TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Creative Services Director Opening

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a creative services director at Nexstar’s WDAF, the Fox affiliate in Kansas City.

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What WDAF Kansas City Aired During Super Bowl

WDAF Kansas City’s ‘Super Fans, Super Bowl’ Promo

Newscaster’s Errant Email Calling In Sick Gets National Attention

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News Directors Get Inspired At Station Summit

Two local TV news directors and a general manager attended the Promax Station Summit last month in Las Vegas. After you read what they have to say about it, this may start a trend. “I am really glad I went,” said one. “To me, having both the news director and creative services director there to hear the same information is key,” said another. “I was taking notes like a fiend.”

MARKET SHARE | DMA 32: KANSAS CITY

WDAF ‘Weather Story’ Promos Are Different

DMAS 61 & 32

KOTV Sports Anchor Harold Kuntz Joining WDAF

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WDAF Unveils New Set, Graphics, Promos

A new set that resembles a trendy downtown apartment that’s been converted from industrial space is now the workplace for the newscasts at WDAF in Kansas City. “What we ended up with is a mix of old and new, gritty and modern; just like KC,” said Danielle Ray, creative services director.

DMA 32

Three WDAF Anchors Leaving With Buyouts

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WDAF Facebook Live Drives Half Million Likes

WDAF Kansas City wanted to thank its 500,000 Facebook fans with a special day of celebration. Problem was, as the day approached, it didn’t have a half million followers. The solution was a 24-hour Facebook Live marathon. “I don’t know that it’s been done before, but to go 24 hours straight on Facebook Live was quite the feat,” said Danielle Ray, WDAF’s creative services director.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

Danielle Ray Takes Over Marketing At WDAF

WDAF, Tribune’s Fox affiliate owned in Kansas City, named Danielle Ray to be the station’s new creative services director. She starts the first week in January.

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WDAF Ahead In Kansas City’s Social Actions

How is WDAF, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Kansas City, able to lead the market with Facebook engagement? An aggressive use of Facebook Live, hyper-local content generated by Facebook users, and a mission of mercy by Taylor Swift.

DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

Dana McDaniel Named WDAF News Director

She moves to Tribune’s Kansas City Fox affiliate from KTVU-KICU San Francisco.

DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

WDAF Reporter Katie Banks Leaves TV

DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

Tracy Brogden Miller Upped To WDAF GM

Tribune chooses the Kansas City Fox affiliate’s news director to succeed the retiring Cheryl McDonald.

 

TVB FORWARD

The Ad Council Honors WDAF Kansas City

Tribune-owned Fox affiliate WDAF Kansas City (DMA 33) was recognized today with the Ad Council’s 2016 Crystal Bell award. The award was presented at the TVB Forward conference. Each year, this award is presented to one TV station for its extraordinary support of the Ad Council’s public service campaigns. The Ad Council, a national nonprofit organization, […]

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WDAF Rules Kansas City’s Social Scene

Tribune’s Fox affiliate WDAF leads among Kansas City’s local media on social according to Shareablee data, but Meredith’s CBS affil KCTV is nipping at its heels in a market rife with social activity. 

DMA 31 (KANSAS CITY)

Longtime WDAF Weatherman Dan Henry Dies

DMA 31 (KANSAS CITY)

Tracy Brogden Miller New WDAF News Dir.

The former ND at rival KCTV is tapped by Local TV-owned Fox affiliate WDAF to replace Bryan McGruder who left last October.

DMA 31 (KANSAS CITY)

Sources: Bryan McGruder Out As WDAF ND

Sources tell Bottom Line Communications that Bryan McGruder, VP of news at the Kansas City Fox affiliate for nearly 10 years, is no longer with the station. No reason was given for his sudden exit. What is particularly surprising about the move is that the all-important November sweeps is starting this Friday.

Anchor Matt Stewart Lands At WDAF Kansas City

Meteorologist’s Suicide Raises Important Questions

DMA 31 (KANSAS CITY)

WDAF Meteorologist Don Harman Dies At 41

DMA 31

Kansas City Stations’ Footage Subpoened

A grand jury issued subpoenas Monday to all the market’s network affiliates —  KCTV, WDAF, KMBC and KSHB — requesting any raw footage of interviews with missing infant Lisa Irwin’s family, friends or neighbors.

DMA 31

WDAF To Run Commentaries By Larry Mendte

DMA 31

Kansas City Sweeps: KMBC 1st, WDAF Now 2nd

DMA 31

Kansas City Sweeps: WDAF, KMBC News Leaders