Christy Moreno has been tapped as WBIR-TV’s news director, her first ND job after several producing stints.
Industry firm Rick Gevers reports Moreno previously served as assistant news director at KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas.
An Austin news director with Little Rock ties has left NBC affiliate KXAN after the station found itself in legal trouble earlier this month.
But it’s unclear whether or not Michael Fabac, who had also been ND at Little Rock’s KLRT, left voluntarily.
Two lawsuits filed against the station — one from a former weekend morning meteorologist — have sent shockwaves through the building.
Dawn Dugle, news director at KHBS/KHOG-TV in Fort Smith, Ark., has left the station.
She had worked there for a little over two years.
John Rinkenbaugh, former news director in Topeka, has been hired at WFTX-TV in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Industry firm Rick Gevers reports Rinkenbaugh’s also been an ND in Paducah, Ky., and Fargo, N.D.
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Jackson, Tenn., ABC affiliate WBBJ-TV has tapped Keith Baker to be the news director there.
Industry firm Rick Gevers reports Baker has roots in the area and comes from WCTI-TV in New Bern, N.C., where he served as assistant news director. Baker also has major market experience in Tampa and Pittsburgh.
It’s usually not a vote of confidence when a job posting is listed for someone still working at a television station.
And while that happens at stations across the U.S. anyway because news directors need to fill that position before a reporter’s contract runs out, it usually doesn’t happen to the man in charge.
Earlier this month, WBIR news director Bill Shory left the Knoxville, Tenn., NBC affiliate after 8 years at the helm of the station.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports he said he was proud of the work they accomplished over that time, but others said his departure was representative of a “hostile work environment” he allegedly created.
We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but this is ridiculous: three newsroom managers have ended their employment with Little Rock NBC affiliate KARK this month.
Whether or not that was a choice made by management or the three employees, however, is unclear.