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Yanks, Mets ‘Play Ball’ On WPIX

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Openings In News And Engineering

New jobs post to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news director, a news digital content manager, and a systems engineer.

WPIX News Director Vickie Burns Leaving

Burns started working at the Nexstar CW affiliate in March 2019. Her last day at the station will be March 26.

Chris McDonnell Named WPIX VP-GM

The veteran Nexstar leader with 30 Years of large market broadcast experience to oversee the New York CW affiliate’s broadcasting and digital operations under a local programming and marketing agreement with Mission Broadcasting.

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Sales Manager And President-CEO Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for general sales manager for Nexstar and a president-CEO for Lakeland PBS in Minnesota.

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General Manager, Creative Services Director And Maintenance Tech Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager, a creative services director and a maintenance technician for Nexstar, Hearst and Allen Media stations.

WPIX VP-GM Bart Feder Stepping Down

WPIX New York VP-GM Bart Feder will leave his post on Jan. 29, he said Wednesday. Feder, who has spent most of his career in television newsrooms, was hired as the SVP of news in 2015 by Tribune Broadcasting. Once Tribune was bought out by Nexstar two years ago, he shifted into the VP-GM role at WPIX. Now that the station has changed hands again, he said it’s time for him to leave.

Ofelia Castiblanco Named WPIX Station Manager

Mission Broadcasting has promoted Ofelia Castiblanco to station manager and community affairs director of its newly acquired WPIX New York. This comes on the heels of Mission’s acquisition of the station from E.W. Scripps Co. on Dec. 30, 2020. Castiblanco became the station’s community affairs director in January 2020. Just prior to joining the station, […]

Scripps Completes Sale Of WPIX To Mission

Scripps purchased WPIX as part of its acquisition of eight television stations in seven markets from Nexstar. Those stations were being divested in connection with Nexstar Media Group’s acquisition of Tribune Media in September 2019. Scripps granted Nexstar the option to buy back WPIX. The option expired at the end of 2021. Nexstar assigned its option to Mission Broadcasting, and Mission exercised the option.

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WPIX’s Happy Holiday Promo Lifts New Yorkers’ Spirits

Reporter Marvin Scott Celebrates 40 Years At WPIX

Man Accosts WPIX Reporter And Breaks A Light During Shot

WPIX New York Expanding Morning News

Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, the PIX11 Morning News on Scripps-owned CW affiliate WPIX New York (DMA 1) will add a 10 a.m. hour to its weekday broadcast, expanding to six-and-a-half hours of local morning news and information from 4:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The team that came together in January to launch the 9 a.m. […]

DMA 1: NEW YORK

Mission Broadcasting Buying WPIX From Scripps

Nexstar has transferred its option to purchase Scripps’ New York CW affiliate WPIX to Mission Broadcasting and Mission has exercised its option to purchase the station for $75 million plus accrued interest, to be calculated on the period between the Sept. 19, 2019, purchase date of WPIX by Scripps and the option sale closing date.

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WPIX Promo Salutes New York City’s Own Heroes

WPIX To Air Palm Sunday, Easter Masses From St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The Archdiocese of New York and Scripps CW affiliate WPIX will partner to broadcast Mass on both Palm Sunday, April 5, and Easter Sunday, April 12, live from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, will celebrate both Masses, although without a congregation present due to the coronavirus outbreak. Each Mass will […]

WPIX Employees Work From Home, Crews To Dispatch From Field

DMA 1: NEW YORK

WPIX Expands Weekday Morning News

Beginning Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, WPIX New York’s PIX11 Morning News will add a 9 a.m. hour to its weekday newscast, expanding the broadcast by an hour, from 4:30 to 10 am. PIX11 Morning News will also add two featured reporters, Marysol Castro and Ben Aaron. The PIX11 Morning News will continue to be anchored by Kala Rama and Craig Treadway (4:30-6 […]

WPIX Holiday Promo A Real Toe-Tapper

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WPIX Wins Promax North America Award

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WPIX Goes To Central America To Document Immigrants’ Stories

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WPIX Awards Schools Money For Supplies

DMA 1: NEW YORK

News Director Amy Waldman Leaving WPIX

WPIX New York News Ddirector Amy Waldman is leaving the Tribune CW affiliate after four-and-a-half years in the lead role. Walman is being replaced by Vickie Burns, who has been named the station’s vice president of news and content. She has also been consulting for the station for the past year.

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WPIX’s Marketing Team Creates Documentary Series

Longtime WPIX Sports Anchor Scott Stanford Leaves

DMA 1: NEW YORK

WPIX Crew Gets Harassed After Live Shot

How A Tradition Was Almost Lost Forever

One of the most beloved Christmas traditions was almost lost forever. Yule Logs are everywhere these days, on television, on YouTube and on streaming services. But the one that started it all ― the WPIX Yule Log that was originally broadcast in New York starting in 1966 ― actually vanished for years.

DMA 1: NEW YORK

WPIX New York Reporter Lisa Mateo Leaving

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WPIX’s Hyman Honored For 25 Years In N.Y. TV

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NYC Buses Tout WPIX’s Commitment To Viewers

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Top 20 Market Social Media Report: New York

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WPIX Promos Position It As ‘New York’s Very Own’

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WPIX Housing Exposé Gets Governor To Act

After a series of investigations and reports both on air and on social media by WPIX New York reporter Monica Morales (l) that revealed horrible housing conditions, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (r) made personal inspections followed by proposals on how to remedy the housing  problems. Also, as a result of Morales’ reports on WPIX, 55 buildings in the public housing developments across the city now have heat and hot water.

DMA 1: NEW YORK

WPIX News Names New Executive Producer

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WPIX Gives $10,000 To ‘Fuel A School’

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WPIX Promo Makes Viewers Feel ‘Beautiful’

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WPIX New York Expands Morning News

DMA 1: NEW YORK

WPIX Teams With Former Yankee For Hurricane Relief

DMA 1: NEW YORK

WPIX Tweaks Color Palette In New Graphics

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Weather, And Promoting It, Differs Everywhere

If your competitor has the most experienced meteorologists in town, and has marketed that position successfully, you can’t own it. So maybe your best option is to find another position that you can own, one that is unspoken, subtle and not so serious. Here are seven successful weather promotion strategies you can file for a rainy day.