NBC’S Boston O&O WBTS has hired Matt Prichard as NBC10 Boston political reporter. Prichard, an award-winning journalist who has been covering news and politics for more than a decade, will begin his new role on Monday, Aug. 7. “I’ve known Matt for several years. He brings political coverage to life in his approach and presentation, […]
WUNI, WCVB, WFXT, WGBH, WBZ and WBTS are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.
NBC O&O WBTS Boston has added to its news team, naming Priscilla Casper nightly co-anchor and Colton Bradford joining the weekday evening team as co-anchor. Casper will co-anchor the 4 p.m. weekday evening news alongside Colton Bradford, and the 6 and 11 p.m. nightly news alongside Glenn Jones. Bradford can currently be seen in his expanded […]
Beginning next year, she will oversee journalism at WBTS, WNEU and NECN, joining from WESH Orlando, Fla.
NBC-owned WBTS Boston and cable news channel NECN have added Glenn Jones as anchor and reporter. Jones begins his new role on Monday, Nov. 1. He will make his on-air debut later in the month. A past Boston/New England Emmy Award winner, Jones has nearly a decade of experience in television news, including a three-year tenure as […]
NBCUniversal-owned WBTS Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN, in partnership with the Dorchester Reporter and the Bay State Banner, will host, broadcast and livestream a one-hour live preliminary mayoral debate inside the NBCUniversal Boston Media Center tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. The debate with Mayor Kim Janey and challengers John Barros, Andrea Campbell, Annissa Essaibi-George and Michelle Wu will be aired from inside a secure and closed studio inside the NBCUniversal […]
NBC Boston news director Ben Dobson left the station suddenly on Wednesday after three years in the job. In a statement, a station spokesperson said Dobson “has decided to leave the station,” and that his last day was Sept. 1. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors,” the spokesperson said. Dobson didn’t give a reason in an email he sent to staff announcing his departure.
Laura Gremelsbacker Named WBTS Boston Marketing VP
Laura Gremelsbacker has been promoted to vice president of marketing and branding at NBCU’s WBTS (NBC) and WNEU (Telemundo) in Boston, as well as NBC Sports Boston and NECN, a 24-hour regional news network.
The new programming includes WBTS’ Restaurants Remade, a streaming series about New England restaurants’ re-imagining their business models to adapt to challenges brought on by the pandemic; WBTS’ all new live and local lifestyle show The Hub Today, and WNEU’s fundraising special Milagros para Ninos (Miracles for Kids) for station partner Boston Children’s Hospital.
WBTS Boston’s Black History Tribute Is Pure Poetry
Broadcasters are prepared to stick with their remote production workflows for the long haul as the pandemic stretches on with no end in sight. A TVNewsCheck webinar last week found they’re continuing to try to bring as much of the studio into staffers’ homes as possible, not only for anchors and reporters but producers, director, editors and graphic artists, too.
NBCU Ups Chris Wayland To Boston GM
He maintains his president-GM duties for NBC Sports Boston as he succeeds Mike St. Peter in overseeing WBTS, WNEU and NECN there.
TVN’s New Facilities Insider | NBCU Takes The IP Plunge In Boston
The massive NBCUniversal Boston Media Center in Needham, Mass., houses the company’s NBC and Telemundo stations plus regional cable news and sports networks in a new $125 million, 160,000-square foot headquarters. “It’s a complete game-changer,” says one GM of the greenfield build.
It looks like NBC Boston’s (WBTS) emphasis on investigative journalism has paid dividends in Washington. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has reached out to Tesla with concerns about safety flaws in Tesla’s autopilot system, citing the station’s investigation.
Job Openings In Sales, News, Creative Services
New TV job openings posted last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include opportunities at stations owned by Gray, NBC, Meredith, Cox and Graham in Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, Boston, San Antonio and the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area of Michigan.
Chris Wayland Named WBTS-WNEU-NECN Station Manager
NBCU today appointed Chris Wayland senior vice president and station manager of its Boston (DMA 9) properties: WBTS (NBC), WNEU (Telemundo) and cable channel NECN. He will oversee the sales, finance, marketing, and digital departments for all three. He will report to Mike St. Peter, president-GM of the three. Wayland joins NBCUniversal’s Boston stations from […]
WBTS Airing Boston’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Meteorologist Pamela Gardner Joins WBTS-NECN
NBC Boston Cuts Ties For Anchors
NBC Breaks Ground On Boston Media Center
The state-of-the-art 160,000 square-foot media center in Needham will be unveiled in the fall of 2019. It will house WBTS (NBC), WNEU (Telemundo), NBC Sports Boston and NECN. On hand were NBCU execs and local business and political leaders.
Kenny Plotnik Out As WBTS News Director
Kenny Plotnik, the news director of NBC’s Boston O&O, is stepping down. The station staff got the word from NBC Boston’s president, Mike St. Peter, who said the local NBC affiliate’s news operation had come to a “fork in the road” under Plotnik, but the parting is “amicable.” St. Peter also insisted the change has nothing to do with the station’s ratings, which have been mostly moribund since NBC dumped WHDH to go its own way over a year ago.
Was NBC’s decision to drop Ed Ansin’s WHDH as its Boston affiliate a big mistake? A little more than a year after the bitter divorce, the new NBC10 Boston’s newscasts are struggling to gain an audience, while Ansin’s Channel 7 is often first or second in key time slots.
NBC O&O WBTS Boston Rebrands
It’s been six months since NBC Boston (WBTS-LD) launched, joining the city’s five other TV outlets, including WHDH, which had been the local NBC affiliate for 20 years before network bosses decided to start a new NBC-owned station there. So it seems as good a time as any to gauge how NBC Boston’s fledgling news programs are faring against their established rivals. The short answer: not very well.
NBC-owned WBTS Boston (DMA 9) today announced that J.C. Monahan will join the NBC Boston team in July as news anchor of the station’s afternoon and evening weekday newscasts. Monahan will also contribute to NBC Boston’s special programming. She will make her on-air debut in mid-July. Monahan will return to the NBCUniversal family after working for stations […]
At 3 a.m. on Sunday, NBC will flip the switch on WBTS, “NBC Boston,” its newest O&O that will broadcast via a patchwork quilt of signals from three stations serving the nation’s ninth-largest TV market. NBC has been planning to shift the affiliation in Boston from its 22-year incumbent, Sunbeam Television-owned WHDH, to the new station for the past year.