“Matt’s unique combination of experiences at WBAY, other Green Bay market stations, major markets, news management and social media evangelism made him the choice for a seamless transition to the Post McCarey Era at WBAY News,” WBAY general manager Don Carmichael wrote in a note to station staffers. “Congratulate Matt and help him in every way possible to continue the great tradition of Local News Leadership at WBAY’s Action 2 News.”
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Related, TVNewser: Joe Fryer Named NBC News Correspondent
Fryer, who has worked at KING since 2010, has been filling in as a part-time correspondent on NBC News. In a memo this afternoon, NBC SVP of worldwide newsgathering David Verdi and Burbank bureau chief Polly Powell wrote, “His work impressed us so much, we hired him full time.”
“It has been a privilege and an honor to be part of the great tradition at WBAY-TV. Working for a legacy station like WBAY-TV brings great advantages, but great responsibilities as well. I hope I have lived up to those responsibilities,” McCarey wrote in a note to WBAY obtained by TVSpy. “I’ve been fortunate to work with so many great people since I took that part time production job here in 1965; so many in fact that it would be a disservice to mention even a few for fear of leaving out some deserving co-workers.”
McCarey will officially sign off from the Young Broadcasting (soon, Media General) station in January.
President Obama discussed the details of his rural economic plan, which he unveiled yesterday, in interviews with eight local stations on Monday morning.
Obama was interviewed by Tom Wills of WJXT, Matt Breen of WTIV, Matt Smith of WBAY, Warren Armstrong of KFSN, Hollani Davis of WDBJ, Don Ward of KKTV, Kristen Remington of KTVN (pictured) and Michael Cogdill of WYFF.
Obama also discussed healthcare reform, the Wisconsin recall election and the health of Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who is taking a medical leave of absence after reportedly suffering a seizure over the weekend. Read more
With the election drawing closer, President Obama is doing another round of local press today.
The stations at the White House today are WDBJ in Roanoke, KKTV in Colorado Springs, KTVN in Reno, WJXT in Jacksonville, KTIV in Sioux City, WBAY in Green Bay, WYFF in Greenville, SC and KFSN in Fresno, CA.
In addition to a five-minute sitdown with the President, the reporters will also take a tour of the White House and the kitchen garden, and conduct interviews with administration officials from each respective market, according to CNN.
WBAY is now broadcasting the news in HD. The Green Bay ABC-affiliate unveiled a brand-new set and graphics package this week as it transitioned to high definition.
The station had been broadcasting from a temporary set since November as the new set, designed by FX Group, was built over the course of ten days.
Video of the new set inside… Read more
WWMT is introducing a new member to its morning team. Marcie Kobriger, who spent the last three years as a weekend anchor for WBAY in Green Bay, has been named co-anchor of the CBS-affiliate’s weekday morning newscast.
“I am excited to have Marcie join our morning news team. Her energy and excitement will be a great addition to Newschannel 3,” said WWMT news director Steve Koles.
Before WBAY, Kobriger worked as a reporter and anchor at WNDU in South Bend, IN.
All four major Green Bay stations provided live coverage of the Super Bowl champion Packers’ return from Dallas.
ABC-affiliate WBAY, CBS-affiliate WFRV, NBC-affiliate WGBA, and Fox-affiliate WLUK (video above) all preempted their regularly scheduled programming on Monday afternoon to show the team’s arrival at the airport and motorcade through the city.
News crews from all four major stations in Milwaukee were also on-hand to provide live, local coverage. Buses decorated in green and yellow carried the players from the airport as thousands of cheering fans lined the route.
The stations will also broadcast live coverage of the Packers’ official “Return to Titletown” celebration on Tuesday afternoon, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Green Bay news crews are descending on Dallas this week to cover the hometown Packers in the Super Bowl.
“It’s an adventure. This is what you get in the business for,” WLUK sports director Drew Smith told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “Going to Dallas means seeing history, being part of history, and of course, documenting history.”