Category: “The Business”

TEGNA CLOSER TO A DEAL

It seems that Tegna is closer to being purchased. Standard General is in advanced discussions of a potential buyout at about $24 a share. If the deal goes through, Apollo Global Management will back ...

THEY KEEP FALLING UP

Ten months ago we reported the exit of Deborah Turness from NBC News to become CEO of ITN, the news provider for Britain’s ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 News. Barely seven months later, ...

BACK TO ERIE TO ANCHOR

She started her career at JET24 as a reporter, left for eight years and is now back as a main anchor. Starting on Monday, Jennifer Mobilia started anchoring FOX66 News First at 10. She’ll co-anchor ...

CH-CH-CHANGES IN BUFFALO

WKBW, which has been the long standing ‘Eyewitness’ news station in the market, is dropping it’s branding. In fact, they dropped it on New Year’s Eve. It’s now 7 News. The number three station ...

ALLEN MEDIA EXPANDS AGAIN

Byron Allen’s efforts to acquire Tegna may be on a temporary hold at the moment, but that isn’t stopping his recent buying spree. His company’s portfolio, which includes The Weather Channel, will stand at ...

AND NOW THEY ARE ONE

What was once one of the nation’s largest media companies is now a shell of its former self. And now the second largest media company in the country behind Nexstar is Gray. Gray Television ...

GRAY GOES ITS OWN WAY

Gray Television has yanked its local content from rival group Sinclair’s NewsOn in favor of a steaming platform in which it has invested. The end of Gray’s association with NewsOn will actually comes at ...

WGN MIDDAY ANCHOR LEAVING

WGN is losing a longtime anchor. Julie Unruh is signing off after 20 years at Nexstar Media station. Local blogger obtained an email she wrote to colleagues: “I’ve been proud to work alongside you ...

NEWS DIRECTOR COMINGS AND GOINGS

Here is the latest from Rick Gevers…. KOLR-TV, Springfield, MO…MARK PARRICK is joining this Mission Broadcasting owned but operated by Nexstar CBS affiliate. He’s been the Assistant ND for WDSU-TV (Hearst-NBC) in New Orleans ...

HOME TO SAN ANTONE

KENS in San Antonio has hired a handful of new on-air journalists. The latest addition is Sarah Duran. Duran was most recently a reporter for Spectrum News, in the same market. Her first day ...