December 29, 2008


I hope you had a chance to enjoy some part of this holiday week.

Welcome to a slightly-delayed-by-the-holidays edition of your free weekly newsletter covering the comings and goings of news managers.

And as you might expect from a holiday week, not a lot to report.

There are TWO new news directors to tell you about, and, to the best of my knowledge, there are NO new openings this week.

That leaves my count of open ND positions at 24.

We do have an ad for several positions at a CBS affiliate in a top ten market.

That’s below, after this week’s changes.


None, to my knowledge.


KTKA-TV, Topeka, KS…DENISE ECK has been promoted to ND for this ABC affiliate. She has been the Assistant ND here, and moves up with the departure of IKE WALKER. We told you last edition that Ike was moving to WCMH-TV in Columbus, OH, as Content Brand Manager. He’d been ND for two years.

WCAV/WVAW, Charlotttesville, VA…JIM HANCHETT will be the next ND for this Gray Television owned CBS/ABC duopoly. He’s currently anchor and Managing Editor for WECT-TV in Wilmington, NC. He’ll replace JEREMY SETTLE who returned to Washington, DC, as ND for Albritton’s NewsChannel 8 cable channel.

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Several Openings, WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA

Wanted – The best:

– News EP – Must have extensive local show producing, management a plus. Must lead a team and enforce aggressive news and production techniques, able to make sure we ask the tough questions.

– Strong show producers who own their shows. Must hit ground running.

– Assignment editors who can develop sources, stories, work without relying on PIOs.

These are NOT entry jobs. No phone calls. EOE

Email resume to:


Mail resume to:

425 14th Street NW
Atlanta GA 30318

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KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City, OK (listed 10/3/08)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (listed 11/21/08)


WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (new opening this week, see ad above)
KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA (relisted 9/26/08)
WFOR-TV, Miami, FL (Morning EP, listing revised 12/19/08)
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (AM EP, listed 9/19/08)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (Morning EP, listed 12/19/08)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (Nightside EP, listed 12/12/08)
WSOC-TV, Charlotte, NC (Nightside EP, relisted 9/19/08)
WTVF-TV, Nashville, TN (relisted 11/21/08)
WZTV, Nashville, TN (relisted 9/26/08)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 11/21/08)
WHP-TV, Harrisburg, PA (relisted 9/26/08)
WXII-TV, Winston-Salem, NC (Dayside EP, relisted 12/12/08)
WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA (listed 11/21/08)
KOLD-TV, Tucson, AZ (AM EP, relisted 11/21/08)
WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC (relisted 10/03/08)


KSLA-TV, Shreveport, LA (relisted 11/21/08)

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Here’s a complete list of all stations that I believe have a current ND opening, as of Sunday, December 28, 2008. If you know of any updates, corrections, or additions to this list, please let me know via email at:

KTLA-TV   5800 Sunset Blvd.               Los Angeles, CA 90028
CLTV News 2000 York, Suite 114            Oak Brook IL 60523
WBZ-TV    1170 Soldiers Field Rd.         Boston MA 02134
WWSB-TV   1477 10th St.                   Sarasota FL 34236
KDVR/KWGN-TV 100 Speer Blvd.              Denver CO 80203
WTAE-TV   400 Ardmore Blvd.               Pittsburgh PA 15221
WXIN-TV   6910 Network Place              Indianapolis IN 46278
KGTV      4600 Air Way                    San Diego CA 92102
KUTV      299 S. Main St. #150            Salt Lake City UT 84111
WKBW-TV   7 Broadcast Plaza               Buffalo NY 14202
KMPH-TV   5111 E. McKinley Ave.           Fresno CA 93727
WEYI-TV   2225 West Willard Road          Clio MI 48420
WFTX-TV   621 SW Pine Island Rd.          Cape Coral FL 33991
WFFF-TV   298 Mountain View Dr.           Colchester VT 05446
KDBC-TV   2201 E. Wyoming Ave.            El Paso TX 79903
WTXL-TV   1620 Commerce Blvd.             Midway FL 32343
WMGT-TV   PO Box 4328                     Macon GA 31208
KIVI-TV   1866 E. Chisholm Dr.            Nampa (Boise) ID 83687
WTVA-TV   PO Box 350                      Tupelo MS 38802
KNOE-TV   1400 Oliver Rd.                 Monroe LA 71211
KRCG-TV   Highway 54 Nortn                Holts Summit MO 65043
KMID-TV   3200 LaForce Blvd.              Midland TX 79711
KIDK-TV   1255 E.17th St.                 Idaho Falls ID 83404
WGEM-TV   513 Hampshire St.               Quincy IL 62306

Rick Gevers
Rick Gevers & Associates
PO Box 577
Zionsville IN 46077
317-769-7900 (phone)
317-769-7910 (fax)

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