When it comes to social media, the Cox-owned ABC affiliate is ahead of all the other news outlets in the country’s ninth largest market in both social actions and fan followers, according to Shareablee data. Fox O&O WAGA ranks second.
The Cox Atlanta ABC affiliate elevates its 16-year veteran and managing editor to the top news slot.
Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Charlotte and Dayton are the latest additions to the Katz Broadcasting network that debuts on April 15.
Mike Dreaden, news director at Cox’s Atlanta ABC affiliate, explains what went into getting all those live shots ready to go during last week’s crippling snow storm.
Charter Communications and Cox Media have reached retransmission consent agreements for four markets: Atlanta (WSB), Charlotte (WSOC), San Francisco (KTVU-KICU), and Seattle (KIRO).
Dr. Mehmet Oz will be moving his popular talk show from Fox affiliate WAGA Atlanta to ABC affil WSB in the fall of 2014, replacing Katie Couric’s talk show, WSB GM Tim McVay confirmed.
WSB Atlanta is the first station to use Nexidia Dialogue, a speech search technology also being used by major cable news networks, including MSNBC. The technology uses basic language sounds called phonemes to find any audible words in any digital library. WSB can now quickly access more than 40,000 hours of material dating back to the 1950s.
WSB Atlanta is the recipient of the Ad Council’s Silver Bell Award, an annual honor given to a local TV station that exemplifies support and leadership in disseminating AD council public service announcements. WSB, a Cox Media-owned ABC affiliate, aired pro bono PSAs on its airwaves for a variety of issues, including digital literacy, reading, […]
iPhone and Androids are the primary tool for working in the multimedia world. “Technology not only allows us to deliver more stories, but also to deliver more incarnations of those stories, from one-sentence summaries on Twitter to long-form video pieces in our newscasts, and everything in between,” says Liz Haltiwanger, ND at KKTV Colorado Springs.
The Cox ABC affiliate partners with Beat the Traffic to provide real-time traffic updates.
Monica Pearson, veteran anchor for Cox-owned ABC affiliate WSB Atlanta (DMA 9), announced her plans to retire at the end of July after 37 years with the station. Her last day anchoring the 4 and 6 p.m. news will be Wednesday, July 25. When she joined WSB in 1975, Pearson became Atlanta’s first woman, and, […]
Marian Pittman has been promoted from news director to station manager and is succeeded by Mike Dreaden at Cox’s Atlanta ABC affiliate.
Like most people, WSB Atlanta’s Mark Arum hates commuting. But unlike most, he’s in a position to do something about it. As the traffic reporter for the Cox ABC affiliate — and the company’s two radio stations and newspaper in the city — he’s been keeping Atlanta viewers up to the minute on gridlock and road congestion for 14 years. The technology has improved over the years, and he says he still enjoys “getting people off the interstate just before there’s a closure.” This is the first of four articles that will appear this week and that collectively constitute a TVNewsCheck Special Report on Traffic Reporting.
In Atlanta, online media makes up 20% of a slow-growing $2.4 billion local ad pool — a number only expected to hit $2.7 billion by 2016, according to Borrell Associates — and it’s hometown media company Cox Enterprises that makes the biggest splash in that pool, running the market’s top newspaper and TV sites.
Bill Hoffman (right) moves from head of the Atlanta ABC affiliate to oversee Cox Media Group’s TV, radio and newspaper operations. He’s succeeded at WSB by Tim McVay, now VP-GM of Cox’s KTVU Oakland.
Bill Hoffman,GM of Cox Media’s ABC affiliate in Atlanta, announced Tuesday that Channel 2 Action News at 4 p.m. will begin May 26, the day after The Oprah Winfrey Show airs its final new program.
President Obama is again sitting down with local stations for one-on-one interviews, as big-name reporters from Atlanta’s WSB, Cleveland’s WKYC, Detroit’s WXYZ and WTKR in Hampton Roads, Va., are meeting with the president today to discuss issues affecting their local communities.