Shawn Hoder Named News Director At KDKA-WPCW Pittsburgh

He is moving from assistant ND at WTSP Tampa to succeed Kathy Hostetter as head of journalism at the CBS Pittsburgh duopoly.

Award-winning broadcast journalist Shawn Hoder today was appointed vice president and news director at CBS News and Stations’ Pittsburgh properties: KDKA (CBS), WPCW (CW) the CBS News Pittsburgh streaming channel and

He will assume his new role on July 6, succeeding Kathy Hostetter, who last month became the VP-GM of CBS News and Stations’ WJZ Baltimore.

A West Virginia native, Hoder will be returning to Pittsburgh, where he began his local news career in 1994 as a photographer and producer at WPXI. Over the course of his nearly 30-year career, Hoder and his colleagues have been honored with a Peabody Award, 13 regional and two national Edward R. Murrow Awards and 50 Emmy Awards.

Hoder is currently the assistant news director and senior executive producer at WTSP Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla., a position he has held since 2019. His background also includes work focused on investigative and enterprise reporting at stations in Columbus, Ohio; Atlanta, Arlington, Va.; Seattle; and Orlando, Fla.

Hoder earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from West Liberty State College in West Liberty, W.Va.

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