Rick Williams, who has been news director at WALB for 22 years, will become vice president and general manager of WLOX on January 14.
“Rick’s industry knowledge and participation in the Raycom Leadership Class has prepared him for this expanded role within Raycom as the next leader for WLOX,” Raycom SVP of Television Leon Long said in a statement. “I am most impressed with his passion and leadership skills and look forward to working with him at this important station to our company. ”
Williams replaces David Vincent, who will retire this month after 35 years at WLOX.
Dawn Hobby will step into the news director role at WALB. She is currently the assistant news director and the anchor of the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.
“Dawn’s years of experience and service to South Georgia have well prepared her to be the next News Director for WALB,” Jim Wilcox, the station’s VP-GM, said in a statement.