I hope that the new year is better for you than 2008. (One imagines that it would have to be!)
Welcome to the first of our weekly newsletters for the new year, and there is a lot to tell you about, including an opening in a top 10 market and a handful of other moves.
In all, there are TWO new news directors to tell you about, and there are THREE new openings this week.
That leaves my count of open ND positions at 25.
We are re-running last week’s ad for several news management positions at an Atlanta station, and we have some Names in the News, too.
That’s below, after this week’s changes.
NEW NEWS DIRECTOR OPENINGS:
WCVB-TV, Boston, MA…COLLEEN MARREN has left this Hearst-Argyle owned ABC affiliate after eight years as ND. The Boston Herald quoted anonymous staffers at the station as saying Colleen could not come to terms on a new contract.
KLUZ-TV, Albuquerque, NM…ALEX BOSSCHAERTS has left the Entravision owned Univision station due to a layoff. I’m told the station plans to operate without a news director, at least temporarily.
KION/KCBA-TV, Monterrey/Salinas, CA…DENISE CLODJEAUX is leaving this Cowles owned CBS/FOX duopoly. Denise has been ND here for almost five years, and has earlier been an ND in Las Vegas and Eugene, OR.
NEW NEWS DIRECTORS NAMED:
WGEM-TV, Quincy, IL…CHAD MAHONEY will be the next ND for this Quincy Newspapers-owned NBC affiliate. He most recently has been the Assistant ND for KOKI-TV in Tulsa. Chad and his wife are both from Central Illinois so the move is a return home for them. Chad had previously worked as a reporter and EP at Springfield, IL, station. He replaces PATRICE JORDAN who was ND here for ten months.
KIDK-TV, Idaho Falls, ID…this Fisher owned CBS affiliate has promoted Sports Director TED DAWSON to news director, replacing TERRY MILLER. Ted’s been Sports Director here for three years in his second stint at the station. Earlier in his career he anchored sports for two different Los Angeles stations.
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HELP WANTED AD
Several Openings, WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA
Wanted – The best:
– News EP – Must have extensive local show producing, management a plus. Must lead a team and enforce aggressive news and production techniques, able to make sure we ask the tough questions.
– Strong show producers who own their shows. Must hit ground running.
– Assignment editors who can develop sources, stories, work without relying on PIOs.
These are NOT entry jobs. No phone calls. EOE
Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail resume to:
425 14th Street NW
Atlanta GA 30318
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OTHER NEWS MANAGEMENT OPENINGS:
ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:
KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City, OK (listed 10/3/08)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (listed 11/21/08)
EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:
WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (listed 12/28/08, see ad above)
KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA (relisted 9/26/08)
WFOR-TV, Miami, FL (Morning EP, listing revised 12/19/08)
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (AM EP, listed 9/19/08)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (Morning EP, listed 12/19/08)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (Nightside EP, listed 12/12/08)
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)
WXII-TV, Winston-Salem, NC (Dayside EP, relisted 12/12/08)
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)
KSLA-TV, Shreveport, LA (relisted 11/21/08)
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NAMES IN THE NEWS:
TAYLOR HENRY, former ND at KNOE-TV in Monroe, LA, has been named EP at WGNO-TV, the Tribune-owned ABC affiliate in New Orleans.
The new EP for WHP-TV in Harrisburg, PA, is DAWN HENSLEY. She had been a producer for this Newport TV owned CBS affiliate.
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Here’s a complete list of all stations that I believe have a current ND opening, as of Sunday, January 4, 2009. If you know of any updates, corrections, or additions to this list, please let me know via email at: email@example.com
KTLA-TV 5800 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
CLTV News 2000 York, Suite 114 Oak Brook IL 60523
WBZ-TV 1170 Soldiers Field Rd. Boston MA 02134
WCVB-TV 5 TV Place Needham MA 02194
WWSB-TV 1477 10th St. Sarasota FL 34236
KDVR/KWGN-TV 100 Speer Blvd. Denver CO 80203
WTAE-TV 400 Ardmore Blvd. Pittsburgh PA 15221
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
KLUZ-TV 2725 F. Broadbent Parkway NE Albuquerque NM 87107 *
WKBW-TV 7 Broadcast Plaza Buffalo NY 14202
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
WFFF-TV 298 Mountain View Dr. Colchester VT 05446
KDBC-TV 2201 E. Wyoming Ave. El Paso TX 79903
WTXL-TV 1620 Commerce Blvd. Midway FL 32343
KION/KCBA-TV 1550 Moffett St. Salinas CA 93905
WMGT-TV PO Box 4328 Macon GA 31208
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
* Spanish language station
Rick Gevers & Associates
PO Box 577
Zionsville IN 46077