Cheryl Fiandaca has joined WHDH in Boston. Previously, she was a spokesperson for the Boston Police Department.
Luke Commare joins WDSU in New Orleans as director of sales. Commare comes from WDSU’s sister stations in the Hearst Television group, WPTZ-WNNE in Burlington-Plattsburgh, where he served as the general sales manager since 2012.
Fiandaca is represented by Ken Fishkin & Associates.
To report a move, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “On the Move.”
The tweet, captured by media blog The Lost Ogle said, “Happy we are the melting pot. Will be happier …if ppl who pour into our pot & sell me fuel & Milk Duds find time to learn our language.”
The response to the deleted tweet was not kind to Blevins, ranging from “How many languages have you found the time to learn” to “Where does 1 learn to speak asshole?”
Griffin Communications, parent company of KWTV, told TVSpy, “Griffin Communications actively promotes and encourages diversity in our community and our business and does not agree with nor condone Dean’s comments. Griffin deleted the tweet in accordance with our strict social media policy which includes monitoring both station and talent social media accounts on a daily basis.” Read more
Stations in Denver, Kansas City, Boston, Dallas and New Orleans have won 2014 Alfred I. duPont awards from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
In the breaking news category, the winners were WBZ, the CBS owned station in Boston, and KSHB, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City. WBZ won for its “exceptional” coverage of the Boston marathon bombings and KSHB was honored for breaking news coverage “of a preventable tragedgy,” a natural gas explosion at a downtown restaurant.
Denver ABC affiliate KMGH, Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA and New Orleans Fox affiliate WVUE were honored for their investigative reporting. KMGH won for “Colorado Rape Victims: Evidence Ignored, Justice Denied,” a yearlong investigation on systemic failures in the handling of rape cases in Colorado. WFAA won for “Denticaid: Medicaid Dental Abuse in Texas” and WVUE won for “Body of Evidence,” a series of reports that revealed misuse of public funds, corruption and fraud.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports three TV stations owned by Roberts Broadcasting are being sold as part of the station group’s bankruptcy settlement.
Roberts Broadcasting, led by brothers Michael and Steve Roberts, filed for bankruptcy in St. Louis in October 2011 after racking up millions of dollars in judgments for failure to pay licensing fees. When it filed for bankruptcy, the TV operator listed debts exceeding $3 million and assets of more than $800,000.
The proceeds from the sale of the four stations will pay creditors. Read more
“While we don’t have any plans to announce a replacement, our commitment to covering Pittsburgh sports won’t diminish,” WPXI VP-GM told the Post-Gazette. “In this world of ever-expanding technology and delivery platforms, broadcasters have to sometimes hit the ‘pause’ button and re-evaluate where they have their people and resources.That’s in essence what we are doing. Rich is a terrific talent and has been a valuable team member. We’re going to miss him.”
Before joining WPXI in 2005, Walsh anchored sports at WTRF in Wheeling, West Virginia.
According to police, Sawyer Clanton tried to steal more than $500 worth of X-Box and Playstation controllers along with a 12-pack of Bud Light from a nearby Wal-Mart.
“I’m excited to expand my roll (sic) with SJL Broadcasting and build upon what I’ve already instilled in both markets from a sales stand point.” said Veto, who will stay on as GM of WJRT in Flint, MI.
He started his career with Viacom and has been the GM of WENY in Elmira, NY. Veto was promoted to GM and director of sales of WJRT in 2011.
“I’m embarrassed,” Kraemer told The Wichita Eagle. “I did something extraordinarily unprofessional. It’s something that’s drilled into you from the minute you start in this business to always consider the microphones hot.”
Gallup recently released a poll ranking 22 professions by their perceived honesty and ethics.
The poll was not kind to TV journalists which showed the percentage of responders who ranked professions either very high or high in ethics and honesty.
While more Democrats (25%) and Independents (21%) than Republicans (15%) said TV reporters had a high or very high standard of ethics and honesty, 26 percent of responders between the ages of 18 and 34 said they thought TV reporters were ethical and honest compared to 17 percent of those older than 55.
The winner of the poll spanning both age and party lines ? Nurses. Click here to view the poll results.