May 22, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 UPDATE:

There’s a news director change in a top 20 market to share with you in this UPDATE.

Parra

Parra

Friday will be JEROME PARRA‘s last day as News Director for Tegna’s KXTV in Sacramento, a job he’s held for the last four years.

Here’s the note Jerome sent to his staff.

Before returning to Sacramento (he began his career at KXTV as a writer and assignment editor there in 1990) Jerome was the Assistant ND for Tegna’s KPNX-TV in Phoenix. Jerome’s also been an ND in Flagstaff and has worked on the assignment desk for another Phoenix station.

One note: Thanks to those of you who inquired about the Indy 500 race tickets I had for sale. All six sold Monday morning.

We’ll have all the latest news in our full newsletter later this week.

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

TWO veteran news directors return to the big chair this week. And, to the best of my knowledge, there are NO new openings…so that drops our list of openings to 25.

TWO of those jobs are featured in our Paid Help Wanted ads below.

It’s been a fairly slow week, with details on two news managers on the move, an obituary for a longtime CNBC newsman, and a new GM at a Texas station.

Read on!

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New News Director Openings:

Not aware of any new openings this week. But please check out our TWO paid help wanted ads for openings we reported to you earlier.

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Newly Named News Directors:

Wood

Wood

KSL-TV, Salt Lake City, UT…this Bonneville owned NBC affiliate hired LEONA WOOD to fill its open news director position. Here’s the note from GM TANYA VEA to the staff. Leona last graced these pages in November when we reported her departure from KPHO/KTVK-TV in Phoenix after two years as ND, saying she wanted to spend more time with her family. She spent seven years as the Ass’t. ND at KPHO, was a news director in Spokane, and also worked in Seattle. Leona replaces CHRIS MOORE who left in January after less than two years as ND.

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Kirkconnell

WLTZ-TV, Columbus, GA…GENE KIRKCONNELL starts June 1 as the next ND for this SagamoreHill (cq) owned NBC affiliate. This news release tells us that Gene and his wife have family in Columbus. He’s a former GM in Birmingham and Augusta, GA, and a former news director in Charleston, SC, Wichita, and Greenville, NC. He also worked as an EP in Birmingham. At WLTZ, he replaces ANDREA CLENNEY who is returning to Gainesville for a news director’s position there.

And our apologies to KEITH BLIVEN whose name we misspelled in reporting his hiring as ND for KTIV-TV in Sioux City, IA.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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Talent Acquisition Lead, E.W. Scripps, Cincinnati, OH:

Are you passionate about TV and digital news media and enjoy recruiting great talent? The E. W. Scripps Company has a new role, Talent Acquisition Lead, to help us recruit top talent for our local television stations and manage a small team of talent acquisition partners. This position is located in Cincinnati, OH.

Responsibilities:

Management:

  • Scripps ImageOversee the day-to-day of a small team of TA partners
    Work with the talent acquisition director on development opportunities for the team
    Responsible for performance reviews

Talent acquisition partner:

  • provide full-cycle recruiting for key positions
    advertise broadly to source qualified candidates
    ensure each applicant’s progression through the selection process is documented in the applicant tracking system
    communicate with managers, HRBPs and employees regularly to establish rapport, gauge morale, and source new candidate leads and employee referrals
    deliver metrics related to key performance indicators and interpret the story they tell
    attend industry conferences to recruit key talent and network
    perform other special projects as assigned

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

If interested, please apply via scripps.com (#11495) or connect with Karen Hite at Karen.hite@scripps.com

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News Director, WWTV/WWUP/WFQX-TV, Cadillac/Traverse City, MI:

Northern Michigan’s News Leader is currently looking for a dynamic person to oversee our newsroom.

9 & 10 News and Fox 32 produce nearly 8 hours of television news a day and are committed to success on all broadcasting platforms.

We are looking for a News Director who has thrived in a leadership role, knows the importance of good story telling and has at least 6 years of television news experience.

If you are a creative mind and interested in living and working in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, email your resume to General Manager Kevin Dunaway: kevindunaway@9and10news.com

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Executive Producer, WEEK-TV, Peoria, IL:

WEEK is seeking a take charge, second in command leader to help guide us to a future that goes well beyond traditional broadcast news. WEEK is a hugely dominant news organization just months away from major advancements.

This senior management position, functioning as the literal hub of our news organization, will serve as the primary editorial decision maker for our TV, web, mobile and social networking platforms.

With the intention of being a continuous local news source with an ever immediate deadline mentality, this position will directly oversee and be in nearly constant contact with all involved in our news gathering processes, will weigh the full editorial possibility of every story, and make immediate decisions on how it will be disseminated on the appropriate platforms.

Looking for better choices? You can ride a dinosaur to extinction or join us on the thrill ride of evolution in progress.

For your chance at a ticket, send your cover letter, resume and sample of your latest work to: Greg Schieferstein, WEEK-TV News Director gregs@week.com

WEEK is part of Quincy Media, a family owned company operating 19 stations doing news. Throughout Quincy, positions are available for candidates with all levels of experience and the advancement you are seeking. Quincy is an equal opportunities employer. Visit www.careersatquincy.com for links to all stations and opportunities.

Quincy and its subsidiaries do not discriminate in the sale of advertising in any medium (broadcast, print, or interactive), and will accept no advertising which is placed with an intent to discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity.

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News Director, WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN:

WISH-TV, located in Indianapolis, IN has an immediate opening for an experienced, aggressive, innovative News Director. WISH-TV and sister station, WNDY air 9.5 hours of local news each weekday, and we produce content 24/7 on our digital platform. The ideal candidate will be a highly experienced journalist with well-developed leadership skills that can create and lead strategic plans to grow our audience and better serve our community. We need a true champion of aggressive broadcast and digital news gathering, as well as someone who can execute strategic, focused breaking news coverage. Our forward-thinking newsroom provides an outstanding opportunity for the right individual to lead an award winning news team.

Key duties:

  • Create & implement strategic plans to grow our audience across all platforms
    Ability to adapt current resources to emerging technology
    Lead newsroom with a consistent vision
    Manage newsroom staff and provide regular feedback and yearly performance reviews
    Prepare and manage a news operational budget
    Perform other duties as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • College degree
    5 years multi-platform newsroom management experience

Apply to: http://wishtv.com/category/jobs-at-wish/

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KING-TV, Seattle, WA (relisted 5/15/16)
KGW-TV, Portland, OR (relisted 5/15/16)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 3/27/16)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (listed 4/16/16)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (relisted 4/2/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (relisted 5/8/16)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (relisted 5/15/16)
WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA (relisted 4/24/16)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA (AM EP, listed 5/1/16)
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (Digital EP, relisted 3/27/16)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (PM EP, relisted this week)
WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (AM EP, listed 4/16/16)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (2 jobs, Dayside & Spec. Proj., listing modified 5/15/16)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (two positions, AM EP, Dayside EP, relisted 5/1/16)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (AM EP, listed 4/2/16)
KOKI-TV, Tulsa, OK (AM EP, listed 4/10/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (listed 4/2/16)
WOWK-TV, Charleston/Huntington, WV (relisted 5/1/16)
KGUN-TV, Tucson, AZ (Morning EP, relisted 5/8/16)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, relisted 5/8/16)
KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO (Dayside EP, relisted 3/27/16)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (relisted this week)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (relisted this week)
KTTC-TV, Rochester, MN (5/15/16)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KPRC-TV, Houston, TX (listed 5/8/16)
WHIO-TV, Dayton, OH (relisted 4/24/16)

Obituary:

GLEN ROCHKIND died earlier this month at the age of 57. He spent much of his career working for CNBC but had a few other jobs. More details in this story which includes a link to his obituary.

Names in the News:

LISA SHUBEL moves within Raycom to become the new Nightside EP for WXIX-TV in Cincinnati. She’s been the Assistant ND for WFIE-TV in Evansville, IN, and has also worked in Detroit, Denver, and Flint, MI.

KEITH CONNER returns to the Assignment Desk via his new job at WLWT-TV in Cincinnati. He most recently was ND for WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, WV. He’s also worked for several stations in Charlotte, as well as Atlanta and Knoxville.

General Manager News:

Raycom Media has named JOSH YOUNG General Manager of KWES-TV in Odessa, TX. He’s worked for the company’s KCBD-TV in Lubbock, TX, for the past 16 years. He’s been director of marketing there for the last eleven years.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, May 22, 2016.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

WWSB-TV 1477 10th St, Sarasota, FL 34236 (Tampa market)
KRIV-TV 4261 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027
KPNX-TV 200 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
KTAZ-TV 4625 S 33rd Pl, Phoenix, AZ 85040 **
WXYZ-TV 20777 West 10 Mile Road Southfield, MI 48037
WISH-TV 1950 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis IN 46202 (see ad above!)
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
KVUE-TV 3201 Steck Ave. Austin, TX 78757
WGBA-TV 1391 North Rd, Green Bay, WI 54313
WDBJ-TV 2807 Hershberger Road Roanoke, VA 24017
WHEC-TV 191 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14604
KFVS-TV 310 Broadway Cape Girardeau MO 63701
WCIA-TV 509 S Neil St. Champaign, IL 61820
WVNY/WFFF 298 Mountain View Dr. Colchester, VT 05446
KRNV-TV 1790 Vassar St. Reno, NV 89502
KBOI-TV 140 N 16th St, Boise, ID 83702
WWTV/WWUP 22320 130th Ave, Tustin, MI 49688 (see ad above!)
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
KIII-TV 5002 S Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78411
KMID/KPEJ-TV 3200 LaForce Boulevard Midland, TX 79711
KAUZ/KSWO-TV 3601 Seymour Highway Wichita Falls, TX 76309
KPVI-TV 902 E Sherman St, Pocatello, ID 83201
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster St, Dothan, AL 36303
KYOU-TV 820 W Second St. Ottumwa IA 52501
KQTV 4000 Faraon St. Joseph, MO 64506

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May 15, 2016

Greetings:

Welcome to your weekly free report on news director, news management, and general management moves around the TV business.

This week’s report finds TWO newspeople getting their first ND jobs, while ONE news director moves within her company to take an Assistant ND job. Those changes leave our count of open ND jobs at 27.

TWO of those jobs (both in top 30 markets) are featured among our THREE Paid Help Wanted ads.

Also this week, a handful of management moves, including one in Chicago. And we have news of some upper level management changes at Tegna, a former ND gets his second GM job, and a retirement after 26 years as GM for a Louisiana exec.

One more note: In our report last week on ANDREA CLENNEY‘s return to FLorida, we told you she was headed back to Tallahassee. That was wrong. She’s returning to Gainesville where she used to be ND for WCJB-TV and will now be ND at WGFL-TV. Apologies for the error.

Read on for all the latest!

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New News Director Openings:

Ospina

Ospina

KTAZ-TV, Phoenix, AZMedia Moves reports that ANDREA OSPINA is headed to Houston as the Assistant ND for sister Telemundo station KTMD-TV. She’s been the ND here since December 2011. She’s also worked in Dallas and Miami.

And while it’s not a new opening (we told you last week that ELBERT TUCKER was leaving to become ND for WKRN-TV in Nashville), please note the new ad below for his former job at WISH-TV in Indianapolis.

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Newly Named News Director:

Dobson

Dobson

WVIT-TV, Hartford/New Haven, CT…BEN DOBSON returns to this NBC o-and-o as its next News Director. Ben was the Managing Editor here for just over two years before leaving for NECN in Boston in January, 2014,, first as Editorial Manager and later Assistant News Director. He also worked on the assignment desk for two other Boston stations and began his career as a reporter for a cable newscast serving Worcester, MA. Here’s the news release from the station. Ben replaces MATT PIACENTE who left in April after two years as ND to return to Chicago as ND for WFLD-TV there.

Bleven

Bliven

KTIV-TV, Sioux City, IA…this Quincy owned NBC affiliate has hired KEITH BLIVEN to fill its news director vacancy. Keith most recently was an Executive Producer for WDSU-TV in New Orleans, in his second stint there. He’s also worked in Jackson, MS (twice), Tupelo, and Mobile. At KTIV, he replaces DEANA DAY who left last September after less than a year on the job to be closer to family.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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News Director, WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN:

WISH-TV, located in Indianapolis, IN has an immediate opening for an experienced, aggressive, innovative News Director. WISH-TV and sister station, WNDY air 9.5 hours of local news each weekday, and we produce content 24/7 on our digital platform. The ideal candidate will be a highly experienced journalist with well-developed leadership skills that can create and lead strategic plans to grow our audience and better serve our community. We need a true champion of aggressive broadcast and digital news gathering, as well as someone who can execute strategic, focused breaking news coverage. Our forward-thinking newsroom provides an outstanding opportunity for the right individual to lead an award winning news team.

Key duties:

  • Create & implement strategic plans to grow our audience across all platforms
    Ability to adapt current resources to emerging technology
    Lead newsroom with a consistent vision
    Manage newsroom staff and provide regular feedback and yearly performance reviews
    Prepare and manage a news operational budget
    Perform other duties as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • College degree
    5 years multi-platform newsroom management experience

Apply to: http://wishtv.com/category/jobs-at-wish/

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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Managing Editor, KPRC-TV, Houston, TX:

KPRC Channel 2, the Graham Media Group owned/NBC affiliate in Houston is seeking a Managing Editor for the News Department. We are looking for a manager who is aggressive, competitive, and wants to win.

Houston is a growing city and we need a Managing Editor who can help develop stories that are compelling to our diverse audience. We need someone who can showcase stories, has good story ideas, knows how to leverage web and social media to help drive ratings, and gets the importance of engaging storytelling, standups and live shots.

Our Managing Editor needs to react to breaking news and weather quickly and be willing to scrap stories the team has been working on all day to get it covered.

You will organize and coordinate assignment desk staff, reporters, photographers and multi-media journalists to facilitate daily news coverage for multiple platforms.

You will also be responsible for the generation of story ideas and will prepare and lead the daily editorial meetings. This position will work closely with the assistant news director and executive producers on coverage and journalistic balance of stories and assist with the work schedules of reporters and photographers. Additional responsibilities include supervising and scheduling the assignment desk personnel and taking an active role in planning in-depth series and special coverage on air and online.

To apply, please send resume to:

Rhonda LaVelle
News Director
KPRC-TV
8181 Southwest Freeway
Houston TX 77074

Or via email to: rlavelle@kprc.com

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News Director, WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI:

WXYZ 7 Action News in Detroit is looking for an experienced, aggressive, innovative News Director to lead a large, skilled team of journalists in one of America’s great news markets. WXYZ and sister station WMYD air 9.5 hours of local television news each weekday, and we produce content 24/7 on digital web, mobile and social channels as well. We have the experienced, locally-connected staff and the resources to win on all platforms. Our team wins awards for our journalism and our community outreach.

WXYZ is one of the oldest TV stations in the country, with deep roots and connections to Detroit and all of southeast Michigan. We serve our community through our Community Action Team and our Call for Action consumer team. We also produce Detroit2020, which is our initiative to unify and inspire change, and make Detroit a better place to live, work, and raise families. And as part of downtown Detroit’s resurgence and our commitment to our city, we’ve opened a brand-new downtown streetside studio.

WXYZ is proudly owned by The E. W. Scripps Company, one of America’s largest and most innovative local media companies.

Our next News Director will create and lead strategic plans, execute day-by-day coverage on all platforms, manage a large and talented staff, collaborate with station and company leadership, and grow our audience to better serve our community. We need a team leader who can inspire others to do their best work, every day.

Are you ready for this adventure? If so, click here and tell us!

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KING-TV, Seattle, WA (relisted this week)
KGW-TV, Portland, OR (relisted this week)

KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 3/27/16)
WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH (relisted 3/27/16)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (listed 4/16/16)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (relisted 4/2/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (relisted 5/8/16)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (relisted this week)
WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA (relisted 4/24/16)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA (AM EP, listed 5/1/16)
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (Digital EP, relisted 3/27/16)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (PM EP, relisted 3/20/16)
WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (AM EP, listed 4/16/16)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (2 jobs, Dayside & Spec. Proj., listing modified this week)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (two positions, AM EP, Dayside EP, relisted 5/1/16)
WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH (listed 5/1/16)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (AM EP, listed 4/2/16)
KOKI-TV, Tulsa, OK (AM EP, listed 4/10/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (listed 4/2/16)
WOWK-TV, Charleston/Huntington, WV (relisted 5/1/16)
KGUN-TV, Tucson, AZ (Morning EP, relisted 5/8/16)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, relisted 5/8/16)
KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO (Dayside EP, relisted 3/27/16)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (relisted 3/20/16)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (listed 3/20/16)
KTTC-TV, Rochester, MN (relisted this week)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KPRC-TV, Houston, TX (listed 5/8/16, see ad above!)
WHIO-TV, Dayton, OH (relisted 4/24/16)

Names in the News:

Woolman

Woolman

TODD WOOLMAN exits WMAQ-TV in Chicago to move a few blocks over to WFLD-TV as Assistant ND. He worked there before so he won’t have too much trouble finding the station. In fact, he knows where all the stations are, having also worked at WLS-TV, WGN-TV, and WBBM-TV in Chicago, as well as a number of other markets. The full story is here, which includes information about another interesting venture.

DELANO MASSEY is headed north to WEWS-TV in Cleveland, his hometown, to work with the Digital Content team there. He’s been a Digital EP at WKYT-TV in Lexington. His background is a little different, as you’ll see here.

MARK PHILLIPS returns to Louisiana as the Investigative EP at WBRZ-TV. He’s spent the last 19 years at KPNX-TV in Phoenix, but earlier worked in New Orleans and Alexandra, LA. He’s also worked in Chicago.

KTIV-TV in Sioux City (in addition to filling its ND opening as reported above) has hired ALEXANDRA (LEXI) KRULA as its new News Content Manager. She’s a Sioux City native who’s been working for the Dakota County Star newspaper.

Two EP moves at WTOC-TV in Savannah, GA. PRIA ABRAHAM has been promoted to Dayside EP. She had been the morning EP there. Inheriting her wakeup call as morning EP is VICTORIA JEFFCOAT who’s been a producer at sister Raycom station WCSC-TV in Charleston, SC.

General Manager News:

Some management moves at Tegna results in a new General Manager at KUSA-TV in Denver. STEVE CARTER takes over 9News in the Mile High City, leaving the same job at WCSH-TV in Portland, ME. Steve replaces MARK CORNETTA who moves to executive vice president of TEGNA Media, replacing LYNN BEALL who has been named COO and EVP of Tegna Media. Read all about it here.

The GM shuffle at Hearst continues as one-time news director KYLE GRIMES moves from the company’s WPTZ/WNNE-TV in Plattsburgh, NY, to WGAL-TV in Lancaster, PA. Earlier in his career, he was an ND at WPTZ/WNNE and WPBF-TV in West Palm Beach.

Serra

Serra

After a remarkable 34 year run at the station, 26 as GM, JIM SERRA is retiring at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, LA. You can put your resume away, as GSM JOHN WARE will replace him. More in this note from Raycom VP SANDY BRELAND. Full disclosure: Jim, his wife DEBBIE, and I were college classmates at Missouri and Jim and I later worked together in St. Louis. After Missouri, Jim worked in news at KPLC, and in Shreveport, Louisville, Miami, and St. Louis before returning to Lake Charles in sales before becoming GM in 1990.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, May 15, 2016.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

WWSB-TV 1477 10th St, Sarasota, FL 34236 (Tampa market)
KRIV-TV 4261 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027
KPNX-TV 200 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
KTAZ-TV 4625 S 33rd Pl, Phoenix, AZ 85040
WXYZ-TV 20777 West 10 Mile Road Southfield, MI 48037 (see ad above!)
WISH-TV 1950 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis IN 46202 (see ad above!)

KSL-TV 55 North 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84110
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
KVUE-TV 3201 Steck Ave. Austin, TX 78757
WGBA-TV 1391 North Rd, Green Bay, WI 54313
WDBJ-TV 2807 Hershberger Road Roanoke, VA 24017
WHEC-TV 191 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14604
KFVS-TV 310 Broadway Cape Girardeau MO 63701
WCIA-TV 509 S Neil St. Champaign, IL 61820
WVNY/WFFF 298 Mountain View Dr. Colchester, VT 05446
KRNV-TV 1790 Vassar St. Reno, NV 89502
KBOI-TV 140 N 16th St, Boise, ID 83702
WWTV/WWUP 22320 130th Ave, Tustin, MI 49688
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
WLTZ-TV 6140 Buena Vista Rd, Columbus, GA 31907
KIII-TV 5002 S Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78411
KMID/KPEJ-TV 3200 LaForce Boulevard Midland, TX 79711
KAUZ/KSWO-TV 3601 Seymour Highway Wichita Falls, TX 76309
KPVI-TV 902 E Sherman St, Pocatello, ID 83201
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster St, Dothan, AL 36303
KYOU-TV 820 W Second St. Ottumwa IA 52501
KQTV 4000 Faraon St. Joseph, MO 64506

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May 8, 2016

Greetings:

An interesting week. There are THREE new news director openings…all created by NDs taking new jobs, TWO of those in smaller markets. And those THREE people are the only ones we know taking new ND jobs this week, thus leaving our count of open ND jobs at 29.

TWO of those 29 openings are among the FIVE Paid Help Wanted ads in this week’s edition, including a new ad for a Managing Editor’s job in Houston.

We have details about the retirement of a longtime news director turned station manager in Phoenix, a story about Hearst naming a fellowship after FRED YOUNG, and a new man at the top of AP’s ENPS.

All that and more below…

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New News Director Openings:

KRIV-TV, Houston, TX…as we reported earlier this week, BOB MORFORD is leaving this FOX owned station to become ND at WAFF-TV in Huntsville, AL. There’s a good reason behind that, which we’ll explain below. Bob was ND here for about three years and was the Assistant ND for about a year before being bumped up.

WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN…in another move we shared with you earlier this week, ELBERT TUCKER is leaving this CW affiliate after a year to return to his native Tennessee as ND for sister Media General-about-to-be Nexstar owned WKRN-TV in Nashville. We’ll explain more on his move below.

WLTZ-TV, Columbus, GA…ANDREA CLENNEY is leaving this SagamoreHill owned station to return to Gainesville. More on that below, too. She joined this NBC affiliate late in 2014.

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Newly Named News Director:

Tucker

Tucker

WKRN-TV, Nashville, TN…as noted above, ELBERT TUCKER is moving back to Tennessee to become the ND for this ABC affiliate. (It’s currently owned by Media General but Nexstar is in the process of buying that company.) Elbert told me the move brings him closer to both his and his wife’s families. He’s been the ND for sister Media General station WISH-TV in Indianapolis for the past year, has been an ND in Columbus, OH, and Cincinnati, and has also worked in Birmingham and Chattanooga. At WKRN, he replaces MATTHEW ZELKIND who left the station in March after 17 years as ND in two different times.

Morford

Morford

WAFF-TV, Huntsville, AL…BOB MORFORD joins this Raycom Media owned NBC affiliate as ND. Bob told me he’s happy to join Raycom and to be a short drive from his wife MARGARET, who lives in Nashville. (Both Bob and Margaret are Nashville natives but have commuted for most of their marriage.) WAFF GM VANESSA OUBRE told the staff in this memo. He’s been ND for KRIV-TV in Houston for the past 3+ years, and has also been an ND in Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati (two stations), Knoxville, and West Palm Beach, and also worked in Columbia, MO. He replaces ADAM HENNING who spent seven years here and is now ND at WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach.

Clenney

Clenney

WGFL-TV, Gainesville, FL…ANDREA CLENNEY returns to Gainesville as news director for this Sinclair operated CBS station. She had been ND at competitor WCJB-TV for three years before leaving in late 2014 to become the news director for WLTZ-TV in Columbus, GA. She’s a former ND in Greenville, NC, and Wilmington, NC, spent more than ten years as the Senior Morning Producer for KMGH-TV in Denver, and has also worked in Orlando, Tampa, Austin, Syracuse, and Augusta, GA.

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Managing Editor, KPRC-TV, Houston, TX:

KPRC Channel 2, the Graham Media Group owned/NBC affiliate in Houston is seeking a Managing Editor for the News Department. We are looking for a manager who is aggressive, competitive, and wants to win.

Houston is a growing city and we need a Managing Editor who can help develop stories that are compelling to our diverse audience. We need someone who can showcase stories, has good story ideas, knows how to leverage web and social media to help drive ratings, and gets the importance of engaging storytelling, standups and live shots.

Our Managing Editor needs to react to breaking news and weather quickly and be willing to scrap stories the team has been working on all day to get it covered.

You will organize and coordinate assignment desk staff, reporters, photographers and multi-media journalists to facilitate daily news coverage for multiple platforms.

You will also be responsible for the generation of story ideas and will prepare and lead the daily editorial meetings. This position will work closely with the assistant news director and executive producers on coverage and journalistic balance of stories and assist with the work schedules of reporters and photographers. Additional responsibilities include supervising and scheduling the assignment desk personnel and taking an active role in planning in-depth series and special coverage on air and online.

To apply, please send resume to:

Rhonda LaVelle
News Director
KPRC-TV
8181 Southwest Freeway
Houston TX 77074

Or via email to: rlavelle@kprc.com

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News Director, WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI:

WXYZ 7 Action News in Detroit is looking for an experienced, aggressive, innovative News Director to lead a large, skilled team of journalists in one of America’s great news markets. WXYZ and sister station WMYD air 9.5 hours of local television news each weekday, and we produce content 24/7 on digital web, mobile and social channels as well. We have the experienced, locally-connected staff and the resources to win on all platforms. Our team wins awards for our journalism and our community outreach.

WXYZ is one of the oldest TV stations in the country, with deep roots and connections to Detroit and all of southeast Michigan. We serve our community through our Community Action Team and our Call for Action consumer team. We also produce Detroit2020, which is our initiative to unify and inspire change, and make Detroit a better place to live, work, and raise families. And as part of downtown Detroit’s resurgence and our commitment to our city, we’ve opened a brand-new downtown streetside studio.

WXYZ is proudly owned by The E. W. Scripps Company, one of America’s largest and most innovative local media companies.

Our next News Director will create and lead strategic plans, execute day-by-day coverage on all platforms, manage a large and talented staff, collaborate with station and company leadership, and grow our audience to better serve our community. We need a team leader who can inspire others to do their best work, every day.

Are you ready for this adventure? If so, click here and tell us!

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News Director, KFVS-TV, Cape Girardeau, MO:

KFVS-CBS/WQWQ-CW seeks a News Director. Raycom’s CBS affiliate in Cape Girardeau, MO (DMA 82) is a market leader with the best content ownership group in the business.

Cape is located 100 short miles from St Louis – a fantastic place to raise a family and build your career with a great company. Our ND was promoted to a flagship station within Raycom so it’s a great opportunity with a department that’s got it headed in the right direction. We are looking for an aggressive, hands-on news/digital leader who knows how to use every tool available to craft exceptional content.

This News Director will lead our award-winning team and be a leader who is passionate, creative and collaborative. The perfect candidate will empower team members to define and deliver compelling content on all platforms. We are looking for a hands-on team leader not afraid to coach individuals to the next level. Job responsibilities include managing daily news content, constant recruiting and leadership, innovating ways to build our digital and social platforms, budget administration and strategic planning.

Applicants should have five years’ experience as a News Director, Assistant News Director or Executive Producer, demonstrated show producing experience and ability to manage a large newsroom with 60+ employees and 33 hours of live newscasts per week. Degree in Broadcast Journalism preferred.

Qualified applicants, apply by clicking here. Attach your resume with cover letter, which should include your vision for making KFVS viewers the most well-served in the market.

No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V

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Executive Producer, KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA:

Cox Media Group- KIRO TV is seeking an Executive Producer.

The Morning Executive Producer is in command of KIRO’s fastest growing newscast. This person manages what we’re putting on-air and on-line overnight and into the morning. The EP manages a team of TV and digital producers, writers, anchors, reporters, photographers, editors, and directors. The EP crafts the look, manages story count, flow and placement of every story. They set the coverage expectation and manage repetition. The EP manages our position and brand on a daily basis in every show and in online posts. The EP manages breaking news and the speed and style in which we get it on the air. The person in this job must be a quick-moving innovator who can lead the team in a changing media environment. The Morning EP assists in all aspects of leading and managing a team such as establishing schedules, goal setting, and employee relations.

JOB DUTIES:

90% – Newscast, Digital & Brand Management
10% – Administrative

JOB TASKS:

Click here to learn about the job tasks and responsibilities.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

*B.A. Degree in Journalism, Communications, or other field of study preferred
*3 or more years of newsroom experience required
*Major market experience preferred

Please apply online!

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Producers, KDVR/KWGN-TV, Denver, CO:

HOT SHOT PRODUCERS NEEDED!

If you are an experienced, aggressive, and competitive newscast producer and a passionate journalist to boot – we have opportunities for you to join our team AND live and work in one of the most desirable cities in the country.

KDVR/KWGN is Tribune Media’s duopoly in Denver – producing more than 12 hours of TV news every weekday with several more hours on weekends – and we are growing.

Interested? Email our Assistant News Director right away at Dana.Dieterle@kdvr.com – but ONLY if you fit the description above – AND possess excellent news judgment, top-of-the-line writing and communication skills, and contemporary production techniques.

Five years of producing experience and a college degree are preferred.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KING-TV, Seattle, WA (listed 3/6/16)
KGW-TV, Portland, OR (listed 3/6/16)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 3/27/16)
WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH (relisted 3/27/16)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (listed 4/16/16)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (relisted 4/2/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (relisted this week)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (listed 2/7/16)
WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA (relisted 4/24/16)
KTIV-TV, Sioux City, IA (relisted 3/13/16)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA (AM EP, listed 5/1/16, see ad above!)
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (Digital EP, relisted 3/27/16)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (PM EP, relisted 3/20/16)
WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (AM EP, listed 4/16/16)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (PM EP, relisted 3/13/16)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (two positions, AM EP, Dayside EP, relisted 5/1/16)
WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH (listed 5/1/16)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (AM EP, listed 4/2/16)
KOKI-TV, Tulsa, OK (AM EP, listed 4/10/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (listed 4/2/16)
WOWK-TV, Charleston/Huntington, WV (relisted 5/1/16)
KGUN-TV, Tucson, AZ (Morning EP, relisted this week)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, relisted this week)
KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO (Dayside EP, relisted 3/27/16)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (relisted 3/20/16)
WTOC-TV, Savannah, GA (listed 3/4/11)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (listed 3/20/16)
KTTC-TV, Rochester, MN (listed 3/4/11)

MANAGING EDITOR:

WHIO-TV, Dayton, OH (relisted 4/24/16)

Names in the News:

Casey

Casey

Longtime news director MARK CASEY, who’s been at KPNX-TV in Phoenix since 1999, is retiring from the station after the May book. He sent this note explaining the move. Mark joined KPNX in 1999 as ND, was promoted to Station Manager in 2012 and has been acting ND since SANDRA KOTZAMBASIS left in March. He’s been a news director in a number of other stations: his complete background is on his Linkedin page.

Young

Young

Hearst has named a journalism fellowship after its former VP/News, FRED YOUNG. Fred spent (I believe) his entire career at Hearst, starting at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh as a go-fer, rising to news director and then general manager before moving to the corporate staff. One of the truly good guys in our business, he retired in 2008 but has kept busy as you’ll learn in this article.

The Associated Press has named BRIAN HOPMAN VP/GM of ENPS. More in this official AP news release.

General Manager News:

It’s back to WYFF-TV and Greenville, SC, for JOHN HUMPRHIES. He’ll be the new GM for this NBC affiliate. He’d been the sales manager there before moving to WGAL-TV in Lancaster as GM in 2012. More from the WGAL website.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, May 8, 2016.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

WWSB-TV 1477 10th St, Sarasota, FL 34236 (Tampa market)
KRIV-TV 4261 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027
KPNX-TV 200 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
WXYZ-TV 20777 West 10 Mile Road Southfield, MI 48037 (see ad above!)
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
WISH-TV 1950 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis IN 46202
KSL-TV 55 North 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84110
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
WVIT-TV 1422 New Britain Ave. West Hartford CT 06107
KVUE-TV 3201 Steck Ave. Austin, TX 78757
WGBA-TV 1391 North Rd, Green Bay, WI 54313
WDBJ-TV 2807 Hershberger Road Roanoke, VA 24017
WHEC-TV 191 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14604
KFVS-TV 310 Broadway Cape Girardeau MO 63701 (see ad above!)
WCIA-TV 509 S Neil St. Champaign, IL 61820
WVNY/WFFF 298 Mountain View Dr. Colchester, VT 05446
KRNV-TV 1790 Vassar St. Reno, NV 89502
KBOI-TV 140 N 16th St, Boise, ID 83702
WWTV/WWUP 22320 130th Ave, Tustin, MI 49688
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
WLTZ-TV 6140 Buena Vista Rd, Columbus, GA 31907
KIII-TV 5002 S Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78411
KMID/KPEJ-TV 3200 LaForce Boulevard Midland, TX 79711
KAUZ/KSWO-TV 3601 Seymour Highway Wichita Falls, TX 76309
KTIV-TV 3135 Floyd Blvd. Sioux City, IA 51108
KPVI-TV 902 E Sherman St, Pocatello, ID 83201
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster St, Dothan, AL 36303
KYOU-TV 820 W Second St. Ottumwa IA 52501
KQTV 4000 Faraon St. Joseph, MO 64506

* Spanish language station


May 1, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016 UPDATE:

A veteran ND makes a move that may surprise some…that’s today’s UPDATE.

Tucker

Tucker

ELBERT TUCKER is leaving WISH-TV here in Indianapolis to move to sister Media General-soon-to-be-owned-by-Nexstar WKRN-TV (ABC) in Nashville.

While some may find that unusual, Elbert’s a Tennessee native. and he told me this morning the move puts him within a short drive of his parents, his brother, and his wife’s family.

He’s been ND for this CW affiliate for about a year, and he’s also been an ND in Columbus, OH, and Cincinnati, and has also worked in Birmingham and Chattanooga. His full background is on his Linkedin page.

More on a busy week in our full newsletter in a few days.

regards,

 

Rick Gevers

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 UPDATE:

A new job for a Houston News Director in today’s UPDATE.

Morford

Morford

BOB MORFORD, who’s been the ND for Fox’s KRIV-TV since June, 2013, is leaving after the May book to become (again!) the news director for Raycom’s WAFF-TV in Huntsville, AL. Bob tells me he’s excited to join Raycom and to be a short drive from his wife MARGARET, who lives in Nashville. (Both Bob and Margaret are Nashville natives.)

Here’s the memo from WAFF General Manager VANESSA OUBRE:

It’s a return to Huntsville for Bob, who was the ND at WAFF earlier in his career, a career which has seen him hold ND jobs at stations in Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati (two stations), Knoxville, and West Palm Beach. He’s also worked in Columbia, MO.

At WAFF, he replaces ADAM HENNING who left after seven years as ND for this NBC affiliate. He’s now the ND for WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, FL.

As always, we’ll have more on this story and all the latest news in our full newsletter later this week.

regards,

 

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

Just ONE newly named ND this week…with, to the best of my knowledge, NO new openings. That drops our list of stations looking for a new news director to 28.

There are FOUR new Paid Help Wanted ads this week, with jobs available in a wide range of possibilities. That includes TWO ads for ND jobs (one in a top 15 market). There are also ads for an EP position in Seattle…and for producer opportunities in Denver.

We have an obituary for the mother of a longtime news director. A BIG promotion for a former news director at CBS, a bunch of promotions within Raycom, and FOUR GMs on the move.

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New News Director Openings:

I’m not aware of any new openings this week.

Zuber

Zuber

But we do have more information about the departure of KELLY ZUBER from WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, VA, after 34 years at the station, the last 2 1/2+ as news director. That information comes from this story in the local newspaper on her departure.

Also, while we told you about both openings last week, please check out the Paid Help Wanted Ads below for opportunities at both WXYZ-TV in Detroit and KFVS-TV in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Newly Named News Director:

Bruce

Bruce

KTUL-TV, Tulsa, OK…in our only change this week, PHIL BRUCE has been named ND for this Sinclair owned ABC affiliate. It’s the station he grew up (in bordering Arkansas) watching, as per this Facebook post:

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Phil served most recently as ND of Tegna’s KHOU-TV in Houston, a job he left in December after almost five years. In Tulsa, he replaces ALEXANDER QUINCE who left the station in February after 2+ years as ND.

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News Director, WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI:

WXYZ 7 Action News in Detroit is looking for an experienced, aggressive, innovative News Director to lead a large, skilled team of journalists in one of America’s great news markets. WXYZ and sister station WMYD air 9.5 hours of local television news each weekday, and we produce content 24/7 on digital web, mobile and social channels as well. We have the experienced, locally-connected staff and the resources to win on all platforms. Our team wins awards for our journalism and our community outreach.

WXYZ is one of the oldest TV stations in the country, with deep roots and connections to Detroit and all of southeast Michigan. We serve our community through our Community Action Team and our Call for Action consumer team. We also produce Detroit2020, which is our initiative to unify and inspire change, and make Detroit a better place to live, work, and raise families. And as part of downtown Detroit’s resurgence and our commitment to our city, we’ve opened a brand-new downtown streetside studio.

WXYZ is proudly owned by The E. W. Scripps Company, one of America’s largest and most innovative local media companies.

Our next News Director will create and lead strategic plans, execute day-by-day coverage on all platforms, manage a large and talented staff, collaborate with station and company leadership, and grow our audience to better serve our community. We need a team leader who can inspire others to do their best work, every day.

Are you ready for this adventure? If so, click here and tell us!

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News Director, KFVS-TV, Cape Girardeau, MO:

KFVS-CBS/WQWQ-CW seeks a News Director. Raycom’s CBS affiliate in Cape Girardeau, MO (DMA 82) is a market leader with the best content ownership group in the business.

Cape is located 100 short miles from St Louis – a fantastic place to raise a family and build your career with a great company. Our ND was promoted to a flagship station within Raycom so it’s a great opportunity with a department that’s got it headed in the right direction. We are looking for an aggressive, hands-on news/digital leader who knows how to use every tool available to craft exceptional content.

This News Director will lead our award-winning team and be a leader who is passionate, creative and collaborative. The perfect candidate will empower team members to define and deliver compelling content on all platforms. We are looking for a hands-on team leader not afraid to coach individuals to the next level. Job responsibilities include managing daily news content, constant recruiting and leadership, innovating ways to build our digital and social platforms, budget administration and strategic planning.

Applicants should have five years’ experience as a News Director, Assistant News Director or Executive Producer, demonstrated show producing experience and ability to manage a large newsroom with 60+ employees and 33 hours of live newscasts per week. Degree in Broadcast Journalism preferred.

Qualified applicants, apply by clicking here. Attach your resume with cover letter, which should include your vision for making KFVS viewers the most well-served in the market.

No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V

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Executive Producer, KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA:

Cox Media Group- KIRO TV is seeking an Executive Producer.

The Morning Executive Producer is in command of KIRO’s fastest growing newscast. This person manages what we’re putting on-air and on-line overnight and into the morning. The EP manages a team of TV and digital producers, writers, anchors, reporters, photographers, editors, and directors. The EP crafts the look, manages story count, flow and placement of every story. They set the coverage expectation and manage repetition. The EP manages our position and brand on a daily basis in every show and in online posts. The EP manages breaking news and the speed and style in which we get it on the air. The person in this job must be a quick-moving innovator who can lead the team in a changing media environment. The Morning EP assists in all aspects of leading and managing a team such as establishing schedules, goal setting, and employee relations.

JOB DUTIES:

90% – Newscast, Digital & Brand Management
10% – Administrative

JOB TASKS:

Click here to learn about the job tasks and responsibilities.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

*B.A. Degree in Journalism, Communications, or other field of study preferred
*3 or more years of newsroom experience required
*Major market experience preferred

Please apply online!

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Producers, KDVR/KWGN-TV, Denver, CO:

HOT SHOT PRODUCERS NEEDED!

If you are an experienced, aggressive, and competitive newscast producer and a passionate journalist to boot – we have opportunities for you to join our team AND live and work in one of the most desirable cities in the country.

KDVR/KWGN is Tribune Media’s duopoly in Denver – producing more than 12 hours of TV news every weekday with several more hours on weekends – and we are growing.

Interested? Email our Assistant News Director right away at Dana.Dieterle@kdvr.com – but ONLY if you fit the description above – AND possess excellent news judgment, top-of-the-line writing and communication skills, and contemporary production techniques.

Five years of producing experience and a college degree are preferred.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KING-TV, Seattle, WA (listed 3/6/16)
KGW-TV, Portland, OR (listed 3/6/16)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 3/27/16)
WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH (relisted 3/27/16)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (listed 4/16/16)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (relisted 4/2/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (relisted 4/2/16)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (listed 2/7/16)
WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA (relisted 4/24/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (listed 3/6/16)
KTIV-TV, Sioux City, IA (relisted 3/13/16)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA (AM EP, new listing this week, see ad above!)
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (Digital EP, relisted 3/27/16)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (PM EP, relisted 3/20/16)
WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (AM EP, listed 4/16/16)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (PM EP, relisted 3/13/16)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (two positions, AM EP, Dayside EP, relisted this week)
WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH (new listing this week)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (AM EP, listed 4/2/16)
KOKI-TV, Tulsa, OK (AM EP, listed 4/10/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (listed 4/2/16)
WOWK-TV, Charleston/Huntington, WV (relisted this week)
KGUN-TV, Tucson, AZ (Morning EP, relisted 2/24/16)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, relisted 2/24/16)
KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO (Dayside EP, relisted 3/27/16)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (relisted 3/20/16)
WTOC-TV, Savannah, GA (listed 3/4/11)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (listed 3/20/16)
WLTZ-TV, Columbus, GA (relisted 4/24/16)
KTTC-TV, Rochester, MN (listed 3/4/11)

MANAGING EDITOR:

WHIO-TV, Dayton, OH (relisted 4/24/16)

Obituary:

BETTY HENGEMUEHLER, the mother of news director JOE HENGEMUEHELER, died April 21. She was 76 years old and died after a long illness. The complete obituary is here. Many of you know Joe, who is currently the ND for KOLD-TV in Tucson, has been an ND in Phoenix and Oklahoma City, and has also worked in Washington and earlier in Phoenix. Your note of sympathy can be sent to: jhengemuehler@tucsonnewsnow.com.

Names in the News:

K. Davis

K. Davis

Congratulations to KURT DAVIS who’s been tabbed to run affiliate relations for CBS. Kurt’s a former ND in San Antonio, New Orleans, and Roanoke who’s also worked in Atlanta, Dallas, Little Rock, and Baton Rouge, LA. Since 2013, he’s been VP of News Services for CBS News. CBS issued this news release announcing the promotion.

Speaking of promotions, ROBYN TYNDALL got one at WXIX-TV in Cincinnati. She’s now the Assistant ND for this Raycom owned FOX affiliate: she had been an EP there. Robyn worked for WCPO-TV in Cincinnati for 23 years before crossing the street in 2014.

A second promotion within Raycom, this one involving a move. BRAD HYATT joins WIS-TV as its new Assistant News Director. He spent 14 years at WBTV in Charlotte, the last three as EP.

JENNIFER MARTIN also gets a promotion within Raycom, becoming the Assistant ND for WCSC-TV in Charleston, SC. She had been an EP for WLBT-TV in Jackson, MS.

General Manager News:

J. Davis

J. Davis

JOEL DAVIS, a former ND in Fresno and San Diego, has been promoted to General Manager for KGTV in San Diego. He’s been the station manager there for the last year and a half. Here’s the story from the station’s website.

JOHN SOAPES returns to Orlando as GM for Hearst’s WESH/WKCF-TV. He’s spent the last five years as GM for the company’s WYFF-TV in Greenville, SC, but was the sales manager for WKCF before moving to Greenville.

DAVID HAYES has been promoted to General Manager for American Spirit Media’s WUPV-TV in Richmond, VA. He had been the sales manager there.

And Cordillera Communications has named SHAWN WILCOX GM of KTVQ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Billings, MT. He had been the GM of KPVI-TV in Pocatello, ID.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, May 1, 2016.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

WWSB-TV 1477 10th St, Sarasota, FL 34236 (Tampa market)
WXYZ-TV 20777 West 10 Mile Road Southfield, MI 48037 (see ad above!)
KPNX-TV 200 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
KSL-TV 55 North 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84110
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
WKRN-TV 441 Murfreesboro Rd. Nashville TN 37210
WVIT-TV 1422 New Britain Ave. West Hartford CT 06107
KVUE-TV 3201 Steck Ave. Austin, TX 78757
WGBA-TV 1391 North Rd, Green Bay, WI 54313
WDBJ-TV 2807 Hershberger Road Roanoke, VA 24017
WHEC-TV 191 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14604
WAFF-TV 1414 N Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Al 35801
KFVS-TV 310 Broadway Cape Girardeau MO 63701 (see ad above!)
WCIA-TV 509 S Neil St. Champaign, IL 61820
WVNY/WFFF 298 Mountain View Dr. Colchester, VT 05446
KRNV-TV 1790 Vassar St. Reno, NV 89502
KBOI-TV 140 N 16th St, Boise, ID 83702
WWTV/WWUP 22320 130th Ave, Tustin, MI 49688
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
KIII-TV 5002 S Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78411
KMID/KPEJ-TV 3200 LaForce Boulevard Midland, TX 79711
KAUZ/KSWO-TV 3601 Seymour Highway Wichita Falls, TX 76309
KTIV-TV 3135 Floyd Blvd. Sioux City, IA 51108
KPVI-TV 902 E Sherman St, Pocatello, ID 83201
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster St, Dothan, AL 36303
KYOU-TV 820 W Second St. Ottumwa IA 52501
KQTV 4000 Faraon St. Joseph, MO 64506

* Spanish language station