Elliot Grandia, who started at Scripps-owned Fox affiliate WXMI Grand Rapids, Mich., in January, will be able to sleep a little later. Beginning Aug. 8, he will join co-anchor Tessa DiTirro weekdays at 6-9 a.m. on Fox 17 Morning News. Previously he anchored from 4:30 to 6 a.m. “Elliot brings a refreshing energy and positivity […]
TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp and Michael Stahl discuss Stahl’s bombshell reporting on News 12’s New York area hyperlocal news channels, where multiple sources allege systemic abuse and a damaged, diluted news product. A full transcript of the conversation is included.
Multiple former and current employees of News 12’s metro area New York cable news channels tell TVNewsCheck the company is suffering under systemic workplace abuses and that its hyperlocal news value proposition has been deeply compromised. Has the lauded news brand in the nation’s No. 1 market done irreparable, self-inflicted harm?
The former assistant news director at WIS Columbia, S.C., is tapped by Fox Television Stations to oversee journalism at its Milwaukee O&O.
Tisia Muzinga has joined Fow-owned KDFW Dallas as weekend morning anchor. Effective Aug. 15, she will anchor the weekend edition of Good Day on Saturday (7-9 a.m.) and Sunday (6-8 a.m.) mornings, alongside meteorologist Kylie Capps, as well as report for the weekday Good Day newscast. Most recently, Muzinga has been the weekend morning anchor […]
David Williams will join Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate WCVB Boston as meteorologist for its weekend evening newscasts. He joins NewsCenter 5 weekend evening anchors Nathalie Pozo and Shaun Chaiyabhat beginning Saturday, Aug. 20, replacing Mike Wankum who was recently promoted to StormTeam 5’s weeknight meteorologist. Williams began his career as the weekend meteorologist and multi-media […]
Summer 2022 has brought waves of changes at Meta that demonstrate its deprioritization of news products, including its wind-down of payments to U.S. news publishers. In parallel, the company has been planning shifts to how it delivers content. These recent announcements have left local news publishers wondering what the changes mean for their Facebook strategies moving forward. Here’s what we know.
On Aug. 22, Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate KOAT Albuquerque, N.M., will launch KOAT Action 7 News at 11:00 a.m. The hour-long weekday newscast will be anchored by Darlene Melendez who will be joined by meteorologists Eric Green and Byron Morton. KOAT President and General Manager Lori Waldon said: “Our viewers want trusted news and weather […]
KULX Salt Lake City (Telemundo Utah) has promoted Pedro Andrade to assistant news director from news producer. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing KULX’s multi-platform news operations. He will report to Jose Suarez, KULX president-GM. Andrade is a 16-year veteran news professional. He joined KULX in 2020 as a producer, after working […]
Many doubted the story of a young rape victim who had to cross state lines for an abortion. But journalists on the ground kept reporting.
Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WEEK Peoria, Ill., is expanding its local newscasts. It will offer an additional three-and-a-half hours of local news in new time periods each weekday, and two hours each weekend morning. These newscasts include 25News Good Morning (9 a.m.), 25News Midday (11 a.m.), 25News at 4 p.m., 25News at 6:30 p.m., and […]
Cox Media Group’s CBS affiliate KIRO Seattle will debut a new weekday newscast at 4-5 p.m. KIRO 7 News at 4 will launch on Monday, Sept. 12, and air live on broadcast and streaming platforms. This new Monday-Friday newscast will lead into KIRO’s flagship 5-6:30 p.m. newscast. KIRO said that with the addition of the […]
NBC-owned KNTV San Francisco has hired Gia Vang as a weekend anchor and reporter. Vang will co-anchor NBC Bay Area News at 5, NBC Bay Area News at 6 and NBC Bay Area News at 11 on weekends alongside co-anchor Terry McSweeney. In addition, she will be a San Francisco-based correspondent for NBC Bay Area’s weeknight newscasts. Vang joins KNTV from […]
Executives from E.W. Scripps, Fox Television Stations, NBCUniversal Local and Cox Media Group told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that hiring challenges are frustrating their efforts to swiftly build out robust streaming channels, but forays into automation and hub-and-spoke models are easing some of the pressure.