DMAS 11, 49 & 75

Executive, GM Appointments At Tegna

WUSA Washington GM Richard Dyer is promoted to senior vice president, adding WLTX Columbia and WFMY Greensboro to his oversight, while Kate Morris is named president and general manager of KPNX Phoenix.

KPNX Anchor Paul Gerke Leaving For NBC News

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

News Producer And Assignment Editor Needed

Last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center, new jobs in highly desirable markets were posted for a TV news producer at Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL in Raleigh, N.C., and for an assignment editor at Tenga’s KPNX in Phoenix.

DMA 12: PHOENIX

Forecaster James Quinones Leaves KPNX

DMA 12: PHOENIX

Anchor Finds Younger Consumers With Social

Five mornings a week, Paul Gerke performs typical morning-anchor duties as part of the Today in Arizona team on Tegna’s KPNX Phoenix. But on some Fridays, he steps away at 6 a.m. and delivers a segment of his own — Paul’s Extra Point — that is resonating on social media by breaking away from the standard TV formula.

DMA 11

KPNX Phoenix Deploys Mediaproxy Software

Tegna-owned NBC affiliate KPNX Phoenix (DMA 11) has selected Mediaproxy’s LogServer software solution for its next-generation compliance and monitoring. LogServer captures and logs all KPNX broadcast content. For monitoring of broadcast video and ATSC transport streams, KPNX has upgraded its master control room with Mediaproxy’s LogPlayer client software and Monwall multiviewer. The software-based Monwall provides […]

DMA 11

Pearl Group To Demo 3.0 In Phoenix In 2018

Anticipating FCC authorization of the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard on Thursday, the consortium of leading station groups is planning to set up experimental 3.0 station next spring to explore service enhancement and business opportunities. The project will also include creatng a “lighthouse” station to continue regular digital service to existing sets. Joining Pearl (Cox Media, E.W. Scripps, Graham, Hearst, Meredith, Nexstar, Raycom and Tegna) in the effort will be Fox, NBCUniversal and Univision.

DMA 12

Dean Ditmer Named GM Of KPNX Phoenix

Tegna moves him from the top sales post at its KUSA Denver to run its Phoenix NBC affiliate.

DMA 12

The Curse Of Being A Phoenix Weatherman

Night after night in the summer, KPNX’s Matt Price must deliver the same news to his television viewers: It’s really, really hot out there.

Phoenix TV Icon Kent Dana Back With Son Joe

DMA 12 (PHOENIX)

Sanders Abruptly Ends KPNX Interview

DMA 12: PHOENIX

Sandra Kotzambasis Out As KPNX News Dir.

In the wake of the February sweep, she told her staff Tuesday that she was leaving the Tegna NBC affiliate in Phoenix.

NETNEWSCHECK SOCIAL SCORECARD (DMA 12)

KPNX, KSAZ In Phoenix Social Dogfight

Tegna-owned NBC affiliate KPNX is in a razor-close race with Fox O&O KSAZ for local dominance in Phoenix’s social media, according to Shareablee data. For now, it’s KPNX in a photo finish.

DMA 11 (PHOENIX)

Longtime KPNX Anchor Lin Sue Cooney Leaving

5 TV Stations To Take Home DuPont Awards

KPNX Phoenix; WFTS Tampa, Fla.; WLTX Columbia, S.C.; and WTSP Tampa, Fla., as well as WNET New York will be honored at the June 20, 2015, ceremony honoring “accurate and fair reporting about important issues that are powerfully told.”

DMA 12 (PHOENIX)

KPNX Reporter Injured In Vehicle Crash

DMA 13 (PHOENIX)

KPNX Reporter, Photog Booted From State House

DIGITAL DMAS

Gannett’s AZCentral Rules In Digital Phoenix

With a towering 3 million-plus uniques in October, Gannett’s carefully nurtured online operation, which combines the efforts of its NBC affiliate KPNX and its Arizona Republic, swamps its nearest competitors, MyFoxPhoenix.com and Scripps’ ABC15.com. Along with winning in audience, AZCentral now generates 20% of Gannett’s total revenues in the sprawling Phoenix DMA.