Before Denver, he was at CNBC for six years. Kosowski has also worked in Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Miami.
Rigby comes to WXIA from The Weather Channel where she was VP of Live Programming. Before working for TWC, she was a senior consultant at Smith Geiger and had worked as news director at Cox Media stations in Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Dayton.
“We’re thrilled that Jennifer is joining the Networks of 11Alive and Gannett,” John Deushane, president and GM, said in a statement. “Her unique, yet integrated, leadership at the station, network, and digital level combined with her broad range of consultative expertise makes her the perfect candidate to lead our ever expanding content offerings.”
She starts Monday, November 24.
Levy comes to the Buffalo CBS affiliate from WTAJ in Altoona, Pa. where he was news director.
According to his LinkedIn bio, he has also worked in Elmira, NY, New York, NY, Tulsa, Memphis, Dallas and Oklahoma City.
Levy replaces Joe Schlaerth who left WIVB in July.
McGonagle was news director at the former FOX owned Boston station WFXT until he was replaced by KTVU news director Lee Rosenthal in the ownership swap with Cox Media. He replaces former WTTG news director Dana Hahn, who was named news director at KTVU.
“Paul’s depth of local news experience in a top market, as well as his impressive tenure with FOX made him the ideal choice,” WTTG VP & GM Patrick Paolini said in a statement. “He is the right leader to continue the momentum we have started here and take FOX 5 in an exciting, new direction.”
McGonagle started at WFXT as assistant news director. He came to WFXT from WJAR in Providence, R.I. where he was assistant news director. He started his career at WNNE in Burlington, Vt. as a reporter and anchor.
In an email obtained by TVSpy, WLTZ GM Drew Rhodes told staffers, “We are looking to continue to grow our local shows and our news product as well as ratings. We know that Andrea will help us do that, and we are excited to have her join the hardest working news team in the market!”
Clenney started her career at WFTV in Orlando, Fla. working in production, engineering and then news. She comes to WLTZ from WCJB in Gainesville, Fla. where she was news director. Before WCJB, she was senior executive producer at KMGH in Denver, Colo. She has also worked in Greenville, N.C., Wilmington, N.C., Syracuse, N.Y. and Augusta, Ga.
Her first day is Tuesday, December 2. Read more
“I have reached a crossroads in my life in which I need to choose family and home,” Gauntt told staffers in an email sent to TVSpy. “I wasn’t looking for a job but a fantastic one presented itself. I have accepted the position of Vice President of News & Digital for KDVR/KWGN in Denver.”
The Denver Post reported earlier current Gauntt was in the running for one of three news director jobs open in Denver, but didn’t know which one.
You can read the full text of her email after the jump. Read more
He replaces Corrie Harding who left for NBC News in February.
The Post-Dispatch says Shipley told staffers this morning he would stay until a replacement is found. He was named news director in 2000.
>UPDATE: A station spokesperson told TVSpy Shipley is retiring. He has worked in broadcasting for 41 years, 35 of those at KSDK.
After a years-long run of being the top local station for newscasts, KSDK has slipped in the ratings, being passed at times by KMOV (Channel 4) and KTVI (Channel 2).
“He had a No. 1 legacy station here, and he let it slip,” said one source in local television. Read more
“Kenny Plotnik is among the most experienced news leaders in the country and we’re excited to welcome him to the NECN team,” Mike St. Peter, SVP and GM of NECN said in a statement.
Plotnik last worked as VP of news at WABC in New York. Before working at WABC, he was at WPVI in Philadelphia for ten years, working as assignment manager and senior producer of special projects. He starts in his new position October 6.
NECN is the largest 24-hour regional news network in the country and is owned by NBC Universal.
A station spokesperson told TVSpy WWOR station manager Dianne Doctor will help out the newsroom while the station looks for a news director. Doctor will continue in her role as station manager of the New Jersey MyTV affiliate.
Roth came to Charlotte from FOX owned KRIV when FOX took over the Charlotte station in 2013. He is going back in the newly created position of managing editor.