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. Brittany Hoke, Hattie Cheek and Kelly Ann Cicalese will anchor First Look at 4:00. Now celebrating one year on the air, this newscast is No 1 […]


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 over the role in 1969 when the original Mr. Cartoon, George Lewis, left WSAZ to take a job in Maryland. Huffman retired in 1995. He […]


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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, March 31.WSAZ programs WQCW under a local management agreement. WSAZ anticipates acquiring WQCW on April 1, 2014. The newscast will also be expanding to one […]


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 Warning Weather team. Cicalese comes to WSAZ from KGWN Cheyenne, Wyo. There she anchored the weather for morning and afternoon broadcasts, produced weather segments and reported […]


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 Charleston studios, while Irr will be in Huntington. Barren served as a WSAZ anchor and reporter beginning in 2006. From 2010 to 2012 she anchored […]

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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 first day will be Monday, Dec. 17. Barren anchored WSAZ’s weekend newscasts beginning in 2006 and also was a weekday reporter based in Charleston until […]


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 Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. (DMA 65), said it believes in “providing monetary assistance where it is needed most and makes a positive and meaningful impact on local […]

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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 will be responsible for continuing development of WSAZ’s digital platforms such as and mobile applications, as well as sales research. Rob Serey is the […]

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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 format. “This represents the end of multi-year, multi-million dollar project and the beginning of a new way for all television viewers in the Charleston-Huntington market […]

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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 and its website, Wright is a veteran of television broadcasting with experience in all phases of sales management. For the past several years he […]

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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.