DMA 46: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Ivan Cabrera Named KOB Chief Meteorologist

Hubbard Broadcasting’ NBC affiliate KOB Albuquerque, N.M. (DMA 46) has appointed Ivan Cabrera chief meteorologist. He starts with KOB in late January, appearing in the weekday 5, 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Cabrera joins KOB from CNN, where he has been meteorologist and weather anchor since 2009. Cabrera joins KOB 4’S weather team of […]

SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT

TV Viewers, Twitter Followers: Separate But Equal

“There are two sides to every story.” We’ve all heard that before, but when it comes to reporting on social media, especially live-tweeting, journalists often sacrifice thoroughness for immediacy — post what you see and hear and the job’s done. That is, unless you’re Joy Wang, a reporter and weekend weather anchor for Hubbard Broadcasting’s KOB in Albuquerque, N.M.

DMA 46: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Tim Maestas To Lead KOB News Department

The move to Hubbard’s Albuquerque NBC affiliate brings him back to New Mexico where he worked earlier in his career.

DMA 46: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Michelle Donaldson To Be New KOB GM

Hubbard Broadcasting promotes the news director of its Albuquerque NBC affiliate to succeed the retiring Mike Burgess next month.

DMA 48: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

KOB Truck Stolen While Reporting On Crime

DMA 48: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Screaming Man Interrupts KOB Newscast

A man in Albuquerque, N.M., was arrested after interrupting the NBC affiliate’s newscast by pounding on the back door of the station while screaming at employees. The broadcast had to be delayed until police arrived to take the man into custody.

DMA 48: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Longtime KOB Anchor Tom Joles To Retire

DMA 48: ALBUQUERQUE-SANTA FE, NM

KOB Reporter Stuart Dyson Retires Following Incident

NETNEWSCHECK SOCIAL SCORECARD (DMA 48)

KOAT Holds Albuquerque Social Lead

Hearst-owned ABC affiliate KOAT has a small but certain lead among local media on Albuquerque-Santa Fe social media in terms of both total action and fans/followers in the last six months, according to Shareablee data. Hubbard’s NBC affil KOB captures a close second in both categories.

DMA 47 (ALBUQUERQUE, NM)

KOB Hires Michelle Donaldson As ND

The former news director of KPHO Phoenix is moving back to Albuquerque to join Hubbard’s NBC affiliate. She succeeds John Mason, who resigned in June. Earlier, Donaldson was news director of KRQE-KASA Albuquerque.

DIGITAL DMAS: ALBUQUERQUE (45)

Paper’s Paywall Is Boon For TV Competition

In Albuquerque, N.M., the Albuquerque Journal’s paywall — erected in 2001 — has let the rest of the market’s online players catch up to the top site. Now, with aggressive mobile plans, the area’s TV sites are poised to break out.

DMA 45 (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.)

KOB Reporter Sharon Erickson Dies After Surgery

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A reporter at an Albuquerque television station is dead after suffering complications from surgery. KOB-TV announced Sunday that 30-year-old Sharon Erickson died Saturday evening at an Albuquerque hospital. Station officials say she had complications from surgery done earlier this week, but gave no other details. Erickson had been at KOB since […]

DMA 46

KOB Names Laurie Passman News Director

The Hubbard Broadcasting NBC affiliate hires the former assistant news director of KTVK Phoenix to lead its New Mexico news operation.