WKMG Orlando Breaks The Traditional Newscast Mold
WKMG, Graham Media’s CBS affiliate in Orlando, Fla., changed its traditional weekday 5:30 p.m. newscast entirely to feature original digital content. On the first day, the program doubled its audience
New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck
Twelve new jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in news, engineering, creative services and accounting.
The original idea for WKMG Orlando’s Solutionaries was to create what Graham Media describes as a “digital newscast” focused on people who are “making a difference” by implementing solutions to critical social issues. The proposal came from the Graham digital team, which incubated it at Table Stakes, the challenge-based innovation program at the Cronkite School that’s supported by the same Knight Foundation grant that funds our work here at the News Lab.
Make Ends Meet is Graham-owned WKMG Orlando’s effort to help Floridian viewers navigate state and federal agencies to connect with their COVID-related unemployment benefits. Headed by reporter Mike Holfeld, the practical, utility-minded segments have aided in the delivery of $1.5 million in benefits to Florida residents.
WOFL, WRBW, WFTV, WRDQ, WKMG, WESH, WKCF and WUCF are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology
Investigative Reporter Needed At WKMG Orlando
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for an investigative reporter in Orlando, Fla. (DMA 18), at Graham Media’s CBS affiliate, WKMG.
When Station Marketing Is ‘A Force For Good’
What if TV stations used some of their advertising airtime for messages that address social issues like injustice, racism and discrimination? “We can be a force for good,” says Emily Barr, president of Graham Media Group.
WKMG Meteorologist Danny Treanor Says Goodbye
Orlando Sweeps: WKMG Cuts Into WFTV’s Dominance
Allison McGinley: “This April I celebrate 25 years at WKMG-TV in Orlando. I traveled a rare path in television news from intern to news director at the same television station. As my anniversary approaches, I have found myself reminiscing, and also contemplating the key elements that carried me to where I am today.”
Homeless Teen Gets Full Music School Scholarship Thanks To WKMG Orlando
WKMG Hires ‘Trooper Steve’ As Traffic Safety Expert
WKMG, WESH Put Opioid Crisis In Spotlight
WKMG Sports Dir. David Pingalore Leaving
David Pingalore, the zany sports director known as “Ping,” is leaving the Graham-owned CBS affiliate after 10 years, the CBS affiliate announced Thursday night. “His contract is up,” WKMG News Director Allison McGinley said. “His final newscast will be at 6 p.m. Friday.”
WKMG Rolls In Ratings With ‘NCIS," NCAA
Electrical Accident Preempts WKMG Newscast
WKMG Moving ‘Let’s Make A Deal’ To 3 P.M.
WKMG Reporter Erkya Washington Leaving
WKMG Orlando Unveils New Set
WKMG Anchor Issues Texting Call To Action
WKMG Anchor Recovering From Car Accident
WKMG Overtakes WFTV At 6 P.M. In July
WKMG Puts Cameraman On Camera For Promos
New Assignment For WKMG’s Danny Treanor
WKMG: Our News Growth Changing Market
Jeff Hoffman became president-GM of Graham Media’s WKMG Orlando in July. The CBS affiliate has made ratings strides with a “Getting Results” approach to TV news. In the February ratings period, WKMG won outright at 11 p.m. in total viewers as well as the 25-to-54 age group most important to news advertisers. Hoffman talks about the successes.
‘Groundhog Day’ Features WKMG Reporter
WKMG Getting Results With New Approach
With the ‘Getting Results’ approach of GM Jeff Hoffman, Graham Media’s Orlando CBS affiliate says it built on what it was doing best and now has a unified identity.
WKMG Makes Allison McGinley News Dir.
Allison McGinley, who has worked at the Graham Media CBS affiliate in Orlando, Fla., for 21 years, has been named news director. She had been acting news director since Steve Hyvonen resigned July 21.