Executives as NBC Local announced today that Michael Jack will be taking over as the president and general manager of WNBC, the network’s flagship station in New York. Mr. Jack previously held the same position at WRC, the peacock network’s station in Washington D.C.
At the same time, former WNBC G.M. Tom O’Brien will Read More
NBC’s experiment in repurposed local news is about to expand.
Sources tell The Observer that following the Olympics, WNBC-4, NBC’s flagship station in New York, will begin airing a Gotham-themed version of its experimental repurposed news show, Daily Connection. The show will air weekdays at noon.
NBC initially soft-launched Daily Connection at WRC-4, the Read More
On Thursday evening, on live TV, longtime WNBC-4 news anchor Sue Simmons made a somewhat surprising confession. Back in the ’80s, she said, she would on occasion drink cocktails before anchoring the news. Eventually she stopped, she continued to explain, because she noticed the alcohol was making her eyes red.
The admission Read More
Today NBC Universal canceled WNBC’s nationally syndicated movie review show Reel Talk.
According to our source, this morning NBC brass informed host Jeffrey Lyons and the rest of the show’s staffers that they were being let go.
Reel Talk first debuted on WNBC-4 in April 2005, and went on to become widely Read More
Could the station that 30 years ago gave birth to the “Live at Five” news format now be plotting the eventual demise of the early evening news genre?
Rumors are currently swirling at WNBC-4, NBC’s flagship station in New York, that executives at NBC Universal are considering the creation of a daily 5 p.m. lifestyle Read More
Earlier this week, we wrote about all the changes going on at WNBC. On Thursday afternoon, station general manager Tom O’Brien sent out an email to staffers, elaborating on the "evolution" of the station’s newsroom into a so-called "content center."
The text of the email:
I wanted to thank you for your participation in Read More
Is there more work to come from the late Roberto Bolaño? Leon Neyfakh reports that agent Andrew Wylie will be "flying to Barcelona next month to see what other work was left behind. Mr. Wylie said the papers in Bolaño’s residence have not yet been rigorously reviewed, but that he understands there is more Read More
MINNEAPOLIS—TV news dean Gabe Pressman was hanging out yesterday in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel, where the New York delegation is staying, and was kind enough to share his opinion of the media coverage in Denver, specifically the storyline about Hillary Clinton supporters holding out on party nominee Barack Obama.
“They fomented a Hillary Read More
In an apparent effort to cash in on the highly lucrative wedding-industrial complex, NBC Local Media is teaming up with the ubiquitous wedding brand, The Knot, to create a ten-episode weekly series titled I Do! which will air this summer on WNBC.
According to today’s press release, the show will focus, in part, on Read More
Veteran local news anchor Rob Morrison is leaving WNBC, as first reported today by Fishbowl NY. For the past several years Mr. Morrison has anchored "Today in New York," the lead-in to NBC’s lucrative Today.
Sources confirmed to the Media Mob that in recent days Mr. Morrison cleared out his office and left 30 Read More