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Denetra Walker Promoted to Assistant News Director at WIS

WIS_304Denetra Walker has been upped to assistant news director at WIS, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, S.C. Walker, currently an executive producer at the station, transitions into her new role net week.

“Denetra is a strong leader and her producer skills are an asset to us daily. I’m excited about her energy and new ideas in helping guide the WIS team into the future,” news director Bryan Queen wrote in a note to staff obtained by TVSpy.

The station will hire a new dayside executive producer, according to Queen. Walker’s role will “focus on our overall branding with Investigates, First Alert, and Digital first strategies.”

Queen’s full note is after the jump. Read more

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WIS Names Bryan Queen as News Director

Bryan Queen has been named news director for Columbia, SC, NBC affiliate WIS.

Queen comes to WIS from WROC in Rochester, NY, where he was news director.

WIS general manager Donita Todd told TVSpy Queen starts one week from Monday on September 9.

Before working at WROC, Queen was a news manager at News14 Carolina. From 2003-2007, he was a planning producer at MSNBC. He has also worked at NBC News Channel, WXII in Winston-Salem, NC, and WLOS in Asheville, NC.

Rochester Stations Make the Leap to HD

Viewers of Rochester’s CBS affiliate, WROC and FOX affiliate, WUHF got a clearer view of the news last night when both stations began broadcasting in high definition.

“High definition is obviously state-of-the-art,” said WROC vice president and general manager Louis A. Gattozzi.   “You see it at the network level, and this is a continuation of our commitment to deliver the highest quality newscast in every respect.  We are delighted to be able to now offer our viewers technically superior newscasts from this day forward.” Read more

WROC to Host Debate for House Candidates

Rochester CBS-affiliate WROC is partnering with the League of Women Voters to host a debate between incumbent Louise Slaughter (D) and Maggie Brooks (R), who are competing for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in New York’s 25th district.

The debate, which will be held on October 30, is so far the first debate the candidates have committed to in this campaign. It will be held at Nazareth College. Moderators and other details will be announced in the coming weeks, according to the station.

“It is important for us to present the type of forum,” news director Bryan Queen said in statement. “It enables the voting public the opportunity to understand the issues and candidates’ positions on these issues.”