Geoff Roth, news director at Nexstar’s KREX-KFQX Grand Junction, Colo., is convinced that smartphones and apps are on the way to replacing the traditional TV live trucks and edit bays. He’s a veteran TV news director who had an epiphany about mobile reporting when his reporters in Houston were able to go live using iPads while the competition couldn’t, unable to get a signal from a satellite truck during a violent storm. He lists some of his favorite gear.
Assistant News Director Howard Dorsey and Managing Editor Geoff Roth were let go from the Fox Houston O&O Thursday afternoon, their positions eliminated.
The former executive producer at KRIV Houston will take over news leadership at the new Fox duopoly in Charlotte, N.C.