WTXF’s Joyce Evans Retiring After 24 Years

KBAK Anchor Rachelle Murcia Returns After Cancer Remission

WTTG Says Farewell To Allison Seymour After 21 Years

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Nexstar Names Casey Clark WJZY News Director

The Nexstar Fox affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., has a new owner, new general manager and now a new news director, all since March. I caught up with Casey Clark in the WJZY Charlotte newsroom on Thursday, his second day on the job.

Kevin Christopher To End 20-Year Run At WLEX

Ken Doctor Is Starting His Own News Outlet

Over the last 15 years, Ken Doctor has made his living as a critic of the news industry. A onetime media executive who started out as a publisher and editor of an alt weekly, Doctor regularly warns against hedge-fund ownership of news outlets in a column he writes for Harvard University’s Nieman Journalism Lab. Media companies hire him as a consultant, and he is often quoted in articles on the dismal state of local news coverage in America. Now, at age 70, Doctor is leaving his life as an armchair expert and starting a local news company.

Layoffs Hit NBC Affiliates In Washington and Chicago

Telemundo Makes Layoffs In Los Angeles

KTNV Las Vegas Adds Anchor Dave Courvoisier

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WPTV’s Live Coverage Of ‘Isaias’, Working Remotely

WBTV Anchor’s Entire Family Tests Positive For COVID-19

Dick Goddard, Legendary Cleveland TV Weatherman, Dies At 89

Spectrum Networks Launches Local News App

Charter’s Spectrum Networks has launched the Spectrum News App, offering video- and text-based stories and live linear video feeds from its more than 30 TV news networks. The mobile-first service, free for all of Charter Spectrum’s 28 million residential internet, TV and mobile customers, is intended as a value-add to help maintain and grow Spectrum’s broadband and video customer base.

KUTV Names Heidi Hatch Evening Anchor

WKBW’s Madison Carter’s Time Has Come

Rarely has a story and a reporter aligned as perfectly as it did the night of May 30, when the WKBW Buffalo, N.Y., reporter-anchor described what was happening as Western New Yorkers circled Niagara Square to protest the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. Carter’s riveting 75-minute live shot — yes, 75 minutes — illustrated that she was someone to watch not only on that night but also in the future.

KDKA Pittsburgh Adds 7:30 PM Newscast

TVN EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH ELLEN CROOKE

TVN Executive Session | Tegna: BLM Will Have Lasting Newsroom Impact

Ellen Crooke, Tegna’s VP of news, says the Black Lives Matter movement has promoted greater “intentionality” in the group’s efforts for diversity and inclusion in its news organizations and leadership. She adds that COVID-19 has also supercharged Tegna’s Verify fact-checking project and data visualization efforts.

KMSP’s Ian Leonard Named Best TV Newsperson

WILX Meteorologist Darrin Rockcole Retiring

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The New Us: Local TV Marketing In 2020, Part 4

Local TV promos that move you, enchant you and convince you of the value of local news are on display here in part 4. It’s a historic moment, and local TV news and its marketing are giving voice to viewers, whether they’re marching in the streets, or searching for answers about COVID-19.

WCAU Anchor Vai Sikahema To Retire

WMAQ Adds New Morning Anchor

KSAZ Phoenix Reporter Returns After Bout Of COVID

WJXT Reporter Details His COVID-19 Struggle

WNBC Promotes Return To Rockefeller Plaza

KTEN Sherman Adds Bailey Vaughn As Morning Anchor

WBBM Reporter Vince Gerasole Leaving

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The New Us: Local TV Marketing In 2020, Part 3

Local TV news is where viewers are turning now because the COVID-19 pandemic is a neighborhood story. And it’s not going away any time soon, it appears. Creative services directors from markets in Florida, Virginia and Indiana share their most recent marketing messages. The phrase “information you need” is truer now than maybe it’s ever been.

WMAQ Chicago Sets New Mornings, Weekend Anchor Lineup

NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago (DMA 3) today announced a series of changes behind the anchor desk Michelle Relerford will join Zoraida Sambolin as anchor weekdays on NBC 5 News Today. She is a Chicago native who has anchored the WMAQ weekend news for the past three years. A graduate of Chicago’s Whitney Young High School and the […]

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KTRK Hosts Two-Night Town Hall On Covid And Schools

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WXII Unveils New Studio, Set Built By Local Business

WGRZ Buffalo Adds Sports Anchor Ashley Holder

Anchor Faith Woodard Joins KVEO Brownsville

John Gumm Named WKRC Chief Meteorologist

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WTOC Anchor Gets First Shot Of COVID Vaccine

On Monday, Dawn Baker, an anchor at Gray Television’s WTOC Savannah, Ga.,  became the first volunteer to receive an injection in the first Phase 3 clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States. She said the many lives lost and impacted by the coronavirus pandemic inspired her to volunteer.

TVN FOCUS ON JOURNALISM

TVN Focus On Journalism | Local TV Plans Reduced Convention Presence

Station groups say they will send fewer correspondents to August’s largely virtualized political conventions and centralize their reporting resources. At the same time, they see local coverage opportunities of the conventions expanding, largely down to use of the remote production technology they’ve already been mastering for months during the pandemic.

WOOD Reporter Bullied In The Field

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

News Dir. Opening In Growing Midwest Market

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a news director in Lincoln, Neb., a market known for its parks, bike trail network and low cost of living.

KCCI Rheya Spigner Moves To Weeknight News

Hearst-owned CBS affiliate KCCI Des Moines, Iowa (DMA 68), is moving anchor-reporter Rheya Spigner from weekday mornings to weeknights. On Aug. 3 she will become the anchor of KCCI 8 News at 9 on the station’s MeTV subchannel, and she will co-anchor KCCI 8 News at 5,6, and 10 alongside Stacey Horst and Steve Karlin. Since […]

WFLA Reporter Says Viewer Email Led to Cancer Diagnosis