JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A longtime news anchor at an NBC station in western Pennsylvania is retiring at the end of the month. WJAC-TV in Johnstown reported Bill Brown will leave the station after more than 32 years on the air. Brown joined the station in 1982 and has anchored the 6 News at Sunrise show […]
Sinclair is paying $99 million, less $4.3 million of working capital adjustments, for network affiliates in El Paso, Texas; Johnstown-Altoona, Pa.; Reno, Nev,; and Wheeling, W.Va.
The Two Pennsylvania NBC affiliates — WPXI in Pittsburgh and WJAC in Johnstown-Altoona — worked together this Wednesday to provide what the stations are calling “unprecedented live coverage” of Paterno’s funeral procession through State College.
WJAC Johnstown, Pa., reporter Gary Sinderson says the university’s culture of protecting its reputation and limited time prevented him from investigating the “whispers” about former coach Jerry Sandusky. Corporate downsizing has eliminated a lot of enterprise reporting. “Pushing the limits — informing the public and getting people to debate and discuss the issues, even when they include facts like the Sandusky case that they may not want to talk about — is a good thing. We need more of that kind of journalism.”
Just before United Flight 93 went down near rural Shanksville, Pa., news staffers at stations in the Johnstown-Altoona market were like those at stations across the country. They were watching the images of the World Trade Center crash and trying to figure the local angle. Little did they know their local angle would consume their lives and coverage for days, and still resound 10 years later. This is the third in a TVNewsCheck series this week on how broadcasters responded to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
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The station group promotes him from general sales manager at its KFOX El Paso, Texas, to VP-GM in Johnstown-Altoona, Pa.