KING, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Seattle, earned a 2020 Peabody Award in the Public Service category for Facing Race, a 13-week original series that tackled the difficult topic of systemic racism in the Pacific Northwest.
KPNX, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Phoenix, and KECI, Sinclair’s NBC affiliate in Missoula, Mont., received Walter Cronkite Awards for their reporting in 2020.
“We wanted to further our Juneteenth efforts this year by creating opportunities for learning and outreach that support the cause of combatting injustice and racism,” says Emily Barr, Graham Media’s president.
The most recent job posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center is for a vice president and general manager in the Livability-ranked No. 1 small-to-mid-size city in the country.
KTNV, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate, produced an hour-long special for its 65th anniversary of broadcasting that’s uniquely Las Vegas. It follows the Sin City’s history of colorful characters, Hollywood celebrities and mobsters through the boom times and the busts, from Elvis and the Rat Pack in the 50s to today. The one constant? The principles of journalism “haven’t changed throughout the decades,” says Emily Atuna, KTNV’s executive producer.
“We know the need is great in central Iowa when it comes to on-going food insecurity issues,” says David Loving, WOI’s GM, “and these two great organizations deserve our support for their efforts to make a real difference.”
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Usually, TV stations in the same market are fiercely competitive. But occasionally, they can come together and act as one when the need is great. “It was the first time the local stations have come together to help a single cause,” says Don Davis, the GM of KOSA, Gray’s CBS affiliate in Odessa, Texas.
As Louisiana moves closer to legalizing online sports betting, WBRZ, Manship’s ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge, is betting heavily that programs dedicated to those who gamble on sports is the next step for the online sports betting industry to transition from advertising on local TV to programming there.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center this week include openings for a multimedia sales account exec, a news producer, a general manager, a national sales manager, a broadcast technology manager, a senior account exec and a digital sales director.