It’s a slow week for news director moves, with just ONE ND job filled and NO new openings. That one position filled was in a large market and features a veteran news director.
So our list of open ND jobs drops to 27.
ONE of those openings is our only paid help wanted ad this week.
We have more on the passing of a well known small market Texas news director, and details about the death of a Texas group station owner.
But we have some interesting items in Names in the News, including a new job for a former Chicago ND (who’ll now report to someone who reported to her years ago). A new EP in Seattle, a new recruiter for CNN, retirement for a former ND turned ink-stained wretch, and a VERY candid and interesting profile of a former ND who says his work at the Christian Broadcasting network helped pave the way for FOX News and Donald Trump.
And a big broadcasting group is on a binge. You’ll have to read on to find out what kind.
Newly Named News Director:
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA…BILL DALLMAN is joining this Sinclair owned ABC affiliate in Seattle as its next news director. If that sounds familiar it’s because we reported it early this week in an UPDATE. Bill most recently was the VP/News for KCBS/KCAL-TV in Los Angeles. He was the first news director for Fox Sports 1, the first news director for KDVR-TV in Denver (when it was owned by Fox) and spent seven years in between those gigs as VP/News for Fox’s KMSP-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Bill’s also been an ND in Grand Rapids, MI, and has also worked in Sacramento, for another Minneapolis station, and began his career in Austin, MN, as an anchor/reporter. He’s replacing PAT COSTELLO who is retiring.
New News Director Openings:
To my knowledge there are no new openings this week. But please note just below the Paid Help Wanted Ad for the ND opening at Nexstar’s KCAU-TV in Sioux City, IA. We reported last week that JIM PARKER had left that ABC affiliate after 18 months as ND.
Paid Help Wanted Ad:
News Director, KCAU-TV, Sioux City, IA:
KCAU, the Nexstar owned ABC affiliate in beautiful Sioux City Iowa has an exciting opportunity. We are searching for a News Director who has the vision talent and drive to lead our news team.
You will work in a brand new state of the art broadcast facility which launched in February 2017.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, skilled communicator who leads our team in the execution of market-leading breaking news, weather coverage and community service on all platforms. This is a rare opportunity to join one of the best stations and the best broadcast group in the country.
Sioux City is located on the banks of the Missouri River and borders the states of South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.
Applicants should apply online by clicking here.
Other News Management Openings:
ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:
KTNV, Las Vegas, NV (relisted 1/14/18)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (relisted 1/14/18)
KWWL-TV, Waterloo, IA (relisted 1/28/18)
KVRR-TV, Fargo, ND (relisted 12/31/17)
KSBW-TV, Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, CA (listed 1/14/18)
WTTG-TV, Washington, DC (listed 1/14/18)
KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Evening EP, relisted 2/4/18)
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA (PM EP, listing revised this week)
KDVR/KWGN-TV, Denver, CO (listed 2/4/18)
WXIN/WTTV, Indianapolis, IN (listed 1/21/18)
KTNV-TV, Las Vegas, NV (new listing this week)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (Nightside EP, relisted 1/21/18)
KMTV, Omaha, NE (AM EP, listed 1/14/18)
WTVG-TV, Toledo, OH (listed 12/23/17)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (relisted 1/14/18)
WISC-TV, Madison, WI (AM EP, relisted 1/21/18)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (listed 1/21/18)
We told you earlier this week that KENNY BOLES died at the age of 63. He was being treated for pancreatic cancer but died of cardiac arrest. Kenny spent the last 21+ years as ND for KLTV/KTRE-TV, Raycom Media owned stations in Lufkin and Tyler, TX. The station remembered him here…the story includes his obituary. Kenny grew up nearby: his first job at age 17 was as a studio cameraman at KTRE. He worked in a major markets and for ABC News, but may best be remembered for mentoring hundreds of young journalists during his time as ND. Our sympathy to his wife CYNTHIA, their two sons, and other family members in Lufkin.
RAY MORAN, who founded Lubbock’s KJTV and grew his company, Ramar Communications, to own 16 TV and radio stations, died February 11th at the age of 82. Here’s the station’s report on his passing.
Names in the News (and other items):
Sinclair’s KOMO-TV (ABC) has not only a new news director (as reported above) but a new executive producer. ANA MARIA LAMAS BROUHARD joins the station from Sinclair sister-station in Austin, TX, KEYE-TV, where she was also an EP. She’s also worked for Spanish language stations in Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Sacramento, and Las Vegas.
MARYHELEN CAMPA leaves her home state of California (where she was a CBS News Bureau producer in Los Angeles) for Dallas, where she’ll be the Assistant Bureau Chief for the CBS bureau there. More on Maryhelen and her career in this report from Media Moves.
CNN has added a new member to its recruiting team. DEBORAH GRAU moves from NBC News’ Peacock Productions. Complete details in this memo from CNN VP RAMON ESCOBAR.
Onetime WGN-TV (Chicago) News Director JENNIFER SCHULZE joins the Chicago Sun-Times as executive producer of new media. The move reunites her with another longtime Chicago ND, CAROL FOWLER, to whom she’ll report. Chicago media reporter ROBERT FEDER has the story, which includes this tidbit: Jennifer is married to Sun-Times CEO EDWIN EISENDRATH.
Readers of a certain vintage will certainly recognize the name TERRY HEATON. He was a news director in Tennessee, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Alabama, spent time as a consultant, and many years as a producer for the Christian Broadcasting Network. In this very candid profile pegged to his new book, Terry says his work at CBN helped pave the way for Fox News and the election of Donald Trump. It’s worth your time, whether you know Terry or not.
Old friend (he’d probably prefer long-time friend) SCOTT PARKS is retiring at the end of March. He once served as an ND in Tulsa (KOTV) and Columbia, SC, (WIS-TV) before returning to his ink-stained past in print journalism, working for 23 years in two stints at the Dallas Morning News. He’s currently the Managing Editor of the Denton (TX) Record-Chronicle, his first newspaper and one where both his father and stepfather worked. His future plans (and how he can help you) are outlined in this post from his Linkedin page.
General Manager News and Notes:
Raycom Media is on a Regional VP naming binge…one last week (TIM INGRAM) and two more this week:
Nexstar has named MARY ANN JOHNSON general manager of its Des Moines station, WOI-TV and associated properties there. She’s been working as a consultant to a large privately owned automotive group.
Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:
Here’s our list of open ND jobs as of Sunday, February 18, 2018:
It’s unofficial, there may be others that are open, and some of these may have been filled. If you know of any in either category, please let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Verizon Fios 1 News 800 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, NY 10573
WUSA-TV 4100 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 20016
WUVG-TV 3350 Peachtree Road #1250, Atlanta, GA 30326 **
WFLA-TV 200 S. Parker St. Tampa FL 33606
WTSP-TV 11450 Gandy Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
KARE-TV 8811 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN 55427
WOIO/WUAB-TV 1717 E. 12th Street Cleveland, OH 44114
KUVS-TV 1710 Arden Way, Sacramento CA 95815 **
WTMJ-TV 720 E Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212
KVVU-TV 25 TV 5 Dr, Henderson, NV 89014
WJAX/WFOX 11700 Central Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32224
KOB-TV 4 Broadcast Plaza SW Albuquerque, NM 87104
WFTX-TV 621 S.W. Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral, FL 33991
WVLT-TV 6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919
KETV 1001 S. 10th Street Omaha, NE 68108
WPSD-TV 100 Television Lane. Paducah, KY 42003
WFFF/WVNY-TV 298 Mountain View Dr. Colchester, VT 05446
WJHL-TV 338 E. Main Street Johnson City, TN 37601
KIVI-TV 1866 E. Chisholm Dr. Nampa, ID 83687
KTVB-TV 5407 West Fairview Ave. Boise, ID, 83706
KHSL/KNVN-TV 3460 Silverbell Rd. Chico, CA 95973
WAOW-TV 1908 Grand Ave. Wausau WI 54403
KMIR-TV 72920 Parkview Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92260
KCAU-TV 5993 Gordon Drive Sioux City, IA 51106 (see ad above!)
KECI-TV 340 W. Main St., Missoula, MT 59802
KFBB-TV P.O. Box 1139. Great Falls MT 59403
KRTV P.O. Box 2989, Great Falls, MT, 59403
**: Spanish language station