After 20 months in the job, Larry Perret has been replaced as news director at the Meredith owned CBS affiliate, the perpetual fourth-place performer in the market. His successor is Frank Volpicella, who has been a news director at ABC affiliate KVUE Austin, Texas.
Trey Fabacher is out at Meredith’s Atlanta CBS affiliate. On the bright side, the station did announce a new news director, Larry Perret, who came from Kansas City. He takes over for Lane Michaelsen, who left in July and now works with Sinclair in Maryland.
The news director at Meredith CBS affiliate in Kansas City takes the same position at Meredith’s Atlanta CBS outlet.
The former news director at KTVX Salt Lake City is tapped to head journalism at Meredith’s Kansas City CBS affiliate, succeeding Blaise Labbe who left in July.
The ABC affiliate let go both News Director Larry Perret and Assistant News Director Leesa Dillon. That sort of thing doesn’t often happen one week into a four-week ratings sweep, but the new owners — Nexstar Broadcasting — and new VP-GM Richard Doutre Jones are gearing up for a major revamp of the station.
Veteran broadcaster Larry Perret will join the Newport-owned Salt Lake City ABC-CW duopoly on May 16.