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WJLA Creating New Investigative Team - Posted December 8, 2014
WJLA has announced a new and improved ABC7 On-Your-Side investigative unit. According to TVNewsCheck, the Washington ABC affilia... [TVSpy]

Man Tells WJLA Crew Covering Blaze, 'I Set It On Fire' - Posted November 21, 2014
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Anchor Gordon Peterson Leaving WJLA - Posted November 10, 2014
Legendary 'Dean of Anchors' Gordon Peterson is set to leave ABC affiliate WJLA at the end of the year. ... [TVSpy]

Greta Kreuz Retires From WJLA - Posted October 30, 2014
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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]

WJLA Holding Town Hall on 'The New Terror Threat' - Posted October 14, 2014
Washington D.C.'s WJLA will hold a town hall meeting this Thursday to discuss "The New Terror Threat" facing America. The ABC affiliate, along with local cable news network NewsChannel 8, will produce the special, which is expected to air on other Sinclair stations around the country. ... [TVSpy]

Robert Burton to Join WJLA - Posted September 15, 2014
KATV weekend sports anchor Robert Burton said goodbye to viewers of the Little Rock, Ark. ABC affiliate Sunday night. Burton is heading to WJLA in... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Names New GMs in Washington, DC and Columbus Markets - Posted August 20, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group has named Dan Mellon GM of its Washington, D.C. ABC affiliate WJLA and local cable news network NewsChannel 8. The station group also named ... [TVSpy]

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 Anchor Knighted for Community Work - Posted June 17, 2014
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WCVB, WBIR Win Murrow Awards For Overall Excellence - Posted June 11, 2014
Boston ABC affiliate WCVB and Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR are the winners of this year's Edward R. Murrow awards for overall excellence, the RTDNA announced today. Related, TVNewser: ... [TVSpy]

WTTG Morning Show Scores Ratings Win Against Networks - Posted April 24, 2014
WTTG's 7:00 a.m. hour has joined the growing trend of large local markets beating out network shows in the ratings race. The Washington, DC, FOX owned station's "FOX 5 News Morning at 7AM" took the top spot in April with a 1.89 rating in adults 25-54. Today on NBC own... [SocialTimes.com]

WTTG Morning Show Scores Ratings Win Against Networks - Posted April 24, 2014
WTTG's 7:00 a.m. hour has joined the growing trend of large local markets beating out network shows in the ratings race. The Washington, DC, FOX owned station's "FOX 5 News Morning at 7AM" took the top spot in April with a 1.89 rating in adults 25-54. Today on NBC own... [TVSpy]

How Stations in NYC and DC Reported on the Aereo Supreme Court Arguments - Posted April 23, 2014
Stations around the country reported last night on the Aereo Supreme Court case, which has the potential to drastically upend the television industry. Broadcasters -- including NBC, ABC, Fox, CBS and Univision, which own many local stations -- faced off against the streaming TV service yesterday in oral arguments in front... [TVSpy]

With the Addition of Adam Caskey, Steve Browne to Scale Back at KSAT - Posted April 16, 2014
San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT has announced Adam Caskey will be the meteorologist on the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts when he ... [TVSpy]

Someone Shot Santa During Christmas Eve Interview with WJLA - Posted December 26, 2013
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As Steve Chenevey Returns to WTTG, Tony Perkins Moves to Evenings - Posted October 22, 2013
With Steve Chenevey (right) set to rejoin Fox-owned WTTG in Washington, D.C., next month, changes are af... [TVSpy]

After Nearly Two Years at WJLA, Steve Chenevey Will Return to WTTG - Posted October 8, 2013
Almost two years after leaving WTTG for rival WJLA, Steve Chenevey is set to return to the Fox owned station in Washington D.C., TVSpy ha... [TVSpy]

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]

WJLA's Jacqui Jeras on Preventative Double Mastectomy: 'The Risk Was Definitely There' - Posted October 2, 2013
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Leon Harris Returns to WJLA After Severe Illness: 'I feel like I got a second chance' - Posted September 5, 2013
After a monthlong medical absence, Leon Harris will return to the WJLA anchor desk next week. The Washington, DC ABC affiliate reports Harris spent two we... [TVSpy]

WJLA Meteorologist Jacqui Jeras to Undergo Double Mastectomy - Posted August 30, 2013
Jacqui Jeras, meteorologist for Washington, D.C. ABC affiliate WJLA announced she's taking time off from work to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. Jeras' co-anchors ... [SocialTimes.com]

Cynn Simpson Named WAGA Evening Anchor - Posted July 30, 2013
Cynn Simpson is joining WAGA, the Fox O&O in Atlanta, as co-anchor of the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Simpson was most recently the morning and noon anchor for ... [TVSpy]

TVNewsCheck: Duopoly Potential Driving Allbritton Bids - Posted July 19, 2013
With bids for the Allbritton station group due Monday, TVNewsCheck floats the possibility that the company will pick two buyers -- one for ... [TVSpy]

NYT: Political Ad Revenue Makes Swing State Stations More Valuable - Posted July 8, 2013
The New York Times' Brian Stelter takes a look at how political ad revenue is luring buyers to stations in battle... [TVSpy]

Bob Ryan Announces Retirement From WJLA - Posted May 8, 2013
After more than three decades as a meteorologist in Washington, D.C., Bob Ryan will retire from ABC affiliate WJLA next month, ... [TVSpy]

Allbritton Exploring Sale of Television Stations - Posted May 1, 2013
Allbritton Communications Company, the parent company of Politico and several ABC affiliates around the country, is considering a sale of its television stations, ... [TVSpy]

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]

WJLA's Pamela Brown, WSB's Alina Machado Joining CNN - Posted March 18, 2013
CNN has announced the hire of two correspondents from the local news landscape: WJLA anchor Pamela Brown (left) and ... [TVSpy]

Gail Huff, Wife of Former Senator Scott Brown, Leaves WJLA - Posted March 1, 2013
Gail Huff, reporter for WJLA and the wife of former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R), has resigned from the Washington, D.C. ABC affiliate. WJLA news direct... [TVSpy]

Reporter Mark Segraves to Join WRC - Posted January 28, 2013
Mark Segraves is joining WRC in Washington, DC, vice president of news Mike Goldrick announced... [TVSpy]

For Inaugural Ceremony, DC Stations Turn to National Coverage - Posted January 21, 2013
Following their respective morning newscasts, local stations in Washington, DC have traded local coverage for national coverage of President Obama's ceremonial swearing-in ceremony. Around 11amET Monday, all four DC stations -- NBC O&O WRC, ABC affil... [TVSpy]

Media and Banking Giant Joe L. Allbritton Dies - Posted December 12, 2012
Joe L. Allbritton, founder of Allbritton Communications has died from heart ailments. He was 87. Allbritton was a self-made millionaire who made his fortune in banking. Allbritton Communications, the company he founded, o... [SocialTimes.com]

President Obama Does Election Day Interviews with Stations in Battleground States - Posted November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama will close out his campaign with one last round of local interviews Tuesday, sitting down with 10 stations in battleground states. The interviews will take place via satellite from Obama's campaign headquarters ... [TVSpy]

East Coast Stations Deliver Extended Hurricane Coverage as Sandy Marches On - Posted October 29, 2012
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Jeff Goldberg Set to Join WJLA in Washington, DC - Posted October 10, 2012
KMSP reporter Jeff Goldberg is leaving Minneapolis for WJLA in Washington, DC. Goldberg ... [TVSpy]

Local Broadcasters Critical of The Weather Channel's Plan to Name Storms - Posted October 4, 2012
Just days after The Weather Channel's announcement it would name significant winter storms, the Wa... [TVSpy]

WJLA Anchor Says Calling Dwayne Wade 'Overrated' Inside Joke - Posted September 24, 2012
Kendis Gibson, weekend anchor for WJLA, the Washington, D.C. ABC affiliate, told TVSpy he was joking when he called NBA star Dwayne Wade overrated. Gibson was voicing a story about the Miami Heat player this weekend when he added in a bit of his own op... [TVSpy]

Former CNN Meteorologist Jacqui Jeras Joins WJLA - Posted August 13, 2012
Jacqui Jeras, a former meteorologist at CNN, will sign on to WJLA in Washington, DC next month. Jeras, who was based in Atlanta for CNN, ... [TVSpy]

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]

Longtime Reporter Gail Huff Trades on TV Career in New Campaign Ads for Husband Scott Brown - Posted June 11, 2012
Gail Huff, who ended a 17-year run as a general assignment reporter at Boston's WCVB after her husband, Scott Brown, was elected to the U.S. Senate, is now appearing in two cam... [SocialTimes.com]

Longtime Reporter Gail Huff Trades on TV Career in New Campaign Ads for Husband Scott Brown - Posted June 11, 2012
Gail Huff, who ended a 17-year run as a general assignment reporter at Boston's WCVB after her husband, Scott Brown, was elected to the U.S. Senate, is now appearing in two cam... [TVSpy]

Leon Harris and Alison Starling Mark One Year as Evening Anchors with Cupcakes from Diane Sawyer - Posted June 8, 2012
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WLS General Manager Emily Barr Tapped to Lead Post-Newsweek Stations - Posted May 9, 2012
Emily Barr, who has been president and general manager of WLS since 1997, is leaving the Chicago ABC O&O to lead Post-Newsweek Stations, the television broadcasting division of the ... [TVSpy]

KMBC Adding Two Reporters to News Team - Posted March 28, 2012
KMBC is adding two new reporters. The Kansas City ABC-affiliate announced this week that Haley Harrison and ... [TVSpy]

Mark Burdett Named President-GM of WUSA - Posted February 15, 2012
Mark Burdett has been named president and general manager of WUSA, the CBS-affiliate in Washington, DC. The move marks a return to the Washington, DC local television market for Burdett. H... [TVSpy]

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]

Kendis Gibson Joins WJLA in Washington, DC - Posted October 21, 2011
Kendis Gibson, a former correspondent for CBS Newspath, is moving back east to join W... [TVSpy]

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

Police Investigate Bomb Threat at WJLA - Posted May 11, 2011
D.C. police were called in to investigate a bomb threat at Allbritton's WJLA earlier this week. Around noon on Monday, news quickly spread through the station that someone had called the front desk saying that there was a bomb in the office. While one re... [TVSpy]

WJLA Responds to 'Jeopardy!' Fans Upset Over Severe Weather Interruptions - Posted April 18, 2011
As a herd of tornadoes rumbled through much of the southeast this weekend, some viewers in D.C. blasted WJLA for interrupting "Jeopardy!" with ... [TVSpy]

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

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

WJLA's Stephen Tschida Uses Twitter to Report on 11-Hour 'Trip From Hell' - Posted December 20, 2010
WJLA reporter Stephen Tschida found himself in the middle of a breaking news story last week while on an Amtrak train trip from Washington D.C. to New York City. Downed power lines caused the train to get stuc... [TVSpy]

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