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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2011
The cryptic email went out this week to some of the region's news media — including WMAR-TV and The Baltimore Sun — asking journalists to appear before the city's grand jury, which plans to spend the next few months analyzing the impact of crime coverage on efforts to end violence. It's a sort of term project squeezed in between criminal indictments, and a decades-old tradition for the panel. In addition to evaluating state's evidence, the 23 grand jurors in the city also examine a social issue during their four-month tenure and make recommendations for change.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun Reporter | October 11, 2006
In its quest to increase viewership of its struggling news programs, Baltimore's ABC affiliate, WMAR, has named David Silverstein, a television executive in Columbus, Ohio, as news director. Connie Howard, his predecessor, left Channel 2 in June after spending 16 months trying to boost its news audience, which is considerably smaller than those of Baltimore's other stations. Since July 2001, Silverstein has directed the combined news department of WSYX, Channel 6, Columbus' ABC affiliate, and WTTE, Channel 28, the Fox affiliate, both owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, based in Hunt Valley.
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By David Folkenflik | January 10, 2004
Andrea Parquet-Taylor, news director for WMAR-TV, is leaving the Baltimore station after less than a year to take the same position with WXYZ-TV in Detroit, according to colleagues. Both stations are ABC affiliates owned by the E.W. Scripps Co. WMAR general manager Drew Berry would not confirm her new appointment, but noted that Scripps had made a series of executive shifts recently. "We expect another announcement Monday," he said. WXYZ's vice president general manager, Grace Gilchrist, did not return a call seeking comment yesterday.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | January 3, 2003
After two years on the job, WMAR-TV news director Staci Feger-Childers has resigned, saying she had burned out in pushing to revive the station's flagging fortunes. General manager Drew Berry informed staffers of her departure during brief meetings yesterday morning. "It's a job with a high burnout factor," Feger-Childers, 35, said yesterday. She said she would take several months to determine her next career step, and has not decided for certain whether she will stay in television news.
NEWS
October 13, 2002
Jeffrey Brian Abrams, director of news operations at WBAL-TV, died of an apparent heart attack Thursday during a morning jog near his Woodbine home. He was 46. Born in South Bend, Ind., and raised in Skokie, Ill., Mr. Abrams graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in political science and history. For the next four years, he headed a team of photographers working on a federal archaeological survey in southwestern Illinois. Mr. Abrams later worked as a videographer and technical staff manager for television stations in Champaign, Ill., Jacksonville, Fla., Miami and Chicago.
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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 | July 7, 2001
CBS intends to name WBAL-TV news director Princell Hair next week to a post in which he'll help guide news operations at network-owned stations nationwide. Late this month, Hair will become the network's corporate news director, a new position, officials at the network and WBAL said yesterday. He'll work with Joel Cheatwood, a CBS vice president, under whom he also served in Miami and Chicago. Hair will be replaced by well-traveled news veteran Margaret Cronan, 36, who currently is the news director for WPBF in West Palm Beach.
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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 Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 2, 1997
In what will surely be a continuing shake-up of the news department at WMAR, Channel 2, Drew Berry, assistant news director at Dallas' ABC affiliate, has been named the station's news director.Berry replaces Jack Cahalan, who announced his resignation last month.A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Berry is a former news director for WCAU in Philadelphia. He has also worked at stations in New York, Atlanta, New Orleans and San Antonio."Drew is a seasoned journalist and a leader in news," WMAR vice president and general manager Steven Gigliotti said in a prepared statement.
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By David Zurawik | March 8, 1996
WBAL-TV has hired Katherine Green, a news producer from Florida, to succeed David Roberts as news director, station management announced yesterday.Ms. Green has been an executive producer at WFLA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Tampa-St. Petersburg, since 1993. She joins WBAL on March 25."I felt here's a station that's got some great things to offer and some real momentum," Ms Green, 35, said in a telephone interview."We are pleased to have Katherine joining our staff," said Phil Stolz, vice president and general manager of WBAL.
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