In a statement, Ketchmark said. “We started our TV journey in Champaign, IL, drove down I-74 to Indianapolis for our next stop, and now we’re back on I-74 for our latest journey to Cincinnati. I guess that road brings good luck!”
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WCPO investigative reporter Brendan Keefe will leave Cincinnati in the fall to join Gannett-owned WXIA in Atlanta as chief investigative reporter. Keefe will also serve as a corporate trainer for the Gannett stations group. “It’s always sad to leave friends, and there are certainly mixed emotions as we prepare to say goodbye to Cincinnati, Scripps, and WCPO after seven great years,” Keefe wrote in a post on Facebook.
Here’s the full announcement:
“As part of 11Alive’s ongoing mission to hold the powerful accountable and make Metro Atlanta a better place to live, we have hired one of the most awarded and talked about investigative reporters in the country. Brendan Keefe, winner of the 2014 National Murrow Award for best Investigative Journalism, is 11Alive’s new Chief Investigative Reporter. Brendan has received two regional Murrow Awards, 38 Emmy Awards, Numerous Associated Press Awards all for Investigative and in-depth reporting. He has been embedded with our military during the Iraq War, covered Presidential campaigns, chronicled the aftermath of 9/11, documented hurricanes and exposed injustice and wrong doing of politicians and those in power. Read more
E.W. Scripps says it’s “redefining the afternoon news” with a show called The NOW.
The show will debut on Denver ABC affiliate KMGH and Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB starting today at 4:00 p.m.. The station group said it covers what’s trending on social media and “invites the audience to join the conversation across traditional and digital media platforms” and is not a newscast.
“I believe The NOW will set the pace for the type of programming that audiences on multiple platforms crave,” Brian Lawlor, SVP of Scripps television, said in a statement. “These audiences want to know what’s happening right now, give their own take on those events, and share their thoughts with their own social media networks.”
“Recently, Channel 9 has become a very dark place for me,” Handley wrote in the email. “Nearly every day was heavy and bleak and that is no way to spend so many hours week after week.”
His exit, coupled with the departure of meteorologist Sarah Walters earlier this month, means Channel 9 has lost half of its weather staff during the July ratings “sweeps” while looking to replace main news co-anchor Clyde Gray, who retires in August.
Handley could not be reached for comment. General manager Jeff Brogan said Channel 9 doesn’t comment on personnel matters, and added: “We appreciate Larry’s time spent at WCPO and wish him the very best.”
Handley worked this morning’s show, but was replaced by Sherry Hughes at 7:25 a.m. for the cut-ins during Good Morning America. His bio has been removed from the station website and his twitter page has been taken down.
TVSpy hasn’t received confirmation yet from WCPO.
Gray started at WCPO in September 1990. According to his bio, he’s worked at four stations in three cities including Winston-Salem, NC, where he started his career.
““When I started in broadcasting 37 years ago, I set certain goals for myself which, through my relationship with WCPO, have all come to fruition,” Gray said in a statement posted to the station’s website. “Over the last several years, I have felt a strong tug to reinvent myself, to refresh myself and to take my life in a new direction, which includes more time with my wife and three children.”
Gray looks forward to exploring opportunities in media relations, executive coaching and crisis management. “I am excited about opportunities to continue to serve the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area by lending my experience to its many fine business and governmental institutions. I am putting the finishing touches on my future plans,” said Gray.
The station also announced the move on its facebook page saying, “We’ll miss him, and we know you will, too.”
Related, TVNewser: CBS, ABC, NBC Among 2014 Murrow Award Winners
Hearst’s WCVB won in the large market category and Gannett’s WBIR won in the small market category. Both stations will be presented with their awards at the Marriott Marquis in New York City this fall.
WTVR in Richmond won three Murrows. KARE in Minneapolis, WFAA in Dallas and WVUE in New Orleans each won two. KOKI, WMBD, WJLA, WVIR, WCPO, KETV, WGRZ, KCET, KING, WSBT, WXIA, KJRH, WJXT, UNM PantherVision and Oregon Public Broadcasting each won one.
See the full list of winners on the RTDNA’s website.
Elaine Green, a former reporter at WCPO who won a Peabody Award for an interview she conducted while being held hostage inside the Cincinnati ABC affiliate’s building, died Monday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Green and several other WCPO employees were held at gunpoint in the WCPO newsroom for more than an hour by James Hoskins in 1980. While she was captive, Green interview Hoskins, who admitted he had just killed his girlfriend. The Enquirer’s John Kiesewetter recalls talking with Green about the incident:
I interviewed Green several times about that night. She called it “bone-chilling.” She was a very classy, old-school journalist who didn’t seek fame or fortune from her brush with death.
On the 25th anniversary in 2005 she told me: “I still get chills. It’s a terrifying thing. You don’t know what you’re going to say or do that might set him off. … We all survived because nobody did anything stupid. Everybody stayed calm and nobody panicked.”
Watch video of the interview, via WCPO, after the jump. Read more
Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO announced the addition of Chris Riva as co-anchor of “Good Morning Tri-State.”
“We conducted a national search for the right person, and Chris was the perfect fit for the team,” Jeff Brogan, WCPO VP and GM said in a statement. “He was born and raised here and understands the significance of this in telling a community story.”
Riva comes to WCPO from KCRA in Sacramento, CA. He has also worked in Denver, Green Bay, WI, and Dayton, OH.
He begins co-anchoring with Kathrine Nero on April 21.
The station reported the news on its website saying she was released from jail last Thursday morning after being arrested last Wednesday night.
A check of the website tveyes by TVSpy showed news of Herold’s arrest first appeared on the station’s air on Christmas Eve, six days after it happened.
According to NewsBlues, the station first reported the arrest only after they checked with the station for comment.
TVSpy has asked WCPO for comment but has not heard back yet.
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