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WEEK-WHOI Names News Director

week_whoi_logo copyGreg Schieferstein has been named news director and content manager at Peoria, IL, NBC and ABC affiliate WEEK-WHOI.

“When we set out to find a news director we were looking for someone who had experience in running a newsroom, or an executive producer in a larger market ready to take on their own shop,” said WEEK-WHOI president and general manager Mark DeSantis. “In Greg we have actually found someone with all the elements of that equation.”

Before coming to WEEK-WHOI, Schieferstein was executive producer for WTVG in Toledo, OH. He’s also worked at WIFR in Rockford, IL, KSTW in Seattle, WAGT in Augusta, GA, KPVI in Pocatello, ID, and KPAX in Missoula, MT. Read more

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Don Shafer Joins XETV as News Director

Don Shafer has been named news director at San Diego CW affiliate XETV, San Diego U-T reports.

Shafer moves to San Diego from Peoria, where he was the news and multimedia content manager for NBC affiliate WEEK. Before that, he was the news and station operations manager for WEYI-WBSF, the NBC and CW affiliates in Flint, Mich. He has also worked at KNSD in San Diefo and KWGN in Denver.

Shafer begins today at XETV, replacing Jon Fischer, who parted ways with the station in June.

After Outspoken Comments on Labor Dispute, Mike Dimmick Cut Loose at Peoria’s WEEK

Mike Dimmick has been shown the door at Granite Broadcasting’s WEEK following his outspoken comments about the ongoing labor dispute at the station in the Peoria Journal-Star yesterday.

“I can confirm that Mike Dimmick no longer works for WEEK-TV,” news director Don Shafer told TVSpy in an email. “Mike has been a great employee of this station for nearly 29 years. We will miss him dearly as we move on. Mike accepted employment elsewhere and we wish him nothing but the best.”

AFTRA — the union that represents WEEK talent — told a different story in a statement on their Facebook page. Read more