Justin Rose knew one day he’d be back in Detroit covering the teams that inspired him to become a sports broadcaster. Now, the St. Clair native returns to his Michigan roots, joining Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WXYZ Detroit from Pittsburgh, where as a sports reporter for WTAE he covered the Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and sports teams […]
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS lead analyst Phil Simms plans to try to avoid saying “Redskins” during Washington’s nationally televised game against the New York Giants. The network airs the matchup Thursday night as part of its new NFL package. Simms first told The Associated Press last month that he would call the team “Washington” […]
Golf is a sport of deep tradition, but the broadcasting of this historic pastime is experiencing big changes: Golf Channel is broadcasting the Friday matches of the 2014 Ryder Cup for its first-time live coverage of the event. The music that sets the stage for this classic competition is evolving as well, driven by new […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA postseason drew its biggest television audience in seven years with a double-digit increase in ratings over last season. The Phoenix Mercury’s three-game sweep of the Chicago Sky, which was seen on ESPN and ABC, saw an increase of 150 percent in the ratings from the previous season. The decisive game between […]
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Tebow is taking the field for “Good Morning America.” ABC said Thursday that the Heisman Trophy winner is joining the program as a contributor starting Monday. Tebow will be part of the show’s new “Motivate Me Monday” segment that highlights people and their stories of triumph. ABC says he’ll appear […]
On Monday, Sept. 8, E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WMAR Baltimore (DMA 27) will introduce The Nest, a Monday morning interactive sports talk show streamed live through abc2news.com and the ABC2 mobile app. The station says The Nest “will go beyond your typical Monday morning quarterback banter, giving Baltimore [Ravens] fans a true voice on the […]
Fox Sports Regional Networks has inked a multiyear licensing agreement with technology platform Burst that will allow the sports programmer to distribute original video content on social and digital platforms, as well as crowdsource user-generated video.
On Saturday, CBS Sports will begin its broadcasts of the US Open tennis tournament, culminating with the men’s singles championship on Monday Sept. 8. It’s the beginning of the end — ESPN will take over the rights and production duties next year — but that has not prevented the CBS Sports team from ensuring that its role at the center of the production action is anything but top notch.
Dispatch Broadcast Group’s NBC affiliate WTHR Incianapolis (DMA 26) has hired outspoken Indianapolis Star writer Bob Kravitz. WTHR President-GM Larry Delia said: “Bob’s reputation and unique insight into Indiana sports at all levels will be a vital addition to our sports department, both online and on-air. We’re very pleased he’s making the move.” Kravitz joins […]
Telemundo-owned KBLR Las Vegas (DMA 42) has named Frederik Oldenburg sports anchor for Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas at 6 and 11 p.m. Oldenburg, whose first day on air was Aug. 11, joins news anchor Beatriz Moncayo and weather anchor Leticia Castro. Prior to this position and since 2009, Oldenburg was host and reporter for Anótala, […]
Here’s a question you won’t hear debated by the panelists on sports-talk shows: Why are so few women among the panelists on sports-talk shows? Women have made strides in virtually every area of sports journalism over the past two decades or more. They cover sports for newspapers and Web sites, write columns and host studio programs. They are ubiquitous as sideline reporters on game broadcasts and they’re a growing presence as the sports anchor on local newscasts. But they don’t, generally speaking, get to offer their opinions on the air.
Telemundo affiliate KSTS San Francisco (DMA 6) has added Gabriel Sotelo as sports anchor for Noticiero Telemundo 48 at 6 and 11 p.m. and Telemundo Deportivo Edicion Gigantes. Sotelo, whose first day on the air will be Aug. 18, will join co-anchors Blanca Garza and César Bayona, and weather anchor Gabriella Dellán. Sotelo previously was […]
To be carried on many of Sinclair stations, the new program service has rights deals with various NCAA Division I conferences to offer the live, local games from more than 50 schools. Doron Gorshein heads the efforts.
Viewership interest in the Belmont essentially doubles when there’s a horse entered with the chance of becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
NBC-owned Telemundo affiliate KDEN Denver (DMA 17) today announced the addition of Paola Varela Rossi as sports anchor-reporter. She reports to News Director Pedro Calderón Michel and will be anchoring the sports segment for both daily newscasts. Varela Rossi brings over 13 years of experience in journalism to KDEN. She was most recently with Caracol TV […]
Sports on TV — and other screens — continues to dominate. In the last 10 years, the available hours of sports programming have increased by 232%, according to Nielsen. When it comes to actual viewing, Nielsen says there were 33 billion hours of national sports TV programming viewed in 2013, up 27% from the 26 billion hours consumed in 2003.