Category: Coming Soon

QUIBI FIRES UP “60 IN 6” 

’60 IN 6,’ a 60 Minutes venture for “a new generation of users” on streaming service Quibi launches with two episodes June 14 – according to Quibi.  After premiere day, Quibi will offer a new ‘60 IN ...

DIGITAL GRADUATION TO AIR

With the Class of 2020 unlikely to be able to celebrate their graduation, a huge television special is being planned that will air on the big broadcast networks–ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC–and digital platforms ...

IT WAS WORTH THE “EFFORT”

Yes, kids, it was another one of those exhaustive “nationwide searches” that, oddly enough, ended up right back in the newsroom where the perfect candidates (and that elusive “next level”) had been all along. ...

SEATTLE SHUFFLE

Tegna’s KING in Seattle just shuffled “Take 5” host/reporter Angela Poe Russell to “Evening,” the station’s long-running (30 years, that’s how long!) lifestyle and entertainment show. “Take 5,” an almost two-year experiment in casual ...

A LO-O-ONG JUMP TO CABLE

Ashley Strohmier, an anchor and reporter with NPG’s KMIZ in Columbia, Mo., will be joining Fox News Channel as an overnight anchor and correspondent effective March 2. Strohmier will be based in New York. ...

TEXAS LIVESTREAM

A more substantive effort at informing voters is the plan to livestream the February 18 US Senate Democratic primary debate in Texas. Tegna’s KVUE in Austin is spearheading the effort, partnering with the Texas ...

HOUSTON PBS & YOUTUBE

Check out this news release posted Monday by Houston blogger Mike McGuff: “Houston Public Media announced today that it is now streaming live on YouTube TV. Dedicated live channels for Houston Public Media and ...

IT APPEARS TO BE VIRAL

If we didn’t mention in the previous story that WKYC is now calling it’s 6 PM newscast “What Matters Most,” we’re mentioning it now. Because it seems this new trend is catching. Fox- owned ...

SHE’S COMING HOME

Apollo Cox’s WPXI is bringing Angie Moreschi back home to Pittsburgh. Moreschi, who most recently worked in the PR department of a Tampa FL law firm, will be a member of PXI’s investigative unit. ...

MOVING UP IN THE GATEWAY CITY

Meredith’s KMOV in St. Louis has named Samantha Jones as the new principal co-anchor on weekday evenings. She moves into the chair after the first of the new year, replacing the departing, and Atlanta-bound ...

“SOLIDARITY NOT SO MUCH”

We should find out sometime Friday the result of a union organizing vote among NBC News Digital employees. That vote, held a week ago, would, if approved, make the digital employees  members of the ...

DID YOU CATCH IT?

We mentioned a few weeks back, KDAF (CW) Dallas formerly operated by Tribune and now by Nexstar was hosting the Dallas Holiday Parade. It happened over the weekend, anchored by WFAA’s former Morning Guy ...

A SECOND CHANCE, DOWN THE BLOCK

Six months after Lee Cruse was fired from Scripps’ WLEX in Lexington KY following comments he made two weeks prior that the station called inappropriate, he’s found himself, and former co-host Hayley Harmon, a ...

LOGAN TO TURN UP ON FOX NATION

Former “60 Minutes’ correspondent Lara Logan has signed on to Fox Nation, the streaming…and somewhat steaming…outlet of Fox News. Beginning in January she will host a four-part documentary series entitled….are you sitting down?….”No Agenda ...

MORE PAY TO PLAY….REALLY!!!??

Just what we needed. From Dallas, Unclebarky.com reports that NBCU‘s KXAS  is taking a page from WFAA’s long-running “Good Morning Texas” money grab and is gearing up for a new locally produced infotainment show ...

SPEAKING OF CATS AND DOGS

It’s that time of the year again when WFSB (CBS) is compiling a list of names to use for winter storms this upcoming season. The tradition of naming winter storms began on Channel 3 ...

CNN PUTS TWO MORE IN THE FIELD TODAY

Former Vice News Tonight correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro has signed on as a New York-based correspondent with CNN McMorris-Santoro’s raised considerably with Vice News because of  his coverage of the 2018 Alabama senate race, and ...

ATLANTA-BOUND?

Speculation has been running rampant in both St. Louis and Atlanta that soon-to-be departed KMOV anchor Courtney Bryant is headed for Atlanta and a perch at Fox O&O WAGA. “All I can say right ...

KTHV NEW METEOROLOGIST

Meteorologist Adam Bowles is leaving  the Big Easy and headed to Arkansas.  He posted the following on social media this week: ANNOUNCEMENT: All of your prayers worked ?. This is the best opportunity of ...

HEARST MAY BE ON TO SOMETHING

If it works, bless’em. Hearst Television, with 26 TV markets reaching into 39 states, will for the first time extend its television and digital news coverage of election discourse to every state for the ...

NBC O&OS DUMP RATINGS

More than a few smaller market stations did this years ago, more as a matter of economics than anything else.. Now the big boys are getting into the act. Axios reports that all NBC ...

ST. LOUIS LOUIE

Savannah Louie started this week at Tegna’s KSDK in St. Louis. Soon, she will be the new face on the 4 AM anchor spot of “Today in St. Louis.” She will replace Jenn Sullivan, ...

ATLANTA SHUFFLE

The AJC’s Rodney Ho reports that Meredith’s WGCL in Atlanta is moving around the newsroom chess pieces to fill empty spaces left by the departures of anchors Sharon Reed  and Thomas Roberts, and the ...

HE WAS WAITING IN THE WINGS….

Just days after Chief Meteorologist John Cessarich announced his plans to retire next November from Hearst’s WYFF in Greenville, SC, his replacement was named. Chris Justus will be Chief Meteorologist, succeeding Cessarich once the ...

VICE NEWS TONIGHT LIVES ON

When “Vice News Tonight” ends its HBO run next month, it will head to millennial-centric Viceland, a joint operation of Vice and A&E Networks. Vice’s newly-installed global news and entertainment chief Jesse Angelo will ...

A RETURN TO LITTLE ROCK

Tegna’s KTHV is bringing back meteorologist Sarah Fortner to Little Rock. Fortner was with the station for four years, between 2012 and 2016 before leaving for sister station WCNC in Charlotte, NC. From there ...

WE HOPE HE WEARS THE HAT

Get ready for still another talking head on cable (not)news. Mark McKinnon is joining CNN as a still another bloviating gasbag. McKinnon, one-time advisor to the campaigns of President George Bush and Senator John ...

WKYC BRINGS ON INVESTIGATOR

Investigative reporting Rachel Polansky is leaving the Gulf Coast and  Waterman’s WBBH in Ft. Myers, FL after three and a half years, and heading for the North Coast and Tegna’s WKYC. They’re thrilled on ...

TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT

Another era of the “CBS Evening News” begins this evening as Norah O’Donnell takes over the anchor chair and managing editor duties. We’ve enjoyed her work for years and it will be interesting to ...

FREE TV

A streaming service that offers free broadcast TV to cord-cutters is winning support from some big media players, five years after a similar venture was quashed in court. But the emergence of Locast, which ...

OH, THE IRONY!

Russell Crowe is Roger Ailes, Sienna Miller is Elizabeth Ailes, Seth MacFarlane is former Fox News PR chief Brian Lewis and Naomi Watts plays,to the delight of Gretchen Carlson…..Gretchen Carlson in an upcoming Showtime mini-series. ...

WE HAVE A LAUNCH DATE

If you’re like….well NObody we know, you’ve been sweating bullets to find out when Norah O’Donnell assumes the chair at the “CBS Evening News” Sweat no more and towel yourself down. July 15th. “Live” ...

LIFE AFTER THE NFL

Up Cleveland way, Josh Cribbs, one of the more admired Cleveland Browns of the expansion era, and his writer, producer and activist wife, Maria, are teaming up to host a new morning talk show ...

HAVE YOU DONE GOOD WORK?

It’s duPont Columbia Awards time. The Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award honors excellence in broadcast and digital journalism in the public service. Dedicated to upholding the highest journalism standards, the duPont awards inform the ...

THE RETURN OF COURT TV

Wednesday, May 8th will mark the return of Court TV, and former Orlando anchor Vinnie Politan, for one, is excited. “I’ve been waiting 10 years for this,” says Politan, who was a reporter and ...

KGBT NEW NEWS DIRECTOR

Insiders at KGBT (CBS) say a new boss is coming to town.  Amy Rasico-Ahn Sullivan has been named News Director. She’s leaving  KVII (ABC) Amarillo Texas. Zoltan Csanyi-Salcedo had been news director for Sinclair-owned Harlingen, Texas ...

KHOU STATION TOUR

Anchor Len Cannon of Houston CBS station KHOU  took viewers on a tour of its new digs recently. You’ll remember the station had to evacuate during Hurricane Harvey, while still covering the devastating storm. ...

OH BOY!! ANOTHER GASBAG

Lately, cable news networks seem to be snapping up washed-up politicians as bloviators faster than K Street can recruit them to subvert the public will by distributing cash on Capitol Hill. Former South Carolina ...

WATCH THE CHICAGO SKIES

Mike Lorber, the veteran flying traffic reporter for NBC-owned WMAQ in Chicago, is expected to be back up in the sky soon. He’s been grounded since his old employer, United States Traffic Network, went ...

NEXT JOB: COMING SOON

Former WXIN-WTTV sportscaster Tricia Whitaker took to Instagram to make official what many have known for a bit. She is no longer with the Tribune duopoly in Indianapolis, IN, where she’s been since 2014. ...