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Anchor Makes His Own Promo, Proves Value of Promo Departments - Posted 3 days, 1 hour ago
WTMJ morning anchor Vince Vitrano and his anchor friends made their own station promo. Their branding is that the morning news is "Now a little taller." In his defense, Vitrano told TVSpy, "Really more than anything, it... [TVSpy]

Rob Koebel Releasing Documentary on His Struggle with Alcoholism - Posted September 24, 2014
Rob Koebel, the former WTMJ investigative reporter who was arrested for urinating outside an Apple s... [TVSpy]

Scripps' Acquisition of WTMJ Presents Challenge to Milwaukee Newspaper - Posted August 20, 2014
The pending acquisition of Milwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ presents a challenge to the newspaper that gave the station its call letters, The Milwauk... [TVSpy]

Weather and Crime: It's What They're Watching in Milwaukee - Posted June 18, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel TV critic Duane Dudek watched the first 10 minutes of his local stati... [TVSpy]

Lauren Leamanczyk Named Investigative Correspondent at WBZ - Posted May 21, 2014
Lauren Leamanczyk has been named an investigative correspondent for WBZ, the CBS-owned station in Boston. Her appointment is effectiv... [TVSpy]

Janet Hundley Named News Director at WTMJ - Posted May 9, 2014
Janet Hundley is joining WTMJ, Journal Broadcast Group's NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, as news director. Hundley will start in her new role June 17. "Janet is a proven news leader with a reputation for... [TVSpy]

Pete Marquardt Named GM of WGBA-WACY - Posted April 15, 2014
Pete Marquardt has been named general manager of WGBA and WACY, Journal Broadcast Group's NBC and MyNetworkTV affiliates in Green Bay, ... [TVSpy]

Does News Director Turnover Hurt a Station's News? - Posted February 26, 2014
When WTMJ news director Bill Berra announced he was leaving for ... [TVSpy]

WTMJ GM: 'I Believe in Local Broadcasting' - Posted February 24, 2014
As Joe Poss starts his second week as the general manager of WTMJ in Milwaukee, he talks to the Journal Se... [TVSpy]

Milwaukee Anchor Talks About the Gender Gap of Viewer Expectations - Posted February 11, 2014
What's the difference between men and women on-air? WTMJ morning anchor Susan Kim thinks the answer may be found on the scale. Ki... [TVSpy]

Joe Poss Named VP, GM of WTMJ - Posted February 11, 2014
Joe Poss has been named vice president and general manager of WTMJ, the NBC affiliate in Milwaukee. His appointment is effective February 17. It is a move within Journal Broadcast Grou... [TVSpy]

Bill Berra Leaving Journal Broadcast Group - Posted February 3, 2014
Bill Berra is stepping down as vice president of news for Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ in Milwaukee next month, TVSpy has learned. Berra will stay with the NBC affiliate through the Sochi Olympics, w... [TVSpy]

WTMJ Expands Morning Newscast - Posted January 15, 2014
Milwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ is expanding its weekday morning newscast by 30 minutes. Beginning January 20, "Live at Daybreak" will air from 4:30 to 7 a.m. "People's morning routines are changing. As more of our viewers are getting up earlier, we want to be right there with them," WTMJ... [TVSpy]

Duane Pohlman Joins WCMH in Columbus - Posted December 6, 2013
Duane Pohlman will join WCMH, the NBC affiliate in Columbus, TVNewsCheck reports. Pohlman... [SocialTimes.com]

Court Rules WTMJ Did Not Violate Bus Driver's Privacy With On-Camera Confrontation - Posted November 6, 2013
A state appeals court has ruled that WTMJ, the NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, did not violate a school bus driver's privacy when investigative reporter Robert Koebel... [TVSpy]

Appeals Court Backs Former Milwaukee Reporter in Defamation Lawsuit - Posted October 18, 2013
Former WTMJ reporter John Mercure, along with WTMJ and its parent company Journal Broadcasting have been cleared of defamation by a Wisconsin app... [TVSpy]

WTMJ Managing Editor Jim Cullen Dies - Posted October 17, 2013
Jim Cullen, the managing editor of Milwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ, died Wednesday of brain cancer. Cullen was the station's "colorful, lovable managing editor" for 15 years, according to WTMJ. He was diagnosed two years ago with brain cance... [SocialTimes.com]

WTMJ Managing Editor Jim Cullen Dies - Posted October 17, 2013
Jim Cullen, the managing editor of Milwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ, died Wednesday of brain cancer. Cullen was the station's "colorful, lovable managing editor" for 15 years, according to WTMJ. He was diagnosed two years ago with brain cance... [TVSpy]

Samara Sodos Returns to WTMJ - Posted October 8, 2013
Samara Sodos has joined Milwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ as noon co-anchor and morning show reporter. Sodos started her career at WTMJ as an associate producer. In June 201... [TVSpy]

WTMJ Apologizes For Report Alleging Police Misconduct - Posted October 3, 2013
Five months after a sensationalized promo for a Sweeps story, Milwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ has apologized to a police officer featured in the promo. WTMJ promoted an "explosive I-team investigation months in the making" by showing surveillance vid... [TVSpy]

After Settling Retrans Fight, WTMJ Not Channel Four Anymore - Posted September 25, 2013
Last week WTMJ and Time Warner Cable settled a nearly two-month long battle over retransmission fees. While Time Warner Cable customers can watch NBC programming again, they can't watch it on channel 4 anymore. The Milwaukee station that markets itself as "Today's TMJ4" was ... [TVSpy]

Customers Sue Time Warner Over Loss of WTMJ - Posted August 12, 2013
Last month's decision by Time Warner Cable to drop WTMJ has prompted three of its customers to seek a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all TWC subscribers who no longer get the Milwaukee NBC affiliate. Steven Delonge and Paul Scoptur... [TVSpy]

Police Officer Sues WTMJ for Promo Showing Him Taking Money from Man at ATM - Posted July 3, 2013
A Milwaukee police officer is suing WTMJ and ... [TVSpy]

WTMJ In Hot Water with Local Police Over Promotion of Sweeps Story - Posted May 9, 2013
A story Milwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ promoted for sweeps as "an explosive I-Team investigation months in the making" about a Milwaukee police officer taking money from a man at an ATM has landed the station in hot water with the Milwaukee police chief. "People deserve to know the truth," said Milwaukee Police... [SocialTimes.com]

WTMJ In Hot Water with Local Police Over Promotion of Sweeps Story - Posted May 9, 2013
A story Milwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ promoted for sweeps as "an explosive I-Team investigation months in the making" about a Milwaukee police officer taking money from a man at an ATM has landed the station in hot water with the Milwaukee police chief. "People deserve to know the truth," said Milwaukee Police... [TVSpy]

Shannon Sims Joins Milwaukee's WTMJ as Weekend Anchor - Posted April 24, 2013
Shannon Sims is joining Milwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ as a weekend anchor. Sims comes from Cincinnati, where she has been freelancing as a morning reporter and fill-in anchor at ... [TVSpy]

WTMJ Exec Stands Behind Using Anchors for Station Contest - Posted February 14, 2013
Milwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ is standing by a decision to have its news anchors promote a station contest featuring a regular advertiser. In an ad for "Win Groceries 4 a Year!," ... [TVSpy]

Shelley Walcott to Join WMUR as Anchor - Posted December 10, 2012
WTMJ reporter and weekend anchor Shelley Walcott has announced she will be leaving the Mi... [TVSpy]

One Little "F" Changes Everything in WTMJ Graphic - Posted December 7, 2012
During its noon news, Milwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ aired an unfortunate misspelling while promoting its 3 p.m. "Sound Off!" segment. The focus of Monday's segment was NBC broadcaster Bob Cost... [TVSpy]

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]

WTMJ's Susan Kim Reports on Milwaukee Shooting: 'My stylist may be related to ... the alleged gunman' - Posted October 22, 2012
In the aftermath of the spa shooting in Wisconsin on Sunday, WTMJ anchor Susan Kim reported on her personal connection to one of the victims: Kim was a client of Zin... [TVSpy]

Milwaukee Stations See Ratings Rise For Second Presidential Debate - Posted October 17, 2012
The latest presidential debate proved more popular with viewers in Milwaukee than the first as 43,000 more households tuned in to watch Barack Obama and Mitt Romney square off a second time, according to the ... [SocialTimes.com]

'It's A Screaming Disaster': Milwaukee News Sets Reviewed - Posted September 18, 2012
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has posted an interesting review of the local station's news sets. The article focuses on NBC affiliate ... [SocialTimes.com]

'It's A Screaming Disaster': Milwaukee News Sets Reviewed - Posted September 18, 2012
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has posted an interesting review of the local station's news sets. The article focuses on NBC affiliate ... [TVSpy]

Ex-WTMJ Reporter Rob Koebel: 'My actions should be held to a higher standard' - Posted September 12, 2012
Duane Dudek of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel speaks with Rob Koebel, who recently res... [TVSpy]

Longtime Green Bay Sports Anchor Joins WTMJ in Milwaukee to Cover Packers Football - Posted July 9, 2012
Larry McCarren, who departed WFRV earlier this year after 24 years covering sports for the Green Bay CBS-affiliate, has signe... [SocialTimes.com]

Longtime Green Bay Sports Anchor Joins WTMJ in Milwaukee to Cover Packers Football - Posted July 9, 2012
Larry McCarren, who departed WFRV earlier this year after 24 years covering sports for the Green Bay CBS-affiliate, has signe... [TVSpy]

VIDEO: WTMJ Predicts Temperature Will Reach 1000 - Posted July 5, 2012
It is hot in Milwaukee, but not as hot as NBC-affiliate WTMJ was predicting (video above). "That should not read 1,000 degrees -- that should read 100 degrees. It's going to feel like 1,000, mostly sunny, very hot and muggy," meteorologist Scott Steel... [TVSpy]

Bus Driver Sues WTMJ Reporter For Ambushing Her About Prostitution Past - Posted July 2, 2012
A Milwaukee school bus driver is suing WTMJ reporter Robert Koebel, as well as the station's owner, Journal Communications, over an investigative report Koebel d... [TVSpy]

Samara Sodos Leaving WFLA: 'I Was Looking for a Career That Felt a Little More Stable' - Posted June 15, 2012
Reporter Samara Sodos is leaving WFLA after 12 years at the Tampa NBC-affiliate to join the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office as a public information officer. "I was looking for a career that felt a l... [TVSpy]

Milwaukee Stations Admit Staffers Signed Petitions to Recall Wisconsin Governor - Posted April 5, 2012
News employees from at least three Milwaukee stations signed petitions to recall Scott Walker, Wisconsin's controversial Republican governor. WISN and ... [TVSpy]

WTMJ's Chris Ford Named Assistant ND at WTSP - Posted March 13, 2012
Chris Ford has been named assistant news director at WTSP, the ABC-affiliate in Tampa, according to the Milwau... [TVSpy]

WITI Names John LaPorte News Director - Posted January 27, 2012
WITI has tapped John LaPorte to lead its newsroom. The Milwaukee Fox-affiliate announced today that LaPorte, the station's news content manager, has been named vice president of news. He rep... [SocialTimes.com]

Former WTMJ Leader Michael McCormick Dies At 82 - Posted January 13, 2012
Michael McCormick, a former president of Milwaukee NBC-affiliate WTMJ, died this week at his home in Winston-Salem. He was 82. McCormick was hired in 1972 to oversee o... [SocialTimes.com]

Todd Hicks Set To Join Milwaukee's WTMJ In 2012 - Posted December 28, 2011
Todd Hicks is joining WTMJ, the NBC-affiliate in Milwaukee, in early 2012. Hicks joins the station from WGBA, the NBC-affiliate in Green ... [TVSpy]

WTMJ's Diane Pathieu Joining WLS in Chicago - Posted November 10, 2011
Diane Pathieu, a reporter and midday anchor at Milwaukee NBC-affiliate WTMJ, is leaving is joining ABC owned-and-operated WL... [TVSpy]

While WTMJ Shoots Interview, Victim Spots Suspects - Posted October 4, 2011
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Legendary WTMJ Anchor John McCullough Dies - Posted July 21, 2011
Legendary Milwaukee anchor John McCullough died on Wednesday. He was 77. According to WTMJ, McCullough, who appeared at the NBC-affiliat... [TVSpy]

Reporter Keller Russell Jumps From Lincoln to Milwaukee - Posted June 2, 2011
Keller Russell, a weekend anchor-reporter with KOLN in Lincoln, is set to join Milwaukee's WTMJ as a general assignment reporte... [TVSpy]

President Uses Interviews with Local Reporters to Pitch His Budget Proposal to Republican Strongholds - Posted February 17, 2011
"I think with local reporters he thought that he'd get a friendlier conversation than the correspondents that cover him everyday," WWBT reporter Ryan Nobles explained on the NBC-affilia... [TVSpy]

Steve Chamraz Leaves Chicago for Milwaukee's WTMJ - Posted February 9, 2011
Steve Chamraz has left his post at Chicago's WFLD to become an anchor and reporter at Milwaukee's WTMJ. Chamraz had been working as a reporter for the... [TVSpy]

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