Rob Elmore Takes News Helm At KABC

ABC moves the former news director of its WTVD Raleigh, N.C., to succeed Cheryl Fair as news chief in Los Angeles.

Rob Elmore has been named vice president and news director for ABC-owned KABC Los Angeles, it was announced today by Cheryl Fair, President-GM of the station, to whom he will report.

Elmore was most recently the news director at ABC-owned WTVD Raleigh-Durham, N.C. He takes the position vacated by Fair, who was News Director of KABC before she was promoted to president-GM in February.

From 1998 to present, Elmore has overseen all news operations at WTVD, and has launched new newscasts at 4:30 a.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m., and weekend mornings. He was responsible for several market innovations: the Raleigh Eyewitness News Center street-level studio; a fleet of Breaking News 1 live mobile units using broadband technology; and WTVD’s 1-million-watt First Alert Doppler XP.

Before joining WTVD, Elmore was news director at WHEC Rochester, N.Y. He worked at the station from 1992 to 1998 and began as the assistant news director. From 1989 to 1992, he was a news producer at WSMV Nashville. He began his career in 1984 as news producer for WHAM Rochester, N.Y., where he worked for five years.

Elmore holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Geneseo. He is a past board member of the Radio and Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas, and a past President of the New York State Associated Press Broadcaster Association.

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