WAXN, WSOC, WJZY, WBTV and WCNC are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.
The veteran sales leader moves from WGHP Greensboro, N.C., to join Tegna’s Charlotte NBC affiliate on June 1.
The television station executive moves from Nexstar’s KDVR-KWGN Denver duopoly to head Tegna’s NBC affiliate in North Carolina.
On Thursday, Solutions Journalism Network announced a partnership that brings together local newsrooms and institutions in Charlotte, N.C. The Charlotte Journalism Collaborative will spend its first year covering that city’s affordable housing crisis. The partners: Tegna’s WCNC, The Charlotte Observer, La Noticia, QCity Mero, WFAE-FM and QNotes. They’ll partner with the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Free Press.
Tegna-owned NBC affiliate WCNC Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 22), has named Sarah French co-anchor of WCNC’s evening newscasts. French will join Fred Shropshire on NBC Charlotte News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. starting in late March. She comes to WCNC from WHDH Boston where she was the morning anchor since 2011. Prior to joining WHDH, she was […]
Enabled by the emergence of user-friendly platforms like Facebook, Periscope and Google Hangouts, stations are expanding their use of live streaming to complement regular on-air weather coverage and build a community around the coverage.
This week’s Social Scorecard looks at Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 24), where Tegna-owned NBC affiliate WCNC commands the lead in social media actions. Part of what puts it there is a knack for timing posts — especially videos — in a way that maximizes discussion and anticipation for updates.
Gannett-owned NBC affiliate WCNC Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 24), today named Eugene Robinson, Super Bowl champion and broadcast analyst for the Carolina Panthers, as co-host of Charlotte Today with Colleen Odegaard beginning Wednesday, Jan. 7. Robinson was a member of the 1996 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl champion team and three-time Pro Bowl player. “We’re excited […]
After his news reports appeared in ads for North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis (R) and incumbent Kay Hagan (D), WCNC Charlotte, N.C., reporter Stuart Watson said he got tired of having people ask him if he “approved this message.” He asked a local expert about the practice of using news clips from local TV stations without permission.
The former news executive at KPRC Houston is tapped by Gannett to lead its NBC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C.
Veteran News Director Ron Bilek is back in a newsroom. He’s been named the interim ND for Gannett’s WCNC Charlotte, N.C. The station is currently without both a news director and general manager, and the assistant ND is about to leave for a new job (if she hasn’t already left.)
What’s in a name? If you’re an on-air personality, everything. If viewers don’t know you, they can’t like you. See what Belo’s NBC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., did to transform its new, unknown consumer reporter into a household name in the market.
Continuing its move into HD news and live production, Belo-owned NBC affiliate WCNC Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 25), has installed a Solid State Logic C10 HD compact broadcast console to replace an aging analog system. WCNC is currently originating its productions in 16:9 widescreen standard definition. The addition of the C10 HD to the equipment lineup […]
WCNC Charlotte, N.C., found that with some tweaking, the “This Is the Place” music image campaign from Stephen Arnold Music sums up musically what the Belo-owned NBC affiliate is all about and perfectly supports its news brand, Looking Out for You.
In Charlotte, N.C., media players are prepping for September’s Democratic National Convention and bulking up their social and mobile offerings. While The Charlotte Observer is the market’s top player, three TV sites — WCNC.com, WSOCtv.com and WBTV.com — are scrapping for prominence in a city where players differ sharply on how to use social media to drive traffic.
The Belo-owned NBC affiliate will debut a new 4 p.m. news hour late this month featuring longtime anchor Sonja Gantt. NewsChannel 36 at 4:00 will mix traditional coverage with features on health, finance, real estate and social media, the station says.