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New WWJ/WKBD Boss

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New WWJ/WKBD Boss

Post by EdWalker » Thu May 16, 2024 10:03 am




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Re: New WWJ/WKBD Boss

Post by Deleted User 16378 » Thu May 16, 2024 10:18 am

“The task to right the ship” named The Titanic. 50 and 62’s news is terrible what a waste.

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Re: New WWJ/WKBD Boss

Post by 7newsdetroit » Thu May 16, 2024 11:07 am

She is exactly what that station needs. She's excellent.

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Re: New WWJ/WKBD Boss

Post by Michiganviewer » Thu May 16, 2024 12:30 pm

Lets hope she gets CBS back on the mission statement track of “bringing news from your block.”

I got tired of turning CBS news on and seeing the same reports as Channel 2 and 4.

But I go to Macomb County scanner, all new stories never broadcast on Channel 2, 4 and 62.

So the new boss needs to get reporters out in the field to cover these stories happening around the block's and broadcast on 62 as they are not broadcasted on any of the major Detroit stations

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Re: New WWJ/WKBD Boss

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu May 16, 2024 1:46 pm

A 10 PM newscast on channel 50 would be nice.

Will be interesting to see if any additional heads roll.

I'm still not over WWJ-TV refusing to break into programming on a wall-to-wall basis last August as a strong tornado ransacked I-96 near Webberville.
Morgan Wallen is a piece of garbage.

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Re: New WWJ/WKBD Boss

Post by OnTopic » Thu May 16, 2024 5:41 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu May 16, 2024 1:46 pm
A 10 PM newscast on channel 50 would be nice.

Will be interesting to see if any additional heads roll.

I'm still not over WWJ-TV refusing to break into programming on a wall-to-wall basis last August as a strong tornado ransacked I-96 near Webberville.
That decision-making went out the door with the old GM.
Being on 50 wall-to-wall at the time was fought for that night and almost didn't happen, but the newsroom stood against the corner office and that was all they were given.
The weather team has been rejoicing since the GM departure was announced and they are not hiding it from the rest of us in news.
Many poor decisions were made there.
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Re: New WWJ/WKBD Boss

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu May 16, 2024 6:04 pm

I don't blame 'em! Compliments to CBS corporate (there's something I seldom say!) for recognizing a change was needed.
Morgan Wallen is a piece of garbage.

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Re: New WWJ/WKBD Boss

Post by edj » Thu May 16, 2024 10:31 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu May 16, 2024 1:46 pm
A 10 PM newscast on channel 50 would be nice.

Will be interesting to see if any additional heads roll.

I'm still not over WWJ-TV refusing to break into programming on a wall-to-wall basis last August as a strong tornado ransacked I-96 near Webberville.
Could their argument be it isn’t their market, as Webberville is in Ingham County (albeit barely)? Is 62 carried on cable there? As terrible as their news is, it could be seen as a valid.

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Re: New WWJ/WKBD Boss

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri May 17, 2024 7:31 am

Western Livingston was in the tornado warning polygon for that storm. It was a confirmed tornado minutes away from moving into the DMA. Fortunately, it dissipated just west of the Aldi warehouse.

There is a decent amount of commuting traffic between western Livingston and the Lansing area as well.

2, 4 and 7 were all on the air with coverage.
Morgan Wallen is a piece of garbage.

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Re: New WWJ/WKBD Boss

Post by Willie108 » Fri May 17, 2024 4:13 pm

Even ABC12 in Flint was on it.

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Re: New WWJ/WKBD Boss

Post by whitebalance » Fri May 17, 2024 7:48 pm

Jennifer is an excellent choice. She was the driving force behind WGN Morning News and made a dominant force in Chicago. If the blue suits at CBS let her do her magic, she can fix 62.

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Re: New WWJ/WKBD Boss

Post by MrTaterSalad » Sat May 18, 2024 8:07 pm

Any chance with new leadership they build a real news studio and set for CBS Detroit? Also, any chance Rod Meloni and/or Mara McDonald end up at CBS Detroit after their buyouts and non-compete are up from Local 4?

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