She will succeed Dennis Milligan after his retirement on May 24.
For Byron Harmon, who previously worked at both the NBC and CBS O&Os in New York, stretching the familiar formulas is the way to break away from the pack without breaking the mold. Like other news leaders on the broadcast side, he walks a fine line between innovation and expectation.
Tribune’s CBS affiliate in Huntsville, Ala., promotes its assistant news director to succeed Denise Vickers who left the station in January to become GM of WFXG Augusta, Ga.
Allison McGinley: “This April I celebrate 25 years at WKMG-TV in Orlando. I traveled a rare path in television news from intern to news director at the same television station. As my anniversary approaches, I have found myself reminiscing, and also contemplating the key elements that carried me to where I am today.”
WPIX New York News Ddirector Amy Waldman is leaving the Tribune CW affiliate after four-and-a-half years in the lead role. Walman is being replaced by Vickie Burns, who has been named the station’s vice president of news and content. She has also been consulting for the station for the past year.
Dispatch taps the broadcast and cable news veteran to lead its news and digital team at the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis.
The former WJLA Washington ND lands the top news spot at Meredith’s NBC affiliate in Nashville.
Heartland Media chooses the KRNV Reno, Nev., assistant news director to lead news operations at its NBC-ABC affiliate in Columbus-Tupelo, Miss.
Hearst promotes the assistant news director of its WESH Orlando, Fla., to lead its news team in Jackson, Miss.
Patti McGettigan, news director of Cox’s Memphis Fox affiliate, died Feb. 16 after a long battle with cancer. McGettigan had beaten the deadly disease twice. She was 53 years old.