Quincy Media’s ABC affiliate WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 110), sports anchor Dean Pantazi will assume a new role this summer as he marks 50 years in broadcasting and 46 years at the station. Pantazi will continue to cover a range of athletics while focusing his attention on an area he is passionate about — […]
Quincy Media’s ABC affiliate WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 110) has hiredSamantha Myers to be co- anchor of its weekday morning news. The Detroit-area native most recently was a reporter in Indianapolis for WTTV-WXIN. Prior to that, Myers was a reporter for KCRG TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Myers began her career at KOMU TV […]
Krista Miller will make her return to the Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 110), airwaves in March as the 6 and 11 p.m. co-anchor for Quincy Media’s WPTA. A Decatur, Ind., native and Bellmont High School graduate, Miller studied electronic journalism and received her bachelor’s degree from Butler University. She began her broadcasting career with WOWO […]
A 23-year-old was killed in an industrial accident. Her employer had intentionally disabled safety features on the press she operated, and was fined just $6,300. WPTA’s investigation revealed that the fines for death on the job in Indiana were so low, “it doesn’t cost that much to kill someone.”
Quincy Media’s NBC/ABC affiliate WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 111), has hired Julian Teekaram as co-anchor on Fort Wayne’s NBC News Today, effective immediately. Teekaram assumes her new role from the position of weekend anchor/reporter at the station’s ABC affiliate news operation that sister station aABC21ABC21 – At a post she has held since October […]
The news group is backing WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind., in its effort to reverse a court ruling barring it from airing audio of the sentencing hearing of a doctor who pleaded guilty to sexual battery. The Quincy Media station legally obtained the recording through an open records request.
The Quincy Media-owned ABC affiliate in Ft. Wayne, Ind., is appealing a circuit court judge’s prohibition against airing an audio recording from a trial.
Quincy Media-owned ABC affiliate WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 111), has promoted Matt Leach to chief meteorologist effective Sept. 19. Leach originally came to WPTA as its weekend meteorologist. Previously he worked writing forecasts for the Kitsap Peninsula of Washington State for one of the region’s largest newspapers. He also worked at KOMO and Microsoft […]
Quincy Media’s WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 111), has named Chris Daniels chief meteorologist for the station’s NBC affiliate 21.2 subchannel branded as Fort Wayne’s NBC. “Chris brings decades of forecasting experience and a wealth of knowledge to Fort Wayne’s NBC,” says WPTA News Director Jonathan Shelley. “Chris’ steady and accurate hand has helped guide […]
Quincy Media’s ABC affiliate WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 111), has hired Alexis Gray as the station’s evening news co-anchor. She joins the station from Quincy’s WSJV South Bend, Ind., where she investigated a variety of stories including Notre Dame’s handling of student sexual assault reports, churches paying to teach sex education in public schools […]
Quincy Media recruits him from WDSU New Orleans. He begins heading news operations at the Fort Wayne multi-affil on Aug. 25.
Quincy Media’s NBC affiliate WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 111), on Wednesday hired Tom Powell as its evening news anchor. He joins the station from Quincy’s sister station WSJV South Bend, Ind., where he has been the prime anchor for five years. He started his career as reporter at KSFY Sioux Falls, S.D., then spent […]
The news director of ABC affiliate WPTA and and NBC affiliate WISE as well as director of content and strategy for Granite Broadcasting will retire at the end of May. He has worked continuously as a news director for 31 years.
An upcoming Federal Communications Commission meeting could alter a deal by an Illinois media company to acquire a Fort Wayne television station and manage another.
It’s purchasing WEEK Peoria-Bloomington, Ill.; WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind.; KBJR and its satellite, KRII, Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis.; and WBNG Binghamton, N.Y. In addition, Quincy will provide operating services to WHOI and WAOE Peoria-Bloomington, Ill., as well as to stations to be acquired by SagamoreHill Broadcasting: WISE Fort Wayne, Ind., and KDLH Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis.