The old adage says you can’t go home again. But in local TV, where getting ahead often means hopscotching the nation to take a string of bigger jobs in bigger markets, some local broadcasters have prioritized going back to where they were born or where they started out in the business. Recently, several of them have reached what they call the pinnacle of their careers by being tapped to run their hometown station. In many cases, those stations are legendary within their market, with historic legacies of serving their communities.
Cox Media Group chooses the veteran broadcast executive and GM of KOIN-KRCW in Portland, Ore., to succeed the retiring Greg Bilte atop its CBS affiliate in Seattle.
The Fox O&O’s general manager, Pat Nevin, is leaving, he announced Thursday. Reportedly, he’s headed to KFMB San Diego.