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Former WJLA GM Named WUSA News Director - Posted October 27, 2014
Bill Lord, the former GM of WJLA has been named news director at cross town CBS affiliate WUSA. Lord... [TVSpy]

Megyn Kelly is 'Not Ideological,' Won't Be Fed 'Incoherent Tripe' - Posted August 5, 2014
Politico profiles "red hot" Megyn Kelly and takes the temperature of both personal supporters of Kelly's and vehement... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week - Posted August 1, 2014
Here's your top five stories across the site. 5 - WJLA GM Bill Lord Announces 'September 30th will be my last day' 4 - ... [FishbowlDC]

WJLA GM Out as Sinclair Takes Over Station - Posted July 29, 2014
WJLA GM Bill Lord has announced he is leaving the now Sinclair owned ABC affiliate for Washington, D.C. ... [TVSpy]

WJLA GM Bill Lord Announces 'September 30th will be my last day' - Posted July 29, 2014
Days after an announcement that the FCC approved the sale of WJLA and News Channel 8 along with several other broadcast ventures outside the District to Sinclair Broadcast Group, ... [FishbowlDC]

WJLA's Natasha Barrett Leaving for Hometown ABC Affiliate - Posted March 20, 2014
WJLA's Natasha Barrett will soon become the weekend anchor and consumer reporter at the ABC affiliate in her home town of Houston. Currently, Barrett contributes live reports to ABC 7 News at 5 and 6 pm and hosts the daily talk show, "Let's Talk Live," at 11 am... [FishbowlDC]

Autria Godfrey, Jummy Olabanji to Co-Anchor WJLA Morning Newscasts - Posted October 7, 2013
Washington, D.C. ABC affiliate WJLA is shuffling anchors for its morning newscast, our sister site FishbowlDC reports. After just 10 months at the a... [TVSpy]

Ex-Wife Replaces Ex-Hubby On Anchor Desk - Posted October 7, 2013
File this under awkward. WJLA's Good Morning Washington team is seeing a few changes. Among them, an ex-wife who will replace her ex-husband on the anchor desk. How's that for cosmic revenge? ... [FishbowlDC]

WJLA Adds Traffic Reporting to Partnership with Local Radio Station - Posted April 29, 2013
Washington, D.C. ABC station WJLA and local news radio station WTOP have already teamed up to deliver news and weather reports to local viewers and listeners. Soon, the two media outlets will share traffic reporting as well. S... [TVSpy]

Wake Up to Leon Harris In Your Ear - Posted November 12, 2012
Waking up to the voice of a broadcaster just seems like a bad idea. Sure, it's better than dishes breaking on the floor, but still, how about some relaxing music? Nonetheless, for the newsies among us, ABC7/WJLA-TV is "thrilled" to announce the launch of the The ABC7 Alarm Clock app, w... [FishbowlDC]

Doug Culver Will Join WJLA as Vice President of News - Posted June 19, 2012
Doug Culver has been named vice president of news at WJLA, the ABC-affiliate in Washington, DC. His appointment is effective July 9. Culver ... [TVSpy]

ABC 7 Shits the Bed - Posted March 14, 2012
Last night, ABC 7 WJLA's Twitter feed had a MOST unfortunate typo while reporting on a shooting in Kensington, MD. Buzzfeed captured a screen grab of the mishap.   MOST shocking, however, is that WJLA didn't immediately delete ... [FishbowlDC]

WJLA Hires Steve Chenevey Away From WTTG - Posted January 19, 2012
Steve Chenevey, who has been WTTG's morning anchor since 2003, is joining crosstown rival WJLA. Chenevey will anchor the ABC-affili... [TVSpy]

ABC7 Steals Chenevey From Fox5 - Posted January 19, 2012
Steve Chenevey is the new co-anchor of Good Morning Washington and the ABC7 Noon News. They're teaming Chenevey with ABC7 morning and noon anchor ... [FishbowlDC]

Allbritton Elevates WJLA's Lord - Posted December 8, 2011
WJLA/News Channel 8 Station Manager Bill Lord is being promoted to VP and GM of the network. The move elevates Lord from Station Manager to controlling editorial, sales, marketing, technical and operational structure at the flags... [FishbowlDC]

A Blah Release in Serious Need of a Spark - Posted July 11, 2011
Get out the Red Bull. You're going to need it. That, or a frying pan over the head. Hard. WJLA has named Joe DeFeo the new News Director for News Channel 8. But the real tragedy here is that the press release announcing this presumably exciting... [PRNewser]

WJLA Juggles Anchor Lineup - Posted June 8, 2011
WJLA anchors Cynne Simpson (far left) and ... [TVSpy]

WJLA's Lord Drops Gauntlet, Institutes Ingenious Web Rules - Posted March 2, 2011
Now that WJLA is in charge of, suddenly web guidelines (the same ones TBD asked for at the launch but they weren't met with such glee) are all the rage. Yes, now the web is such a splendid idea and everyone must contribute, even TV journos. They'll even be getting... [FishbowlDC]

Craigslist ad: Seeks Digital News Manager - Posted February 28, 2011
Craigslist today features a help wanted ad from Last week the Allbritton-owned venture laid off much of the staff as the news came that they were becoming a "niche arts and entertainment" site. So this week there's an ad saying they're hiring a Digital News Manager. The ad calls for... [FishbowlDC]

TBD Positions Cut as WJLA Assumes Control - Posted February 23, 2011
As WJLA takes over operations of, almost all of the jobs at the news website are being eliminated. According ... [TVSpy]

WJLA Takes Over - Posted February 9, 2011
WJLA-TV will run from now on, the Post reported today. Bill Lord, station manager, will take over operations of the fledgling website, which launched last year amid much fanfare. Albritton Communications owns both WJLA and TBD (as well as Politico) so the move is an internal one, really. According to TBD... [MediaJobsDaily]

Allbritton Hands Control of to WJLA - Posted February 9, 2011
Allbritton Communications is handing control of local news site to ABC-affiliate WJLA. was launched last August as part of Allbritton's strategy to cohere its D.C. news outlets. WJLA has been a content ... [TVSpy]

WJLA Anchor Doug McElway Fired After Suspension - Posted September 17, 2010
Washington D.C.'s WJLA-TV has fired anchorman Doug McElway for insubordination and misconduct, the Post reports. McElway was placed on indefinite suspension in late July after a verbal confrontation with the station's general manager. This week, the station turned the suspension to a firing. McElway ran into trou... [MediaJobsDaily]

WJLA: Look The Part! - Posted December 12, 2008
An internal WJLA email from News VP Bill Lord to staffers, obtained by FishbowlDC: Reporters, This seems like a good time to remind everyone that their appearance on television is very important. Our studio is now in High Definition. Soon our live shots from the field will be in HD. Viewers will... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.29.08 - Posted September 29, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]