Brad Ramsey, president and general manager of Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA and SVP of Tegna, talks about what happened and when the news cycle switched from “what happened” to “why did this happen?”
WFAA’s David Schechter and parent company Tegna are putting ordinary people in Dallas in the role of reporters to tackle divisive issues like climate change, racism and Trump’s border wall. The results, longer-form Verify Road Trip stories on digital and broadcast, are gaining both viewers and trust.
Tegna’s Dallas ABC affiliate promotes from within to fill the vacancy left when Carolyn Mungo became station manager.
The Dallas ABC affiliate’s current GM Brad Ramsey becomes Tegna senior vice president and Carolyn Mungo, executive news director is promoted to VP-station manager.
Tegna ABC affiliate WFAA Dallas (DMA 5) has named Marc Istook to co-anchor Daybreak. He is scheduled to assume his new role this summer. He joins WFAA from the NFL Network, where he has worked as a host and anchor over the past five years. Istook will join the Daybreak team of co-anchor Kara Sewell, […]
TV stations are arming themselves with software that allows them to slice and dice social media to gauge audience interest in stories, share viewer feedback and even predict what stories will become larger issues in the future. Other software speeds social integration into newscasts.
The former Tegna exec returns to succeed the retiring Michael Devlin as head of the Dallas ABC affiliate.
Tegna television stations use a segment called Verify to help news consumers discern what’s fact from fiction on social media. This is the second in a series about Tegna’s efforts to improve transparency and trust with viewers through its Verify project.
Tegna-owned ABC affiliate WFAA Dallas (DMA 5) has extended the contract of longtime sports anchor Dale Hansen through 2018. Hansen will anchor his nightly sports reports on WFAA’s 10 p.m. news broadcasts Monday through Friday, as well as appear on key television specials, including the station’s Sunday night Sports Special, to match up with significant […]
In an age of fake news and heightened distrust of the media, Tegna TV stations are taking steps to improve transparency and build trust with viewers through a project called Verify. A small team at WFAA, Tegna’s ABC affiliate in Dallas, takes viewers on the road as guest reporters — literally and virtually — to answer viewers’ questions and witness the fact-gathering process. Senior Reporter David Schechter talks about the experience.
WFAA Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen has become a viral video star for his sometimes controversial commentaries.
WFAA president and general manager Mike Devlin is retiring from the station at the end of the year. Devlin has been at the Tegna-owned ABC affiliate since 2005, when he joined from KHOU Houston.
In the wake of the July 7 police shootings in downtown Dallas, Tegna’s ABC affiliate there, WFAA, activated local resources and helped the community raise $716,000 over a two-week period. The funds will directly aid members of the Dallas Police Department and the DART officer who were wounded or killed in the shooting. The day […]
With the help of bonded cellular, two photographers from Tegna’s Dallas outlet were able to provide live coverage of the July 7 shootings that took the lives of five police officers. During the melee, says news ops chief Bill Fesh, “we were still getting good HD quality pictures streaming back with only a second to a second and half of latency.”
Dallas Police Chief David Brown took time out of his press conference Monday afternoon to scold local TV stations for inaccurate reporting over the weekend and for putting social media before safety.