Category: Profile

WHERE IS HE NOW?

If you’re wondering whatever happened to Storm Field, who, once upon a time, was a fixture in New York tv news, check out this “Newsday” piece. The aptly named Field first showed up for ...

SMALL MARKET, BIG IDEAS

Rich O’Dell, president and general manager of Tegna’s WLTX in Columbia, SC has become a fixture in the market after 20 years. So we don’t want to dwell too long on the fact that ...

PUBLISHED AGAIN

WKMG anchor Lisa Bell is bringing back Norman The Gnome for her second children’s book praising gardening. “Norman the Gnome has Colorful Friends” is the name of the self-published book by the Orlando newser.. ...

A FOX BURR UNDER THE TRUMP SADDLE

Fox News Pentagon correspondent Jennifer Griffin has seen her  high profile move a bit higher in recent weeks, due to her critical reporting of several controversial actions by the Trump Administration concerning northern Syria, ...

RIPLEY: BELIEVE IT OR NOT

If you’re interested, here’s a profile of Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley who, these days, bears a startling resemblance to Junior Trump. The beard is a nice touch. The love letter…er…article focuses on Sinclair recent ...

LIFE AFTER GATEWAY CENTER

For Pittsburgh weather addicts, it continues to be a mystery as to why and how former chief meteorologist Jeff Verszyla ended up abruptly parting ways with CBS-owned KDKA last December. Neither side is talking ...

HOMETOWN BOY MAKES GOOD

“The Toledo Blade” helpfully provided significant column inches to relate the hiring of John Burchfield as the newest member of the weather team at Tegna’s WTOL. Burchfield grew up watching WTOL’s morning news meteorologist ...

A SUMMER READING LIST

Ever since we saw the movie “Network” predict the future of tv news back in the 70’s, we’ve always been fascinated by attempts to show some of the more absurd aspects of the tv ...

SHE HAD MANY “FIRSTS”

We ran across an interesting story profiling the nation’s first female tv meteorologist, and we’re passing it along. It’s worth the read. June Bacon-Bercey, a meteorologist with the Atomic Energy Commission,  joined WGR (now ...

A WOMAN OF LETTERS

When we last paid attention to Sorboni Banerjee, she had just been promoted to weekend anchor at Fox-owned WTVT in Tampa, FL. That was in October of last year. Now she can add “author” ...

TINY HEARTLAND HAS BIG AMBITIONS

Heartland Media ain’t no Sinclair, or even Nexstar. But the 11-station group has its own ambitious plans on both the OTT and voice platforms. Lisa Bishop, Heartland’s chief digital officer, says its strategy is ...

HEARING THE CALL AT THE WHITE HOUSE

For David Brody, these are the best of times to be a White House correspondent. Brody works for CBN, the Christian Broadcasting Network. During the presidential campaign, he scored eight interviews with the candidate ...

A DAY IN THE LIFE…

Let us now examine the hectic life of Celia Pompeani – morning traffic reporter and night-time tv producer/host for PensTV, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ tv channel. The 25-year-old has been juggling a schedule that is ...

UNWINDING ON THE ICE

Some reporters take their weekends to unwind, sleep in, maybe party a bit and gear up for the next week. Evelyn Holmes, a reporter for Disney’s WLS in Chicago prefers getting up on Saturday ...

A LOT OF NEWS IS A CARTOON SO…

How about a “comics journalist?” It could be the next big thing and that’s not a bad idea. Scripps WCPO in Cincinnati hired one to illustrate stories that are photo-challenged and subject-sensitive. Let Kevin ...

PERINO’S STAR RISES

Fox News’ latest rising star on the news end of things is Dana Perino, host of an afternoon news hour and a panelist on “The Five.” It was Perino who drew the choice assignment ...