December 12, 2009


We have  THREE new openings to report this week, and TWO new NDs in this week’s report.

That brings our count of open ND jobs to 28.

We also have TWO new paid ads we have this week, and I think you’ll find both of them to be pretty good opportunities.  Be sure to check those out below.

And there’s one Name in the News, a new Assistant ND for a station here in Indianapolis.

All that and more, below.


KCTV, Kansas City, KS…TRACY BROGDEN-MILLER has left this Meredith owned CBS affiliate after about 2 1/2 years as news director.  She’s also been an ND at KTVB-TV in Boise, ID, and at Belo’s NORTHWEST CABLE NEWS in Seattle.  She’s also been an Assistant ND at KTVK-TV in Phoenix.



WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV…GREG CARTER is stepping down as news director, but will continue to anchor AND has added duties of content manager for this Quincy Newspapers owned NBC affiliate.  Greg’s been the ND here since February, 2004.

KGNS-TV, Laredo, TX…this SagamoreHill Broadcasting NBC affiliate has begun its search for a new ND to replace the late RAY GOMEZ. Ray, as you know, died last month at the age of 45.


WWMT-TV, Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids, MI…STEVE KOLES has been named ND for this Freedom Broadcasting owned CBS affiliate.  Steve is currently the Assistant ND for WPRI-TV in Providence, RI.  He’s also worked in Tulsa, Baltimore, and Norfolk.  At WWMT, he replaces CATHY YOUNKIN who was promoted to ND for Freedom’s WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, FL, after more than two years as ND.



WBRE-TV, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PAJEREMY SETTLE will be the next ND for this NBC affiliate.  Jeremy most recently was the ND for Albritton’s NEWSCHANNEL 8 in Washington, DC, and previously had been an ND for WCAV/WVAW-TV in Charlottesville, VA.  At WBRE, he replaces RON KRISULEVICZ who left the station in August after three years.

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The Multi Media Content Director will oversee multi-platform content and coverage plans for future events as well as coverage plans for day of content and/or spot news and severe weather. Will work closely with programming, internet, mobile and research departments to devise strategies to grow television viewership, internet traffic, and mobile users.


– oversee multi-platform content and coverage plans for future events as well as coverage plans for day of content and/or spot news and severe weather
– devise strategies to grow television viewership and internet traffic with programming, internet, mobile and research departments
– generate great weather-related story ideas
– manage Director of News and Weather Content and Managing Editor
– maintain and foster the relationship between The Weather Channel and all NBC divisions



Has experience in organizing workload and workflow in a medium/large market television station or network



– 5-7 years as a senior manager in a news organization at a medium/large market television station, or network.
– multi-platforms experience including television and internet
– Excellent leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills.


– Experience with Avid INews computer system preferred.


Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.

Please apply online at

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KHOU, A Belo owned CBS affiliate in Houston, has an immediate opening for an Assistant News Director. We’re searching for a dynamic newsroom leader to oversee day to day operation of our enterprise driven news organization in market #10. Candidates should have previous news director or assistant news director experience in a medium to large market. The assistant news director must be able to devise and execute a winning strategy built around strong reporting and storytelling. We’re looking for someone who can teach and coach outstanding journalism in a newsroom that has won more awards for journalistic excellence than any other station in Texas. College degree is preferred.


·         Supervises specific KHOU News employees at the direction of the Executive News Director.
·         Assists the Executive News Director in recruiting, interviewing, and evaluating potential new employees.
·         Assists the News Director in identifying promising on-air talent for anchor and reporting jobs.
·         Assists the Executive News Director and the Business Manager in tracking News Department expenses and in the preparation of the News Department budget.
·         Works closely with KHOU’s consultants on research projects relating to the News Department.
·         Coordinates, with news managers at other Belo television stations, joint news coverage projects.
·         Works on other special projects and special assignments as directed by the Executive News Director.
·         Oversee special projects reporting and projects as directed by Executive News Director.
·         Oversee news department integration across all digital platforms.
·         Work closely with other departments inside the station to achieve news department goals.
·         Represent the News Department to outside groups.


·         Minimum 10 years experience in television news, including at least five years experience in a major market
·         A college degree preferred
·         Ability to interact productively and positively with fellow employees
·         Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills
·         Must possess strong leadership skills
·         Must have analytical budgetary abilities
·         Must be able to meet deadlines and prioritize.
·         Must be able to make good, sound, non judgmental decisions with on-air programming
·         Proven management track record desirable
·         May travel as needed for breaking news stories, passport required
·         Should possess qualities of empathy, patience and sensitivity
·         Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include early mornings, weekends, and holidays.

For consideration, please submit resume to or mail to:

Attention:  HR/AD
1945 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019

Fax 713-284-8818

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KHOU-TV, Houston, TX (new listing this week, see ad above!)
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (listed 11/14/09)
WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, OH (listed 11/14/09)
WAFB-TV, Baton Rouge, LA (listed 11/21/09)


KTVU-TV, Oakland/San Francisco, CA (Dayside EP, listed 12/4/09)
KTVT-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (AM EP, listed 11/29/09)
KNXV-TV, Phoenix, AZ (Special Projects, listed 9/18/09)
KING-TV, Seattle, WA (AM EP, listed 8/28/09)
WTFS-TV, Tampa, FL (AM EP, listed 11/21/09)
WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI (listed 9/4/09)
WOFL-TV, Orlando, FL (listed 8/28/09)
KXTV,    Sacramento, CA (AM EP, relisted 9/25/09)
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (listed 11/14/09)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (AM EP, listed 8/28/09)
WPEC-TV, West Palm Beach, FL (relisted this week)
WZZM-TV, Grand Rapids, MI (listed 8/7/09)
KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City, OK (AM EP, listed 11/14/09)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (listed 10/2/09)
WFTX-TV, Ft. Myers, FL listed 8/28/09)
WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC (relisted 9/18/09)
WPTA/WISE, Ft. Wayne, IN (listed 8/14/09)


KPTV/KPDX-TV, Portland, OR (listed 11/21/09)

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ANDREW GILLFILLAN moves south to become the Assistant ND for LIN’s WISH-TV in Indianapolis.  He’s currently the Assistant ND for the company’s WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, MI.  The move to WISH reunites him with ND PATTI McGETTIGAN, who’d been the ND at WOOD before taking the ND job in Indianapolis earlier this summer.  Andrew’s been the Assistant ND at WOOD for three years and a producer there before that.  He’s also worked in Lansing, MI.

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Here’s a complete list of all stations that I believe have an ND opening, as of Saturday, December 12, 2009.

And if you know of updates, corrections, or additions to this list, please let me know via email:

KNBC-TV   3000 W. Alameda Ave.            Burbank CA 91523
NewsChannel 8  1100 Wilson Blvd.          Arlington VA 22209
WXYZ-TV   20777 W. 10 Mile Road           Southfield MI 48037
KUVS-TV   1710 Arden Way                  Sacramento CA 95815 ***
WZTV-TV   631 Mainstream Drive            Nashville TN 37228
KCTV,     4500 Shawnee Mission Parkway,   Fairway, KS 66205
KTVX-TV   2175 W. 1700 South              Salt Lake City UT 84104
WPTV,     1100 Banyan Blvd.,              W. Palm Beach, FL 33401
KOB-TV    4 Broadcast Plaza SW            Albuquerque NM 87104
KSEE-TV   5035 E. McKinley Ave.           Fresno CA 93727
WTEN-TV   341 Northern Blvd.              Albany, NY 12204
WFTX-TV   621 SW Pine Island Rd.          Cape Coral FL 33991
WNWO-TV   300 S. Byrne Rd.                Toledo OH 43615
KHQ-TV    1201 W. Sprague Ave.            Spokane, WA 99201
WHAM-TV   4225 W. Henrietta               Rochester NY 14623
WHEC-TV   191 East Ave,                   Rochester, NY 14604
KSPR-TV   999 W. Sunshine St.             Springfield MO 65807
WFFF-TV   298 Mountain View Dr.           Colchester VT 05446
WQAD-TV   3003 Park 16th St.              Moline, IL 61265
KRNV-TV   1790 Vassar St.                 Reno NV 89502
WPBN/WTOM-TV 8518 M 72 West               Traverse City MI 49684
KHBS/KHOG-TV 2809 Ajax Avenue, # 200      Rogers AR 72758
WMGT-TV   PO Box 4328                     Macon GA 31208
WWAY-TV   615 N. Front St.                Wilmington NC 28401
KMIR-TV   72920 Parkview Drive            Palm Desert, CA 92260
WVVA-TV   Rte. 460 Bypass                 Bluefield WV 24701
KIDK-TV   1255 E.17th St.                 Idaho Falls, ID 83404
KGNS-TV   120 W. Delmar Blvd.             Laredo TX 78045

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