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Roanoke Broadcasters Airing Live Coronavirus Special Tonight

Father Of Slain Journalist Alison Parker Takes On YouTube Over Refusal To Remove Graphic Videos

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Openings For GM, News Director And Producer

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are for openings at the Nexstar station in Spartanburg, S.C., and the Gray stations in Roanoke, Va., and New Orleans.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

East Coast Openings In Creative Services, Digital

New ads posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in Roanoke, Va., and Boston in digital services and creative services posted by Gray and Hearst.

DMA 68: ROANOKE, VA

Veteran WDBJ Reporter Honored At AP Awards

WDBJ Roanoke, Va., Senior Reporter Joe Dashiell received the Associated Press’ Robert Gallimore Distinguished Service Award at the AP Awards Luncheon at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia on Saturday. Named after the AP Chief of Bureau in Richmond between 1967 and 1985, the award honors a Virginia broadcaster for outstanding service […]

DMA 68: ROANOKE-LYNCHBURG, VA

WDBJ Sets Launch Of 5:30 P.M. Newscast

Gray Television’s CBS affiliate WDBJ Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va. (DMA 68), is adding an additional half-hour newscast each weekday at 5:30 p.m. beginning April 1. “The additional half-hour creates a market-exclusive seamless afternoon/early evening block of local news weekdays beginning at 4 p.m. with [email protected] and running up until 6:30 p.m.,” the station said, adding that with […]

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Former WDBJ Roanoke Anchor Wins State Election

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Former WDBJ Anchor Runs For State Office

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For WDBJ Reporter, No Cell Phone For A Week

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Picture Yourself In Virginia In TV Marketing

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Watch Tonight At 10, On Facebook

Every weeknight at 10, WDBJ, Gray’s ABC affiliate in Roanoke, Va., offers the public a chance to interact, ask questions and talk about the weather with its chief meteorologist, Brent Watts via Facebook.

NETNEWSCHECK SOCIAL SCORECARD

WDBJ Leads Roanoke Social Media

Gray-owned CBS affiliate WDBJ leads among Roanoke, Va.’s local media on social according to data from Shareablee. Paul Greeley looks at how Facebook Live plays a key role in its strategy, particularly as a tool in its weather and breaking news coverage.

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Anchor Chris Hurst Leaving WDBJ Roanoke

DMA 67: ROANOKE-LYNCHBURG, VA

Charges Against Ex-WDBJ Reporter Dismissed

DMA 67: ROANOKE-LYNCHBURG, VA

Shooting Suspect Fired A Shot At WDBJ Vehicle

DMA 67: ROANOKE-LYNCHBURG, VA

Former WDBJ Reporter’s Trial Set For Dec. 7

What’s Changed Since The WDBJ Shooting?

In the immediate aftermath of the on-air killings of Alison Parker and Adam Ward in Roanoke, Va., TV stations were concerned about copycat crimes. Some stations stepped up security for crews in the field. But there have not been systemic changes in the 12 months since the murders.

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Layoffs Reported At WDBJ Roanoke

Layoffs are underway at Gray-owned CBS affiliate WDBJ Roanoke, Va.

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WDBJ Names David Hughes News Director

He joins the Gray CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va., from WFLA Tampa, Fla., where he’s been executive producer since 2011.

 

DMA 69: ROANOKE, VA

WDBJ ND Kelly Zuber Leaving After 34 Years

Kelly Zuber, who has spent 34 years working in the news department at CBS affiliate WDBJ Roanoke, Va., is retiring from her job as news director on May 6. Zuber, 57, said that she is taking early retirement in part because the recent change in station ownership made it a good time to make a career move. Gray Television bought WDBJ earlier this year from Schurz Communications, which had owned the station since 1969.

DMA 69

Matt Pumo Is New GM Of WDBJ Roanoke

Gray installs the broadcast veteran to oversee its CBS affiliate in Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va. He succeeds Jeffrey Marks who moved up to a Gray corporate position.

DMA 69: ROANOKE, VA

WDBJ Still Coping 6 Months After Shootings

DMA 69: ROANOKE, VA

WDBJ GM Leaving For Gray Corporate Post

Jeffrey Marks, the president-GM of CBS affiliate WDBJ Roanoke, Va., who guided the station through the shock, mourning and recovery that followed the on-air killings of two employees last year, will leave Roanoke’s top-rated TV station for a role with its new owner, Gray Television, as director of talent development.

Survivor Of Live TV Shooting Talks Looks Ahead

The Day That Changed WDBJ Roanoke

The August murders of two Virginia journalists shocked the country, in part because viewers saw the shootings happen on live television. What viewers couldn’t see was the extraordinary response at the TV station WDBJ, from the editing room where a friend of one of the victims spotted the killer on videotape to the meeting room where the whole staff recited the Lord’s Prayer together.

Slain WDBJ Journos Subject Of Multimedia Story

WDBJ Shooting Survivor Describes Attack

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WDBJ Chief Pleased With Media Coverage

Jeffrey Marks, president-GM of WDBJ Roanoke, Va., says that while representing the station to the world after two of his journalists were gunned down was tough, “I think 99% of reporters on stories like these do show compassion.” But, he added, holding up a mike to one side of the story and then the other side of the story doesn’t suffice. “We have to work diligently to provide history and perspective.”

Remember Parker, Ward With A Donation

NAB, RTDNA and NATAS are accepting online and offline contributions to support the families of the two WDBJ Roanoke, Va., journalists killed in August. Those wishing to contribute to the Alison & Adam Memorial Fund can do so at http://www.nab.org/donate.

Community Remembers Slain Cameraman

Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for WDBJ Roanoke, Va., who was murdered last week was remembered today at a commemoration at Salem High School. Salem High School Principal Scott Habeeb said Ward “loved life and he was truly kind to people.” Habeeb was the offensive line coach when Ward played middle school football, was one of his teachers as a high school freshman and was an assistant principal for Ward’s final three years of high school.

Groups Launch Fund For Slain Journalists

RTDNA the NAB and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences hav joined forces to launch a memorial fund to support the families of the victims in Wednesday’s shooting of a Roanoke, Va., news crew. The three organizations will contribute to and accept donations from broadcasters for the fund on behalf of Alison Parker and Adam Ward. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 1, and $40,000 has already been pledged.

Schurz Known For Local News Commitment

The live TV ambush murders of a reporter and photographer at WDBJ Roanoke, Va., have devastated the family-owned firm that owns the station. The respect that Mishiwaka, Ind.-based Schurz Communications commands in the close-knit world of broadcasters has prompted an outpouring of support from station owners around the country.

COMMENTARY

A Sad Day In The TV News Family

Every TV newscaster in America had to do his or her job Wednesday, but it wasn’t easy. Most of us didn’t know Alison Parker or Adam Ward. But we all know someone like them.

BBC Ordered To Delete Video By Va. Police

BBC reporters Franz Strasser and Tara McKelvey encountered a big obstacle in their coverage of a double slaying of journalists at a Virginia mall. The two reporters were covering the manhunt of the suspected shooter when they were ordered to delete footage by the Virginia State Police.

DMA 67 (ROANOKE-LYNCHBURG, VA)

WDBJ Balances Grief With Journalism

The news became personal for the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va., when reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were fatally shot during a live broadcast Wednesday morning, forcing co-workers to balance the stunning tragedy with professionalism. Their grief was evident during the newscasts that followed, but so was their restraint.

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Suspect In WDBJ Roanoke Murders Dies

The former TV journalist who police say shot and killed WDBJ Roanoke photographer Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker died this afternoon after shooting himself following a police chase. Parker and Ward were on the air interviewing a woman when Vester Lee Flanagan II fired about 15 shots. Their interview subject, Vicki Gardner, was in stable condition later Wednesday after surgery for her wounds. Flanagan had been fired by WDBJ in 2013.

NAB, RTDNA Oppose WDBJ Indecency Fine

The two groups have come to the defense of Schurz Communications-owned WDBJ Roanoke, Va., that is facing a record broadcast indecency fine — $325,000 — by the FCC.

WDBJ Opposes Its FCC Indecency Fine

The Roanoke, Va., station says the FCC made a number of errors in applying the maximum penalty for just 2.7 seconds of video covering a small portion of the screen.

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WDBJ Roanoke Reporter Orlando Salinas Leaves

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Struggling To Make Sense Of That WDBJ Fine

The massive $325,000 indecency fine levied on the Schurz Communications CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va., puzzles an NAB Show panel. The infraction was fleeting, it was a fraction of the screen, it was news and most importantly, it was a mistake,” said attorney Dennis Corbett. In addition, the ruling did nothing to clarify the commission’s stated goal of going after only “egregious” indecency cases.