News director Steve Koles is out as Director of News and Digital Content at Dispatch Broadcasting’s WBNS in Columbus, OH.

His abrupt departure came Friday and was just 9 months after he arrived at the station from Sinclair’s WWMT in Kalamazoo, MI

At the time he was hired last July, GM John Cardenas said of him,  “Steve is an experienced journalist who knows how to engage audiences on all platforms. He has a track record of success, a strong editorial judgement and a commitment to community, the kind of traits and vision we want to lead our newsroom.”

Or not.


He’s the 6th ND for Cardenas in nine years at WBNS and sister station WTHR in Indianapolis.


Applicants proceed with caution.

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