Monthly Archives: May 2022

Column: Judge was wrong to bar recordings of trial

Since 1979, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has allowed cameras and microphones in state courtrooms, subject to reasonable restrictions. Thirty years ago, Milwaukee serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s sanity trial was broadcast live. In 2006, former Green Bay Packers tight end Mark Chmura’s sexual assault and child enticement trial was broadcast live.... - MORE -

Gerron Jordan to co-anchor WISN 12 News This Morning

Gerron Jordan is being named co-anchor of ‘WISN 12 News This Morning’ on weekday mornings from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., effective June 6. Jordan will work alongside current anchor Diana Gutiérrez, meteorologist Lindsey Slater and reporter Matt Salemme in News Chopper 12. Jordan previously served as the live desk... - MORE -

Job moving from La Crosse to Green Bay

News 8 Now (WKBT-TV) reporter Tyler Job is taking a job at NBC 26 (WGBA-TV) in Green Bay. Job joined the La Crosse station in September 2019 as a recent college graduate. With family and friends in Milwaukee, Job’s move to Green Bay puts him closer to home.... - MORE -

Wisconsin stations win 28 regional Murrow Awards

Fourteen WBA member radio and TV stations won 28 regional Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard... - MORE -

Judge bans cameras from Dane County homicide trial

From mconnors on Morguefile A Dane County Circuit Court judge will not allow cameras in the courtroom during a homicide trail starting Monday.  Several news organizations in Madison, along with WBA, FOIC, and RTDNA, joined in opposing a motion from the prosecution and defense that forbids livestreaming or rebroadcasting of court proceedings. The motion... - MORE -

Milwaukee station to produce digital quickcast

Milwaukee TV station CBS 58 (WDJT-TV) is producing an all-new digital newscast, the CBS 58 News Quickcast, aimed at giving viewers the news of the day in a quick, easily consumable format that pops up right as you’re scrolling through social feeds or inboxes. Every weeknight at 5:58 p.m., CBS... - MORE -

Jupiter to join CBS 58 morning show

Frankie Jupiter is joining the CBS 58 (WDJT-TV) morning show in Milwaukee starting in early June. Jupiter will join Mike Curkov and meteorologist Justin Thompson-Gee on the CBS 58 Morning News, weekday mornings from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. on CBS 58 and from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on... - MORE -

Column: Ask lawmakers for the records they delete

On March 10, Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn ordered Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to search for deleted emails that should have been preserved after an open records request from American Oversight, a watchdog group. Weeks later, Vos’ team surrendered an astounding 20,000 emails recovered from the “deleted items” folders... - MORE -

Milwaukee station to debut 4 p.m. newscast

WISN-TV in Milwaukee is launching an hour-long 4 p.m. newscast starting on June 6. The new weekday afternoon newscast will be co-anchored by Derrick Rose and Kristin Pierce. They are joined by Milwaukee’s Chief Meteorologist Mark Baden, who is currently celebrating his 25th year on air at WISN 12. WISN... - MORE -