Miami’s WFOR hour-long documentary explored the deeper environmental, political and social roots of Florida’s contaminated Everglades. “It is an incredible honor to know that our team has won the 2019 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award honoring outstanding audiovisual reporting in the public interest,” said Liz Roldan, WFOR’s news director.
It is indeed rare for three local TV competitors in the same market to forget their differences and to come together to honor a beloved member of the community. On Monday night, three local TV affiliates in Columbus, will air Standing with Chris, a program to honor the life of the late Chris Bradley and to promote the importance of bone marrow donation and show Central Ohio viewers how they can help save lives.
Kristen Hampton, the ‘Good News’ reporter at WBTV, won the Social Media Excellence Award for Individual Talent for her humorous and authentic Facebook videos. “And that’s what I think is so cool because I think I’m kind of obnoxious. But it’s funny that people see the real side of me and they like it.”
KCCI, the Hearst-owned CBS affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa took the top spot in the Small-Medium Market category. Hope Wilson, KCCI’s social media producer, said the station likes to focus on finding personal moments and really incredible people.
KTVA, Anchorage’s CBS affiliate owned by Denali Media, was awarded 8 Goldie Awards by the Alaska Broadcasting Association. “Reporting the truth to Alaskans is at the core of what we do, and it’s nice to be recognized for that effort,” said Janis Harper, KTVA’s news director.
One out of every 10 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18. WUSA in Washington, D.C., is hosting a free workshop that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Local TV news back in the day used to frequently advertise in the local newspaper. Here are some random print ads that I found interesting. If you’ve got a print ad example from your TV station, or any other for that matter, from yesterday or today you’d like to share, send them to me.
Two candidates, one running for the first time, will debate live from the studios of WROC Rochester, N.Y., tonight looking to replace a woman who held the seat for more than 30 years. “Last week, we were proud to bring our viewers the New York Gubernatorial Debate, and now we’re honored to not only carry a debate, but also host it in our studio,” said Wendy Bello, WROC’s general manager.
Larry Audas, WFMY’s general manager, wanted to share this tribute to Lee Kinard posted on the station’s website, along with some videos. On one Facebook post about Kinard, Audas wrote, “Respectfully, Lee was the Walter Cronkite of Greensboro, but his influence, service and love of community extended beyond the news desk. He was a pioneer and will be remembered.”
A news producer at WKMG Orlando, Fla., gets involved to help a homeless teen receive a full scholarship. “I will do it again tomorrow for somebody and nobody might ever know about it. It’s just what we do here. We do little things to try to help somebody all the time. That’s just what we do. I love working here. It was an exceptional day.”