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WHO-TV picked up 28 awards for journalism excellence the past Saturday night at dual awards ceremonies in Missouri and Iowa.
The stations will be hosting a phone bank, encouraging viewer participation, and again partnering with the Safeway Foundation for a donation drive. “Having the combination of a fantastic partner like Safeway and a community who rallies behind noble causes, I am confident we will see another successful year for the Support the Shield campaign,” said Joan Barrett, KDVR’s general manager.
WSFL, Tribune’s CW affiliate in Miami, created some custom promos in-house that yielded some impressive ratings growth for various time periods.
In February, WGN Chicago said it ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in almost every weekday newscast in adults 25-54. And the WGN Morning News just celebrated its eighth year as the top-rated morning news in Chicago. “From hard-hitting investigative pieces to light-hearted morning news banter, our goal is to inform, update and entertain,” said Jennifer Lyons, WGN’s news director.
Not many local TV marketing departments get the chance to create long-form content like a four-part documentary. But the team at New York’s WPIX welcomed the challenge. “I think if you went to most creative services shops in the country, you would find a lot of frustrated filmmakers who would be dying to do something like this,” said Heath Benfield, the series creator.
Bozo is back on the air in Chicago for a two-hour special, Bozo’s Circus: The 1960s, Sunday night on WGN. It’s been 50 years since it originally aired. Bozo’s Circus: The 1960s, will air unedited segments made up of sketches, guest circus acts and the Grand Prize Game, featuring the original cast.
You know spring can’t be too far off when WGN announces its 2019 broadcast schedule as the home of the Chicago Cubs. The Tribune independent has televised the Cubs since 1948.
The victims of sex trafficking are from every race, religion, neighborhood and ZIP code. Sold for Sex: A WGN News Special shows how some women survived the sex trade.
A new set that resembles a trendy downtown apartment that’s been converted from industrial space is now the workplace for the newscasts at WDAF in Kansas City. “What we ended up with is a mix of old and new, gritty and modern; just like KC,” said Danielle Ray, creative services director.