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Former KTLA Anchor Lynette Romero Confirmed as New Anchor for KNBC’s ‘Today in LA’

It’s official: Former KTLA anchor Lynette Romero is heading to KNBC. The NBC owned-and-operated station announced Tuesday that Romero would be co-anchor of its morning newscast Today in LA, alongside Adrian Arambulo, meteorologist Belen De Leon and traffic anchor Robin Winston. “Lynette has the right combination of journalistic experience and genuine warmth that comes across on […]

Local TV Giant Tegna Sold to Private Equity Firms in Megadeal

Local TV giant Tegna is selling itself to a pair of private equity firms in a multibillion-dollar deal. Standard General and Apollo Global Management are teaming up for the deal, which will see them buy the company for $24 per share, Tegna said Tuesday. The private equity giants beat out a rival offer from Byron […]

NBCU Taps Valari Dobson Staab as Chairman of Local, DTC Service Planned for NBC RSNs

NBCUniversal has tapped Valari Dobson Staab to be chairman of NBCUniversal Local, a division that includes the NBC owned-and-operated local stations, the Telemundo-owned stations, and the NBC regional sports networks. Staab has overseen NBC’s local stations since 2011, and Telemundo’s stations since 2013. She reports to Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBCUniversal television and streaming. The […]

Disney Names Chad Matthews President of ABC Owned Television Stations

The Walt Disney Co. has found a new leader for its 8 local TV stations. Chad Matthews, the president and GM of WABC New York, will assume oversight of all the ABC-owned TV stations, effective immediately. Those stations include WABC, KABC Los Angeles, and stations in Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Fresno, and Raleigh-Durham. In […]

Ahead of Disney Exit, Bob Iger Delivers One Last Weather Forecast

Decades before he ascended to arguably the highest perch in entertainment as CEO (and currently executive chairman) of The Walt Disney Co., Bob Iger delivered the weather forecast to TV viewers in Ithaca, New York. On Thursday, with his departure from Disney just a few weeks away, Iger returned to his weatherman roots, appearing on […]

Local TV Programming Disrupted as Sinclair Hit by Ransomware Attack

Sinclair Broadcast Group said Monday that it was the victim of a ransomware attack, resulting in dozens of local newscasts and other programming being pulled off the air Sunday and Monday. Sinclair is one of the largest owners of local TV stations in the U.S., operating 184 stations in 86 markets. The incident began on […]

Byron Allen Among Bidders for Local TV Giant TEGNA

TEGNA, the local TV company with some 64 stations in 51 markets, confirmed Tuesday that it has received multiple acquisition proposals. “Consistent with its fiduciary duty to TEGNA shareholders, the Board will carefully review and evaluate these proposals,” the company said in a statement. The company did not provide any specifics on who the bidders […]

Hearst TV Launching Production Division

Hearst’s TV division is expanding its TV production presence, launching the Hearst Media Production Group. The new division will develop and produce programming for Hearst’s local TV stations and broadcasters, as well as streaming services and cable TV channels. It will also absorb Litton Entertainment, which produces a variety of children’s and educational programming (Litton […]