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Jill Manuel Named Assistant ND at WFLD

manuel_wewsJill Manuel has been named assistant news director for WFLD, the Fox-owned station in Chicago. Her appointment is effective April 15.

Manuel joins WFLD from WEWS in Cleveland, where she has been the news director since 2008. Manuel previously worked at CLTV and WBBM in Chicago. She has also worked as a senior producer for Fox News in Washington, D.C. and New York.

“I am thrilled to be returning to Chicago to work with the FOX 32 news team. I look forward to collaborating with them to produce quality journalism and tell stories that impact our audience on broadcast and digital platforms,” Manuel said in a statement.

“Jill is a seasoned news professional and leader, with a tremendous passion for storytelling and journalism. We look forward to her contributions to FOX 32,” news director Tom Doerr said.

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FOX 32 NAMES JILL MANUEL ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR

CHICAGO – Jill Manuel has been named Assistant News Director for FOX 32, announced Tom Doerr, the station’s Vice President and News Director. Manuel assumes this position on Tuesday, April 15th.

In making the announcement, Doerr stated, “Jill is a seasoned news professional and leader, with a tremendous passion for storytelling and journalism. We look forward to her contributions to FOX 32.”

Most recently, Manuel served as News Director for WEWS-TV in Cleveland where, under her leadership, the station won a George Foster Peabody award for investigative journalism in 2011. Earlier in her career, Manuel worked in Chicago in various positions, including News Director for CLTV (Tribune). Prior to that, she was the Deputy Director of Communications for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Earlier, she served as an Executive Producer for WBBM-TV in Chicago, Senior Producer at Fox News in Washington, D.C and New York and Producer for Reuters Television and CNN in Washington, D.C.

Added Manuel, “I am thrilled to be returning to Chicago to work with the FOX 32 news team.  I look forward to collaborating with them to produce quality journalism and tell stories that impact our audience on broadcast and digital platforms.”

Manuel holds a Bachelor of Arts from Lawrence University and a Master’s of Science in Public Communications from the Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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