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WEYI Hires Assistant News Director

WEYI has hired Neille Giffune as assistant news director.

In April, WEYI’s owner, Barrington Broadcasting, tapped news director Kathy Reynolds to oversee sister station WNWO in Toledo, in addition to leading the news department at the Flint NBC-affiliate.  Giffune will assist Reynolds as she splits time between both stations.

“Neille Giffune is a competitor,” said Becky Butcher, president and CEO of WEYI and WBSF, announcing the hiring.  “She understands effective leadership and isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and pitch in to get the job done.” Read more

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WEYI News Director Kathy Reynolds Tapped to Oversee Toledo Sister Station WNWO

Kathy Reynolds, who last June was named news director at WEYI in Flint, has been tapped to oversee the news department at Barrington Broadcasting sister station WNWO in Toledo.

In her new role as regional news director, Reynolds will split time between Michigan and Ohio.

“Kathy has proven that she has a strong sense of how a newscast should look, and feel,” Barrington president and CEO Becky Butcher said today in an email announcing the move.

WEYI is now searching for an assistant news director to help Reynolds when she is in Toledo. Read more

Barrington Broadcasting Announces 3.1% Boost in Q1

Barrington Broadcasting Group, which specializes in smaller market stations including WNWO in Toledo and KVII in Amarillo, TX, announced its first quarter financial results this week, reporting a 3.1% increase in revenue compared to the same period last year.

Barrington’s 24 stations brought in $31.9 million during the first three months of 2011, up from $31 million for the first quarter of 2010.

“The strength and momentum in national sales more than offset the decrease in political revenues from 2010,” said Barrington CEO K. James Yager. “We continue to focus and remain committed to the Company’s three key priorities of re-engineering of our station-level operations, development of direct local sales strategies, and the growth of the stations’ local digital platforms.”

Barrington saw a 12.4% increase in national sales while also collecting $2.4 million in retrans revenue, a 20.3% increase from the same period last year.