KMOV St. Louis increased viewership for its morning and late news in the fall of 2022. Scott Diener, KMOV’s news director, says since Danielle Ruth Reeves arrived as CSD, “her team has done a great job with the marketing.”
On Sept. 30, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta owned by Gray went on the air branded as “Atlanta News First,” changing its call letters from WGCL to WANF. But living that brand has been going on since Gray took over the station in December, 2021.
WAFF, Gray’s NBC affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama, was the OTT MVP Award winner (OTTy Award for short) in May. The OTTy Award is given each month to the Gray Television team using their OTT desk in innovative ways.
WVLT’s live streaming news coverage of two men trapped in a collapsed trench and a six-year-old boy lost in the woods earns an award from its owner, Gray Television.
WSFA Montgomery expects to digitize 3,600 hours of the station’s archived news footage going back to the 1950s. Read what important historical events they’ve uncovered so far, and why a state agency came on board to help.
“Viewers often say they are looking for more uplifting content,” says Andrea Walker, one of the hosts of the show. “My hope for this show is that it shines a light on the good we see in people every day in our community.”
The event will offer voters an opportunity to hear candidates discuss the issues of importance to them ahead of the Birmingham mayoral election on Aug. 24.
Local TV stations continue to hold fund raisers to help food banks in their communities provide food for the hungry, many of whom are seeking help for the first time due to Covid.
“Our community needs us now more than ever,” said Trisha Rayner, Freestore Foodbank’s VP of externa affairs. “A virtual food drive helps keep everyone safe. For every dollar we can provide 3 meals and $25 helps provide groceries for a family.”
“In terrible times like this pandemic, this was an example of a city and region at its best,” said Erik Schrader, WOIO’s general manager. “I received a text from one of our charities when I asked them about the results. They said it best. ‘It was the generosity of those who had little to give because they have little themselves. That’s Cleveland’.”