Washington TV station hires Hernandez as sports anchor

CBS station WUSA-TV Ch. 9 in Washington, D.C. has tapped Chick Hernandez to serve as a sports anchor. He joins from SiriusXM. Hernandez freelanced for five years and worked at NBC Sports Washington for more than 17 years as a sports anchor. He was also a sports anchor and reporter at Washington’s Fox outlet WTTG-TV […]

Abdullah named associate audio producer at Politico

Politico has tapped Afra Abdullah as associate audio producer, working primarily on the “Playbook Deep Dive” podcast. She joins from SiriusXM, where she was an associate producer. Previously, she was a freelance producer at Washington-based WPFW-FM 89.3, where she worked on the “On the Ground Show” podcast, which talks about topics related to politics, environmental […]

Clough joins Washington Post as product editor for taxonomy and metadata

The following announcement was sent out by The Washington Post director of news product Greg Barber and newsroom product deputy editor Charity Brown: We’re excited to announce that Emily Clough is joining the News Product team as senior product editor for taxonomy and metadata. She is the first newsroom hire for WaPo 360, the cross-company […]

Scripps sells podcasting business to SiriusXM

Television. station owner E.W. Scripps Co. is selling its podcast business Stitcher to SiriusXM for $325 million. Scripps says that the “figure is a return of more than double Scripps’ investment in podcasting over the last five years.” “As a result of this transaction, Scripps is improving our leverage ratio through higher company EBITDA and […]