Telemundo’s WTMO Orlando, Fla., has hired Juan Gonzalez as meteorologist on weekdays at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m. His on-air debut will be Nov. 9. Gonzalez joins with extensive experience, having previously worked as a meteorologist for Noticiero Telemundo Arizona. He is the recipient of three local Emmy awards, including best weather anchor. He […]
Panelists at TVNewsCheck’s virtual TV2025 conference this afternoon said a change in the presidency could help temper the anti-press sentiment that’s grown over the past four years. Allen Media CEO Byron Allen said a Biden administration would be “great for broadcasting. Anything to stop the craziness we are all experiencing now. I don’t think we have ever seen this kind of attack against journalists. This is an all-out war.”
Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WRAL Raleigh, N.C., announced several internal anchor promotions. The station produces 11 hours of local news each weekday. “Over the years, we have developed some great depth on the anchor desk, and an opportunity to promote from within has now presented itself. It’s really exciting to see such passionate and talented […]
The veteran journalist will oversee journalism at Quincy Media’s NBC-ABC affiliate in Peoria, Ill., beginning in December.
Nexstar-owned CBS affiliate WBTW Myrtle Beach, S.C., has promoted News 13 at 5:30 anchor Meghan Miller to co-anchor of News 13 at 5 and News 13 at 6 beginning Monday, Nov. 23. Miller will continue anchoring News 13 at 5:30 and co-anchor both additional newscasts with current veteran co-anchor Bob Juback. Miller has been solo-anchor […]
Seven years after leaving her KTLA anchor chair for a high-profile CNN gig, Michaela Pereira has returned to the local news morning shift. But instead of coming back to her old stomping grounds at KTLA Morning News, which she cohosted for nine years, Pereira has jumped to crosstown rival KTTV, to lead a revamped Good Day L.A. broadcast.
The Fox stations’ new segment is a multi-station experiment in audience engagement that features panels of regular viewers to comment on issues in the news.
Sinclair Broadcast Group’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington has hired Stacey Rusch as its new morning traffic anchor as well as lifestyle host for Let’s Talk Live. She joins the station’s Good Morning Washington, rounding out the team of anchors Robert Burton and Ashlie Rodriguez, StormWatch7 meteorologists Veronica Johnson and Eileen Whelan and 7 On Your Side […]
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz apologized for engaging in a “consensual, inappropriate messaging relationship” with Maria Athens, an anchor at KTBY-KYUR Anchorage after she posted a photo on social media. Athens was fired Monday.
Telemundo’s WRMD Tampa has hired Karen Navia as a multimedia journalist for Noticiero Telemundo 49 on weekdays and weekends. Navia’s on-air debut was on Oct. 7. Before joining Telemundo 49, Navia worked for Telemundo affiliates in New Mexico and Lubbock, Texas. She had several roles that included executive producer, reporter, and anchor for both newscasts. […]
Tech and philanthropic institutions are giving thousands of $5,000 to $250,000 grants to individual newsrooms, but… then what?
Employees at NBC’s New York O&O claim they’re being treated like second-class citizens when it comes to the company’s coronavirus testing policies. They are demanding they receive COVID-19 tests like their colleagues at NBC News, MSNBC and even Saturday Night Live, who are being tested at least once a week, sources close to the situation say.
Among networks, CBS News took home six awards, NBC News four, with ABC News winning for overall excellence in network TV. Among station goups, E.W. Scripps posted six awards, Nexstar four. Here’s the complete list of national winners.
With another storm approaching, Gray’s NBC affiliate KPLC Lake Charles, La., drops its traditional news coverage plan.
The Fox affiliate is the latest Scripps station to announce plans to expand local news this year.
After years of buying and selling, the nation’s largest TV station groups have become local leviathans that own dozens of outlets across the country. At an unsettled time for broadcast TV, the biggest independent groups — including Nexstar Media, Sinclair Broadcast Group and E.W. Scripps — are increasingly trying to generate new profit sources by using local news and programming assets in innovative ways.