Howard University’s ‘NextGen TV Broadcast Collaborative’ Bringing ATSC 3.0 Service To DC

Beginning later this summer, the school’s WHUT (PBS) will serve as the host station for NextGen TV broadcasts for itself and WJLA (ABC), WUSA (CBS), WTTG (Fox), and WRC (NBC).

Joe Krebs, WRC Reporter And ‘Steadfast Soldier’ Of DC Morning News, Dies At 78

Longtime DC Quiz Show Put To The Test: ‘It’s Academic’ Needs A New Sponsor

WRC Taps Molette Green To Anchor Weekend Mornings

Molette Green To Anchor WRC Weekend Morning News

WRC’s Aaron Gilchrist Leaving For NBC News Now

In His Memoir ‘Newsman,’ WRC’s Pat Collins Sticks To His Story

Shawn Yancy Joins WRC Washington

WRC Morning Anchor Aaron Gilchrist Heads To NBC News Now

Jummy Olabanji Named WRC Washington Morning Anchor

D.C. Stations Get Creative During Pandemic

For radio and TV stations, operating throughout the pandemic and bringing us news and entertainment day in and day out required so much more than a floor lamp, some well-curated books in the background and a working Zoom link. Let’s go behind the scenes of how several stations pulled it off.

WRC Raises $120,000 For Thanksgiving Fundraiser

WRC Washington Anchor On The Mend After Open Heart Surgery

Quiz Show ‘It’s Academic’ Gets Creative

Here’s one example of how the coronavirus is affecting It’s Academic, the world’s longest-running TV quiz show: The other day, a contestant competed on his phone in his car, which was parked outside a library because the WiFi was better there than at his house. Above, Hillary Howard, host of It’s Academic, tapes segments of the high school quiz show in her Arlington, Va., home. (Photo: Dave Statter)

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WRC Fund Drive Benefits Over 60 Nonprofits

WRC Washington To Debut Pandemic-Focused ‘News 4 Kids’

NBC O&O WRC Washington (DMA 7) is launching News 4 Kids, a 30-minute weekly newscast aimed at helping children through the coronavirus pandemic. News 4 Kids will debut Saturday, April 11, at 12:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5:30 a.m. and will run through April and most likely beyond. The series, which will tell stories and providing […]

WRC Sports Anchor Sherree Burruss Leaves For CBS Sports HQ

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WRC Fights Back Following WTTG Promo

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WRC Adding Jummy Olabanji To Morning News

NBC-owned WRC Washington (DMA 6) is getting a new addition to its morning newscast. In July, Jummy Olabanji will be joining the News4 Today team as a live desk anchor and reporter. It’s a homecoming of sorts — she began her career as a WRC News4 intern. She is currently reporting and anchoring for WNBC […]

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WRC Adds D.C. Sports Vet Johnny Holliday

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WRC Says Govt. Shutdown Boosts Mid-Day News

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

Washington’s Iconic ‘It’s Academic’ Searching For New Home

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

Lindsay Czarniak Back At WRC For Super Bowl

DMA 6

Carol Maloney Leaves WRC Washington

DC Media, Political Elite Pay Tribute To Jim Vance

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

NBCU To Launch Telemundo Affiliate In DC

NBCUniversal is taking over affiliation rights for the Telemundo station in the D.C. market and will be launching its own Telemundo-owned station in December. ZGS Communications, which owns the largest group of independent Telemundo affiliations, gave up its spectrum for the Washington market earlier this year in the FCC’s spectrum auction, which gave NBCU the ability to take back the Telemundo affiliation

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Jim Vance And The Role Of Local TV News

While the late Jim Vance of WRC Washington achieved extraordinary success and tenure as a local news icon — a dominant anchor in a Top 10 market at the same TV station for 45 years — his story is also a reminder of the value that local TV news still has across the country. Local TV news remains a vital and highly regarded source of information and a cornerstone of the community fabric, thriving in an age of iPhones, Facebook and Twitter.

 

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WRC To Air Jim Vance Special On July 28

NAB Flies Flag At Half Staff To Honor Jim Vance

DMA 7

Jim Vance, DC’s Longest-Serving Anchor, Dies

In a city of news junkies and scores of high-profile figures in politics and the media, the most-watched journalist in Washington may well have been Jim Vance. For more than 45 years at NBC O&O WRC, he was the region’s longest-serving television news anchor. He presided over the area’s top-rated newscasts and became a public figure in his own right. He gained broad sympathy for his openness about his struggles with drugs and depression. Vance announced his diagnosis with cancer earlier this year. He was 75.

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WRC Meteorologist Tom Kierein Retiring

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WRC’s Jim Vance Being Treated For Cancer

DMA 7

Leon Harris Joining WRC Washington News

Award-winning journalist Leon Harris will join NBC O&O WRC Washington (DMA 7) on April 21. Harris is a veteran news anchor who spent 13 years covering the Washington area at ABC affiliate WJLA. During that time, he appeared on the station’s evening and 11 p.m. newscasts, hosted specials and weekly shows, and reported on those […]

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WRC Wins News Award From Humane Society

DMA 7

WRC Leads DC On Instagram, Twitter

The Twitter and Instagram accounts for NBC-owned WRC led the Washington market with a 29 share as a group, followed by Fox-owned WTTG with a 28.7 share and Tegna-owned WUSA with a 28.5 share, according to data from Share Rocket.

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WRC Adds Investigative Reporter Jodie Fleischer

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

Naked Man Bites Man At WRC Building

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a naked man assaulted another man at the entrance of NBC News’ Washington bureau, then ran into the building and bit a man who helped stop him. According to a police report, the man approached the entrance of the building that’s also home to WRC-TV Saturday night and hit a […]

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Tech Management Jobs in DC, FL And OH

NBC’s O&O WRC Washington is searching for a senior manager engineering & IT.  WPEC (CBS) in West Palm Beach, Fla., needs a director of engineering. Dispatch Broadcasting is looking for a director of engineering for its CBS affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio. To see all job openings, visit our Media Job Center here.

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WRC Reporter Tisha Thompson Joins ESPN

DMA 4 (PHILADELPHIA) & 7 (WASHINGTON)

WCAU’s Sheena Parveen Leaving For WRC