For the second time in less than a year, Comcast is warning some customers that they will lose KCRA and a few other Hearst Television-owned stations will be dropped on out-of-market systems.
KCRA has hired Kay Recede to report from its San Joaquin County bureau, according to a social media post.
Mike Luery will oversee news operations at Sacramento’s news-talk station and manage other iHeart Media stations along the west coast.
A pair of photographers have filed a federal lawsuit against KCRA and other news organizations over allegations of copyright infringement.
Comcast will not remove around three dozen Hearst-owned stations provided outside of designated TV markets.
The cable company says the decision is a cost-saving measure after KCRA’s parent company asked for more money.
Comcast is warning customers in the Sacramento television market that it may be forced to drop KCRA and KQCA from its lineup.
The FCC notified the station of a complaint over an alleged lack of captions during Gov. Newsom’s COVID press conferences in March.
Melinda Meza of KCRA-TV was released this week after her contract with the station ended, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.
Former KCRA and KCPQ owner Jon Kelly died at a hospice center in Southern California at the age of 84.