TVNewser Show TVNewser LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook GalleyCat MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Posts Tagged ‘wisn’

Shawn Oswald Named GM of KHBS-KHOG

khbs-khogShawn Oswald has been named president and general manager of KHBS-KHOG, Hearst’s ABC affiliates serving Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark.

Oswald comes from KWCH in Wichita, where he is the general sales manager. Previously, he has worked as national sales manager at Hearst’s WISN in Milwaukee and VP-GM of KSNW in Wichita.

“Shawn has distinguished himself as a multi-faceted broadcast executive throughout his career,” Hearst Television president Jordan Wertlieb said in a statement. “He is the right person to lead the KHBS/KHOG team and he brings great energy and enthusiasm for the opportunity to return to the community where he and his family have so many personal ties.”

Oswald replaces Brian Sather, who recently joined KCCI in Des Moines as general manager.

More in the release after the jump. Read more

Mediabistro Event

TVNewser Show Coming to NYC on April 29!

TVNewser ShowThe TVNewser Show Seminar & Media Job Fair will explore the way TV business and technologies are changing through informative panels and discussions with industry experts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals at the event's exclusive media job fair. Register before midnight on April 28 to save on on-site pricing!

Yve Jones Joins KHBS-KHOG as Assistant ND

khbs logoYve Jones has been named assistant news director at KHBS-KHOG, Hearst’s duopoly in Fayetteville-Fort Smith, Ark.

It is a move within Hearst for Jones, who has been the news operations manager at WISN in Milwaukee for the past five years. In her new role, she will be reunited with news director Greg Shepperd, who she worked with at WDSU in New Orleans.

“Yve has an extraordinary ability to organize, communicate, and collaborate,” Shepperd said in a statement. “She’s worked the assignment desk, produced, anchored and reported during her career.”

Jones’ last day at WISN will be January 16. She will begin at KHBS-KHOG on January 21.

As Jason Newton Joins WBAL, Stan Stovall Moves From Mornings to Evenings

jason newtonJason Newton is joining WBAL, Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Baltimore. The Baltimore native will anchor the weekday morning newscasts alongside Mindy Basara beginning next month.

With Newton joining station, current morning anchor Stan Stovall will shift to evenings, joining Donna Hamilton as co-anchor of the 11 p.m. newscast at the end of December. Rod Daniels will remain Hamilton’s co-anchor at 6 p.m.

It is a move within Hearst for Newton, who is a breaking news anchor for the morning newscast at WISN in Milwaukee. He has previously worked at WBOC in Salisbury, Md., and WJZ in Baltimore.

“I look forward to joining a newsroom known for its award-winning investigative journalism and political coverage. WBAL-TV is the station I grew up watching,” Newton said in a statement. “Coming home to cover everything that makes this city special is an honor and a privilege.”

Milwaukee ABC Station Adds Reporter from Rockford

hutchison_wisnBen Hutchison is joining Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN on Monday.

Hutchison comes to WISN from WTVO-WQRF in Rockford, IL, where he was weekday morning anchor.

He took a knock-knock joke to the chin during his goodbye on this morning’s news. “Knock-knock,” said a voice from off camera. “Who’s there?” answered Hutchison and chief meteorologist Candice King. “Ben,” said the voice. “Ben who?” asked Hutchison. “Ben wondering when you were going to leave,” said the voice later identified as the show’s director.

Hutchison was an intern with WGN for the Chicago White Sox and a freelancer for ESPN before joining WTVO-WQRF.

WISN added Thema Ponton last week as weekend morning anchor.

[Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Thema Ponton to Join Milwaukee ABC Station

PONTON-240x180---25223440Thema Ponton, anchor for Portland, ME, ABC affiliate WMTW, is headed to Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN.

Ponton will anchor the weekend morning newscasts for WISN and will also report three days a week for the weekday morning news. Her first day will be Monday.

WISN general manager Jan Wade told TVSpy, “We are very excited to welcome Thema to our staff.”

Ponton started her career at WTXL in Tallahassee, FL. Before working at WMTW, Ponton worked at WBTW in Myrtle Beach, SC.  She has also worked at WPGH in Pittsburgh, KALB in Alexandria, LA.

Portia Young Says Goodbye to WISN

After 10 years at WISN, Portia Young signed off from the Milwaukee ABC affiliate Sunday (video above).

Young shifted from weekday mornings to weekend mornings last month as part of a series of changes to the WISN anchor lineup.

“Portia resigned her position to pursue other opportunities,” WISN general manager Jan Wade told OnMilwaukee. “We thank her for her contributions to the station over the years and wish her success in her future.” Read more

Chris Gloninger Joining WISN From WRGB

Meteorologist Chris Gloninger is joining WISN, the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, OnMilwaukee.com reports.

Gloninger will be the weekend evening meteorologist at WISN. He moves to Milwaukee from Albany, where he was a meteorologist at CBS affiliate WRGB.

“Chris is a highly-skilled meteorologist who will be a great addition to the Weather Watch 12 Team,” WISN news director Chris Gegg told OnMilwaukee.com. “He has extensive experience reporting live in extreme weather conditions, including covering Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Irene.”

Gloninger replaces Luke Sampe, who is leaving WISN to be the chief meteorologist at WFRV in Green Bay.

Luke Sampe, Shelby Croft Leaving WISN

Meteorologist Luke Sampe and anchor-reporter Shelby Croft are leaving Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN, TVSpy has confirmed.

Sampe, the station’s weekend evening meteorologist, is leaving Milwaukee for Green Bay, where he has accepted a chief meteorologist position. Croft, who anchors the weekend evening newscast and reports during the week, is leaving for a station in Columbus.

“We wish both Luke and Shelby well,” WISN general manager Jan Wade told TVSpy in an email.

Abe Lubetkin Says Goodbye to WISN

Abe Lubetkin is leaving Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s Duane Dudek reports.

Lubetkin, who is a weekend morning anchor and general assignment reporter at WISN, will join the power solutions division of Johnson Control. He joined the station in 2010 from KVIA in El Paso, where he was an anchor and reporter.

“Leaving television news was a difficult decision for me,” Lubetkin told the Journal Sentinel. “But having worked in the news business since graduating from college, I decided it was time for a new challenge. … I deeply appreciate all the viewers who made me feel right at home here.”

WISN Partners with Website to Cover Hyper-Local News

WISN is going hyper-local.  The Milwaukee ABC affiliate has reached an agreement with local news website Patch.com.

“They do things we haven’t been doing — covering school boards and community news,” WISN president and general manager Jan Wade told the Milwaukee Business Journal.

According to the Business Journal, Patch has 15 correspondents in southeast Wisconsin covering news ranging from traffic accidents to local crime. Read more

NEXT PAGE >>