Karen Araiza has been named news director of Tegna’s Portland and Bangor, Maine, NBC affiliates WCSH and WLBZ.
Tegna promotes the NBC affil’s sales director to the top spot, succeeding Steve Carter who is now GM of KUSA Denver.
Tegna-owned NBC affiliate WLBZ Bangor, Maine, will no longer produce a 6 p.m. weekday news show beginning Oct. 8. The 6 p.m. newscast will instead originate in Portland, Maine, on co-owned NBC affil WCSH, as do WLBZ’s weekday morning, noon, 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts.
Gannett moves the executive producer at its WFMY Greensboro, N.C., to head news at its Maine NBC affiliates in Portland and Bangor.