TV stations make meaningful contributions and connections in a variety of beneficial ways with their communities. Here’s a round-up of how some stations are helping and serving their communities.
WAVY, WVBT, WNLO-CD and WTVZ have begun broadcasting with NextGen TV technology.
Nexstar-owned WAVY (NBC)-WVBT (Fox) Norfolk, Va. (DMA 44), has hired Madison Glassman as traffic anchor for its WAVY News 10 Today. She joins from KEZI Eugene, Ore., where she was a multimedia journalist, anchor and producer. Glassman makes her debut Monday, Sept. 23, on WAVY News 10 Today 4:30-7 a.m. and on WAVY News 10 […]
Just posted last week to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are directors of TV sales openings by Gray, Meredith, Nexstar and News Press & Gazette for stations in Memphis, Hampton Roads, Colorado Springs and Greenville, S.C.
WAVY, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Portsmouth, Va., is in the fortunate position of having its own news helicopter on the premises as well as a drone. But deciding when to use either is a fine art. “So we see what fits best, the drone or the helicopter, and some days, we have them both out,” said Jeff Myers, WAVY’s news operations manager and chief photographer.
Nexstar’s NBC affiliate WAVY Norfolk, Va. (DMA 44), is welcoming meteorologist Jeff Edmondson back. He left the Super Doppler 10 Weather Team in the winter of 2015. Edmondson is a seasoned forecaster, having spent considerable time covering Nor’easters, tornadoes and in 2012, Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, in 2014 he received the American Meteorological Society Certified Broadcast […]
The broadcasting and sales management executive with more than 25 years of local media experience is promoted to lead its duopoly of WAVY (NBC) WVBT (Fox).
Media General’s NBC affiliate WAVY Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Va. (DMA 42) has made a series of new anchor assignments and expanded its newscasts on co-owned Fox affiliate WVBT. Anita Blanton has been named WAVY early and late evening news anchor and joins co-anchor Tom Schaad on WAVY News 10 at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. as […]
WAVY Norfolk, Media General’s NBC affiliate in the country’s 42nd largest market, has hired meteorologist Deitra Tate to join its weather team in Norfolk, Va. She joins Media General’s duopoly after a nine-year role at WPMI the NBC affiliate in Mobile, Ala. began her career at KEVN, the FOX affiliate in Rapid City, S. D. […]
The Media General Norfolk NBC-Fox duopoly promotes him from assistant news director. He will have oversight of all facets of the stations’ broadcast and digital news content.
Media General-owned NBC affiliate WAVY Norfolk, Va. (DMA 42) has added Luana Munoz as co-host of The Hampton Roads Show that airs weekdays at 11 a.m. Munoz is a veteran broadcaster who has worked in newsrooms in Washington, D.C., Missouri and California as a reporter, anchor and morning host. Munoz was raised between the Bay […]
Media General-owned NBC affiliate WAVY Portsmouth, Va. (DMA 42), has hired veteran local broadcaster Jen Lewis as morning traffic reporter starting today. She will also be a regular contributor on The Hampton Roads Show weekdays at 11 a.m. on WAVY. Born in Newport News and raised in Yorktown, Lewis started her broadcast career at 19, […]
In a market that spreads across 10 cities and has a heavy military presence, two newspapers rule the digital roost, but the area’s TV stations, which expect to see a 65% rise in online revenue by 2015, are trying out new ways to bring more visitors to their websites. Among them is LIN Television-owned WVBT, which has launched an online-only show about the local entertainment scene.
The LIN NBC affiliate is moving up its weekday morning news by a half-hour starting Oct. 24.
What do KING in Seattle, KCCI in Des Moines, Iowa, and WAVY in Portsmouth, Va., have in common? They share a similar newsroom culture that encourages good work and celebrates victories, but that’s not all.
April Samp will leave her position as news director at LIN NBC affiliate WAVY Norfolk, Va., the end of the week. Samp, who was named to the job last July, has accepted a position as marketing director for Jackson’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers in Iowa.