hour newsmagazine, The List, a national program with local inserts.
The new 4 p.m. show debuts today on KMGH Denver and KSHB Kansas City, Mo., with a focus on topics that are trending on social media networks. The content will be include viral videos, breaking news stories, content from Scripps stations and websites, original local content and national content that will originate from KMGH. It will eventually get rolled out to six more Scripps stations.
A TV ad-buying company with close ties to Republican Party leaders reserved a whopping 1,326 spots in the Denver market this fall, but the station receiving the $740,070 contract, ABC affil KMGH, removed it from public view when a reporter tried to learn who was footing the bill.