Gray Ups Joel Swisher to GM of WSAZ-WQCW Charleston-Huntington

The station group promotes him to succeed David Hughes as leader of its West Virginia NBC-CW duopoly.

Knocked Down By A Car On Live TV, Tori Yorgey Is Still Ready To Cover Pittsburgh


TV Reporter Hit By A Car While On The Air Highlights Risks Of Do-It-All Journalism

Tori Yorgey was reporting live for WSAZ Charleston, W.Va., when she was struck by a car Wednesday night as she covered a water main break and weather that brought snow, ice and slick roads. She hit the ground with a thud and popped back up to finish her live shot. While many on social media applauded Yorgey’s ability to keep calm and carry on with her broadcast, the incident highlights the risks that reporters can face while doing their jobs — and raises questions about how newsrooms and television stations can ensure the safety of their staffers.

WSAZ Charleston Reporter Hit By Car While Reporting Live

Anchor Amanda Barren Joins WOWK After Being Fired Over COVID By Competitor WSAZ

WSAZ Anchor Gone After Refusing Mandatory Vaccination


WSAZ Forecaster Accused Of Assaulting Colleague

Gray Names New GMs And TV VPs

Each of these four individuals succeeds a regional VP-GM who, until now, have been running a local station as well as overseeing additional Gray television stations. The former RVPs will now oversee Gray television stations on a full-time basis in the new position of television vice presidents.


WOWK Leads Tight Social Media Race

It’s a close three-way race for social media supremacy in Charleston-Huntington, W.Va., among local media according to Shareablee data. WOWK holds the lead for now, but WCHS-WVAH and WSAZ are coming up close behind. An aggressive Facebook strategy and powerhouse weather team on social is helping to keep WOWK in front, its management says.


WSAZ Debuts New Anchor Teams On Sept. 14

Three of Gray Television’s Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. (DMA 66) NBC affiliate WSAZ’s evening newscasts will feature slightly different anchor teams beginning Monday, Sept. 14.  All familiar faces, some in different places. […]


WSAZ’s ‘Mr. Cartoon’ Jule Guffman Dies At 91

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man who entertained children as “Mr. Cartoon” on WSAZ-TV has died. Jule Huffman was 91. WSAZ-TV announced Huffman’s death on its website Thursday. Huffman took […]


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WSAZ 10 P.M. News Moves To WQCW

Gray Television NBC affiliate WSAZ Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. (DMA 65) is moving the 10 p.m. newscast it airs on its MNT subchannel to Lockwood Broadcast Group’s CW affiliate WQCW beginning Monday, […]


Kelly Ann Cicalese Joins WSAZ Weather Team

Gray TV’s NBC affiliate WSAZ Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. (DMA 65), has hired meteorologist Kelly Ann Cicalese. She will join meteorologists Brandon Butcher, Josh Fitzpatrick, and chief meteorologist Tony Cavalier on WSAZ’s First […]


Amanda Barren Promoted To Main Anchor At WSAZ

Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WSAZ Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. (DMA 65), has promoted Amanda Barren to its newscasts at 6 and 11 p.m., joining Tim Irr as co-anchor. She will anchor from WSAZ’s […]

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Jessica Ralston Leaving WSAZ for WTVF

Gray Celebrates Record Year With Vacations

President Bob Prather: “We had an all-time record year of both revenues and profits in 2012. A big part of our success was the hard work and dedication of each of our employees.” Seventy-eight employees will receive two extra days off this year.


Amanda Barren Returns To WSAZ News

Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WSAZ Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. (DMA 65), announced today that Amanda Barren will be returning to join Bill Murray as co-anchor of WSAZ’s First at 5:00 newscast. Her […]


WSAZ Sets Children’s Charities Day

The WSAZ Children’s Charities Board of Directors announced during their annual meeting today the designation of Thursday, Dec. 8, as WSAZ Children’s Charities Day. The Gray Television NBC affiliate in […]

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WSAZ Announces Management Changes

Don Ray, VP-GM of Gray Television’s WSAZ Charleston, W.Va. (DMA 64), announced a number of changes in the NBC affiliate’s management organization. Jack Deakin has been named digital sales manager. He […]

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WSAZ Completes HD Local News Transition

Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WSAZ Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. (DMA 64) has completed the final conversion phase to high-definition broadcasting with the transition of all locally produced news programming to an HD […]

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WSAZ Taps Wright As General Sales Manager

Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WSAZ Charleston-Huntington, W. Va. (DMA 64) has hired David Thomas Wright as general sales manager. Wright will have sales oversight for generating revenue for the station […]

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WSAZ Launches ‘Moms Everyday’

The new on-air and online resource is hosted by former WSAZ Charleston, W.Va., anchor Diane Dimoff. Its daily offerings will include  news that affects families; coupons and money-saving tips; health headlines and information; product suggestions; recalls; recipes; home inspiration; and family-friendly activities.