WBA Board Chair defends local newsrooms

WBA Board Chair Steve Lavin is writing about local newsrooms in his last newsletter column of his tenure.

In his column, Lavin said he’s talked to a lot of viewers who believe the news has a right or left bias. He says local newsrooms are here to inform and not entertain. 

“Wisconsin’s local broadcast newsrooms are full of excellent reporters and newsroom managers. They live and work in their local communities. They are focused on events in their communities and how events (both local and national) might affect the entire community,” he wrote.