The former WCAU Philadelphia executive producer will lead newsgathering at Tegna’s Fox affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa.
David Jones will lead journalists at WLNE Providence, R.I., while Jennifer Hardy takes over at KLKN Lincoln, Neb.
According to the Los Angeles ABC O&O, Chen is the first Asian American to lead a news department at a network owned television station in the city.
Tegna promotes the content manager of its CBS affiliate in Columbia, S.C., to oversee the department.
The Nexstar Fox affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., has a new owner, new general manager and now a new news director, all since March. I caught up with Casey Clark in the WJZY Charlotte newsroom on Thursday, his second day on the job.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a news director in Lincoln, Neb., a market known for its parks, bike trail network and low cost of living.
The Hearst ABC affiliate in Savannah, Ga., promotes its assistant news director to succeed Sinan Sadar who moved into a corporate slot.
Hearst moves her from its WDSU New Orleans to succeed Bruce Barkley at its NBC affiliate in Greenville, S.C.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a news director who has vision and passion, with strong oversight and consistent communication with newsroom staff.
The anchor-reporter is leaving Gray Television’s Fox affiliate WXIX Cincinnati to take over news leadership at Gray’s CBS affil in Clarksburg, W.Va.
Executive News Director Sally Ramirez will leave Tegna’s CBS affil KHOU Houston at the end of the summer, according to an internal memo from President and General Manager Robert Springer.
The assistant news director of Gray’s ABC affiliate in Watertown, N.Y., is taking over from the retiring Scott Atkinson.
Hearst promotes him from assistant news director at its WESH Orlando, Fla., to oversee operations at its Albuquerque, N.M., ABC affiliate.
Meredith promotes him from station manager at its Atlanta duopoly. At the same time WHNS News Director Kelly Boan is move up to station manager.
Mark Farrell, news director of Lockwood Broadcasting’s NBC-ABC-CW affiliate KTEN Sherman-Ada, Okla. (DMA 158), died April 24 following a heart attack. He was 55.
Quincy Media’s NBC-CW affiliate in Rockford, Ill., chooses its assistant news director to succeed Josh Morgan after he’s promoted to station manager.
The veteran Hearst Television journalist is tapped to lead news operations at the group’s NBC affiliate in Monterey-Salinas, Calif.
The veteran news leader returns to Spokane, Wash., after stints in Sacramento, Seattle and Charlotte, N.C.
He joins from WCNC Charlotte, N.C., to lead newsgathering at WGCL and WPCH.
She comes to Austin, Texas, from NBC News in New York to succeed Tim Ryan, who moved to KUSA Denver last year.
The family-owned station group appoints a new GM, VP of news, news director and talent/team development director.
Scripps is bringing her from WFTS Tampa to build a news operation at the Miami CW affiliate from scratch.
The Nexstar independent in Chicago promotes its executive producer to take over the news department following Jennifer Lyons’ move to lead WGN America’s new national primetime News Nation.
The Little Rock, Ark., Tegna CBS affiliate promotes Shayla Teater to news director and Martha Myrick to assistant news director.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a news director in a market renowned for its food, wine, natural beauty and college atmosphere.
She comes to the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, CBS-Fox stations from Sinclair’s KHQA Quincy, Ill.
Matt Parcell, who has been news director at Cox’s WFTV Orlando, Fla., since August 2012, announced Wednesday that he will retire. Parcell made his announcement at a station meeting. The ABC affiliate will seek a replacement by posting the job, and Parcell will stay until the new news director arrives. Parcell estimated that he could leave in mid-January.
Nexstar veteran Erica Hill-Rodriguez is tapped to lead news operations at KTTV and KCOP, succeeding Kris Knutsen.
The WXIA Atlanta investigative reporter is moving to Knoxville, Tenn. to oversee news operations at Tegna’s NBC affiliate there.
WOFL Orlando veteran Melissa Medalie will now oversee news operations at the WOFL-WRBW duopoly as well as WOGX Gainesville, Fla.
Former WSOC news director Julie Szulczewski says she was fired after seven years. She’s filed a a federal lawsuit in which she says the station and its parent company, Cox Media Group, pushed her out to bring in a younger, less qualified man and “keep the boys’ club” happy.
After the Labor Day weekend, Tegna-owned NBC affiliate KSDK St. Louis will have a new “director of content” — known in days gone by as “news director.” Carol Fowler, most recently of the Chicago Sun-Times, will take over Tuesday and be in charge of the broadcast and digital newsroom operations.
Morgan Murphy Media taps her to head news operations at its ABC affiliate in Victoria, Texas.
Jeff Zeller, news director for Fox-owned WOFL Orlando, Fla., has quit. Zeller’s departure follows that of Allyson Meyers, who last month announced her resignation as general manager. She was replaced by Mike McClain.
Tegna’s Dallas ABC affiliate promotes from within to fill the vacancy left when Carolyn Mungo became station manager.
On June 24, Steve Goodspeed — one of Duluth, Minn.’s most senior journalists — was told by the station manager at Hubbard Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate that it was his last day. He was WDIO’s news director for the past 27 years.
The former news director of Telemundo’s KVDA San Antonio, Tex., will oversee news operations at the company’s Sacramento and Fresno stations beginning July 22.
Telemundo promotes the assistant news director of its KTAZ Phoenix to oversee news operations at its Salt Lake City station.