On This Night, ‘On The Media’s Brooke Gladstone Was The (Other) Story

CNN Recruits Insider Inc.’s Alex Charalambides As CTO

CNN hired Alex Charalambides, most recently chief technology officer at digital media firm Insider Inc., as its new CTO. Charalambides officially starts at CNN on Monday, Nov. 28. He reports to Patty Hirsch, global EVP of consumer digital for Warner Bros. Discovery.

Edgardo Sanabria Mariani Named KASA News Director

Telemundo promotes him from assistant news director to lead journalism at its Albuquerque, N.M., owned station.

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Caroline Collins Joins KRIV Houston As Anchor

Caroline Collins has joined Fox O&O KRIV Houston. Effective next month, she will anchor various station evening newscasts. Susan Schiller, station vice president and news director, said: “In this fast-paced world of digital platforms and on-air broadcasting, Caroline’s strong journalistic skills and ability to reach and serve our viewers on whatever platforms they consume news […]

Maine Anchor Pat Callaghan Retiring After 43 Years

WOI Des Moines Sets New Anchor Lineups

CNN Programming Chief Michael Bass To Exit At The End Of The Year

Michael Bass, CNN’s longtime programming chief known for his work through former president Donald Trump’s political career, will exit the network at the end of this year. CEO Chris Licht announced the news Monday morning, saying “Michael has demonstrated incredible leadership and perseverance” in his nearly decade-long tenure at CNN.

Tony Chiavaroli Joins WIS Columbia Weather Team

Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WIS Columbia, S.C., has added Tony Chiavaroli to its First Alert Weather team. He joins WIS from WBTW Florence, S.C., and prior to that, he was a meteorologist at WENY Elmira, N.Y. Chiavaroli is a Pennsylvania native and a 2017 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in meteorology. His […]

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WXIX’s New AM News Promos Are Catchy And Promising

WXIX in Cincinnati has some new promos for its morning news that are upbeat and entertaining enough to watch over and over. What if watching the morning news helped you have a perfect day?

Joshua Johnson Leaves NBC News

CBS News Temporarily Pauses Its Twitter Postings

NewsTECHForum: Blowing Up The Newscast In Order To Save It

News, technology and media futurists from The Washington Post, NBCUniversal Local, E.W. Scripps, CBS News New York and Bitcentral frame out how they’re envisioning, testing and implementing changes to longstanding news conventions in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum event at the New York Hilton on Dec. 13. Register here.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a commercial producer/director, a creative services director, a research director and a senior producer.

Why Misinformation Didn’t Wreck The Midterms

Misinformation about voting and election denialism didn’t swamp the midterms as many experts had feared — and many election deniers on the ballot, particularly for the crucial secretary-of-state roles, lost their races.

Google News Equity Fund Announces 450 Newsgroup Beneficiaries

Google founded the Google News Equity Fund as a global commitment to provide financial support and opportunity to news organizations that serve underrepresented groups. This year, 450 news organizations from 52 countries will receive funding from it.

US Moves To Shield Saudi Crown Prince In Journalist Killing

The Biden administration declared Thursday that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince should be considered immune from a lawsuit over his role in the killing of a U.S.-based journalist, a turnaround from Joe Biden’s passionate campaign trail denunciations of Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the brutal slaying.

Talking TV: Fox’s LiveNOW And The Art Of DJing News

Andrew Craft, senior digital journalist with Fox’s LiveNOW streaming channel, shows TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp how to multitask as producer, director and anchor while on the air for hours at a time.

Steven Ginsberg Named Editor Of The Athletic

Cristina Navarette Named Weekend Anchor At WNJU New York

WSB Investigative Reporter Richard Belcher Retiring After 50 Years In Local TV

Can Chris Licht Turn CNN Around?

Chris Licht faces an uphill battle at CNN. He got the CEO gig in the midst of a prickly merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery and right after the shocking exit of beloved long-time boss, Jeff Zucker. In his first six months, he’s shut down CNN+, ousted Brian Stelter, and shuffled anchors around, including Don Lemon and Jake Tapper. This week, the network chief held an internal town hall meeting where he faced a staff of thousands and discussed upcoming layoffs. Shortly afterwards, he sat down with Kara Swisher— who grilled him, of course.

Qatari Officials Threaten To Break Danish TV Crew’s Camera During Live Broadcast, Later Apologize

Tech Site Protocol Shutting Down

Protocol, the upstart technology news website launched by former Politico owner and publisher Robert Allbritton in early 2020, will shutter later this week and lay off dozens of staffers, people familiar with the matter told CNN.

CNN Is Ending ‘This Is Life With Lisa Ling,’ A Casualty Of Budget Cuts

CNN To Carry Out Layoffs In Early December

Chris Licht, CNN’s CEO and chairman, held a town hall meeting with his staff on Tuesday, where he provided more details about the network’s upcoming layoffs. The town hall was a follow-up to revelations that a six-month business review of the network, which Licht had ordered, had just been concluded, and one of the takeaways from it was that job cuts would be happening towards the end of the year.

CNN Plans To Sober Up Boozy New Year’s Eve Coverage

Ex-Host Tiffany Cross Wanted To ‘Take Down’ MSNBC Before Exit: Source

Ex-MSNBC host Tiffany Cross learned that she was getting pushed out days ahead of her exit — and threatened to “go out in a blaze” and “take down” the cable-TV network and its boss Rashida Jones, according to  sources.

NewsNation Documentaries To Debut ‘Harvest’

As families across the nation prepare for the holidays, NewsNation Documentaries today announced the premiere of Harvest, a two-hour documentary dedicated to the American farmer that will air Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 24, at 8-10 p.m. ET. Produced by NewsNation Documentaries, the cable news network’s documentary unit, Harvest celebrates the vital role farmers play in American […]

Minority Representation Increases In Newsrooms, But Still Lags General Population

Minority journalists represent a growing number of employees in TV and radio newsrooms, according to the most recent report from the latest RTDNA/Newhouse School at Syracuse University Survey, even reaching record numbers in radio newsrooms. But there’s still a large gap between the minority population in the U.S. and the minority workforce in local news.

Nathalie Vera Leaves KSEE Fresno For KSTS-KNTV San Francisco