KSTP Minneapolis is betting is that in-depth and investigative reporting, longer stories and interviews, and a focus on issues with broad community impact rather than just the latest “breaking news” will appeal to viewers who already know the day’s headlines and want more substance. Perhaps it will even attract new ones who may have given up on local TV news altogether.
Don’t underestimate the appeal to viewers of getting to know their favorite TV personalities in a more intimate way.
The news director of the Hubbard-owned Minneapolis ABC affiliate is going back to Colorado, where her parents and two of her three brothers live, to be news director at Scripps-owned ABC affil KMGH.
Jessica Miles, a KSTP Minneapolis midday anchor and reporter, filed a federal lawsuit claiming that her private driver’s license information was illegally searched about 1,380 times. Miles is one of about 20 people who have sued a slew of local and state government agencies after obtaining information from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety that public employees had illegally accessed their private records.
Hubbard Broadcasting’s KSTP-KSTC Minneapolis-Saint Paul (DMA 15) has named Alan DeFlorio local sales manager. DeFlorio’s first day with the station is slated for May 20. DeFlorio brings 25 years of television sales experience and management to the station. He was most recently with WJCL-WTGS Savannah, Ga. He has also worked at WMBF Myrtle Beach, S.C.; […]
Hubbard Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate KSTP Minneapolis (DMA 15) is expanding its 10 p.m. newscast to a full hour — 10-11p.m. — beginning Jan. 8. The station says the hour-long newscast “will be staffed with more reporters, more photographers and additional resources in order to tackle topics that typically are not featured in a traditional 35 […]
KIRO Seattle anchor Chris Egert is leaving Cox-owned CBS affiliate after five years. His last day at the station will be April 13. “I am leaving KIRO 7 and moving back to Minnesota,” said Egert. “My father is going through some health problems and we felt as a family it was important to be close by […]
Fisher Broadcasting’s KOMO Seattle and Hubbard Broadcasting’s KSTP Minneapolis are set to debut test runs this spring of the Media 500 Alliance’s service to dongle-equipped iPhone and iPads.
A jury has awarded a holistic healer from Hudson, Wis., $1 million in compensatory damages from Hubbard Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate KSTP Minneapolis for a March 2009 story it aired about her treatment of a patient. The jury’s award is believed to be the largest verdict ever in a Minnesota defamation lawsuit.
Hubbard Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate KSTP Minneapolis (DMA 15) announces today that Jonathan Yuhas will join the station as weekend meteorologist starting Sept. 16. The station will have four meteorologists, each with more than 10 years of experience forecasting Minnesota weather. News Director Lindsay Radford said, “We already had arguably the most experienced weather team in […]