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KOIN on Low Power After Fire Knocks Portland Stations Off-Air - Posted February 11, 2014
Portland CBS affiliate KOIN, along with Sinclair owned ABC affiliate KATU and Tribune owned CW affiliate KRCW were knocked off the air yesterday by a... [TVSpy]

Portland Reporter Suing Sinclair for Failing to Pay Overtime - Posted February 10, 2014
Attorneys for former KATU investigative reporter Thom Jensen have filed a suit seeking class action status for a federal lawsuit saying Sinclair Broadcasting Group failed to pay overtime to news reporte... [TVSpy]

Viewers Question Reporter After She Asks If It's OK for President to Watch Basketball Game - Posted November 20, 2013
KATU reporter Anna Canzano stirred up some negative viewer reaction when she used social media to question whether it was appropriate for President Barack Obama to watch a college basketball game with his family. The reporter for the Portland, OR, ABC affiliate wrote roughly the same question on both the ... [TVSpy]

Layoffs at Sinclair Stations in Seattle, Portland - Posted October 22, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group has handed down a round of layoffs at its newly-acquired stations in Seattle and Portland, TVSpy has learned. A source at Seattle ABC affiliate KOMO tells TVSpy that there were 10 layoffs in the station's newsroom and close to 20 across all Sinclair'... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Broadcast Group to Acquire Fisher Communications for $373M - Posted April 11, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group is buying Fisher Communications for $373.3 million, the two companies announced Thursday. Fisher owns 20 television stations in eight markets, reaching 3.9% of U.S. TV households (full list is after the jump). The transaction also includes three radio stations in Seattle. As part of the terms of ... [TVSpy]

Investigative Reporter Thom Jensen Out at KATU - Posted December 21, 2012
Thom Jensen has confirmed with TVSpy he is no longer with KATU, the ABC affiliate for Portland, OR. Jensen told TVSpy, "I got an outpouring of love from viewers and co-workers after I left. It was re... [SocialTimes.com]

Don Pratt Tapped as VP-GM of Boise's KBOI-KYUU - Posted July 25, 2012
Don Pratt is stepping into the role of vice president and general manager at KBOI-KYUU, the Fisher Communications duopoly in Boise. Pratt comes from the Fisher-owned station in Portland, ABC-affili... [TVSpy]

Portland Stations Pulled From New Streaming Service - Posted May 11, 2012
When streaming TV service Skitter launched in Portland in March, the company set itself apart from the Barry Diller-ba... [TVSpy]

Sports Director Katy Brown Departs KATU - Posted March 20, 2012
Katy Brown has departed KATU after seven years as the station's sports director. KATU news director Don Pratt... [TVSpy]

KATU Crew Narrowly Escapes Downed Power Line Then Reports on Damage Live - Posted January 18, 2012
While reporting on a heavy blanketing of snow in southwest Portland, a KATU news crew narrowly escaped danger after a falling tree limb pulled a power line to the ground feet away from their live truck. "I was terrified," KATU reporter Lincoln Graves ... [TVSpy]

Portland Stations Draw Big Numbers with Overnight Coverage of Occupy Clash - Posted November 15, 2011
Portland stations provided wall-to-wall coverage of the clash between the city's Occupy protestors and police early Sunday morning, after mayor Sam Adams warned demonstrators on Saturday that they would face ev... [TVSpy]

Fisher Communications Adds Pulp to KATU Website - Posted August 12, 2011
Fisher Communications is expanding Pulp, its local culture brand, to Portland. Earlier this summer, Fisher launched Seattle Pulp as a complement to KOMO's ... [TVSpy]

In Portland, KATU Offers Exclusive Coverage of Controversial Bowel Movement - Posted April 15, 2011
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