Rich J. Graziano is the President and General Manager of WPIX-TV. He is responsible for all aspects of the station, including strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Since 2009, Graziano has served as the leader of Tribune’s media properties in Hartford, Connecticut; he...Read More
Rich J. Graziano, President & General Manager of WPIX-TV
PIX11 TO AIR “AMERICA’S PARADE” THE NEW YORK CITY VETERANS DAY PARADE ON 11/11
Station to Partner with The United War Veterans Council
NEW YORK, September 10, 2015 –PIX11 has partnered with The United War Veterans Council to serve as the broadcast media partner for America’s Parade, the New York City Veterans Day Parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation. On November 11, PIX11 will air the parade and stream it on PIX11.com. Together the United War Veterans Council and PIX11 will bring the stories of veterans young and old, from all corners of America, to the broader public emphasizing the importance of service and personal sacrifice.
PIX11 will provide full coverage of the parade from 12-3pm, on-site from Fifth Avenue as the parade marches from 26th Street to 53rd Street. PIX11will also air several segments and vignettes on PIX11 News, pix11.com and all social platforms highlighting special service members and military stories in our community. Additionally, PIX11 will air a 60-minute parade recap special on Sunday, November 15.
“PIX11 is honored to partner with and broadcast New York City Veterans Day Parade. This is an iconic event celebrating our nation’s brave servicemen and women and their families, all who have made major sacrifices for our freedom” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11.
“It is indeed fitting that PIX11, which traces its roots to World War I veteran Joseph Medill Patterson, will broadcast the 96th annual Veterans Day Parade in New York City – America’s Parade,” said United War Veterans Council Founding President Vincent McGowan. “With PIX11’s support, we will continue the great tradition of honoring service and of telling the stories of the men and women who have sacrificed so much for us.”
Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network and PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence including nearly 300 Emmy® Awards (two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast.) PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. PIX11 is also the broadcast station of the New York Mets, since 1999. In 2014, PIX11 announced a long-term, exclusive content and marketing partnership with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PIX11 is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. PIX11 engages with audiences across multiple social platforms; find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pix11news, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope: @pix11news. For more information visit www.pix11.com.
ABOUT The United War Veterans Council:
The United War Veterans Council produces America’s Parade, the New York City Veterans Day Parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation. Each November 11, more than 25,000 participants, including veterans, active duty military personnel, high school marching bands from across the nation and others march up Fifth Avenue. The parade begins with a memorial ceremony, including a wreath-laying and Taps at the Eternal Light Flagstaff in Madison Square Park, dedicated in honor of those who fought in WWI. Hundreds of thousands of people line Fifth Avenue as the parade marches from 26th Street to 53rd Street. For more information, visit www.americasparade.org.
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For The United War Veterans Council: Pat Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
PIX11 MORNING NEWS CONTINUES RATINGS SURGE
PIX11 Morning News Posts Most Growth in the Market
NEW YORK, August 31, 2015 – PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, continued to make significant ratings gains in August ’15 with the PIX11 Morning News (5-9a) posting the most year-to-year growth in Adults 25-54 (+25%), Women 25-54 (+40%) and Adults 18-49 (+67%) of any station in the market. This marks the third consecutive sweep period of year-to-year audience growth for the PIX11 Morning News.
“I’m extremely proud of the PIX 11 News team and their continued growth. Our mission is to deliver meaningful content across all platforms; connecting with our audience in various communities through heart-first storytelling,” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11.
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Station’s Reports from Ferguson, Missouri Named Best General Assignment Long Form
NEW YORK, August 10, 2015— PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, has won a National Association of Black Journalists Award for the station’s coverage on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri. PIX11 Correspondent Jay Dow and Videographer Kenton Young’s coverage was named Best General Assignment: General Long Form in the National Award competition.
The National NABJ awards honor exemplary coverage of African/African-American people or issues and highlight the work of media organizations and individuals involved in print, broadcast and online journalism media.
PIX11 Correspondent Jay Dow and Videographer Kenton Young reported live from Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, and then returned to Ferguson to report on the Grand Jury decision in the case. Dow and the series have also been honored with a New York Emmy Award for On Camera Talent – Continuing Coverage and an Associated Press Award for Continuing Coverage.Read More