Coleen Marren, the news director at WCVB Boston, will be in charge of news at CBS’s Pittsburgh O&O KDKA and its co-owned CW affil WPCW as of July 15.
Coleen Marren today was named news director for CBS’s KDKA (CBS) and WPCW (CW) Pittsburgh (DMA 23). She will assume her new position on Wednesday, July 15.
Marren succeeds John Verrilli, who accepted the news director slot at CBS’s WBZ Boston.
Marren goes to Pittsburgh from Boston, where she was news director for eight years at Hearst Television’s WCVB.
Prior to WCVB, Marren served as a news director in Milwaukee and Hartford, Conn. She has also worked at WLS Chicago.
Marren’s efforts in news management have yielded the stations she has been associated with more than 100 awards, including Edward R. Murrow Awards, Emmy Awards,
The Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, and consecutive AP News Station of the Year Awards.