DMA 75: COLUMBIA, SC

Sharranda Neal Named WLTX News Director

Tegna promotes the content manager of its CBS affiliate in Columbia, S.C., to oversee the department.

WPIX New York Expanding Morning News

Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, the PIX11 Morning News on Scripps-owned CW affiliate WPIX New York (DMA 1) will add a 10 a.m. hour to its weekday broadcast, expanding to six-and-a-half hours of local morning news and information from 4:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The team that came together in January to launch the 9 a.m. […]

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

News And Sales Management Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an executive news producer, a digital sales manager and a meteorologist for ABC affiliate KDRV in Medford, Ore.

KSAT San Antonio Makes Morning Anchor Change

Your Election Plan Is Toast

What’s worse than being unprepared for The Big Story? Thinking you are prepared — and finding out you were terribly wrong. Maybe a quick quiz is the best way to assess your newsroom readiness. How many of these elements are staples of your well-worn “election playbook”?

WUPA Atlanta Brings Back 10 P.M. Newscast

Iowa News Anchor Calls For Help After Rare Weather Disaster

Better Recruitment And Retention Efforts Are Key To Improved Diversity

A TVNewsCheck webinar, “Report Card on Race: A Media Industry Reckoning,” found the television news industry still has a long way to go with its diversity and inclusion efforts, but there’s a genuine and sustained momentum underway for change.

Tom Brannon Back At KTHV As Chief Meteorologist

Tegna-owned CBS affiliate KTHV Little Rock, Ark. (DMA 62) announced that longtime anchor and meteorologist Tom Brannon will return to the station as Chief Meteorologist. The news comes alongside the announcement that Ed Buckner will be extending his medical leave from the station indefinitely. GM Marty Schack said: “While Ed’s departure from his role as […]

WFLA Debuts Set Stocked With Technology And Views Of Tampa

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.

WORKING LUNCH WEBINAR

Technologists To Consider The Cloud And The Future Of News Workflow

Engineering executives at WarnerMedia, ABC News, NBCU’s KXAS-KXTX Dallas, Ross Video and TVU Networks will talk about how cloud technology is likely to expand its role in news workflow during a TVNewsCheck webinar on Aug. 20. TVNewsCheck Contributing Editor Glen Dickson will moderate the conversation, which has been inspired by widespread remote production necessitated by the global coronavirus pandemic. Register here.

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 […]