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  1. Didn't TMJ4 just win an Edward R. Murrow award for best website?
  2. So they're going with a three anchor format at 6 and 10? Interesting.
  3. Following a third place finish in February sweeps, WDJT announced they will be expanding their locally produced programming. They will launch an hour long 4pm newscast, anchored by Michelle McCormack and Bill Walsh, on March 30th. They will also launch a new 7am Sunday morning program, hosted by Mike Strehlow, on April 5th, appropriately called "CBS 58 Sunday Morning". Station Vice President and GM Mark Strachota says the show will be a "local companion to 'CBS Sunday Morning'." They also included this photo of Strehlow in front of the "CBS 58 Sunday Morning" logo. I'm not entirely sure where it was taken, because it looks absolutely nothing like the rest of their studio. It's also possible it was shot in front of a green screen with a graphic added later. Source: http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/tvradio/wdjt-tv-adds-newscasts-at-4-pm-weekdays-sunday-mornings-b99465836z1-297082791.html
  4. WISN has launched a new image campaign called "Where will 12 News take you tonight?". Basically highlights how they bring you all the big stories and events happening in Milwaukee. The main thing I found interesting is that there is zero use of Hearst's triangled look they usually use for everything; instead opting for a squared off blue, yellow, and black look. Has anyone else noticed Hearst stations in other markets doing this? Video can be seen on the homepage of wisn.com, there is no option to embed.
  5. As I mentioned in the No Emotion Box, TMJ4 in Milwaukee announced that the morning team of Vince Vitrano, Susan Kim, Brian Gotter, and TaTiana Cash will be pulling an "all nighter" following the Super Bowl, anchoring Live at 10 following the game and Live at Daybreak the next morning. I've never heard of any other station doing this before, but it almost makes sense, considering Live at 10 probably won't start until 11:30-midnight, and Live at Daybreak starts a few hours later at 4:30am.
  6. Changes about at WTMJ, with only more to come from what I hear. http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/282613591.html
  7. And just as those numbers come out, it appears as if WDJT may have shot themselves in the foot with their story on pitbulls last night, which ignited a social media firestorm. I have never seen so many posts against a news station, calling them "biased", "idiots", and my personal favorite, "narrow minded inbreds". It also sparked this image popping up all over Facebook. Ouch. https://www.facebook.com/CBS58/posts_to_page And here is the story: http://www.cbs58.com/story/27349435/are-pit-bulls-a-dangerous-breed
  8. Departures in Milwaukee. Cody Holyoke leaving WTMJ, Anne State leaving WITI. http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/260137941.html
  9. WITI is hiring a meteorologist. Anyone have any insight as to who is leaving? EDIT: It seems as if weekend AM meteorologist Brittany Sager is the one who left. Former WTMJ meteorologist Craig Koplien is filling in (probably freelance, like Lance Hill did last year for TMJ).
  10. Jason Newton is leaving WISN to join WBAL as a morning anchor. According to the Baltimore Sun, he is being groomed to be "the anchorman of the future"...whatever that means.
  11. WDJT's promo department has changed the name of their YouTube page from "CBS 58 News" to "CBS Milwaukee". So take that for what it's worth...which is probably nothing.
  12. All sorts of happenings in Milwaukee. WTMJ -Reporter Nick Montes is leaving for a freelance job at KTTV in LA. WITI -Courtney King joins FOX 6 Sports, replacing Brandon Cruz who goes back to his usual gig as a reporter. -Starting this fall, a new hour long 4pm show called "Studio A" will debut, moving Judge Judy back to 3pm. -Former FM102.1 morning co-host Brian Kramp will be the entertainment beat reporter for "Studio A". -Ted Perry will switch from the 5pm newscast to the 6pm newscast, and will also co-host "Studio A". He stays on the 10pm news. -Katrina Cravy will leave "Real Milwaukee" to co-host "Studio A" with Perry. -Morning co-host/reporter Angelica Duria will take the spot vacated by Cravy on "Real Milwaukee". WISN -Toni Valliere joins WISN from KSN in Joplin. She will anchor the evening weekend newscasts vacated by Shelby Croft. -Meteorologist Chris Gloninger, previously of WRGB in Albany, takes the spot of Luke Sampe on weekend evenings. -Jason Newton switches from 5pm anchor/reporter to weekday morning co-anchor. -Craig McKee takes Newton's spot, meaning he will co-anchor at 5, 6, and 10. -Portia Young moves from weekday mornings to weekend mornings. -Joyce Garbaciak returns to her first semi-regular role since leaving WITI in 2005, joining Valliere to co-host the 10pm news on Sundays. Whew...everybody got that?
  13. Surprising move there. He still comes across as very green on TV, although he has come a long way since starting at WISN.
  14. I didn't notice this until last night so I don't know how long it's been this way, but Journal has trademarked the phrase "You ask. We investigate." for their stations' I-Teams.
  15. Talk about a mass exodus from Milwaukee from all four stations. Shelly Walcott, Jen Lada, Dario Melendez, Jennifer Tomazic, all in the past 3 months.
  16. Another Milwaukee sports anchor is on their way out. This time it's WISN's Dario Melendez, who is heading to ESPN. http://www.onmilwaukee.com/movies/articles/MelendezESPN.html
  17. Unfortunately (for us, not her), WITI sports anchor Jen Lada has departed for Comcast SportsNet Chicago. http://beforeitsnews.com/sports/2013/01/comcast-chicago-hires-jen-lada-from-fox-milwaukee-2488886.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  18. Shelley Walcott, weekend evening anchor and reporter at WTMJ in Milwaukee, announced on Facebook and Twitter that she would be leaving the station at the end of next week to become the new "main anchor" at WMUR in Manchester. She has been with WTMJ since 2005. http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/tvradio/walcott08-d27usmv-182592021.html
  19. Mark Lund has been named the new GM at WBZ/WSBK in Boston. He succeeds Ed Piette, who is retiring on Oct. 26th after 43 years in the buisness, with the past 6 at WBZ. http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/62874/mark-lund-named-gm-of-wbzwsbk-boston
  20. WISN has hired Chris Gegg from WMTV Madison as their new news director, replacing Lori Waldon who left for KCRA in Sacramento. Before WMTV, Gegg had spent time at WXYZ and WJBK in Detroit, WKRN Nashville, WFLA Tampa, and WTVG Toledo, all as a producer. http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/173507891.html
  21. I've heard that Fox O&Os are set to get a graphics update, but that's not until later this year.
  22. WISN news director Lori Waldon has been promoted to the same position at Hearst sister station KCRA in Sacramento. From Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
  23. If JBG paid a design group any amount of money to come up with that, I would ask for a refund.
  24. Seems interesting. http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/local/the-big-announcement-is-coming!-mfo-20120425
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