Jake Wiederrich New KCPQ-KZJO News Director

Fox moves him up from assistant news director to oversee journalism operations at the Seattle duopoly.

Jake Wiederrich has been promoted to vice president and news director of the Fox-owned duopoly in Seattle comprising KCPQ (Fox) and KZJO (MNT). Effective immediately, he will oversee all editorial, business and administrative functions for the stations.

Sheila Oliver, KCPQ-KZJO senior vice president and general manager, said: “Jake is the right person to be the news director here because of his focus on high standards of quality content. Jake’s experience in the Seattle news market gives him an edge on understanding what local viewers want and how best to deliver it.”

Since July 2021, Wiederrich has been assistant news director for the duopoly. Prior to this, he spent three years as the executive producer of the morning show at Fox’s KTVU-KICU San Francisco,. Previously, Wiederrich was a producer and later, executive producer for KIRO Seattle. Before that, he was a producer for KPTV-KPDX Portland, Ore.

A graduate of the University of Portland, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies.

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