Quincy Media Inc. has opened a statehouse bureau serving outlets in Quincy, Rockford, Peoria and the Carbondale area.
“Collectively, our television stations in Illinois are the primary news source in 37 counties serving over a million and a half viewers,” said QMI president and CEO Ralph Oakley, in a statement.
For bureau chief Mike Miletich, the new assignment marks a return to Springfield. An Alsip native with a broadcast journalism degree from Illinois State University, Miletich, 25, was an intern with WCIA-TV in Springfield as he earned a master’s in public affairs reporting in 2017 from the University of Illinois Springfield. He comes to the new job from Quincy Media’s stations in Peoria, including WEEK-TV.
QMI has stations in Rockford (WREX), Carbondale (WSIL), Peoria (WEEK) and, of course, Quincy (WGEM).
The lack of adequate Statehouse press room office space was actually an issue during the last Legislative Correspondents Association meeting. Imagine that.