To celebrate the 231st anniversary of the First Amendment, the National Association of Broadcasters and the Hearst TV stations are acknowledging the milestone by honoring journalists throughout the country for their vitally important work.
WGN, Nexstar’s Chicago independent, is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by featuring special stories of interest to Chicago’s Hispanic American community on WGN News at Nine.
Despite increased polarization on nearly every issue, there is widespread bipartisan support for our public lands and waters. According to a 2019 Conservation in the West poll, more than two-thirds of voters in Western states, a majority of Democrats and Republicans, think Congress should emphasize conservation on public lands.
Local TV is a billion dollar business. Broadcast companies spend that much to acquire other broadcast companies and manage billions of dollars in yearly revenue. But I wondered, for all those billions of dollars, what would just $100 buy the average TV station?
Nearly 1,600 structures have been destroyed and one person has died in wildfires in Santa Cruz and Monterey County. The fires have consumed 269,919 acres and local residents continue to be displaced.
KOAT, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the Albuquerque Journal, will air the first televised debate this Sunday, September 27th with the candidates of the 2nd Congressional District of New Mexico.
“I’m extremely excited to become part of the WBAL family,” said Aletha Rideout. “Throughout the recruitment and interviewing process, what attracted me most about the station was the concerted efforts invested into employees.”
The Scripps Phoenix ABC affiliate won in the Outstanding Regional News Story: Investigative Report category for its Abuse of Force investigative series, which has prompted an FBI investigation into a local police department’s use of force.
“There’s a story here about the importance of what we do, and the resiliency of the people that do it,” wrote Mark Klein, creative services director at KALB in Alexandria, Louisiana. “What’s been accomplished to broadcast life-saving information in Lake Charles and the other surrounding areas that were devastated by Laura is a testament to the strength of the individual stations, and how they’ve worked together under Gray to succeed against all obstacles.”
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.