Category: People in the News

HEARST PROMOTES NEWS DIRECTOR

Ben Hart, since 2017 the news director at WISN-TV, Hearst Television’s market-leading ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been promoted to president and general manager of WJCL-TV, the company’s ABC affiliate serving the Savannah, ...

A SHOCKING LIVE SHOT

When it comes to weather coverage, meteorologists and reporters will sometimes put their lives on the line to bring viewers the latest information to keep them safe. Whether it’s falling branches or flying stop ...

WELL THIS CAN’T BE GOOD

Ex-Telemundo Denver news anchor Miguel Bedoy claims that he was fired after being subjected to labour exploitation, homophobia and racism by his former boss Griselle Sierra – according to PinkNews.. Bedoy filed a lawsuit ...

MIKA OFF THE RAILS

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski went off Friday morning, urging supporters of President Donald Trump not to be so “stupid” and Republican lawmakers to “wake up” about the ways she says the president is dangerously impacting ...

HE’S BA-ACK!!

Tegna-owned CBS affiliate KTHV Little Rock, Ark. (DMA 62) announced that longtime anchor and meteorologist Tom Brannon will return to the station as Chief Meteorologist. The news comes alongside the announcement that Ed Buckner ...

EASIEST FACT-CHECK EVER

No historian needed here. John Berman of CNN‘s “New Day” fact-checked President Trump’s comments about the influenza pandemic. “The closest thing is in 1917, they say, right? The great pandemic certainly was a terrible ...

FROM NEWS TO POLITICS

Former Peoria WEEK-TV journalist Denise Jackson announced she will challenge incumbent Denise Moore for the 1st District spot on the City Council. A board member of Southside Community United for Change and a substitute ...

STYLE AS STATEMENT 

When Treasure Roberts wore her hair in braids while appearing on WMBD/WYZZ News earlier this week, most viewers in Peoria, Illinois, probably didn’t think twice of it. But it was a pretty big deal for the reporter/fill-in ...

KEILING IT 

Variety is out today with a deep-dive piece on CNN anchor Brianna Keilar’s rise at CNN, highlighting some of her contentious interviews with Trump officials in recent weeks – according to CNNcommentary.com.  “She will not move ...

DID YOU MAKE THE CUT?

Well, sadly, for the fifth month in a row, with bitter sweetness, we’re “gladly” bringing you a pallet cleanse from the worlds of COVID-19, civil unrest and a presidential election – in the form ...

REGIS PHILBIN DEAD AT 88

Regis Philbin has died. The beloved television star, whose career spanned 60 years,  was 88 years-old. According to a family statement shared with PEOPLE magazine “We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed ...

ON THE MOVE…

WNEM-TV, the Meredith owned CBS affiliate in Flint/Saginaw, MI, is looking for a new general manager. Julie Zoumbaris left the station this week after 2 1/2 years as GM. She had worked for WNEM ...

THIS COULD GET UGLY

The love affair between President Trump and Fox News is seemingly over.   In fact, the president is already well into a rebound relationship with home-wrecker OAN.  But old habits die hard. President Trump ...

NEW JOB, NEW LAWSUIT

Well, it’s a good thing MSNBC rid itself of all that controversy when Chris Matthews hit the brick.   Joy Reid was recently named as the replacement in Matthews’ coveted time-slot.   But hold ...

MILWAUKEE MORNINGS

WITI-TV (Channel 6) reporter Suzanne Spencer, who almost exactly a year ago was promoted to anchor the station’s Saturday evening newscast, will co-anchor the Milwaukee Fox affiliate’s morning news starting Aug. 3. Spencer broke the ...

THE RACE IS ON

Jeff Zucker is in the midst of a race race.    According to Deadline, CNN’s Chief announced the expansion of its beat covering race, with plans for several new positions. Delano Massey will lead the beat, and ...

I’M SORRY… WHAT!?

Today, in our feature entitled “Stop writing memos after you’ve clearly taken multiple Ambien,” according to OhioValleyResource.org, a west Kentucky television station manager told his employees they need his permission before getting tested for ...

SHE REALLY DOESN’T KNOW?

Different reporters prepare for interviews in different ways.  Some craft and draft  questions in the exact way they want them offered.  Some like to hit prepared bullet points.  Others feel confident after enough research ...

TUCK VS. DUCK

On the one hand, Tucker Carlson is on a high, recently coming off his highest ratings of all-time.  So, PR-wise, how could it be one of the worst weeks ever in the short history ...

HUGH DOWNS, DEAD AT 99

Hugh Downs, the legendary TV broadcaster whose career has spanned more than six decades, died on Wednesday. He was 99. Molly Shaheen, his great-niece, confirmed his death. In 1978, Downs began anchoring “20/20’s” second ...