WBTV’s investigative team is leading the charge with the support of the station’s news director to include the entire newsroom in results-focused journalism. “This is a campaign designed to encourage viewers to turn to us when they need someone on their side,” said Robby Thomas, WBTV’s marketing director.
John Steed retired from WBTV after spending 51 years as a cameraman. From film to video, from news to commercials, Steed has shot it all. “I am a little different animal,” Steed says. “I like change. I like learning new things. In fact, I told people if I don’t learn something new every day I feel like it has not been a good day.”
Both shows fall underneath the umbrella, QC Life, a multiplatform lifestyle brand that seeks to educate, empower, engage and entertain audiences throughout the Carolinas.
New TV job openings posted last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include opportunities at stations owned by Gray, NBC, Meredith, Cox and Graham in Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, Boston, San Antonio and the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area of Michigan.
Robby Thomas, WBTV’s marketing director, said the station went into the February sweep with a strategic plan. However, said Thomas, that plan changed when an investigation helped expose issues that undermined the public’s confidence in an election.
Kristen Hampton, the ‘Good News’ reporter at WBTV, won the Social Media Excellence Award for Individual Talent for her humorous and authentic Facebook videos. “And that’s what I think is so cool because I think I’m kind of obnoxious. But it’s funny that people see the real side of me and they like it.”