Less than a year into his much-ballyhooed “coming home to Pittsburgh” run, Jay Howell is getting bumped up to the CBS’s second largest market.
He’s the new president and general manager of LA duopoly KCBS-KCAL.
He’ll also oversee CBSLA.com and recently launched streaming service CBSN Los Angeles.
Howell succeeds Steve Mauldin, who retired at the end of May.
Howell was VP and general manager of KDKA-WPCW Pittsburgh since July 2018.
His arrival back then was heralded as quite the homecoming since his father, John, had been the longtime GM at Cox-owned WPXI from 1984-1981.
Prior to that, he was VP and general manager of CBS-owned KOVR