November 6, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009 UPDATE:

There’s one more new ND in a top 25 market to report.  KERRI CAVANAUGH has been named ND for WSFL-TV, the Tribune-owned independent in the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami market.  Kerri has been an EP at WFTS-TV, the ABC affiliate in Tampa.  She replaces JOSE SUAREZ who left the station after less than a year on the job.  WSFL produces a morning newscast in conjunction with the Tribune-owned  Sun-Sentinel newspaper.

Saturday, November 7, 2009 UPDATE:

Shortly after publishing this week’s newsletter we learned of a new news director in a top 25 market.



CORRIE HARDING starts November 30th as the next ND for Belo’s WCNC-TV (NBC) in Charlotte.  Corrie most recently was the ND for WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh.  He left that job in September after four years in what both he and GM RAY CARTER said was a mutual decision.  At WCNC, he replaces MARY ALVAREZ who was named Executive Producer for Local Programming for WCNC in August after more than four years as ND and nine years at the station.


It’s a relatively slow week, with  TWO new ND openings and  TWO new openings to share with you.  We have a paid ad for one of those openings.  You can see that below.

Those changes leave our completely unofficial count of ND openings at  29.

We have just one item in Name(s) in the News.  Please don’t be bashful about sending those items along.  And include an appropriate picture if  you have one.

All that and more, below.


WHAM-TV, Rochester, NY…STEVE DAWE is leaving this Newport Television owned ABC affiliate to become Director of Multi-Media Engagement for WXXI-TV, the PBS affiliate in Rochester.  Steve’s been the ND here for more than three years, and was the station’s promotion director before that.  Before he joined WHAM, he was the ND for WUHF-TV, the FOX affiliate in Rochester.



KIDK-TV, Idaho Falls, ID…this Fisher Broadcasting owned CBS affiliate is looking for a new ND to replace TED DAWSON, who’s held that job since November.  Ted had been the Sports Director there before he was promoted to ND.  He’ll continue as the station’s Sports Director.  Earlier in his career, Ted anchored sports for two different Los Angeles stations.




WNJU-TV, Teterboro, NJ…JOSE MORALES has been named VP/News for the Telemundo o-and-o.  He’s been Director of Digital Content for Telemundo Local Media.  I assume (I know, that’s dangerous) that he is replacing HUGO BALTA.  You’ll remember we told just last month that Hugo had been laid off from his job as ND here.



WSAZ-TV, Charleston/Huntington, WV…congratulations to GROVER TADLOCK who has been promoted to ND for this Gray TV-owned NBC affiliate.  Grover is currently the Managing Editor here.  His first job was in that market as a part-time photographer.  He was promoted to Director of Photography in 2005 and bumped to Managing Editor in 2007.  He replaces SCOTT SAXTON who left the station in September to become ND for WECT-TV in Wilmington, NC.

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A successful candidate must have well-rounded skills to oversee all aspects of news gathering, coverage,
and planning – being first and best with major news events and breaking news on a variety of platforms.
WHAM-TV is the market leader with strong, long-tenured talent.  The candidate must have excellent
organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills to motivate both veteran employees and those
with limited experience.

Must be detail-oriented with strong project management skills.  Hires, coaches, and evaluates employees.
Manages newsroom budget.  Four-year college degree and several years of news management experience

Please email cover letter and resume to:
or mail to:

WHAM-TV Human Resources-News
4225 West Henrietta Road
Rochester NY 14623-5225


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WLNS-TV, Lansing, MI (listed 9/12/09)


KIAH-TV, Houston, TX (PM EP, relisted 10/17/09)
KNXV-TV, Phoenix, AZ (Special Projects, listed 9/18/09)
KING-TV, Seattle, WA (AM EP, listed 8/28/09)
WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI (listed 9/4/09)
WOFL-TV, Orlando, FL (listed 8/28/09)
KXTV,    Sacramento, CA (AM EP, relisted 9/25/09)
KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO (AM EP, listed 7/31/09)
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO (AM EP, listed 8/28/09)
WPEC-TV, West Palm Beach, FL (relisted 9/18/09)
WZZM-TV, Grand Rapids, MI (listed 8/7/09)
KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, NV (AM EP, listing revised 10/24/09)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (listed 10/2/09)
WFTX-TV, Ft. Myers, FL listed 8/28/09)
WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC (relisted 9/18/09)
WPTA/WISE, Ft. Wayne, IN (listed 8/14/09)

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Congratulations to MARK SILBERSTEIN who moves with Raycom to become Assistant ND for the company’s KSLA-TV in Shreveport, LA.  Mark has been the Managing Editor for Raycom’s WOIO/WUAB-TV in Cleveland.  Mark has also worked in Boston, Providence, Wichita, and Lansing, MI.

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Here’s a complete list of all stations that I believe have an ND opening, as of Friday, November 6, 2009.  If you know of updates, corrections, or additions to this list, please let me know via email at:

WPIX-TV   220 E. 42nd Street              New York NY 10017
KNBC-TV   3000 W. Alameda Ave.            Burbank CA 91523
KNTV      2450 North First St.            San Jose CA 95131
NewsChannel 8  1100 Wilson Blvd.          Arlington VA 22209
WXYZ-TV   20777 W. 10 Mile Road           Southfield MI 48037
WTSP-TV   11450 Gandy Boulevard           St. Petersburg FL 33702
WSFL-TV   200 E. Las Olas Blvd.           Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
KUVS-TV   1710 Arden Way                  Sacramento CA 95815 ***
WCNC-TV   1001 Wood Ridge Center Dr.      Charlotte ND 28217
WZTV-TV   631 Mainstream Drive            Nashville TN 37228
KTVX-TV 2175 W. 1700 South     Salt Lake City UT 84104
WWMT-TV   590 W. Maple St.                Kalamazoo MI 49008
WBRE-TV   62 S. Franklin                  Wilkes-Barre PA 18701
KSEE-TV   5035 E. McKinley Ave.           Fresno CA 93727
WKRG-TV   555 Broadcast Dr.               Mobile AL 36606
WFTX-TV   621 SW Pine Island Rd.          Cape Coral FL 33991
WNWO-TV   300 S. Byrne Rd.                Toledo OH 43615
WHAM-TV 4225 W. Henrietta Rochester NY 14623 (See ad above!)
WHEC-TV, 191 East Ave,                    Rochester, NY 14604
KSPR-TV   999 W. Sunshine St.           Springfield MO 65807
WFFF-TV   298 Mountain View Dr.           Colchester VT 05446
KRNV-TV   1790 Vassar St.                 Reno NV 89502
WPBN/WTOM-TV 8518 M 72 West               Traverse City MI 49684
KHBS/KHOG-TV 2809 Ajax Avenue, # 200      Rogers AR 72758
WMGT-TV   PO Box 4328                     Macon GA 31208
WWAY-TV   615 N. Front St.                Wilmington NC 28401
KIDK-TV 1255 E.17th St. Idaho Falls ID 83404
WBBJ-TV   346 Muse St.                    Jackson TN 38301
KALB-TV   605 Washington St.              Alexandria LA 71301

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