“There’s a story here about the importance of what we do, and the resiliency of the people that do it,” wrote Mark Klein, creative services director at KALB in Alexandria, Louisiana. “What’s been accomplished to broadcast life-saving information in Lake Charles and the other surrounding areas that were devastated by Laura is a testament to the strength of the individual stations, and how they’ve worked together under Gray to succeed against all obstacles.”
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.
Although Hurricane Laura, a category 4 hurricane, spared New Orleans, it did hit the coast of Louisiana west of the city hard causing wide-spread destruction, and forcing many to evacuate to New Orleans. So WDSU stepped up and organized a telethon to raise funds to feed the hungry victims. “Our community knows how devastating it can be to lose everything in a hurricane,” said Joel Vilmenay, WDSU’s general manager.
Hannah Campbell is a reporter/multimedia journalist at KAIT, in Jonesboro, Ark. She’s been on the job for three weeks. I was interested in hearing from Campbell on what it’s like, how she’s adjusting and how her college training prepared her for the role.
Since 2014, NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign has helped more than half a million pets find new homes. In Trenton, N.J., a dog that had been living in a shelter for seven years found a new home.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a vice president-general manager at a duopoly in Pennsylvania.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a weekend meteorologist/morning anchor in Texas, multimedia journalists at two stations in Washington State, and a news producer in Virginia.
The Hispanic segment of new American voters represents nearly 40% of the estimated 5.3 million people who have naturalized since 2014, a multi-generational and multi-racial, majority women voting bloc that can impact the outcome of the upcoming elections.
In a new series, WMAQ will cover different topics that are deeply rooted in bias and racism. “As a journalist I feel a sense of responsibility to report stories that will hopefully inform and educate viewers about the important issues that have led to the Black Lives Matter movement,” said Marion Brooks, WMAQ’s investigative reporter.
Surrounded by lakes, Madison, Wis., is ranked the 12th Best Place to Live in the country by U. S. News & World Report.