Gray Spins Off 10 Stations To Allen Media For $380 Million

The sale follows Gray’s purchase earlier this year of Quincy Media and comprises stations in markets in which Gray already owns stations.

DMA 73: TUCSON, AZ

KVOA Adds Meteorologist Shea Sorenson

Quincy Media’s NBC affiliate KVOA Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 73) today named Shea Sorenson meteorologist/weather anchor for its Tucson Today, which airs weekday mornings from 5 to 7 a.m. Sorenson grew up in Phoenix and graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism. She completed an internship in the KVOA […]

DMA 65

KVOA Tucson Ups Alyx Dote To A.M. Anchor

Cordillera Communications-owned NBC affiliate KVOA Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 65), has promoted Alyx Dote to weekday morning news anchor for News 4 Tucson Today. She is co-anchoring the  5-7 a.m. newscast with Sean Mooney beginning today. Dote currently co-anchors the station’s weekend newscasts. Before joining KVOA in June 2016 as a reporter/multimedia journalist, Dote was a […]

DMA 71

KVOA Tucson Names Alyx Dote Weekend Anchor

Cordillera Communications-owned NBC affiliate KVOA Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 71, has promoted Alyx Dote to weekend news anchor. She will co-anchor News 4 Tucson weekend newscasts at 5:30 and 10 p.m. with Nick VinZant. Before joining KVOA in June 2016 as a reporter/multimedia journalist, Dote reported for KRCR Chico, Calif. She graduated from San Diego State […]

DMA 71

KVOA Tucson Names New Weeknight Anchor

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KVOA School Photos Expose Wins Murrow Award

DMA 71

KVOA Tucson Names Weekend Anchor

Angelique Lizarde will be returning to Cordillera Communications-owned NBC affiliate KVOA Tucson, Ariz. (DMA  71) as a weekend news anchor, effective Aug. 3. Lizarde previously was a multimedia journalist at KVOA from October 2009 until January 2012.  Since leaving Arizona she has worked at KFMB San Diego, Calif., and most recently at XETV Tijuana, Mexico […]

KVOA Reporter Says She Was Fired Over Periscope

DMA 71 (TUCSON, AZ)

Steve Ryan Joining KVOA Anchor Team

NBC affiliate KVOA Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 71), has hired Steve Ryan as anchor of the station’s weekday evening and nighttime newscasts. Ryan joins from KTVK Phoenix where he has been an anchor-reporter since May 2011. Prior to Phoenix, Ryan was an anchor-reporter at KTNV Las Vegas and held reporter positions at WBBH Fort Myers, Fla.; WALB […]

DMA 71 (TUCSON, AZ)

Tom McNamara To Exit Anchor Chair At KVOA

DMA 71 (TUCSON, AZ)

KVOA Ups Szemerei To ‘Tucson Today’ Anchor

NBC affiliate KVOA Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 71), has promoted Nichole Szemerei to anchor of Tucson Today.  Szemerei, who has been the traffic reporter on Tucson Today since joining the station in December 2011, will anchor alongside co-anchor John Overall weekday mornings from 5 to 7 a.m, beginning next week. Szemerei joined KVOA from WCCU Champaign, […]

DMA 70 (TUCSON, AZ)

KVOA Names Matt Brode Chief Meteorologist

Cordillera Communications’ NBC affiliate KVOA Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 70), has named Matt Brode its chief meteorologist. Brode has been working as the station’s consulting chief meteorologist since joining the station in May. He came to KVOA from KOIN Portland, Ore.  Brode began his broadcast career at KDLH Duluth, Minn., then joined WPBF West Palm Beach, […]

DMA 70 (TUCSON, AZ)

KGUN, KVOA Duped By Fake Suicide Story

On the heels of the death of a 10-year-old boy struck by a Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy in Tucson, Ariz., ABC affiliate KGUN and NBC affil KVOA reported another sad twist — that the victim’s mother had killed herself. Sad indeed. Except, apparently, none of it is true. It looks as though the woman made up the whole thing.

DMA 70

Tucson Loses Three TV News Personalities

DMA 70

KVOA Tucson To Use Harris Channel-In-A-Box

Cordillera Communications’ NBC affiliate is adding a secondary channel using Harris Broadcasting’s Versio channel-in-a-box solution.

DIGITAL DMAS (70)

Paywalls Could Alter Face Of Tucson Media

Paid content models figure to play a big role in the Arizona city in the coming months. Lee Enterprises’ Arizona Daily Star is preparing to roll out a paywall soon as part of a company-wide initiative, while Gannett-owned remnant TucsonCitizen.com — which aggregates news from the company’s other papers — is not expected to create a backdoor around that company’s own paywall efforts.

DMA 70 (TUCSON, AZ)

KVOA Names Sean Mooney Weekend Anchor

Sean Mooney will be joining Rebecca Taylor on the weekend anchor desk at Cordillera Communications-owned NBC affiliate KVOA Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 70). Along with co-anchoring weekend newscasts, Mooney will also be reporting as a multimedia journalist from the field three days per week.  His first day will be Monday, June 4.  Mooney, a graduate of […]

DMA 70

KVOA Tucson Expands Reporting Staff

Cordillera Communications-owned NBC affiliate KVOA Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 70), is expanding and restructuring the reporting team of its morning newscast, Tucson Today, airing weekdays at 5-7 a.m. Beginning March 26, Samantha Ptashkin will join Tucson Today from her current staff reporting slot at the station.  Ptashkin will cover breaking news from the Tucson metro area […]

DMA 70 (TUCSON, AZ)

KVOA Adds Two To Its News Anchor Lineup

Cordillera Communications-owned NBC affiliate KVOA Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 70), announced Wednesday that Rebecca Taylor and Allison Alexander will be joining its news team. Rebecca Taylor rejoins KVOA from Nashville, where she has been a business manager for Christian Dior and worked in the country music entertainment industry since leaving Tucson in October 2010. A Tucson […]

DMA 70 (TUCSON, AZ)

Martha Vazquez Out At KVOA; Shoplifting Alledged

DMA 120

Kathleen Choal Tapped To Be GM Of KSBY

Cordillera Communications is promoting Kathleen Choal from news director at its KVOA Tucson to general manager of its NBC affiliate in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo. Calif.