Category: From Rick Gevers

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 ...

GONE IN WILMINGTON?

Morris Multimedia owned WWAY in Wilmington, NC has an ND opening posted on its website. Our records show Kevin Wuzzardo has been ND here for five years and has worked there for 13. He’s ...

SHE WAS RIGHT HERE!!!!

The ‘nationwide search’ for a new news director for Tegna’s WFAA in Dallas ended up…with someone already in the newsroom. Leslie McCardel has been promoted to Executive News Director. The full story is in the station’s ...

MOVING UP IN MICHIGAN

Neille-Ann Giffune has been promoted to news director for Sinclair operated WEYI in Clio/Flint/Saginaw, MI. She’s been the Assistant News Director here for the last seven years. Her background is a little different: Giffune  ...

GOIN’ SOUTH

Lane Kimble is leaving Rockfleet Broadcasting’s WJFW in Rhinelander, WI to be the Assistant News director for Gray’s KYTV in Springfield, MO. Lane’s been ND here since November 2017 and had earlier worked there ...

DID HE EVEN UNPACK?

After just four months on the job, Adam Wilhelm has left Quincy Media’s WBNG in Binghamton, NY. He most recently worked for WOFL in Orlando, and has also worked at stations in Atlanta, Miami, Milwaukee, ...

BACK TO THE ROOTS

Michele Gors returns to a newsroom as she’ll take over this Quincy Media’s  KTTC in Rochester, MN. Gors told Rick Gevers she’s from northern Iowa so it’s a return to familiar territory. She’s a ...

EUREKA! SINCLAIR SEEKS NEW ND

Sinclair Broadcasting’s  KAEF in Eureka , CA is looking for a news director to replace Scott Rates who was both ND and anchor there.   Sinclair’s West Coast Group Manager Jeff Parsons says the station is looking for ...

MOVING UP AT NEXSTAR

Tonya Estes joins Nexstar’ s WCBD in Charleston, SC as its next news director.   She’s been the Assistant ND for Hearst’s WPBF-TV in West Palm Beach, FL, for the past two years, and has also worked ...

MOVING UP IN WEST VIRGINIA

Congratulations to ANNA BAXTER who has been promoted to ND for Gray’s  WSAZ in Charleston/Huntington, WV. She’s been the Assistant News Director there, and has worked her way up to the top job (with a brief ...

GETTING OUT IN WACO

Charlie Haldeman has decided to resign as ND for Scripps’ KXXV in Waco, TX. Here are two emails for you in one simple click:  the note from GM Adam Chase as well as Charlie’s to the ...

NEW #1 in NORTHEAST PA

Keith St. Peter will join Nexstar operated WBRE/WYOU in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA next month as its next news director. Keith has been Managing Editor at WHIO in Dayton, OH after almost three years. He previously served ...

IN BETWEEN GIGS

Amy Waldman, most recently ND for New York’s WPIX, is serving as the interim director for the New York chapter of NATAS. Amy left ‘PIX in March. She became ND there in 2015 after ...

INTERNAL HIRE IN LA

At Los Angeles’ KNBC, Renee Washington has been promoted to news director. She’d been the Assistant ND there since last fall, when she crossed the street from the same job at KABC. She’s worked for ...

MOVING UP IN PORTLAND

Greg Retsinas moving into the big office at Tegna’s KGW in Portland, OR. He’s been at the station for five years in digital roles. His non-traditional background is detailed on his Linkedin page. Greg ...

BUMPED UP IN DFW

Carolyn Mungo, who’s been ND for Tegna’s WFAA in Dallas since early 2012, is now the station manager there. Her promotion was announced along with one for the station’s general manager, Brad Ramsey, as detailed ...