November 6, 2016

Greetings:

Good luck to you and your co-workers on Tuesday’s election coverage.

THREE newly named news directors headline this week’s report, while we have TWO new news director openings.

That takes our list of open news director jobs to 23.

In Names in the News, details about the retirement of a two-time news director, a newly named Senior EP in Atlanta, and we’ll get an update on the latest turn in the career for a former Texas news director.

Read on!

New News Director Openings:

Richards

Richards

WRGB-TV, Albany/Schenectady, NY…STEVE RICHARDS will leave this Sinclair Broadcasting owned CBS affiliate after the November rating period. Steve’s been the ND here for just under two years. He told me he was grateful for the opportunity and wished the station well. He spent 27 years at WHEC-TV in Rochester, NY, starting as a vacation relief photographer, rose to Managing Editor and Assistant ND before serving as ND from 2009 to 2013.

Doughty

Doughty

KWES-TV, Midland, TX…JAMES DOUGHTY has left this Raycom Media owned NBC affiliate after about 15 months as ND. He’s also worked in Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Lufkin, San Angelo and in San Antonio.

Updating a story from last week…we told you that WTOK-TV (Meridian, MS) news director JOHN JOHNSON was leaving that station but we didn’t know why. We’ve since learned he’s retiring after 32 years there. Best wishes!

Newly Named News Directors:

Commodore

Commodore

KOKI-TV, Tulsa, OK…TINA COMMODORE moves up within Cox Media Group and becomes news director for this FOX affiliate. She’s been the Managing Editor at Cox’s WSB-TV in Atlanta and earlier had been the Manager of Coverage and Content there. She’s also worked in Columbus, OH, and Cincinnati, as well as for CNN. At KOKI, Tina replaces SUZANNE NADELL who was also promoted, in her case to WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh.

Humber

Humber

Platte

Platte

KGMB/KHNL-TV, Honolulu, HI…SCOTT HUMBER is being promoted to news director of this Raycom Media owned duopoly. The long and detailed note from GM RICK BLANGIARDI is here. Scott’s worked here for 14 years in a variety of roles and earlier worked in sports related media in the Boston area. Scott will replace MARK PLATTE who’s leaving to return to the mainland where his children are in school after six years as ND here. Mark had worked for newspapers before switching to TV. His unusual background is here.

Stein

Stein

WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL…MATT STEIN has been named news director for this ABC affiliate. He’s been the Assistant ND at WREG-TV in Memphis for the past 4 years. He’s also worked in Salinas/Monterey, CA, Seattle, Denver, Charlotte, and Syracuse. He’s also a past winner of Walter Cronkite Award for Political Journalism. Matt replaces JENNIFER HARDY who was promoted to news director for WWSB-TV in Sarasota, FL.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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Managing Editor, WAND-TV, Decatur, IL:

WAND-TV News in Decatur, IL is seeking a Managing Editor who understands how to showcase news across all platforms to provide the best experience whether it is on TV, digital or social. The person will oversee communication and logistics, working directly reporters, photographers, producers, managers, and others to cover the news of the day. The Managing Editor should have excellent news judgment and leads a team of multi-platform talent. He or she works closely with the News Director and Assistant News Director to manage workflow, content distribution and coverage planning.

ROLE AND REQUIREMENTS:

Lead role in identifying daily news coverage and content for all WAND News platforms. Previous experience in some form of multi-platform content distribution is necessary.
Will supervise breaking news response and daily coverage.
Ability to bring strong sense of urgency, immediacy and real time strategies to digital content and project initiatives.
Proven record with breaking news, owning the big story and growing new opportunities in our multi-media environment.
Work with reporters and anchors on enterprising stories.
Ability to coach reporters on finding unique elements to differentiate their content depending on platform.
The ideal candidate thrives on taking a lead role in editorial meetings and is a multi-tasker with demonstrated leadership and skills in managing resources.
Candidate must be an excellent communicator, motivator and delegator and able to foster teamwork and collaboration. Strong organization and writing skills and ability to prioritize daily is a must.

Please rush your resume to Morgan Trump, Assistant News Director: Morgan.Trump@wandtv.com.

WAND-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Senior Executive Producer, KRIV-TV, Houston, TX:

Fox 26 KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is seeking a highly competitive and innovative applicant for the position of Senior Executive Producer to oversee day-to- day news operations in the gathering, execution and production of content across multiple-platforms. The primary responsibility of this position is to create timely and compelling content with the highest standards of journalistic accuracy and excellent production values. In addition:

Be a creative and innovative thinker, content developer and “show doctor”
Possess strong breaking news skills and control room experience
Work with news director to recruit talent and train staff
Be able to communicate goals, motivate the team and commit to measureable results
Collaborate with executive producer of special projects on unique and promotable content for newscasts, long-form specials and digital platforms.
Have the ability to produce extensive live coverage whether in the studio or on a live remote
Serve as liaison for news department with marketing team
Attend editorial meetings, maintain schedules and perform other duties as assigned

Candidate should have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in a medium to large market news operation producing local or network news. Minimum of 3 years management experience. Knowledge of control room automation, desktop editing, I-news, and Microsoft pc-based systems is preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required. Valid driver’s license required.

Click on this link to apply:

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled

 

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WMAQ-TV, Chicago, IL (listed 10/30/16)
KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (relisted this week)
KNTV, San Francisco/San Jose, CA (relisted this week)

KNXV-TV, Phoenix, AZ (listed 10/30/16)
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (relisted 10/23/16)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 10/16/16)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 10/2/16)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (relisted 10/23/16)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (listed 9/4/16)
KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR (relisted 10/23/16)
KTXS-TV, Abilene, TX (relisted 10/30/16)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (relisted this week)
WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (Spec. Projects Sr. EP, relisted this week)

WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI (Special Projects/Investigative, relisted 10/30/16)
KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Senior EP, relisted 10/30/16, see ad above!)
KWGN-TV Denver, CO (listed 9/25/16)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (Dayside EP, relisted 10/30/16)
WOIO/WUAB-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 9/18/16)
KMOV-TV, St. Louis, MO (AP EP, listed 10/23/16)
KPTV, Portland, OR (relisted 9/11/16)
WXIN-TV, Indianapolis, IN (two openings, listed 10/23/16)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (two openings, listing modified 9/18/16)
KCTV, Kansas City, MO (PM EP, relisted 9/18/16)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (AM EP, relisted 10/30/16)
KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, relisted 10/30/16)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (PM EP, relisted 9/4/16)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (relisted 9/25/16)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (listed 9/4/16)
WFTX-TV, Ft. Myers, FL (AM EP, listed 10/30/16)
WOI-TV, Des Moines, IA (listed 10/23/16)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, relisted 10/30/16)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (relisted 9/25/16)
WTXL-TV, Tallahassee, FL (listing revised 9/11/16)

MANAGING EDITOR:

WAND-TV, Decatur, IL (new listing this week, see ad above!)

Names in the News:

Mac Donald

MacDonald

Longtime Anchorage newsman STEVE MAC DONALD will retire in December. He’s been at KTUU-TV there since 1996 in a variety of roles, including two stints as ND. Steve’s also a former news director at KTVA-TV there.

DARCY BONFILS joins WGCL-TV in Atlanta as Senior Executive Producer. She’s been working at The Weather Channel and earlier worked for two stations in New York City.

Readers of, uh, a certain age will likely remember BILL GOODMAN, once a news director for KPRC-TV in Houston. He’s been named executive director of the Kentucky Humanities Council following a long career at Kentucky Educational Television. More here.

General Manager News:

JAMES BARONET is the new GM for Sinclair’s KSAS-TV in Wichita, KS.  He had been a GM in Baton Rouge.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, November 6, 2016:

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

KTVT-TV 5233 Bridge Street, Fort Worth TX 76103
KOIN-TV 222 SW Columbia St. Portland OR 97201
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
WIVB-TV, 2077 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14207
WTEN-TV 41 Northern Blvd, Albany, NY 12204
WRGB-TV 1400 Balltown Road. Schenectady, NY 12309
WKRG-TV 555 Broadcast Dr. Mobile AL 36606
WCSH/WLBZ-TV One Congress Square Portland, ME 04101
WAND-TV 904 South Side Drive Decatur, IL 62521
WRCB-TV 900 Whitehall Road Chattanooga, TN 37405
WCTI-TV 225 Glenburnie Drive New Bern, NC 28560
WFFT-TV 3707 Hillegas Road Fort Wayne, IN 46807
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima, WA 98901
KAPP/KVEW 114 N. 4th Street Yakima, WA 98901
WTVA-TV PO Box 320 Tupelo MS 38802
KX Network 1811 N 15th Street Bismarck, ND 58501
KARD/KTVE-TV 200 Pavilion Road W. Monroe, LA 71292
KWES-TV P.O. Box 60150 Midland, TX 79711
KESQ-TV 31276 Dunham Way Thousand Palms, CA 92276
KMIR-TV 72920 Parkview Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260
WTOK-TV 815 23rd Ave. Meridian, Ms. 39301
KMVT-TV 1100 Blue Lakes Blvd. N Twin Falls, ID 83301
KYOU-TV 820 W Second St. Ottumwa IA 52501


October 30, 2016

Greetings:

Happy Halloween to you and yours. If you get more peanut M&Ms than you want, send ’em my way!

While it may be Halloween, nothing spooky in this week’s newsletter, with TWO new ND openings and just ONE newly named ND. That brings our list of open ND jobs to 22. (We have removed the open ND listing for WMAQ-TV in Chicago but have added an Assistant ND opening there.)

TWO of those 22 open ND jobs are featured in our FOUR paid help wanted ads.

We have details about the closing of a 21 year old cable news network serving several states in the Pacific Northwest. We have quite a few news managers on the move, and, sadly, obituaries for two general managers, one current and one former.

All this and more as you read on.
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New News Director Openings:

Stalvey

Stalvey

WRCB-TV, Chattanooga, TN…DERRALL STALVEY announced this week that he’s leaving his job here sometime in 2017. He’s been the ND here since August, 2007, and earlier worked as an Assistant ND in Knoxville. Derrall says he and his family plans to stay in Chattanooga. Here’s part of the note he sent his staff. WRCB is an NBC affiliate owned by Sarkes Tarzian.

WTOK-TV, Meridian, MS…this Gray Television owned ABC affiliate is advertising for a news director. My records show JOHN JOHNSON has been the ND there since 1985, and anchored at the station until 2011.

UPDATED 10/31/16:  John Johnson is retiring after 32 years at the station.  Congratulations and best wishes to him!

Newly Named News Directors:

Pickey

Pickey

WOAY-TV, Beckley-Oak Hill WV…SCOTT PICKEY will start tomorrow as the news director for locally owned Thomas Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate. Scott most recently was the ND for WWAY-TV in Wilmington, NC. Scott’s a former ND at another Wilmington station and in Fayetteville, AR. He’s also worked in El Paso, Huntsville, Raleigh, Richmond, and Syracuse. He replaces DAVID MILLER who left the station just six months after adding the ND job to his anchor duties.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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Senior Executive Producer, KRIV-TV, Houston, TX:

Fox 26 KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX, is seeking a highly competitive and innovative applicant for the position of Senior Executive Producer to oversee day-to- day news operations in the gathering, execution and production of content across multiple-platforms. The primary responsibility of this position is to create timely and compelling content with the highest standards of journalistic accuracy and excellent production values. In addition:

Be a creative and innovative thinker, content developer and “show doctor”
Possess strong breaking news skills and control room experience
Work with news director to recruit talent and train staff
Be able to communicate goals, motivate the team and commit to measureable results
Collaborate with executive producer of special projects on unique and promotable content for newscasts, long-form specials and digital platforms.
Have the ability to produce extensive live coverage whether in the studio or on a live remote
Serve as liaison for news department with marketing team
Attend editorial meetings, maintain schedules and perform other duties as assigned

Candidate should have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in a medium to large market news operation producing local or network news. Minimum of 3 years management experience. Knowledge of control room automation, desktop editing, I-news, and Microsoft pc-based systems is preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required. Valid driver’s license required.

Click on this link to apply:

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled

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News Director, WTVA-TV, Tupelo, MS:

WTVA in Tupelo-Columbus, Mississippi, has an immediate opening for a news director. The ideal candidate is a high energy person with a positive and competitive personality who possesses leadership skills to quickly gain the respect of a very strong team of journalists.

This person will be expected to take an award-winning newsroom to new heights of success.

WTVA is the NBC/ABC television station for Northeast Mississippi. It is located in Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis and the regional hub for shopping and services. The city is near two SEC-affiliated universities and is a short drive to Memphis and Birmingham.

Send résumé and cover letter to:

Jerry Jones
WTVA-TV
P.O. Box 320
Tupelo, MS 38802
jjones@wtva.com

Also, let us know in your cover letter how you learned of the opening.

WTVA is an equal opportunity employer.

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News Director, KMIR-TV, Palm Springs, CA:

KMIR-KPSE in beautiful Palm Springs is looking for a News Director.

If you’re reading Rick Gevers’ Newsletter, you know what a News Director does: we want to know what you can do?

Can you lead a team, develop an innovative plan, break a few rules and lead a great television station into the future?

How would you incorporate all things digital and social into the equation every day?

How would you run a newsroom? Lots of questions and we know there is not one right answer.

You just have to be willing to take chances, try new things, and know you’ll work for a company willing to innovate. No corporate News Director, just a local team out to win, in what has to be the best small market in America – Palm Springs.

Yes, it gets hot in the summer (but it’s a dry heat)

And when the snow starts falling in a few weeks, it will be 80 degrees here.

Resume and thoughts on above to PalmSpringsND@KMIR.com.

EOE

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Executive Producer, WOI-TV, Des Moines, IA:

Come make a difference in a newsroom that takes risks, invests in real journalism and allows you to grow. The perfect person for our Executive Producer position is someone with big ideas, an innovative spirit and has a love for creating great television with great sound and video.

If your dream is to become a News Director soon, this is a great starting place. Local 5 news in Des Moines, Iowa is looking for an energetic thinker who can take great content and make it shine. This position is for an upcoming, savvy producer or leader in a smaller market ready to apply what you’ve learned.

Des Moines has all the amenities of a big city (minus the professional sports teams.) We are consistently rated as a Top 5 best city in America for young professionals and overall well-being by the likes of Forbes, Bankrate.com, Gallup and Dell. Our music, dining and arts scene is thriving. Our news market is just as good.

Our newsroom is filled with storytellers, journalists and strong producers. Email me if you want to join us on the adventure.

April Samp
News Director
asamp@weareiowa.com

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WMAQ-TV, Chicago, IL (new listing this week)
KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (relisted 9/4/16)
KNTV, San Francisco/San Jose, CA (listed 9/4/16)
KNXV-TV, Phoenix, AZ (new listing this week)
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (relisted 10/23/16)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 10/16/16)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 10/2/16)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (relisted 10/23/16)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (listed 9/4/16)
KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR (relisted 10/23/16)
KTXS-TV, Abilene, TX (relisted this week)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (relisted 9/4/16)
WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (2 jobs, Sr. EP & Spec. Projects Sr. EP, listed 9/25/16)
WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI (Special Projects/Investigative, relisted this week)
KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Senior EP, relisted this week, see ad above!)
KWGN-TV Denver, CO (listed 9/25/16)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (Dayside EP, relisted this week)
WOIO/WUAB-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 9/18/16)
KMOV-TV, St. Louis, MO (AP EP, listed 10/23/16)
KPTV, Portland, OR (relisted 9/11/16)
WXIN-TV, Indianapolis, IN (two openings, listed 10/23/16)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (two openings, listing modified 9/18/16)
KCTV, Kansas City, MO (PM EP, relisted 9/18/16)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (AM EP, relisted this week)
KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, relisted this week)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (PM EP, relisted 9/4/16)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (relisted 9/25/16)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (listed 9/4/16)
WFTX-TV, Ft. Myers, FL (AM EP, new listing this week)
WOI-TV, Des Moines, IA (listed 10/23/16, see ad above!)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, relisted this week)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (relisted 9/25/16)
WTXL-TV, Tallahassee, FL (listing revised 9/11/16)

Obituaries:

Brown

Brown

UPDATED 11/1/16:  The location for the services for “BUD” BROWN has been changed to:

Buffalo Gap Chapel
133 William Street
Buffalo Gap, TX 79508

and will still be held this Saturday, November 5th, at 3:0O PM.

(Flowers should be sent to KTXS at 4420 Clack Street, Abilene, TX 79601)

Funeral services for KTXS-TV (Abilene, TX) General Manager ALBERT BELMONT “BUD” BROWN will be held next Saturday, November 5th, at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home at 542 Hickory Street in Abilene, TX. Bud died unexpectedly last Tuesday at the age of 64. He’d been the GM for this Bonten Media owned ABC affiliate since 2012, and previously was a GM in New Orleans, Spokane, and Tulsa. Bud was the GM for WWL-TV in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. The station reports on his death here, while the funeral home obituary (which I assume will be updated later this week) is here. Our sympathy to his wife LINNIE and their five year old son.

Farris

Farris

ELIZABETH “BETSY” FARRIS, a former general manager for KRCG-TV in the Jefferson City/Columbia, MO, market, died Saturday, October 21. She was 57 and lost a battle with cancer. She began at KCRG in sales and was GM for that CBS affiliate for about ten years before leaving to work for an entertainment business in Columbia. Betsy also worked in St. Louis and Sacramento. This obituary appeared in a Columbia newspaper.

Names in the News:

After 21 years, Tegna is closing its 24 hour cable news network in the Pacific Northwest, Northwest Cable News. The move affects the jobs of about 20-25 people. This article quotes GM JIM ROSE as saying he hopes to find jobs for about half those people in the company.

RTDNA celebrated its 70th birthday this week.

In Colorado Springs, CO, KXRM-TV News Director JOE COLE is stepping off the anchor desk for this Media General owned Fox affiliate to concentrate full time on the ND duties. The station honored him on his final newscast.

Ioos

Ioos

JAMIE IOOS moves across Phoenix to become the Content Manager for KTVK/KPHO-TV there. She’s been the Assistant ND for KNXV-TV in Phoenix since September, 2014, had been an EP there, is a former news director in Las Vegas and Albuquerque, and once worked as a consultant for Crawford Johnson & Northcott. She’s also worked in Boston, Providence, and Cedar Rapids.

After almost 18 years at WDBJ-TV in Roanoke in a variety of roles, KIMBERLY ELLER is headed to WBTV in Charlotte as an Executive Producer. She starts at that Raycom Media owned CBS affiliate on November 2nd.

TIA BROZ heads east on I-74 to Cincinnati to become an Executive Producer for Scripps’ WCPO-TV. She’s been a producer for WISH-TV in Indianapolis and has also worked in South Bend and Ft. Wayne.

JENNIFER NICKELS returns home to Ohio as the Assistant News Director for WBNS-TV in Columbus. She’d been an EP for WAVE-TV in Louisville, and has also worked in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbia, MO.

General Manager News:

ERIC DUNCAN returns to Texas as General Manager for KXXV-TV in Waco. I’m told he has deep Texas roots.  Eric spent about the last 18 months as GM for sister-Raycom station WSFA-TV in Montgomery. He’s earlier worked in Lubbock and Austin, TX.

Schrader

Schrader

The Cleveland Plain Dealer profiles new WOIO/WUAB-TV (CBS/CW in Cleveland) General Manager ERIK SCHRADER, who arrived in town just in time for the World Series. Erik’s a former ND in a number of markets, whose first GM job was just three years ago in Wichita…he later served as a GM in Birmingham.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, October 30, 2016:

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

KTVT-TV 5233 Bridge Street, Fort Worth TX 76103
KOIN-TV 222 SW Columbia St. Portland OR 97201
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
WIVB-TV, 2077 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14207
KOKI-TV 2625 S Memorial Dr, Tulsa, OK 74129
WTEN-TV 41 Northern Blvd, Albany, NY 12204
WKRG-TV 555 Broadcast Dr. Mobile AL 36606
WCSH/WLBZ-TV One Congress Square Portland, ME 04101
WAND-TV 904 South Side Drive Decatur, IL 62521
WRCB-TV 900 Whitehall Road Chattanooga, TN 37405
WCTI-TV 225 Glenburnie Drive New Bern, NC 28560
WFFT-TV 3707 Hillegas Road Fort Wayne, IN 46807
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima, WA 98901
KAPP/KVEW 114 N. 4th Street Yakima, WA 98901
WTVA-TV PO Box 320 Tupelo MS 38802 (see ad above!)
KX Network 1811 N 15th Street Bismarck, ND 58501
KARD/KTVE-TV 200 Pavilion Road W. Monroe, LA 71292
KESQ-TV 31276 Dunham Way Thousand Palms, CA 92276
KMIR-TV 72920 Parkview Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (see ad above!)
WTOK-TV 815 23rd Ave. Meridian, Ms. 39301
KMVT-TV 1100 Blue Lakes Blvd. N Twin Falls, ID 83301
KYOU-TV 820 W Second St. Ottumwa IA 52501


October 23, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 UPDATE:

I’m sorry to report the death today of a veteran General Manager.

Brown

  Brown

BUD BROWN died unexpectedly this morning at the age of 64. KTXS reports on his passing in this online story. The story does not mention a cause of death.

Bud is survived by his wife and a five year old son.

He’d been the GM for KTXS-TV in Abilene, TX, since 2012, but previously worked as a GM for WWL-TV in New Orleans, KREM-TV in Spokane, WA, and KOTV in Tulsa. He was the GM for WWL during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The station is an ABC affiliate owned by Bonten Media.

Our sympathy to his family, friends, and co-workers.

We’ll have more on this story in our full report later this week.

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

ONE large market station has an open ND job this week, along with ONE smaller station, while TWO smaller market stations have new news directors. Those changes bring our total of open ND gigs to 21.

THREE of those open jobs are featured among our FOUR paid help wanted ads.

In Names in the News, a new job for a well known former news director. We have a link to a story on how a new ratings competitor is impacting TV ratings, as well as some news managers on the move.

There’s a promotion for an Indianapolis General Manager in our only GM note.

And we’ll help you solve your gift giving problems. All part of the service here!

Enjoy.

New News Director Openings:

Juarez

Juarez

WMAQ-TV, Chicago, IL…as we told you earlier this week, DEBRA JUAREZ is leaving this NBC o-and-o in a move to sister o-and-os WTVJ/WSCV-TV (NBC/Telemundo) as Vice President of Digital. It’s a return to Miami for Debra, who’s worked for two stations (including WSCV) earlier in her career. She’s also been an ND for WFLD-TV in Chicago, NECN in Boston, and has worked in Albuquerque. More here from Chicago media writer ROBERT FEDER who includes the note from WMAQ’s Station Manager/VP News FRANK WHITTAKER.

Reese

Reese

KMIR-TV, Palm Springs, CA…DAVID REESE is leaving this NBC affiliate after the November book for a new job which he tells me will be announced soon. He has been the ND there since March, 2013 and previously worked for several stations in Los Angeles. KMIR is owned by OTA Broadcasting. You can learn more about this opportunity in the paid ad below.

Also, while not a new opening, please note the ad below for the open ND position at WTVA-TV in Tupelo, MS.

Newly Named News Directors:

Brence

Brence

KNWA-TV, Fayetteville, AR…LISA BRENCE is the news director for this Nexstar Broadcasting owned NBC affiliate. Lisa has worked her entire career at KNWA, starting in production and working her way into news.  She replaces BROOK THOMAS who held the job for more than eight years after being promoted from Assignment Editor.  He has taken a job as a associate product manager for Tyson Foods.

Keegan

Keegan

KEYC-TV, Mankato, MN…MITCH KEEGAN has been promoted to News Director for the ABC/FOX operation, owned by United Communications. According to his bio on the station’s website, Mitch has worked here ‘off and on’ since 2005 in a wide variety of roles. He replaces DAN RUITER who left the station in September when he took a job as an Information Officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources after more than 12 years as ND.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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News Director, WTVA-TV, Tupelo, MS:

WTVA in Tupelo-Columbus, Mississippi, has an immediate opening for a news director. The ideal candidate is a high energy person with a positive and competitive personality who possesses leadership skills to quickly gain the respect of a very strong team of journalists.

This person will be expected to take an award-winning newsroom to new heights of success.

WTVA is the NBC/ABC television station for Northeast Mississippi. It is located in Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis and the regional hub for shopping and services. The city is near two SEC-affiliated universities and is a short drive to Memphis and Birmingham.

Send résumé and cover letter to:

Jerry Jones
WTVA-TV
P.O. Box 320
Tupelo, MS 38802
jjones@wtva.com

Also, let us know in your cover letter how you learned of the opening.

WTVA is an equal opportunity employer.

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News Director, KMIR-TV, Palm Springs, CA:

KMIR-KPSE in beautiful Palm Springs is looking for a News Director.

If you’re reading Rick Gevers’ Newsletter, you know what a News Director does: we want to know what you can do?

Can you lead a team, develop an innovative plan, break a few rules and lead a great television station into the future?

How would you incorporate all things digital and social into the equation every day?

How would you run a newsroom? Lots of questions and we know there is not one right answer.

You just have to be willing to take chances, try new things, and know you’ll work for a company willing to innovate. No corporate News Director, just a local team out to win, in what has to be the best small market in America – Palm Springs.

Yes, it gets hot in the summer (but it’s a dry heat)

And when the snow starts falling in a few weeks, it will be 80 degrees here.

Resume and thoughts on above to PalmSpringsND@KMIR.com.

EOE

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Executive Producer, WOI-TV, Des Moines, IA:

Come make a difference in a newsroom that takes risks, invests in real journalism and allows you to grow. The perfect person for our Executive Producer position is someone with big ideas, an innovative spirit and has a love for creating great television with great sound and video.

If your dream is to become a News Director soon, this is a great starting place. Local 5 news in Des Moines, Iowa is looking for an energetic thinker who can take great content and make it shine. This position is for an upcoming, savvy producer or leader in a smaller market ready to apply what you’ve learned.

Des Moines has all the amenities of a big city (minus the professional sports teams.) We are consistently rated as a Top 5 best city in America for young professionals and overall well-being by the likes of Forbes, Bankrate.com, Gallup and Dell. Our music, dining and arts scene is thriving. Our news market is just as good.

Our newsroom is filled with storytellers, journalists and strong producers. Email me if you want to join us on the adventure.

April Samp
News Director
asamp@weareiowa.com

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News Director, WCTI-TV, Greenville/New Bern, NC:

WCTI-TV (ABC) in Greenville-New Bern, NC has an opening for an experienced, aggressive, and hands-on News Director. This person will provide leadership in the development and execution of our strategic news plan, closely tied to viewer research and focus on our brand. A required core competence is ability to coach and direct our team in compelling storytelling. The assignment includes embracing and advancing robust digital operations.

Position is based in New Bern, not far from the Crystal Coast and some of the best beaches on the Atlantic. We produce over 35 hours of live news each week on two stations and have a thriving digital presence via online, mobile and social media. News Director manages a staff across three locations, oversees newscasts for FOX Eastern Carolina in addition to WCTI, and prepares annual department budget and manages ongoing expenses.

Strongest candidates will be able to develop and articulate the news plan, hold all team members accountable for consistent execution of plan, and understand and lead the team in executing with the Bonten News Process. Continuous recruiting is essential, as is embracing coaching and training newsroom personnel. We seek someone with strong news DNA who at the same time thrives in a collaborative work environment in concert with our company’s Culture of Excellence.

Please apply if you are the one to lead our successful news operation to the next level. Qualified candidates should contact Dick Reingold, VP & General Manager at rreingold@wcti12.com.

WCTI is owned by Bonten Media Group. EEOC.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (relisted 9/4/16)
KNTV, San Francisco/San Jose, CA (listed 9/4/16)
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (relisted this week)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 10/16/16)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 10/2/17)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (relisted this week)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (listed 9/4/16)
KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR (relisted this week)
KTXS-TV, Abilene, TX (listed 8/21/16)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (relisted 9/4/16)
WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (2 jobs, Sr. EP & Spec. Projects Sr. EP, listed 9/25/16)
WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI (Special Projects/Investigative, relisted 10/2/16)
KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Senior EP, listed 9/18/16)
KWGN-TV Denver, CO (listed 9/25/16)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (Dayside EP, relisted 10/2/16)
WOIO/WUAB-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 9/18/16)
KOVR-TV, Sacramento, CA (Dayside EP, listed 8/28/16)
KMOV-TV, St. Louis, MO (AM 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 (relisted 9/11/16)
WXIN-TV, Indianapolis, IN (two openings, new listing this week)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (two openings, listing modified 9/18/16)
KCTV, Kansas City, MO (PM EP, relisted 9/18/16)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (AM EP, relisted 8/14/16)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (AM EP, relisted 10/2/16)
KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, listed 8/28/16)
WFOX/WJAX-TV, Jacksonville, FL (AM EP, listed 8/21/16)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (PM EP, relisted 9/4/16)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (relisted 9/25/16)
WAVE-TV, Louisville, KY (listed 8/14/16)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (listed 9/4/16)
WINK-TV, Ft. Myers, FL (Senior EP, listing revised 8/21/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (AM EP, listing revised 8/28/16)
WOI-TV, Des Moines, IA (new listing this week, see ad above!)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, relisted 8/21/16)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (relisted 9/25/16)
WTXL-TV, Tallahassee, FL (listing revised 9/11/16)

Names in the News:

Hair

   Hair

Longtime broadcaster PRINCELL HAIR moves up within NBC as he become GM for CSN (Comcast Sports Network) New England, based in Boston. He’s currently Senior VP of News and Talent for the NBC Sports Group. More in the official news release. He’s a former ND in Baltimore, Chicago, and Los Angeles, has been the Senior VP for News Operations for the Comcast Sports Group and also served as Senior VP for CNN Worldwide, GM of CNN, VP/News for the CBS o-and-o’s, and worked in Orlando, Miami, and Detroit.

Congratulations to ZAK OWENS, promoted to Executive Producer at WAVE-TV in Louisville. He’d been the 11:00 producer for that Raycom Media owned NBC affiliate.

DENNIS LORTZ returns to local news as he joins WOWK-TV in Charleston/Huntington, WV, as Assistant News Director. He’s a former ND/Anchor in Scottsbluff, NE, worked in Rapid City, SD, and produced in Dallas and Washington before working for many different syndicated programs.

The Indianapolis Business Journal takes a look at the impact ComScore has on the way television ratings are determined.

giving-guide-logoLooking for a gift for someone who is hard to buy for and loves animals? Check out Champions for Our Planet, the gift giving guide released this week by the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s largest award for animal conservation. The pictures alone are worth a few minutes. More about the guide here. Full disclosure: My wife KAREN BURNS is Executive Director of the Prize.

General Manager News:

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  Delia

Congratulations to WTHR-TV (Indianapolis, IN) General Manager LARRY DELIA. He is assuming additional duties as President of Dispatch Broadcast Group, which also owns WBNS-TV in Columbus, OH. Larry first joined the company in 2013 as GM of WTHR: He’s also been a GM for WXIN/WTTV in Indianapolis, as well as in New Orleans, Harrisburg, PA, and Burlington, VT. More on his promotion here.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, October 23, 2016:

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

WMAQ-TV 454 North Columbus Drive Chicago IL 60611
KTVT-TV 5233 Bridge Street, Fort Worth TX 76103
KOIN-TV 222 SW Columbia St. Portland OR 97201
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
WIVB-TV, 2077 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14207
KOKI-TV 2625 S Memorial Dr, Tulsa, OK 74129
WTEN-TV 41 Northern Blvd, Albany, NY 12204
WKRG-TV 555 Broadcast Dr. Mobile AL 36606
WCSH/WLBZ-TV One Congress Square Portland, ME 04101
WAND-TV 904 South Side Drive Decatur, IL 62521
WCTI-TV 225 Glenburnie Drive New Bern, NC 28560 (see ad above!)
WFFT-TV 3707 Hillegas Road Fort Wayne, IN 46807
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
KAPP/KVEW 114 N. 4th Street Yakima, WA 98901
WTVA-TV PO Box 320 Tupelo MS 38802 (see ad above!)
KX Network 1811 N 15th Street Bismarck, ND 58501
KARD/KTVE-TV 200 Pavilion Road W. Monroe, LA 71292
KESQ-TV 31276 Dunham Way Thousand Palms, CA 92276
KMIR-TV 72920 Parkview Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (see ad above!)
KMVT-TV 1100 Blue Lakes Blvd. N Twin Falls, ID 83301
KYOU-TV 820 W Second St. Ottumwa IA 52501

* Spanish language station


October 16, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016 UPDATE;

Another move today with NBC involving a veteran newsman.

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   Hair

PRINCELL HAIR has been named Vice President and General Manager of CSN (Comcast Sports Network) New England. He’ll be based in Boston. It’ll be a short geographical move from his current job as Senior VP of News and Talent for the NBC Sports Group.

The official news release is here.

Much of Princell’s career has been in news. He’s a former ND in Baltimore, Chicago, and Los Angeles, has been the Senior VP for News Operations for the Comcast Sports Group and also served as Senior VO for CNN Worldwide, GM of CNN, VP/News for the CBS o-and-o’s, and worked in Orlando, Miami, and Detroit.

Enjoy the rest of your week, and we’ll see you this weekend with our full report, including a tip on a great way to give a gift for someone who might be hard to buy for.

That’s called a tease!

regards,

Rick Gevers

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 UPDATE:

Greetings:

There’s a promotion within the NBC owned station group to share with you today.

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Juarez

DEBRA JUAREZ, who’s been the ND at WMAQ-TV in Chicago for the past five years, is returning to Miami to be VP/Digital for the two NBC stations there, WTVJ-TV and WSCV-TV, the Telemundo station. Earlier in her career, Debra was the EP for the Telemundo station in Miami.

She’s also been an ND for WFLD-TV in Chicago, New England Cable News in Boston, and worked at another station in Miami as well as in Albuquerque.

Chicago media writer ROBERT FEDER has the complete story here, including the note from WMAQ’s Station Manager and VP/News, FRANK WHITTAKER, to the staff. And Debra’s Linkedin page has her full background.

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

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Greetings:

Just ONE new ND opening…and ONE newly named ND this week. Our list of open jobs stands at 21.

All FOUR of our Paid Help Wanted ads feature some of those 21 ND openings.

There’s a new Executive Director at Investigative Reporters & Editors. That’s among the items in Names in the News, as well as a new job for a former ND who wanted to return home, and did.

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Newly News Director Opening:

WCTI-TV, /Greenville/New Bern, NC…SCOTT NICHOLS is leaving this Bonten Media owned ABC affiliate after four years as ND to become ND for WSET-TV in Lynchburg/Roanoke, VA. More on that below. You can learn more about this opportunity in the Paid Help Wanted ad below.

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Newly Named News Director:

Nichols

Nichols

WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA…we told you above that SCOTT NICHOLS would be the new news director for this Sinclair Broadcasting owned ABC station. He’s been the ND for WCTI-TV in Greenville/New Bern, NC, for the past four years. Scott’s also spent 10 years as an ND in Elmira, NY. At WSET, he replaces LEN STEVENS who left the station in June after 2+ years as ND and 14 at the station, many as the main anchor.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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News Director, WCTI-TV, Greenville/New Bern, NC:

WCTI-TV (ABC) in Greenville-New Bern, NC has an opening for an experienced, aggressive, and hands-on News Director. This person will provide leadership in the development and execution of our strategic news plan, closely tied to viewer research and focus on our brand. A required core competence is ability to coach and direct our team in compelling storytelling. The assignment includes embracing and advancing robust digital operations.

Position is based in New Bern, not far from the Crystal Coast and some of the best beaches on the Atlantic. We produce over 35 hours of live news each week on two stations and have a thriving digital presence via online, mobile and social media. News Director manages a staff across three locations, oversees newscasts for FOX Eastern Carolina in addition to WCTI, and prepares annual department budget and manages ongoing expenses.

Strongest candidates will be able to develop and articulate the news plan, hold all team members accountable for consistent execution of plan, and understand and lead the team in executing with the Bonten News Process. Continuous recruiting is essential, as is embracing coaching and training newsroom personnel. We seek someone with strong news DNA who at the same time thrives in a collaborative work environment in concert with our company’s Culture of Excellence.

Please apply if you are the one to lead our successful news operation to the next level. Qualified candidates should contact Dick Reingold, VP & General Manager at rreingold@wcti12.com.

WCTI is owned by Bonten Media Group. EEOC.

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News Director, WTEN-TV, Albany, NY:

ABC affiliate WTEN-TV in Albany, NY has an immediate need for a News Director.

WTEN also operates a JS&S agreement with WXXA (FOX). Responsibilities include managing a news operation that provides news product to both WTEN and WXXA. Ideal candidate will possess strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills along with a passion for multi-platform news distribution. Knowledge of branding and marketing is essential. Must be able to create and maintain a positive, focused, and competitive culture within the News Department. Work ethic and in-depth knowledge of news coverage will be closely examined.

Experience requirements are minimally an assistant news director. Education requirements are minimally a four year degree in Journalism, Communication, or closely related field.

Qualified candidates should apply online at www.MediaGeneral.com or email resume and cover letter to hr@news10.com.

Drug screen and background check required. Young Broadcasting of Albany is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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News Director, WAND-TV, Decatur, IL:

WAND-TV (DMA #85) has an immediate opening for a News Director.

We are looking for a candidate with at least 3+ years of experience as a News Director or Assistant News Director.

We want a leader who has knowledge, passion, and the ability to make critical decisions quickly. The newsroom will be yours to build and improve. We are a good news operation that is looking to become an exceptional news operation. Since WAND is a privately owned company, our staff is free from the restraints that can come with a company beholden to board members and shareholders. You will have a lot of freedom and only have to report directly to the Station President.

WAND is the perfect place to build a solid career. Decatur is centrally located in a tri-phenated market with the Illinois capital to the west and the world-renowned University of Illinois to the east. Decatur’s low cost of living, great schools and low crime rates makes it a perfect place to raise a family. In addition to its own growing downtown area, Decatur’s central location means it’s a short drive to several medium and major cities that have all of the amenities, including a few hours to either Chicago or St. Louis.

If you have what it takes to bring our news operation to the next level, email your resume to chris.yeagle@wandtv.com

WAND-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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News Director, KESQ-TV/CBS Local 2, Palm Springs, CA:

The Gulf California Broadcast Company in Palm Springs, CA currently seeks applicants for the position of News Director for KESQ (ABC), CBS Local 2 and KUNA-TV (Telemundo).

Job Description: The News Director is responsible for the execution of the stations brands in all forms for our news product. The News Director provides the vision and leadership to make our stations the best source of news, weather and information in the Palm Springs market. The ND is responsible for the overall supervision and development of the News Department staff, providing direction in story selection, storytelling and coverage in all aspects of the on air news product as well as on all digital platforms.

Qualifications include: A minimum of five years’ experience in a leadership role in multi-platform journalism. In addition, 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 audience research based news judgment is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism or a related field is preferred.

Candidate must pass a drug test and background check and a valid driver’s license is required.

The Gulf California Broadcast Company operates a state-of-the-art facility. The historic Palm Springs market offers a desirable lifestyle and is located in the beautiful Coachella Valley.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Gulf California Broadcast Company
Attention: Catherine Ferguson
31276 Dunham Way
Thousand Palms, CA 92276

Or email resume to Catherine.ferguson@kesq.com

The Gulf California Broadcast Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Posting closes when position is filled.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (relisted 9/4/16)
KNTV, San Francisco/San Jose, CA (listed 9/4/16)
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (listed 8/14/16)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 8/7/16)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 10/2/16)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (relisted 8/21/16)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (listed 9/4/16)
KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR (relisted 8/21/16)
KTXS-TV, Abilene, TX (listed 8/21/16)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

KXAS-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (relisted 9/4/16)
WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (2 jobs, Sr. EP & Spec. Projects Sr. EP, listed 9/25/16)
WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI (Special Projects/Investigative, relisted 10/2/16)
KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (Senior EP, listed 9/18/16)
KWGN-TV Denver, CO (listed 9/25/16)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (Dayside EP, relisted 10/2/16)
WOIO/WUAB-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 9/18/16)
KOVR-TV, Sacramento, CA (Dayside EP, listed 8/28/16)
WBTV, Charlotte, NC (listed 8/7/16)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (AM EP, listed 8/14/16)
KPTV, Portland, OR (relisted 9/11/16)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (two openings, listing modified 9/18/16)
KCTV, Kansas City, MO (PM EP, relisted 9/18/16)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (AM EP, relisted 8/14/16)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (AM EP, relisted 10/2/16)
KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, listed 8/28/16)
WFOX/WJAX-TV, Jacksonville, FL (AM EP, listed 8/21/16)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (PM EP, relisted 9/4/16)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM (relisted 9/25/16)
WAVE-TV, Louisville, KY (listed 8/14/16)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (listed 9/4/16)
WINK-TV, Ft. Myers, FL (Senior EP, listing revised 8/21/16)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (AM EP, listing revised 8/28/16)
WOWK-TV, Charleston/Huntington, WV (relisted 9/11/16)
WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL (PM EP, relisted 8/21/16)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (relisted 9/25/16)
WTXL-TV, Tallahassee, FL (listing revised 9/11/16)

MANAGING EDITOR:

NBC Boston (relisted 9/18/16)

Names in the News:

Haddix

Haddix

IRE has a new executive director. DOUG HADDIX returns to the organization after five years as the director of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State University. More here.

WKRG-TV in Mobile offered a brief on-air farewell to News Director MIKE RAUSCH who’s leaving that CBS affiliate after seven years as ND. He’s off to KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs as ND, reuniting with GM TIM LARSON. They worked together as ND/Assistant ND in Buffalo in the 80’s.

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POLLY VAN DOREN-ORR has landed back in Missouri, as she hoped to do when she left the ND job at WKEF/WRGT-TV in Dayton last June. Polly’s the new nightside EP for WDAF-TV in Kansas City. She’s also a former ND in Buffalo and Springfield, MO. With her arrival at that Tribune owned FOX affiliate, HEIDI SCHMIDT moves to dayside EP and will help out on special projects.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, October 16, 2016:

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com
KTVT-TV 5233 Bridge Street, Fort Worth TX 76103
KOIN-TV 222 SW Columbia St. Portland OR 97201
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
WIVB-TV, 2077 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14207
KOKI-TV 2625 S Memorial Dr, Tulsa, OK 74129
WTEN-TV 41 Northern Blvd, Albany, NY 12204 (see ad above!)
WKRG-TV 555 Broadcast Dr. Mobile AL 36606
WCSH/WLBZ-TV One Congress Square Portland, ME 04101
WAND-TV 904 South Side Drive Decatur, IL 62521 (see ad above!)
WCTI-TV 225 Glenburnie Drive New Bern, NC 28560 (see ad above!)
WFFT-TV 3707 Hillegas Road Fort Wayne, IN 46807
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
KAPP/KVEW 114 N. 4th Street Yakima, WA 98901
WTVA-TV PO Box 320 Tupelo MS 38802
KX Network 1811 N 15th Street Bismarck, ND 58501
KARD/KTVE-TV 200 Pavilion Road W. Monroe, LA 71292
KMID/KPEJ-TV 3200 LaForce Boulevard Midland, TX 79711
KESQ-TV 31276 Dunham Way Thousand Palms, CA 92276 (see ad above!)
KMVT-TV 1100 Blue Lakes Blvd. N Twin Falls, ID 83301
KEYC-TV 1570 Lookout Dr, North Mankato, MN 56003
KYOU-TV 820 W Second St. Ottumwa IA 52501

* Spanish language station