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Jim Gilchriest Set to Become News Director of WAVY-WVBT

Jim Gilchriest, who has served as news director for Belo’s KTVB since 2007, is set to join WAVY-WVBT, a LIN Media duopoly serving the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

A WAVY-WVBT official confirmed the move to TVSpy, saying that there would be an official announcement in mid-July when Gilchriest joins the station.

During his time in Boise, Gilchriest led KTVB to several top honors, including a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in 2010.

He is replacing April Samp, who left WAVY-WVBT in May after serving as news director for less than a year. Read more

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News Director Leaves WAVY After Less Than a Year

April Samp, who joined Norfolk’s WAVY less than a year ago, is leaving her post as news director of the LIN Media-owned station.

According to the Daily Press, Samp is departing WAVY to become the marketing director for Jackson’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers in Iowa.

Samp joined WAVY last July after working as news director for KGAN-KFXA in Cedar Rapids, IA.

“We wish her the best in this new endeavor,” WAVY general manager Doug Davis said. The station is currently searching for her replacement.