WTMJ Earns Cronkite Award For Pandemic Unemployment Investigation

During its months-long investigation, the TMJ4 I-Team regularly reported on Wisconsin’s overly complicated and neglected unemployment system, which collapsed under the pressure of the pandemic. It helped 83 people collect nearly $400,000 in unemployment back pay.

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Monday Memo | WTMJ’s ‘Milwaukee Tonight’ Promises Good News

Research told WTMJ that their viewers want more positive news and the station’s response was the weeknightly Milwaukee Tonight. Local viewers and news directors across the country are already embracing it.

Ex-WTMJ Meteorologist Sues Scripps Claiming Anti-Semitism

DMAS 51 & 36

WHBQ Reporter Tony Atkins Moving To WTMJ

DMA 36: MILWAUKEE

News Personnel Changes At WITI, WTMJ Milwaukee

DMA 36

Two Leaving WTMJ Milwaukee News Team

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WTMJ Names Jeff Kiernan Local Content Chief

Jeff Kiernan, who was a reporter and news director at the Scripps-owned Milwaukee NBC affiliate and WTMJ-AM in the 1980s and ’90s, is returning to the TV station as senior director of local content.

DMA 35

Grit TV Back In Milwaukee, On WTMJ Ch. 4.4

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

News Anchor George Mallet Out At WTMJ

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WTMJ Adds Meteorologist Elissia Wilson

DMA 35

Milwaukee Sweep: WISN, WTMJ Post P.M. Wins

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WTMJ, ‘Milwaukee Business Journal’ Partner

The Scripps NBC affiliate will join WTMJ-AM to round out the Milwaukee Business Journal’s broadcast alliance.

DMA 35

Milwaukee Sweep: WISN, WTMJ Post News Wins

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WTMJ Sales Dir. LeGrand Retiring After 40+ Years

After more than 40 years at Scripps-owned WTMJ Milwaukee (DMA 35), Mark LeGrand, the NBC affiliate’s director of sales is retiring, effective Feb. 3, 2017. During his career, the station said, LeGrand developed and maintained relationships with advertisers and grew a dedicated sales staff to serve the needs of local businesses. “If you talk to […]

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WTMJ Expected To Name George Mallet Anchor

DMA 35

What’s Up With WTMJ’s ‘The Now: Milwaukee’?

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WTMJ Decides On Anchors For 6 P.M. Newscast

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WTMJ Anchor Tom Murray Leaves For Ministry

DMA 35: MILWAUKEE

WTMJ Drops 3 P.M. News For New Syndie

The Milwaukee NBC affiliate is replacing its 3 p.m. weekday newscast with a new syndicated lifestyle/talk show hosted by Tyra Banks. FABLife premieres Monday at 3 p.m. GM Joe Poss said Thursday that the decision to drop the 3 p.m. newscast and add a syndicated show had been in the works since last year, before the station was acquired by E.W. Scripps Co.

DMA 35 (MILWAUKEE)

WTMJ Reporter Tom Murray Leaving For Ministry

DMA 35 (MILWAUKEE)

Exodus Begins At Scripps-Owned WTMJ

E.W. Scripps Co. has begun shuffling the deck chairs at its recently acquired Milwaukee NBC afiliate WTMJ, and a number of on-air people are among the key departures.

DMA 35 (MILWAUKEE)

WDJT, WTMJ And The Battle For Third Place

DMA 35 (MILWAUKEE)

WTMJ Anchor Mike Jacobs Bids Emotional Farewell

DMA 35 (MILWAUKEE)

WTMJ Veteran Anchor Mike Jacobs To Retire

E.W. Scripps Co.-owned NBC affiliate WTMJ Milwaukee (DMA 35), announced Wednesday that anchor Mike Jacobs will retire at the end of May. The station said Jacobs is the longest-serving TV news anchor in the Milwaukee area. He started reporting and anchoring at WTMJ in August 1977 and currently anchors the station’s evening newscasts: Live at […]

DMA 35 (MILWAUKEE)

WTMJ Anchor Proves Value Of Promo Depts.

DMA 34

Which TV Newsers Inspire Milwaukee Loyalty?

The planned departure of Anne State from WITI doesn’t appear to have caused too many ripples among Milwaukee viewers, who nonetheless do have favorites among local on-air talent.

DMA 34

Tallying Up Milwaukee’s TV News Offerings

Guesstimating how many hours of television news air in Milwaukee is a how-much-wood-could-a-woodchuck-chuck calculation since it’s different for each station. By my back-of-envelope calculations, WITI has the most local news — a whopping 10.5 hours per day, if you count its two hourlong, sometimes topical chat shows Real Milwaukee and Studio A, and I reluctantly do.

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

Janet Hundley Joins WTMJ As News Director

The Journal Broadcast Group’s Milwaukee NBC affiliate hires her from WLS Chicago where she’s been assistant news director since 2002.

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

Being No. 1 Is Job 1 For New WTMJ GM

Joe Poss, the recently appointed successor to Steve Wexler as head of Journal Broadcast Group’s Milwaukee NBC affiliate, has a big item on his to-do list: hiring a news director.

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

Journal Names Joe Poss GM Of WTMJ

The station group promotes the GM of its Green Bay, Wis., duo to lead its NBC affiliate in Milwaukee.

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

Bill Berra Leaving Journal Broadcast Group

Bill Berra is stepping down as vice president of news for Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ in Milwaukee next month.

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

WTMJ Joins The 4:30 A.M. News Race

Journal Broadcast Group- owned NBC affiliate WTMJ says it will expand its weekday morning newscast to start at 4:30 a.m., 30 minutes earlier than the current 5 a.m. The 4:30 a.m. Live at Daybreak starts Jan. 20.

DMA 34

Milwaukee Sweeps: WTMJ Slips After TWC Tiff

Journal Shifts Rep Biz From Petry To Katz

That’s according to a Katz memo to its staff. Eight stations in six markets, including Milwaukee and Las Vegas, are involved in the move. Journal’s WTVF Nashville is already a Katz client. All the station will be attached to Katz’s Eagle unit.

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

WTMJ Apologizes, Issues Retraction For Story

RETRANS BATTLE

WTMJ Loses TWC Cable Slot Post-Blackout

Although Journal Broadcast Group negotiated a new contract on the retransmission fee for its NBC affiliate — which most people in Milwaukee know as TMJ4 — Time Warner Cable replaced the news station’s channel 4 with the Game Show Network. Journal executives don’t like it, but have decided to roll with the punches. “This (blackout) was a great distraction ultimately for the viewers, so we made the accommodation,” Journal EVP Steve Wexler said.

RETRANS

TWC-Journal Standoff At Retrans Epicenter

A blackout of Journal Broadcast Group’s WTMJ Milwaukee on Time Warner Cable systems has dragged on for 55 days and has become a line in the sand in the national battle between broadcasters and pay-TV services over fees, programming and viewers.

RETRANS: DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

TWC Subs File Suit Over Loss Of WTMJ

Three frustrated Time Warner Cable customers on Thursday sued the cable TV provider over its decision last month to drop Journal Broadcast-owned NBC affiliate WTMJ Milwaukee from its lineup. TWC dropped WTMJ on July 25 over a retrans contract dispute. Both companies have been running public relations campaigns ever since trying to convince the public the other side is making unreasonable demands.

DMA 34

Packers Fans Look To OTA For First Game

Football fans in Wisconsin aren’t letting the blackout of Journal Broadcasting stations on Time Warner Cable systems get in the way of watching the year’s first preseason Packers game against the Arizona Cardinals on Friday. Many have been shopping for antennas and, if people have older TVs, digital TV converter boxes, so they can watch NBC affiliate WTMJ Milwaukee over the air.

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

Police Officer Sues WTMJ Over Promo

A Milwaukee police officer is suing the Milwaukee NBC affiliate and parent Journal Broadcast Group, saying WTMJ promoted and aired a story that put him in a bad light even though the station knew he had done nothing wrong.