Beginning in the EyeOpener newscast at 6 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., WCVB aired live cut-ins throughout the day during regularly scheduled programming featuring various topics related to helping heal the invisible wounds of war.
A news promo and a special report by KVVU in Las Vegas caught my eye. It’s not easy keeping viewers interested through a 4 minute-plus news story, but a lot of people in the newsroom contributed to make this work stand out.
The interactive watch party hosted by WCMH, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, was also made available to all the Nexstar TV stations. “So if they were watching on desktop, they could click the options with their mouse, or if they were watching on their phone, they could tap the screen to vote,” said Haley Townsend, WCMH’s digital director.
KTTV, the Fox O&O in Los Angeles, is being recognized for its 25-year commitment to helping kids in foster care find loving families. “I am stopped all the time by people who say I love Wednesday’s Child,” said Christine Devine, KTTV’s reporter and anchor. “I think it’s because it shows hope and caring and a segment of society that can be overlooked, that somebody is out there trying to fight for a better L.A.”
KTNV is encouraging the Las Vegas community to come together and nominate 13 individuals and or organizations who need a miracle. “We encourage our community to share stories of people or organizations in our community that have a critical need in the areas of homelessness, health care, hunger, education, military, first responder or youth sports,” said Chris Way, KNTV’s general manager.
Every day, at least two people in Connecticut die from an opioid overdose. So WTNH, Nexstar’s ABC affiliate in New Haven, launched a digital-first campaign this week that provides an in-depth look at the state’s opioid problem and contains vitally important information regarding the issue.
A Common Thread tells the inspiring stories of three women who found personal and professional success after overcoming adversity and tragedy. Each of the women credits Dress for Success Houston for having a positive impact on their lives.
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.
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.
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.