All of the interviews and footage Hernandez and Godeau had collected were gone with the stolen camera. With less than two hours before the evening newscast, KNTV sent a replacement photographer to shoot replacement interviews. The segment aired on the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts yesterday. Watch inside… Read more
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As part of a renewed commitment to investigative reporting at the NBC O&Os, seven stations will launch dedicated online investigative reporting sections on their websites.
“Investing in local, investigative reporting has been a priority, and we’re pleased that these hard-hitting stories will be available to viewers in a more in-depth way on the station websites,” Valari Staab, president of the NBC O&Os, said in a statement.
The online sections will highlight embedded documents, infographics and maps related to each station’s investigative reports. Websites for the stations — WNBC in New York, WMAQ in Chicago, WCAU in Philadelphia, KNTV in San Francisco, WRC in Washington, KXAS in Dallas and WVIT in Hartford — will be updated in the coming weeks.
“I wasn’t going to leave Denver for anything but a great opportunity,” Kovaleski told the Denver Post, adding that NBC’s KNTV is “committed to building the biggest and best investigative unit in the Bay Area.”
Kovaleski grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from San Jose State University. Since joining KMGH in May of 2011, he has brought home a number of awards, including several Emmys, and was twice named “Best Specialty Reporter” by the Colorado Broadcasters Association. Read more
When Bay area anchors bid goodnight to viewers on Wednesday, the Occupy Oakland protests were largely peaceful. But by the time the 4:30 a.m. newscasts rolled around this morning, there was a very different story to be told.
All six local stations in San Francisco — ABC O&O KGO, CBS O&O KPIX, NBC O&O KNTV, Fox-affiliate KTVU, independent station KOFY and My-TV affiliate KRON — started their morning newscasts with news, and pictures, of overnight riots in Oakland that led to more than 100 arrests. Read more
Hurd began her report in the street as tear gas billowed in the background but had to quickly take shelter in a KNTV news van. She finished the segment sitting in the passenger’s seat, wiping tears from her eyes (video above).
Shortly after 4:30 p.m.PT yesterday, Apple confirmed the death of its visionary co-founder, Steve Jobs. He was 56.
KGO was the first Bay Area station to report the news, at 4:37 p.m. Anchors Carolyn Johnson and Larry Beil were in the middle of their regularly scheduled 4 p.m. newscast. KNTV‘s Jessica Aguirre was next, at 4:38 p.m., followed by KTVU‘s Gasia Mikaelian at 4:40 p.m.
Larry Wert, who has been president and general manager of NBC owned-and-operated WMAQ in Chicago since 1998, has taken on an additional title: executive vice president of station initiatives for NBC-owned stations.
“My priority role will remain here at NBC5 in Chicago, and with our new company commitment to local and winning, I am more enthused than ever to work with you to meet our new goals,” Wert told staffers in a memo obtained by TimeOut Chicago. “I am looking forward to maximizing this current opportunity to achieve new highs with all of you.”
Wert has been president of the Central and Western region for NBC-owned stations since April 2008, a position which has given him oversight of KNBC in Los Angeles, KNTV in San Francisco, KNSD in San Diego and KXAS in Dallas-Fort Worth. With his new responsibilities, he will give up this role.
NBC owned-and-operated KNTV is launching the second 11 a.m. newscast in the San Francisco market on September 19.
“This expansion of NBC Bay Area news allows us to serve our Bay Area viewers with more of the high-quality international, national and local coverage they’ve come to expect from us,” KNTV vice president of news Jonathan Mitchell said in a statement.
The newscast, which will air following NBC’s “Today” show, will be anchored by Jon Kelley and Marla Tellez. Kelley is currently the station’s morning anchor; Tellez is a reporter and fill-in anchor on the same broadcast. Read more
Kelley is a 15-year veteran of the television business. He has a broadcast career that includes time at Chicago’s WMAQ, Kansas City’s WDAF and Fox Sports. Kelly will join the NBC O&O as co-anchor of the morning show alongside Laura Garcia-Cannon.
Wang has worked in the San Francisco market for the last eight years as the host of “The View from the Bay,” a one-hour talk show on ABC O&O KGO. She will anchor KNTV’s 5 p.m. broadcast with Raj Mathai.
“We’re very happy to add these two strong, experienced journalists to our newsroom,” KNTV vice president of news Jonathan Mitchell said. The two anchors will start at the San Francisco station later this month.
Earlier this week, former KPIX morning anchor John Kessler told Bay Area blogger Rich Lieberman that he had landed a position with KNTV. But now it looks like that deal may be in jeopardy as the NBC O&O is unhappy with how freely Kessler announced it.
“All I know is we have a deal–what the position is don’t know yet. We’re still talking,” Kessler told Lieberman, but then went on to update his LinkedIn page to list the position as “Anchor.”
Now Kessler is trying to set the record straight. On Wednesday, he posted the following message on Facebook:
I jumped the gun in announcing my going to NBC Bay Area. I was hoping you’d follow me there.. instead, I caused a real ruckus in their newsroom.