Rick Gevers’ ND List
November 21, 2022
(Ever think ‘they’ are out of get you? If you occasionally look at this newsletter on my website, the (not so) good people at WordPress have installed a new editor. It may new, but it is not improved).

But if you never go there, never mind!

There’s a fair amount of news director movement this week, with THREE newly named news directors and TWO new openings, both created when people took new jobs.

Those changes leaves 22 jobs on our list of open ND positions.

We have a report about a huge purge of GMs and GSMs at Univision, and sad news about a one time WV News Director…better known as an anchor in Ohio…losing his voice to cancer.

Also…be sure to click on the ad from Elixir Marketing below…it will take you to the company’s home page so you can learn more about their services.

Holiday travel may impact our publication time next week, but we’ll try to be close to our normal Sunday PM distribution.

Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday week.
Newly Named News Directors:
KPRC-TV, Houston, TX…you learned via Monday’s UPDATE that BERNICE KEARNEY is moving to one Graham Media station from another. She’s been the ND for Graham’s KSAT-TV (ABC) in San Antonio for the past nine years, part of a 27 year career there. The move reunites her with GM PHIL LANE. They worked together at KSAT. She replaces DAVE STRICKLAND at this NBC affiliate. He was ND there for five years and had earlier been the ND at Houston’s KTRK-TV (ABC owned).

Kearney

KSNW-TV, Wichita, KS…She’s back! DENISE KILLIAN returns to this Gray TV owned NBC affiliate as news director, a job she held here from 2013-2017. She’s been the ND for WJRT-TV (Allen Media/ABC). Denise has been an ND in Davenport, IA, and also worked in Dallas, Nashville, and Temple and Corpus Christi, TX. At KSNW, she replaces KIM WILHELM who was promoted to a corporate news trainer position after five years as ND here.

Killian

KIEM/KVIQ-TV, Eureka, CA…MARK FINNIGAN will be the next ND for this duopoly. He’s currently a producer for WLKY-TV (CBS) in Louisville and has worked in Bakersfield and Los Angeles. Mark replaces JIM PARKER who left in August to become ND for KADN/KLAF-TV in Lafayette, LA. KIEM is an NBC affiliate, KVIQ is a low power CBS affiliate, both recently acuqired by Imagicomm Communications. And thanks to GM JENNY OLSZEWSKI who tipped that Mark learned of the opening through an ad in this newsletter.

Finnigan
New News Director Openings:
KSAT-TV, San Antonio, TX…our item above told you that BERNICE KEARNEY is being promoted to ND for sister Graham Media station KPRC-TV in Houston. Bernice worked here for 27 years, the last nine as ND.

WJRT-TV, Flint, MI…you also learned about that DENISE KILLIAN is leaving this Byron Allen Media ABC affiliate to return to Wichita and KSNW-TV. Denise worked here just over three years.
News Management Openings:
ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:
KPNX-TV, Phoenix, AZ (listed 11/6/22)
KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO (listed 10/30/22)
WGBA-TV, Green Bay, WI (relisted 10/30/22)
KOLR-TV, Springfield, MO (relisted 10/23/22)
WROC-TV, Rochester, NY (relisted 11/13/22)
KRGV-TV, Weslaco, TX (AM EP, relisted 11/6/22)
WKBT-TV, La Crosse, WI (relisted 10/30/22)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:
KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, CA (Digital EP, relisted 10/23/22)
WFAA-TV, Dallas, TX (EP Investigations, listed 10/9/22)
KPRC-TV, Houston, TX (AM EP, relisted 10/9/22)
KPHO/KTVK-TV, Phoenix, AZ (relisted 10/30/22)
WTSP-TV, Tampa, FL (2 openings, PM EP & MSJ EP, revised 10/30/22)
KUSA-TV, Denver, CO (Digital EP, listed 10/16/22)
WOIO/WUAB-TV, Cleveland, OH (AM EP, listed 10/9/22)
WNCN-TV, Raleigh, NC (relisted 11/20/22)
WRTV, Indianpolis, IN (listed 11/20/22)
KSWB-TV, San Diego, CA (relisted 10/30/22)
KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City (relisted 10/30/22)
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH (2 jobs, Spec. Proj. & EP, modified 10/9/22)
WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH (relisted 11/20/22)
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH (relisted 10/30/22)
KXAN-TV, Austin, TX (AM EP, relisted 10/30/22)
WAVY/WVBT-TV, Norfolk, VA (relisted 11/13/22)
WFMY-TV, Greensboro, NC (AM EP, relisted 10/30/22)
WIVB/WNLO-TV, Buffalo, NY (listed 11/6/22)
KREM-TV, Spokane WA (listed 10/9/22)
WHEC-TV, Rochester, NY (relisted 10/2/22)
KRGV-TV, Weslaco, TX (AM EP, relisted 11/6/22)
WRBL-TV, Columbus, GA (Digital EP, listed 11/20/22)
WTVO/WQRF-TV, Rockford, IL (relisted 10/3
KFDX-TV, Wichita Falls, TX (listed 10/23/22)

MANAGING EDITOR:
WXIA-TV, Atlanta, GA (relisted 10/30/22)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (relisted 10/30/22)
News Center Maine, Portland/Bangor (relisted 10/30/22)

Other News Management Openings:
Relisted 11/13/22:
WNCN-TV, Raleigh, NC (Digital Content Manager)
Relisted 10/2/22:
Spectrum News NY1 (Senior Producer & Senior Producer-Politics)
Names in the News (and other things):
MIKE JACKSON, (right) once a news director in West Virginia but better known as an anchor for two stations in Columbus, OH, has been diagnosed with cancer which has left him unable to speak. The complete story is here. He also worked as a reporter in Washington, DC.
General Manager News and Notes:
Media Moves reports a MASSIVE purge of General Managers and Sales Managers at Univision stations, perhaps numbering as many as 25 people. Complete details in this story.
Our List of Open News Director Jobs:
Here’s our list of open ND jobs as of Sunday, November 20, 2022:

It’s unofficial, there may be others that are open, and some of these may have been filled. If you know of any in either category, please let me know: rick@rickgevers.com

KTTV 1999 S. Bundy Dr. Los Angeles CA 90025
WPHL-TV 5001 Wynnefield Ave Philadelphia PA19131
KTXL-TV, 4655 Fruitridge Rd, Sacramento, CA 95820
KSAT-TV 1408 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78215
WYMT-TV 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701
WSLS-TV 821 5th St. NE Roanoke, VA 24016
WISC-TV 7025 Raymond Rd. Madison, WI 53719
WJRT-TV 2302 Lapeer Rd. Flint MI 48503
WEHT/WTVW-TV, 800 Marywood Dr., Henderson, KY 42420
WKBT-TV 141 South 6th Street La Crosse, WI 54601 
KQDS-TV 2001 London Road Duluth, MN 55812
WJET-TV 8455 Peach Street Erie, PA 16509
KALB-TV 605 Washington Street; Alexandria, LA 71301
WBUP/WKBP-TV 1705 Ash Street Suite 5 Ishpeming, MI 49849
KTIV-TV 2929 Signal Hill Drive. Sioux City, IA 51108
WWNY-TV 120 Arcade St. Watertown, NY 13601
KTVZ-TV 62990 O.B. Riley Rd. Bend OR 97703
KMVT-TV 1100 Blue Lakes Blvd North, Twin Falls, ID 83301
Delta News 837 Washington Ave Greenville, MS 38701
KAEF-TV 540 E Street Eureka, CA 95501
KYOU-TV 820 West 2nd Street; Ottumwa, IA 52501
KNOP-TV 402. S. Dewey. North Platte NE 69101
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