The old adage says you can’t go home again. But in local TV, where getting ahead often means hopscotching the nation to take a string of bigger jobs in bigger markets, some local broadcasters have prioritized going back to where they were born or where they started out in the business. Recently, several of them have reached what they call the pinnacle of their careers by being tapped to run their hometown station. In many cases, those stations are legendary within their market, with historic legacies of serving their communities.
A special news feed for Charter subscribers in Berkshire County, Mass., will be launched in the next 30 to 60 days and includes a dedicated journalist to provide regular coverage of issues affecting the various communities.
The station management veteran is moving from the GM post at WLNS Lansing, Mich., to lead WWLP (NBC), EWLP (CW) and WWLP.com.
A woman who was known in western Massachusetts as the “First Lady of Television” has died. One of the founders of NBC affiliate WWLP Springfield-Holyoke, Mass., in 1953, Kathryn “Kitty” Broman, died Sunday. She was 97, and would have turned 98 next month.