Tegna Taps Julie Eisenman As WNEP GM

She moves from content director at the company’s WLTX Columbia, S.C., to lead its ABC affil in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., following Chuck Morgan’s retirement.

Sharla McBride Leaving WNEP For WUSA

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WNEP Gets Train Set From HBO’s John Oliver

After the host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver poked some fun at the Scranton, Pa., ABC affiliate’s outdoor train set it features in weather reports, some viewers took offense. Later, Oliver revisited the subject and adamantly professed his love for train sets, then unveiled what he called “greatest backyard train the world has seen ever seen.” It features three levels of trains, tunnels, waterfalls, fireworks, a viaduct and Scranton buildings, including the Lackawanna Hotel. To wrap up the segment, Oliver asked: “When are you going to pick this up?” Just as soon as WNEP can clear out room for it.

DMA 56: WILKES BARRE-SCRANTON, PA

WNEP Debuts New Graphics, Tweaks Branding

DMA 56: WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA

Change In The Weather Lineup At WNEP

The last time ABC affiliate WNEP Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa. (DMA 56), changed chief meteorologists was in 1982, when Tom Clark took over for Paul Douglas. But with Clark’s retirement Friday, which is the result of a Tribune Media Co. buyout, a long-time weathercaster will take over the chief’s job, and two new meteorologists will begin their […]

DMA 55: WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA

WNEP News Loses Two Veterans To Buyouts

Early retirement means viewers in Northeastern Pennsylvania are not going to be seeing anchor Marisa Burke and chief meteorologist Tom Clark after more than 30 years each on the Tribune-operated ABC affiliate.

 

Most Dominant Social Stations Ranked

Share Rocket has introduced a power ranking of all the TV stations in the U.S. ABC affiliate WNEP in Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Pa., was No. 1 with seven of the top eight overall social assets.

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Jobs in Pennsylvania, Virginia And DC

Tribune Media is searching for a digital sales manager for its Scranton, Pa., ABC affiliate WNEP.  Gray Television seeks a multimedia journalist for its Washington Bureau.  Raycom Media is looking for a digital content manager for its Richmond, Va., NBC affiliate WWBT.  To see all job openings on TVNewsCheck, click here.

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Jobs in Pa., NY, Ohio, Texas, The Southeast

Tribune Media is searching for a digital sales manager at WNEP (ABC) Scranton, Pa.  Nexstar is looking for a news director at WROC (CBS) Rochester, N.Y.  Futuri Media seeks a national account manager for locations in Cleveland and Dallas.  A news director is also needed for a small southeast market.  To see all job openings on TVNewsCheck, click here.

DMA 55: WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA

Longtime WNEP Newscaster Nolan Johannes Dies

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Chris O’Neal Is WNEP’s New Creative Services Director

Tribune Renews Its ABC Affiliations

The new agreement covers the company’s WGNO New Orleans and WQAD Davenport, Iowa, and Dreamcatcher Broadcasting’s WNEP Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

DMA 54

WNEP Scranton Snubs Dunder Mifflin Ad

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania TV station is refusing to run a commercial for the real-life Dunder Mifflin paper brand. Quill.com produces a line of paper products inspired by the fictional company at the center of “The Office,” the long-running NBC comedy set in Scranton. Quill had planned to run an ad on […]

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In Scranton, Papers Try To Catch TV Online

In Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa., WNEP leads the way online, but from paywalls to social media and mobile, the market’s newspapers’ are trying new ways to boost revenue, readership and visibility in the television-dominated market.

DMA 54

WNEP Scranton Opening New News Bureau

DMA 54 (WILKES BARRE-SCRANTON, PA.)

WNEP Ups Carl Abraham To News Director

The long-time newsman at the Local TV Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Pa., ABC affiliate takes over the news department.

DMA 30 (HARTFORD, CONN.)

WTNH Names Erik Schrader News Director

The ND at WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is moving to LIN’s Hartford, Conn., ABC affiliate to lead the news department.

WNEP Scranton To Debut New News Set