TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Byron Harmon, VP of news at Fox-owned WNYW New York, about what the post-pandemic major market newsroom will look like, how the past year has impacted his management approach and the vital role of HBCUs in furthering industry diversity.
After a celebrated TV news career of 40-plus years, including the last 15 at Fox O&O WNYW, he’s leaving the station to attend Harvard Business School.
Fox-owned WNYW in New York has been on the front lines of the coronavirus epicenter for weeks, weathering sick employees, virus vulnerabilities and the gauntlet of covering a metastasizing story with endless moving parts. “It’s the most challenging environment I’ve ever had to manage through,” says VP-GM Lew Leone. Above, Rosanna Scotto interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Kerry Drew and Bianca Peters are tapped as the faces of the Fox O&O’s early morning broadcast.
Social media platforms are fast evolving, and newsrooms that have come to rely on them are turning to new tools to keep up. From more granular analytics to better tools for incorporating social content into stories, newsrooms — and the vendors they work with on social — are moving along a sharp learning curve.
Fox O&O WNYW New York’s Good Day New York had a strong April among adults 25-54, according to Nielsen. The weekday show, hosted By Rosanna Scotto and Lori Stokes, averaged 41,700 viewers in the key demo, toping WNBC’s Today (39,100) and WCBS’s CBS This Morning (22,900). The last April in which Good Day New York […]
A trip to WNYW’s Tape Room, where the station keeps its archives, sparked an idea for reporter Dan Bowens. In the Tape Room, Bowens found old reports of crimes from the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area that have remained unsolved to this day. Bowens has produced 13 audio-only podcasts so far. Of those, four were made into TV stories and then those four were stitched together for a 22-minute special called The Tape Room.
For Byron Harmon, who previously worked at both the NBC and CBS O&Os in New York, stretching the familiar formulas is the way to break away from the pack without breaking the mold. Like other news leaders on the broadcast side, he walks a fine line between innovation and expectation.
Fox-owned WNYW New York (DMA 1) today promoted Dan Bowens to weekend anchor. Effective immediately, he will anchor the Fox 5 News at 6 p.m. and the Fox 5 News at 10 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. In addition, Bowens will continue to report on various weekday newscasts, write and produce for the station’s Jazz […]
This week’s Social Scorecard covers the social media scene in New York City where broadcasters are vying for their share of engagement among 140 million actions. WNYW, the Fox O&O, is far ahead of all broadcasters there. Its secret? Fewer posts that appeal to their followers’ emotions. “Sometimes, less is more,” says Dan Carlin, the station’s programming and research VP.
WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York City, has had a bumpy ride after an Internet outage rendered its control room and studios essentially useless — and had to rely on Fox News Channel for help.
A New York federal judge won’t yet dismiss a WNYW New York reporter’s claim that she was fired in retaliation for complaining about discrimination — and found it’s too early to tell whether it was irrelevant for her to reference other women’s allegations against Roger Ailes and Billl O’Reilly in her complaint.
Lori Stokes, most recently co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning at crosstown WABC, will co-host Good Day New York alongside Rosanna Scotto.
The Fox-owned New York stations will move their transmitters to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere early next year.
Fox Television Stations has asked the FCC to continue its temporary waiver of the newspaper-broadcast crossownership rule allowing its ownership of the New York Post, Fox O&O WNYW and MNT affiliate WWOR.
Fox O&O WNYW was tops in social rankings for the New York City market from Jan. 9 to Feb. 8. according to Share Rocket. WNYW increased its lead to a full 10 points over second-place ABC-owned WABC on the strength of its Facebook page.