Monthly Archives: February 2019

Checkol named anchor for WISN-TV mid-day newscast

Eden Checkol Eden Checkol has been named the new anchor of “WISN 12 News at 11:00 a.m.” Checkol replaces Melinda Davenport and will be heading the news desk alongside meteorologist Sally Severson. In addition to her new role, Checkol will continue to serve as breaking news anchor, weekdays on “WISN 12 News... - MORE -

Lawmakers pitch idea of making PACER records free

A bill proposed by two members of Congress would remove fees to access online federal court records and make improvements to the PACER system. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) are proposing the idea of eliminating the $0.10 per-page free and making the system more user-friendly. The proposal is... - MORE -

Pedersen named to host ‘UPFRONT’

Adrienne Pedersen WISN-TV anchor and reporter Adrienne Pedersen will be the new host of the weekly program “UPFRONT.” “UPFRONT with Adrienne Pedersen” will expand beyond political coverage and include comprehensive exploration and deeper discussions into Wisconsin’s most impactful news topics, a release stated. “Adrienne will offer a fresh perspective on the types... - MORE -

Newsrooms are more susceptible to burnout

From Mrooczek262 on Morguefile A combination of factors make newsrooms more likely to burnout employees, and some of those same factors make this burnout difficult to counteract. RTDNA wrote this week about what newsrooms can do about burnout, since the answers aren’t always obvious. The article also suggests that managers have a role to... - MORE -

Police body camera proposal approved for introduction

A bill that would establish statewide rules for how police use body cameras and handle requests for access to videos has been approved for introduction by the Joint Legislative Council. A study committee drafted the bill during a series of meetings that started last summer. The Council voted 20-0 on... - MORE -