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KOCO Names Rebecca Gaylord News Director

Rebecca Gaylord has been named news director at KOCO, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City.

“The opportunity to lead a group as talented as the KOCO newsroom is a dream come true,” Gaylord said in a statement. “I’m excited to be part of such a top-notch team, in such a dynamic city.”

Gaylord comes from KOAT, the ABC affiliate in Albuquerque, where she has been assistant news director for the past four years.

“Rebecca’s track record of success speaks for itself,” KOCO president and general manager Brent Hensley said in a statement. “I’m thrilled that she is joining our team and will bring all of those positive experiences to our newsroom as we work to serve the viewers in Oklahoma.”

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Bridget Young Named National Sales Manager at KOCO

Bridget Young has been promoted to national sales manager at KOCO, Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City.

“Bridget has been a standout performer in our sales department since the day she arrived,” KOCO president and general manager Brent Hensley said in a statement. “Her leadership by example and drive to succeed will be a real asset to the station and department in her new role.”

Young joined the station as an account executive in 2005. She has a five-time recipient of the Hearst Eagle Award for sales excellence.

KOCO Names Erielle Reshef, Morgan Chesky Weekend Anchors

Oklahoma City ABC affiliate KOCO has announced Erielle Reshef and Morgan Chesky as the new weekend evening anchors.

“Erielle and Morgan are terrific journalists and together they make a great team,” KOCO president and general manager Brent Hensley said in a statement. “Viewers can expect great things from them as they continue to grow with us in their new roles.”

Both Reshef and Chesky are recent additions to the station. Reshef joined KOCO in November from IBA News, Israel’s only English-language national newscast. Chesky joined KOCO in January after almost two years at KVUE in Austin.

Oklahoma City’s KOCO Shuffles Morning Anchors

Oklahoma City’s KOCO is shaking up the weekday morning anchor team.

Maggie Stokes and Wendell Edwards have been named anchors of the 4:30-7 a.m. newscast, replacing Anita Blanton and Mat Garcia. Stokes and Edwards debuted this morning.

“Maggie and Wendell are great journalists dedicated to serving Oklahoma viewers,” KOCO president and general manager Brent Hensley said in a statement. “We look forward to their continued growth and success in their new roles with the station.” Read more