“I am very happy that after ten months and multiple interviews, CBS Atlanta has found the right morning anchor,” news director Lane Michaelsen said in a statement. “Frank’s skills and personality make him the perfect fit for CBS Atlanta 4:30-7am.”
A Huntsville, AL, anchor is being recognized for her part in on-air marriage proposal.
Coming in at number 17 on BuzzFeed’s “The 18 Most Over-The-Top Marriage Proposals of 2013” is FOX and ABC affiliate WZDX-WAAY weekend anchor Jillian Pavlica surprise on-air proposal.
“We do have some breaking news to report to you,” said Pavlica on-air before her then boyfriend proposed. “FOX 54 has just learned that a Huntsville news anchor is being proposed on live TV.”
TVSpy reported on the proposal in March.
Broaddus told TVSpy she left Indianapolis CBS affiliate WISH on December 1. She said she starts at KARE on January 6.
“This was a very difficult decision,” Broaddus wrote in her resignation letter to WISH news director Steve Bray obtained by TVSpy. “However, it’s time for me to accept an opportunity to continue growing and contributing to the work that we all do as journalists.”
“I’m very excited at the opportunity to be a part of and lead an already dynamic news department,” Lee told TVSpy. “I’m expecting great things from us all in the future!”
In his 25 years in broadcasting, Lee has worked as a production manager, sports director and anchor, promotions director, reporter, assignment editor and news content manager.
Kearney replaces Jim Boyle, who has retired from KSAT. In addition to assistant news director, she has also worked as a producer and executive producer at the station.
“Trying to continue the legacy Jim Boyle has created in this community will be a real challenge, but one that I’m proud and honored to accept as we lead KSAT12’s evolution into a multi-media company,” Kearney said in a statement.
“We will greatly miss Jim’s leadership, his vision for KSAT12 and San Antonio, and his unbridled connection to this community,” VP-GM Phil Lane said. “It is with a very heavy heart that we accept his retirement and we know that he will forever be connected to the people he mentored and led for the past 30 years.” [h/t Mike McGuff]
A KSDK spokesperson confirms this is a newly created position for the station.
Danielski will report to KSDK general manager and executive vice president Lynn Beall.
“Marv is an award-winning television executive and his extensive experience will be a tremendous asset to KSDK,” Beall said in a statement. “He is a proven brand builder and 360 degree innovator who will help pave the way forward for KSDK.”
This is Danielski’s second go round with Gannett. He last worked for the station group starting in 1999 as a corporate marketing executive.
Danielski comes to KSDK from Frank N. Magid Associates where he was SVP Integrated Brand Development. He has also served as VP of marketing and creative services at Hearst Television.
Ozzie Martinez has been named Telemundo vice president of News and Standards.
Based in Miramar, FL, Martinez started yesterday. He reports to the president of Telemundo Stations Manuel Martinez.
Longtime Chicago broadcast executive Jim Corno, the president of Comcast SportsNet Chicago, died Tuesday from cancer. He was 66.
“Probably the greatest thing we admired most about Jim was that he truly cared about our personal lives. He was everyone’s second dad. He never forgot a birthday, a wedding, a birth, a passing of a loved one…he was always in the know,” CSN Chicago senior director of communications Jeff Nuich wrote in an online tribute to Corno. “Not because he felt like that’s what the head of a station should do, but he just felt like that’s how you should be as a person…to always care…to always love.”
Since moving to Chicago in 1984, Corno led SportsVision, SportsChannel and Fox Sports Net Chicago before launching Comcast SportsNet Chicago in 2004. After his first television job in the mailroom at KLPR in St. Louis, Corno went on to work as operations manager at WTOP in Washington, D.C. and program manager at WDIV in Detroit. [h/t Robert Feder]
An FCC study looking into how news stories are chosen and reported has caught the eye of Republican members of the Commerce Committee who fear it may be an attempt to revive the Fairness Doctrine.
The 16 lawmakers told the commission in a letter that by looking into how how editorial decisions are made by local news outlets, the FCC is threatening the First Amendment.
In the letter, Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and 15 other lawmakers asked the FCC to stop the study saying, “It is wrong, it is unconstitutional, and we urge you to put a stop to this most recent attempt to engage the FCC as the ‘news police.”
The study, called the “Multi-Market Study of Critical Needs” plans to look at how broadcast, print, radio and internet news stories are selected, prioritized and produced. On its website, the FCC said the study looks at the information needs of the American public, with “special emphasis on vulnerable/disadvantaged populations.”
The leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee along with every Republican member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee also wrote, “The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the beacon of freedom that makes the United States unique among the world’s nations. We urge you to take immediate steps to suspend this effort and find ways that are consistent with the Communications Act and the Constitution to serve the commission’s statutory responsibilities.”
The Fairness Doctrine, which required broadcasters to
give equal time to both sides of present controversial issues of public importance in an honest, equitable and balanced way, exposing viewers to a diversity of viewpoints, was officially taken off the books in 2011.