WTHR Indianapolis Sets New Content Leaders

Scott Hums is promoted to director of content while Nicole Block becomes news director.

Jonathan Shelley To Lead News At WBRZ Baton Rouge

The veteran news executive will oversee journalism at the Manship ABC affiliate in the state capital starting next month.

Scott Keenan Named News Director At CBS In Dallas

It’s a homecoming for the former Dallas-based bureau chief for the CBS News southern bureaus, who was assistant ND at KTVT-KTXA in 2004-06.

RAISING THE BARR

Sympathy For The News Director

News directors are the backbone of local broadcasting, wrangling an endless onslaught of crises while managing the most complex department of a TV station. Let’s ensure they have everything they need to shoulder their burdens.

Sarah Bryant-Holcomb Named WTLV-WJXX News Director

She gets the position permanently after being both interim news director and assistant ND at Tegna’s NBC-ABC duopoly in Jacksonville, Fla.

WJBF Augusta Promotes Anchor To News Director

WJBF, Nexstar’s ABC affiliate in Augusta, Ga., promoted John Hart, co-anchor of WJBF’s 4:30, 5:30 and 10 p.m, newscasts, to oversee the news department.

Brandice Bailey Named WITI News Director

The former assistant news director at WIS Columbia, S.C., is tapped by Fox Television Stations to oversee journalism at its Milwaukee O&O.

Gerardo Lopez Named VP-News Director At WBZ-WSBK Boston

CBS News and Stations choses the former news director of WTKR and WGNT, the E.W. Scripps-owned CBS and CW affiliates in Norfolk, Va., to take over journalism at the duopoly.

Kennan Oliphant Named WXYZ-WMYD News Director

The Scripps ABC-independent duopoly in Detroit moves him up from interim news director.

WABC News Director Rehan Aslam Dies After Battle With Glioblastoma

WABC New York news director Rehan Aslam has died after a long battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor.

Kathleen Gerrow Named KYW-WPSG News Director

Forty-one-year Philly news veteran moves from WCAU to oversee journalism at the CBS duopoly there.

KTTV News Director Erica Hill-Rodriquez Leaving

She’s stepping back to “move on and explore this next chapter of my life” after 20-plus years in newsrooms. Her last day will be July 1.

WBZ News Director Jessi Miller Bradley Out

Bradley was named news director in October 2020. She had worked at WBZ for 25 years, working as the executive producer of CBSN and as a special projects producer for nine years before that.

WUSA Ups Caridad Hernandez To News Content Director

Tegna promotes her from assistant news director to oversee journalism at its CBS affiliate in Washington.

WTSP Tampa Names Nicole Wolfe Director Of Content

She moves across town from WTSP to oversee journalism at the Tegna CBS affiliate starting June 20.

Brooks Blanton Named News Director Of WZZM Grand Rapids

He will head journalism operations at the Tegna ABC affiliate in western Michigan.

Shawn Hoder Bringing Enthusiasm, Experience To KDKA News Director Job

Shawn Hoder Named News Director At KDKA-WPCW Pittsburgh

He is moving from assistant ND at WTSP Tampa to succeed Kathy Hostetter as head of journalism at the CBS Pittsburgh duopoly.

Nexstar To Expand Local News Operations Serving D.C., Northern Virginia, Maryland

WDVM and WDCW will occupy a new state-of-the-art newsroom and studio. The combined operation will offer 67-plus hours of local news and be known as “DC News Now” and will be led by veteran journalist and news management executive Ben Dobson.

Mary Baynes Upped To News Director At CBS’s Sacramento Duopoly

She is promoted to succeed Mike Dello Stritto as head of journalism at KOVR and KMAX.

Lisa White Named News Director At CBS’s KPIX-KBCW

The assistant ND now leads journalism operations at the CBS duopoly in San Francisco.

Kathy Reynolds Named WPTV News Director

She joins the Scripps NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., from WUSA Washington where she was news content director.

KRCG Columbia Names Meghan Lane News Director

The Sinclair Missouri CBS affiliate promotes the 11-year station vet to lead journalism operations.

WLBT Names Charley Jones News Director

Gray Television promotes him from assistant news director to oversee journalism at the group’s NBC affiliate in Jackson, Miss.

WTVQ Lexington Names Miranda Combs News Director

The veteran Kentucky journalist takes over the newsroom at the ABC affiliate.

WSYX Names Nicole Hogensen News Director

She joins the Sinclair ABC-Fox affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, from WPTV-WFLX West Palm Beach.

Jeff Mulligan Named WSIL News Director

The news veteran comes from KGO San Francisco to oversee journalism at Allen Media’s ABC affiliate in Paducah, Ky., where he worked earlier in his career.

Veronica Placencia Named KERO News Director

Scripps moves her up from assistant ND to oversee journalism at its Bakersfield ABC affiliate.

Angel Covarrubias New KIAH News Director

He succeeds Scott Fitzgerald at Nexstar’s Houston CW affiliate.

KXAN Austin Ups Haley Cihock To News Director

Nexstar moves her up from assistant ND to oversee journalism at the NBC affiliate in the state capital.

Kate Glover Named KCTV News Director

Kate Glover has been named news director for Gray Television’s CBS affiliate in Kansas City. She joins from Gray’s WNDU South Bend, Ind., where she’s worked since 2017. In an internal communication, KCTV GM Andrew Stewart addressed the high turnover rate experienced while the station was owned by Meredith.

Mike Dello Stritto Named KCBS-KCAL News Director

CBS News and Stations moves him from its Sacramento duopoly to succeed Andrea Parquet-Taylor in overseeing journalism at its Los Angeles duopoly.

Emily Thompson Named WPBF News Director

The current assistant news director is selected to lead journalism at Hearst’s ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Noe Gonzalez Named KTAZ-KHRR News VP

The veteran journalist returns from KTMW Salt Lake City to lead news at Telemundo’s Phoenix and Tucson stations.

Barry Fulmer Tapped As WCPO News Director

Barry Fulmer is moving on from Block Communications’ Louisville, Ky., Fox affiliate WDRB after 17 years as news director to head journalism operations at Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WCPO Cincinnati.

Mark Neerman Out As KPIX News Director

Mark Neerman is no longer with San Francisco CBS O&O KPIX. The station did not release any other details. Neerman started working at KPIX in September 2018.

Molly Kelleher Named WBTV Charlotte News Director

Gray Television promotes her from assistant news director to lead journalism operations at the CBS affiliate.

WGCL-WPCH Atlanta Unveil Executive Changes

Kim Saxon becomes news director and Josh Morey is tapped as creative services director at Gray’s Atlanta duopoly.

WCPO Names Senior Director Of Local Media Content

Barry Fulmer joins from WDRB Louisville, Ky., to oversee news at the Scripps ABC affiliate in Cincinnati beginning Jan. 18.

WSMV Nashville Appoints Dan Fabrizio News Director

The former news chief at WAVE Louisville, Ky., is tapped to oversee journalism at the Gray NBC affiliate in Tennessee.