November 14, 2010


We’re a little late this week, in part due to an attempted vacation…and in part because we have  NO new news director moves to report.

That’s the first time we’ve published without ND changes in the 14 years we’ve been doing a (more-or-less) weekly report.

That leaves our list of open ND jobs at 21.

That full list, as always, is at the end of our report.  And we always appreciate hearing from our readers with updates/changes/corrections.

But don’t turn away quite yet.  We have an ad for an Assistant ND job in a top ten market as well as some updates to our listing of other news management jobs.

And we have many items in Names in the News, including a number of new EPs, new grandfather status for a veteran news executive and information about the death of the mother of a longtime educator who’s influenced many news people, including me.

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Help Wanted Ad:


Assistant News Director, WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA:

Looking for a strong journalist for a critical position in our newsroom. This person will also have dayside EP responsibilities working with reporters on scripts and coordinating story coverage. Person must have strong people skills, communication style and be a team leader.

Our focus is strong enterprise news and the assistant must help implement the newsroom strategy and tactics. Candidates must have a minimum of two years experience as an EP, Assistant ND or News Director.

The ideal candidate has multi platform experience and help the newsroom drive content to all platforms.

No phone calls.

Send your resume to: AND apply online to:

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Other News Management Openings:

Assistant News Director:

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (listed 10/29/10, see ad above!)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (relisted 9/24/10)
WVIT-TV, Hartford, CT (listed 10/3/10)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (listed 10/22/10)
WBMA-TV, Birmingham, AL (listed 10/22/10)
WBRC-TV, Birmingham, AL (new listing this week)
WNEM-TV, Saginaw, MI (listed 10/29/10)
KREM-TV, Spokane, WA (listed 8/20/10)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (listed 10/22/10)

Executive News Producer:

WRNN-TV, Rye Brook, NY (listed 10/22/10)
KTVU-TV, Oakland/San Francisco, CA (AM EP, relisted this week)
KRON-TV, San Francisco, CA (AM EP, listed 10/22/10)
WKMG-TV, Orlando, FL (relisted 8/13/10)
KTXL-TV, Sacramento, CA (listed 8/13/20)
KSWB-TV, San Diego, CA (Morning EP, relisted 8/20/10)
WMAR-TV, Baltimore, MD (Nightside EP, listed 10/15/10)
KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO (new listing this week)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (Special Projects EP, listed 9/6/10)
WKRC-TV, Cincinnati, OH (listed 8/13/10)
WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH (PM EP, listed 11/5/10)
WSYX/WTTE-TV, Columbus, OH (listed 10/29/10)
KENS-TV, San Antonio, TX (listed 8/20/10)
WBRC-TV, Birmingham, AL (new listing this week)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (listed 9/24/10)
KOKI-TV, Tulsa, OK (AM EP, listed 9/10/10)
WHAM-TV, Rochester, NY (relisted this week)
KSLA-TV, Shreveport, LA (Morning EP, relisted 9/17/10)
KHQ-TV, Spokane, WA (listed 9/6/10)

Special Projects Producer:

KTVX-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (listed 10/10/10)

Managing Editor:

WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (listed 9/24/10)

Digital Media Manager:

KCRA-TV, Sacramento, CA (listed 10/3/10)

Senior Manager News Operations:

Source Media Group, Cedar Rapids, IA (listed 9/10/10)

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Names in the News:

They may be putting the band back together (to steal a line from the Blues Brothers movie) in Minneapolis, where HAYLEY HERST is the new morning EP at Fox’s KMSP-TV. The move reunites her with News Director BILL DALLMAN: they once held the same jobs at KDVR-TV in Denver.  Hayley’s a one-time ND in Reno.  She’s also worked in Las Vegas.

MEG GREEN scores the Raycom hat trick as she is moving to WOIO/WUAB in Cleveland as the Nightside EP.  She’s currently an EP for the company’s Baton Rouge, LA, station, WAFB-TV.  She’s also worked for WMC-TV in Memphis….another Raycom station.

One time Houston ND (Univision’s KXLN-TV) DEANNA LANDRON-REYES has been named EP for Central Florida News 13 in Orlando.

JULIE PEARL has joined WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee as an EP.  She had been working at WPTV in West Palm Beach, FL.



Congratulations to Raycom Regional News Director STEVE ACKERMANN and his wife MEG on the birth of their first grandchild, JAMESON COY ROWLAND. Young Jameson was born Saturday, November 6th, to Steve and Meg’s daughter ELIZABETH and her husband RAMSEY ROWLAND.  Steve’s a former ND at WXIX-TV in Cincinnati and for Texas Cable News in Dallas.  He also spent many years at CBS Newspath and earlier worked Baton Rouge, LA.  Email him your good wishes at:

And our sympathy to University of Kansas Professor MAX UTSLER on the death of his mother, ELIZABETH ANN “BETTY” UTSLER, who died Saturday, November 6th, at the ago of 90.  Max has taught at Kansas…and earlier at Missouri…for more than 35 years and has touched the careers of hundreds of journalists.  He’s also a one-time Assistant ND in St. Louis (KSDK-TV) and EP/Sports in Phoenix (KPNX-TV), and has also worked in Peoria, IL, and Kansas City.  You can send a note of sympathy to:   Full disclosure:  Max is a close friend who was the best man in my wedding.

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The Full List:

To the best of my knowledge, here is the list of stations with open news director jobs, as of Sunday, November 14, 2010.

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

KHOU-TV 1945 Allen Parkway                                          Houston TX 77019
WCCO-TV  90 S. 11th St.                                                      Minneapolis MN 55403
WTHR-TV 1000 N. Meridian St.                                      Indianapolis IN 46204
WKRC-TV  1906 Highland Road                                      Cincinnati, OH 45219
WJXT-TV 4 Broadcast Place                                              Jacksonville FL 32247
WTEN-TV    341 Northern Blvd.                                        Albany, NY 12204
KMSB-TV     1855 N. 6th Ave.                                            Tuscon, AZ 85705
WNWO-TV  300 S. Byrne Rd.                                           Toledo OH 43615
KVEO-TV    349 N. Expressway                                       Brownsville TX 78521
WSBT-TV    1301 E. Douglas Rd.                                     Mishawaka IN 46545
WJAC-TV 49 Old Hickory Lane                                       Johnstown PA 15905
KSFY-TV     300 N. Dakota Ave. #100                           Sioux Falls SD 57104
KVAL-TV    4575 Blanton Road                                        Eugene OR 97405
WMGT-TV  PO Box 4328                                                   Macon GA 31208
KTKA-TV    2121 SW Chelsea Dr.                                    Topeka KS 66614
WJHG-TV  8195 Front Beach Rd.                                   Panama City Beach FL 32407
KTEN-TV 10 High Point Circle                                       Denison TX 75020
KXII-TV      4201 Texoma Parkway                                 Sherman TX 75090
KGNS-TV   120 W. Delmar Blvd.                                     Laredo TX 78045
KFBB-TV   3012 Highwoods Blvd.                                  Great Falls MT 59403
KAVU-TV 3808 N. Navarro                                             Victoria TX 77901

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