“For the past eight years, Scott has been a Washington Bureau reporter for the COX stations, focusing on investigative stories impacting the markets where COX has stations. He understands enterprise reporting and the importance of digging for stories,” Goldrick wrote in a memo to WRC staffers.
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Edward Hotaling, a former reporter for WRC in Washington, D.C., has died of a heart attack. Hotaling was best known for his interview with Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder, a CBS Sports commentator who was fired from the network after the interview, according to the New York Times:
Mr. Hotaling (pronounced HO-tail-ing) was a television reporter at the NBC affiliate WRC-TV in Washington when he interviewed Mr. Snyder on Jan. 15, 1988, for a report commemorating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Bumping into Mr. Snyder in a restaurant, Mr. Hotaling asked him to assess racial progress in professional sports.
Mr. Snyder’s reply careered into his theory that blacks were better athletes than whites because their slave ancestors had been “bred to be that way” and that soon “there’s not going to be anything left for the white people” in sports. The comment created a national stir and got him fired by CBS. He died in 1996.
Hotaling was also known for his discovery of archival pay stubs that showed how much construction on the White House and the U.S. Capitol had been done by African-American slave laborers. He found the documentation in the Treasury Department archives while researching the 200th anniversary of both buildings in 2000.
Ryan was chief meteorologist at NBC-owned WRC from 1980-2010. He joined Allbritton’s WJLA, where he is the 11 p.m. meteorologist, in 2010.
In an interview with the Post, Ryan said he is planning to continue writing and blogging about the weather, possibly even filling in on WJLA from time to time. He said Allbritton’s recent announcement that it is exploring a sale of its television stations contributed to his decision.
“I made the decision [to retire] before the new owner gets here,” Ryan said.
Glassman has worked at WRC for 13 years, most recently as manager of news, press and programming. He has also worked as coordinating producer of special projects and on the assignment desk.
Snyder has been senior manager of content at WRC since 2008. She has previously worked at CNBC and MSNBC, as well as WUSA, the CBS affiliate in Washington, DC.
Segal, a native of Frederick County, Md., joins WRC from WIVB-WLNO in Buffalo.
“Amelia has a true passion for weather and the background to complement our team,” said chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer said in a statement. “Adding another meteorologist – especially one from our region – will help make our coverage even better. We are excited for Amelia to join our team.”
Along with Segal’s hire, WRC announced “significant investments” in the station’s weather resources and technology, including a more expansive network of cameras installed throughout the city and a new weather app.
“We’re sure that Mark will help us as part of our efforts to create an investigative/enterprise stories culture that drive differentiation in our newscasts. Please join me in welcoming Mark to the team,” Goldrick wrote.
Following their respective morning newscasts, local stations in Washington, DC have traded local coverage for national coverage of President Obama’s ceremonial swearing-in ceremony.
Around 11amET Monday, all four DC stations — NBC O&O WRC, ABC affiliate WJLA, Fox O&O WTTG and CBS affiliate WUSA — began airing coverage provided by their respective affiliated networks. Brian Williams is anchoring on NBC, Scott Pelley on CBS, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos on ABC, and Shepard Smith on Fox Broadcast Network. President Obama is expected to deliver his inaugural address at 12pmET.
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At least one station, WTTG, will go back to local coverage for the parade. Maureen Umeh will anchor, with Brian Bolter, Shawn Yancy and Sue Palka at the Canadian Embassy, Matt Ackland on the Freedom Plaza and Bob Barnard along the parade route.
>Update: WUSA also returned briefly to local programming at 1pmET, turning it back over to CBS at 1:30pm. The station will have expanded newscasts this afternoon and evening.
“Mike has been with us since 2005 and has had a dramatic impact on our product and people,” WPXI vice president and general manager Ray Cater said in a statement.
David Culver said goodbye to WAVY, the NBC affiliate in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, on Sunday (video above). As we told you last month, Culver is joining the Northern Virginia bureau at WRC, the NBC O&O in Washington, DC.
“I’m smart enough to say this is not goodbye,” Culver said. “Right now it’s just a moment for me to say thanks.”
Pugh comes from West Palm Beach, where he was a sports anchor and feature reporter at WPTV-WFLX. He also works for ESPN 760 radio, where he hosts three shows and provides play-by-play for games.