The veteran television journalist joins Tegna’s Seattle duopoly to lead the news team.
Tegna today appointed Peter Saiers news director for its duopoly of KING (NBC) and KONG (independent) in Seattle (DMA 13), concluding a nationwide search. His first day will be June 24.
Saiers’ wealth of experience comes from his time at the CBS owned-and-operated stations in San Francisco, KPIX and KBCW. As managing editor, he led editorial coverage with a focus on enterprise reporting. Prior to his tenure as managing editor, he held the role of nightside executive producer.
He joined KPIX from KOVR, the CBS affiliate in Sacramento, Calif., where he was a reporter and producer. Most recently he served in an executive producer role at Disney-owned KGO San Francisco.
A Northern California native, Saiers attended University of California at Berkeley before beginning his career in television in Beirut as a reporter and producer with Future Television.