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Nexstar Posts Jobs for WUTR/WFXV/WPNY News Launch

UTICA -- Applications are now being accepted for journalists, anchors, producers and meteorologists as Nexstar Broadcasting moves closer to bringing a local news product back to ABC affiliate WUTR this fall. The operation will also produce newscasts for sister stations Fox 33 (WFXV) and MyNetwork 11 (WPNY-LP).

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CBS Reporter Axelrod, Formerly of CNY, Pens Book

NEW YORK CITY -- CBS News national correspondent Jim Axelrod has a new book, released earlier this week.  Axelrod, formerly of Syracuse's WSTM and Utica's WUTR, describes how the memory of his late father inspired him to turn things around -- for his marriage, his career and his personal health.

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Utica's WUTR to Revive Local News Operation

UTICA/ROME -- Almost eight years since Clear Channel shut down the newsroom at ABC affiliate WUTR Channel 20, the station's current management announced today plans to revive the newsroom across the street from longtime market dominator WKTV.  Local newscasts will also be added to the lineups of Fox 33 (WFXV) and MyNetwork 11 (WPNY-LP).

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Former Syracuse/Utica TV Station Owner Barry Ackerley Dies

SEATTLE -- Barry Ackerley, who once owned several upstate New York television stations including ABC affiliates WIXT in Syracuse and WUTR in Utica, has died. News reports from Ackerley's long-time home base of Seattle say Ackerley died after suffering a stroke yesterday morning in California at the age of 76.

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Sheen Calls Jeff Rossen a "Rock Star"

NEW YORK CITY -- With a story as big as the Charlie Sheen "scandal" (for lack of a better one-word summary), it was only a matter of time until CNYTVNews.com would have some sort of local tie-in.  The troubled actor called Jeff Rossen, a former Syracuse and Utica TV reporter, a "rock star" after Rossen […]

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ABC Names David Muir Sole Weekend World News Anchor

NEW YORK CITY -- Syracuse native David Muir, who worked for five years at WTVH, has been named the sole anchor for the weekend editions of ABC's World News.  He had been previously anchoring on Sundays.  In addition to picking up Saturdays, ABC is renaming the newscasts World News with David Muir.

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Where Are They Now? New Jobs for Couzens, Walsh

SYRACUSE -- Time for our latest installment from the "Where Are They Now?" file.  Two former Syracuse broadcasters are moving to new jobs.  Mike Couzens recently left the Syracuse sports radio scene to take a job in New York City.  And one timezone west, former CNY broadcast journalist Leila Walsh leaves the NBC affiliate in […]

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Nexstar Petitions FCC in Time Warner/WKTV Dispute

UTICA -- Time Warner Cable has responded to a letter from four Utica-area lawmakers to the FCC, urging the Commission to push Time Warner Cable into an agreement that would bring Utica NBC affiliate WKTV back to local cable lineups.  Meantime, WKTV has its own response -- including support from Nexstar Broadcasting in the form of a […]

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Nexstar to Time Warner: Take WBRE off Utica Cable

Saturday Update: Nexstar CEO Asks Utica Mayor to Revoke TW Franchise Rights Updated 12/18 - UTICA -- A national TV trade website says Nexstar Broadcasting has issued a cease-and-desist letter to Time Warner Cable, regarding the cable company's decision to replace WKTV with WBRE, the Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate from Scranton, Pennsylvania.  TWC made the switch […]

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POTW: Radio & TV at the Utica Boilermaker

UTICA-ROME -- This past weekend marked the 31st running of "America's Biggest 15K Road Race," the Utica Boilermaker.  Every year, the race gets bigger and bigger... and for many years, local media outlets have made it a point to have a presence at the race.  Several pictures this week instead of the usual one.

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