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Kristen Hamilton Named ND at KHQA

Kristen Hamilton has been hired as the news director for KHQA, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s CBS affiliate in Quincy, Ill.

Rick Gevers reports in his weekly newsletter that Hamilton comes from WXIN in Indianapolis, where she is the content manager. She replaces Nora Baldner, who has been KHQA news director for four years.

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Leo Henning Appointed VP-GM of KOZL-KOLR

Nexstar Broadcasting has announced Leo Henning will be vice president and general manager of KOZL, an independent station in Springfield, MO, effective immediately. Henning will also oversee KOLR, Mission Broadcasting’s CBS-affiliate, which Nexstar operates under a joint operating agreement.

Henning comes from Saukview Media, where he is the president and CEO. Prior to that, he spent five years at Barrington Broadcasting, where he was group head of several stations, including WNWO in Toledo, KRCG in Columbia, WHOI in Peoria, KHQA in Hannibal, WLUC in Marquette and KTVO in Kirksland. Before joining Barrington, Henning spent 33 years at Quincy Newspapers’ Broadcast Group.

“With his local broadcasting expertise, strong client relationships, and dedication to the local communities he has served for many years in the Ozarks and Midwest, we are confident that Leo is the ideal person to lead KOZL’s television and e-media operations,” Nexstar COO Brian Jones said in a statement.

Management Changes at KHQA: Baldner Succeeding Sowers as News Director

KHQA announced today that executive news director, and longtime anchor, Carol Sowers has been named vice president of public affairs and Nora Baldner (left) is taking over as news director.

Sowers, who has been with the CBS-affiliate since 1985, will continue anchoring KHQA’s evening newscasts in addition to handling public affairs programming, community outreach, and special projects for the station. Sowers has been KHQA’s news director since 1996.

KHQA, which serves the Tri-States area of western Illinois, northeastern Missouri, and southeastern Iowa, hired Baldner last August as managing editor. Previously, Baldner worked as an assignment editor for rival station WGEM and also hosted the NBC-affiliate’s morning show for over a decade.

“Nora has a distinguished record in journalism and community involvement, along with a wealth of experience covering news in the Tri-State area,” Sowers said when Baldner joined the station last year. “She will be a strong leader as we reshape local news for the future.”