The primary focus of the interviews will be the close of the Iraq War, and the stations were chosen because they have large military communities in their markets, according to President Obama’s official schedule. The payroll tax cut extension — which was the subject of a round of local press last week — will also be discussed.
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is debuting a new weather satellite today over the west coast.
GOES-15, which was launched into the sky back in May, is replacing the old warhorse GOES-11 in a fixed orbit over the Pacific ocean. Originally slated for a five-year mission, GOES-11 has been serving meteorologists since 2000.
Seattle CBS-affiliate KIRO is expanding the 11 p.m. newscast on Sunday evenings to a full hour starting this week, the station announced today.
“As our viewers prepare for the upcoming week we will be able to provide them with essential news and information that will impact their daily lives,” news director Todd Mokhtari said in a statement. Read more
Three local stations in Seattle have pulled their news crews out of Amanda Knox‘s West Seattle neighborhood, citing a desire to give the family privacy after their return to the U.S. last night.
“We want to respect Amanda’s request to use this time to be with her family,” KING executive news director Mark Ginther said in a statement. “The last four years have been overwhelming to Amanda and her family. It is time for them to be together and when she is ready to talk with us they have told us they will let us know.”
ABC-affiliate KOMO and CBS-affiliate KIRO joined KING, the NBC-affiliate, in agreeing to leave Knox’s neighborhood. The three stations pooled their resources to cover her arrival, sharing footage from the KIRO news helicopter to minimize the disruption.
The Seattle mayor’s office sent an email out to local stations on Friday morning asking them to give Mayor Mike McGinn some space.
“As you are all aware after a year and a half of the McGinn Administration, the mayor is very accessible to the press,” Pickus writes, asking that reporters refrain from “crowding around” McGinn at public events and knocking on his door at night.
The email, which even includes stock photos depicting what Pickus believes is the right way and wrong way to cover a public appearance, is a response to the stations’ aggressive coverage of the mayor’s recent appointment of a bicycle club leader to the $95,000/year position of transportation policy advisor. Read more
The suspected gunman, who committed suicide following the shooting, was a University of Texas at Arlington student who had recently sought counseling from McIntosh’s wife, a UTA staff-member.
McIntosh oversaw advertising and financial services for Belo’s group of stations. He began his broadcasting career in 1990 as an accounting assistant with Tulsa’s KOTV, a Belo station at the time, and went on to hold management positions at WFAA and KIRO, before moving on to become a staffer with the stations’ parent company.
Egert and Matsuzawa had been in Japan for only a few hours on Saturday when they experienced first-hand the instability of the land. Spending time with a host family, Egert and Matsuzawa braced themselves as an aftershock rumbled through the country (video here).
Egert and Matsuzawa have been using equipment at CNN’s Tokyo bureau to feed video to KIRO while also providing live reports via phone. Over the weekend, Egert reported on a Seattle woman who was stranded in Japan (video here) and he will continue his coverage this week.
Reporting on a winter weather advisory for the Seattle area, Stevenson described a “shift of the winds,” although she didn’t say “shift” at first.
>Update: The video has been removed as per KIRO’s request. It’s still available on YouTube, at least for the time being.
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Rowe, who has been with the Orlando CBS-affiliate for ten years, was in awe of Swanson when the two read together during his audition.
“It was very exciting to sit next to someone I found fascinating personally,” she told the Orlando Sentinel:
Gaard’s depth was immediately apparent. It won’t take long for people to know that this guy has leadership, skills, intelligence. We can’t have enough leaders in that newsroom. We all need to innovate.
Swanson comes to WKMG from Seattle’s KIRO, where he served as sports director for eight years. In addition to his job at KIRO, Swanson has worked as a host for HGTV, appearing on the network’s popular series “Generation Renovation.”