NETNEWSCHECK SOCIAL SCORECARD (DMA 9)

In Atlanta, WSB-TV Reigns In Social Media

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.

DMA 9: ATLANTA

WSB Names Misti Turnbull News Director

The Cox Atlanta ABC affiliate elevates its 16-year veteran and managing editor to the top news slot.

DMAS 18 (ORLANDO, FL) & 9 (ATLANTA)

WESH Reporter Rikki Klaus Moving To WSB

DMA 9 (ATLANTA)

Diana Davis Retires From WSB After 32 Years

DMAS 7, 8, 14, 18, 22, 24 & 64

Cox To Carry Laff Diginet In Seven Markets

Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Charlotte and Dayton are the latest additions to the Katz Broadcasting network that debuts on April 15.

DMA 9

WSB Atlanta Reorders Sunday Lineup

MARKET SHARE (DMA 9: ATLANTA)

WSB Atlanta Markets ‘How They Make The Promos’

MARKET SHARE

Holiday Promos From Atlanta, Dallas, Philly, Tulsa

MARKET SHARE

Even Santa Needs An App, & Other Holiday Promos

DMA 9 (ATLANTA)

WSB Hires New Meteorologist Brian Monahan

DMAS 18 (ORLANDO) & 9 (ATLANTA)

Berndt Petersen Leaves WFTV For WSB

Anchor Makes 23 Robin Williams References In Report

DMA 9 (ATLANTA)

David Chandley To Leave WSB After 25+ Years

DMA 9

WSB Atlanta Traffic Reporter Herb Emory Dies

DMA 9 (ATLANTA)

WSB Reporter Jeff Dore Retiring After 30 Years

TECH SPOTLIGHT

The Story Behind WSB’s ‘News Box Pileup’

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.

DMAS 6, 9, 13 & 25

Cox And Charter Resolve Retrans Dispute

Charter Communications and Cox Media have reached retransmission consent agreements for four markets: Atlanta (WSB), Charlotte (WSOC), San Francisco (KTVU-KICU), and Seattle (KIRO).

DMA 9 (ATLANTA)

WSB Replacing ‘Katie’ With ‘Dr. Oz’ In Fall

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.

TECH SPOTLIGHT: NEXIDIA DIALOGUE

Dialogue Search Aids WSB Archives Project

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.

DMA 9 (ATLANTA)

WSB Wins Ad Council’s Silver Bell Award

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, […]

DMA 9 (ATLANTA)

Former WSB News Director Ray Moore Dies At 90

AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

Smartphones Aid Station Multiplatform News

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.

DMA 9

WSB Atlanta Launches iPhone Traffic App

The Cox ABC affiliate partners with Beat the Traffic to provide real-time traffic updates.

DMA 9 (ATLANTA)

WSB Showcases Anchor Retirement On Twitter

DMA 9

WSB Atlanta Anchor Monica Pearson to Retire

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, […]

DMA 9 (ATLANTA)

WSB Names Station Manager, News Director

Marian Pittman has been promoted from news director to station manager and is succeeded by Mike Dreaden at Cox’s Atlanta ABC affiliate.

ATLANTA SWEEPS

WSB Atlanta Survives Loss Of ‘Oprah’

SPECIAL REPORT: TRAFFIC REPORTING

Helping Commuters Drives WSB’s Arum

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.

DIGITAL DMAS

Cox Is Biggest Fish In Atlanta’s Online Sea

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.

DMA 19

Anchor-Reporter Lucie Leaves WESH For WSB

DMA 8

Cox Ups WSB GM Hoffman, McVay Successor

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.

DMA 8

WSB Replacing ‘Oprah’ With 4 P.M. News

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.

Obama Hosts New Round Of Local Interviews

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.