Here’s The Roundup for the Week Ending March 15

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to all who celebrate! In this week’s edition of things we didn’t get to for one reason or another, we see things are happening in Denver where the Fox station gets a new news director and a reporter shows off their skills on a sled. We also see that a Las Vegas publication puts some perspective around who is watching local TV

Let’s make hay:

Sean McNamara is the new news director at KDVR and KWGN, Nexstar’s Fox and CW affiliates in Denver. McNamara joins from WDAF, Nexstar’s Fox in Kansas City where he was the news director since 2019. Click here for more.


Denver NBC affiliate KUSA reporter Steve Staeger took a break from clearing snow to go sledding with some high schoolers. Click here to watch.

Private investigators are helping to look for a sentimental piece of jewelry. A former KSAZ morning anchor lost it a couple of weeks ago, and he is now asking you for help finding it and is even offering a reward. Click here to see the story.

Lauren Linville is leaving KFDX in Wichita Falls, Texas. After recently getting engaged, Linville plans to pursue the next chapter of her life as she gets married next month and moves back to her hometown of Fort Worth. Click here for more.

The Texas station also announced that Carney Porter, one of its current morning anchors, is the station’s newest evening anchor alongside Darrell Franklin. Click here to read about it.

The Michigan Chronicle, a subsidiary of Real Times Media, and WDIV-TV 4, Detroit’s NBC affiliate, are proud to announce an expansive media partnership aimed at enhancing the impact of local news and information dissemination. Click here to read about it.

Jesse Pagan, an award-winning journalist with Central Florida roots, joins the WESH 2 News team as an anchor/reporter. Click here for more.

Veteran broadcast journalist Eric Wilson is out as evening news anchor at WTVO/ABC 17 and WQRF/Fox 39 in Rockford, Illinois after nearly eight years on the job. Click here for more.

One of the more surprising things about local TV news stations is the size of their respective viewerships. Some of the numbers are downright shocking. These stats aren’t widely available, which is one of the things that makes them interesting, so let’s go. Click here to read the scoop.