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TV stations have the power to be positive change agents in their communities. Bringing together community leaders to openly discuss issues that divide and unite neighborhoods in a town hall setting can be the first step. Two Hearst affiliates, one in Baltimore and the other in Pittsburgh, are broadcasting town hall meetings that address critical issues facing their communities.
Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore (DMA 26) said today that following a career spanning more than 22 years at the station, longtime news anchor Donna Hamilton will retire on Wednesday, May 23. Hamilton, a graduate of The University of Alabama-Birmingham, worked on Evening Magazine from 1981 to 1990, helping establish the show as one […]
Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore (DMA 26) today promoted Justina Pollard to director of programming and public affairs. She assumes her new responsibilities immediately. Pollard has worked at WBAL for the past nine years, most recently as programming and public affairs production assistant and internship coordinator. Prior to joining WBAL, she spent 15 years at […]
Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore (DMA 26) is expanding its weekend news anchor team with the addition of veteran journalist Adam May. He joins the station from CBS Newspath where he was freelancing. May makes his return to the Baltimore airways when he joins WBAL later this month, teaming with Kai Reed as co-anchor […]
Hearst’s NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore (DMA 26) is adding Andre Hepkins to its news department beginning in mid-October. Hepkins will join Donna Hamilton weekdays at 5:30 p.m., while also bringing viewers breaking news and trending stories from the breaking news desk at 6 and 11 p.m. In addition, Hepkins will also co-anchor WBAL-TV 11 News […]
Look for Hillary Clinton ads to start appearing on WJZ and WBAL Wednesday or Thursday. The Democratic frontrunner’s campaign bought airtime Tuesday on the two top-rated Baltimore stations for an ad that is expected to show the candidate’s relationship to the African-American community.
Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore (DMA 26) says that on March 1, anchor Deborah Weiner’s role will expand to include anchoring WBAL-TV 11 News at 10:00PM, seen weeknights on the station’s MeTV Baltimore subchannel. She will also contribute to the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on WBAL, as well as continuing her role as […]
Beginning this Sunday, Jan. 31, Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore (DMA 26) expands its 11 p.m. Sunday edition of 11 News Tonight to one hour. The expanded newscast will also be available live and on demand online and on WBAL’s mobile app. “Whether you’re receiving it on our traditional broadcast channel or on a digital […]
Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore (DMA 26) has increased its local sales management team. Tom Dotson moves to a new position as a local sales manager from his current role as local account executive at the station, effective January 2016. In addition, Connie Ernst-Brown will be joining the station in January as a local sales […]
Michelle Chism today was named assistant news director of Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore, effective July 20. Chism has been assistant news director of KVUE Austin, Texas, since April 2013. Her broadcast journalism career spans more than 25 years and includes various positions at stations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas. Michelle […]
The Fraternal Order of Police’s conflict-of-interest charges Friday against the media in the Freddie Gray case are “reckless, strike at the heart of press credibility … and surely must confuse some of the many readers and viewers looking for the truth,” says Baltimore Sun columnist David Zurawik.That said, he adds, WBAL should have divulged the relationship between reporter Jayne Miller and lead prosecutor Janice Bledsoe.
Stacia L. Brown: “I never think about which TV networks or anchors I trust to break news to me in times of crisis, until I’ve been parked in front of the television for hours, scared to move or to break eye contact with the screen. I don’t realize it’s the anchor’s soothing voice or the on-the-ground reporter’s empathetic interviewing style that’s tethering me to their coverage, until I feel my heart rate steadying. So it didn’t immediately occur to me that I was favoring local news [stations], rather than cable ones, in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death and Baltimore’s ongoing response to it.”
Hearst promotes the Baltimore NBC affiliate’s assistant news director to the top news spot following Michelle Butt’s move to run WXII Winston-Salem, N.C.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 12, Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore (DMA 26) will begin its 11 News Today a half-hour earlier, at 4:30 a.m. Jason Newton and Mindy Basara will anchor the newscast, and will be joined by meteorologist Ava Marie and Sarah Caldwell. The broadcast will air from 4:30 to 7 a.m. weekdays, followed […]
As part of Hearst-owned WBAL Baltimore’s “Commitment 2014” coverage, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan will participate in a one-hour debate on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. The debate will be broadcast on WBAL and on its MeTV subchannel. It will also be streamed on the station’s website wbaltv.com and affiliated […]