TVNewser LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllTwitter AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideSocialGames InsideMobileApps

Posts Tagged ‘WPTV’

NBC Affiliates Post Story About Ann Curry’s Struggles with the Mothership

In what may be more of a sign of the times than a break with protocol, at least two NBC affiliates have posted the recent story about former “Today Show” co-anchor Ann Curry allegedly begging to be let out of her NBC contract so she can work for her old boss Jeff Zucker at CNN.

Spokane NBC Affiliate KHQ posted a version of the story attributed to British publication the Daily Mail (click here to view). While the story on the website of West Palm Beach NBC affiliate WPTV (click here to view) has a byline from the station’s online content producer.

Steven Wasserman, vice president and general manager of WPTV told TVSpy, “I suspect this story will be on our air tonight on “ET” or “The Insider”. Why wouldn’t we put it on our website?  I don’t think it’s a good idea to not run a legit, talk about story just because it has to do with our network.”

You can view screen grabs of the stories after the jump. Read more

Lloyd Bucher Named Station Manager at WPTV

Lloyd Bucher has been appointed station manager at WPTV, Scripps’ NBC-affiliate in West Palm Beach.

Bucher has been the director of sales at WPTV for more than five years. He steps into his new role after Steve Wasserman, WPTV’s general manager, was named as one of Scripps’ three divisional general managers. Wasserman will continue as the WPTV GM.

Wasserman said in a statement that Bucher will “help ensure that we stay focused on the station’s goals and strategic plan.” Read more

Meteorologist Bay Scroggins Joins WPTV

Meteorologist Bay Scroggins has joined WPTV, the NBC-affiliate in West Palm Beach.

Scroggins began his career at WNCT in Greenville, followed by WZVN in Fort Myers and KSTP in Minneapolis. He also worked briefly at WFOR, the CBS O&O in Miami, as an assignment editor. He most recently worked as a meteorologist at WeatherNation in Minneapolis.

Scroggins made his WPTV debut last week. He joins anchor Mike Trim on the station’s weekend morning newscasts.

After 4 Years at WJZ, Weijia Jiang Joining WCBS

Weijia Jiang will join New York City CBS O&O WCBS in June, the Baltimore Sun‘s David Zurawik reports.

Jiang has been a general assignment reporter at Baltimore CBS O&O WJZ since 2008. Her last day at the station will be May 31.

She will be replaced at WJZ by Rochelle Ritchie, who makes the move to Baltimore from WPTV in West Palm Beach. Ritchie, a multimedia journalist, will begin at WJZ on June 11, according to the Sun.

Chris Hansen Says National Enquirer Reports of Affair Were ‘Full of Hurtful Lies’

Chris Hansen recently spoke about his alleged extramarital relationship with former WPTV reporter Kristyn Caddell with the “Mojo in the Morning” radio show, saying that the series of National Enquirer reports from last summer were “full of hurtful lies.”

“I understand the perceived irony of the, you know, so-called ‘gotcha guy’ getting gotcha-ed,” Hanson said. “But what the ‘gotcha guy’ got gotcha-ed doing was going out to dinner.” Read more

3 Scripps General Managers Take On Expanded Roles

The Scripps station group has announced a restructuring in station leadership, with general managers Ed Fernandez, Sam Rosenwasser and Steve Wasserman taking on expanded roles.

Fernandez, currently the general manager of WXYZ in Detroit, will also oversee KSHB-KMCI in Kansas City and the Azteca America affiliates. Rossenwater, general manager of WEWS in Cleveland, will add KJRH in Tulsa, WMAR in Baltimore and the LiveWell affiliates. Wasserman, general manager at WPTV in West Palm Beach, will also oversee KNXV in Phoenix, WCPO in Cincinnati and WFTS in Tampa. Read more

Scripps Taps WPTV News Director Jeff Brogan to Oversee Content for All Stations

Jeff Brogan is leaving his post as news director at WPTV to oversee news strategy and content development for all of Scripps’ 19 stations.

Scripps announced today that Brogan has been named senior director of news strategy and operations. In the role, Brogan will work in tandem with Lana Durban Scott, Scripps’ current senior director of news strategy and operations, on helping the company’s stations develop their content and strategic plans.

Brogan joined WPTV, Scripps’ NBC-affiliate in West Palm Beach, in 2010. The station is now searching for his replacement as news director. Read more

KHOU Reporter Alex Sanz Set to Join WPTV

After five years at Houston CBS-affiliate KHOU, reporter Alex Sanz is leaving the station for WPTV in West Palm Beach.

Sanz, a South Florida native, will join the NBC-affiliate as a reporter, focusing on government and politics.

In a memo announcing the departure to KHOU staffers today, news director Philip Bruce touted Sanz’s accomplishments, calling the reporter “a human being of the highest quality.” His last day at KHOU will be December 9.

After 33 Years, Jim Sackett Will Retire from WPTV

After 33 years at WPTV, Jim Sackett will anchor his last broadcast at the West Palm Beach NBC-affiliate on Wednesday.

“I came up when the anchors just gave the news of the day, with no bells and whistles,” Sackett told the Palm Beach Post. “I just don’t care if Lindsay Lohan is in or out of jail.”

The longtime anchor’s contract expired in May, but the station asked him to stay on through the end of the year to train Michael Williams, who will take the evening anchor spot over beginning Thursday night.

“I’m honored to be part of the tradition that Jim started,” Williams said. “He’s a legend who spent years being plugged into the heart and rhythm of this community.”

WPTV Story Puts Focus on Reporter’s Wife

This week WPTV aired a story that hit close to home for reporter Jon Shainman. Actually, it hit inside his home.

Shainman calls his wife “a previvor.” With a long history of breast cancer in her family, Shainman’s wife Amy decided to undergo a test to find out her chances of getting cancer. The results showed that she had a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer and a 87% chance of breast cancer.

“I just didn’t feel like those odds were very good for me,” Amy said in an interview with her husband. “So I wanted to cure myself.” Read more

<< PREVIOUS PAGENEXT PAGE >>