Baltimore Fox-affiliate WBFF plans to add a 5 p.m. newscast to its schedule in April, entering the station into local news competition with WBAL, WJZ, and WMAR at that time slot.
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“I really feel like I’ve been living my dream for almost 42 years, including the last 32 years here at Channel 4. Being a news broadcaster is what I always wanted to be,” Krebs said, announcing his retirement. “Now, I want to travel with my wife and spend more time with my kids and grandchild–soon to be grandchildren–and, quite frankly, just do whatever darn well I want to do.”
Krebs has spent the last 18 years anchoring WRC’s morning newscast, and the station has tapped Aaron Gilchrist as his a.m. successor. Gilchrist will join Eun Yang at the morning anchor desk beginning April 2. Read more
Baltimore NBC-affiliate WBAL is adding a new 10 p.m. weekday newscast on its digital subchannel, WBAL Plus.
Anchored by Kate Amara, the newscast will debut on March 5th.
“We want to provide an opportunity for news viewers to get our Live, Local, Latebreaking news, an hour earlier,” WBAL president and general manager Dan Joerres said, in announcing the new newscast. “It is our responsibility to offer viewers local news convenient to their schedules and this newscast does exactly that.”
Amara has been with Hearst-owned WBAL since 2005. She currently reports from the station’s Washington bureau and serves as a D.C. correspondent for Hearst TV. Read more
Hamilton, who has been at the Baltimore NBC-affiliate since 1995, will continue to anchor the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts. Her first day anchoring all three programs will be February 5, which is the night of the Super Bowl.
Since 2008, Green has been based in Atlanta as the senior vice president of programming for CNN International.
She started her television career as a reporter at WTLV in Jacksonville and later moved behind the camera to producing. She’s been an EP at WFLA (NBC) in Tampa and news director at WBAL (NBC) in Baltimore. In 1998, Green made the jump to Fox owned-and-operated WTTG, where she served as news director for 10 years before joining CNN.
Ever since former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was accused of sex crimes against young boys earlier this month, WBAL sports director Gerry Sandusky has had to constantly tell people “‘Gerry’ with a ‘G.’”
Sandusky, who does the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on Baltimore’s NBC-affiliate, shares a name — although not a spelling — with Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach at Penn State who is accused of 40 counts of sexual abuse over a 15-year span.
“It’s a very delicate thing because first and foremost, this is a horrific story,” Gerry Sandusky told the Baltimore Sun. “If he is guilty of doing what he is alleged of having done, there are real victims that my heart goes out to.” Read more
When Hearst-owned stations WTAE in Pittsburgh and WBAL in Baltimore bet on who would win Sunday night’s Steelers vs. Ravens NFL matchup, the two stations probably didn’t assume many aspects of the wager would be open to interpretation.
The Ravens won in the last seconds of the game, and on Monday, the WTAE morning team was decked out in the Ravens team colors, with Michelle Wright in purple, Kelly Frey in black and sports anchor John Meyer in what he said were “somewhat purple pinstripes.” (The stations’ video players do not allow embedding, so watch the video here.) Read more
WBAL, the NBC affiliate in Baltimore, is expanding their morning newscast to the 7 a.m. hour beginning October 3.
The local newscast will air on WBAL’s subchannel — 11.2 in the Baltimore market — while NBC’s “Today” show will continue to air on the main channel at 7 a.m.
“By continuing our morning news on WBAL Plus, we are able to offer the best of both worlds in local and national news, with viewers having access to both the ‘Today’ Show and the market’s number one morning news team,” WBAL general manager Dan Joerres said in a statement.
Anchors for the broadcast have not yet been named.