Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 3/2/2016
Nexstarís NBC affiliate WHAG-TV Hagerstown, MD announced a $1 million expansion of its local news, sports, weather and community programming. WHAG will add field offices, hire a dozen news personnel, develop new on-air graphics and purchase new weather technology and traffic equipment. On July 1, WHAG will add 20 hours of local news each week, bringing the total to more than 50 hours. The investment "highlights the companyís organization-wide commitment to broadcasting excellence and enhanced service to local communities," Nexstar said in a press release. Watch video.
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