February 26, 2010


We have TWO new ND openings in this week’s newsletter…one the result of a promotion for a veteran newsman.  And the other opening is because a station which has been without an ND for almost three years is resuming its search.  And there is  ONE new ND to tell you about.

My figures show  17 stations with an open ND position.

Sadly we’ve have some information about the death of a Miami EP.  He’s a former ND in Atlanta and Spokane.  That’s below.

Also below are a few new news management openings and one name in the news.




WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH…congratulations to STEVE ACKERMANN who will assume full-time responsibilities as a Raycom Regional News Director (one of three for the company).  Steve’s been the ND for this FOX-affiliate for the last five years and will continue to be based in Cincinnati.  He previously was the ND for Belo’s Texas Cable News in Dallas and spent many years working for CBS News, as a regional news service producer in Kansas City and also in New York.  He’s also worked in his native Louisiana.

KMPH-TV, Fresno, CA…this Fox affiliate is apparently taking steps to fill this long vacant opening (since 2007!).  The job is being advertised on the station’s website.  KMPH is owned by New World TV Group which acquired many of the former Pappas TV stations.  The last ND here was GEOFF ROTH who left in July, 2007, to go across the street to KSEE-TV in Fresno.  (Geoff’s now teaching at Hofstra University.)




KMTV, Omaha, NE…AL CARL returns to his native Nebraska as ND for this Journal Broadcasting owned CBS affiliate.  He’s been the Morning EP for KSHB-TV in Kansas City since last September, but had spent several years working for WDAF-TV in Kansas City before his job was eliminated at that Fox affiliate.  Al’s a former ND for WAAY-TV in Huntsville, AL, and has also worked in Albany, NY, Savannah, and Saginaw, MI.  At KMTV, he replaces SCOTT PICKEN who left the station last month after 14 months as ND.

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KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (new listing this week)
WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, OH (relisted 1/15/09)
KTVX-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (listed 2/12/10)


News 12 The Bronx/Brooklyn, NY (listed 1/8/10)
KTVT-TV, Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX (2 jobs, Special Projects & AM EP, listing revised 1/8/10)
KXTV,    Sacramento, CA (PM EP, listing revised 1/29/10)
KPTV, Portland, OR (two openings, one is EP/Special Proj., listing revised 1/29/10)
KTVX-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (AM EP, listed 12/26/09)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (new listing this week)
WDAF-TV, Kansas City, MO (W/E Supervising Producer, listed 1/8/10)
WOAI-TV, San Antonio, TX (listed 2/5/10)
WPEC-TV, West Palm Beach, FL (relisted 12/12/09)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (relisted 1/15/10)
WGHP-TV, Greensboro/High Point, NC (PM EP, listed 2/19/10)
WBRZ-TV, Baton Rouge, LA (PM EP, listed 1/22/09)


The Weather  Channel, Atlanta, GA (listed 12/12/09)


The Weather  Channel, Atlanta, GA (listed 12/18/09)

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CHRIS GILKS, an Executive Producer at Miami’s WPLG-TV, died last Wednesday after a long illness following a liver transplant.  He’s a former ND in Atlanta (WGCL-TV) and Spokane, WA (KXLY-TV). He also worked in San Diego, San Francisco, and Detroit.  I believe he was an Ohio University grad and a native of Canada.  The station aired this tribute to him.  Unfortunately I have no information about his age, survivors, funeral arrangements, or memorial information.  I’ll add that information to the website if/when I get it.

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NAME in the NEWS:



RANDY PARROTT, who spent more than six years as ND at KAIT-TV in Jonesboro, AR, has been named Weekend Supervising Producer for Local Tv’s WDAF-TV in Kansas City.  Randy’s familiar with Missouri, having worked in Springfield and Columbia, as well as Houston, Dallas, and Tulsa.

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Here’s a complete list of all stations that I believe have an ND opening, as of Friday, February 26, 2010.

And if you know of updates, corrections, or additions to this list, please let me know via email: rick@rickgevers.com

KVEA-TV, 3000 W. Alameda Ave.             Los Angeles, CA 91523 ***
WGBO-TV  541 N. Fairbanks Ct., #110     Chicago IL 60611  ****
KTVT-TV,  5233 Bridge St.                            Ft. Worth TX 76103
WXYZ-TV   20777 W. 10 Mile Road           Southfield MI 48037
KUVS-TV   1710 Arden Way                         Sacramento CA 95815 ***
WTIC-TV, 285 Broad St.                               Hartford, CT 06115
WZTV-TV   631 Mainstream Drive             Nashville TN 37228
WXIX-TV 635 W. Seventh St.              Cincinnati OH 45203
WAVE-TV  725 S. Floyd St.                           Louisville KY 40203
KMPH-TV 5111 E. McKinley Ave.        Fresno CA 93727
WTEN-TV   341 Northern Blvd.                   Albany, NY 12204
KGMB-TV 420 Waiakamilo Rd. # 205     Honolulu HI 96817
WNWO-TV   300 S. Byrne Rd.                    Toledo OH 43615
WJHL-TV 338 E. Main St.                           Johnson City TN 37601
WFFF-TV   298 Mountain View Dr.         Colchester VT 05446
WMGT-TV   PO Box 4328                            Macon GA 31208
KGNS-TV   120 W. Delmar Blvd.               Laredo TX 78045

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