KDVR/KWGN Hires New VP of Content

June 10, 2011 - Leave a Response

KDVR-Fox 31 and KWGN-Channel 2 have hired Ed Kosowski, formerly the executive producer of CNBC.com, as the new Vice President of News and Digital Content, replacing Carolyn Kane, who left the duopoly in April. This was originally reported by Media Bistro.

Seeing that Kosowski is coming from a national media outlet, and especially one that is known for producing relatively high quality programming, I see this as a nice get for 2/31, and I would imagine that his experience would fit well with the stations’ increasing attention to more localized programming.

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I’m Back…

June 10, 2011 - Leave a Response

…and who knew a wedding could be so tiring? It feels like it’s been ages since I was last here. But this isn’t a personal blog, so let’s get back to the news about the news…

On Vacation…

June 1, 2011 - Leave a Response

I’ll be out for a few days. I’m going to my sister’s wedding in California. Blogging will resume early next week.

Chris Tanaka Leaves KDVR

May 27, 2011 - One Response

According to KDVR-Fox 31 Denver, Chris Tanaka, the smiling, dimpled sports anchor and director at the station, has left for his native Hawaii, where he will hold the same position at Raycom stations KGMB/KHNL/KFVE. This has also been reported in the Star Advertiser.

Todd Romero, whom you may remember as a longtime sports anchor on KUSA-Channel 9 and a presenter on WWE SmackDown, anchored the sports tonight on KWGN/KDVR and was warmly welcomed by his former colleague, Ron Zappolo. It is unknown whether Romero is Tanaka’s full-time replacement or if Zubin Mehenti or Josina Anderson, the other sports anchors currently at the station, will take Tanaka’s place.

Tanaka had been with KDVR since December 2003.

Broncos Officially Sign with Channel 9

May 26, 2011 - One Response

It has been rumored for days and now it’s true: after severing ties with KCNC-CBS4, the Broncos have signed with KUSA-Channel 9 in a two year deal that makes Channel 9 the official Broncos station, including a weekly program with Broncos executive vice president John Elway. Here’s more from the Denver Post, who broke the story:

“We are fortunate to have a partnership with KUSA-TV that enables us to reach out to them through all 9NEWS platforms with in-depth, exclusive programming, KUSA’s emphasis on community involvement also provides our organization with many outreach opportunities in the region,” Broncos President Joe Ellis said in a statement. “We look forward to working with KUSA and its award-winning staff to provide quality Broncos content that exceeds our fans’ expectations, delivering comprehensive coverage year round and bringing them closer than ever to this team.”

This could be seen as a big loss for Channel 4, as they enjoyed being the “Broncos Insiders”. However, CBS still will broadcast 12 Broncos games in the next season (if it comes, of course), and on the other hand , the Broncos aren’t that great anyway, so maybe it’s not such a big loss for them.