Monday, May 02, 2016

Nakia Cooper joins CW39 NewsFix from KPRC 2

CW 39 KIAH NewsFix gets Click2Houston manager Nakia Cooper as newly created Digital Executive Producer and Content Manager

KPRC 2 senior web editor Nakia Cooper is heading up the Southwest Freeway and exiting Westpark to join KIAH CW 39's NewsFix as Digital Executive Producer and Content Manager.

"I started at KHOU as an intern at Great Day Houston, fought my way up to Senior Producer of Digital Media at KHOU.com and learned from the best," Cooper told mikemcguff.com. "I took that knowledge to the Click2Houston team at KPRC and was instrumental in helping to increase numbers across the digital board as Senior Web Editor.

"Now, I'm off to 'do my own thing' by managing the CW39.com team."

As someone who knows a little about TV stations and the digital world, let me tell you, 39's online presence will be a site to watch from now on under the guidance of Cooper. Not only that, but there is a bigger historical perspective with Cooper's new job.

"To my knowledge, I am the first African American woman to manage a Web Department at a Houston television news station and I'm very proud," Cooper added. "Not only that, I'm ready."

Outside of her TV work, Cooper also publishes NewsWithAttitude.com.



5 comments:

  1. I see good things in the future for CW, this girl is a true media maven!

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  2. Yes she is ! and a GREAT person!

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  3. Speaking of The CW, it looks like Tribune Media has extended its affiliation agreement for 5 years. CW is staying put on KIAH 39 and KDAF 33 till 2021. For a while, there had been talk of Fox's MNTV and CBS' independent (and MNTV) stations possibly jumping on a CW affiliation pact, amid much uncertainty over whether Tribune would renew CW affiliation.

    Chicago's WGN is a different story. WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, WDCW Washington (DC), KWGN Denver, WSFL Miami, KPLR St. Louis, KRCW Portland (OR), WCCT Hartford-New Haven, WNOL New Orleans, and WGNT Norfolk were renewed, along with Houston and Dallas. WGN will become independent on September 1, and will put focus on news and sports programming. Fox's WPWR, the My-Network-TV outlet will assume CW affiliation. It's worth noting that KSWB San Diego and WTTV Indianapolis were previously affiliated with The CW. KSWB switched to Fox in August 2008, and WTTV switched to CBS in January 2015... CW had nowhere to go but XETV and WISH, respectively.

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  4. Recently, we've seen media companies spinning off its broadcasting and publishing companies... Media General sold its publishing assets to Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffett's company), much like Graham Media Group (former Post-Newsweek Company) sold its publishing assets to Nash Holdings (Jeff Bezos' company). News Corporation spun-off its broadcasting division under 21st Century Fox... E.W. Scripps Company and Journal Media Group did a de facto merger, Scripps acquiring Journal broadcasting, and Journal acquiring Scripps publishing... Journal was later acquired by Gannett... Gannett spun-off its broadcasting/digital media under TEGNA. For anyone who thought "TEGNA" was a rather unusual name... Tribune Company, which recently spun-off its publishing division under Tribune Publishing is renaming itself "tronc". Plus, Tribune Publishing/tronc is also said to be fending off Gannett buying them out.

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  5. One of the best self-promoters in the biz.

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