Mark Berman To Retire From KRIV Houston

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.

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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.

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 […]

Joshua Short, Journalist/News Anchor, Returns To WNDU

Acting KTTV News Director Pete Wilgoren Leaving

Saying he is “always grateful to be a journalist in this business,” Wilgoren broke the news on his social media accounts Monday. “Hi everyone, Today I am announcing that I will be leaving FOX11. I could not be more grateful to all of you, general manager Steve Carlston and the entire Fox leadership team for their support in my decision,” Wilgoren said. “Steve and I have had some thoughtful conversations about the future of the newsroom in recent weeks and it is clear that right now what is important to the organization is that we have new outside leadership in the vp/news director role to accompany our new direction across the station.”

Vicki Yates To Retire From WTVF After More Than 30 Years

Anchor José Griñan To Retire From KRIV Houston

Travis Sattiewhite Named KVUE Austin News Director

He joins from WVIT Hartford, Conn., to succeed Christina Ginn as head of journalism at the Cox Media-owned ABC affiliate.

WNBC New York Elevates Anchors Gilma Avalos And Rana Novini

Two WNBC New York journalists are being promoted to new roles, starting in mid-June. Current weekend news anchor Gilma Avalos will move to a weekday schedule and co-anchor WNBC’s 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekday newscasts alongside Adam Kuperstein. She will also appear on the 1 p.m. daily edition of News 4 New York, available […]

KAAL Rochester, Minn., Names Randy Brock Chief Meteorologist

Hubbard Television Group’s ABC affiliate KAAL Rochester, Minn. (DMA 151), is adding meteorologist Randy Brock as chief meteorologist. He will join James Wilcox and Robin Wolfram starting Wednesday, May 31, for the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news. Brianna Cook, news director, said: “Randy is a well-known and well-loved figure in this community. His passion and […]

Veteran WNYW New York Anchor John Roland Dies At 81

Tony Valdez, Emmy-Winning Reporter/Anchor For 30+ Years On KTTV, Dies At 78

Ashley Sutton Promoted To KABB San Antonio Morning Anchor

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Graham Media Finding Viewers On YouTube With Solutions-Based Journalism

Graham Media’s Solutionaries is an experiment to grow a YouTube channel from zero based on solutions-based journalism. So far, so good. Overall views on Solutionaries’ YouTube channel are at 1.6 million.

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Are Sinclair’s News Market Closures Canaries In Local TV’s Coal Mine?

The closing of five news departments at Sinclair stations across the country may just be an effect of one company’s regional sports network gone sideways. It may also signal that a major local TV news shakeup is finally upon us.

WILX Lansing Expands News At 4 P.M.

Gray Television NBC affiliate WILX Lansing, Mich., is launching First @ 4 on Monday, May 8. Viewers can join anchor Taylor Gattoni every weekday starting at 4 p.m. for the day’s biggest stories and live interviews with local newsmakers as well as updates from First Alert meteorologists, Justin Bradford and Colton Cichoracki. Recently, Taylor Gattoni […]

WHO Anchor Calyn Thompson Sheds Tears While Revealing She Has Breast Cancer

KOTA Reporter Fired And Arrested For Prank Call Using South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s Phone Number

Reporter Amelia Jones Joins KDFW Dallas

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KCCI Earns Seven First-Place Awards From Iowa Broadcasters

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The News Could Use More Science

Scientists can be highly relevant and additive to TV news stories that aren’t just about science. The context and research base they bring is a welcome hedge against so much widely circulating misinformation.

KFSN Fresno Reporter Alyssa Flores Leaving Local TV

Fox Television Stations Debuts Fox Local Streaming App

Washington, Atlanta and Detroit Are Leading the summer rollout of the CTV service from the group’s 14 other stations.

KMGH Denver Hires Megan Jurgemeyer As Senior News Director

She joins from KUSA Denver to oversee journalism at the Scripps ABC affiliate beginning Aug. 14.

Gary Wordlaw Named WNDU South Bend News Director

The veteran journalist will oversee journalism at Gray Television’s NBC affiliate.

Anchor-Reporter Mark McPherson Joins WMTV Madison

Mark McPherson is set to return to Wisconsin as Gray Television NBC affiliate WMTV Madison′s next evening anchor-reporter. He will succeed evening anchor John Stofflet, who announced last summer that he will retire from his current role and sign-off for the final time at the end of June. His retirement comes as Stofflet celebrates 40 years in […]

KAAL Chief Meteorologist Chris Kuball Moving To WOI Des Moines

Cristina Kooker Leaves KHOU’s ‘Great Day Houston’

Julie Fine Leaving KXAS Dallas For Bloomberg

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Jacksonville TV, Radio And Newspapers Unite For Mayor’s Forum

WTWO Terre Haute Renews Dana Winklepeck’s Contract

Alexandra Burnley Joins KFSM Anchor Desk

Tegna-owned CBS affiliate KFSM, Springdale, Ark., has hired Alexandra Burnley as co-anchor of weekday newscasts at 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m. alongside Daren Bobb. Burnley has years of experience working in television news as an anchor and reporter, with experience in Green Bay, Wis.; Wausau, Wis.; and Duluth, Minn. She was born and raised […]

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WESH Orlando Promo Highlights Awards From Florida Broadcasters

Reporter Brittany Ford Leaving KHOU Houston