This past week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center, Cox’s Fox affiliate in Boston (actually the station is located in Dedham, Mass., an important distinction as you’ll see), placed an ad for a “creative” (its emphasis) senior producer.
Cox Media Group announces that Nicole Oliverio will join its Fox affiliate WFXT Boston (DMA 9) starting Jan. 4. Oliverio will co-anchor the weekend evening newscast, Boston 25 News at 10 and 11 p.m., alongside Chris Flanagan. She will also report weekdays for Boston 25 Morning News. Oliverio has spent the last 11 years reporting […]
The head of Cox Media Group’s Fox affiliate in Boston will leave at the end of this year.
Cox moves the top news exec from its WPXI Pittsburgh to oversee news at its Boston Fox affiliate.
A new set is not the only focus at Cox’s Boston Fox affiliate WFXT — weak ratings have been noticed at corporate, and Cox Media Group is sounding the alarm.
WFXT News Director Lee Rosenthal no longer works at the Boston Fox affiliate. Rosenthal stayed with Cox in the 2014 ownership swap when then Cox-owned KTVU in the San Francisco Bay Area Market became a Fox-owned station and then Fox-owned WFXT in Boston turned over to Cox.
Cox-owned WFXT Boston (DMA 8) is set to launch Fox25 News at 4:00 p.m. beginning Monday, April 25. Elizabeth Hopkins and Blair Miller will co-anchor the weekday newscast with Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz. The additional hour of news gives WFXT a three-hour block of local news coverage from 4 to 7 p.m. “The addition of […]
The Cox-owned Fox affiliate will introduce a 4 o’clock newscast starting in mid-April. The new broadcast will be anchored by Blair Miller and Elizabeth Hopkins, with chief meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz on weather.
Steve Pagliuca, chairman of Boston 2024, a group that is working to bring the Summer Olympics to that city, and Chris Dempsey, co-chair of No Boston Olympics, will face off for the first time in a debate Thursday, July 2, co-sponsored by Fox O&O WFXT Boston (DMA 7) and The Boston Globe. The Boston Olympics […]
Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Charlotte and Dayton are the latest additions to the Katz Broadcasting network that debuts on April 15.
The new members will help deliver six hours of the Boston station’s Fox25 Morning News.
Verizon FiOS and Cox Media Group, the new owner of Boston Fox affiliate WFXT, settled their retrans dispute Wednesday night, restoring access to the station for Massachusetts FiOS customers following a blackout on Thanksgiving Day.
Some football fans in Massachusetts and Rhode Island had to scramble to find alternative ways to watch the Eagles-Cowboys Thanksgiving game as the Fox station in the area, WFXT, which carries the matchup, went dark on Verizon FiOS at 3 a.m. Thursday, affecting 400,000 customers. The reason is awfully familiar — another retransmission fee dispute between Verizon and Cox Media Group, which bought the Boston-based station WFXT from Fox in June and embarked on renegotiating retransmission fees.
Tom Raponi, who was general manager of Cox’s KTVU-KICU San Francisco, moves across the country to take the reins at WFXT Boston, which goes from a Fox O&O to Fox affiliate. At WHBQ Memphis, Cox is sticking with GM John Koski.
Lee Rosenthal, currently news director at Cox Media Group’s KTVU San Francisco-Oakland, is being transferred by Cox to WFXT Boston. Cox is acquiring that station (and WHBQ Memphis) from Fox, in exchange for KTVU.
Changes are coming to the Boston Fox station, and word from the newsroom is that people are nervously eyeing the new regime that will take over once the FCC approves the swap that puts Cox Media Group in charge of the station. “No one in the newsroom is Ã¢â‚¬Â¨happy,” said one WFXT insider. “No one here knows what’s happening.”
Fox gets Cox’s KTVU-KICU duopoly in San Francisco, with Cox taking over WHBQ Memphis and WFXT Boston, both of which will remain Fox affiliates.
Boston stations had expanded local morning newscasts this morning to cover the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
WFXT Boston crime reporter Bob Ward, known for bringing attention to unsolved cases to help authorities capture criminals, revealed the state’s “Most Wanted Sex Offender Fugitives” list on Sunday, which resulted in the captures of five out of 10 of the state’s most wanted sex offenders. Each one of these captures happened because of viewers who saw Ward’s piece and called in their tips to State Police.
Fox25 News at 5:00 will debut in Boston on Oct. 7 and will be anchored by Maria Stephanos, Mark Ockerbloom and Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz.
I know from experience in times of crisis at a TV station’s promotion department that little thought is given to any competitive situations; all energies are devoted to providing viewers the best news coverage each station can possibly generate. So I wasn’t surprised to hear that the marketing and creative services departments at Boston’s stations also recognized how the gravity of the Boston Marathon bombings changed their roles. So what did they do?