Shory moves to Louisville from Knoxville, where he spent eight years as news director for NBC affiliate WBIR. He has most recently been the director of production for Jupiter Entertainment. Shory has also worked at WCCO in Minneaplis, WHNT in Huntsville, WCNC in Charlotte and WBMA in Birmingham.
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“I’m extremely excited about moving to Knoxville and joining the winning team (with a heart) at WBIR,” Moreno tweeted recently, referring to the station’s “Straight from the Heart” slogan.
Moreno comes to WBIR from KENS in San Antonio, where she worked as assistant news director. Before KENS, Moreno spent nine years at KRIV in Houston, producing a number of the Fox station’s newscasts.
“In his eight years as news director, Bill led the newsroom through great ratings successes, sweeping industry changes, heartfelt community tributes and tough investigative projects,” Granju wrote. “Through it all, he was a wonderful boss.” Read more
Neither Shory nor the station has elaborated on his departure.
“The only thing I would like to say is that I am not with the station any longer, but am very proud of what we have accomplished over the last eight years,” Shory told the Knoxville News Sentinel recently. “I’m exploring some other opportunities and talking to a lot of folks.” Read more
“The feedback that you’re giving us right now will guide us as we continue to improve our look,” writes Shory. “After all, this isn’t about what we want… it’s about what you want.”
Earlier this month, Raycom Media-owned WTNZ announced that WBIR, which is owned by Gannett, would begin producing its newscasts as part of the station’s strategy to cost-effectively expand its local news programming and eventually begin broadcasting in HD.
WTNZ’s 10 p.m. newscast will expand to an hour in “late May or early June,” WBIR news director Bill Shory told the Knoxville News Sentinel. At that point, Beth Haynes, who currently hosts WBIR’s 4 p.m. news and lifestyle show, will rotate in with Wilhoit and Becker at 10 p.m.
The other elements of the partnership–HD broadcasting and a new, two-hour morning newscast–are set to launch by the end of June.