| Nov 30, 2013
| 2:24 PM
UPDATES (Nov. 30) AT END WITH JACKSON COMMENT.
After 20 years at WJZ-TV anchorman Kai Jackson has informed management that he is leaving the station at the end of the year.
Jackson co-anchors one-half of the 4 p.m. and all of the 5 p.m. weekday news...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:49 PM
There is no excuse for the kind of coverage TV has delivered the last two weeks on the sequester.
Television news has been polarizing, sensational and mostly focused on personality rather than the policy behind the $85 billion in federal spending cuts...
| May 28, 2013
| 1:49 PM
There was no doubt about which Baltimore station was the one to turn to in the immediate wake of the CSX train derailment Tuesday afternoon in Baltimore County.
For the first 10 minutes or so, WBAL-TV, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate, was the only...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Ron Smith, who came to Baltimore 38 years ago as a weekend TV anchorman but found his greatest success on radio as WBAL's "Voice of Reason," died Monday night of pancreatic cancer at his home in Shrewsbury, Pa.. He was 70.
Mr. Smith spent more than 26...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 8:25 PM
Ruth L. Thomas, whose philanthropic interests ranged from medical and educational institutions to helping newly arrived immigrants, died Wednesday of complications from a stroke at Springhouse Assisted-Living in Pikesville.
Mrs. Thomas would have...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 2:52 PM
Baltimore viewers haven't been able to watch an NFL football game or any popular Fox program on WBFF the last couple of weeks without seeing a repeated crawl across the bottom of the screen telling them that if they are Verizon FiOS viewer their...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 3:51 PM
Sports reporter Jennifer Royle is leaving Baltimore radio station WJZ-FM (105.7 The Fan) at the end of the Baltimore Ravens season, she said Tuesday.
"I've been going back and forth in my head for months about what I want for myself in 2012," Royle...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:45 PM
Tuesday night, radio sports reporter Jennifer Royle confirmed to Z on TV that she was leaving WJZ-FM (105.7 The Fan) at the end of the Ravens season to return to her hometown of Boston.
Wednesday, the 37-year-old journalist talked about her decision,...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 6:57 AM
At the end of January, I reported what looked like it might be a new order shaping up in Baltimore TV news: Instead of WJZ and WBAL neck and neck, and everyone else trailing, it appeared that WJZ was pulling away from WBAL and taking control of the market...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 1:25 PM
I am off for a few days to deal with some minor medical stuff, and I did not intend to write any reviews, believe me.
But I sat down last night to watch one segment of the preview DVD for "Kennedy Center Honors," and I got up some two hours later...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 3:08 PM
Local TV news ratings in Baltimore are rarely news.
The market has been dominated for a long time by a back-and-forth battle between WJZ and WBAL. Since the mid-1990s, most years ended in some version of a split decision, with both stations claiming...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:33 AM
WJZ-TV enjoyed one of its most successful ratings books ever in January winning all competitive weekday news time periods with viewers 25 to 54 years of age, the demographic on which most TV news ad sales are made. WJZ also won in total viewers in those...