When Wendy Chioji died on October 7th, my Facebook feed was literally taken over by people who knew her and wanted to share their pictures and stories about her. Wendy was the news anchor and reporter at WESH, the Hearst NBC affiliate in Orlando, and that’s where our paths crossed. Family, friends, co-workers, other cancer survivors, people who climbed mountains with her and others who were inspired by her strength, her spirit and her composure, share their thoughts here about how Wendy made their lives brighter.
KELO was given awards for excellence in community service, newscast, program special and producing.
NewsCenter 5 Primetime: State of Gridlock is an in-depth look at the causes, the failures and the potential fixes to Boston’s traffic gridlock and the daily frustration it is causing to thousands of commuters trying to navigate the pitfalls of public transportation and local highways.
New jobs posted last week to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are for a TV station general manager at an undisclosed West Coast location, and the Tegna group in New Orleans needs a national sales manager.
In a ground-breaking, comprehensive series of broadcast and digital reports, Nexstar Broadcasting sent a team of journalists on a 10-day mission to offer viewers a unique and revealing look at life along the border from one end to the other. Nexstar’s Border Report Tour started in San Diego on Sunday, Sept. 22, and concluded on Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Brownsville, Texas. Along the way, the team generated more than 50 pieces of original content for digital, hundreds of news stories and more than 130 live shots for broadcast.
The one-hour documentary takes a look back at the damage that the devastating earthquake caused — and the stories of bravery and survival that shone through despite the destruction. “Hearing the stories of survival from the people whose lives were shaken by the Loma Prieta earthquake was moving and powerful,” said Stacy Owen, KNTV general manager.
“This award is for the entire station — the result of KING 5’s dedication to investigative journalism. I’m thrilled to be bringing this back to Seattle,” said Susannah Frame, KING’s investigative reporter after accepting the award.
“Our new studio gives us the ability to better deliver important and interesting stories to our viewers in the Tri-Cities,” said Kenny Lawrence, WJHL’s general manager.
New TV jobs just posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are for a newscast director for Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL in Raliegh, and a news director for Scripps’ KSHB in Kansas City.
On Tuesday, September 17th, 52 members of the Detroit Youth Choir took the stage on the NBC hit show, America’s Got Talent. WDIV, Detroit’s NBC affiliate, turned the appearance into a ratings and social media winner. “We were so happy to use the power of TV and digital to rally the community and put a spotlight on Detroit’s kids,” said Marla Drutz, WDIV’s general manager.