DMA 46: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Tim Maestas To Lead KOB News Department

The move to Hubbard’s Albuquerque NBC affiliate brings him back to New Mexico where he worked earlier in his career.

Hubbard Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate KOB Albuquerque, N.M. (DMA 46) has appointed Tim Maestas news director. Maestas will join KOB in mid-May.

Maestas got his journalism degree at the University of Southern California, graduating cum laude. After graduation, he worked for a year at KTAB Abilene, Texas, before moving to Albuquerque to take a reporting job at KRQE in 1999.

He left the station in 2004 to go to KOIN Portland, Oregon, but soon returned to New Mexico and KRQE as weekend anchor and special assignment reporter, then executive producer.

He left New Mexico again in 2014 to move to Memphis, but this move was for his wife’s career and her continuing education as a pediatric oncologist. She is currently serving at St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

While in Memphis, Maestas attended law school (he graduates in May) and also held a news producer job there at WREG.

Maestas’ wife, Dr. Jessica M. Valdez, has accepted a position at University of New Mexico Hospital.

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