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 […]

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

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 […]

TVN’S NEWSTECHFORUM

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)

TVN’S SOCIAL MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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.

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

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.

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

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.

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

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 […]

MARKET SHARE | DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WJLA Ups Andy Calhoun To Local Sales Manager

MARKET SHARE | DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WJLA’s Singing Contest Is Marketing Win-Win

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

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 […]

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

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 […]

MARKET SHARE (DMA 7)

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

MARKET SHARE | DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WJLA Exposé Links Breast Implants To Cancer

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

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 […]

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

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 […]

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

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.

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

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 […]

DMA 7

WJLA Washington Anchor Autria Godfrey Arrested

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

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.

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

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.

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WJLA Photog Injured During Trump Protests

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

Former WJLA Reporter Now Police Spokeswoman

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

Election Returns A Big Deal At WJLA

A 10-story tall display on the ABC affiliate’s suburban Washington building will show election returns in real time beginning at 7 p.m. tonight.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 7: WASHINGTON)

WJLA Gives Voters Soap Box For Political Opinions

WJLA’s Bunyan To Receive Ed Walker Award

WJLA-TV Anchor Maureen Bunyan, anchor at Sinclair Broadcast Group’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7), has been named the first recipient of the Ed Walker Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting award from the National Capital Radio & Television Museum (NCRTV).  The award will be presented at NCRTV’s annual fall fundraiser, Turn Your Television On, Saturday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 […]

DMA 7

Anchor Leon Harris To Leave WJLA Washington

Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) said today that journalist Leon Harris will be leaving the station in October after 13 years anchoring ABC7 News. He has been the longtime co-anchor of WJLA’s 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. According to Harris’ Twitter account, the move wasn’t his idea: “13 great yrs at ABC7 are […]

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WJLA Renews Alison Starling’s Contract

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) said on Wednesday that anchor Alison Starling has agreed to remain on the ABC7 News desk for several additional years, extending her contract with the station through 2019. Starling has been at WJLA since January 2004, spearheading coverage of some of the most important local and […]

MARKET SHARE (DMA 7: WASHINGTON)

WJLA Wakes Up D.C. With Catchy Jingle

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

Redskins ‘Monday Night Football’ Back On WJLA

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) reached a multi-year agreement to carry the Washington Redskins’ Monday Night Football games. In 2016, ABC7 will air two Washington Redskins’ Monday Night Football games — the season opener with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 12 at 7:10 p.m., and the Carolina Panthers contest on Dec. 19 at 8:30 p.m. […]

DMA 7

Jennifer Donelan Is Gone From WJLA Washington

MARKET SHARE (DMA 7: WASHINGTON)

WJLA’s Emotional Tribute To Orlando’s Tragedy

MARKET SHARE (DMA 7: WASHINGTON)

WJLA Creates NBA-Themed Morning News IDs