June 7, 2014


THREE new news directors in our report this week, including one who’ll head up a new state-wide new network. And there’s just ONE new opening, that’s at a Spanish language station in Washington.

Those changes bring our total of open ND jobs to 25.

We again feature TWO ads from network o-and-o’s in the top three markets.

And there’s just one item in Names in the News this week, and that’s an update on an item we told you about last issue. Don’t forget to send me your news!

Read on for all this week’s news.


New News Director Openings:

WFDC-TV, Washington, DC…KAREN MENDEZ (as you’ll read below) is leaving to become ND for KXTX-TV in Dallas. She’s been ND here for about 2 1/2 years.

Newly Named News Directors:

KXTX-TV, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX…KAREN MENDEZ joins this Telemundo station as ND. We’ told you above that she’s been ND for Univision’s WFDC-TV in Washington, DC. More in this item from Media Moves. She’s also worked in New York, Orlando, and Puerto Rico. Karen replaces JOSE FLORES who left to be a GM in McAllen, TX.


New Hampshire One News, Concord, NH…ROBB ATKINSON is leaving CNN NewsSource to become the first news director for a new statewide news network. Here’s what Robb told me about the operation, owned by Binnie Media:

NH1 News will be seen on the independent station WBIN TV in the Boston/Manchester DMA starting this fall. Our focus will be all things New Hampshire with bureaus in Manchester/Derry, Laconia, Nashua, Lebanon and Portsmouth. The NH1 Media Center in the state capital of Concord will be completed soon and will stand as the preeminent media facility in the state, housing NH1 TV, NH1 Radio, NH1.com and studios for six Binnie Media radio stations.

Robb’s been at CNN for four years, and earlier had been an ND in Portland, ME, Knoxville, and Wilmington, NC, and worked at MSNBC and CNBC.


KOLO-TV, Reno, NV…STANTON TANG succeeded in his desire to move west. We told you a few months ago that Stanton was leaving his job as ND of WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, MI, so he could move west to be closer to family. He served four years as ND in Grand Rapids, and five years before that as EP. He’s also worked in Las Vegas, Sacramento and Phoenix. He replaces JENNIFER HARDY who left to become ND at WAAY-TV in Huntsville. Stanton will be the eighth ND in 12 years for this Gray TV owned ABC affiliate.

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Morning Executive Producer, WFLD-TV, Chicago, IL:

Fox TV Stations – Chicago is looking for an individual who will help break the mold of morning television via enterprise segment creation, colorful/diverse contributor and guest development to become part of a smart, savvy morning news team. Direct planning, content selection, content development, formatting and overall editorial direction for a five and a half hour morning news block.

The AM EP will be directly responsible overseeing newscasts producers, morning news crews, production staff, as well as, approve scripts, and edit copy. Story and future planning, social media campaigns, critiquing programs and evaluating staff are essential components of the position. Ability to perform all other duties as assigned. Approve and regulate expenses.

REQUIREMENTS: Top candidates must have 5 or more year’s television newscast executive producing/writing experience. Prior news management experience necessary. Superior creativity and organizational skills essential. Must be resourceful, cost efficient, have strong production and technical knowledge, be able to meet deadlines and perform well under pressure. Good interpersonal skills and an understanding of budgetary issues necessary. Moderate stair climbing, standing, sitting at workstation, and bending.

For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to: WFLD-HR@foxtv.com with the position in the subject line. Web site: www.myfoxchicago.com


Other News Management Openings:


WLS-TV, Chicago, IL (listed 5/24/14)
KPHO-TV, Phoenix, AZ (relisted 4/12/14)
WFLA-TV, Tampa, FL (relisted 4/5/14)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (relisted this week)
KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, NV (listing revised 4/12/14)
WIS-TV, Columbia, SC (listed 4/19/14)
WHEC-TV, Rochester, NY (listed 4/5/14)
WBND-TV, South Bend, IN (listed 4/12/14)
WCJB-TV, Gainesville, FL (listed 5/2/11)


WFLD-TV, Chicago, IL (AM EP, new listing this week, see ad above!)
WLS-TV, Chicago, IL (relisted 5/24/14)
KTVU-TV, San Francisco/Oakland, CA (listed 4/25/14)
KPHO-TV, Phoenix, AZ (relisted 4/12/14)
WFLA-TV, Tampa. FL (relisted 4/5/14)
KCRA-TV, Sacramento, CA (relisted 3/30/14)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (relisted 4/5/14)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (Senior EP, relisted 5/18/14)
WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH (PM EP, listing revised 4/12/14)
WTEV/WAWS, Jacksonville, FL (AM EP, listed 5/11/14)
WJAR-TV, Providence, RI (relisted 4/5/14)
WDTN-TV, Dayton, OH (Nightside EP, listed 5/24/14)
KGUN-TV, Tucson, AZ (Morning EP, relisted 5/24/14)
WHAM-TV, Rochester, NY (listed 5/30/14)
WHEC-TV, Rochester, NY (listed 4/5/14)
WISC-TV, Madison, WI (listed 5/30/14)
WSJV-TV, South Bend/Elkhart, IN (AM EP, listing modified 4/25/14)
KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO (AM EP, listed 4/25/14)
WCIV-TV, Charleston, SC (relisted 5/24/14)
KTVA-TV, Anchorage, AK (listed 5/2/14)
KTTC-TV, Rochester, MN (relisted 5/30/14)


WSPA-TV, Spartanburg, SC (relisted 5/18/14)


WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (Digital ME, relisted 5/18/14)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (relisted this week)


WSB-TV, Atlanta, GA (listed 5/24/14)


WAVE-TV, Louisville, KY (listed 5/18/14)

Situations Wanted:

We offer a free situations wanted ad to news managers who are 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.

Names in the News…and other things:

We have more information about VIRGIL TETER, who we reported last week was being replaced as ND for KWTX-TV in Waco, TX.  Virgil is moving to a new role as Director of Special Projects for the station, where’s he worked for 25 of his 54 years in TV news.

Our Full List of ND Openings:

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

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Saturday, June 7, 2014.

WXTV 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd., 6th Floor, Teaneck NJ 07666 *
KWHY-TV 1201 West 5th St., # T-900 Los Angeles CA 90017 *
WGN-TV 2501 Bradley Place Chicago IL 60618
KTVT-TV 5233 Bridge St. Ft. Worth TX 76103
New England Cable News, 160 Wells Avenue Newton, MA 02459
WBZ-TV 1170 Soldiers Field Rd. Boston MA 02134
WFDC-TV 101 Constitution Ave. NW Washington DC 20001 *
KPRC-TV 8181 SW Freeway Houston TX 77074
KIRO-TV 2807 Third Ave. Seattle WA 98121
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
WEWS-TV 3001 Euclid Ave. Cleveland OH 44115
KMAX-TV 2713 Kovr Drive Sacramento CA 95605
KOIN-TV 222 SW Columbia St. Portland OR 97201
WCNC-TV 1001 Wood Ridge Center Dr. Charlotte NC 28217
KVDA-TV 6234 San Pedro San Antonio TX 78216 *
WHP-TV 3300 North 6th Street Harrisburg PA 17110
WSET-TV 2320 Langhorne Rd. Lynchburg VA 24501
WFRV-TV 1181 E. Mason St. Green Bay WI 54301
WOI-TV 3903 Westown Parkway West Des Moines IA 50266
KTLM-TV 3900 N. 10th St., 7th Floor McAllen TX 78501
KVEO-TV 394 N. Expressway Brownsville TX 78521
WCBD-TV 210 W. Coleman Blvd. Charleston SC 29464
KVRR-TV 4015 9th Ave S Fargo ND 58103
KLFY-TV 1808 Eraste Landry Rd. Lafayette LA 70506

* Spanish language station

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