August 1, 2010


Great to see some of you at this week’s NABJ conference in San Diego.  I’ll be at the AAJA conference this week in Los Angeles and hope to see you some of you there.

That travel explains our slight delay in this week’s report, which features  TWO new ND openings and ONE new ND named.  That leaves our list of open ND jobs at 31.

We have a paid ad for one of those two new openings…a very good station in a smaller market.  And we’re re-running four ads from last week…be sure to check those out if you’re looking for a move.

Also this week…some managers on the move…sort of…in Names in the News.  We’ll explain below.  And a former Maryland ND turned educator welcomes a new son.  Dad’s now 55, by the way!

All that and move after this week’s changes:


XETV, San Diego, CA…TAUNA LANGE has left this CW affiliate after four years as ND.  Tauna’s also been an ND in Honolulu and, if memory serves me correctly, worked in Albuquerque as well.  There was an online report that she would be replaced by former XETV assignment editor CHRISTINE TANAKA, but I’m told that Christine will start this week at WCMH-TV in Columbus, OH, as Manager of Content Presentation, a move we reported a few weeks ago.

WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA…NEAL BENNETT is leaving this locally owned NBC affiliate to become the Assistant ND for WPTV in West Palm Beach.  Neal’s been there for six years (replacing Dave Cupp who was there for 17!) and was previously the ND at KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls and KTWO-TV in Kirksville, MO/Ottumwa, IA.  More details about this opportunity in the paid ad below.




KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, CA…veteran NBC newswoman VICKIE BURNS has been named VP/News for this NBC o-and-o.  Vickie most recently has been VP of Content and Audience Development for NBC Local Media in New York.  Before that she was VP/News at WNBC-TV in New York for just over a year, and also VP/News at WRC-TV, the NBC o-and-o in Washington, DC.  She’s also worked at WMAQ-TV in Chicago, the (as if I need to tell you) NBC o-and-o there.  Vickie has also worked at WLS-TV and WBBM-TV in Chicago.  At KNBC, she replaces STEVE LANGE who left the station in May after about four months on the job.

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WVIR - Color

News Director, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA

One of the best and most dominant small market television stations in America is looking for its next news director.

Apply only if you have the energy and enthusiasm for producing the best news product, 24/7, on all platforms. Also, must be a good teacher, ready to lead the next generation of great journalists. If you’re the right fit, you’ll have a 40-person news team, 4 live vans, including an almost new DSNG van, Virginia’s only TV state capitol bureau, and a fantastic HD news operation.

Experienced news managers only need apply.

Please download and complete official WVIR-TV application form available at and send with resume, cover letter, and last night’s newscast to:

HR Manager
503 E. Market St.
Charlottesville VA 22902

or email to:

or fax to: 434-220-2985

No phone calls please. Resumes not accompanied by NBC29 application will not be considered. EOE

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witi logoNews Content Manager, WITI-TV, Milwaukee, WI

OK, it’s not the grooviest title, but these days, being a manager in a newsroom is about more than producing or reporting or television!  It IS all of those things, of course, but it’s also about the importance of compelling local stories, and figuring out the best way to get them done throughout the day and night. It’s about working in a multi-media world with on-air, mobile, online and whatever comes next. It’s about being a leader, inspiring people to do their best every single day – and holding people accountable when they don’t meet expectations. It’s about LOVING the news business!

We’ve got a longtime manager leaving and while he’s literally irreplaceable, this is a rare opportunity for someone to come in with fresh ideas, insights and skill sets. We’re not giving this position a specific title until we find the right person, when we will know what the title should be. You must have at least 6 years of news management experience and you must get excited about producing, about reporting, about storytelling, about creating compelling content across multiple platforms. Excellent communication and great time management skills, a strong can-do attitude with a commitment to teamwork are all vital for success in this role. And don’t forget the obligatory assisting the VP/News with budgets, hiring, reviews, etc. etc. etc. The hours are long, the work challenging, but that’s why we got into this biz to begin with, right? So in essence, we’re looking for a long-term player committed to the growth, care and feeding of Fox 6 News.

If you’re interested, send us your thoughts and philosophy on what makes a great newsroom even better. No phone calls, please – you’ll hear from us if we like what we see.

Lots of ways to apply:

Email to, fax to 414-354-7491, or mail your resume to:

Human Resources
9001 N. Green Bay Road
Milwaukee, WI 53209

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Morning Executive Producer, WITI-TV, Milwaukee, WI

You’re a visionary leader with experience in television production?  That’s great.  We need that.  Here’s the thing though:  pretty much everyone applying for this position has got that. So what else do you have?  We’re looking to do something special with the morning television we put on for 5 ½ hours every weekday.  We already have four and a half hours of news up and running and we’re looking to you lead that PLUS help shape our soon-to-debut one-hour show.  Its live morning programming that will combine hot topics, on-location live shots, great guests and more, and we are looking for YOU to oversee all of the morning content.

So bring it…bring your ideas, your vision, and yes, your production experience, visionary leadership, blah blah blah.  We’ll provide the tools you need to succeed, including the technical and marketing support, as well as a damn good team of people to lead.  If this sounds like an opportunity you want to explore, let us know ASAP.  But no phone calls, please.

REQUIREMENTS: 6+ years of Newscast Producing , 3+ years of managing experience, a college degree and a killer margarita recipe.

Lots of ways to apply:

Email to, fax to 414-354-7491, or mail your resume to:

Human Resources
9001 N. Green Bay Road
Milwaukee, WI 53209

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Morning Executive Producer, KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, NV:

FOX5 Las Vegas is looking for an Executive Producer for the wildly popular and zany FOX5 Morning News.  This is a four hour daily morning news program with two anchor teams and two full time reporters.  In this position, you will manage and schedule a staff of Producers, Associate Producers, Talent Bookers, Reporters, Photographers and Editors.

Candidates must have at least two years of full time line producing experience in a commercial television news operation.  You will be expected to line produce on a fill-in basis during vacations and other situations as needed. Previous management experience is a plus. Experience with the IGNITE automation system will also move you up on the list of candidates.

If you have a proven track record and want to run the most fun and exciting morning show in Las Vegas, email your resume to:

Adam P. Bradshaw, News Director at:

No phone calls please.  Applicants who are considered for the position will be asked to fill out an online application and are subject to a full background check.  KVVU Broadcasting is a subsidiary of the Meredith Corporation and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Morning Newscast Producer, KJRH-TV, Tulsa, OK

We are looking for a dynamic and talented Producer for our morning show.  The ideal candidate will be motivated, adaptable to change, creative with excellent writing skills and editorial judgment. 2 years experience producing a live newscast.

Position available immediately by applying online to, broadcast division requisition #2008.

KJRH 2News Works For You is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 7/16/10)
KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (listed 6/26/10)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (listed 6/20/10)
WHAS-TV, Louisville, KY (relisted 6/26/10)
WDSU-TV, New Orleans, LA (7/2/10)
WSYR-TV, Syracuse, NY (listed 6/20/10)
WAOW-TV, Wausau, WI (listed 7/9/10)
KECI/KCFW/KTVM, Missoula, MT (listed 5/31/10)


KYW-TV, Philadelphia, PA (listed 6/4/10)
KTVU-TV, Oakland/San Francisco, CA (AM EP, listed 7/16/10)
KTVT-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (Special Projects EP, relisted 7/16/10)
WOIO/WUAB-TV, Cleveland, OH (PM EP, new listing this week)
WKMG-TV, Orlando, FL (listed 7/16/10)
WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN (listed 7/9/10)
WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, IN (listed 7/16/10)
KSWB-TV, San Diego, CA (Morning EP, listed 7/23/10)
KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (Morning EP, listed 5/31/10)
WITI-TV, Milwaukee, WI (Morning EP, listed 7/23/10, see ad above!)
WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI (AM EP, relisted 7/23/10)
WSPA-TV, Spartanburg, SC (relisted 7/2/10)
KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, NV (Morning EP, listed 7/23/10, see ad above!)
WTLV/WJXX, Jacksonville, FL (PM EP, listing revised 7/23/10)
KOLD-TV, Tucson, AZ (AM EP, listed 6/20/10)
WHAM-TV, Rochester, NY (listed 7/9/10)
KSLA-TV, Shreveport, LA (Morning EP, listed 6/13/10)


WITI-TV, Milwaukee, WI (listed 7/23/10, see ad above!)

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Two new news managers were named this week who don’t even have to move.



At KOMO-TV in Seattle, STEVE KRAYCIK will be the station’s next Assistant ND.  Steve most recently spent almost four years as the news director for KCPQ-TV, the FOX affiliate in Seattle, and tells me he’s known KOMO’s ND, Holly Gauntt, for years.  He’s also been an ND in Sacramento.  KOMO is the ABC affiliate and is owned by Fisher.

WOAI-TV in San Antonio has a new EP who knows that city well.  AMANDA EMERY joins this Newport owned NBC affiliate after ten years at cross-town rival KENS-TV. She spent the last five of those years as Senior Producer there.

JIM HICE is the new Assistant ND for Louisville’s WHAS-TV. It’s a return to Louisville for Jim, who most recently worked as an EP for WFTS-TV in Tampa.  Earlier in his career he worked at WAVE-TV in Louisville, as well as in Lubbock, TX.

Congratulations to DAVID GWIZDOWSKI who’s been promoted to VP for Broadcast, Americas, for the Associated Press.  He’s been with the AP since 1997, and previously worked as an ND in Providence and Bangor, ME, and also worked as an Assistant ND in Boston and Houston.

Martin Kalb

Martin Kalb

Steve Kalb

Steve Kalb

Belated congratulations to STEVE KALB and his wife, 1010 WINS-AM (New York) anchor KATHLEEN MARPLE on the birth of MARTIN THOMAS KALB. The new addition was born July 2nd, and weighed in at 6 pounds 2 ounces.  Steve’s a former ND in Salisbury, MD, and also worked in Philadelphia and Boston.  He now teaches broadcast journalism at UCONN-Storrs and also works as a radio reporter.  Wish him well via email at:

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Here’s our list of the stations currently looking for an ND, as of Sunday, August 1, 2010.

If you know of any changes, additions, corrections, or deletions, please let me know via email:

KVEA-TV, 3000 W. Alameda Ave.             Los Angeles, CA 91523 ***
KIAH-TV  7700 Westpark Dr.                     Houston, TX 77063
KCPQ-TV    1813 Westlake Ave.  N.          Seattle, WA 98109
XETV          8253 Ronson Rd.                San Diego, CA 92111
WBNS-TV 770 Twin Rivers Dr.                 Columbus OH 43215
WXMI-TV 3117 Plaza Dr. NE                    Grand Rapids MI 49525
WFMY-TV 1615 Phillips Avenue                Greensboro NC 27405
WJAR-TV 23 Kenney Dr.                            Cranston, RI 02920
WTEN-TV   341 Northern Blvd.                   Albany, NY 12204
KMSB-TV 1855 N. 6th Ave.                         Tuscon, AZ 85705
WNWO-TV   300 S. Byrne Rd.                    Toledo OH 43615
WGME-TV 81 Northport Drive                   Portland, ME 04103
KCRG-TV 501 2nd Ave. NE                        Cedar Rapids IA 52401
KGAN-TV 600 Old Marion Rd NE           Cedar Rapids IA 52402
WDBD-TV, One Great Place                     Jackson TN 39209
WJHL-TV 338 E. Main St.                           Johnson City TN 37601
WCBD-TV 210 W. Coleman Blvd.            Mt. Pleasant SC 29464
KIVI-TV 1866 E. Chisolm Dr.                     Boise ID 83687
KTRV-TV 1 Sixth St. N.                               Boise ID 83687
KSFY-TV 300 N. Dakota Ave. #100        Sioux Falls SD 57104
KVLY-TV 1350 21st Ave South                  Fargo, ND 58107
WGXA-TV 599 Martin Luther King        Macon GA 31201
WMGT-TV   PO Box 4328                            Macon GA 31208
WRBL-TV 1350 13th Ave.                           Columbus GA 31901
KTKA-TV, 2121 SW Chelsea Dr.               Topeka KS 66614
KTVL-TV 1440 Rossanley Dr.                   Medford OR 97501
WVIR-TV 503 E. Market St.               Charlotteville VA 22902 (See ad above!)
KFBB-TV 3012 Highwoods Blvd.               Great Falls MT 59403
KLDO-TV 226 Bob Bullock Loop                Laredo, TX 78040
KGNS-TV   120 W. Delmar Blvd.                Laredo TX 78045
KIEM-TV 5650 S. Broadway                       Eureka CA 95501

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