Liz Zamora Named WTVA News Director

Heartland Media chooses the KRNV Reno, Nev., assistant news director to lead news operations at its NBC-ABC affiliate in Columbus-Tupelo, Miss.

Heartland Media’s NBC-ABC affiliate WTVA Columbus-Tupelo, Miss. (DMA 133), has added Liz Zamora as news director following a five-month search. She succeeds Mike Raffaele who left at the end of September 2018 to become news director at WACH Columbia, S.C.

Zamora is a seasoned journalist who has more than 20 years of experience working in television news. She began her career as a videographer at KOLR Springfield, Mo., and eventually moved in front of the camera as the weekend anchor/reporter at KQTV St. Joseph, Mo.

From there, Zamora moved to Topeka, Kan., as an anchor before working as a multimedia journalist in Kansas City, Mo.

She eventually moved into management as an executive producer and assistant news director at WALB Albany, Ga., and most recently spent a year at KRNV Reno, Nev., as assistant news director.

Zamora graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in broadcast journalism.

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