Contact Us - Community Contact Us - Community Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/contact-us/community Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:38:33 -0700 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:38:33 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[21st Century Solutions: NBC 7 San Diego's Grant Challenge]]> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:45:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/21-Cent-NBC-7-logo2.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Annual NBC 7 Summer Blood Drive with the San Diego Blood Bank]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:54:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1-Blood-Drive.jpg

NBC 7 San Diego and iHeart Media have teamed up with the San Diego Blood Bank to help save lives. 

Join us for the blood drive on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 9AM-6PM at the iHeart Media headquarters located at 9660 Granite Ridge Dr, San Diego, CA 92123.

The first 45 people to sign up will receive a pair of tickets to the 2016 iHeartRadio Daytime Village at the iHeart Radio Music Festival and free lunch will be provided by Chipotle from 11AM-1PM.

Call 1-800-4MY-SDBB to schedule an appointment or walk-in.



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<![CDATA[San Diego Blues Festival, Benefiting Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:41:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Blues+Fest+Logo1.png ]]> <![CDATA[Wheelmobile San Diego]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:46:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/IMG_17762.jpg

WHEEL OF FORTUNE IS COMING TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA &

YOU COULD BE A CONTESTANT!

What is the Wheelmobile?

The Wheelmobile is a 36-foot Winnebago that tours nationwide in search of contestants for television’s #1 game show. The Wheelmobile team is coming your way to find contestants in the Southern California area!

Where and when will the Wheelmobile event take place?

The Wheelmobile event will take place during two special days of contestant searches.

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 10th & 11th from 12 PM – 4 PM

Where: Harrah’s Resort Southern California*

777 Harrah’s Rincon Way

Valley Center, CA 92082

* Due to gaming regulations, you must be 21 years of age or older to attend the Harrah’s Resort Southern California Wheelmobile event. The event will be held within The Events Center. Closest event parking will be available within the East parking lot. The Casino East Entrance is closest in proximity to The Events Center. Signage within the casino will direct patrons from the parking garage or other points of entry.

We will begin handing out applications one hour before each show begins. Shows will begin at 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, and 3:00 PM, with each show lasting about an hour. There is no need to arrive hours in advance of the event. Everyone who attends the event will be able to submit an application. We will select participants to come to the stage and audition via a random draw.

How does it work?

• There are three Wheel of Fortune shows during each day of a Wheelmobile event. Each show lasts approximately one hour.

• Everyone who comes to a Wheelmobile event will receive a color-coded application. The color of the application tells you what time the game you are eligible for will begin.

• Fill out your application and drop it in a nearby receptacle. Just before show time, we will put all the applications in a big golden drum that sits on the stage.

• When the show begins, our Wheelmobile host will pick applications at random from the drum and call participants up to the stage (in groups of five) to play the game.

• On stage, we will do a brief interview with each contestant and play a version of the Wheel of Fortune Speed-Up Round.

• Each person who comes up to the stage will be evaluated as a potential contestant for the show. At the end of the puzzle all contestants on stage will be awarded a prize. (Wheel of Fortune hats, t-shirts and duffle bags are just some of the stuff you might win.)

• Wheel of Fortune is looking for good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. This is your opportunity to shine. Show us what you’ve got!

• After the Wheelmobile event in your area has been conducted, we will choose the people we believe will be the best candidates for the show (based on their overall performance on stage) to take part in a final round of auditions. These final auditions will take place in the Southern California area within a few months after our last event date.

• We will get as many people up to the stage as we can. However, we know there will be many more folks at our Wheelmobile events than we can possibly audition. For this reason, we will reserve some slots in the final auditions for those individuals who attended Wheelmobile events but did not make it up to the stage. After all Wheelmobile events have been conducted, we will draw a number of names at random from all the applications we receive in the Southern California area for these slots.

• If you are invited to the final auditions, you will receive a letter or email within a few months of our last Wheelmobile event.

What are the contestant eligibility requirements?

• You must be 18 years of age. Due to gaming regulations, you must be 21 years of age or older to attend the Harrah’s Resort Southern California Wheelmobile event.

• You are not eligible to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune if you work for, or are related to, anyone who works for Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures Television Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Pictures Television International, Quadra Productions, Inc., CBS Television Distribution Group, Enteractive Solutions Group, The Visionaire Group, Klick Communications Inc., Promotional Consideration Inc., game show prize suppliers, KNSD-TV (including its advertisers and affiliated radio stations), or any TV stations or networks broadcasting Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy!.

• You are not eligible to appear on Wheel of Fortune if you have appeared on another game show, dating-relationship show or reality show in the last year or three game shows, dating-relationship shows or reality shows in the last ten years.

• You are not eligible if you have appeared on any version of Wheel of Fortune (including the daytime version with Pat Sajak, Chuck Woolery, Bob Goen or any other hosts) “Teen Week,” or “Wheel 2000.”

• All expenses incurred while interviewing and (if selected as a contestant) appearing on the show, including airfare, hotel, etc. are the responsibility of the applicant.

• A contestant audition does not guarantee a spot on the show. The applicant understands that Wheel of Fortune is under no obligation to use him/her as a contestant. It is entirely at the producer's discretion.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL BE MADE FOR PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS AND/OR DISABILITIES.

WATCH WHEEL OF FORTUNE WEEKNIGHTS AT 7:00 PM ON NBC 7.

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<![CDATA[Inspirational Teacher of the Month]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:26:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ISOMPIC2012.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Inspirational Student of the Month]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:24:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/196*120/ISOM+logo.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Junior Achievement San Diego ]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 13:35:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SanDiegoCo_green_gold.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Greg Bledsoe Named Anchor of NBC 7 News Today]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:05:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NewsToday_July2016.jpg

NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD has announced that Greg Bledsoe will co-anchor the station’s weekday newscasts NBC 7 News Today and NBC 7 News Midday,  alongside Marianne Kushi.

Bledsoe, who succeeds longtime anchor Jason Austell, assumed his new role on Monday, July 18. He joins a dynamic and enterprising team of journalists that help viewers across San Diego County start their day by providing the latest breaking news, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and local traffic reports.

“Greg has worked really hard to sharpen his skills as a journalist since he joined our station more than 15 years ago,” said Greg Dawson, Vice President of News for NBC 7 San Diego. “He’s advanced his education to become a certified Meteorologist, helped encourage a culture of enterprising journalism in the newsroom, and continuously exhibits the character and professional traits that are akin to nationally-recognized journalists. It has helped him become one of the most well-liked people in our newsroom. I couldn’t be more proud than to see him take this next step.”

“Between the people you see on television, and everyone working so hard behind the scenes, I’ve always felt like there was a strong family feeling with our morning show. I’m really excited to be a part of that family,” added Bledsoe.

Bledsoe, who joined NBC 7 San Diego in 2001, is an award-winning journalist who has held various on-air roles with ascending responsibility since he joined KNSD more than 15 years ago. Most recently, he worked as the station’s weekend news anchor and meteorologist and has also worked as a general assignment reporter. A sixteen-time Emmy award winner for writing, editing, reporting and photography, Bledsoe has also been recognized with multiple national awards from the National Press Photographer's Association (NPPA), including being named the NPPA's Solo Video Journalist of the year in 2011 and 2012.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado's School of Journalism and a certification in Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

About NBC 7 San Diego

NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD provides coverage San Diego counts on with more than 34 hours of local news and programming every week. Including exclusive news franchises NBC 7 Investigates and Down to Earth with Dagmar. In addition, NBC 7 is proud to produce local shows Politically Speaking & SoundDiego. We also provide special offers from The GOODS and our digital channel COZI TV airs classic television shows from decades past. NBC 7 is San Diego’s media leader with the largest social following and the largest multiplatform digital audience. In addition, NBC 7 proudly collaborates with many local non-profit organizations and campaigns to give back to the community we proudly live in and serve.

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<![CDATA[NBC 7 Community Advisory Board ]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:48:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/421*120/Community-Advisory-Board-logo+V3.jpg

NBC 7 has a strong commitment to making difference in the San Diego Community. Through the Community Advisory Board we partner with San Diego County businesses to maximize community impact. The Community Advisory Board helps shape NBC7’s community initiatives throughout the year. To learn more about the Community Advisory Board contact us here.

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<![CDATA[NBC 7 SAN DIEGO AND NBCUNIVERSAL FOUNDATION AWARD $100,000 TO THREE LOCAL NONPROFITS IN SAN DIEGO AREA]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:28:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/204*120/21stCenturyGrantAd_2015.jpg

NBC 7 SAN DIEGO AND NBCUNIVERSAL FOUNDATION AWARD $100,000 TO THREE LOCAL NONPROFITS IN SAN DIEGO AREA

SAN DIEGO, CA– (November 16, 2015) –NBC 7 San Diego in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation today announced that three San Diego area nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $100,000 as part of the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge.

In San Diego, the following organizations are the recipients of a 21st Century Solutions grant:


• Elementary Institute of Science- EIS Outpost- $50,000
Ocean and Earth Expedition Field Trips are the result of a STEM education partnership between EIS, Diamond Neighborhood teachers/schools and UC San Diego Scripps Ocean Institute's STEM researchers that deliver a compelling Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) curriculum to local underserved students.
• Friends of The Water Conservation Garden-Ms. Smarty Plants Grows Water Wise Schools
Program-$25,000
Friends of the Water Conservation Garden work with school districts to transition landscapes by training a School Garden Champion through their “Ms. Smarty-Plants Grows Water Wise School” education program for K-12 students.
• San Diego Air & Space Museum- $25,000
The San Diego Air & Space Museum adheres preserves, interprets, educates and shares its rich aviation and space resources. BEAMPro cutting edge programs inspire an interest in science, technology, engineering, math and innovation with schools that lack transportation funding.


“We are dedicated to harnessing the power of all of our platforms to make a positive difference in the communities we serve,” said Richard Kelley, President and General Manager, NBC 7 San Diego. “We’re proud to once again partner with the NBCUniversal Foundation to support these impactful programs through our innovative 21st Century Solutions grant challenge.”

For the fourth consecutive year, the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge is awarding a total of $1.2 million to 30 nonprofits in 10 markets across the country served by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, including in San Diego. Each of the stations promoted the initiative locally and created a community panel to review and select the final grant recipients. One winning organization and two runners-up are being awarded grants in each city.

The grants support impactful programs that offer bold, new ideas that move communities forward. Winners are being awarded in the following categories: Media Arts and Technology, Civic Engagement, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Education and Environment.

More information about the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge is available at www.nbcsandiego.com/community.

About NBC 7 San Diego
NBC 7 San Diego (KNSD) provides coverage San Diego counts on with more than 34 hours of local news and programming every week. Including exclusive news franchises NBC 7 Investigates and Down to Earth with Dagmar. In addition, NBC 7 is proud to produce local shows Politically Speaking & SoundDiego. We also provide special offers from The GOODS and our digital channel COZI TV airs classic television shows from decades past. NBC 7 is San Diego’s media leader with the largest social following and the largest multiplatform digital audience. And, NBC 7 proudly partners with many local non-profit organizations and campaigns to give back to the community we proudly live in and serve.
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MEDIA CONTACT:
Charisma Deberry
310-592-2888
Charisma.deberry@nbcuni.com

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