He and his co-anchor Sade Baderinwa act out short scenes covering subjects in the news like the dangers of sugar and The Oscars.
Yesterday, he let viewers know he was putting his family cat down. He wanted everyone to know he was there for them because “We’re like family.”
TVSpy knows how hard it is to lose a family pet. But we’ve never seen one used to boost ratings.
“I’m so pleased to have someone of Sheila’s ability and reputation join us,” WKRC GM Jon Lawhead said in a statement. “Her work has always been outstanding and will take our group of stations to another promotional level.”
This will be Obermeyer’s second time with WKRC. She originally began working there in 1992, leaving in 2002 to work at cross-town rival ABC affiliate WCPO as creative services director. She has also worked at KOVR and KXTV in Sacramento, CA, and WKOW in Madison, WI.
“It is great to see Walter’s career go full circle and be back at the station where he first began,” said Nick Gardner, VP and director of sales of WNYW-WWOR. “Jim [Sweeney] is extremely passionate, intelligent and a creative thinker who has done a great job in his two years at the station.
Augustin has been the VP and regional sales manager for FOX owned Chicago station WFLD since 2011. While Sweeney was the national sales manager for WNYW-WWOR.
A National Transportation Safety Board Judge has dismissed a $10,000 fine levied by the Federal Aviation Administration against a man who used a drone to shoot a promotional video.
Raphael Pirker was accused of reckless flying by the FAA for using a model airplane to shoot a video for the University of Virginia in October 2011.
Judge Patrick Geraghty ruled the FAA has no authority over small unmanned aircraft.
“This has very significant implications for companies that have been eager to proceed with commercial applications for UAS technologies,” Pirker’s attorney Brendan Schulman told Bloomberg.
The decision is a setback for the FAA, which has held that U.S. commercial drone flights are prohibited until it writes rules governing their use. “We are reviewing the decision,” the agency said in an e-mailed statement. It has the option to appeal. Read more
Mario Boone was the reporter on a story the FDLE called “Rape DNA kit backlogs continue to drown FDLE crime lab.” The story aired on the station’s 6:00 pm. news Wednesday night.
In its statement, the FDLE said WFTV’s report suggests the agency is ill equipped to handle a growing number of rape cases and may cause rape victims to be reluctant to report the crime because they don’t think the agency can process the evidence.
WFTV news director Matt Parcell told TVSpy, “We found one error dealing with the number of sexual assault cases and we’ve fixed that. We stand by everything else in the story.”
Here’s the FDLE statement:
On March 5, WFTV News Channel 9 aired a story entitled “Rape DNA kit backlogs continue to drown FDLE crime lab.” There were multiple errors in the story which FDLE feels compelled to address.
“WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said, ‘Delays can result in acquittals.’
“Fact – FDLE is not aware of an instance in which Biology/DNA evidence submitted to the crime laboratory for testing was not analyzed in time for trial and a suspect was acquitted. FDLE manages casework and actively works with investigating agencies to ensure that evidence is analyzed and processed prior to trial. Read more
“He knows the market, he knows the station, he knows the process, he’s evolved with the times,” WLUC GM Rob Jamros said in a statement.
Asplund has been with the Marquette, MI, NBC affiliate for more than 30 years and is currently the early evening anchor.
According to the station, “When not at the desk, Asplund does everything from reporting and producing to handling mechanical failures with equipment; he even cleans and can often be found at the station seven days a week.”
“I never would have imagined that I would have covered so many great stories here at Local 15,” Townsend told his co-anchors.
Clement has worked at WPMI for eight years.
According to the station, he is heading to Lynchburg, VA, for what they say is a “new opportunity in sports broadcasting.”
This week, WOOD is hiring a producer, and KATV is seeking a broadcast journalist. Meanwhile, WTKR/WGNT needs an anchor/reporter, as well as a producer. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.
- Producer WOOD (Grand Rapids, MI)
- Broadcast Journalist KATV (Little Rock, AR)
- Anchor/Reporter WTKR/WGNT (Norfolk, VA)
- Producer WTKR/WGNT (Norfolk, VA)
- Photojournalist WTKR/WGNT (Norfolk, VA)
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