February 2, 2009


It’s a complete reversal of last week’s report, where had lots of new NDs to tell you about, and no openings.

This week, FOUR new ND openings, and I’m not aware of any new NDs named in the past week. By my count, there are now 20 stations ooking for a news director.

If you’re a Buckeye fan, one of this week’s openings means there are now two open ND jobs in Columbus. And you football fans out there will be most jealous of a new job for a former ND. Read about that in Names in the News.

We also have some new news manager openings, all in Florida.

That and more after this week’s changes:


WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH…STAN SANDERS was among the victims as Media General laid off a number of people at this NBC affiliate. Stan’s been the ND here for ten years.

WFMY-TV, Greensboro, NC…GINA KATZMARK has resigned as ND of this Gannett owned CBS affiliate. She’s been the ND here for 3 1/2 years and had earlier been the ND at WBTW-TV in Florence, SC.

Ft. Wayne, IN….this Nexstar owned FOX affiliate is looking for an ND/Anchor as it is planning to start a newscast.

WHOI-TV, Peoria, IL…JOLIE ALOIS is leaving her job as ND for this Barringon owned ABC affiliate. She’s been named Development Director for the Easter Seals of Central Illinois. Jolie has been the ND here for the last three years and was EP there before that. She’s also worked in St. Louis.


I’m not aware of any. If you know of any, please let me know via email at: rick@rickgevers.com

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WTVJ-TV, Miami, FL (new listing this week)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 1/11/09)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (relisted 1/16/09)
WTEN-TV, Albany, NY (listed 1/11/09)


WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (listed 12/28/08)
WFOR-TV, Miami, FL (Morning EP, relisted 1/23/09)
WTVJ-TV, Miami, FL (new listing this week)
WESH-TV, Orlando, FL (new listing this week)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (Morning EP, relisted this week)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (Nightside EP, listed 12/12/08)
WSOC-TV, Charlotte, NC (Nightside EP, relisted 1/16/09)
WZTV, Nashville, TN (relisted 1/23/09)
WXII-TV, Winston-Salem, NC (Dayside EP, relisted 12/12/08)
WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA (relisted 1/16/09)


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


WTVJ-TV, Miami, FL (new listing this week)

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NAMES in the NEWS:

Former News Director (Baltimore, Columbus) DAVID SILVERSTEIN has a new job that many of you might envy. He’s been named Director of Communications for the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee, preparing for Super Bowl (can I even use those words without the NFL trying to sue me?) XLIV in Miami next year. David tells me it’s a dream job that allow him and his family to return to South Florida, where he worked earlier in his career. Since leaving WMAR-TV in Baltimore last March, David’s been freelancing for the Pentagon Channel and teaching at the University of Maryland. You can start your pathetic begging for Super Bowl tickets (longtime readers know I’ve done that before!) by emailing David at: davidgwens@aol.com

TOM MART has joined Streambox as Director of Broadcast Sales. Streambox, Tom informs, is the industry leader in IP based newsgathering. Many of you know Tom from his days as a sales exec for Conus Communications. He’s also worked for Autocue and Bitcentral. He also once worked as a Jerusalem based correspondent for Mutual and CBC radio. Tom’s new email address, if you’d like to reconnect, is: tom.mart@streambox.com

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Here’s a complete list of all stations that I believe have a current ND opening, as of Friday, January 30, 2009. If you know of any updates, corrections, or additions to this list, please let me know via email at: rick@rickgevers.com

KTLA-TV   5800 Sunset Blvd.               Los Angeles, CA 90028
CLTV News 2000 York, Suite 114            Oak Brook IL 60523
WCVB-TV   5 TV Place                      Needham MA 02194
WWSB-TV   1477 10th St.                   Sarasota FL 34236
KDKA-TV   One Gateway Center              Pittsburgh PA 15222
WTAE-TV   400 Ardmore Blvd.               Pittsburgh PA 15221
WCMH-TV   3165 Olentangy River Rd.        Columbus OH 43202
WSYX/WTTE-TV 1261 Dublin Rd.              Columbus OH 43215
KUTV      299 S. Main St. #150            Salt Lake City UT 84111
WFMY-TV   1615 Phillips Avenue            Greensboro BC 27405
KMPH-TV   5111 E. McKinley Ave.           Fresno CA 93727
WFFF-TV   298 Mountain View Dr.           Colchester VT 05446
WTAJ-TV   5000 6th Ave.                   Altoona PA 16603
KDBC-TV   2201 E. Wyoming Ave.            El Paso TX 79903
WFFT-TV   3707 Hillegas Road              Ft. Wayne IN 46808
WTXL-TV   1620 Commerce Blvd.             Midway FL 32343
WHOI-TV   500 N. Stewart St.              Creve Coeur IL 61601
WMGT-TV   PO Box 4328                     Macon GA 31208
WTVA-TV   PO Box 350                      Tupelo MS 38802
KNOE-TV   1400 Oliver Rd.                 Monroe LA 71211

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