Here’s the Weekly Roundup for June 25

By Kevin Eck 

NBC owned stations is doing its part to Clear the Shelters. From the station group’s website: “NBC Universal Local is teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive in August 2021 that helps find loving homes for animals in need. More than 703,048 pets have found their forever homes since 2015.”

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Boston ABC affiliate WCVB has been given exclusive local rights to air the Boston Marathon. The station announced that the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) said that ESPN and WCVB will serve as the exclusive national and local broadcast partners, respectively, for the Boston Marathon beginning in 2023. WCVB will also provide exclusive year-round coverage for all B.A.A. events including the B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, and B.A.A. Half Marathon.


WKBW has hired Mary Beth Wrobel. Buffalo News writer Alan Pergament said the hire completes the reorganization of the weather staff at the ABC affiliate. Click here to read the story.

WBBJ reporter Marcos Santander is leaving the Jackson, Tennessee station after one year. Click here to read more.

WHO has a new anchor. It’s hired former WOI morning anchor Elias Johnson, who is returning to Des Moines.  Click here to read about him.

Allen Henry has joined WCCO in Minneapolis as a reporter. He comes from WCMH in Columbus, Ohio. Click here to read about it.

KYTV in Springfield, Mo. recently posted a 1985 series done by Kim Covington and Ed Fillmer sharing what it’s like being black in Springfield. Click here to view.

Stephanie Allison has joined WPXI in Pittsburgh. Click here to read more.

Chicago media writer Robert Feder writes about two former reporters who have turned up on YouTube spilling the tea (as the kids like to say) about what goes on behind the scenes in local TV. Click here to read more.

Lois Thome celebrates 30 years at WINK in Indianapolis. Click here to read about it.

Former San Antonio reporter Joe Galli has found a new career in pro wrestling. He talks about it here.

Medford, Oregon reporter Christina Giardinelli lands at Portland station KATU. Click here for the story.