DMA 19: CLEVELAND

WOIO Challenges Cleveland Curfew Orders

WOIO is objecting to the city of Cleveland’s ban on news media activities in specific areas of the city during the city’s now-extended curfew. VP-GM Erik Schrader asked the police to add a media exemption.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 48: LOUISVILLE, KY

WAVE Condemns Police Shooting At Its News Crew

According to a statement from the station, at approximately 9:43 p.m. on Friday night, a Louisville Metro Police Department officer directly aimed and fired pepper balls at WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust and  her cameramen, James Dobson.

KMSP GM Updates Staff After Rough Week

In a memo to the employees of the Minneapolis Fox O&O, Sheila Oliver addresses concerns over safety and security and reveals that the station has “arranged a news sharing ‘network’ with all four news stations to cover certain aspects of this story to avoid sending four crews to the same place. This is a plan without a lot of precedent and we are grateful that the market stations have responded to our request so positively.”

Former WBNS Weatherman Sentenced Over Child Pornography

KCBS-KCAL Helicopter Reporter Stu Mundel Jumps To KTTV

Tegna Verify And WUSA Launching Coronavirus Project

Tegna’s Verify team along with a medical professional has scheduled a live AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit today at 6 p.m. ET, in the r/Coronavirus subreddit, which has more than 2 million followers. This is the first time it is integrating an AMA with one of its broadcast programs. The Q and A, WUSA […]

DMA 46: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Jess O’Neill Returns To KOAT As News Director

Hearst promotes him from assistant news director at its WESH Orlando, Fla., to oversee operations at its Albuquerque, N.M., ABC affiliate.

WGN To Host Statewide Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall

Stations Air Amazon PR Piece As News

Amazon is taking proactive action ahead of Wednesday’s annual shareholders meeting — at which investors plan on demanding the company address worker safety issues after at least eight warehouse employees have died of COVID-19 — by pushing a video package to local news outlets that promotes the corporation’s health and safety efforts.While most TV news professionals have scoffed at the idea of running Amazon-provided content as news, at least 10 stations across the country ran some form of the package on their news broadcasts. The package was produced by Amazon spokesperson Todd Walker.

WBTS Anchor Phil Lipof Out After 7 Years

WKRC Cincinnati Wins May News Sweeps

Chicago Viewers Shift TV News Habits In May

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH EMILY BARR

TVN Executive Session | Graham’s Barr: Pandemic Will Escalate ‘Flexible Work’

Emily Barr, president and CEO of Graham Media Group, is holding the line against layoffs, furloughs or salary cuts, but still sees a rocky second quarter unfolding. She says being communicative and honest with employees has been the most essential part of managing through an unprecedented crisis.

How Do You Say “Supporting Our Community” — en Español?

WBTW Anchor Team Ending After 30 Years

Is CBSN The Future Of TV News?

With the traditional broadcast and cable news outlets branded as partisan, lacking local resources and beset by cord-cutting, the streaming service has an opening.

Tally: Newsroom Layoffs, Furloughs, Closures

It’s getting hard to keep track of the bad news about the news right now. But we have to. Here’s Poynter’s attempt to collect the layoffs, furloughs and closures caused by the coronavirus’ critical blow to the economy and journalism in the United States. It was last updated on May 18.

TECH ONE-ON-ONE WITH TISH GRAHAM

Early Cloud Migration Helped ABC O&Os Pivot

ABC Owned Television Stations had begun moving many of its workflows into the cloud over a year before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, making for a faster and smoother transition once remote workflows became necessary. Tish Graham, the group’s VP of OTV technology, says the current crisis will “absolutely” speed up the industry’s transition to IP and the cloud.

WTEN Albany Adds Meteorologist Jill Szwed

Detroit TV News Adapts To Pandemic

Huel Perkins (front) still heads into the newsroom and works from 3 p.m. to midnight, five days a week. Aside from that, “everything is dramatically different,” the WJBK news anchor says of working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Murrow Winner Translated His Investigative Skills From Newspapers To TV

7 Post-Pandemic News Lessons

We’re capable of so much more than we thought. It’s the undeniable headline of the response by local broadcast newsrooms to the coronavirus pandemic. What’s not so clear: Will we learn — and retain — its lessons? Two big themes have already emerged: Many of the things we considered to be “rules” … weren’t; and, we’re capable of far more transformation — faster — than we thought.

Commentary: Relationship Between Sinclair’s WBFF And Mayoral Candidate Raises Questions

Anchor Rudabeh Shahbazi Abruptly Out At WFOR Miami

Commentary: WPVI Anchor’s Videos Of Encouragement Strike Right Note

KUTV Anchor Shauna Lake Fired After Second DUI Arrest

WPLG News Adds Alexis Frazier For Traffic

Florida Association Of Broadcast Journalists Announces Award Winners

RTDNA Announces Regional Murrow Winners

Selected from a record of more than 5,000, these 750 regional winners represent the best in local broadcast news. The winning work includes 36 podcasts, a new category for 2020, along with nearly 50 investigative reports and more than 100 examples of excellence in innovation, social media and multimedia.

WLOX Anchor Darcel Grimes Retires After 23 Years

Jordan Evans Named KXXV Weekday Morning Meteorologist

Scripps Media’s ABC affiliate KXXV Waco, Texas (DMA 82), is adding meteorologist Jordan Evans to its Good Morning Texas with Lindsay Liepman and Joe Gumm beginning May 13. Evans graduated this month from Arizona State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in meteorology/climatology from the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and […]

Nexstar To Host Virtual Town Hall In Tampa Bay

Nexstar Broadcasting will host the COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall featuring Tampa Bay area local government leaders, a member of Florida’s State Senate, and two members of Florida’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Town Hall will feature U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-13), U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor […]

COMMENTARY

Media Must Not Aid In Normalizing Virus Deaths

Margaret Sullivan: Trump wants America to ‘normalize’ coronavirus deaths. It’s the media’s job not to play along.

Local Evening News: An Event Every Night

A TVB analysis of March viewing data finds that a single night of local TV news drew greater audiences than the NFL First Round Draft, the Academy Awards, and Monday Night Football.

Scripps Has A Plan To Retain New Viewers

An ambitious project across the 60 Scripps stations in 42 markets is part of something bigger: it’s the latest incarnation of a conscious strategy designed to chart a new trajectory for local television news — a strategy that’s been nearly three years in the making. The new project is called The Rebound. The goal is to help communities recover from the devastating impact of COVID-19 with a combination of enterprise reporting, links to vital resources and inspiration.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 86: SHREVEPORT, LA

KSLA Offers Inspiration With The Good Stuff

“The Good Stuff,” billed as stories that inspire, always delivers with stories so uplifting that they often produce a tear or two. And if ever there was a time when local TV news viewers needed a dose of inspiration, it’s now.

CBS Affils Continue To Anchor CBS Weekend News

As the CBS Broadcast Center in New York remains closed due to the coronavirus, local affiliates continue to pitch in on the weekends. This weekend it will be Debby Knox and Bob Donaldson from WTTV in Indianapolis.

WCVB Boston Anchor Randy Price To Sign Off

WGN Chicago Names First Female Anchor Team

MARKET SHARE | DMA 48: LOUISVILLE, KY

WDRB Anchors Share Personal Virus Stories

“Unscripted and as real as it gets, and even shot on their own iPhones,” said Scott Brady, WDRB Louisville’s creative service director. “We wanted the news personalities to drive the content, and share their unique perspective with detail from these past six weeks.”