Ben Bates has been promoted to marketing director at WWL, Tegna’s CBS affiliate in New Orleans. Prior to WWL, Bates worked in creative services and marketing at stations in Denver, Albuquerque, N.M., and Tegna’s WXIA in Atlanta.
Brad Panovich, WCNC Charlotte’s chief meteorologist, has had a passion for weather since he was 6 years old. The station found the perfect actor to play Brad as a youngster in a new promo — Panovich’s son Kyler.
Chris Franklin, the marketing director for ABC affiliate WATN in Memphis, checks in with his thoughts on what qualities he looks for in good marketers and his system to encourage growth and teamwork.
The community grants help address a range of community issues, including mental health support, vaccine and health screening access, cultural preservation and the importance of growing local foods.
At the Promax Station Summit this week in Las Vegas, Warner Bros., which is distributing The Jennifer Hudson Show, wowed an audience of local TV creative services and marketing directors with a presentation that included an appearance by the newest EGOT winner herself.
WJXX and WTLV, Tegna’s ABC and NBC affiliates in Jacksonville, Fla., ran a two-week on-air campaign promising viewers that something big was coming. What was coming was four years and $1 million in the making, and it was going to be revealed live during the evening news.
Sabrina Ahmed, news anchor for WOI in Des Moines, Iowa, is the mother of twins, Beau and Bella, who just turned 2 years old. To celebrate the end of her twins needing diapers, WOI held Beau & Bella’s Birthday Diaper Drive that ended Monday, Feb. 7.
Two TV stations — Tegna’s KING Seattle and Nexstar’s KXAN Austin, Texas — are using investigative journalism to differentiate themselves from their competitors. How do they make the station’s intermittent investigations into a reason to watch their news all the time? And is it successful?
TVNewsCheck‘s eighth annual NewsTECHForum takes place tomorrow both in person and via live stream from the New York Hilton. Broadcast executives representing “a wide cross-section of representation will lead discussions about how the news product and technology intersect,” says Michael Depp, TVNewsCheck editor, and executive producer of this year’s NewsTECHForum.
KCEN, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Temple, Texas, held a telethon to raise funds the USO at Fort Hood, one of the largest military installations in the world.