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.
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.
Newsy Ramps Up For 24/7 News
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.
The Scripps NBC affiliate will join WTMJ-AM to round out the Milwaukee Business Journal’s broadcast alliance.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
The Journal Broadcast Group’s Milwaukee NBC affiliate hires her from WLS Chicago where she’s been assistant news director since 2002.
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.
The station group promotes the GM of its Green Bay, Wis., duo to lead its NBC affiliate in Milwaukee.
Bill Berra is stepping down as vice president of news for Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ in Milwaukee next month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.