Lockwood Broadcast Group is moving him from Wichita, Kan., to lead its Fox-indie duopoly in Knoxville, Tenn.
Station group veteran Tim Ingram will oversee stations in Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas and Iowa in addition to continuing leading WVIE New Orleans.
The former local sales manager at Media General’s WATE Knoxville is tapped to oversee Raycom’s Fox affiliate in the market.
Gannett NBC affiliate WBIR and Raycom Fox affil WTNZ have entered into an agreement that will lead to increased local news programming, including a two-hour morning news show that will usher in high-def broadcasts for the stations’ viewers. When the agreement takes effect March 28, WBIR will begin producing WTNZ’s Monday-Friday evening newscasts, which in coming weeks will expand from the current 35 minutes to an hour at 10-11 p.m. WTNZ’s weekend newscasts will remain 35 minutes.
Both Knoxville, Tenn., stations will be upgrading to high definition around May 1, with Gannett’s WBIR supplying morning, evening and weekend broadcasts for Raycom’s Fox affil WTNZ.