KPRC 2’s 2019 Military Appreciation on-air and digital campaigns will feature the station’s reporters and anchors who have served, are serving, or have family members in service or veterans.
WPIX, Tribune’s CW affiliate in New York City, sent a news crew down to three countries in Central America, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, to report what conditions are like there. WPIX reporter Cristian Benavides and photographer Kenneth Pelczar spent a week there in late April. Benavides and Pelczar did live reports from the ground while there and, on their return, are sifting through all the material they gathered for a series of reports on WPIX’s newscasts titled, Trapped in the Triangle.
The investigation, Toxic School Water, revealed that officials in Metro Nashville Public Schools were keeping test results showing toxic lead in schools’ drinking water from parents, principals and the public.
Since 1951, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association is the only trade association which supports, promotes and represents all radio and television broadcasters in Wisconsin. The WBA’s membership is composed of 95% of all radio and televisions stations in Wisconsin, as well as associate member companies who provide services to the state’s broadcasting industry.
Zak Rosen, Graham Media’s podcast director, said the podcasts use archival content already generated by WDIV’s TV news coverage of the stories, updated and enlarged with new interviews.
“The visual part of storytelling has long been a hallmark here at KCCI, and a recognizable part of what makes us ‘Iowa’s News Leader’,” said Donna Smith, KCCI chief photographer.
Nebraska Broadcasters Association member radio and TV stations came together last Friday to hold flood relief drives that yielded $441,919 in donations to the American Red Cross. “This couldn’t have happened without the voluntary efforts of countless people from amongst our station membership,” said Jim Timm, NBA’s president.
The statewide #NebraskaStrong Drive for Flood Relief involves NBA member radio and TV stations asking their audiences to donate to the American Red Cross to aid the ongoing recovery efforts.
Local TV stations ramp up the coverage of March Madness to share the excitement, the drama and the human interest stories beyond the scores. “That’s really all people are talking about, especially in March,” said Russ Poteet, news director for KLBK in Lubbock, Texas, home of Texas Tech.
Robby Thomas, WBTV’s marketing director, said the station went into the February sweep with a strategic plan. However, said Thomas, that plan changed when an investigation helped expose issues that undermined the public’s confidence in an election.