Gannett is moving the ND of its WBIR Knoxville, Tenn., to replace Patti Dennis at the Denver NBC affiliate. Dennis had been recently bumped up to Gannett news VP after holding the ND job at KUSA for 18 years.
Patti Dennis, a powerhouse TV news director, has spent over 30 years living by daily and hourly deadlines, watching the clock, counting stories by minutes and seconds at Gannett’s NBC affiliate KUSA Denver. She is a fierce competitor, overseeing 55 hours of newscasts per week on KUSA and co-owned MNT affil KTVD. Additionally, she is in charge of news for Gannett-owned stations regionally, content on the KUSA website and on the local Telemundo station (a corporate cousin), and now, in charge of recruiting nationally for the parent company.
Patti Dennis, VP of news at KUSA and regional news executive for Gannett Broadcasting, is adding corporate recruiting responsibilities while cutting back day-to-day newsroom duties, according to an announcement from the parent company.