MarketInk: Fox 5 Launches San Diego’s First Live Digital Newscast

Fox 5 digital newscast
A screenshot from a recent Fox 5 digital newscast.

KSWB-TV Fox 5 San Diego has launched a new live, half-hour, digital-only, weekend morning newscast, available only on the station’s website, Facebook page and YouTube channel. The live digital newscast is believed to be the first of its kind in the San Diego market.

The newscast, titled “Fox 5 News Now,” airs from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Content includes the biggest stories of the night and last week. The host is Matt Meyer, a Fox 5 digital reporter.

A statement from Fox 5 said: “What makes ‘News Now’ unique is the host’s ability to engage directly with users in an unprecedented way. Answering viewer questions and responding to comments in real time results in organic, user-driven content and discussions not available on more traditional TV newscasts.

“When I host ‘Fox 5 News Now,’ I try to make viewers feel like a friend or acquaintance is catching up with them on the biggest stories over a cup of coffee,” Meyer said. “It’s a unique challenge to guide the show around real-time user feedback, but I really care about what our audience cares about, and that helps me deliver relevant and engaging content.”

“Our goal for ‘News Now’ is to meet San Diegans where they are,” said Christy Simeral, Fox 5’s digital content manager. the day’s headlines at your fingertips, but also makes news consumption an interactive experience. The viewer, traditionally only the consumer, can also be an active participant. »

Barry Jagoda, TV adviser to Jimmy Carter, Signing Memoir Book

La Jolla resident Barry Jagoda will discuss presidential politics, the upcoming 2022 midterm elections, and his recently released memoir, “Journeys with Jimmy Cater and Other Adventures in Media,” beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at DG Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla. The public is invited to attend.

Barry Jagoda

Jagoda, 78, has worked for 55 years in journalism and public communication and marketing. He is still a consultant for political campaigns and high-tech companies. He is also a columnist for the Times of San Diego.

In 1976, Jagoda coached Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter for his presidential debates against incumbent U.S. President Gerald Ford. Jagoda then served in the Carter administration as a special assistant in the White House.

After leaving the White House in 1979, Jagoda worked as public relations director for George Washington University; Director of Communications for IMPAC, a productivity consulting firm; and director of communications at UC San Diego.

Prior to working in politics, Jagoda worked as a writer and producer for NBC News and CBS News, winning Emmys for coverage of the first man on the moon and the Watergate scandal.

For more information about the book signing event, call (858) 456-1800 or visit

Red Door Interactive moves to Sherman Heights

Marketing agency Red Door Interactive has moved its San Diego headquarters from Diamond View Tower in Petco Park to a three-building, 13,000-square-foot campus at 2436-2450 Market St. in San Diego’s historic Sherman Heights neighborhood. Diego.

The campus with a gated separation and electric vehicle charging station features a variety of collaboration centers, eight outdoor patio spaces, an urban garden, and state-of-the-art technology for interactive video conferencing, as well as panoramic views of downtown. city ​​of San Diego.

Red Door’s relocation process began in January 2020 with the purchase of the quarter-acre site for $3.2 million. The move-in was originally scheduled for April 2021, but various COVID-related hurdles have caused construction delays, according to Reid Carr, CEO and co-founder of Red Door.

“It was scheduled to open in April 2021, to align with the expiration of our lease at Diamond View,” Carr told The San Diego Times. “The extra year of construction was a combination of factors, although most of them relate to the complexity of executing this project in the midst of COVID.”

The opening of the agency’s new office in Sherman Heights was recently celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony touted by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. and city officials. The site is one of 35 federally designated Opportunity Zones.

“We are thrilled to bring our diverse team of talented and creative minds to this neighborhood,” Carr said. “It’s not just a workplace for us, but a home for the work we do as a collective. We built this campus with an eye on the future of work, as well as the ability to reflect some of the best San Diego has to offer, outdoor spaces, accessibility, and the spirit of its unique neighborhoods.

The majority of Red Door’s 95 employees work in San Diego and Denver. Carr said other employees were working remotely in Tennessee, Massachusetts, Washington, Texas, Mexico and the Philippines. The agency opened in 2002 with four employees.

‘Jim Rome Show’ is now airing on Mightier 1090 ESPN Radio

Nationally broadcast sports talk show host Jim Rome returned to San Diego radio airwaves on XEPRS 1090-AM, The Mightier 1090 ESPN Radio. “The Jim Rome Show” airs weekdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Rome had not been on the air in San Diego since February, when it was dropped by KLSD-AM XTRA 1360, operated by iHeart San Diego. The Los Angeles-based Rome show is considered the oldest nationally broadcast sports talk show in America.

Rome began his career in radio sports talk shows as a student at UC Santa Barbara’s KCSB-FM. After graduating in 1987, Rome began his professional career with KTMS in Santa Barbara. In late 1990 he moved to San Diego to become an overnight host at San Diego’s XTRA Sports 690-AM, the predecessor to The Mightier 1090.

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At first, Rome called his show “The Jungle”. The show was broadcast nationally in 1996 and eventually became known as “The Jim Rome Show”. Distributed by CBS Sports Radio, the show is currently heard on more than 300 stations in North America. In 2019 Rome was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.

“You know the saying, ‘You can never go home again.’ Lie. You can and I am,” Rome said in a statement. “And, I’m excited beyond belief for the opportunity. San Diego is where the jungle really kicked in. It’s where I met my wife and experienced some of the greatest moments of my entire life. There is no better city, no cheaper and you can absolutely go home.

“If there’s a market the Jim Rome Show belongs to in the country, this is where it all started in San Diego and Southern California,” said Bill Hagen, operator of The Mightier radio station. 1090 ESPN. “When it comes to Jim Rome, you’re talking about one of the most iconic hosts in sports radio history. And, for Southern California clones, there’s no better fit for The Jim Rome Show only here at The Mightier 1090 ESPN Radio.

Rome’s loyal fans are known as the Clones. During his three-hour show, Rome offers his very strong opinions on the latest sports headlines of the day, although his candor, honesty and doggedness can sometimes be confrontational.

Perhaps the most respected voice in the world of sports broadcasting, Rome is considered one of the leading opinion makers of his generation. Known for its candid and fast-paced dialogue, Rome has established itself as the top choice of athletes and fans for sports news and commentary beyond the scoreboard.

In 2013, Rome signed a multi-year deal with CBS contributing across a variety of platforms. Along with his weekday half-hour show on CBS Sports Network, he provides commentary and coverage for CBS Sports and Additionally, Rome hosts a series of entertainment and sports talks for Showtime.

According to some reports, Rome’s current net worth is $90 million, making him perhaps the richest sportscaster in the world. His annual salary would be $30 million.

ESPN’s Rome program, “Rome Is Burning,” was signed in January 2012 after airing for six years. He was also the host of the popular show “The Last Word with Jim Rome”, which aired nightly on Fox Sports Net, for five years. Prior to that, he spent two years hosting ESPN2’s “Talk2,” an hour-long late-night interview show.

The noon to 3 p.m. timeslot of Mightier 1090, now with The Jim Rome Show, was previously occupied by The Arash Markazi Show (noon to 1 p.m.) and “Coast to Coast with Scott Ferrall” (1 to 3 p.m.). Both shows moved to weekday time slots, including 7-8 p.m. for Markazi and 8-9 p.m. for Ferrall.

Rick Griffin is a public relations and marketing consultant based in San Diego. His MarketInk column appears weekly on Mondays in the Times of San Diego.


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