Thursday, April 30, 2015

WKYC Nominated For 19 NATAS Lower Great Lakes Regional Emmy Awards

The 46th annual Lower Great Lakes Emmy Award Nominations was announced on Thursday, April 30.

Channel 3 News was nominated in several important categories including best overall newscasts for Channel 3 News at 6 & 11, Weekend Mornings and Weekend Evenings.

Congratulations to our nominees. This year's awards will be given out on June 27, 2015 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Newscast - Evening - Market 1-20: Channel 3 News at 11 pm - Best Overall Newscast (Julie Flynn, Grant deBruin, Russ Mitchell, Kris Pickel, Chris Tye, Brian Crane, Dave Chudowsky)
  • Newscast - Evening - Market 1-20: Channel 3 New at 6 pm - Best Overall Newscast (Jonathan Adkins, Russ Mitchell, Kris Pickel, Meg Hambach, Julie Ocepek, Sara Shookman, Tom Beres)
  • Newscast- Morning/Daytime - March 1-20:  TJ Lane Escape and Capture (Mark Bogden, Heather Brumbaugh, Ryan Haidet, Jennifer Jordan, Maureen Kyle, Lynna Lai, Kayla Landolph, Brooke Whitney, Will Ujek)
  • Weekend Newscast - Market 1-20: United Airlines Hub Pulled (Margaret Traynor, Lynna Lai, Chris Tye, Ashley Ross)
  • Continuing Coverage: The King's Return (Kris Pickel, Dave Chudowsky, Julie Flynn, Brian Crane, Grant H. deBruin, Sara Shookman, Monica Robins, Danielle Sills, Claire Donovan, Hilary Golston)
  • Feature News - Report: The Ghost of Terminal Tower (Kris Pickel, Carl Lemon)
  • Crime - News Single Story/Series - Bogus Arrest (Tom Meyer)
  • Health/Science - News Stories: Helmets Safety Ratings (Dustin Wadsworth, Tim Dubravetz, Matthew Hein, Monica Robins, Susan Moses, Will Ujek)
  • Military: Single Story/Series: Ice Breaker (Kris Pickel, Carl Lemon)
  • Politics/Government - Single Story/Series: Pothole Claims (Tom Meyer)
  • Interview/Discussion - Program/Series or Special: 7 Minutes with Russ Mitchell (Russ Michell, Matt Hein, Shane Snider, Katie Kessler)
  • Community/Public Service (PSA) - Single Spot or Campaign: Fugitive of the Week (Ryan Radefeld)
  • Promotion News Promo - Image: Best Days (Winter Olympics Promo) (Daniel Canterna)
  • Promotion - Program Single Spot/Campaign: See the Possible - Red Chair Campaign (Monique Jackson, Matt Quinn) 
  • Promotion - Program Image: See the Possible My Town Anthem (Micki Byrnes, Monique Jackson, Matt Quinn, Kimberly Ponsky, Michael Stanley)
  • Journalist Enterprise - Within 24 Hours: Reporter Tom Meyer (Tom Meyer)
  • Crafts: Director - Newscast: Channel 3 News at 6 (Matt Babb)
  • Crafts: Editor - Short Form: WKYC 2014 Talent IDs (Monique Jackson)
  • Crafts: Editor - News/Sports: Matt Hein - Editor (Matt Hein)
For a complete list of this year's nominees:

Monday, April 27, 2015

Domestic Abuse: Join WKYC, Stand United Against Domestic Violence

A sister, a cousin, a child. A neighbor, a co-worker, a friend.

Domestic Violence IS personal - whether you are a victim, or you know one. And the problem is EVERYONE'S problem - whether it's in your house, or in your community.

This week - Channel 3 is taking a stand. We are United Against Domestic Violence - and committed to making a difference.

Each day in the United States - 3 women are killed in domestic violence disputes. Their stories make headlines, and bring calls for help.

In the shadows - are the living victims. Whose days and nights are consumed with fear - that they'll be next:

"One of the things I remember is I was laying on the floor, and he was standing over me choking me and I was passing out. He broke into the home three times, and the detectives wouldn't do anything," said a domestic violence victim who we are not identifying.
Too many victims of domestic violence say the system - put in place to help -- failed them, time and time again. So what is working?

DOMESTIC ABUSE: A crime with no boundaries

Several months ago - Channel 3 set out to find the people who are taking bold risks - and unconventional paths to make a difference.

We are going to take you inside a court room unlike any other in country - in how it handles victims and abusers.

"The offender is accountable every single week to all of us," said Angela Alexander, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Summit County.

To a new victims shelter - still under construction - that will provide services, comforts and protection rarely seen before:

"The one definite feature that the building will have is that everything is located here," said Melissa Hamlin, Director of Advancement at the Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties.

With the help of Kent State University Journalism students, we dug into domestic violence arrests and convictions - to see who is committing crimes, and how often it's happening.

This week - it's not about telling you there is a problem. Together - we are doing something about it.
Join us all this week on Channel 3 News as we stand United Against Domestic Violence.

Monday at 6 &11 we're going to tell you about a special team -- whose sole purpose is to seek out abusers - most likely to kill.

And stop them before they do it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Gannett Announces TEGNA As Name Of New Broadcasting And Digital Company

McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) said today that it has chosen TEGNA as the name for the new Broadcasting and Digital company. Gannett is in the process of creating two publicly traded companies: one exclusively focused on its Broadcasting and Digital businesses, and the other on its Publishing business and affiliated digital assets. TEGNA will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TGNA.

“We are pleased to announce the name of our new Broadcasting and Digital company, which combines one of the largest, most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S. with incredibly strong marketing solutions organizations,” said Gracia Martore, Gannett president and CEO. “TEGNA is a nod to the more than 100 year-old history of Gannett. While always reminding us where we came from, the new name also shows our innovative spirit and commitment to being a forward-looking company that empowers people, businesses and communities to grow and thrive.”

TEGNA’s trusted portfolio of television and digital businesses will provide the content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA’s broadcasting business will include 46 television stations and be the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets. The TV stations will reach approximately one-third of all television households nationwide and represent the #1 NBC affiliate group, #1 CBS affiliate group and #4 ABC affiliate group (excluding owner-operators). Millions of consumers will rely on TEGNA’s broadcasting stations for news and information vital to their daily lives. Combined, TEGNA’s TV stations are renowned for their outstanding journalism and have been recognized with such honors as the Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, National Headliner, George Polk and Emmy awards. is the leading online destination for automotive consumers offering credible, objective information about car shopping, selling and servicing. With over 30 million monthly visits to its web properties, leverages its growing consumer audience to help automotive marketers more effectively reach car buyers and sellers as well as those looking for trusted service providers. CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, provides services ranging from labor market intelligence to talent management software and other recruitment tools. It is the largest online job site in North America, measured both by traffic and revenue, and has a presence in more than 60 markets worldwide. Together, and CareerBuilder will provide the company’s advertising partners with access to two very important categories – human capital solutions and automotive. Also part of this powerful digital mix is G/O Digital, which helps businesses – big and small – grow by delivering digital marketing solutions that drive results.

The Publishing business and its affiliated digital assets will retain the Gannett name once the spin is completed mid-2015. Gannett will continue to trade on the NYSE under the ticker symbol GCI.