I follow more than 500 TV stations’ Facebook pages and what I see every day are countless examples of news coverage about the coronavirus. All necessary, all important. But what I want to share are examples of the more practical posts on how to cope with the disruptions, and the measures some are taking to help each other.
The San Francisco 49ers are playing against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl this Sunday. Their appearance in the big game is causing fans across the Bay Area, and even some people who work at KTVU, to come down with some kind of strange fever.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), San Francisco’s transportation network, serves more than 420,000 commuters each day. KNTV’s investigative unit spent months recording on BART trains at all hours to explore how a once-renowned transportation network became one of the most dangerous in the country.
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.
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.
New ads posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in San Francisco and Reno in news and sales posted by NBC and KTVN.
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.
There are three new jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter for a COO/VP in San Francisco, an account executive in Des Moines, Iowa, and a general manager for two Fox stations in Panama City, Fla., and Dothan, Ala.
The new openings, for a general sales manager and a director of sales, are in San Francisco and Columbia, Mo., respectively.
The KRON-ON streaming video platform features 11 hours of KRON’s regularly scheduled live, local news programming, including six hours of live morning news coverage and five hours of live evening news, commercial free via KRON-ON. “Nexstar’s comprehensive cross-platform content development strategy leverages innovative technologies to create new products and services that meet the unique needs of the local communities we serve in San Francisco and across the United States,” said Tim Busch, Nexstar’s president.