Sacramento sports anchor and “Boards for Change” co-founder Lina Washington is leaving for a TV role in Phoenix, Arizona.
The trick, which was ultimately revealed on “Last Week Tonight,” was part of a broader commentary on the practice of sponsored content.
Twist will offer lifestyle, knowledge and reality-based shows aimed at women, TEGNA said in a statement.
Nia Towne has been tapped to lead broadcast news operations at KXTV, Sacramento’s ABC affiliate.
Local television broadcaster TEGNA is at the center of another carriage dispute.
The deal will allow AT&T to restore five dozen TEGNA-owned station to DirecTV and U-Verse.
TEGNA says it is “confident” that a deal can be done “quickly” if AT&T “is now willing to begin good faith discussions.”
AT&T has started telling its DirecTV and U-Verse customers to use a free streaming service to access dozens of blacked-out local channels that are operated by TEGNA.
TEGNA and other programmers have asked for around 24 percent more in carriage fees year-over-year, an AT&T source said.
Broadcaster TEGNA has made good on its promise to black out dozens of local television stations on systems operated by AT&T.