WCVB devoted part of its broadcast day to create awareness and raise funds for a non-profit, Home Base, that helps at-risk veterans and military families.
“Every conversation we share brings us closer to a deeper understanding of our neighbors and the issue of race in our city,” said Charles W. Wolfertz III, WTAE general manager.
To celebrate the 231st anniversary of the First Amendment, the National Association of Broadcasters and the Hearst TV stations are acknowledging the milestone by honoring journalists throughout the country for their vitally important work.
Nearly 1,600 structures have been destroyed and one person has died in wildfires in Santa Cruz and Monterey County. The fires have consumed 269,919 acres and local residents continue to be displaced.
“I’m extremely excited to become part of the WBAL family,” said Aletha Rideout. “Throughout the recruitment and interviewing process, what attracted me most about the station was the concerted efforts invested into employees.”
“Our friends at WCVB have once again shown why they are leaders in our community by generously dedicating a whole day to raising awareness and encouraging all of us to take action towards providing hunger-relief to those in need,” said Catherine D’Amato, Greater Boston Food Bank’s president.
Although Hurricane Laura, a category 4 hurricane, spared New Orleans, it did hit the coast of Louisiana west of the city hard causing wide-spread destruction, and forcing many to evacuate to New Orleans. So WDSU stepped up and organized a telethon to raise funds to feed the hungry victims. “Our community knows how devastating it can be to lose everything in a hurricane,” said Joel Vilmenay, WDSU’s general manager.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager at Nexstar’s two stations in South Dakota, and an account executive for Hearst’s station in Iowa.
The set was designed by Devlin Design Group, an award-winning national set design company. Free Lance Staging, owned by Caleb Kennedy and located in Thomasville, North Carolina, was among the companies hired to bring the design to completion.
In a video interview with Steve Kazanjian, Promax’s CEO, and Rick Swanson, Promax’s VP of marketing and programming, they explain why this year’s virtual station summit might be the best one yet.