Gray Television’s Fox affiliate WVUE New Orleans (DMA 50) has hired Kelsey Davis to anchor Fox 8 Morning Edition along with anchors John Snell, Meg Gatto, Rob Krieger, Meteorologist Shelby Latino and Traffic reporter Kristi Coleman. While Davis moved around a lot growing up, she’s essentially a New Orleans native with deep family roots. She’s coming back […]
Many of the staff at Gray’s New Orleans Fox affiliate faced the reporting challenge of a lifetime 15 years ago when Hurricane Katrina struck. The coronavirus pandemic has compelled them to write a new playbook and yet lean on old comforts like local music. Above, WVUE and Katrina veteran Lee Zurik working from home.
The station group promotes Ronna Corrente and Joe Sciortino to lead its New Orleans Fox and Baton Rouge CBS affiliates.
In the TV business, WWL was as much a New Orleans landmark as Jackson Square or Café du Monde. The CBS affiliate dominated the Crescent City for decades, until General Manager Tim Ingram and his team from Fox affiliate WVUE flipped the market.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are for openings at the Nexstar station in Spartanburg, S.C., and the Gray stations in Roanoke, Va., and New Orleans.
Gray-owned Fox affiliate WVUE New Orleans (DMA 50) has hired former New Orleans Times-Picayune sports columnist Jeff Duncan, now writing for the popular sports website The Athletic, as an analyst. Duncan will bring his Saints expertise to Fox 8’s coverage of the team. Duncan has been honored four times as the Columnist of the Year by the […]
The fixture in New Orleans television news was killed Friday in a plane crash there while working on a story. She anchored every primetime newscast at Gray Television’s Fox affiliate WVUE during her 22-year tenure in New Orleans. She was 53.
Gray Television’s Fox affiliate WVUE New Orleans (DMA 50) said today it’s expanding its morning news program, Fox 8 Morning Edition, to weekend mornings. The two-hour show will air on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, debuting on Saturday, July 6, at 6 a.m. Sunday’s will see Fox News Sunday move to 8 a.m. WVUE reporter […]
Gray Television’s Fox affiliate WVUE New Orleans (DMA 50) has hired meteorologist Zack Fradella. This addition gives FOX 8 a staff of five meteorologists, creating what it says is the largest staff of TV meteorologists in Louisiana. “Weather has a tremendous impact on our viewers, not only from a news standpoint, but from a safety […]
It closes on the sale announced in April of the New Orleans Fox affiliate by Louisiana Media Co.
Tom Benson’s Fox affiliate will be the first station in the market for Raycom, which has operated it since 2013.
The Scripps Howard Awards celebrate excellence in journalism during 2016 in 17 categories, with prize money totaling $180,000. The winning journalists and news outlets demonstrated courage, resourcefulness and ingenuity.
The former GM of KPTV Portland, Ore., is chosen to be the first director of sales at Raycom’s New Orleans Fox affiliate.
RTDNA today announced the winners of the 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, which honors outstanding work produced by radio, television and online news organizations. In large-market television, WXIA-WATL Atlanta scored a triple win for Continuing Coverage, Investigative Reporting and Writing. In small-market television, WVUE New Orleans had a double win for Series and Use of Video and WISC Madison, Wis., got a triple win for Overall Excellence, Newscast and Feature Reporting.
Louisiana Media Co.’s Fox affiliate WVUE New Orleans (DMA 51) is changing its morning newscast. Longtime anchor team John Snell and Nancy Parker will take over the Fox 8 Morning Edition anchor desk beginning June 20. In addition, Greg Adaline joins Snell and Parker as anchor of the Fox 8 Alert Center, providing local, national and […]
After 35 years, Raycom-operated Fox affiliate WVUE New Orleans (DMA 51) is naming a new chief meteorologist as David Bernard makes the move to evenings in preparation for Bob Breck’s March 2 retirement. As Bernard transitions to chief meteorologist, Shelby Latino will take over for him on the FOX 8 Morning Edition. Bernard joined WVUE […]
Fox-owned WVUE New Orleans (DMA 51) has David Bernard, a former CBS network hurricane expert. He will team up with meteorologist Bob Breck on the station’s severe weather team. Bernard has 25 years of forecasting experience. He comes back to New Orleans after serving as a meteorological consultant in Florida as well as chief meteorologist […]
Sources say that Fox wants to trade its WOFL Orlando, Fla., to get WVUE in New Orleans, which is owned by Louisiana Media Co., but run by Raycom. Fox wants to own the Fox station in the Big Easy, home to the NFL New Orleans Saints, a strategy it’s followed before.
This week’s Social Scorecard looks at New Orleans (DMA) 51, where Louisiana Media Co.-owned WVUE leads in total social actions as well as holding the top spot in Facebook actions. The Advance-owned Times-Picayune wears the crown on Twitter and Instagram actions, however, while Gannett Co.-owned WWL-TV commands the largest number of fans and followers.