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 Vice President and General Manager William Fanshawe, who said: “As director of sales, Todd has done an outstanding job leading the department. With over twenty-five […]

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 Whelan. Waters will make her Good Morning Washington debut on Monday, Sept. 13, and will start her traffic reporting this fall, both on-air and online. She will […]


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 Morning Washington, rounding out the team of anchors Robert Burton and Ashlie Rodriguez, StormWatch7 meteorologists Veronica Johnson and Eileen Whelan and 7 On Your Side […]

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 change the franchise team name of the Washington Redskins. The Racial Divide: Time for Change, will air Tuesday, July 14, at 7 p.m. on sister cable channel WJLA […]

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 Palm Springs, Calif., in June. Garvey will anchor and cover sports news of the day and the Washington region’s pro, college and high school sports […]


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 and Rodriguez will join meteorologists Veronica Johnson and Eileen Whelan, TrafficWatch7 reporter Julie Wright, and Alert Desk anchor Lindsey Mastis on the morning anchor desk. […]

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 serve as liaison in the community in both the public and private sectors. Wood will also work throughout the community to facilitate engagement with the […]


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 anchor Autria Godfrey. Prior to covering news in Milwaukee, Reisbeck worked at WSTM Syracuse, N.Y., and KMPH Fresno, Calif. He began his broadcasting career at […]


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 Hill, who is retiring after 33 years as a meteorologist. He joined WJLA in 2000 after serving for 16 years as chief meteorologist at WUSA […]


WJLA Hires E Investigative Reporter Nathan Baca

Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) is added veteran investigative reporter Nathan Baca to its 7 On Your Side team as government waste investigator beginning Monday, June 19. The Emmy Award-winning journalist makes the move from WBNS Columbus, Ohio, where Baca’s reporting has resulted in government policy changes, grand jury investigations and several criminal […]


Washington’s WJLA Top Rated News At 6 P.M.


WJLA Exposé Links Breast Implants To Cancer


WJLA Chief Meteorologist Doug Hill To Retire

Sinclair-owned WJLA Washington (DMA 7) announced Wednesday that its award-winning chief meteorologist, Doug Hill, will retire on Sept. 15 after 17 years at the ABC affiliate. One of Washington’s most trusted weather forecasters for the past 33 years, Hill is currently seen weekdays on ABC7 News at noon, 4, 5 and 6 p.m., as well […]


WJLA Hires Morning Anchor Adrianna Hopkins

Sinclair-owned ABC affliliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) is adding anchor Adrianna Hopkins to its Good Morning Washington beginning May 29. She joins the station from WDSU New Orleans and will partner with Good Morning Washington anchors Autria Godfrey and Larry Smith, meteorologists Eileen Whelan and Veronica Johnson, Julie Wright on traffic, and Kidd O’Shea with […]


WJLA Legends Are Vanishing. Does It Matter?

On Jan. 31, staff at Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington gathered around a pair of sheet cakes for a sendoff to a pair of the market’s TV heavyweights: Maureen Bunyan, a 44-year veteran of local airwaves who in 1978 became one of the first female African-American anchors in the US, and Bruce DePuyt, who for 14 years hosted NewsTalk, the rare public-affairs show that was actually fun to watch. The cakes were, by this point, a familiar ritual. Anchors Leon Harris and Gordon Peterson, sports anchors Alex Parker and Tim Brant, and entertainment-reporter legend Arch Campbell are among those who have also exited over the past three years.


WJLA Hires Veteran Anchor Nancy Chen

Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate WJLA Washington is adding Nancy Chen to its ABC7 News desk beginning Monday, April 10. Chen comes from WHDH Boston where she has been an anchor and reporter for the past five years. Prior to covering news in Boston, Nancy worked in KSBY San Luis Obispo, Calif., and at KABC Los Angeles. She […]


WJLA Washington Anchor Autria Godfrey Arrested


WJLA Slots Facebook Live LGBT Roundtable

Tonight’s interactive forum to highlight critical issues facing the area’s local LGBTQ community. It’s scheduled just prior to ABC’s When We Rise miniseries.


WJLA Bids Farewell to Maureen Bunyan

The longtime Washington anchor joined the ABC affiliate in 1999 after spending 22 years at the market’s CBS affiliate WUSA.


WJLA Photog Injured During Trump Protests