New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for an assistant director of technology at Graham Media Group’s NBC affiliate WDIV Detroit.
Huel Perkins (front) still heads into the newsroom and works from 3 p.m. to midnight, five days a week. Aside from that, “everything is dramatically different,” the WJBK news anchor says of working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commercial and public television stations in the Detroit market will partner to produce and broadcast a Governor’s Town Hall to provide viewers the opportunity to ask questions of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during this time of crisis. WJBK, WDIV, WXYZ, WMYD, WKBD, WTVS, WADL and WWJ will all broadcast the Town Hall, live, on Thursday […]
Graham Media-owned WDIV in Detroit now has about 90% of its staff working from home, shifting quickly on the advice of its health reporter (who is an ER doctor) and a senior producer with a public health background.
Life during wartime is littered with changes. One small, yet indelible sign of the coronavirus pandemic is hitting home every day on Detroit TV screens. The local TV news anchors, usually seated within elbow-rubbing distance, have moved farther apart. It’s one of many precautionary steps being taken by the big three of Detroit broadcast news — Fox 2 Detroit (WJBK), Local 4 News (WDIV) and 7 Action News (WXYZ) — and at newsrooms across the country.
Last Tuesday, 52 members of the Detroit Youth Choir took the stage on the NBC hit show, America’s Got Talent. WDIV, Detroit’s NBC affiliate, turned the appearance into a ratings and social media winner. “We were so happy to use the power of TV and digital to rally the community and put a spotlight on Detroit’s kids,” said Marla Drutz, WDIV’s general manager.
Zak Rosen, Graham Media’s podcast director, says the podcasts use archival content already generated by WDIV’s TV news coverage of the stories, updated and enlarged with new interviews in the writing of the podcasts.
Graham Media Group’s NBC affiliate WDIV Detroit (DMA 14), today promoted John Cook local sales manager. Cook most recently was the station’s national sales manager, a role he took over in 2016. He began his tenure at the station in 2012 when he joined as an account executive before becoming digital sales/new business manager two years […]
WDIV, Graham Media’s Detroit NBC affiliate, is partnering with Nextdoor, the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to boost conversations around local news in communities across the Detroit area. “It gives us an opportunity to connect with our viewers on a very specific, geo-targeted neighborhood level,” says Mike Katona, Graham’s digital product manager.
Graham Media’s NBC affiliate WDIV Detroit (DMA 14), promoted Jason Colthorp to anchor of Local 4 News at 5:30 p.m. He will join Karen Drew, Ben Bailey and Bernie Smilovitz and will still report for Local 4 News at 11 p.m. and other newscasts. Devin Scillian will continue to anchor Local 4 News at 5, […]