At the Norfolk, Va., CBS-CW duopoly owned by Dreamcatcher Broadcasting and operated by Tribune, Skip Valet becomes VP-GM, while Ryan Minnaugh is named news director.
Tribune confirmed that it has parted ways with Tina Luque, news director at its Norfolk, Va., CBS affiliate WTKR as the newsroom was set to celebrate her birthday.
A former WTKR Norfolk, Va., anchor who hosted a news segment called “Taking Action Against Crime” pleaded guilty to tax crimes Wednesday, admitting that she falsely told the IRS that her $12,000 hot tub was a medical expense. WTKR, however, hasn’t said one word about Juliet Bickford’s legal troubles.
Local TV-owned CBS affiliate WTKR Norfolk, Va., and Cox Cable have reached a tentative agreement to keep WTKR available on Cox Cable. Programming will continue without interruption, the station announced on its website.
In a market that spreads across 10 cities and has a heavy military presence, two newspapers rule the digital roost, but the area’s TV stations, which expect to see a 65% rise in online revenue by 2015, are trying out new ways to bring more visitors to their websites. Among them is LIN Television-owned WVBT, which has launched an online-only show about the local entertainment scene.