Tim Wieland New KCNC Denver VP-GM
Tim Wieland, an award-winning journalist and 27-year veteran at CBS O&O KCNC Denver, has been named vice president and general manager.
He is assuming his new role immediately after having served as news director at KCNC since 2004. He is succeeding Walt DeHaven, who retired last month following nearly 20 years as general manager at KCNC and 40 years in the local television industry.
“I can’t think of a better example of someone receiving a well-deserved promotion than Tim Wieland,” said Wendy McMahon, president and co-head of CBS News and Stations. “Tim understands the need to modernize and transform our brands and products for the future, and I am confident he will take our great team in Denver to new heights, focused on solid journalism, an unparalleled workplace culture and a community service commitment that is second to none.”
Over the course of Wieland’s nearly three decades at KCNC, the station’s news department has received numerous industry honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award; three national Edward R. Murrow Awards; several regional Murrow Awards, including the award for Overall Excellence; and dozens of Emmy Awards.
Prior to serving as news director, Wieland was the station’s assistant news director from 2001 to 2004. His first experience at KCNC was from 1992 to 1999, when he started as a senior news writer and newscast producer and was elevated to executive producer in 1998.
In 1999, Wieland briefly left Denver and spent two years in Atlanta, where he worked for CNN as a newscast producer and field producer.
After graduating from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, Wieland gained his first professional experience as a reporter, anchor, producer, photographer and video editor at KREX Grand Junction, Colo.