Sinclair’s The National Desk, a three-hour morning news program, debuted today on Sinclair’s 190-plus stations. Promising commentary-free news coverage from both local and national perspectives, the program is based out of WJLA’s studios in Washington.
In 11 select markets, a total of $3.475 million in grants will be awarded to nonprofits that are helping to move their communities forward. “These organizations are vital to our communities and they need and deserve our support,” says Valari Staab, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations president.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an assistant news director, a general sales manager, and a creative services photographer-editor for Sinclair, Quincy and Cox stations.
TV stations owned by Weigel, Nexstar, Sinclair, Gray, Tegna, Hearst, and Sunbeam in markets all over the country are responding to help those in need in their communities with food, toys, clothing, rent assistance and even restaurants hit by the pandemic.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for chief engineers in California and Washington as well as a local sales manager in Wisconsin.
Mark Lodato, the new dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, brings a deep background of local TV news and university teaching and administration experience to the position.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a weekend meteorologist/morning anchor in Texas, multimedia journalists at two stations in Washington State, and a news producer in Virginia.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for an off-camera multimedia journalist at Gray Television’s Washington news bureau.
Perry Sook, Nexstar Media Group’s chairman and president, says the company is dedicating the equivalent of $120 million this year to promote its national newscast, News Nation. How will that money be spent? What media is being used? And what will the creative be?
WRC, the NBC O&O in Washington, held a fund drive on Thursday, April 16, that raised almost $50,000 in money and donations for local non-profit organizations directly helping people through the COVID-19 pandemic.