TEGNA PROMOTES FROM WITHIN FOR KING/KONG NEWS DIRECTOR

KING 5, the Tegna powerhouse in Seattle, Wash., has a new news director after losing Peter Saiers to KTLA in Los Angeles.

Julie Wolfe is being promoted from her current position of news director at WHAS11 in Louisville, Ky.

She’s been there since 2018 and came from WXIA in Atlanta, Ga. where she was the assistant news director.

During her time at WHAS, she won the station some big awards and recognition.

Wolfe oversaw the relaunches of Wake Up, NightTeam, The Big 4, and the FOCUS investigative team. Under her leadership, the WHAS11 team has received multiple Emmys®, Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, Associated Press awards, and took home the Kentucky Press Photographers Association Award.

“KING 5’s legacy of serving the Northwest community and the station’s ‘Stand For Truth’ brand align so closely with my values. I cannot imagine a better fit for me personally, and everything I envision for the future of journalism,” said Wolfe. “I’ve been so fortunate to be surrounded by amazing journalists my entire career and am excited to take all of what I’ve learned with me in this move to KING 5.”

She starts June 21.