It looks like stations in the California Capitol are talking about rain and a plane crash in the Sierras in the first five minutes of their newscasts.
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WZZM president and general manager Janet Mason told mlive.com that Tang will stay with the station for the next few months. “We’ve agreed on a timeline that gives him time to finalize his plans and the station time to find our next news director,” Mason said.
“The devastation in the Philippines is overwhelming. Hour by hour, our viewers are seeing the tragic pictures of that battered region and they want to help,” said KCRA 3 news director Lori Waldon in a statement. “We are happy to provide a way for our viewers to help the typhoon victims. There is such incredible generosity in our community.”
The stations are hosting live cut-ins throughout the day today asking viewers for donations. The cut-ins started at 6:00 a.m. and will run until 7:00 p.m. As of the Noon news, the effort had raised $208,474.
You can donate by calling 1-800-513-3333 or by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. During the drive only cash donations will be accepted, no relief goods or supplies at this time.
“His experience and tenure at #1 ranked stations in both the Bay Area and, more importantly, here in Sacramento will prove to be invaluable for our station,” KTXL general manager Jerry Del Core said in a statement. “He will take FOX40 to new heights.”
Beck has been news director at the CBS duopoly in Sacramento since she was promoted from executive producer in 2008. She has previously worked for KCRA, the NBC affiliate in Sacramento.
At KTVK, Belo’s independent station in Phoenix, Beck replaces Brad Remington, who announced last fall he is moving to Denver to be closer to his wife.
“We’re happy to have a California native with Audrey’s experience join our morning team. She will bring a great deal of energy to our morning news,” KOVR news director Cameryn Beck said in a statement. “Combined with meteorologist Laura Skirde, I believe we will give viewers a fresh new reason to wake up with CBS13.”
A Yolo County, CA, judge denied claims by a victims’ advocacy group that KCRA violated the privacy of slain Yolo County Sheriff’s deputy Tony Diaz’s family when it aired the dashcam video showing his shooting, reports The Sacramento Bee. Find a link to the video after the jump.
Nina Salarno Ashford, the Crime Victims United attorney representing the deputy’s family, maintained the Yolo courts gave the Sacramento NBC affiliate the video without the Diaz family’s knowledge and the station then aired portions of the video not used in court, thus violating the family’s privacy.
Salarno Ashford argued for a protective order stopping viewing of the dashboard camera video that captured the shooting, citing privacy provisions in what is known as Marsy’s Law that are designed to protect the privacy of crime victims and their families. Read more
Oliver is a California native who has worked at WFTV, the ABC affiliate in Orlando, for the past nine years.
“I’m beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to work for KCRA, such a highly regarded news organization, and to be back home in California,” Oliver said in a statement.
“Kevin is a great fit for KCRA,” news director Lori Waldon added. “He’s smart, aggressive, highly competitive and curious. Kevin will find great stories for us.”
In Philadelphia, CBS O&O KYW will air cut-ins at the top of every hour and in newscasts from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. KYW’s Susan Barnett, Chris May, Pat Ciarrocchi, Ukee Washington and Erika von Tiehl, along with personalities from CW Philadelphia and the local CBS owned radio stations will staff a phone bank to take pledges for the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Response Fund.
In Sacramento, NBC affiliate KCRA will air live cut-ins asking for donations during regular programming and newscasts from 6 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Viewers in Sacramento can donate by calling 1-800-513-3333 or by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Philadelphia viewers can call 1-877-KYW3-ASK (1-877-599-3275) or also texti the word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.
Doan, who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, said in a statement, “I am excited about returning to Northern California to join the KCRA family and work with an amazing team of journalists who set the bar high as the market news leader.”
Doan is the recipient of an Emmy award for her reporting as well as a regional Edward R. Murrow award for her coverage of Jared Lee Loughner, who killed six people and injured 14 in an attempted assassination of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
“We are excited to have Claire on board here at KCRA,” said Lori Waldon, KCRA 3 news director. “She is a strong, passionate reporter who likes to dig for compelling stories. Claire is a great addition to our excellent team of reporters.”
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