After being passed over once for the top job, Laurie Passman was named vice-president and news director at CBS O&O KTVT.
Passman was interim news director back in January 2017 when Andrea Parquet-Taylor got the job.
Passman went back to her slot as assistant, but again became interim when in July, Parquet-Taylor was promoted to vice president and station manager of KTVT and sister station KTXA.
This time, interim turned into permanent.
Station president and general manager Gary Schneider praised Passman as “a seasoned professional who has demonstrated excellent news judgment and management skills.”
Not to mention being in possession of enormous patience and restraint.