KIII Names Wes Wilson News Director

He moves from KXAN Austin to oversee the broadcast and digital journalism efforts of Tegna’s ABC affiliate in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Tegna-owned ABC affiliate KIII Corpus Christi, Texas, has selected Wes Wilson to lead its 3NEWS team as news director. His first day with KIII will be June 21, 2021.

Wilson joins from KXAN Austin, Texas, where he was executive producer. He has 16 years of broadcast and digital experience. Most recently, Wilson and his KXAN team received a national Edward R. Murrow award for digital content.

Bruce Cummings, vice president, Tegna media operations and KIII president-GM, said: “I’m thrilled to announce Wes Wilson as the next news director at KIII 3NEWS. An accomplished journalist, Wes comes to KIII after serving as digital managing editor and executive producer in Austin, Texas. With a record of leading award-winning multiplatform teams, Wes is the ideal choice to carry forward the remarkable legacy of KIII. Wes’ passion for local news, combined with his skills across all media platforms is sure to propel KIII’s continual content transformation journey to even greater heights.”

Wilson has a B. A. in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina.

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