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.
Sports reporter and anchor Larra Overton has been hired as a producer and sideline reporter for the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Tuesday.
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.
The stage is being set for the sale of WISH-TV Channel 8 as its owner prepares to buy two other Indianapolis stations.
WXIN-TV Channel 59 news anchor and investigative reporter Aishah Hasnie has taken a job with Fox News Channel as an anchor and news correspondent. Meanwhile, Fox59 also is losing a digital reporter.
Tricia Whitaker, who grew up in Indiana and graduated from IU, announced via social media this week that she had left her job in Indianapolis. On Wednesday, she revealed her next career step.
The frenzy of deal-making inevitably leads to speculation about the future of WTHR-TV Channel 13—which, incredibly, has been under the ownership of the same family—the Wolfes of Columbus, Ohio—since 1975.
As part of its $4.1 deal to acquire Tribune Media Co., Nexstar Media must sell TV stations in numerous markets to avoid regulatory problems. Those sales are almost certain to involve stations in Indianapolis.
To complete a deal, Nexstar Media Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co. will likely have to sell off one of their Indianapolis stations to comply with FCC regulations.
After five years, Kerri Cavanaugh is exiting her post as vice president of news for Tribune Broadcasting’s local stations.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. saw its bid to become a nationwide powerhouse collapse after its would-be partner, Tribune Media Co., withdrew from a planned $3.9 billion merger that drew the ire of regulators.
Had the deal gone through, it would have reshaped the Indianapolis television landscape. Chicago-based Tribune owns WTTV-TV Channel 4 and WXIN-TV Channel 59.
The proposed $3.9 billion acquisition would change ownership at Indianapolis-based stations WTTV-Channel 4 and WXIN-TV Channel 59.
Kyle Inskeep, a reporter with WXIN-TV Channel 59 and WTTV-TV Channel 4 for the past three years, is leaving the station for a new job, he said.
Fox 59 and CBS4 in Indianapolis are shopping for a new weather and traffic personality after losing one to a Fox affiliate in Tampa, Florida.
Fox announced Wednesday that it will televise 11 Thursday-night NFL games annually from Week 4 to Week 15, with simulcasts on NFL Network and Fox Deportes.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. received bids for as many as 10 television stations as it takes steps to win approval of its proposed merger with Tribune Media Co., people familiar with the matter said. Tribune Media owns two local stations.
21st Century Fox is in talks to operate local TV stations across the nation with Ion Media Networks, potentially paving the way for Fox to dump Sinclair Broadcast Group as an affiliate partner, a person familiar with the situation said. Sinclair is acquiring two local stations from Tribune Media.
Could Sinclair Broadcasting Group make staffing cuts and/or push the stations to the political right?