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Marina Marraco Joins WTTG

8mmxcF9SWTTG FOX 5 announced the hire of Marina Marraco as a reporter, contributing across broadcasts and online.

Marraco was most recently with WESH, Orlando’s NBC affiliate, where she covered Hurricane Sandy and the George Zimmerman trial. Prior to that, she was a correspondent for Univision Network and anchor at Orlando’s WVEN.

Marraco’s first day with WTTG is November 10.

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Local News Now Toasts New Venture HillNow

Local News Now toasted its recently launched local news site covering Capitol Hill – HillNow – Wednesday night at Capitol Lounge with the site’s managing editor Andrea Swalec, Local News Now founder Scott Brodbeck and reporter George Altshuler.

LNN’s new venture joins its sister sites ARLNow, Bethesda Now, and Reston Now, and will focus on hyperlocal news as it relates to business, education, and real estate in DC’s Ward 6.

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DC Vote Hosts Champions of Democracy Awards Gala at Library of Congress

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Last night in the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress, DC Vote hosted its annual Champions of Democracy Awards Gala. The evening honored the Herb Block Foundation, founded in memory of 40 year Washington Post political cartoonist Herb Block, with the 2014 Champions of Democracy award, presented by Chicago Tribune editorial board member Clarence Page.

Herb Block Foundation CEO and president Marcela Brane accepted the award on behalf of the foundation and introduced Herb Block scholarship recipient Oluwafemi Morrisey, who shared how the scholarship he received in honor of Block enabled him to pursue education at the University of the District of Columbia. Remarks were also offered by co-chairs Marie Johns, former president and CEO of Verizon, Washington, DC, and Barclays Wealth and Investment Management director Joseph Perta. Read more

Google Shopping Express Now Offers Same Day Delivery Service in Washington

Craving a box of Annie’s mac and cheese from Giant? How about 1,000 Heinz ketchup packets from Costco? Need diapers from Babies R Us? Or even a new Fender from Guitar Center?

Well Google now has that covered too.

The Washington Post’s Jonathan O’Connell writes about Google Shopping Express, the tech giant’s new same day delivery service that launched in DC on Tuesday. Online shoppers now have access to the store shelves of nine local retailers including Giant Food, Costco, Walgreens, Sports Authority, Staples, Babies “R” Us, Barnes & Noble, L’Occitane, and Guitar Center.

“The expansion puts Google more squarely in competition with Amazon, which has been expanding same-day delivery and now has a grocery service, Amazon Fresh, that is available in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Seattle areas,” writes O’Connell.

For more on the service, click on over to The Washington Post.

WJLA’s Arch Campbell to Sign Off Thursday Evening After 40 Years on Washington TVs

arch-campbellOn Friday we wrote that 40 year District TV veteran Arch Campbell would today depart WJLA and News Channel 8, and he’s since cleared the air that he’s not retiring, merely, taking a break.

Campbell clarified with FishbowlDC that while he’s headed to his hometown of San Antonio, it’s just a quick trip for a high school reunion. In his email, he said that he plans to stay in Washington and has some other projects on the books.

As first reported last week by DCRTV, and in a Washington Post article Wednesday evening, Campbell said that WJLA and News Channel 8′s new owner, Sinclair Broadcast Group, will “leave the door open for (gasp!) my possible return.” Read more

40 Year DC TV Veteran Arch Campbell to Leave WJLA

arch-campbellDCRTV reports that WJLA and News Channel 8′s Arch Campbell is set to leave local news and his Thursday and Friday evening hosting gig of the entertainment and comedy program “The Arch Campbell Show.”

Campbell has reported on movies, theatre and entertainment in Washington for more than 40 years, with WJLA since 2007, and NBC4 for 32 years prior. Campbell’s departure comes weeks after the completed sale of WJLA and News Channel 8 from Allbritton Communications to Sinclair Broadcasting Group.

Campbell shared with DCRTV that he’s headed to his hometown of San Antonio and will continue to post movie reviews at ArchCampbell.org. DCRTV reports that Campbell shared on Facebook, “The new owners of 7 and 8 have graciously asked me to let them know if and when I want to return. But right now I’m taking a break. I have a couple of exciting projects ahead and a few personal things to do.”

Campbell’s last day on air in Washington will be August 28.

Atlantic Media Launches ‘State & Local’

GovExec_S&LAtlantic Media today launched its expansion from federal government current events coverage for Government Executive to city, county, and state government news and analysis. The new line of focus will include coverage of technology, health care, citizen services, infrastructure, security, transportation, and finance.

Government Executive’s state and local coverage is led by Michael Grass, who was hired in May following an April announcement of the intended news coverage expansion.

“As I’ve been talking with local government practitioners across the country, so many are innovating and serving their residents in new and exciting ways,” said Grass. “Government Executive State & Local will amplify these success stories.” Read more

Washingtonian Names Michael Schaffer New Editor

06062014-schafferWashingtonian today announced the hire of Michael Schaffer as its 4th editor in the magazine’s 49-year history. Schaffer was most recently with The New Republic where he served as editorial director and prior to that was editor of the Washington City Paper. 

Schaffer replaces former FishbowlDC-er Garrett Graff, who served as editor of Washingtonian for the past five years. In April, a memo from publisher Cathy Merrill Williams announced that she and Graff agreed he would leave this month.

Schaffer is set to start in July. Check out the full memo, after the jump. Read more

Local News Now Plans Hyperlocal Vertical for DC

1392014673219The publisher of ARLnow.com, BethesdaNow.com and RestonNow.com announced plans to launch a new local news website aimed for hyperlocal coverage of DC. Like the other sites within its brand, it will cover business, crime, and neighborhood news.

While its other local sites are successful for their locations, the new vertical will have lots of competition, specifically from InTheCapital.com, which launched just over two years ago and has a staff of 10+. Not to mention The Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, and a plethora of hyperlocal DC blogs.

Regardless, Local News Now LLC is looking for someone with two years of local news reporting experience, photography and photo editing skills, and a familiarity of social media.

One perk: “We believe in work-life balance and in a five-day work week — you will not be asked to work nights or weekends except in the event of breaking news or an especially important neighborhood meeting or event.”

For more, click here.