Rarely has a story and a reporter aligned as perfectly as it did the night of May 30, when the WKBW Buffalo, N.Y., reporter-anchor described what was happening as Western New Yorkers circled Niagara Square to protest the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. Carter’s riveting 75-minute live shot — yes, 75 minutes — illustrated that she was someone to watch not only on that night but also in the future.
Station groups including Gray, E.W. Scripps and Nexstar are increasingly drawing on their stations to contribute stories for their national reporting projects. The ensuing collaborations are having a transformative effect on news production. Pictured: Susan Campbell reporting a story for one of Gray Television’s “consumer franchises” — Did You Know? — from KOLD Tucson.
On Monday, Feb. 6, at around 6:15 in the morning, a 3.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Buffalo, N.Y., the strongest recorded in the area in 40 years. Buffalo’s TV stations were airing their morning newscasts at the time and began reporting on the rare phenomenon.
They may have left Buffalo, but many former local TV reporters also left a piece of their hearts there. That was clear recently when they left their current stations in bigger markets to help stations in Buffalo cover the racist mass shooting at the Tops supermarket. Those reporters were an asset in covering one of the biggest stories in recent local history because they knew the area and some of the newsmakers before they moved to bigger markets.
WKBW, WGRZ, WUTV, WIVB and WNYO are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.
The management, marketing and sales executive is chosen to oversee the Scripps ABC affiliate beginning today.
ABC affiliate WKBW Buffalo, N.Y., General Manager Michael Nurse and two prominent members of the station’s sales department were released from their duties Tuesday by a representative of E.W. Scripps Co., the station’s owner.