Justin Burton Named Station Manager Of KXXV-KRHD Waco

Scripps taps the former Spectrum News 1 newsroom leader to oversee daily operations as well as news at the ABC affiliates in Texas.

E.W. Scripps today appointed Justin Burton to be station manager of KXXV-KRHD, its ABC affiliates in Waco, Texas, effective June 10. As station manager, he will lead day-to-day operations and serve as news director.

Burton comes to Scripps from Spectrum News 1 in Austin, Texas, where he most recently was managing director overseeing teams in newsrooms across Texas. While in this role, he helped expand news coverage from the Austin and San Antonio markets to Dallas-Fort Worth and across Texas. He also launched and managed the Spectrum News 1 Texas Fellowship Program.

Burton previously held the roles of senior manager of news gathering operations and executive producer at Spectrum News 1 Texas.

Prior to these roles, he was an assistant news director at KOIN Portland, Ore., and worked for Scripps as an assignment editor and assistant news director at KERO Bakersfield, Calif., and an assignment editor at KSHB Kansas City. He also has held newsroom roles at KTLA Los Angeles, KGW Media Group in Portland and KPTV Beaverton, Ore.

“Justin is an award-winning journalist with a deep understanding of newsroom operations and Texas markets,” said Kathleen Choal, regional vice president and general manager. “His leadership experience and previous tenure with Scripps stations make him a great choice to be the leader at KXXV-KRHD.”

Burton holds an MBA from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Science in broadcasting from Northwest Missouri State University.

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