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KGUN Names Tom Burke News Director

Tom Burke starts his first day today as news director for Tucson, AZ, ABC affiliate KGUN, TVSpy has confirmed.

Burke replaces Forrest Carr who resigned in March.

Before coming to KGUN, Burke was the news director at WTVM in Columbus, GA, until December 2012. He’s also worked in Sacramento, Fresno, Pittsburgh, Columbus, OH, Detroit, and Greenville, NC.

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News Director Forrest Carr Out at KGUN

FTVLive is reporting Forrest Carr is leaving the Tucson ABC affiliate KGUN.

Carr had been re-hired as news director in 2009. He served as news director at KGUN from 1997 until 2001.

In December, the station hired Jim Arnold to replace former general manager Julie Brink who was let go in November.

Carr has also worked as news director at WFLA in Tampa, FL, WFTX in Ft. Myers, FL, and KRQE in Albuquerque, NM.

Greg Gurulé Named Morning Anchor at KGUN

Greg Gurulé made his debut Monday as the new morning anchor at KGUN, the ABC affiliate in Tucson.

Gurulé was Northern Bureau Chief at Albuquerque ABC affiliate KOAT before he left the station to become a public relations and political consultant. The move reunites Gurulé with his former boss, KGUN news director Forrest Carr, who worked with him at KRQE in Albuquerque four years ago.

“Greg is an experienced journalist. He’s done just about every job a newsroom has to offer,” Carr said in a statement. “He is a solid a reporter and anchor. I’m thrilled he has joined our team.”

Gurulé anchors alongside Corinne Hautala. He replaces Steve Nuñez, who left KGUN in October.

Steve Nunez Out at Tucson’s KGUN

Steve Nunez, morning anchor for KGUN in Tucson AZ, has left the station.

Forrest Carr, news director for the ABC affiliate, told TVSpy, “We wish him the very best of luck.”

Last year Nunez was promoted to morning anchor.  He started at the station in 1993 as an intern.

TVSpy has reached out to Nunez for comment but has not heard back.  We will update when we do.

Tucson’s KGUN Tightens Belt, Eliminating Overtime

Station management at KGUN, the Journal Broadcasting-owned ABC affiliate in Tucson, has announced a series of drastic cutbacks to save money at the station.

In a memo obtained by The Tucson Weekly, KGUN news director Forrest Carr told staffers that the station would have to “tighten our belts in ways that will not be comfortable.”

“First, we have been instructed to eliminate overtime,” the memo reads. “Note that I did not say ‘reduce.’ We will do what is necessary to properly cover the truly big stories, but in selecting stories for a response requiring overtime, we’ll set a high bar.”

Other measures the station is taking to save money include instituting a hiring freeze and using Skype instead of a satellite uplink for field coverage. KGUN will also do away with shift extensions — the practice of having staffers stay for extra time after they are off the clock in order to keep producers in the newsroom in case of breaking news. Read more