Two Gray Television stations in different markets were able to share a promo that works for both. “There is no need to reinvent the wheel,” says one station GM.
Just 10 days into Gray’s ownership of WGCL, the Atlanta-based company wooed Monica Kaufman Pearson out of retirement to join the CBS affiliate. Pearson is well-known in Atlanta for her 37 years as news anchor on WSB, where she was the first Black female evening anchor in the city.
“Our local broadcast stations and The Salvation Army are coming together as one to support our friends in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida,” says Hilton H. Howell, Gray’s CEO.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news producer, a photographer/editor, an account executive, an executive producer, an investigative reporter and an affiliate marketing manager.
“There’s a story here about the importance of what we do, and the resiliency of the people that do it,” wrote Mark Klein, creative services director at KALB in Alexandria, Louisiana. “What’s been accomplished to broadcast life-saving information in Lake Charles and the other surrounding areas that were devastated by Laura is a testament to the strength of the individual stations, and how they’ve worked together under Gray to succeed against all obstacles.”
The masks will be available for free to all Gray employees, but the company wants the first delivery of cloth masks reserved for those full-time and part-time employees who continue to work in a Gray facility or out in the field.
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.
“Producers are the heart of a television station,” said Mike Smith, Gray’s director of talent recruitment and retention, “and we recognize that some of the most crucial parts of their development start in the classroom. We’re excited to be training tomorrow’s newsroom leaders.”