December 8, 2008


It’s a relatively slow week in the wild and wacky world of news director changes, with TWO new news director openings, while TWO jobs were filled during the last week.

By my count, there are still 27 stations with openings for a news director.

We have a new ad this week for a VP of Content for a duopoly in Denver. It has a fancy name, but I believe it’s essentially what you might call the news director’s job. And we have a few names in the news, including a Happy Anniversary for a South Dakota veteran.

That and more after this week’s changes:


WKBW-TV, Buffalo, NY…GLEN HORN is resigning as ND of this Granite-owned ABC station early next year. Glen’s been the ND here since March, 2007, and tells me he has a few irons in the fire.

WPMT-TV, York (Harrisburg) PA…After 14 years, JIM DePURY has left this Tribune owned Fox station. I think Jim may be the only ND in this station’s history. He previously worked in St. Louis.


KBAK/KBFX, Bakersfield, CA…DOUG BARDEN has been hired as ND for this Fisher Broadcasting owned CBS/FOX duopoly. He has been the Assistant ND at KSTU-TV in Salt Lake City, and previously had been an ND in Cheyenne. Doug has also worked in Reno. He replaces MEAGHAN ST. PIERRE who left the station in September after 3+ years as ND. Meaghan’s husband took a job in Michigan.

KKC0-TV, Grand Junction, CO…AMANDA WAGNER has been promoted to ND for this NBC affiliate. She has been anchoring the noon news in this, her second stint at the station. She worked in Madison, WI, in between. She replaces DAVE BEECH who became ND for KOLO-TV in Reno, NV.

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VP of Content, KDVR/KWGN-TV, Denver, CO


Denver, CO. FOX/CW duopoly. 12 hours of live news a day. Largest news staff in Colorado. February 09 HD conversion. Increasing ratings and headed for the Top.

Are you up for the challenge?

Send multiple DVD’s of your current newscasts, a complete resume and qualified references to:

Mercedes Romero
Administrative Assistant
FOX 31 KDVR and KWGN 2
100 E. Speer Blvd.
Denver CO 80203

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KHOU-TV, Houston, TX (relisted 10/31/08)
KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City, OK (listed 10/3/08)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (listed 11/21/08)


KPHO-TV, Phoenix, AZ (relisted 8/29/08)
KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA (relisted 9/26/08)
WFOR-TV, Miami, FL (Nightside EP, listed 9/26/08)
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (AM EP, listed 9/19/08)
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 9/26/08)
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)


KHOU-TV, Houston, TX (relisted 10/31/08)


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

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NAMES in the NEWS:

GREG DeBROSSE is the new Assistant ND for KHBS/KHOG for these Hearst owned ABC affiliates in Ft. Smith/Fayetteville, AR. He has been an EP of Special Projects for WFTV in Orlando.

And congratulations to JACK CAUDILL, news director and anchor at KEVN-TV in Rapid City, SD, on his 25th anniversary with the station. He started there as the weekend sports anchor, then sports director, primary anchor, and, since 2001, anchor and news director. And thanks to the man who hired him in 1983, DAN SCHILLINGER, for letting us know about that.

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Here’s a complete list of all stations that I believe have a current ND opening, as of Friday, December 5, 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
WBBM-TV   22 W. Washington                Chicago IL 60602
WFTS-TV   4045 N. Himes Ave.              Tampa FL 33607
WWSB-TV   1477 10th St.                   Sarasota FL 34236
WSFL-TV   200 E. Las Olas Blvd.           Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
KDVR-TV   100 Speer Blvd.                 Denver CO 80203
WESH-TV   1021 N. Wymore Rd.              Winter Park FL 32789
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
WPMT-TV   2005 S. Queen Street            York PA 17403
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
WSTM-TV   1030 James St.                  Syracuse NY 13203
KDBC-TV   2201 E. Wyoming Ave.            El Paso TX 79903
WTXL-TV   1620 Commerce Blvd.             Midway FL 32343
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
WCAV/WVAW 999 2nd St. SE                  Charlottesville VA 22902

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

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