Matt Brown, WTXL’s GM, says the “$10,000 gift will support the on-going effort to create one-to-one mentoring relationships with youth in our region. We’re proud that these dollars will stay within our local communities – recruiting mentors and pairing them for successful relationships.”
Mark Lodato, the new dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, brings a deep background of local TV news and university teaching and administration experience to the position.
I had a moment with Sean Connery back in 1994 when I was working at WINK, the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla. The James Bond star was in town shooting a movie.
“South Florida viewers continue to choose 7 NEWS for coverage of the most important stories, like this historic election,” said Alice Jacobs, WSVN’s news director.
WCJB, a legacy station in Gainesville, Fla., was losing news viewers and revenue three years ago. This May, its 11 o’clock news ratings was up 48% in adults 25-54. See how the ABC affiliate turned itself around.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news director, a newscast producer and a multimedia account executive. All three openings are at WWSB in Sarasota, Fla.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a sales director experienced in diginet business, a chief engineer and video producer in creative services. The openings are located in New York, Iowa and Alabama.
High school seniors graduating in 2020 and excited for their moment on stage got their dreams dashed when the coronavirus crisis forced schools to delay, cancel or postpone graduation ceremonies. In Jacksonville, Bob Ellis, the general manager of Graham Media’s independent WJXT, said he felt compelled to do something to help “fill the emptiness so many people felt at having to stay home and have those graduations cancelled. It seemed a natural to go and figure out how to make it happen.”
New opportunities posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in creative services, news and traffic from Cox, Gray, Paxton Media and Fox.
There are three new jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter for a COO/VP in San Francisco, an account executive in Des Moines, Iowa, and a general manager for two Fox stations in Panama City, Fla., and Dothan, Ala.