Zack Green Named WBZ Weekday Morning Meteorologist

Zack Green has been promoted to weekday morning meteorologist for CBS-owned WBZ Boston (DMA 9), effective Monday, Jan. 27. He will also be providing weekday morning forecasts for CBSN Boston. Green joined WBZ as a meteorologist in 2019. Before WBZ, he was the weekday morning meteorologist for WJAR Providence, R.I. Prior to that, Green was […]

WADL Detroit Launches 10 P.M. News

KENS San Antonio Finalizes Evening Anchor Lineup

WRAL Digital Launches All-New App Design

Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 27) today announced that its WRAL News app, “the first mobile app from a local U.S. TV station, has been completely rebuilt and redesigned to give users more control over the content that is most important to them.” The new app puts users in the driver’s seat […]

KOTV Tulsa’s Rick Wells Retires After 30 Years

Griffin Communications-owned CBS affiliate KOTV Tulsa, Okla. (DMA 58), said today that after 30 years as an anchor and reporter, Rick Wells has announced his retirement. “I’ve loved serving the Tulsa community all these years and want to thank Griffin Communications for giving me the opportunity to do everything I ever wanted in television news,” Wells […]

Ex-WDIV Reporter Kevin Dietz Now On WADL

WKMG Orlando Offers Online Newscast In 360 Degrees

WGRZ Buffalo Adds Elyse Smith For Weather

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Executive Session | Merrill Brown: Fighting To Save Local News

Veteran journalist Merrill Brown is trying to rescue journalism in small- and medium-size markets through a new venture, The News Project, that looks to arm them with “a business in a box.” He says smart broadcasters can also capitalize on the moment by expanding their own digital reporting efforts and widening coverage across their DMAs.

Here’s A New Model For Local TV News

When Charter Communications executives needed someone to run their Spectrum News operation in Ohio, they found a candidate with just the right amount of TV experience. None. “I’m playing catch-up on the TV part,” says Karl Turner, who held senior editorial jobs at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and Cleveland.com. “And I’m helping to think about stories in a different way.”

3 CBS-Owned CW Stations Add 10 P.M. News

CBS Television Stations is introducing nightly 10 p.m. news at owned CW affiliates in Detroit, Atlanta and Tampa. None of the stations currently feature newscasts. Each of the three stations is hiring multimedia journalists to create news content. The newscasts will be produced at another CBS-owned station, which will add national news, sports and weather, then sent back to the station where it will air.

Longtime KSAZ Sportscaster Jude LaCava Leaving

DMA 16: MIAMI

WSFL Names Nicole Wolfe News Director

Scripps is bringing her from WFTS Tampa to build a news operation at the Miami CW affiliate from scratch.

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WGN-TV Names Dominick Stasi News Director

The Nexstar independent in Chicago promotes its executive producer to take over the news department following Jennifer Lyons’ move to lead WGN America’s new national primetime News Nation.

‘Report For America’ Looking For Emerging Journalists

Commentary: WBFF Leading Way In Defining Baltimore’s Mayoral Debate

DMA 62: LITTLE ROCK, AR

KTHV Names New Top News Executives

The Little Rock, Ark., Tegna CBS affiliate promotes Shayla Teater to news director and Martha Myrick to assistant news director.

WGME’s Kim Block: This Isn’t Necessarily Goodbye

Alex Finnie Joins WPLG News As Weekend Anchor

Berkshire Hathaway’s ABC affiliate WPLG Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (DMA 16), has hired Alex Finnie as co-anchor of the station’s weekend evening newscasts. She joins Andrew Perez on the anchor desk for the Saturday and Sunday 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. Finnie, who joined the station in May 2018, was named interim weekend evening anchor […]

Accurate Is The Word In New KNBC Weather Promos

Alex Finnie Joins WPLG As Weekend Anchor

Anchor Krista Miller Returning To WPTA

Krista Miller will make her return to the Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 110), airwaves in March as the 6 and 11 p.m. co-anchor for Quincy Media’s WPTA. A Decatur, Ind., native and Bellmont High School graduate, Miller studied electronic journalism and received her bachelor’s degree from Butler University. She began her broadcasting career with WOWO […]

NY1 Hires Helen Swenson As Content VP

Patrick Santomauro Named Sr. Broadcast Producer For NJTV News

NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, based in Newark, has hired Patrick Santomauro as senior broadcast producer for its news division, composed of affiliates NJTV News and NJ Spotlight. Santomauro, an award-winning broadcast and digital news veteran, will be responsible for the day-to-day production of the network’s weeknight news program, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, […]

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Environmental Journalist Opening In Illinois

Illinois Public Media, WILL-AM-FM-TV, licensed to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, needs a visiting multimedia environmental journalist to research, report and edit issues about the environment and climate change.

Papers Generate Uncommon Bipartisan Unity

Lawmakers from both parties blame companies like Facebook and Google for the struggles of local newspapers.

Nicole Perez Named WPLG’s Evening Co-Anchor

DMA 113: SIOUX FALLS, SD

Big Local News Changes In Sioux Falls

Get ready for a seismic shift in the Sioux Falls, S.D., television news landscape. Next week, KSFY News will be no more. KDLT News will be no more. Dakota News Now is set to go live Monday as two of the city’s largest network affiliates join forces under one brand (and owner — Gray Television), a model of TV news that will test new regulatory waters recently approved by the FCC.

Maurice Drummond Gives Up KMOV Sports Dir. Post

Anchor Changes At WSB News

Angie Moreschi Joins WPXI’s I-Team

KTLA Anchor Courtney Friel Taken Off Air After Accusing Trump Of Propositioning Her In Book

Five Things To Stop Saying To Your News Team

Words matter. Journalists, of all people, appreciate the power of the reporter’s pen and voice. Yet in newsrooms across the country, we continue to use language that squashes innovation and holds us back from transforming our newsrooms at the pace needed to match the digital disruption around us.

WCPO Replacing News Chopper With Drone

DMA 24: PITTSBURGH

WTAE Expands Its Noon News To A Full Hour

Its Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 at Noon gets an extra 30 minutes beginning Jan. 13. The newscast will be anchored by Kelly Sasso and meteorologist Ashley Dougherty.

Nexstar Launches TV-Digital News Bureau

The new operation in Jefferson City will serve four Nexstar television markets across Missouri, reaching 2.5 million viewers. Nexstar now operates news bureaus in 20 state capitals across the country.

WGN Adds More Local News And Programming

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 11, Nexstar’s WGN Chicago (DMA 3) expands its slate of news and adds local programming: The Saturday edition of WGN Weekend Morning News expands to three hours airing at 7-10 a.m. with anchors Sean Lewis and Tonya Francisco. WGN Weekend News at Ten premieres weekends at 10-10:30 p.m. with anchors Jackie Bange […]

Chicago Newsman Ron Magers To Be Honored By DePaul University

Tegna Training Journos To Fight Disinformation

The station group will work with First Draft to train its journalists to identify and verify false information online and help audiences spot misinformation. It will also expand its news fact-checking initiative Verify.

Tony Perkins Joins WUSA’s ‘Get Up DC!’

Tegna’s CBS affiliate WUSA Washington (DMA 7) has added DC icon Tony Perkins to its Get Up DC!, team beginning Monday, Jan. 13. Get Up DC! is hosted by comedian and D.C.-native Reese Waters, and anchored by fellow D.C. native Annie Yu. The show offers news, traffic, weather and trending stories “with a distinct and […]