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.
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.”
Newsy Ramps Up For 24/7 News
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.
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.
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.
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.
She moves to Tribune’s Kansas City Fox affiliate from KTVU-KICU San Francisco.
Tribune chooses the Kansas City Fox affiliate’s news director to succeed the retiring Cheryl McDonald.
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, […]
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.
The former ND at rival KCTV is tapped by Local TV-owned Fox affiliate WDAF to replace Bryan McGruder who left last October.
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.
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.