June 2, 2013


There’s ONE newly named ND and ONE ND opening (at a top 20 network o-and-o) in our slightly delayed report this week.

That means our always unofficial list of ND openings remains at 20.

In Names in the News, we’ll tell you about another management shift at CBS News Services and a promotion at another network news operation. And we have details about a new job for a veteran ND turned GM.

Also this week, details about a management training program that’s nearly free (FREE!) for applications.

All that and more below!

The Kneeland Project Accepting Applications Now.
Apply today!

The Kneeland Project is currently accepting applications for their September 11-14 session in Austin, Texas. Applications are due two weeks from today – Friday, June 14 and applications are available at kneelandproject.org/apply

Thanks to Kneeland’s generous funders, this opportunity is nearly free for 18 selected news directors. The Kneeland Project pays for all tuition costs as well as hotel and several meals. Participants cover only their transportation and a few meals — Kneeland takes care of the rest.
In a recent survey of Kneeland Fellows, 100% reported they still regularly use lessons learned at Kneeland, believe that time spent at Kneeland improved their career, and said they have recommended Kneeland to a friend or colleague.

This fall’s participants will be joined by some of the best and brightest leaders in the industry, but they won’t provide didactic, one-way lectures. On the contrary. Kneeland is seeking applications from news directors with high-level expertise, insight, and experience to make this a truly unique opportunity. Most importantly, journalists will leave the program with a solid plan to guide their leadership decisions starting the day they return to their newsroom. This isn’t theoretical information that news managers will put on a shelf and neglect. Every participant will walk away with concrete action items to implement immediately that will make a difference in their station…and their life.

It’s an intensive program unlike any other. It’s practical. It’s highly interactive. It produces long-lasting results. Journalists return to their stations refreshed and ready to tackle the sometimes overwhelming challenges newsrooms now face.

Click here for more information and to apply. Only 18 news directors will be selected for this program. Apply today!

New News Director Opening:


KMSP/WFTC-TV, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN…we reported earlier this week that BILL DALLMAN had been named VP/News Director for Fox Sports 1, the company’s new, national sports network which debuts in August. Bill’s been the news director at this Fox-owned duopoly since 2006, and earlier served as the start-up ND for Fox’s KDVR-TV in Denver. He’s also been a news director in Grand Rapids, MI, and worked in Sacramento and for another Minneapolis station earlier in his career. He’ll be based in Los Angeles.

Newly Named News Director:

WJTV, Jackson, MS…JASON STEVENS has been named ND for this Media General owned CBS affiliate. He’s been an EP for WLEX-TV in Lexington, KY.

Other News Management Openings:


KXAS-TV, Dallas/Ft. Worth (listed 5/17/13)
WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN (relisted 5/5/13)
WVIT-TV, Hartford/New Haven, CT (listed 4/6/13)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 5/17/13)
WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI (listed 5/5/13)
WBND/WCWW-TV, South Bend, IN (listed 5/5/13)
KTIV-TV, Sioux City, IA (listed 5/10/13)


WFAA-TV, Dallas, TX (Morning EP, listed 5/17/13)
The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA (Morning EP, relisted this week)
KRON-TV, San Francisco, CA (relisted 4/26/13)
KNTV, San Francisco/San Jose, CA (PM EP, listed 5/10/13)
KDFW-TV, Dallas, TX (Morning EP, relisted 4/26/13)
WRC-TV, Washington, DC (listed 5/10/13)
KCPQ-TV, Seattle, WA (listed 5/10/13)
KING-TV, Seattle, WA (AM EP, listing revised 4/13/13)
WFTS-TV, Tampa, FL (Dayside EP, relisted 5/10/13)
WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC (AM EP, listed 4/26/13)
KUSI-TV, San Diego, CA (relisted 4/13/13)
WDAF-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 5/5/13)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (2 jobs, AM & PM, relisted this week)
WHBQ-TV, Memphis, TN (listed 3/29/13)
WTEV/WAWS-TV, Jacksonville, FL (AM EP, relisted 5/5/13)
WINK-TV, Ft. Myers, FL (PM EP, relisted 4/6/13)
WIS-TV, Columbia, SC (AM EP, relisted 4/13/13)


KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, CA (relisted 4/26/13)

Situations Wanted:

We offer a free situations wanted ad to news managers who are out of work and looking for a new opportunity. If you’d like to state your case to a well targeted audience, email me an item (max. 150 words). You may include a link to a website, an email address, and a photo. You must include your name. I’ll run it for one week. I don’t represent or endorse those listed, but merely trying to help.

There were no takers this week.

Names in the News:

BILL FELLING moves within CBS to become Executive Director/News Services for CBS News. He’ll report to newly appointed VP/News Services KURT DAVIS and will oversee the daily news gathering for affiliates. Bill’s been the National Editor for CBS News most recently and earlier served as Northeast Bureau Chief. He joined CBS in 1982.


PATSY LORIS has been promoted to VP of News for Univision. She’ll oversee the net’s evening and late night news, its weekend edition, news segments for “Despierta America” (Wake Up America) and the operations of Univision’s news division. She’s also work with ABC to launch Fusion, the joint venture between ABC and Univision. Patsy most recently served as senior news director for Univision News. She joined the company in 1989.

GM Notes:


News Director turned General Manager HOLLY STEUART is joining WTVM-TV in Columbus, GA, as GM. Here’s an item from the station’s website. Holly most recently was GM for WHP-TV in Harrisburg, PA, a position she left in December after Sinclair took over the station. She’s also been a GM in Las Vegas and Bismarck, ND. Holly began her career in news, worked as a news director in St. Petersburg, Rochester, NY, and for another station in Harrisburg. She also worked in Albany, NY, and Phoenix.

MICHAEL NURSE has been promoted to GM of WKBW-TV in Buffalo. He’s been the Station Manager and VP/Sales for this Granite Broadcasting owned ABC affiliate.

ALBERT GUTIERREZ moves from one Nexstar GM position to another. He’ll be the next GM for KTAB/KRBC-TV in Abilene, TX. He’s been the GM for KMID-TV in Midland, TX. It’s a return to KRBC for Albert, who earlier in his career worked in sales there.

Our Full List of ND Openings:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Sunday, June 2, 2013.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

KWHY-TV 1201 West 5th St., # T-900 Los Angeles CA 90017 *
KRIV-TV 4261 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77027
KMSP/WFTC 11358 Viking Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344
WCPO-TV 1720 Gilbert Ave. Cincinnati OH 45202
KENS-TV 5400 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio TX 78229
WOAI-TV 1031 Navarro St. San Antonio TX 78205
WXMI-TV 3117 Plaza Dr. NE Grand Rapids MI 49525
KOCO-TV 1300 East Britton Road Oklahoma City OK 73131
WAVE-TV 725 S. Floyd St. Louisville KY 40203
WTVR-TV 3301 W. Broad St. Richmond VA 23230
KTUL-TV 3200 S. 29th West Ave. Tulsa OK 74107
KSNW-TV 833 N. Main Wichita, KS 67203
WEYI-TV 2225 W. Willard Road Clio MI 48420
KGUN-TV 7280 E. Rosewood St. Tucson, AZ 85710
KRDO-TV 399 S. 8th St. Colorado Springs CO 80905
KRIS/KZTV 301 Artesian St. Corpus Christi, TX 78401
KCAU-TV 7280 E. Rosewood St. Sioux City IA 51101
KRCG-TV Highway 54 North Holts Summit MO 65043
WTWO-TV PO Box 9268 Terre Haute IN 47808
WVVA-TV 3052 Big Laurel Highway Bluefield, WV 24701

* Spanish language station

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