“Megan’s long experience covering Baltimore news is the perfect complement to our already strong morning team,” WBAL president and GM Dan Joerres said in a statement.
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Hearst has promoted from within to head up the creative departments at two of its owned stations.
“John has demonstrated a keen understanding of how to successfully steward a brand, especially in today’s multi-platform world,” WBAL president and GM Dan Joerres said in a statement.
Baltimore NBC affiliate WBAL will stream all of its newscasts online beginning today. Live streams will be available at the station’s website and can be accessed through computer, smartphone or tablet.
“Our goal is to broadcast the most relevant local news, traffic, weather and sports coverage on-air and online. Our live streams will now deliver this useful information to busy Marylanders on the go,” WBAL president and general manager Dan Joerres said in a statement.
WBAL says additional live streams will be active during the station’s coverage of breaking news and severe weather.
WBAL is both a Baltimore radio and NBC TV affiliate.
During the Columbia Mall shooting in January, WBAL radio reported the shooter went after his fiance and her new boyfriend in what was described as a “domestic incident.” Trouble is, police say they have no evidence that’s why the the shooting happened.
A massive winter storm made its way up the East Coast Wednesday night, presenting a challenge for NBC affiliates forced to balance covering the storm with NBC’s primetime coverage of the Sochi Olympics.
The NBC owned stations in the storm’s path – WRC in Washington and WCAU in Philadelphia — aired the Olympics uninterrupted, as did NBC affiliates WCNC in Charlotte, WXIA in Atlanta, WNCN in Raleigh-Durham, WXII in Greensboro, N.C. and WSLS in Roanoke.
A handful of NBC affiliates — including WBAL in Baltimore, WAVY in Norfolk, WWBT in Richmond, WVTM in Birmingham and WYFF in Greenville, S.C. — included a lower-third banner with local closings and weather updates during all or part of NBC’s Olympic coverage.
(Pictured, L-R: WRC, WAVY, WXIA, WWBT)
Today, the conspiracy theorist interwebs are abuzz with the second sighting of a horse head wearing person spotted during another weather event. This time it happened on Baltimore NBC affiliate WBAL in Ellicott City, MD, behind reporter Kate Amara. Coincidence?
Probably not. This horse man is a tad more introspective than the hurricane runner and looks like he maybe gave up jogging, not that we’re in any position to judge.
Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik reflects on local stations’ coverage of the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl victory parade. Zurawik saw the good — CBS O&O WJZ and NBC affiliate WBAL “dominated coverage,” he writes — and the bad:
But it made my blood boil to see reporters using fans as props. Telling fans to give a cheer or start singing and whooping when the cameras are pointed at them is both stupid and insensitive, and there was plenty of it.
And having your reporters wear purple scarves or stand on corners and act like crowd cheerleaders, which is what I saw too much of from WMAR during the parade, isn’t enough. Really.
The other thing that annoyed me, and it has been building for weeks, involves veteran reporters acting like they are buddies with the players, referring to Terrell Suggs, for example, as T-Sizzle and calling out to him on the parade route.
Bannister spent 16 years at NBC affiliate WBAL. The station declined to renew her contract in 2011. At Fox affiliate WBFF, Banister will anchor the weekend morning newscast slated to launch on January 19.
“We recognize outstanding talent and wanted both Marianne and Tony on our staff,” WBFF news director Mike Tomko told The Sun. “Their professionalism and long history in the market made for a perfect match here at Fox45.
Barrett was named CEO of Hearst-Argyle Television in 2001 and continued in that role when the company was re-named Hearst Television in 2009. He joined Hearst as general manager of the company’s Baltimore radio stations in 1984.
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