Entrepreneur who purchased Channel 8 plans upgrades, hiring spree
An Indianapolis native, DuJuan McCoy expects to use his status as a local owner and the wisdom he’s acquired as a national turnaround artist to improve the station’s fortunes.Read More
Nexstar Media Group Inc. has terminated about two dozen employees at CBS affiliate WTTV-TV Channel 4 and Fox affiliate WXIN-TV Channel 59 in Indianapolis, industry sources told IBJ on Wednesday.
Dominic Mancuso, a 35-year broadcasting veteran, held the same position for Nexstar Media Group in Buffalo, New York, for CBS affiliate WIVB-TV and CW affiliate WNLO-TV.
Indianapolis native DuJaun McCoy is back home with a big project. In April, he purchased WISH-TV Channel 8 and sister station WNDY-TV Channel 23 for $42.5 million, becoming the only black owner of a TV station in a Top 50 market.
WISH-TV said the hiring will be part of “an unprecedented news coverage expansion initiative being rolled out over the next several months” by the station’s new owner.
Sports reporter and anchor Larra Overton has been hired as a producer and sideline reporter for the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Tuesday.
Thomas never actually applied for the job at Channel 6. He was recruited by a news director who saw his work while hiring a photographer.
NBC mainstays Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker were joined by Tom Hanks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of a live broadcast honoring caregivers to U.S. military veterans.
While TV news has seen audience declines across many age categories, the biggest losses are with younger viewers.
The deal involving 21 networks adds to a growing sports portfolio for Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which earlier this year announced a partnership with the Chicago Cubs to form Marquee Sports Network.
After a six-month national search, WFYI Public Media has named Greg Petrowich as new CEO.
DuJuan McCoy, who has agreed to buy the stations, also is the owner and CEO of Bayou City Broadcasting LLC, one of the leading black-owned broadcast TV station affiliate groups in the United States.
Indianapolis station WISH-TV Channel 8 plans to add a 4 p.m. newscast to its broadcast schedule, owner Nexstar Media Group announced Monday.
WTHR-TV Channel 13 has filled its open news director position, which was vacated late last year when Kathy Hostetter left the local NBC affiliate.
The deal will see WISH-TV and WNDY-TV split a 20-game slate for Indy Eleven’s 2019 season.
Matt Smith, an anchor and political reporter at WTTV-TV Channel 4 and WXIN Channel 59 for the past four years, has left the local stations.