Scripps Moves Jodie Heisner To WEWS News Dir,

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.


Yve Jones Named WAPT News Director

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.

DMA 70

WNWO Ups Raghuveer To 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.

DMA 56

KATV News Director Stepping Down

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.

DMA 47

WJXT Names Kathryn Bonfield News Director

The assistant news director of WFLA Tampa is chosen to lead the news efforts at Post-Newsweek’s Jacksonville, Fla., independent.

DMA 33

WKRC Names Varner As News Director

Kirk Varner joins the Cincinnati CBS affiliate from LIN’s Hartford, Conn., duopoly.

DMA 51

WWL Fires News Director In Mid-Sweep

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.