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  1. I noticed these comments & responses on his Twitter post as well. But with the hiring of Marza, I really doubt this will happen, and I think Lipof's run probably won't continue with WABC, at least if he actually does return to New York (and considering his wife continues her battle with lupus, who knows if they'll make another move?). There's some chatter in the WABC thread about the line of succession, and I personally don't really see him nestled anywhere.
  2. Another note to add about WBBM: Eric Cox and Chelsea Irving were also removed from the website. I'm not as familiar with CBS2, so I don't know if Chelsea was actively reporting as of recent, given the lack of any active social media.
  3. Earlier today, CMG reported Daniel York had been appointed President & CEO, replacing Kim Guthrie (& Steve Pruett who was interim during the transition period). York was Sr. EVP & Chief Content Officer of DirecTV/AT&T. He left AT&T on March 1, having been DirecTV's programming exec since 2012.
  4. Memphis: WREG claims victory for mornings, midday, afternoons, late-evenings, and weekends. (for 5, 6PM, they specifically only claim to have the most viewers) https://wreg.com/news/wreg-news-channel-3-tops-in-memphis-area-tv-ratings/ Buffalo: WGRZ and WIVB essentially tied for first in households/A25-54 demos overall. https://buffalonews.com/2020/05/28/the-top-local-takeaways-from-a-once-in-a-lifetime-may-sweeps/ Salt Lake City: KSTU (Fox 13 News) is #1 in A25-54 demos for every newscast except: - Tie at #1 with KUTV 2 News for weekdays during 4:30-6AM - #1 at 9PM but only competitors are KJZZ and KUCW; otherwise it's #2 overall compared with late-evening competitors (KSL 5 News at #1 during 10PM) https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/fox-13-news-viewership-sees-record-growth For bar graphs/details on competitors, check the powerpoint attached in the article. (Only A25-54 data) For household viewers, we can use the following from March 2020 for implications on May 2020: https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/2020/03/08/older-viewers-prefer-ksl/ KSL and KUTV skew older and rank higher on total viewers than KSTU.
  5. Larry Magid, 20-year veteran at CBS News / CBS Radio reporting on the tech beat is out. Statement from Magid. // Separate statement via another account.
  6. San Antonio: KENS 5 wins mornings (4:30-7) in households and A25-54 demos; second at 10PM KSAT 12 wins evenings (5, 6, 10) https://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/article/KENS-5-morning-show-wins-big-May-TV-ratings-after-15297740.php Other things: WOAI third at 10PM KABB's 9PM newscast is #1 in time slot (w/no news competitors) -- ties with KENS 5 at second in overall late-evening news KSAT 12's Good Morning SA, Noon News, and SA Live are all #1 in their time slots
  7. I take whatever Rich writes with a grain of salt so I hadn't caught what he originally wrote about CBSN Bay Area, so I reread his post after seeing yours, checked KPIX, and realized, this really is happening. They began streaming WCCO and that hadn't happened before, not even looping their own 11PM newscast. CBSN is just seemingly far too costly to operate given corporate's current pocketbook in its current shape and it's so sad. Also, do you happen to know when KBCW axed Nightbeat in its original form? I know Veronica's been out for a while, but I don't recall if Nightbeat had continued when she was still on air. Certainly agree with you, @24994J; WFOR, WJZ, and KOVR have yet to launch and it's just so many resources for a model that hadn't even been operating at 100% for the flagships since their launches and all the subsequent launches. Soft launches (e.g. WBBM) really aren't doing that much more than what the original feeds already were doing either. CBS Local also rolled out a new app for the O&Os that the anchors have all been peddling, but they essentially act like a bookmark on your phone for the stations' websites, so I don't know if they're really any more of a draw than the older app that they ask us to delete and replace. There's just so much missing potential.
  8. KOVR/KMAX's Sabrina Silva (for the morning newscast, "Good Day Sacramento") was also laid off. She only made it about a year.
  9. In Salt Lake City: KSTU (Fox 13 News) is #1 in A25-54 demos for every newscast except: - Tie at #1 with KUTV 2 News for weekdays during 4:30-6AM - #1 at 9PM but only competitors are KJZZ and KUCW; otherwise it's #2 overall compared with late night competitors (KSL 5 News at #1 during 10PM) https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/fox-13-news-viewership-sees-record-growth For bar graphs/details on competitors, check the powerpoint attached in the article. (Only A25-54 data) For household viewers, we can use the following from March 2020 for implications on May 2020: https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/2020/03/08/older-viewers-prefer-ksl/ KSL and KUTV skew older and rank higher on total viewers.
  10. Cross-checking missing bios on the websites, the following are also gone from their respective stations but haven't been mentioned yet. I might have missed some and the situation's clearly really fluid, so it's not all set. KTVT Jennifer Lindgren (weekend morning anchor) WJZ Pat Warren (reporter) KYW Natasha Brown & Alexandria Hoff have been curiously removed from the "Anchors" category, but kept in the "Reporters" category (they were both anchors of "CBS3 @ 4") Cleve Bryan (reporter) Crystal Cranmore (reporter) ChanteƩ Lans (reporter) Lesley Van Arsdall (weekend sports) Chandler Lutz (traffic) KCBS Sandra Mitchell (midday anchor on KCAL9) Jennifer Kim (traffic) All of this is so sad, with most having been on-air just yesterday. @TexasTVNews, I join you in the CBS 11 grief; Russ had just streamed another one of his "BTS at CBS DFW" Facebook videos on the station's page yesterday morning -- everything's so abrupt
  11. https://deadline.com/2020/05/top-local-tv-groups-upgrade-to-next-generation-tv-technology-in-las-vegas-1202943529/ May 26, 2020 saw the launch of ATSC 3.0/Next Gen TV in the Las Vegas market, with Sinclair's KSNV/KVCW, Scripps' KTNV, and Nexstar's KLAS. Article from KTNV as an example for elaboration. ---------------------------------------------------- https://advanced-television.com/2020/05/27/nextgen-tv-launches-show-growing-momentum/ Certain broadcasts in the following markets have already deployed the tech in some way (in addition to the ones listed above): Boise Portland Santa Barbara Orlando Additional launches are expected in Portland, OR and Pittsburgh, PA by the end of 2020.
  12. Thought it'd be best to create a thread for KTTV for developments to be centralized. Recent developments at KTTV: - In March 2019, KTTV shifted anchors in their lineup, with Elex Michaelson moving to nights with Christine Devine, swapping with Dan Cohen, who moved to Good Day LA. GDLA was also expanded to 4AM. - In late-June 2019, Bill Lamb was named VP/GM of the station, succeeding Bob Cook, who left to head distribution for FTS - In August 2019, ND Kris Knutsen was fired. - In December 2019, Erica Hill-Rodriguez was named the new ND. - In early-2020, the station added weekday 6-6:30PM newscasts and an additional 7-7:30PM special newscast dedicated to the pandemic. (temporary? permanent? seemingly up for debate) Since August 2019, those who've left/no longer affiliated or possibly become freelance, include Matt Johnson (reporter), Megan Colarossi (anchor), Leah Uko (reporter), and Seth Lemon (reporter). In the same time frame, Koco McAboy (reporter) has joined. [all sourced from station website] May 26, 2020: FTVLive reports Julie Chang (entertainment anchor) is out and, though her social media still mentions Fox 11, her bio is officially gone from the website. She was with the station since 2012. He also mentions that his sources have informed him that the station is looking to cut more talent as their contracts end. Wouldn't surprise me given the expectation of layoffs in local TV with the pandemic wreaking havoc, and we've also seen many high-profile cuts in the past like Lucey, Barberie, Sansone, Breckenridge, etc., so what surprises will come next?
  13. New Orleans: WVUE (Fox 8 News) leads all stations in all weekday newscasts. Milwaukee: WISN leads in weekday evening newscasts (5, 6, 10PM); WITI second (9, 10PM); WTMJ third (6PM). Mornings (at least post-7AM) led by WITI. WISN leads all weekend evening newscasts. Greenville, SC: WYFF leads in all newscasts. Boston: WCVB continues to lead in all weekday newscasts.
  14. Update to above post: Graphic for promotion after watching KOVR's feed. (5:30's specific to the market) Elizabeth Klinge will be doing Sunday, 5/24.
  15. Mentioned here in AJC via FTVLive, WGCL sees another mass of departures. [Anchor Mike Dunston / Investigative Reporter Jonathan Carlson / Reporter Daniel Wilkerson / Sr. Exec. Producer Phil Landeros] https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk/cbs46-cuts-mike-dunston-jonathan-carlson-daniel-wilkerson/hF11f8sZgdCr5vzrCNkD1M/ Particularly unfortunate for Jonathan Carlson, who just came back 11 days ago after recovering from COVID-19. What's next for ailing WGCL?
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