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WFTV, the Cox-owned ABC affiliate in Orlando, Fla., won a Regional Emmy Award for set design in December, 2016.
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KRIV, Houston’s Fox O&O, has turned its studio into a “scenic storytelling environment,” according to the Devlin Design Group.
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Charles Warren, also known as Charlie, recently appeared on WGHP’s segment, Van’s Weather Kids. WGHP is Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, N.C. That performance is getting him national attention — a visit to New York City to appear on the national news show, Fox and Friends, this morning. Not bad for a 9-year-old.
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70 years ago, WTTG became the first commercial television station in Washington, D.C.
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For the first time in 25 years, Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, Pennsylvania Fox affiliate WOLF is producing its own 10 p.m. newscast.
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Janeen Vogelaar stepped into KARE, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Minneapolis, about six months ago when she was named director of marketing and creative services.
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WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago, has been running an image campaign that focuses on the station’s reputation for accuracy.
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A dusty saloon from the Wild West is the setting for Scripps-owned Tucson, Ariz., ABC affil KGUN’s holiday spot.
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NBC O&O WNBC-TV is promoting a new S-band radar system. Dubbed “Storm Tracker 4,” the new radar system will debut later this winter and cover the station’s entire tristate viewing area centered around New York City.
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After a video showing Carrier employees reacting to the news they’ll soon lose their jobs went viral in February, Indianapolis ABC affiliate WRTV went all in on the story about the local plant being moved to Monterrey, Mexico.
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WVIT, the NBC-owned affiliate in Hartford, won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for its investigative series, Crumbling Foundations.
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KUSA, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Denver, raised more than $187,000 to take veterans, their guardians and medical personnel to the U.S. Capitol to see the national memorials dedicated to their service.
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Ten Sinclair stations are already equipped with drones and the personnel to operate them and 35 will get them next year, says Sinclair Chief Pilot Jeff Rose. “Viewers love drones, he says. “They go over really big.”
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Raleigh, N.C. NBC affiliate WRAL is the latest local broadcaster to make its content enabled with Alexa, the cloud-based, voice-activated feature built for Amazon products.
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Honolulu affiliates were on live well before daybreak Wednesday as tens of thousands flocked to commemorate the attack. Here's a look at offerings produced by (in order) Nexstar Fox affiliate KHON; the Raycom-owned CBS and NBC affiliates KGMB and KHBC; and KITV, the ABC affiliate owned by KITV Inc.
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As news came out about Fidel Castro’s death from Cuba, Miami area Cubans took to the streets to celebrate and gather – Miami stations jumped into action.
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Although regularly-scheduled TV newscasts still matter, viewers are expecting their local broadcasters to be on top of stories at all times, and have that information available online as soon as news breaks.
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WSFL, Tribune’s CW affiliate in Miami, creates imaginative holiday promos.
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WYES' 25th annual Season of Good Tastes dinner series features six multi-course meals all designed to raise money to support the local PBS station.
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Last year we saw the KHOU 11 investigative team deliver a very in-depth investigation into Houston's potholes and now they are back examining Houston Police Department body cameras.
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Harry Hairston of WCAU and Ines Ferre are investigative reporters for NBC10 Responds and Telemundo62 Responde respectively, two consumer investigator units.
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WSVN, Miami’s Fox affiliate owned by Sunbeam, won the Election Night coverage with the most viewers on air, online and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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KFSN-TV Action News anchors Tony Cabrera and Amanda Venegas host a half-hour special, “Children First: Connected Kids” Sunday, November 20, 2016. Children First is a year-round effort focusing on the challenges, problems and opportunities facing youth in Central California.
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Here’s a look at how stations are teasing their coverage, from NBC’s top talent lending a hand at WNBC-TV to KOMO-TV reminding viewers to vote, then watch.
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Political money accounted for $25.5 million of the group’s record $275.7 3Q revenue—a 23.6% increase over the same period of time in 2015.
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TV stations around the country are among the 50 broadcast, print and digital news outlets partnering with Facebook to provide live Election Day coverage on the social media platform.
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What does the future hold for WHDH-7, the Sunbeam Television television station that has been Boston’s somewhat cantankerous NBC affiliate since January 1995, swapping its CBS affiliation with WBZ-TV 4?
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Sunday’s Game 5 of the World Series scored a 42.8 household rating on Fox O&O WFLD Chicago, according to the station, with 1,482,000 households watching the hometown Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians.
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NBC and Telemundo-owned stations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley took home a total of 51 Emmy Awards at the The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences annual gala held in Fort Worth.
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WTVJ chief meteorologist John Morales sent out a series of tweets expressing his frustration with what he sees as the lack of reporting about rising sea levels caused by climate change.
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Sky 9 is a quadcopter that provides a bird’s-eye view from a 4K, ultra high-definition camera, enhancing the stories shown on TV and online.
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During a live press conference carried by TV stations in Savanah, Ga., Georgia Governor Nathan Deal surprised viewers by singling out WTOC, Raycom’s CBS affiliate, for its outstanding coverage during Hurricane Matthew.
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WPTV, the NBC affiliate in West Palm owned by Scripps, brought 25 additional staff members from other Scripps stations to assist in its hurricane coverage.
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Read comments from viewers who sent emails to WESH thanking them for their coverage of Hurricane Matthew.
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WGHP, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Greensboro-High Point, N.C., held an in-studio, 13-hour telethon to raise funds to help recovery efforts from damage done by Hurricane Matthew. “We felt it was our responsibility to do what we could to help. The people of the Piedmont Triad are tremendously charitable, and we wanted to provide a way for our viewers to help,” said Jim Himes, WGHP’s general manager.
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In Jacksonville, Fla., like in many of the markets where Matthew came ashore, the news was filled with stories of damage and recovery, and in some cases, stories of evacuations. Long-time WJXT news anchor Tom Wills addressed the viewers with a heartfelt, emotional plea to evacuate. “Lots and lots and lots of people evacuated because of what he said,” said Bob Ellis, WJXT’s general manager. “It was a moment that this television station will be proud of for years to come.”
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As Hurricane Matthew prepares to hit the United States, stations in Florida are covering the storm in full force, with radar loops and the red hurricane warning flags being a common thread.
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Washington, D.C. Fox-owned station WTTG is breaking the usual boundaries between its viewers and its journalists with its new podcast.
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Orlando is a transient city, and TV news is a transient business. Yet eight reporters — or just about half the daily reporting staff — at NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 have defied the trend to forge long careers in Central Florida.
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Capitol Broadcasting's NBC affil in Raleigh, N.C., is offering digital, hyper-local, live-stream coverage every Friday of up to seven area high school football games, plus an overview show that provides live updates from all of them along with commentary and analysis.
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This fall, Fox-owned KTTV Los Angels (DMA 2) will debut two sports programs to commemorate the NFL Rams’ return to Los Angeles.
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WPLG, Miami’s ABC affiliate owned by Berkshire Hathaway aired an hour-long primetime special about gun violence. The live town hall meeting, part of the station’s My Future, My Choice initiative, featured topics relevant to urban youth.
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Telemundo-owned KDEN Denver (DMA 17) will introduce a new half-hour weekday newscast on Monday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m.
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Telemundo-owned WWSI Philadelphia (DMA 4) will introduce a new half-hour weekday newscast on Monday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m.
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If you could talk with the mayor of your town or city what questions would you ask? What issues are of concern to you—schools, roads, taxes, the homeless, potholes? WNBC, the NBC O&O in New York, Ask the Mayor quarterly public affairs program reaches its viewers on-air and online.
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WSMV, Meredith’s NBC affiliate in Nashville, is banking on the city’s country music popularity to carry its new morning entertainment show, Today in Nashville, which launches Sept 12, 2016 at 11.
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Little Rock, Ark. ABC affiliate KATV says its the first station in Arkansas to use a drone for news coverage.
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Raycom-owned Fox affiliate WBRC Birmingham, Ala. (DMA 45), will launch a new hour-long newscast at 4 p.m. beginning on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.
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The News Press and Gazette-owned NBC affiliate will debut the hour-long weekday broadcast on Sept. 12, 2016.
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WTAE, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate owned by Hearst, takes a new look at Flight 93, the plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pa., on 9/11.
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