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Local TV news broadcast companies all around the country, like Tegna, Cox, and the ABC-owned stations, are using Megaphone TV’s live polling, live voting and live trivia on social and on-air to drive and hold viewers during their newscasts. “We look at it as something that helps us connect with our viewers and helps our viewers connect with us, and it gets our viewers to be heard,” said Rhonda LaVelle, WXYZ Detroit’s news director.
Trading in cowboys boots for ski boots, Blair Nelson is making the move from Tegna’s WFAA in Dallas to Denver to head up marketing for KUSA. Prior to joining WFAA, she served in senior account management roles at several advertising agencies, leading campaigns for Chevrolet and MillerCoors.