Brendan Keefe, chief investigative reporter at WXIA, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Atlanta, has pretty much been a one-man-band since he was hired as a news photographer in 1991. Today, Keefe is the leader of the investigative team at WXIA, and the corporate trainer for all 60 Tegna stations.
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.
In an attempt to find solutions for Houston communities, ABC 13’s investigative team surveyed 125 school districts that are home to about 2.5 million students to understand what fall will bring and to give viewers the most complete back-to-school picture possible.
Local TV marketers are navigating new territory so far in 2020, one few could have seen coming. In March, routine and normal turned into uncertainty and fear as the pandemic spread around the country. But what about now? What are your plans going forward?
All four news-producing stations decided to join together to send one message to Richmond, Va., viewers. The campaign features the main on-air talent from each station in every spot airing on all four stations. The campaign also showcases each station’s logos and news vans in every spot. “This was a true top-to-bottom team effort. It was a pleasure to work so closely with the creatives in this market, and I am extremely pleased with the results,” said Erik Candiani, WWBT’s marketing director.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter include openings for a general manager, assistant news director, executive producer, news producers, sales director, digital sales, meteorologists, engineers and reporters in 12 different markets.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for general managers, meteorologists, news producers, digital content creators, assistant news directors, multimedia journalists, assignment editors and chief engineers from Dallas to Dubuque, from Lansing to Lafayette.
As part of its on-air and digital campaign, KPRC will spotlight some of Houston’s most prolific Hispanic artists and muralists. The campaign will also celebrate the diversity of its own KPRC family.
On Tuesday, KPRC hosted more than 264 staff, friends and fans in the upper deck of Minute Maid Park to execute two card flip stunts between the 3rd and 4th innings of the game to celebrate their 70th anniversary.
Tegna’s KHOU surprised eight Houston area nonprofits with community grants of $11,000 each at the station. The representatives were there thinking they were to attend a meeting.