October 10, 2010

October 11, 2010 UPDATE:



SCOTT LIBIN, who’s been ND at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis since late 2007, has left the station.  Assistant ND MIKE CAPUTA will serve as the Acting ND.  Scott’s departure comes just a few months after a new GM, BRIEN KENNEDY, arrived from WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach.  Kennedy had earlier worked for CBS.

Many of you know Scott from his time at Poynter, but he’s also been an ND for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis and WGHP-TV in Greensboro/High Point, NC.

More on this…and all the week’s news…in our next regular report.

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Travel has delayed this week’s report, but also allowed me to do publish it on the numerically interesting date of 10/10/10.  A quick archive check showed I did a newsletter on 1/1/1 and 8/8/8.  (I also published on 2/1/2 and 5/6/5…what was I thinking?)

We have  FOUR changes this week:  TWO new openings (one created by the retirement of a veteran ND, the other by a start-up news operation) and  TWO new NDs…both have been NDs before.

That drops our list of open jobs to 24. That list should shrink again next week as I expect at least one open position to be filled.

We have a paid ad for that new news operation…that’s below, along with a repeat of last week’s ad for a Digital Media Manager for a powerhouse California station.

In Names in the News, details about new jobs for two former NDs…one takes another GM job while the other former ND becomes an EP in a top 20 market.

That’s all below, after this week’s changes:

New News Director Openings:

WBND/WCWW, Mishawaka, IN…this ABC/CW duopoly is starting a news department in the South Bend market and needs someone to run it.  The station(s) are owned by Weigel Broadcasting.  Learn more about this opportunity in the paid ad below!

KAVU-TV, Victoria, TX…DON BRADLEY is retiring so this Saga Communications owned ABC affiliate is looking for a new ND.  Don’s been running the newsroom here since June, 2009.  Don began his career in radio, and over 51 years has worked in Springfield MA, New Haven, Decatur, Louisville, Tulsa, St Louis, Memphis, Fort Wayne, and Waco, among other markets.  Don’s wife remained behind in Waco when he took the KAVU position, so this will eliminate a long weekend commute.  He tells me he’ll help the station recruit his replacement.  You can wish him well on his retirement via email to: connieburi@aol.com

Newly Named News Directors:



XETV, San Diego, CA…CHRISTINE TANAKA returns to this CW affiliate as ND.  Christine worked here from 2000-2004 as Managing Editor and Assignment Manager.  She later became an ND for KIMT-TV in Mason City, IA, and WRBL-TV in Columbus, GA.  Most recently she’s been the Manager of Content Presentation for WCMH-TV in Columbus, OH, a job she began in August.  At XETV, she replaces TAUNA LANGE who left this Group Televisa owned station in July. Tauna returned to her native Idaho and is ND for KIVI-TV in Boise.

KTRV-TV, Boise, ID…speaking of Boise, this FOX affiliate has a new ND…sort of.  BOB JAUNDALDERIS has assumed the role here.  Bob’s been at the station since 1999, was co-news director for a while, and has been director of marketing for the last three years.  ND KELLY CROSS left the station in June to take a position out of TV.  Bob’s been at the station since 1999 when it first launched news.  He’s also worked in Seattle, Portland and Medford, OR, and Sacramento.

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News Director, WBND/WCWW, Mishawaka, IN

Do you want to BUILD a new local news team from the ground up?

WBND and WCWW, Weigel Broadcasting Co.‘s ABC and CW affiliates in South Bend, are starting live local news from scratch. We are looking for an extraordinary News Director.

Successful candidates must be self-sufficient, proactive, creative, embrace technology and have at least 5 years of previous newsroom management experience.

If you are the kind who sees this challenge as a once in a lifetime opportunity, please apply. We are hiring NOW.

Send your resume and cover letter to:

ATTN: Human Resources
3665 Park Place West
Mishawaka IN 46545

Or via email to: humanresources@abc57.com

No phone calls please. WBND, WCWW and Weigel Broadcasting Co. are equal opportunity employers.

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kcra logo

Digital Media Manager, KCRA-TV, Sacramento, CA

  • Manage online content & operations.
  • Bring consistent sense of urgency, immediacy and real-time strategies to web news content and project development.
  • Oversees mobile content on various mobile platforms including Smartphones.
  • Key innovator of digital projects involving news, marketing and/or sales aimed at developing strong revenue generating content/projects.
  • Serves as primary link between on-air and on-line news as a key member of the news management team.
  • Staff leader in leveraging social networks like Facebook and Twitter to provide superior coverage and marketing of news. Works closely with marketing on this function.
  • Works daily with creative services to identify opportunities to leverage marketing tactics that support the digital strategy.
  • Creatively develop unique content, event coverage and project ideas for web and mobile.
  • Build or be able to dimension the build of web initiatives; working knowledge of   HTML needed.
  • Working knowledge of SEO and tactics to improve traffic generation from search

Interested and qualified people should send resumes to:

Anzio Williams
News Director
KCRA3 & MY58
3 Television Circle
Sacramento, Ca.  95814

No Phone Calls Please!

Position will be filled at earliest possible date.
KCRA/KQCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Other News Management Openings:

Assistant News Director:

WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI (listed 9/6/10)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 7/16/10)
KATU-TV, Portland, OR (listed 9/6/10)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (relisted 9/24/10)
WVIT-TV, Hartford, CT (listed 10/3/10)
WDSU-TV, New Orleans, LA (listed 7/2/10)
KREM-TV, Spokane, WA (listed 8/20/10)

Executive News Producer:

KTVU-TV, Oakland/San Francisco, CA (AM EP, listed 7/16/10)
WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI (listed 9/6/10)
KMSP-TV, Minneapolis, MN (AM EP, listed 9/17/10)
WOIO/WUAB-TV, Cleveland, OH (PM EP, listed 8/1/10)
WKMG-TV, Orlando, FL (relisted 8/13/10)
KTXL-TV, Sacramento, CA (listed 8/13/20)
WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, IN (relisted 8/27/10)
KSWB-TV, San Diego, CA (Morning EP, relisted 8/20/10)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (Special Projects EP, listed 9/6/10)
WKRC-TV, Cincinnati, OH (listed 8/13/10)
WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI (AM EP, relisted 7/23/10)
KENS-TV, San Antonio, TX (listed 8/20/10)
WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL (listed 9/24/10)
KOKI-TV, Tulsa, OK (AM EP, listed 9/10/10)
WHAM-TV, Rochester, NY (listed 7/9/10)
KSLA-TV, Shreveport, LA (Morning EP, relisted 9/17/10)
KHQ-TV, Spokane, WA (listed 9/6/10)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (listed 8/8/10)

Special Projects Producer:

KTVX-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (new listing this week)

Managing Editor:

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

Digital Media Manager:

KCRA-TV, Sacramento, CA (listed 10/3/10, see ad above!)

Senior Manager News Operations:

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

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Names in the News:

One time ND STAN KNOTT has been named GM for WKRN-TV, the Young Broadcasting-owned ABC affiliate in Nashville.  Stan began his career in news, became ND for WBRC-TV in Birmingham, was promoted to GM there, and eventually became GM for two other FOX o-and-o’s, WDAF-TV in Kansas City and WOFL-TV in Orlando.

MIKE INGALLS heads north to become Nightside EP for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul.  Mike most recently was ND for WDBD-TV, the FOX affiliate in Jackson, MS, where he was the station’s first ND.  He’s also worked in Orlando, New Orleans, and Albany and Augusta, GA.

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The full list:

WAGA-TV   1551 Briarcliff  Rd. NE                                  Atlanta GA 30306
WNCN-TV    1205 Front St.                                                 Raleigh NC 27609
WKRC-TV  1906 Highland Road                                     Cincinnati, OH 45219
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
WBND/WCWW   3665 Park Place West                        Mishawaka IN 46545 (see ad above)
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
WTVM-TV  1900 Wynnton Rd.                                       Columbus GA 31906
WEAU-TV   1907 S. Hastings Way                                Eau Claire WI 54701
KTKA-TV    2121 SW Chelsea Dr.                                    Topeka KS 66614
KTVL-TV    1440 Rossanley Dr.                                      Medford OR 97501
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
KPLC-TV 320 Division St.                                                Lake Charles LA 70601
KLDO-TV   226 Bob Bullock Loop                                  Laredo, TX 78040
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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