May 18, 2012


Three Dog Night (I’m dating myself here) had a hit song, One is the Loneliest Number. That could be the theme of this week’s newsletter.

ONE new ND to report.

ONE Name in the News.

And ONE new news management opening.

That chages our count of open ND positions to just 23.

We do have paid ads for ONE of those open ND jobs, and another ONE blind box ad for another large market ND job.

A festival of one-ness begins below:

New News Director Openings:

I’m not aware of any. If you do, please let me know via email:

Newly Named News Directors:


KMTV, Omaha, NE…JOE SPADEA is the new ND for the Journal Broadcasting owned station.  Joe most recently spent six years as the ND for KOKH-TV, the Sinclair owned FOX affiliate in Oklahoma City.  He has also worked in Los Angeles, Boston, Providence, and Lancaster, PA.  At KMTV, a CBS affiliate, he replaces AL CARL who left the station earlier this year after two years as ND.

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Help Wanted Ads:

Large Market Blind Box News Director Ad:

Top 10 DMA news station seeks an experienced News Director with top 20 DMA experience.

The News Director (ND) will oversee the planning and direction of all newscasts and supervise executive producers, producers, reporters and photographers. ND will be instrumental in building and executing the station’s strategic plan.

Only candidates with top 20 DMA experience as an assistant news director or news director will be considered.

Forward resume and salary requirements to:

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News Director, WVNS-TV, Bluefield/Beckley, WV:

Are you looking for that first opportunity to run your own news room?

Are you working for one of those large groups with multiple regional news directors and corporate news people that stifle your creative juices?

Are you sick of chasing crime stories every day and want to live in a community where you can have a positive impact on your viewers?

Do you like the outdoors and want to live in an area that has some of the best hunting, skiing, fishing and white water in the country?

Then you should think about WVNS-TV, The CBS and FOX affiliate in the Bluefield-Beckley, West Virginia market. We are a small market station with larger market resources. We are part of a privately owned state wide network of 8 affiliates with a commitment to local news.

Contact Chris Leister, General Manager at

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Other News Management Openings:


KRIV-TV, Houston, TX (relisted 4/20/12)
WXIN-TV, Indianapolis, IN (listed 5/12/12)
KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (listed 5/12/12)
WITI-TV, Milwaukee, WI (relisted 4/27/12)
WMC-TV, Memphis, TN (relisted 3/3/12)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (relisted 4/20/12)
WEYI-TV, Flint, MI (listed 4/20/12)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (listed 4/27/12)
KVLY/KXJB-TV, Fargo, ND (listed 5/4/11)


KDFW-TV, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (Morning EP, relisted 4/20/12)
KPRC-TV, Houston, TX (listing revised 5/4/11)
WKMG-TV, Orlando, FL (listed 5/4/11)
KOIN-TV, Portland OR (PM EP, listed 4/7/12)
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (Dayside EP, relisted 4/20/12)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (listed 3/24/12)
WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (AM EP, listed 3/31/12)
WTVF-TV, Nashville, TN (AM EP, new listing this week)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (listed 5/12/12)
WITI-TV, Milwaukee, WI (listed 4/27/12)
WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI (listed 4/20/12)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (PM EP, 3/17/12)
WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, FL (PM EP, listing revised 3/10/12)
WINK-TV, Fort Myers, FL (Dayside EP, relisted 3/10/12)
WHIO-TV, Dayton, OH (2 openings, AM & PM, listing updated 4/20/12)
WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA (relisted 4/20/12)
KHBS/KHOG-TV, Ft. Smith, AR (Digital Media Mgr., relisted 4/20/12)


KXTV, Sacramento, CA (relisted 4/27/12)


WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI (listed 4/20/12)

Name in the News:

SARAH MOORE is moving to a new job, but she’ll need to keep her alarm clock. She’ll be the new morning EP for Dispatch-owned WTHR-TV, the NBC affiliate here in Indianapolis. Sarah currently holds the same job for WTVF-TV, the CBS station in Nashville. She’s worked there for 12 years, beginning right out of college and working her way up to morning EP.

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Our Full List of News Director Openings:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Friday, May 18, 2012.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at:

KNBC-TV 3000 W. Alameda Ave. Burbank CA 91523
WKYC-TV 1333 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland OH 44114
XETV 8253 Ronson Rd. San Diego CA 92111
KSNV-TV 1500 Foremaster Lane Las Vegas NV 89101
WTLV/WJXX 1070 E. Adams St. Jacksonville FL 32202
WBIR-TV 1513 Hutchison Ave. Knoxville TN 37917
KSNW-TV 833 N. Main Wichita, KS 67203
KRBK-TV (apply to corporate) Springfield, MO
WACH-TV 1400 Pickens St. Columbia SC 29201
KGAN-TV 600-2 Old Marion Rd NE Cedar Rapids IA 52402
KWQC-TV, 805 Brady Street Davenport, IA 52803
WTAJ-TV 5000 Sixth Ave. Altoona PA 16602
KHGI-TV 13 S. Highway 44 Kearney NE 66848
WTXL-TV 1620 Commerce Blvd. Midway, FL 32343
WRBL-TV 1350 13th Ave. Columbus GA 31901
KNOE-TV 1400 Oliver Rd. Monroe, LA 71211
KAAL-TV 1701 10th Place, NE Austin MN 55912
WVNS-TV 141 Old Cline Rd. Ghent WV 25843 (see ad above!)
KKCO-TV 2325 Interstate Ave. Grand Junction CO 81505
KGNS-TV 120 W. Delmar Blvd. Laredo TX 78045
KGWN-TV 2923 E. Lincolnway Cheyenne WY 82001
KSAX-TV PO Box 189 Alexandria MN 56308
WYIN-TV 8625 Indiana Place Merrilville IN 46410

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