DMA 26 (BALTIMORE)

WBAL Ups Tim Tunison To News Director

Hearst promotes the Baltimore NBC affiliate’s assistant news director to the top news spot following Michelle Butt’s move to run WXII Winston-Salem, N.C.

Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore (DMA 26) today named Tim Tunison news director, succeeding Michelle Butt, who was promoted to president-GM of Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Winston-Salem, N.C., WXII.

The appointment is effective immediately.

Tunison has been WBAL’s assistant news director since August 2005. During his tenure, the WBAL newsroom has earned many awards including a Peabody, duPont-Columbia, Cronkite, Murrow and multiple National Headliner Awards.

“Tim has done outstanding work for our station in various roles,” said Dan Joerres, President and General Manager of WBAL-TV. “His appreciation for localism, coupled with a commitment to investigative journalism, will enable us to continue to build upon WBAL-TV’s position as the leading news station in our viewing area.”

A native of Annapolis, Md., Tunison is a graduate of Ithaca College in New York. He currently serves as the treasurer of the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association.


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