Category: From Rick Gevers

BIG O to BIG O

Big O Stephen Ostrosky is headed to the Big O to become managing editor for Hearst’s WESH-TV (NBC) in Orlando. He’s been the Assistant ND for WHAS-TV, Tegna’s ABC affiliate in Louisville for the ...

FOLLOWING UP

Updating an item from last week, regarding the ND opening at WEEK-TV in Peoria, Illinois, Lon Lucas is staying on as ND for a while but will eventually leave, as he wants to be closer ...

GOODBYE WACO

At KXXV-TV in Waco, Texas, Josh (tag) Eure (it) has left this Scripps owned station after one year as news director. He’s had a number of jobs at both local stations and networks during ...

MOVING UP IN ALBANY

In Albany, at WRGB-TV, Perna Roberson is moving to the ND job at this Sinclair Broadcasting owned CBS affiliate.  Perna’s been the Assistant ND for the past two years, and has also worked in Birmingham, Atlanta, ...

MOVING UP IN MOBILE

At Mobile, Alabama’s WALA-TV, 29 year veteran Randy Merrow has been promoted to news director.  Randy’s been the Assistant ND more than 20 years. He started at the station as a senior producer. He ...

MYSTERY ND IN MS

In Greenville, Mississippi’s WABG, WXVT, WNBD and WABG this Cala Broadcasting owned operation (which operates affiliates of all FOUR major networks) has filled its news director opening, and yet, it has not yet been ...

KING HAS AN EP

Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Seattle is building up with another key brick in the wall.  KING-TV, has filled its vacant executive producer position by hiring Mason Waldvogel from KTUL-TV in Tulsa. He’s been the Assistant ND ...

VENEGAS FLOORS IT OUT OF EL PASO

At El Paso, Texas’ KTSM-TV, it’s vamos Victor Venegas.  He’s has left this Nexstar owned NBC affiliate. He’d been the news director there since December, 2018, when he was promoted from Nightside Executive Producer. He’d earlier ...

PACK YOUR BAGS

At Lake Charles, Louisiana’s KPLC-TV, the new ND for the Gray Television owned NBC affiliate is Greg DeBrosse. Greg has been the Assistant News Director for Cox Media Group’s KOKI-TV in Tulsa for the last seven ...

MOVERS & SHAKERS

It looks like David Jones is the next ND at WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island. Jones comes from WNYT-TV, Hubbard’s NBC affiliate in Albany, NY. He’ll replace Kelly Johnson. Standard Media has also named Jennifer Hardy ND ...

O.T.M.

At Providence, Rhode Island’s WLNE-TV, the Standard Media owned ABC affiliate is looking for a new news director. Kelly Johnston had been the ND for the last four years in her second tour of duty ...

O.T.M.

At Ft. Wayne, Indiana’s WANE-TV, Jenna Huff is moving north (and closer to her native Michigan) as she’s been named ND for this Nexstar owned CBS affiliate. . For the last nine years, Jenna has ...

O.T.M.

At Sarasota’s WWSB-TV (part of the Tampa marke), Jeff Schlesser moves within Gray to become ND for this ABC affiliate. It’s a return to Tampa for Schlesser, who spent eight years at WTVT-TV. He’s ...

THE LONE STONE STATE

At Dallas/Ft. Worth’s KXTX-TV, John Stone, who is the VP/News for sister NBC owned KXAS-TV, is assuming the ND role for this Telemundo affiliate. John has been the ND at KXAS since November, 2018, ...

O.T.M.

At Corpus Christi’s KRIS-TV Mark Silberstein is filling the long vacant opening at the Scripps owned NBC affiliate. His title will be Senior Director of Content (think news director but with a longer title.) ...

O.T.M

She’s got her work cut out for her. Noelle Kachinsky is leaving her job as the executive producer for Spectrum News in Charlotte to be a Media Specialist working closely with the Center for ...

BADGER RETIRES

Mike Rindo worked as a news director in Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids, MI, Rochester, NY, and Eau Claire, WI, is now retiring after almost 20 years in his second career. He’s been the assistant chancellor for ...

RESURFACING IN CHARLOTTE

Casey Clark, has been named news director for Nexstar’s WJYZ/WMYT-TV in Charlotte, NC. (Nexstar acquired the station from FOX earlier this year.) Casey most recently was ND for Meredith’s KCTV (CBS) in Kansas City, ...

MOTOR CITY HERE I COME

Kennan Oliphant is on the move within Scripps. He’s the new Assistant News Director for WXYZ-TV (ABC) in Detroit. It’s a return to the Motor City for Kennan, who earlier in his career worked ...

O.T.M.

Nexstar’s KDVR/KWGN-TV (FOX/CW) duopoly in Denver has hired  Sean O’Donnell as its next Digital Content Executive Producer.  Sean’s been working for WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh (Cox/NBC) and earlier worked for another Cox station, WFXT-TV in ...

ON THE MOVE

At LA’s KABC-TV, it’s congratulations-time to veteran ND Rob Elmore. He’s returning to Raleigh-Durham and ascending to the GM’s office at sister ABC o-and-o WTVD-TV, where he spent 17 years as ND before moving to KABC five years ago. Before ...

ON THE MOVE AROUND THE MAP

At KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM, Jess O’Neill returns to this Hearst owned ABC affiliate for his first ND job.  Jess is currently the assistant news director at sister Hearst station WESH-TV (NBC), where, years ago, he was a ...

BOLING OVER (AS ND) 

A former ND is moving to the big chair. Neal Boling has been promoted to GM for KHQ-TV in Spokane, WA. He’s been the station manager there for the last six years after four years as news director ...

ON THE MOVE…

At KAVU-TV in Victoria, Texas, James Munoz is adding news director to his resume at this Morgan Murphy Media owned ABC affiliate. He’s been anchoring there and will continue to anchor the 5:00 news. ...

ON THE MOVE…

At Charlotte’s WJZY-TV, Tina Luque, is leaving this newly-owned by Nexstar FOX affiliate (once a FOX o-and-o) after more than four years as news director. She’s been a news director at WTKR-TV in Norfolk ...

ON THE MOVE…

At Ada, Oklahoma/Sherman, Texas’ KTEN-TV, Joey Parker is the new news director of the Lockwood Broadcasting owned NBC/ABC affiliates. He most recently was the anchor and assistant ND at KMIZ-TV in Columbia, MO. Joey’s been ...

ON THE MOVE…

At Eau Claire, Wisconsin’s WEAU-TV, Janis Harper has started as the next ND for this Gray owned NBC affiliate. Janis left KTVA-TV in Anchorage, though did not know her destination. She left KTVA on the seventh anniversary ...

ON THE MOVE…

KKTV, Colorado Springs, CO…Lauri Martin is now the ND for this Gray Television owned CBS affiliate. She had been the assistant news director.  The station’s website now lists Kerri Blanco as the GM. She had been the sales ...

ON THE MOVE…

At WDTV in Clarksburg/Bridgeport, WV, Michael Baldwin has been named ND for this Gray Television owned CBS affiliate. He’s been the Saturday evening anchor and nightside reporter for sister Gray station WXIX-TV (FOX) in Cincinnati. He’s also ...

FILLING OUT THE LINEUP

After six months as news director at WGN-Channel 9, Dominick Stasi rounded out his new leadership team Wednesday at the Nexstar Media Group station. Managing editor Rick Strasser was named assistant news director, and executive producer Dana Ballard was named to ...

AND HE’S “OFF”

Steve Daniloff has left Nexstar’s WBRE/WYOU-TV in Wilkes-Barre, PA, after more than three years as GM. And in one more instance of a news director being promoted to GM. Scripps has named Tregg White as GM ...

ON THE MOVE

In Watertown, New York, Jeff Nelson is being promoted to news director for the Gray Television owned CBS affiliate WWNY, effective August 5th. He’s currently an anchor AND the Assistant News Director there. Jeff ...

ON THE MOVE

Jodie Heisner moves within Scripps to become the next news director for WEWS-TV, the company’s ABC affiliate in Cleveland. She’s been the Assistant ND for Scripps’ WXYZ-TV (also ABC) in Detroit since September 2018. ...

ON THE MOVE…

Kevin Roach of WKEF/WRGT-TV in Dayton, who’s been the ND since 2016, is moving within Sinclair to become the AM News Content Director for the company’s WJLA-TV (ABC) in Washington, D.C.  He’s also been a news director ...

BEAUMONT’S NEW BEAU

Paul Alexander starts June 15th as the next ND for KFDM-TV in Beaumont, Texas, Sinclair’s CBS affiliate.  Alexander is the former ND in Corpus Christi and Brownsville. Paul began in sports, working as an anchor in Tucson, ...

ELMORE RETURNS 

Rob Elmore, who’s been the VP/News for KABC-TV for the past five years, is making a return to Raleigh-Durham as GM for sister ABC station WTVD-TV.    Before moving to KABC, Rob spent 17 years as the ...

MEET THE NEW BOSS

Nexstar Broadcasting has promoted Marci Daniels to vice president and general manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Lansing, MI., overseeing WLNS.  In her new role, she will also oversee Nexstar’s relationship with Shield ...

IF YOU BUILD IT, HE WILL COME

WOI-TV, in Des Moines, a Tegna owned ABC affiliate has hired Ryan Robertson as its next news director. Robertson is coming from KGWN-TV, the Gray owned CBS affiliate in Cheyenne, WY. He’s previously worked in Lincoln and ...

WGN’s FIRST FEMALE DUO 

Julie Unruh, who’s been a top-notch general assignment reporter for WGN-Channel 9 since 2001, has been promoted to midday news co-anchor at the Nexstar Media Group station. She joins Dina Bair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through ...

CLARK ON THE MOVE

Casey Clark has left Meredith’s KCTV after about 18 months as news director according to rickgevers.com. His departure comes less than three weeks after a new general manager, Charlie Henrich, replaced Chuck Poduska, who retired ...

CHICAGO’S MOST POWERFUL

No, we’re not talking about Al Capone.  But as reported by RobertFeder.com,  four of The 50 Most Powerful Women in Chicago, according to the May issue of Chicago magazine, work in the media. So, as we ...

IN-HOUSE MOVE

Stacey Pattberg moved up from her job as Assistant ND at News 12 Connecticut to become ND. Stacey’s also worked at WTNH in Hartford/New Haven, CT. She replaces Dave Feuerman who retired at the ...

KEEPING IT SINCLAIR

Kristen Hamilton moves within Sinclair to become the next news director for KGAN in Cedar Rapids, IA. She’s moving from Sinclair’s KHQA in Quincy, IL. Details in this memo from KGAN GM Glen Callanan. ...

OFF-BROADWAY IN TEXAS?

Tegna’s duopoly KIDY/KXVA in San Angelo/Abilene, TX has posted a job for news director. Both stations are FOX affiliates. Records show that Cody Broadway has been the ND there since March, 2018, when he ...

MOVING UP AND IN AT WBNS

At Tegna’s WBNS  in Columbus, Jennifer Nickels has been promoted to news director. A Columbus native, Jen has been the Assistant ND there since September 2016 and served as the interim ND since Steve Koles left ...

NEW FACES IN INDY

Erika Facey-Palmer is the new Manager  of  Content  at Circle City’s WISH in Indianapolis. Her appointment was announced by news director Al Carl, who wasn’t done yet. He also announced that Katie Simon is ...

A BRIEF HIATUS ENDS

Bryan Luhn‘s foray into the world of corporate communications was short-lived. He’s joined Houston’s KPRC (Graham Media) as EP of Special Projects, where he will lead the investigative team and promotable stories production. Luhn ...

NEW SUIT IN TAMPA

In Tampa, Michelle Calachino moves up from her current role as controller for CBS-owned WTOG to become general manager. Calachino succeeds  Stan Gill, who retired earlier this year following six years at WTOG and ...

FOCUSING ON CORPORATE

Colin Benedict is stepping aside as news director of WISC in Madison, WI to concentrate on his other job…that of VP/News for parent company Morgan Murphy Media. That leaves a pretty attractive opening…there have ...

RIO GRANDE RETURN

Zoltan Csanyi-Salcedo returns to the Rio Grande Valley as the ND for Manship owned KRGV in Weslaco, TX. He’s been ND at KYTX in Tyler, TX, for just nine months…but before that he spent ...

MOVING TO THE IRON RANGE

Mike Schram returns both to Minnesota and Hubbard Broadcasting as he’ll run the newsroom for WDIO in Duluth, MN. Earlier in his career Mike was the ND for Hubbard’s KAAL in Rochester/Austin, MN. Most ...