Here’s The Roundup for the Week of August 19

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to those who celebrate! It’s TVSpy roundup time. If there was a song by that name, I’d sing it to you, but this is print so you can just make one up in your head.

In the meantime, in this week’s edition of stories I didn’t get to and press releases I didn’t report, we have a retiring Las Vegas veteran reporter, a former San Diego anchor being remembered by his colleagues—and a new marketing director in St. Louis.

Here’s this week’s roundup:


Veteran reporter Jeff Gillan has retired from Las Vegas NBC affiliate KSNV. Click here for more.

Former KFMB anchor Michael Tuck died on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the age of 76. The San Diego CBS affiliate team reflects on his career and his life. Click here for more.

KSDK in St. Louis has named Bryce Moore as the station’s newest director of marketing.  Click here to read more.

News 12 in Connecticut is celebrating 40 years on air. The station looked back at some of the most memorable stories. Click here to view.

Press Releases:

KMBC 9 Honored as 2022 Station of the Year,
Wins Kansas Association of Broadcasters Station Excellence Award

Kansas City, MO – August 18, 2022 – KMBC was honored Thursday with 12 Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) Awards and was designated as the KAB Station of the Year—winning the prestigious award for Station Excellence. The wins serve as the latest high-profile recognition for KMBC. The station was recently named Station of the Year by the Missouri Broadcasters Association. Earlier this year KMBC was announced the winner of three Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, including the award for Best Newscast.

In addition to the Station Excellence award, KMBC received top honors for Best Morning Newscast, Best In-Depth News Reporting, and Best Weathercast. KMBC was also singled out for its community outreach with the Tony Jewell Community Service Award, named after the former KAB president who was a public service champion. The exclusive award recognized the KMBC KCWE Community Days Initiative which connects Kansas City-area viewers with organizations doing good for their communities.

“To be named station of the year is extraordinary, because we know there is great work being done by broadcasters statewide,” said KMBC KCWE President and General Manager Justin Antoniotti. “Our KMBC team commits every day to serve Kansas City with the highest quality news, weather, and community service. To be recognized for work in all three categories is very gratifying. I am proud and excited for our team and know this recognition will only inspire them to do more great work.”

The award for Best Morning Newscast went to KMBC 9 First News producers Michael Gant, Patrick Mirch, and Allison Derks and anchors Donna Pitman and Cody Holyoke. The award for Best In-Depth News Reporting went to KMBC 9 Investigative reporter Haley Harrison and photojournalist Whitney Blake Tyler for their reporting on wrongful convictions in our area. The award for Best Weathercast went to KMBC 9 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Bryan Busby and First Alert Weather Meteorologist Nick Bender.
A full list of awards can be found here.

KMBC 9 News Director Dan O’Donnell summed up the station’s one dozen wins: “The awards reflect our daily commitment to breaking news and severe weather coverage, in-depth reporting, and holding the powerful accountable.”

Sinclair Sheryl Atkisson:

“Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson”
Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Weekly Investigative News Program
Returns for Eighth Season on Sunday, September 11

WASHINGTON, DC, August 17, 2022– Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) today announced “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” will return for its eighth season, beginning on September 11.

Hosted by award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson, “Full Measure” focuses on investigative and accountability reporting. The 30-minute, weekly program airs on Sinclair television stations nationwide on Sunday mornings, or on-demand for free with the STIRR app, and features topics ranging from immigration to government waste, national security concerns and whistleblower reports on government abuse and misdeeds.

Reaching over 1.1 million viewers weekly, “Full Measure” has seen consistent year-to-year audience growth, with total average weekly viewers* up nearly 10%.

Attkisson, a five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting, commented, “We couldn’t be more excited to start another year of Full Measure at a time when the public is thirstier than ever for fair, accurate reporting on topics that are too often unfairly shaped or censored by the media.”

Season 8 will launch with Attkisson and the team reporting on increasing food and energy prices and a discussion on student loan forgiveness, as well as an exploration of NATO’s new power play in Europe and continuing edge against Russia.

“The mission of ‘Full Measure’ is to deliver impactful, long-form reporting, while challenging the status quo. We are thrilled the show has continued to grow and find new audiences, reinforcing our commitment providing the type of storytelling that separates us from our competitors,” said Scott Livingston, SVP News, Sinclair Broadcast Group.

“‘Full Measure’ continues to go where few news programs venture, asking obvious but unanswered questions and pressing for accountability. As we enter our eighth season, we continue to establish opportunities to deliver hard-hitting journalism,” said Batt Humphreys, Executive Producer.

“Full Measure” airs on Sinclair’s television stations on Sunday mornings. Viewers can also watch the show live online, or on-demand for free with the STIRR app.