Tony Kovaleski.For a decade, 7News investigative reporter Tony Kovaleski has been one of local TV's most reliable trouble-stirrers. But starting in January, he'll have a new address: KNTV, an NBC owned-and-operated station in the Bay Area. Kovaleski, who grew up in San Jose, is making the mo ... More >>
Yesterday, we shared conspiracy theories linked to the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. But while doomsday predictions associated with, for instance, Earth passing through Comet Elenin's debris field didn't come to pass, 7News experienced problems of its own -- a failed me ... More >>
In February 2009, E.W. Scripps shut down the Rocky Mountain News, seemingly ending its major participation in the Colorado media market. Now, however, Scripps is back thanks to the purchase of KMGH-Channel 7 and three Azteca America stations in the state, which went on the block in June. Scripps CEO ... More >>
"The Digital Conversion Will Leave Some Coloradans in the Dark," and blogs like this one note that a percentage of locals who've been receiving free, over-the-air TV during the analog era will lose this service once stations switch to all-digital broadcasting. Concerns about problems like these cont ... More >>
In today's financial environment, TV stations don't have a lot of extra cash to offer executives. But they can usually afford to shift around folks already on the payroll -- which explains today's announcement about Channel 7's Byron Grandy. As pointed out in the September 2008 blog "Changes at Chan ... More >>
The January 5 blog "Rocky Mountain News Jumps the Gun on Shared-Helicopter Story" offered the anatomy of an announcement that was premature in more ways than one. On December 30, a Channel 7 rep sent out a press release about a pact between 7News and Channel 9, its longtime rival, to share a single ... More >>
Less than an hour ago at this writing, the Rocky Mountain News website published "7News, 9News Sharing Helicopter," an uncredited item about a decision by these two longtime rivals to use a single helicopter in order to save money during these economically agonizing times. But while the story will p ... More >>
Jeff Harris. In this September 27 More Messages blog, Byron Grandy, who was named Channel 7's station manager in July, talked about hiring Jeff Harris to fill his old gig as news director. But Harris, an executive producer for special projects at 7News from 2000 until 2004, is more than capable of ... More >>
Byron Grandy. The past several months have represented a time of transition among the executive ranks at Channel 7, and surprisingly enough, none of the principals involved has reason to be unhappy. In July, station manager Darrell Brown (a 2005 Westword profile subject) vacated the big desk at th ... More >>
The process of researching virtually every article produces far more material than can possibly fit into the finished piece -- and a lot of the leftovers are every bit as interesting as the stuff that makes the final cut. That was certainly the case for the May 8 Message column, which dealt with cut ... More >>
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