15 Aug KTLA 5 Expands Digital Offerings, Adds Amazon Alexa And Produces Several Station Podcasts
LOS ANGELES – August 15, 2018 – KTLA 5, Tribune Broadcasting’s Los Angeles television station, today announced news updates from KTLA are now available on Amazon’s voice-activated Alexa service via the flash briefing feature. In addition, the station has expanded its digital offerings by producing several weekly podcasts, The News Director’s Office, Frank Buckley Interviews and Spoken Dreams.
“KTLA5 is Southern California’s No. 1 source for local news coverage, and the addition of Amazon Alexa and our podcasts allows the station to reach a broader audience and provide added content for our loyal viewers,” said Don Corsini, President and General Manager.
PODCAST: THE NEWS DIRECTOR’S OFFICE
New podcast, The News Director’s Office, launched this month with a focus on the positive aspects and importance of local media, with new episodes released every Tuesday. Hosted by KTLA 5 VP/News Director Jason Ball, the podcast explores topics in the news, issues facing journalists and the newsgathering process. The News Director’s Office takes listeners behind closed doors to offer a candid glimpse at news, media and the personalities who work within the industry.
Upcoming guests include, KTLA 5 Morning News anchor Megan Henderson, Entertainment Tonight host Kevin Frazier (who began his career at a local television photographer) and syndicated radio host Ellen K.
PODCAST: FRANK BUCKLEY INTERVIEWS
Buckley, the co-anchor of the Emmy Award-winning, No. 1-rated KTLA 5 Morning News, hosts Frank Buckley Interviews. On this podcast, host Frank Buckley goes one-on-one with newsmakers, celebrities, technologists, tastemakers, athletes, artists, authors, entrepreneurs and everyday people. Unlike on live television, these interviews won’t be limited by time, so Buckley’s interviews will delve deeper. With over 100 completed interviews, Frank Buckley Interviews adds new episodes every Wednesday. Additionally, KTLA launched a TV version of Frank Buckley Interviews, which airs on KTLA 5 on Sundays at 11:30pm. Next week will mark the 25th television episode.
PODCAST: SPOKEN DREAMS
Every year, thousands of people flock to Los Angeles with big ambitions. Actors, writers, musicians, models, filmmakers and more come seeking their big break, but that’s often easier said than done. In Spoken Dreams, KTLA producer Bobby Gonzalez presents Hollywood stories as told by the people in the entertainment industry. They’ll share candid tales about their triumphs and struggles in pursuit of achieving their showbusiness goals. With over 50 completed interviews, Spoken Dreams adds new episodes every Monday.
Digitally, KTLA’com’s social media presence is No. 1 in the market with 5.5 million total followers including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram users.
In the tradition of KTLA, we are always expanding our audience, this time with audio products. Podcasting continues to grow and is an exciting way to the connect with listeners on a more personal level. And, integrating our content with a product like Alexa makes our brand even more accessible,” said Jason Ball, Vice President and News Director, KTLA 5.
ABOUT TRIBUNE MEDIA:
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 32% interest in CareerBuilder, LLC and a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.