When a Georgia county school hired a diversity, equity and inclusion administrator, parents criticized the move. Two agreed to interview experts and allow WXIA to report on what they learned and whether it changed their conclusions.
KMGH in Denver and WXIA in Atlanta both earned national recognition for their respective regional news reports by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2021 at the 42nd News & Documentary Emmys held Sept. 28 in New York.
TV stations across the country continue to lead efforts to help those in need in their communities in a variety of ways.
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WXIA Atlanta took an innovative approach to address concerns and mistrust over the COVID-19 vaccines. Instead of a reporter interviewing the experts, they turned the questioning over to an Atlanta viewer skeptical of the COVID-19 vaccines, a mom with two kids who was also a caregiver for her live-in elderly mother.
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.
Brendan Keefe, chief investigative reporter at WXIA, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Atlanta, has pretty much been a one-man-band since he was hired as a news photographer in 1991. Today, Keefe is the leader of the investigative team at WXIA, and the corporate trainer for all 60 Tegna stations.