WBTV Lives Up To Being ‘On Your Side’

MARKET SHARE | DMA 21: CHARLOTTE, NC

Camerman Focuses On His 51 Years At WBTV

John Steed retired from WBTV Charlotte, N.C., after spending 51 years behind a wide range of cameras. From film to video, from news to commercials, Steed has shot it all. “I am a little different animal,” Steed says. “I like change. I like learning new things. In fact, I told people if I don’t learn something new every day I feel like it has not been a good day.”

MARKET SHARE | DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

Charlotte’s WBTV Launches 2 New Lifestyle Shows

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

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.

DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

‘Good News’ Reporter Finds Some Of Her Own

WBTV Charlotte social media star Kristen Hampton opens up about how she purposefully hid the fact that she was gay from her audience for years. What happened — and what didn’t — when she finally came out.

DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV Ups Kim Saxon To News Director

She will succeed Dennis Milligan after his retirement on May 24.

DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV’s Steve Crump Comes Clean About Cancer

MARKET SHARE | DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV Tells Its February Ratings Story

DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

Anchor Has Almost 100K Facebook Followers

Molly Grantham has been an award-winning anchor and reporter at WBTV Charlotte, N.C., for the past 15 years. For starters, she’s won two Emmys for her work; she was named the RTDNAC TV News Reporter of the Year for both Carolinas in 2011; she’s reported on issues from gangs and terrorism to kids facing uphill medical battles; and she anchors the evening newscasts for WBTV. But she’s also a mother, and she’s not afraid to use social media to talk about the struggles that come with being a full-time working mom.

NEWSTECHFORUM

Getting Creative Can Drive Revenue From Social

The winners of TVNewsCheck’s first Social Media Excellence Awards describe how their stations have been able to monetize various experiments in targeting social media audiences that go beyond just repeating what’s in their news broadcasts. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

MARKET SHARE | DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV Reporter Honored For Facebook Success

SOCIAL MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS | DMA 23

‘Good News’ Reporter Earns Social Success

WBTV’s Kristen Hampton took top honors in the talent category in TVNewsCheck’s inaugural Social Media Excellence Awards. Charlotte viewers appreciate her authenticity, she says. “That’s pretty much all me.”

Social Media Excellence At NewsTECHForum

To honor innovative, creative and effective use of social media, this year’s NewsTECHForum on Dec. 10 will present the first Social Media Excellent Awards to WTVT Tampa, Fla.; KCCI Des Moines, Iowa; Josh Johnson of WSFA Montgomery, Ala.; and Kristen Hampton of WBTV Charlotte, N.C. After accepting their awards, winners will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Kim Wilson of Social News Desk.

DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV Anchor Paul Cameron Retiring After 37 Years

MARKET SHARE | DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV Launches Untraditional Newscast At 7:30

Raycom Names Dempsey Regional Group VP

Scott Dempsey remains GM of the group’s WBTV Charlotte and will now have oversight of WIS Columbia, S.C.; WTOC Savannah, Ga.; and WFXG Augusta, Ga.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV’s Image Promos Pledge Accuracy

DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

Social Media Tips From WBTV’s Kristen Hampton

TVN TECH

Stations Prepare For Total Solar Eclipse

The United States will experience a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse Aug. 21 — the first in 99 years. For the reporters, anchors and news crews at local TV stations, coverage of the celestial event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With just under two months to go, many stations are deep into their coverage planning.

DMA 22

Charlotte Sweeps: WSOC Squeaks Ahead Of WBTV

DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV Reporter Pam Escobar Leaves

DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC

Man Jailed After Disparaging WBTV’s Steve Crump

DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV To Highlight Struggles Of Molly’s Kids

DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV’s Cameron Recovering From Serious Infection

DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV Shifts Morning Personalities

DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV Anchor Maureen O’Boyle Renews Contract

Maureen O’Boyle has agreed to a new multiyear contract extension with Raycom-owned CBS affiliate WBTV Charlotte, N.C (DMA 22).  O’Boyle co-anchors WBTV News weekdays at 5 and 6 p.m., plus the 7 p.m. WBTV News Primetime. “We are delighted to have Maureen locked in with WBTV for the future,” said Scott Dempsey, VP-GM of WBTV. […]

MARKET SHARE (DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC)

WBTV 2016 February Sweeps Elevator Pitch

DMA 22

Charlotte Sweeps: WBTV Tops WSOC

DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV Special Focuses On Blacks In Civil War

MARKET SHARE (DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC)

Super Bowl 50 Breaks Viewing Records On WBTV

DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC

Sweeps Story May Have Saved Reporter’s Life

DMA 22

Scott Dempsey To Lead WBTV Charlotte

Raycom moves him from WTOC Savannah to succeed the promoted Nick Simonette as VP-GM of the North Carolina CBS affiliate.

DMA 22

Doug Mayes, Charlotte TV News Pioneer, Dies At 93

MARKET SHARE (DMA 24)

Rob Thomas New CSD At WBTV Charlotte

PLAYOUT BY PHIL KURZ

Localism Portraits Recap – March 6

DMA 24

WBTV Charlotte Debuts New Real/Virtual Set

Raycom’s North Carolina CBS affiliate debuts new news set from FX Design Group using both a hard set and a virtual set.

DMA 24 (CHARLOTTE, NC)

Longtime WBTV Photog Brad Stafford Dies

DMA 24 (CHARLOTTE, NC)

WBTV Adds Lyndsay Tapases To Weather Staff

AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

Black-Oriented TV News: Has Its Time Come?

While its past success rate is poor and its viability is uncertain, television news targeted to African-American viewers is an idea that’s being tried — both locally and nationally — once again. WBTV Charlotte, N.C., is producing three hours a day of news that airs on its Bounce network subchannel. Other diginets, including Soul of the South and the Black Television News Channel are also working on daily national newscasts.

DMA 25 (CHARLOTTE, NC)

WBTV 10 P.M. News Switches Stations

The evening newscast produced by Raycom’s Charlotte, N.C.’s CBS affiliate has moved from its current slot on Capitol Broadcasting’s CW affil WJZY to Capitol’s MNT outlet, WMYT.