August 28, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016 UPDATE #2:

It’s my sad duty to report that BOB LONG died today in a Washington hospital after a long fight with bone cancer.

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Long

Bob was a legendary news director who retired in 2009 after six years as ND for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. He also served as ND for NBC’s WRC-TV in Washington, worked for several other Los Angeles stations, and also produced documentaries.

You will get a sense of the man as you enjoy this interview with Bob, conducted when he retired from KNBC. He was also known for the uniqueness of his memos, as remembered by WRC anchor JIM VANCE in this note today to his co-workers.

I don’t have funeral arrangements yet, nor Bob’s age. I’ll add them to this website when I do, and will include them in the next emailed edition of the full newsletter.

One other note: It was announced late today that LES VANN is headed to Scripps’ WFTX-TV (FOX) in Ft. Myers as General Manager. We told you last week that Les was leaving WISH-TV in Indianapolis after two years as GM.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Monday, August 29, 2016 UPDATE:

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Congratulations to long time Philadelphia news director SUSAN SCHILLER who was announced today as the new news director for KRIV-TV in Houston, the FOX o-and-o there.

More from Houston media blogger MIKE McGUFF.

Susan spent 15 years as ND of CBS’s KYW-TV in Philly, part of a 40 year career with the company, ranging from other owned stations to CBS News. Here’s her complete bio from when she was named to the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame.

At KRIV, she replaces BOB MORFORD who left in May for an ND job in Huntsville, AL, to be closer to his wife, who lives in Nashville. Bob spent four years here, three as news director.

And there’s one important correction from yesterday’s newsletter. I told you that CHRIS PETTIGREW had taken a new job as an EP at Scripps’ ABC affiliate in Detroit, WXYZ-TV. He actually is the new EP for Scripps’ ABC affiliate in Denver, KMGH-TV. Apologies to Chris, KMGH, WXYZ, and whoever is looking over his/her shoulder at WXYZ.

More in our full report later this week.

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

Another week of more ND jobs filled than opened. We will tell you about SIX new news directors, while just ONE position opened up. That drops our count of openings to just 16.

And ONE of those open ND jobs is among our FIVE paid help wanted ads this week.

Also this week…a handful of news managers on the move, an update on the departure of a former ND turned GM in Indianapolis, and the arrest of a former Tucson news director.

All that and more below.

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New News Director Opening:

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Garber

KTVT-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX…in one of three emailed UPDATES we brought you this week, we told you of the surprise departure of MIKE GARBER as news director for this CBS o-and-o after just over two years. He’s also been an ND in West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, FL, and Columbia, SC. Mike began his career as a sports producer for stations in Tampa and San Francisco. Longtime Dallas TV reporter ED BARK has more on his departure.

Newly Named News Directors:

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Adrouny

KNTV, San Jose/San Francisco, CA…in an announcement that bought spontaneous applause from the staff, STEPHANIE ADROUNY is being promoted to VP/News for this NBC o-and-o. She’s been the Assistant ND here for the past two years, and spent the eight years previously as the Assistant ND for KGO-TV in San Francisco. At KGO, for at least part of that time, her GM was VALARI STAAB, now President of the NBC o-and-o stations. You’re smart: you connect the dots. Stephanie replaces JONATHAN MITCHELL who left in July after more than six years as ND.

KAKW-TV, Austin, TX…this Univision station has named ISMAEL MARTINEZ as news director. Again! He worked at KAKW from 2003 until 2014 in a variety of roles, including news director, before moving to Univision’s San Antonio station, KWEX-TV, as News and Operations Supervisor. He replaces MIGUEL GAYTAN who was named ND of Telemundo’s KTAZ-TV in Phoenix in June.

Shelley

Shelley

WPTA/WISE-TV, Ft. Wayne, IN…JONATHAN SHELLEY joins this Quincy Media owned duopoly as news director. We have the news release here. Until last March, he spent nine years as the ND for WDSU-TV in New Orleans. He’s also worked in Oklahoma City, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, and Ft. Myers. Jonathan replaces ALAN WAGMEISTER who left the station last month (shortly after Quincy took over) after one year as ND.

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WWTV/WWUP-TV, Cadillac/Traverse City, MI…SEAN MAHON returns to this CBS affiliate as news director. He was the station’s chief photographer from 1996-2000 before working for three Detroit stations as a photographer. He replaces KEVIN DUNAWAY who was promoted to Vice President and General Manager for this Heritage Broadcasting station in April after 14 years as ND.

Shriner

Shriner

KPLC-TV, Lake Charles, LA…JENELLE SHRINER will be the next ND for this Raycom Media owned NBC affiliate. Here’s the official release from the station. She’s spent the last eight months as the Assistant ND (and interim ND) for KVUE-TV in her second stint at KVUE-TV in Austin, TX. She’s also worked in Houston, Seattle, Ft. Myers, and for two stations in Raleigh. Jenelle replaces CHARLIE HALDEMAN who was promoted to Raycom’s KXXV-TV in Waco, last month, after six years as ND here.

Moye

Moye

KTVZ-TV, Bend, OR…thanks to a loyal reader who answered our pleas last week for the destination of NIC MOYE, who left WLNE-TV in Providence. Turns out Nic is returning to Bend, OR, as ND for this News-Press and Gazette NBC affiliate. She spent three years as ND for WLNE, and was the start-up ND for KOHD-TV in Bend. She’s also worked in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, OR, Harrisburg, PA, and Santa Barbara, CA. Nic replaces LEE ANDERSON who stepped down after six years as ND and almost 20 at the station, much of it as anchor.

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News Director, WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY:

Do you think working in TV news is more exciting than ever? Do you wake-up “jazzed” because you are creating the future of electronic journalism? Does planning coverage on multiple platforms get your creative juices flowing? If your answer to all the above is a big, fat, YES! then News 4 Buffalo may be the place for you.

We’re looking for a News Director to be a partner with our tremendous staff of journalists. If you love investigative journalism, you’ll do plenty of that here; if you’re passionate about covering some of the wildest weather anywhere, we’ve got that too and if guiding a team of award-winning pros is right up your alley, then WIVB News 4 is right where you belong.

We’re not looking for the same old thing. We want a person who’s not afraid to shake it up and spends part of each day looking for that next “big thing.” We have all the tools you’ll need, and the mix of seasoned journalists and fresh, new talent that make coming to work fun.

If this feels like your dream job, then tell us about yourself . . . and why you belong at News 4 Buffalo!

Education/Experience: Bachelors Degree in Communications, TV/film or the equivalent. At least 5 years experience in television or radio broadcast/production is required.

To learn more about the duties and responsibilities, and to apply, click here.

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Assistant News Director, KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR:

KEZI 9 – ABC in Eugene, Oregon – the jewel of Oregon’s Willamette Valley in the stunning Pacific Northwest, has an immediate opening for an Assistant News Director.

Eugene is one hour from the majestic Pacific Ocean, one hour from stunning mountains and skiing, ninety minutes from the booming fun city of Portland, and home of the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers. Recreation, hiking, fishing, biking, thriving arts, clean air, low humidity. Who says you can’t have it all?

Eugene is also home to the University of Oregon Ducks and is known as Track Town USA, with historic Hayward Field, the home of Steve Prefontaine, and the birth place of NIKE.

KEZI is a member of the Heartland Media family – a dynamic and growing company with stations across the country. Besides KEZI, Heartland also has other west coast stations in Medford, OR and Chico, CA – offering three contiguous markets that can share content and resources.

We are a Live, Local, Late Breaking newsroom of dedicated professionals, and are looking for an experienced news leader to join our team. We want someone who can execute a strategy, mentor reporters and producers, utilize strong news judgment, and win every day on all platforms. We want someone with experience and a passion for news.

If that is you, let’s talk. Click here for details.

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Senior Executive Producer, WINK-TV, Ft. Myers, FL:

The WINK Senior Executive Producer will oversee the development and training of producers and Executive Producers at Southwest Florida’s leading news operation. WINK is looking for a leader capable of teaching and mentoring producers, as well as developing Executive Producers. Passion is important for this role, but more important is a sense of purpose.  The top candidate will be someone who demonstrates the ability to lead and teach. Creativity, strong news judgment, superb writing skills and excellent showcasing and production skills are a must.
The Sr. EP oversees all activities that go into the creation of the on-air product, which includes Executive Producers, Producers and Associate Producers. Integrating social media into the newscasts is an emerging growth area in which the Sr. EP must embrace and lead. The Sr. EP is the chief advocate for the practical execution of research strategies designed to meet audience expectations. This senior leadership position will help lead a team of experienced journalists that produce 65 hours of local news a week.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in broadcast journalism, preferred.
  • Practical experience as an Executive Producer of television news programs.
  • High production and journalism standards.
  • Excellent management, mentoring and teaching skills.
  • Must pass a pre-employment screening.
Send resume to:
Tom Doerr
News Director
WINK News
2824 Palm Beach Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33916
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Executive Producer, WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL:

Looking for that first News Director job?
 
Want to be a News Director, but don’t have the title yet?   Frustrated that you can’t get interviews for that first ND job?
I’ve got a deal for you.  Come to WAAY-TV in Huntsville, AL as the Executive Producer and we’ll train you to be a News Director.
There may be an opportunity to move into the News Director job here in the near future.  If that doesn’t happen, I will personally work to get you the ND job you want somewhere else.
The people I’ve trained have gone on to be NDs in Washington DC, Atlanta, San Diego, Portland, Orlando, Columbus, Spokane, New York, Monterey, Tampa, Pittsburgh, Miami, Dallas, and many more.
Email me today.  Let’s talk.
Paul Dughi, VP/GM at WAAY-TV. pdughi@waaytv.com

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (listed 8/14/16)
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (listed 8/14/16)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 8/7/16)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (relisted 8/21/16)
WFIE-TV, Evansville, IN (listed 7/24/16)
KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR (relisted 8/21/16, see ad above!)
KTXS-TV, Abilene, TX (listed 8/21/16)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (listed 8/14/16)
NBC Boston (listed 7/31/16)
WFLA-TV, Tampa, FL (AM EP, listed 7/4/11)
WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI (Special Projects/Investigative, new listing this week)
KDVR/KWGN-TV (AM EP, new listing this week, see ad above!)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (Dayside EP, relisted 8/14/16)
KOVR-TV, Sacramento, CA (Dayside EP, new listing this week)
WBTV, Charlotte, NC (listed 8/7/16)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (AM EP, listed 8/14/16)
KPTV, Portland, OR (listed 7/10/16)
WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (AM EP, relisted 8/14/16)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (Dayside & Digital EP, listing modified this week)
KCTV, Kansas City, MO (PM EP, listed 7/4/11)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (AM EP, relisted 8/14/16)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (AM EP, new listing this week)
KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, new listing this week)
WFOX/WJAX-TV, Jacksonville, FL (AM EP, listed 8/21/16)
WAVE-TV, Louisville, KY (listed 8/14/16)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (listed 7/24/16)
WINK-TV, Ft. Myers, FL (Senior EP, listing revised 8/21/16, see ad above!)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (AM EP, listing revised this week)
WOWK-TV, Charleston/Huntington, WV (relisted 7/10/16)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, relisted 8/21/16, see ad above!)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (relisted 7/17/16)
KIVI-TV, Boise, ID (AM EP, relisted 8/14/16)
WTXL-TV, Tallahassee, FL (listed 8/21/16)

MANAGING EDITOR:

NBC Boston (listed 7/31/16)

Names in the News:

WAGA-TV (Atlanta’s FOX o-and-o) has hired longtime Atlanta newsman PHIL HUMES as morning EP. Here’s the note from VP/News MIKE McCLAIN:

Please join me in welcoming Phil Humes to FOX 5 Atlanta. Phil joins our team Monday as an Executive Producer for Good Day Atlanta.

Many of you know Phil from his decades of work at WXIA. Phil most recently served as Manager of News Operations and Planning at 11 Alive. He also worked as a producer and an Executive Producer during his tenure there.

Phil is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He was awarded the prestigious NATAS Silver Circle award in 2014 for his outstanding work in television.

Phil is very excited about joining our team. Please take a moment to welcome him to FOX 5 Atlanta.

CHRIS PETTIGREW joins Denver’s KMGH-TV as Executive Producer. He spent the last six years at CNN. He’s also worked at the now-closed Pentagon Channel, in Washington, and in Charlottesville, VA.

WDSU-TV in New Orleans has hired MARK PARRICK as Assistant ND. He’d been an EP for WDAF-TV in Kansas City, and has also worked in Tampa, Peoria, and the Quad Cities.

PATSY LORIS has been promoted to Executive VP/News and Executive News Director for Univision.

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Richardson

Finally, former Tucson News Director BOB RICHARDSON was arrested on prostitution related charges in Chandler, AZ earlier this. Bob’s also worked in Houston, Nashville, San Antonio and Albuquerque. More in this story. Of note: Bob was one of the first two recipients in 1996 of what evolved into this newsletter.

General Manager Moves:

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Vann

We told you earlier that WISH-TV General Manager LES VANN is leaving this Media General-soon-to-be-Nexstar CW affiliate for a job to be announced later. Well, it ain’t later, yet, but we’ll have that news for you soon. JOE ABOUZEID, GM of sister station WDTN-TV in Dayton (and, like Les, a former news director) will be the interim GM. The Indianapolis Business Journal looks at what’s happened to WISH since the loss of its CBS affiliation almost two years ago.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, August 28, 2016:
If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

KTTV/KCOP-TV 1999 S. Bundy Dr. Los Angeles CA 90025
KTVT-TV 5233 Bridge Street, Fort Worth TX 76103
KRIV-TV 4261 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027
WPXI-TV 4145 Evergreen Road Pittsburgh PA 15214
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
WGRZ-TV 259 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202
WIVB-TV, 2077 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14207 (see ad above!)
WKEF/WRGT-TV 2245 Corporate Pl, Miamisburg, OH 45342
WSET-TV 2320 Langhorne Rd. Lynchburg VA 24501
WCSH/WLBZ-TV One Congress Square Portland, ME 04101
WAND-TV 904 South Side Drive Decatur, IL 62521
KRDO-TV 399 S. 8th St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
KARD/KTVE-TV 200 Pavilion Road W. Monroe, LA 71292
KMID/KPEJ-TV 3200 LaForce Boulevard Midland, TX 79711
KYOU-TV 820 W Second St. Ottumwa IA 52501


August 21, 2016

Thursday August 25, 2016 UPDATE #2:

Earlier today we brought you news of a news director change in Dallas, market #5. (See below for an update on that move.)

Tonight’s report covers a promotion to news director in San Francisco, market #6.

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Adrouny

Congratulations to STEPHANIE ADROUNY who was promoted to VP/News for KNTV, the NBC o-and-o in San Jose/San Francisco late today. It appears to be a popular move: I’m told the staff broke out in spontaneous applause when it was announced.

Here’s the note from GM RICHARD CERUSSI to the staff.

Stephanie has been the Assistant ND for this NBC o-and-o for the past two years. She spent the eight years before that as the Assistant ND for KGO-TV in San Francisco, where her GM…for at least some of that time…was VALARI STAAB, now president of the NBC owned stations group.

At KNTV, she replaces JONATHAN MITCHELL who left the station in July after 6 1/2 years as news director.

One update on today’s earlier report of MIKE GARBER‘s departure from Dallas’ KTVT-TV. Dallas media blogger ED BARK has filed this report which identifies some possible reasons behind that move.

More on both these moves in our full newsletter later this week.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 UPDATE:

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Garber

A surprise today from Dallas/Ft. Worth, where KTVT-TV News Director MIKE GARBER has resigned.

Mike’s been news director for this CBS o-and-o since July 2014. He’s also been an ND in West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, FL, and Columbia, SC. Mike began his career as a sports producer for stations in Tampa and San Francisco.

His Linkedin page has the full story.

I’ll try to have more on this story in our full newsletter later this week.

regards,

Rick Gevers

Monday, August 22, 2016 UPDATE:

Two developments to report this afternoon, both here in Indiana.

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Vann

Former news director turned general manager LES VANN, who lead WISH-TV in Indianapolis through a transition from CBS to a CW affiliate, is leaving that Media General-soon-to-be-Nexstar station to take a GM job at another station which will be revealed soon.

Les has been GM at WISH since the fall of 2014, and has also run stations in Savannah, GA, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Ashville, NC, Cedar Rapids, and Champaign, IL. He began his career in Springfield, IL, starting as an intern and rising to ND. More on his website.

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Shelley

And former WDSU-TV (New Orleans) News Director JONATHAN SHELLEY has landed as the next ND for WPTA-TV, the ABC/NBC duopoly in Ft. Wayne, IN. Here’s the news release. Jonathan spent almost nine years as ND for WDSU before leaving last March, and six years as the Assistant ND for another Hearst station, KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City. He’s also worked in Las Vegas, Milwaukee, and Ft. Myers.

He replaces ALAN WAGMEISTER who left the station earlier this month, shortly after new owner Quincy Media took over the station.

More in our full report later this week.

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

I’m pleased to tell you America’s General Managers have come off the golf course (save your emails, it’s a joke!) and been busy this week, filling FIVE open news director jobs, while just ONE position opened up. That drops our count of open ND jobs to a lower-than-it’s-been-in-a-while 20.

ONE of those open ND jobs is featured among our SEVEN paid help wanted ads this week.

TWO retirements of longtime broadcasters lead our Names in the News segment, along with a former ND running for office and some management moves in Jacksonville.

And we have an obituary for a former local newsman turned CNN producer who died too young while on vacation.

All that and more below.

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New News Director Openings:

WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh, PA…we told you on Wednesday that MIKE OLIVER was leaving this Cox owned NBC affiliate to return to Boston as ND for the company’s FOX affiliate there. WFXT-TV.  Mike was ND here for 3+ years and worked here for eleven years.  More on his new gig below.

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Newly Named News Directors:

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Oliveira

WFXT-TV, Boston, MA…MIKE OLIVEIRA returns to his native Boston as ND for Cox’s FOX affiliate. He’s been the ND for another Cox station, WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh for 3 1/2 years. Mike’s worked for WPXI since 2005, worked for another Boston station before that, and also worked in Syracuse where he went to college. Mike replaces LEE ROSENTHAL who left the station last month after almost two years as ND.

Diener

Diener

KMOV-TV, St. Louis, MO…you already know from our mid-week UPDATE that SCOTT DIENER has been named ND for the Meredith owned CBS affiliate. Here’s the station’s news release. Scott’s been working on a variety of projects since leaving KCBS-TV in Los Angeles in June, 2015, after five years as ND. He’s also run newsrooms in Dallas, San Jose/San Francisco, Phoenix, Cincinnati, and Louisville, and worked in Minneapolis, Raleigh, Knoxville, TN, and Columbia, MO. At KMOV, he replaces BRIAN THOUVENOT who left the station earlier this summer after two years as ND and six years at the station.

Johnston

Johnston

WLNE-TV, Providence, RI…KELLY JOHNSTON returns to this ABC affiliate as its next news director. More here. She began in 1999 in production, moved to news in 2005, eventually become Senior Producer before leaving in 2013 to spend time with her family. She replaces NIC MOYE who left earlier this month after three years as ND, apparently for a job in Oregon, about which I have no details. (Anyone? Anyone? Buehler?) WLNE is owned by Citadel.

Johnson

Johnson

KRCG-TV, Jefferson City, MO…MATT JOHNSON makes the short drive down Highway 63 to become ND for this Sinclair Broadcasting owned CBS affiliate. He’s been the Content Manager for KOMU-TV in Columbia, MO, for the past 3+ years, and has held a number of other jobs both in and out of TV. At KRCG, he replaces JULIE MORAVCHIK who left the station in June after about 15 months to become ND for WGBA-TV in her native Wisconsin.

Maliska

Maliska

WABG/WXVT/WNBD/EABG-TV, Greenwood, MS…GAVIN MALISKA is now GM and News Director for this Cala Broadcast Partners owned cluster of stations. Gavin tells me that WABG (ABC), WXVT (CBS), WNBD (NBC) and EABG (Fox), serve the Mississippi (and a little bit of Arkansas) Delta. Gavin’s been an ND in Macon, GA, Missoula, MT, Orlando, Indianapolis, and Panama City, and worked for FOX o-and-o’s in Chicago and Detroit.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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News Director, WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY:

Do you think working in TV news is more exciting than ever? Do you wake-up “jazzed” because you are creating the future of electronic journalism? Does planning coverage on multiple platforms get your creative juices flowing? If your answer to all the above is a big, fat, YES! then News 4 Buffalo may be the place for you.

We’re looking for a News Director to be a partner with our tremendous staff of journalists. If you love investigative journalism, you’ll do plenty of that here; if you’re passionate about covering some of the wildest weather anywhere, we’ve got that too and if guiding a team of award-winning pros is right up your alley, then WIVB News 4 is right where you belong.

We’re not looking for the same old thing. We want a person who’s not afraid to shake it up and spends part of each day looking for that next “big thing.” We have all the tools you’ll need, and the mix of seasoned journalists and fresh, new talent that make coming to work fun.

If this feels like your dream job, then tell us about yourself . . . and why you belong at News 4 Buffalo!

Education/Experience: Bachelors Degree in Communications, TV/film or the equivalent. At least 5 years experience in television or radio broadcast/production is required.

To learn more about the duties and responsibilities, and to apply, click here.

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Assistant News Director, KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR:

KEZI 9 – ABC in Eugene, Oregon – the jewel of Oregon’s Willamette Valley in the stunning Pacific Northwest, has an immediate opening for an Assistant News Director.

Eugene is one hour from the majestic Pacific Ocean, one hour from stunning mountains and skiing, ninety minutes from the booming fun city of Portland, and home of the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers. Recreation, hiking, fishing, biking, thriving arts, clean air, low humidity. Who says you can’t have it all?

Eugene is also home to the University of Oregon Ducks and is known as Track Town USA, with historic Hayward Field, the home of Steve Prefontaine, and the birth place of NIKE.

KEZI is a member of the Heartland Media family – a dynamic and growing company with stations across the country. Besides KEZI, Heartland also has other west coast stations in Medford, OR and Chico, CA – offering three contiguous markets that can share content and resources.

We are a Live, Local, Late Breaking newsroom of dedicated professionals, and are looking for an experienced news leader to join our team. We want someone who can execute a strategy, mentor reporters and producers, utilize strong news judgment, and win every day on all platforms. We want someone with experience and a passion for news.

If that is you, let’s talk. Click here for details.

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Senior Executive Producer, WINK-TV, Ft. Myers, FL:

The WINK Senior Executive Producer will oversee the development and training of producers and Executive Producers at Southwest Florida’s leading news operation. WINK is looking for a leader capable of teaching and mentoring producers, as well as developing Executive Producers. Passion is important for this role, but more important is a sense of purpose.  The top candidate will be someone who demonstrates the ability to lead and teach. Creativity, strong news judgment, superb writing skills and excellent showcasing and production skills are a must.
The Sr. EP oversees all activities that go into the creation of the on-air product, which includes Executive Producers, Producers and Associate Producers. Integrating social media into the newscasts is an emerging growth area in which the Sr. EP must embrace and lead. The Sr. EP is the chief advocate for the practical execution of research strategies designed to meet audience expectations. This senior leadership position will help lead a team of experienced journalists that produce 65 hours of local news a week.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in broadcast journalism, preferred.
  • Practical experience as an Executive Producer of television news programs.
  • High production and journalism standards.
  • Excellent management, mentoring and teaching skills.
  • Must pass a pre-employment screening.
Send resume to:
Tom Doerr
News Director
WINK News
2824 Palm Beach Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33916
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Executive Producer, WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL:

Looking for that first News Director job?
 
Want to be a News Director, but don’t have the title yet?   Frustrated that you can’t get interviews for that first ND job?
I’ve got a deal for you.  Come to WAAY-TV in Huntsville, AL as the Executive Producer and we’ll train you to be a News Director.
There may be an opportunity to move into the News Director job here in the near future.  If that doesn’t happen, I will personally work to get you the ND job you want somewhere else.
The people I’ve trained have gone on to be NDs in Washington DC, Atlanta, San Diego, Portland, Orlando, Columbus, Spokane, New York, Monterey, Tampa, Pittsburgh, Miami, Dallas, and many more.
Email me today.  Let’s talk.
Paul Dughi, VP/GM at WAAY-TV. pdughi@waaytv.com

 

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Executive Producer, WCNC, Charlotte, NC:

Are you all about social and new media? Do you like change? And does “risk” mean “potential” in your vocabulary? Be part of a news team that’s changing, growing and serving our community in the process. WCNC-TV, the TEGNA-owned NBC affiliate in Charlotte, NC is experiencing an exciting time in its newsroom and has an opening for a dynamic, creative Morning Executive Producer.

The Morning Executive Producer is a strong leader with major, breaking news experience, strong editorial judgment, newscast producing expertise and fully understands the needs of our audience across all our platforms. This position requires solid decision making skills, the ability to work well in a dynamic newsroom environment, social media experience and leadership in the digital content areas and skilled at infusing the mission of “Looking Out For You” into all newscasts.

A major metropolitan with a home town feel, Charlotte is great for professionals and families alike. Charlotte has it all – dine with an amazing view at Fahrenheit, Sunday night football up close and personal with the Carolina Panthers, scientific exhibits for the family at Discovery Place, concerts at Time Warner Arena and much more! Just a drive away experience the mountains in the fall and beaches in the summer. Charlotte is the place you want to call home!

If you are looking for a fast-paced atmosphere to thrive and develop in a city full of excitement – WCNC-TV and Charlotte is the place to be!

Please apply here!

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Nightside Executive Producer, WAVE-TV, Louisville, KY:

WAVE 3 News, the NBC affiliate in Louisville, KY, is looking for a strong leader to be our next Nightside Executive Producer.

The person we hire will share our vision of quality journalism that matters, and will be able to deliver it in a high-energy newscast from which viewers can’t turn away. We have an experienced team of producers committed to their craft, we have a brand new set and top notch graphics, and we have momentum in the ratings and within our newsroom. What we need is a leader who can build on those strengths and take our production quality to an even higher level.

Louisville is a dynamic city where something amazing is always happening, and we do those events bigger than anyone. From major breaking stories, to community celebrations, to The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, our Executive Producer will lead that coverage. He or she will also mentor, coach, and challenge producers, and have a key “seat at the table” when it comes to overall newsroom direction.

You must have at least 3 years of experience producing newscasts – preferably in a large or medium market – to be considered. Some supervisory experience is helpful, and knowledge of digital platforms is a must. You will also need to submit examples of recent newscasts you’ve produced, and be able to demonstrate how you’ve helped other producers make their newscasts better.

Our legacy is being Kentucky and Indiana’s first television station.

Our commitment is to always be Kentucky and Indiana’s best television station. If you want to be part of that commitment, complete online application by clicking here and attaching your resume with link to your most recent work.

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

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

HOT SHOT PRODUCERS NEEDED IN THE CITY NAMED BEST PLACE TO LIVE!

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 14 hours of TV news every weekday with several more hours on weekends.

Interested?

Then we want to hear from you. But please don’t waste your time, or ours, if you don’t fit the description above – AND if you don’t 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.

Qualified candidates are urged to apply immediately at: www.tribunemediacareers.com JOB ID 2016-44641.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (listed 8/14/16)
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (listed 8/14/16)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 8/7/16)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (relisted this week)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (relisted 6/12/16)
WFIE-TV, Evansville, IN (listed 7/24/16)
KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR (relisted this week, see ad above!)
KTXS-TV, Abilene, TX (new listing this week)

EXECUCTIVE PRODUCER:

KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (listed 8/14/16)
NBC Boston (listed 7/31/16)
WAGA-TV, Atlanta, GA (AM EP, listed 6/26/16)
WFLA-TV, Tampa, FL (AM EP, listed 7/4/11)
KMGH-TV, Denver, CO (relisted 8/14/16)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (Dayside EP, relisted 8/14/16)
WBTV, Charlotte, NC (listed 8/7/16)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (AM EP, listed 8/14/16, see ad above!)
KPTV, Portland, OR (listed 7/10/16)
WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (AM EP, relisted 8/14/16)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (listing modified 6/12/16)
KCTV, Kansas City, MO (PM EP, listed 7/4/11)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (AM EP, relisted 8/14/16)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (PM EP, listing revised 6/12/16)
WFOX/WJAX-TV, Jacksonville, FL (AM EP, new listing this week)
WAVE-TV, Louisville, KY (listed 8/14/16, see ad above!)

KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (listed 7/24/16)
WINK-TV, Ft. Myers, FL (Senior EP, listing revised this week, see ad above!)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (relisted 6/12/16)
WOWK-TV, Charleston/Huntington, WV (relisted 7/10/16)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, relisted this week, see ad above!)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (relisted 7/17/16)
KIVI-TV, Boise, ID (AM EP, relisted 8/14/16)
WTXL-TV, Tallahassee, FL (new listing this week)

MANAGING EDITOR:

NBC Boston (listed 7/31/16)

Obituary:

CNN producer MATT NULL, who also worked in a variety of local markets and for FOX News, died last week at the age of 34 while on vacation in Barcelona.  I have not seen a cause of death listed.  Matt started as a reporter in tiny Kirksville, MO.  More in this obit.

 

Names in the News:

Two retirements of longtime newsmen this week:

Paulus

Paulus

Longtime cable news executive STEVE PAULUS is retiring at the end of the month as Senior Vice President, News & Local Programming at Time Warner Cable. He was one of the founder’s of TWC’s NY 1 in New York. More in this New York Daily News article and more information about his career via his Linkedin profile.

And in Pittsburgh, JEFF WEISSBART is retiring Friday after 34 years at CBS’s KDKA-TV. Here’s part of the note he sent me:

Over the past 34 years I have held a variety of positions, starting out as an Assignment Editor, then Assignment Manager, Managing Editor, Assistant News Director, News Director and for the past 14 years, Operations Manager. Before my time at KDKA, I spent 4 years working at KQV NewsRadio in Pittsburgh. What does the future hold?Well this fall will include many trips to the Golf Course. Starting next year my wife and I plan on touring many of our National Parks.

Friends can wish him well via an email to: jweissbart@kdka.com

Some management moves in Jacksonville, FL, to tell you about. At Cox Media’s WFOX/WJAX-TV, PASCALE HEAD has been named Managing Editor, and Morning EP JERRY GOODMAN replaces her as Senior Executive Producer.

One-time Medford, OR, News Director JOHN DARLING is running for the state senate.

General Manager Moves:

TOM CANEDO returns to Atlanta as GM for CBS’s CW affiliate there, WUPA-TV. He’d been the GM at WUPA before the company transferred him to Detroit four years ago to oversee the CBS duopoly there, WWJ/WKBD-TV.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, August 21, 2016:
If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

KTTV/KCOP-TV 1999 S. Bundy Dr. Los Angeles CA 90025
KNTV 2450 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95131
KRIV-TV 4261 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027
WPXI-TV 4145 Evergreen Road Pittsburgh PA 15214
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
KAKW-TV 2233 W North Loop Blvd. Austin, TX 78756
WGRZ-TV 259 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202
WIVB-TV, 2077 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14207 (see ad above!)
WKEF/WRGT-TV 2245 Corporate Pl, Miamisburg, OH 45342
WSET-TV 2320 Langhorne Rd. Lynchburg VA 24501
WCSH/WLBZ-TV One Congress Square Portland, ME 04101
WAND-TV 904 South Side Drive Decatur, IL 62521
KRDO-TV 399 S. 8th St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905
WPTA/WISE-TV 3401 Butler Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
WWTV/WWUP 22320 130th Ave, Tustin, MI 49688
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
KARD/KTVE-TV 200 Pavilion Road W. Monroe, LA 71292
KMID/KPEJ-TV 3200 LaForce Boulevard Midland, TX 79711
KPLC-TV 320 Division St. Lake Charles LA 70601
KYOU-TV 820 W Second St. Ottumwa IA 52501

* Spanish language station


August 14, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016 UPDATE:

Here’s the UPDATE I teased yesterday, as a veteran newsman returns to Missouri as the next news director for KMOV-TV in St. Louis.

Diener

Diener

SCOTT DIENER, who was graduated from the University of Missouri, was named ND for that Meredith owned CBS affiliate moments ago.

Here’s the news release from the station.

Scott most recently was the ND for KCBS/KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, a job he left in June 2015 after five years. He’s also been an ND in Dallas, San Jose/San Francisco, Phoenix, Cincinnati, and Louisville, and worked in Minneapolis, Raleigh, Knoxville, and Columbia, MO. More on his Linkedin profile.

At KMOV, he replaces BRIAN THOUVENOT who left the station in June after just over two years as ND and six years at the station.

One more note: KELLY JOHNSTON has been named ND for WLNE-TV in Providence, RI. She replaces NIC MOYE who left the station earlier this month, apparently for an ND job in Oregon.

More in our full report this weekend.

regards,

Rick Gevers

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 UPDATE:

A Boston area native returns home as News Director for WFXT-TV, Cox’s FOX affiliate there.

Oliveira

Oliveira

MIKE OLIVEIRA has spent the past 3+ years as ND for Cox’s WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh. He was the managing editor for that NBC affiliate for almost three years before getting promoted. He first joined WPXI in 2005.

More here.

Earlier in his career he produced for WHDH-TV in Boston, and has also worked in Syracuse where he went to college.

At WFXT, he replaces LEE ROSENTHAL who left the station last month after not quite two years there.

I expect to have another UDPATE for you later this week.

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

While the numbers were obviously smaller, great to meet a number of you at this week’s AAJA conference in Las Vegas. I’ll hope to see still more of you in New Orleans at RTNDA/EIJ in September.

To my knowledge, there are NO newly opened ND jobs this week, while TWO positions were filled. Our total of open ND positions drops to 23.

Ever wanted to be an Executive Producer in Charlotte? Now’s your chance, with Paid Help Wanted ads for TWO such jobs among our FOUR ads this week.

And we have a number of what I think of as interesting items in Names in the News, including new jobs for two former top 25 market NDs, new co-presidents for Fox News, and the Washington Post catches up two a long running trend in TV newsrooms.

Read on!

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New News Director Openings:

To my knowledge, no new openings this week.  Please let me know if I’m wrong!

Newly Named News Directors:

Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald

KRNV/KRXI-TV, Reno, NV…SCOTT FITZGERALD lands his first ND job as he takes over this NBC/FOX duopoly operated by Sinclair. His background is wide and varied and detailed on his Linkedin page. For the past four years. he’s worked for CBS Interactive in South Florida. Scott replaces JASON GOODWIN who left in April after less than a year on the job.

Rates

Rates

KAEF-TV, Eureka, CA…SCOTT RATES is the new ND and anchor for this Bonten Media owned ABC affiliate. For the past few months he’s been the Assistant ND and anchor for sister Bonten station KRCR-TV in Redding, CA. He’s also worked as a reporter in San Francisco and for two stations in Orlando. Scott replaces LINDSAY HOUSAMAN who left to become the Assistant ND for WRIC-TV in Richmond, VA.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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Executive Producer, WCNC, Charlotte, NC:

Are you all about social and new media? Do you like change? And does “risk” mean “potential” in your vocabulary? Be part of a news team that’s changing, growing and serving our community in the process. WCNC-TV, the TEGNA-owned NBC affiliate in Charlotte, NC is experiencing an exciting time in its newsroom and has an opening for a dynamic, creative Morning Executive Producer.

The Morning Executive Producer is a strong leader with major, breaking news experience, strong editorial judgment, newscast producing expertise and fully understands the needs of our audience across all our platforms. This position requires solid decision making skills, the ability to work well in a dynamic newsroom environment, social media experience and leadership in the digital content areas and skilled at infusing the mission of “Looking Out For You” into all newscasts.

A major metropolitan with a home town feel, Charlotte is great for professionals and families alike. Charlotte has it all – dine with an amazing view at Fahrenheit, Sunday night football up close and personal with the Carolina Panthers, scientific exhibits for the family at Discovery Place, concerts at Time Warner Arena and much more! Just a drive away experience the mountains in the fall and beaches in the summer. Charlotte is the place you want to call home!

If you are looking for a fast-paced atmosphere to thrive and develop in a city full of excitement – WCNC-TV and Charlotte is the place to be!

Please apply here!

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Nightside Executive Producer, WAVE-TV, Louisville, KY:

WAVE 3 News, the NBC affiliate in Louisville, KY, is looking for a strong leader to be our next Nightside Executive Producer.

The person we hire will share our vision of quality journalism that matters, and will be able to deliver it in a high-energy newscast from which viewers can’t turn away. We have an experienced team of producers committed to their craft, we have a brand new set and top notch graphics, and we have momentum in the ratings and within our newsroom. What we need is a leader who can build on those strengths and take our production quality to an even higher level.

Louisville is a dynamic city where something amazing is always happening, and we do those events bigger than anyone. From major breaking stories, to community celebrations, to The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, our Executive Producer will lead that coverage. He or she will also mentor, coach, and challenge producers, and have a key “seat at the table” when it comes to overall newsroom direction.

You must have at least 3 years of experience producing newscasts – preferably in a large or medium market – to be considered. Some supervisory experience is helpful, and knowledge of digital platforms is a must. You will also need to submit examples of recent newscasts you’ve produced, and be able to demonstrate how you’ve helped other producers make their newscasts better.

Our legacy is being Kentucky and Indiana’s first television station.

Our commitment is to always be Kentucky and Indiana’s best television station. If you want to be part of that commitment, complete online application by clicking here and attaching your resume with link to your most recent work.

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

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

HOT SHOT PRODUCERS NEEDED IN THE CITY NAMED BEST PLACE TO LIVE!

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 14 hours of TV news every weekday with several more hours on weekends.

Interested?

Then we want to hear from you. But please don’t waste your time, or ours, if you don’t fit the description above – AND if you don’t 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.

Qualified candidates are urged to apply immediately at: www.tribunemediacareers.com JOB ID 2016-44641.

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Executive Producer, WBTV, Charlotte, NC:

WBTV, in Charlotte, NC (DMA #22) has a rare news leadership opening for its market leading, award winning newscasts in one of America’s best, fastest growing and most livable cities.

We’re looking for an outstanding Executive Producer, with a track record of strong leadership and show producing skills, with the ability to teach others while still able to take control in the booth when the chips are down. Our EP mentors and guides the producer team, helps coordinate coverage, sets standards of performance and maintains quality control, participates in daily coverage planning and plays a key role in long term strategic planning.

A working knowledge of digital and social media is also important.

If you have the proven leadership and show building skills to keep WBTV on a winning track, apply online by clicking here.

No phone calls please.
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Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (new listing this week)
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (new listing this week)

KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 8/7/16)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (relisted 6/12/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (relisted 6/12/16)
WFIE-TV, Evansville, IN (listed 7/24/16)
KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR (listed 6/12/16)

EXECUCTIVE PRODUCER:

KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (new listing this week)
NBC Boston (listed 7/31/16)
WAGA-TV, Atlanta, GA (AM EP, listed 6/26/16)
WFLA-TV, Tampa, FL (AM EP, listed 7/4/11)
KMGH-TV, Denver, CO (relisted this week)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (Dayside EP, relisted this week)
WBTV, Charlotte, NC (listed 8/7/16, see ad above!)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (AM EP, new listing this week, see ad above!)
KPTV, Portland, OR (listed 7/10/16)
WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (AM EP, relisted this week)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (listing modified 6/12/16)
KCTV, Kansas City, MO (PM EP, listed 7/4/11)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (AM EP, relisted this week)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (PM EP, listing revised 6/12/16)
WAVE-TV, Louisville, KY (new listing this week, see ad above!)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (listed 7/24/16)
WINK-TV, Ft. Myers, FL (listed 6/12/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (relisted 6/12/16)
WOWK-TV, Charleston/Huntington, WV (relisted 7/10/16)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, relisted 7/10/16)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (relisted 7/17/16)
KIVI-TV, Boise, ID (AM EP, relisted this week)

MANAGING EDITOR:

NBC Boston (listed 7/31/16)

Names in the News:

In case you missed the news late Friday, Fox has named BILL SHINE and JACK ABERNETHY as co-presidents of FOX News. More from the New York Times.

The Washington Post has discovered that investigative reporting is back in local TV newsrooms. Who knew? Well, we could start with almost everyone in the TV business. Read the paper’s take on this trend here.

LaPlante

LaPlante

One time Boston News Director GARY LAPLANTE returns to WHDH-TV there as Executive Producer. He’d been the ND for WBZ-TV for just over a year and half before leaving that CBS o-and-o in March. He’d been the Assistant ND for WFXT-TV in Beantown, worked for two stations in Albany, NY, as an ND and Ass’t. ND, and worked in Hartford as well as at WHDH earlier in his career.

Thouvenot

Thouvenot

Former KMOV-TV (St. Louis) News Director BRIAN THOUVENOT has landed as the Chief Development Officer for Catholic Charities of St. Louis. He spent just over eight years at that CBS affiliate, the last 2+ as news director, before leaving in June. He also worked in Lancaster, PA and Springfield, MO. More on his new job in this article.

ALLISON GIBSON, who’d been the Senior Executive Producer for WSJV-TV in Elkhart/South Bend, IN, has joined her former ND there, PERRY BOXX, in Peoria where she’ll be the Assistant ND for WEEK/WHOI-TV. She’s also worked in Roanoke and for News 12 New Jersey.

One time CNN and ABC correspondent CHARLES BIERBAUER is stepping down as Dean of the University of South Carolina’s communications school. He’s been there since 2002 and will leave at the end of the school year.

An update on the health of longtime Kentucky newsman JERRY SANDER. We told you last week he was facing surgery following complications from pneumonia from a fall which broke 6 ribs. I’m now told he’s in intensive care at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington, He’s a one-time ND at WTVQ-TV in Lexington and reporter for WKYT-TV there.

Finally, apologies to JACOB BURBRINK whose first name I changed last week in reporting his move to WPTA-TV in Ft, Wayne as Internet Director.

General Manager Moves:

LARRY STRUMWASSER is the new GM for Sinclair’s WCGV-TV (MNT) and WVTV (CW) in Milwaukee.

BILL WHITE joins Lockwood Broadcasting as GM of CW Affiliate WCWG-TV in Greensboro, NC.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, August 14, 2016:
If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

KTTV/KCOP-TV 1999 S. Bundy Dr. Los Angeles CA 90025
KNTV 2450 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95131
WFXT-TV 25 Fox Drive Dedham MA 02027
KRIV-TV 4261 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027
KMOV-TV One Memorial Drive St. Louis MO 630102
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
KAKW-TV 2233 W North Loop Blvd. Austin, TX 78756
WLNE-TV, 10 Orms Street Providence, R.I. 02904
WGRZ-TV 259 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202
WIVB-TV, 2077 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14207
WKEF/WRGT-TV 2245 Corporate Pl, Miamisburg, OH 45342
WSET-TV 2320 Langhorne Rd. Lynchburg VA 24501
WCSH/WLBZ-TV One Congress Square Portland, ME 04101
WAND-TV 904 South Side Drive Decatur, IL 62521
KRDO-TV 399 S. 8th St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905
WPTA/WISE-TV 3401 Butler Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
WWTV/WWUP 22320 130th Ave, Tustin, MI 49688
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
KARD/KTVE-TV 200 Pavilion Road W. Monroe, LA 71292
KRCG-TV 10188 Old Highway 54 North. New Bloomfield, MO 65063
KMID/KPEJ-TV 3200 LaForce Boulevard Midland, TX 79711
KPLC-TV 320 Division St. Lake Charles LA 70601
KYOU-TV 820 W Second St. Ottumwa IA 52501

* Spanish language station


August 7, 2016

Greetings:

A pleasure to see many of you at last week’s NABJ/NAHJ conference in Washington. And I’m sorry to have not gotten to say to others of you who were busy meeting with prospective employees when I was nearby. I’ll be in Las Vegas this week for AAJA and hope to see some of you there, as well.

While some of us were away, some General Managers were busy filling FOUR open news director openings, while another TWO stations now have new openings. Our total of open ND jobs stands at 24.

TWO of those open positions are among our FIVE Paid Help Wanted ads.

We have an obituary for a Spanish language GM in Houston who died a week ago, information about a station shuffle in a small Minnesota market, details on a health battle for a longtime Kentucky newsman, and we’ll tell you about a former LA and Seattle ND who’s authored a new book.

That’s all below!

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New News Director Openings:

Moye

Moye

WLNE-TV, Providence, RI…NICOLE ‘NIC’ MOYE has left this Citadel owned ABC affiliate. She’d been the ND there for three years, and had previously been the start-up ND for KOHD-TV in Bend, OR. She’s also worked in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, OR, Harrisburg, PA, and Santa Barbara, CA.

WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY…SCOTT LEVY is headed west to Kansas City to be the next ND for Meredith’s KCTV. More on that below.

Newly Named News Directors:

Levy

Levy

KCTV, Kansas City, MO…you learned through one of our UPDATES this week that SCOTT LEVY is joining this Meredith owned CBS affiliate. He’s been the ND for WIVB-TV in Buffalo for almost two years. He spent one year at WTAJ-TV in Altoona, PA and one year as ND for WETM-TV in Elmira, NY, both Nexstar stations. He’s also worked for News 12 Bronx/Brooklyn, and in Dallas, Memphis, Oklahoma City (two stations) and Tulsa. Scott replaces ED KOSOWSKI who left the station July 24th after not quite two years as ND there.

Queen

Queen

WHP-TV, Harrisburg, PA…BRYAN QUEEN is the next ND for this Sinclair owned CBS affiliate. His last job was as ND for WIS-TV, Raycom’s NBC station in Columbia, SC, a job he left in March after 2 1/2 years. Here’s the news release from WHP. Before WIS, Brian spent two years as an ND in Rochester, NY. He also worked for News 14 Carolina, NBC News Channel in Charlotte, in Winston-Salem and for MSNBC. He replaces MIKE BOTHWELL who left in June after two years to work for Napoli Management Group.

Clark

Clark

WHEC-TV, Rochester, NY…this Hubbard owned NBC affiliate has a new news director. It’s CASEY CLARK, who has been the Assistant ND for WBFF-TV in Baltimore for the past 3+ years. He’s also worked for another Baltimore station, and in Philadelphia, Seattle, Columbus, OH, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, FL, Ft. Myers, and Tucson. And he spent five years running a family business! Details here. Casey replaces CHRIS FORD who left the station in March after 2+ years on the job and is now an EP for WFLA-TV in Tampa.

Fray

Fray

KSNT-TV, Topeka, KS…JESSE FRAY makes an hour long drive to become the next ND for this Media General owned NBC affiliate. Learn more here. He’s been the Senior Executive Producer for KCTV in Kansas City (whose studios are in Fairway, KS). It’s a return to Topeka for Jesse, who worked as a reporter there earlier in his career. He’s also worked in Wichita. At KSNT, he replaces AL CARL who was promoted to ND for sister Media General station WISH-TV in Indianapolis.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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Executive Producer, WBTV, Charlotte, NC:

WBTV, in Charlotte, NC (DMA #22) has a rare news leadership opening for its market leading, award winning newscasts in one of America’s best, fastest growing and most livable cities.

We’re looking for an outstanding Executive Producer, with a track record of strong leadership and show producing skills, with the ability to teach others while still able to take control in the booth when the chips are down. Our EP mentors and guides the producer team, helps coordinate coverage, sets standards of performance and maintains quality control, participates in daily coverage planning and plays a key role in long term strategic planning.

A working knowledge of digital and social media is also important.

If you have the proven leadership and show building skills to keep WBTV on a winning track, apply online by clicking here.

No phone calls please.
EOE-M/F/D/V
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News Director, KRDO-TV, Colorado Springs, CO:

KRDO, NewsChannel 13, in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, located on the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies, is looking for a News Director.

Job Description:

The News Director is responsible for the overall supervision and development of the News Department staff, providing direction in story selection, story-telling and coverage. We are looking for someone with the ability to manage, coach, critique and motivate the news team to make our news programs the best and first choice for local news, information, weather and sports in our market. Experience with brand building, news research and managing the station’s news website is a plus.

The successful candidate will lead, manage, hire, train, supervise and motivate News department personnel. They should be experienced in preparing operating budgets and be prepared to be involved in News department capital planning. Any candidate must have excellent news judgment, be thoroughly versed in digital and social media have a passion for breaking news and strong organizational and leadership skills.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a 4 year degree in Journalism, Broadcasting or related field, previous experience as a newsroom supervisor, excellent time management skills, effective communication skills, an ability to work in a high stress, fast paced environment with multiple daily deadlines, good organizational skills, and excellent news judgment.

When applying for this position, please note your referral source and send resumes to:

News Channel 13
Attn: Human Resources
399 S. 8th Street
Colorado Springs, CO. 80905
Telephone (719) 632-1515
Fax (719) 575-6327
Email: personnel@krdo.com

Successful candidate must pass a drug test and background check.
News Channel 13 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posting Closes: When position is filled.

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

WPTA-TV, has just opened an extraordinary opportunity for a news director in Fort Wayne, IN.  This position will oversee both ABC and NBC news products in the market.  We’re expanding staff and news offerings.  The facility is currently undergoing a major expansion.  Just for news, we’re adding over 7,500 square feet, new studios, two new sets, new graphics and new control rooms.  The technological advancements to deliver a powerful news product here is about to be astounding.

Cool tools aside, and far more importantly, we’re looking for a major player able to rapidly grow our content, execution and news products into real deal, award winning journalism.  Simply spoken, we’re seeking excellence.

A minimum of 5 years television news management experience and a college degree in broadcast journalism preferred.

If you’ve got the chops, are a hands on leader, a teacher, and are looking for an unprecedented opportunity, this one is for you.

Contact:
Merry Ewing
General Manager
WPTA TV – WISE TV
mewing@21alive.com

WPTA-TV provides a competitive compensation and benefits plan. WPTA-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WTPA is part of the QMI Broadcast Group, a family owned company with 16 stations (ABC, NBC, FOX, CW) in 8 states. Throughout QMI, positions are available for candidates with all levels of experience and the advancement you are seeking.

Visit www.CareersAtQuincy.com for links to all stations and opportunities.

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Executive Producer,NBC Boston:

NBCU is launching an NBC Owned Station in Boston, adding to NECN and Telemundo Boston to become an even stronger news organization in the Boston market! Kenny Plotnik, VP of News, is one of the most experienced news leaders in the  country. Become a part of history and join the NBC Boston Team!

The Executive Producer is responsible for overall on-air editorial content.

Job Duties:

*  The Executive Producer is responsible for overall editorial content
*  The Executive Producer will manage Show Producers and Writers creating content for all platforms.
*  The Executive Producer will assist in the recruitment and professional development of Show Producers and Writers.
*  Responsible for the creative presentation of the day’s news, and the overall look of the newscasts
*  Ability to “produce-up” big story coverage and own the day’s top story or stories
*  Collaborate with other newsroom managers, and all divisions of NBC News for special events planning as well as day-to-day coverage.
*  Will work with all facets of the organization, including production, IT and engineering and the newsroom as a whole to
ensure the most accurate, relevant and compelling local coverage.
*  Responsible for tracking coverage related costs and ensuring fiscal responsibility in the news division.

Please apply online here!

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Managing Editor NBC Boston:

NBCU is launching an NBC Owned Station in Boston, adding to NECN and Telemundo Boston to become an even stronger news organization in the Boston market!  Kenny Plotnik, VP of News, is one of the most experienced news leaders in the country. Become a part of history and join the NBC Boston Team!

The Managing Editor helps craft and execute the strategic vision for all of our news operations including the new NBC Boston and NECN. The successful candidate will oversee daily news gathering, planning, budgeting and execution, and possess a keen understanding of news cycles for broadcast and digital platforms as well as an exceptional level of news judgment. The ME leads our news teams while seeking new tactical strategies to simplify operations. They inspire and instill confidence in the staff, and foster teamwork and collaboration. The Managing Editor is responsible for keeping their hands on the pulse of the Boston and New England community.

Please apply online here!

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted this week)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (relisted 6/12/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (relisted 6/12/16)
WFIE-TV, Evansville, IN (listed 7/24/16)
KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR (listed 6/12/16)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

NBC Boston (listed 7/31/16, see ad above!)
WAGA-TV, Atlanta, GA (AM EP, listed 6/26/16)
WFLA-TV, Tampa, FL (AM EP, listed 7/4/11)
KMGH-TV, Denver, CO (listed 6/19/16)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (Dayside EP, relisted 6/19/16)
WBTV, Charlotte, NC (new listing this week, see ad above!)
KPTV, Portland, OR (listed 7/10/16)
WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (AM EP, listed 6/19/16)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (listing modified 6/12/16)
KCTV, Kansas City, MO (PM EP, listed 7/4/11)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (AM EP, relisted 6/19/16)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (PM EP, listing revised 6/12/16)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (listed 7/24/16)
WINK-TV, Ft. Myers, FL (listed 6/12/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (relisted 6/12/16)
WOWK-TV, Charleston/Huntington, WV (relisted 7/10/16)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, relisted 7/10/16)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (relisted 7/17/16)
KIVI-TV, Boise, ID (AM EP, listed 6/19/16)

MANAGING EDITOR:

NBC Boston (listed 7/31/16, see ad above!)

Obituary:

Our sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of KYZA-TV (Houston) GM ROEL MEDINA who collapsed and died at his home on July 30th. He was 55. Roel had been the GM of that Azteca America affiliate since 2012. Media Moves has his complete background which includes time at English language stations in Dallas and Corpus Christi.

Names in the News:

Another complicated station shuffle is going on in Duluth, MN. Details here.

Please join me in sending good wishes to longtime Kentucky newsman JERRY SANDER who is facing more surgery following serious complications from pneumonia from a fall which broke 6 ribs. He’s a one-time ND at WTVQ-TV in Lexington and a longtime senior reporter for WKYT-TV there.

JACOB BURBRINK is the latest to make the trip from South Bend to Ft. Wayne as he joins Quincy’s WPTA-TV as Internet Director. He’s held the same job at WSJV-TV in South Bend since 2014. A lifelong Indiana native, Jason was graduated from Ball State University. He’s also sings in barbershop quartets. (Where else do you get this kind of detail?)

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Former Los Angeles and Seattle News Director turned digital media exec JOE BARNES has written a new book. It’s called Social Media Ethics Made Easy. You can learn more about the book…and pre-order your own copy, by clicking here. Joe also spent many years running his own consulting firm.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, August 7, 2016:
If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

KTTV/KCOP-TV 1999 S. Bundy Dr. Los Angeles CA 90025
KNTV 2450 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95131
WFXT-TV 25 Fox Drive Dedham MA 02027
KRIV-TV 4261 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027
KMOV-TV One Memorial Drive St. Louis MO 630102
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
KAKW-TV 2233 W North Loop Blvd. Austin, TX 78756
WLNE-TV, 10 Orms Street Providence, R.I. 02904
WGRZ-TV 259 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202
WIVB-TV, 2077 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14207
WKEF/WRGT-TV 2245 Corporate Pl, Miamisburg, OH 45342
WSET-TV 2320 Langhorne Rd. Lynchburg VA 24501
WCSH/WLBZ-TV One Congress Square Portland, ME 04101
WAND-TV 904 South Side Drive Decatur, IL 62521
KRDO-TV 399 S. 8th St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (see ad above!)
KRNV-TV 1790 Vassar St. Reno, NV 89502
WPTA/WISE-TV 3401 Butler Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 (see ad above!)
WWTV/WWUP 22320 130th Ave, Tustin, MI 49688
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
KARD/KTVE-TV 200 Pavilion Road W. Monroe, LA 71292
KRCG-TV 10188 Old Highway 54 North. New Bloomfield, MO 65063
KMID/KPEJ-TV 3200 LaForce Boulevard Midland, TX 79711
KPLC-TV 320 Division St. Lake Charles LA 70601
KYOU-TV 820 W Second St. Ottumwa IA 52501

* Spanish language station