Category: For the Record

ALL THAT FOR THIS???!!

We don’t normally make a thing of ratings but it is interesting to note that after a flurry of startling changes at CBS-owned WBBM in Chicago, the station began the May ratings sweep no ...

CNBC MARKS 30 YEARS

While we’re on the subject of anniversaries, “Happy 30th” to CNBC, the first and, until Fox  Business came along, foremost, uncritical mouthpiece for Wall Street and Big Business in general. Earlier this week, the ...

THEN AGAIN, MAYBE NOT

Yesterday, we ran an item provided by several NewsBluesers that David Pingalore, sportscaster at Tribune’s KTLA in Los Angeles, was apparently headed for Denver. Hold the phone. Pingalore, who came to LA after being ...

FLORIDA AP AWARDS

Winners of the 2018 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Association Pro Contest have been announced in Orlando, Florida.  Thirty-seven radio and television stations submitted 581 entries in the contest, which featured news and sports stories ...

SUSPENSION OVER

Our two-week-long national nightmare is over. Judge Jeanine will be back Saturday night. The reason for her two-week unplanned vacation, although still unacknowledged by Fox News because, well, you know, it’s none of your ...

30 YEARS AND COUNTING

Hats off to Rich Coppola, marking 30 years as sportscaster at Tribune-soon-to-be-Tegna’s-via-Nexstar WTIC in Hartford-New Haven, CT. Coppola broadcast his first report for the station three decades ago. Over the course of his long ...

LET’S HEAR IT FOR WAFB

On Thursday, the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters (LAB) named WAFB (CBS) as it’s Television Station of the Year (Large Market) for 2019.  This is WAFB’s fourth consecutive year to win the statewide honor, which ...

IS THE ROMANCE OVER?

If you have nothing better to do on weekends than pore over the voluminous and increasingly unhinged tweetstorms emanating out of Washington DC, perhaps you have come to the same conclusion that “The Washington ...

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Our Wednesday story on the #SeeHer initiative and Meredith Corporation’s involvement in it left the impression that the lawsuit brought by former KCTV anchor Karen Fuller was still pending. In fact, Fuller and the ...

SIGNAL SWITCHES TO NOW

It hasn’t been up and running for six months but NBC News’ streaming service has already undergone a name change. When it re-launches in early May, what we have known as NBC News Signal ...

MOVING UP IN MONTANA

Andrea Lutz was recently promoted as the anchor for the Montana Television Network’s evening newscast on Montana CW, which airs statewide.  “I am thrilled to be anchoring and leading a newscast that is focused ...

FOX NIXES ANTI-NAZI COMMERCIAL

A commercial promoting an Oscar-nominated anti-Nazi documentary was rejected by Fox News Channel, which deemed the ad “inappropriate.” “It Can’t Happen Here” is a short documentary about a 1939 American Nazi Party rally at ...

“I KNOW A GUY…”

Chicago’s Robert Feder notes that Disney’s WLS isn’t just Chicago’s top-rated television station. With employees related to three prominent Democrats, it also may have the most politically connected newsroom in town. Morning news anchor ...

HOUSTON POLICE SHOOTING

In Houston, all of the Houston stations were quickly on the Officer involved shooting that occurred Monday afternoon. They were already in their 5 PM newscasts when Five police officers were injured during a firefight ...

SO MUCH FOR HYPERLOCAL

With heavy heart, we pass on this update from Houston blogger Mike McGuff on “Covering Katy” a nine-year-old hyperlocal news site created by former KIAH reporter Dennis Spellman. Last year, Spellman told mikemcguff.com that ...

LET’S FIX THIS…

In our story last  Wednesday about veteran Atlanta education reporter Donna Lowry signing on with Georgia Public Broadcasting, we also mentioned she was replacing Lisa Rayam and that “Rayam is expected to continue working ...