Community Outreach

WESH Celebrates Black History Month

WESH-TV, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in Orlando, Fla., is highlighting and honoring local black Central Floridians who’ve made significant contributions to the history of the community.

KMGH Hosts Wellness Day With Free Makeovers

The New Year New You Expo, presented by KMGH and Colorado State University-Global Campus, is an entire day for Coloradans that want to make a positive change in their lives.

WRAL Documentary Examines New Controversial Farms

Farming is not new in North Carolina, but a new type of farm that’s popping up all over the state is generating controversy, and is the subject of a documentary on WRAL Raleigh, N.C.

WSAW Breaks Its Holiday Donation Record

Every December, WSAW, the CBS affiliate in Wausau, Wis., owned by Gray, asks its communities to Share Your Holidays, donate food and money for those in need.

WGHP Celebrates 25 Years Of Community Giving

WGPH, Tribune’s Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, N.C., Fox affiliate, continues its 25-year mission to clothe, feed and help families celebrate the holidays. And this year, new milestones were reached.

KOIN Airs Blues To Feed The Hungry

KOIN, Portland, Ore.’s CBS affiliate owned by Media General, aired an hour-long, commercial-free special to benefit the Oregon Food Bank on Christmas Eve.

KELO Coats The Dakotas In Warmth

It was the death from exposure of a homeless woman that inspired KELO, Media General’s CBS affiliate in Sioux Falls, S.D., to collect coats and warm clothing to donate to those in need in Operation KEEP KELOLAND Warm.

WLKY’s Toy Drive Sets World Record

WLKY, the Hearst CBS affiliate in Louisville, Ky., and city volunteers, collected 6,223 new, unwrapped toys that will be given away to children in the area.

WCVB’s Toy Drive Helps At-Risk Children

WCVB, the Hearst ABC affiliate in Boston, has partnered with the Home for 20 years to provide support for The Home for Little Wanderers Big Wishes Toy Drive.

WGN Expects Traffic Jam At Studios

Chicago viewers wishing to donate new, unwrapped toys for needy children didn’t even have to leave their cars on Monday during The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive.

WRAL Special To Cover Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Capitol Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WRAL Raleigh, N.C., will present a half-hour long special, On the Record Special Edition: Faith, Fear and Freedom, about how the anti-Muslim rhetoric is impacting how Muslims live, work and worship.

WESH Food Drive Also A Primetime Special

For 30 years, WESH, the Hearst NBC affiliate in Orlando, Fla., has been raising funds to help the hungry in Central Florida with its Share Your Christmas Food Drive.

KSBW Holiday Fundraiser Is A Record Breaker

Money, food and toys donated by people in the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz, Calif., market set new records of generosity for this year’s KSBW Share Your Holiday.

Watch Fox 5 WTTG and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Make a Little Girl’s Dream Come True

The face of the final subject of Fox 5 WTTG’s Season of Wishes partnership with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is a five-year-old cancer survivor named Eden.

WRAL Gives Away 155,000 Coats, And Counting

For 27 years, WRAL, Capitol Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., has partnered with the Salvation Army for the annual Coats for the Children campaign, providing winter clothing, money and new toys for families in need.

ABC30 airs Special on Visalia Parade

Join ABC30 for a night of holiday fun!  KFSN-TV ABC30 is a proud supporter of the “70th Annual Candy Cane Lane Parade,” which is organized by the Downtown Visalia Alliance. Air dates are: December 13, 2015 at 7 p.m and Christmas Day at 5 p.m. The entire parade will be posted on-line at abc30.com after the special airs.

KIRO Reporter Surprises New Parents With Car

Then Jesse Jones, consumer reporter at Cox’s Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO, helps families in need.

WPVI Philly Makes Food Drive A Priority

WPVI, the ABC O&O in Philadelphia, is beginning its 30th year in the campaign to fight hunger.

WJLA Helps Mom And 8 Kids Living In A Car

WJLA, Sinclair’s ABC affiliate in Washington, aired this story, leading to help from the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center of the D.C. Department of Human Services. They placed the family in housing where they will stay until a permanent living situation is found.

WDTN Continues 34-Year Fight Against Hunger

Since 1982, when WDTN, Media General’s NBC affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, first developed the Food for Friends campaign, more than 13 million food items have been collected and distributed to needy families in the region.

Hispanic TV Group Offers Scholarships, Paid Internships

ZGS Communications, an Hispanic-owned media company, announced the launch of a scholarship and paid internship project in partnership with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

KUSI Scoring With High School Sports Coverage

KUSI dedicated three hours recently during its morning newscast, Good Morning San Diego, to covering high school senior athletes announcing which college they’ll be attending, known as Signing Day.

KNBC Exposes Radioactive Waste Cover-Up

Thousands of kids who went to a popular camp in Los Angeles may have been exposed to radioactive waste and toxic chemicals, according to an investigation by KNBC, the NBC O&O there.

Kids and Agriculture ABC30 special focusing on agriculture education programs

Kids learn how food is grown! ABC30 (KFSN-TV) anchors Liz Harrison and Kevin Musso host “Children First: Kids and Agriculture,” Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 6:30PM. The Children First campaign is a year-long effort focusing on the challenges, problems and opportunities facing our youth in Central California.

WDSU Helps Raise $350,000 For Children’s Hospital

WDSU, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in New Orleans, devoted four hours of live news coverage to the Jazz Half Marathon for the cancer program at Children’s Hospital there.

WREX Stages Bullying To Test Kids’ Reactions

WREX, the NBC affiliate in Rockford owned by Quincy Newspapers, recruited 15 students to sit in a room together. Two of the kids were actors, and the cameras rolled as one actor began bullying the other.

WRAL Documentary Examines NC’s Troubled Fishing Industry

WRAL, Capitol Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate in Raleigh, is airing an hour-long documentary, Net Effect, that tackles the complex issues.

Red Cross Sends Letter Thanking WYFF For Telethon

WYFF, the Hearst NBC affiliate in Greenville, S.C., held an all-day telethon to raise funds to help victims of catastrophic flooding in the region.

Tegna Stations Unite To Make A Difference

When a broadcast group (TEGNA) is able to get all of its television stations to devote one day to helping their communities, it’s proof that local TV is making a positive difference in their markets.

WMAR Relentless In Coverage of Baltimore School Problems

WMAR, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Baltimore, started reporting about concerns with mold and air conditioning issues in Baltimore area schools. They set up a page on their website where concerned residents could go to follow the coverage. To date, there are 15 stories posted there.

WGN Chicago Airs Breast Cancer Special

WGN, Tribune’s CW affiliate in Chicago, aired a half-hour special Stories of Hope: Facing Breast Cancer to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cubs Win! WLS Post Game Coverage Wins!

Chicago ABC-owned station WLS rode the Chicago Cubs to a win after the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals to advance to the National League Championship Series for the first time in 12 years.

WYFF Raises Over $700,000 During Telethon

WYFF, Hearst’s NBC affiliate in  Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, S.C., teamed up with the Red Cross of Upstate South Carolina to raise more than $700,000 in donations to help flood victims of the recent historic rains.

Fox Houston Viewers Come Together for Cancer Patient’s Wedding

Fox-owned Houston station KRIV showed local TV’s ability to bring a community together. After Nicole Moore, a cancer patient who had lost her hair, won a wig in a contest in April and the wig maker failed to deliver to the soon-to-be-bride, KRIV did a story on the man who stepped in to make sure she had a wig for her planned October wedding.

KNTV Exposé Recognized With National Emmy

KNTV’s Inside Sysco: Exposing North America’s Food Sheds, was honored with a national Emmy Award in the News & Documentary category.

KFOR Recognized With National Emmy

Tribune’s NBC affiliate KFOR Oklahoma City has been honored with the national Emmy award for its spot news coverage of the Moore tornado in May of 2013.

NBCU'S Dallas Studios Get Green

NBCUniversal’s state-of-the art broadcast and multimedia facility — The Studios at DFW — which is located in Fort Worth’s CentrePort Business Park and houses NBC- and Telemundo-owned KXAS and KXTX, has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver New Construction certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

WMAR Baltimore Launches Food Drive For Kids

It’s estimated that more than 500,000 people in the area that Maryland’s Food Bank serves are “food insecure,” lacking access to sufficient amounts of nutritious food, which is a nice way of saying hungry. WMAR-TV

WAVY Stocks Up Kids With School Supplies

Kids in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia started their school year off right thanks to WAVY and its partners, Farm Fresh Food and Entercom Radio’s 101.3 2WD.

WJXT Spends All Week Covering 450-Year-Old Story

America’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Fla., is turning 450 years old, and Graham Media’s independent, WJXT, in Jacksonville is helping the city celebrate in style.

WDTN Gives Coats To Kids, 500,000 So Far

For 32 years, less fortunate children and adults in the Ohio Valley area around Dayton, Ohio, have been kept just a little warmer during the winter thanks to WDTN and its sponsors.

Community Remembers Slain Cameraman

Salem High School opened its doors to the community to commemorate the life of an alumnus, Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV.

KIRO Delivers Tears Of Joy To Struggling Firefighters

Thousands of firefighters are battling the largest wildfire in Washington State's history. So when a call went out to KIRO’s consumer reporter, Jesse Jones, asking for help, Jones responded.

20,000 Animals Tell NBC/Telemundo, ‘Thank You’

NBC- and Telemundo-owned stations’ pet adoption initiative, Clear the Shelter, found new homes for more than 20,000 animals.

ABC30 Special Focusing on Caring and Kindness

You don’t have to wear a cape to be a hero. Caring and giving to others makes you a superstar. ABC30 (KFSN-TV) anchors Margot Kim and Jason Oliveira host “Children First: Community Heroes,” the latest  half-hour program in The Children First campaign that also includes thirty-second public service announcements, and special stories on Action News.

WDAM: Hurricane Katrina’s Overlooked Story: Mississippi

There is another story about Hurricane Katrina that’s mostly overlooked: What Hurricane Katrina did to Mississippi.  “Our viewers here have since felt like they were left out and ignored when they needed just as much help,” says WDAM, an ABC/NBC affiliate owned by Raycom.

WTAE Helps Seniors, Kids Bundle Up For Winter

Thanks to WTAE, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate, more than 250,000 new, warm winter coats were provided to needy children and seniors over the last 29 years by The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division. “WTAE is proud to use the power of broadcast television to serve our local communities through this partnership with the Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division,” says Charles Wolfertz III, WTAE’s general manager.

NBC/Telemundo Join For Pet Adoption Initiative

Clear the Shelters pairs up local NBC and Telemundo television stations across the country with more than 300 animal shelters to find new homes for sheltered pets.

WPVI Partners In Nation’s Largest Free Music Festival

WPVI, the ABC O&O in Philadelphia, is the official media partner for Musikfest, an 11-day concert event in Bethlehem, just an hour north of the city in the Lehigh Valley.

Connecticut Stations Compete in Charity Softball Tourney

Fox affiliate WTIC is claiming market dominance on the softball diamond after a charity tournament featuring Hartford’s CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox stations.

WBZ Partners With Largest Athletic Fundraiser In The Country

WBZ, the CBS O&O in Boston, is partnering with the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) to raise $45 million for patient care and cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

KOIN, Komen Partner To Fight Breast Cancer

Media General-owned CBS affiliate KOIN Portland, Ore. (DMA 23), announced a new partnership with Susan G. Komen of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Station Profile: KOIN-TV

WRAL Fights Hunger With Marketing Blitz

WRAL and Radio One Raleigh are hoping to change the North Carolina hunger problem by creating awareness about the issue and raising funds for community hunger relief.

Station Profile: WRAL-TV

A Powerful PSA From WJBF Augusta, GA

The concept is similar to a PSA from Australia, and tailored to make an inspired message about the dangers of texting and driving.

Station: WJBF-TV
Market: Augusta, GA-Aiken, SC

S.F. Hosts TV Antenna Giveaway

TV Freedom and Antennas Direct will give away "over 300" indoor DTV antennas, part of an effort to demonstrate that folks don't have to pay for cable to get a broadcast signal or programming diversity.

Market: San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

Derek Carr Joins ABC30

Raiders Quarterback will join ABC30 Sports Director Tommy Tran weekly as a special contributor for the upcoming football season. The segment will cover everything from Carr’s second professional season, other National Football League news, and his thoughts on the Fresno State Bulldogs.

Station Profiles: KFSN-TV
Market: Fresno-Visalia, CA

WNBC and WNJU Partner for Health Expo

WNBC, NBC’s O&O in New York is partnering and hosting with NBC-owned Telemundo affil WNJU  for the third annual NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo. The expo coincides with the New Jersey State Fair, which will also be happening on the grounds of the stadium.

Station Profiles: WNBC-TV, WNJU-TV
Market Profile: New York, NY

ABC TV Group Funds Youth Service Grants

Disney and its ABC Television Group will fund 125 youth service grants of $500 each as part of its Summer of Creativity program to support service projects in local communities.

Broadcast Group Profile: ABC Television

Local Reality Show? TV Stations Create Their Own Programming

It’s not unusual for TV stations to create their own programming. Mostly, these special programs are produced by the news department. Sometimes, it’s light-hearted, like a special in Jackson, Miss., that focused on unusual town names in the state. Many markets air investigative specials regularly.

Station Profiles: KING-TV | KNBC-TV | KNTV-TV | KTVI-TV | WBDT-TV | WGAL-TV | WLKY-TV | WRAL-TV | WTVO-TV | WVBT-TV  | WYFF-TV

Market Profiles: Seattle-Tacoma, WA | Los Angeles, CA | San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA | St. Louis, MO | Dayton, OH | Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA | Louisville, KY | Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville), NC | Rockford, IL | Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA | Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC-Anderson, SC

WPTV, Palm Beach Post Expose Police Shootings

Palm Beach, Fla., conjures up images of luxurious living, not local law enforcement shooting and sometimes killing unarmed citizens. But that’s what reporters from WPTV, the NBC affiliate there owned by Scripps, and The Palm Beach Post spent a year investigating in a series of special reports, Line of Fire. The results of their investigation began airing on WPTV’s 11 p.m. newscast on the first night of the May 2015 ratings period, earning the station a 5.0 household rating that night. The main story garnered 140,000 page views on WPTV.com, and was the most popular related Facebook post shared nearly 19,000 times.”

Station: WPTV-TV
Market: West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, FL

WFSB Goes All In For Race Against Breast Cancer

WFSB, Meredith’s CBS affiliate in the market, is the exclusive television partner for the annual Race for the Cure. Although this is the 22nd annual race in Hartford, it's the first time WFSB has been the TV partner. “When they asked us to partner with them,” says Anthony Meliso, WFSB’s director of operations and community outreach, “they said Connecticut has the highest incidence of breast cancer in the United States. That got my attention.”

Station: WFSB-TV
Market: Boston, MA (Manchester, NH)

WSCV Celebrates Anniversary With Telethon

WSCV Miami, Telemundo 51, went on the air in 1985, and recently celebrated this milestone with a telethon for Liga Contra el Cancer that raised $4.1 million. It’s the 17th time the station has held a telethon for Liga Contra el Cancer and the total raised has grown to more $60 million. Liga Contra el Cancer provides all types of medical screenings and treatments, totally free of charge to cancer patients in South Florida who lack the funds or the insurance for these critical live saving services.

Station: WSCV-TV
Market: Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hearst to Focus on Hiring Veterans

Hearst Television has named former WCVB director of engineering Dave Kaylor director of veteran recruiting for Hearst Television. Starting July 1, Kaylor will help Hearsts’s vp of Human Resources recruit military veterans for open positions throughout the station group.

Broadcast Group Profile: Hearst Television

WISH COME TRUE: 97-year-old Woman Meets President Obama, Vice President Biden at White House

Vivian Bailey, a 97-year-old volunteer at Howard County’s Running Brook Elementary School in Columbia, Maryland, was featured on FOX 5 after taking the first field trip of her lifetime to the U.S. Capitol. Somebody at the White House saw our first story and decided to offer  an invitation to Bailey to visit the White House, where she met President Obama and Vice President Biden.

Station Profile: WTTG-TV
Market Profile: Washington, DC (Hagerstown, MD)

Sinclair, iHeartmedia Join In UNCF Fundraiser

Sinclair will air UNCF An Evening of Stars in all of its 78 television markets, reaching almost 40% of the country, beginning on June 6, 2015. In addition, in each of Sinclair’s news markets where there is a historically black college or university (HBCU), Sinclair will produce a news feature on that school leading up to the show. iHeartMedia will begin promoting Sinclair’s broadcast of the UNCF television show on 156 of its radio stations in Sinclair’s markets starting the week of June 1, 2015.

Broadcast Group Profile: Sinclair Broadcast Group

All Hands On Deck For Flood At Houston’s KPRC

When disasters or catastrophes happen, manmade or natural, local TV news operations serve their markets the best.

Station Profile: KPRC-TV
Market Profile: Houston, TX

WHEC Airs Powerful Hour-long Special Advocating Choice In Education

Leadership takes courage, and when WHEC decided to air an hour-long special advocating Rochester parents be given vouchers to pull their children out of failing schools so they can be sent to private schools, they knew they were going to face anger. The special ran as an extension of the station’s long-time franchise New York State Exposed.

Station Profile: WHEC-TV
Market Profile: Rochester, NY

Local Cemetery Needs Boost

It's one of Dayton's oldest cemeteries honoring those who fought in wars dating all the way back to the American Revolution, and right now many of the grave sites are overgrown and in desperate need of some TLC. Local veteran Fred Lynch hopes those who see this story will come and  pitch in and help clean up this cemetery in time for Memorial Day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice letting everyone know heroes still live here.

Market Profile: Dayton, OH

During Baltimore’s Painful Week, Local TV Reporters Shine

“I never think about which TV networks or anchors I trust to break news to me in times of crisis, until I’ve been parked in front of the television for hours, scared to move or to break eye contact with the screen. I don’t realize it’s the anchor’s soothing voice or the on-the-ground reporter’s empathetic interviewing style that’s tethering me to their coverage, until I feel my heart rate steadying. So it didn’t immediately occur to me that I was favoring local news networks, rather than cable ones, in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death and Baltimore’s ongoing response to it. But since Monday, when the city’s unrest reached a boiling point, Baltimore’s WJZ and WBAL have been the only networks I’ve trusted.”

Station Profiles: WBAL-TV | WJZ-TV
Market Profile: Baltimore, MD

Scripps Stations Team Up to Help Senior Center Lost in Baltimore Riot

Pastor Donte Hickman was on Baltimore ABC affiliate WMAR, talking about the fire that destroyed the future senior housing center he and his church had been working on for the last eight years. WMAR, along with Indianapolis ABC affiliate WRTV teamed up to connect Hickman with Dr. Michael J. Bluitt, who runs one of the biggest church architecture firms in the United States.

Station Profiles: WMAR-TV | WRTV-TV
Markets: Baltimore, MD | Indianapolis, IN

Bounce TV Announces 17-City Comedy Tour

The Bounce TV diginet targeted to African American audiences today announced a 17-city comedy tour called Off The Chain Live! that which is based on the network’s stand-up comedy series Off The Chain.

Network: Bounce TV


Justice Network Now Distributed in 40% of U.S. TV Homes, Including All Gannett Markets

Earlier this month, a viewer called the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a girl featured on the fledgling multicast network. That girl, who disappeared in 2013, was later safely found and returned to her family. Justice Network is now distributed in 40% of U.S. TV homes, including in all Gannett markets.

Broadcast Group Profile: Gannett Broadcasting

Empire State Building Lights Up for New York Telemundo Station

The Empire State Building will shine red in honor of WNJU‘s 50 year anniversary. In 1965, the Telemundo-owned New York market station was the first to bring Spanish language programming to the New York market.

Station Profiles: WNJU-TV
Market: New York, NY

ABC30 Special Focuses on Early Years of Child Development

Action News anchors Graciela Moreno and Dale Yurong host “Children First: The Early Years,” Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 6:30PM. The Children First campaign is a year-long effort focusing on the challenges, problems and opportunities facing our youth in Central California.

Station Profiles: KFSN-TV
Market: Fresno-Visalia, CA

Milwaukee CBS Affiliate Scores Big With NCAA Final

Milwaukee’s WDJT had the best ratings for a local metered market station for the 2015 NCAA Tournament Championship Game.

Station Profile: WDJT-TV
Market: Milwaukee, WI

Univision Feria Prosperidad (Prosperity Fair) Financial Wellness Event

Univision Los Angeles held its Feria Prosperidad (Prosperity Fair), a financial wellness event that is part of Univision Contigo’s Hispanic Entrepreneurship Campaign, hosted in collaboration with the University of Southern California (USC).

Feria Prosperidad informed close to 9,000 local aspiring entrepreneurs and families by offering 30 workshops throughout the day on topics, such as small business financing, college financing and scholarship programs, as well as veterans transition resources and immigration consultant fraud.

Station Profiles: KMEX-TV | KFTR-TV
Market: Los Angeles, CA


Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities

KYW and WPSG for the sixth year in a row conducted the Ronald McDonald House Charities Phone Bank, a 14-hour on-air fundraiser that aired live across both television stations. The phone bank brought in $1,176,590, its largest total to date, taking the total of funds raised for the charity to more than $5.1 million since the first phone bank began in 2010.

Station Profiles: KYW-TV | WPSG-TV
Market: Philadelphia, PA

Topeka Jazz Workshop Concert Series

WIBW is completing a yearlong campaign in which the station promoted the Topeka Jazz Workshop concert series. The station created and aired promotions designed to help bolster public awareness of the monthly event of the longest continuously running jazz concert series in the nation. TJW Inc. has been the prime factor in keeping jazz alive and well in Topeka and northeast Kansas.

Station Profiles: WIBW-TV
Market: Topeka, KS

Local Children’s Show & School Visit

WOWT produces Aunt Molly and Friends, a weekly show for children. The station also visited a local school to teach children about weather as part of its Wicked Weather Road Show.

Station Profiles: WOWT-TV
Market: Omaha, NE

WTHR Partners With Indianapolis For Signature Event

WTHR, the NBC affiliate owned by Dispatch Broadcast Group, and Downtown Indianapolis announced a new, exclusive, multi-year broadcast television partnership for Central Indiana’s most beloved holiday tradition, Circle of Lights.

Station Profile: WTHR-TV
Market: Indianapolis, IN

Dangerous Roads: KHOU February Sweeps

Statistics and data tell stories, in the right hands. Dangerous roads and intersections. Dirtiest, and cleanest, restaurants. Safest, and un-safest, neighborhoods. These stories all start with information readily available within city government. This is exactly the kind of story that only local TV news can tell. And should tell. Here is an example from KHOU, the Gannett-owned CBS affiliate in Houston.

Station Profile: KHOU-TV
Market: Houston, TX

Clark County Inmates to Get Life-Changing Television

The Clark County Jail Chaplaincy is creating a new broadcast to be aired exclusively inside the jail in what creators call life-changing television. The broadcast will be called POD TV. About 50 volunteers are helping create local programming for things like drug and alcohol prevention, ministry, and employment opportunities.

Station Profile: WDTN-TV
Market: Dayton, OH

‘I Want to Pull My Gun,’ KHOU Gives Activist New Perspective

Sometimes a TV station does something that transcends the search for better ratings, tells a story that has impact, can maybe, possibly, somehow, start a real conversation about a real problem. KHOU did just that.  The Houston CBS affiliate asked a man who often leads protests against police and police-related shootings if he wanted to walk in an officer’s shoes, to see what they see.

Station Profile: KHOU-TV
Market: Houston, TX

High Schoolers Discover Love for Local TV Weather

When Eastern Connecticut schools closed for a few days because of the recent storm, some of the school kids wanted more. A student at Fitch High School in Groton, Ct. didn’t turn to some fancy internet to see if she could extend her snow vacation, she turned to WTIC meteorologist Dan Amarante.

Station Profile: WTIC-TV
Market: Hartford and New Haven, CT

WGN Chicago Celebrates Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, Tribune Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WGN Chicago (DMA 3) will air special news segments on WGN News at Nine, WGN Midday News and People to People celebrating Black History Month.

Station Profile: WGN-TV
Market: Chicago, IL

Gannett Begins Reporting Project on Police and Trust

Gannett stations on Wednesday unveiled a reporting project focused on community trust and local police–an effort that grew out of conversations between Gannett news directors who wanted to explore solutions in the aftermath of Ferguson.

Broadcast Group Profile: Gannett

WRAL's Gravley Named N.C. Sportscaster Of Year

Jeff Gravley, sports anchor of WRAL Raleigh-Durham, N.C. (DMA 25), has been named North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Station Profile: WRAL-TV
Markets: Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville), NC

Raycom Media Stations Raise $218,000 For Mississippi Tornado Relief

Thanks to the incredible generosity and spirit of the viewers and communities across Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee, four Raycom Media television stations worked with their local communities and the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation to raise $218,000 for tornado victims with a special one-day fundraiser called "Mississippi Tornado Relief: Hope, Help & Healing" on Thursday, January 8, 2015.

Station Profiles: WDAM-TV | WLBT-TV | WLOX-TV | WMC-TV
Markets: Hattiesburg-Laurel, MS | Jackson, MS | Biloxi-Gulfport, MS | Memphis, TN

KNTV’s People Stories Make Bay Area Proud

Garvin Thomas is a reporter, photographer, editor and sometimes fill-in anchor at NBC-owned KNTV San Francisco. His Bay Area Proud franchise profiles people, groups and companies making the Bay Area, and the world, a better place to live.

Station Profile: KNTV-TV
Market: San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

All AZ TV Stations To Simulcast Heroin Report

In a highly unusual collaboration, every TV station and most radio outlets across Arizona will simultaneously air a 30-minute, commercial-free investigative report produced by Arizona State University student journalists on the growing perils of heroin and opioid use.

TV stations committed to the simulcast include: Phoenix | Tucson | Yuma

WVUE Reveals Oil Money To Governors’ Descendants

Dirty Deeds, an investigation going back several years, WVUE, the Fox affiliate in New Orleans that’s owned by the Louisiana Media Co., shows how former state governors Huey Long, O.K. Allen and James Noe set up a company, Win or Lose, to collect oil royalties from more than 500,000 acres of land leased off the coast of south central Louisiana.

Station Profile: WVUE

Market Profile: New Orleans, LA


KELOLAND TV Invites Broadcast Television Or Digital Media Students To Apply For Media General’s Minority Scholarship And Training

KELOLAND TV announced that Media General, Inc. (“Media General”; NYSE:MEG), one of the nation’s largest multimedia companies, is now accepting applications for its Minority Scholarship and Training Program until January 30, 2015.

Station Profile: KELO-TV

Market Profile: Sioux Falls (Mitchell), SD


Orlando City Announces FOX 35 as Local Broadcast Partner

Orlando City Soccer Club and WOFL-TV FOX 35 / WRBW MY65 announced a multi-year partnership whereby FOX 35 and its family of networks  will serve as the exclusive English-language local broadcast home for the Lions. The agreement provides FOX 35 / WRBW MY65 with telecast rights to all Orlando City regular season and playoff matches not aired by MLS' national television partners. 

Station Profile: WOFL-TV | WRBW-TV

Market Profile:  Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL


KNTV Investigation Helps Change California Law

A joint investigation into day care centers by KNTV, the NBC O&O in San Francisco, and The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) has changed the way parents access information about day cares in California.

Station Profile: KNTV-TV

Market Profile: San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA


Bounce TV Airing Martin Luther King III PSA

The PSA was produced by Bounce TV in the wake of recent protests around the country following court decisions in Ferguson, Mo., and New York. King III is a founder and board member of Bounce TV, the  over-the-air broadcast television network designed for African-American audiences.

Network: Bounce TV
 
 
 

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