WMOR, WFTS, WFLA, WTSP and WTVT have implemented NextGen TV technology.
The 35-year local broadcast veteran to lead the group’s WFLA-WTTA duopoly and WFLA.com.
Keeping a station on the air during a disaster means crafting and rehearsing a plan that’s often based on previous experiences. As Nexstar’s ABC affiliate in Panama City, Fla., learned from October’s Hurricane Michael, sometimes the unforeseen still happens. After the WMBB building lost power, the news team set up in the station’s parking lot for newscasts.
The local TV veteran with more than 35 years of experience is tapped to succeed Andy Alford as leader of WFLA (NBC) and WTTA (MNT) effective immediately.
Nexstar NBC affiliate WFLA Tampa, Fla. (DMA 11), will launch News Channel 8 Today on Great 38 from 7 to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday on its co-owned MNT affil WTTA, effective Aug. 7. “This is a tremendous opportunity to bring local 8 On Your Side coverage to Tampa Bay in a new time period,” […]
The state Senate campaign of Democrat Bob Buesing has sent letters to four Tampa TV stations demanding that they quit running a Republican Party ad attacking him, calling it “false, misleading and deceptive.”
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off their preseason slate on Thursday night at 7 p.m. against the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that will be broadcast live locally on Media General’s WTTA Tampa (DMA 11). NBC affiliate WFLA, the official television station of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will produce and broadcast three of the four […]
The Media General NBC affil is introducing a one-hour newscast at 11 a.m. beginning June 13.
Since October 2014, six anchors across the market have left TV news behind. Between them, they represent more than 140 years on the air in Tampa Bay. They include longtime personalities like Wilson, Gayle Sierens, Denise White and Brendan McLaughlin, who left WFTS earlier this month. Each had been in the Tampa market more than two decades.
The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists is taking issue with the NBC affiliate’s personnel moves involving two African-American journalists.
Media General-owned NBC affiliate WFLA Tampa, Fla. (DMA 13), has hired bilingual anchor/reporter Eugene “Gene” Ramirez. He will co-anchor WFLA’s weekday morning newscasts from 4:30 to 7 a.m. with fellow co-anchor Gayle Guyardo starting Jan. 26. He comes to WFLA from WSVN Miami where he was a general assignment news reporter and regularly filled in […]
Alford is currently VP of Sales for Media General, and VP/GM of WTEN and WXXA in Albany, N.Y. He starts his new job Aug. 1.
He joins the Media General Tampa NBC affiliate from Journal Broadcast Group.
North joined the Media General-owned NBC affiliate in Tampa, Fla., in 2005 from Media General’s CBS affiliate in Wichita, Kan. A company spokeswoman would not discuss the circumstances of North’s departure, including whether he left voluntarily or was terminated.
Media General’s Tampa, Fla., NBC affil says the satellite service’s subscribers will lose its signal if a new retransmission consent contract isn’t signed by midnight, Sept. 30.
The Media General NBC affiliate will debut the hour-long broadcast on Aug. 26, anchored by Stacie Schaible.
Jerry Penacoli former correspondent for syndicated entertainment magazine Extra, has been named co-host of WFLA Tampa, Fla.’s nationally syndicated show Daytime, airing in more than 130 markets across the U.S. He will begin his on air duties on Feb. 4. Penacoli’s career includes stints as a primetime news anchor for KYW Philadelphia. Before that, he […]
On Wednesday, the TV and digital media company’s WFLA Tampa, Fla., launched its new website using the WorldNow system and will roll out the new content management system at its 17 other TV sites during the first quarter.