The TV station executive with nearly 30 years of broadcast management, sales, and marketing experience is tapped by Nexstar to lead its Fox-MNT duopoly in Charlotte, N.C.
With the deals involving stations in Seattle, Milwaukee, and Charlotte, N.C., Fox Television Stations expands its footprint to 29 stations across the country. Nexstar says it will use the approximately $240 million of net after-tax proceeds from the deals to reduce borrowings under its credit facilities.
Nexstar will purchase Charlotte, N.C.’s Fox and MNT affiliates for approximately $45 million while Fox will buy Nexstar’s Seattle Fox and MNT affiliates and Milwaukee’s Fox affil for approximately $350 million.
Fox Television Stations moves him from its WTTG-WDCA Washington to lead its WJZY-WMYT combo in North Carolina.
Diana Alvear has been named co-anchor of the weekday evening news at Fox-owned WJZY Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 22). She will co-anchor the Fox 46 News at 6 p.m. and Fox 46 News at 10 p.m. alongside Brien Blakely. Most recently, Alvear has been a business correspondent for Bader TV and a reporter for KGTV San […]
The Society of Professional Journalists announced the recipients of its 2016 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism. TV stations honored were WJZY Charlotte, N.C.; KGAN-KFXA Cedar Rapids, Iowa; KMGH Denver; WHP Harrisburg, Pa.; KTUU Anchorage, Alaska; WCAU Philadelphia; and KPIX San Francisco.
Fox-owned WJZY Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 22) today appointed Amber Statler-Matthews assistant news director. Reporting directly to station VP-news director, Tina Luque, Statler-Matthews assumes this position immediately. Statler-Matthews was the president, producer, videographer and editor of Statler Media Inc. She previously was an executive producer for the special projects and investigations teams at WFOR, WSVN, and […]
The former news director of WTKR-WGNT Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Va., will oversee news operations at WJZY (Fox) and WMYT (MNT).
Fox-owned WJZY Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 22), has hired Brien Blakely as weekday anchor of Good Day Charlotte alongside Page Crawford and Barbara Lash, effective Jan. 11, 2016. Most recently, Blakely was morning anchor and reporter at KCPQ Seattle. Previously, he was the main anchor for WCCB Charlotte.Prior to that, Blakely was morning anchor for KPNX […]
Brian Basham on Tuesdays was appointed chief meteorologist of Fox-owned WJZY Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 22). He is now contributing to the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, Sunday through Thursday. Most recently, he was weekday meteorologist for WHBQ Memphis. Prior to that, he worked as weekday meteorologist for KGUN Tucson, Ariz., and KTSM El Paso, Texas. […]
The former Meredith Corp. executive takes over Fox’s WJZY and WMYT in North Carolina.
The Charlotte, N.C., Fox O&O’s bold, experimental news formula didn’t catch on with viewers or advertisers.
A Fox spokesperson confirmed Adams, GM of the Charlotte, N.C., duo of WJZY-WMYT, has been named VPof corporate initiatives for the group. A search is underway for her replacement.
Joshua Sims today was named sports reporter and anchor for Fox O&O WJZY Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 24), effective June 22. Most recently, Sims worked as a sports anchor/reporter at WTEN Albany, N.Y. Prior to this, he was a general assignment reporter with NBC 40 in South Jersey. A graduate of Syracuse University, Sims received his […]
Fox-owned WJZY Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 24), has added Bill Melugin as evening anchor/reporter. On Feb. 2, Melugin will debut as co-anchor for the station’s 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Most recently, Melugin has been a reporter/fill-in anchor for KFOX El Paso, Texas, for the past two years. Previously, he was a reporter/anchor for Cronkite NewsWatch in Phoenix. […]
Benjamin Hoover has joined the Good Day Carolinas team at Fox-owned WJZY Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 24). Effective Jan. 19, Hoover will serve as digital journalist and anchor alongside Page Crawford, Erick Weber, Nick Kosir and Chuck Roads. Most recently, Hoover was weekday evening anchor, reporter and host at WIS Columbia, S.C. Prior to that, he […]
The former news director of WGHP High Point, N.C., will head news operations at Fox Television Stations’ WJZY-WMYT duopoly.
WJZY Charlotte, N.C., News Director Geoff Roth is leaving the Fox O&O and going back to Fox’s KRIV Houston. Fox-owned WWOR New York station manager Dianne Doctor will help out the Charlotte newsroom while the station looks for a new ND. Doctor will continue in her role as station manager of the New Jersey MNT affil.
Movies! Network, a classic movie multicast network, has signed agreements with new affiliates in Charlotte, N.C.; Salt Lake City; Boise, Idaho; Wausau, Wis.; and Victoria, Texas. These five new markets represent more than 2% of US television homes, increasing the Movies! Network clearance to 49% on 43 affiliates. WJZY Charlotte (DMA 25), owned by Fox […]
With its first newscast, My Fox Carolinas News @10, the newly acquired Fox O&O in Charlotte, N.C., has set up five suburban bureaus staffed by reporters that live in those communities. With the newscast’s casual chatty tone and unconventional look (the entire WJZY facility, from its newsroom to lobby, has been built to be used as a set), the broadcast reflects Fox Television Stations President Jack Abernethy’s determination to come up with some new approaches to local news.
Fox Television Stations is using its newly acquired O&O in Charlotte, N.C., WJZY, to launch its second unconventional newscast. My Fox Carolinas News @10 is informal with no highly stylized set or anchor desk, reflections of Fox Television Stations President Jack Abernethy’s determination to come up with some new approaches to local news.
The former executive producer at KRIV Houston will take over news leadership at the new Fox duopoly in Charlotte, N.C.
The change, set for July 1, follows Fox Television Stations’ purchase of WJZY and WMYT (MNT) from Capitol Broadcasting.
Fox-owned WJZY (Fox) and WMYT (MNT) Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 25), today named Council Bradshaw vice president of creative services for the duo, effective Tuesday, May 28. Bradshaw has been principal partner and chief director of photography for DejaView Media in Greensboro, N.C., for the past seven years. Prior to that, he was VP of creative […]
Jay Abbattista named VP-director of sales while Lynda Grahl is tapped to be VP of finance.