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KCPQ Reorganizes Newsroom Leadership, Naming New ND and Director of Content

Seattle Fox affiliate KCPQ has named Jon Brady director of content and news programming and promoted Erica Hill to news director.

Brady has been the station’s news director since 2010. In his new role, he will oversee daily editorial content, as well as long-form news and sports programming. Hill, who has been the assistant news director at KCPQ for six years, will be responsible for the direction of the news department, long-term initiatives and specific digital goals, according to the station.

“We are fortunate to have two talented people in Jon and Erica to lead this newsroom into the future … This reorganization will allow us to maximize our current initiatives and cultivate new ways to deliver news and information to Western Washington,” KCPQ SVP-GM Pam Pearson said in a statement.

Read KCPQ’s press release after the jump.


(Seattle, August 7, 2013) Q13 FOX (KCPQ) has promoted Assistant News Director Erica Hill to News Director and named current News Director Jon Brady to the newly created position of Director of Content and News Programming. In this new position, Brady will be responsible for the overall supervision of the daily editorial content of the news department and oversee long-form news and sports programming. Brady will work in coordination with the News Director – a position now held by Erica Hill. Hill will be responsible for the overall supervision and direction of the news department and for executing long term initiatives including specific digital goals. Hill will also continue as News Director for Q13 FOX’s sister station in Portland, KRCW-TV.

“We are fortunate to have two talented people in Jon and Erica to lead this newsroom into the future.  In addition to the nine and a half hours of daily news, we also produce hundreds of hours of compelling programs such as Washington’s Most Wanted and Seahawks Saturday Night. This reorganization will allow us to maximize our current initiatives and cultivate new ways to deliver news and information to Western Washington,” said Pam Pearson, SVP and General Manager, Q13 FOX/JOEtv/Portland’s CW32.

About Jon Brady – Brady has an extensive news background serving as Bureau Chief, Western Region, for the FOX News Channel prior to coming to Q13 FOX in August of 2010. While at FNC, Brady oversaw coverage of breaking and on-going news in the network’s largest coverage area, west of the Rockies. In addition, he worked with talent and managed production and operations. Brady began his news career in Washington, D.C. in September of 1991 where he served as News Manager for the FOX News Service. Brady graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television.

“Every newsroom is facing a world that’s radically different from what it was even five years ago in terms of viewer expectation, content generation and reaching the audience when and where they want us. Our newsroom structure had to change to reflect those shifting priorities in order to build on our success,” said Jon Brady. “Over the past three years Q13 FOX has grown to produce the most local news in the market, we’ve become the Seahawks television partner, Washington’s Most Wanted has helped get 457 fugitives off the street and counting, and that’s just the beginning. I’m proud to be working with Erica in leading this incredible team in the next phase of our evolution.”

About Erica Hill – Hill has been a broadcast journalist for 15 years in major markets including Chicago and Seattle and has been at Q13 FOX for more than six years, most recently serving as Assistant News Director. Hill has an extensive history working in a variety of roles in television, radio and print. She currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Northwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

“I’m honored to continue the excellent work here at Q13 FOX and expanding this newsroom’s commitment to viewer focused content on all our emerging platforms. This is an incredible team of dedicated, first-class journalists and I thrilled to be a part of this leadership team,” said Erica Hill.

Jon Brady and Erica Hill will begin their duties immediately.

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