WUSA in Washington, D.C., WVEC in Norfolk, Va., and WGRZ in Buffalo, N.Y., have returned to the Verizon Fios lineup.
Strategic and regular use of Facebook Live has helped propel WGRZ, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y., to first place among the market’s social media, says Kim Degeorge-Pike, WRGZ’s digital director. WGRZ has more than 2.5 million social actions, 31% of the total engagement generated by the DMA, according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee.
Kate Glover wasn’t WGRZ Buffalo, N.Y.’s news director long enough to become a household name, but the Tegna NBC affiliate’s GM, Jim Toellner, decided Wednesday she was at the station long enough. A Western New York native who was hired last September, Glover was fired after only seven months on the job.
The former news chief at KOIN Portland, Ore., will succeed Jeff Woodard at the Tegna NBC affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y.
Jeff Woodard, who has been the news director at the Tegna NBC affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y., for the last seven-and-a-half years, will be leaving on July 5 to become the director of marketing and communications at Fredonia State College, his alma mater.