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There’s a ‘One’ in 12th Man: KCPQ Shuts Rivals Out of Super Bowl Rally

Wilson_KCPQFor all of Seattle’s talk of the importance of the 12th man in the Seahawks Super Bowl win, only one man, or station, was allowed to cover the entire Seahawks victory event yesterday.

The celebration started out with a parade, which all the stations covered live. But as soon as the parade entered CenturyLink Field around 2:00 p.m., only FOX affiliate KCPQ stayed in live coverage.

According to KCPQ GM Pam Pearson all the other Seattle stations were welcome to cover the rally “but only the partners were allowed to broadcast it LIVE.” And by “partners” Pearson meant the Tribune owned FOX affiliate.

KOMO news director Holly Gauntt told TVSpy the ABC affiliate was getting calls from puzzled viewers when it broke away shortly before 2:00 p.m. Bob Jordan, news director CBS affiliate KIRO said several viewers asked why the station was ending its coverage of the celebration early.

Even the Governor’s office got involved. Jaime Smith, director of media relations for Washington Governor Jay Inslee, told TVSpy Inslee’s office reached out to the Seahawks because they wanted as many people as possible to watch the celebration. But in the end she said they left it up to the Seahawks to decide. Read more

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KCPQ Reorganizes Newsroom Leadership, Naming New ND and Director of Content

Seattle Fox affiliate KCPQ has named Jon Brady director of content and news programming and promoted Erica Hill to news director.

Brady has been the station’s news director since 2010. In his new role, he will oversee daily editorial content, as well as long-form news and sports programming. Hill, who has been the assistant news director at KCPQ for six years, will be responsible for the direction of the news department, long-term initiatives and specific digital goals, according to the station.

“We are fortunate to have two talented people in Jon and Erica to lead this newsroom into the future … This reorganization will allow us to maximize our current initiatives and cultivate new ways to deliver news and information to Western Washington,” KCPQ SVP-GM Pam Pearson said in a statement.

Read KCPQ’s press release after the jump. Read more