Musical Chairs at KING 5; KOMO Social Media News In the Afternoon

Coming to KING 5 in March…New weeknight anchor at KING 5 will be KEYE/Austin meteorologist Jordan Steele. Steele is currently a meterologist at the Austin channel, but gets expanded duties at KING….And people are asking about the programming changes at KING 5 that put Greg Copeland on weekend anchor duty? …[TODAY – January 30, 2017] KOMO to narrowcast a 3:30 weekday newscast on Facebook, Periscope and the KOMO website…Brilliant or foolish? Someone will be getting a promotion for this brainstorm…at least temporarily. The anchors will be Morgan Chesky and Molly Shen…How do you monetize your Facebook and Periscope newscasts? Next: Twittercasting at 11 p.m.
KOMO should stick to TV and their website. [updated]

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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks

1 thought on “Musical Chairs at KING 5; KOMO Social Media News In the Afternoon

  1. mikec says:
    January 31, 2017 11:01 am at
    foolish I say. Devoting money, personnel & resources to a webcast-only/Facebook stream doesn’t seem to be a good way to broadcast news – not yet at least. For those like me who refuse to use Facebook, nor even own a computer or handheld device these newscasts will be inaccesible

    Jose says:
    February 23, 2017 5:07 am at
    Slight correction. Jordan Steele will be the primary evening meteorologist essentially pushing Jim Guy to another shift or out the door. He won’t be doing any news anchoring tho if need be they can use him as a fill-in on New Day NW.

    pugetsound says:
    February 23, 2017 5:00 pm at
    I think if KING can get more for their dollar, they will use Jordan Steele where they can.

    Trinity Hill says:
    September 11, 2017 5:56 pm at
    Too bad Seattle KING 5 weather staff will have no level of local experience in the evening after Jim Guy leaves. Can`strand Rhonda Lee, she simply reads the teleprompter. Guess we will be leaving K-5 for local news and weather. It was a good 35 years. Will watch mornings as long as Rich Marriott remains.

    Derek says:
    September 11, 2017 10:34 pm at
    Agreed. They are getting rid of all the old-timers. The best of KING 5 are being let go.

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