In Salt Lake City, Deseret Media is the biggest show in town, operating the top newspaper and TV site and is a partner in the market’s No. 3 local site, and the company has been pushing into the future with a “Web first” philosophy.
Con Psarras, a veteran television journalist and news director for Mormon Church-owned KSL Salt Lake City, will become the station’s head of editorial and special projects, part of a management shift officials say reflects a changing landscape in broadcast news. Tanya Vea, the former news director at KSL rival KUTV, was named KSL’s executive vice president of news and cross-platform development.
The November sweeps are over, and the winner of the local late-news ratings war is — well, it depends on who’s doing the counting. KSL issued a news release claiming a victory at 10 p.m. On the other hand, KUTV claims a photo finish and is awaiting clarification when more complete numbers are released this week.