November 19, 2017

Greetings:

For the third straight week, we have NO new news director openings. I don’t recall that ever happening for three weeks in a row.

But we do have FOUR new news directors to tell you about. That brings out count of open ND jobs to 14.

There’s ONE new Paid Help Wanted ad for a Nightside EP job in sunny Florida.

We have an obituary for a Florida station owned who got his start as a sportwriter.

In other news, I just learned that the son of a longtime Canadian news director and anchor was among the survivors of the Las Vegas shooting. Details on that below.

And there’s lots of other items to share in Names in the News…a few news management moves, a new career in BBQ for a longtime ND, and a look back at a legendary news director as he hits his 100th birthday.

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Newly Named News Directors: 

Wilhelm

Wilhelm

KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS…KIM WILHELM has been promoted to news director for this Gray Television owned CBS affiliate. More here. Kim started at KWCH as a reporter in 2001, became managing editor/investigative reporter in 2010, and assistant news director in 2013. She’s been the interim ND since BRIAN GREGORY left in September to become ND for KDVR/KWGN-TV in Denver.

Hazelwood

Hazelwood

KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO…we’re a bit tardy in reporting RYAN HAZELWOOD as the news director for this Cordillera owned NBC affiliate. Here’s the news release from September. Ryan most recently was the ND at KVII-TV in Amarillo, a job he left in December after 4 1/2 years. At KOAA, he replaces KELLY DUFFY who announced this summer she’d leave the station by the end of November.

Patrow

Patrow

WEAU-TV, Eau Claire, WI…LISA PATROW returns to a newsroom as the ND for this Gray Television owned NBC affiliate. She’s a former ND and anchor for cross-town rival WQOW-TV, spending 12 years there before leaving in 2014 to become a ‘philanthropy specialist’ for a local hospital. The station interviewed her on-air and posted this story on its website. Lisa replaces ANDREW FEFER who left the station after 2+ years as ND.

Kimble

Kimble

WJFW-TV, Rhinelander, WI…another news director change in another small Wisconsin market as LANE KIMBLE is being promoted to ND for this Rockfleet Broadcasting owned NBC affiliate. He’s been the Assistant ND here for the past 2 1/2 years in his second stint with the station. (Lane worked as a reporter in Milwaukee).

Quarderer

Quarderer

He replaces JOHN QUARDERER who’s been ND here for almost six years and will continue working for the station, working with young reporters.You may remember John from a 21 year stint with Magid. He also was on the faculty at the University of Missouri where he was the ND for KOMU-TV. He also was an ND in Salinas, CA, and an EP in San Francisco.

New News Director Openings: 

As noted above, we mark THREE consecutive weeks without a new news director opening. If you know of one I’ve missed, please let me know.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (listed 10/22/17)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 9/24/17)
KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO (listed 10/15/17)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (listed 11/12/17)
KVRR-TV, Fargo, ND (listed 10/29/17)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

WJLA-TV, Washington, DC (AM EP, listed 11/5/17)
KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Evening EP, relisted 9/24/17)
WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (AM EP, listing revised 10/15/17)
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (listed 10/22/17)
WTVF-TV, Nashville, TN (AM EP, listing revised 10/22/17)
KGTV, San Diego, CA (Dayside EP, listed 11/12/17)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (AM & Dayside, listing revised 10/8/17)
WDAF-TV, Kansas City, MO (Weekend EP, listed 9/24/17)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (listing modified 9/24/17)
WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY (Nightside EP, listing revised 10/29/17)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (Nightside EP, new listing this week, see ad above!)
WRGB-TV, Albany/Schenectady, NY (listed 11/12/17)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (relisted 11/5/17)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (AM EP, relisted 9/17/17)
KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA (listed 10/8/17)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (listed 11/12/17)
WISC-TV, Madison, WI (AM EP, relisted 11/12/17)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KDVR/KWGN-TV, Denver, CO (listed 9/24/17)

ASSIGNMENT MANAGER:

WTVF-TV, Nashville, TN (listed 10/22/17)

Obituary:

BERNARD WATERMAN, who founded and owned Waterman Broadcasting, died Sunday, November 12, at the age of 96. He owned both the NBC and ABC stations in Ft. Myers, among others. He began his career as a sports reporter, then bought radio stations before moving into TV. Here’s the story of an interesting life and career.

Names in the News (and other items):

Apologies to those for which this is old news, but I just learned that one of those injured in the Las Vegas shooting is the son of a longtime time Canadian News Director and anchor. SHELDON MACK survived the October 1st Route 91 Harvest shooting. More here. His father is HUDSON MACK, who worked as an anchor and news director in British Columbia and also was involved in RTDNA. Of note: older readers may remember Hudson’s brother, the late BYRON MacGREGOR, who read a patriotic commentary called The Americans that hit #4 on Billboard’s top 100 in 1973.

WTIC-TV in Hartford has a new Assistant ND. It’s SHARON BUTTERWORTH. She comes from another Hartford station, WVIT-TV where she was the EP of Special Projects. Sharon’s also worked for a third Hartford station, NECN in Boston, and for two stations in Miami.

COLLIN BISHOP has been promoted to Assistant ND for Tegna’s WGRZ-TV in Buffalo. He’s worked there for 15 years and most recently was the EP of the morning newscast. He’s also worked in South Bend.

Korioth

Korioth

We promised you an update on the career plans of STEVE KORIOTH who left the ND job at WVVA-TV in Bluefield, WV, a few weeks ago. Steve tells us he’s returned to his native Texas and is the Assistant GM of a Dickey’s BBQ restaurant in a Dallas suburb. Steve spent 13 years working in TV in Dallas before moving on to ND jobs in a number of markets.

You may not know the name HANK THORNLEY, but he’s credited with developing the first TV news operation in Las Vegas. That station, KLAS-TV, profiled Hank on the occasion of his 100th birthday recently.

Our friends at Devlin Design Group have another success story…this one at WFMZ-TV in Allentown, PA. The station competes with network owned stations in Philadelphia and New York and wanted a set that matched the big boys. And they got it.

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General Manager News and Notes:

I’m not aware of any moves this week.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here’s our list of open ND jobs as of Sunday, November 19, 2017:

It’s unofficial, there may be others that are open, and some of these may have been filled. If you know of any in either category, please let me know: rick@rickgevers.com

Verizon Fios 1 News 800 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, NY 10573
KUVN-TV 2323 Bryan St Ste 1900, Dallas TX 75201 **
WUSA-TV 4100 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 20016
WUVG-TV 3350 Peachtree Road #1250, Atlanta, GA 30326 **
WTSP-TV 11450 Gandy Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
KUVS-TV 1710 Arden Way, Sacramento CA 95815 **
Spectrum News 2505 Atlantic Ave. #102, Raleigh, NC 27604
WCSC-TV 2126 Charlie Hall Blvd, Charleston, SC 29414
WNDU-TV 54516 IN-933, South Bend, IN 46637
WSAW-TV, 1114 Grand Ave., Wausau, WI 54403
WVVA-TV 3052 Big Laurel Highway, Bluefield WV 24701
KECI-TV 340 W. Main St., Missoula, MT 59802
KFBB-TV P.O. Box 1139. Great Falls MT 59403
KRTV P.O. Box 2989, Great Falls, MT, 59403

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November 12, 2017

Greetings:

An amazing SIX stations filled news director jobs this week, and, to the best of my knowledge, there are NO new openings, dropping our list of open ND jobs to just 16.

TWO of those stations are CBS o-and-o’s.

FIVE of the new news directors are women.

ALL of the new hires were either promoted within a station or group or had earlier worked for the companies who just hired them.

Read into that what you will.

We have ONE ad for a major market EP openings, and some updates to our list of Other News Management Openings.

There are TWO items in Names in the News, one the retirement of a veteran Houston news manager, and there are new GMs in TWO markets.

Read on!

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Newly Named News Directors: 

Wilson

Wilson

KYW-TV, Philadelphia, PA…this was one of two CBS owned station ND positions to be filled this week: we alerted you to both in UPDATES. JOHN WILSON is the winner here. GM BRIEN KENNEDY sent this note to the staff. John’s been the interim ND since MARGARET CRONAN left in July. He first joined the station in 2003 as an EP and has been the assistant ND for the last seven years. He began his career as a reporter in Corpus Christi, and went on to work in Jackson, MS, Knoxville, Orlando, and Seattle.

Patey

Patey

WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, MN…and in this, the second of the two CBS owned ND jobs filled this week, KARI PATEY is the new ND. It’s a return to Minneapolis and WCCO for Kari, who worked both there and at KSTP-TV before moving to New York where she is currently the Assistant ND for WNBC-TV. She joined WNBC in 2005 as a producer, moved to EP and Senior EP before her ascension to Assistant ND in 2014. WCCO carried this story about her promotion. She replaces MIKE CAPUTA who left in August after six years as ND and 15 years working at WCCO.

Flynn

Flynn

WZZM-TV, Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI…JULIE FLYNN joins this Tegna owned ABC affiliate from Tegna’s WKYC-TV in Cleveland, where she was an executive producer. She’s spent the last 15 years in Cleveland, working at both WKYC and WEWS-TV. At WZZM, Julie replaces TAZ PAINTER. Taz was ND here for 3 1/2 years, and left in August to become ND for Tegna’s WBIR-TV in Knoxville.

Gibson

Gibson

KWWL-TV, Waterloo, IA…congratulations to ALLISON GIBSON who’s the new ND for this Quincy owned NBC affiliate. Here’s the news release. She’s been the Assistant ND for Quincy’s WEEK/WHOI-TV in Peoria, and has also worked for News 12 New Jersey and for stations in Roanoke and South Bend. Allison replaces SHANE MORELAND who left two months ago after 3+ years here to become ND for WRIC-TV in Richmond, VA.

Ragan

Ragan

Roethler

Roethler

WILX-TV, Lansing, MI…BARB ROETHLER has been named ND for this Gray Television owned NBC affiliate. Barb, a veteran of the Detroit market, been the interim ND since KEVIN RAGAN suffered a stroke almost a year ago. Kevin has decided to retire to concentrate on his recovery. He’s spent 20 years as news director there. GM MIKE KING sent two emails to the staff: one announced Barb’s promotion, the other updated the staff on Kevin’s situation.

Sadiwskyj

Sadiwskyj

WTVY-TV, Dothan, AL…LENA SADIWSKYJ returns to TV after a 2+ year hiatus in marketing. It’s also a return to Gray Television for Lena, as she takes over at this CBS affiliate. Here’s the memo from GM SPENCER BIENVENU. Lena’s last ND job was at Gray’s WVLT-TV in Knoxville. She’s also been an ND in Orlando, Tucson, Shreveport, has worked in Dallas, Phoenix, Birmingham, as well as Toronto and Halifax in her native Canada. Lena also taught at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She replaces APRIL DAVIS who left in September after just over a year as ND.

New News Director Openings: 

Once again, I’m not aware of any new openings. We welcome your emailed tips, but are not very fond of anonymous ones. We do, however, protect our sources.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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You must have the experience and drive to not only own breaking news and weather, but to crush it! We have a large and dedicated team committed to growing our 5 ½ morning show. The new team leader must maintain our forward momentum, focus, and creative energy. The EP will work closely with the Director of News to develop and execute long-term newsroom strategy. The ideal candidate must have several years producing and at least 3-years as an EP.

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Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (listed 10/22/17)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 9/24/17)
KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO (listed 10/15/17)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (new listing this week)
KVRR-TV, Fargo, ND (listed 10/29/17)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

WJLA-TV, Washington, DC (AM EP, listed 11/5/17, see ad above!)
KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Evening EP, relisted 9/24/17)
WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (AM EP, listing revised 10/15/17)
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (listed 10/22/17)
WTVF-TV, Nashville, TN (AM EP, listing revised 10/22/17)
KGTV, San Diego, CA (Dayside EP, new listing this week)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (AM & Dayside, listing revised 10/8/17)
WDAF-TV, Kansas City, MO (Weekend EP, listed 9/24/17)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (listing modified 9/24/17)
WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY (Nightside EP, listing revised 10/29/17)
WRGB-TV, Albany/Schenectady, NY (new listing this week)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (relisted 11/5/17)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (AM EP, relisted 9/17/17)
KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA (listed 10/8/17)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (new listing this week)
WISC-TV, Madison, WI (AM EP, relisted this week)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KDVR/KWGN-TV, Denver, CO (listed 9/24/17)

ASSIGNMENT MANAGER:

WTVF-TV, Nashville, TN (listed 10/22/17)

Names in the News (and other items):

WSLS-TV in Roanoke has a new Assistant News Director. JOSH BEAUCHAMP, a morning Executive Producer from sister station WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, heads north and will start in mid-December.

McFarland

McFarland

Longtime KPRC-TV (Houston) news manager RICK McFARLAND will retire at the end of the year. He’s currently Senior EP for this Graham Media owned NBC affiliate. In his 30+ year career at KPRC, he’s also been the Assistant ND and spent almost two years as ND there. Not bad for someone who started as a sports photographer! Rick’s also worked in Syracuse and for another Houston station, and in Columbia, MO, where we were classmates at Missouri. Friends can wish him well via an email to: rickm@kprc.com

General Manager News and Notes:

Two GM moves this week.

In Kansas City, CHUCK PODUSKA has been named GM of Meredth’s KCTV. He’s been the Vice President of Finance for Meredith’s Local Media Group but earlier spent 15 years as business manager at KCTV. He replaces MIKE CUKYNE who was GM for about three years.

And LARRY FORSGREN adds the GM duties to his job at Scripps’ KMTV in Omaha. He’s been the Director of sales there since last year.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here’s our list of open ND jobs as of Sunday, November 12, 2017:

It’s unofficial, there may be others that are open, and some of these may have been filled. If you know of any in either category, please let me know: rick@rickgevers.com

Verizon Fios 1 News 800 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, NY 10573
KUVN-TV 2323 Bryan St Ste 1900, Dallas TX 75201 **
WUSA-TV 4100 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 20016
WUVG-TV 3350 Peachtree Road #1250, Atlanta, GA 30326 **
WTSP-TV 11450 Gandy Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
KUVS-TV 1710 Arden Way, Sacramento CA 95815 **
Spectrum News 2505 Atlantic Ave. #102, Raleigh, NC 27604
KWCH-TV 2815 E. 37th Street North, Wichita, KS 67219
KOAA-TV 2200 7th Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003
WCSC-TV 2126 Charlie Hall Blvd, Charleston, SC 29414
WNDU-TV 54516 IN-933, South Bend, IN 46637
WSAW-TV, 1114 Grand Ave., Wausau, WI 54403
WVVA-TV 3052 Big Laurel Highway, Bluefield WV 24701
KECI-TV 340 W. Main St., Missoula, MT 59802
KFBB-TV P.O. Box 1139. Great Falls MT 59403
KRTV P.O. Box 2989, Great Falls, MT, 59403

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November 5, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 UPDATE #2:

It’s been a busy day for the CBS owned stations, as the second of two news director openings was filled.

Patey

Patey

KARI PATEY, currently the assistant news director for WNBC-TV in New York, returns to the Twin Cities as news director for CBS’s WCCO-TV. As you’ll learn from this story on the station’s website, she began her career there as a morning news producer.

Kari later moved to KSTP-TV in Minneapolis before heading to the Big Apple, working first for Fox News Channel. She joined WNBC in 2005 as a producer, and moved up to executive producer and senior executive producer before being named assistant ND in 2014.

At WCCO, she replaces MIKE CAPUTA who left the station in August after six years as ND and 15 years at the station.

Barring any further major moves, we’ll be back this weekend with our full report.

regards,

 

Rick Gevers

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 UPDATE:

One of two news director openings at CBS owned stations has been filled with an internal promotion.

Wilson

Wilson

JOHN WILSON has been named ND for KYW-TV in Philadelphia. Here’s the memo from GM BRIEN KENNEDY to the staff.

John first joined the station in 2003 as an EP and was promoted to Assistant ND in 2010. He’s been the interim ND since MARGARET CRONAN left in July after almost two years as ND. He’s also worked in Seattle, Orlando, Knoxville, Jackson, MS, and Corpus Christi, where he began his career as a reporter.

The other CBS o-and-o ND opening is at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis.

More on all the latest news in our full newsletter later this week.

regards,

 

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

Just ONE news director change this week as a FIVE time news director lands his SIXTH ND job.

That means our list of open ND jobs drops to 21.

ONE of those ND openings is among our THREE Paid Help Wanted Ads.

We have lots of items about former news directors taking new jobs (none of them as news directors, btw.) Those are covered in Names in the News along with a number of other management promotions.

All that and more below.

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Newly Named News Directors: 

Sipes

Sipes

KLFY-TV, Lafayette, LA…MICHAEL SIPES will start later this month as the new news director for this Nexstar owned CBS affiliate. He’s a former news director in Kansas City, Louisville, Wichita, Jackson, MS, and Colorado Springs. Since leaving KAKE-TV in Wichita last year, he’s been working in social media and public relations as you’ll see here. At KLFY, he replaces KYLE BRINKMAN who left last May to become ND at sister-Nexstar station WCBD-TV in Charleston, SC.

New News Director Openings: 

I’m not aware of any this week. A reminder: we welcome your emailed tips, but are not fond of anonymous ones. We do, however, protect our sources.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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Morning Executive Producer, WJLA-TV, Washington, DC:

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You must have the experience and drive to not only own breaking news and weather, but to crush it! We have a large and dedicated team committed to growing our 5 ½ morning show. The new team leader must maintain our forward momentum, focus, and creative energy. The EP will work closely with the Director of News to develop and execute long-term newsroom strategy. The ideal candidate must have several years producing and at least 3-years as an EP.

Click here to learn more and apply!

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News Director, WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV:

WVVA TV, West Virginia Broadcasters Associations’ 2017 Station of the Year and dominant NBC affiliate in Bluefield, WV, is seeking an energized, caring, competitive, take charge newsroom leader.

Situated in southern WV in Nature’s Air Conditioned City enjoy year round outdoor activities including golfing, hiking, white water rafting, ATV trails and skiing within minutes of your door. Great communities in which to live and work.

As WVVA’s News Director you are coaching, guiding and mentoring on a continuous basis. Are you someone that has heart, wants to make a difference and grow beyond traditional broadcast news? An excellent opportunity to join our award winning team, if you have a passion for excellence, and a burning desire to lead the number one television news team in the Bluefield/Beckley WV market we want to hear from you.

A minimum of 5 years television news management experience and a college degree in broadcast journalism preferred. Successful candidate must be able to demonstrate strong working knowledge of community issues and needs, as well as sound journalistic principles. Must have the ability to make fast, accurate journalistic and logistical judgments.

WVVA, is part of Quincy Media, Inc., a family owned company operating television stations in 15 markets. This means internal opportunities and professional growth. Visit us at www.wvva.com

Please send your resume, reel and references to WVVA TV, Human Resources, 3052 Big Laurel Highway, Bluefield, WV 24701 or email hr@wvva.com.

WVVA is an equal opportunity employer.

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Executive Producer, KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA:

If you are a hands-on leader with a passion for quality journalism, great storytelling, and an eye for compelling showcasing we have a great job for you!

KOMO-TV in Seattle, Washington (market #12) is looking for an Executive Producer of our award winning newscasts. The ideal candidate has a passion for news, a strong background in television news production, and a vision for how to provide viewers with fresh, interesting, relevant content every day.

We expect our EP’s to find cool new ways of incorporating digital content into our daily coverage. Duties include providing input and constructive oversight for our team on story selection and presentation, reviewing reporter scripts for creativity and accuracy, and coaching the team on owning coverage of breaking news, telling compelling stories, implementing strategic initiatives, managing measurement metrics, showcasing weather, and creating an energetic newscast.

The ideal candidate is a supportive leader who will help grow our competitive and innovative culture.

We are located in one of America’s most livable cities, and if this seems like a good fit please apply by clicking here.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (listed 10/22/17)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 9/24/17)
KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO (listed 10/15/17)
WRGB-TV, Albany/Schenectady, NY (listed 9/10/17)
KVRR-TV, Fargo, ND (listed 10/29/17)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

WJLA-TV, Washington, DC (AM EP, new listing this week, see ad above!)
KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Evening EP, relisted 9/24/17)
WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (AM EP, listing revised 10/15/17)
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (listed 10/22/17, see paid help wanted ad above!)
WTVF-TV, Nashville, TN (AM EP, listing revised 10/22/17)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (AM & Dayside, listing revised 10/8/17)
WDAF-TV, Kansas City, MO (Weekend EP, listed 9/24/17)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (listing modified 9/24/17)
WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY (Nightside EP, listing revised 10/29/17)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (relisted this week)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (AM EP, relisted 9/17/17)
KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA (listed 10/8/17)
WISC-TV, Madison, WI (AM EP, listed 8/20/17)
WBRZ-TV, Baton Rouge, LA (relisted 9/10/17)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KDVR/KWGN-TV, Denver, CO (listed 9/24/17)

ASSIGNMENT MANAGER:

WTVF-TV, Nashville, TN (listed 10/22/17)

Names in the News (and other items):

Several items about former news directors this week:

  • Fowler

    Fowler

    Three time Chicago News Director CAROL FOWLER has a new job as Senior VP of digital news products for the parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times.

  • Carter

    Carter

    CHUCK CARTER, who’s been an ND in Philadelphia and worked in several major markets, is the new Assistant ND for Nexstar’s WTNH-TV in New Haven/Hartford, CT. He’d been an EP there.

Chuck’s promotion was one of a series of management moves at WTNH.
STACEY PATTBERG was promoted from nightside EP to morning EP. JON ROSEN was promoted from 6:00 PM producer to EP of dayside and political news programming. And NICOLE WARREN has been promoted from senior producer to EP of Special Projects.

Goldberg

Goldberg

Speaking of promotions, MATT GOLDBERG has been upped to Assistant News Director (from Managing Editor ) at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. Matt’s also the President of IRE.

And one more promotion: KELLY MCDERMOTT moves from producer to executive producer at Scripps’ WXYZ-TV in Detroit. She’s been a producer there for six years.

General Manager News and Notes:

I’m not aware of any GM changes this week.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here’s our list of open ND jobs as of Sunday, November 5, 2017:

It’s unofficial, there may be others that are open, and some of these may have been filled. If you know of any in either category, please let me know: rick@rickgevers.com

Verizon Fios 1 News 800 Westchester Avenue Rye Brook, NY 10573
KYW-TV 1555 Hamilton Street Philadelphia, PA 19130
KUVN-TV 2323 Bryan St Ste 1900. Dallas TX 75201 **
WUSA-TV 4100 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 20016
WUVG-TV 3350 Peachtree Road #1250, Atlanta, GA 30326 **
WTSP-TV 11450 Gandy Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
WCCO-TV 90 S 11th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403
KUVS-TV 1710 Arden Way Sacramento CA 95815 **
Spectrum News 2505 Atlantic Ave. #102 Raleigh, NC 27604
WZZM-TV 645 Three Mile Grand Rapids, MI 49544
KWCH-TV 2815 E. 37th Street North, Wichita, KS 67219
KOAA-TV 2200 7th Ave. Pueblo, CO 81003
KWWL-TV 500 East Fourth St. Waterloo, IA 50703
WCSC-TV 2126 Charlie Hall Blvd, Charleston, SC 29414
WNDU-TV 54516 IN-933, South Bend, IN 46637
WSAW-TV, 1114 Grand Ave, Wausau, WI 54403
WVVA-TV 3052 Big Laurel Highway, Bluefield WV 24701 (see ad above!)
KECI-TV 340 W. Main St. Missoula, MT 59802
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster St, Dothan, AL 36303
KFBB-TV P.O. Box 1139. Great Falls MT 59403
KRTV P.O. Box 2989, Great Falls, MT, 59403

**: Spanish language station