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Michael Malone

KCEN Waco Meteorologist Crawford Shot

Patrick Crawford, morning meteorologist at KCEN Waco, was shot multiple times in the parking lot of the station Dec. 17. He was able to drive away and flag down a construction worker for help. ...

Two Tampa Stations Grab duPont-Columbia Awards

It’s a historic day in Tampa television, with Scripps’ WFTS and Gannett’s WTSP grabbing prestigious duPont-Columbia awards for their investigative work. It’s a historic day for Gannett Broadcasting as well, with KPNX Phoenix and WLTX Columbia (S.C.) also picking up duPonts. ...

‘XMAS Jammies’ Video Clan Gets Reality Show

The peppy clan behind the viral parody videos such as “Xmas Jammies” and Thanksgiving-themed “All About that Baste,” the Holderness family, is the star of a reality show debuting on cable network Up. The show has the working title #Holderness. The pilot follows husband-wife team Penn and Kim as they juggle their digital content company while taking care of the two children, Lola and...

Local Broadcasters Launch NewCoin Ratings Service

Fox Television Stations, Tribune Media and Univision have joined forces with Timeline Labs to launch NewCoin, which they describe as a "data venture aimed at addressing deficiencies in local market television audience measurement." The mission of NewCoin, say the broadcasters, "is to harness the data gathering power of currently available and emerging technologies, in order to create a broader...

WPHL’s Giannini Gains Oversight of Tribune’s WDCW

Vince Giannini, VP and general manager of WPHL Philadelphia, adds Washington to his oversight and gains a senior VP title at Tribune.  WDCW is Tribune’s CW affiliate in Washington; WPHL is a MyNetworkTV station. ...

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