KTVX reporter Katie Karalis‘ assignment on Aug. 21 has become the talk of the internet. With over 18 million views on Twitter, the Salt Lake City reporter’s story about an anti-mask rally in St. George, Utah, has gotten reaction from people and celebrities who couldn’t believe what they were seeing and hearing.
KUTV, KTVX, KUCW and KJZZ take to the airwaves with NextGen TV technology.
Negotiations have slowed between Satview Broadband Ltd, which provides cable, Internet and phone services to parts of Northern Nevada, and Nexstar Broadcasting, which owns ABC affiliate KTVX and CW affil KUCW. The two parties face a Dec. 31 deadline.
The commission cites KTVX Salt Lake City for broadcasting a private telephone conversation. Then-owner Newport admits violating FCC rules prohibiting broadcasters from invading consumer privacy and failing to respond promptly to investigative requests.
The ABC affiliate let go both News Director Larry Perret and Assistant News Director Leesa Dillon. That sort of thing doesn’t often happen one week into a four-week ratings sweep, but the new owners — Nexstar Broadcasting — and new VP-GM Richard Doutre Jones are gearing up for a major revamp of the station.
The classic TV diginet is now carried on subchannels of Newport-owned KTVX Salt Lake City and KOKI Tulsa, Okla. Another Newport station, ABC affiliate WSYR Syracuse, N.Y. will launch Me-TV on Sept. 10.
The mired-in-last-place Newport Television-owned ABC affiliate is once again shaking up its news anchors in an attempt to gain some traction in the local TV news wars. In the recently completed November sweeps, it remained a distant fourth-place in the late-news ratings. It’s also killing the 10 p.m. newscast it produces for CW affiliate KUCW, which Newport also operates.
The station confirmed Saturday that News Director Pat Livingston is no longer employed at the Newport-owned ABC affiliate. Station manager Matt Jaquint would not discuss the reasons for Livingston’s departure. Assistant News Director Shawana Perry will step into Livingston’s duties until a permanent replacement is found, Jaquint said.