Jeff Zeller, news director for Fox-owned WOFL Orlando, Fla., has quit. Zeller’s departure follows that of Allyson Meyers, who last month announced her resignation as general manager. She was replaced by Mike McClain.
Tegna-owned ABC affiliate KIII Corpus Christi, Texas (DMA 128), has hired Leslie Adami to be co-anchor of 3News at 5pm with Rudy Treviño, and 3News at 6 and 10pm weeknights with Joe Gazin. Adami joins KIII from Tegna’s KVUE Austin, Texas, where she has been a morning reporter and fill-in-anchor for KVUE Daybreak and KVUE […]
What if you could build a local television news operation from scratch? How closely would it resemble the typical newsroom of today — say the places where you’ve worked or work now? And how would it be different? That’s what Charter Communications is attempting to do in Los Angeles.
Lee Meier has been hired as assistant News Director at Fox-owned KRIV Houston (DMA 7). She assumes the position in late September. Most recently, Meier was managing editor at WTXF, the Fox-owned station in Philadelphia, where she previously was special project manager and executive producer. Prior to that, Meier was an executive producer for […]
The fixture in New Orleans television news was killed Friday in a plane crash there while working on a story. She anchored every primetime newscast at Gray Television’s Fox affiliate WVUE during her 22-year tenure in New Orleans. She was 53.
Jim Spiewak, an anchor-reporter at Sinclair’s CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City, says he’s found the secret to standing out amidst all the digital choices — you can’t just be a generalist, stretching yourself thin and reporting on any and all topics to shallow results. Viewers are loyal to specialists.
Nearly a third of U.S. adults (31%) follow local news very closely, but local news does not play an equally vital role for all Americans. Older Americans, black adults and those with a high school education or less show considerably more interest in local news than their counterparts, according to a new analysis from Pew Research Center. These same groups prefer getting their local news via the TV rather than online.
Access to bodycam footage is far from universal — and often getting harder.