DMA 18: ORLANDO, FL

WOFL Orlando News Director Resigns

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.

DMA 128: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

KIII Names Leslie Adami As Evening Anchor

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 […]

Upstart Tries To Rewrite Local TV News

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.

DMA 7: HOUSTON

Lee Meier Named KRIV Assistant News Director

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 […]

DMA 50: NEW ORLEANS

WVUE Anchor Nancy Parker Killed

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.

DMA 30: SALT LAKE CITY

KUTV’s Spiewak: Reporters Need To Specialize

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.

DMA 18: ORLANDO, FL

Sportscaster Pat Clarke Gone From WESH

Journalists Need More Help Than Ever Coping With Work Trauma

Who Is Most Interested In Local News?

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.

Police Largely Lack Bodycam Transparency

Access to bodycam footage is far from universal — and often getting harder.