Happy Friday to those who celebrate! In this week’s edition of stories we didn’t get to, we have a veteran Baltimore anchor being remembered for his half a century in local TV before he retires—and a new head of public affairs at a Boston station.
Here are this week’s stories:
WBAL anchor Stan Stovall (pictured) will be retiring soon after 51 years in local TV. He started his career at the age of 18 in 1971, as an anchor at a station in Phoenix, Arizona. Click here to read more.
WKRG News 5 anchor Cherish Lombard, who grew up in Mobile, Alabama, was met by teenagers with a gun when she took her children to a public playground. She talked about her encounter in a story about youth violence in the city. Click here to read more.
KYW viewers are calling a full screen graphic harmful. The graphic featured the image of a football field overlaid with CONTINUING COVERAGE in all caps, right next to an image of target crosshairs. Viewers said it looked like something from a video game. Click here to read more.
Graham Media Group, the local media division of Graham Holdings Company announced Wednesday that Ashley Parker has been named vice president and general manager of KSAT, the ABC broadcast affiliate television station in San Antonio, Texas, effective Oct. 1, 2022. Click here for the story.
KATV anchor Chris Kane has joined a local solar-energy systems provider based in Little Rock. Leaving behind nearly 12 years in Arkansas sports journalism and morning news. Click here for the story.
Rochester NBC station KTTC posted a story about transparency in local TV news. Longtime KTTC news anchor Tom Overlie joined Midwest Access Monday to chat with host, Kamie Roesler about how times have changed, but why local news is more important than ever. Click here for more.
Allen Media Group’s Local Now announced its partnership with Hearst Television’s Very Local digital service. This partnership expands Local Now’s footprint with 27 premium news channels. Click here for more.
And here’s an unedited press release:
HANNAH WILSON NAMED EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT WCVB CHANNEL 5
BOSTON, MA – Thursday, September 29, 2022—Hannah Wilson has been named Executive Producer of Public Affairs at WCVB Channel 5. Wilson’s appointment was announced today by Kyle I. Grimes, WCVB Channel 5 President and General Manager.
“With more than a decade of leadership experience activating partnerships and philanthropic investments in Boston and nationally, Hannah has a proven track-record in community outreach and engagement—and we are excited to welcome her to the WCVB team,” said Grimes.
“WCVB was built on a foundation of public service and an impassioned resolve to give back to the communities it serves,” said Karen Holmes Ward, WCVB’s director of public affairs and community service, and host of CityLine. “Hannah’s background makes her uniquely positioned to enhance and grow WCVB’s community engagement programs— and we know she will be a great asset in our mission as Boston’s community leader.”
“I’m thrilled to join WCVB, a station that I watched growing up in Massachusetts. I am excited to showcase all the amazing things happening in our community—and to tell stories of people who are changing the lives of people in Boston and beyond. WCVB is a leader in supporting the community—and I look forward to growing our current partnerships and finding new ways use our platform for good,” said Wilson.
Wilson brings experience from the corporate, non-profit and public sectors. Before joining WCVB Channel 5, Wilson spent two years as senior corporate giving lead and social impact advisor to multicultural network at BAE Systems. Prior to that role, she was the director of external affairs at Boston-based Apprentice Learning, a career exploration program for middle school students. Preceding that role, Wilson was special projects manager for Boston Public Schools from 2016-2018, where she managed strategic partnerships to add capacity to classroom learning—and to extend dynamic opportunities beyond school walls for the 56,000 students of the district. Prior to that, she was director of operations and communications for AbekaM Consulting/Foundation, a catalyst for corporate-community partnerships that support local models of social change from 2015-2017.
Wilson is passionate about using sports for social change and currently serves on the leadership team for Boston Unity Cup, overseeing outreach and engagement for the city-wide soccer tournament that celebrates Boston’s diverse community. She also serves on the boards of two Boston-based non-profit organizations, Building Impact and South End Soccer.
Wilson is a graduate of Simmons University, earning a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing Communications, with a minor in Spanish. In addition, she earned an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Wilson also attended George Washington University’s Sports and Philanthropy Executive Certificate Program.