WREX Anchor Kristin Crowley Joins WXIA As Investigative Reporter

WXIA Names Kristie Anderson Assistant News Director

Tegna NBC affiliate WXIA Atlanta has promoted Kristie Anderson to assistant news director, effective immediately. She previously was managing editor of daily content. Anderson started her career at KTVK Phoenix as an intern and was promoted to associate producer while attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State. She has […]

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WXIA Taps Skeptical Mom Viewer For Vaccine Reporting

WXIA Atlanta took an innovative approach to address concerns and mistrust over the COVID-19 vaccines. Instead of a reporter interviewing the experts, they turned the questioning over to an Atlanta viewer skeptical of the COVID-19 vaccines, a mom with two kids who was also a caregiver for her live-in elderly mother.

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A One-Man-Band In TV News For 29 Years

Brendan Keefe, chief investigative reporter at WXIA, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Atlanta, has pretty much been a one-man-band since he was hired as a news photographer in 1991.  Today, Keefe is the leader of the investigative team at WXIA, and the corporate trainer for all 60 Tegna stations.

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Atlanta Stations Work Together For Coronavirus Special Tonight

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Traffic At The Top In Atlanta Ratings Race

Cox Media Group’s WSB has been the beast in Atlanta for many years, but the race is tightening. Fox-owned WAGA is coming on strong with its relentless local content strategy, and the other players are shaking things up, too.

DMA 10: ATLANTA

WATL Atlanta Launching Primetime Newscast

The Tegna-owned MNT affiliate WATL Atlanta (DMA 10) will debut news in primetime today from co-owned NBC affiliate WXIA. 11Alive News: Primetime will air from 8 to 10 p.m.

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WXIA’s Crash Clark Apologizes For Cursing On Air

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Aisha Howard Joining WXIA’s 11 PM News

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Journalists Bring Digital Aesthetic To Local News

Creating more long-form, “nuanced” journalism is a way for local stations to grab younger viewers in an era where there is a growing dissatisfaction with the national news media. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

DMA 10: ATLANTA

WXIA Anchor Jennifer Boettcher Leaving News

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Vinnie Politan Leaving WXIA After 4-Plus Years

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Tegna Investigates Disappearance Of Little Boy

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Top 20 Market Social Media Report: Atlanta

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UPDATE: KSDK Exposes Selling Girls For Sex

Deep Dive, Digital Stories Can Have Impact

Jeremy Campbell, a reporter/executive storyteller on WXIA Atlanta’s digital, investigative unit presents four suggestions on how make the transition from traditional to digital journalist and create “deep dive, digital release” stories.

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WXIA Atlanta Debuts Local ‘Late Feed’

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Valerie Hoff Sues WXIA Over Forced Resignation

DMA 10L ATLANTA

WXIA Reporter Valerie Hoff Resigns Over Tweet

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Former WXIA Reporter Ollisteen Miles Dies At 70

Hearst, Scripps Share Cronkite Award

The station groups were cited for their “strong, clear, vocal leadership.” Other winners of the political journalism award, which is bestowed by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism,include include KUSA Denver (two awards); KXAN Austin, Texas; WXIA Atlanta; WOI Des Moines, Iowa; KMGH Denver; and KCET Los Angeles.

DMA 10: ATLANTA

WXIA’s Blayne Alexander Joins NBC News Channel

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Tegna Looking To Grow Its Own Syndie Hits

Tegna Media President Dave Lougee challenged his stations to come up with new ideas for first-run shows that it could take group-wide — and possibly nationally. That yielded five pilots and, of those, two from WXIA Atlanta and WWL New Orleans were deemed worthy to produce locally. 

 

Four TV Stations Among DuPont Winners

Four 2017 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards go to local television news investigations: KXAN in Austin, Texas, for documenting racial profiling, WVIT in West Hartford, Conn., for uncovering widespread faulty home construction, Indianapolis’ WTHRfor exposing a corrupt charity, and Atlanta’s WXIA for spotlighting problems with the 911 emergency system.

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KUSA Anchor Cheryl Preheim Moving To WXIA

DMAS 20 & 10

KOVR Anchor Ron Jones Moving To WXIA

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Anchor Brenda Wood To Retire From WXIA

DMA 9: ATLANTA

Former WXIA Reporter Rowson Joins The FBI

DMA 9: ATLANTA

Sports Anchor David Wilkinson Leaves WXIA

DMA 9: ATLANTA

WXIA Wins Al Neuharth Investigative Award

National Murrow Awards Recognize Local TV

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.

DMA 9: ATLANTA

WXIA Reporter Comes Out After Orlando Shooting

DMA 9: ATLANTA

Fred McFarlin Gone From WXIA’s Morning Show

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WXIA Reunion Fetes 15 Departing Staffers

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Longtime Atlanta Anchor Chuck Moore Dies

Peabody Awards Set First Group Of Winners

WTAE Pittsburgh, WXIA Atlanta and WMAQ Chicago are the station winners included in the first batch of 10 winners from its inaugural Peabody 30 winners for 2016.

DMA 9: ATLANTA

Whitney, Rowson, Lowry Taking WXIA Buyouts

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WXIA Airs ‘SO NOT FIRED’ Promo

DMA 9: ATLANTA

Chris Holcomb Still At WXIA Despite Speculation

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WXIA Leads Tegna’s Reinvention Of News

Tegna’s effort to overhaul local news is manifest in Inside the Triangle, a six-week investigation into heroin usage by the group’s Atlanta NBC affiliate. So far it’s been available only online, generating close to four million page views. “Everybody has talked for years about trying to change the formulaic product that we produce,” says Tegna’s Ellen Crooke, “and Tegna is devoted in 2016 that we’re going to do something about it.”