One thing about the TV news biz - it's small. Anyone who's in the business is probably connected to everyone else in the business by about two or three degrees. In other words, if you don't know a person directly, you probably know someone (who knows someone) who does.
Case in point, a friend sent me an email saying he met a woman who works at a TV station in New England. He dropped my name, and said she might be emailing me about job openings.
I emailed him back to say that I have actually met this woman before. When I worked in Harrisburg, she came to the station for an interview, and I was assigned to take her out to dinner.
Small world. Smaller business.