TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Meteorologist, MMJs And News Producer Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a weekend meteorologist/morning anchor in Texas, multimedia journalists at two stations in Washington State, and a news producer in Virginia.

DMA 77: SPOKANE, WA

KXLY Adds Nia Wong To Evening Anchor Desk

On the heels of the launch of a new state-of-the-art news set and a complete rebrand, Morgan Murphy Media’s ABC affiliate KXLY Spokane (DMA 77) has hired a new evening news anchor. Nia Wong will anchor the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts, alongside anchor Aaron Luna, chief meteorologist Kris Crocker and sports director Keith Osso. […]

DMA 77: SPOKANE, WA

KXLY Anchor Nadine Woodward Retires, Eyes Mayoral Run

DMA 77: SPOKANE, WA

KXLY Creates Weekly Drone Feature

When KXLY Spokane got its drone, the staff was expecting to be able to use it to cover all kinds of news stories. What the newsroom didn’t anticipate was how limited the area to fly in was going to be: there are pretty tight FAA regulations around Spokane because of two airports and a military base in the area. Like any good innovator, station executives didn’t let this setback stop them though. They used it as an opportunity to create a new franchise for the station. They weren’t really able to fly in the city, but the area all around — the beautiful scenery of the Inland Northwest — was fair game.

COMMENTARY BY MELISSA LUCK

Being A News Director Was Never My Plan

To me, being a news reporter is the coolest job in the world. It’s all I ever really wanted to do and I’ve been a part of some incredible stories. But, when I moved into management 10 years ago, I found that I love mentoring journalists and strategizing beyond a single story. Through that, others saw in me something that I had not seen in myself. Still, being a news director was never my plan. Then came the school shooting.

Management Positions in WA, NC, CT

Morgan Murphy ABC affiliate KXLY Spokane, Wash., is looking for an executive news director. Sinclair/Eastern North Carolina is looking for a director of sales. A managing director is needed at HOMEBASE Digital (RJ Media Group) in Connecticut. To see all job openings, visit our Media Job Center here.

 

COMMENTARY BY MELISSA LUCK

KXLY’s Luck: Not All Media Are The Same

Melissa Luck, assistant news director at KXLY Spokane, Wash.: “A “rant” I posted Sunday night has taken on a life of its own, shared on Facebook (and, Twitter. And, LinkedIn) by journalists and other supporters of our industry. It has resonated, it seems, with journalists nationwide who are clearly trying to send a message to their family and friends: not all media is the same and we’re not part of a vast conspiracy to promote one candidate or political view or another.”

2 Washington Stations Back On Dish, For Now

With much of Washington state in the midst of a fire emergency, two Morgan Murphy Media-owned stations in parts of the state in the center of the fires approached Dish Network yesterday morning to ask if Dish would put the stations in those two markets back up temporarily while the companies continue their ongoing retransmission consent negotiations. Dish agreed and KXLY Spokane and KVEW Yakima are now back on the Dish system for the time being.

DMA 73 (SPOKANE, WA)

KXLY Faces Backlash Over Felon Report

DMAS 73 & 123

Me-TV Adds KXLY Spokane, KAPP Yakima

Morgan Murphy Media-owned KXLY Spokane, Wash. (DMA 73) and KAPP Yakima, Wash. (DMA 123), are the latest stations to add classic TV diginet Me-TV. ABC affiliate KXLY will carry Me-TV over the air on ch. 4.2 and ABC affil KAPP will carry it on ch. 35.2. Both stations are scheduled to launch Me-TV this fall […]

DIGITAL DMAS

Spokane TV Sites Use Innovation To Win

In a region marked by unique online efforts, innovative approaches, such as KHQ’s Web-only news segments and QR code-driven online content, help local television sites stay ahead of the city’s daily newspaper for the hearts and  clicks of Spokane, Wash.’s Web audience.