December 4, 2009


There’s a fair amount of activity in this week’s report of news director and news management openings.

There are  THREE new ND openings to share with you, and just  ONE new ND, though it’s in a top five market.  These changes leave my count of ND openings at 27.

We have one new news management opening (it’s a good one).  And we have a few items in Names in the News, including a new baby for a Houston ND and his wife.

All that and more after this week’s changes:


KOB-TV, Albuquerque, NM…JAMIE IOOS has left this Hubbard Broadcasting owned NBC affiliate after just more than a year as ND.  Jamie’s been an ND in Las Vegas, worked as a consultant for Crawford Johnson & Northcott, and has worked in newsrooms in Boston, Providence, Cedar Rapids, and Columbia, MO.  Her replacement will be the fifth ND in 6 1/2 years.

WTEN-TV, Albany, NY…ROB HUBLER is leaving after 14 months as ND for this Young Broadcating owned ABC affiliate.  He’s moving to Florida where he’ll be the new Assistant ND for WOFL-TV in Orlando, the FOX o-and-o there.  His replacement will be the fourth ND in just over four years here.

KHQ-TV, Spokane, WA…JONATHAN MITCHELL is leaving to become VP of News for KNTV, the NBC o-and-o in San Jose/San Francisco, CA.  More on that below.  Jonathan’s been the ND for this Cowles-owned NBC affiliate for the last three years.




KNTV, San Jose/San Francisco, CA…as mentioned above, JONATHAN MITCHELL has been named VP of News for this NBC o-and-o.  For the last three years, Jonathan has been the ND for KHQ-TV in Spokane, WA.  He’s also been an ND at WNWO-TV in Toledo, and has worked in Cincinnati and Medford, OR.  At KNTV, he replaces SUSAN SULLIVAN who left the station earlier this summer after two years to return to New York as ND for sister NBC o-and-o WNBC-TV.

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WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (listed 11/14/09)
WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, OH (listed 11/14/09)
WLNS-TV, Lansing, MI (listed 9/12/09)
WAFB-TV, Baton Rouge, LA (listed 11/21/09)


KTVU-TV, Oakland/San Francisco, CA (Dayside EP, new listing this week)
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 9/18/09)
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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Baby Connors

Baby Connors

Congratulations to KHOU-TV News Director KEITH CONNORS and his wife KARLA BARGUIARENA on the birth of their first child, JOHN CRISTIAN CONNORS.  John was born November 17, and weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces.  All are well, though the little guy is probably destined to suffer as a Cleveland Indians fan.  Your note of congratulations would reach the proud father (and lifetime Indians fan) via email at:



One-time News Director DAVE LOUGEE has been named Vice Chairman of the board of the Television Bureau of Advertising.  As you know, Dave is currently President of Gannett’s broadcast division.  He’s a former ND in Denver (KUSA-TV), Washington (WRC-TV), and Seattle (KING-TV). He’s been running Gannett’s broadcast division since 2007.

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Here’s a complete list of all stations that I believe have an ND opening, as of Friday, December 4. 2009.

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

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
KTVX-TV 2175 W. 1700 South     Salt Lake City UT 84104
WPTV, 1100 Banyan Blvd.,     W. Palm Beach, FL 33401
WWMT-TV   590 W. Maple St.                Kalamazoo MI 49008
KOB-TV 4 Broadcast Plaza SW Albuquerque NM 87104
WBRE-TV   62 S. Franklin                  Wilkes-Barre PA 18701
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
KIDK-TV 1255 E.17th St. Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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