RTDNA Backs WBFF’s Coverage Of Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office

COMMENTARY BY DAVID ZURAWIK

Baltimore Files FCC Complaint Against WBFF

The Baltimore State’s Attorney filed the complaint against the Sinclair Fox affiliate, alleging a pattern of coverage of the state’s attorney’s office that is “blatantly slanted, dishonest, misleading, racist, and extremely dangerous.” It also claims the station “appears to be an intentional crusade” against Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby (above), “which given today’s politically charged and divisive environment, is extremely dangerous.” Sinclair defended WBFF’s reporting in a statement.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Openings In News And Marketing

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news producer in Memphis, a brand manager in Baltimore and a senior writer/producer in Albuquerque, N.M.

Billy Robbins Named WBFF Baltimore GM

Sinclair promotes the 17-year veteran from sales director to lead its Fox affiliate and oversee services provided to CW affil WNUV.

WBFF Adds Mike Fahey As News Director

The veteran journalist joins Sinclair’s Baltimore Fox affiliate from WHDH Boston.

Sinclair Points A Small Team At A Big Story

“Project Baltimore” at Sinclair’s Baltimore flagship Fox affiliate WBFF, is a team focusing only on education, a perennial problem in the city’s well-funded but badly underperforming public schools. The Project Baltimore group works in a separate building, isolated from the newsroom, free of daily news obligations.

WBFF Reporter Documents Her 6-Week Fight With COVID-19

WBFF′s Alexa Ashwell Talks About Her Current Battle Against Coronavirus

Commentary: Relationship Between Sinclair’s WBFF And Mayoral Candidate Raises Questions

Commentary: WBFF Leading Way In Defining Baltimore’s Mayoral Debate

WBFF Baltimore Ups Bubala, Adds News At 6 P.M.

Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate WBFF Baltimore (DMA 26) has promoted reporter Mary Bubala to main evening news anchor effective Wednesday, Nov. 27. Bubala will co-anchor every evening newscast with current anchor Kai Jackson. Bubala replaces long-time anchor Jennifer Gilbert who recently announced her retirement from TV news. Also announced today, WBFF will expand its local news […]

DMA 26: BALTIMORE

Former WJZ Anchor Mary Bubala Now Reporting For WBFF

MARKET SHARE | DMA 26: BALTIMORE

Baltimore’s WBFF Earns 5 National Headliner Awards

DMA26: BALTIMORE

WBFF Meteorologists OK After Collapsing On Air

DMA 26: BALTIMORE

WBFF’s New Set Demonstrates ‘Next-Gen’ Thinking

DMA 26: BALTIMORE

WBFF Sues School System Over Records Request

DMA 26: BALTIMORE

WBFF To Start Morning News 30 Minutes Earlier

UPDATED | DMA 26: BALTIMORE

Police Shoot Man In Costume Outside WBFF

A man dressed in an animal costume and wearing what police suspected was an explosive device strode into Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF Thursday afternoon and, after a standoff, was shot three times by city police officers. The 25-year-old man was in serious condition at a hospital Thursday night. The suspicious device turned out to be chocolate bars, wrapped in foil and attached to wires and a computer circuit board. (WBAL photo)

DMA 26

Police Open Fire On Bomber Suspect At WBFF

After a suspected bomber walked out of Sinclair’s Fox affiliate in Baltimore and ignored instructions, police opened fire. Station employee Casey Clark Jr. livestreamed the entire event on Periscope.

SOCIAL SCORECARD (DMA 26)

WBFF Tops Baltimore Media In Social Activity

In this second installment of a new weekly series, NetNewsCheck and audience intelligence firm Shareablee benchmark the social media activity of local media outlets in Baltimore. This week’s Social Scorecard shows WBFF, Sinclair Broadcasting’s Fox affiliate, leading in social media actions, narrowly topping WRBS-FM. There’s also a breakdown of Baltimore’s  top 10 social performers over a six-month period.

DMA 26

WBFF Baltimore Producer Stephen Janis Leaving

DMA 26 (BALTIMORE)

WBFF Drops 2 Staffers After Misleading Video Edit

DMA 26 (BALTIMORE)

WBFF Apologizes For Misleading Edit

Sinclair’s Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF apologized Monday night online and on-air for misleadingly editing and airing a video Sunday of a protest march in Washington to make it seem as if protesters were chanting “kill a cop.”

DMA 26 (BALTIMORE)

WBFF’s Edited Protest Chant Under Question

Three times since Sunday, Sinclair’s Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF has played a misleadingly edited clip from last week’s national “Justice for All” March in Washington, D.C., to make it sound like protesters were calling on people to “kill a cop.”

DMA 26

Kai Jackson Returns To Baltimore, At WBFF

DMA 26 (BALTIMORE)

WBFF To Launch 4 P.M. News, Weather Ch.

The Sinclair-owned Baltimore Fox affiliate will launch a 4 p.m. weekday newscast starting Jan. 12, Bill Fanshawe, the station’s general manager, confirmed today. Fanshawe also confirmed that WBFF is going to launch a 24/7 digital weather channel in conjunction with Weather Nation perhaps as soon as next week.

DMA 27 (BALTIMORE)

How Local TV, Cable Covered Md. Shootings

All the TV stations in Baltimore say they’re the ones to turn to for breaking news. Coverage of a shooting Saturday morning at the Mall in Columbia that left three dead put those promises to the test in a major way. Not everyone passed.

DMAS 8 & 27

WBFF Wants WTTG Out Of 3 Md. Counties

Sinclair-owned WBFF, Baltimore’s Fox affiliate, wants the signal from WTTG, Washington’s Fox O&O, out of Maryland’s Anne Arundel, Howard and Harford counties and has petitioned the FCC over the matter. Now Laura Neuman, Anne Arundel county executive, wants WTTG’s signal to stay, at least in her county, and has asked the commission to deny WBFF’s request.

 

DMA 27

WBFF Baltimore Adds Banister, Pagnotti

DMA 27 (BALTIMORE)

WBFF To Launch Weekend Morning News

Sinclair’s Baltimore Fox affiliate is planning to launch weekend morning news programs starting Jan. 20. The news programs will air from 6 to 8 a.m. Saturdays and 7-9 a.m. and 10-11 on Sundays.

DMA 27

WBFF Baltimore To Add 5 P.M. Newscast

The early news in Charm City is going to get more competitive starting April 9 when Sinclair’s Fox affiliate introduces a newscast at 5 p.m. anchored by the station’s first-string team of Jeff Barnd and Jennifer Gilbert.

DIGITAL DMAS

Baltimore TVs Mobilize To Stalk Digital Lead

In Charm City, the only daily paper, The Baltimore Sun — which went behind a paywall in October — rules the roost, but Baltimore’s TV stations are taking some bold strides on the mobile front in an effort to draw bigger audiences and change the digital media pecking order.

DMA 26

Baltimore’s Late News Shifting Away From Sports

DMA 26

Happy 40th Anniversary To WBFF Baltimore

DMA 27

WBFF To Expand Morning News Lineup

WBFF Baltimore will add an hour to its morning news show each weekday starting next month. The Fox affiliate will air local news from 5 to 10 a.m. starting Jan. 24. The Sinclair-owned station currently airs local news from 5 to 9 a.m.