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Turner Offers Buyouts to Hundreds of Employees; Will Also Seek ‘Additional Reductions in Staffing’

Breaking: CNN and HLN are beginning a process of offering buyouts to hundreds of employees today. The Turner networks are among those feeling the effects of plan laid out by Turner CEO John Martin in a memo to all employees last week. Show More Summary

WCPO’s Clyde Gray Not Retiring, He Says, But ‘Re-Wiring’

WCPO anchor Clyde Gray steps down Friday, ending 33 years in Cincinnati television. But Gray wants to make one thing very clear, as he tells the Cincinnati Enquirer: he’s not retiring. He’s re-wiring. Gray will devote his energy to Clyde...Show More Summary

WLWT Remembers News Operations Manager David Rosch

David Rosch, a 17-year veteran of NBC affiliate WLWT, passed away from cancer on Friday. He was a program director, production manager and most recently, a news operations manager at the Cincinnati station. WLWT posted a special video tribute to Rosch on its site and on its Facebook page, where messages of condolence poured in. Show More Summary

Executive Producer Changes at ABC News

Big changes are coming to the producer ranks at ABC News. TVNewser has learned “Good Morning America” Senior Executive Producer Tom Cibrowski is being promoted to executive VP of programs, newsgathering and special events. Taking his place at the nation’s No. Show More Summary

LIN Fills GM Roles in Indianapolis and Savannah

LIN Media has named Les Vann president and GM of CBS affiliate WISH and MyTV affiliate WNDY in Indianapolis. The station group also named Steve Doerr acting GM of WJCL in Savannah. Doerr replaces Vann, who was the president and GM of...Show More Summary

Sinclair CEO in Dispute with Maryland Farmer Over Leased Land and Destroyed Crops

According to The Baltimore Sun, Sinclair CEO David Smith is caught up in a tussle over 95 acres of Maryland farm land he is leasing out. Stephen Pieper, the farmer who leases Smith’s land, is mad because he said Smith hired someone to plow under about $1000,000 worth of Pieper’s corn crop. Show More Summary

The Scoreboard: Friday, August 22

25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 256 | MSNBC: 103 | CNN: 179 | HLN: 76 Primetime: FNC: 283 | MSNBC: 130 | CNN: 226 | HLN: 105 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 220 TheFive: 312 Baier: 287 Greta: 197 TheFShow More Summary

Journalist Starts Different Kind of Bucket Challenge to Draw Attention to Gaza

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has taken tvnewsers by storm–or freeze–this summer, and a journalist in Gaza was so inspired by it that he started a different challenge to to draw awareness to the plight of Gazans. “I have to do something...Show More Summary

NBC News Boss Says More Change is Ahead

Brian Williams calls her “a dynamo” and “a relentless journalist.” Matt Lauer has been “impressed by how she is able to focus on every aspect of the organization.” The two main anchors of NBC News are talking about their boss, NBC News president Deborah Turness, now one year on the job. Show More Summary

Ed Kosowski Leaving KDVR

Ed Kosowski is leaving Denver FOX and CW affiliate KDVR-KWGN. “It’s been a great three year run,” Kosowski told TVSpy. Saying he still had some professional goals he’d like to achieve, he said he’s leaving when his contract is up next...Show More Summary

'Lost Girl' to End After 5th Season

Showcase announced today that the upcoming fifth season of Lost Girl (which airs on Syfy in the US) would be its last.

Sarah Brodhead Leaving WXMI reports that after seven years at FOX affiliate WXMI, Sarah Brodhead has decided to leave the Grand Rapids station. The morning anchor announced the news on her Facebook page. “It’s just time for a change,” Brodhead said. “You...Show More Summary

‘True Blood’ Finale Draws Season High 4.1 Million Viewers

4.1 million viewers tuned in for the initial airing of the True Blood series finale

Mireya Garcia Joins KOKH

Mireya Garcia has joined Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH as an investigative reporter. Garcia worked KRDO in Colorado Springs as an anchor and reporter from 2009 until 2013. Most recently, she was working as a freelance travel reporter. She told TVSpy she started at KOKH last Monday. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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