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WHTM Names David Jones Acting News Director

David Jones has been named acting news director at WHTM, the ABC-affiliate in Harrisburg, PA.

Jones has been the assistant news director at WHTM since June. Prior to that, he was an assignment editor at WSOC in Charlotte.

“David has shown tremendous ability to drive our news product consistently forward,” WHTM president and general manager Joe Lewin said in a statement. “His strengths are perfect to lead our daily news efforts and serve our viewers at the highest level.”

The previous WHTM news director is Dennis Fisher. WHTM has not responded to TVSpy’s request for comment on Fisher’s employment status.

>Update: Fisher’s last day at WHTM was April 6, Lewin tells TVSpy in an email.

The station also announced the hire of Keith Blaisdell, a former news director for the station, as director of broadcast operations.

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WHTM Reporter Chris Cekot Arrested For Assault

Chris Cekot, a reporter at Harrisburg ABC-affiliate WHTM, was arrested Sunday night on charges of domestic assault and terroristic threats, according to the station.

Police were called to the Fairview Township, PA home Cekot shares with his girlfriend at 9:30 p.m. last night, according to The Patriot-News. When the police arrived, they found Cekot’s girlfriend had injuries on her lip and ear.

The station mentioned Cekot’s arrest briefly on the 5 p.m. newscast this evening, reading a short statement from WHTM management. Read more