“It’s been a great 17-year run, but over the last two years, the ‘News With a Twist’ format did not fit the role that I had established,” Katz said. “Traditional weather has been bumped down to one (10 p.m.) show. My love, my passion, is extended weathercasts.” Read more
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New Orleans Fox-affiliate WVUE has announced a sports partnership with the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Beginning in September, Times-Picayune reporters will appear on WVUE as analysts for the station’s football coverage of the New Orleans Saints. WVUE sports reporters will also contribute to the newspaper’s coverage of the team.
WVUE said in a statement that the partnership is “just the beginning of a growing relationship between Fox 8 and the Times-Picayune.” Read more
Jim Henderson, the longtime radio voice of the New Orleans Saints who retired from his sports director post at WWL earler this year after 34 years with the CBS-affiliate, has signed on with Fox-affiliate WVUE as a football analyst.
Henderson signed off from WWL in January, planning to continue as the Saints play-by-play announcer on WWL-AM. Now, his semi-retirement will include regular appearances on WVUE during the NFL season.
“I’m excited about the new challenge,” Henderson said. “I leave a lot of good friends behind but I get reunited with a lot of good friends as well. There are an awful lot of people at Channel 8 that I know and have respected and known for a number of years.” Read more
The 2012 National Edward R. Murrow Award winners have been announced.
In the large market local TV categories, Minneapolis-St. Paul NBC-affiliate KARE took home a couple of awards. The Gannett-owned station won for “Video Reporting: Hard News” and reporter Boyd Huppert was honored in the “Writing” category.
In the small market categories, KCCI in Des Moines was awarded for “Overall Excellence” while its crosstown rival, WHO, won for “Video Feature Reporting.” New Orleans Fox-affiliate WVUE won two small market awards, including “Video Continuing Coverage” and “Video News Series.”
Full list of local winners inside… Read more
Several local stations have won Sigma Delta Chi awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Awards were given to a small-market and large-market station in five categories — breaking news coverage, documentaries, feature reporting, investigative reporting and public service in television journalism.
Large market winners were WISH in Indianapolis, KLAS in Las Vegas, News 12 Westchester, KPHO in Phoenix and WIVB in Buffalo. Small market station winners were WGXA in Macon, GA, KOMU in Columbia, KCRG in Cedar Rapids, WVUE in New Orleans and WTWO in Terre Haute, IN.
A full list of local news winners is after the jump. Read more
After Zurik’s investigation, WVUE discovered police officers were using his photo as a target during firearm training.
The sheriff responsible for the officers involved told WVUE that Zurik was one of “four or five” people to be targeted during recent firearm training. The sheriff apologized but did not take any disciplinary action against the officers who took aim at Zurik’s photo. Read more
Dish Network subscribers in New Orleans lost access to WVUE, the Fox-affiliate in New Orleans, earlier this week, after the two parties could not reach a retransmission consent agreement by the January 31 deadline.
Dish Network said that WVUE, which is owned by Louisiana Media, is asking for affiliate fee increases as much as 300%. David Schull, senior vice president of programming at Dish, said in a statement that WVUE is being “unreasonable in its demands.”
WVUE addressed the disagreement in a statement on the station website, saying negotiations continue “in order to reach a fair agreement and to restore Dish’s carriage of WVUE.”
As the AMS holds its annual meeting this week, a group of conservationists has launched a campaign pressuring TV meteorologists “to report the facts about climate change.”
Forecast the Facts is backed by three non-profit organizations and its goal is to hold meteorologists accountable on climate change.
“Scientists have been predicting for years that human-induced climate change would lead to a future of increasingly dangerous extreme weather events,” the campaign states. “But when most Americans tune into their local weather report, they won’t hear a peep about climate change. Why? Because the majority of TV meteorologists don’t believe in it.” Read more
“She is working as a freelancer,” WVUE news director Mikel Schaefer told TVSpy via email.
Holly was one of seven people let go from WGNO during a round of layoffs in December.
Holly debuted on Fox-affiliate WVUE on Monday. She has been reporting on the evening newscasts this week.
“I want to take a moment to thank all of you,” Alexander wrote on Facebook. “My contract at Channel 5 is not being renewed, and my last day at work is November 20.”