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GM Julie Brinks Out at KGUN

Inside Tucson Business is reporting Julie Brinks is out at KGUN as vice president and general manager.

Brinks, who had been general manager at the Tucson ABC affiliate for 5 years, had been the longest tenured general manager at a Tucson commercial station.

Jim Prather, executive vice-president of television and radio operations for Journal Broadcast Group will take over at KGUN as well as KWBA 58/cable 8 and the four Tucson radio stations under Journal’s banner until a permanent replacement can be found.

We’ve reached out to Journal Broadcast for confirmation but have not heard back.

>UPDATE: Journal Broadcast Group has confirmed with TVSpy that Julie Brinks is no longer with the company and that Jim Prather is now acting general manager.

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Steve Nuñez Upped to Morning Anchor at KGUN

Beginning next Monday, Steve Nuñez will be the new morning co-anchor on KGUN, the ABC-affiliate in Tucson.

In announcing his promotion, KGUN called the reporter’s career path “a classic case of someone working his way up the ranks and succeeding through focus, determination and consistent achievement.” Nuñez began as an intern at the station in 1993.

Nuñez, a Tucson native, joins co-anchor Kimberly Romo, who is also from the area, as well as meteorologist April Madison and traffic anchor Allen Kath.

“I am thrilled to have Steve join our morning news team,” said Julie Brinks, vice president for Tucscon operations of KGUN parent company Journal Broadcast Group. “I believe our audience will embrace the opportunity to share their morning with a group individuals who can truly call Tucson their home.”