Fox Names Hill-Rodriguez News Director In L.A.

Nexstar veteran Erica Hill-Rodriguez is tapped to lead news operations at KTTV and KCOP, succeeding Kris Knutsen.

Fox duopoly KTTV-KCOP Los Angeles (DMA 2) today appointed Erica Hill-Rodriguez vice president and news director. Effective Dec. 9, she will oversee all editorial, business and administrative functions for KTTV and KCOP News, reporting to the stations’ VP-GM Bill Lamb. She succeeds Kris Knutsen who left the stations in August.

Lamb said: “Our focus at KTTV is to give Southern California viewers better journalism, and Erica is a journalist’s news director. She brings an outstanding record of success at KCPQ and a sterling reputation as a leader, visionary, and strategic thinker. I am delighted she is joining our team.”

Most recently, Hill-Rodriguez was news director of Nexstar’s KCPQ and KZJO in Seattle and KRCW Portland, Ore. Prior to that, she held the positions of assistant news director, managing editor, and senior assignment editor at KCPQ.

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Previously, Hill-Rodriguez was a field producer and assignment editor at WBBM Chicago. Before that, she was a nightside assignment editor at NWCN, the 24-hour cable channel in Seattle. She began her career in broadcasting as a managing editor for KCBI Boise, Idaho.

A graduate of Boise State University, Hill-Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications and journalism. She is also a 2014 Kneeland Fellow of the Carole Kneeland Project, and a 2015 graduate of The Poynter Institute’s Leadership Academy.

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