DMA 47: HARRISBURG, PA

WPMT Adds Naomi Morales As News Director

The former WCAU Philadelphia executive producer will lead newsgathering at Tegna’s Fox affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa.

DMAS 56 & 107

Standard Media Names Two News Directors

David Jones will lead journalists at WLNE Providence, R.I., while Jennifer Hardy takes over at KLKN Lincoln, Neb.

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

Pam Chen Promoted To KABC News Director

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.

DMA 75: COLUMBIA, SC

Sharranda Neal Named WLTX News Director

Tegna promotes the content manager of its CBS affiliate in Columbia, S.C., to oversee the department.

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Nexstar Names Casey Clark WJZY News Director

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.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

News Dir. Opening In Growing Midwest Market

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.

DMA 89: SAVANNAH, GA

Will Dillard Named News Director Of WJCL

The Hearst ABC affiliate in Savannah, Ga., promotes its assistant news director to succeed Sinan Sadar who moved into a corporate slot.

DMA 38: GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG-ASHEVILLE-ANDERSON, SC

Akili Franklin Named WYFF News Director

Hearst moves her from its WDSU New Orleans to succeed Bruce Barkley at its NBC affiliate in Greenville, S.C.

KGNS News Director Among 6 Employees Diagnosed With COVID-19

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

News Director Opening, Must Lead With Passion

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.

DMA 173: CLARKSBURG, WV

Michael Baldwin Named WDTV News Director

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.

DMA 8: HOUSTON

KHOU Executive News Director Leaving

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.

DMA 181: WATERTOWN, NY

Jeffrey Nelson Upped To WWNY News Director

The assistant news director of Gray’s ABC affiliate in Watertown, N.Y., is taking over from the retiring Scott Atkinson.

DMA 46: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Jess O’Neill Returns To KOAT As News Director

Hearst promotes him from assistant news director at its WESH Orlando, Fla., to oversee operations at its Albuquerque, N.M., ABC affiliate.

DMA 38

Jeff Holub Named GM Of WHNS Greenville, S.C.

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.

KTEN News Director Mark Farrell Dies

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.

DMA 138: ROCKFORD, IL

Audrey Moon Upped To WREX News Director

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.

DMA 124: MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA

Jillian O’Brien Named KSBW News Director

The veteran Hearst Television journalist is tapped to lead news operations at the group’s NBC affiliate in Monterey-Salinas, Calif.

DMA 70: SPOKANE, WA

KREM Names Jessie Kane Executive News Dir.

The veteran news leader returns to Spokane, Wash., after stints in Sacramento, Seattle and Charlotte, N.C.

DMA 10: ATLANTA

Meredith Taps Matt King As Atlanta News Director

He joins from WCNC Charlotte, N.C., to lead newsgathering at WGCL and WPCH.

DMA 40: AUSTIN, TX

KVUE Adds Christina Ginn As KVUE News Director

She comes to Austin, Texas, from NBC News in New York to succeed Tim Ryan, who moved to KUSA Denver last year.

Leadership Changes At Morgan Murphy Media

The family-owned station group appoints a new GM, VP of news, news director and talent/team development director.

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DMA 16: MIAMI

WSFL Names Nicole Wolfe News Director

Scripps is bringing her from WFTS Tampa to build a news operation at the Miami CW affiliate from scratch.

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WGN-TV Names Dominick Stasi News Director

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.

DMA 62: LITTLE ROCK, AR

KTHV Names New Top News Executives

The Little Rock, Ark., Tegna CBS affiliate promotes Shayla Teater to news director and Martha Myrick to assistant news director.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

News Dir. Opening In Popular Mountain Town

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.

DMA 90: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

Kristen Hamilton Is KGAN-KFXA News Director

She comes to the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, CBS-Fox stations from Sinclair’s KHQA Quincy, Ill.

DMA 18: ORLANDO, FL

WFTV News Director Matt Parcell To Retire

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.

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

Fox Names Hill-Rodriguez News Director In L.A.

Nexstar veteran Erica Hill-Rodriguez is tapped to lead news operations at KTTV and KCOP, succeeding Kris Knutsen.

DMA 61: KNOXVILLE, TN

Jeremy Campbell Named WBIR News Director

The WXIA Atlanta investigative reporter is moving to Knoxville, Tenn. to oversee news operations at Tegna’s NBC affiliate there.

Fox Taps Medalie For ND In Orlando, Gainesville

WOFL Orlando veteran Melissa Medalie will now oversee news operations at the WOFL-WRBW duopoly as well as WOGX Gainesville, Fla.

DMA 21: CHARLOTTE, NC

Fired WSOC News Director Files Suit

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.

DMA 21: ST. LOUIS

Carol Fowler Named KSDK News Director

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.

DMA 203: VICTORIA, TX

Roxann Fisher Joins KAVU As News Director

Morgan Murphy Media taps her to head news operations at its ABC affiliate in Victoria, Texas.

DMA 18: ORLANDO, FL

WOFL Orlando News Director Resigns

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.

DMA 5: DALLAS

WFAA Ups Leslie McCardel To Exec. News Dir.

Tegna’s Dallas ABC affiliate promotes from within to fill the vacancy left when Carolyn Mungo became station manager.

DMA 144: DULUTH, MN

Longtime WDIO News Director Is Out

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.

DMAS 20 & 54

Adolfo Segura Named KCSO-KNSO News VP

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.

DMA 30: SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Noe Gonzalez Named KULX News Director

Telemundo promotes the assistant news director of its KTAZ Phoenix to oversee news operations at its Salt Lake City station.