Category: Coming Soon

WHO’S NUMBER ONE?

Following the retirement of veteran sportscaster Dan Roan from Chicago’s WGN (Nexstar) after 38 years, the new guessing game is who of TWO…count ’em TWO…successors to the local sports legend is the top dog. ...

CNN+ HAS ITS START DATE

The much-anticipated latest streaming service has its debut scheduled. CNN+ will officially launch on March 29, Deadline reports. CNN’s new subscription service will feature much of the talent already part of the cable network, ...

ONE STEP CLOSER TO A CABLE SLOT

FOX Weather, the hugely-hyped streaming offering from the Murdochs, is taking another step closer to becoming a cable channel. Beginning this weekend, it will be simulcast on FOX Business Channel, giving it exposure to ...

SHAKEUP AHEAD IN DETROIT

Viewers of FOX-owned WJBK in Detroit are more than likely to see some unfamiliar faces turning up in the near future on the station’s newscasts It is being reported that longtime anchor Huel Perkins, ...

BOSTON O&O NAMES NEW ANCHOR

Most recently, Glenn Jones has been interim CEO and Chief Experience Officer for the Bermuda Tourism Authority, where he held a variety of leadership roles since 2015. But now he is headed back to ...

A SNEAK PEEK

We told you yesterday that CBS is retiring the seven-year-old CBSN brand in favor of CBS NEWS – and let’s face it, they came up with CBSN back then because they weren’t absolutely sure ...

AND NOW IT HAS A NAME

Tom Llamas‘ daily streaming newscast launches next Monday, so it’s probably a good thing the powers-that-be came up with a name. “Top Story with Tom Llamas” will stream live from 7 to 8 p.m. ...

THE FACES ARE CHANGING

A couple of familiar faces are about to show up mornings at Gray’s WXIX in Cincinnati….and a familiar one is headed for the door. In a reassignment of their duties, reporters Lauren Minor (left) ...

THE GUESSING GAME IS OVER

Well over two months ago, Rita Garcia left FOX Los Angeles O&O KTTV and the morning anchor chair at “Good Day LA” for the fabled “new adventure.” The heavy betting at the time was ...

CALL IT A TRADE

In May, Tracy Davis left NBC-owned WMAQ in Chicago to become vice president of news at sister station WVIT in West Hartford, CT. And now, WMAQ has hired Akeemi Harrison, currently assistant news director ...

FROM ALTOONA TO PROVIDENCE

Following up on a recent NewsBlues story, Pennsylvania native K.C. Kantz is joining Standard Media’s WLNE in Providence, Rhode Island. He will pair with veteran anchor Doreen Scanlon and meteorologist Chelsea Priest starting Monday, ...

UNIVISION EXPANDS COVERAGE

The Hispanic network Univision is expanding its morning franchise, “Despierta America” to Sundays. The new program will debut in the 4th quarter of 2021. The program is the top-rated Spanish-language program in the country ...

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 ...