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Posts Tagged ‘Olsen Ebright’

KTLA Hires Courtney Friel, Jillian Barberie

It’s not every day that a TV news director can cram five new hires into a single tweet. But that was the case Monday with KTLA’s Jason Ball:

The two biggest names are of course the KTTV FOX 11 tandem of Courtney Friel and Jillian Barberie. When we spoke to Friel a couple of months ago, she said her priority was to spend some quiet time at home with husband Carter Evans. Apparently, either the novelty of that wore off or the KTLA offer was just too good to pass up.

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NBCLA Hosts Social Media Party

Last night at NBC Southern California headquarters in Burbank, several dozen invited bloggers gathered for an evening of food, drink and conference room presentations about the station’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram efforts tied to the London Summer Olympics.

Website editorial director Sara Catania, managing editor Jonathan Lloyd, social media lead Olsen Ebright and social media/tech on-air reporter Mekahlo Medina (pictured, above) took turns explaining how the “first social media Olympics” have been leveraged, cross-promoted and harnessed. One of the shiniest beacons of this systematic, station-wide effort is the fact that the follower count @NBCLA has zoomed in the past few weeks from around 27,000 just past the 40,000 mark.

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