DMAS 56 & 107

Standard Media Names Two News Directors

David Jones will lead journalists at WLNE Providence, R.I., while Jennifer Hardy takes over at KLKN Lincoln, Neb.

Standard Media today appointed news directors at its ABC affiliates WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 56), and KLKN Lincoln, Neb. (DMA 107).

David Jones joins WLNE on Aug. 31. He was previously news director at WNYT Albany, N.Y., and led the news team at WHTM Harrisburg, Pa., where he served as both news director and assistant news director. Jones has also held key roles in newsrooms in Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and Washington.

Jones will lead WLNE’s news operations and oversee content and audience development for the station’s broadcast, mobile, social and digital media platforms.

 

He is a graduate of Edinboro University in Pennsylvania with a degree in communications and journalism.

Jennifer Hardy was previously news director at ABC affiliate WWSB Sarasota, Fla., and WAAY Huntsville, Ala. She has also served as news director of KOLO Reno, Nev., and assistant news director at the Fox affiliate KVVU Las Vegas.

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Hardy will lead day-to-day news operations and oversee content and audience development for KLKN’s daily newscasts, website and social media presence, the Lincoln News App, and the station’s new OTT presence launching later this year.

Hardy graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in communications and journalism.


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