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.
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 7) has hired Antoinette Antonio as co-anchor of its weekend EyeOpener. Antonio joins co-anchor Jim Lokay and meteorologist Danielle Vollmar on weekend mornings starting June 22. Antonio comes to Boston from KOB Albuquerque, N.eM., where she was weekday morning and noon anchor for the past three years. She joined […]
I know from experience in times of crisis at a TV station’s promotion department that little thought is given to any competitive situations; all energies are devoted to providing viewers the best news coverage each station can possibly generate. So I wasn’t surprised to hear that the marketing and creative services departments at Boston’s stations also recognized how the gravity of the Boston Marathon bombings changed their roles. So what did they do?
TVNewsCheck Editor Harry A. Jessell talks with WCVB Boston GM Bill Fine and News Director Andrew Vrees about what their station and city went through in those five intense days of almost nonstop coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt.
A tension-filled day gave way to a night of celebration, relief and even revelry on the streets of Watertown as a suspected Boston Marathon bomber was apprehended and the local TV stations — WBZ, WCVB, WFXT and WHDH as well as cable’s NECN — tracked every moment.
Two explosions shattered the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry away the injured while stragglers in the 26.2-mile race were rerouted away from the smoking site. Here’s live video from WBZ and coverage from the Associated Press.
Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA7) announced today that Danielle Vollmar has its StormTeam 5 as meteorologist for the weekend morning EyeOpener newscasts, while longtime reporter Amalia Barreda will retire at the end of June after 21 years. “Amalia Barreda has covered it all for WCVB-TV, including a wide variety of stories which greatly […]
BOSTON (AP) — The head of WCVB-TV Boston says U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch relied on “erroneous assumptions” when announced that he won’t run ads for his U.S. Senate campaign on the TV station in the Boston market because of an ongoing contract dispute between that station and some union employees. The Boston Democrat said in […]
Boston viewers woke up to a new broadcast television station this morning, when Hearst Television-owned WCVB Boston (DMA 7 began broadcasting Me-TV (Memorable Entertainment Television) on its ch. 5.2. Me-TV is a classic television diginet from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. With the addition of WCVB, Me-TV covers over 83% of […]
Investigative reporter Kathy Curran has joined Hearst’s ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 7). Curran will work full-time with Team 5, WCVB’s investigative unit. Curran has been a crime and investigative reporter for more than 20 years, 16 years in Boston. Curran has won three Boston/New England Emmy Awards: Outstanding Reporter –Investigative in 2012, On-Camera Talent Reporter-Investigative […]
Locally produced feature programs have vanished at television stations across the country, the victims of budget cuts and a weakened economy, but Chronicle on Hearst’s Boston ABC affiliate has been an unlikely survivor. The oldest local news magazine show in the country, it has been celebrating its 30th year this month.
The former syndication executive will oversee programming for the two Hearst Boston ABC affiliates.
Boston comedy troupe Improv Asylum hopes to boost itself to a higher lever through exposure on the Hearst ABC affiliate which is using Improv Asylum’s Vanity Project to fill a seasonal programming lull and slot the show while Saturday Night Live is in reruns.