Nexstar CBS affiliate KELO Sioux Falls, S.D., has promoted sales veteran Mike Townsend to local sales manager. Townsend joined KELO in 2016 as a marketing strategist and quickly put his extensive sales experience to work. He brings more than 30 years of sales experience including 17 years in sales management to the position. Townsend is […]
The Sioux Falls, S.D. CBS-MNT affiliate promotes Chris Morrison from local sales manager.
The old adage says you can’t go home again. But in local TV, where getting ahead often means hopscotching the nation to take a string of bigger jobs in bigger markets, some local broadcasters have prioritized going back to where they were born or where they started out in the business. Recently, several of them have reached what they call the pinnacle of their careers by being tapped to run their hometown station. In many cases, those stations are legendary within their market, with historic legacies of serving their communities.
The local broadcasting, marketing and sales executive with more than 25 years of experience will oversee Nexstar’s KELOLAND Media Group, including KELO, KCLO and KELOLAND.com following the retirement of Jay Huizenga.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager at Nexstar’s two stations in South Dakota, and an account executive for Hearst’s station in Iowa.
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Nexstar-owned CBS affiliate KELO Sioux Falls, S.D. (DMA 113) is adding anchor Bridget Bennett. She will join Don Jorgensen for KELOLAND News at Six and KELOLAND News at Ten. Bennett will also report on local stories. She will join KELO on Dec. 2. Bennett began her television news career in Sioux Falls. She’s joining the […]
Mari Ossenfort joins the Sioux Fallx CBS affiliate from Forum Broadcasting’s four North Dakota ABC affiliates.
Jay Huizenga, VP-GM of CBS affiliate KELO Sioux Falls, S.D. (DMA 110), has been named the Broadcaster of the Year by the South Dakota Broadcasters Association at its annual leadership conference Aug. 15. The SDBA Broadcaster of the Year honors a person in broadcasting that has been especially active in the past year in community […]
Starting today, the CBS affiliate will broadcast an online-only newscast called [email protected], a 15- to 30-minute program, depending on the amount of news during the day. The broadcast is available at the station’s website, KELOLAND.com, and on its smartphone and tablet app.
Stretched across South Dakota and Wyoming are two DMAs that cover both ends of the spectrum when it comes to making money online. After a year of being more online-focused, and putting up a paywall, The Argus Leader has managed to make 20% of its advertising revenue online, well above the national average. But Young Broadcasting-owned Sioux Falls, S.D. CBS affiliate KELO isn’t far behind its newspaper competition with its KELOLAND.com.
Young Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate KELO Sioux Falls, S.D. (DMA 112), has named long-time anchor/reporter Angela Kennecke as business editor. Her new responsibilities include reporting the latest business news on the air and KELO’s digital outlets including its Back To Business website. In addition, she will anchor the station’s KELOLAND News at Five and Midday in […]
As the Young Broadcasting CBS affiliate readies its new high-definition studio, robotic cameras and editing systems, it’s also getting rid of paper scripts for its anchors, moving to iPads.