April 9, 2010

Greetings from Las Vegas, home of this year’s RTDNA convention.  I hope to see many of you here.

If you are attending, read on for information about several social events this week.

We have  TWO new news directors to tell you about, and  ONE new opening.  That brings our total of open ND positions to 17.

Be sure to check out our help wanted ad for an EP position at The Weather Channel.  In Names in the News, details about a former ND turned GM who’s gotten a promotion, and we’ll link to a list of all the regional Murrow Award winners which were announced this week.

All that…and more…after this week’s changes:


WAVE-TV, Louisville, KY…KATHY HOSTETTER will be the next ND for this Raycom-owned NBC affiliate.  Kathy is currently the ND for LIN’S WAVY-TV in Norfolk, and earlier had been an ND in Ft. Wayne, IN.  She’s from Indiana originally and she’ll be closer to family.  Kathy’s also worked in Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, MI, and San Jose/San Francisco, CA.  Kathy replaces LEE ELDRIDGE who left the station earlier this year after 3+ years as news director.

WMBF-TV, Myrtle Beach, SC…another Raycom-owned NBC affiliate, another new ND.  SARAH MILES has been the EP/Acting ND at Raycom’s WAVE-TV in Louisville.  She’s also worked in Evansville and Peoria.  She replaces MATT MILLER who was promoted to ND for Raycom’s WXIX-TV in Cincinnati last month.


WAVY-TV, Norfolk, VA…as mentioned above, KATHY HOSTETTER is leaving this LIN-owned NBC affiliate to become ND for WAVE-TV in Louisville.  Kathy’s been the ND here for more than four years.

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Executive Producer, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA

We are recruiting for a seasoned news professional to join our team at The Weather Channel.  Responsibilities would include managing a team of producers, associate producers and talent.

Mid-to-Large market or network experience preferred.

Excellent oral/written communication, and organizational skills, with ability to meet daily deadlines.

Forward a letter of interest and resume to:

Rashida Jones
Director, Live Programming
The Weather Channel
300 Interstate North Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

Or email: rjones@weather.com

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KYW-TV, Philadelphia, PA (listed 3/19/10)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 2/26/09)
WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, OH (relisted 3/12/10)
KTVX-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (listed 2/12/10)
WHAS-TV, Louisville, KY (listed 3/27/10)


The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA (new opening this week, see ad above!)
News 12 The Bronx/Brooklyn, NY (listed 1/8/10)
News 12 New Jersey (AM EP, listed 3/12/10)
KCBS/KCAL, Los Angeles, CA (PM EP, listed 3/27/10)
KTVT-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (2 jobs, Special Projects & AM EP, listing revised 1/8/10)
KXTV,    Sacramento, CA (PM EP, listing revised 1/29/10)
KPTV, Portland, OR (two openings, one is EP/Special Proj., listing revised 1/29/10)
KTVX-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (AM EP, listed 12/26/09)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 2/26/10)
WSPA-TV, Spartanburg, SC (listed 3/27/10)
WOAI-TV, San Antonio, TX (listed 2/5/10)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (relisted 3/27/10)
KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NC (AM EP, listed 3/27/10)
WGHP-TV, Greensboro/High Point, NC (PM EP, listed 2/19/10)
WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN (listed 3/5/10)
KGBT-TV, Harlingen, TX (listed 3/19/10)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (listed 3/5/10)
WBTW-TV, Myrtle Beach, SC (listed 4/2/10)


KCBS/KCAL, Los Angeles, CA (PM EP, listed 3/27/10)


WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH (listed 3/05/10)


KCBS/KCAL, Los Angeles, CA (listed 3/27/10)

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RTDNA Social Events:

The annual informal gathering of news managers will be Monday, April 12, in the Parasol DOWN bar at the Wynn Hotel and Casino.  Folks will start showing up around 9:30 PM.  I plan on being there and looking forward to seeing you there.  This is perhaps the best time and place to see fellow news managers.

The Missouri Mafia will convene in its normal place and time:  Tuesday between 5:00 and 7:00 in the Benihana Bar near the lobby of the Las Vegas Hilton.  You don’t have to be an alum to stop by and say hi.  STACEY WOELFEL, news director of KOMU-TV and the outgoing RTDNA Chairman will be among those on hand.  This year’s gathering is sponsored by Dan Devlin and the Devlin Design Group.

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One-time news director DEBBIE BUSH is moving up the GM ladder.  She’s head to KOLD-TV in Tucson, the Raycom-owned CBS affiliate there.  Debbie is currently GM for Raycom’s WFIE-TV in Evansville, IN.  She’s a former ND in Indianapolis and Kansas City, and has worked in Pittsburgh, Cedar Rapids, Wichita, Topeka, and Santa Barbara.

Congratulations to all the winners of RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, which were announced this week.  WISC-TV in Madison, WI, was honored with eleven Murrows, the most of any television station.  Check out the complete list here.

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Here’s our list of all the stations currently looking for an ND, as of Friday, April 9, 2010.

If you know of any changes, additions, corrections, or deletions, please let me know via email:  rick@rickgevers.com

News 12 Bronx/Brooklyn 930 Soundview Ave. Bronx NY 10473
KVEA-TV, 3000 W. Alameda Ave.             Los Angeles, CA 91523 ***
WXYZ-TV   20777 W. 10 Mile Road           Southfield MI 48037
KUVS-TV   1710 Arden Way                         Sacramento CA 95815 ***
KDKA-TV,  One Gateway Center,               Pittsburgh, PA 15222
WZTV-TV   631 Mainstream Drive             Nashville TN 37228
WAVY-TV, 300 Wavy St.                        Portsmouth VA 23705
WFMY-TV 1615 Phillips Avenue                Greensboro NC 27405
WTEN-TV   341 Northern Blvd.                   Albany, NY 12204
WOWK-TV 555 Fifth Ave.                            Huntington WV 25701
KGMB-TV 420 Waiakamilo Rd. # 205     Honolulu HI 96817
WNWO-TV   300 S. Byrne Rd.                    Toledo OH 43615
WJHL-TV 338 E. Main St.                           Johnson City TN 37601
WFFF-TV   298 Mountain View Dr.         Colchester VT 05446
WMGT-TV   PO Box 4328                           Macon GA 31208
KTVE/KARD-TV 200 Pavilion Rd.           West Monroe LA 71292
KGNS-TV   120 W. Delmar Blvd.                Laredo TX 78045

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