WJLA Washington Announces New 4 P.M. Anchor Team

Sinclair ABC affiliate WJLA Washington is introducing a new 4 p.m. anchor team consisting of Victoria Sanchez and Megan Clarke with Live Desk anchor John Rogers and meteorologist Steve Rudin. […]

WJLA Washington Promotes Scott Thuman To Evening Anchor

ABC Affiliate Cuts ‘Bachelorette’ Finale for NFL Preseason Game

Fans of the reality show were not happy after Sinclair’s WJLA Washington showed a preseason game between the Washington Commanders and Baltimore Ravens instead.

Local News Close-Up: Capital Improvements In Washington, D.C.

Politics isn’t the only giant news story in our nation’s capital. In recent days, the newsrooms were all over the $6 billion sale of the NFL’s Washington Commanders. It’s been a bleak period for the D.C. sports teams, including the underperforming Commanders, Nationals, Capitals and Wizards, but the locals hope the new Commanders owner will shake things up for the better.

ONE Media 3.0 Launches NextGen Pilot For Advanced Emergency Info

In conjunction with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the program will provide free, over-the-air redundancy to emergency messaging currently sent by local governments via text, email. social media, and other system platforms. The broadcast platform will bring with it the efficiency of instantaneous and simultaneous delivery to all users.

WJLA Washington Providing Weather To WTOP-FM

Beginning Monday, April 3, Sinclair Broadcast Group ABC affiliate WJLA Washington will begin providing round-the-clock weather reports every 10 minutes on Hubbard Broadcasting’s all-news WTOP-FM there. Julia Ziegler, WTOP’s director […]

Multimedia Reporter Elina Shirazi Joins WJLA Washington

Heather Graf Leaving WJLA Washington News

Todd Bernstein Named VP-GM Of WJLA Washington

Sinclair promotes him from station manager to oversee its ABC affiliate and cable news channel in D.C.

WJLA Washington Names Veronica Johnson Its First Woman Chief Meteorologist

Christian Flores Moving From KEYE Austin To WJLA Washington

Todd Bernstein Named WJLA Washington Station Manager

Sinclair Broadcast Group promoted Todd Bernstein to station manager of its ABC affiliate WJLA Washington and cable news channel WJLA-24/7.   Bernstein, who is currently the station’s director of sales, will continue reporting to Senior […]

Five D.C., Stations Launch NextGen TV

The Howard NextGen TV Broadcast Collaborative culminates with academic resources and technical innovation to deliver ATSC 3.0 via WHUT, WJLA, WRC, WTTG and WUSA.

Doug Hill, Former WJLA Chief Meteorologist, Dies

McAuliffe Campaign Pushes Back At ABC Affil After Ending Interview

Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign is hitting back at ABC affiliate WJLA Washington after the outlet wrote that he “abruptly ended” an interview with one of its reporters on Tuesday. In the interview with the former governor, McAuliffe got up to leave after a member of his staff said “we’re already over time.”

WJLA Washington Adds Britt Waters As Traffic Reporter, Lifestyle Host

Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington has hired Britt Waters as traffic reporter and Good Morning Washington lifestyle host. She joins the station’s morning team of Robert Burton, Ashlie Rodriguez, Veronica Johnson and Eileen […]


New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center this week include openings for a news director, a general manager, an account executive, a marketing producer and an executive producer.

Howard University’s ‘NextGen TV Broadcast Collaborative’ Bringing ATSC 3.0 Service To DC

Beginning later this summer, the school’s WHUT (PBS) will serve as the host station for NextGen TV broadcasts for itself and WJLA (ABC), WUSA (CBS), WTTG (Fox), and WRC (NBC).

Retired DC Anchor Greta Kreuz Dies From Lung Cancer

Sinclair’s ‘The National Desk’ Starts Today

Sinclair’s The National Desk, a three-hour morning news program, debuted today on Sinclair’s 190-plus stations. Promising commentary-free news coverage from both local and national perspectives, the program is based out of WJLA’s studios in Washington.


Creative Services, News And Sales Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an assistant news director, a general sales manager, and a creative services photographer-editor for Sinclair, Quincy and Cox stations.


Chief Engineer And Sales Manager Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for chief engineers in California and Washington as well as a local sales manager in Wisconsin.

WJLA Hires New Morning Traffic Anchor Stacey Rusch

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington has hired Stacey Rusch as its new morning traffic anchor as well as lifestyle host for Let’s Talk Live.  She joins the station’s Good […]

WJLA Hosting Virtual Town Hall On Rebranding Washington’s NFL Team

Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) announced today it will broadcast its planned third live virtual town hall on race relations with a conversation on the historic announcement to […]

WJLA Washington To Air Race Relations Town Hall

WJLA, WTTG To Test 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting In DC

WJLA Adds Sports Anchor Olivia Garvey

Sinclair ABC Affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) has hired Olivia Garvey as sports anchor. Garvey is making the move across the country from working at her hometown NBC station KMIR […]


News, Weather Openings In Calif., DC, Texas, Va.

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJob Center include openings for an investigative producer, a news director, a chief meteorologist and a technical media producer.

Robert Burton, Ashlie Rodriguez To Co-anchor WJLA’s ‘Good Morning Washington’

Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) said today that anchor Robert Burton and the station’s newest anchor Ashlie Rodriguez will co-anchor Good Morning Washington beginning Monday, Feb. 3. Burton […]

Washington Newscaster Edgar Turney Dies

Bonnie Wood New WJLA Community Affairs Director

Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) and co-owned cable channel WJLA 24/7 News have named Bonnie Wood as community affairs director. Wood, a 21-year veteran of the stations, will […]


NewsTECHForum | Honoring Outstanding Local Social Media

The winners of TVNewsCheck’s Social Media Excellence Awards demonstrate some of the many ways the still-emerging medium can be used to benefit both viewers and the stations. L-r: TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp; Social News Desk’s Kim Wilson; ABC Owned Television Stations’ Michael Koenigs; WJLA’s Caroline Patrickis; KABC’s Hanna Maxfield; and KKYV’s Lindsey Grewe and Tony Keith. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)


WJLA’s Patrickis Masters Facebook Profile Videos

Caroline Patrickis, digital reporter for Sinclair’s WJLA Washington, is the winner of TVNewsCheck’s Social Media Excellence Award for media talent. Her uncanny knack for capturing moving and meaningful stories in short Facebook videos has led to millions of shares.

Sinclair Names New Sales Exec, WJLA GM

Dan Mellon is upped from GM of WJLA Washington to the company’s VP of sales transformation and names Michael Miller to succeed him at the ABC affiliate.


Sinclair ABC Affil Airs Anti-Ocasio-Cortez Ad

An inflammatory political attack ad targeting congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aired Thursday on WJLA Washington, an ABC affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group during the third Democratic debate.


Cheryl Carson Becomes WJLA News Director

Cheryl Carson will start Feb. 11 as news director for Sinclair Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate WJLA in Washington. She joins from KING-KONG Seattle and succeeds Mitch Jacob who left in November after four years as ND.


WJLA Adds Jessob Reisbeck As A.M. Anchor

Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DM 6) has hired Jessob Reisbeck to join Good Morning Washington beginning Monday, Sept.17. He joins from WITI Milwaukee. Reisbeck will partner with Good Morning Washington […]


WJLA Ups Andy Calhoun To Local Sales Manager


WJLA’s Singing Contest Is Marketing Win-Win


WJLA Names Bill Kelly Chief Meteorologist

Sinclair ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) has hired Bill Kelly to be its next chief meteorologist, taking over the lead weather desk on Monday, Oct. 23. He will succeed Doug […]