WSBT’s Ed Ernstes Retiring After 40 Years

DMA 99: SOUTH BEND, IN

Sinclair Ups Brian Dodge To WSBT GM

The group owner moves him from digital sales manager in Pensacola-Mobile to lead its CBS-Fox affiliate in South Bend, Ind.

DMA 78: TOLEDO, OH

WNWO News Production Moving To WSBT

Sinclair says all of the local news at its Toledo, Ohio, NBC affiliate “will continue to be covered by local reporters and will be produced in Toledo,” but the technical aspects of the newscast will be handled by staff at Sinclair’s WSBT South Bend, Ind., which will also take over master control. The Toledo Blade reports the move will result in layoffs.

DMA 96

Big Affiliation, News Shakeup In South Bend

Quincy Media is dropping news at WSJV and transferring its Fox affiliation to Sinclair Broadcast Group’s CBS affiliate WSBT, which will air the Fox lineup on a subchannel beginning Aug. 1. Quincy will operate WSJV with only two employees, continuing to offer the Heroes & Icons multicast network. Some current WSJV employees are expected to transfer to other Quincy stations, while others are expected to be hired by Sinclair, which will operate a second news operation under the Fox affiliate

DMAS 96 & 77

Sinclair Makes Two GM Appointments

The group owner moves John Nizamis from head of WNWO Toledo, Ohio, to lead WSBT South Bend, Ind., and promotes Charity Freeman to succeed him.

DMA 96 (SOUTH BEND-ELKHART, IN)

WSBT South Bend Anchor Cindy Ward Retires

DMA 97

WSBT Anchor Dustin Grove Leaving Journalism