When a deadly tornado touched down in Birmingham, Ala., during the late news, WBRC’s coverage led the market in household viewers. Station management says strong First Alert branding and an all-hands approach made the difference.
You could make the argument that this year, 2020, is not one to be remembered fondly. Yet for all the pain we’ve experienced in 2020, WAVE, Gray’s NBC affiliate in Louisville, found some positives in their year-ender to give us hope going into 2021.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news director, meteorologist, and marketing and promotions producers for Nexstar, Graham Media, Meredith and Gray stations.
TV stations owned by Weigel, Nexstar, Sinclair, Gray, Tegna, Hearst, and Sunbeam in markets all over the country are responding to help those in need in their communities with food, toys, clothing, rent assistance and even restaurants hit by the pandemic.
Gray’s WTVY Dothan, Ala., a found creative solutions to produce some Happy Holidays promos while also practicing social distancing to keep employees safe.
TV stations across the country may be looking at their morning news ratings and wondering where the viewers went. WOOD Grand Rapids, Mich., did and came up with a campaign that tied its morning news into NBC’s Today.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a chief engineer at a Gray station in one of the best small cities and coolest urban spaces in America.
“These recognitions are a result of the hard work and dedication of every employee in all departments at WCSC,” said Dan Cates, WCSC’s general manager.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for sales managers at Nexstar and Cox stations, a morning anchor at a Gray station, and a weather anchor/MSJ at a Standard Media station.
When a homeless Vietnam veteran died alone on the street just blocks away from a shelter, WIS, Gray’s NBC-CW affiliate in Columbia, S.C., started an initiative that provides tangible benefits to local veterans every day.