Happy Friday to those who celebrate. In this week’s edition of stories we didn’t get to, we hear about Senator Ted Cruz and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers accusing the FCC of trying to block the deal between Standard General and Tegna. While a reporter for the first Indigenous newscast in the U.S. gets hired at an Albany, New York station.
Matt Lively has signed off from KCEN in Waco-Temple-Killeen. There’s no word where the weekend sports anchor/reporter is going next. Click here for more.
Albany, New York anchor Anne McCloy is leaving WRGB and leaving news, she announced on Facebook Monday. Click here for more.
WTVY has announced a series of promotions and anchor teams that take place on Memorial Day. Click here for more.
U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) have sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission Acting Inspector General asking that she open an investigation into whether FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel’s “unprecedented actions against the Standard General-TEGNA transaction, including the decision to have the FCC’s Media Bureau designate the transaction for an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) hearing, were motivated by a biased desire to block the deal.” Click here to read about it.
Carina Dominguez has been named a reporter and MMJ for WTEN in Albany, New York. Dominguez was a national correspondent for the Indian Country Today Newscast in Tucson, which is the first Indigenous newscast in the U.S. She starts on June 19.