New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an anchor/producer, multimedia journalist and a news director.

Molly Jirasek Named WBND News Director

She moves from NewsNation in Chicago to oversee journalism at Weigel’s ABC affiliate in South Bend, Ind.

Brian Nemitz Named News Director For WCCO Minneapolis

CBS taps him to succeed Kari Patey in overseeing journalism at its Minnesota O&O.

Matt Goldberg Named News Director At CBS L.A. Stations

Goldberg and Mike Dello Stritto to have joint responsibility for overseeing the stations’ 91.5 hours of local news per week.

Adam Henning Named WAAY Huntsville News Director

The newsroom vet will oversee journalism at Allen Media Group’s Alabama ABC affiliate.

Maggie Grinestaff Named WCIA News Director

Nexstar promotes her from assistant news director to succeed Andy Miller in overseeing journalism at the CBS affiliate in Champaign, Ill.

WIVB-WNLO Buffalo Names Josh Roy News Director

Nexstar moves him up to oversee journalism at the CBS-CW duopoly in upstate New York.

WOOD Fires News Director, 3 Others Over Anti-Gay Memo

Nexstar’s Grand Rapids, Mich., NBC affiliate also dismisses Amy Fox, the writer of the memo, and two producers suspected of leaking information to the press.

Steve Levi Upped To News Director At KSAZ-KUTP Phoenix

The current assistant news director will succeed Doug Bannard who is retiring after 33 years at the Fox-owned duopoly.

Dana Rosengard Promoted To News Director At WTIC Hartford

The Tegna Fox affiliate’s assistant news director will now oversee newsgathering operations and all related digital, mobile, and social media applications.

New VPs Of News For KNBC & KVEA In L.A.

Marina Perelman is promoted at KNBC, while Miguel “Mike” Gaytán joins KVEA from San Diego.

Tanya Black Named WJZ Baltimore VP-News Director

The 30-plus year station veteran is promoted to oversee journalism at the CBS O&O.

Meagan Harris Named KTVT-KTXA News Director

The former NBCLX news director moves to oversee journalism for the Dallas CBS duopoly beginning June 5.

WWL Ups Nicole Waivers To News Director

One of the station’s executive producer is tapped to oversee news at Tegna’s CBS affiliate in New Orleans.

Cassady Velasco Promoted To News Director At KSBW

The station veteran moves up from assistant news director to oversee journalism at Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Monterey-Salinas, Calif.

Laura Evans Baines Named KIRO News Director

Acting KTTV News Director Pete Wilgoren Leaving

Saying he is “always grateful to be a journalist in this business,” Wilgoren broke the news on his social media accounts Monday. “Hi everyone, Today I am announcing that I will be leaving FOX11. I could not be more grateful to all of you, general manager Steve Carlston and the entire Fox leadership team for their support in my decision,” Wilgoren said. “Steve and I have had some thoughtful conversations about the future of the newsroom in recent weeks and it is clear that right now what is important to the organization is that we have new outside leadership in the vp/news director role to accompany our new direction across the station.”

Travis Sattiewhite Named KVUE Austin News Director

He joins from WVIT Hartford, Conn., to succeed Christina Ginn as head of journalism at the Cox Media-owned ABC affiliate.

KMGH Denver Hires Megan Jurgemeyer As Senior News Director

She joins from KUSA Denver to oversee journalism at the Scripps ABC affiliate beginning Aug. 14.

Gary Wordlaw Named WNDU South Bend News Director

The veteran journalist will oversee journalism at Gray Television’s NBC affiliate.


KING Seattle Covers Crime With Restraint And Substance

Crime is a legitimate topic for news coverage because of concerns about the public’s safety. KING’S mission in Seattle is to “cover crime in a way that helps them be informed and empowered in ways that make sense,” says News Director Julie Wolfe.

KCTV Kansas City Hires Josh Morgan As News Director

Josh Morgan has been named news director of Gray Television’s Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV. He joins from Atlanta News First, where he’s been for the last two years, most recently as managing editor.

WAPT Ups Lee Neely To News Director

The Hearst ABC affiliate in Jackson, Miss., promotes the assistant ND to succeed the departing Rick McLaughlin.

KTLA News Director Pete Saiers Exits After 2 Years

Another shakeup is afoot in the news division of Nexstar-owned KTLA Los Angeles, this time behind the scenes. The station’s news director, Pete Saiers, is out. The station’s staff was just informed of his abrupt exit. His last day was today. The official stance is that Saiers and the management mutually agreed to not renew his contract.

WJET-WFXP Erie Promotes Corey Morris To News Director

Nexstar choses the stations’ digital reporter to succeed Sean Lafferty as head of journalism at the ABC-Fox duopoly in northwestern Pennsylvania.

WLTV Miami News Director Samuel Belilty Out

Will Dillard Named WYFF Greenville News Director

Hearst moves him from its WJCL Savannah, Ga., to succeed Akili Franklin in leading journalism operations at the South Carolina NBC affiliate.

News Director Michael Baldwin Out At WTVG Toledo

Gray Television’s Toledo ABC affiliate is looking for a new news director. Michael Baldwin, promoted to that position at WTVG in 2022, is gone. “I can confirm Michael is no longer at the station and I am looking for his replacement,” said WTVG GM Brad Moses in an email. “Nothing else to expand.”

WAVY News Director Out After Reading Racial Epithet Out Loud During Meeting

Frank Volpicella To Retire From KOKI Tulsa

KOKI Tulsa, Okla., News Director Frank Volpicella is retiring from the Fox affiliate after 43 years in local television.

KSAT San Antonio Sports Director Arrested On Suspicion of DWI

KMGH Denver News Director Holly Gauntt To Retire

She’s been the news director at the Denver ABC affiliate for the last five-and-a-half years. During her time there, the station has won back-to-back national Edward R. Murrow Awards for overall excellence.

KTMD Houston Names Freddy Oldenburg VP Of News

He will be responsible for the overall performance of the Telemundo station’s local newscasts and news department, as well as other local productions across multiple media platforms.

Mario Orellana Named KSAT News Director

The former assistant news director takes over from Bernice Kearney at Graham Media’s ABC affiliate in San Antonio.

KFDX-KJTL Wichita Falls News Director Adam Bradshaw Dies At 62

KTVZ Bend, Ore., Names Cathy Marshall News Director

News-Press & Gazette promotes the veteran journalist to oversee all journalism operations.

Edgardo Sanabria Mariani Named KASA News Director

Telemundo promotes him from assistant news director to lead journalism at its Albuquerque, N.M., owned station.

Bernice Kearney Named KPRC Houston News Director

Bernice Kearney has been named news director at Graham Media Group’s KPRC Houston after serving in the same position at co-owned KSAT San Antonio. She succeeds Dave Strickland.

Jerry Vazquez, KTMD Houston News VP Dies At 54

Gerardo “Jerry” Vazquez, 54, the VP of news for Telemundo Houston KTMD, joined the station in 2014 as executive producer of the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts after spending years in news at stations across Texas.

Scott Matthews Named WABC News Director

The broadcast and cable news veteran will oversee journalism at the ABC flagship in New York.