WCVB, Boston’s ABC affiliate, took home awards for best newscast, continuing coverage of a single event, and coverage of a live, breaking event.
There are three new jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter for a COO/VP in San Francisco, an account executive in Des Moines, Iowa, and a general manager for two Fox stations in Panama City, Fla., and Dothan, Ala.
A trip to WNYW’s Tape Room, where the station keeps its archives, sparked an idea for reporter Dan Bowens. In the Tape Room, Bowens found old reports of crimes from the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area that have remained unsolved to this day. Bowens has produced 13 audio-only podcasts so far. Of those, four were made into TV stories and then those four were stitched together for a 22-minute special called The Tape Room.
WHO-TV picked up 28 awards for journalism excellence the past Saturday night at dual awards ceremonies in Missouri and Iowa.
The award-winning entry by WCVB’s investigative team, 5 Investigates, exposed numerous state police troopers and supervisors who were embroiled in a far-reaching overtime scandal within the Massachusetts State Police.
Since the Detroit’s Most Wanted series began on WXYZ nearly four years ago, 21 killers and dozens of dangerous criminals have been taken off the streets.
New TV jobs posted on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in news promotion and sales for stations owned by Sinclair, Hearst and Cox in Boston; Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Fla.; and Nashville.
When KWWL realized its market had a racial disparity problem, it addressed it head on. “We were greatly disturbed by this ranking and wanted to do something about it,” said Mike Cunningham, the Quincy Media NBC affiliate’s marketing director. Viewers were impressed. “We are blessed to have the caliber of journalists we do in our market,” said one.
Nexstar gave users a first-of-its-kind digital content experience that offered a new level of March Madness coverage that can’t be found on most national websites.
“We have really made this series about Los Angeles, and the big L.A. moments KTTV has shared with our viewers over the past 70 years,” said Pete Wilgoren, KTTV’s managing editor. “We are working hard to retrieve and restore priceless L.A. film archives as part of this anniversary process.”