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

Posts Tagged ‘WVNS’

What Did They Cover in Bluefield, WV, Last Night?

This week we look at the Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, WV, market.

The stations had a few overlapping stories, with CBS affiliate WVNS showing the most range with their EZ Pass scam package. Unfortunately we couldn’t bring you the FOX affiliate since it airs on a digital subchannel unavailable on TVeyes.

Mediabistro Course

Mediabistro Job Fair

Mediabistro Job FairLand your next big gig! Join us on January 27 at the Altman Building in New York City for an incredible opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the top New York media companies, network with other professionals and industry leaders, and land your next job. Register now!
 

Shane Moreland Named KWWL News Director

kwwl logoShane Moreland has been named news director at KWWL, the NBC affiliate in Waterloo-Cedar Rapids-Dubuque-Iowa City. He begins in his new role May 26.

“Shane’s track record of success leading local television news operations made him the right choice for KWWL,” general manager Jim McKernan said in a statement. “He is strategic and understands multi-platform news gathering in today’s competitive environment.”

Moreland was most recently the vice president and genreal manager of WVNS, the CBS affiliate in Lewisburg, W.Va. He has also worked as the news director of WCTI-WFXI in New Bern, N.C. and WSLS in Roanoake, Va.

The station’s current news director, Dan Schillinger, is moving within Quincy Newspapers to become news director of WQOW in Eau Claire, Wisc.

WVNS Crew Won’t Help Driver Complain About Cop, Reporter Now A Target on Facebook

WVNS reporter Jessie Gavin is under fire after viewers saw a youtube video shot by Gavin’s photographer showing both reporter and photographer refusing to identify themselves to a veteran who was asking for their help after getting yelled at by a Beckley city police officer who had pulled him over.

Both Gavin and her photographer were inside the squad car of Corporal McCormick with camera rolling for a report on the state’s new distracted driver law.

The video showed McCormick pulling Allen Wagner over for talking on his cell phone while driving. Wagner then exited his truck was quickly told by McCormick to get back in his vehicle. The situation quickly escalated with McCormick barking orders until Wagner complied. Even then, McCormick kept his hand resting on his gun while talking to Wagner through the truck window. The video cut to Wagner signing his citation and asking for and getting McCormick’s name, badge number and supervisors name.

The WVNS crew approached Wagner for the report with Gavin identifying herself as “Jessie with 59 News.” Wagner was asked a couple of questions about the law and then the conversation turned to his treatment at the hands of McCormick. “…you were a witness to the fact he was very rude and inconsiderate or anything else. Now after everybody’s done left the scene, gone, you’re not going to be able to get [unintelligible] and everyone’s going to have to take my word for it. So, what I need from you and you is ya’ll’s names.” Read more

Former WVNS Anchor Announces Senate Run

Martin Staunton, a former reporter and anchor at WVNS in Lewisburg, W.V., has announced a run for U.S. Senate.

According to the Register-Herald, Staunton is running for the Senate seat that will be vacated by Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) next year. “I am not a politician,” Staunton said. “I am going to be a statesman. And while there are things about both parties I like, I will not toe any party line. It is about the people, not the political party.”

Staunton, who is diabetic, said his top issue is health care. “In eight months, I nearly died, was released from my (television) contract, and then prevented from working in my profession for a year, and then my wife of 25 years died an uninsured American,” he said.

Staunton, who is running without a political affiliation, is the second candidate to announce a run for Rockefeller’s seat.

Meteorologist Brittany Rainey Joins KJRH

KJRH, the NBC affiliate in Tulsa, announced Brittany Rainey will be its new weekend evening meteorologist.

“I’m very excited to be here.  Everybody has been so wonderful, including the weather,” Rainey said in her first broadcast for the station.  You can watch the video of her in action after the jump.

Previously, she was weekend forecaster for four CBS affiliates as part of the West Virginia Media Holdings group, WOWK in Huntington, WVNS in Lewisburg, WTRF in Wheeling and WBOY in Clarksburg, West Virgina.  The stations share resources to better cover the state.  Rainey has also worked in Lincoln, NE and Missoula, MT.

Read more