Wood has worked at the Phoenix, AZ, station for seven years. She started at KPHO as senior executive producer and was once news director at KXLY in Spokane, WA. She also worked at KTVK in Phoenix as executive producer.
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Total revenues for Meredith Corporation’s Local Media Group grew +3% to $90 million in the third quarter of 2013. Non-political advertising revenues were up +3% to $64 million led by strong performance from KPHO in Phoenix, KCTV in Kansas City and KPTV in Portland, Ore.
Operating profit was $26 million, down $2 million from the year-ago quarter. Meredith reported $12 million less of political advertising revenue in Q3 2013 than in Q3 2012. Other revenues and operating expenses both increased because of growth in retransmission revenues and programming fees.
“Our record revenue performance – achieved in a non-political quarter – speaks to the fundamental strength of our television broadcasting business,” Meredith Local Media Group president Paul Karpowicz said in a statement. “We continue to engage viewers and successfully monetize the strength of our audience.”
“Leaving New Mexico was a hard decision; returning there to do a job I love is a perfect scenario for me. I feel so fortunate to be joining KOB 4′s fine news team and can’t wait to be back, ” Donaldson said. “My family and I have missed so much about the state.”
During her career in local news, Donaldson has also worked at WXYZ in Detroit, where she managed news and programming.
“Michelle’s news acumen coupled with her knowledge of and enthusiasm for covering New Mexico’s news put her at the top of our candidate list,” KOB general manager Mike Burgess said. “Her work at KPHO has added to her already considerable achievement list. She is a great fit for our news team.” Read more
Phoenix stations took time this weekend to mark the six year anniversary of a helicopter crash that killed four local journalists.
July 27, 2007, the helicopters for ABC affiliate KNXV and independent station KTVK collided while covering a police chase. KNXV’s Craig Smith and Rick Krolak and KTVK’s Scott Bowerbank and Jim Cox were all killed when the helicopters went down in Steele Indian School Park.
“On July 27th will always be a difficult time for us, but something we are determined not to let die,” Jim Cox’s father Alan Cox told FOX owned station KSAZ. “This memorial in the park is just fantastic and the folks who put this together should be commended. We thank them very, very much.”
A verdict has been reached in the trial of Jodi Arias, who is accused of murdering her boyfriend Travis Alexander in Arizona.
In Phoenix, ABC affiliate KNXV was the first to report the news at 11:32 a.m. with Connie Colla and Dan Spindle anchoring. “This is one of those cases where we’ve been waiting, monitoring Twitter, we’ve got reporters and crews that have been down there staking out their spot at the courthouse,” Spindle said. “And we do know right now they announced and went through this chain of events to let everybody know.”
Fox O&O KSAZ was next at 11:34 a.m. with Ron Hoon and Rick D’Amico at the anchor desk. CBS affiliate KPHO and independent station KTVK both reported the news at 11:36 a.m. Nicole Crites and Pat McReynolds anchored on KPHO and Kaley O’Kelly and Javier Soto anchored on KTVK.
The verdict will be read at 4:30pmET/1:30pmMT.
>Update: The jury has found Arias guilty of first-degree murder.
Matz comes from Sioux Falls, where he was the chief meteorologist for NBC affiliate KDLT. He has also worked as a web meteorologist for the MSU Geosciences website and as an intern at KPHO in Phoenix.
“As a Chief Meteorologist in the Midwest, Cody brings experience covering severe weather and forecasting in our region to the FOX 9 Weather Team. We’re thrilled to have Cody join us on-air and look forward to the excellent presence he’s established already online and via social media,” KMSP vice president and news director Bill Dallman said in a statement.
“While we at CBS 5 pledge continuing and professional coverage of the jury’s decision,” wrote Donaldson. “We will not add to the circus atmosphere by putting up tents or stages or hiring actors. We will not forget that at the heart of this case is a young man whose life was cut short and family members who grieve for him.”
>RELATED: TVNewser: As Jury Decides Jodi Arias’ Fate, HLN Continues to Rack Up the Ratings
Donaldson told TVSpy, “We’re not reinventing ourselves with this post. It’s just that we rarely speak so frankly and directly with people about our approach to any particular story.” Her letter was posted to both the station website and its facebook page. You can read the entire text of the letter after the jump. Read more
“Tom Bell is a veteran of more than 20 years in the local news industry and has an outstanding reputation as a leader who does an outstanding job of inspiring his colleagues to produce quality newscasts,” KOVR-KMAX VP-GM Kevin Walsh said in a statement. “I am very pleased to welcome him to Northern California and confident that he will do a terrific job of leading our news team to exciting new heights.”
“It will be a challenge to sit in the same chair as a trusted name like Elizabeth Alex, but I plan to earn the viewers’ respect. I want to be someone you see not only behind the anchor desk, but in the community as well,” Thompson said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get started.” [h/t Bottom Line Communications]
Meredith Corporation reported a +26% increase in local media group revenues for the fiscal first quarter of 2013, the company announced Thursday.
Net political advertising revenues were $12 million, a record high for a fiscal first quarter. Non-political advertising revenues increased +5%. All of Meredith’s markets grew in both revenues and operating profit.
“We are focused on keeping the momentum going in non-political advertising revenues, along with maximizing our political advertising opportunity this election cycle,” Local Media Group president Paul Karpowicz said in a statement. Read more
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