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Mark Vanderhoff Joins WLKY in Louisville

mark vanderhoff_304x200Louisville CBS affiliate WLKY has hired Mark Vanderhoff as an investigative reporter and producer.

Vanderhoff was previously a breaking news reporter at the Courier-Journal in Louisville. He began his news career in 2002, contributing to a Nevada newspaper while also working for a local television station there, according to WLKY.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to deliver groundbreaking stories about the people and places in my hometown,” Vanderhoff said in a statement. “WLKY is a stellar organization that exemplifies the very highest of journalistic standards and values. I’m excited to join the team and continue their tradition of news leadership.”

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Louisville High School Students Find Local Stations Report A Lot on Crime

louisville_stationsA yearly study of Louisville TV stations by students at a local High school found local Louisville TV stations spent more time reporting on crime than any other story.

For the study, journalism students at the duPont Manual High School in Louisville, KY, watched twenty hours of WAVE (NBC) WHAS (ABC), WLKY (CBS) and WDRB (FOX) and also read the “A” section of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Then they wrote down what stories they saw and tabulated the results.

The study found 40.5% of the reporting was on crime. Social issues and human interest came in second, taking up 18.5% of the reporting.

The station leading the crime reporting was WLKY which devoted 52% of its time to crime, up from 37% a year ago. By comparison, runner-up WHAS reported crime 49% of the time compared to last place finisher WDRB which reported on crime 31% of the time. Read more

Duane Pohlman Joins WCMH in Columbus

duane pohlmanDuane Pohlman will join WCMH, the NBC affiliate in Columbus, TVNewsCheck reports. Pohlman comes from WLKY in Kentucky, where he has been an investigative reporter since 2011.

At WCMH, Pohlman will be the lead investigative reporter and co-anchor of the 5:30 p.m. newscast. He begins in Columbus on February 3, 2014.

Before joining WLKY, Pohlman worked at WEWS in Cleveland, KING in Seattle, WTMJ in Milwaukee and WRAL in Raleigh-Durham.

Kentucky Station Commemorates 150th Anniversary of ‘Gettysburg Address’

A Kentucky TV Station is giving its viewers a bit of a history lesson on the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln‘s “Gettysburg Address.”

WLKY, the Louisville, KY, CBS affiliate, commemorated the event by enlisting its anchors and reporters for a promo where they read the 272 word address that was delivered a few months after the battle at Gettysburg to honor the dead and set the nation’s course for the rest of the war.

The speech was given at the dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA on November 19, 1863 and was initially met with a lukewarm reception. According to USA Today, The Chicago Times called it, a speech with “silly, flat and dish-watery utterances.”

Veteran Louisville Meteorologist John Belski Joining WLKY

Three years after leaving Louisville NBC affiliate WAVE, John Belski is returning to television at rival WLKY.

Belski began his career at CBS affiliate WLKY in 1979. He left for WAVE in 1987 and worked there until he left to “explore some new possibilities outside of the TV business” in 2010.

“John brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, and is a great addition to our team. We are thrilled to have him join the WLKY family,” WLKY news director Andrea Stahlman said in a statement.

In his new role, effective immediately, Belski will appear on-air and online as a forecaster and severe weather specialist, joining meteorologists Jay Cardosi, Matt Milosevich, Susanne Horgan and Jared Heil. He will also contribute a daily blog to WLKY’s web and mobile platforms.

“It’s great to be back at WLKY, where I started in Louisville years ago,” Belski said. “I’m excited to join Jay, Matt, Susanne and Jared doing what I love most, covering the weather and keeping people informed.”

The Top TV Markets For NCAA Championship Game Viewing Were…

Louisville’s win over Michigan in the NCAA Championship game earned an average rating/share of 14.3/23 on CBS, up +18% compared to last year’s 12.1/19.

The overall NCAA Tournament, broadcast on CBS Sports and Turner Sports, averaged a 7.2/15 in the metered markets, a tie for the highest overall average for the event in eight years. Ratings were up +9% compared to the 2012 Tournament. The game peaked at a 17.2/32 rating from 11:30-11:45pmET.

Louisville was the top-rated market: CBS affiliate WLKY posted a rating/share of 54.0/70. See the full list of the top five rated markets after the jump. Read more

Mike Neelly Named News Director at WLWT, Andrea Stahlman to Replace Him at WLKY

There are leadership changes coming to Hearst stations in Cincinnati and Louisville. WLKY news director Mike Neelly will move to WLWT, and assistant news director Andrea Stahlman will replace him at WLKY.

Neelly joined WLKY in 1997 and was named news director three years later. During his time at the station, the CBS affiliate expanded its news operation and became the market’s ratings leader. At WLWT, Cincinnati’s NBC affiliate, he replaces Stacy Owen, who is joining KNBC in Los Angeles.

“WLWT News 5 is fortunate to welcome a news director with Mike’s extensive experience and outstanding track record of success,” general manager Richard Dyer said in a statement. “With his exceptional leadership skills and strong news instincts, Mike is perfectly suited to build on the foundation of ratings growth and momentum for WLWT News 5.”

Stahlman will step into the news director role at WLKY on November 12. She has spent 12 years as the station’s assistant news director. Read more

Hearst TV, Time Warner Cable Fail to Reach Retrans Agreement

Despite extending talks for more than a week past the original expiration of their retransmission consent contract, Time Warner Cable and Hearst were unable to come to an agreement by midnight yesterday, leaving 13 stations unavailable on the cable provider today.

“Time Warner Cable has reached hundreds of agreements with other broadcasters without broadcaster blackouts, but Hearst’s demand for a nearly 300% increase is way out of line,” a Time Warner statement released last night reads. “That kind of outrageous increase is unfair to our customers and unsustainable for our business.”

Hearst has statements informing viewers on each respective station’s website. Read more

More Local Interviews for President Obama

President Obama is sitting down for another round of local interviews at the White House today.

Obama will be interviewed by Karen Swensen of WWL in New Orleans; Vicki Dortch of WLKY in Louisville (pictured); Gary Metivier of KWQC in Davenport, IA; Josh McElveen of WMUR in Manchester; Debra Morgan of WRAL in Raleigh; Kent Wainscott of WISN in Milawaukee and Jim Synder of KSNV in Las Vegas.

Obama is calling today for an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for families making under $250,000 a year.  The interviews will air on the evening newscasts tonight.

RTDNA Announces Winners of Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

The RTDNA has announced the winners of the 2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

Radio, television and online winners, divided into small and large markets, were selected from more than 3,500 entries. The RTDNA says this year is “one of the most competitive Edward R. Murrow Awards seasons in RTDNA history.”

Large market overall excellence winners were KING in Seattle, KTVU in Oakland, KMGH in Denver, KARE in Minneapolis, KMBC in Kansas City, KHOU in Houston, WTHR in Indianapolis, WLKY in Louisville, WIAT in Birmingham, WCVB in Boston, KDKA in Pittsburgh, WSB in Atlanta and CIVT in Vancouver. Read more

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