Bill Lamb, the general manager at Louisville Fox affiliate WDRB, is under fire for implying in an on-air editorial (video after the jump) that a poll about Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell was “rigged” by the “ultra-liberal” Louisville Courier-Journal. Lamb said the poll — which was conducted by SurveyUSA for The Courier-Journal, The Lexington Herald and two of WDRB’s rival stations, WHAS and WKYT — “not surprisingly” finds McConnell, the incumbent Republican, trailing challenger Alison Grimes 46 to 42 in the U.S. Senate race.
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Related, TVNewser: Joe Fryer Named NBC News Correspondent
Fryer, who has worked at KING since 2010, has been filling in as a part-time correspondent on NBC News. In a memo this afternoon, NBC SVP of worldwide newsgathering David Verdi and Burbank bureau chief Polly Powell wrote, “His work impressed us so much, we hired him full time.”
“My shoulder feels really sore, but they say nothing is broken,” Dick told WKYT in a story about his accident. “The helmet is key. I don’t know how bad I’d be hurt, they say I have a mild concussion.”
While training for an upcoming event in Maryland, Dick hit a Jeep Cherokee. “It wasn’t his fault, he or she did realize how fast I was going. They pulled out in front of me down quite a ways, but I was going so fast I caught up with them really fast. And I’m unclear how, all I remember is smashing into the pavement. I take full responsibility for it.”
Dick was treated and released at a local hospital.
Jennifer Palumbo (pictured left) has added the WKYT 4:00 p.m. news to her anchor duties. Palumbo already anchors the 10:00 p.m. news on Sinclair’s FOX affiliate WDKY. Palumbo replaces Stacy Ellison (pictured right) who is leaving the station Friday.
“I know Jennifer will do an outstanding job anchoring the 4 p.m., making an even greater contribution to the newsroom and reinforcing the strong partnership between WKYT and WDKY by being an important part of both stations,” said WKYT news director Robert Thomas. Read more
Lexington CBS affiliate WKYT is launching an hour-long 4 p.m. newscast, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader giving the market two newscasts at 4pm.
The newscast takes the place of Anderson Cooper‘s syndicated daytime talk show, which will end its 2-year run in a few months. When the newscast launches, Cooper will be moved to WKYT’s subchannel through the summer.
“There’s no greater lead-in to local news than local news,” WKYT news director Robert Thomas told the Herald-Leader. “That’s why it was a smart decision for us.”
DeAnn Stephens, (above) is returning to the station to report for the newscast. Two additional employees will also be hired.
Cunningham moves to Louisiana from Kentucky, where he has been a general assignment reporter at WKYT in Lexington since March. This is Cunningham’s second stint at the station. He previously worked there from 2007-09.
Lexington CBS affiliate WKYT will debut weekend morning newscasts on Saturday.
“We already produce the most morning news during the week so it made perfect sense for us to look at bringing our morning news commitment to weekends,” general manager Chris Mossman, who joined the station last month, said in a statement.
The newscasts will air from 6 to 8 a.m. on Saturday and from 8 to 9 a.m. on Sunday. Weekend evening anchor Elizabeth Dorsett (pictured) and meteorologist Keri Hall will helm the newscasts. Beginning in December, general assignment reporter Brittany Pelletz will begin anchoring the weekend evening newscasts.
Mark Gentner, who has been general sales manager at WITN since 2007, will be promoted to general manager at the NBC affiliate. In his new role, he will oversee the final stages of construction on WITN’s new studio building in Greenville, N.C. Read more
Stations in Lexington, which is about 40 miles north of Danville, have devoted coverage this week to Centre College, which is the smallest of the four venues to host a debate this election cycle. The school became the smallest institution to ever hold a general election debate in 2000, the first time it hosted a Vice Presidential debate.
More than 3,000 media credentials were issued ahead of Thursday night’s debate. WKYT reporter Phil Pendleton and Sky News reporter Dominic Waghorn had an interesting twist on the media circus — Pendleton interviewed Waghorn for WKYT, and Waghorn interviewed Pendleton for Sky News. Video is after the jump… Read more
Martin’s retirement caps a 25-year career in television, the past 19 of them as WKYT’s GM. He joined the Gray Television station in 1993.
“Wayne represents the best of what we expect out of our managers, being an excellent professional manager and devoted to his community and his station,” Gray Television COO Bob Prather said in a statement. “We want all of our television stations to be part of the fabric of the community, and Wayne has clearly made sure that WKYT is an important part of the fabric of the Lexington market viewing area.”
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