Bill Lord, news director of Tegna’s Washington CBS affiliate since 2014, announced Friday he would retire after a four-decade career in news.
When Sinclair took over ABC affiliate WJLA in Washington, they sent WJLA GM Bill Lord packing. Yesterday, Lord was introduced to a few WUSA staffers as the CBS affil’s new news director.
Days after an announcement that the FCC approved the sale of Allbritton’s Washington, D.C., ABC affiliate and News Channel 8 cable channel along with several other broadcast ventures outside the District to Sinclair Broadcast Group, Bill Lord announced a Sept. 30 departure as GM.
He will head both of Allbritton’s Washington properties — the ABC affiliate as well as its NewsChannel 8 cable news channel.