WCVB devoted part of its broadcast day to create awareness and raise funds for a non-profit, Home Base, that helps at-risk veterans and military families.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a multimedia marketing producer at KING in Seattle.
“Our friends at WCVB have once again shown why they are leaders in our community by generously dedicating a whole day to raising awareness and encouraging all of us to take action towards providing hunger-relief to those in need,” said Catherine D’Amato, Greater Boston Food Bank’s president.
Karole Honas, the self-described newsroom mom, is retiring from TV news in Idaho. Honas said her “kids” graduated to big markets including Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Portland and Seattle.
Perry Sook, Nexstar Media Group’s chairman and president, says the company is dedicating the equivalent of $120 million this year to promote its national newscast, News Nation. How will that money be spent? What media is being used? And what will the creative be?
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening in creative services for a producer-writer-editor at a Cox’s Boston Fox affiliate, WFXT.
Susan Pascal has more than 17 years’ experience in TV station marketing in New York, Boston and Providence, R.I. “I’m excited,” said Pascal, “it’s going to be fun.”
To meet the need as people continue to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic, the Greater Boston Food Bank distributed over 9.5 million pounds of food in April, eclipsing the 8.1 million pounds distributed in March, now the two largest distribution months in the food bank’s history.
A Patriots’ Day of Giving rallied people in their homes with special Boston Marathon programming, including a rebroadcast of the 2014 and 2018 races as well as an airing of BOSTON: The Documentary, the definitive history of the race.
Through on-air broadcasts, Facebook updates, and website stories, local TV news operations are providing a reliable source about all the constant changes that seem to happen every minute. Let me know what your station is doing during this crisis. I’ll post updates as I get them.