Nexstar To Expand Local News Operations Serving D.C., Northern Virginia, Maryland

WDVM and WDCW will occupy a new state-of-the-art newsroom and studio. The combined operation will offer 67-plus hours of local news and be known as “DC News Now” and will be led by veteran journalist and news management executive Ben Dobson.

WBTS Boston News Director Exits Suddenly

NBC Boston news director Ben Dobson left the station suddenly on Wednesday after three years in the job. In a statement, a station spokesperson said Dobson “has decided to leave the station,” and that his last day was Sept. 1. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors,” the spokesperson said. Dobson didn’t give a reason in an email he sent to staff announcing his departure.