Rising water forced a North Carolina TV station to evacuate its newsroom in the middle of Hurricane Florence coverage. Hours before the storm made landfall Friday, workers at Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WCTI had to abandon their studio.
Matt Bowman is tapped to lead WCTI and WYDO in New Bern-Greenville-Jacksonville, N.C. He will be succeeded at WXLV-WMYV Greensboro-Winston Salem, N.C., by those stations’ Sales Director Allison Aldridge.
Bonten-owned ABC affiliate WCTI holds a solid lead of local media competition among Greenville, N.C., media on social, according to data from Shareablee over the last six months. Gray’s NBC affil WITN, meanwhile, captured the highest number of fans/followers on social.
The former news director of WETM Elmira, N.Y., Scott Nichols, will head up news operations at WCTI New Bern, WFXI Morehead City and WYDO Greenville.
The broadcasters says it hasn’t been able to agree to terms with Time Warner Cable for carriage of WCTI and WFXI-WYDO, as the Dec. 31 deadline nears.
Bonten Media’s ABC affiliate will debut the new broadcast on Aug. 15. Brian North and Jaime McCutcheon will anchor.