December 11, 2003
Northwest Cable News expands Portland News Bureau with addition of award-winning staff
Seattle, WA -- NorthWest Cable News (NWCN) today announced the expansion of its Portland news bureau with the addition of several key staff members. "We have wanted to expand our news gathering abilities and focus in the Portland market for awhile now," said Tracy Brogden Miller, Executive News Director, NorthWest Cable News. "It was a case of finding the right people that will continue to bring us the growth we've already established in this important region in the Northwest."
Joining as NWCN bureau chief is Adam Tischler, Veronica Griffin as reporter and Scott Jensen as photojournalist.
Tischler most recently worked in San Francisco at both KNTV and NBC News as a news field producer. Prior to his stint in San Francisco, he worked for the NBC News Channel in New York in a variety of capacities including editor, photojournalist and producer. Tischler began his career in Boston where he worked for New England Cable News and went on to win a NPPA award as well as a Regional Associated Press Photographer of the Year award. He is a graduate of University of Vermont.
Griffin joins NWCN from KTVI-TV in St. Louis where she was a reporter. She also held reporter positions in Alabama, Tennessee and Texas. Griffin is a graduate of the University of Houston.
Jensen will join NWCN later this month from KARE-TV in Minneapolis, where he is a photojournalist and currently holds the honor of the "Best of Photojournalism Television Photographer of the Year" awarded each year by the National Press Photography Association (NPPA). Jensen has also received four Edward R. Murrow awards and two Emmy awards for his photojournalism. Prior to KARE-TV, he worked at KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska. Jensen is a graduate of George Fox University.
CONTACT: Tracy Brogden Miller
Executive News Director/NWCN
NorthWest Cable News, the only source of 24-hour local and regional news throughout the Pacific Northwest, launched in December 1995 with 685,000 households. NWCN was the first all digital network in the country and now reaches over 2.4 million households. The station delivers news and weather every fifteen minutes as well as interactive programming throughout the day.
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