Stan Melton Jr. died on Dec. 29 while returning from a ski trip in Colorado with his family. Melton is best known as the creative services director at WJLA, Sinclair’s ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., where he worked for almost 11 years.
With its building flooded out, Sinclair’s WCTI in New Bern, N.C., had to get creative to bring its viewers news coverage of Hurricane Florence. Facebook carried the load for a few days, and then when it got back on the air, producing newscasts from locations all over town kept viewers in the know. “We have a lot of young people here and I’m impressed by how well they’re taking it and how well they’re doing. They know they have a task,” said Sean Finn, WCTI’s creative services director.