David Herrmann is promoted to general manager of KWCH-KSCW in Wichita, Kan., while Patience Hettrick is upped to general manager of WGGB/WSHM-LD in Springfield, Mass.
Meredith promotes him from news director at its WGCL Atlanta to oversee its duopoly in Springfield, Mass.
Meredith promotes the news director at its Springfield, Mass., station that airs CBS, ABC and Fox programming and is branded as Western Mass News.
John Gormally, the former owner of ABC affiliate WGGB Springfield-Holyoke, Mass., got out of the television industry two years ago, is suing Charter Communications for allegedly underpaying him for retransmitting his broadcasts in 2013, according to a legal complaint being heard in U.S. District Court in Springfield.
Patience Hettrick, the assistant news director at Hartford, Conn. CBS affiliate, WFSB, also a Meredith property, has been promoted to news director for the company’s Springfield stations: WHSM-LD (CBS) and WGGB (ABC and Fox). Current WHSM News Director Dave Ward will serve as assistant news director for both stations.
Meredith Corp. has agreed to purchase the Springfield, Mass., ABC affiliate (which also airs Fox programming on a subchannel) from Gormally Broadcasting for $53.8 million.
David B. Baer has left his job as news director of the Springfield, Mass., ABC affiliate after just more than three years. Baer said the decision was his, describing it as moving on to “greener pastures,” but said he has not finalized his plans.