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Ed Chapuis Joins KTXL as News Director

Ed Chapuis is joining Sacramento Fox affiliate KTXL as vice president and news director. His first official day at the station will be Monday.

It is a return to Sacramento for Chapuis, who spent more than a decade at NBC affiliate KCRA. Most recently, he was news director of KTVU, the Fox affiliate in San Francisco.

“His experience and tenure at #1 ranked stations in both the Bay Area and, more importantly, here in Sacramento will prove to be invaluable for our station,” KTXL general manager Jerry Del Core said in a statement.  “He will take FOX40 to new heights.”

Chapuis replaces Brandon Mercer, who left KTXL earlier this year. Read more in the official announcement after the jump.

KTXL FOX40 has appointed Ed Chapuis as Vice President, News Director.  After an extensive search, Chapuis was the clear choice for FOX40 News.  In his position, Chapuis will be tasked with the overall supervision and direction of the newsroom, as well as executing long term initiatives. In addition, he is responsible for the overall supervision of the daily editorial content for FOX40 News.

“We are fortunate that Ed was available.  Ed spent the past 10 years leading the top rated news at KTVU, the FOX station in San Francisco.  Before that, he spent 11 years at KCRA.  His experience and tenure at #1 ranked stations in both the Bay Area and, more importantly, here in Sacramento will prove to be invaluable for our station,” said Jerry Del Core, VP and General Manager KTXL FOX40/Antenna TV.  “He will take FOX40 to new heights.”

“I’m excited about joining FOX40 with its strong news tradition of innovation, creativity and story-telling,” Chapuis said.  “I’ve watched and admired KTXL for years and know it has an exceptionally strong news team.  I’m looking forward to working with them.”

Chapuis starts at FOX40 on Monday, August 26, 2013.  His wife Anne, daughters Regina and Abigail were all born here in Sacramento.  Chapuis and his family are looking forward to being reunited with the city. He added, “It’s great to be back in Sacramento.”

FOX40 News produces 41 ½  hours of local news each week.  This is more local news than any other station in the Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto area.  FOX40 is owned and operated by Tribune Company.  Tribune is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting.  In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune.  The company’s broadcasting group operates 23 television stations including KTLA in Los Angeles, KSWB – FOX5 in San Diego, WGN America on national cable, the national multicast network “Antenna TV” and Chicago’s WGN-AM.

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