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Michael Malone

Gannett Completes Company Split

Gannett has completed the announced spinoff of its publishing business and will begin trading June 29 as Tegna on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TGNA. Gannett announced in August 2014 that it planned to separate into two publicly traded companies: a broadcasting and digital company that will operate under the name Tegna and a publishing one called Gannett Co., Inc. ...

’Scoping Out the Next Newsgathering Trend

Tech trends zip into and out of TV newsrooms with some regularity, but local TV newsgatherers are increasingly enamored of the live-streaming apps—such as Periscope and Meerkat—that they believe may end up a force multiplier in the content world. When Chip Mahaney, senior director, local operations for Scripps, visited KGUN Tucson, four staffers approached him to discuss their early...

Market Eye: KWCH Looks Good on Paper

When station executives talk about being multimedia companies more than simply local broadcasters, they’re usually speaking about their digital initiatives. While KWCH Wichita (Kan.) has the digital side well covered, it is also branching out into a unique format for TV people: print. Joan Barrett, president and general manager of KWCH, has enjoyed learning the intricacies of the publishing...

Hoffman Named WKMG Orlando GM

Jeff Hoffman, WTKR-WGNT Norfolk president and general manager, has been named VP and general manager of WKMG Orlando, the Graham Media Group-owned CBS affiliate in DMA No. 18. ...

Station Rivals Offer KFOR Help After Tragedy

Not long after KFOR Oklahoma City sports director Bob Barry Jr. was killed June 20 while riding his motorcycle, the station's three main competitors all contacted Wes Milbourn, KFOR president and general manager, about pitching in with KFOR’s news so staffers could attend the popular anchor’s funeral. That includes Griffin’s KWTV, Hearst TV’s KOCO and Sinclair’s KOKH. Milbourn was deeply...

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