Category: From Rick Gevers

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 ...

OUT THE DOOR AND HEADING WEST?

John LaPorte, who’s been VP/News for Tribune’s WITI in Milwaukee since September, 2010, is leaving that FOX affiliate. That’s according to this note from General Manager Chuck Steinmetz. As alert readers may have noticed, the ...

NEW DEUCE IN CHARLOTTE

There’s a new Assistant ND for Gray Television’s WBTV in Charlotte. Molly Kelleher has been promoted to fill the vacancy created when Kim Saxon was promoted to news director. Saxon sent this note to the staff. Kelleher’s ...

INTO THE SNOW BELT

Adam Wilhelm joins Quincy-owned WBNG in Binghamton, NY as news director. He most recently worked for WOFL-TV in Orlando, and has also worked at stations in Atlanta, Miami, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Louisville. At WBNG, he replaces John Laughrin who ...

MOVING TO THE MOUTNAINS

Samantha (Sam) Cohen  will be the next Chief Content Officer for Rocky Mountain Public Media in Denver, CO, a PBS news operation. CEO Amanda Mountain  (perfect last name, don’t you think?) sent this email ...

ON TO CABLE

Stan Kowalski will run Altice-owned News 12 cable news in The Bronx/Brooklyn cable news operations. He’s spent the last eleven years as the Assistant ND for sister operations News 12 Westchester and Hudson Valley. News ...

ANOTHER ND ASCENDS

Todd Mokhtari heads down I-5 to become GM of the NBC stations in San Diego, KSND/KUAN. He’s an NBC veteran, having spent the last seven years as ND for KNBC in Los Angeles, where he ...

STILL IN THE GAME

Craig Hume is headed north to be ND for Hubbard Broadcasting’s  KAAL in Rochester/Austin, MN. Here’s the station’s news release. Many of you know Craig, whose career as taken him from ND jobs in Los ...

IT’S NEXSTAR

We told you last week that veteran tv news executive Kirk Varner was headed for Minneapolis and the ND chair at Hubbard’s KSTP. Let us now remind you that Varner is leaving Nexstar’s WSPA ...

A NEW DEUCE IN ALBANY

Darcy Bonfils has joined Hubbard’s WNYT in Albany, NY, as its assistant news director. She’s worked in New York City, most recently as an EP for Spectrum NY1. She’s also worked at WABC, WGCL in ...

A LEFT FIELD PICK FOR ND

John Kirby is the new news director for Nexstar’s KREX in Grand Junction, CO. Kirby has what you could easily call a non-traditional background for a news director. He replaces Geoff Roth who left earlier ...