Mark Berman To Retire From KRIV Houston


New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news producer and an investigative reporter.

WWL Ups Nicole Waivers To News Director

One of the station’s executive producer is tapped to oversee news at Tegna’s CBS affiliate in New Orleans.


Cassady Velasco Promoted To News Director At KSBW

The station veteran moves up from assistant news director to oversee journalism at Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Monterey-Salinas, Calif.

NBCUniversal And Amazon Strike New FAST Channel Deal For NBC And Telemundo Stations

NBC and Telemundo local FAST channels are now available on Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show devices.

CNN Chairman Defends Decision To Host Trump Town Hall

CNN Brass Under Fire After ‘Disastrous’ Trump Town Hall

A furious backlash raised questions about the future of chief executive Chris Licht and the larger challenges facing the news media going into the 2024 election.


WAPT Video Takes Viewers Inside The Station To Show How News Is Made

WAPT Jackson, Miss., created a video showing the behind-the-scenes of the inner workings of the station so that when their meteorologists, reporters or anchors visit classrooms or give presentations, they can share the inside story of what they do, and how they do it.

KCTV Kansas City Names Bill Hurrelbrink Morning News Anchor

KENS Promotes Henry Ramos To Co-Anchor Of Weekday 10 PM News

Laura Evans Baines Named KIRO News Director

Talking TV: Emily Barr On Sinclair’s Shuttered Newsrooms

Emily Barr, TVNewsCheck columnist and former CEO-president of Graham Media, weighs in on the troubling implications of Sinclair’s closure of five newsrooms across its markets and what shoes may drop next for an industry up against serious headwinds. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

Washington Post Names Matea Gold Managing Editor

DeMarco Morgan And Eva Pilgrim Tapped As New Anchors Of ABC’s ‘GMA3’

ABC News has found the new anchors for GMA3, the early afternoon spinoff of Good Morning America. ABC News President Kim Godwin said Thursday that the hour will be led by anchors Eva Pilgrim (l) and DeMarco Morgan, joining Dr. Jen Ashton (r), the chief medical correspondent for ABC News, who has been a fixture on the hour for the past three years. Morgan and Pilgrim have been among the anchors that have filled in over the last few months.

NBC News Now Streaming Service Getting New Brand Campaign

Amid continued erosion of the cable bundle (and therefore the reach of cable news channels), NBC News is embarking on a fresh pitch for its NBC News Now streaming offering. The free, ad-supported streaming service (which the company says is profitable) launched four years ago, but NBC News EVP Janelle Rodriguez, who oversees News Now, thinks there is more to do. “We want to keep reintroducing ourselves to new audiences who are seeking out that kind of 24-hour news accessibility,” she says.

American Legion Announces Recipients Of Fourth Estate Journalism Awards

A Florida television station and a publication focused on military issues will receive American Legion Fourth Estate Awards during the 104th National Convention of the nation’s largest veterans organization in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 31. The Fourth Estate Award has been presented annually by The American Legion since 1958 for outstanding achievement in the field […]

New Defamation Suit Against Fox Signals Continued Legal Threat

The suit, brought by a specialist in Russian disinformation, cites parallels with the recently settled Dominion Voting Systems case against Fox.

Rachel Maddow’s World War II Era-Themed Podcast Wins Hillman Prize For Broadcast Journalism

CNN Defends Trump Town Hall After Massive Backlash: ‘Tough, Fair And Revealing’

Kaitlan Collins Expected to Anchor CNN’s 9 PM Hour After Tangling With Trump

BBC Finds Ousted Chair Richard Sharp Showed No Conflict Of Interest During Tenure

The BBC has unveiled its findings following a review into the conduct of recently-ousted chair Richard Sharp. The corporation said Sharp’s conduct did not give rise to any conflicts of interest. Sharp resigned two weeks ago after it was revealed he had helped former Prime Minister Boris Johnson secure a loan in 2020 just weeks before Johnson recommended him for the role of BBC chair. Sharp was then formally appointed in Jan. 2021.

Trump Digs In On Election Lies, Insults Accuser During CNN Town Hall Event

Trump, returning to the network after years of acrimony, also refused to say whether he wants Ukraine to win the war against Russian aggression and said the U.S. “might as well” default on its debt obligation, despite the potentially devastating economic consequences. The live, televised event — held in early-voting New Hampshire — underscored the challenges of fact-checking Trump in real time. The former president was cheered on and applauded by an audience of Republican and unaffiliated voters who plan to vote in the GOP primary, as moderator Kaitlan Collins sometimes struggled to correct the record as Trump steamrolled with untrue statements. “You are a nasty person,” he snapped at one point.

French Journalist Killed In Russian Rocket Strike In Ukraine

NewsNation Signs Former Congressman And OMB Director Mick Mulvaney As Contributor

Beginning Tuesday he will offer commentary and analysis across the Nexstar network’s daytime and primetime programming, including the new political ensemble program, The Hill, and special election and political coverage.

Tucker Carlson Says He’s Bringing His Show To Twitter

Tucker Carlson said Tuesday that he is planning to relaunch his show on Twitter. He said that the new show would be “starting soon,” but gave no exact date for the launch. In a message posted on Tuesday, Carlson said: “Amazingly, as of tonight, there aren’t many platforms left that allow free speech. The last big one remaining in the world, the only one, is Twitter.”

Paramount Division Run By Chris McCarthy Lays Off 25% Of Domestic Staff; MTV News Among Units Shut Down

In the latest wave of industry layoffs, the recently combined Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios as well as Paramount Media Networks, overseen by the division’s President and CEO Chris McCarthy, is reducing its domestic team by 25% today. McCarthy addressed the cuts, which he called a “very hard but necessary decision”, in a company memo. According to sources, the basic cable networks were most heavily impacted, with a number of units being shut down as part of consolidation, mostly on the operations side.

Fox Producer Drops, For Now, Case Accusing Network Of Coercion

The lawsuit, brought by Abby Grossberg, accused the cable network of pressuring her to lie in a deposition. Her lawyers say they intend to refile the case in a different jurisdiction.

Joshua Short, Journalist/News Anchor, Returns To WNDU

CNBC Parts Ways With Anchor Whose Complaints Ousted Former NBCU CEO Jeff Shell

Hadley Gamble, a CNBC reporter who ended up as part of the headlines involving the business-news outlet’s corporate parent and the ouster of its most recent CEO, is leaving the company herself.

10.9M U.S. Viewers Watch King Charles III’s Coronation

About 10.9 million people watched the coronation of King Charles III, with broadcast and cable news outlets carrying coverage from 6-10 a.m. ET on Saturday (CNN continued with the coronation until noon). ABC led all networks with 3.04 million viewers, according to Nielsen, with NBC (2.72 million) not far behind in second place. Fox News (1.6 million), CBS (1.58 million), CNN (972,000) and MSNBC (694,000) followed. BBC America also carried the coronation, averaging 261,000 viewers over the four hours. (CNN got a bump for its coronation coverage after most other networks switched away, bringing in 1.14 million viewers from 10 a.m.-noon ET.)