Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WIS Columbia, S.C., has added Tony Chiavaroli to its First Alert Weather team. He joins WIS from WBTW Florence, S.C., and prior to that, he was a meteorologist at WENY Elmira, N.Y. Chiavaroli is a Pennsylvania native and a 2017 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in meteorology. His […]
Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WIS Columbia, S.C., has hired Eric Zernich for its First Alert Weather team. He is an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist who joins WIS from WNWO Toledo, Ohio, where he was the morning weather anchor. Zernich’s experience includes nearly half a decade in other markets, and he’s no stranger to weather in […]
Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WIS Columbia, S.C., said today that the station’s half-hour 10 p.m. newscast, WIS News 10 at 10 on Columbia’s CW, seen on its 10.2 subchannel, will expand to a full hour beginning Sept. 12. Currently, WIS News 10 at 10 on Columbia’s CW airs from 10 to 10:30 p.m. and is […]
TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Lyle Schulze, VP and GM of Gray’s WIS Columbia, S.C., about how the station is taking back its programming inventory amid a dearth of syndication options, along with how the “Great Resignation” is playing out at the station level.
When a homeless Vietnam veteran died alone on the street just blocks away from a shelter, WIS, Gray’s NBC-CW affiliate in Columbia, S.C., started an initiative that provides tangible benefits to local veterans every day.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter include openings for assistant news directors, executive producers, news producers, reporters, promotion managers and engineers in Texas, South Carolina and Iowa.
WIS-TV, the Gray Television-owned NBC affiliate in Columbia, S.C. (DMA 74), has hired Kamie Roesler as co-anchor of its Sunrise Morning Show. She comes to WIS from Gray’s KSFY Sioux Falls, S.D., where she has been the morning show anchor since 2015. A graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, Roesler was on the university’s golf […]
Beginning Sept. 30 the network will move to ch. 10.2 on Gray’s NBC affiliate in Columbia, S.C.
When a carload of fake news hecklers recently shut down a news live shot, Lyle Schulze, the general manager of WIS had seen enough and called police. “It’s getting almost to the point of violence. We remind our reporters that you’re a visible target. It is a little scary.” That incident, he said, provided the station “an opportunity to [then] sound off about who we are and what we stand for.”
Scott Dempsey remains GM of the group’s WBTV Charlotte and will now have oversight of WIS Columbia, S.C.; WTOC Savannah, Ga.; and WFXG Augusta, Ga.
Raycom Media-owned NBC affiliate WIS Columbia, S.C. (DMA 77) has added Greg Adaline to the WIS news team. His first day will be May 1. With more than 13 years of experience as a reporter and anchor, he comes to WIS from Raycom’s WVUE New Orleans, where he anchored the Fox 8 Morning Edition. Prior to […]
Raycom Media-owned NBC affiliate WIS Columbia, S.C. (DMA 78), has added Robb Ellis to its First Alert Weather team as chief meteorologist. Ellis will make the move to Columbia in early March. Ellis comes to WIS from WISH Indianapolis where he was the weekday evening meteorologist. Prior to joining WISH, Ellis was the chief meteorologist at […]
WIS, a Raycom-owned NBC affiliate, has captured the most social actions over the past six months. The market’s leader in fans/followers, however, is WLTX, the market’s Tegna-owned CBS affiliate.
Raycom chooses the former VP-GM of Bonten’s Greenville, N.C., operations to head its NBC affiliate in South Carolina. He succeeds Donita Todd who retired last month.
Rentrak Corp. today announced an expanded multi-year StationView Essentials contract with Raycom for its NBC affiliate WIS Columbia, S.C. (DMA 77). With the addition of WIS, Rentrak provides its audience measurement information and services to 23 Raycom stations across 18 markets. “We are excited to be joining the other Raycom stations in this agreement with […]