The fast-moving fire forced nearly 35,000 residents to evacuate and at least one shopping center was destroyed. Within 12 hours of igniting, the fire became the state’s most destructive in terms of structures lost.
Just 10 days into Gray’s ownership of WGCL, the Atlanta-based company wooed Monica Kaufman Pearson out of retirement to join the CBS affiliate. Pearson is well-known in Atlanta for her 37 years as news anchor on WSB, where she was the first Black female evening anchor in the city.
Stan Melton Jr. died on Dec. 29 while returning from a ski trip in Colorado with his family. Melton is best known as the creative services director at WJLA, Sinclair’s ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., where he worked for almost 11 years.
Which Market Share columns were the most viewed in 2021? Articles about morning news promotion, local TV news investigations and a rare weather disaster are on the list.
In Charlotte, N.C., at WJZY, Nexstar’s Fox affiliate, the station focused on some of the quirkier things about the Christmas holiday. The news talent had zero warning about subject matter or what food or drink item they’d be silently handed. All responses were genuine and real.
KCRA, Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Sacramento, Calif., spent 22 months investigating outrageous abuses of California’s unemployment system, which the station says is the worst taxpayer fraud in American history.
Market Share has been sharing holiday promos from TV stations across the country. There’s still time to submit your station’s Happy Holiday messages this week, so send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The spot teases some big changes coming to the station in January. Stay tuned here on Market Share for more specifics about the changes in January.
Google the “best holiday TV commercials for 2021” and you’ll get quite a few links to sites that have singled out the best from their point of view, both from here in the U.S. and overseas. Here are some that made most of the lists.
This is the ninth year in a row NBC4 partnered with the Mid-Ohio Food Collective for Double Your Donation Day.