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KSTU Photographer Hurt During Live Segment


John Diaz, a photographer and field producer for Salt Lake City FOX affiliate KSTU, was hurt while shooting a live segment on roller derby Friday.

Diaz was standing on the inside of the track during a report for Good Day Utah on when one of the The Salt City Derby Girls got knocked into him. The station said he hurt his elbow but shot six more segments before getting treatment.

Features reporter Big Budah, who was live at the time,tweeted out his admiration for Diaz:

 

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What Are Local Stations Covering?

Today we look at the Salt Lake City market.

The four affiliated stations are all owned by different companies: Bonneville (KSL), Sinclair (KUTV), Tribune (KSTU) and Nexstar (KTVX). Their newscasts all feature a similar flow with the long stories punctuated by the short.

The only station that stood out was KTVX which spent nearly a minute of its first block promoting a story for its 10:00 p.m. show. But then again, it is sweeps!

Battle to Stop Aereo Spreads to Utah

aereo_304The battle by broadcasters to stop Aereo has now spread into Utah.

Salt Lake City FOX affiliate KSTU, CBS affiliate KUTV, MyNetworkTV affiliate KMYU and FOX Broadcasting Co. have filed suit against the streaming media company after its expansion into Salt Lake City in August.

The suit makes claims of copyright violations similar to the suits filed in New York and Boston.

“It simply does not matter whether Aereo uses one big antenna or hundreds of tiny ones to receive local broadcasts,” reads the complaint. “Nor does it matter that Aereo routes the broadcast signal through a server that copies it before retransmitting it. No amount of technological gimmickry by Aereo changes the fundamental principle of law that those who wish to retransmit copyrighted broadcasts may do so only with the copyright owners’ authority.” Read more

Technical Problems Keep KSTU Off Air for First Half of 9:00 p.m. Newscast

Viewers of Salt Lake City’s FOX affiliate KSTU had to get their news fix elsewhere last night after the station was unable to air the first half of its 9:00 p.m. news.

The station’s anchor team of Hope Woodside and Bob Evans told viewers at the top of the hour the station would not be airing a newscast due to technical problems. “We live by the computer and die by the computer and we’re having computer issues,” said Evans before telling viewers to catch that night’s news online.

All was not lost, though. The station made a comeback at 9:30 p.m. with Evans giving a simple, “Thanks for bearing with us,” as the only nod to the station’s previous problem.

KSTU president and general manager Tim Ermish told the Salt Lake Tribune,the outage was “just a technical malfunction with the news systems. First time it’s happened in 10 years.”

On Facebook, the station also told viewers to watch the news on its website, “Fox 13 News is experiencing technical difficulties. Please stay tuned to Fox13now.com for tonight’s news.”

We’ve asked KSTU for comment and will update when we hear back.

Geoff Roth Named VP of Local Content at WJZY-WMYT

Geoff Roth has been named vice president of local content at WJZY-WMYT, Fox’s duopoly in Charlotte. His appointment is effective July 8.

“Geoff is a solid journalist and news leader with a proven track record of innovation in news gathering and content presentation. He is committed to our mission of serving our 22 counties in North and South Carolina and providing a voice for our communities,” VP-GM Karen Adams said in a statement. “Geoff is the perfect choice to lead FOX 46 Carolinas News.”

Roth comes from another Fox O&O, KRIV in Houston, where he was an executive producer. He has worked as a news director at KSEE and KMPH in Fresno, WFTX in Fort Myers, KSWB in San Diego, KSTU in Salt Lake City and WRIC in Richmond.

“Being able to build a next generation digital news operation from the ground up in a growing market like Charlotte is a unique opportunity,” Roth said. “I am looking forward to utilizing the latest technology across multiple platforms to keep our viewers constantly informed on relevant news of the day.”

Two KDVR News Managers Nab Assistant ND Jobs

Two news managers at Denver’s KDVR-KWGN have landed assistant news director jobs in other markets.

Ryan Minnaugh, who most recently served as executive producer of KDVR-KWGN’s evening newscasts, is joining WXIN in Indianapolis.  And Marc Sternfield, KDVR-KWGN’s executive producer for digital media, has been named assistant ND at KSTU in Salt Lake City.

Both moves represent promotions within the Local TV-Tribune family. Read more

KLAS Announces New Morning Anchor Team

Las Vegas CBS-affiliate KLAS is set to debut a new morning anchor team.

Beginning July 30th, the KLAS morning newscast will be anchored by Cale Ramaker and Shauna Khorrami (right).

Ramaker comes to KLAS after seven years at WOFL in Orlando, where he anchored the station’s 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.  Khorrami joins the station after anchoring the morning news at KSTU in Salt Lake City. Read more

KSTU Ready to Unveil New HD Studio

Salt Lake City Fox-affiliate KSTU is set to debut a brand-new, HD-optimized studio on Monday.

“The project has been 18 months in the making,” KSTU president and general manager Tim Ermish told The Salt Lake Tribune this week.  “When Local TV LLC acquired the station in 2008, they were kind of surprised at what they bought.  They couldn’t believe the cramped space we were working out of.”

In addition to unveiling its new studio, KSTU is also premiering a new 4:30 a.m. newscast on Monday. Read more

2 Months After Hit-and-Run, Kerri Cronk Returns to KSTU Anchor Desk Full-Time

Two months after sustaining a broken neck, a dislocated shoulder and a concussion in a hit-and-run accident, KSTU anchor Kerri Cronk has returned to her full-time schedule at the station.

Cronk was riding her bicycle in August when she collided with a vehicle, which she recalls being white. Despite efforts from KSTU, the driver has not yet been found. “I’m disappointed, sure,” Cronk tells the Salt Lake Tribune. “But I’ve kind of come to terms with it. I’m not going to wallow.”

Cronk returned to her position as morning anchor at the Salt Lake City Fox-affiliate in late September. Beginning today, she will resume her full-time schedule, which also includes the 11 a.m. and noon newscasts. “If I make a mistake, I say, ‘Oh, it’s the concussion,’” Cronk joked.

KSTU Begs Viewers for Information on Hit-and-Run Involving Anchor Kerri Cronk

Earlier this month, KSTU anchor Kerri Cronk was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Salt Lake City that left her with a broken neck. The driver of the vehicle that hit her while she rode her bike has still not been found — and now the station is pleading for information from viewers (watch the video, above).

“It’s very hard, I have to admit,” Cronk, who is moving along with her physical recovery, said in a recent interview. “Anger is a harsh word. I still have anger, I would like some closure.” Read more

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