April 12, 2015

Greetings from Las Vegas, site of the annual NAB convention. I hope to see many of you here.

RTDNA is sponsoring a (very) informal gathering on Tuesday night, beginning at 9:00 PM at the Parasol Down bar at the Wynn Hotel and Casino. That’s the night before the ‘RTDNA @ NAB’ seminar which will take place on Wednesday. I hope to see you there.

Turning to our normal business, not much activity this week, with ONE news director departure announced, and TWO ND jobs filled (one with an asterisk!), with another consolidated with a sister station.

Those changes mean 27 stations are now looking for NDs.

We have TWO new help wanted ads for a total of FOUR ads for different jobs in a wide range of markets ranging from coast-to-coast.

In addition, TWO of the advertisers that help support this newsletter will be exhibiting at the NAB conference. I hope you’ll stop by their booths and learn more about their services. Their ads below will tell you where their exhibits are.

We have TWO obituaries, and several items in Names in the News, including details about a bad health report for a veteran ND, a longtime Tribune exec on the move, and the complete list of IRE winners.

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New News Director Openings:

Bray

Bray

WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN…the end of the May rating book will bring the curtain down on the 20 year career here for STEVE BRAY. He’s been the ND for 2 1/2 years, and held several management positions before moving into the ND job. Steve oversaw news expansion earlier this year after the station lost its CBS affiliation and linked up with the CW network, He first joined the station as the weekend meteorologist, was promoted to Chief Meteorologist four years later, and maintained the title even though he rarely appeared on air over the last few years. The Indianapolis Business Journal has more. Steve’s also worked in Mobile, Lake Charles, and Decatur.

Speaking of Indiana ND openings, please note the new ad below for the opening in Ft. Wayne. We told you last week that PETER NEUMANN is retiring from WTPA-WISE-TV.

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Newly Named News Directors:

Chavez

Chavez

KTSM-TV, El Paso, TX…REY CHAVEZ returns to El Paso and KTSM as the next ND for this Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate. Rey has an extensive background, much of it in Spanish language stations in large markets. It’s all detailed here in his Linkedin page. But 30 years ago he worked as a director for KTSM. He replaces LAUREN MACIAS-CERVANTES who left the station last month after more than four years as ND.

WEAU-TV, Eau Claire, WI...I think that ANDREW FEFER has been promoted to news director here. After all, that’s what his bio on the station website says. Being old-fashioned, I emailed him to confirm his promotion and to ask when it had happened. His response: “I’m sorry, but I have no comment.” O-kay. He did give me the phone number for the GM, who I’m guessing isn’t in on Sunday. If in fact the station’s website is correct, Andrew replaces MIKE LOPEZ who was there about two years. Andrew’s also worked in Wausau and Green Bay. WEAU is an NBC affiliate owned by Gray Television.

Also, please note that we’ve removed the NE opening for WDAZ-TV in Grand Forks, ND from our list of openings. JEFF NELSON, who oversees sister station WDAY-TV, will now oversee WDAZ-TV as well. Jeff’s been the ND at WDAY for more than ten years.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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News Director, WPTA/WISE-TV, Ft. Wayne, IN:

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Our next News Director will lead our stations’ news operation, both on-air and on-line. If you are passionate, sharp and love to enrich viewer’s lives, you’re what we’re looking for.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

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Working with other department heads to establish and reach goals.
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Please tell us where you saw this opportunity. EOE.

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Assistant News Director, KGTV, San Diego, CA:

KGTV, San Diego’s ABC affiliate, is looking for a dynamic Assistant News Director with a proven record of ratings success to help us dominate the San Diego news market.

If you have great news judgment, a strong understanding of changing digital demands, and more creative energy than you know what to do with – this is the job for you. The Assistant News Director will oversee daily content gathering, enterprising stories and creative execution of content across multiple platforms.

If you are ready for a new adventure, please visit www.scripps.com/careers and submit your information to requisition #10280.

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Assistant News Director, KHOU-TV, Houston, TX:

This is a great opportunity to join a newsroom in a Top 10 market.

Houston is a culturally diverse city that has a lot to offer. It’s the 4th largest city in the nation…Home to the largest medical center in the world, the 2nd largest theatre district (trailing NYC), a unique museum district, and home to three professional sporting teams.

The ideal candidate is an experienced Executive Producer or senior-level manager ready to move up. Must have a current track record of crafting winning morning newscasts and leading talented people. This is an opportunity for a talented show leader who’s got what it takes to be an Assistant News Director. Line producing and show managing experience required. Five (5) to seven (7) years overall experience preferred.

For more information please click here to view job posting and how to apply.

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Assignment Manager, Central Florida News 13, Orlando, FL:

News 13 is looking for an experienced news manager to oversee the exciting logistics of daily news coverage.

Our Assignment Manager position is directly responsible for a staff of staff of 5 Assignment Editors but is also indirectly responsible for a staff of more than 60 journalists. This Executive Producer level management position reports to the News Director and collaborates with 7 other news department managers.

The successful candidate will be extremely organized, very familiar with large market news coverage strategy, and most importantly a leader who inspires and motivates journalists.

To apply for this position please click on this link:

Bright House Networks is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WBZ-TV, Boston, MA (relisted 3/22/15)
KHOU-TV, Houston, TX (listed 4/5/15, see ad above!)
WFTS-TV, Tampa, FL (relisted 3/7/15)
KGTV, San Diego, CA (new listing this week, see ad above!)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 3/7/15)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (new listing this week)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (listed 3/29/15)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, PA (relisted 3/22/15)
KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (listed 3/1/15)
WFAA-TV, Dallas, TX (relisted 2/22/15)
WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (relisted 3/14/15)
KPRC-TV, Houston, TX (relisted 3/22/15)
KNXV-TV, Phoenix, AZ (listed 2/7/15)
WTVJ-TV, Miami, FL, (listed 2/1/15)
KOVR-TV, Sacramento, CA (PM EP, relisted 3/14/15)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (2 openings, relisted 3/14/15)
KSWB-TV, San Diego, CA (PM EP, new listing this week)
WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI (Special Projects EP, listed 3/29/15)
WAVY-TV, Norfolk, VA (2 openings, AM & Dayside, listed 3/29/15)
WIAT-TV, Birmingham, AL (relisted 2/15/15)
WGHP-TV, Greensboro/High Point, NC (Morning EP, relisted 3/7/15)
WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY (relisted this week)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (Digital EP, listed 3/1/15)
WMTW-TV, Portland, ME (AM EP, relisted 3/22/15)
WCYB-TV, Tri-Cities, TN (relisted 3/22/15)

ASSIGNMENT MANAGER:

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (listed 2/22/15)
Central Florida News 13, Orlando, FL (relisted 3/29/15, see ad above!)

MANAGING EDITOR:

WMAQ-TV, Chicago, IL (new listing this week)
WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (relisted 3/14/15)

NEWS OPERATIONS MANAGER:

WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, PA: (relisted 3/22/15)

Obituaries:

ALAN DePETRO, who once served as news director for WKBF-TV in Cleveland, died this week at the age of 81. Not familiar with WKBF?  Wikipedia to the rescue!  Alan spent almost 25 years as a reporter for WEWS-TV in Cleveland, which detailed his passing here in a report which includes links to some of his stories. Alan also worked in Youngstown and once led a fund-raising drive for new uniforms for his high school band.

And I’m sorry to report the death of my mother-in-law, BEVERLY SHIPPEE, who died in her sleep Thursday morning at her Detroit home. She was 87. In addition to my wife, KAREN BURNS, she is survived by another daughter, MARGARET KNIGHT, and a son, JAMES SHIPPEE. More in this obituary.

Situations Wanted:

We offer a free situations wanted ad to news managers who are out of work and looking for a new opportunity. If you’d like to state your case to a well targeted audience, email me an item (max. 150 words). You may include a link to a website, an email address, and a photo. You must include your name. I’ll run it for one week. I don’t represent or endorse those listed, but merely trying to help.

Names in the News…and other things:

Investigative Reporters and Editors released the names of the winners of its annual awards completion, including a number of TV winners. The honors will be presented at the annual IRE convention in Philadelphia this June. (As I’ve mentioned before, the IRE conference is, in my opinion, terrific. If you’re working in a newsroom and haven’t been, you should make every effort to go.) Here’s the list of winners.

Kennedy

Kennedy

SEAN KENNEDY has a new job but doesn’t have to move. He’s been named the Assistant ND at KSWB-TV, the Tribune-owned FOX affiliate in San Diego. Sean spent almost ten years in the same role at KGTV in San Diego. Before that, he was an ND in Shreveport for five years. He’s previously worked in Dallas as an EP for the now-defunct Texas Cable News, and in Springfield, MO.

Carr

Carr

Longtime newsman FORREST CARR has hit an unfortunate bump in the road in his battle against cancer. He tells the whole story in his latest blog post, which you can find by clicking here. Forrest has twice been a news director in Tucson, as well as in Tampa, Ft. Myers, and Albuquerque. He’s been working in radio in Tucson, and pursuing his first love, fiction writing.

General Manager News:

One time CLTV (Chicago) news director STEVE FARBER has joined Weigel Broadcasting as its SVP of Operations. Steve spent more than 20 years at Tribune Broadcasting in a variety of roles, as you will learn by reading this story.

TIM BENNETT has been named GM of WUPA-TV in Atlanta. That’s a CW affiliate that’s owned by CBS. He’ll continue as Director of Sales for the SE region for the CBS TV Stations.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, April 5, 2015.

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

WPIX-TV 220 E. 42nd Street New York NY 10017
KABC-TV 500 Circle Seven Drive Glendale CA 91201
KWHY-TV 4975 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles,CA 90019 *
KSTP-TV 3415 University Ave. St. Paul MN 55114
WLTV 9405 NW 41st St. Miami FL 33178 *
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
Central Florida News 13, 20 N. Orange Ave. Suite 13 Orlando FL 32801
WISH-TV 1950 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis IN 46202
WSMV-TV 5700 Knob Rd. Nashville TN 37209
KENS-TV 5400 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio TX 78229
KUTV 299 S. Main St. #150 Salt Lake City UT 84111
WDJT-TV 809 S. 60th St. Milwaukee WI 53214
KTNV-TV 3355 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas NV 89102
WXII-TV 700 Coliseum Drive Winston-Salem NC 27106
WWL-TV 1024 North Rampart St. New Orleans 70116
WTEN-TV 341 Northern Blvd. Albany NY 12204
KJRH-TV 3701 South Peoria Avenue Tulsa OK 74105
WBIR-TV 1513 Hutchison Ave Knoxville TN 37917
WOWK-TV 555 Fifth Ave. Huntington WV 25701
WACH-TV 1400 Pickens St. Columbia SC 29201
WFFT-TV 3707 Hillegas Rd. Ft. Wayne IN 46807
WPTA/WISE-TV 3401 Butler Rd Ft. Wayne, IN 46808 (see ad above!)
KMIZ-TV 501 Business Loop 70 East Columbia MO 65201
KTVL-TV 1440 Rossanley Dr. Medford OR 97501
WHSV-TV 50 North Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22802
KMVT/KSVT-TV 1100 Blue Lakes Blvd. North Twin Falls, ID 83301
WBUP/WBKP-TV 1705 Ash Street Ishpeming MI 49849

* Spanish language station


April 5, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015 UPDATE:

A news director who has a most unusual background…and has gone through a most unusual last few months…is leaving his top 30 market ND job at the end of the rating period.

Bray

Bray

STEVE BRAY, who’s been the ND at Media General’s WISH-TV in Indianapolis, will leave this CW affiliate at the end of the May rating period. He just led the news department through an affiliation change: WISH lost its CBS partnership at the end of 2014 and is now a CW affiliate.

And his background is different than most: he first joined the station 20 years ago as a meteorologist and was promoted to Chief Meteorologist four years later, a title he’s held even while serving as ND. His Linkedin page has the whole story.

Steve told me he’s going to take the next few weeks to decompress and figure out the ‘next chapter’.

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

I’ll be in Las Vegas for NAB and hope to see many of you there.

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

This week’s newsletter comes from our home office in Indianapolis, just 1.25 miles from Lucas Oil Stadium, home of tomorrow night’s basketball championship game. Not sure if I’m going yet, but I did go last night, and the second game was pretty exciting.

Perhaps not quite as exciting, unless you’re one of the people involved, are the TWO newly named news directors in this week’s newsletter, or the THREE people who’re moving on, including the retirement of a long-time Indiana news director.

Those changes mean 28 stations are now looking for NDs.

We have TWO new paid help wanted ads, among a total of FOUR ads this week.

The Scripps/Journal merger is complete, and that means a shuffle of regional managers and THREE new GMs at the company’s stations. CBS is moving one of its o-and-o GMs to a new market, and Nexstar is promoting one of its GMs. Those stories are below, along with news about a former Macon News Director who’s been named Dean of the the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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New News Director Openings:

Hilk

Hilk

WSMV-TV, Nashville, TN…after 8 1/2 years as ND for this Meredith owned NBC affiliate, MATTHEW HILK has left the station. His actual title was Director of News and Creative Services. Before moving to Music City, Matthew was the assistant news director for stations in Pittsburgh and Birmingham, a producer in Orlando, and a reporter in Louisville, Charleston, WV, and Oak Hill, WV.

KTNV, Las Vegas, NV…we told you earlier this week that KARIN MOVESIAN was leaving this now owned by Scripps ABC affiliate for a new job in St. Louis. More on that below. Karin was the ND here for almost eight years.

Neumann

Neumann

WPTA/WISE-TV, Ft. Wayne, IN…longtime news director PETER NEUMANN will retire at the end of May after 31 1/2 consecutive years as a news director at just two stations. He’s been at the helm of this duopoly for 9 1/2 years, spent 21+ years running the news department of WEAR-TV in Pensacola, and two years at KOLR-TV in Springfield, MO. Peter’s also worked in Phoenix, Indianapolis, Alpena, MI, and Muncie, IN, where he attended Ball State University. He sent this nice note to his staff. Granite owns WPTA and runs WISE, (owned by Malara Broadcasting), and Quincy is in the process of buying them.

Newly Named News Directors:

Karen Movesian

Movesian

KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO…KARIN MOVESIAN returns to her home market as the next ND here. (She’s a native of nearby Belleville, IL, and once worked at KMOV-TV here). Karin returns home from Las Vegas, where she’s spent the last eight years as ND for KTNV-TV. She’s also worked in Chicago (two stations), Detroit, Minneapolis, and San Antonio. Karin will replace MIKE SHIPLEY who will retire (from KSDK, not from working) once she’s settled. Mike’s been ND almost 15 years, and first joined the station in 1981 when I hired him as the night assignment editor. KSDK is an NBC affiliate owned by Gannett.

Weindel

Weindel

KECI/KCFW/KTVM-TV, (NBC Montana), Missoula, MT…JULIE WEINDEL returns to the ND chair to run this Bonten Media cluster of NBC affiliates. She’s been the Assistant ND here for the past six months, and has been an ND in Boise and Dayton. Julie’s also worked in Cincinnati and Tulsa. GM DICK REINGOLD (who’s being promoted to GM of the company’s WCTI-TV in New Bern, NC) sent this message to the staff. Julie replaces CHRIS GROGAN who’s been named Assistant ND for WSYX/WTTE-TV in Columbus, OH.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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Assistant News Director, KHOU-TV, Houston, TX:

This is a great opportunity to join a newsroom in a Top 10 market.

Houston is a culturally diverse city that has a lot to offer. It’s the 4th largest city in the nation…Home to the largest medical center in the world, the 2nd largest theatre district (trailing NYC), a unique museum district, and home to three professional sporting teams.

The ideal candidate is an experienced Executive Producer or senior-level manager ready to move up. Must have a current track record of crafting winning morning newscasts and leading talented people. This is an opportunity for a talented show leader who’s got what it takes to be an Assistant News Director. Line producing and show managing experience required. Five (5) to seven (7) years overall experience preferred.

For more information please click here to view job posting and how to apply.

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Assignment Manager, Central Florida News 13, Orlando, FL:

News 13 is looking for an experienced news manager to oversee the exciting logistics of daily news coverage.

Our Assignment Manager position is directly responsible for a staff of staff of 5 Assignment Editors but is also indirectly responsible for a staff of more than 60 journalists. This Executive Producer level management position reports to the News Director and collaborates with 7 other news department managers.

The successful candidate will be extremely organized, very familiar with large market news coverage strategy, and most importantly a leader who inspires and motivates journalists.

To apply for this position please click on this link:

Bright House Networks is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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News Director, KTSM-TV, El Paso, TX:

KTSM-TV, the NBC affiliate in the vibrant city of El Paso, TX is searching for an experienced, innovative leader with great news judgement, strong digital news initiative, and a passion to be the best. This is a great News Director opportunity in a great news market.

The successful candidate will lead the operation of a legacy news station and have the opportunity to build the department to reflect the changing newsroom model.

El Paso, TX is the 19th largest city in the U.S and one of the most livable cities in the country with over 300 days of sunshine each year. It rates 1st in lowest crime rate for four consecutive years in U.S. cities with over 500,000 people, 1st in Texas as its most affordable city, 3rd as the best city to raise a family and 4th as the best mid-size city for jobs.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please click here.

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Assistant News Director, WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC:

A great chance for you to join a great company! WJCL – the Hearst owned ABC affiliate in Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC – is looking for an Assistant News Director.

Savannah/Hilton Head is one of the top destinations in the nation that lives up to the hype with world class restaurants, sites, sounds and history as well as thriving modern amenities, communities and industries that are hiring. The Coastal Empire and Low Country have it all!

The successful candidate should have 2+ years of newsroom management experience, a varied background in the development & production of content and a willingness to help others grow.

Join a best-in-class broadcast company that is not afraid to invest in people or a place.

Just click here to learn more about the job and how to apply.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WBZ-TV, Boston, MA (relisted 3/22/15)
KHOU-TV, Houston, TX (new listing this week, see ad above!)
WFTS-TV, Tampa, FL (relisted 3/7/15)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 3/7/15)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (listed 3/29/15, see ad above!)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, PA (relisted 3/22/15)
KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (listed 3/1/15)
WFAA-TV, Dallas, TX (relisted 2/22/15)
WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (relisted 3/14/15)
KPRC-TV, Houston, TX (relisted 3/22/15)
KNXV-TV, Phoenix, AZ (listed 2/7/15)
WTVJ-TV, Miami, FL, (listed 2/1/15)
KOVR-TV, Sacramento, CA (PM EP, relisted 3/14/15)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (2 openings, relisted 3/14/15)
WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI (Special Projects EP, listed 3/29/15)
WAVY-TV, Norfolk, VA (2 openings, AM & Dayside, listed 3/29/15)
WIAT-TV, Birmingham, AL (relisted 2/15/15)
WGHP-TV, Greensboro/High Point, NC (Morning EP, relisted 3/7/15)
WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY (relisted 2/1/15)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (Digital EP, listed 3/1/15)
WMTW-TV, Portland, ME (AM EP, relisted 3/22/15)
WCYB-TV, Tri-Cities, TN (relisted 3/22/15)

ASSIGNMENT MANAGER:

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (listed 2/22/15)
Central Florida News 13, Orlando, FL (relisted 3/29/15, see ad above!)

MANAGING EDITOR:

WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (relisted 3/14/15)

NEWS OPERATIONS MANAGER:

WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, PA: (relisted 3/22/15)

Situations Wanted:

We offer a free situations wanted ad to news managers who are out of work and looking for a new opportunity. If you’d like to state your case to a well targeted audience, email me an item (max. 150 words). You may include a link to a website, an email address, and a photo. You must include your name. I’ll run it for one week. I don’t represent or endorse those listed, but merely trying to help.

Names in the News…and other things:

Kurpius

Kurpius

A former small market news director will be the next Dean of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. DAVID KURPIUS will take over this summer, replacing the aptly named DEAN MILLS who’s been the Dean there for 25 years. Kurpius is currently a professor of mass communication and associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at Louisiana State University, but earlier in his career he was a reporter, producer and then news director in Macon, GA. His Linkedin page is here, the school’s news release is here, and the local paper’s story can be found here.

General Manager News:

Now that the merger between Scripps and Journal Broadcasting has closed, there’s been a shuffle of regional managers and general managers, which means new GM at three of the company’s stations. Read all about it here.

BRIEN KENNEDY moves from one CBS o-and-o to another, as he takes over a GM for KYW-TV in Philadelphia. He’s been the GM for WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, and previously has been a GM in Phoenix, Miami, and Atlanta. More here.

THERESA UNDERWOOD has been promoted to Senior VP and Regional Manager for Nexstar. She’s been GM of the company’s WSYR-TV in Syracuse for 22 years.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, April 5, 2015.

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

WPIX-TV 220 E. 42nd Street New York NY 10017
KABC-TV 500 Circle Seven Drive Glendale CA 91201
KWHY-TV 4975 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles,CA 90019 *
KSTP-TV 3415 University Ave. St. Paul MN 55114
WLTV 9405 NW 41st St. Miami FL 33178 *
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
Central Florida News 13, 20 N. Orange Ave. Suite 13 Orlando FL 32801
WSMV-TV 5700 Knob Rd. Nashville TN 37209
KENS-TV 5400 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio TX 78229
KUTV 299 S. Main St. #150 Salt Lake City UT 84111
WDJT-TV 809 S. 60th St. Milwaukee WI 53214
KTNV-TV 3355 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas NV 89102
WXII-TV 700 Coliseum Drive Winston-Salem NC 27106
WWL-TV 1024 North Rampart St. New Orleans 70116
WTEN-TV 341 Northern Blvd. Albany NY 12204
KJRH-TV 3701 South Peoria Avenue Tulsa OK 74105
WBIR-TV 1513 Hutchison Ave Knoxville TN 37917
WOWK-TV 555 Fifth Ave. Huntington WV 25701
WACH-TV 1400 Pickens St. Columbia SC 29201
KTSM-TV 801 N. Oregon, El Paso, TX 79902 (see ad above!)
WFFT-TV 3707 Hillegas Rd. Ft. Wayne IN 46807
WPTA/WISE-TV 3401 Butler Rd Ft. Wayne, IN 46808
WDAZ-TV 2220 S. Washington Grand Forks, ND 52801
KMIZ-TV 501 Business Loop 70 East Columbia MO 65201
KTVL-TV 1440 Rossanley Dr. Medford OR 97501
WHSV-TV 50 North Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22802
KMVT/KSVT-TV 1100 Blue Lakes Blvd. North Twin Falls, ID 83301
WBUP/WBKP-TV 1705 Ash Street Ishpeming MI 49849

* Spanish language station


March 29, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015 UPDATE:

Some news director changes and two former NDs-turned GMs on the move in today’s UPDATE.

KARIN MOVESIAN, who’s been the ND for Journal’s-soon-to-be-Scripps’ KTNV (ABC) in Las Vegas since 2007, has been named news director for KSDK-TV in St. Louis.  Karin grew up in the St. Louis area, was graduated from St. Louis University, and earlier in her career worked at KMOV-TV.  She’s also worked as an Assistant ND in San Antonio, and as an EP in Chicago (two stations), Detroit, and Minneapolis.

Shipley

Shipley

At KSDK, she’ll replace MIKE SHIPLEY who announced last October that he’d retire from the station (but not from working) after his replacement was hired.  Mike’s worked for this Gannett-owned NBC station for almost 34 years, joining in 1981 as the Night Assignment Editor He’s been ND here since 2000.  Full disclosure:  Mike and I worked together at the campus radio station at Missouri, and I hired him at KSDK.

Hilk

Hilk

In Nashville, WSMV-TV News Director MATTHEW HILK has left that Meredith owned NBC affiliate. He’s been the news director (actual title: Director of News and Creative Services) since June, 2006. Before that he was the Assistant ND for stations in Pittsburgh and Birmingham, a producer in Orlando, and a reporter in Louisville, Charleston, WV, and Oak Hill, WV.

Lerner

Lerner

One-time ND turned GM ERIC LERNER is headed to the Big Apple as the next GM for WNBC-TV, where he’ll replace the retiring MICHAEL JACK. Eric’s currently the GM for another NBC o-and-o, WCAU-TV in Philadelphia. He’s been a GM in Seattle and Fresno, and a news director in Chicago, Seattle, and Wichita. He began his career working for Frank Magid Associates.

Reingold

Reingold

Finally, congratulations to longtime broadcaster DICK REINGOLD who is being promoted to VP/GM for Bonten Media’s stations in New Bern-Greenville-Washington, NC. Dick’s currently the GM for Bonten’s cluster of NBC stations in Montana. His background includes four news director jobs, a GM position at WUSA-TV in Washington, and other interesting jobs. You can read about all of them on his Linkedin page.

Congrats to Karin, Eric and Dick on their moves, and best wishes to Mike and Matthew as they move into the next phase of their careers.

I’m sure we’ll have a lot more to report in the next edition of our newsletter this weekend.

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

We interrupt your watching of some pretty good NCAA basketball games to bring you this week’s newsletter.

This week’s score: 4, 3, 27, 2, 3.

FOUR new news directors.

THREE new ND openings.

A total of 27 stations looking for news directors.

TWO new paid help wanted ads.

And a total of THREE help wanted ads.

And we have TWO items about new General Managers (one a former ND) and ONE item about TWO new EPs for a Milwaukee station.

All that and more as you read on.

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New News Director Openings:

KSTP-TV, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN…after seven years as ND for this Hubbard owned ABC affiliate, LINDSAY RADFORD is off to be ND for KMGH-TV in Denver. More on her move below.

Garner

Garner

WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI…GENIE GARNER has left this Weigel Broadcasting owned CBS affiliate after more than two years as news director. Genie’s been the ND here since August, 2012, and previously worked as a news director in Louisville (WHAS-TV), Honolulu (KITV), and Terre Haute, IN (WTHI-TV). She’s also worked as the Assistant News director for KMOV-TV in St. Louis.

Klaus

Klaus

WXII-TV, Winston-Salem, NC…BARRY KLAUS left this Hearst owned NBC affiliate this week after 13 years at the station, and eleven as news director. He’s going to work for a family business in New York City. (Barry’s a big Mets fan, and the staff gave him an appropriate farewell gift.) He’s also worked in Albuquerque, Hartford, Albany, NY, and Charleston, WV.

And please check out the ad for the open ND position at KTSM-TV in El Paso.  That’s below.

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Newly Named News Directors:

Weiner

Weiner

Verizon FIOS1 News, New York, NY…MARC WEINER has been named news director for this Verizon-owned 24 hour news channel serving New York. He most recently worked as an EP for Al Jazeera America’s news channel. Marc’s a former ND in Raleigh, Las Vegas, and Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo, and he’s worked in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Minneapolis. At FIOS1, he replaces JERRY ANDREWS who was ND here for two years.

Radford

Radford

KMGH-TV, Denver, CO…we told you earlier this week that LINDSAY RADFORD will join this Scripps’ owned ABC affiliate as ND. It’s a return to Colorado for Lindsay, who worked for another station in Denver and in Colorado Springs earlier in her career. She’s spent the last seven years as ND for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, the Hubbard-owned ABC station there, which she first joined in 2003 as an EP. Lindsay’s also worked in Hartford and El Paso. She replaces JEFF HARRIS who left last fall to be ND for another Scripps’ station, WEWS-TV in Cleveland. The station news release is here, and the local TV columnist’s story is here.

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Lewis

KATU-TV, Portland, OR…KYANN LEWIS returns to Portland to become news director for this Sinclair owned ABC affiliate. She’s currently the EP for KNTV, the NBC o-and-o in San Jose/San Francisco. Earlier in her career she worked for more than seven years for KPTV and KGW-TV in Portland. She’s also been a news director in Houston (KIAH-TV) and Greenville, SC (WHNS-TV). At KATU, she replaces TIFFANI LUPENSKI who left in January (after two years as ND and four years at the station) to become ND for KGTV in San Diego.

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LaFlesh

WPTZ/WNNE-TV, Plattsburgh, NY/Burlington, VT…MICHAEL LaFLESH has been promoted within Hearst to become news director here. Michael’s a longtime Hearst employee, spending the last 2 1/2 years as EP for WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. He also worked for Hearst’s WLWT-TV in Cincinnati for ten years, seven as the Nightside Executive Producer. Michael’s also worked in Dayton. He replaces SINAN SADAR who was promoted to ND of Hearst’s newly acquired WJCL-TV in Savannah. Sinan spent six years as ND here.

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Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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News Director, KTSM-TV, El Paso, TX:

KTSM-TV, the NBC affiliate in the vibrant city of El Paso, TX is searching for an experienced, innovative leader with great news judgement, strong digital news initiative, and a passion to be the best. This is a great News Director opportunity in a great news market.

The successful candidate will lead the operation of a legacy news station and have the opportunity to build the department to reflect the changing newsroom model.

El Paso, TX is the 19th largest city in the U.S and one of the most livable cities in the country with over 300 days of sunshine each year. It rates 1st in lowest crime rate for four consecutive years in U.S. cities with over 500,000 people, 1st in Texas as its most affordable city, 3rd as the best city to raise a family and 4th as the best mid-size city for jobs.

For a detailed job description and to apply, please click here.

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Assistant News Director, WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC:

A great chance for you to join a great company! WJCL – the Hearst owned ABC affiliate in Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC – is looking for an Assistant News Director.

Savannah/Hilton Head is one of the top destinations in the nation that lives up to the hype with world class restaurants, sites, sounds and history as well as thriving modern amenities, communities and industries that are hiring. The Coastal Empire and Low Country have it all!

The successful candidate should have 2+ years of newsroom management experience, a varied background in the development & production of content and a willingness to help others grow.

Join a best-in-class broadcast company that is not afraid to invest in people or a place.

Just click here to learn more about the job and how to apply.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WBZ-TV, Boston, MA (relisted 3/22/15)
WFTS-TV, Tampa, FL (relisted 3/7/15)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 3/7/15)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (new listing this week, see ad above!)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, PA (relisted 3/22/15)
KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (listed 3/1/15)
WFAA-TV, Dallas, TX (relisted 2/22/15)
WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (relisted 3/14/15)
KPRC-TV, Houston, TX (relisted 3/22/15)
KNXV-TV, Phoenix, AZ (listed 2/7/15)
WTVJ-TV, Miami, FL, (listed 2/1/15)
KOVR-TV, Sacramento, CA (PM EP, relisted 3/14/15)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (2 openings, relisted 3/14/15)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (AM EP, listed 1/18/15)
WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI (Special Projects EP, relisted this week)
WAVY-TV, Norfolk, VA (2 openings, AM & Dayside, new listing this week)
WIAT-TV, Birmingham, AL (relisted 2/15/15)
WGHP-TV, Greensboro/High Point, NC (Morning EP, relisted 3/7/15)
WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY (relisted 2/1/15)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (Digital EP, listed 3/1/15)
WMTW-TV, Portland, ME (AM EP, relisted 3/22/15)
WCYB-TV, Tri-Cities, TN (relisted 3/22/15)

ASSIGNMENT MANAGER:

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (listed 2/22/15)
Central Florida News 13, Orlando, FL (relisted this week)

MANAGING EDITOR:

WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (relisted 3/14/15)

NEWS OPERATIONS MANAGER:

WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, PA: (relisted 3/22/15)
WJLA-TV, Washington, DC (listed 2/15/15)

Situations Wanted:

We offer a free situations wanted ad to news managers who are out of work and looking for a new opportunity. If you’d like to state your case to a well targeted audience, email me an item (max. 150 words). You may include a link to a website, an email address, and a photo. You must include your name. I’ll run it for one week. I don’t represent or endorse those listed, but merely trying to help.

Names in the News…and other things:

Two new EPs to tell you about at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee.

LAURA MATOVINA moves from nearby Chicago to become the new morning EP for this NBC affiliate. She’s been the morning producer for WFLD-TV in Chicago. She’s also worked in Rockford, IL, and for another Milwaukee station. And NICOLE BUCKLEY will join the staff after the May book. She’ll be the evening EP here. Nicole currently works at WTMJ’s sister station in Ft. Myers, FL, where she’s an EP. She began her career in Springfield, IL.

General Manager News:

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Vea

If you missed our UPDATE item earlier this week, we’ll remind you that congratulations are in order for two-time Salt Lake City news director TANYA VEA, who’s been promoted to VP/General Manager for KSL-TV there.  Here’s the link to the story from the KSL website. She first joined KSL in 2010 as ND. She earlier served as the ND for KUTV in SLC. Little known fact: Tanya’s the niece of WXIA-TV (Atlanta) ND JENNIFER RIGBY.

LYLE SCHULZE will be the next GM for Raycom’s WIS-TV in Columbia, SC. He’s currently running WCTI-TV in Greenville/New Bern/Washington, Bonten Media’s ABC affiliate. He’s also been a GM in Palm Springs, Lansing, and Evansville, and has worked in Houston, Charlotte and Milwaukee.

Our Full List of ND Openings:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, March 29, 2015.

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

WPIX-TV 220 E. 42nd Street New York NY 10017
KABC-TV 500 Circle Seven Drive Glendale CA 91201
KWHY-TV 4975 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles,CA 90019 *
KSTP-TV 3415 University Ave. St. Paul MN 55114
WLTV 9405 NW 41st St. Miami FL 33178 *
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
Central Florida News 13, 20 N. Orange Ave. Suite 13 Orlando FL 32801
KSDK-TV 1000 Market St. St. Louis MO 63101
KENS-TV 5400 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio TX 78229
KUTV 299 S. Main St. #150 Salt Lake City UT 84111
WDJT-TV 809 S. 60th St. Milwaukee WI 53214
WXII-TV 700 Coliseum Drive Winston-Salem NC 27106
WWL-TV 1024 North Rampart St. New Orleans 70116
WTEN-TV 341 Northern Blvd. Albany NY 12204
KJRH-TV 3701 South Peoria Avenue Tulsa OK 74105
WBIR-TV 1513 Hutchison Ave Knoxville TN 37917
WOWK-TV 555 Fifth Ave. Huntington WV 25701
WACH-TV 1400 Pickens St. Columbia SC 29201
KTSM-TV 801 N. Oregon, El Paso, TX 79902 (see ad above!)
WFFT-TV 3707 Hillegas Rd. Ft. Wayne IN 46807
WDAZ-TV 2220 S. Washington Grand Forks, ND 52801
KMIZ-TV 501 Business Loop 70 East Columbia MO 65201
KTVL-TV 1440 Rossanley Dr. Medford OR 97501
KECI/KCFW/KTVM 340 W. Main Missoula MT 59802 (see ad above!)
WHSV-TV 50 North Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22802
KMVT/KSVT-TV 1100 Blue Lakes Blvd. North Twin Falls, ID 83301
WBUP/WBKP-TV 1705 Ash Street Ishpeming MI 49849

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March 22, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015 UPDATE:

Good news for two veteran newswomen today!

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Radford

Moments ago, LINDSAY RADFORD was announced by GM BRAD REMINGTON as the next news director for Scripps’ KMGH-TV in Denver, the ABC affiliate there. It’s a return to Colorado for Lindsay, who has worked as a producer in both Denver and Colorado Springs and whose mother and other family members live in Colorado.

She’s currently the news director for Hubbard’s KSTP-TV in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN. She been ND there since 2008, and also served as Assistant ND and EP in her 12 years at that ABC affiliate. Lindsay’s also worked in Hartford and El Paso, TX, in addition to a short time at another Minneapolis station.

Click here to read the news release.

At KMGH, she replaces JEFF HARRIS who left last fall to become ND at another Scripps’ station, WEWS-TV in Cleveland.

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Vea

And congratulations to TANYA VEA, who has been promoted to General Manager for KSL-TV and KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City. She’s been station manager there for the last year or so when she was promoted from news director. Tanya’s also a former ND at KUTV in Salt Lake City, a position she left for a PR job she held for two years before moving to KSL in 2010. Read the story the station posted on its website here.

We’ll have more on a busy week in our full newsletter!

regards,

Rick Gevers

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 UPDATE:

Changes involving two veteran news directors in this UPDATE.

Garner

Garner

GENIE GARNER, who’s been the news director for Weigel’s WDJT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Milwaukee, confirmed to me this afternoon that she has left the station.  She’s been the ND here since August, 2012, and previously worked as a news director in Louisville, Honolulu, and Terre Haute, IN.  Genie has also worked for a station in St. Louis.  More in this article.

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Klaus

And longtime WXII-TV (Winston-Salem, NC) news director BARRY KLAUS will leave the station later this week.  He’s headed to New York City to work in a family business there.  Barry’s been the ND here for more than eleven years and spent two years as the Assistant ND before being promoted.  He’s also worked in Albuquerque, Hartford, Albany, NY, and Charleston, WV.  Here’s his Linkedin page. WXII is owned by Hearst and is an NBC affiliate.

We’ll have more on both these stories…and all the week’s developments, in our full newsletter later this week.

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

THREE seems to be the featured number in this week’s report.

THREE new ND openings.

THREE new news directors to tell you about, leaving 27 open ND jobs.

And THREE new advertisers, of which TWO are looking for small market ND jobs in different parts of the country. And we welcome back WeatherMetrics whose ad is just below. Visit them at NAB!

Just one item in Names in the News (send me your news at rick@rickgevers.com), two new GMs, both in smaller markets, and one obituary for a veteran general manager.

If your NCAA bracket is better than mine, read on. And since that would be everyone who filled one out… :)

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New News Director Openings:

KTSM-TV, EL Paso, TX…LAUREN MACIAS-CERVANTES left at the end of the February rating period after 4+ years as news director. KTSM is an NBC affiliate and is now owned by Nexstar.

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Grogan

KECI-TV, Missoula, MT…CHRIS GROGAN is leaving this NBC affiliate (known as NBC Montana and owned by Bonten Media) to take an Assistant News Director position at WSYX/WTTE-TV in Columbus, OH. Chris was here almost three years, had previously been an ND in Grand Junction, CO, and worked in Great Falls, MT and Springfield, MO. You can learn more about the opportunity in the paid help wanted ad below.

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Norred

WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA…after seven years at the station, and 3 1/2 as news director, KAY NORRED has left this Gray Television owned ABC affiliate. She’s also worked in Tampa, Mobile-Pensacola, Sarasota, and Tallahassee.

While it’s not a new opening, I did want to call your attention to the paid help wanted ad below for the opportunity at WPTZ-TV in Plattsburgh, NY.

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Newly Named News Directors:

Boers

Boers

WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, MI…DAN BOERS has been promoted to News Director for this Media General owned NBC affiliate. He’s a West Michigan native who’s worked here for 18 years in a variety of roles. Dan first worked as a producer, then, for the last 12 years, as Assistant News Director. He’s also worked in Lansing. At WOOD-TV, he replaces REBECCA SAPAKIE who stepped down as ND in January to take a job within Media General working with stations on digital initiatives. She was ND here for six years.

KHQ-TV, Spokane, WA…TRACI ZERAVICA returns to this Cowles owned station as news director. She produced here in the early 90’s, was the EP from 2000-2007, and served as the Corporate ND for the Cowles stations in California (which have since been sold). Most recently she spent 2+ years as the Assistant News Director for KATU-TV in Portland. OR. At KHQ, she replaces JESSICA ROE who left the station earlier this month after just seven months as ND.

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Moravchik

KRCG-TV, Jefferson City, MO…JULIE MORAVCHIK has been named news director for this CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcasting. She most recently was ND for WDAZ-TV in Grand Forks, was previously a news director in Duluth, and has also worked in Minneapolis. She replaces ROBBY MESSER who left in January after about 16 months as ND. He’s returning to Phoenix and KTVK-TV (his first TV station) where he’ll be a producer. Here’s the story the station posted on its website about Julie’s hiring.

Paid Help Wanted Ad:

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News Director, KECI/KCFW/KTVM-TV, NBC Montana:

NBC Montana — KECI/KCFW/KTVM, the NBC stations in Missoula, Kalispell, and Butte-Bozeman, MT — is searching for an aggressive, experienced, hands-on leader to be News Director.

This person will provide leadership in the development and execution of our strategic news plan, closely tied to viewer research and zealous focus on our brand. Coaching and leading our team in compelling storytelling are key parts of the responsibility.

Position is based in Missoula, MT, home of the University of Montana, and some of the best and widest range of outdoor activities in America. This opportunity is unique and especially challenging because you will lead a dispersed staff across four newsrooms that produce over 25 hours of live news each week in two DMAs across spectacular Western Montana, a coverage area larger than New England.

The strongest candidates will be able to articulate the news plan, and hold team members accountable for consistent execution of that plan. Continuous recruiting and teaching new reporters working at their first full-time TV news jobs are crucial to success. We seek a track record of a newsroom leader who embraces coaching and training newsroom personnel and promotes a collaborative work environment in concert with our company’s Culture of Excellence.

Learn more about this opportunity by clicking here.

Please apply if you are the one to lead our successful news operation grow to the next level.

Qualified candidates should contact Dick Reingold, VP & General Manager at rreingold@keci.com.

No phone calls please. NBC Montana is owned by Bonten Media Group. EEOC

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WBZ-TV, Boston, MA (relisted this week)
WFTS-TV, Tampa, FL (relisted 3/7/15)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 3/7/15)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, PA (relisted this week)
KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (listed 3/1/15)
WFAA-TV, Dallas, TX (relisted 2/22/15)
WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (relisted 3/14/15)
KPRC-TV, Houston, TX (relisted this week)
KNXV-TV, Phoenix, AZ (listed 2/7/15)
WTVJ-TV, Miami, FL, (listed 2/1/15)
KDVR-TV, Denver, CO (Morning EP, listed 1/26/15)
KOVR-TV, Sacramento, CA (PM EP, relisted 3/14/15)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (2 openings, relisted 3/14/15)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (AM EP, listed 1/18/15)
WIAT-TV, Birmingham, AL (relisted 2/15/15)
WGHP-TV, Greensboro/High Point, NC (Morning EP, relisted 3/7/15)
WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY (relisted 2/1/15)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (Digital EP, listed 3/1/15)
WMTW-TV, Portland, ME (AM EP, relisted this week)
WCYB-TV, Tri-Cities, TN (relisted this week)
WTXL-TV, Tallahassee, FL (relisted 1/18/15)

ASSIGNMENT MANAGER:

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (listed 2/22/15)
Central Florida News 13, Orlando, FL (relisted 1/18/15)

MANAGING EDITOR:

WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (relisted 3/14/15)

NEWS OPERATIONS MANAGER:

WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, PA: (relisted this week)
WJLA-TV, Washington, DC (listed 2/15/15)

Obituary:

LARRY HERBSTER died this week at the age of 71. He ran television stations in Oklahoma City, Buffalo, Wilkes-Barre, PA and Rochester, NY, and also worked for WUSA-TV in Washington, DC. More about his life and career in this detailed obituary.

Situations Wanted:

We offer a free situations wanted ad to news managers who are out of work and looking for a new opportunity. If you’d like to state your case to a well targeted audience, email me an item (max. 150 words). You may include a link to a website, an email address, and a photo. You must include your name. I’ll run it for one week. I don’t represent or endorse those listed, but merely trying to help.

Names in the News…and other things:

Brooks

Brooks

ANDRE BROOKS heads west to become the morning EP for KDVR-TV, Tribune’s FOX affiliate in Denver. He’s been the Assistant ND for WDTN-TV in Dayton, and has also worked in San Diego, Jacksonville, FL, and Washington, DC.

General Manager News:

MARCI DANIELS has been named GM for WETM-TV, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Elmira, NY. She’s spent most of her carer in the Flint/Saginaw market, most recently as sales manager for WEYI/WBSF-TV. She’s also worked in West Palm Beach.

Another Nexstar station, another new GM. JUDSON “JUD” BECK will run WLAX/WEUX-TV in La Crosse/Eau Claire, WI. He’s been working for Living Social, previously was the GSM for WFLD-TV in Chicago, and served as sales manager for both the CBS and FOX stations groups.

Our Full List of ND Openings:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, March 22, 2015.

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

WPIX-TV 220 E. 42nd Street New York NY 10017
KABC-TV 500 Circle Seven Drive Glendale CA 91201
KWHY-TV 4975 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles,CA 90019 *
WLTV 9405 NW 41st St. Miami FL 33178 *
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
KMGH-TV 123 Speer Blvd. Denver CO 80203
Central Florida News 13, 20 N. Orange Ave. Suite 13 Orlando FL 32801
KSDK-TV 1000 Market St. St. Louis MO 63101
KATU-TV 2153 NE Sandy Boulevard Portland OR 97232
KENS-TV 5400 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio TX 78229
KUTV 299 S. Main St. #150 Salt Lake City UT 84111
WWL-TV 1024 North Rampart St. New Orleans 70116
WTEN-TV 341 Northern Blvd. Albany NY 12204
KJRH-TV 3701 South Peoria Avenue Tulsa OK 74105
WBIR-TV 1513 Hutchison Ave Knoxville TN 37917
WOWK-TV 555 Fifth Ave. Huntington WV 25701
WACH-TV 1400 Pickens St. Columbia SC 29201
KTSM-TV 801 N. Oregon, El Paso, TX 79902
WPTZ-TV 5 Television Drive Plattsburgh NY 12901 (see ad above!)
WFFT-TV 3707 Hillegas Rd. Ft. Wayne IN 46807
WDAZ-TV 2220 S. Washington Grand Forks, ND 52801
KMIZ-TV 501 Business Loop 70 East Columbia MO 65201
KTVL-TV 1440 Rossanley Dr. Medford OR 97501
KECI/KCFW/KTVM 340 W. Main Missoula MT 59802 (see ad above!)
WHSV-TV 50 North Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22802
KMVT/KSVT-TV 1100 Blue Lakes Blvd. North Twin Falls, ID 83301
WBUP/WBKP-TV 1705 Ash Street Ishpeming MI 49849

* Spanish language station