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Ed Rabel Is News Again, On WCHS

rabel wchs_croppedFormer NBC News and CBS News correspondent Ed Rabel, is news once again in Charleston, WV, at least on one local TV station.

Rabel, who is running for Congress, had complained that managers at WCHS, the ABC affiliate in Charleston, told staffers not to cover Rabel’s campaign. That may have been payback for this 2013 op-ed Rabel penned in the Charleston Gazette in which he called local newscasts “a colossal waste of time.”

Well now the MorganCountyUSA website reports WCHS mentioned Rabel’s candidacy on Monday’s 5:30 newscast:

On the segment, WCHS TV newsman Kennie Bass reported on the campaign ads being run by the candidates in the second Congressional district race — Nick Casey (D), Alex Mooney (R) and Ed Rabel (I).

Late last week, WCHS news director Matt Snyder went on defense saying Rabel wasn’t being snubbed.

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WCHS ND Responds to Reports His Station is Ignoring Congressional Candidate

wchs_logoWCHS news director Matt Snyder has responded to claims his newsroom is ignoring Ed Rabel‘s run for Congress.

“Eyewitness News at WCHS-WVAH TV is committed to covering news important to the people of West Virginia without bias or agenda,” Snyder wrote in a statement. “WCHS-WVAH has and will continue to be committed to covering the elections, political races and candidates including the second district race important to our viewers both online and on TV.  We will continue to cover these campaigns and candidates so that voters have the knowledge they need to make an informed decision this November.”

To counter claims of a total cone of silence surrounding Rabel, TVSpy did a quick unscientific Google search, at the urging of Snyder, and saw the Congressional candidate showed up four times on the station’s website: once in a story announcing Rabel was running for Congressonce to say he’d been endorsed by former Green Party candidate Ralph Naderonce to report Rabel was having a campaign kick-off event, and a fourth time in a story about Democratic candidate Nick Casey and Republican candidate Alex Mooney. Read more

Charleston Station told to Ignore Congressional Candidate Because of His Views on Local TV

rabel wchs_croppedCharleston, WV, ABC affiliate WCHS has reportedly told newsroom staff to ignore congressional candidate Ed Rabel because of an op-ed he wrote last year.

The former CBS and NBC correspondent wrote an article for the Charleston Gazette titled “Local TV News is a Waste of Your Time.” In it, he wrote, “the local television ‘news’ landscape is populated by bubble-heads and glib, young, sometimes pretty know-nothings. The truth is, they wouldn’t know a news story if it slapped them in the face.”

Rabel recently announced he was running for the U.S. House 2nd Congressional District as an independent.

Morgan County USA reports, the news director for the Sinclair owned station, Matt Snyder, told his reporters “that no story would be aired on the station about Rabel’s independent campaign for Congress.”

“Everyone in the newsroom was given explicit instructions [by Snyder] to not write [about] or air or interview me,” Rabel told Romenesko.

“Not after what Rabel said in his Charleston Gazette op-ed,” Snyder told Morgan County USA. Read more

WCHS to Launch 5:00 PM News

wchs_logoBeginning January 13, Charleston, WV, ABC affiliate WCHS will begin airing a one-hour newscast at 5:00 p.m.

“We are excited to be bring­ing even more first-rate news programming to our viewers,” Harold Cooper, general manager of WCHS-WVAH, said in a statement. “The addition of the weekday 5 p.m. show will further cement Eyewitness News as the news leader in the Charleston-Hun­tington market.”

“We’ll be using our full com­plement of anchors and report­ers to cover stories and provide content that matters the most to our viewers,”said news direc­tor Matt Snyder. “If you look at the level of experience and longevity our news talent has in this market, it’s clear you’re not just watching quality news pro­fessionals, but you’re watching people who’ve lived and worked here for years.”

The station will move “Judge Judy” to the weekday 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. time slot.

[The Herald-Dispatch]

WCHS Transitions to HD With New Studio

WCHS, the ABC affiliate in Charleston, W.Va, debuted a new high-definition set designed by Devlin Design Group on Saturday. New features include a rear projection screen and a large video wall, as well as a rolling kiosk that can be used in all areas of the set.

“The new set is an obvious point of difference when compared to our competition; it elevates our people and our product to the next level,” news director Matt Snyder said in a statement. When someone tunes in to sample what local news looks in this market, the choice is clear.” More pictures inside… Read more