On Feb. 28, 2024,Tom Skilling, longtime WGN meteorologist, and possibly one of Chicago’s most recognizable broadcast personalities, will retire. How do you celebrate the retirement of a meteorologist who’s been doing the forecasts on your station for 45 years? You go all in.
“I have had a great ride over more than 50 years – and now that ride is over,” Wertheimer wrote in a memo to staffers, in which she recalled being one of the first hires on the news side at the time of the network’s debut in 1971, when “the only part of the company that was fully staffed was top management and engineering.”
The long-time head of engineering and operations at Cox’s ABC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., is ending his career on June 1.
Tom Skilling, who has forecast the weather on WGN-TV Chicago for the past 45 years, has announced that his last day as a daily Chicago television staple will be Wednesday, Feb. […]
The 40-year industry icon is taking on a leadership role in his church.
Tegna CBS affiliate KTHV Little Rock, Ark., today announced the retirement of evening news anchor Craig O’Neill. “Yes, I’m retiring and this time I mean it,” O’Neill stated, referring to […]
The leader of America’s Public Television Stations will stay on through the selection of his successor but no later than the end of next year.
Sony Pictures Television‘s longtime head of production Ed Lammi is retiring at the end of this year, following a 36-year run at the studio and 28 years in his current position. No details were immediately available regarding who will replace Lammi as executive vice president of production, a role he has held since 1995. A source says plans have not yet been set for that transition, and Lammi will remain at his post through December.
Longtime media attorney Jonathan Allen will succeed him at the end of the year.
Longtime ESPN communications chief Chris LaPlaca will retire at the end of the year after spending more than 43 years at the company. ESPN Chair Jimmy Pitaro announced the news of LaPlaca’s impending departure earlier today in a memo sent to ESPN’s staff. LaPlaca, the company’s SVP/corporate communications, is the longest tenured behind-the-scenes employee currently at ESPN, having started there in July 1980 — only nine months after the channel first went on the air.
Barbara Ciara, managing editor and evening anchor at WTKR Norfolk, Va., is leaving broadcast news. Ciara published her ﬁrst news article in a college newspaper, which started a 50-year career […]
I caught up with John Baldwin and asked what words he might impart to the local TV promotion community. “Writing is the most important part of it,” he says. “Be creative and put it down on paper and then step back and look at it and think, does this sell the aspects that you were hoping to sell to the viewer. If the answer is yes, then go for it.”
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) announced Wednesday he will retire from the Senate at the end of his term, dealing moderate Republicans and those opposed to former President Trump a major blow.
Julio Marenghi, CBS Television Stations president of sales, will retire as of Oct. 1. He’s been at the CBS group for 14 years, including a run as WBZ Boston general manager.
He will step down as head of the Morris Multimedia CBS affiliate and will be succeeded by Dan Howard, current general sales manager.
The veteran exec has held that spot since 1997 and has been at the station group since 1991.