TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Sports Director Opening For No. 1 News Team

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.

Ben Arnet Joins KOMU As Sports Director

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 […]

DMA 137: COLUMBIA-JEFFERSON CITY, MO

KOMU Sports Director Chris Gervino To Retire

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 […]

Greg Mace, WHTM Sports Director, Dies

DMA 37: CINCINNATI

John Popovich Retiring From WCPO In December

DMA 69: ROANOKE, VA

WSET Roanoke Sports Director Announces Retirement

“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 […]

DMA 38: GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG, SC

WYFF Names Marc Whiteman Sports Director

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 […]

DMA 92: JACKSON, MS

Joe Cook Joins WAPT Jackson As Sports Director

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 […]

DMA 18: ORLANDO, FL

WESH Names Daren Stoltzfus Sports Director

DMA 52: BUFFALO, NY

WKBW Sports Director Joe Buscaglia Leaving

DMA 29: SAN DIEGO

KNSD Sports Director Jim Laslavic Leaving

DMA 140: BEAUMONT, TX

KBMT Sports Director Fired After Arrest

DMA 93: SAVANNAH, GA

Expanded Role For WJCL Sports Dir. Frank Sulkowski

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 […]

DMA 68: DES MOINES, IA

KCCI’s Scott Reister Named Sports Director

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 […]

DMA 63: LEXINGTON, KY

Alan Cutler, WLEX Sports Icon, Retiring

DMA 56: FT. MYERS-NAPLES, FL

WBBH-WZVN Drops Sports Director Position

DMA 53: BUFFALO, NY

WGRZ: Benigni Back To Sports, Gallivan To ‘Daybreak’

DMA 52: PROVIDENCE, RI

Nick Coit Named WLNE Sports Director

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.

DMA 33 (KANSAS CITY)

KSHB Names Mick Shaffer Sports Director

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 […]

DMA 52: PROVIDENCE, RI

WLNE Sports Dir. Ken Bell Retires After 35 Years

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 […]

DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

KSHB Sports Director Frank Boal To Retire

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 […]

DMA 41: OKLAHOMA CITY

KWTV Sports Director Suspended Over NSFW Tweet

DMA 21: ST. LOUIS

KSDK Taps Cusumano As Sports Director

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.

DMA 8

Former Houston Sports Director Bob Allen Dies

DMA 78: COLUMBIA, SC

WOLO Ups Mike Gillespie To Sports Director

DMA 53: BUFFALO, NY

WKBW Names Joe Buscaglia Sports Director

DMA 125: MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA

Dennis Lehnen Retiring From KSBW After 35 Years

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 […]

DMA 11: TAMPA, FL

WTVT Sports Dir. Chip Carter Signs Off

DMA 11: TAMPS

Scott Smith Named Sports Director At WTVT

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 […]

MARKET SHARE (DMA 11: TAMPA, FL)

WTVT’s Promo Salute To Retiring Chip Carter

MARKET SHARE (DMA 43: OKLAHOMA CITY)

KFOR Ups 25-Year Station Vet To Sports Director

DMA 11: TAMPA, FL

Veteran WTVT Sports Dir. Chip Carter Retiring

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.

WLWT'S VOGEL NAMED OHIO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

WLWT’S Vogel Named Ohio Sportscaster Of The Year

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 […]

DMA 20: SACRAMENTO, CA

Del Rodgers, KCRA Sports Dir., Arrested For DUI

DMA 122: MONTGOMERY, AL

WSFA Names Stephen Gunter Sports Director

DMA 30: HARTFORD, CT

Sports Director Noah Finz Exits WTNH

DMA 4 (PHILADELPHIA)

Don Bell Returns To KYW As Sports Director

He will head sports at the Philadelphia CBS O&O beginning next week.

DMA 52

WIVB Buffalo Names Josh Reed Sports Director

DMA 52

WIVB Buffalo Fires Sports Director-Anchor

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.

DMA 10 (HOUSTON)

KHOU Sports Director Bob Allen Battling Cancer

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 […]