Posts Tagged ‘Calkins Media’

Jennifer Hardy named N/D at WWSB….

In a press release today, WWSB announced that Jennifer Hardy has been named as the Sarasota station’s new news director.

Hardy comes from sister station, WAAY-TV in Huntsville, AL, where she was that station’s news director. Before WAAY, Hardy worked in Reno, Las Vegas, Spokane, Tulsa, Memphis and Tuscon. Read the rest of this entry →


05 2016

Calkins Media to dump WWSB & WTXL…

(from – Calkins Media is exiting the broadcast TV business, having agreed to sell its three small-market ABC affiliates to Raycom Media and its duopoly partner, according to a memo to station staffers from Calkins CEO Mark Contreras.

Under the agreement, Raycom will buy Calkins Florida stations, WWSB Sarasota and WTXL Tallahassee. American Spirit Media will buy WAAY Huntsville, Ala., which will presumably be operated in tandem with Raycom’s NBC affiliate in Huntsville, WAFF. Read the rest of this entry →


04 2016

M. David Lee named as News Director at WTXL…

(from Calkins Media Press Release) – M. David Lee III will join the WTXL ABC 27 team as news director in December 2013.

Lee is currently the Assistant News Director with Cowles California Media Company at KCOY, Santa Maria, Calif., where he is responsible for day-to-day operations of the news department.

Lee has 25 years in broadcasting, serving as a production manager, sports director/anchor, promotions director, reporter, assignment editor, and news content manager.

He was part of the team that won a 2012 Emmy award for Overall News Excellence and nominated that same year for Best Newscast and Team Coverage categories. At KION in Salinas, Calif., Lee and the staff were winners of three 2012 Regional Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence, Video Breaking News and Video Continuing Coverage categories and winner of a National Murrow Award in 2011 for Video Continuing Coverage category.

He was promoted within Cowles television stations from Assignment Manager and Content Manager at KION to Assistant News Director at KCOY.


12 2013