The station group promotes her from assistant news director at its WXYZ Detroit. She succeeds the Cleveland ABC affiliate’s Sean McGarvy who moved to a senior content role at corporate.
Hearst’s Jackson, Miss., ABC affiliate WAPT has named Yve Jones news director. She begins at the station Jan. 4, joining from KHBS-KHOG Ft. Smith, Ark., where she has been assistant news director.
The Barrington Broadcasting NBC affiliate in Toledo, Ohio, promotes Internet Managing Editor Amulya Raghuveer to news director, taking over for Media Operations Manager Rich Stewart, who had been serving as interim news editor.
Randy Dixon said Wednesday that he will soon leave the Allbritton Communications Corp.-owned Little Rock, Ark., ABC affiliate, after 31 years with the TV station to start his own production company.
The assistant news director of WFLA Tampa is chosen to lead the news efforts at Post-Newsweek’s Jacksonville, Fla., independent.
Kirk Varner joins the Cincinnati CBS affiliate from LIN’s Hartford, Conn., duopoly.
With a week to go in the ratings-intensive November sweeps, Chris Slaughter, news director at the Belo New Orleans CBS affiiate since 2006 and a news staffer there since the late 1970s, has been fired. Evening news anchor Mike Hoss is Slaughter’s interim replacement.