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WFRV Adds Kent Harrell as News Director, Launches 4 p.m. Newscast

WFRV in Green Bay, WI has unveiled a few changes to both its lineup and its leadership.

As expected, Kent Harrell has been named news director for the CBS affiliate.  Harrell, who comes from WTVO-WQRF in Rockford, IL, will be reunited with vice president and general manager Joe Denk who left that station last year to lead WFRV.

“As the former general manager of WQRF in Rockford, Illinois, I had the pleasure of working with Kent for many years,” Denk said in a statement. “With his extensive broadcast knowledge and industry experience, I am confident that Kent is the right person to lead our news initiatives at WFRV. We look forward to his contributions in his new role as we build upon our commitment to bring high-quality local news programming to our viewers while offering results-driven marketing opportunities for our advertisers.” Read more

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WTVO-WQRF Loses News Director, Managing Editor

The news director and managing editor at WTVO-WQRF in Rockford are both leaving the stations, according to the Rockford Register Star.

News director Kent Harrell, who has worked at WTVO-WQRF since 2007, will sign off from the stations on Friday. Harrell is expected to be named news director at WFRV, the CBS affiliate in Green Bay, next week. The move is a reunion with general manager Joe Denk, who left WTVO-WQRF for WFRV last year.

Bob Schaper (pictured) is also leaving the stations after just three months as evening anchor and managing editor. He is a former print reporter who told the Register-Star that he plans to return to writing full-time. Read more

Anchor Bob Schaper Joins WTVO in Rockford

Bob Schaper has joined WTVO, the ABC-affiliate in Rockford, IL, as anchor and managing editor, according to the Rockford Register Star.

Schaper has previously been a reporter at rival WREX and at the Register Star. He began this week at WTVO, co-anchoring the 5 p.m. newscast with Mimi Murphy.

“Our viewers will notice the investigative edge Bob will bring to our newscasts,” news director Kent Harrell said.