As you would imagine with the home town team Kansas City Chiefs playing in the Super Bowl, viewership on the Fox affiliate, WDAF, would be high. And the creative services team at Nexstar’s WDAF was ready.
At KOKH, Sinclair’s Fox affiliate in Oklahoma City, the station wanted to “rock the idea of what news promotion can be,” said Ethan Edwards, KOKH’s creative services director, talking about the spot his team put together for the Super Bowl.
KPTV, Meredith’s Fox affiliate in Portland, Ore., used Lego art to create a highly visible and totally original campaign for its morning news program, Good Day Oregon.
Most news ratings that change in any market year-to-year are measured in single digits. You rarely see a station grow its ratings in one newscast by 30% or more. But that’s exactly what Meredith’s WSMV Nashville did, not just in one newscast, but across five of its early evening newscasts.
The latest job posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center is for a senior graphic artist for Meredith’s NBC affiliate in what Travel+Leisure ranked as the country’s friendliest city.
Just posted last week to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are directors of TV sales openings by Gray, Meredith, Nexstar and News Press & Gazette for stations in Memphis, Hampton Roads, Colorado Springs and Greenville, S.C.
New jobs that were posted last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings from companies like Meredith, Tegna, Lincoln Broadcasting, and Buckeye Broadband. The openings are in Nashville, New York City, Phoenix, Toledo, and San Francisco.
New TV job openings posted last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include opportunities at stations owned by Gray, NBC, Meredith, Cox and Graham in Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, Boston, San Antonio and the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area of Michigan.
The National Press Photographers Association honored Forrest Sanders, a multimedia journalist at WSMV, Meredith’s NBC affiliate in Nashville, with a Solo Video Journalist of the Year award this past weekend.
KCTV, Meredith’s CBS affiliate in Kansas City, is doubling down on sports coverage with a daily, half-hour sports show called The Locker Room Show. The show is hosted by Dani Welniak and produced by Nikki Rushing. “I don’t feel an immense amount of pressure, like: oh, two women are in charge. I think it adds to the product versus adding pressure,” Rushing says.