The force behind the station group’s retrans efforts and station acquisitions will become a consultant next month.
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John Eggerton has retired as senior content producer, Washington, for Broadcasting+Cable, Multichannel News and NextTV.com but will remain a contributing editor, the Future-owned publications said Monday.
Jeff Bartlett, WMUR Manchester, N.H., president and general manager, will retire this summer. His successor will be announced at a later date. Bartlett, a news director in several major markets before his first GM job, ran the Hearst TV station for two decades.
Sportscaster Dick Stockton, who called more than 1,500 games cross the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL, as well as collegiate sports and two Olympics, is retiring after more than 55 years behind the microphone. Fox Sports, which has employed Stockton since the division launched in 1994, announced his retirement today.
David Doebler announced Tuesday that he plans to retire as president and general manager of NBC O&O WMAQ and Telemundo’s WSNS Chicago at the end of June. Both stations are units of Comcast NBCUniversal. Doebler, 59, told employees in an email that he’s voluntarily stepping down to spend time with his wife.
He’s stepping down from the Lockwood Broadcast Group Wichita ABC affiliate after 40 years in broadcasting.
The 36-year broadcasting veteran is stepping down on June 1. He served in multiple leadership roles over 20 years as Nexstar grew to become the nation’s largest broadcaster.
The longtime leader of Quincy Media’s NBC affiliate in Bluefield, W.Va., is wrapping up a 47-year broadcasting career.
Charter Communications President and COO John Bickham will ride off into the sunset when he retires at the end of 2022. To date, Bickham has spent 35 years in the cable industry with additional stops at Time Warner Cable and Cablevision before the latter was bought by Altice USA.
He’s leaving Feb. 1 after 23 years at Quincy’s ABC affiliate in Peoria, Ill., and 40 years in broadcasting.
Martin Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post and recipient of multiple Pulitzer Prizes over the course of his career, announced his retirement today. Baron spearheaded Spotlight, the Boston Globe’s investigation into attempts by the Catholic Church to cover-up sexual abuse, and oversaw the Post’s editorial transformation under Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — turning it from a regional paper into a national brand.
Tom Brokaw, 80, author of The Greatest Generation, was NBC’s lead anchor at Nightly News and for big events for more than 20 years before giving way to Brian Williams in 2004. He was a White House correspondent during Richard Nixon’s presidency, and began co-hosting Today in 1976. He started hosting Nightly News in 1983.
Wayne Freedman, the sales and management veteran with Blair, Gannett, Tegna and Raycom is leaving his VP of sales post at American Spirit Media in April.
Covering the weather that included more than 500 storms and related weather events, Pat Shingleton, “The Weatherman,” Manship’s ABC affiliate WBRZ Baton Rouge, La., is “closing his umbrella” on Friday, Jan. 28. “My forecasting approach incorporated the protection of life and property and when it wasn’t serious, let’s have some fun….” For 45 years he […]
Bob McAlpine, COO of MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Solutions has retired, effective immediately, following a 46-year career in the broadcast industry. While retiring from his role as MultiDyne’s COO, he will join MultiDyne’s newly formed board of directors, and remain active as a consultant. McAlpine joined MultiDyne as COO in September 2019 following the company’s acquisition of Census Digital, […]
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields, a regular analyst on the PBS NewsHour for the past 33 years, is stepping down from his weekly television perch this Friday. His semi-retirement — he will still appear on the program occasionally — comes during a period of transition in Washington and on television.