After spending nearly 15 years in the Crescent City, Vilmenay is leaving. He’s jumping from New Orleans, the No. 50 television market, to Los Angeles, the No. 2 television market, to be president and general manager of the CBS duopoly of KCBS and independent KCAL.
He has spent the past 18 years with Hearst Television, most recently as president and general manager of WDSU, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, since February 2007.
CBS has ousted the leaders of its O&O stations in Los Angeles and Chicago after concluding a six-month investigation into misconduct claims at the CBS Television Stations group. Jay Howell is out as general manager of KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV Los Angeles, as is Derek Dalton at WBBM-TV Chicago. The terminations were disclosed in memos Thursday about the conclusion of the investigation sparked by a Los Angeles Times expose on hostile working conditions for women and people of color at a number of CBS O&Os.
CBS Television Stations moves Andrea Parquet-Taylor from Dallas to oversee journalism for its Los Angeles broadcast and digital properties.
TV stations, including those in Los Angeles, have had to adapt quickly to the new normal of programming news while adhering to government mandates designed to stop the spread of the virus. While TV audiences continue to tune in to CNN and MSNBC for the latest national updates, they are also relying on broadcasters closer to home to apprise them of what’s going on specifically in their communities.
The long-time TV station exec is moving from CBS-owned KDKA-WPCW in Pittsburgh to succeed the retiring Steve Mauldin as head of the group’s Los Angeles duopoly.
The television executive with a 40-plus year career has served as president and general manager of CBS Television Stations’ properties in Los Angeles since 2009.
Veteran local broadcast finance executive Christine Keller has been named financial controller at KCBS (CBS) and KCAL (independent), the CBS-owned stations in Los Angeles. She is succeeding Justin Draper, who recently was named VP-GM of CBS Television Stations’ Sacramento, Calif., properties. This appointment represents a homecoming for Keller, who previously was the stations’ director of […]
CBS promotes Assistant News Director Tara Finestone to succeed Bill Dallman at the CBS-indie duopoly in Los Angeles.
Anchor and reporter Jeff Vaughn will join the KCBS-KCAL Los Angeles (DMA 2) news team beginning Nov. 30. Vaughn, who currently is an anchor at WXYZ Detroit, will primarily serve as an anchor on KCAL’s weeknight primetime newscasts. In addition, he will contribute to other KCAL and KCBS newscasts. Vaughn has spent more than 10 years […]
The long-time TV newsman and Fox Sports 1 executive will succeed Scott Diener at CBS’s Los Angeles duopoly beginning next month.
Amber Lee has been promoted to meteorologist on weekend evening newscasts at CBS-owned KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles (DMA 2), effective immediately. Lee, a Southern California native who has provided weather forecasts during weekend morning newscasts since joining KCBS-KCAL in September 2012, will now appear on the duopoly’s 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and […]
On Wednesday, the staff of CBS’s Los Angeles duopoly were told that Diener, who has been the VP and news director since January 2010 is leaving “to pursue other opportunities.”
Award-winning KCAL-KCBS Los Angeles (DMA 2) news anchor Sylvia Lopez today announced her plans to leave the stations and pursue a career in public health. Lopez, who currently anchors KCAL’s weekday 4 and 9 p.m. newscasts, will conclude her 30-year career in Los Angeles television news by anchoring her final newscasts on Friday, April 24. […]
KCAL, the CBS owned independent for Los Angeles is cutting its hour long newscast at 2 p.m. and its half-hour at 3 p.m. before the New Year. No one was laid off in the newscast cuts. A station spokesperson said the station is shuffling the staff of the 2 and 3 p.m. newscasts over to the KCBS 5 and 6 p.m. broadcasts.
Longtime KCBS (CBS) and KCAL (independent) Los Angeles anchor Kent Shocknek today announced his plans to retire at the end of September. A veteran of more than 36 years in television news, Shocknek has been a fixture in Los Angeles for 31 years and is believed to have anchored more hours of news on local […]
The signing of the two CBS Television Stations outlets marks the ratings service first clients in the No. 2 market.
News anchors Sharon Tay and Rick Garcia and meteorologist Evelyn Taft, who currently appear on CBS-owned independent KCAL Los Angeles’ weeknight 8 and 10 p.m. newscasts, will move to co-owned CBS affiliate KCBS and anchor that station’s weekday 4:30-7 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. newscasts, beginning Monday, Nov. 18. The announcement was made today by Steve Mauldin, […]
Three of the group’s stations will participate in the Mobile Content Venture’s Dyle service and its KSTW Seattle is joining the Mobile500 Alliance.
The addition of three hours each Saturday and Sunday morning gives the CBS Los Angeles duopoly 74 hours of local news each week.
Judson Ferdon also joins KCBS-KCAL as new business account executive.
Lisa Laky Palmer will succeed Marilyn Rangel at the CBS duopoly in Los Angeles.