WCNC Names Nicole Henderson Sales Director

The veteran sales leader moves from WGHP Greensboro, N.C., to join Tegna’s Charlotte NBC affiliate on June 1.

DMA 21: CHARLOTTE, NC

Joan Barrett Named President-GM of WCNC

The television station executive moves from Nexstar’s KDVR-KWGN Denver duopoly to head Tegna’s NBC affiliate in North Carolina.

DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

Six Charlotte Newsrooms Band Together

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.

DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC

WCNC Anchor Sidelined For NFL Comments

DMA 22

Anchor Sarah French Joins WCNC Charlotte

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 […]

DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC

Anchor Beth Troutman Leaving WCNC Charlotte

DMA 22

Charlotte Sweep: WSOC Gains In News Ratings

DMA 22

Charlotte Dead Last In U.S. For Olympics Viewing

DMA 22

Charlotte Sweep: WBTV Tops In HH, WCNC Surges

DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC

WCNC Meteorologist Larry Sprinkle Injured In Crash

TVN FOCUS ON JOURNALISM

Streaming, Interactive Boosting Weathercasts

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.

DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC

WCNC’s Glenn Counts Takes Buyout After 28 Years

DMA 22

WCNC Charlotte Anchor Sonja Gantt Leaving

NETNEWSCHECK SOCIAL SCORECARD

Timing Is Everything For WCNC’s Social Lead

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.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 24: CHARLOTTE, NC)

How To Introduce A New News Anchor, By WCNC

CMA 24 (CHARLOTTE, NC)

Carolyn Bruck Joins WCNC Morning Team

DMA 24 (CHARLOTTE, NC)

WCNC Adds Beth Troutman As Co-Anchor

DMA 24 (CHARLOTTE, NC)

New WCNC Anchor Ready To Shake Things Up

DMA 24

WCNC Charlotte Names Fred Shropshire Anchor

DMA 24 (CHARLOTTE, NC)

Eugene Robinson Joins WCNC’s ‘Charlotte Today’

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 […]

DMA 24 (CHARLOTTE, NC)

Use Of News Clips In Political Ads Examined

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.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 25)

Behind The Doors Of Consolidation In Charlotte

DMA 25 (CHARLOTTE, NC)

Deborah Collura Named GM Of WCNC

The former news executive at KPRC Houston is tapped by Gannett to lead its NBC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C.

DMA 25

WCNC Charlotte Taps Ron Bilek As Interim ND

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.)

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How WCNC Broke Charlotte’s Biggest Story

MARKET SHARE BY PAUL GREELEY

WCNC Creates A Home-Grown Super Hero

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.

DMA 25

WCNC Charlotte Adds SSL C10 HD Console

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 […]

MARKET SHARE BY PAUL GREELEY

When Promo Music Hits All The Right Notes

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.

DMA 25

WCNC Charlotte Updates Its Graphics

DIGITAL DMAS (25)

Charlotte Media Diverge On Social Strategy

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.

DMA 25

WCNC Charlotte To Launch 4 P.M. Newscast

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.