Independent News Network
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The Independent News Network, also known as INN, is a television news service based in Davenport, Iowa. It syndicates "localized" news programs for television stations across the country with little budget for news. Founded in 1999, its first customer newscast was the "Fox 18 Nine O'Clock News" for KLJB in that area, which ran from 1999 to September 2010.
In addition to producing local newscasts, INN also produces HNN or Hispanic News Network and INN News for syndication to smaller television stations with limited or no money budgeted for news.
Until the beginning of 2009, INN was owned by the Regional News Network Co. of Davenport, Iowa. Regional News Network filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on December 31, 2008. INN was taken over in early January 2009 by LMG, Inc., part of Fusion Communications, also of Davenport, Iowa. In the transfer, INN laid off 12 of its staff of 40, and kept its client stations except for WPGA-TV in Macon, Georgia. INN's staff was further cut to 14 in June 2013 as more client stations left the service.
Stations with INN newscasts
- KPTM: Omaha, Nebraska (9pm)
- KLAX-TV: Alexandria, Louisiana (6pm, 10pm)
- WGFL, WNBW, and WMYG-LP: Gainesville, Florida (see GTN News)
- KRXI-TV: Reno, Nevada (11pm)
- WLTZ – Columbus, Georgia (NBC) (Weather Only)
In addition, a national INN broadcast is also seen on the America One television network.
- WUVM-LP – Atlanta (Azteca)
- KAZD – Dallas (Azteca)
- KYAZ – Houston (Azteca)
- KADF-LP – Austin, Texas (Azteca)
- KVDF-CA – San Antonio (Azteca)
- KHDF-CD – Las Vegas (Azteca)
INN produces several newscasts in Spanish, and provides content for HNN (Hispanic News Network).
Previously, INN also produced a newscast for affiliates of LAT TV, a Houston, Texas-based Spanish language television network; LAT TV folded in May 2008. They also produced newscasts for Equity's Univision affiliates in Salt Lake City (KUTH), Little Rock (KLRA-LP), Amarillo (KEYU), Detroit (WUDT-CA), Minneapolis (WUMN-CA), Oklahoma City (KUOK) and Naples (WUVF-CA); Equity discontinued these newscasts on June 6, 2008.
INN also produces a daily national show for the HITN network anchored by Alan Rivera.
- Chad Schneider — Technical Manager & Executive Director
- Phil Doherty — Anchor/Producer
- Kelli Hoag — Producer
- Amanda Decker — Anchor/Producer
- Alan Rivera — Anchor/Producer
- Juan Carlos Hómez — Anchor/Producer
- Eric Garlick — Meteorologist
- Unknown — Sports Anchor/Producer
- News Central
- American News Network
- All News Channel
- Independent Network News
- Independent Network News (US)
- Burke, David (2008-01-06). "Newscast producer based in Davenport files for bankruptcy". Quad City Times (Davenport, Iowa: Lee Enterprises). Retrieved 2008-01-26.
- Burk, Jennifer (2009-01-06). "WPGA's nightly newscast off the air, show's future uncertain". Macon.com (Macon Telegraph) (Macon, Georgia: The McClatchy Company). Retrieved 2009-01-26.
- Adams, Tony (2009-01-06). "Bankruptcy filing doesn't impact Columbus' WLTZ". Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Ohio: The McClatchy Company). Retrieved 2009-01-26.[dead link]
- Davenport-based News Network reduces staff Dispatch-Argus, June 3, 2013
- Hem, Brad (May 21, 2008). "Spanish language station signs off". chron.com. Houston Chronicle. p. Business, 3. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
- Jessell, Harry A. (2008-06-10). "Equity Says Adios To Spanish-Language News". TV Newsday. Chatham, New Jersey. "The two daily newscasts were anchored at Equity Media production and distribution hub in Little Rock, Ark, but they were localized with reports from two reporters stationed in each of the six markets."
- Independent News Network — official web site