“For the past eight years, Scott has been a Washington Bureau reporter for the COX stations, focusing on investigative stories impacting the markets where COX has stations. He understands enterprise reporting and the importance of digging for stories,” Goldrick wrote in a memo to WRC staffers.
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Jordan will be the news anchor for the CBS owned radio station’s morning show.
KUSI news director Steve Cohen told TVSpy, Jordan will be on KUSI for a few more weeks. His first day at WWJ will be Monday, March 4.
CBS owned station WWJ has announced it will be dropping its morning news show, “First Forecast Mornings.”
“WWJ remains committed to local programming where it makes sense,” the station said in a statement. “We will continue to do local weather reports at 5 and 11 p.m., our weekly public affairs show and local specials.”
The final broadcast for “First Forecast Mornings” will be Friday, December 28.
Broadcasting & Cable reported the station will fill the morning slot with a combination of CBS network news from 5 to 6 a.m. and “Dr. Phil” from 6 to 7 a.m.
“Jack is one of the most highly regarded local television executives in the Atlanta market,” CBS Television Stations president Peter Dunn said in announcing the hire. “His deep roots in the advertising community, relationships with local business leaders and reputation as a skilled manager and great motivator will serve us well as he takes on the responsibility of overseeing one of the top CW affiliates in the country and our talented team of employees in Atlanta.”
Read the full release from CBS after the jump. Read more
Sonny Eliot, the legendary Detroit weatherman whose career in television and radio spanned over 60 years has died. He was 91.
Eliot was best known for his weather forecasts which were more performance than informational. Famous for combining words to describe the weather like “snog” for snow and fog, he will also be remembered for his one-liners like, “Its colder than a former wife’s hello.”
During World War II, Eliot was a B-24 bomber pilot who was shot down over Germany and spent 18 months in a prisoner of war camp. Two years after the war ended, the Michigan Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame weatherman began his broadcasting career after performing a bit part in a local variety show produced by WWJ (now NBC affiliate WDIV).
In 1950, he got a job as a weathercaster for Detroit radio station WWJ, a job he kept until his retirement in 2010.
“Tom has done a great job of leading our efforts to make WUPA one of the most successful CW stations in the country,” said Peter Dunn, president of CBS Television Stations. “We value his experience and leadership skills and know that they will serve him well as he takes on the responsibility of managing our Detroit stations.”
Conan O’Brien poked fun at content-sharing in local news this week, showing a clip on his show of several anchors repeating the same phrase — “push the envelope” — while reporting on the late night host’s plans to officiate a same-sex wedding on his show.
The original source of the copy was CBS Newspath, according to staffers at two stations featured in the clip. Although “Conan” only showed 18 stations, a search of TVEyes.com reveals that 27 stations reported the story using identical wording (a full list, including markets and affiliations, is after the jump.)
The script was tease copy for Monday’s “Eye on Entertainment” package, filed by CBS Newspath correspondent Sandra Hughes. The full version reads: “Conan O’Brien may be about to push the envelope on late night television. And British songstress Adele seems to have pushed her voice too far. CBS’ Sandra Hughes has those stories and more, in your Monday morning ‘Eye on Entertainment.’”
A maintenance crew in Oak Park, MI made a gruesome discovery on Tuesday: a dead body perched 1,000 feet above the ground, near the top of a TV broadcast tower.
The crew found the deceased man, who is believed to be in his 20s, while they were doing routine maintenance work. A witness told WWJ that he was wearing only a t-shirt and underwear.
The tower is owned by Richland Towers, which leases it to three Detroit stations. CBS O&O WWJ, MyNetworkTV-affiliate WMYD, and PBS-affiliate WTVS all went off the air on Tuesday afternoon as rescue crews retrieved the body. Meanwhile Ronnie Dahl of Fox-affiliate WJBK reported live from the scene (video above). Read more