Broadcast Bulletin

Broadcast Bulletin

Broadcast Bulletin is an educational and informational podcast series hosted by two friends deeply passionate about the broadcast news and television industries. The podcast will showcase what it takes to bring the news to your screen with interviews from those who have been there, done that, and are equally willing to share their knowledge. The main goal is to introduce listeners to career opportunities within the broadcast news industry in a fun, entertaining, and real way. No topic is off-limits at Broadcast Bulletin. If it has anything to do with the news industry, we'll talk about it. New episodes weekly.

Episodes

April 27, 2023 87 mins

If you’ve followed the industry in recent years, it’s no secret that the broadcast journalism industry has struggled to attract young journalists to the business. This coming as the industry has lost many talent in just the past few years alone as part of the national “Great Resignation”. 

But the industry should not give up all hope just yet. In this two-part series, two J-school seniors share their thoughts on the industry, wher...

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For today's premiere of Broadcast Bulletin's second season, we welcome two guests who met in TV news and have literally been by each other's side since. Ashley Wilson and Emilie Voss are the guests today, and they met in Toledo, Ohio at CBS affiliate WTOL. Inside today's episode, learn how the two ladies, from completely opposite coasts, had their worlds collide in Toledo and how they've stayed so close that both now live in the sa...

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In our tenth episode, we talk with someone who spent their news career at one station, and quite literally started at the bottom and ended at the highest position an on-air personality can reach at a local station: main weeknight anchor. Madison Alewel started her career at KFDA NewsChannel 10 in Amarillo, Texas in October 2013, just months after graduating from the University of Missouri and its renowned broadcast journalism progr...

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For our ninth episode, Bode Brooks sits down with us to discuss what it's like being a part of a brand new newsroom, an opportunity that does not come along too often in this day and age. He's the State Capitol Reporter for WDKY Fox 56 News in Lexington, Kentucky, covering all things Kentucky politics for the station. We'll discuss how he became an anchor almost right out of school and his love for political reporting, as well as t...

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In Broadcast Bulletin's eighth episode, Jim talks with Jordan Elder and Matt Roy, two news reporters that until recently, both worked together at the same station, WICS 20 in Springfield, Illinois. They also just so happen to be engaged to each other. Matt has since moved on to WICS' sister stations in San Antonio, WOAI-TV News 4 San Antonio and KABB Fox 29, while Jordan is finishing out her contract in Springfield. You'll find out...

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For the seventh episode of Broadcast Bulletin, we take a major pivot by welcoming our first creative services talent on to the show. Dylan Wilbur is the Creative Director for WETA, Washington, DC's PBS station. He and his team just got through a major rebranding project that included replacing a logo in use since 1997 and replacing some graphics that were used for over ten years, with the hope of leading the station through the dig...

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For our sixth episode of Broadcast Bulletin, Korey Kaczur, a former sports anchor for CBS and NBC affiliates in Duluth, Minnesota discusses her career as a sportscaster and her transition out of it. Her story of transitioning from a sportscaster to a regional sales representative for a San Diego-based brewing company is one that is very unique, but makes a lot of sense when you think about it. After all, what goes better with sport...

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January 13, 2022 30 mins

For the fifth episode of Broadcast Bulletin, Micah Wilson, a reporter with CBS affiliate KFSM in Northwest Arkansas, talks with Jim and Jacob about what it has been like never working in a pre-COVID news environment, what it is like working as a person of color in local news, and why TEGNA is one of his dream companies to work for, among other topics. He also stresses the importance of why it's so important to "not trade your authe...

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January 7, 2022 46 mins

In our fourth episode, Josh Helmuth, anchor of KRDO's "Good Morning Colorado" speaks with Jim and Jacob on why he entered the industry and his very non-traditional path. Josh did not know he wanted to enter the industry until he attended the University of Alabama. Josh has made stops in Bakersfield, Kansas City and St. Louis before making Colorado Springs his home. Josh also discusses the transition he made from covering sports to ...

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For Broadcast Bulletin's third episode, Brittany Pelletz Gates speaks with Jim and Jacob on why she entered the industry, starting with the fascination of watching September 11th coverage while in middle school. Brittany spent most of her career as the weeknight anchor at KTAB in Abilene, Texas. After a decade in the industry, Brittany decided to move back to where she considers home, beautiful and sunny Sarasota, Florida, where sh...

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December 10, 2021 44 mins

In the second episode of Broadcast Bulletin, Jim and Jacob talk with retired KIII-TV Corpus Christi anchor Joe Gazin. After being the prime weeknight anchor at the same station for 43 years, Joe has seen a lot of changes in the industry during that time. Joe discusses those, as well as how he broke into broadcasting, how he landed his first TV job, and why he made the move to the Coastal Bend. Joe talks about why he retired from th...

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Jim and Jacob talk with former WHBQ Memphis and WSMV Nashville reporter Shelby Sansone Stephens, who brings southern charm to the first-ever episode for Broadcast Bulletin. In our wide-ranging interview, Shelby discusses how and why she chose to break into the news business, starting in her home market of Memphis at just 21, what it's really like working as a young woman in a newsroom, the mental health struggles she faced in news,...

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November 8, 2021 15 mins

After months in the making, Broadcast Bulletin is here! We're a new podcast focused on covering all things TV news augmented by interviews with those who are working in or have worked in the industry. The guests provide eye-opening insight to anyone who has even the slightest interest into TV news. Join co-hosts Jim Stanton and Jacob Brooks as they walk you through the format of Broadcast Bulletin, launching November 25th. You'll a...

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