Pittsburgh is known as one of the truly competitive TV markets in the nation, and a new battleground has emerged in the 4 p.m. hour. KDKA (above) has run 4 p.m. news since 2002, while WTAE debuted an hour-long program in July and WPXI did so in mid-September.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for two general managers, three sales managers, an assistant news director, a producer, a maintenance tech and a master control op.
Andrew Stockey, Kelly Sasso and meteorologist Jeff Verszyla will anchor the hour-long broadcast beginning July 6 on the Hearst ABC affiliate.
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WTAE Pittsburgh has added meteorologist Brian Hutton Jr. He becomes part of Pittsburgh’s Action Weather team, led by Chief Meteorologist Mike Harvey, Meteorologist Ashley Dougherty and Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla. Hutton has been a meteorologist at stations in Mississippi and North Carolina. His severe weather experience includes snowstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes. Hutton grew […]
WPGH, WTAE and WPNT roll out the new television transmission technology.
Its Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 at Noon gets an extra 30 minutes beginning Jan. 13. The newscast will be anchored by Kelly Sasso and meteorologist Ashley Dougherty.
TV stations have the power to be positive change agents in their communities. Bringing together community leaders to openly discuss issues that divide and unite neighborhoods in a town hall setting can be the first step. Two Hearst affiliates, one in Baltimore and the other in Pittsburgh, are broadcasting town hall meetings that address critical issues facing their communities.
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WTAE Pittsburgh (DMA 24) has promoted Brittany Hoke to weekend evening anchor and hired Alex Alecci as weekend evening meteorologist. Hoke has been a reporter for WTAE in its Westmoreland County bureau since June 2017. In her newly expanded assignment she joins co-anchor Ryan Recker weekend evenings starting Oct. 29. Alex Alecci […]
On Aug. 24, the Hearst-owned Pittsburgh ABC and Cozi TV affiliate will be the first Pittsburgh station to move frequencies under the spectrum repack.