Taking a Radio Newscast to the TV (Updated)

New Hampshire One News Network broadcast it's premiere newscast last on WBIN in New Hampshire.

While the NH1 has been broadcasting news across its network of radio stations since March, this is the first day of newscasts on television.

Based out of a renovated school in Concord, NH, the network is the creation of businessman Bill Binnie and is broadcasting from state of the art facilities.

“We now have a facility that can talk to the whole of the state of New Hampshire quickly, efficiently, on any medium. And that has been unique to Concord or needed in Concord as well as New Hampshire and we’re proud to help bring it” said Binnie.

The station will broadcast news weekdays at 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm & 10pm, and weekends at 10pm on WBIN, with plans to eventually expand news coverage into the morning and at noon.

Update: We just found out that NH1's news set was designed by FTVLive sponsor and the best set designer in TV, Devlin Design Group. 

Here is the new network's first ever newscast: 

H/T NH1

DAMMIT WE TOLD YA!

Last week, FTVLive FIRST told you that former WTXF Fox Philly morning Anchor Sheinelle Jones was going to be named Jenna Wolfe's replacement on NBC's Weekend Today. 

While other websites were reporting that NBC had not decided on Wolfe's replacement, FTVLive told you that it would be Jones. 

This is the tweet that NBC PR sent out just before 8:30 this morning.

We hate to say we told you so (no we don't) but, once again FTVLive gave you the story FIRST. 

“We are delighted to welcome Sheinelle Jones to NBC News,” said NBC News President Deborah Turness. “She is an experienced journalist, a fantastic reporter and a dynamic interviewer who will bring so much to Weekend TODAY and the entire NBC News team.”

Yes folks, FTVLive is that good.

Pushed Out in LA

Left Coast sources tell FTVLive that KTLA has parted ways with Feature Reporter Allie Mac Kay.

Her bio is still posted on the station's website, but she told her fans on Facebook that she's no longer with the station.

Mac Kay writes: 

So….some news.
I've left KTLA Morning News.
I worked with some amazingly talented and funny people, and I'll miss interacting with them. Luckily, they exist outside of that tiny box…so I can still see them, preferably at a more decent hour! 
But this is an announcement to thank YOU.
Without you, there's no KTLA Morning News…something I never took lightly.
Thank you all for every interaction on here and Twitter - you all made my day quite often….especially on days when you had no idea that I needed it.
I was lucky to be able to showcase places that I grew to love….from segments with kids (some of my favorites!) to places we all might have passed right by, not knowing the treasures inside.
That was my highlight. Passing along places that deserved recognition. If I made you smile along the way, then that made my 2:30 am wake up worth it. 
So thank you, from the bottom of my heart for allowing me be a little part of your morning routine these last 6 years.
I'll keep you all posted on what's next - but for now, I want to laugh at my alarm clock, and eat dinner with friends on a Tuesday.
Be good to each other.
xo,
Allie

Anchor Busted Down to Reporter in Chicago

Word is that WFLD's Alexa Helms has been demoted from Anchor to Reporter, just 3 short months after her hiring. 

Helms joined the Fox O&O from WSVN in Miami, where she worked as the weekend Anchor. 

Robert Feder says that until a permanent replacement is named, Lisa Chavarria, Melody Mendez and Tisha Lewis will rotate filling in on Fox 32’s Saturday and Sunday newscasts alongside Larry Yellen.

Feder writes that she clearly lacked the performance skills, journalistic experience or knowledge of current events to handle the job.

After her quick demotion, her agent Ken Lindner is not talking. 

Another One Out the Door at WJLA

FTVLive FIRST told you last week that WJLA News Director Doug Culver and Managing Editor Dan Patrick were both sacked by new owner Sinclair (don't worry, the other websites will get around to reporting that news today).

Now, word comes that Reporter Kris Van Cleave is getting out while the getting is good.

Van Cleave is said to be headed to CBS NewsPath.

He joined the station back in 2006. 

 

Journalists Love Their Morning Joe (Not that One)

There are a few things you can count on in life.

First, a Photographer will be the first to hit on the new interns. And second, you will find a coffee pot somewhere in the newsroom.

A new survey shows that when it comes to drinking coffee, no profession does it more that Journalism.

Out of the 10,000 professionals who were included in a survey conducted by Pressat, 85 per cent said they drink at least three cups of coffee a day, and nearly 70 per cent admitted that their working ability would be affected without a daily mug of coffee.

Media folks top the list when it comes to having a cup of joe, even coming in higher than cops. Although, we're guessing cops still lead the category when it comes to eating donuts.

Here's the top 10 professions when it comes to coffee consumption:

Fox Business Grows in Ratings as CNBC Falls

11 day ago, FTVLive told you how bad the summer has been to CNBC and their ratings.

We told you that August was their lowest rated month in the demos since 1992 and it doesn't appear that September is getting much better.

But, Fox Business seems to finally be picking up some steam. In fact Fox Business Network’s Deirdre Bolton reached an all time high in her ratings last Thursday.

Bolton's show pulled 120,000 total viewers with 30,000 in the demo. The FBN show beat CNBC in the demo by 76%. 

Ouch!

The FTVLive Intern gets some Ink

FTVLive appreciates the newspapers, magazines and websites that give FTVLive props for some of the stories we post.

Then there are the sites that swipe stuff from us on a daily basis with no credit what-so-ever. But, that post is for another time.

The FTVLive Intern has been burning up the office printer, printing out a story that he was mentioned in on the International Business Times' website.

The story was about the David Letterman intern lawsuit and the IBT wrote: 

But in the end it was Musallam’s name on the complaint, and she told the Post she was surprised to find herself the “lone ranger” named as a plaintiff in the court papers. Following news of the lawsuit, the 26-year-old was harassed on Twitter and in media reports. The always-classy Daily Mail dug up old photos from her MySpace page, posting them presumably without permission. The blog FTVLive.com mocked Musallam in an article bylined (ironically) by an intern. “Whatever happened to getting college credit and some experience to get a job from your internship?” the unnamed blogger wrote.

The FTVLive Intern is sending copies of the quote to all his family and redoing his resume to include his brush with fame.

As for us, we're getting ready to look for a new Intern. The FTVLive World Headquarters doesn't have room for egos....well.....except mine of course.