New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a sports director and content producer to lead year-round sports coverage for a dominant No. 1 news team.
University of Missouri-owned NBC affiliate KOMU Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo. (DMA 137), has hired Ben Arnet as sports director. Arnet will join Jim Riek, Emily Spain and Kenton Gewecke on KOMU 8 News at 6, 9 and 10 p.m. and will host Sports Xtra on Sunday nights at 10:30. Arnet joins KOMU 8 from the Mizzou […]
Sports Director Chris Gervino is set to retire from NBC affiliate KOMU Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo. (DMA 137), after spending more than two decades on the air providing national and local sports information to mid-Missouri. “My wife Gina and I are grateful to be able to retire together from our full-time jobs while blessed with good […]
“I come to work every day loving what I do,” said Dennis Carter, sports director of Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WSET Roanoke, Va. (DMA 69), sharing news of his retirement with his coworkers. “My family has generously let me live my passion, but now my passion is to spend more time with them. I will be […]
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Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WYFF Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C. (DMA 38), has added Marc Whiteman as sports director. He will join Carol Clarke and Michael Cogdill on the anchor desk weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m. He will also anchor high school football coverage every week this fall at 11 p.m. on Friday Night Hits. Whiteman comes to […]
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WAPT Jackson, Miss., has hired Joe Cook as sports director. He will anchor the weekday evening sports segments of the 16 WAPT News and joins the long-running Blitz 16 high school football program on Friday nights. Cook brings an array of experience, including coverage of the Iditarod sled dog race and Midnight Sun Basketball […]
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WJCL Savannah, Ga. (DMA 93) is expanding the role of its sports director, Frank Sulkowski, by having him join the anchor desk on Monday, Oct. 8. The move places him with veteran weekday anchors Shannon Royster at 5 p.m. and Cassady Lance at 5:30 p.m. The move is an expansion to his […]
Hearst-owned CBS affiliate KCCI Des Moines, Iowa, announced today that weekend anchor Scott Reister is being promoted to sports director. Reister has served in his current role for nine years. In addition to the college athletes of the Big 12 and Big 10 at Iowa State and the University of Iowa, Scott has extensively covered […]
The ABC affiliate in Providence, R.I., promotes him to take over sports leadership upon the retirement of Ken Bell at the end of next month.
Mick Shaffer, a sports anchor with more than 15 years of experience covering sports in Kansas City, has been named sports director at E.W. Scripps-owned NBC affiliate KSHB Kansas City (DMA 33). Shaffer is currently a sports anchor/reporter for Spectrum Sports–Kansas City (formerly Metro Sports). He replaces longtime sports anchor and current KSHB sports director […]
Ken Bell, sports director of Citadel Communications-owned ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 52), has announced his retirement after 35 years with the station. Bell got his start in radio as a freshman at the University of Colorado. His senior year, he would land his first TV job as a weekend sportscaster in Denver. He […]
Frank Boal, sports director at Scripps-owned NBC affiliate KSHB Kansas City (DMA 33), is stepping away from the sports desk on June 29. He joined the KSHB sports team in September 2010. He spent the previous 28 years as sports director for WDAF Kansas City and still appears regularly on the city’s WHB-AM. “Life is […]
Veteran sports reporter Frank Cusumano has been named the new sports director at Tegna’s KSDK St. Louis. He succeeds Rene Knott, who last month switched to the news side of the NBC affiliate and is a morning anchor along with Pat McGonigle and Alexandra Corey on Today in St. Louis.
Hearst-owned NBC affiliate KSBW Salinas, Calif. (DMA 125) said today that it sports director, Dennis Lehnen, has announced plans for retirement after 35 years at the station. Lehnen made public his decision Monday during the 6 p.m. edition of KSBW Action News 8. Lehnen has the longest running broadcast career in the station’s 62 year […]
Fox-owned WTVT Tampa (DMA 11) today appointed Scott Smith sports director. Effective March 2 he will contribute to the weekday 5, 6, 10, and 11 p.m. newscasts. Smith will also anchor Tailgate Sunday during football season. Most recently, Smith was a sports anchor for WTTG Washington. Prior to that, he was sports anchor and reporter […]
Chip Carter, the longtime sports director at Fox O&O WTVT Tampa, Fla., announced his retirement during the station’s 5 p.m. newscast Tuesday. He has been with Fox 13 for 28 years, and his last day on air will be Feb. 26.
George Vogel, sports director of Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WLWT Cincinnati (DMA 36), has been selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association as the Ohio Sportscaster of the Year. It is the first time Vogel has received the annual award, given to only one TV or radio sportscaster in each state since 1959. Vogel joins […]
He will head sports at the Philadelphia CBS O&O beginning next week.
Media General’s Buffalo, N.Y., CBS affiliate has let go sports director and weekday sports anchor Steve Vesey, who had worked there for three years. The move comes a few weeks after weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter Lauren Brill left for a new job as a sports reporter at a Cleveland station. It also is only three nights before the Buffalo Bills have their preseason opener.
Bob Allen, sports director of KHOU Houston (DMA 10) has shared that he has been diagnosed with cancer. The cancer is a form of T-Cell Lymphoma and Allen says he is very encouraged about his chances for recovery. “I’m ready for this —and I’ll beat it,” he says, adding that he appreciates the support and kind […]