Local News Close-Up: News Battle Royale In Queen City Of Charlotte

WSOC still rules news in North Carolina’s largest market, but the ratings race is getting tighter.

Lloyd Bucher Is Nexstar’s New GM In Charlotte

The veteran media executive with more than 25 years of experience in broadcast sales, marketing and management will oversee WJZY and WMYT in North Carolina


New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an assistant news director, a morning news executive producer, content producers and a general manager.


Ron Romines New VP-GM Of WJZY-WMYT

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.

Fox And Nexstar Complete Station Sales

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.

DMAS 13, 21 & 35

Nexstar, Fox Buy/Sell Five Stations

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.


Mike Lewis Named GM Of Fox Charlotte Duopoly

Fox Television Stations moves him from its WTTG-WDCA Washington to lead its WJZY-WMYT combo in North Carolina.


Mike McClain Is Fox’s New Charlotte GM

The local television news veteran and former WAGA Atlanta news director will succeed Kieran Clarke as VP-GM in Charlotte of WJZY and WMYT.

DMA 22

Tina Luque Named ND Of Fox Charlotte Duo

The former news director of WTKR-WGNT Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Va., will oversee news operations at WJZY (Fox) and WMYT (MNT).

DMA 24

Kieran Clarke Named GM Of Fox In Charlotte

The former Meredith Corp. executive takes over Fox’s WJZY and WMYT in North Carolina.


Fox Promotes Charlotte GM Karen Adams

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.

DMA 24

Karen Koutsky Named Fox’s Charlotte ND

The former news director of WGHP High Point, N.C., will head news operations at Fox Television Stations’ WJZY-WMYT duopoly.


Geoff Roth To Head News At WJZY-WMYT

The former executive producer at KRIV Houston will take over news leadership at the new Fox duopoly in Charlotte, N.C.


WJZY-WMYT Names Bradshaw Creative Services VP

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 […]


WJZY-WMYT Make Exec Appointments

Jay Abbattista named VP-director of sales while Lynda Grahl is tapped to be VP of finance.

DMA 25

Fox Names Adams GM Of Charlotte Duo

The longtime GM of WGHP Greensboro, N.C., Karen Adams, will take over leadership of WJZY and WMYT once FCC approval comes through on the purchase from Capitol Broadcasting.

DMA 25

WCCB Charlotte To Lose Its Fox Affiliation

The move is a result of Fox’s buying Capitol Broadcasting’s CW and MNT affiliates there, WJZY and WMYT. Jim Babb, EVP-COO of WCCB owner Bahakel Communications, says they were informed of the move Monday morning and are “already exploring various options.”


WBTV 10 P.M. News Switches Stations

The evening newscast produced by Raycom’s Charlotte, N.C.’s CBS affiliate has moved from its current slot on Capitol Broadcasting’s CW affil WJZY to Capitol’s MNT outlet, WMYT.