March 16, 2009


THREE new openings, two in top 40 markets, lead this slightly delayed version of our weekly newsletter.

We told you about two of those openings in an emailed UPDATE earlier this week. And an opening at an Illinois station makes three. To the best of our knowledge, no new news directors were named this week.

We’ve did two stations that were listed as having open ND jobs, and explain that move below.

All those changes leave our count at 19 stations looking for a new ND.

Since we have no Names in the News this week, let me remind you that we welcome your items. Send ’em via email to:

Here are this week’s changes:


KRIV-TV, Houston, TX…KATHY WILLIAMS has left this FOX o-and-o after seven years as ND. Kathy’s a former news director at WKYC-TV and WJW-TV in Cleveland. She’s also worked in Washington and Chicago, as well as in Houston earlier in her career.

KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO…Citing personal reasons, RICK ILER resigned this week as news director of this Scripps’ owned NBC affiliate. Rick’s been ND here since August, 2007. Before moving to KC, Rick had been the Assistant ND at KPHO-TV in Phoenix. He’s also a former ND at KARK-TV in Little Rock.

KWQC-TV, Davenport, IA…MIKE WRIGHT has left this Young Broadcasting owned NBC affiliate after almost a year as ND/Station Manager. Before moving to Davenport, Mike had been the Assistant ND for sister Young station WKRN-TV in Nashville.

We’re also removing, at least for now, the listings for both KMPH-TV in Fresno and KDBC-TV in El Paso, TX. DESIREE HILL, the VP of News for Pappas Broadcasting, owner of KMPH and KDBC, says both stations have strong interim news managers or interim NDs running the shops, and that the search is on hold pending completion of some financial matters following Pappas’ bankruptcy filing.


None that I know of.

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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)
WNEM-TV, Saginaw, MI (listed 3/8/09)


KIAH-TV, Houston, TX (PM EP, listed 2/13/09)
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)
KITV, Honolulu, HI (listed 2/27/09)


WTVJ-TV, Miami, FL (listed 1/30/09)

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Here’s a complete list of all stations that I believe have a current ND opening, as of Saturday, March 14, 2009. If you know of any updates, corrections, or additions to this list, please let me know via email at:

KTLA-TV   5800 Sunset Blvd.               Los Angeles, CA 90028
WMUR-TV   100 South Commerical St.        Manchester NH 03101
KRIV-TV   4261 Southwest Freeway          Houston TX 77027
WWSB-TV   1477 10th St.                   Sarasota FL 34236
KXTV      400 Broadway                    Sacramento CA 95818
KDKA-TV   One Gateway Center              Pittsburgh PA 15222
KPTV/KPDX 14975 NW Greenbrier Parkway     Beaverton OR 97006
KSHB-TV   4720 Oak Street                 Kansas City MO 64112
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
WSPA-TV   250 International Drive         Spartanburg SC 29301
WFMY-TV   1615 Phillips Avenue            Greensboro NC 27405
KWQC-TV   805 Brady St.                   Davenport IA 52803
WFFF-TV   298 Mountain View Dr.           Colchester VT 05446
WMGT-TV   PO Box 4328                     Macon GA 31208
KNOE-TV   1400 Oliver Rd.                 Monroe LA 71211
KTVE/KARD-TV 200 Pavilion Rd.             West Monroe LA 71292
KSAX-TV   PO Box 189                      Alexandria MN 56308

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