WGHP-8, FOX (TV Station)
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WGHP-8 is a Greensboro, North Carolina television station and an affiliate of the FOX television network.
Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours
In the 6.30pm news bulletin on June 11, 2005 the station broadcast an edited and re-voiced version of a video news release produced by MultiVu for the American Dental Association on saliva testing for diseases. The broadcast version was a FOX national edit. 
According to the "Healthy Housekeeper" website, WGHP aired an SMT titled "Quick & Healthy Housekeeping with Laura Dellutri" on June 8, 2004, at 6:00 AM. 
In an August 17, 2006, report on the FCC's investigation into unsourced VNRs, the Winston-Salem Journal (which "work[s] cooperatively" with WGHP "to provide local news and other local information") could not get a quote from WGHP staff: 
- Karen Adams, WGHP's general manager, said she could not comment.
- Erica Keane, the vice president of media relationships for Fox television, said: "The Fox television stations' policy is clear - all outside news reporting that is used by a station must be identified as to the source. We are taking the appropriate steps to reiterate this policy to our entire station group". ...
- Keane said that, as of yesterday, Fox had not received a letter from the FCC. She declined to make any further comment.
2005 Francis Street
High Point, NC 27263
Phone (switch):(336) 841-8888
Phone (News):(336) 841-6397
- Audio news releases
- Brand Hype
- Branded Entertainment
- Media releases
- Satellite Media Tours
- Radio Media Tours
- Public Service Announcements
- Video news releases: PR for California's Schwarzenegger administration
- Diane Farsetta and Daniel Price, "Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed: A multimedia report on television newsrooms' use of material provided by PR firms on behalf of paying clients", Center for Media and Democracy, April 6, 2006.
- "WGHP part of mass inquiry by FCC: The Fox TV station is one of 77 being asked about 'fake news' use," Winston-Salem Journal, August 17, 2006.