DMA 1 (NEW YORK)

WABC Anchor Williams Takes Leave Of Absence

Report: Crime Coverage Biased On NYC O&Os

DMA 1 (NEW YORK)

WABC Reporter Lisa Colagrossi Dies At 49

NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran New York television reporter has died after suffering a brain hemorrhage after covering a story. WABC-TV says 49-year-old Lisa Colagrossi was stricken while returning to the station from a fire scene Thursday. Colagrossi was taken to a hospital, where she died Friday. Colagrossi joined WABC-TV shortly after the World […]

PLAYOUT BY PHIL KURZ

ABC: Verizon AWS Interfering With WABC ENG

DMA 1 (NEW YORK)

Reporter Sarah Wallace No Longer At WABC

MARKET SHARE

Five New Local News Promos

DMA 1

New York Stations Follow Dramatic Rescue

MARKET SHARE (DMA 1)

WABC New York Promotes New Website Design

MARKET SHARE (DMA 1: NEW YORK)

May Sweeps Spots From WNBC New York

DMA 1 (NEW YORK)

WABC Reporter Nearly Hit By Truck In Live Shot

DMA 1

ABC News’ Rob Nelson Joining WABC New York

DMA 1 (NEW YORK)

WABC Reporter Jeff Pegues Moving To CBS News

Q&A WITRH WABC'S CAMILLE EDWARDS

Breaking News Trifecta Doesn’t Break WABC

WABC New York VP of News talks about the challenges of covering three mega-stories — Hurricane Sandy, the presidential election and a Nor’easter — just three months after taking the job. “The fact that we had three stories back-to-back and the team was still coming in with smiles on their faces and wanting to do what they could do is, like, wow.”

HURRICANE SANDY

ABC Sites Log Record Traffic During Storm

The sites for ABC stations WABC New York and WPVI Philadelphia each logged record page views with the help of live-streamed Hurricane Sandy coverage, hitting 7 million and 13.1 million respectively.

DIGITAL DMA (1)

In NY, B’casters Fight For Piece Of Digital Pie

In the nation’s No. 1 market, local broadcasters are experimenting with mobile and streaming content in an effort to keep up with their newspaper competition — including giants The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, which have the advantage of drawing traffic from a global audience. Part one of a special three-part Digital DMA examining the complexity of the New York media market. Next week: newspapers.

DMA 1 (NEW YORK)

WABC Operations Mgr. Ted Holtzclaw Dies At 53

DMA 1 (NEW YORK)

Camille Edwards To Head News At WABC

The former news chief at NBC-owned WRC Washington becomes VP of news at the ABC flagship in New York.

DMA 1 (NEW YORK)

WABC’s Kenny Plotnik Leaving After 25 Years

WABC News Director Kenny Plotnik, under whose hand the ABC New York O&O has become the dominant player in local news, will be leaving at the end of this week.

Gil Noble, Pioneering NYC TV Host, Dies At 80

5 ABC O&Os Adopt StoryTeller Touchscreen System

DMA 1

Amy Morris Tapped As WABC News Ex. Producer

DMA 1

Occupy Coverage Is Risky For NYC Stations

Covering the Occupy Wall Street story has been a challenge for local stations and Thursday was no different. Protesters, pedestrians and a heavy police presence triggered a scuffle for superiority on the sidewalks.

DMA 1

WABC Reporter Details Her Cancer In Special

DMA 1

Allan Jefferys, Drama Critic For WABC, Dies At 88

TECH SPOTLIGHT

WABC’s New Studio Gives It Street Cred

The ABC O&O in New York has has a new studio that looks out on 66th Street and Columbus Avenue near Lincoln Center. The low ceilings proved a challenge at first, but LED lighting overcame that hurdle. It features remote-controlled Ikegami HDL-50 POV cameras, whose robotic heads are controlled via fiber optics from the control room. Its street-level location features two remote-controlled, weather-proofed outdoor cameras for crowd shots. Across the street, in Richard Tucker Park, another camera can get wide shots of the studio.

ABC News Veteran Allan Jefferys Dies At 88

DMA 1

WABC’s Heidi Jones Admits False Attack Claims

NEW YORK (AP) — A TV meteorologist has admitted making up claims of being attacked twice in New York City, sparking an extensive police investigation. Heidi Jones pleaded guilty Wednesday to two misdemeanor counts of falsely reporting an incident. She was sentenced to three years’ probation and 350 hours of community service. That’s the time […]

Former WABC Sales Exec Jack Kirk Dies At 89

John “Jack” Kirk, a longtime television sales executive at ABC O&O WABC New York, has died at his home in Garden City, N.Y. He was 89. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y, on Dec. 3, 1921, Jack Kirk was a sales executive at WABC from 1956 to 1985. He held both sales management and account executive positions. […]

DMA 1

WABC Outsources Morning Sports To ESPN

In the latest example of corporate cousins sharing resources, ABC O&O WABC New York is incorporating sportscasts from ESPN Radio into its morning news. The spots, which air in the 5 and 6 a.m. hours, update viewers on the latest sports news and highlights.

DMA 1

WABC New York Debuts New Graphics

DMA 1

WABC’s Heidi Jones Indicted In Fake-Attack Case

NEW YORK (AP) – A lawyer for a New York TV meteorologist accused of fabricating attacks on her says his client has been indicted, an unusual step for prosecutors in a misdemeanor case. The Manhattan district attorney’s office declined to comment Monday on Heidi Jones’ case. Taking a case to a grand jury for indictment […]

LIFE AFTER OPRAH

WABC Hopes News At 4 Will Bring Ad Dollars

WABC New York’s decision to fight back against afternoon talk-show heavyweights Ellen, Judge Judy and Dr. Phil by expanding its 90-minute local newscast at 5 p.m. by one hour to 4 p.m. has some ad buyers scratching their heads.

DMA 1

Editor Sues WABC For $18M, Charges Racial Abuse

DMA 1

WABC Shuffles Anchors For Post-Oprah Newscast

DMA 1

Ex-WFLD Forecaster Amy Freeze Lands At WABC

WABC’s Burkett Seeks ‘Life-Affirming’ Japan Stories

DMA 1

New York Sweeps: WABC Tops, WCBS Improves

DMA 1

WABC New York Plans New Studio

WABC is upping the ante by creating a street-level, window-front studio for local newscasts. If all goes according to plan, the studio will be online by summer and will be home to all the station’s newscasts, including the new 4 p.m. show set to launch May 26.

Longtime KGO Reporter Joyce Shank Dies At 66

DMA 1

WABC’s Heidi Jones Arrested For Lying To Police