REPORTING ON PROTEST

Reporting On Protest | A Protest Devolves, Exposing A Reporter’s Fragile Ties With Police

KMTV’s Maya Saenz: Covering an Omaha protest that fell into chaos, I realized my hard-won relationships with law enforcement counted for little in a heated moment. More worrisome still, the media’s rights can be trampled by violent caprice.

DMA 69: OMAHA, NE

KMTV Cutting Back Personnel, Shows

DMA 74

KMTV Omaha Names Larry Forsgren VP-GM

The Scripps CBS affiliate adds the top management post to his previous duties as sales director. 

DMA 74

Scripps Names Chris Way KMTV Omaha GM

The broadcast and digital veteran will oversee the Scripps CBS affiliate in Omaha, Neb. His station background includes experience in sales, technology, news and weather.

 

DMA 74: OMAHA, NE

KMTV Meteorologist Jennifer Zeppelin Moves To 10

KMTV Omaha, Neb., meteorologist Jennifer Zeppelin will join Craig Nigrelli and Jennifer Griswold on the Scripps-owned CBS affiliate’s Action 3 News at 10 starting July 5. Zeppelin is joining the newscast after veteran meteorologist Jim Flowers announced he is stepping down from his broadcast career on July 1. Zeppelin joined the KMTV team this past […]

DMA 74: OMAHA, NE

Meteorologist Jim Flowers Leaving KMTV Omaha

DMA 74: OMAHO, NE

Jennifer Zeppelin Joins KMTV Weather Team

Scripps-owned CBS affiliate KMTV Omaha, Neb. (DMA 74), has hired meteorologist Jennifer Zeppelin as both meteorologist and co-anchor of Action 3 News Upfront at 4 effective Monday, Jan. 11. Zeppelin will co-anchor and present the weather with Jennifer Griswold, Monday through Friday. The addition of Zeppelin to the Weather Alert Team brings the number of […]

DMA 74 (OMAHA, NE)

Former KMTV Journalist Ninette Beaver Dies At 90

DMA 75 (OMAHA, NE)

KMTV Expands 4 P.M. News To One Hour

The expanded weekday newscast launches Aug. 25. In addition, the station names Phil Aldridge its new sports director.

DMA 75

Rentrak Adds Journal Broadcast’s KMTV Omaha

Rentrak Corp. today announced a multi-year local TV ratings contract with Journal Broadcast Group for its CBS affiliate, KMTV Omaha, Neb. (DMA 75) “I have long been a fan of Rentrak and am thrilled to finally have the opportunity to use its services here in Omaha,” said Chris Sehring, KMTV VP-GM. “Our Journal Media cluster […]

DMA 105 (LINCOLN-HASTINGS-KEARNEY, NE)

KOLN-KGIN Hires Dave Roberts From KMTV

DIGITAL DMAS

Apps, Backpacks Feed Omaha’s Digital Boom

Backpack journalists have been a boon to traffic at WOWT.com, where reporters file stories from smart phones and four TVU technology-powered units being tested by parent company Gray Television. The station and its bigger online rival, World-Herald-owned Omaha.com, are bristling with apps to serve a population that accesses much of its digital news on mobile devices.