If I were marooned on a tropical deserted island, and had good WiFi, I could keep track of what’s happening in cities and towns all across America all the time on Facebook thanks to local TV.
Brendan Keefe, chief investigative reporter at WXIA, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Atlanta, has pretty much been a one-man-band since he was hired as a news photographer in 1991. Today, Keefe is the leader of the investigative team at WXIA, and the corporate trainer for all 60 Tegna stations.
Karole Honas, the self-described newsroom mom, is retiring from TV news in Idaho. Honas said her “kids” graduated to big markets including Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Portland and Seattle.
Perry Sook, Nexstar Media Group’s chairman and president, says the company is dedicating the equivalent of $120 million this year to promote its national newscast, News Nation. How will that money be spent? What media is being used? And what will the creative be?
Susan Pascal has more than 17 years’ experience in TV station marketing in New York, Boston and Providence, R.I. “I’m excited,” said Pascal, “it’s going to be fun.”
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a sales director experienced in diginet business, a chief engineer and video producer in creative services. The openings are located in New York, Iowa and Alabama.
1st to Fight: Pacific War Marines is the 24th documentary about World War II from Tim Gray, president of the World War II Foundation. Tim Gray is a former local TV sports anchor and reporter who worked at stations in Michigan, Washington State, New York, Rhode Island and Florida.
COVID-19: Congressional Town Hall was live streamed and broadcast across Nexstar stations covering 49 counties of upstate New York, bringing together more than 6 million viewers.
The station replaced it with one which reminds viewers to stay home and stay safe.
Trauring will focus on news and marketing with added responsibilities to oversee strategic planning, recruiting and retention, quality control, digital platforms and enhanced synergies between the company’s television and radio stations.