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New Orleans CBS Affiliate Looks From Within To Fill Traffic Reporter Vacancy

In CBS, Louisiana, New Orleans, Promotions on June 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

Sheba Turk (Courtesy: WWL-TV)

New Orleans native and WWL employee Sheba Turk has been selected as the CBS affiliate’s new morning traffic reporter.

According to her station bio, Turk had worked as an associate producer for the morning news since September 2011.

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New Orleans Reporter Picked To Be Station’s New Sports Director

In CBS, Hirings, Louisiana, New Orleans, Promotions on May 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Doug Mouton and Darren Sharper (Courtesy: WWL-TV)

New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL-TV has hired from within to fill its sports director opening, tapping Northshore Bureau Chief Doug Mouton to the position.

Mouton, who’s been bureau chief since 2006, will anchor all weeknight sportscasts and supervise sports coverage, according to a news release from WWLTV.com.

But that’s not all.

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New Orleans Traffic Reporter Comes Back Home To Florida

In ABC, Alabama, CBS, Florida, FOX, Hirings, Louisiana, Mobile-Pensacola, New Orleans on May 11, 2012 at 9:32 am

Christina Leavenworth (Courtesy: WEAR-TV)

Florida native Christina Leavenworth has landed back in her home state after a stint at WWL-TV in New Orleans. Leavenworth was the morning traffic reporter there.

WEAR-TV–the ABC affiliate for the Mobile, Ala.,-Pensacola, Fla., market–has given her a weekend anchor and reporter position, hiring the Niceville native last week.

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Cable Company Says FOX Forced Them to Drop Affiliate From South Mississippi Lineup

In ABC, Affiliate Issues, Alabama, Biloxi-Gulfport, CBS, Florida, FOX, LIN Media, Mississippi, Mobile-Pensacola on April 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

After Tuesday, April 3, Cable One subscribers in Mobile, Ala., will no longer receive WALA-TV on their lineup, but it’s not the cable company’s fault.

That’s what a representative said in a release sent to the Sun Herald newspaper Friday.

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New Orleans Station to Launch Earlier Morning Newscast

In CBS, Louisiana, NBC, New Orleans on April 1, 2012 at 9:23 am

WWL-TV

WWL-TV, the CBS affiliate for the New Orleans market, will soon be airing a much earlier newscast to complement its morning show lineup.

The Times-Picayune reports the station will begin a 4:30 a.m. newscast starting tomorrow (April 2). Anchoring the extra half-hour will be Mike Hoss, Laura Buchtel and Christina Leavenworth initially, as well as Melanie Hebert in the summer.

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New Orleans Station Gets New Weekend Sports Anchor

In CBS, Hirings, Louisiana, New Orleans on February 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Bryan Salmond (Courtesy: WWL-TV)

Bryan Salmond, who’s been the regional sports director at KEZI-TV in Eugene, Ore., and KDRV-TV in Medford, will be joining the staff at WWL-TV in New Orleans in mid-March.

In a news release from WWL, Salmond will provide weekend sportscasts and be a part of the “Fourth Down on Four”/”Fourth Down Friday” high school football programs.

Salmond actually began his career in sports journalism at CNN/Sports Illustrated, and his career has taken him to Texas, Montana and even a stint in Las Vegas as a weekend sports anchor there.

Congratulations, Bryan!

New Orleans Reporter Hired By Rival Station, Calls Move “Natural Fit”

In ABC, CBS, Hirings, Louisiana, New Orleans on February 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Don Dubuc (Courtesy: WGNO)

He’s been a reporter for WGNO-TV in New Orleans for more than two decades. Tomorrow night, Don Dubuc will be on his competitor’s airwaves, market leader WWL-TV, for a 6 p.m. report.

In an interview with the Times-Picayune‘s Dave Walker, Dubuc talks about how he wants to cover stories that appeal to the Pelican State’s roots, but it will be more broad than the cooking segments he’s done for years.

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Big Easy Sports Director’s Departure Marks Second High-Profile Loss for WWL

In CBS, Leaving the Biz, Louisiana, New Orleans on January 8, 2012 at 1:38 am
Jim Henderson

Jim Henderson (Courtesy: WWL-TV)

Legendary WWL sports director Jim Henderson will retire from the CBS affiliate in February, he told colleagues in an email which got picked up by The Times-Picayune.

The 65-year-old replaced Hap Glaudi as sports director in 1978.

His career also spans radio broadcasting, specifically play-by-play announcing. Henderson celebrates his 30th year as the New Orleans Saints’ radio frontman later this year.

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Big Easy Station Gets New ND

In CBS, Hirings, Louisiana, New Orleans on February 7, 2011 at 12:32 pm

WWL-TV

Industry blog Rick Gevers & Associates reports Bill Siegel will become the new news director for CBS affiliate WWL-TV in New Orleans.

Siegel is currently the assistant news director for WISN-TV in Milwaukee, a Hearst station.

There’s no word on when he starts, but he replaces Chris Slaughter, who left last November after three years as news director.

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

In ABC, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, CBS, CW, FOX, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Monroe-El Dorado, MyTV, NBC, New Orleans, Shreveport on January 5, 2011 at 6:07 am

There are seven media markets within Louisiana’s state borders:

  • The biggest, of course, is New Orleans. Ranked 51st among U.S. media markets according to Nielsen Media, its stations include WWL (CBS), WDSU (NBC), WVUE (FOX), WGNO (ABC), WNOL (CW) and WUPL (MyTV). WWL has led Nielsen ratings in the city for nearly the last three decades. Only WVUE and WWL broadcast their newscasts in high definition; WDSU and WGNO broadcast their newscasts in widescreen standard definition.
  • Shreveport, market 83, is the second-largest in the state. Stations include KTBS (ABC), KTAL (NBC), KSLA (CBS), KPXJ (CW), KMSS (FOX) and KSHV (MyTV). All three news-producing stations in the market — KTBS, KSLA, and KTAL — broadcast newscasts in HD.
  • Next in line is Baton Rouge, market 93. Stations include: WBRZ (ABC), WAFB (CBS), WBXH (MyTV), WBRL (CW), WVLA (NBC) and WGMB (FOX).  WAFB remains first place in the ratings war. Currently, only WAFB, WBXH, and WBRZ broadcast their newscasts in high definition. WVLA’s newscasts are in 16:9 standard definition.
  • And then we have Lafayette, market 124. Stations include: KATC (ABC), KLFY (CBS), KADN (FOX) and KLAF-LP (MyTV). KATC is the market leader for the area. Only KLFY broadcasts local newscasts in high definition.
  • The Monroe-El Dorado market, #137, shares a good portion of its south Arkansas coverage area with northern Louisiana. Stations include: KNOE (CBS), KTVE (NBC), KMLU (ABC) and KARD (FOX). KNOE has been the market leader in news for more than 25 years; KNOE airs its newscasts in high definition. KTVE’s news operation is partial HD; studio cameras are not high definition, but their field cameras are.
  • Further down the market ladder, at #174, is Lake Charles, with two stations: KPLC (NBC) and KVHP (FOX). Only KPLC broadcasts newscasts in high definition.
  • The smallest market station in The Bayou State is Alexandria, at market 179. Stations include KALB (NBC/CBS), KLAX (ABC), KBCA (CW) and WNTZ (FOX). Though KLAX offers contributions from local reporters, its newscast is produced/anchored from Iowa. Only KALB produces and airs local news content in this market, and is easily the market leader as the first station in Alexandria. As such, only KALB broadcast newscasts in HD.
(Above was updated February 1, 2015)

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