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What Did They Cover in Chattanooga Last Night?

The stations in Chattanooga, TN, showed off some longer form storytelling on their evening newscasts last night.

There was little duplication in what the stations covered.

The interesting story of the night goes to the election to oust three Tennessee Supreme Court Justices. Both CBS affiliate WDEF and ABC affiliate WTVC covered the story. But it was the Sinclair owned WTVC that looked deeper into the election, even calling out a conservative PAC’s ad as misleading.

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Chattanooga’s WRCB Debuts New Set

wrcb set 3Chattanooga NBC affiliate WRCB has unveiled a new set designed by Broadcast Design International. The set replaces one that was built in 1998 and renovated multiple times.

“With input from the WRCB team and Channel 3 viewers, we created a set that is uniquely Chattanooga and represents who we are as a news team,” WRCB news director Derrall Stalvey said in a statement. “This set will offer us more versatility than before. It is contemporary classic.”

The set, which has been in the planning phases for more than a year, was constructed with the help of JDM Construction in Chattanooga. More pictures after the jump. Read more

Don Welch Set to Retire From WTVC

don welchDon Welch will retire from WTVC, the ABC affiliate in Chattanooga, next month. Welch, who has worked at WTVC since 1990, will officially sign off April 23.

Welch is a longtime veteran of local television. He has worked at two other Chattanooga stations, WRCB and WDEF, as well as WTVF in Nashville.  ”Whether it was drawing on a weather board in the ’70s or hosting ‘This ‘N That’ today, the folks at home graciously invited me to be a part of their day,” Welch said in a statement. “For that, I am very grateful. As I look back, I realize it’s all been good.”

Welch hosts and produces “This ‘N That,” a daily weekday show that airs at 12:30 p.m. Watch his announcement here.

WRCB Says Goodbye to Keith Cawley

Chattanooga, TN, NBC affiliate WRCB said goodbye to sports director Keith Cawley.

Anchor Greg Glover tossed to a video tribute chronicling Cawley’s impact on the community and the station.

“I am so grateful to WRCB for each and every opportunity they have extended to me over the past six years,” said Cawley in a statement. “It has been a true privilege to cover local sports in the Chattanooga area, and I feel incredibly blessed to have met so many outstanding athletes, coaches, parents and sports fans along the way. My wife and I are excited for this next step in our journey, but we will miss Chattanooga very much.”

Cawley joined WRCB in 2007. He is following his wife to Nashville.

WRCB announced weekend sports anchor Paul Shahen will replace Cawley.

Jodi Brooks Says Goodbye to KCNC

jodi brooks kcncJodi Brooks is signing off from Denver CBS O&O KCNCThe Denver Post reports.

Brooks’ last day will be Friday. She is leaving to become the regional sales director for an insurance company.  “I decided a year ago that it was time to do something totally different,” Brooks said.  “I chose fame over fortune (in the TV gig), now I’m choosing fortune over fame.”

Brooks, a Denver native, has also worked at WOAW in Wausau, Wisc., WRCB in Chattanooga, WPMI in Mobile and WEWS in Cleveland.

Union Rep Calls Local Media Reports ‘Just Horrible,’ Accidentally Emails it to Reporter

uaw_contract_wrcbIn a day of “oops” emails, Matt Barbour from WRCB was the accidental recipient of an email from the subject of a story saying “local media reports have just been horrible.”

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Barbour, a reporter for the Chattanooga, TN, NBC Affiliate, told TVSpy he sent an email to UAW press rep Michele Martin, copying president Bob King and region 8 director Gary Casteel, looking to set up interviews for a story he was doing about the United Auto Workers Union trying to set up shop at the local Volkswagen plant.

“Mr. Casteel replied all to Michele (and me, unknowingly) saying to provide some people for me to interview,” Barbour told TVSpy. “And Ms. Martin replied to Mr. Casteel (and me, unknowingly) saying she thought that would be a good idea because the coverage would look bad without a voice from UAW’s side. She then went on to say the “local media reports have just been horrible.”

In his story, Barbour told viewers,”The national public relations director for UAW, Michele Martin, is apparently not happy with the local media coverage. Channel 3 was copied on an email where she called Chattanooga’s UAW coverage,”just horrible.” She said the email copy was a mistake and apologized.”

WRCB Adds Weekend Morning Newscasts

Chattanooga NBC affiliate WRCB is adding weekend morning newscasts beginning April 13.

“Viewers have been asking us for morning news on the weekend and we are happy to be able to deliver that service,” news director Derrall Stalvey said in a statement.

The newscasts will air from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on both days of the weekend. Jonquil Newland, who joined WRCB in 2011, will anchor. Meteorologist Nick Austin will provide weather reports.

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

Chattanooga Stations Cover Tornado Threat

Local stations in Chattanooga were in various states of continuing coverage today as severe weather tore through the region, which was under a tornado warning for most of the day.

“We will remain on the air throughout the afternoon until the threat passes for everyone,” WTVC wrote on Facebook. The ABC-affiliate had continuing coverage beginning at 11 a.m. with meteorologists David Glenn, Bill Race and Jason Disharoon, as well as reporters Sarah Jennings and Kevin Sims.

CBS-affiliate WDEF had extended coverage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., anchored by meteorologists Patrick Core and Chip Chapman. Anchor Nordia Epps contributed headlines.  Read more

After 10 Years, Amy Morrow Will Leave WRCB

After 10 years at WRCB, veteran evening anchor Amy Morrow announced she will leave the Chattanooga NBC affiliate on July 22.

Morrow, who anchors the 11 p.m. news with Greg Glover, has worked with the station as an anchor-reporter since 2001. Prior to joining WRCB, Murrow worked at WDNN, a cable station in Dalton, GA, and at WTVA, the NBC affiliate in Tupelo. The Tennessee native says she has no plans to leave the Chattanooga area.

Morrow will be replaced at 11 p.m. by weekend anchor Callie Starnes. The station has named Antwan Harris, who has been a reporter for WRCB for two years, to weekend anchor as Starnes’ replacement.