Victory, a Long Island native, has previously worked as a booker for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” She began her career at WABC-AM in New York City. [h/t TVNewsCheck]
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First she tried the old “take the microphone” bit. When that didn’t work, she went to her purse and used it to hit the reporter for the Scranton ABC affiliate right in the face.
WNEP, the ABC affiliate in Scranton, is refusing to air an ad for Dunder Mifflin (video above) during the Oscars on Sunday, “most likely because the fictional brand is too connected to rival network NBC,” AdWeek reports:
A de-fictionalized version of [NBC's "The Office"] paper brand has been sold in real life since 2011 by Staples-owned Quill.com, thanks to a licensing partnership with NBCUniversal. A Quill.com representative tells Adweek that WNEP won’t air the Dunder Mifflin ad “apparently because of the brand’s NBC ties”. WNEP declined to comment on whether it had rejected the ad, citing corporate policy.
Paul Stueber, a local television veteran who has worked as news director at stations across the country, died December 25 after a lengthy illness. He was 65.
“Paul was the leader in many newsrooms during his time. He paved the way for many broadcast journalists to be successful in the television news business,” a memorial post on WNEP’s Facebook page reads. “He could be tough to deal with times … but he did make us all better at what we do.”
WNEP Reports on Child Sex Charges Against Anchor’s Husband: ‘This is a very difficult night for us here’
Scranton ABC affiliate WNEP offered a candid look at a story that hit very close to home on Wednesday’s evening newscast (video above).
“This is a very difficult night for us here at the news station,” anchor Scott Schaffer said. “We learned this afternoon that Mark Kandel, the husband of Newswatch 16′s Marisa Burke, was arrested on charges of sex abuse involving a minor.” Read more
WNEP anchor Jon Meyer remembered being the first reporter on the scene of the crash of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. Speaking this weekend at a memorial service at the Shanksville, PA field where the plane went down, the anchor for the ABC affiliate in Scranton, shared his memories of that day with a large crowd that included victims’ families, according to the Citizens’ Voice.
”My first words were, ‘The only way to describe this scene is haunting,’” Meyer recalled Monday. “I could hear it in my voice all these years later, knowing I stood right next to where so many people died.”
Meyer said, at the time he was a 24-year old reporter working for WJAC in Johnstown.
WNEP had some unexpected visitors during its 11 p.m. newscast on Monday.
Just before meteorologist Kurt Aaron was to appear live from the station’s weather backyard on Monday night, four bears (one mother and three cubs) descended on the outdoor space.
“I ran like I stole something,” Aaron said during the newscast, after seeking safety indoors. “No offense, but I don’t want to be doing the weather with four bears.” Video inside… Read more
For Abraham, the promotion comes after nearly three decades with the ABC-affiliate. He started with WNEP in 1983 as an assignment editor and since then he has moved up the newsroom ranks, working as a show producer, assignment manager, and assistant news director.
“Carl’s knowledge of our market and our strengths, coupled with his work ethic and passion for news, make him the very best person to lead Newswatch16 into the future,” WNEP president and general manager Chuck Morgan said in announcing the promotion.
“Erik’s experience and hard-hitting style make him the ideal person to lead our news operation,” said Mark Higgins, vice president and general manager of WTNH-WCTX, in announcing the move. “He specializes in aggressive local news that always reflects the ‘voice of the people.’ I’m excited to have him join the team.”
During his time at WNEP, Schrader helped launch digital subchannel WNEP2, which features two and a half hours of local news programming each day, and oversaw the station’s transition to HD. Before joining WNEP, he held the news director post at KODE in Joplin, MO and WJCL-WTGS in Savannah, GA.
NBC-affiliate WFIE is reportedly set to become the first station in the Evansville market to broadcast its newscasts in HD.
“The debut date is not yet official, but we will immediately begin the process of transitioning, which will include a new HD news set and a new control room,” WFIE’s news director, C.J. Hoyt, told the Evansville Courier & Press. “We had previously begun the process when we upgraded to our new HD-ready weather graphics and HD-ready news graphics last October.”
WFIE’s transition represents a second wave of HD adoption by local stations in smaller markets. Evansville is market #102, serving the area of Southwestern Indiana, Southeastern Illinois, and Northwestern Kentucky.
In the last month, Amarillo’s KFDA (#131) announced that it would become the first station in West Texas to broadcast local news in HD and WNEP in Scranton-Wilkes Barre (#54) unveiled a new studio in preparation for its HD launch.
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