It can be a tough time to be in news – or a great time, depending on how you look at it. Press freedom is increasingly under attack, government is less transparent and large sectors of the news media industry are suffering financially. But local radio and television news directors are optimistic about the future of local broadcast news – not because they’re facing no obstacles, but because they’re seeing them as opportunities.
Cox Media Group-owned WPXI Pittsburgh News Director Suzanne Nadell is leaving next month to take a similar position at Cox’s WSB-TV in Atlanta. Her replacement in Pittsburgh will be in-house: Managing Editor Scott Trabandt.
The veteran television journalist joins Tegna’s Seattle duopoly to lead the news team.
The NBC Los Angeles O&O promotes the 20-year TV news veteran from assistant news director.
The former managing editor at WHP Harrisburg, Pa., will run the news operations at Tegna’s ABC affiliate in Corpus Christi, Texas.
He joins the Cox CBS affiliate in Seattle on June 17, coming from the news VP post at WITI Milwaukee.
The NBC-Fox affiliate in Wilmington, N.C., promotes him from dayside executive producer to succeed Scott Saxton as news chief.
He moves to Memphis from West Palm Beach, Fla., where he oversaw news operations for WPEC since 2016.
She will succeed Dennis Milligan after his retirement on May 24.