News 14 Carolina


News 14 Carolina
News 14 Carolina
Carolina News 14.jpg
Owned by Time Warner Cable
Picture format 16:9 standard definition
Slogan "Your news now."
Country United States
Headquarters 2505 Atlantic Avenue,
Raleigh, North Carolina
Sister channel(s) NY1, Your News Now
Website news14.com
Availability
Cable
Time Warner 14/114 (4:3)
1114 (16:9)

News 14 Carolina is a 24-hour cable news service offered in North Carolina, USA, by Time Warner Cable on its cable TV systems in the state. There are News 14 Carolina television channels in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, and Wilmington each primarily with local news but some local programming content of statewide interest is shared. A regular feature is "Weather on the Ones", which gives a local weather forecast every ten minutes.

Its Piedmont Triad channel debuted on September 25, 2006. It launched a Wilmington channel on August 18, 2008.

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History

News 14 Carolina was not the first local 24-hour television news channel in the Raleigh area. WRAL-TV started a news channel on the Time Warner Cable digital tier in July 2001.

Time Warner planned to debut the 24-hour local news channel in December 2001 in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, and Goldsboro, reaching 425,000 subscribers. After the September 11 attacks in 2001, Alan Mason, the channel's general manager, said the debut would happen in February or March 2002. This was because the station's employees needed training that would have taken place at new studios for NY1 in New York City, but NY1 was concentrating on coverage of the attacks and had not yet moved into its new studios.[1] News 14 Carolina finally made its debut March 22, 2002. Reporters used digital cameras instead of videotape, downloading their stories. Sets, however, looked similar to those at conventional TV stations.[2]

Plans were made to add Charlotte and eight surrounding counties in June.[3] A two-story addition to the Time Warner building on East Morehead Street housed "the nation's most technically advanced newsroom," with digital video that reporters could edit at their desks, and robot cameras. In addition, Gastonia and Salisbury had bureaus. After nine months of preparation, the Charlotte operation began June 14, with Jim Newman as news director.[4]

Jack Stanley, president of Time Warner's Greensboro division, said that if the Charlotte and Raleigh operations did well, a Greensboro news channel was likely. This was true even though WXLV-TV had recently shut down its low-rated news operation after failing to compete with the three established stations.[5]

After two years on the air, the Charlotte operation's web site won an Edward R. Murrow award for best web site among large-market TV stations.[6]

In 2004, Belo Corp. ended its partnership, forcing the Charlotte operation to cut costs by moving administrative, production and master control jobs to Raleigh and closing the Salisbury and Gastonia bureaus, resulting in the loss of about 50 jobs.[7]

From 2005 to 2008, News 14 was the cable home of the Charlotte Bobcats. Comporium, the main cable provider for the South Carolina side of the Charlotte area, simulcast News 14's Bobcats broadcasts on Tri-County 14.

Future plans call for News 14 to be rebranded under the Your News Now branding (likely as YNN Carolina), as its sister outlets in Austin, Texas and upstate New York already have done.[citation needed]

On-air staff

Anchors:

  • Rob Boisvert - weekday morning anchor
  • Tim Boyum - weekday evening anchor
  • Claudine Chalfant - fill-in anchor
  • Tracey Early - weekday morning anchor
  • Johnny Chappell - weekend anchor
  • Adrianne Flores - weekend anchor
  • Heather Waliga - weekday evening anchor

Meteorologists:

  • Tara Lane - weekend morning meteorologist
  • Bob Child - freelance meteorologist
  • Meredith Bell - freelance meteorologist
  • Jeff Crum - chief meteorologist - Charlotte-Triad
  • Doug Lindsay - meteorologist - Charlotte-Triad
  • Sandra Brogan - freelance meteorologist
  • Pati Darak - weekend morning meteorologist
  • Matthew East - weekday morning meteorologist
  • Joshua McKinney - weekend PM meteorologist
  • Monte Montello - weekday PM meteorologist
  • Matt Morano - weekday AM meteorologist
  • Lee Ringer - weekday morning meteorologist
  • Gary Stephenson - chief meteorologist - Raleigh-Coastal

Sports:

  • Tim Baier - sports anchor
  • Jason Brown - sports reporter
  • Jim Connors - sports director, anchor
  • Mike Solarte - sports director, anchor
  • Suzy Stark - sports reporter
  • Ryan Welch - sports anchor

Reporters:

  • Becky Bereiter - Charlotte Area reporter
  • Caroline Blair - Triad Area reporter
  • Loretta Boniti - Triangle Area reporter, senior political reporter
  • Brad Broders - Charlotte Area reporter
  • Jessica Cervantez - Triangle Area Reporter
  • Caitlin Cissne - Sandhills Area reporter
  • Bob Costner - Triad Area reporter
  • Shawn Flynn - Charlotte Area reporter
  • Kate Gaier - Charlotte Area reporter
  • David Kernodle - Charlotte Area reporter
  • Gavin MacRoberts - Sandhills Area reporter
  • Kira Mathis - Triad Area reporter
  • Aaron Mesmer - Charlotte Area reporter
  • Heather Moore - Triangle Area reporter
  • Jennifer Moxley - Salisbury Area reporter
  • Andrea Pacetti - Triangle Area reporter
  • Kevin Reopelle - Coastal Area reporter
  • Elise Roberts - Triad Area reporter
  • Ed Scannell - Triad Area reporter
  • Stephanie Stilwell - Triad Area reporter
  • Amy Thorpe - Triangle Area reporter
  • Breanna Walden - Coastal Area reporter
  • Ashley White - Coastal Area reporter

Feature segment hosts:

  • Adam Balkin - Tech Talk
  • Chef Dan Eaton - Cooking at Home
  • Lauren Fix - The Car Coach

References

  1. ^ David Ranii, "Rollout of Triangle's 24-hour News Channel Is Delayed," The News & Observer, October 18, 2001.
  2. ^ Adrienne M. Johnson, "Triangle Gets Its Own CNN," The News & Observer, March 17, 2002.
  3. ^ Mark Washburn, "24-Hour News Heads to Town; Cable Channel News 14 Debuts in June," The Charlotte Observer, March 24, 2002.
  4. ^ Mark Washburn, "Station Airing 24-Hour News to Debut Today," The Charlotte Observer, Friday, June 14, 2002.
  5. ^ Jamie Kritzer, "All News, All the Time: Is 24-Hour News Right for the Triad?", Greensboro News & Record, Sunday, August 4, 2002.
  6. ^ Mark Washburn, "News 14 Web Site a Big Winner: It's Been Judged Best in the Business Among Large-Market Stations," The Charlotte Observer, June 26, 2004.
  7. ^ Mark Washburn, "News 14 Carolina Cuts Its Staff by about Half, " The Charlotte Observer, August 17, 2004.

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