This week’s Social Scorecard looks at Boston (DMA 7), where Hearst-owned WCVB leads with nearly 9.4 million social actions in the first six months of 2015 and also commands the most social followers with over 653,000. “There always needs to be some sort of social aspect to everything we do now,” says WCVB’s Shaun Ganley.
The longtime Hearst tech executive, and veteran of the United States Air Force, will head broadcast engineering and operations at Hearst Television’s Boston ABC affiliate.
Jaime Guido today was named a sales account executive at Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 7). The appointment is effective immediately. Guido joins WCVB from WFXT Boston where he was an account executive. Before joining WFXT in early 2013, he was senior media buyer/planner for Kerwin Communications in New Jersey. Prior to that, […]
Ro Dooley Webster joins the Hearst Boston duo from WBZ-WSBK Boston where she was director of communications and public affairs.
Upon conclusion of her tenure as Massachusetts attorney general, Martha Coakley will step into the role of chief legal analyst for Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 7) and WCVB.com. Coakley will draw upon her decades of legal experience on the local, state and federal levels to help guide viewers through the evidence and legal […]
Hearst’s Boston ABC affiliate, concerned about a “puzzling ratings decline” over the past several months, has written a letter to advertisers blaming Nielsen for the falloff in numbers.The letter, from Andy Hoffman, WCVB’s general sales manager, says the station believes the ratings service relied too heavily on a sample that included too many young people and too many New Hampshire residents.
Boston stations had expanded local morning newscasts this morning to cover the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Hearst Television-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 7) today named Karen Anderson to its NewsCenter 5 team beginning this week. The station said Anderson, an investigative and political reporter, “will play a significant role on Team 5 Investigates, WCVB’s in-depth investigative unit, in addition to covering politics and breaking news stories.” Anderson has worked as […]
TV stations to be honored for their outstanding community service are KUSA Denver; KOBI Medford, Ore.; and WCVB Boston. The ceremony will be held in Washington on June 17.
Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 7), has tapped J.C. Monahan and Phil Lipof to co-anchor its weekday NewsCenter 5 at 5:00. The pair have been co-anchoring the newscast since the first of the year upon Lipof’s arrival, but now officially assume their roles on a permanent basis. Monahan will continue to split her duties […]
WCVB Boston’s recent online coverage of the retirement of longtime anchor Susan Wormick can serve as a guide for how other stations should handle the retirement of one of their veteran, well-liked news personalities. Also this week, we look at some proof of performance spots and some social media tips.
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 7) announced today that veteran sports reporter Mike Dowling will be stepping down after more than 28 years on the station’s sports team. Since joining SportsCenter 5 in 1985, Dowling has covered all Boston’s major sports teams, as well as local colleges and high schools. “I’ve been living the […]
Erika Tarantal has joined Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 7) as an anchor and reporter. Tarantal will be seen on EyeOpener (weekdays, 4:30-7 a.m.) and will take over the anchor desk during the news at noon when longtime anchor Susan Wornick retires at the end of the month. Tarantal comes to WCVB from WNBC […]
Bill Fine knows an increasing number of viewers want to watch TV on their cell phones and tablets — what they want, and when they want it. Now Fine’s station, Hearst-owned ABC affil WCVB Boston, could be the first in the market to offer an app that delivers on this promise by streaming almost every show as it’s being broadcast on air.
Hearst’s ABC affiliate lights up hearts and screens in Boston with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, an event it’s been broadcasting for 16 years. And it finds time every weeknight at 7:30 to highlight PSA for various local, grassroots nonprofit organizations.
Journalist Phil Lipof will join Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 7) as an anchor and reporter starting Dec. 23. The appointment marks a homecoming for the Boston native who grew up in Newton, interned at WCVB and previously worked in the market as a weekend anchor. Lipof comes to WCVB from WABC, ABC’s flagship […]
With just days to go before broadcasters are likely to take Aereo to the Supreme Court, a federal judge has denied Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston its preliminary injunction motion against the Barry Diller-backed streaming service. “The court finds that Hearst has made a minimal showing of irreparable harm that is an insufficient basis for entering a preliminary injunction in its favor,” said District Judge Nathaniel Gorton.
Anchor Liz Brunner is leaving WCVB Boston (DMA 7) after 20 years to launch Brunner Communications, a media training and consulting firm. She has co-anchored the Boston ABC affiliate’s NewsCenter 5 at 6 for nearly a decade. Her last day at WCVB will be Oct. 17. Brunner Communications will offer media training and coaching to […]
Hearst’s Boston ABC affiliate WCVB will simulcast the NFL Network’s primetime New England Patriots vs. New York Jets game on Thursday, Sept. 12. SportsCenter 5’s Pre-Game Report, with WCVB’s sports anchor Mike Lynch and reporter Mike Dowling, begins at 8 p.m. and will be telecast live from Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:25 p.m. in Foxboro, with WCVB’s latenight newscast providing a post-game report immediately following the game.
Nearly a month after WCVB Boston filed a copyright infringement suit and sought an injunction against the Barry Diller-backed streaming video service, the much litigated Aereo says the Hearst-owned station has its facts wrong.
Aereo Inc., the online television service facing lawsuits by broadcast TV networks in New York for copyright infringement, was sued in Boston by the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate over similar claims.