ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Did a TV meteorologist broadcast a racial slur or simply flub a line? That polarizing question has reverberated in this upstate New York city and beyond since WHEC fired Jeremy Kappell after he apparently referred to a park in his weather report as “Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Park.” Rochester’s mayor, […]
The former GM of WCTI New Bern, N.C., takes over leadership of the Rochester, N.Y., NBC affiliate on July 23.
Imagine going into one of the TV ratings periods with an unknown news anchor team on the desk. How unknown? Your new chief meteorologist’s first day on air is the first day of the sweep. Even your creative services director is new, just a few months on the job. Yet despite those obstacles, WHEC, Hubbard Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Rochester, N.Y., was the No. 1 newscast at 11 p.m. in adults 25-54 in the November 2017 sweep.
On Dec. 22, anchor Janet Lomax signed off from the 6 p.m. anchor desk at Hubbard Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate Rochester, N.Y. (DMA 76), for the last time “Janet,” said WHEC VP-GM Derek Dalton, “exemplifies the best of everything journalism and local news is supposed to be. It’s been an honor to work with and I’m […]
Chris Ford said today that after two years as news director at Hubbard Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WHEC Rochester, N.Y., he’s done.
Hubbard Broadcasting taps the former assistant ND at WTSP Tampa, Fla., to head news operations at its NBC affiliate in Rochester, N.Y.
The Hubbard-owned NBC affiliate in Rochester, N.Y., focuses its news coverage on stories that expose the warts of New York State. WHEC “wanted a direction and focus that supersedes slogans,” says Marketing Director Steven Patrick. “We wanted to be known for something; maybe we can make New York a little better place.”
The Rochester, N.Y., NBC affiliate expressed regret on Thursday for televising a repeat of Chicago Fire, a network drama about firefighters, that bore resemblances to the real-life Christmas Eve shooting in nearby Webster, N.Y.