KNXV’s Police Investigation Earns Peabody AwardJune 23rd, 2021 by Paul Greeley
KNXV, the Scripps ABC affiliate in Phoenix, exposed widespread and systemic problems with Arizona’s so-called “Brady” lists, which are supposed to track police officers in the state with documented histories of dishonesty, false arrests, crimes and integrity concerns.
WDIV’s ‘Juneteenth’, Part Of Graham Media’s Company-Wide CelebrationJune 22nd, 2021 by Paul Greeley
“We wanted to further our Juneteenth efforts this year by creating opportunities for learning and outreach that support the cause of combatting injustice and racism,” says Emily Barr, Graham Media’s president.
KTNV’s 65th Anniversary Special Reels Off Las Vegas HistoryJune 21st, 2021 by Paul Greeley
KTNV, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate, produced an hour-long special for its 65th anniversary of broadcasting that’s uniquely Las Vegas. It follows the Sin City’s history of colorful characters, Hollywood celebrities and mobsters through the boom times and the busts, from Elvis and the Rat Pack in the 50s to today. The one constant? The principles of journalism “haven’t changed throughout the decades,” says Emily Atuna, KTNV’s executive producer.
WOI And KCWI Donate $7,000 To Des Moines Food PantriesJune 18th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
“We know the need is great in central Iowa when it comes to on-going food insecurity issues,” says David Loving, WOI’s GM, “and these two great organizations deserve our support for their efforts to make a real difference.”
WLS Chicago’s Cheryl Burton Gives $5,000 To High School Students For CollegeJune 17th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
Cheryl Burton, an anchor/reporter for WLS Chicago, presented Cheryl Burton Lindblom Scholarships to two students from her alma mater, Lindblom Math and Science Academy. Each received $5,000 towards the college of their choice.
Midland/Odessa Stations Join Together To Help NonprofitsJune 15th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
Usually, TV stations in the same market are fiercely competitive. But occasionally, they can come together and act as one when the need is great. “It was the first time the local stations have come together to help a single cause,” says Don Davis, the GM of KOSA, Gray’s CBS affiliate in Odessa, Texas.
WBRZ Sees A Sure Thing In Sports Betting ProgrammingJune 14th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
As Louisiana moves closer to legalizing online sports betting, WBRZ, Manship’s ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge, is betting heavily that programs dedicated to those who gamble on sports is the next step for the online sports betting industry to transition from advertising on local TV to programming there.
WTMJ Earns Cronkite Award For Pandemic Unemployment InvestigationJune 11th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
During its months-long investigation, the TMJ4 I-Team regularly reported on Wisconsin’s overly complicated and neglected unemployment system, which collapsed under the pressure of the pandemic. It helped 83 people collect nearly $400,000 in unemployment back pay.
TVNewsCheck Launches Weekly ‘Marketing Monday’ NewsletterJune 9th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
TVNewsCheck announces the launch of Marketing Monday, a free weekly newsletter that features the best of Market Share and other marketing articles, delivered to your email inbox every Monday.
WPTV Meteorologist Goes Virtual To Continue Annual Bike Ride For The Red CrossJune 8th, 2021 by Paul Greeley
For the past 23 years, WPTV’s Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle spends 5 days on a bike riding down coast of Florida to raise awareness for hurricane preparedness and funds for the American Red Cross. This year’s ride was virtual and featured live looks from different locations around the community.