“Truly, the decision to leave comes from my ambition to grow and my desire to explore new challenges,” Hur said, noting that the station tried to work with her until she ultimately decided to leave.
Hur, who grew up in Ambler and graduated from Upper Dublin High School before matriculating at NYU, joined CBS3 in 2008. Before that, Hur, who was born in Seoul, South Korea, was an intern at the station, covering both the Democratic and Republican conventions in 2000.
LIN Media announced today it has signed a “comprehensive, long-term” agreement to renew affiliation agreements with CBS in 10 markets.
The agreement includes WIAT in Birmingham, AL, WIVB in Buffalo, NY, KRQE, KBIM and KREZ in Albuquerque, NM, WPRI in Providence, RI, WANE in Fort Wayne, IN, WTHI in Terre Haute, IN, KIMT in Mason City, IA, KOIN in Portland, OR, WKBN in Youngstown, OH and WLFI in Lafayette, IN.
“We are pleased to have reached long-term agreements with CBS,” Vincent L. Sadusky, president and CEO of LIN Media said in a statement. “Our stations are important assets to our local communities and these new agreements ensure that LIN Media and CBS will continue to serve local viewers with high-‐quality network programming.”
LIN recently lost the CBS affiliation at its Indianapolis station WISH, the Indianapolis Star reported, LIN stands to lose as much as $100 million after its proposed deal with Media General was revalued after the loss.
KSTP reports Brown started at the station in 1972 and retired in May.
We’re remembering KSTP photojournalist Russ Brown, who died after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 64. pic.twitter.com/AVjWQPBwb6
— KSTP (@KSTP) August 27, 2014
“He had such a big heart, a huge heart,” Joe Caffrey, KSTP chief photographer said on the station’s website. “He was always one of the first ones here and the last ones to leave. He loved the TV news business.”
— Gus Rosendale (@Gus4NY) August 28, 2014
“This is all things coming together at the same time,” Harris told The Post. “It’s a great opportunity for me personally and a perfect match for the company. Everything is aligned. It is incredibly bittersweet because of the affection I have for Denver.”
— Todd Gutner (@ToddWBZ) August 27, 2014
A few years ago we reported on Scripps Television’s decision to swap ”Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune”, two hugely popular syndicated game shows, for programming they produced. Back in 2012, the company brought in two of their own shows so they could have more control over their content (and not have to pay those pesky syndication fees).
Well, it looks like it’s happening again.
The Denver Post reports that ABC affiliate KMGH will lose “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune” on September 8, to be replaced by a new 6:00 p.m. newscast and a half-hour newsmagazine, a Scripps-produced show called “The List.” According to a KMGH press release, the new show’s “upbeat, fast-paced style brings viewers non-stop weather coverage and the very latest on developing stories from the studio and in the streets.”
We reached out to KMGH vice president and general manager Byron Grandy to see if other Scripps stations will be adopting this model in the coming months. He did not immediately respond to our email.
KTHV, the CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Ark., has announced a new addition to the team: Clint Stoerner. The former pro football player (and University of Arkansas quarterback) will provide a Thursday NFL breakdown of the match-ups slated for “Thursday Night Football.” Stoerner will also work alongside sports anchor Mary Dunleavy on “The Hog Zone”, a weekly post-game special on the University of Arkansas.
“Adding someone with Clint’s playing field experience and love for the game just shows again how seriously we take our football here in Arkansas. Clint is a stand-up guy and we are thrilled to have him joining us,” KTHV news director Dave Parker said in a statement.
Stoerner makes his debut on September 11.
Gray Television announced today it has found buyers for six full power TV stations that may have disappeared otherwise.
In June, Gray said it was transferring the programming of the six stations it operated under shared service agreements and also had the option to buy, to stations it owned in the same market. Rather than surrendering the licenses of the now program-less stations, it hired the brokerage arm of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council to find new owners for the stations.
When it hired MMTC, Gray stipulated the buyers had to be “socially disadvantaged enterprises, such as businesses controlled by women, minorities, or innovative new entrants, or non-profit entities such as a school or religious institution.”
The Des Moines Register reports he’ll be a morning news anchor.
I’m excited to announce I’ve taken a morning news anchor job at WOWT in Omaha. DSM’s been great for 13 yrs but thrilled for new opportunity!
— Dave Zawilinski (@DaveZABC5) August 27, 2014
Zawilinski started at WOI as an intern while he was a sophomore at Drake University in 2002. Since then, his station bio said, he’s “filled every role on the sports team – Intern, Part-Time Photographer, Sports Reporter and Weekend Sports Anchor.”
Martin had worked at The Weather Channel since 2006. With a two-year-old and an often traveling husband at CNN, Martin made the move to “pursue a career path that keeps her closer to home,” according to a statement by The Weather Channel’s senior director of coverage and talent, Jennifer Rigby.
Martin’s last day is September 30.