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KUTV Graphic Frames Utah Governor and Attorney General as Gay Couple

The layout of a graphic used on Salt Lake City’s CBS affiliate KUTV appeared to make Utah Governor Gary Herbert (pictured in graphic on the right) and Attorney General John Swallow (on the left) a gay couple.

The graphic was used for a story about three gay couples who filed a federal lawsuit claiming Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Governor Herbert and Attorney General Swallow are both named in the lawsuit.

A spokesperson for the Attorney General told Jim Romenesko, “I don’t think anyone in Utah will mistake the Governor and the Attorney General as one of the ‘gay couples’ filing the lawsuit.” Read more

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Salt Lake City’s KUTV Expands Morning Newscasts

KUTV is expanding its morning news coverage by adding a weekend news show and by extending the weekday show by a half-hour, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

The Salt Lake City CBS affiliate’s weekend show begins next weekend and will air from 7 to 8 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday while the weekday show will begin at 4:30 a m.

There’s no indication from KUTV who will anchor the weekend morning news.  We have reached out to the station and will update with any new information.

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KUTV Says Facebook Helped Propel Station to Salt Lake City Ratings Victory

At the beginning of February, KUTV‘s morning team announced that they would be competing in a “Facebook Faceoff,” a race featuring anchors Ron Bird and Mary Nickles, reporters Kelly Chapman and Casey Scott, and meteorologist Debbie Worthen to see who could rack up the most Likes on Facebook.

The “Facebook Faceoff” was part of an aggressive push by the Salt Lake City  CBS-affiliate to increase viewer engagement on Facebook, which would hopefully offer a ratings boost as KUTV tried to wrestle the crown from former powerhouse KSL during the February sweeps period.

It looks like KUTV’s Facebook campaign paid off.

“I think social media helped KUTV 2News win every newscast during February sweeps,” KUTV news director Jennifer Dahl told Lost Remote recently. “We have a strategy and it’s working.” Read more