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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | January 5, 1996
David Roberts, who led WBAL News in a remarkable turnaround from worst to a contender for first place in ratings, is leaving the station to become news director at WXIA-TV in Atlanta.Roberts, 39, will be the first African-American news director for a network affiliate in Atlanta television history when he joins WXIA on Jan. 21. He took over the newsroom at WBAL in 1992."The fact that I'm African-American and the fact that I'm going to be the first are definitely significant," Roberts said yesterday.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | December 19, 1998
ABC News has done such a "horrendous" job of covering major events in Washington and Baghdad this week that the network apologized to its affiliates, according to a message sent to news directors at stations affiliated with ABC.Chuck Samuels, news director at WOKR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Rochester, N.Y., contacted his colleagues at other ABC stations in the northeast late Thursday after talking with network news officials in his capacity as a member of...
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | July 18, 2001
WMAR-TV news director Staci Feger-Childers is naturally buoyant, and while she's doing rapid-fire run-through of the day's stories, she is trying very, very hard to sit still. Her station doesn't have that luxury. Feger-Childers, 34, came to Baltimore six months ago, and she's been taking stock ever since. Here's what she sees: a station whose newscasts are mired at the bottom of the Baltimore market. WMAR has an experienced and capable staff that's been demoralized by a series of short-lived, low-impact news directors.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | November 12, 2001
Longtime WMAR news anchor Stan Stovall is being dismissed by the Baltimore station when his contract lapses at the end of December. WMAR general manager Drew Berry and news director Staci Feger-Childers would not discuss the decision other than to praise Stovall's professionalism, saying the move is a personnel matter. But the two officials acknowledge they are taking a series of steps to try to reverse the fortunes of the consistently third-rated station. "I definitely will be leaving," Stovall said late Friday.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 17, 2009
Norm Lewis' opinion of Baltimore wasn't so great back in 1979, when he was first invited to move here and become a weatherman for one of the local TV stations. He thought it was old and dirty, a little too scruffy and a lot too beaten-up for his tastes. "But when I got here, I found this gem of a place," Lewis said Wednesday, a day after he announced his retirement after more than 30 years of forecasting the weather on Baltimore's TV airwaves. His decision to leave was not easy, Lewis says.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 11, 1996
LONDON -- It's the telephone call that can freeze an entire news room: The Irish Republican Army is on the line.But how is a journalist supposed to know it's really the IRA?The caller utters a recognized code, known to media and police. It confirms that the IRA is going to do something terrifying, or take responsibility for something that's already happened.The IRA holds no press conferences.Its unique form of terrorist confirmation was put into play again after Monday's double car bomb attack on Northern Ireland's most heavily secured area, the British army headquarters in Lisburn.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2003
Unlikely as it may sound, a subpoena to testify before a grand jury can be a badge of honor for a reporter - a sign that she's gotten the goods or angered the powers that be. Not in this case. Katie Leahan, a reporter and weekend anchor who often covers police and crime for WJZ-TV, is among those who have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury looking into the handling of a secret fund by Edward T. Norris when he was Baltimore's police commissioner. Questions have centered on Norris' use of the fund to pay for thousands of dollars in gifts, meals and trips for himself, friends and colleagues.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter | April 24, 2008
Listen to your body. Get a doctor you really like and trust. Stop smoking. Jayne Miller smiles and laughs at her newfound mantras, truisms she's learned the hard way during the past two months. Hers is a good, hearty laugh, one that betrays not a hint of anything wrong - she neither looks nor sounds like a woman still recovering from brain surgery. Sitting on a picnic bench outside WBAL's TV Hill studios on a warm April afternoon, she seems as energetic and straightforward as ever, every inch the hard-driving investigative reporter who has been chasing after lying pols and corrupt businessmen for nearly three decades.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | February 14, 2001
After more than four years in Baltimore, WJZ reporter Kathy Fowler was fired by the station earlier this month, to the surprise and dismay of colleagues. Fowler was one of the few journalists at the station who reveled in shaking loose new elements of stories that sparked strong public interest. "I just was astounded that they would let her go," said Mindy Basara, a reporter at rival WBAL. "She's a great reporter, aggressive, with a hard-news take on stories. I was never happy to see her on a story I was covering, because that meant the competition was there."
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2004
Two anchors from WBAL-TV are leaving their jobs, part of a series of unrelated shifts at the top-rated Baltimore news station. Morning news anchor Marilyn Getas will be replaced by Mindy Basara, a reporter and weekend morning anchor who has been with WBAL-TV since 1998. Absent the opportunity to move into a more prominent anchor slot here, Getas said she would have preferred to stay in her current job. But she could not come to terms with the station on a new contract. Her final day is June 4, and she is pursuing other television news jobs.
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