DMA 89: SAVANNAH, GA

Ben Hart Named WJCL Savannah GM

The award-winning TV news executive and 18-year Hearst Television veteran is tapped to help continue the ABC affiliate’s growth under Hearst ownership.

WJCL Savannah GM Timothy Morrissey To Retire

The veteran television executive concludes a prominent five-decade career that began at Hearst Television.

DMA 89: SAVANNAH, GA

Will Dillard Named News Director Of WJCL

The Hearst ABC affiliate in Savannah, Ga., promotes its assistant news director to succeed Sinan Sadar who moved into a corporate slot.

DMA 93: SAVANNAH, GA

Expanded Role For WJCL Sports Dir. Frank Sulkowski

Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WJCL Savannah, Ga. (DMA 93) is expanding the role of its sports director, Frank Sulkowski, by having him join the anchor desk on Monday, Oct. 8. The move places him with veteran weekday anchors Shannon Royster at 5 p.m. and Cassady Lance at 5:30 p.m. The move is an expansion to his […]

DMA 91

WJCL Savannah Adds Anchor Shannon Royster

Shannon Royster returns to Savannah, Ga. (DMA 91) to join Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate WJCL as an evening newscast anchor. She lived and worked in Savannah/Hilton Head for several years as a reporter and anchor at WTOC. Royster has a regional Emmy, five AP awards and several community service honors to her credit. Royster returns […]

DMAS 44 (BIRMINGHAM, AL) & 92 (SAVANNAH, GA)

Hearst Closes On WVTM, WJCL; Names GMs

Industry Veterans Named as General Managers — Henry Price at WVTM Birmingham, Ala., and Timothy Morrissey at WJCL Savannah, Ga.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 92: SAVANNAH, GA)

May Sweeps Spot From WJCL Savannah

DMA 92

WJCL Savannah Adds News At 5 And 5:30 P.M.

ABC affiliate WJCL Savannah, Ga. (DMA 92) is again expanding its local news, adding weekday broadcasts at 5 and 5:30 p.m. The station is owned by LIN Media, which in March entered into a $1.6 billionmerger with Media General. Before that deal can close, the companies will have to sell or swap stations in five […]

DMA 92 (SAVANNAH, GA)

WJCL Unveils New Brand ‘Working For You’

The new brand includes a new slogan and a fresh news set design that relies on the rich history of Savannah, Ga. “Our focus in developing the new brand was to leverage our multiple platform approach to content delivery with a design that would make our viewers feel connected to our newscasts,” says Les Vann, president and GM of the LIN Media-owned station.

DMA 92

LIN Names Les Vann GM Of Savannah Duo

The former head of WKRC Cincinnati will take over ABC affiliate WJCL and Fox affil WTGS.

DMA 96

Michael Sullivan Out As WJCL News Director

Michael Sullivan has been relieved of his duties as WJCL news director. An official at the  ABC affiliate in Savannah, Ga., confirmed today that Sullivan, who has been news director there since 2007, is no longer with the station. Sullivan was reportedly escorted out of the station yesterday while management required staffers to stay inside.