February 9, 2009


For the second week in a row, we have new ND openings to tell you about and no new NDs to share with you.

This week, FOUR new ND openings, resulting in, by my count, 24 stations looking for a news director.

In Names in the News, we’ll tell you about a former ND turned station manager who’s been bumped up to GM.

That and more after this week’s changes:


KXTV, Sacramento, CA…STACY OWEN has resigned as ND of this Gannett-owned ABC affiliate, where she’s been the news director since July, 2005. She’s also been an ND for KRON-TV in San Francisco.

KTVE/KARD-TV, West Monroe, LA…RANDALL KAMM has left this Nexstar-owned NBC/FOX duopoly after a little more than two years as ND. Randall also was an anchor here.

KTUU-TV, Anchorage, AL…STEVE MacDONALD has left the Schurz Broadcasting owned NBC affiliate after just six months as ND. Steve has worked for KTUU for more than a dozen years as a reporter and anchor before being promoted to ND last year.

KSAX-TV, Alexandria, MN…this Hubbard owned satellite station of KSTP-TV in Minneapolis is advertising for a new ND. My records show SARAH CASUELLO had been the ND there since June, 2007. The station airs three local news updates within KSTP’s news, and does not have a stand alone newscast.


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 (listed 1/30/09)
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 (listed 1/30/09)
WESH-TV, Orlando, FL (listed 1/30/09)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (Morning EP, listed 1/30/09)
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 (listed 1/30/09)

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NAME in the NEWS:

BYRON GRANDY has been promoted to GM of McGraw-Hill’s KMGH-TV in Denver. Bryon has been the station manager and acting GM since he was promoted from news director there last year. He’s also been an ND in San Antonio and Augusta, GA, and is a former consultant for Broadcast Image Group.

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Here’s a complete list of all stations that I believe have a current ND opening, as of Friday, February 6, 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
KXTV      400 Broadway                    Sacramento CA 95818
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
KTVE/KARD-TV 200 Pavilion Rd.             West Monroe LA 71292
KTUU-TV   701 E. Tudor Rd. #220           Anchorage AK 99503
KSAX-TV   PO Box 189                      Alexandria MN 56308

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