Thirty years ago, a 6.9 earthquake rocked California. The Loma Prieta earthquake killed 63 people and caused billions in damage, altering the future of the California coast to this day. On the 30th anniversary of the earthquake, two California TV stations are airing special programs Thursday night at 6:30.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a local sales manager for stations in Columbia, Mo., and an account executive for a network-owned station in Philadelphia.
When Wendy Chioji died on October 7th, my Facebook feed was literally taken over by people who knew her and wanted to share their pictures and stories about her. Wendy was the news anchor and reporter at WESH, the Hearst NBC affiliate in Orlando, and that’s where our paths crossed. Family, friends, co-workers, other cancer survivors, people who climbed mountains with her and others who were inspired by her strength, her spirit and her composure, share their thoughts here about how Wendy made their lives brighter.
The one-hour documentary takes a look back at the damage that the devastating earthquake caused — and the stories of bravery and survival that shone through despite the destruction. “Hearing the stories of survival from the people whose lives were shaken by the Loma Prieta earthquake was moving and powerful,” said Stacy Owen, KNTV general manager.
“This award is for the entire station — the result of KING 5’s dedication to investigative journalism. I’m thrilled to be bringing this back to Seattle,” said Susannah Frame, KING’s investigative reporter after accepting the award.
New TV jobs just posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are for a newscast director for Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL in Raliegh, and a news director for Scripps’ KSHB in Kansas City.
On Tuesday, September 17th, 52 members of the Detroit Youth Choir took the stage on the NBC hit show, America’s Got Talent. WDIV, Detroit’s NBC affiliate, turned the appearance into a ratings and social media winner. “We were so happy to use the power of TV and digital to rally the community and put a spotlight on Detroit’s kids,” said Marla Drutz, WDIV’s general manager.
“What we do is we peruse through every Nexstar station whether it is Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and we are looking for things that are more appealing than just the average, everyday news story that only affects a Little Rock market, a Fayetteville market, or a Birmingham, Alabama market,” says Aaron Nolan, the host of Newsfeed Now.
As part of its on-air and digital campaign, KPRC will spotlight some of Houston’s most prolific Hispanic artists and muralists. The campaign will also celebrate the diversity of its own KPRC family.
New opportunities posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in creative services, news and traffic from Cox, Gray, Paxton Media and Fox.