Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Cincinnati

WCPO, WKRC, WLWT, WXIX and WSTR are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

KARE Minneapolis Names Reggie Wilson Sports Director

Changes Coming To WCPO’s ‘Good Morning Tri-State Weekends’

E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WCPO Cincinnati has promoted reporter Kristen Swilley to primary news anchor for the weekend editions of Good Morning Tri-State. She joined WCPO in October 2015 as a general assignment reporter. Her first day behind the anchor desk will be May 22. Good Morning Tri-State Weekends airs Saturday and Sunday 5-7 a.m. and […]

Two Leave WCPO News Department

Discovering A ‘Powerful Tool’ For Newsrooms

When Mona Morrow joined the Scripps Cincinnati flagship WCPO in 2000 to run community affairs, she brought a simple idea with her — an idea that was way ahead of its time but two decades later is finally gaining widespread support as an important tool for local newsrooms — a community advisory board.

WCPO Adds Adrian Whitsett As Morning Co-Anchor

WCPO Expanding 7 P.M. News To One Hour

Wanda Lewis, WCPO’s Capt. Windy, Dies At 94

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Cincinnati Stations Come Out Swinging

No TV market has had a quiet news cycle in 2020, and the Cincinnati stations have been all over the pandemic and civil rights protests, finding the local angles and serving them up to viewers, with all the stations justling to get ahead.

Q&A

Cincinnati GMs Talk Pandemic’s Impact

TV viewing is up, advertising revenues are down, but no layoffs — those are some takeaways from interviews with general managers Debbie Bush, WXIX; Branden Frantz, WLWT; Jeff Brogan, WCPO; and Jon Lawhead, WKRC-WSTR.

COMMENTARY

WCPO Gets Creative To Work From Home

WCPOCinccinnati’s Evan Millward: “If you told me three weeks ago that I would soon be anchoring a newscast from my living room, I would have laughed. Maybe rolled my eyes. Said, you clearly don’t understand how my job gets done. Well … joke’s on me.”

WCPO Cincinnati Rebrands, Dropping ‘On Your Side’

WCPO Replacing News Chopper With Drone

WCPO Revisits The Who Concert That Killed 11

DMA 37: CINCINNATI

John Popovich Retiring From WCPO In December

DMA 35: CINCINNATI

WCPO Is Looking For A News Director

DMA 35: CINCINNATI

Clyde Gray, Carol Williams Going Into Cincinnati Journalism Hall Of Fame Together

DMA 35: CINCINNATI

Tom McKee, Ken Broo Retiring From WCPO

DMA 35: CINCINNATI

Remembering Cincinnati TV News Pioneer Allan White

DMA 35: CINCINNATI

For Difficult Stories, WCPO Turns To Cartoons

Kevin Necessary isn’t the kind of reporter you typically find in a TV newsroom, but WCPO’s resident cartoonist sure knows how to tell a story. Necessary was already freelancing for the Scripps ABC affiliate in Cincinnati when he was hired full time in 2016 as part of the station’s digital push, which then included a separate digital newsroom.

DMA 35: CINCINNATI

Cincinnati’s WCPO Earns 6 Regional Emmys

DMA 35: CINCINNATI

WCPO’s Kathrine Nero ‘Blindsided’ By Dismissal

DMA 36: CINCINNATI

WCPO Hires Cartoonist To Help Tell Stories

Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WCPO Cincinnati has a full-time “comics journalist” on staff. He illustrates serious stories that others might avoid, stories that are difficult to photograph because the subjects are too vulnerable.

Clyde Gray Returning To WCPO On May 7

DMA 36: CINCINNATI, OH

Anchor Chris Riva Gone From WCPO

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WCPO Promo Wins ABC Alpha Award

TVN SOCIAL SCORECARD: DMA 36

WCPO On Top In Cincy Social Media

Scripps’ Cincinnati ABC affiliate leads a tight social media race among its local competitors according to Shareablee data. Its edge comes from lots of native video, its website’s editor-in-chief says, including experiments in live music and weather-inspired stunts.

DMA 36: CINCINNATI, OH

WCPO Anchor Carol Williams Retiring

DMA 36: CINCINNATI

WCPO’s Williams Retiring, Hartman To Replace Her

DMA 36: CINCINNATI

WCPO Hires Chip Mahaney As News Director

Scripps moves the news veteran from a corporate post to oversee the newsroom at its Cincinnati ABC affiliate.

DMA 36

Why Haven’t Cincinnati TVs Filled Vacancies?

The TV ratings “sweeps” period started Oct. 27 and there is still no WCPO news director after eight months, and no WKRC chief meteorologist to replace Tim Hedrick who died six months ago. What’s up?

DMA 36: CINCINNATI

WCPO Debuts Sky 9 Quadcopter Drone

DMA 36

Anchor Julie Dolan Leaving WCPO Cincinnati

DMA 36: CINCINNATI

WCPO Hires Investigative Reporter Craig Cheatham

DMA 36: CINCINNATI, OH

WCPO Adds Traffic Reporter Jaclyn DeAugustino

DMA 36: COLUMBUS, OH

WCPO Is Building A Digital-First Newsroom

Anna Clark goes in-depth on WCPO, the Scripps-owned CBS affiliate in Cincinnati that several executives described as a “petri dish” of digital experimentation. The idea, Clark writes, “is less to demonstrate an entire model that can be replicated elsewhere than to test a variety of editorial, technological, and marketing strategies.”

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TV News Vs. Newspapers: A 1986 Ad Campaign

DMA 36 (CINCINNATI)

Critics Pan WCPO’s Anti-Enquirer Campaign

The Scripps-owned Cincinnati ABC affiliate’s aggressive new marketing campaign exhorting consumers to #DropThePaper – that paper being Gannett’s Enquirer – is drawing backlash. The campaign positions the newspaper as an outmoded delivery mechanism for their news.

DMA 36

Cincinnati Sweeps: WKRC Remains In First

MARKET SHARE (DMA 36: CINCINNATI)

Scripps, WCPO Expose VA Hospital Wrongdoings