In The Moms of Magnolia Street, the Bay Area’s KNTV followed three women and their families who illegally moved in and occupied a single-family home that had been vacant for years, beginning a movement addressing government-sanctioned home discrimination, predatory lending and the corporatization of housing.
If Mark Twain were living today, he might amend his famous quote about the weather to say, “Everybody talks about climate change, but nobody does anything about it.” And Twain might agree that KNTV in San Francisco is doing something about it.
NBCU-owned KNTV in the Bay Area built a digital innovation team composed of unique specialists whose goal was to transform the newsroom’s culture. The team’s ambitious, multimedia investigative projects have garnered an armful of Murrow awards and illuminated bold, new storytelling pathways.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a consumer producer at the NBC-Telemundo duopoly in San Francisco.
Some people flock to streaming platforms for juicy dramas. Others queue up quirky comedies. But there’s also an audience willing to binge-watch local journalism. Just ask NBC Bay Area (KNTV). Last week, the NBC O&O dropped its second season of Derailed, an in-depth digital series investigating problems at BART, the Bay Area’s beleaguered public transit system. The whole project lives on NBCBayArea.com, YouTube and Apple TV, ready to stream in six digestible episodes ranging from about 4 to 15 minutes long.
With most people staying home because of coronavirus lockdowns, the nation’s roads and highways have emptied. Instead, they are being taken over by an assortment of speeders, students, skateboarders and birds, leaving traffic reporters little to do.
Stacy Owen, president and GM of NBCU’s Bay Area stations, says amid the thousands of new complexities of broadcasting in the pandemic, keeping connected daily with staffers — especially those working from home — remains her top priority.
New ads posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in San Francisco and Reno in news and sales posted by NBC and KTVN.
Television stations occupy a rare space at the intersection of media’s past, present, and future. TV is a “legacy” product dating back 70 years, yet TV newsrooms are equipped with the essential tools to succeed in the future of media where visuals trump text. Additionally, those well-known anchors and reporters are now de factor social influencers, giving TV stations that embrace digital a rosier outlook on our collective future.
Abbey Fernández is all over social media in the Bay Area. It’s not only part of her job description, but it’s also something she uses as a tool to help build her brand as a journalist. The bilingual Fernandez does it all for NBC O&O KNTV’s Synced In as well as a Spanish-language version on Telemundo KSTS, Conectados Contigo. She writes, shoots, edits, hosts and posts both shows every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on IGTV (Instagram TV), Instagram Stories and Twitter.
Scott McGrew, who’s been covering business and technology for NBC’s San Jose, Calif., O&O KNTV, pitched the idea of a podcast, Sand Hill Road, named for the Palo Alto address that’s become synonymous with the Valley’s venture capital scene. Now, it’s almost through its first 10-episode “season.” Each week, McGrew sits down for an informal conversation with a prominent investor.
California Live will air at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday across KNBC Los Angeles, KNTV San Francisco and KNSD San Diego. The show will have some modular segments that will be customized for each market, with an emphasis on restaurants, nightlife, lifestyle topics, pop culture and entertainment.
They are KNXV Phoenix (Scripps), KARE Minneapolis (Tegna), KHOU Houston (Tegna), KNTV San Francisco (NBC) and WITI Milwaukee (Tribune). Also winning awards are ABC News, CBS News and PBS, plus Netflix, HBO and National Geographic Networks. The awards will be presented on Jan. 16, 2018.
NBC-owned KNTV San Francisco (DMA 6) has named Marcus Washington the station’s weekday morning anchor. Washington will anchor KNTV’s morning newscast Today in the Bay and make his on-air debut on Aug. 16, joining Laura Garcia Cannon and Kari Hall. Washington joins KNTV after working as a reporter and anchor for both WJZ Baltimore and WTVF Nashville […]
NBC-owned KNTV San Francisco (DMA 6) has hired Sergio Quintana as a reporter, effective immediately. Quintana’s general assignment news coverage will air during KNTV’s weeknight and weekend evening newscasts. He’ll make his first on-air debut on Saturday, May 13. Quintana joins KNTV after working as a reporter for both KTVU and KGO-TV in the market […]
Stephanie Adrouny was promoted to VP of news at KNTV, NBC’s San Francisco-San Jose O&O late Thursday. She replaces Jonathan Mitchell who left the station in July after six-and-a-half years as news director.
News crews from NBC’s KNTV and Fox’s KTVU were robbed of cameras Thursday morning and a camera operator was pistol-whipped as they reported on a homicide at Pier 14 in San Francisco.
Jonathan Mitchell, news chief at KNTV San Francisco, explains how the NBC O&O built what today, he says, is the biggest investigative unit in the country — and at the same time created an enterprise culture in the newsroom.