KOTV Enhances Weather Segments With FOR-A FVW-700 Telestrator

FOR-A Corporation of America today announced, Griffin Communications’ CBS affiliate KOTV Tulsa, Okla., has a new weapon in its tech arsenal for weather segments: a FVW-700 telestrator. No matter the forecast, the intuitive FVW-700 live annotation tool has proven to be useful since it was installed in late March. “When a meteorologist does a ‘First Forecast,’ ‘Final […]

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KOTV Studios Reopen After Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

Houston Hunt, VP of marketing for Griffin Communications, said the building that houses its CBS affiliate in Tulsa, Okla., was to reopen at noon Sunday and broadcasts were to resume as normal. On Saturday, an employee tested positive for COVID-19 and the building was closed. The station carried newcasts Saturday simulcast from Griffin’s KWTV Oklahoma City.

Lori Fullbright Named To Oklahoma Journalism Hall Of Fame

KOTV Tulsa, Okla.’s Lori Fullbright has been selected as an honoree in the 50th Annual Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. This is an honor awarded to Oklahoma journalists who have been in the field for 10 years, have made exceptional contributions to the journalism field and have dedicated their lives to excellence in serving the […]

KOTV Tulsa’s Rick Wells Retires After 30 Years

Griffin Communications-owned CBS affiliate KOTV Tulsa, Okla. (DMA 58), said today that after 30 years as an anchor and reporter, Rick Wells has announced his retirement. “I’ve loved serving the Tulsa community all these years and want to thank Griffin Communications for giving me the opportunity to do everything I ever wanted in television news,” Wells […]

KOTV’s Holcomb Named Sportscaster Of The Year, Again

KOTV News Photog Gives His Shoes To Shoeless Man

Griffin Communications To Open D.C. Bureau

Alex Cameron will report from Washington for both KWTV Oklahoma City and KOTV Tulsa, Okla.

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Dusty Dvoracek joins KWTV-KOTV As Analyst

Starting in August, former Oklahoma University Sooner and NFL player Dusty Dvoracek will join Griffin Communications’ KWTV Oklahoma City (DMA 45) and KOTV Tulsa, Okla. (DMA 61), sports teams as a football analyst. He will debut on the Oklahoma Ford Sports Blitz on Sunday, Aug. 11. “Dusty’s access and relationships with current and former players […]

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KOTV Sports Anchor Harold Kuntz Joining WDAF

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KOTV Anchor Scott Thompson Out After 28 Years

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Jeff Bardach Named KOTV Director of Content

The former managing editor of KWTV Oklahoma City is tapped by Griffin to oversee news at its CBS affiliate in Tulsa, Okla. 

 

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KOTV Meteorologist Dick Faurot Retiring

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In Tulsa, KOKI And KOTV Slug It Out In Social

The battle for social dominance in Tulsa, Okla. is down to two contenders — Cox’s KOKI (Fox) and Griffin Communications’ KOTV (CBS) -— with the two leaving other local media in the dust. KOKI is currently winning, according to data from Shareablee.

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At Griffin, News Workflow Starts With Sharing

Griffin Communications’ KWTV Oklahoma City and KOTV Tulsa are linked by more than just common ownership. With their Avid MediaCentral platform, reporters in in the field can do anything they normally could at their desks back at the stations. MediaCentral not only makes the job of reporters in the field easier, but also that of producers, reporters, editors at the stations. They can rely on the platform to eliminate the workflow headaches of getting access to content that resides at their sister station.

Griffin Adds Combined Marquis, SGL Archive

SGL, a provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, has signed a contract with Griffin Communications’, owner of KOTV Tulsa, Okla., and KWTV Oklahoma City. Griffin has purchased Marquis Broadcast’s Project Parking archive and restore solution, which will be fully integrated with SGL’s existing FlashNet archive system. Griffin reaches over […]