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Nexstar Promotes Julie Pruett, Names Wayne Reed Wichita Falls General Manager

KFDX-KJTL-KJBO general manager Julie Pruett has been promoted to senior vice president and regional manager of west region markets at Nexstar Broadcasting. In her new role, she will be overseeing Nexstar’s stations in Louisiana, Missouri and Texas.

In a statement announcing the promotion, Nexstar COO Brian Jones said Pruett’s new position was created to “oversee our expanded scale and maintain our industry-wide reputation of delivering exceptional community service.”

“Julie brings to her new position a deep understanding of critical functions including station management, local programming production, sales and strategic planning, and positioning across multiple media platforms,” Jones said.

Pruett will be replaced by Wayne Reed, who will step into the general manager role at Nexstar’s stations serving Wichita Falls, Texas and Lawton, Okla. Reed has worked at the stations since 1994, most recently as director of sales.

“Wayne brings a proven long-term record of achieving outstanding financial results by implementing innovative sales strategies and leading teams that delivered compelling and effective marketing solutions for local and national advertisers,” Jones said.

More in the Nexstar press release after the jump. Read more

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KFDX Celebrates 60 Years On the Air

KFDX, the NBC affiliate in Wichita Falls, Texas, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

The station went on the air on April 12, 1953, with a 6 p.m. show called “People From Here and There.” KFDX had 30 employees at the time.

“Everything was live from the beginning to the very end,” former general manager Warren Silver recalled. “There were no tapes.  There was no film. We did have little screens like this, kine-scope films we used occasionally. But, I think that was the intriguing thing at that time, that everything was live from the beginning to end for the very best, for all the show all the way through.”

Watch KFDX’s tribute to the station’s history here.

Reporter Jocelyn Tovar Joins KARK in Little Rock

Jocelyn Tovar has joined KARK, the NBC-affiliate in Little Rock, as a general assignment reporter.

Tovar joins KARK from KTXS, the ABC-affiliate in Abilene, TX, where she was hired as a city reporter in 2009. She eventually became the station’s crime and courts reporter. Prior to that, Tovar worked as the Washington, DC correspondent at KFDX in Wichita Falls, TX.

Tovar’s first day on the air at KARK was last week. “Really excited and already loving Little Rock,” she tweeted. “There’s greenery!”