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Former Knoxville Reporter Jumps to Cleveland

In CBS, Hirings, Knoxville, NBC, Tennessee on June 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Sara Shookman (Courtesy: Twitter)

Former WVLT-TV journalist Sara Shookman will be Cleveland NBC affiliate WKYC’s newest reporter, jumping 43 spots in the process.

In fact, her first day was today, according to her Twitter account.

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Knoxville Station Gets New ND

In Gannett, Hirings, Knoxville, NBC, Tennessee on June 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

Christy Moreno (Courtesy: Twitter)

Christy Moreno has been tapped as WBIR-TV’s news director, her first ND job after several producing stints.

Industry firm Rick Gevers reports Moreno previously served as assistant news director at KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas.

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Knoxville Employees Defend Former News Director After His Unexplained Departure

In Firings, Gannett, Knoxville, Tennessee on March 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Bill Shory (Courtesy: WBIR)

Earlier this month, WBIR news director Bill Shory left the Knoxville, Tenn., NBC affiliate after 8 years at the helm of the station.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports he said he was proud of the work they accomplished over that time, but others said his departure was representative of a “hostile work environment” he allegedly created.

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Two Knoxville Stations to Expand Newscast, HD Offerings

In FOX, Gannett, Knoxville, NBC, Partnerships, Raycom, Tennessee on March 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm

FOX 43

WBIR-TV

South TV News has learned Knoxville NBC affiliate and Gannett-owned WBIR will begin a partnership with the market’s FOX affiliate that includes expanded newscasts and a transition to high definition for both stations.

Raycom station WTNZ, better known as FOX 43 to east Tennessee residents, will get an expanded 10 p.m. newscast and morning news from 7 to 9 a.m. (times Eastern).

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Tennessee’s Broadcast Television Markets

In ABC, CBS, Chattanooga, CW, FOX, Jackson-Madison, Knoxville, Memphis, MyTV, Nashville, NBC, Tennessee, Tri-Cities-TN-VA on January 12, 2011 at 5:05 am

We’re more than halfway through our journey of states featured on South TV News, and Tennessee has a lot to offer within its borders.

  • At the top of the list, Tennessee’s capital of Nashville sits comfortably at market No. 29, according to Nielsen 2014-15 statistics. Stations here include: WKRN (ABC), WSMV (NBC), WTVF (CBS), WZTV (FOX), WUXP (MyTV) and WNAB (CW). WSMV and WTVF usually go neck-and-neck for first place in the ratings wars. All stations in the market broadcast newscasts in high-definition.
  • Memphis follows as the state’s most populous city, situated near the borders of two other states, Mississippi and Arkansas. It also is designated as market No. 50. Stations include: WREG (CBS), WMC (NBC), WHBQ (FOX), WATN (ABC) and WLMT (CW, MyTV). WMC dominated the Memphis market in ratings for years, but now WREG has been winning the battle consistently for months. All station broadcast their newscasts in high definition.
  • Not far behind Memphis in market size yet on the other end of the state is Knoxville, at #61. Stations include: WATE (ABC), WVLT (CBS), WBIR (NBC), WBXX (CW) and WTNZ (FOX). All stations air their newscasts in HD.
  • Next in line is Chattanooga, No. 88. Stations include: WRCB (NBC), WTVC (ABC), WDEF (CBS), WFLI (CW) and WDSI (FOX). WTVC leads the ratings war there, according to figures from the last Nielsen ratings period. Only WRCB and WDEF broadcast newscasts in high definition.
  • A little farther down is Tri-Cities, TN-VA, a market that extends into Virginia as well. It rates at #97. Stations include: WCYB (NBC), WJHL (CBS), WKPT (ABC), WEMT (FOX) and WAPK (MyTV). WCYB is the market leader for most newscasts in the ratings war. WJHL, WCYB and WEMT broadcast their newscasts in HD.
  • Last is Jackson, at market No. 176. Stations include WBBJ (ABC) and WJKT (FOX). WBBJ is the only station with a locally-produced newscast in this market, but competes in certain counties with stations from the Memphis DMA. WJKT airs a simulcast provided by Memphis station WPTY. Only WBBJ’s newscasts are in high definition.

(Above updated February 1, 2015)

That covers another one of several states we’ll be covering. If you work for one of these affiliates and have news about new hires, on-air graphic updates, HD overhauls, or anything that would be of interest to this local news blog, please let us know.. I’m not necessarily talking about station gossip, but that works, too. If someone uttered a profane word on-air, for example, that’d be something. Station sales, downsizing, things like that are also newsworthy. You can do so anonymously, of course, but have to prove you work for the station in question for credibility purposes by sending us an email to southtvnewser@gmail.com.