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WVTM Birmingham Joins With Red Cross For Hurricane Relief

Baylor Long Named News Director At WVTM

Hearst moves him from WTAE Pittsburgh where he was assistant news director to oversee operations at its NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., replacing the retiring Sue Stephens.

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WVTM And Red Cross Raise Funds For Tornado Victims

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WVTM Birmingham Holding Tornado Relief Drive Today

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Local Sales Manager Needed For Hearst’s WVTM

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a local sales manager in Birmingham, Ala. (DMA 44), at Hearst’s NBC affiliate, WVTM.

WVTM Birmingham Adds Anchor Rick Karle

Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WVTM Birmingham, Ala. (DMA 44), has named Rick Karle a news co-anchor. He will appear on WVTM 13 News Mornings, airing weekdays starting at 4 a.m. Karle joins anchor Eunice Elliott, meteorologists Stephanie Walker and Harmony Mendoza to round out the morning team. For 30 years Karle was sports director at WBRC […]

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WVTM Debuts New Set By Devlin Design

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WVTM Raises $169,000 For Tornado Relief

DMA 43: BIRMINGHAM, AL

Susana Schuler Named WVTM Birmingham GM

The former Raycom Media executive will succeed Hank Price at Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Alabama.

DMA 43: BIRMINGHAM, AL

Hank Price To Retire As WVTM President-GM

The head of Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., caps a nearly five-decade broadcasting career, including 18 years with Hearst.

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WVTM Gets $500,000 Check For Michael Recovery

DMA 44: BIRMINGHAM, AL

Lisa Crane Named EP, Host Of WVTM’s ‘Chronicle’

Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WVTM Birmingham, Ala. (DMA 44), announced Thursday that Lisa Crane’s role will expand to executive producer and host of WVTM 13 Chronicle. She will continue in her role as a member of the WVTM news team. Chronicle will be a quarterly special that features in-depth, documentary style stories with topics of interest […]

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WVTM Finds New Marketing Guru In House

DMA 45: BIRMINGHAM, AL

Veteran WVTN Anchor Ken Lass To Retire

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WVTM’s November Sweeps Elevator Pitch

DMA 45: BIRMINGHAM, AL

Guy Rawlings Join WVTM Anchor Team

Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WVTM Birmingham, Ala. (DMA 45), is adding Guy Rawlings to its news desk in December. He will anchor evening and 10 p.m. weekday broadcasts alongside current anchors, Lisa Crane and Bettina Boateng. Rawlings comes to Birmingham from KTVT Dallas where he’s been a sports anchor/reporter. Rawlings graduated from the University of Florida […]

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Jason Holloway Named New CSD At WVTM

DMA 43 (BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Sue Stephens Named WVTM News Director

Hearst moves her from KOAT Albuquerque, N.M., to lead the news department at its NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala.

DMA 43

Mike Royer Leaving WVTM Birmingham News

DMA 44

Hearst Paid $3 Million For WVTM Birmingham

Hearst Television paid $3.1 million to acquire NBC affiliate WVTM Birmingham, Ala., according to Jefferson County public records. Hearst announced last month it had closed on the station, following an August announcement the longtime media company intended to purchase the NBC affiliate.

DMAS 44 (BIRMINGHAM, AL) & 92 (SAVANNAH, GA)

Hearst Closes On WVTM, WJCL; Names GMs

Industry Veterans Named as General Managers — Henry Price at WVTM Birmingham, Ala., and Timothy Morrissey at WJCL Savannah, Ga.

DMA 45 (BIRMINGHAM, AL)

WVTM Launching 4 P.M. Weekday Newscast

RETRANS

Media General Back On Dish For Storm Coverage

“Providing our viewers with important weather and safety information during storms is an integral part of our responsibility to our local communities,” said George L. Mahoney, president-CEO of Media General.

DMA 42 (BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Andrea Lindenbert Out At WVTM News

DIGITAL DMAS (39)

As Paper Trims, Birmingham Turns To Digital

In Birmingham, Ala., planned cutbacks at the market’s daily, the Advance Publications-owned Birmingham News, have readers turning their attention to the city’s online news outlets, including TV sites, an innovative pureplay and Advance’s own three-paper website.

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Stations See Local Ratings Gold In Olympics

With the July 27 start of the London games getting closer, news crews from NBC O&Os and affiliates across the country are hard at work producing stories, profiles and packages to give them a local ratings boost. And some are prepping to make the trip overseas to be on hand for the 17 days, generating more material for themselves and, in some cases, their group-owned siblings.

DMA 39 (BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Former WAPI Newscaster Wendell Harris Dies

DMA 40

WVTM Organizes Tornado Victims Telethon

The Media General NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., is running a 24-hour United Way relief effort for victims of last week’s tornados. In addition, it’s airing a primetime special from 6:30 to 10 p.m. CDT tonight.