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MSNBC Number 1 in Prime Time for the FIRST time!
5/23/17
For the first time in its history, MSNBC ranked number one in both total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demo during primetime for a full week among the big three cable networks.  According to Nielsen, for the week of May 15, MSNBC averaged 2.44 million viewers with 611,000 in the key demo from 8 to 11 p.m., beating out CNN and Fox News in both measures.  In total day viewership for the week, CNN has ranked number one in cable news among adults 25-54 for six straight days (May 14-19), marking the network’s longest winning streak in that measure in six years. Fox News finished first in total viewers with 1.5 million and second in the demo with 321,000. MSNBC was second in total viewers with 1.2 million total viewers and third in the demo with 281,000. CNN finished third in total viewers with 1.05 million but first in the demo with 353,000.

NBC sets Megyn Kelly's Sunday Premiere
5/22/17
Megyn Kelly's new NBC news magazine show,
Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, will premier June 4 at 7pm.  Sunday at 7 is the longtime slot for CBS's 60 Minutes, which is marking its 50th anniversary this year.  Kelly's departure from Fox News last year came after she became a prominent accuser of Roger Ailes in the Fox News sexual harassment saga.  

San Diego TV gets new Telemundo outlet
5/10/17

Telemundo 20 San Diego will air its first weekday local newscast Noticiero Telemundo 20 at 5, 5:30, 6, and 11pm on July 3rd!  The channel itself will launch on Saturday July 1, on a subchannel of NBC-owned KNSD, NBC 7 in San Diego.  Telemundo and NBC are both owned by Comcast-Universal.  The new service kicks off with a special 30 minute program, Telemundo 20, tu nuevo noticiero (Telemundo 20, your new newscast) at 6pm.  It will feature interviews with the station's news anchors and reporters.  It's first weekday local newscast will then premier on July 3rd.

WTLV Jacksonville TV leads market social media
5/9/17
Tegna's NBC station in Jacksonville First Coast News WTLV tops the market in total social actions over the last six months, according to Shareablee.  Graham Media's News 4 Jax WJXT leads in fans and followers.  WTLV's news director, Megan Harris, says making social a constant part of the daily news discussion - and listening to the audience on Facebook - has helped move the station to the top slot!  Cox Media Group's WJAX was a distant runner-up with over 3.8 million actions.  WTLV had almost 4.9 million, 36% of Jacksonville Television's total 13.4 million.  News 4 Jax had almost 528,000 fans which was way more than the other stations.

George Will joins MSNBC
5/8/17

Washington Post columnist George Will has joined MSNBC and NBC News as a contributor.  Will, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, was most recently a contributor at Fox News.  He became a free agent in January when Fox declined to renew his contract.  Before joining Fox in 2013, he spent 30 years as a contributor with ABC. 

WGN-TV Chicago TV's Jennifer Lyons tops Chicago's Most Powerful List
5/7/17
Number one on the Most Powerful Women is Jennifer Lyons, news director of WGN TV and CLTV.  WGN, under her leadership, has expanded its news operation to more than 70 hours of live, local news each week - including their super successful morning show WGN Morning News.  She's a 24-year veteran of the Tribune Media station.

Chicago TV specials this weekend
5/3/17
WBBM CBS 2 Chicago is running a weather special on Saturday night called CBS 2 Weather Watch: The Extremes.  ABC 7 will show a program called The Happi House Mother's Day Special.   Lifestyle expert Happi Olson delves into a variety of topics that are intended to help viewers find ways to improve current or future circumstances.

It's War at 9am!
5/2/17
NBC News has decided to confirm that Megyn Kelly is getting Today's 9am hour.  The show will debut this fall.  This came right after ABC named Ryan Seacrest the co-host for Live with Kelly!  That show also airs in most markets in the 9am time slot.  It's still not known if the new Megyn Kelly show will fly under the Today show banner or if it will squeeze in between the 7 to 9am Today Mother ship and Today's 10am happy hour with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb with a new title.  Is it too early to start winesday Wednesday?  Beach towels for everyone!

Ryan Seacrest new host for Live with Kelly
5/1/17
CNN is reporting that Ryan Seacrest of E! TV, American Idol, and the Dick Clark legacy has been named the new perm co-host of the Live With Kelly show on ABC TV joining the seat next to Kelly Ripa left empty when Michael Strahan left for Good Morning America.  He allegedly will be introed by Ripa today when the show takes air according to two sources with knowledge according the CNN reporting.

Los Angeles TV remembers LA Riots
4/29/17
A number of national and local LA TV stations are airing specials about the LA riots.  ABC ran a nationwide special Friday night KCBS and KCAL, the CBS stations in Los Angeles aired a show called "The L.A. Riots: 25 Years Later.  It looked at the decades of racial injustices leading up to the Los Angeles riots told through voices such as citizens, law enforcement and those who committed crimes.  TV Video Clips is the number one Los Angeles Broadcast Monitor with HD LA video clips and LA HD archives going back to November of 2015, making it the largest HD archive in Los Angeles.

Chicago TV gets new Weekly Entertainment Show
4/28/17
WGN-TV will start showing a new Chicago TV show called "S.E.E. Chicago."  The SEE in SEE Chicago stands for Shopping, Entertainment and Events.  Each weekend SEE Chicago will spotlight Chicagoland happenings in those three areas.  SEE Chicago is hosted by Dawn Jackson Blatner.  She's a Chicago-based dietician and nutritionist who has worked for the Chicago Cubs, Lifetime Television, DePaul University and Northwestern Meorial Hospital Wellness Institute.  SEE Chicago will air Sunday night at 10:30pm with encores the following Saturday at 4:30pm on WGN-TV.  SEE Chicago is produced by the Oak Brook Productions, the sam company that produces the weekly Chicago TV show "Chicago's Best."

NBC News to launch Megyn Kelly Newsmagazine
4/26/17
NBC is expected to launch a new Sunday newsmagazine program anchored by Megyn Kelly in June, according to a person familiar with the situation, a move that begins to firm up the former Fox News star’s role with her new employer. The new program is expected to feature Kelly as the lead of an ensemble of reporters, and will be supervised by two veteran NBC News producers who also lead the network’s venerable Dateline, David Corvo and Liz Cole.

Univision News names Christine Portela director of news operations
4/25/17
Christine Portela has joined Univison as the network’s director of news operations. She began her duties March 20 and is based in Miami.  In her new role, Portela works with Univision’s local news directors and executive producers in the planning and execution of group-wide news gathering and production initiatives; she will also play a lead role in coverage of breaking news. Portela previously served as senior producer for José Diaz Balart’s daily MSNBC show since 2014. TV Video Clips, the nation's premier Broadcast Monitor records and archives many Univision local news stations like KMEX Univision 34 in Los Angeles, WLTV Univision 23 in Miami, WXTV Univision 41 in New York, KUVN Univision 23 in Dallas, WGBO Univision 66 in Chicago, KDTV Univision 14 in San Francisco, KBNT Univision 17 in San Diego, WVEN Univision 26 in Orlando, WVEA Univision 62 in Tampa/St Petersburg, and WUVF Univision 18 in Ft. Myers.  Univision Local Media announced in March that Univision stations in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Houston and Dallas closed the February 2016 sweep as the most-watched early and late local newscasts among Adults 18-49, regardless of language.  WXTV Univision 41 in New York had the most-watched early and late local newscast in the country among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, regardless of language.

We're goin' to Kansas City Kansas City here we come
4/24/17
TV Video Clips, America's number one Broadcast Monitor, proudly announces we're recording and archiving Kansas City in full-resolution HD!  KMBC 9 News, KMBC 9 News at 9 on KCWEKCTV 5 News, KCTV 5 News at 9pm on KSMOFox 4 News, Better Kansas City, 41 Action News, Kansas City Live, KCPT - we have it all.  Grab a plate of ribs and a TV Clip from Kansas City in High Definition - on us.

Fox 2 News San Francisco KTVU starts 11pm News tonight!
4/17/17
San Francisco TV gets a new 11pm news tonight.  KTVU the Fox News station in San Francisco is adding an 11pm Newscast, extending their Fox 2 News at 10pm for another half hour.  A lot of Fox owned stations also do an 11pm news.  Fox 2 News San Francisco now goes head-to-head with CBS owned station KPIX, NBC owned station NBC Bay Area and ABC owned station ABC 7 KGO-TV at 11pm.  As San Francisco's premier Broadcast Monitor, TV Video Clips will, needless to say, record and archive KTVU Fox 2 News Edge.

Fox 32 Chicago TV reporter leaves after 19 years
4/15/17
WFLD reporter Craig Wall is leaving the station after 19 years. His last day is next Friday.   The Chicago Fox-owned station is doing an internal and external search for a replacement.  “I’d like to sincerely thank Craig for his 19 years of service at Fox 32,” said vp and news director Matt Piacente. “We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Fox 2 San Francisco TV gets new News Director
4/13/17
Amber Eikel has been promoted to news director at the Fox O&O KTVU San Francisco (DMA 6). Effective immediately, Eikel will oversee all editorial, business and administrative functions.  Most recently, Eikel has spent more than four years as assistant news director at KTVU.  Prior to that, she was executive producer at KIRO Seattle, and previously, KTNV Las Vegas.  Before that, Eikel was senior producer at WTMJ Milwaukee.She began her career as a producer, executive producer, and interim news director for KMIR Palm Springs, Calif.

Fox 35 Orlando TV revamps 11pm News
4/11/17
Orlando Fox owned station WOFL Fox 35 Orlando is changing the 11pm newscast.  It will kick off with an 11 minute newscast using the Fox TV O&O NewsEdge but adding 11@11 - so the show will be called NewsEdge 11@11 - accordingly it will air from 11pm to 11:11pm each weeknight followed by The Fox 35 SportsZone!  NewsEdge 11@11 will be anchored by Charles Billi and LuAnne Sorrell.  The station says the show "will provide 11 mintes of uninterrupted news and weather, reporting the biggest stories of the day..."  The Fox 35 SportsZone will begin at 11:15pm and air until 11:30.  The show "will bring fans the highlights, as well as the debates, and feature sports stories unique to Central Florida."  It will be anchored by Adam Shadoff and Evan Fitzgerald.

Cubs get their rings live on Chicago TV
4/8/17
The Chicago Cubs will get their world series rings this Wednesday and Chicago TVs ABC 7, the ABC owned TV station in Chicago WLS-TV, will broadcast the whole thing live.  ABC 7 will carry the ceremony from Wriggly Stadium as part of their regularly scheduled ABC 7 newscast and will then carry the whole game that follows with the Los Angeles Dodgers live as well!

Who shot JR?
4/7/16
We're not sure, but if Dallas Ft Worth TV stations covered it we have it in full-resolution HD!  TV Video Clips, the largest TV clip company in the country is now recording and archiving local Dallas, Texas TV!  NBCDFW Channel 5 KXAS, CBS Dallas KTVT Channel 11 and KTXA 21TXA, WFAA News 8 Dallas, CW33 Dallas home of Tribune's Eye Opener and the original NewsFix, KXTX Telemundo Dallas, and Univision 23 Dallas KUVN are all on board.  So if you need Dallas TV in HD TV Video Clips has the largest daily recording and archive of the Dallas Ft Worth Market.  

Baltimore TV station anchor gives up the 11pm
4/6/17

After thirty years at the anchor desk for Baltimore TV station Eyewitness News WJZ 13, the CBS owned station in Baltimore, Denise Koch is giving up the Eyewitness News at 11pm slot.  She will still anchor the 430pm and 6pm weekday newscasts on Baltimore's channel 13 and will also do more reporting for the station.  She said she simply wants to spend more time with her family.

KTVU Fox 2 San Francisco TV adds 11pm
4/1/17

On April 17, Fox-owned KTVU San Francisco wil add an 11pm newscast.  VP-GM Gregg Kelley said it will "build on the legacy of the 10pm news, with the same commitment to excellence in journalism that has been a hallmark of KTVU."  The cast will be anchord by Frank Somerville and Julie Haener, with Sports Director Mark Ibanez and weather reporting from Bill Martin, Chief Meteorologist.  This is the first expansion of weeknight late news on the station in nearly 60 years.  The 10pm News debuted on March 3, 1958, the same day the station signed on the air.  With this new newscast Fox 2 will produce 12 and a half hours of news every weekday.

WKMG News 6 Orlando wins with strong lead-in
3/31/17
Bolstered by the CBS schedule and NCAA basketball, WKMG-Channel 6 rolled to big wins in prime time, in late news and at noon in the March ratings.  olstered by the CBS schedule and NCAA basketball, WKMG-Channel 6 rolled to big wins in prime time, in late news and at noon in the March ratings.  WFTV edged WESH-Channel 2 at 4 p.m. in news in the ratings period that ended Wednesday. But “Judge Judy” on WOFL-Channel 35 beat the 4 p.m. newscasts on WFTV, WESH and WKMG.

Toys gets primetime on ABC TV
3/30/17
Actor Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) is set to host a new show called The Toy Box that sees inventors presenting their ideas for new toys to a panel of kids in the hope of getting a product to market.  Before the children get their chance to have a say, the concepts must get past a panel of mentors - including Dylan's Candy Bar owner Dyan Lauren, toy guru Jim Silver and Pixar Creative Director of Consumer Products Jen Tan.  Young judge Sophia Grace Brownlee, Aalyrah Caldwell, Tobey Grey and Noah Ritte then put their expertise to work offering no-holds-barred opinions of the products and deciding which items will advance to the finals, where one toy is to be put into production and sold at Toys "R" Us locations.

Harry gets renewed for season Two
3/28/17
Harry Connick Jr. is staying put in daytime. NBCUniversal Domestic TV and Fox Television Stations have renewed the syndicated daytime strip “Harry” for a second season this fall.  “I love my show! To continue sharing an hour every day with my audience is a great honor and thrill – can’t wait for season 2,” Connick said in a statement.  “Harry’s” viewership since its September premiere has been respectable, if not spectacular, averaging about 1.3 million viewers for the season to date in morning and early afternoon time slots. The show last week grabbed five Daytime Emmy Award nominations, including a bid for entertainment talk show host for Connick.

Fox 5 New York TV anchor meets her hero
3/27/17
Proving you’re never too big to have a hero, WNYW Fox 5 New York morning anchor Rosanna Scotto co-hosted the 2017 Wonder Women awards Thursday alongside CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota and got a chance to meet CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl.  “I told Lesley Stahl I watch her every Sunday night,” said Scotto, who co-hosts Good Day New York for the Fox-owned station. “She asked if I watched in my pjs. I admitted that I did, along with my daughter who is also a big fan of her and the show.”

WRC NBC 4 Washington DC TV slams it on Instagram and Twitter
3/26/17
The Twitter and Instagram accounts for NBC-owned WRC led the D.C. market with a 29 share as a group, followed by Fox-owned WTTG Fox 5 DC with a 28.7 share and TEGNA-owned WUSA 9 News with a 28.5 Share, according to data from Share Rocket.  WRC’s Twitter account is the single-largest account in the market with 231,574 followers. WRC reporter Shomari Stone was the top individual in the market on Twitter with a 4.6 Share. As a group, WRC was the top station on Twitter despite posting nearly 2,000 times less than WTTG or WUSA.  On Instagram, during the last 30 days, WRC had a 39.7 share on the platform compared to a 30.1 share for second-place WTTG. No other station in the market had a share higher than 15. WRC’s lead was driven by anchor Angie Goff, who led all accounts in the market with a 19.9 Share on Instagram. Goff had more than 38,000 engagements on her page over the 30 days despite only having 11,598 fans.

WNBC New York TV names new Anchor
3/24/17
NBC-owned WNBC New York (DMA 1) today appointed two-time Edward R. Murrow Award-winning anchor Jummy Olabanji as the station’s new weekend evening anchor, leading the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on Saturdays and Sundays. Olabanji will also provide general assignment coverage on weekdays. Her first day at WNBC will be April 26.  Olabanji joins WNBC from WJLA Washington, where she currently co-anchors Good Morning Washington and News at Noon. She previously was an anchor and reporter with WTKR Norfolk, Va., and at WCAV Charlottesville, Va. Olabanji began her career as a news assistant with CNN.

CBS This Morning gaining on GMA and Today
3/22/17
CBS’s third-place morning show has show improvement this season. In fact, it just had one of its most competitive weeks in nearly three decades.  “CBS This Morning” averaged 3.62 million total viewers during the week ended March 19, according to Nielsen. That was good for third behind ABC’s “Good Morning America” (4.36 million) and NBC’s “Today” (4.11 million).  Still, that was CBS’s best competitive position in viewers to NBC in at least 29 years.  The morning show was also up 7 percent versus the same week a year ago. Meanwhile, ABC was down 5 percent and NBC declined 8 percent.  That trend has held true all season. While the competitive order remains the same, “This Morning” is up 2 percent season-to-date among total viewers, while ABC is off 7 percent and NBC down 5 percent.

Fox 2 KTVU's Frank Somerville is King of San Francisco TV Social Media
3/17/17
Frank Somerville is still king of social media in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose market.  The KTVU Fox 2 San Francisco anchor averaged 5,761.2 engagements per post on his social pages. According to Share Rocket data, Somerville only posted 72 times on Facebook during the last 30 days, making him the only individual to rank among the top 18 in the market and post less than 100 times.  After Somerville (8 share), only four people had a share of 0.50 or higher. KGO ABC 7 anchor Kristen Sze showed impressive gains in the last 30 days, raising both her overall share and total engagement by more than 100 percent.  Among stations, Fox-owned KTVU upped its share by 7.9 percent over the last 30 days to extend its overall lead. Its 38.3 share beat ABC-owned KGO second which had a 23.3 share. KRON took third with a 20.3 Share, and NBC-owned KNTV NBC Bay Area  took fourth with a 12.8 share.

Fox News Channel Tucker Carlson to Interview President Trump
3/14/17

Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson will interview President Donald Trump in what’s being billed as “a wide-ranging conversation” that will air during Wednesday’s edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”  Carlson’s first one-on-one sit-down with Trump since Election Day will occur in Detroit, MI. The new healthcare bill is expected to be among the topics.  Carlson replaced Megyn Kelly in Fox News’ 9 p.m. ET timeslot and hasn’t missed a beat. During the month of February, Carlson averaged 3.282 million viewers to finish No. 2 in all of cable news, behind only his lead-in, Bill O’Reilly. Carlson was also the second-most watched cable news program in the key news demo of adults age 25-54, averaging 695,000 demo viewers per night.

WJLA ABC 7 Washingtion DC TV hires veteran anchor
3/13/17
Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate WJLA Washington is adding Nancy Chen to its ABC7 News desk beginning Monday, April 10.  Chen comes from WHDH Boston where she has been an anchor and reporter for the past five years.  Prior to covering news in Boston, Nancy worked in KSBY San Luis Obispo, Calif., and at KABC Los Angeles. She was involved in the production of NBC Sports coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and also served as a print reporter for the Tulsa World for three years.

NBC News - We won't be Intimidated
3/12/17
NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said on Tuesday that the president's attacks on some media outlets won't deter his organization from doing its job. NBC News was one of the organizations specifically cited by Trump last month in his tweet about the "fake news" media that is the "enemy of the American people." Said Lack: "We're not the opposition party and we're not in a popularity contest with this administration or any other administration."   MSNBC's ratings have been soaring since the election, along with other cable news networks, defying a general trend where viewership usually drops after a presidential election. It illustrates an intense interest in politics stronger than at any point since 2000, Lack said.

WLS Chicago Television's ABC 7 carries live coverage of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
3/11/17
Chicago celebrated St. Patrick's day Saturday with the annual river dyeing and downtown parade.  Thousands looked on as the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union poured in the dye to turn the river green at 9am.  ABC owned station WLS-TV broadcast the parade which began at Columbus Drive and Balbo and then up Columbus eding at Monroe.

WLS-TV Chicago ABC 7 to honor 50 years of Frank Mathie
3/9/17
Feature reporter Frank Mathie will retire from WLS 50 years to the day he first joined the Chicago ABC-owned station.  On April 3, 2017, Mathie, who started working freelance for the station in 2006, will officially retire from television.  Between Monday, March 27 and April 3, the station will celebrate “50 Years of Frank” by showing some of his best on-air moments. “Frank has been a Chicago treasure both inside this newsroom and out in the community,” said vp and news director Jennifer Graves. “His inimitable style and sense of humor make you want to watch every story he tells and we look forward to showcasing his work through the decades. It must have been the luck of the Irish that sent Frank our way.”

KTLA Los Angeles TV to simulcast 10 LA Dodgers games
3/8/17
SportsNet LA and KTLA5 will simulcast a total of 10 games during the first five weeks of the season, including the April 12 game at Chicago against the Cubs starting at 5 pm PT. The final game simulcast on SportsNet LA and KTLA will be Sunday, May 7, starting at 1 p.m. PT when the Dodgers travel to San Diego to take on the Padres.  KTLA will also air SportsNet LA’s flagship pregame show, Access SportsNet: Dodgers, on April 5 (vs. Padres), April 18 (vs. Rockies), May 3 (vs. Giants) and May 7 (at Padres). In addition, KTLA5 will air the live pregame Vin Scully Ring of Honor ceremony in its entirety on Wednesday, May 3, starting at 6 p.m. PT.

WGN Chicago TV adds another hour of news
3/7/17
Tribune-owned CW affiliate WGN Chicago will move a step closer to around-the-clock news with the launch next month of a one-hour newscast at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The addition will bring “Chicago’s Very Own” to a record 70½ hours of news each week, plus news produced throughout the day for its CLTV cable channel.  “We look forward to offering Chicagoland viewers a fresh new choice for news at 6 p.m. and the only local news in the market at 6:30 p.m.,” Jennifer Lyons, news director of WGN, said in a statement.  “The debut of Ben Bradley and Lourdes Duarte at 4 p.m. will make a great addition to ‘Evening News’ with their news judgement, knowledge of Chicago and investigative story telling.”  Bradley joined WGN in January after 14 years at ABC-owned WLS ABC 7. Duarte, who has been at WGN since 2007, most recently has been anchoring from 4 to 6 a.m. with Dan Ponce. She previously anchored at 5 p.m. with Suppelsa.

Big Three TV Morning Shows lose a Million viewers
3/6/17
Just like ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News - ABC's Good Morning Amercia, CBS Morning News, and NBC's Today Show are losing viewers.  In 2016, the three shows averaged 13.903 million viewers. Last month, the average was 12.766M, a loss of 1.137 million viewers, or 8 percent.  The downward trend on the broadcast networks comes as the cable news channels see a spike in viewership with heavy coverage of the first 100 days of the Trump administration (which will likely continue into the first 200 days, 300 days and beyond).  ABC’s Good Morning America held a healthy lead in the morning show ratings race with a 359,000 viewer lead over Today, more than doubling its Total Viewer lead over Today vs. the November sweep. Meanwhile, the Today show held the lead in the A25-54 demo with a +9 percent lead over GMA and giving NBC’s morning show its 7th consecutive sweeps win in the key demo.

Detroit TV's Dream Wedding
3/4/17
WXYZ-TV Detroit's ABC 7 airs an hourlong special on planning and executing your dream wedding.  WXYZ's Erin Nicole has all the tips a bride and groom need for planning their perfect dream wedding.  It will air Sunday night in Detroit and reair on the stations secondary digital channel and next week on the main channel 7.

Fox Business News surges against CNBC
3/1/17
Fox Business Network topped CNBC in viewership during the business day for the fifth consecutive month, an illustration of dramatic growth at an upstart network that began operation a decade ago.  FBN averaged 218,000 viewers during the hours between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in February, an increase of 59 percent over February 2016. CNBC, meanwhile, dropped from 212,000 to 182,000 in the same measurement, Nielsen Media Research said.  That's a startling change for a marketplace where CNBC was once considered the unquestioned leader. But CNBC has suggested those raw numbers are deceptive: the network stopped using Nielsen as a basis for advertising sales two years ago because the service did not measure viewership in offices or anyplace out of the home, and also short-changed its count of wealthier viewers that CNBC targets. Nielsen says it will begin counting out-of-home viewership starting in April.  Fox Business Network traces its surge to a decision in 2015 to load its daytime lineup with more of its most prominent hosts: Mario Bartiromo, Stuart Varney, Neil Cavuto, Trish Regan and Liz Claman - all CNBC alumni. The network also takes a broader view of business news than its competitors; during Regan's show on Tuesday, most of the talk was political, discussing President Donald Trump's upcoming speech before Congress.

WPLG Miami TV's Local 10 to open Washington DC bureau
2/28/17
More than month after opening the country’s first bureau in Cuba, Berkshire-Hathaway's Miami ABC affiliate WPLG is opening a fulltime bureau in Washington, D.C.  The station, which was bought by Berkshire-Hathaway in 2014, will launch its new bureau in the next few days. There’s no word yet on who will staff it.  “There is tremendous interest in news coming from Washington D.C. these days,” said Bert Medina, WPLG president. “Decisions are being made that impact all of our lives. We go to where the story is and we are investing in this new bureau to better serve our viewers and our market.”  WPLG Local 10 is up against two O&O's WTVJ NBC's owned station in Miami TV and WFOR CBS's owned station in Miami.  WSVN Channel 7 News is also a fierce competitor - having redefined local television when it lost it's NBC affiliation and launching a massive local news presence from the "News Plex."  There are also two strong Univision (WLTV) and Telemundo (WSCV) O&Os in the market and a number of Spanish language stations like Mega TV, AmericaTeVe, and WGEN - all doing strong local news programming.

Fox 5 New York TV leads social
2/10/17
Fox-owned station WNYW was tops in social rankings for the New York City market from January 9 to February 8, according to Share Rocket.  WNYW increased its lead to a full 10 points over second-place ABC-owned WABC on the strength of its Facebook page. WNYW came in with a 40 Share overall, WABC had a 30, Tribune-owned WPIX came in with a 12, and NBC-owned WNBC was fourth with an 8.4 share.  WABC was the market leader on Twitter and Instagram with a 34.5 share on Twitter and a 41.3 on Instagram. WABC chief meteorologist Lee Goldberg helped his station out by having the highest share among individuals in the market on Twitter with a 3 score. WABC meteorologist Amy Freeze had the biggest individual page on Instagram in the market with a 7.7 share.

NBC 5 Chicago TV Sports anchor to reveal his illness
2/7/17
WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 lead sports anchor Mike Adamle has been on medical leave since March 2016. It was originally hoped he would be away only for a few weeks, but his absence has now gone on for nearly a year. Viewers have been wondering what is going on with Adamle all this time. The answers will be revealed on Tuesday night, as Adamle will openly discuss his severe disease in an interview airing on WMAQ-TV's 10:00pm newscast.  Adamle has been somewhat of a fixture on Chicago television for the past three decades. He was a sports reporter/anchor with WLS-TV/ABC from 1983-1989. He held the same roles with WMAQ-TV from 1998-2001, followed by WBBM-TV/CBS 2 from 2001-2004. Adamle rejoined WMAQ-TV in 2005, first as a part-time freelancer, and later as a full-time employee.

MSNBC Toddles to Chicago
2/6/17
Following comments about Chicago by President Donald Trump, MSNBC hits the road and plans a live show -  Chicago Town Hall - on Thursday at 8pm.  Hosted by MSNBC, the program will be looking at what is going on in Chicago.  Chicago TV.

WNYW Fox 5 New York TV rules Social
2/4/17
Share Rocket measures performance on social media in much the same way broadcasters do on-air — with ratings-based metrics. However, it’s never used its data to rank the top 10 TV stations on social media in the United States, until now. Here are the top five stations: 1. WNYW Fox 5 New York (DMA 1)  2. WTVT Tampa Fox 13 (DMA 11)  3. KABC ABC 7 Los Angeles (DMA 2)  4. WLS ABC 7 Chicago (DMA 3)  5. WJW Cleveland (DMA 19).  Here is a link to the full story at Share Rocket.

WESH NBC 2 and WFTV Eyewitness News top Orlando TV Ratings
2/3/17

Has it has been for a long time, WESH-TV and Channel 9 WFTV Eyewitness News are the ratings leaders in Orlando Television.  In January, WESH pulled ahead of WFTV at 11pm but Eyewitness News was still ahead in the 4pm to 630pm shows.  WKMG News 6 dominated the prime time period with shows like "The Big Bang Theory" and "NCIS."   A closer look shows that the Orlando TV ratings race is intensifying.  WKMG easily ranked first at noon.  At 10pm WOFL Fox 35 won a close race with WKCF Channel 18 which carries WESH News at 10pm.  In a major shift, NBC's Today overtook longtime favorite Good Morning America on WFTV, WOFL Fox 35 ran third to them.

WLS-TV ABC Chicago Television Reporter Charles Thomas to retire
2/3/17

Veteran broadcast journalist Charles Thomas, whose career has spanned 40 years, is set to retire from ABC O&O WLS Chicago on March 3rd.  

Oprah joins 60 Minutes
1/31/17
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Oprah Winfrey will be a contributor to CBS TV's 60 Minutes.  “There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager said Tuesday morning. “She has achieved excellence in everything she has touched. Her body of work is extraordinary, including thousands of interviews with people from all walks of life. She is a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her apart and makes her a perfect fit for 60 Minutes. I am thrilled that she will be bringing her unique and powerful voice to our broadcast.”  Winfrey added, “I’ve been a big admirer of 60 Minutes since my days as a young reporter. I’m so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling. At a time when people are so divided, my intention is to bring relevant insight and perspective, to look at what separates us, and help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds.”

NBC said to be planning a morning show for Megyn Kelly
1/26/17
According to Variety, the third hour of the Today Show could be replaced by a new morning program hosted by Megyn Kelly.  NBC intends to launch a new daytime show featuring Kelly, the former Fox News primetime anchor who rose to fame by using her experience as an attorney to grill her guests, by fall, according to a person familiar with the matter. NBC has yet to decide upon a timeslot for the program, this person said, but is focusing most intently on either 9 a.m. or 10 a.m.

CW Shakeup in San Diego TV Clips programming on XETV
1/25/17
The VP and GM of XETV Chuck Dunning told TVSpy that on March 31st at 12m CW6 will be replaced on XETV by a re-transmission of Channel Nine Network from Mexico City.  The station's last CW6 newscast will be its 10pm show on Friday March 31st.  KFMB CBS 8 in San Diego Television will take over the CW affiliation starting in September.  XETV was an ABC affiliate until 1974.  The ABC network is now on KGTV 10 News.  It carried the Fox Network until 2008.  Fox is now on KSWB Fox 5 in San Diego TV.

Univision Chicago TV ups Teri Arvesu
1/24/17
Teri Arvesu, the energetic and spirited news director of WGBO-TV Univision 66 has been promoted to vice president/director of content at the Univision Chicago Spanish-language station.  The move announced by Doug Levy, senior vice president and general manager of Univision Chicago, was one of several aimed at transforming the operation into what he called a “content creation machine.”  Arvesu, 39, a Miami native who began her career with the Telemundo Spanish-language network, joined Univision’s Miami flagship WLTV in 2003 as a producer and moved up to executive producer in 2007. She was named news director at Univision Chicago in 2013.

WPBF West Palm TV names Travis Sherwin News Director
1/23/17
Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate WPBF West Palm Beach, Fla. (DMA 38), on Friday promoted Travis Sherwin to news director. Sherwin has been WPBF’s assistant news director for the past three years.  His TV news career includes almost 19 years with Hearst Television. Sherwin recently helped lead the WPBF news team through continuous coverage of both the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting and Pulse Nightclub shooting, both of which captured the attention of the entire country.  Sherwin joined Hearst in 1998 as special projects producer at WESH Orlando, Fla., eventually moving to managing editor, before becoming assistant news director at WPBF. He previously worked at stations in Orlando, Fla.; Fort Myers, Fla.; and Casper, Wyo.

WPIX New York TV Meteorologist retires
1/22/17

Linda Church is retiring from Tribune’s New York CW affiliate WPIX or PIX11 as it's called in NYC TV.  She’s been the morning meteorologist at the station since the morning newscast launched in 2000.  She started her career WCJB in Gainesville, Florida and has also worked in Cleveland, Ohio, New Haven, Connecticut and Charleston, West Virginia and has worked at WCBS CBS 2 and WNBC NBC 4 New York in New York.

NBC TV Celebrates 50 Years of Tom Brokaw
1/21/17
NBC News marks Tom Brokaw‘s 50 years with the network with a 2-hour prime time special this Sunday called Tom Brokaw at NBC News: The First 50 Years.  “For 50 years I’ve been covering stories around the world for NBC News and this is a unique opportunity to share those experiences with friends and our audience,” said Brokaw. “It’s a little overwhelming to realize how far I’ve gone and what I’ve seen.”  Brokaw began his career with NBC News in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau, where he covered Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office. In 1973, he moved to Washington as the NBC News White House correspondent, a position he held until 1976 when he started co-hosting the Today show. In 1983, he became the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News where he remained until 2004. He continues as special contributor and was on set on election night and on inauguration day last Friday.

Fox 5 WTTG Washington DC TV gets new political contributor from Politico
1/20/17

Politico Reporter Hadas Gold is joining FOX 5 as a political contributor.  Gold is a media reporter for POLITICO, where she covers the intersection of media and politics.  In making the announcement, FOX 5 WTTG VP/General Manager Patrick Paolini said, “Hadas understands how politics and media intersect. Her work cuts through the political noise and gets right to the facts. Her perspective will be an invaluable asset and we are thrilled to welcome her to FOX.”  Hadas Gold will make her FOX 5 debut Friday as part of a team of reporters covering the Inauguration of Donald Trump.

WJXT Jacksonville TV adds 4pm Newscast
1/19/17
Graham Media Group’s independent WJXT Jacksonville, Fla., will launch the market’s first 4 p.m. daily newscast, News4JAX at 4pm, on-air and livestreaming on all platforms starting Jan. 23. The half hour newscast will be followed by Inside Edition at 4:30.  “Jacksonville is a passionate local news town,” said Bob Ellis, VP-GM. “The people that live here want to know what’s happening in their communities. With our new 4 p.m. newscast, they’ll be able to get the important stories of the day on TV an hour earlier.”  Tarik Minor expands his anchoring duties, which will now include News4JAX at 4 pm5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. He will be joined by meteorologist Rebecca Barry.

WPLG Miami TV Local 10 embeds Cuba team
1/17/17
Reporter Hatzel Vela and photojournalist Brian Ely are covering Cuba full time from a Havana base for Berkshire Hathaway's ABC affiliate in Miami.  Last night at 6, 6, Berkshire Hathaway-owned ABC affiliate WPLG Miami begins daily news coverage from Havana. It’s the first U.S. TV station granted permission to base a full-time news crew in Cuba.  “Cuba is local news in Miami,” said Bill Pohovey, WPLG’s VP of news.  It’s estimated that more than 1.5 million Cuban Americans live in Florida.  WPLG reporter Hatzel Vela and photojournalist Brian Ely have moved to Havana, living in a rented furnished apartment usually reserved for visiting tourists.  They’ve been in Havana since Wednesday and their arrival has already paid off in an exclusive story for WPLG on Friday when President Obama made the surprise announcement to repeal the ‘wet foot, dry foot’ immigration policy.

NBC 4 New York TV moves noon show to 11am
1/14/17
Starting Monday, viewers of New York NBC-owned station WNBC will see a new midday lineup.  The Noon newscast will swap places with Access Hollywood Live at 11 a.m. and will be replaced by Days of Our Lives at Noon. New York Live will air an hour earlier at 11:30, with Access Hollywood airing at 1 p.m.  This follows most NBC owned stations which show their mid-day show at 11am including NBC 6 WTVJ Miami, KNBC NBC 4 Los Angeles, NBC San Diego and others.

NBC 4 Washington DC TV celebrates Jim Vance's 75th!
1/13/17
Jim Vance has worked at NBC O&O WRC Washington since 1969.  Vance currently anchors WRC’s evening newscast at 6. He retired from anchoring the 11 o’clock news in 2015.  the station put together a video from his co-workers honoring him as he celebrates his 75th birthday.  Vance told the Washington Post "It’s gratifying. Folks have a choice of what they want to do at 6 o’clock. People invite us in to their most intimate places — into their kitchens, living rooms, into the bedroom. So when people act like they know me, I’m grateful."

MSNBC Shines Post Election
1/12/17
MSNBC's daytime schedule has shown the power of NBC News in the post election world.  As President-elect Trump's nominees undergo their confirmation hearings, MSNBC has rolled out an army of heavyweight news people to cover the fast moving events.  Starting with Morning Joe, which itself hosts a cadre of political heavyweight journalists, and moving seemlessly into live coverage of a transition Washington DC anchored by Brian Williams, Andrea Mitchell, and Craig Melvin who are able to throw to field reporting by Kasie Hunt, Katy Tur, Chris Jansing, Kristen Welker, Kelly O'Donnell, and Pete Williams - the coverage has been impressive and totally sheds the network's "left leaning" reputation.

San Diego TV jumps into action as San Diego Chargers announce a jump to Los Angeles
1/12/17
As expected, the San Diego Charges have decided to return home and move the team back to Los Angeles where it first played.  The news was broken by ESPN but all of the San Diego television stations immediately jumped on the coverage - with live shots and citizen reaction to the Chargers move.  San Diego TV has covered the story extensively including the vote by citizens not to build the Chargers a new stadium.  Coverage was immediate on all of the San Diego TV stations including Fox 5 KSWB, CBS News 8 KFMB, 10 News KGTV, NBC 7, KUSI, San Diego 6 XETV and San Diego PBS.

WPTV Palm Beach television uses Facebook to cover FTL shooting
1/11/17
WPTV, the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach TV, did multiple Facebook Live posts to provide continuing coverage of the shooting, according to Eric Weiss, WPTV’s digital director.  Michael Williams, WPTV’s main anchor, provided seven Facebook Live posts from the scene, according to Weiss.  “When your talent is at the active scene, feeling the emotion of surviving victims, just can’t recreate the stories the talent share live on social,” said Christine Baron, WPTV’s creative services director.

Ben Bradley joins Chicago TV WGN from ABC 7 WLS-TV Chicago
1/8/17
Ben Bradley has signed a multi-year contract with Chicago TV station WGN-TV.  He left WLS-TV the ABC owned station last year after spending 14 years there.  He'll be an investigative reporter at WGN-TV channel 9.

KRON San Francisco TV wins big with Fireworks
1/6/17
KRON, the MyNetworkTV affiliate in San Francisco owned by Media General, scored a 10 Household ratings at midnight on New Year’s Eve with fireworks from San Francisco and other locations around the world.  “Viewers want to see celebrations,” said Jim Swanson, KRON’s local programming director.  “And KRON4 features some of the best parties from around the world that culminates with our amazing fireworks along the San Francisco Embarcadero at midnight.”

WMAR ABC 2 in Baltimore TV gives voice to teens
1/5/17
ABC2 welcomes teenage journalists to the studio to discuss journalism and to give them the opportunity to gain experience in news presentation.  The show airs on ABC 2 WMAR in Baltimore on Saturdays at 12:30pm.  The show is called Teen Perspective 2News.

Megyn Kelly leaves Fox News for NBC
1/3/17
Fox News host Megyn Kelly is leaving her spot at Fox News for a new role at NBC.  The New York Times reports that The Kelly File host will  have a “triple role in which she will host her own daytime news and discussion program, anchor an in-depth Sunday night news show and take regular part in the network’s special political programming and other big-event coverage.” The as-yet-unnamed one hour daytime program will be developed closely with NBC News colleagues, a network statement read, and will run Monday through Friday. “[Kelly has] demonstrated tremendous skill and poise, and we’re lucky to have her,” said NBC News chairman Andrew Lack in a statement.  Kelly’s move will be a massive change for cable news, bringing another conservative voice to NBC and upending Fox’s prime-time lineup, where Kelly was the second-most watched personality after Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

NBC Today Show wins December
1/3/17
NBC News’ Today finished first among broadcast morning shows in total viewers and demos in December, celebrating its first non-Olympics monthly win in more than four years. As the programs all talked up their stats for the final quarter of 2016, Today topped the pack in the news demo, with 1.79 million viewers aged 25-54, besting ABC’s Good Morning America (1.53M) and CBS This Morning (1.12M).

Chicago is our Kinda Town Chicago is
1/1/17
TV Video Clips is proud to announce full-resolution HD digital video recording and archiving of TV in Chicago!  Chicago TV is a vibrant market with six Network O&Os, ABC's WLS-TV ABC 7, CBS's WBBM-TV CBS 2, FOX TV's WFLD-TV Fox 32, and NBC's WMAQ-TV NBC 5, Univision's WGBO-TV; Telemundo's WSNS-TV plus a dynamic local independant in WGN-TV the Chicago Tribune owned station that has an all-news cable operation called Chicagoland TV CLTV.  Chicago TV clips are available in full-resolution HD and are archived forever.  Chicago is TV Video Clips kinda town.  Welcome Chicago TV!

WGN Chicago TV gives away toys for the holiday
12/23/16
The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive celebrated its 14th year; its seventh tied to Jennifer Hudson.  The five-hour event featured Santa, holiday fun, and an appearance by Jennifer and Julia Hudson.  All toys will be donated to Jennifer & Julia Hudson’s Julian D. King Gift Foundation and will be dispersed Dec. 24 at St. Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago.  WGN held satellite toy drives prior to today’s event. Viewers who dropped off new, unwrapped toys to the toy drop-off locations, received special offers from stores, vendors and other local businesses.

High School Football in full-HD!
12/10/16
It's high school football playoff season and TV Video Clips has a lot of the action in full-resolution HD!  In Baltimore on WNUV there are two games this weekend; Havre De Grace vs Fort Hill and Elkton vs Walkersville.  On Spectrum Sports in Florida (formally Bright House Sports Network) the whole state is showcased; Jacksonville Trinity Christian vs Chaminade-Madonna, Lake Gibson vs Carol City, Dr Phillips vs Miami Southridge, Cocoa vs Bolles, Plant vs St Thomas Aquinas, Miami Carol City vs Lake Gibson, Ponte Vedra vs American Heritage, University Christian vs Champagnat, Baker vs Pahokee and all in High Def! Go Team!!

The U! Chicago TV will still carry Chicago ABC 7 News
12/9/16

ABC-owned WLS ABC 7 in Chicago TV will continue to produce primetime news for Weigel Broadcasting’s WCIU Chicago's Channel 26 known as the U! for at least another year.  Although ratings for the one-hour newscast have been lackluster to say the least, the unusual arrangement has proved beneficial to both stations since ABC 7 Eyewitness News on WCIU The U launched in January 2014.  Featuring news anchors Hosea Sanders and Cheryl Burton, sports anchor Jim Rose and meteorologist Jerry Taft, the newscast airs from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and originates from ABC 7 studios at 190 North State Street.  Steve Farber, senior vice president of operations for Weigel Broadcasting, confirmed the deal Thursday. “The U is committed to airing local content, and partnering with Chicago’s No. 1 news team is a key part of that effort,” Farber said.  Two years ago the plan to produce and license a local newscast was a first for Chicago, although ABC Television Stations already had similar arrangements in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina.

San Francisco TV leadership change for KRON-TV
 11/30/16
Ashley Gold Messina, vice president and general manager of San Francisco’s KRON, informed staff today she would be leaving the station at the end of the year. “I will be moving on to my next challenge,” Messina wrote in a memo.  Messina has also served as GM at Media General Portland CBS affiliate KOIN, writing in her exit announcement “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time getting to know many of the KOIN staff members, learning about the station, and spending time in the Portland area. I cannot say enough good things about the people working at KOIN, and the hard work you all have contributed long before I came on board, but in particular the last 6 months.”  Messina was named GM at KRON in 2014, arriving from WDCW in Washington, where she was general manager.

Washington DC TV loses long-time Fox 5 anchor
11/29/16
WTTG 5 p.m. anchor Laura Evans is leaving the Fox-owned station.  “After 18 years at Fox 5 DC, and 26 years as a journalist, I am starting a new chapter in my professional life,” said Evans. “As fulfilling as my work here at WTTG has been, I am very excited to begin this new journey that involves my passions and will make a difference in our community. I am proud to have been part of such an awesome team of creative and motivated journalists. I’m grateful for the support our General Manager, Patrick Paolini, has given me including most recently, as I’ve come to this decision.”  Evans says her last day will be Friday, December 2 and added she’ll be making an announcement soon, “[I]look forward to sharing it with you all,'”said Evans. “Stay tuned to my Facebook page.”

Fox 11 Los Angeles TV anchor takes medical leave
11/28/16
KTTV morning anchor Tony McEwing expects to be off the anchor desk for several weeks due to medical treatment.  Writing on Facebook, McEwing said “an issue has arisen that requires medical attention and up to several weeks recovery before I can return to work.”  McEwing said KTTV anchor Bob DeCastro would be filling in during the medical leave, and thanked viewers for their “love and support,” saying “I will miss you and look forward to getting back into the swing of things as soon as possible.”  McEwing anchors the 4:30 a.m., 5, 6 and 10 a.m. newscasts.

Los Angeles TV follows LA Rams
11/25/16
E! Entertainment TV is launching a new show this week which follows the coming of the Los Angeles Rams.  Hollywood & Football stars Sabrina Britt and Asia Saffold gush about their tightknit Ramily within the Los Angeles Rams NFL team.  "It's amazing, and I feel like not every team has what we have," Sabrina explains. "It's not just like you're on a team. They become your family."  On E!'s new series Hollywood & Football, we'll meet the families of the Rams football players who are making the move from St. Louis to L.A. and watch as they learn how to navigate the new world of Los Angeles.  TV Video Clips has Los Angeles TV Clips archived to 11/20/2015.  As in most of our top ten TV markets LA TV Clips are available in full-resolution HD.

Thanksgiving Parades in New York City and Detroit
11/19/16
Macy's doesn't have Thanksgiving Parades locked down.  In additional to coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, CBS and Telemundo - Local 4 News WDIV-TV in Detroit will be broadcasting Detroit's parade called America's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  An hour of the parade will be syndicated to stations across the nation including San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, New York, Baltimore, Washington DC, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa St Petersburg, Ft Myers and West Palm Beach.

HBO jumps into the News Business
10/11/16
HBO has started airing a nightly newscast - from the same people who produce the HBO documentary series Vice.  Vice Media's Josh Tyrangiel details the philosophy and strategy behind its new Vice News Tonight - "coming up with a touch-enable news show that recognizes that a viewer may be watching on their phone, on their app, on their iPad or tablet is a way to signal that we know you're there (and) we know you want a slightly different experience.  The show airs weeknights on HBO at 7:30pm

WPLG Miami TV Adds 9am Show
9/8/16
Local 10, WPLG TV the ABC affiliate in Miami television is adding a 9am News program.  “We will have nonstop morning news beginning Sept. 12,” said WPLG President Bert Medina. “WPLG will have more news, more weather and more traffic reports from 4:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. with local news and the Local 10 News ticker during Good Morning America.”  The Local 10 News AT 9 A.M. will be anchored by Eric Yutzy and Jacey Birch, meteorologist Julie Durda and traffic reporter Nicole Perez.

WJXT News 4 Jax gets two new Jaguar players on air in Jacksonville TV
9/7/16
One former and one current Jacksonville Jaguar players — Mark Brunell and Malik Jackson, respectively — have joined Graham Media’s independent WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 47), contributing to The Morning Show, Jaguars All Access, Jaguars Live, News4JAX and News4JAX.com.  Every week Brunell will appear live on News4JAX with a Monday Morning Quarterback segment giving viewers his unique insights on why the Jaguars won or lost their game. He will also write a column for News4JAX.com. Brunell played quarterback for the Jaguars from 1995 to 2003 and in 2013 was inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars, the team’s Hall of Fame equivalent.

WTVT Fox 13 in Tampa gets new reporter
9/6/16
Dan Matics has joined Fox O&O WTVT Tampa, Fla. (DMA 11), as weekday reporter, stationed in the station’s St. Petersburg newsroom covering Pinellas County.  Most recently, Matics was morning anchor and reporter for WCHS and WVAH in Charleston, W.Va.

Miami TV Univision O&O WLTV adds Ivan Taylor
9/5/16
Univision-owned WLTV Miami (DMA 16) has appointed Ivan Taylor as weekend co-anchor and reporter for Univision Miami Noticias 23, which airs on WLTV and co-owned WAMI (UniMás).  Taylor has served as national correspondent, reporter and anchor for more than 15 years.  Prior to Univision Miami, Ivan Taylor was weekend news anchor at Telemundo’s WNJU New York 47. Soon after, he joined Telemundo Network News as national correspondent and relocated to Houston, covering news from the Lone Star State and surrounding areas.

Leon Harris leaves ABC7 WJLA in Washington DC TV market
9/3/16
Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) said today that journalist Leon Harris will be leaving the station in October after 13 years anchoring ABC7 News. He has been the longtime co-anchor of WJLA’s 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.  "We can’t thank Leon enough for his service to our station and our community,” said WJLA Director of News Mitch Jacob in a statement. “He is a journalist of the highest caliber, and has been an asset in our newsroom, and he will be missed.”

KTLA 5 Los Angeles TV to air Vin Scully's final game!
9/2/16
As Vin Scully’s time in the booth winds down, Charter Communications has set a deal with Tribune’s  KTLA-TV Los Angeles to simulcast six Los Angeles Dodgers games, briefly lifting the TV blackout for local fans who don’t have access to the team’s SportsNet LA channel. 

Mark Collins returns to Jacksonville TV after stint in Tampa Bay
9/1/16
Meteorologist Mark Collins returns to Graham Media’s WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 47), in time for Hurricane Hermine coverage.  He was a fill-in meteorologist and a weather producer at WJXT from 2010-11. He left WJXT in 2011 to anchor weekend weather at WTSP in Tampa.  Recently he worked at the Florida Institute of Oceanography aboard research vessels studying Florida’s marine ecosystems.  Collins has also worked in the Miami television market.

ABC 7 Washington DC TV renews Alison Starlings contract
8/31/16
Sinclair Broadcast Group’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) said on Wednesday that anchor Alison Starling has agreed to remain on the ABC7 News desk for several additional years, extending her contract with the station through 2019.  Starling has been at WJLA since January 2004, spearheading coverage of some of the most important local and national stories including Hurricane Isabel, the Virginia Tech shootings, and two historic Papal visits.  She is also known for the long-running “Working Woman” series, showcasing the many exceptional women in the Washington region.  WJLA is a TV Video Clips core station with archives going back to July 2013 in HD.

Ft Myers TV Fox 4 gets new GM
8/30/16
Les Vann, a television industry executive with roots in journalism, is the new vice president and general manager of E.W. Scripps-owned Fox affiliate WFTX Fort Myers, Fla. (DMA 61), effective Sept. 12.  Vann, who left the GM post at WISH Indianapolis last week, also has GM experience in Cincinnati and Savannah, Ga.  At WISH, when the station lost its CBS affiliation, he restructured the station and expanded news to replace the lost network programming. He also successfully negotiated with numerous sports teams and leagues to bring more programming into the market.  “Les possesses the very best qualities for a Scripps GM,” said Debbie Turner, VP of station operations for Scripps. “He embodies our mission to create a better-informed world while having the business acumen to be a strong partner with local businesses and community organizations. He also has tremendous interpersonal skills to build lasting relationships with community leaders. We see so much potential at WFTX Fox4, and the station is in a position to achieve ratings and revenue growth with Les at the helm.”

Telemundo New York revels ramp up plans
8/29/16
Key Telemundo O&Os are getting ready for their early evening news expansion, and now WNJU in New York City Noticiero 47 Telemundo has joined them.  The start date for all of them is September 26th and the New York TV station has added Nilda Rosario to the staff and will appear with Jorge Ramos and Yaima Crespo to anchor the 5 and 530 newscasts.  Rosario and Crespo will co-anchor the 5, while Ramos and Crespo will co-anchor the 5:30. 

NBC Bay Area Gets New News Director
8/25/16
Stephanie Adrouny has been promoted to VP/News for KNTV, the NBC O&O in San Jose/San Francisco. Stephanie has been the Assistant ND for this NBC o-and-o for the past two years. She spent the eight years before that as the Assistant ND for KGO-TV in San Francisco, where her GM was Valari Staab, now president of the NBC owned stations group.

More News for San Francisco TV Clips
8/24/16
Telemundo San Francisco station KSTS is adding a 5pm Newscast and more staff to handle the additional news time.  The show will launch Monday September 26 on the San Francisco Bay Area Telemundo station.  The new show will be anchored by Cesar Bayona and Blanca Garza.  GM Rich Cerussi said "Our 5pm newscast will provide our viewers with more local news, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and consumer information, across all platforms."  The station has also hired Melissa Hernandez and David Gonzalez as multimedia journalists and named Arlen Fernandez to lead its Consumer Investigative Unit, Telemundo Responde.  KSTS is the Telemundo O&O in the San Francisco Bay Area Television market along with NBC Bay Area the NBC O&O.

WJLA ABC 7 Washington DC TV rocks mornings
8/23/16
TV stations have been using music to promote their station and their news for years. One of the early music image campaigns was the “Hello” campaign written by Frank Gari. Here’s a version from 1977 in Milwaukee.  The music image campaign is still relevant today, with music production companies offering a variety of songs in different genres and styles to suit any market. In some cases, these songs come complete with generic footage that can be used in conjunction with whatever custom shots the station includes of their market, their talent, and their people.  The key to making these campaigns work is keeping them fresh over a period of time.  Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington launched a music image campaign from Stephen Arnold Music (SAM) called, Waking Up My Day, in March.  The campaign, according to Chad Cook, SAM’s VP of creative services, has been syndicated in more than 100 TV markets.  Its versions of Waking Up My Day launched this March.  In July, Stan Melton, WJLA’s creative services director, commissioned the folks at SAM to customize a version to promote the station’s morning traffic and weather reports.  Melton says the station’s 6-7 a.m. news is up 100% in shares among adults 25-54 year-to-year.

WPTV News Channel 5 Palm Beach TV tops the market social media
8/22/16
Scripps-owned WPTV laps its closest competitor in terms of total social actions over the last six months according to Shareablee data. Paul Greeley reports that the NBC affiliate has adopted an aggressive Facebook video strategy, using Facebook Live to complement its broadcasts, while major local events like the Orlando shooting underscored the platform's utility.  WPTV tallied almost 2 million total social actions in that period, more than a third (34%) of the total engagement generated in the market’s total 5.6 million actions. The station led the market in actions per post with 174, and 96% of its overall actions were on Facebook, where it took the market’s top spot.  Its nearest competitor, WPEC, Sinclair’s CBS affiliate, scored just under a million social media actions in the same period.  WPTV lead WPEC slightly in total fans/followers with just over 350,000 against WPEC’s 340,000.  The Sun Sentinel, a Tronc-owned paper, ranked first in the market on Twitter with more than 55,000 actions.  Eric Weiss, WPTV’s director of new media, attributes the station’s strong performance on Facebook to its use of video.

Tampa Television Fox 13 clips all other stations when it comes to social media
8/21/16
Fox’s WTVT vaults over its local competition on social media in Tampa-St. Petersburg according to Shareablee data. It has triple the number of social actions in the last six months over its closest competitor and holds a very comfortable lead in the market’s fans/followers as well. The station’s VP of news explains what’s working to Paul Greeley.  It’s not even a race: the Fox-owned affiliate in Tampa, WTVT, has more than three times as many social actions as it nearest media competitor over the past six months according to data from audience insight firm ShareableeWTVT scored more than 17 million total social actions in that period, nearly half (48%) of the total engagement generated in the market’s total 35.7 million actions.

Hearst TV taps Soledad O’Brien to host "Matter of Fact"
8/20/16
In Washington, Sundays aren’t so much for football as they are for that other contact sport: political talk shows — and the fall lineup will include a new entry, a weekly magazine-style show hosted by former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien and aired by Hearst TV.  “Matter of Fact With Soledad O’Brien,” a re-launch of Hearst’s one-season-old Sunday show, marks O’Brien’s next chapter after the shuttering of Al Jazeera America, where she had been a special correspondent after leaving CNN in 2013. O’Brien’s production company, Starfish Media, also will be producing specials for Hearst.

Tampa TV gets viewers a million bucks!
8/19/16
Tampa residents got part of $1 million in unclaimed money and property last Thursday by calling into a special phone bank at WFLA, the NBC affiliate owned by Media General.  Hosted by WFLA’s Shannon Behnken, an investigative consumer reporter, the phone bank helped residents reclaim more than 4,000 accounts totaling over $1,051,000 in just 24 hours.  “The volume of calls we received was unbelievable,” said Andy Alford, WFLA’s general manager, “proving once again that News Channel 8 is truly On Your Side.”

KABC-TV Los Angeles Rams new team on to Saturday night schedule!
8/19/16
ABC-owned Los Angeles TV Station KABC 7 Eyewitness News will air what it is caling a live sports block party every Saturday for 14 weeks in prime time this fall featuring the LA Rams!  Rams Primetime Saturday with Jay Mohr debuts Saturday, September 3rd right after ABC's aring of the USC/Alabama game.  It will include two shows from the Rams Broadcast Network; Rams Nation and Rams 360.  The show will be hosted by actor/comedian/radio host Jay Mohr, KABC sports anchor Rob Fukuzaki, morning traffic anchor Alysha Del Valle and Rams reporter Dani Klupenger.  Viewers will get highlights, insider info, entertainment and a chance to engage through social media.

NBC News still number one nightly!
8/1/16
ABC ontinues to trail NBC in the nightly news race, but it did just have its best July in nearly a decade.

“NBC Nightly News” led the month with an average of 7.64 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. That just edged out “Word News Tonight’s” 7.54 million for the month.  CBS was third for the month at 6.36 million total viewers.  ABC was the only network to show year-to-year growth among total viewers. It was also the newscast’s best July since 2007.  NBC was also first for the month among viewers 25-54, averaging 1.89 million in the demo. ABC was second at 1.65 million and CBS third at 1.50 million.

Orlando TV WKMG Local News 6 clips WFTV
7/29/16
The "Getting Results" branding helped WKMG-TV Channel 6 pull off victories in the July ratings.  The CBS affiliate won at 6 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and noon in the 25-to-54 age group most important to news advertisers, according to Nielsen numbers released Thursday.  The scramble for those viewers resulted in some tight races, but WKMG highlighted its success against WFTV -Channel 9, usually the victor in those time slots.  WKMG General Manager Jeff Hoffman told his staff in a memo: "Your effort allowed us to scratch and claw and fight for every last viewer in this rating period."  He said the 6 p.m. victory was most impressive. "According to station lore (and our research) the last time this station finished on top at 6 p.m. was in 1987!" he wrote. "Many of you were not born yet. Our station call letters were then WCPX. Ronald Reagan was president. Those of us who were around may or may not have sported 'Mullets.'  At 6 p.m. weekdays in the age group, WKMG averaged 17,129 viewers to WFTV's 15,603. Then came WESH-Channel 2 with 11,651 and WOFL Fox 35 with 5,271.

LA TV station helps feed the community
7/19/16
More children and families are at risk of going hungry in Los Angeles County than in any other county in the nation. One out of every six people in Southern California experiences hunger, especially during the summer.  So KABC, the ABC-owned affiliate in Los Angeles, and its sponsors, raised a record 5,619,534 pounds of food for Southern California food banks during its 5th Annual Feed SoCal Food DriveKABC’s partners include Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, Subaru, ESPN LA 710, Mathis Brothers Furniture, and Ontario Auto Center.  Thanks to the generosity of Southern Californians, this amounts to 4,682,945 meals to feed Southern California this summer.  “This kind of work is more important than ever,” said Cheryl Fair, KABC’s general manager, “and we are extremely grateful to our viewers for their generosity.” 7 Eyewitness News clips are available from TV Video Clips in full-resolution HD.

San Diego TV station NBC 7 KNSD names Greg Bledsoe 11am anchor
7/15/16
NBC-owned KNSD San Diego (DMA 28) has promoted Greg Bledsoe to co-anchor of its weekday NBC 7 News Today at 4:30 a.m. and NBC 7 News Midday at 11 a.m., alongside Marianne Kushi.  Bledsoe, who succeeds longtime anchor Jason Austell, will assume his new role on Monday, July 18.

San Diego hosts All-Star game San Diego TV station Fox 5 broadcasts all day
7/13/16
KSWB the Fox station in San Diego, Fox 5 San Diego, with the promo campaign "So San Diego" walks the walk by broadcasting all day long from the site of this year's All Star baseball game.  The station known for going all in when it comes to local San Diego events did it again staying on the air from 10 am to almost midnight with live coverage from the stadium and prerecorded specials.

San Diego Television station upgrades studio cameras
7/12/16
KUSI, the McKinnon Broadcasting independent in San Diego, has deployed five Hitachi Kokusai Z-HD6000 high-def cameras, Hitachi said this week.  The station produces 60 hours of live newscasts each week. The new cameras replace older HD cameras in the news studio.

Jacksonville TV Clips!
7/11/16
Welcome Jacksonville.  We are now archiving HD video from Jacksonville, FL.  There's a lot of news in the market including Action News Jax on WFOX and WJAX, News 4 Jax WJXT, First Coast News on WTLV and WJXX including First Coast Living and all of the locally produced programs on WCWJ including Jacksonville Roller Girls!  Jacksonville, Florida archives being on 6/27/16.

New York Newspaper makes National TV
7/9/16
Two editors of the New York Post’s Page Six gossip page will make contributions to the new syndicated Page Six TV show adapted from the newspaper section, but the principal on-air positions will be filled by others, according to an announcement made jointly by the Post, Endemol Shine North America (lead producer on the project) and Fox Television Stations.  FTS is the prospective launch group for the show, a daily, half-hour strip to be produced in New York. It’s scheduled to get a three-week test on Fox-owned stations in New York on Fox 5 NY WNYW, Los Angeles on Fox 11 KTTV, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit Fox 2 WJBK and Tampa Bay Fox 13 WTVT starting July 18.

Orlando Television adds third morning anchor
7/8/16
WKMG-Channel 6 now has a three-person anchor team in the mornings.  Kirstin O'Connor has joined Bridgett Ellison and Justin Warmoth from 5 to 7 a.m. weekdays in a new arrangement that started Tuesday.  "Kirstin was a reporter on the show," WKMG General Manager Jeff Hoffman said. "When Bridgett went on maternity leave, she filled in. Bridgett is back and doing great. We think this will give us a distinctive look in the morning."  Hoffman said that O'Connor had earned the promotion during the three months she anchored with Warmoth.

LA TV KCBS-KCAL Hires Garth Kemp
7/6/16
Garth Kemp is now the full-time morning meteorologist for KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles.  Kemp left KABC last August.

Orlando TV Fox 35 extends 6pm news
7/4/16
Fox 35 Orlando WOFL adds a half hour to their 5 and 6pm early newscast - using the traditional Fox O&O moniker News Edge at 6pm.  Anchored by Stephen Hauck and backed by award winning producer Bill Kallus the show will be fast paced with new segments including "The Big Screen" which will showcase interviews with notable local newsmakers.

Fox 5 New York TV WNYW airs groundbreaking medical special
6/30/16
WNYW the Fox Owned TV station in New York City broadcast “Lyme and Reason: The Cause and Consequence of Lyme Disease” at 10:30 p.m. Eastern.  The New York City-based station promises “an in-depth look at the cause and effect of Lyme disease, including the controversy over testing, the issues of misdiagnosis, and the personal struggles of medical professionals and patients contending with this life-changing illness.” 

Washington DC station WJLA ABC 7 signs Monday Night Redskins Football
6/29/16

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) reached a multi-year agreement to carry the Washington Redskins’ Monday Night Football games.  In 2016, ABC7 will air two Washington Redskins’ Monday Night Football games — the season opener with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 12 at 7:10 p.m., and the Carolina Panthers contest on Dec. 19 at 8:30 p.m.  The station will also broadcast one-hour pre- and postgame coverage of the Redskins games with WJLA sports anchors Robert Burton, Erin Hawksworth and Scott Abraham.

Mike Sugarman is leaving KPIX San Francisco TV and heading to New York
6/26/16
Mike Sugerman has said goodbye to San Francisco CBS-owned station KPIX 5 News.  He told viewers he was moving to New York to be closer to his son, who is having a grandchild. 


Orlando TV gets new morning anchor
6/24/16

Fox-owned WOFL Orlando, Fla. (DMA 19) has hired Erick Weber to anchor Fox 35's Good Day Orlando from 7 to 10 a.m. alongside Amy Kaufeldt, effective June 29.  Most recently, Weber served as morning anchor for Good Day Charlotte at Fox O&O WJZY. Prior to that, he was the morning news anchor for NECN/NBC in Boston.  Previously, Weber was morning news anchor in Orlando for WKMG’s Local 6 Morning News and Local 6 News at Noon.

Telemundo Stations to launch 5pm News!  Mas Noticias!!
6/22/16
The Telemundo Station Group today announced an expansion of its local news programming, unveiling plans to launch a new 30-minute newscast that will air weekdays at 5 p.m. ET beginning Monday, Sept. 26, at 14 of its owned stations including Telemundo 51 in Miami, Telemundo 47 in New York, Telemundo San Diego, Telemundo San Francisco and the others.  The expansion comes less than two years after the Telemundo Station Group added a half-hour newscast at 5:30 p.m. across 14 markets.  This new news expansion at 5 p.m. will result in viewers receiving an additional 150 minutes of local breaking news coverage and up-to-the-minute weather forecasts each week in their respective markets, Telemundo said. In those markets, the new 30-minute newscast will replace Telemundo network’s half-hour show, The Best of Caso Cerrado.

LeBron James continues to make ratings for Miami TV station Local 10 WPLG
6/21/16
How deep is South Florida's passion for all things LeBron James? Arguably as deep, or deeper, this postseason than for all things Miami Heat.  ABC announced on Tuesday that Monday night's Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and James' Cleveland Cavaliers recorded a 20.1 rating in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market, fourth highest in the country and highest among markets not in proximity to a team involved in the series.  As a matter of perspective, when the Heat were eliminated from this season's playoffs on May 15 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Toronto Raptors, that game, also televised over the air on ABC, recorded an 18.5 rating in South Florida.  "I think it's silly to ignore the LeBron factor," said Channel 10 Sports Director Will Manso, with WPLG carrying this series. "The reality is that obviously LeBron has a big impact. But I think it's almost as much, in my mind, the impact of what LeBron and the Big Three did in the four years and the success the Heat had to kind of get Miami behind basketball."

KGO-TV San Francisco ABC 7 rules San Francisco TV on social media
6/14/16
ABC/Disney-owned KGO is the juggernaut among local media on social in San Francisco according to Shareablee data. It holds a comfortable lead on both total actions and fans/followers with Fox’s KTVU as its most viable competitor.  San Francisco saw a massive 42.8 million social actions among its local media players in the last six months according to Shareablee, an audience insight firm. KGO, an ABC/Disney station, had 7.3 million of them, or 17% of the market’s total actions.  KTVU, a Fox Television Station, took a respectable second place in the time frame with almost 5.9 million actions.  KGO again leads with San Francisco’s most fans/followers at over 1.1 million. But on that measure KTVU is leapfrogged for second by KRZZ-FM, a La Raza station owned by Spanish Broadcasting System.  On Facebook, KGO wins with 6.5 million actions. KMVQ-FM, a CBS-owned Top 40 station, leads Twitter with over 50,000 actions. It also tops Instagram with over 685,000 actions, a national standout on the platform if ever there was one.

Orlando TV stations provide continious coverage of nightclub shooting
6/12/16
Orlando television stations go wall-to-wall to cover the nightclub shooting which left at least 50 dead.  WOFL Fox 35, WESH 2 News, Eyewitness News WFTV, and Local 6 WKMG all provide live coverage on Sunday 6/12 as the shooting details became clear.  Live news conferences with local and state officials were seen live as the stations provided their community with the information that everyone who lived there needed to absorb the scale of the incident.

Los Angeles TV station KCBS nabs Rams preseason
6/11/16
The Los Angeles Rams and CBS O&O KCBS Los Angeles (DMA 2) on Thursday announced a multi-year partnership agreement. KCBS will provide the Los Angeles market with exclusive English-language telecasts of all Rams preseason games, excluding contests that will be broadcast by the National Football League’s national television partners.  This year, KCBS will air live coverage of three Rams preseason games, including a Saturday, Aug. 20, home contest against Kansas City, a Saturday, Aug. 27, match up at Denver and a Thursday, Sept. 1, game at Minnesota.  In addition, the station will produce and broadcast a weekly half-hour show with Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher and KCBS Sports Director Jim Hill.  “Everyone at CBS 2 is thrilled to have the opportunity to play a role in welcoming the Rams back to Los Angeles,” said KCBS GM Steve Mauldin. “We look forward to helping the team to connect with local communities across Southern California, not only through our preseason game broadcasts, but also by providing comprehensive daily coverage of the Rams in our newscasts and supporting the team’s community outreach programs.”

WXYZ-TV Detroit televison gets new news director
6/8/16
Rhonda LaVelle comes to Motown from KPRC in Houston, were she was since 2014.  Rhonda’s background combines top-ten market experience with extensive knowledge of the Detroit area. She comes to us from Houston, Texas where she has been News Director at KPRC-TV. Prior to Houston, she spent 16 years in Detroit as Executive Producer at WDIV-TV. She also worked at WNEM in Saginaw and UPN 50 in Detroit.

New York Television station WNBC NBC 4 New York names Digital Dude
6/5/16
NBC O&O WNBC New York (DMA 1) today appointed Ben Berkowitz vice president, digital. His first day will be Monday, June 6.  At WNBC, Berkowitz will manage the editorial and business strategy, operations and direction for the station’s New York’s digital platforms, including social media, mobile and the station’s website NBCNewYork.com. He will also work closely with the newsroom to further transform breaking news, weather, investigative and consumer reporting into multi-platform content.

WWOR New York TV airs Celebrate Israel Parade
6/3/16
Sunday viewers of New York TV can watch the anual Celebrate Israel Parade on WWOR TV.  The parade will broadcast from 12n to 2pm.

KABC Los Angeles TV adds another hour of news!
5/31/16
Beginning today ABC 7 KABC LA adds a 3pm news cast.  That's another hour of news in front of its already 4pm to 631pm news block - and then they do another hour on WDOC at 7pm!  KABC President-GM Cheryl Fair said: "We are pleased to provide our viewers this new convenient time to get up-to-the-minute news, weather, traffic, and the trending stories everyone is talking about."

Fox 35 in Orlando TV expands its 6pm News
5/30/16
On June 27th Fox 35 Orlando WOFL will expand to one hour at 6pm.  Award winning producer Bill Kallus will launch the new show.

Tampa TV gets another hour of news
5/29/16
WFLA News Channel 8 will expand mid-day news in the Tampa Bay area with a one hour show following Daytime at 11am.  Stacie Schaible and Gene Ramirez will co-anchor along with Meteorologist Leigh Spann.  Stacie Schaible is co-anchor of News Channel 8 First at Four with Josh Benson and News Channel 8 at 6 pm with Keith Cate.

Baltimore TV gets its Mayors on
4/12/16
Hearst’s Baltimore stations WBAL-AM and NBC affil WBAL-TV will simulcast an hour-long debate between six Democratic candidates competing for mayor of Baltimore tonight at 7.  The debate will originate from the studios of Maryland Public Television, and will also be simulcast on MPT, live streamed on WBAL.com, WBALTV.com, the WBAL-TV mobile app and MPT’s YouTube channel (MarylandPublicTV).

NBC's Today Show clips ABC's Good Morning America
4/5/16
NBC’s Today claimed Thursday that it trumped the Walt Disney network’s Good Morning America in total viewers for the first time in a non-Olympics week since 2012, the latest twist in the scorched-earth battle between the two networks to dominate the morning-news audience and lock in millions in extra advertising dollars.  Read more in Variety.

WNBC-TV NBC 4 clips NYCPD
4/2/16
Despite a 2010 state ban on quotas for arrests and summonses, an investigation by NBC O&O WNBC New York reveals a dozen New York City police officers who claim the practice still exists.  “We’re the predators. They’re the prey. The worst thing you can have is a police officer that needs an arrest for the month. There’s no discretion,” said one officer.

CNN TV clips an NBC staffer
3/30/16
David Gregory, the former Meet the Press host and longtime NBC reporter, is joining CNN as a political analyst.  Gregory will be spending most of his time at CNN on New Day, the weekly morning show on which Gregory has appeared recently, covering the Iowa Caucus for the show in February.  Gregory left NBC News in 2014 after he was replaced by Chuck Todd as MTP moderator. Gregory had held that role for six years. In the interim, he has written a book, "How’s Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey."

Diane Macedo Named Anchor of World News Now and America This Morning
3/29/16
Diane Macedo, who signed off as a weekend morning anchor at New York’s WCBS CBS 2 earlier this month, is joining ABC News as anchor of World News Now and America This Morning.  Reena Ninan, who had been anchor of those early morning newscasts, will move to reporting for ABC News based in New York.  ABC News president James Goldston calls Macedo, “A skilled and versatile journalist.” Before WCBS, Macedo was a reporter and anchor at Fox Business Network, as well as news editor for FoxNews.com.

Los Angeles Television KTTV Fox 11 anchor back on the job
3/28/16
Maria Quiban took a leave of absence about 5 months ago to care for her husband, Sean Whitesell who was diagnosed with stage 4 Glioblastoma - a highly malignant and dangerous form of brain cancer in June of 2014.  Sean passed on Monday December 28th, 2015 at 2:42a.m. Many well wishes from her family, work family, friends and viewers poured in.  She returned to Good Day LA on Wednesday, March 23rd to talk about what she has been up to, and how she has coped with the adjustment of life with her son, Gus after Sean's passing.  Maria returned to work, bringing you the local weather reports on Thursday, March 24th - the FOX 11 Morning News.

New York City TV clips auction
3/25/16
The City of New York owns one of the most valuable television stations in the country, a channel worth as much as $769 million in a coming auction.  WNYE-TV.  Last year the city said it might sell off the signal in the FCC auction, but now says it won't.  The FCC set an opening bid on WNYE at $769 million. But the city didn't submit an application, instead electing to continue airing shows like Firehouse Kitchen and Neighborhood Slice.

WNBC TV New York Telemundo and Lx.TV slam the Emmys
3/23/16
NBC 4 New York earns 13 Emmy Awards!  NBC Universal’s WNBC NBC 4 New York, WNJU New York Telemundo 47 and LX.TV took home a total of 14 Emmy® Awards. WNJU is Telemundo’s East Coast flagship and LX.TV is the lifestyle production arm of the NBC Owned Television Stations.

Live from Havana Miami TV covers history
3/22/16
It’s the iconic TV live shot from Havana: A linen-clad reporter, squinting from the sun, standing on a rooftop in front of the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. It looks breezy and exotic.  To pull it off is anything but easy. Yet Miami’s local stations have become expert at it.  This has turned into the new measuring ground for South Florida’s fierce TV news competition: Cuba, the foreign country Miami considers a suburb of its own.  All four of Miami’s English-language network affiliates — WPLG Local 10 the ABC affiliate, WSVN Channel 7 News, the Fox affiliate, WTVJ NBC 6 the NBC O&O and WFOR CBS 4 the CBS O&O have set up shop for the week to broadcast live from Havana for President Barack Obama’s visit.

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This has turned into the new measuring ground for South Florida’s fierce TV news competition: Cuba, the foreign country Miami considers a suburb of its own.

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Washington DC Television gets new newscast
3/8/16
Tribune Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WDCW Washington (DMA 7) will introduce a local nightly 10 p.m. newscast on Monday, April 18, that will be anchored from the studios of WTVR, Tribune’s CBS affiliate in Richmond, Va., with a team of local reporters, multimedia journalists, sports reporters, photographers and editors based at WDCW’s operation in northwest Washington.  The half-hour News at 10P will include coverage of the local, national and international news and will feature live news reports from throughout the DC metropolitan region along with local weather and sports coverage.  News at 10P will feature a single news anchor, Candace Burns, who currently co-anchors WTVR’s 6 and and 11 p.m. newscasts.  Meteorologist Zach Daniel and veteran sports reporter and anchor Lane Casadonte will anchor WDCW’s weeknight weather and sports, respectively. The weekend anchor team, as well as other general assignment reporters and MMJ’s, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ft Myers TV loss is Baltimore TV's gain
2/24/16
George Solis is joining Baltimore CBS-owned station WJZ.  Solis comes from Fort Myers, Fla., NBC affiliate WBBH. He started there in August 2012. Before that, he worked at WNBW-WGFL in Gainesville, Fla.  He starts at WJZ on Tuesday, March 9.

New York television gets new anchor
2/17/16
NBC-owned WNBC New York today named Stefan Holt co-anchor of its soon-to-be launched 4 p.m. newscast. Holt joins WNBC from WMAQ, NBC’s Chicago O&O, where he currently co-anchors the station’s weekday morning and midday newscasts.  Along with three other NBC-owned stations, WNBC said last month that it will be adding an hour-long 4 p.m. newscast to its lineup in late May. Holt, who will start at the station in mid-April, will also report for the station’s various newscasts in addition to his 4 p.m. anchor role.  Holt has worked at WMAQ Chicago for the last five years. He started as a reporter and weekend morning anchor and was quickly promoted to anchor the station’s weekday morning and midday newscasts.  Before working in Chicago, Holt was an anchor and reporter at WPBF, the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., for three years.  Also adding a 4pm show will be NBC stations WTVJ Miami, KNBC Los Angeles and WVIT in Connecticut.

WBAL TV Channel 11 News in Baltimore Television adds 10pm
2/16/16
Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore (DMA 26) says that on March 1, anchor Deborah Weiner’s role will expand to include anchoring WBAL-TV 11 News at 10:00PM, seen weeknights on the station’s MeTV Baltimore subchannel. She will also contribute to the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on WBAL, as well as continuing her role as a member of the WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team.  WBAL-TV 11 News at 10:00PM on MeTV Baltimore premiered on March 5, 2012. It is the only original, live newscast seen on a multicast channel in the Baltimore market, and is broadcast seven days a week. MeTV Baltimore can be seen over the air on WBAL 11.2, on Comcast Xfinity ch. 208, Broadstripe Cable ch. 165 and Verizon FiOS ch. 460.

Washington DC TV gets expanded 10pm News on NewsChannel 8
2/15/16
Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) said Wednesday that on Monday, Feb. 15, co-owned cable news channel NewsChannel 8’s Late Night Report will be expanding from 30 minutes to a full hour, and will be renamed NewsChannel 8 at 10pm.  The new hour-long 10 p.m. newscast will be anchored by veteran WJLA journalists Jonathan Elias and Michelle Marsh, with late and overnight weather forecasts from WJLA meteorologist Steve Rudin. Elias and Marsh also anchor ABC7 News at 4pm.  “With everything we have going on in our lives, 10 p.m. is a perfect time to catch up on the day’s news for so many of us,” said WJLA Director of News Mitch Jacob. “Backed by the largest team of local reporters in the area, NewsChannel 8 at 10pm is sure to become the newscast of record for many Washington news viewers.”

Detroit Television station WXYZ names city's mayor as "Newsmaker" of the Year
2/12/16
Each year, WXYZ selects one newsmaker it deems to have had the greatest positive impact on the state of Michigan and the Detroit region during the year.  WXYZ is the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Detroit.  chose Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan as its 2015 Newsmaker of the Year.  Duggan will be featured in a special edition of Spotlight on the News airing on Sunday morning at 10.  Spotlight on the News is in its 51st season, making it Michigan’s longest-running weekly news and public affairs television program. Audiences also can view it each week on wxyz.com.

ABC News scores big ratings with GOP debate
2/8/16
The return of Donald Trump to the stage helped lift ratings for last night’s Republican presidential primary debate on ABC, which has drawn the largest audience for a political gathering of either party in 2016 — and the network’s largest non-sports audience on a Saturday in more than 14 years.  Nielsen estimates that 13.2 million watched the GOP New Hampshire debate from 8:15-10:45 p.m. ET — up from the 11.09 million who watched the Fox Business Network debate on Jan. 14 and the 12.47 million tuning in for the Trump-less Fox News Channel debate on Jan. 28. It also was much higher-rated than the two Democratic debates of the year on NBC (10.16 million on Jan. 17) and MSNBC (4.47 million last Thursday).

Fox 5 New York loses Anna Gilligan
2/7/16
WNYW Fox 5 New York TV entertainment reporter Anna Gilligan has left the New York Fox-owned station.  Good Day anchor Greg Kelly, who publicly ogled Gilligan last year while she was doing a live shot at a water park, called her last day “One of the darkest days in Good Day New York history.” He told his long suffering co-host Rosanna Scotto, “I’m a little melancholy about it.”  During her las live shot, Gilligan, who is married to WNYW evening anchor Steve Lacy, called her time on the show an “amazing run.” She started at the station in November 2012.

Detroit TV gets news Sportscaster
2/6/16
Scripps-owned MNT affiliate WMYD Detroit My 20 has added Rob Parker to its sports team. He will debut on Action News at 10 p.m. on Feb. 8.  Parker was the first African-American sports columnist at both Newsday in New York and at the Detroit Free Press, where he started working in 1993. He was also an award-winning sports columnist at the Detroit News for nine years.

Melissa Nardo is joining Tampa Television
2/6/16
Melissa Nardo is joining Tampa Bay NBC affiliate WFLA News Channel 8 as a reporter.  The Tampa TV Station also does news on it's sister station WTTA the Great 38 TV.  She was an intern at WPMT before being hired in 2009 as an assignment editor. She worked her way from writer to producer to special projects producer before reporting.

Palm Beach TV gets another hour of news
2/5/16
Beginning this Saturday, WPBF, the Hearst-owned West Palm Beach, Fla., ABC affiliate will debut an additional hour of news, WPBF 25 News at 5:00, expanding the news block to 5-6:30 p.m. on Saturdays.  Sanika Dange will anchor the newscast, along with meteorologist Taylor Grenda.  “We are very excited about expanding our weekend newscast,” said WPBF President-GM Caroline Taplett. “It’s our responsibility to serve our community with the best news and weather information across all platforms. This expansion gives our viewers even more options for their busy lives.”  WPBF produces nearly 40 hours of news per week. Along with this new program, weekend viewers will be able to watch breaking news and weather coverage during the following times: 5-7 a.m., 8 a.m., 5 p.m. (Saturdays), 6 p.m. and WPBF 11 p.m.; as well as on wpbf.com and the WPBF 25 News App.

Phoenix TV social dog fight
2/2/16

For now, KPNX holds the lead among Phoenix’s local media in terms of total social actions in the last month, but blink and that may change. According to data from audience insight firm Shareablee, Tegna-owned KPNX has 8,042,706 total actions in that period, 25% of the market’s total 32.2 million actions. That specificity is important, since second-place finisher KSAZ, a Fox owned and operated station, has 8,036,122 in that same period.  In terms of fans/followers, KSAZ opens up a wider lead with nearly 833,000, while KPNX trails with just over 608,000.  Breaking performance down by platform, Phoenix has an unusual twist. KSAZ is actually the lead on Facebook with nearly 7.9 million actions (marking the first time in the Scorecard’s history that a Facebook winner wasn’t also the market’s leader).

Los Angeles TV News clips TV for live on Facebook
1/28/16
Maria Sansone, a co-anchor of KTTV- Fox 11 Los Angeles's Good Day, L.A. goes live every morning at 6:45 a.m. before the show starts.  “I feel I know my fans in a way I never did before,” she says.  “It’s so instant,” adds fellow GDLA co-anchor Araksya Karapetyan: “There’s more of a connection. You’re real, you’re out there, you’re not behind a desk.”  KTTV had tried Google Hangouts and Twitter chats as a way to reach viewers in the past, but sees more response from Facebook than any other outlet the station has tried before, says Patrick O'Brien, the digital director for KTTV.  For journalists, Facebook Live “is a really new way for them to connect,” says Facebook product manager Vadim Lavrusik. “The magic of live is it's interactive. The people who are viewing the broadcast are just as much a part of it.”

New York TV News Telemundo 47 adds two
1/27/16
Telemundo’s  WNJU New York (DMA 1) today added two more journalists to its growing news roster.  Cristian Benavides and Luis Gerardo Núñez have been named reporters for Noticiero Telemundo 47 at 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m. Both will work alongside news anchors Jorge Ramos and Yaima Crespo, sports anchor Veronica Contreras and meteorologist Pedro Montoro. Benavides and Núñez will make their on-air debut in early February. 

Orlando TV WKMG Getting Results on Local 6
1/21/16
Orlando television station Channel 6, which long billed itself as Local 6, now trumpets that it’s Getting Results.  The slogan seems to be getting results for the CBS affiliate.  WKMG has offered the most-watched newscast at 11 p.m. since the TV season began in September. The 6 p.m. newscast is reaching more young adults than it was a year ago.  The “Getting Results” style extends from the station’s journalism to its promotion and sales.  “We wanted to have a unified identity. That was really important to us,” Hoffman said.  The station is in a highly competitive market with WESH 2 the NBC station, WFTV the ABC affiliate, FOX 35 WOFL and all news local cable channel CFN 13.

CBS Offers Grammy to West Coast live!
1/20/16
For the first time KCBS CBS 2 in Los Angeles or CBS News 8 KFMB in San Diego will be able to broadcast the Annual Grammy Awards in real time as they happen.  In years past only the east coast and central time zone stations like WCBS CBS 2 in New York or WFOR CBS 4 in Miami were able to carry the broadcast live.  It was initially set to be broadcast live on the East Coast and central time, beginning at 8 p.m. PT/7, respectively. Now, the Mountain region can opt-in at 6 p.m., and the West Coast will be able to start watching at 5 p.m.

CNN Clips NBC as host of GOP Super Tuesday debate
1/19/16
CNN is replacing NBC News as the host of the Republican National Committee’s Super Tuesday debate in February, it was announced on Monday.  The RNC suspended its partnership with NBC News late last year, with the Republican organization taking issue with the way the news network handled the third GOP debate in October and the questions moderators asked candidates.  “The CNBC network is one of your media properties, and its handling of the debate was conducted in bad faith,” Priebus wrote in a letter to CNBC chairman Andrew Lack. “We understand that NBC does not exercise full editorial control over CNBC’s journalistic approach. However, the network is an arm of your organization, and we need to ensure there is not a repeat performance.”

NJTV could sell some spectrum
1/18/16
The New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority, licensee of statewide public television network NJTV, announced this week that it has filed to participate in the FCC’s spectrum auction.  However, John Blair, authority executive director, said in the Jan. 12 statement that it “has no intention of exiting public television because we provide a valuable service for New Jersey TV viewers.”  The announcement said that cable and satellite reception across the state could still provide NJTV content to audiences.  NJTV consists of WNJB in New Brunswick, WNJN in Montclair, WNJS in Camden and WNJT in Trenton. The highest opening bid in the upcoming FCC spectrum auction is $775.7 million for WNJN.  NJTV is operated by WNET in New York City and produces a daily newscast for New Jersey resdents called NJTV News.

Detroit TV covers the Detroit Auto Show with specials
11/15/16
The North American International Auto Show is always a special event - given that it's still home to the big three American auto makers and Detroit television covers it that way.  Both WDIV Local 4 and WXYZ 7 Action News will be doing Detroit Auto Show specials.  Plus local news will be chock full of live reports from the show itself.

CBS 2 New York TV Anchor diagnosed with Bell's Palsy
1/14/16
WCBS TV in New York City anchor Maurice DuBois has been diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy.  A message on his Facebook page reads "Dear friends and colleagues,  I’m taking some time off because I’ve been diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy, a temporary condition which has caused weakness on the right side of my face.   My doctors say the prognosis is good once it runs its course.  Thanks so much for your concern and well-wishes; I look forward to getting back to work as soon as possible.  Maurice"  DuBois hadn’t been on-air at the New York CBS-owned station since Dec. 21, when he filled in for Scott Pelley on the CBS Evening News.

Los Angeles TV celebrates, San Diego TV takes hopeful gulp
1/13/16
The Los Angeles Rams return to LA and with them lot's of potential TV revenue.  The NFL owners voted to allow the Rams to return to L.A. and that means lots of coverage opportunities for L.A. TV.  Many stations were already on the air during the announcement, but those that weren't, like KTLA 5 broke into programming to carry the new.  Meanwhile, in San Diego a momentary sigh of relief as the San Diego Chargers were given the option to move to the Los Angeles area along with the Rams, or accept an extra $100 million from the NFL and try to repair their badly damaged relations with San Diego in working out a deal for a new stadium.  CBS 8 in San Diego would be most effected by a Chargers move to L.A. as a substantial amount of revenue can be traced to the team's ability to carry the games and special programming around it.

WINK News Ft. Myers TV uses drone to show tornado damage
1/12/16
An EF-2 tornado dropped down Saturday night on Cape Coral, Fla., and spent seven minutes on the ground before it was all over.  WINK, the CBS affiliate in Ft. Myers owned by Ft. Myers Broadcasting, aired some drone footage that showed the damage along some 3 miles of the tornado’s path.  The tornado damaged more 170 homes and although there were several injuries, no fatalities were reported.

West Palm Beach TV station CBS 12 WPEC to launch 9am News
1/9/16
CBS 12 in Palm Beach will launch a 9am hour long newscast on Monday 1/11/16.  It'll be called CBS12 News This Morning at 9AM.  This joins another weekday 9am newscast at crosstown rival WPBF ABC 25. 

Detroit Television's MY TV adds new host
1/8/16
Scripps-owned independent WMYD TV20 Detroit (DMA 13) has named Jessica Lundy as the station host and on-air personality.  In December, WMYD TV 20 held an open casting call for the position at the Detroit Marriot inside the Renaissance Center where nearly 1,200 potential candidates from the Detroit metro area auditioned for the role.  “There were so many talented candidates at the auditions and we’re thankful that the people of Detroit responded in such a positive way,” said Mike Murri, WXYZ-WMYD VP-GM.

Four NBC owned TV stations to launch 4pm News
1/5/16
The NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal today announced it is launching 4 p.m. newscasts at four of its stations: WNBC New York (DMA 1), KNBC Los Angeles (DMA 2), WTVJ Miami (DMA 16) and WVIT Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30).  The new 60-minute newscasts will debut in late May.  “Our stations have done a great job building their news teams, enterprising stories and delivering our viewers the local news, weather and information that is important to them,” said Valari Staab, president, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “Our new 4 p.m. newscasts will expand on our local news commitment and offer our viewers even more of what they’re looking for.”  The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which was just renewed by the NBC Owned Stations through the summer of 2020, will move from 4 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning in late May in the four markets. The Steve Harvey Show will move up an hour and air at 2 p.m.  Many observers had expected the NBC O&Os to pick up a new talk show featuring Harry Connick Jr. from NBC's syndication wing to replace the failing Meredith, but Fox Television Stations stepped in and nabbed it in October.

Orlando TV WESH 2 News at 10pm expands to an hour!
1/3/16
Orlando, Fla. (DMA 19) duopoly of  WESH (NBC) and WKCF (CW) today announced the expansion of WESH 2 News on CW18 at 10:00 p.m. to an hour beginning Jan. 4, 2016. The newscast will be anchored by Stewart Moore, Angela Taylor and meteorologist Tony Mainolfi.  Moore joins Taylor and Mainolfi on the newscast from his current position anchoring WESH 2 News Sunrise on CW18 at 7-9 a.m. With Moore’s move to evenings, the station also today announced a new morning team on WESH 2 News on CW18 at  7-9 a.m.: Brett Connolly and Jazmin Walker. They will also contribute to WESH 2 News Sunrise from 4:30 to 7 a.m. Also beginning Jan. 4, Meredith McDonough and Summer Knowles will anchor WESH 2 News First at 4.

Tampa TV gets a new newscast
1/1/16
WFLA, News Channel 8 will produce a new, live, hour-long newscast which will air in the 8 p.m. time period on WTTA, Great 38. Effective January 4, 2016.  News Channel 8 @ 8 on Great 38 will become the only local newscast offered at 8 p.m. in the Tampa Bay area.  News Channel 8 @ 8 will be anchored by Great 38’s Jennifer Holloway, News Channel 8’s Josh Benson and Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips. It will air live 7 days a week and will be produced by News Channel 8 and will expand News Channel 8’s local news coverage by an additional 7 hours per week.

Politics TV clips Sports TV
12/31/15
For cable news, 2015 was big. In fact, it was huge.  And it was all thanks to the 2016 presidential election.  The slew of presidential primary debates, both Republican and Democrat, pushed Fox News, CNNCNBC and Fox Business to ratings heights they had never seen in their histories, which in CNN’s case stretches back to 1980.  The primary debates of 2015 brought in a whopping cumulative total of more than 120 million viewers, with more debates still to come. Around 24 million people watched the first GOP primary debate on Fox News in August, and 23 million watched CNN’s GOP primary debate in September. Those are numbers only matched by NFL football games, which average in the mid 20 millions, depending on the network, and surpass just about everything else on TV.  You can read more on Politico.

LA TV pair call the Rose for the last time
12/30/15
KTLA TV 5 Los Angeles has announced that longtime Rose Parade broadcasters Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards will make the 2016 edition their last.  The pair will anchor KTLA-TV's coverage Friday morning, describing the flower-covered floats, marching bands and equestrian units moving down Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard.  Eubanks, whose career includes hosting "The Newlywed Game," worked the parade for several years before he was paired with Edwards in 1982.  In 2006, Edwards was replaced as an anchor but given a position commenting from the grandstands that year. She returned to co-anchoring the parade coverage in 2009.

NBC clips Meredith Vieira
12/29/15
The show has been tinkered with to boost ratings - but according to page six it's not enough to cancel plans to cancel the Meredith Vieira Show.  They say it will happen next March and that she just hasn't done well against some stiff competition from Ellen DeGen­eres, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams and “Live With Kelly & Michael,” and Dr. Phil.

Tampa TV Clips senior anchors
12/26/15
Since October 2014, six anchors across the market have left TV news behind. Between them, they represent more than 140 years on the air in Tampa Bay.  They include longtime personalities like John Wilson on Fox 13 WTVT, Gayle Sierens from WFLA News Channel 8, Denise White also from Fox 13 and Brendan McLaughlin, who left WFTS-Ch. 28 earlier this month. Each had been in the Tampa market more than two decades. More on this story, including what it could mean for your market, from the Tampa Bay Times.

10 News KGTV in San Diego names Leila Stilwell Marketing Director
12/22/15
San Diego TV has a new marketing maven.  Leila Stilwell started as a creative services assistant at her first station. When she came to San Diego and KGTV, she was a writer, editor and producer, winning Emmy Awards and nominations.  Now she's the boss at the San Diego television station.  “She is the heart and soul of the creative services department,” said Joel Davis, WKTV’s station manager. “Now, she’s also the brains.”

FOX TV leads othe networks in C3 growth of 25%
12/21/15
ABC TV, CBS TVNBC TV and Fox television last month notched an aggregate average draw of 10.3 million adults 18-to-49, or a 2.1 C3 rating when divided among the four nets.  NBC television led the way with a 2.7 C3 demo rating, up from a 2.6 during the year-ago period. That 2.7 rating also represents a 17% lift when compared to the 2.3 NBC-TV averaged last month in live-plus-same-day. The network's biggest gainer upon conversion from live to C3 is "Blindspot," which also happens to be the most watched show on Comcast's ad-friendly Xfinity on Demand VOD service.  Fox television, which did most of the heavy lifting, averaged a 2.0 in the so-called dollar demo, up 25% versus last November's 1.6 rating. Chalk up the big gain to the unique composition of the broadcast calendar, which pushed all five of Fox-TV's 2015 World Series games into the penultimate month. (As defined by Nielsen, November was a five-week affair, running from Oct. 26 through Nov. 29, coinciding with Weeks 6 through 10 of the 2015-16 broadcast season.)  CBS-TV was flat with a 1.8 C3 rating among adults 18-to-49, while ABC television brought up the rear with a 1.7, down from a year-ago 2.0. ABC-TV was hampered by significant declines at a number of its 10 p.m. shows ("Castle," "How to Get Away with Murder," "Nashville") and a freshman flop ("Wicked City") that further destabilized the final hour of its Tuesday night lineup.

KGTV 10 News San Diego TV adds Investigative Reporter
12/20/15
E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KGTV San Diego (DMA 28) has hired Adam Racusin, as an investigative reporter.  A Los Angeles native, Racusin joins KGTV from KEYE Austin, Texas, where he was an investigative and political reporter focusing on government accountability and waste.  While in Texas, Racusin traveled the state reporting on Texas’ death row, the indictments of former Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Ken Paxton, the filibuster showdown over access to women’s health, and the deadly crash at the South by Southwest festival.

Fox 5 News DC TV makes young girls' wish come true!
12/15/15
The face of the final subject of Fox 5 WTTG’s Season of Wishes partnership with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is a five-year-old cancer survivor named Eden.  Pictured in photos posted on Fox’s site, she smiles at the camera, accompanied in each photo by a stuffed unicorn–a clue to the wish that will be fulfilled on Tuesday in a daylong adventure for the little girl, tracked as it happens on TV and social media, hashtagged as #edensunicornwish. Throughout November and December, Fox 5 has worked with Make-a-Wish Mid-Atlantic to “highlight local kids and their wishes, wishes in progress, wishes that had happened, wishes that will happen,” says Margie Ruttenberg, Fox 5 WTTG’s director of news projects and partnerships, who has been responsible for planning this final wish.  Eden’s day tomorrow will begin with a limo ride to the studio, where she and her sister will be outfitted like princesses–as will some Fox 5 on-air talent–and her baby brother dressed up like a prince. What follows is a series of stops that are part of a scavenger hunt that will take Eden and her family to The Washington Ballet, The White House, a fairy tale lunch and nap in a suite at The Hyatt Regency Washington, and a trip up the Smithsonian “Castle” to meet Rapunzel.

CBS 4 Miami WFOR airs Miami Dolphins special
12/14/15
To celebrate its 50th season, the Miami Dolphins held a gala during which they celebrated the team and some of its best players.  The gala was captured by WFOR CBS 4 and turned into a special program which will air tonight on South Florida television.  The program will show TV clips from the Dolphins storied 50 years and the gala itself.  Longtime broadcaster Dick Enberg, who calls Miami’s preseason games on CBS4, emceed the event. 

WTVJ Miami NBC 6 adds new anchor
12/10/15
NBC-owned WTVJ Miami (DMA 16) today named Sheli Muniz news anchor for NBC 6 News at 4:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. Muniz is a bilingual journalist who has experience working across various parts of the state, including South Florida.  She succeeds longtime WTVJ anchor Pam Giganti, who is retiring from broadcast television at the end of December.

Lester Holt wins his first sweeps at NBC Nightly News Clips the others
12/8/15
In the news demo the November sweep win is NBC News’ 18th of the last 19. These ratings results are good news for NBC; last year, ABC World News Tonight With David Muir won the November sweep in the news demo, ABC’s first such win in 18 years.  NBC’s Holt-anchored newscast logged a 1.9/7 in the news demo (2.263M viewers). ABC’s World News Tonight With David Muir followed with 1.7/7 (2.059M) in the demo and CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley logged 1.5/6 (1.752M). Nightly was the only broadcast to post gains in the news demo versus the November ’14 sweep: NBC gained 8K viewers, while ABC shed 239K and CBS 101K, with both posting record lows in the news demo for a November ratings derby.

Univision says to court "drop the Trump suit"
12/7/15
"Toss it out" says Univision.  The company has filed papers in Manhattan federal court to dismiss a suit filed by Trump which claims that Univision TV unjustly broke a contract to broadcast beauty pagents, citing his "disgraceful allegations" about Mexican immigrants.  The Univision lawyers say Trump destroyed the value of Univision's rights to broadcast the Miss USA and Miss Universe pagents when he announced June 16 that he was running for President. 

President Obama addresses the nation
12/6/15
TV Video Clips has learned that President Obama will address the nation from Oval office tonight.  The subject; terrorism.  In the wake of the Los Angeles area San Bernardino shootings, the President will talk about the ongoing investigation.  Fox Television, Fox News Channel, CNN, ABC TV and others have committed to carrying the event.  NBC TV and CBS TV haven't yet said if they will or not.  The address is scheduled for 8pm ET.

Brendan McLaughlin leaves WFTS and Tampa TV
12/5/15
After 21 years Brendan McLaughlin is leaving WFTS Action News.  He is the latest in a series of anchor retirements and departures.  He plans to stay in the Tampa Bay area and pursue other projects.  His last day on the air is December 18th.  He joins Fox 13 anchor John Wilson who retired last November, followed by WFLA News Channel 8 anchor Gayle Sierens in May.

Cable News ratings up in wake of Los Angeles area shootings
12/4/15
Fox NewsCNN and MSNBC all had a ratings surge Wednesday as people watched the real-time drama culminating in a climactic shootout with police.  ABC NewsCBS News and NBC News also devoted hours of airtime to continuous coverage all anchored by their signature anchors.  Needless to say Los Angeles TV stations led the coverage in their local market as the events unfolded as well.

L.A. TV covers San Bernardino shootings
12/3/15
Los Angeles television stations supplemented their on-air coverage of yesterday's mass shooting in San Bernardino with stories from all angles on their digital media.  KABC - ABC 7, KCBS CBS 2, KNBC NBC 4, Fox 11 KTTV, and KTLA all ran content on their web sites.

NBC TV Today Show back on top
12/1/15
Three years after the Today show suffered a humiliating fall from first to second place to Good Morning America the show is back on top guided by Matt Lauer and co-host Savannah Guthrie.  Today hasn't yet taken over GMA in overall audience size but on Monday Nielsen says Today beat Good Morning America for three straight months in the key 25-54 demographic.

HLN likely to pivot back to news
11/30/15
CNN is pivoting its sister channel HLN back toward news, abandoning the social media focus it had been pursuing in recent years. HLN's chief executive, Albie Hecht, will depart the channel, and CNN executive VP (and former HLN chief) Ken Jautz will step in on an interim basis.  "As we look towards 2016, I now believe that by driving HLN’s programming during the daytime and overnight hours closer to CNN’s, and by utilizing a much stronger library of content that has been built in the last three years, we can take that success to even greater heights," CNN president Jeff Zucker wrote in a memo to staff.  In other words, expect HLN to return to showing more live news during the day and overnight, while adding reruns of CNN's now fairly extensive library of unscripted programming. HLN already re-airs some of CNN's unscripted shows. HLN's morning show, "Morning Express with Robin Meade," has long been the channel's standout performer, sometimes topping CNN and MSNBC in the mornings, so it is unlikely to be affected.

Detroit 4 gets new face for First at 4
11/29/15
Detroit television station Local 4 WDIV has appointed Karen Drew as the new anchor of Local 4 News First at 4.  She will anchor the weekday newscast alongside chief meteorologist Ben Bailey beginning December 21st.  This follows the recent announcement of current Local 4 News First at 4 anchor Ruth Spencer's reitrement at the end of the year.  Drew currently is a member of the Local 4 Defenders, the station's award-winning investigative unit.

NBC Dominates November sweeps
11/26/15
The other networks have been hammered by NBC television's football heavy fall.  NBC will win its fourth straight November sweep.  This one by the largest margin yet.  NBC, in fact, is posting the largest November sweep lead over the number two network in the last 19 years!  Through Sunday night, the latest data available, NBC is averaging a 2.3 adults 18-49 Nielsen rating for the sweep.  That's almost 20 percent more than number two Fox which is averaging a 1.9.  CBS is third with 1.8 and ABC is fourth with a 1.7.  Univision is fifth with a .8, the CW sixth with a .6 and Telemundo is seventh with a .5.  Sunday night football is the game changer averaging a 7.5 rating during the sweep.  NBC TV's Mondays and Tuesdays are also strong with "The Voice."  Also pulling numbers for NBC are "Blindspot" and "Chicago Med."

Detroit TV station WDIV Local 4 takes its Thanksgiving Day Parade worldwide
11/23/15
Detroit's Thanksgiving Day Parade, broadcast by WDIV Channel 4, will be live streamed on ClickOnDetroit.com - the stations' website.  It will also be seen on more than 140 stations in major cities across the United States.  They will call the show "America's Thanksgiving Parade."  In Detroit, coverage begins on WDIV Local 4 at 6am.

FOX TV Stations to test TMZ game show
11/16/15
The Fox-owned TV stations have agreed to an eight-week test run of a prospective syndicated game show from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and TMZ producer/editor Harvey Levin.  This includes Fox 5 New York WNYW in New York TV, Fox 5 DC WTTG in Washington DC TV, Fox 35 WOFL in Orlando TV, Fox 13 WTVT in Tampa TV and Fox 11 KTTV in Los Angeles TV.  The show will be titled South of Wilshire.  The show is described as “an urban game show” set in the predominantly African-American neighborhoods of Los Angeles south of Wilshire Boulevard. The show apparently takes advantage of TMZ’s famed ability to collect video footage from the places where celebrities congregate. 

Denise White announces retirement from FOX 13 in Tampa television
11/15/15
After 40 years in broadcasting FOX 13 Tampa Bay TV's Denise White says it's time.  She says her last day will be the day before Thanksgiving.  She's been on Tampa's channel 13 for 25 years.  Before that she covered stories for both Miami TV and Orlando Television stations.

Miami TV station WPLG Local 10 joins NewsON
11/15/15

The Berkshire Hathaway owned channel 10 in Miami television has signed on to the new news app called NewsON.  NewsON is a service giving people access to live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips on mobile and connected tv devices.  It's free and ad supported.

Jim Lokay enters Washington DC TV at Fox 5
11/15/15
There's a new face on Washiington DC television.  Jim Lokay will be an anchor/reporter on WTTG the Fox owned and operated Fox 5 DC.  He was most recently in Boston TV where he reported and anchored for WCVB.  Prior to that he was in Pittsburgh at KDKA.

Tampa TV Clips Orlando for most lawyer ads
11/14/15
Tampa leads the nation in legal advertising on TV giving the market a healthy chuck of ching leading into political season.  Through August nearly 165,000 legal ads have run on Tampa television this year according to a study by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.  That's more than anywhere else. That was 20,000 more than the No. 2 market, Orlando TV, which aired 142,607 legal ads this year through September. The strong legal spending continued into September, when Orlando-based firm Morgan & Morgan PA was a top-10 advertiser. Also driving  the Tampa TV market: auto, retail, telecom, restaurants and financial services. Combined, those five categories have increased spending by more than 40 percent year-to-year to $32 million. “We have seen growth in the market with spending in third quarter, and it has continued in fourth quarter as well,” says Karen Helsinger, head of media at the Florida agency Media Garage Group. Conditions are tight now in Tampa, but it will get worse with the expected onslaught of political ads in 2016 for the presidential election, with Florida a perennial swing state.

L.A. TV gets news anchor/reporter
11/4/15
Jeff Vaughn leaves Detroit TV's WXYZ to join Los Angels television station KCBS-KCAL.  He'll join the LA TV station on November 30th.  Vaughn is an anchor on Detroit televisions WXYZ and will anchor on KCAL's weeknight primetime newscasts.  He's been on Motor City television for more than ten years.  Prior to workin for Detroit TV's WXYZ he was an anchor and reporter at Detroit's WDIV NBC 4.

KABC Los Angeles TV dominates LA Social Media
11/4/15
Los Angeles television station KABC, ABC 7, is the clear winner among Los Angeles local television stations in social media.  According to Shareablee data the ABC owned station in Los Angeles beat out all the competition in both today social actions and fans/followers.  Tribune's KTLA takes second in both categories.

New York TV WNBC hires Dave Price
11/4/15
Dave Price joins the New York television staff at News 4 New York.  He had been freelancing at the station for several months, after previously working for FOX 5 New York, WNYW.  He was once the co-anchor of the statin's Good Day New York morning show.  Before that Price was the weatherman for CBS network's The Early Show.  He also worked for WCBS CBS 2, the local o&o in the New York TV market.  He also worked for WFXT in Philadelphia, WBBM in Chicago, and WSEE in Erie, PA.

San Diego TV looks at the Padres
10/29/15
San Diego television station KPBS is airing an hour and a half documentary called "The First Padres" this weekend.  The show will look at San Diego's first baseball team which began playing in 1936 at Lane Field.

Detroit TV anchor Lee Thomas subject of movie
10/13/15
WJBK-TV Fox 2 Detroit morning anchor Lee Thomas shared the reality of his life with vitiligo in his moving book "Turning White."  Now there are plans to make that book into a movie.  A trio of filmakers from Michigan have optioned the story and plan to write and produce the film version.

Univision names John Eck Local Media Jeffe
1021/15
Univision Communications has named John Eck as chief local media officer. He will oversee Univision's local media business, primarily 128 TV and radio stations.  He will be be based in New York where the company owns WXTV Univision 41 Nueva York.

KABC Los Angeles TV gets new reporter
10/21/15
Anabel Munoz has been hired as a general assignment reporter and multimedia journalist for Los Angeles TV ABC owned KABC.  She last worked at Spanish language station KWHY and started at KMEX in Los Angeles TV.

Baltimore TV has a new pretty face
10/20/15
Brendan McNamara has joined Baltimore ABC affiliate WMAR ABC 2 News.  He will be a reporter and multimedia journalist for Good Morning Maryland.  News Director Kelly Groft says he "will bring a great new energy to not just the Good Morning Maryland team but the entire ABC 2 News team." 

NBC 4 Washington TV not high tech
10/24/15
WRC-TV, owned by NBC and called NBC News 4, does use technology - but a court has ruled it is not a high-technology company worth of major tax breaks.  A three-judge paned of the D.C. Court of Appeals concluded that WRC-TV NBC 4 is not a Qualified High Technology Company as dfined by DC law and is therefore has to pay a pretty big tax bill which it got from the Officeof Tax and Revenue.

Newt Gingrich rejoins Fox News Channel
10/6/15
Newt Gingrich, a former Speaker of the House and 2012 presidential candidate, has rejoined Fox News as a political analyst. Gingrich had been a contributor for CNN, and was one of the four hosts of the re-imagined through short-lived Crossfire which was canceled one year ago this month.

FOX 13 Tampa ready to show off new set
10/6/15
The station, which had the newsroom version of the standard-issue Fox O&O-style set for years, has retained the opening to the newsroom but the studio now features a wraparound set that’s stocked with video walls and monitors, color changing panels and frosted plexi. Perhaps the most prominent feature of the new set are the large, silvery-gray rectangular frames with rounded corners. The set’s frames and walls surround a central standing anchor desk placed on a shiny black floor with curved silver accents.

More changes coming to MSNBC
10/6/15
NBCUniversal isn’t finished tinkering with MSNBC. While the cable-news network’s daytime schedule has largely been reworked since February, there are likely more changes to come, said Andrew Lack, the veteran TV news executive who rejoined the company in April to supervise both NBC News and MSNBC. “It’s just the beginning. We are early days."  MSNBC’s ratings have dropped significantly over the past two years as it veered away from coverage of breaking news. The network’s viewership losses have outpaced those of the collective cable-news juggernaut: While the total median viewership for Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC over a 24-hour period fell 7% in 2014, according to Pew Research Center analysis of Nielsen data, MSNBC’s tumbled 14%.

KGTV Launches The Now San Diego
9/26/15
Joining other stations in their group 10 News in San Diego launches a 4pm news show called The Now.  KGTV's news director Tiffani Lupenski says "people know we're a hard news station, so viewers can expect this to be us."  She said the presentation will be less formal, but viewers will recognize the station's brand and style.

WESH Orlando opens new outdoor weather studio
9/26/15
WESH-TV NBC 2 in Orlando has created an outdoor weather studio for its forecasters.  The area, set up on a patio outside the station's building includes a covered area with a freestanding monitor and camera.  Nice.

Stay Classy San Diego!
9/26/15
There's a lot of news on the air in San Diego and TV Video Clips is now capturing it in full-resolution HD!  San Diego's Fox 5, KUSI's Good Morning San Diego, Wake Up San Diego on San Diego 6, NBC 7, CBS News 8, 10 News; just some of the programming now available in Hi Def from America's Finest City.  Get San Diego TV Clips now by clicking on Order above or by calling TV Video Clips at 800-799-8881.

MSNBC TV clips several shows - announces new lineup
8/1/15

MSNBC canceled three daytime program this week, in the first of several moves that hopes to put a jolt into its flailing ratings. The Cycle - co-hosted by Ari Melber, Toure, Abby Huntsman and Krystal Ball has been canceled at 3pm; Now with Alex Wagner at 4pm has been cancelled and Ed Schultz's "The Ed Show" is gone at 5pm.  Not clear yet who will host 3pm and 4pm but Chuck Todd is coming back to MSNBC at 5pm.

Good Morning America may bring back Josh Elliott
7/30/15
Nearly 18 months after leaving ABC News for NBC Sports, Josh Elliott is in talks to return to his old job as the news reader on “Good Morning America,” Variety has learned.  According to two people with knowledge of the situation, ABC executives are potentially open to a plan to buy Elliott out of his $4 million-a-year contract at NBC, and put him back on “GMA,” so he can help the morning show fend off “Today,” which has been gaining in the key ad demo.

MSNBC builds new set for Brian Williams
7/30/15
While no one knows yet what his exact role will be, progress is apparently being made in Brian Williams‘ transition to MSNBC.  According to network insiders, construction will begin this weekend on a brand-new set for Williams. But this is no glamorous Nightly News-like set: Our sources say it will be a fully-exposed glass enclosure in the middle of the newsroom, among the booking staff.

Miami TV Telemundo 51 WSCV names
7/28/15

Telemundo’s WSCV Miami (DMA 16) has named Fausto Malavé co-anchor of its 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m. weekday newscasts effective immediately.  “Fausto is a very experienced journalist who every day demonstrates his commitment to the station, to the news team and to the audience,” said Jorge Carballo, WSCV president-GM. “Fausto has been co-anchoring our weekday newscasts with Daisy Ballmajó since March of this year, along with sports anchor Carlos Maxwell and chief meteorologist Luis Carrera, and we are very pleased that as of today he will continue to do so on a permanent basis.”

GM at Orlando TV WKMG Local 6 leaving
6/2/15

WKMG General Manager Skip Valet called a brief staff meeting to tell them he was leaving the station.  Valet has been with the station just over 6 years, coming from the News Director gig at KPRC.  From 2001-2006, Valet was the News Director at WKMG and returned 3 years later as the GM.  No word yet on where he is headed.

It's a wrap for Bob as Face The Nation moves on
6/2/15

Bob Schieffer won't see you next Sunday when CBS' "Face the Nation" airs with a new lineup of politicians and pundits.  He moderated his final broadcast Sunday after 24 years, ending a journalism career that started at age 20 at a radio station in Fort Worth, Texas.  During the show, the 78-year-old Schieffer said he tried to "remember that the news is not about the newscaster, it's about the people who make it and those who are affected by it. I'll be honest, I'm going to miss being in the middle of things."

Washington DC TV station Fox 5 makes woman's dream come true
5/31/15

Fox 5, WTTG in Washington DC did a story leading to Vivian Bailey meeting President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden during a tour of the White House.  The volunteer at Howard County's Running Brook Elementary was accompanied by the school's principal and a teacher.  "Seeing this come true for Mrs. Bailey means a lot. I love seeing people happy and especially Mrs. Bailey because she does do so much for our school. So I'm glad to be here with her,” said teacher Melissa Peyton.  FOX 5 introduced you to Bailey a few weeks ago at the school in Columbia, Maryland, where she volunteers. At the time, she had recently taken the first field trip of her lifetime to the U.S. Capitol.  "At any age you can learn and have new experiences, so to me this was a very rewarding one,” said Bailey.  Bailey, an Army veteran, grew up in the segregated South. Field trips, she says, were just for the white kids.  For years, Bailey has raised money for Running Brook students to go on field trips. After her first visit to the Capitol, Bailey told the children she'd like to take a trip to the White House.  "I'm just happy to be here with her and experience her happiness,” said principal Troy Todd.  Apparently, somebody at the White House saw our first story and decided to offer an invitation to Bailey. We're told she was thrilled with her visit.

Atlanta Television gets new anchor
5/31/15

Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) has added Bobby Kaple as anchor of the CBS46 Morning News (4:30-7 a.m.).  Kaple’s first day will be June 15.  Kaple spent the last three years at KCBS-KCAL in Los Angeles. Prior to that he was an anchor/reporter at WPBF West Palm Beach, Fla.

Fox 5 Atlanta clips the set race - wins best new set vote
5/31/15

Devlin Design Group's set for WAGA-TV Fox 5 in Atlanta Television is your pick for Set of the Year.  The set, which also won the juried judging in the local news category, debuted in August 2014 and was described as "redefining" for the station in a NewscastStudio interview with DDG creative Director Dan Devlin.

NBC's Today Show clips the competition with back to back wins

5/30/15

NBC's morning telecast of the Today Show has been mired in second place behind ABC's "Good Morning America" for years. But it's been quietly racking up victories recently -- enough to put ABC on edge. In the key demographic for news advertisers, viewers ages 25 to 54, "Today" has beaten "GMA" for the past two weeks. This is significant because "Today" hasn't been No. 1 for two weeks in a row since the beginning of 2013.  "Today" slid into a semi-permanent No. 2 after the botched removal of Ann Curry from the cast in 2012. With a five-person ensemble and a focus on entertaining stories, "GMA" was primed to capitalize on the "Today" show's missteps. But these ratings trends are usually cyclical, and it seems like "Today" is regaining some momentum. Meanwhile, "GMA" is wobbling a bit. "CBS This Morning" is the only one of the three network morning shows to post gains year-over-year.  This time last year, it had about 967,000 viewers ages 25 to 54; now it has 1.04 million. The show has gained about half a million total viewers year-over-year.

CBS This Morning broadcasts from top of One World Trade Center
5/26/15
CBS This Morning will do its entire two hour show from the new 102nd floor observation deck at One World Trade Center.

It's an important booking for the morning show hosted by Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose, where things are looking up in its perpetual competition with ABC's "Good Morning America" and NBC's "Today" show.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and CNN's Anderson Cooper are scheduled guests on the show.

WTTG Fox 5 Washington DC TV close to new set
5/19/15

Fox-owned WTTG Washington released the first promo for its new set that will make its on-air debut Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. This set will be used for Fox 5 News and Good Day DC.

Atlanta TV Video Clips rocks the PRSA
5/15/15

TV Video Clips Atlanta attends the Georgia PRSA chapter annual meeting in Atlanta.  The one day event brought public relations professionals under one roof to mingle, brainstorm and hear presentations from media professionals.  TV Video Clips Atlanta attended as an event sponsor.

Orlando TV reporter moves to Miami TV
5/13/15

Stephanie Bertini has joined Miami NBC owned station WTVJ as a reporter.  “This kind of career is a journey,” Bertini told Orlando Sentinel media writer Hal Boedeker. “I truly enjoyed my time living in Orlando. It was a pleasure to work for WFTV Channel 9 Eyewitness News over the last year, and to cover the issues that mattered to Central Florida viewers.” 

Jim Handly to Replace Jim Vance on WRC’s 11 PM Newscast
4/26/15
Washington DC TV is going to have to get by with a lot less of its favorite local news anchor starting next month when Jim Vance steps away from WRC NBC 4's 11 PM broadcast.  Vance, 73, has been with the station since 1969, and since 1989, he’s anchored the 6 and 11 PM news with Doreen Gentzler.  Starting in late May, though, Gentzler’s new partner at 11 will be current 4 and 5 PM anchor Jim Handly, with Vance continuing at 6 until his contract runs out in 2017.

Jake Tapper will take over as host of CNN's "State of the Union"
4/26/15
Jake Tapper will take over as host of CNN's Sunday morning public affairs program "State of the Union" in June.  The former ABC newsman, who hosts a weekday afternoon program on CNN, replaces Candy Crowley. She left CNN in December and a rotating series of substitutes has been filling in ever since.

ABC World News Tonight breaks NBC Nightly News streak
4/14/15

NBC's "Nightly News" lost the weekly ratings competition for the first time since 2009 — and for the first time since anchor Brian Williams was suspended in February for telling a false story about his reporting from the Iraq War.  ABC's "World News Tonight" with David Muir averaged 8 million viewers last week, or 84,000 more than NBC's newscast, with Lester Holt as the substitute anchor. NBC had won 288 consecutive weeks in the ratings.  The "CBS Evening News" averaged 6.6 million viewers last week.

Orlando TV reporter jumps to New York television
4/5/15
Anthony DiLorenzo's is leaving WFTV-Channel 9 and heading to WPIX-TV 11 in New York TV.  PIX11 is part of Tribune Broadcasting, which is owned by Tribune Media.

Atlanta TV CBS WGCL adds new anchor in morning
4/5/15
CBS46 has named Denver reporter and anchor Gloria Neal as a new morning anchor from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. She leaves Denver in mid May and starts in Atlanta June 1.  Neal has been a big personality in Denver.  She worked at CBS4 there for seven years.

WTVT Fox 13 in Tampa Bay TV celebrates 60 years on the air!
4/5/15
Sixty years ago, a postage stamp was 3 cents and a gallon of gas set you back 29 cents.  Sixty years ago, the Honeymooners started airing on TV, James Dean died in his Porsche in California, and Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.  And 60 years ago, in 1955, WTVT, the Fox O&O in Tampa, Fla., began broadcasting as a CBS station.  WTVT celebrated its anniversary by airing a special video on its 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.  WTVT ranks No. 1 in every local news time period in adults 25-54 and airs 61 hours of local news programming a week.

Washington DC television station Fox 5 WTTG adds Will Sommer as contributor
4/5/15

Will Sommer of Washington City Paper’s “Loose Lips” feature has joined Fox-owned WTTG Washington as a contributor.  He will begin contributing to various station newscasts next week.  After two years reporting on suburban Fairfax County, Va., for AOL, Sommer covered crime at the City Paper before taking over the “Loose Lips” local politics column in 2013.

Washington TV WUSA 9 News clips deal with Washington Post Digital
3/27/15
Washington DC television station WUSA 9 and The Washington Post today announced they have formed an editorial partnership and video sharing agreement effective immediately.  The agreement calls for WUSA 9 video, video reports, and some live video streaming coverage to appear on The Post’s website. Links to WUSA 9 content will also be available on The Post’s regional homepage. The partnership will also allow for Washington Post video and award-winning photography to appear on WUSA 9 newscasts and wusa9.com.

Sunday Morning Talking Head Shows "Add more Hispanics"
3/27/15
Speaking on behalf of a coalition of 39 Hispanic organizations, the NHLA issued the demand in a letter to the heads of major broadcast and cable news organizations including ABC which airs "This Week with George Stephanopoulos", NBC which broadcasts "Meet the Press", CBS which produces "Face The Nation", Fox News which airs "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace", CNN which airs a number of Sunday morning shows like "State of the Union," "Reliable Sources," "Inside Politics," "Fareed Zakaria GPS," and MSNBC which airs "Up With Steve Kornacki," "Melissa Harris-Perry," "Weekends with Alex Witt". The letter voices “deep frustration regarding the continued lack of Hispanic voices” among the guests on Sunday morning political talk shows and asks the news organizations to “take immediate action to increase Hispanic guest bookings and broaden the scope of issues that include their voices.”

CBS 46 in Atlanta TV adds new anchor
3/22/15
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WGCL Atlanta (DMA 9) has added Mike Dunston as weekend anchor.  Dunston joins WGCL from WEWS Cleveland where he was a morning anchor/special projects reporter.  Prior to that he was an anchor/reporter at WOFL Fox 35 in Orlando TV.

Karyn Greer leaves Atlanta Television 11 Alive
3/22/15
Greer posted this on her Facebook page: "It’s been a very difficult decision, but after 15 great years and prayers and discussions with my family I have decided to leave 11alive. The new contract options offered to me did not provide the opportunity to grow as the journalist I am constantly striving to become. I will miss working day to day with my great colleagues and friends and I will miss the love from all you loyal viewers. I am stepping out on faith but I know in the end God has my back. Keep me and my family in your prayers. Love you..mean it!" 

WNJU New York adds anchor Nilda Rosario
3/21/15
Telemundo-owned WNJU New York (DMA 1) today named Nilda Rosario anchor of Noticiero 47 Fin De Semana on weekends at 5:30 and 11 p.m. She will join co-anchor Yaima Crespo and weather anchor Janice Bencosme.  Additionally, Rosario will work as a general assignment reporter to support Noticiero 47 Telemundo on weekdays at 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m.  Rosario joins WNJU from crosstown Univision rival WXTV New York, where she worked from 2003 to 2015 in different roles of increasing responsibility. While at WXTV, she was a weekday weather anchor, weekend weather anchor and morning show traffic reporter.

WMAR ABC 2 News Baltimore weather anchor Mike Masco leaving
3/21/15
WMAR Weather Anchor Mike Masco says he is leaving the station and TV news in general.  After three years at the station, Masco says his plans, "feature a new adventure that will take me away from full-time TV."

WTTG Fox 5 DC reporter uses iPhone to cover Prince Charles for Washington Television coverage
3/21/15
WTTG Fox 5 reporter Bob Barnard used an iPhone to add another camera angle to the News Corp owned station's live coverage of Prince Charles' visit to Washington DC.  Prince Charles noticed him and chatted him up saying it was amazing what you could do with technology these days!

Reporter Dakari Turner joins WMAR staff in Baltimore TV
3/21/15
Dakarai Turner has joined Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WMAR Baltimore (DMA 26) as reporter and multimedia journalist. His first day at WMAR ABC 2 Baltimore News is on Monday April 6.  Previously Dakarai worked as a reporter and multimedia journalist at WLTX Columbia, S.C.

Diana Davis retires from Atlanta TV station WSB after 32 years
3/21/15
Veteran Channel 2 Action News reporter Diana Davis quietly retired last week after 32 years at the station with no fanfare, no farewell big party.  Her work email returns this statement: After nearly 32 years as a  reporter at WSB TV I  retired effective March 13  2015. I look forward to this new chapter in my life. Thank you for your support over the years.  At WSB-TV, she won three Emmys, four awards for “Best Specialty Reporting” from the Associated Press and the AMA National Medical Reporting Award.

Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace beats NBC's Meet The Press in DC
3/21/15
Doesn't really seem like it but it's been six months since Chuck Todd took over from David Gregory.  That having been said, NBC's Meet The Press, which originates from Washington DC has lost to the Fox Sunday morning talking heads show two weeks in a row; March 8th and March 15th.  In DC TV, FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace’s 39,000 households trumped NBC’s Meet the Press’ 34,000 households according to Nielsen.

Former Baltimore TV WBFF Fox 45 reporter joins Atlanta TV WGCL CBS Atlanta
3/10/15
Melinda Roeder winner of 12 regional Emmys while at WBFF (Fox45), is joining WGCL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta.  Roeder, who joined WBFF in 2007, won seven Edward R. Murrow awards in addition to the Emmys.  Atlanta is the ninth largest TV market in the nation. Baltimore is 26th, according to Nielsen's 2014-'15 rankings.

Miami TV WSVN 7 News Unveils $500K Set
3/10/15
WSVN, Sunbeam Broadcasting Fox affiliate in Miami television, unveiled its new set this past Sunday night. According to the station, 37,000 viewers tuned in.  “We’ve always been known for bigger coverage, the bolder look, fast paced, high-energy,” says Danny Rendon, WSVN’s promotion manager who, along with the station’s design director, Jason Raizen, managed the project.

WRC NBC Washington DC Television and WTOP Washington DC Radio join forces
3/10/15
NBC O&O WRC Washington TV and Hubbard Radio’s WTOP-FM are joining forces to create a local news partnership for Washington-area viewers, radio listeners and social media users.  WRC’s Storm Team 4 meteorologists will provide forecasts every 10 minutes on the eights on WTOP, which will also  be featured on WTOP.com and on WTOP’s social properties. Reporters from both WRC and WTOP will be showcased on each other’s newscasts throughout the morning, daytime and night.

WPTV wins big in Palm Beach television sweeps
3/7/15
The West Palm Beach TV market, (38th) is emerging as a hotly-contested, important market where major broadcasters Scripps (WPTV News Channel 5), Sinclair (WPEC CBS 12) and Hearst WPBF ABC 25) battle it out for news viewers.  WPTV wins the morning news time period from 4:30 to 7am, beating the combined ratings of the other local newscasts in the market.  WPTV’s 6 p.m. newscast had a 19 share and garnered 56% of the news ratings.

’BZ anchor Jonathan Elias blows bean town for new gig in Washington DC TV
3/7/15
WBZ’s Jonathan Elias, is leaving in June to become the top evening news anchor at Washington Television station  WJLA-TV ABC 7.  The veteran newsman had a clause in his contract that allowed him to depart if he were taken off the 11, and when he landed the gig in Washington he decided to trade Beantown for the Beltway.

Miami TV gets new look at South Florida's News Station
3/7/15
WSVN's new set promises to be futuristic.  7 News - WSVN Miami news viewers might think they’ve turned to the wrong channel when they watch the news now.  It's been 20 years since the newsplex got a makeover. “Over the years, we tweaked, we changed venues and we updated things,” says Alice Jacobs, WSVN’s VP of news, “but this is the first really big overhaul.”

New York TV battle over transmissions
3/7/15
New York Television station WABC clips Verizon over transmissions.  Lawyers for ABC have requested the FCC Enforcement Bureau find Verizon in violation of commission rules for failing to install notch filters to protect the ENG operations of WABC New York from out-of-band emissions from the wireless carrier’s AWS base stations.

TiVo beats broadcast networks to the stream
3/7/15
TiVo might be laughing all the way to the bank after trumping the Big 4 networks to launch a streaming service that offers their best comedic content. TiVo CEO Tom Rogers revealed the company's new "Networks Comedy Collections" concept on the Fox Business Network. The "Comedy Collections," culled from ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, will be customized by TiVo subscribers into bundles of favorite sitcoms and latenight shows.

Hispanic population to double Telemundo and Univision take note
3/7/15
New data from the Census Bureau finds that the Hispanic population will more than double by 2060, which has big implications for advertisers.  Hispanics will make up 29 percent of the U.S. population. In fact, by then, minorities will make up 56 percent of the population, compared to 38 percent right now.  With it is an expected growth in Spanish language television staples like Un Nueva Dia, ¡Despierta América, Primer Impacto, Al Rojo Vivo, Aquí y Ahora and other offerings from Telemundo and Univision are likely to benefit.

Jada Pinkett Smith Leaving Gotham she tells Kelly and Michael
3/7/15
Gotham star Jada Pinkett Smith has said that she won’t be returning to the hit Fox show for Season 2. The actress appeared on Live With Kelly and Michael on Friday morning and when asked if she would be back for the previously-announced second season said, “I don’t think so, no. I signed for a year and the year is up.

Lack returns to NBC News clips the past
3/7/15
NBC Universal announced that Andy Lack is returning to the company in the role he had from 1993 to 2001, albeit with a new title — chairman of NBC News and MSNBC. When he gets back to his old office in Rockefeller Center, he'll be greeted with a lot of problems that include handling the future of his close friend NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.

MSNBC and Telemundo share Obama interview
2/26/15
Wednesday, at an exclusive town hall with President Barack Obama, Telemundo and MSNBC’s José Díaz-Balart interviewed the president about his recently announced executive actions on immigration and their impact on families and communities, and will host this one-hour special in Spanish and English on both networks.  The network took the opportunity to announce the launch of its new digital immigration website, Participar es Progresar (Participation is Progress), available in Spanish and English -  ParticiparesProgresar.com. The website provides the latest news and information on immigration, civic engagement, voter registration, local community events and top stories on immigration produced by Noticias Telemundo.

Two New Anchors for New York TV WPIX
2/7/15
Hena Daniels and Erika Martin have joined New York television station WPIX.  Daniels had previously pulled a stint in Atlanta TV.  She posted on her Facebook page that she's thrilled to working in her hometown.

Chopper!  I hardly know her!
2/7/15
On Wednesday, Zoey Tur, 54, made her debut on “Inside Edition” as America’s first transgender TV news correspondent.  Before working for Inside Edition TV, Tur was formerly Bob Tur, one of the most celebrated helicopter newsmen in the business. While at Los Angeles CBS affiliate KCBS, he captured everything from the 1992 L.A. riots to the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase from high above.

Washington DC Television WTTG Fox 5 celebrates Naked Day
2/7/15
In case your uptight bosses won’t let you drop trou and celebrate Working Naked Day, we give you WTTG Fox 5 DC meteorologist Tucker Barnes on Good Day DC. 

CBS TV may ask $5 million a 30 for Super Bowl 50
2/7/15
A 30 second spot could cost a cool $5 million for Super Bowl 50 on CBS television next year.  That's the word from people who know.  The price would be a record high for Super Bowl advertising, and about 10% higher than the rate card NBC TV used for this year’s game.

Washington DC TV anchor questioned about appearing in NBC television show
2/7/15
WRC, Washington DC's NBC 4 news anchor Jim Handly appeared in the NBC TV show "The Blacklist" delivering a breaking news report as part of the cold open.  Some are questioning the move and say it may devalue the credibility of Handly.

Rosie leaves The View
2/7/15
Rosie O’Donnell is leaving ABC TV's The View after just five months to focus on her family. “I can confirm that Rosie and her wife Michelle split in November,” O’Donnell’s representative said Friday in a statement. “Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention. This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first. ABC television has been wonderfully understanding and supportive of her personal decision to leave The View. Next week will be her last.”

WFTV leads Orlando TV ratings race again
2/2/15
WFTV, Eyewitness News channel 9, was the ratings leader in January, WESH 2 news was a formidable second, and WOFL Fox 35 was tops at 10.  CBS affiliate WKMG, Local 6, was the most-watched station in January prime time by a wide margin.  In the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, WFTV was the leader in news time slots, WESH-Channel 2 was often a formidable second, and WOFL-Channel 35 was tops at 10 p.m.  WFTV's most impressive showing with the 25-to-54 demographic was at 6 p.m., when the station averaged 34,476 viewers to WESH's 27,342, WKMG's 9,570 and WOFL's 8,302.

Washington DC TV bureau opened by Gray
2/2/15
Gray Television has launched a news bureau in Washington, D.C. television, “to better serve the communities in which its television stations operate” by providing highly localized coverage and analysis of issues in front of the federal government. To lead the new bureau, Gray has tapped veteran journalist Jacqueline Policastro. She has previously worked at Associated Press Television in Washington, and has extensive experience as a reporter and anchor in Indianapolis and Erie, Pa. Policastro created a D.C. bureau for Lilly Broadcasting, and today the Gray and Lilly bureaus collaborate daily to leverage their resources.

Orlando television WFTV moves Vanessa Echols to 4pm
1/29/15
Vanessa Echols is leaving WFTV-Channel 9 mornings to be reunited with Greg Warmoth at 4 p.m. on the ABC affiliate. They were together for 15 years in the mornings at WFTV.  Echols has logged 17 years in the mornings at WFTV. In the new anchor schedule at WFTV, she will continue to anchor at noon.  She and Warmoth set a record for Orlando television with their morning run. He shifted to an evening schedule in 2012. He earned the promotion as Bob Opsahl's heir apparent after first-rate live broadcasting during the Casey Anthony trial.

Atlanta TV clips noon and 7pm news adds 5pm show
1/29/15
11 Alive WXIA TV is adding a 5pm news to its Atlanta television lineup.  They are moving Dr. Phil to 3pm first run to make room for the new newscast.  Brenda Wood will co-anchor the 5 p.m. news with DeMarco Morgan. As a result, her “Daily 11 at 7″ will end and be replaced with “Wheel of Fortune,” which will again be paired with “Jeopardy” at 7:30 p.m.  The station is also ending its noon news program and readjusting the schedule of its “pay for play” program “Atlanta and Company,” which currently runs an hour at 11 a.m. and then an additional 30 minutes at 12:30 p.m. Now, the show hosted by Christine Pullara will run continuously from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a repeat of “Jeopardy.”

Super Bowl ads sold out on NBC TV
1/29/15
Four and a half million'll get ya a 30 second slot on 
NBC televisions Super Bowl broadcast.  That gives NBC TV about $308 million in total ad sales for the broadcast.  Post and Pre game shows on NBC are also pretty much gone too.

Baltimore TV station WBAL ups Tim Tunison to News Director
1/27/15
Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore television market DMA 26 today named Tim Tunison news director, succeeding Michelle Butt, who was promoted to president-GM of Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Winston-Salem, N.C., WXII.  Tunison has been WBAL's assistant news director since August 2005. During his tenure, the WBAL newsroom has earned many awards including a Peabody, duPont-Columbia, Cronkite, Murrow and multiple National Headliner Awards. 

Bloomberg returns to his media companies to resume hands-on management
1/27/15
Michael Bloomberg dove back into his media companies, including Bloomberg Television, to mange the operation he built.  He was mayor of New York from 2002 t 2014.

Washington TV mainstay J.C. Hayward retires
1/27/15
J.C. Hayward has announced her retirement from WUSA 9 News after more than 40 years on the air in Washington DC Television.  She was the first female news anchor in the Washington area 43 years ago. 

Atlanta TV Fox 5 gets David Chandley
1/27/15
Chandley, a log time mainstay on Channel 2 Action News is joining cross town Atlanta television rival WAGA Fox 5.  He wil be doing the weather on the 5pm news, 6pm news, 10pm news and 11pm news.  Chandley worked at WSB for nearly 26 years.

Yankees Returning to WPIX New York TV
1/22/15

Yankee fans can watch the men in pinstripes on Channel 11 in New York Television instead of WWOR Channel 9.  WWOR My9NJ had been the team's New York TV partner since 2005.  WPIX was the Yankees TV partner from 1951 through 1998.

WPEC CBS 12 in Palm Beach TV adds WeatherNation
1/22/15
Sinclair-owned CBS affiliate WPEC CBS 12 in West Palm Beach TV is adding WeatherNation airing it on local cable providers across West Palm Beach.  Its team of meteorologists use technology from Baron Services and its Omni and VIPIR Systems to forecast and illustrate current conditions with real-time 3D graphical mapping. Its severe weather tracking system provides visual assessment of storms and other extreme weather from the satellite view down to street-level detail.

WPBF ABC 25 reports live from Cuba
1/22/15
WPBF 25 News is reporting live from Havana, Cuba during the 5 and 6pm news.  The station's exclusive coverage comes in the wake of the Obama administration decision to ease restrictions on Cuban travel.  This is a big story for West Palm Beach television as there is a large Cuban population in Palm Beach and South Florida in general.  WPBF 25 News anchor Todd McDermott is reporting live from Cuba.

It's No Better at Meredith
1/22/15
The Better Show has been clipped from syndication by station group Meredith after eight seasons.  The company announced the decision at NATPE.  The Better Show just didn't have "an audience large enough to match the quality of the content being produced."  It ran on stations like New York TV WLNY on Long Island, Tampa TV WWSB ABC 7 in Sarasota, Miami TV WBFS My 33, Palm Beach TV WFLX Fox 29, Atlanta TV WGCL CBS 46, and stations across the nation.

WNYW Fox 5 New York TV wants to Wake Up Local TV News
1/20/15
The News Director at Fox O&O WNYW Fox 5 New York televison says he wants to "wake up local New York TV news."  Byron Harmon is a first time news director working in the nation's number one market.  He told TVSpy that he has a different view.  For example while other stations were doing wall-to-wall coverage of some breaking story the other day he broke into regular programming for one minute.  He turned his 6pm cast over to veteran anchor Ernie Anastos and is letting morning anchors Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto entertain as much as they inform.  Harmon says he is not trying to "out WABC, WABC."

WFLA NewsChannel 8 in Tampa Bay TV hires Eugene Ramirez
1/20/15
Media General owned NBC station WFLA in the Tampa television market has hired bilingual anchor/reporter Eugene "Gene" Ramirez.  He will co-anchor WFLA's weekday morning newscast with Gayle Guyardo.  He will start on January 26th.  He comes to WFLA from WSVN Channel 7 News in Miami TV.  He worked as a general assignment news reporter and stories for Deco Drive.  Prior to that he was a guest contributor to HLN Showbiz Tonight, CNN en Espanol and Univision Radio.  He also worked as an anchor/reporter for CFN 13 Central Florida News 13 in Orlando TV.  He worked in Ft. Myers prior to that at Ft Myers television station WTPH.

WPLG Local 10 Miami Television Davis named Chief Certified Meteorologist
1/20/15
Miami TV ABC station WPLG - Local 10 meteorologist Betty Davis has been named chief certified meteorologist.  She leads the WPLG Weather Authority Team with Max Mayfield, former director of the National Hurricane Center who is WPLG's hurricane specialist, along with meteorologists Julie Durda, Trent Aric and Jennifer Correa.  She previously worked at the Weather Channel, CNN and at TV Stations in Atlanta television.

FNC and FBC Back on Dish Network
1/20/15
Fox News Channel and Fox Business Channel are back on the Dish, having come to terms for a new carriage deal.  Fox News and Fox Business News thanked their viewers and Dish customers for their patience throughout the process.

Kai Jackson Joins Baltimore TV as FOX 45 anchor
1/19/15
Kai Jackson will be the co-anchor of FOX45 evening newscasts.  Kai has more than 28 years experience having worked at cross town rival WJZ-TV the CBS owned station in Baltimore television.  His appearance coincides with FOX 45's debut of a 4pm News show today.  The WBFF two hour news block will compete with WJZ CBS 13 CBS Baltimore which also starts its afternoon news block at 4pm.  The other two station in the Baltimore TV news game are WMAR ABC 2 News and WBAL 11. 

The Talk beats The View for first time
1/18/15

CBS’ The Talk, a daytime chatfest inspired by The View, was more popular than the ABC program in a week for the first time.  Amid a backdrop of more pending changes in the lineup of The View, the five-year-old CBS talkshow edged ahead in total viewers, 2.95 million to 2.88 million, according to Nielsen estimates for the week of Jan. 5-9. This is the largest audience for The Talk since last February.  The shows don’t go head-to-head, but the victory certainly gives The Talk some bragging rights in a week when it is also getting some latenight exposure on CBS.  The Talk, moderated by Julie Chen, had previously tied The View in demos, but this is the first time its original episodes have been more popular overall. Last week, the shows tied in both women 18-49 (0.7 rating) and women 25-54 (1.0).

Fox News Channel on track to earn $1.50 per subscriber
1/17/15
 Fox News Channel is on track to earn $1.50 per cable subscriber per month in the not-too-distant future.  That dollar figure, higher than just about every other cable channel besides ESPN and TNT, demonstrates Fox's power in the American television universe. Ten years ago the channel, a favorite among conservatives, was making just 25 cents per subscriber. It can now command six times as much. The $1.50 price tag was reported Thursday night when Fox News struck a new distribution deal with Dish Network, ending a nearly month-long blackout. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal. Separately, Turner Broadcasting recently extended its deal with Dish for carriage of CNN and several other channels. According to SNL Kagan, CNN currently earns 61 cents per subscriber per month, about twice as much as the third cable news channel, MSNBC. SNL Kagan's figures are estimates; some distributors pay CNN and MSNBC more.

Hallmark Channel Home & Family makes awesome roast pork
1/16/15
The Hallmark Channel program Home and Family featured guest Daphne Brogdon who cooked stuffed roast pork loin and cauliflower for hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare.  They also got visited by pop icon Belinda Carlisle.

CNN TV Clips for Digital
1/15/15
According to an interview with TV News Checks TV newsrooms need to rethink and retool to compete in a world where the public is just as likely to scour the Internet for news on smartphones and tablets as it is  to watch newscasts on TV sets.  That’s the assessment of Michael Koetter, Turner Broadcasting, SVP, media technology and development, and the person responsible for news technology at CNN.

WBAL Baltimore TV News Director moves up and out
1/13/15
Michelle Butt, news director at Baltimore's WBAL has been promoted to president and general manager of Hearst's NBC affiliate in Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point.  WBAL is the Baltimore Television NBC station on channel 11.

Tampa TV's Bay News 9 and Orlando TV's CFN 13 under one leader
1/8/15
Mike Gautreau will now serve as Senior Director of News Programming for both Tampa television's Bay News 9 and Orlando television's Central Florida News 13.  Both stations available to Brighthouse cable customers in both Orlando and Tampa Bay are 24/7 local news streams. 

WESH 2 News in Orlando TV market adds new anchor
1/8/15
Adrian Whitsett will be joining Summer Knowles at the anchor desk on NBC affiliate WESH 2 news in Orlando.  WESH news director Kirsten Wolff said Adrian’s experiences as a Marine and as a seasoned journalist give him a unique point of view that will connect with Central Florida’s large military community.”

Kai Jackson returns to Baltimore TV News at Fox 45
1/7/15
Last year Kai Jackson left WJZ, the CBS TV station, in Baltimore after being there for 20 years.  Now he is coming back to Baltimore TV clips as Fox 45 WBFF's primary co-anchor on its major newscasts.  Baltimore Fox Station WBFF, Fox 45 does 4pm, 5pm, 10pm and 11pm newscast weekdays.  It also does a large block on news in the morning and a good amount of weekend news.  WBFF Fox 45 is up against the CBS Owned and Operated station WJZ, WBAL, and WMAR.  The Baltimore television market shares some audience with the Washington DC TV market as well.

WGCL CBS 46 in Atlanta adds Frank Kelly to oversee all media
1/6/15
Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL CBS46 has named Kelly Frank senior managing editor of broadcast, digital and social. The newly created position will oversee content across broadcast, digital and social media monitoring for the Meredith-owned station.  Atlanta

More changes at CBS News
1/6/15
CBS News President David Rhodes, who was put in charge of the division in November, is making changes: Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews will be SVP, news administration, and Tim Gaughan becomes VP, newsgathering.  Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews will be Senior Vice President, News Administration.  Development, recruiting, and retention will run through this office. Standards Executive Director Al Ortiz will report to Ingrid.  TV Monitoring Service TV Video Clips has CBS News programming including CBS Evening News, CBS Morning News and Sunday program Face The Nation archived back to 2013.

Two top producers leave Good Morning America
1/5/15
Good Morning America,” the nation’s No. 1 morning show, is losing two top producers.  Senior broadcast producer and newlywed Densie Rehrig is taking a leave of absence for a year. She’s spent the last 8 years at “GMA." Before ABC, Rehrig spent 8 years with CNBC.  Also departing: Rich McHugh, who has been with “GMA” for 9 years. TVNewser has learned McHugh is joining NBC News where he will be a producer in the investigations unit. McHugh previously worked at MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” and, from 2002-2004, was a producer for Fox News Channel’s “O’Reilly Factor.”

Huckabee leaves Fox News Channel
1/5/15
This past weekend was Mike Huckabee's last show on FNC, Fox News.  He's giving up his Fox News Channel show to think about running for the presidency again.  He made a serious run in 2008, one of the last candidates to drop out before Senator John McCain captured the GOP nomination.

WSB-TV Channel 2 ABC in Atlanta shows how they make commercials
12/31/14
Steve Riley, brand manager at WSB, Cox’s ABC affiliate in Atlanta, thinks giving viewers a peek at some of the steps involved in creating the station’s promos is another important marketing concept.  “These efforts are getting our team thinking about what must be a part of today’s marketing strategy,” says Riley.  “A TV spot is no longer the single-source answer to branding your station. It’s digital, social, mobile and TV.”

Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on NBC hits 6-month ratings high
12/31/14
With an assist from the season finale of “The Voice,” NBC’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has hit a six-month ratings high — beating its Jimmy Kimmel-David Letterman competition combined in the key young adults demo.  Nielsen estimates that “Tonight” averaged a 1.16 rating in adults 18-49 for the week of Dec. 15-19, the show’s highest rating since the week of June 9-13. Its peak night (1.51 rating) came on Tuesday following the Peacock’s coverage of the “Voice” finale with an episode that featured an appearance by Justin Timberlake and guests Christoph Waltz and Nicki Minaj.

Fox News Channel wins again - CNN lowest since 1992
12/29/14
Fox News remains the Big Kahuna in cable news - for the 13th year in a row it has the largest annual audience; averaging 1.76 million viewers in primetime.  MSNBC was second with an average of 590,000 - down 8% from 2013.  CNN in third with 515,000 - also down from 2013 by 8%.  HLN was fourth with 335,000.

West Palm Beach TV gets new CSD at WPTV NewsChannel 5
12/29/14
Christine Baron is the new creative services director at WPTV and WFLX Fox 29, the NBC and Fox affiliates owned by Scripps in West Palm Beach, Fla.  Baron comes from Jacksonville where, for the past 3 1/2 years, she was the promotions manager at WJXT,  the independent station there owned by Graham Media Group which also owns Local 10 WPLG the ABC affiliate in the Miami TV market next door.

New York TV WNET delays plans to move content to WLIW Long Island
12/29/14
New York’s WNET THIRTEEN is reversing its decision — at least temporarily — to shift independent documentaries from primetime on its main channel to the secondary WLIW on Long Island, which reaches a far smaller audience.  After producers of the showcases revealed news of the proposed change last week, the station confirmed that it was planning to move the programs starting Jan. 5 to run repeats of arts programming. The showcases would air at their national carriage time of 10 p.m. Mondays on WLIW and at 11 p.m. Sundays on the main channel. WLIW’s monthly cumulative audience is roughly 2.3 million viewers, compared to Thirteen’s 4.8 million, according to WNET.

WFTS Tampa TV names Matt Brown News Director ABC Action News
12/29/14

E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WFTS Tampa, Fla. (DMA 13) has named Matt Brown news director. He joins the station from KSHB, the Scripps ABC affiliate in Kansas City.  Brown succeeds Bill McFarland who left the station in October.  Brown brings nearly 20 years of newsroom experience to WFTS. He has held key leadership positions in news operations around the country, including stations in Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas.  “Matt has recently been the interim News Director here at ABC Action News. He has already made a great impact on the recent success of the station,” said WFTS VP-GM Nick Nicholson. “I am confident his leadership abilities will help ABC Action News continue to be the best choice for local news in the bay area."

WPIX Sports Desk expands to seven nights!
12/15/14

Tribune CW affiliate WPIX New York (DMA 1), will expand PIX11 Sports Desk to air seven nights a week from 10:45 to 11 p.m. after PIX11 News at Ten.  Beginning tonight, PIX11 Sports Desk, which currently airs Friday nights only, will expand to air nightly as a live entertainment-based show, with content geared toward sports fans and will include celebrity guests, feature stories, humorous sports related videos and viewer interaction on various social media platforms.  Sports Anchor Scott Stanford will host the show Monday through Friday, while weekend sports anchor Andy Adler will host the program on Saturday and Sunday. Adler will also contribute to the weekday Sports Desk.

NBC Nightly News renews Brian Williams
12/15/14
NBC News said it has signed Brian Williams, the anchor of its evening newscast and the public face of the NBCUniversal-owned unit, to a new long-term deal. No financial terms were offered, but the Los Angeles Times reported that the pact could be for as much as five years, and that Williams could receive as much as $10 million per year. “Nightly News” in recent months has faced a strong challenge to its ratings dominance from the growth of ABC’s “World News” following the anchor handoff from Diane Sawyer to David Muir in September. Williams took over NBC’s flagship newscast in 2004 from Tom Brokaw.  He’s a frequent guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where he demonstrates his sense of humor with the “Slow Jamming the News” segment and other bits.

Jennifer Leigh to take over for Gayle Sierens at WFLA Newschannel 8
12/11/14

News anchor Jennifer Leigh will take over the 11 p.m. broadcast at WFLA-Ch. 8 for veteran Gayle Sierens beginning Jan. 1, the television station announced Thursday.  Sierens, with the station since 1977, said in June she would step down as anchor of the 11 p.m. show at year's end and retire from the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. broadcasts in May 2015.  However, Leigh unofficially took over as anchor of the 11 p.m. broadcast Thursday because Sierens is on vacation through the rest of the year.

Eyewitness News WFTV Channel 9 Clips the Orlando competition again
12/3/14
WFTV-Channel 9 scored the most victories in the November ratings period, but the competition claimed a few big wins. In the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, WESH-Channel 2 surpassed WFTV at 4 p.m. and ran a strong second in other time slots. WOFL-Channel 35 was the leader for the 10 p.m. hour and its "Good Day Orlando" topped nationally syndicated programs at 9 a.m. CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 offered the most-watched prime time overall, although ABC affiliate WFTV reached more 25-to-54 viewers.  At 10 weeknights in the age group, WOFL averaged 9,877 viewers. The WFTV news on sister station WRDQ-Channel 27 averaged 7,880 viewers its hour newscast. The WESH newscast on sister station WKCF-Channel 18 averaged 6,583 for a half-hour newscast.  The most-watched networks locally in prime were CBS, ABC, NBC, ESPN and Fox, in that order. But the favorite of the Orlando 18-to-49 age group was ABC followed by NBC, CBS, Fox and ESPN. Score that as another win for WFTV.

New York TV Clips Fat Farm Reality for President Obama
11/21/14
WNBC the network flagship dumped "The Biggest Loser" for President Obama's immigration speech, so did WRC NBC 4 in Washington DC.  And New 4 New York was not alone.  WNYW, New York's Fox 5, in the nation's number one TV market did the same.  In fact, stations up and down the coast followed suit.  In Atlanta TV, both the NBC station and the FOX O&O WAGA Fox 5 carried the president, in Detroit TV WDIV Channel 4 the NBC affiliate also broke out of regular programming the carry the speech.  WCBS CBS 2 in New York and WABC 7 stuck with their network programming.  In Washington D.C. WUSA 9 News also broke away and carried the president.

Paul McGonagle named News Director at WTTG Fox 5 DC
11/4/14

Fox-owned WTTG Washington today named Paul McGonagle vice president and news director. Effective immediately, McGonagle will oversee all editorial, business and administrative functions for WTTG.  McGonagle succeeds Dana Hahn who was recently named the VP-news director of Fox’s San Francisco duopoly of KTVU and KICU.  McGonagle enters a very competitive market in the nation's capital doing battle with NBC owned WRC-TV NBC 4, WJLA ABC7 and it's sister operation News Channel 8, and WUSA 9 News.  Fox5 DC has an extensive lineup of news throughout the day including Fox 5 News Morning and Good Day DC from 4:30am to 11am Monday through Friday, Fox 5 News at 5 and the News Edge at 6 and Fox 5 News at Ten and Fox News Edge at 11.  They also do two two hour morning show blocks on the weekend and weekend early and late news as well.

Baltimore TV gets new 4pm news at WBFF Fox 45
10/28/14
WBFF will launch a 4 p.m. weekday newscast starting Jan. 12.  Bill Fanshawe, the station's general manager, confirmed that the Sinclair-owned station is going to launch a 24/7 digital weather channel in conjunction with Weather Nation perhaps as soon as next week. 

Miami has new player; Mira TV
10/22/14
There's a new aggressive player in Miami Spanish Language programming.  Mira TV is broadcasting in Miami, Tampa-St. Petersberg, and Orlando.  It has a full day of programming staring with its morning show Buenos días Miami, hosted by Tomas Garcia Fuste, The Rick Sanchez show - Sanchez formally of CNN and WSVN Channel 7 News, Maria Elvira, The Alexis Valdes Show and more.  This takes on an already aggressive Miami TV market with a dynamic English language line-up Graham's WPLG Local 10, WBFS, WSFL and a Univision O&O Channel 23, a Telemundo O&O Channel 51, a UniMas channel and three local Spanish language independents WJAN AmericTeve, WGEN Mundo Fox, and Mega TV. 

NewsChannel 8 DC to go national
10/22/14
Now that Sinclair owns WJLA ABC 7 in Washington DC and its sister operation NewsChannel 8 they plan on taking the News Channel 8 operation national.  Sinclair’s News VP Scott Livingston says the company has plans to step up “unbiased and aggressive reporting” at the station and expand NewsChannel 8 nationally.  NewsChannel 8 produces about 15 hours of local television a day including "Let's Talk Live," "Sports Talk," "NewsTalk," "Capital Insider," and hours of local news.

Telemundo O&Os to add more local news
9/24/14
On Monday November 3rd, Telemundo station group will add a 5:30pm newscast on many of it's owned television stations.  The show will shake up some of the network's popular daytime magazines - shifting "Suelta la Sopa" to 2pm, "Caso Cerrado" to 3pm and "Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste" to 4pm.  Among the stations adding the new content are:
Telemundo 52 KVEA Los Angeles Noticiero Telemundo 52, Telemundo 47 WNJU New York Noticiero Telemundo 47, Telemundo 51 WSCV Miami Noticiero 51

Noon News returns to CBS46 WGCL in Atlanta
9/16/14
CBS 46 (WGCL-TV) is bringing back a noon news program.  It began on Monday Sept. 15.  They stopped doing a noon show three years ago.  The show will be anchored by Jocelyn Connell, with Jim Loznicka providing weather.  Then following the noon newscast WCGL will air a12:30 p.m. show called Atlanta Unplugged, a local lifestyle show hosted by Parker Wallace.  It's the latest addition to on the air television news in Atlanta.  Atlanta TV news is a vibrant market with several other aggressive players.

WFTS 28 Action News in Tampa-St. Petersburg adds 4pm News
9/4/14
WFTS Tampa, Fla. (DMA 14), is redefining its afternoon news on Sept. 8 with the premiere of The Now Tampa Bay at 4 p.m.

The Now Tampa Bay is an original Scripps program that aims to focus “on issues of most interest to news consumers in the Tampa Bay area and across America each day.”  The hour-long program features a mix of local, national and international news, as well as viral stories and videos and entertainment and lifestyle stories. The Now Tampa Bay will attempt to draw television audiences into trending conversations, including topics people are sharing across digital and social media platforms.  Laura Harris will host.  Crosstown rival NBC WFLA NewsChannel 8 already has an hour of news at 4pm

Chasing New Jersey has WWOR chasing viewers
8/26/14
Fox’s unconventional local newscast that airs on WWOR My9 New York and WTXF Fox Philadelphia has not taken New York by storm at 10 p.m., with ratings down by double digits since its debut last summer. In Philly, it airs at 12:30 a.m. and its 18-49 ratings are up 33% from the time slot’s year-ago numbers. Fox is constantly tweaking its TMZ-like elements and creator Dennis Bianchi says the show has matured, offering a smoother pace, more informative discussions and better stories. TMZ creator Harvey Levin says “they will catch fire.”

Media General acquires WTTA Tampa-St. Petersburg
8/20/14
In a twisted deal involving Media General, LIN, Sinclair and Hearst, Media General will get MyNetwork TV's WTTA in the Tampa video clip market.  Media General already owns WFLA-TV Newschannel 8 the NBC affiliate in the Tampa-St. Petersburg video clip market.  Among the shows that TV Video Clips records from WTTA in Tampa-St. Petersburg is OK! TV which we keep on a 30-day archive.

WPIX 11 Taunts other New York TV stations
8/12/14
WPIX, PIX 11 the CW affiliate in New York City television, has dispatched a “billboard truck” to brag about the station's recent 5pm New York news victory over New York Fox-owned WNYW and New York NBC-owned WNBC.  This July’14 sweeps period, PIX11 News at 5 saw its best performance since Feb’13 (.5 Adults 25-54) and was the only 5p newscast to grow.  PIX11 News at 5 outperformed WNYW FOX 5 for the first time in 3 years in key demos: Adults 25-54 (since Jul’11), Women 25-54 and Adults 18-49 (since Aug’11), and also surpassed WNBC for the first time in 3 years in Adults 25-54 (since Aug’11), while tied among Women 25-54 (first time since Jul’11).

Miami TV Video Clips now in Full HD
8/10/14
TV Video Clips has upgraded its Miami TV equipment and is now recording Miami Television video in full resolution High Definition format.  This includes WFOR, CBS 4 Miami; WTVJ, NBC 6 Miami; WSVN 7 News Fox in South Florida; WPLG Local 10 ABC in South Florida; WSFL; WBFS and all of the Spanish language stations including WLTV Univision 23; WSCV Telemundo 51; WAMI UniMas; WGEN Mundo Fox; WJAN America TeVe.  Miami TV news clips and South Florida TV news clips in full resolution HD available now from TV Video Clips!

It's a wrap for Post Newsweek
7/29/14
Post–Newsweek Stations has changed its name to Graham Media Group, effective July 28th.  That includes powerhouse Miami Television station WPLG-TV Local 10 and Detroit mainstay WDIV-TV.  Emily Barr, president-CEO of Graham Media Group, said: “Much like our parent company, Graham Holdings, this new name better reflects the diversity of our creative and innovative company. We provide our communities with the best local news, programming and critical information, delivered on-air, on-line and on-demand, via our television stations, websites and social media, as well as 90 news, weather and community-focused mobile apps.  Miami TV clips are archived back to 2005.

Univision News Expands Focus on Health
7/22/14
Univision News has launched several multiplatform initiatives aimed at giving Hispanic audiences direct access to the most current and reliable health-related information and resources. “Our multiplatform approach to health reporting speaks to our dedication to responsible health journalism and our commitment to keeping our community informed about crucial health issues,” says Isaac Lee, president of Univision News.

Another shakeup in Atlanta TV weather reporting
7/6/14
After 25 years with WSB Channel 2 Action News, David Chandley announced in a staff meeting he's leaving.  News director Mike Dreaden confirmed Chandley’s intentions but declined to comment further.  Last month, Fox 5 WAGA chief meteorologist Ken Cook announced he was retiring after 35 years  Steve Milone, a weekend meteorologist, also announced his departure a few days ago.  Earlier this year, Mike Francis was let go as chief meteorologist at 11 Alive, the NBC affiliate.

Fox stations beef up news in nine markets
6/30/14
Fox Television Stations said today that it will expand its local news offerings in nine markets this year: Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Washington; Atlanta; Minneapolis; Phoenix; Charlotte, N.C.; Memphis; and Austin, Texas.  With the additions, which total 29½ hours, FTS will broadcast 885 hours of local news per week.  In making the announcement, Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations said: “Uninformed critics say big companies are cutting local news. However, the opposite is true at Fox. We are expanding in a big way.”  Examples are WTTG Fox 5 in Washington DC added a 10am to 11am Mon-Fri block and Saturday 7am to 9am and Sunday 7am to 8am; WAGA Fox 5 in Atlanta added 8:30am to 9am; KTTV Fox in Los Angeles adds a full hour at noon; WTXF Fox in Philadelphia adds Saturday 8am to 10am, Sunday 8 to 9am; KMSP Fox 9 in Minneapolis adds Monday through Friday 6 to 6:30pm.

Fox stations WOFL, WTVT in Florida to carry Gubernatorial debate
6/25/14
Fox-owned Florida stations WOFL Orlando, WTVT Tampa and WOGX Gainesville will present a live gubernatorial debate on Monday, Sept.29, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  The debate is in partnership with Florida Blue Key and co-sponsors, Bob Graham Center for Public Service and the Florida Law Review.  The debate will be moderated by WOFL anchor John Brown and WTVT anchor Mark Wilson in front of a studio audience. Audience members will consist of the general public, students, city leaders and media.  The debate will broadcast live with 100% participation from all the state’s Fox affiliates which also includes WSVN 7 News in Miami and WFTX in Ft. Myers.

WJLA Washington ABC 7 Anchor knighted
6/16/14
Allbritton Communications’ ABC affiliate 
WJLA Washington (DMA 8) news anchor Maureen Bunyan has been knighted and inducted into The Order of Orange-Nassau, a Dutch civic order. The Order of Orange-Nassau is a chivalric honor given to those who deserve recognition for exemplary contributions to society. Bunyan was born in Aruba, which is part of the Dutch Kingdom.  WJLA also produces News Channel 8 in Washington.

WKMG-TV Orlando adds morning news anchor
6/14/14
WKMG Local 6 in Orlando has hired David Hall.  He will join the CBS affiliate on June 23 and start co-anchoring with Bridgett Ellison from 5 to 7 a.m. weekdays after June 30.  He has worked as a weekend anchor and reporter at KMBC, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City. Hall has worked as reporter in Savannah, Ga.; Pittsburgh; and Secaucus, N.J. He also has worked in Philadelphia, where he provided color commentary for the Philadelphia Phoenix, the men's ultimate team there.

WRC NBC 4 Washington DC names new consumer news team
6/14/14
With Liz Crenshaw's retirement, NBC Washington has come up with a plan to fill her long time slot as NBC 4's Consumer Reporter.  Starting the week of June 16, Erika Gonzalez will become our daily consumer reporter. She’ll report on consumer news of the day and continue the smart, impactful reporting that we have had here for so many years. Erika’s compassion, partnered with her reporting skills and interest in consumer issues will surely make her successful in this new role.  Investigative reporter Tisha Thompson will also expand her role and contribute more consumer investigative stories to our newscasts. Tisha’s natural curious instincts, her lifelong experience in Washington and her ability to tell a good story will supplement our consumer reporting and enhance our enterprise reporting.  WRC is the owned and operated NBC station in Washington DC.

Miami WSVN GM Bob Leider retires
6/14/14
After a 40-year run, Bob Leider is retiring from his duties at Miami powerhouse WSVN 7 News, the Fox affiliate in Miami.  As Vice President and General Manager of Sunbeam Television he also had oversight of the companies' two Boston TV stations WHDH, an NBC affiliate and its sister station Boston's CW affiliate WLVI.  Leider will be succeeded by Chris Wayland, now the GM of the Boston stations.  According to Sunbeam, Leider will remain active post-retirement with the station group and in civic affairs. He will become a consultant to the company with the title of vice president and continue as a board member of the Habitat for Humanity of Broward and the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade.

Miami and Palm Beach Public Television in merger talks
6/8/14
WPBT in Miami and WXEL in Boynton Beach which serves Palm Beach County, some 60 miles away on the state’s east coast, announced June 6 their intention to work toward becoming a new entity, PBS South Florida. The two stations have informally discussed collaborations over the past decade, but this is the first announcement of a possible merger.  CPB has just approved a $150,000 grant request from the stations as part of its merger/collaboration planning assistance program. The cash will support research and analysis to inform the process and help the stations develop long-term financial plans.  WPBT has a huge stable of locally produced programs including "Art Loft", "Issues" with Helen Ferre, and "Check Please."

New Face on Orlando Television
6/4/14
WKMG Local 6 in Orlando, Florida has hired a new anchor from the CBS station in Tampa/St. Petersburg WTSP CBS 10.  Ginger Gadsden joins Orlando's CBS affiliate on June 16. She will co-anchor the station's new 5:30 p.m. newscast with Matt Austin and solo anchor at 7 p.m. That 5:30 p.m. newscast debuts July 7.  She was a morning anchor at WTSP-Channel 10, the CBS affiliate in St. Petersburg, for seven years. She left that station in June last year when her contract was up and told that Tampa Bay Times then that she had tired of the morning shift.  "Ginger is extremely versatile," WKMG news director Steve Hyvonen said.  "In addition to anchoring the 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. newscasts, she will be in the field reporting for us as well. Viewers will see her in a number of important roles on the air at Local 6."

Wendy Williams Show in production for June and July again
5/31/14
It's the second year that the production company has decided to stay in summer production.  This comes as the show has gotten its best metered market May sweeps performance ever!  The Wendy Williams show is up 50% from its first May book in 2010.  With a 1.4 metered market household rating/5 share in the most recent sweeps, Wendy has grown from a 1.0/3 share in May 2010, when it concluded its first full season in national syndication following a six-week summer test in 2008. Its May sweeps share has consistently climbed from a 3.2 in its first year to a 3.5, 4.0, 4.6 and this year’s 5.0, improving 9% year-over-year as its lead-in slipped 3%.  Wendy continued to dominate its time period in on WNYW New York with a first-place 2.1 household rating, while improving from second to first place in WTTG Fox 5 Washington (1.9 rating), KSAZ Fox Phoenix (1.7) and WSVN 7 News Miami (2.3).  Additionally, the show has increased its household share with double- and triple-digit gains versus May 2013 in 32 metered markets, including KTTV Los Angeles (up 19% to 3.9), WFLD Chicago (up 24% to 3.8), WFXT Boston (up 103% to 2.5).

Reporter Catherine Hawley joins WMAR Baltimore
5/30/14
Catherine Hawley has joined Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WMAR Baltimore (DMA 27) as reporter and multimedia journalist. Her first day at WMAR ABC 2 News is on Monday June 2.

Anchors Away at CNN
5/27/14
CNN being in Atlanta was always a thing.  Ted Turner, Atlanta, CNN.  But now the last two daytime anchors based in Atlanta are moving to New York.  Brooke Baldwin and Carol Costello, the two hosts who still have weekday shows based out of Atlanta are moving to New York in August according to TVNewser.  HLN leadership has also shifted to New York and rumors have been that Jeff Zucker wants Robin Meade moved to New York. She has reportedly resisted.  An insider wrote “Sad, sad, sad day at CNN HQ or should we call it the Atlanta bureau?”

Super Close ratings results in Orlando TV
5/25/14
At 6 p.m. weekdays, WESH-TV - Channel 2 beat WFTV Eyewitness News 9 - Channel 9 by 28 viewers -- 28 viewers in the 25-to-54 age group that is most important to news advertisers.  At 6 a.m. weekdays, WESH beat WFTV by 16 viewers -- 16 viewers in the age group. (All these numbers refer to 25-to-54.)  At 6 a.m., WESH averaged 22,019 viewers to WFTV's 22,003, Fox 35, WOFL-TV - Channel 35's 10,622 and WKMG-TV Local 6's 7,266. But WESH was seen by far more viewers because its news was simulcast on sister station WKCF-CW 18, where an additional 3,215 viewers watched.

Univision pitches broad reach in Upfronts
5/9/14
As part of its upfront presentation, Univision Communications is expected to talk about its ability to reach Hispanic consumers across a broad portfolio of 16 broadcast, cable and digital networks.  The company is armed with a new host of programming including Fusion, the joint venture with ABC News, and the growth of its UniMas network, both aimed at Hispanic millennials 18 to 34.  This in addition to its strong stable of traditional network news programing including Primer Impacto, Noticiero Univision and Despierta America.

Dr Phil and Ellen only talk shows to increase numbers
5/6/14
Dr. Phil opened up its widest lead over the talk show field in 11 weeks in the session ended April 27, a frame that included the first two weekdays of the May sweep (April 24-May 21). However, following their recent strong performances, most of the other daytime strips moved sideways or down from the week before as warmer weather dragged PUT levels sharply lower.  Live with Kelly and Michael was a solid second, dipping slightly week to week to a 2.8, but still climbing 8% from last year.  Further back, Ellen was the only gabfest besides Phil to show a weekly gain, perking up 8% from a season low in the previous session to a 2.6.  Dr. Oz rounded out the top four, moving up from fifth place the week before, while holding firm at a 2.0.  Meanwhile, Steve Harvey scored the biggest advance from last year among the talkers, surging 13% while holding steady week to week at a 1.8.

Chris Jansing moves from MSNBC to White House
5/6/14
Chris Jansing will leave her current post at MSNBC and return to NBC News full-time as the news unit's senior White House correspondent. Peter Alexander, the current White House correspondent, has been named national correspondent for NBC News.

Fox 5 DC WTTG beats All three network news shows
4/26/14
 Fox 5 News Morning at 7 am, the morning show on Fox-owned WTTG Washington (DMA 8), outrated NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America  and CBS This Morning among adults 25-54 and 18-49 during the week ending April 23 weekdays between 7 and 9 a.m.  According to ratings provided by Fox, Fox 5 News Morning at 7 am averaged a 1.89 rating (53,000 adults 25-54) versus Today’s 1.76 rating (49,300), GMA’s 1.25 rating (35,000) and CBS This Morning’s 0.42 rating (11,500).  Among adults 18-49, Fox 5 News Morning at 7 am averaged a 1.73 rating while Today had a 1.33, GMA posted a 0.76 and CBS This Morning had a 0.30.

WMAR Baltimore shakes things up at 6pm
4/22/14

On a day when Boston marathoners, sparring gubernatorial candidates and a shooting made Baltimore news, viewers who tuned into WMAR at 6 p.m. Monday got long, pre-produced stories on illegal dumping, police overtime and big-event security.  Those enterprise stories added up to ABC2 In Focus, a new half-hour newscast that is intended to differentiate the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate by giving viewers something more substantial than they can find on rival stations driven by the day's breaking news.  For years, WMAR’s 6 p.m. newscast has ranked third, while WJZ and WBAL go “head-to-head” for first and second place, she said. Although WMAR saw some spikes in viewers surrounding weather, there was otherwise no significant change.

Lara Spencer now co-host of Good Morning America
4/19/14
In a memo actually marking the two year anniversary of GMA's two year ratings dominance over NBC's Today Show - ABC News president James Goldston told staff that Spencer would now hold the same title that Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos do - "co-host."  Spencer signed a new contract after lengthy negotiations, and soon thereafter fellow anchor Josh Elliott announced a departure for NBC News.

Don Scott to retire from CBS 13 WJZ Baltimore television
4/17/14
After more than 40 years on the CBS television station in Baltimore CBS 13 WJZ-TV veteran anchor Don Scott announced he's retiring.  He used his twitter account to make the announcement: "ICYMI -- I'll be retiring from WJZ/CBS after 40 years and on July 12th this year."

FNC Fox News Channel launches new show; "Outnumbered"
4/17/14
Fox News Channel will launch a new show April 28th called "Outnumbered."  It will feature a panel of four female hosts and one male host.  The show will be one hour and will be air at 12 noon Eastern time.  "Happening Now" which is hosted by Jon Scott and Jenna Lee will become two one hour blocks from 11am to noon and 1pm to 2pm.  Fox News said the dynamic of the gender-weighted panel would result in a “fresh take” on news of the day. During each segment, the panelists will examine the top news of the hour, and deliberate the leading pop culture and relationship issues dominating the headlines that day.

WTTG Fox 5 in Washington DC expands morning news
4/15/14
Fox O&O station WTTG Fox 5 DC will add eight more hours of Fox morning news and Good Morning Washington.  As part of this expansion, weekday newscast Good Day D.C. will add an additional hour, effective June 16. The program will broadcast from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday-Friday.  Beginning July 12, WTTG will add a newscast on Saturday morning with Fox 5 News Morning, which will broadcast from 7 to 9 a.m.  Additionally, an hour of news will be added to Fox 5 News Morning Sunday, which will begin an hour earlier and broadcast from 7 to 9 a.m.  You can learn more at the station's website www.myfoxdc.com

WUSA 9 News Now in Washington adds WeatherNation
4/8/14

Gannett-owned CBS affiliate WUSA Washington announced today that it will begin broadcasting 24/7 weather news from WeatherNation TV on its over-the-air ch. 9.3, on Comcast ch. 203 and on other area cable systems throughout the D.C. area.  WeatherNation TV currently operates in multiple cities across America, including Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle and Denver and is expanding its reach.

WESH adds Michelle Imperato to Anchor Team
4/7/14
Hearst Television-owned NBC affiliate WESH Orlando, Fla. (DMA 18) announced that Michelle Imperato will be joining its anchor team on June 2. She will be co-anchoring WESH 2 News Sunrise on co-owned CW 18 affiliate WKCF from 7 to 9 a.m. and will be a contributor on Sunrise from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on WESH.  Imperato has been the morning anchor and reporter at KSBW Monterey, Calif. She has also worked as an anchor and reporter for News at 11 for WLNY Long Island, N.Y.

WTTG Fox 5 DC hires Emily Miller
4/4/14

Fox-owned WTTG Fox 5 News Washington has appointed Emily Miller chief investigative reporter. Beginning April 28, she will contribute to all station newscasts, primarily Fox 5 News at 5, 6, and 10 p.m.  Most recently, Miller was the senior editor of The Washington Times’ opinion pages, where she wrote about national political issues and oversaw online commentary content. 

Local News Competition heats up in Miami South Florida
3/26/14
WSVN 7 News is still number one but WPLG Local 10 and WTVJ NBC 6 are adding newscasts and adding personnel.  In January WPLG channel 10 added a 4pm newscast replacing Dr. Oz and going head to head with the Channel 7 News at 4.  During the Olympics WTVJ NBC Miami added a 4:30pm newscast and now says it will stay with the slot.  WFOR CBS 4 in South Florida is fourth among English language stations but has been focused on making over its air talent.  This is all in addition to stiff competition from the Spanish language stations; WLTV Noticias 23 the Univison O&O and its sister UniMas Al Amanecer en UniMas morning broadcast, WSCV Noticiero 51 the Telemundo O&O, Noticias MundoFox carried on WGEN and its local newscast Noticias 8, and America TeVe simulcast on WJAN and WFUN TV's AN5, AN6 and AN10 newscasts and morning show Morning Cafecito Con la Ley.  And there is also a strong former CNN Latino station which still carries shows like LMD Maria Elvira.

Atlanta TV clips in High Definition full 1080 video!
3/20/14
TV Video Clips has just upgraded our equipment to record Atlanta television and can now produce Atlanta television clips in full 1080 HD.  We are recording WSB-TV 2 Atlanta Local News, WXIA 11 Alive News, WAGA Fox 5 Atlanta, WGCL CBS 46 Atlanta.  In addition to local news shows like Channel 2 Action News, we are also recording Atlanta and Company, Atlanta and Company After Noon, CBS 46 Better Mornings Atlanta, Daily 11 at 7 with Brenda Wood, 11 Alive's Wake Up with Chesley, Good Day Atlanta and The Better Show.

One Year of Baltimore TV News Clips!
3/15/14
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Good Morning America leaps in Ratings
3/14/14
Fueled by the Oscars, ABC's "Good Morning America" is celebrating its most-watched week in nearly 23 years.

The Nielsen company said Thursday that ABC's morning show averaged 6.3 million viewers last week, the most since the company began keeping electronic records in 1991.  The big week helped "GMA" regain some momentum from NBC's "Today" show, which had won their morning-show competition for two weeks during the Olympics. Nielsen said last week that Good Morning America averaged 988,000 more viewers than Today Show.

Warren Buffett Buys WPLG Local 10 in Miami
3/12/14
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is acquring Graham Holding's WPLG Miami (DMA 16) in a deal that also involves a swap of stock and cash, it was announced this morning.  Berkshire Hathaway is getting the ABC affiliate, part of Graham's Post-Newsweek Stations group, along with Berkshire shares currently held by Graham, plus cash.

WFTV explores Affordable Care Act in ambitious special
3/12/14

WFTV-Channel 9 will clear one hour of ABC prime time Wednesday for an ambitious special on the Affordable Care Act.  "Health Evolution," anchored by Greg Warmoth and Vanessa Welch, starts at 8 p.m. The special doesn't get into politics about the act also known as Obamacare, but provides information to those who need insurance and explains how to navigate the system, General Manager Shawn Bartelt said.

60 Minutes adds veteran CBS newsman Whitaker
3/10/14
Veteran CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker, who has been with the network for 30 years and based in Los Angeles since 1992, is moving East to join the cast of "60 Minutes."

CBS said Thursday that Whitaker will begin on the Sunday night show this fall. He will be the first full-time black correspondent on "60 Minutes" since the death of Ed Bradley in 2006, although Byron Pitts was a regular contributor before joining ABC News in 2013.

Cheryl Gould leaves NBC
3/3/14
After 37 years, Cheryl Gould, who became the first female executive producer of NBC Nightly News and rose to senior vice president is leaving 30 Rock at the end of the month.

Zucker plans massive change at CNN
12/3/13
After almost a year on the job, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker says he thinks the channel cannot survive on news alone. He is planning a much broader change for the network, including a prime-time shakeup. He wants the network to attract viewers who are watching places like the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, Nat Geo and A&E – not just CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel.

KTTV anchor Carlos Amezcua leaves 10pm news
12/2/13
Carlos Amezcua, co-anchor of KTTV Fox 11’s 10pm news, has left the newscast and plans to focus on his own production company. His last broadcast was Friday. He spent more than five years on KTTV Los Angeles’ anchor desk. Before that he was an anchor on the KTLA Morning News for six years.
WJZ’s Kai Jackson Leaves For Possible Washington DC Move
12/1/13
There is talk that 13 year Baltimore TV news anchor Kai Jackson, who announced last week that he's leaving CBS-owned Channel 13/WJZ after 13 years, will be heading to Sinclair's WJLA to boost the station's news ratings. "By hiring Jackson, Sinclair could both weaken a competitor in Baltimore and acquire a polished anchor for its new Washington property," writes Baltimore media critic David Zurawik. However, when asked about a future gig, Jackson told the Sun: "At this time, I am still weighing my options". WJZ’s has commented that they will take the opportunity to “make the station better.”
WPLG Miami names Bert Medina VP-GM
10/4/13
Bert Medina has been named vice president and general manager of Post-Newsweek Stations Miami ABC television affiliate. He will oversee the station and its digital channels, MeTV and Live Well network), as well as the station’s Local 10 News, mobile sites and related applications. Medina was with Univision for 13-years where he was SVP-operating manager of TeleFutura Television Network, a unit of Univision Communications.