KTUU’s Blake Essig Leaves To Join CNN In Tokyo

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Local Sales Manager Openings In Great Places

New job posts to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for local TV sales managers for Tegna and Nexstar stations in Arizona and along the southeast Atlantic coast.

DIGITAL DMAS (70)

Paywalls Could Alter Face Of Tucson Media

Paid content models figure to play a big role in the Arizona city in the coming months. Lee Enterprises’ Arizona Daily Star is preparing to roll out a paywall soon as part of a company-wide initiative, while Gannett-owned remnant TucsonCitizen.com — which aggregates news from the company’s other papers — is not expected to create a backdoor around that company’s own paywall efforts.

DMA 70 (TUCSON, AZ)

Belo Turning Over KMSB, KTTU To KOLD

On Tuesday, Belo Corp. announced a shared services deal for its Tucson, Ariz., duopoly of KMSB (Fox) and KTTU (MNT) that will put operations of the two stations in the hands of  Raycom Media’s KOLD (CBS). The only Tucson employees who will remain with Belo are those in sales. All other Belo jobs will be eliminated.