WCVB, Boston’s ABC affiliate, took home awards for best newscast, continuing coverage of a single event, and coverage of a live, breaking event.
The award-winning entry by WCVB’s investigative team, 5 Investigates, exposed numerous state police troopers and supervisors who were embroiled in a far-reaching overtime scandal within the Massachusetts State Police.
Since the Detroit’s Most Wanted series began on WXYZ nearly four years ago, 21 killers and dozens of dangerous criminals have been taken off the streets.
New TV jobs posted on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in news promotion and sales for stations owned by Sinclair, Hearst and Cox in Boston; Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Fla.; and Nashville.
As a result of its initial reporting, a source within the Buffalo diocese agreed to work with WKBW investigative reporter Charlie Specht and photojournalist Jeff Wick, providing the investigative team with evidence of a church cover-up.
TV stations have the power to be positive change agents in their communities. Bringing together community leaders to openly discuss issues that divide and unite neighborhoods in a town hall setting can be the first step. Two Hearst affiliates, one in Baltimore and the other in Pittsburgh, are broadcasting town hall meetings that address critical issues facing their communities.
NewsCenter 5 Primetime: Trafficked in Massachusetts will delve into the underground world of human trafficking, where women are primarily the victims.
“Through outstanding content and a compelling marketing mix across the whole media ecosphere, the documentary has generated over 3.5 million views on broadcast and social, and the numbers are still growing,” said Scott Altus, KOMO’s creative services director.
Matthew Lebowitz, the station’s creative services director, sent me a note about what the station is doing to celebrate. “We wanted to celebrate the 70 year milestone, while keeping our eye on the future,” said Lebowitz.
“The Pittsburgh community has endured an intense year of tragedy and conflict,” said Charles W. Wolfertz III, WTAE’s general manager. “This special strives to ask how we heal and move forward together as neighbors.”