Category: Transitions

JIM LEHRER, LONGTIME PBS ANCHOR

Jim Lehrer co-created PBS’ “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report” and co-anchored it for decades. Lehrer and Robert McNeil teamed for the enduring program in the mid-70’s and underwent several name changes, including one when McNeil retired ...

SHE’S BAACK

Dana Loesch formerly of The Blaze and now defunct NRA TV has a new network. It’s called “The First” and news of her return was mentioned on social media late last week. You’ll recall ...

MIKE SANDS, TV ANCHOR

Mike Sands, the former anchor at Fox 40 in Jackson whose battle with cancer prompted a nationwide outpouring of love and support, has died. Sands “died Saturday evening, surrounded by family and friends,” WLBT-TV ...

KEN WHITE, FORMER NEWS DIRECTOR

Three-time news director Ken White lost his battle with cancer Friday morning White fought mantle cell lymphoma for five years. Before he died, this detailed note was posted Thursday to his Facebook page. White’s most recent ...

WBBM MORNING CHANGES

CBS-owned WBBM on Wednesday announced several key personnel changes in the station’s news department — all apparently intended to help lift the station’s struggling news ratings. The biggest change (one we reported on last ...

DICK ELLIS, AUSTIN ANCHORMAN

Dick Ellis anchored KVUE’s newscasts throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. The Texas native had recently returned to the station to work on a series of special news reports about unsolved crime cases in ...

RIP 415 MEDIA?

We are sorry to report the death of 415 Media, the Bay Area media blog operated by Rich Lieberman since…well it seems like the dawn of time. To be fair, we have gone down ...

STU WITT, CBS NEWS EXEC, AGENT

Stu Witt who was a long time CBS News executive, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 6 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. In 1979, Witt exited CBS, moving to the talent agency N.S. Bienstock, ...

TUCSON ANCHOR EYES THE EXIT

After five years, KGUN primary anchor Stella Inger is headed for the door and Southern California. And, of course her decision wasn’t easy. The decision to not renew my contract did not come easy, ...

IKE SEAMANS

We worked with many legendary tv news folks over the course of our four-decade career in the business. Ike Seamans was unique among them. He was old school- through and through We produced weekend ...

A BRAVE BATTLE ENDS

KMSP meteorologist Steve Frazier lost his long battle with cancer on Wednesday. Frazier learned three years ago he had pancreatic cancer. Twice he came close to death and rebounded. He lost 90 pounds. He ...

SERVICES FOR TOM PETNER TODAY

Funeral services for Tom Petner will be held later today, July 6th, at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524) in Freehold Township, NJ. A visitation will be held from 2:00 to ...

FORMER MOBILE ANCHOR RAY WHITE

Nexstar’s WKRG is mourning the passing of Ray White, who anchored the station’s morning newscasts as part of his 13-year tenure with the station. White, who wrote several journalism textbooks used in college broadcast ...

“JOE SAID IT WOULD”

Long before Accu-Weather and The Weather Channel, in the Pittsburgh market, there was Joe DeNardo. The headline of this item was how conversations usually started when the topic of weather came up around Pittsburgh ...

PHILLY SPORTS ICON AL MELTZER

Over the span of his long career, “Big Al” Meltzer at one time or another worked for all three of the Philadelphia’s network affiliates as well as for independent WPHL and Comcast SportsNet. Best-known ...

PIKE RETIRES FROM KDKA

CBS O&O KDKA in Pittsburgh is looking for a general manager. After a 39-year broadcast career, 29 of them as a gm and the last 14 at Gateway Center, vp and general manager Chris ...