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WDJT’s Digital Newscast At 5:58 P.M. Inspired By Teenager

The CBS 58 News Quickcast aims to give people the news of the day in a quick, easily consumable format that pops up right as they scroll through their social feeds or inbox. “It’s viewer-friendly and fast-paced, putting you in-the-know in almost no time,” according to the Weigel Broadcasting CBS affiliate in Milwaukee.

WDJT Milwaukee Launches Digital Newscast For Phone App

Anchor Frankie Jupiter Joins WDJT Milwaukee News Team

Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee has hired Frankie Jupiter to join Mike Curkov and meteorologist Justin Thompson-Gee on the CBS 58 Morning News, weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7 a.m. and from 7 to 9 a.m. on co-owned WMLW. Jupiter joins WDJT from WSTM Syracuse, N.Y., where he co-hosted Today in Central New York […]

WDJT Names Jessie Garcia News Director

She joins the Weigel CBS affiliate in Milwaukee from WTMJ there to succeed Kent Harrell early next year.

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for two general managers, three sales managers, an assistant news director, a producer, a maintenance tech and a master control op.

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in news, sales, marketing, digital, engineering and media analysis.

WDJT Milwaukee Adds Weekend Morning News With Melissa Zygowicz

Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee is expanding its CBS 58 Morning News to weekends. Beginning Saturday, Sept. 18, it will add an hour every Saturday and Sunday morning beginning at 6. Anchoring the new hour of live news will be Melissa Zygowicz, who comes to Milwaukee from KTHV Little Rock, Ark., where she anchored […]

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Local TV Discovers The Benefits Of QR Codes

QR codes became mainstream during the pandemic when restaurants began using the bar codes to allow diners touchless to menus. Now TV stations are finding that QR codes can be used to drive website traffic and app downloads. Their functionality “crosses sales and news,” says Mitchell West, regional director at Nexstar.

Milwaukee TV Veteran Nicole Koglin Joins WDJT Milwaukee

Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee has hired Nicole Koglin to be director of strategic initiatives. She will join CBS 58 in the summer. Koglin was a popular morning show anchor at WITI Milwaukee before leaving last July. She joins WDJT in this newly created role in which she will oversee all aspects of station projects […]

These Married TV Meteorologists Are Broadcasting From Home — For Competing Stations

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WDJT Super Bowl Promos Inspired By ESPN

Emilee Fannon Joins The WDJT News Team

Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee has hired Emilee Fannon as Capitol Bureau correspondent based in Madison. She starts in January. Fannon is no stranger to the Capitol and politics. She spent the last three years as the Capitol Bureau chief for WKOW, Madison’s ABC affiliate. During the 2020 presidential election she interviewed President-elect Joe […]

Anchor Jessob Reisbeck Joins WDJT Milwaukee News

Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee (DMA 35) has added Jessob Reisbeck to its evening anchor team. He will join Natalie Shepherd and Chief Meteorologist Drew Burgoyne in November on the CBS 58 News, weeknights at 5 and 10 p.m. and at 9 p.m. on WMLW. Reisbeck comes from  WJLA, Washington. After graduating from the […]

DMA 36: MILWAUKEE

Anne Brown Named Weigel Milwaukee GM

She joins from WITI in the market to succeed the retiring Mark Strachota as head of WDJT, WMLW, WBME and WYTU.

WDJT Expandings Weekend, Morning Newscasts

Weigel Broadcasting, is lengthening newscasts on both its CBS affiliate WDJT and independent WMLW Milwaukee (DMA 35). Beginning Saturday, Jan. 25, the weekend editions of the CBS 58 News at 10 p.m. become hour-long broadcasts with more news, weather, sports and political coverage. Additionally, on Feb. 3, the CBS 58 Morning News, airing every weekday […]

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Station Openings In News And Marketing

TV stations owned by Graham Media, Nexstar and Weigel Broadcasting posted new job openings on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center last week in news and promotions for stations located in Houston, Grand Rapids, Milwaukee and San Antonio.

DMA 36: MILWAUKEE

Justin Thompson-Gee Named WDJT A.M. Meteorologist

Meteorologist Justin Thompson-Gee joins the morning news team at Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee (DMA 36). Thompson-Gee had previously served as meteorologist for the station’s weekend newscasts. Thompson-Gee’s first day on the CBS 58 Morning News is today, May 1. He joined WDJT in 2015 as a freelance meteorologist and was promoted to the […]

DMA 36: MILWAUKEE

WDJT Names Natalie Shepherd Weeknight Co-Anchor

Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee (DMA 36) has added of veteran journalist Natalie Shepherd as its new evening co-anchor. She joins the station at the end of January Shepherd will join Bill Walsh on the anchor desk for the CBS 58 News at 5 and 10 p.m., as well as the CBS 58 News at […]

DMA 36: MILWAUKEE

Lon Rudolph Named WDJT Sales Manager

Television veteran Lon Rudolph joins Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee (DMA 36) as sales manager. He joins from WTMJ Milwaukee where he spent 25 years on the sales team, most recently as national sales manager. Rudolph will take over sales manager duties from Jenny Maroney, who has been named the station’s director of sales. […]

DMA 36: MILWAUKEE

WDJT Adds McPherson As Weekend Co-Anchor

Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee (DMA 36) has chosen reporter Mark McPherson to be its new weekend co-anchor. McPherson will share the anchor desk with current co-anchor Pauleen Le. The pairing is a bit of a reunion for McPherson and Le. They worked together in Lacrosse, Wis., early in their careers. “I’ve had a […]

DMAS 36 & 3

WDJT’s Kate Chappell Leaves For WMAQ

DMA 36: MILWAUKEE

WDJT Names Jenny Maroney Director Of Sales

She is succeeding the retiring Mark Friesch at Weigel’s CBS affiliate in Milwaukee.

DMA 36: MILWAUKEE

WDJT Names Pauleen Le Weekend Anchor

Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee (DMA 36) has hired Pauleen Le as the station’s new weekend anchor. She joins current anchor Jacob Kittilstad at the desk. Le comes toWDJT from WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind., where she was a morning anchor and reporter. Le has experience covering news in Wisconsin. Previously, she was a reporter […]

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WDJT Holds All-Day Food Drive Today, Its Sixth

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

Kent Harrell Named WDJT-WYTU News Dir.

The veteran news chief will be in charge of Weigel’s CBS-Teleumundo duopoly in Milwaukee starting June 12.

DMA 35

Meteorologist Chris Nelson Joins WDJT Milwaukee

Weigel-owned CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee has added meteorologist Chris Nelson to the CBS 58 Ready Weather team as the new weather anchor for the CBS 58 Morning News. He joined Whitney Martin, Mike Curkov and Jessica Tighe on the 4:30-7 a.m. newscast. With the addition of Nelson, the CBS 58 Ready Weather team includes five […]

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WMAQ Adds Tracy Davis As Asst. News Director

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

Anchor Whitney Martin Joins WDJT Morning News

Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee has added Whitney Martin as a new anchor on CBS 58 Morning News. She joins Mike Curkov and Jessica Tighe on the 4:30-7 a.m. newscast.  Her first day on the anchor desk will be Monday, April 3. Martin joins WDJT from WIFR Rockford, Ill., where she spent 10 years, […]

DMA 35

WDJT Rolls Out Milwaukee’s First News Drone

Sky Drone 58 made its debut on Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate during its 4 p.m. newscast yesterday.

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WDJT-Produced Commercials Will Move You

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WDJT Milwaukee Adds Two To News Staff

Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee (DMA 35) has hired Amanda Porterfield to co-anchor the Weekend News along with Eric Levy. She begins today, Monday, March 7. She will be anchoring the 5, 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts on Saturday and the 5:30, 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts on Sunday For more than four years, […]

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WDJT Ups Eric Steckling To Assistant News Director

Weigel Broadcasting-owned CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee (DMA 35) has promoted Eric Steckling to assistant news director. Steckling has been with the station since October 2014 as the evening executive producer. Before coming to Milwaukee, Steckling was a news producer at WHDH Boston and prior to that was an executive producer at WCCU-WICD Champaign, Ill. He […]

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WDJT Meteorologist Lance Hill Recovering From Stroke

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WDJT To Expand 9 P.M. Newscast On WMLW

Weigel Broadcasting-owned CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee (DMA 35), is expanding the local newscast it airs at 9 p.m. on co-owned independent WMLW to a full hour beginning Monday, Jan. 18. CBS 58 NEWS at 9 on WMLW will air seven days a week from 9 to 10 p.m. Marshanna Hester and Bill Walsh will anchor […]

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WDJT Launches New News Studio, Set

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WDJT Unveils New Set, State-Of-The-Art Studio

Things have changed at Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee (DMA 35). On Monday, the station unveiled its new state-of-the-art news studio on the CBS 58 News at 10. Anchors Bill Walsh and Michele McCormack presented news of the day amid dynamic visual changes and looks created by the latest in LED and RGB color […]

DMA 35

WDJT Milwaukee Teases ‘New Look’

DMA 35 (MILWAUKEE)

WDJT Welcomes Anchor Kathryn Chappell

CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee (DMA 35), has added Kathryn Chappell to its CBS 58 Morning News team. Beginning Aug. 10, Chappell will anchor weekday newscasts from 4:30 to 7 a.m. alongside Jessica Tighe. Previously, she spent three years at WNDU South Bend, Ind., and was promoted to early morning anchor/reporter in November of 2013. Chappell […]

DMA 35 (MILWAUKEE)

WDJT Hires Mark Hanner As Asst. News Director

Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee (DMA 35) has added Mark Hanner as assistant news director. Hanner comes to WDJT with more than 30 years of television newsroom experience. He spent six years as a producer for CBS’s The Early Show from 2002 to 2008, and most recently was assistant news director of WJLA Washington’s […]

DMA 35 (MILWAUKEE)

WDJT, WTMJ And The Battle For Third Place