WTXL Tallahassee Adding Weekend Morning News

Scripps-owned WTXL Tallahassee, Fla. (DMA 109), is introducint weekend morning news to its lineup beginning Oct. 3. Those newscasts will air live on Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. “I am excited for the ABC 27 team to help families […]

WESH Anchor Adrian Whitsett Leaves

Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Battery After Slapping WSAV Reporter’s Backside

KRIV To Debut “The NewsEdge Early Edition” At 6 P.M.

Fox-owned KRIV Houston (DMA 8) will debut The NewsEdge Early Edition at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14. The half-hour, weekday newscast will follow The Fox 26 News at 5 p.m. and precede TMZ. With this addition, KRIV will produce 10 hours of live, local news each weekday and 60 hours of local news per week, […]

NAB: Tech Platforms Threaten Local Journalism

In comments to the House, the association’s CEO Gordon Smith says the digital giants’ dominance of advertising marketplace, control of online content put radio and TV broadcasters at competitive disadvantage.

WCPO Adds Adrian Whitsett As Morning Co-Anchor

WBFF′s Alexa Ashwell Talks About Her Current Battle Against Coronavirus

Ex-KTHV Anchor Moves Crosstown To KARK

Kelsey Davis Joins WVUE Anchor Desk

Gray Television’s Fox affiliate WVUE New Orleans (DMA 50) has hired Kelsey Davis to anchor Fox 8 Morning Edition along with anchors John Snell, Meg Gatto, Rob Krieger, Meteorologist Shelby Latino and Traffic reporter Kristi Coleman. While Davis moved around a lot growing up, she’s essentially a New Orleans native with deep family roots. She’s coming back […]

KAPP-KVEW Yakima Adds Anchor-MMJ

Morgan Murphy Media-owned ABC affiliates KAPP-KVEW Yakima/Tri-Cities, Wash. (DMA 118) has hired Madeleine Hagen as anchor-multimedia journalist. Hagen, the former Madeleine Dart before recently getting married, comes to KAPP-KVEW from KIII Corpus Christi, Texas, where she was a reporter. “We’re excited to get someone with Maddie’s experience,” said KAPP-KVEW News Director Matt Van Slyke. “She’s […]

WLBT Expands Local Programming With ‘Today At 11 AM’

On Aug. 31, Gray-owned NBC affiliate WLBT Jackson, Miss. (DMA 95) debuted Today at 11 AM. The half-hour, weekday program features uplifting stories and trending news. Today at 11 AM is led by faces from both WLBT’s morning and evening news teams, and will spotlight local businesses, offer consumer information, and introduce things to do […]

KCBD Forecaster Found Dead After Facebook Post

DMA 47: HARRISBURG, PA

WPMT Adds Naomi Morales As News Director

The former WCAU Philadelphia executive producer will lead newsgathering at Tegna’s Fox affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa.

Photog Pete Kane Retires After 47 Years At WCAU

WAPT Adds 9 P.M. Newscast On Subchannel

David Ushery Named Co-Anchor Of WNBC 11 P.M. News

Veteran WNBC New York news anchor David Ushery has been elevated into a new station role, co-anchoring the 4 and 11 p.m. editions of News 4 New York. He will join co-anchor Natalie Pasquarella on both shows starting in early October. Recently elected to the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Ushery currently anchors the […]

KCBD Weathercaster Kelly Plasker Dies Suddenly

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WMAQ Chicago Explores Systematic Roots Of Racism

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Philly TV News Won’t Be The Same Without WCAU’s Pete Kane

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More Details On KPLC Tower Toppling

One of the worst-case scenarios for a television station played out early Thursday morning as the strong winds of Hurricane Laura moved into southwest Louisiana. The transmission tower of KPLC was snapped in half during the fierce storm, sending the top portion of the tower tumbling down into the station’s broadcast studio below.

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‘Newsroom Mom’ TV Anchor Retiring After 36 Years

WETM Albany Names Mary Wilson Morning Anchor

WCPO Expanding 7 P.M. News To One Hour

WBZ Boston Shuffles News Personnel

KKTV Anchor Don Ward Dies At 55

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

Marissa Mitchell Joins WTTG Washington News

Fox-owned WTTG Washington has added Marissa Mitchell to its news department. Effective September, she will serve as an anchor for Fox 5 Mornings, alongside Wisdom Martin, Holly Morris, Erin Como and Mike Thomas. Mitchell will also anchor and report for Good Day DC. Most recently, Mitchell was an anchor and reporter for Fox’s WAGA Atlanta. Prior to […]

Longtime KTRK Anchor Deborah Wrigley Leaving

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Off-Camera Multimedia Journalist Opening In Washington

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for an off-camera multimedia journalist at Gray Television’s Washington news bureau.

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Beirut Blast Breaks Heart Of KBAK News Anchor

Cortopassi Named Co-Anchor Of WGN Evening, Late News

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Saving Local News — One Expert Weighs In

Is it possible that local TV newsrooms could, in fact, play a key role in saving local journalism and restoring its critical place in civic life? This discussion with the Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan touches on several areas of opportunity for local TV news.

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Local TV Stations Push For Racial Equality

Perhaps a significant step toward real equality could begin with televised dialogues, conversations, interactions and discussions so racial inequality gets exposed to thousands of people in communities all over the U.S., and a path to equality begins to emerge.

WAVE Anchor Test Positive For Coronavirus

WMAQ Adds Stefan Holt To Weekday Anchor Lineup

NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago (DMA 3) today announced a series of changes to its weekday midday, afternoon and evening anchor lineup. Anchor Stefan Holt will return to WMAQ in early October to anchor NBC 5 News at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on weekdays, alongside Marion Brooks and Allison Rosati, respectively. Anchor Robert Stafford, the current 10 p.m. co-anchor […]

Stone Grissom Leaves News 12 Long Island

School Once Named After Confederate General Now Honors Former WCAU Anchor’s Parents

DMAS 56 & 107

Standard Media Names Two News Directors

David Jones will lead journalists at WLNE Providence, R.I., while Jennifer Hardy takes over at KLKN Lincoln, Neb.

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

Pam Chen Promoted To KABC News Director

According to the Los Angeles ABC O&O, Chen is the first Asian American to lead a news department at a network owned television station in the city.

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Iowa Derecho Disaster Gets Scant National TV Coverage

KARE’s Adrienne Broaddus Heading To CNN