Baylor Long Named News Director At WVTM

Hearst moves him from WTAE Pittsburgh where he was assistant news director to oversee operations at its NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., replacing the retiring Sue Stephens.

Margaret Cronan Named WCVB News Director

The veteran media executive returns to Hearst Television to head all its news operations in Boston.

WJET-WFXP News Dir. Lou Baxter Cutting Back

After more than 40 years in the business, WJET-WFXP Erie, Pa., News Director Lou Baxter is stepping down from the day-to-day management of news operations at the ABC and Fox affiliates on Aug. 27.

Rafael Perez-Narvaez Named WRMD News Director

Telemundo is moving the Hispanic news veteran from WMEU Boston to lead its Tampa news operations.

Leon Hendricks Promoted To Lead WEEK News

Quincy Media moves him up from assistant ND to lead operations at its NBC-ABC affiliate in Peoria, Ill.

KTRK Ups Keaton Fuchs To News Director

ABC promotes him from head of content and digital strategy at its Houston O&O to lead all journalism efforts there.

Dan Boers Named WXMI Grand Rapids News Director

He joins the Scripps Fox affiliate from cross-town rivals WOOD-WOTV-WXSP.

WPIX Names Nicole Tindiglia News Director

The news executive with more than 20 years of experience in New York City newsrooms, most recently as assistant news director at WCBS, will oversee journalism at Nexstar’s CW affiliate in the Big Apple.

Richard Washington III Named WTIC-WCCT News Director

Tegna moves him from assistant news director at its WCNC Charlotte, N.C., to oversee journalism operations at its Fox-CW duopoly in Hartford, Conn.

Julie Wolfe Named KING News Director

The veteran journalist joins Tegna’s Seattle NBC affiliate from the group’s WHAS Louisville, Ky.

KIII Names Wes Wilson News Director

He moves from KXAN Austin to oversee the broadcast and digital journalism efforts of Tegna’s ABC affiliate in Corpus Christi, Texas.

WKOW Promotes Dani Maxwell To News Director

The Quincy Media ABC affiliate in Madison, Wis., moves her from assistant ND to succeed Ed Reams.

Tracy Davis Named WVIT News VP

NBC promotes her from assistant ND at WMAQ Chicago to lead newsgathering at its Hartford O&O.

COMMENTARY BY VICKI BRADLEY

News Directing While Black

WTXL’s Vicki Bradley: “Being a news director is a privilege. It’s also a position for many that wasn’t the easiest to achieve, especially for African Americans. That’s why I’m sharing my perspective of the challenges that some Black newsroom leaders face today, at a time when many in our communities are hurting.”

Kerri Cavanaugh Named WFOR-WBFS News Director

The long-time television journalist moves from Magid to oversee news operations at the CBS duopoly in Miami.

WILX Names Mike Schram News Director

Gray’s NBC affiliate in Lansing, Mich., taps WDIO Duluth, Minn., news chief to succeed Barbara Roethler.

WABC Names Rehan Aslam VP-News Director

He joins the station on May 3 from KTRK Houston, another ABC Owned Television Station.

Brooks Blanton Named WCCB News Director

He joins the Bahakel CW affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., from WXMI Grand Rapids, Mich.

KTXL Taps Ed Kosowski For News Director

Ed Kosowski has been named news director for Nexstar-owned Fox affiliate KTXL Sacramento, Calif. This is a move within Nexstar for Kosowski, who has been working as the news director at the group’s KETK Tyler, Texas, since 2016.

Spectrum Names Alexader Quince News Director For Upstate NY

Peter Saiers Tapped To Be KTLA News Director

Peter Saiers has been named news director of KTLA, Nexstar’s CW affiliate in Los Angeles. Saiers, most recently news director at KING Seattle, succeeds Jason Ball, who held the post for 12½ years and announced plans to leave in February.

Vince Lennon Named WSWG-WSST News Director

The 30-year broadcast news veteran is tapped by Marquee Broadcasting to oversee news operations at its Albany, Ga., duopoly.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

News Director Openings At Leading Stations

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for news directors at stations that are the leading news source in their respective markets.

KAKE News Director Anthony Maisel To Retire

He’s stepping down from the Lockwood Broadcast Group Wichita ABC affiliate after 40 years in broadcasting.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

News Director And Executive Producer Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an executive producer in Columbus, Ga./Opelika-Auburn, Ala., as well as a news director position in La Crosse-Eau Claire, Wis.

Iris Rodriguez Named KTLM News Director

The 15-year media veteran is promoted from executive producer to oversee multiplatform news efforts at the Telemundo-owned station in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.

WBRZ Baton Rouge Makes News Management Changes

The Baton Rouge ABC affiliate elevates Trey Schmaltz to succeed the retiring Lee Polowczuk as news director and names Ben Lemoine to succeed Schmaltz as assistant news director.

WSLS Names Ashburn News Director

Margaret Kreger Ashburn has been assistant news director for the last two years at the Graham Media NBC affiliate in Roanoke, Va.

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH JULIE WOLFE

TVN Executive Session | For Tegna, A Proactive Take On Hiring, Onboarding During The Pademic

Julie Wolfe, news director at Tegna’s WHAS Louisville, Ky., has tackled hiring and training new personnel during COVID by leaning on pre-pandemic habits. Those include constantly networking even before newsroom positions open, lots of one-on-one communication with new personnel and building a newsroom culture with a ready embrace of digital tools.

Jeimmie Nevalga Named KOMU News Director

She takes over Feb. 1 at the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Mo., owned by the University of Missouri.

WDSU Names Melissa Dart News Director

She joins the Hearst NBC affiliate in New Orleans from WPTV West Palm Beach, Fla., where she has been the assistant news director since 2018.

WBFF Adds Mike Fahey As News Director

The veteran journalist joins Sinclair’s Baltimore Fox affiliate from WHDH Boston.

KHOU Sets 3-Person News Leadership Team

Liz Roldan becomes news director, Stuart Boslow is innovation director while Randy Klein is tapped for digital director at Tegna’s CBS Houston affiliate.

Elizabeth Flores Named WCAU-WWSI News VP

The current WABC New York assistant news director will be responsible for leading the on-air and online news operations for the NBC and Telemundo owned stations in Philadelphia.

WBRC Anchor Talks About Getting COVID-19

Parquet-Taylor Named KCBS-KCAL News Director

CBS Television Stations moves Andrea Parquet-Taylor from Dallas to oversee journalism for its Los Angeles broadcast and digital properties.

Jessi Miller Bradley Named WBZ News Director

The 23-year news veteran moves from CBSN Boston to oversee news operations at the O&O.

KXXV Ups Sylvia Villarreal To News Director

She’s been with the Scripps ABC affiliate in Waco, Texas, since 2015 as an executive producer, then assistant news director.

Gavin Maliska To Lead WEEK News

The veteran journalist will oversee journalism at Quincy Media’s NBC-ABC affiliate in Peoria, Ill., beginning in December.

DMA 16: MIAMI

WTVJ Names Dawn Clapperton VP Of News

The Miami NBC O&O promotes her from assistant news director.