Usually, TV stations in the same market are fiercely competitive. But occasionally, they can come together and act as one when the need is great. “It was the first time the local stations have come together to help a single cause,” says Don Davis, the GM of KOSA, Gray’s CBS affiliate in Odessa, Texas.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center this week include openings for a multimedia sales account exec, a news producer, a general manager, a national sales manager, a broadcast technology manager, a senior account exec and a digital sales director.
During its months-long investigation, the TMJ4 I-Team regularly reported on Wisconsin’s overly complicated and neglected unemployment system, which collapsed under the pressure of the pandemic. It helped 83 people collect nearly $400,000 in unemployment back pay.
TVNewsCheck announces the launch of Marketing Monday, a free weekly newsletter that features the best of Market Share and other marketing articles, delivered to your email inbox every Monday.
For the past 23 years, WPTV’s Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle spends 5 days on a bike riding down coast of Florida to raise awareness for hurricane preparedness and funds for the American Red Cross. This year’s ride was virtual and featured live looks from different locations around the community.
WGN, Nexstar’s independent station in Chicago, recently launched, WGN News Now, digital-only newscasts providing news and weather updates each weekday at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. (en Español) and 3 p.m.
DeVille, an LSU grad, won’t have to move, or become familiar with the market as Shreveport is her hometown. “The best thing is that I get to do this in my hometown where I am close to my family,” says DeVille.
New jobs posted to the TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for meteorologists, news director, an executive news producer and an engineering director.
Local police officers responding to 911 calls in the Shreveport area sometimes encounter people suffering mental breakdowns, often leading to tragic results. KSLA’s Breakdown: The Frontline Response to the Mental Health Crisis documentary led to a change in how the area’s first responders react to psychiatric emergencies.
“It is important that we let viewers know in Durham and other places that we are really interested in what is happening there, we are committed to covering what is making news where they live and work,” says Rick Gall, WRAL’s news director.