Tegna’s Verify team along with a medical professional has scheduled a live AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit today at 6 p.m. ET, in the r/Coronavirus subreddit, which has more than 2 million followers. This is the first time it is integrating an AMA with one of its broadcast programs. The Q and A, WUSA […]
Tegna’s CBS affiliate WUSA Washington (DMA 7) has added DC icon Tony Perkins to its Get Up DC!, team beginning Monday, Jan. 13. Get Up DC! is hosted by comedian and D.C.-native Reese Waters, and anchored by fellow D.C. native Annie Yu. The show offers news, traffic, weather and trending stories “with a distinct and […]
New job posts on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a brand manager at a broadcast group’s headquarters, and a writer/producer for a station in the nation’s capital.
WUSA in Washington, D.C., WVEC in Norfolk, Va., and WGRZ in Buffalo, N.Y., have returned to the Verizon Fios lineup.
WUSA, Tegna’s CBS affiliate in Washington, today hired Mike Wise, a sports columnist, feature writer and sports TV expert, has joined the news team as a digital journalist and on-air contributor. Wise comes to WUSA from ESPN’s Undefeated, a digital venture covering the intersection of sports, race and culture. “Mike brings his own distinct perspective to […]
WUSA, Tegna’s CBS affiliate in Washington (DMA 6), has hired Annie Yu as anchor of Wake Up Washington, the morning show that airs from 4:30-6 a.m. weekday mornings. In addition, Yu will appear on Get Up DC, which airs weekdays at 6-7 a.m. Yu, who was raised in the D.C. area, comes to WUSA after […]
Bill Lord, news director of Tegna’s Washington CBS affiliate since 2014, announced Friday he would retire after a four-decade career in news.
The head of WLWT Cincinnati is tapped by Tegna to lead its CBS affiliate in Washington. His resume includes an earlier stint at WUSA as VP-station manager.
Like many stations, Tegna-owned WUSA Washington airs regular features in its newscasts about medical and health topics. And when it does, WUSA tends to turn to one source: the Inova hospital chain. Inova has another role in the CBS affiliate’s Family Health features: It’s the sole sponsor of them. The segments raise a question that has dogged the relationship between health-care organizations and TV stations for years: Should such feature stories be called news reports or advertising — or an ill-defined hybrid of both?
Many TV stations show off the skill of meteorologists like WUSA Washington’s Topper Shutt by giving viewers a “3-degree guarantee” for their forecasts, with some tying them to donations, prizes and the like. But whether such a guarantee has any value for viewers is at best questionable.
Gannett’s CBS affiliate in the nation’s capital is the latest station to adopt the ratings technology.
Gannett-owned CBS affiliate WUSA Washington and The Washington Post today formed an editorial partnership and video sharing agreement effective immediately. The agreement calls for WUSA video, video reports, and some live video streaming coverage to appear on The Post’s website. Links to WUSA content will also be available on The Post’s regional homepage. The partnership will also allow for Washington Post video and photography to appear on WUSA newscasts and wusa9.com.
When Sinclair took over ABC affiliate WJLA in Washington, they sent WJLA GM Bill Lord packing. Yesterday, Lord was introduced to a few WUSA staffers as the CBS affil’s new news director.
Fred D’Ambrosi’s last day at the Gannett-owned CBS affiliate in Washington will be Oct. 24.
The Washington CBS affiliate will now offer the 24/7 service on its First Alert Weather subchannel.