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Green Bay Reporter Leaves Station for Government Job

chad-doranChad Doran, a reporter for WLUK, is leaving the Green Bay FOX affiliate to work for the mayor of Appleton, WI.

According to the Appleton Post-Crescent, Mayor Tim Hanna chose Doran to fill the newly created communications coordinator position to “increase transparency at City Hall and help with strategic internal and external communications.”

“I’ve been extremely blessed in the news business over the last 14 years and especially the last 2-1/2 years here at FOX 11,” Doran wrote on his facebook page. “But it’s time for a new adventure of sharing the great work being done by people working for and in the city of Appleton.”

Doran told the Post-Crescent. “With my journalism background I’m excited to tell the good stories of the people working for the city.”

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Here Are The Markets Where LIN Media and Media General Will Sell or Swap Stations

LIN Media GAs they prepare to merge, LIN Media and Media General will have to sell or swap stations in five markets — Providence, Birmingham, Mobile, Green Bay and Savannah — to comply with FCC rules limiting ownership of more than one station in a market, TVNewsCheck reports:

“We recognize the issue, and we are going to work very constructively and creatively with the FCC to make sure we close this transaction as quickly as possible,” said Mahoney. “We are clear that certain stations will have to be swapped or sold.”

Mahoney suggested that he preferred swaps, even though they are harder to do than straight sales. “It cleans out the issue and could allow us to grow our national footprint. There is real opportunity there.”

A list of the stations is after the jump. Read more

The Ice Desk: It’s What Stations are Wearing this Winter

It seems a historical record of sorts is being created of what appears to be the recent trend of stations sending their anchors out into the freezing cold to report the news from behind desks made of ice.

With thanks to Poynter and TVSpy rival FTVLive, we cobbled together our own list of stations jumping on the ice trend.

We started our journey this year with Cleveland NBC affiliate WKYC.

Then Washington, DC, CBS affiliate WUSA got in on the act.

Here’s one from Green Bay FOX affiliate WLUK:

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Matt Kummer Named News Director at WBAY

wbay logo_304x200Matt Kummer will be promoted to news director at Green Bay ABC affiliate WBAY after Tom McCarey retires at the end of the year, TVSpy has confirmed.

“Matt’s unique combination of experiences at WBAY, other Green Bay market stations, major markets, news management and social media evangelism made him the choice for a seamless transition to the Post McCarey Era at WBAY News,” WBAY general manager Don Carmichael wrote in a note to station staffers. “Congratulate Matt and help him in every way possible to continue the great tradition of Local News Leadership at WBAY’s Action 2 News.”

Kummer has been the station’s assistant news director since 2011. He has also worked at WCCO in Minneapolis, WISH in Indianapolis and WLUK in Green Bay.

Andrew LaCombe Joins WLUK

Andrew LaCombe has joined Green Bay, WI, FOX affiliate WLUK as a reporter.

WLUK tweeted out the news saying, “We’re welcoming reporter @andrewlacombe to the FOX 11 family. You’ll be seeing him on TV in the next week. Give him a follow!”

LaCombe comes from WLUC in Marquette, MI, where he was the morning reporter.

“It’s tough to leave home, but I’m excited about what’s ahead of me in Green Bay,” LaCombe told iewers on his facebook page. “I am not really sure what I said in this video, but I want to thank all of you for your support during my time here! Keep in touch on Facebook and Twitter.”

You can watch what he said during his on-air goodbye at WLUC after the jump. Read more

Josh Morgan Named News Director at WREX

Josh Morgan has been named news director at WREX, the NBC affiliate in Rockford, Ill., TVSpy has learned.

Morgan comes to WREX from WPSD in Paducah, Ky., where he has been an executive producer for the morning newscast since December 2011. Prior to WPSD, he spent four years at WLUK in Green Bay, where he produced news and sports.

Morgan replaces Mike Costello, who left WREX in December for a job with the Rockford Park District.

Packers Wives Get New Show in Green Bay

Wives of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers have their own daytime talk show on that city’s FOX affiliate, WLUK.  ”The Better Half”, a double play on words, promises a look at family life, charity, cooking, health, wellness, fashion and the latest entertainment news.

Hosted by Rachel Manek, morning anchor for WLUK’s “Good Day Wisconsin”, the show stars Betina Driver, wife of Donald Driver, Emily Nelson wife of Jordy Nelson, Courtney Finley wife of Jermichael Finley and Desmond Bishop’s wife, Geeta Bishop.

The show began its run this morning at 9 a.m. on WLUK and will have multiple re-airings throughout the day.  If you’re keeping score, the Packers beat the Bear last night.  If you’re in the area and want to see the show, you can see a schedule after the jump.

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Green Bay’s WLUK Debuts New HD Studio

WLUK, the LIN Media-owned Fox-affiliate in Green Bay, debuted a new, HD-optimized set this week (video above).

“For over a year now we have been planning and building out for presenting news and weather in high definition,” WLUK president and general manager Jay Zollar explained, as the station unveiled its new set. “Our goal has been to have a visually appealing newscast but also to construct a studio that provides for lots of flexibility and supports our commitment to providing the best local content, balanced news and severe weather coverage.”

Kristin Crowley Joins WSIL In Harrisburg, IL

Kristin Crowley has joined WSIL, the ABC-affiliate in Harrisburg, IL, the station announced yesterday.

Since 2010, Crowley has been a general assignment reporter for WLUK, the Fox-affiliate in Green Bay. She will be the weekend anchor on WSIL.

Crowley replaces Emily Finnegan, who has anchored the weekend newscasts since May. Finnegan is moving to weekdays, where she will be paired with Edan Schultz on the 10 p.m. newscast. In her new role, she will also focus on consumer-related reporting.

LIN Stations Restored For Mediacom Subscribers

After nearly six weeks, Mediacom customers have access to nine LIN Media-owned stations that have been dark while the two parties negotiate their retransmission agreement.

The stations were restored late Friday night after a deal was struck. Mediacom and LIN Media have been in ongoing negotiations since August 31, but terms of the final deal were not disclosed.

The stations affected were WALA-WFNA in Mobile, WOOD-WOTV in Grand Rapids, WANE in Fort Wayne, WLUK in Green Bay, WTHI in Terre Haute and WLFI in Layfayette, IN, and  WAVY and WVBT, both in in Norfolk, VA.

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