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Carrie Hofman Named News Director at KSHB

Carrie Hofmann has been named news director at KSHB, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City.

Hofmann comes from WCNC in Charlotte, where she has been assistant news director for two years. Prior to that, she was assistant news director at KMGH in Denver.

“Carrie has the vision and leadership skills we believe will help 41 Action News move forward,” KSHB VP-GM Brian Bracco said in a statement.

Hofmann begins at KSHB March 6. She replaces Peggy Phillip, who left the station in August. [via Bottom Line Communications]

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Barbara Maushard Expands Role as Hearst Television’s VP of News

Hearst Television’s Barbara Maushard is adding to her duties as vice president of news.

Maushard will oversee Hearst’s corporate news efforts, a role that was previously held by Brian Bracco. In November, Bracco was named general manager of KSHB in Kansas City.

Maushard has served in her current role since 2008. Before that, she was news director at three Hearst properties: WESH in Orlando, WISN in Milwaukee and KHBS-KHOG in Fort Smith, Ark.

“Barb has served with distinction at several Hearst stations, leading award-winning news teams,” Hearst Television chairman and CEO David J. Barrett said in a statement. “Her dedication to quality and excellence in local journalism has been instrumental in the success our stations have had in serving their local audiences.”

Brian Bracco Named General Manager of KSHB

Brian Bracco has been named vice president and general manager of Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB and sister station KMCI in Lawrence, KS.  Bracco comes to the Scripps owned station from Hearst Television where he was vice president of news for the station group.

“Brian Bracco will provide strong leadership at KSHB,” said Brian Lawlor, senior vice president of television for Scripps. “He is vastly qualified to motivate and inspire his staff to become the go-to source for news and investigations in the market. He also will lead the charge for creative sales solutions for current and future customers.”

Before working for Hearst, Bracco had been news director for KMBC in Kansas City.  He also worked previously at local stations in Wichita, KS, Columbus, OH, and Birmingham, AL.

[Broadcasting & Cable]