The 19th annual Home Team Harvest broke records for the third year in a row. Over the years, Home Team Harvest has generated more than 55 million meals for Washington families.
“The team did a great job on social media,” said Wendy Bernier, KVLY’s creative services director, “relaying information about road closures, troubles facing state troopers, and the overall message of, stay home, stay safe and know conditions are dangerous. They tackled every closing and delay that came into the newsroom and kept viewers informed.”
Carol Ward, general manager of WAVY and WVBT said, “It is an incredible asset to have these professionals on our side.” According to Ward: “WAVY is Hampton Roads‘ leading source for news, weather, traffic and sports and it is no doubt due to the daily contribution of Don Roberts, Don Slater and Bruce Rader.”
Most news ratings that change in any market year-to-year are measured in single digits. You rarely see a station grow its ratings in one newscast by 30% or more. But that’s exactly what Meredith’s WSMV Nashville did, not just in one newscast, but across five of its early evening newscasts.
WPVI Philadelphia doesn’t just broadcast the parade, it produces it in its entirety. More than 10,000 parade volunteers, marchers, dancers, singers and performers will participate in the parade this year. “We take enormous pride in presenting this wonderful parade to the city we love,” said Bernie Prazenica, WPVI’s general manager.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news director, creative services director and systems engineer at stations owned by NBC, Meredith and Lockwood in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Virginia.
During the November sweeps, to promote the special reports, WPEC wanted the promos to have a tone of authenticity. “The entire promos are taken from the anchor’s answers, sound-bites, and an announcer tag,” said Brent Struense, WPEC’s creative services director.
New job posts on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a brand manager at a broadcast group’s headquarters, and a writer/producer for a station in the nation’s capital.
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.