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TV stations across the country continue to lead efforts to help those in need in their communities in a variety of ways.
KING, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Seattle, earned a 2020 Peabody Award in the Public Service category for Facing Race, a 13-week original series that tackled the difficult topic of systemic racism in the Pacific Northwest.
KPNX, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Phoenix, and KECI, Sinclair’s NBC affiliate in Missoula, Mont., received Walter Cronkite Awards for their reporting in 2020.
“We know the need is great in central Iowa when it comes to on-going food insecurity issues,” says David Loving, WOI’s GM, “and these two great organizations deserve our support for their efforts to make a real difference.”
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.
Check out this weather promo that started when Deilia Williams, KHOU’s marketing director, asked her team for off the wall ideas.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a creative services director in Richmond, Va., and a general manager in Seattle.
Cami Anthony, managing editor at WFMY, Tegna’s CBS affiliate in the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, N.C., market, is being promoted to marketing director effective June 1.
Responsive and responsible news coverage, marketing that highlighted its on-air talent, new news franchises and a deep freeze lifted KHOU late news to the top during the February ratings period.