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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A failure of the main production switcher at CBS owned-and-operated WJZ in Baltimore last night forced the station to partially re-air “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” in place of the 11 p.m. newscast.
The station re-aired the national news program, which airs nightly on WJZ at 7 p.m., for the first seven minutes of the 11 p.m. hour Tuesday. “The station’s main production switcher experienced a critical failure late Tuesday evening,” WJZ spokesperson K.C. Robertson told The Baltimore Sun in an email. “The equipment failure prevented the news broadcast from starting on time.”
In searching for a man responsible for a violent assault, Baltimore police circulated a sketch of the suspect, who is accused of savagely beating a woman following a fender bender on a busy highway. And the sketch looks a lot like Hellgren.
WJZ unintentionally highlighted the resemblance when it posted the story to its website, positioning the police sketch right by Hellgren’s headshot.
“I KNOW WHO IT IS,” declared one commenter. “It’s the reporter!” Video of Hellgren’s report inside… Read more
Charles recently spoke with WJZ about his outlook following the 2009 diagnosis of Stage IV cancer.
“In life you need short-term, medium-term and long-range goals,” Charles said. “I’m at the short-term goals. It’s almost day-to-day, moment to moment and it’s really quite sustaining for me and actually invigorating.” WJZ’s report inside… Read more
“I came to Baltimore when I was 22 years old. Drove my red Cutlass up from Nashville, Tennessee,” says Winfrey who in 1976, was hired as the co-anchor of 6pm newscast. Seven and a half months later, after a big promotional buildup, Oprah would experience what Zurawik calls her “first and worst failure of her TV career.”
“I was removed from the 6 pm. news exactly April 1, 1977,” Winfrey says. “The general manager called me upstairs, and I thought it was an April Fool’s joke when they told me, ‘We have bigger plans for you; we’re going to put you on the morning cut-ins.’” Read more
“Suzanne’s understanding of public policy, the legislative process and her compassion for people make her a wonderful addition to our staff,” Jacobs said in a press release.
Collins has crossed paths with Jacobs throughout her tenure with WJZ, during which time she became known for her award-winning coverage of local government.
Edwards, 54, was first arrested on December 29th and charged with assaulting his wife. He posted bail and was released. Baltimore police arrested Edwards again last week and charged him with several offenses, including violating a protective order, harassment and malicious destruction of property.
Edwards worked as a reporter for WJZ, a CBS O&O, from 1994 to early 2009. Here’s Edwards’ former employer reporting on the incident…