Ken Frierson Upped TO WNEM VP-GM

Meredith promotes the veteran sales executive from general sales manager to lead its CBS affiliate in Saganaw, Mich.

MARKET SHARE

The New Us: Local TV Marketing, Part 1

Marketing at TV stations across the country is undergoing a metamorphosis of sorts in 2020. In this first of a multi-part series, TVNewsCheck’s Paul Greeley shares the work — and the thinking behind it — of local TV marketing executives around the country to see how it’s changed to reflect the news events so far this year.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

News, Marketing And Engineering Jobs

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news director, creative services director and systems engineer at stations owned by NBC, Meredith and Lockwood in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Virginia.

DMA 71: FLINT-SAGINAW-BAY CITY, MI)

Julie Zoumbaris Tapped To Lead WNEM

Meredith picks the broadcast sales executive to succeed the retiring Al Blinke as VP-GM of its Flint-Saginaw, Mich., CBS affiliate.

DMA 71

WNEM Saginaw GM Al Blinke To Retire

The leader of Meredith’s CBS affiliate in Flint- Saginaw, Mich., is stepping down after four decades in the broadcasting industry.

DMA 72

WNEM Saginaw Memo Sparks Criticism

MARKET SHARE (DMA 72)

WNEM Claims No. 1 Spot In Social In Flint, MI

The Meredith CBS affiliate racked up almost 1.4 million social actions in six months, accounting for almost half (42%) of the total engagement generated in the market’s total 3.2 million actions, according to Shareablee data. Ian Rubin, WNEM’s news director, attributes most of the station’s success on Facebook to its anchors.

DMAS 10,12,33 & 72

Meredith Renews Four CBS Affiliations

The new agreement extends affiliation for Meredith’s stations in Atlanta, Phoenix, Kansas City and Flint, Mich. In addition, all seven of Meredith’s CBS Affiliates renew for local live streams on CBS All Access and commit to Hulu Live multichannel digital service and some future digital distribution deals.

DMA 72: FLINT, MI

Attorney: WNEM Suing Ex-Reporter Over Sexuality

DMA 72: FLINT, MI

WNEM Suing Ex-Reporter For Breach Of Contract

DMA 71: FLINT-SAGINAW-BAY CITY, MI)

WNEM Cancels Noon News For Tribute To Late Anchor

DMA 71

WNEM Flint Anchor Sam Merrill Dies

DMA 70: FLINT, MI

Katie O’Mara Leaves WNEM Over Health Issues

DMAS 70 (FLINT, MI) & 29 (NASHVILLE)

WNEM Anchor Carrie Sharp Moving To WTVF

DMA 70

Musical Chairs With Flint’s 10 P.M. Newscasts

There’s going to be a competition for mid-Michigan news viewers at 10 p.m. beginning next month. Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WNEM’s news team stops producing a 10 p.m. newscast for Sinclair’s Fox affil WSMH on April 27. At that time, NBC affil WEYI is slated to produce a 30 minute-long show on the Fox station and WNEM is moving its show to one of its digital subchannels, which is available only to over-the-air and cable viewers.

Cozi TV Diginet Adds Eight Stations

The classic TV multicast channel owned by NBC Owned Television Stations has signed seven stations owned by Meredith Corp. as well as one owned by Morning Star Broadcasting.

DMA 70 (FLINT-SAGINAW-BAY CITY, MI)

WNEM Anchor Katie O’Mara Takes Leave

DMA 68 (FLINT-SAGINAW-BAY CITY, MI)

NABET-CWA Rejects WNEM Contract Offer

Negotiations for a new contract at the Meredith-owned CBS affiliate began about 18 months ago. The union represents 50 employees, including photographers, editors, directors, on-air talent and maintenance engineers.

DMA 68

WNEM Flint Airs Incorrect Political Ad

DMA 68 (FLINT-SAGINAW-BAY CITY, MI)

WJRT Anchor Harris In Talks With WNEM, WEYI