WRAL Announces New Newscast, New Anchor Team, New Entertainment Lineup

Viewers of Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 27), can now get more news with the permanent addition of WRAL News at 7 p.m. With the announcement of this additional half-hour of news, WRAL also announces a new anchor team at 4 p.m., pairing Lena Tillett with Kathryn Brown on the desk. Meteorologist Kat […]

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WRAL Holding Virtual Telethon To Support Raleigh Nonprofits

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WRAL Raises $275,000 For Raleigh Restaurants

“We recognize that part of our role as a locally owned and operated television station is to support and help neighbors and businesses in need,” said Joel Davis, WRAL general manager.

DMA 27: RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC

Shuneca Harrington Named WRAL Sales Director

TV Sales veteran Shuneca Harrington has been named director of sales at Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WRAL Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville (DMA 27), effective April 20. She is joining from WRBL Columbus, Ga., where she led the sales team. Harrington started her career as an account executive in Raleigh and quickly became digital sales manager before being promoted […]

WRAL Podcast Bets Transparency Builds Loyalty

Like every other newsroom, WRAL-TV is grappling with the unique challenges of covering the coronavirus. But the Capitol Broadcasting station in Raleigh is also exploring those challenges publicly in the latest episode of a new podcast called How to Commit Journalism.

Stop Calling It OTT!

“We never use the term OTT in our marketing,” says Anita Normanly, production manager in the audience development department at WRAL Raleigh, N.C. “We always talk about WRAL Streaming Channels,” adding that they deliberately chose the word “channel” because that’s how viewers think about TV. Jake Seaton is the digital product manager and says the goal has always been making it easy for viewers. “If it’s on digital, then it’s on our Streaming Channels.”

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Sr. Multiplatform Producer Opening At WRAL

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter include an opening for a senior multiplatform producer at WRAL in Raleigh, N.C., who will plan and produce daily coverage — written, video and multimedia.

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News Anchor, Reporter, Producer Opportunities

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a producer for WRAL in Raleigh, N.C.; a reporter for WICU in Erie, Pa.; and a producer/anchor for WENY in Elmira, N.Y.

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Capitol Broadcasting Programs Earn Regional Emmys

WRAL Digital Launches All-New App Design

Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 27) today announced that its WRAL News app, “the first mobile app from a local U.S. TV station, has been completely rebuilt and redesigned to give users more control over the content that is most important to them.” The new app puts users in the driver’s seat […]

WRAL Adding Chris Lea To Sports Team

Chris Lea will join the sports department of Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WRAL Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 27), on March 4, just in time for ACC Tournament coverage. Lea comes to WRAL after seven years at WXII Winston-Salem, N.C., where he’s currently leading the station’s sports efforts. Lea will join the on-air WRAL sports team alongside […]

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Raleigh’s WRAL Has News Producer Opening

WRAL, the NBC affiliate in the Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, N.C., market, locally owned by Capitol Broadcasting, is looking for a strong news producer. U. S. News & World Report ranks Raleigh as the 10th best place to live in the country.

WRAL Partners With Fact Check Site PolitiFact

WRAL-WRAZ Raleigh Debuts New Set

Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL and WRAZ Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 27) 50, launched a new set on Oct. 31 starting with their noon newscasts. The new set houses what the company believes to be the largest local news LED installation in the country. Not one, but two, LED screen arrays will help the WRAL News and Weather […]

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TV Openings In News, Sales And Marketing

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in marketing, sales and news from Tegna’s stations in Austin and Minneapolis, Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL in Raleigh, and Nexstar’s station in Jackson, Miss.

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Openings For Newscast Director And News Director

New TV jobs just posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are for a newscast director for Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL in Raliegh, and a news director for Scripps’ KSHB in Kansas City.

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WRAL Doc Examines North Carolina’s Opioid Addiction

Overdoses from heroin, fentanyl and other opioids are the leading cause of accidental death in North Carolina. A new WRAL Raleigh documentary, Finding A Fix, airing tonight at 7 on WRAL and on WRALdocumentary.com, looks at how North Carolina’s efforts to combat opioid addiction have changed and expanded since the station’s looked at the issue in a 2017 documentary.

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News Producer And Assignment Editor Needed

Last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center, new jobs in highly desirable markets were posted for a TV news producer at Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL in Raleigh, N.C., and for an assignment editor at Tenga’s KPNX in Phoenix.

DMA 25: RALEIGH, NC

WRAL-WRAZ Announces Weather Team Lineup

Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WRAL Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 25) has a new on-air weather team. Elizabeth Gardner will continue to lead WRAL and co-owned Fox affil WRAZ’s weather coverage on weekdays in the morning and noon news. Mike Maze will lead the weekday evenings at 5, 6, and 10 on Fox 50 and 11 p.m. […]

DMA 25: RALEIGH, NC

WRAL Expands ‘Morning News On Fox 50’ By An Hour

Beginning June 3, it’s even easier to catch your favorite local news at a time that’s convenient for you when Capitol Broadcasting-owned NBC affiliate WRAL’s Morning News on Fox 50 (WRAZ, co-owned by Capitol Broadcasting) expands by one hour each weekday, 9-10 a.m. Veteran WRAL News anchors Ken Smith and Lena Tillett will anchor the […]

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New TV-Digital Job Opening In Raleigh, NC

Capitol Broadcasting Co., a diversified media and entertainment company based in Raleigh, N.C., is looking for a director of technology.

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News Orgs Grapple With OTT Discoverability

Creating an app to deliver unique content OTT is only a small part of the equation for local news. Stations moving into OTT need their target viewers to be able to find their apps on various platforms, and that can be tricky.

DMA 25: RALEIGH, NC

Brad Johansen Out After One Year At WRAL

DMA25: RALEIGH, NC

Meteorologist Greg Fishel Out At WRAL

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WRAL Continues 30-Year Tradition Keeping Kids Warm

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64 Journos Describe Hurricane Florence For WRAL

DMA 25: RALEIGH, NC

WRAL Anchor David Crabtree Postpones Retirement

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WRAL Doc Explores Robots Replacing Workers

DMA 25: RALEIGH, NC

WRAL Anchor Jeff Hogan Badly Injured

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WRAL Raleigh Relaunches Weather App

Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WRAL Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 25), has released a major update to its popular weather app, providing an all-new user experience, “including easier access to popular features, customizable designs, animated graphics and voice alerts,” according to the station. The app is a complete overhaul, delivering interactive radar plus 7-day and hourly forecasts. […]

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WRAL Report Gives Voice To Child Sex Victims

DMA 25: RALEIGH, NC

WRAL-WRAZ GM Steven Hammel To Retire

Later this year he will leave the Capitol Broadcasting Raleigh, N.C., NBC-Fox duopoly after 10 years.

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WRAL Shows Olympics In Next Gen TV Format

WRAL, NBCU, NAB Showcase Next-Gen TV

Hundreds gathered to see the future of television in Raleigh, N.C. Monday was the first time ATSC 3.0 was used to publicly show the benefits and features of the new standard with an Olympic event. The demo also included Advanced Emergency Alerting that can show location-specific, interactive warnings.

WRAL Uses VR, AR For ‘Olympics Zone’

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WRAL Documentary Examines Hispanic Immigration

DMA 25: RALEIGH, NC

Brad Johansen Joining WRAL News Team In April

Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WRAL Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 25) is adding Brad Johansen to its news team beginning in April 2018. Johansen will anchor a number of newscasts alongside the current WRAL team of Debra Morgan, Gerald Owens, Kathryn Brown and David Crabtree, the latter of whom is set to retire late next year. Johansen […]

DMA 25L RAEIGH, NC

Jeff Hogan Named New WRAL Morning Anchor

Television news veteran Jeff Hogan will join the Morning News team at Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WRAL Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 25), beginning Jan. 29, 2018. He will work alongside Renee Chou, Elizabeth Gardner, Brian Shrader and Lena Tillett along with long-time morning anchor Bill Leslie who is retiring in June. Hogan has worked for WBNS […]

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AP Names WRAL ‘Outstanding News Operation’

DMA 25: RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC

WRAL Asked To Not Broadcast Parade

A letter sent by the board of the Greater Raleigh (N.C.) Merchants Association to its members questions the ethics and motives of WRAL — the former sponsor of GRMA’s Raleigh Christmas Parade — and called on the TV station to “do the right thing, do the ethical thing, do the responsible thing” and not broadcast this year’s parade.