Posts Tagged ‘KIRO’
Jordan comes from WFTV in Orlando, where he has been the news director for the last decade. It was Jordan’s second stint as WFTV news director. Both WFTV and KIRO are both owned by Cox Media Group. The move is a return to Seattle for Jordan, who is a former news director at NBC-affiliate KING.
“Great things have followed Bob wherever he’s gone through his successful career,” general manager Jay O’Connor said in a statement announcing the hire. “KIRO 7 Eyewitness News has incredible momentum and we know Bob Jordan is the right individual to lead our great news staff.” Read more
The move reunites Culver with Bill Lord, WJLA’s general manager. The pair has worked together at both KIRO in Seattle, where Culver was assistant news director from 1998-07, and KNBC in Los Angeles, where Culver was an executive producer from 1990-98.
“Doug has a great track record of success as a newsroom leader and as a journalist,” Lord said in a statement. “He will be a welcome addition to our strong management team.” Read more
O’Connor is currently a group vice president for Cox Media Group, KIRO’s parent company. In his new role, he will continue to oversee CMG’s radio and television operations in Seattle, El Paso, Hawaii, Oakland and Reno.
In a statement announcing the hire, CMG executive vice president Bill Hoffman said the station considered both internal and external candidates for the general manager position, which has been open since Eric Lerner joined Philadelphia’s WCAU in March. Read more
In an email to staff this week, Culver announced that he would be departing in two weeks.
“Sometimes opportunity knocks at the most unexpected time,” Culver told his staff. “That’s what has just happened to me. As a result I will be leaving Action News.”
Before joining WFTS, Culver spent nine years at Seattle’s KIRO, serving as the station’s assistant news director and managing editor. KIRO is currently looking for someone to replace Todd Mokhtari, who left his ND post last week to join KNBC. Read more
The move is a return to KNBC for Mokhtari, who was managing editor there from 2006-07. Prior to that, he spent four years as assistant news director at another NBC O&O, KNTV in San Francisco-San Jose. From 1997-2002, he was news director at KCPQ, the Fox-affiliate in Seattle.
“I am thrilled to welcome back Todd to the NBC4 team,” Steve Carlston, president and GM of KNBC, said in a statement. “Todd’s knowledge of the Southern California market, combined with his experience in producing high-quality content for broad audiences, will greatly contribute to our newscasts.”
The U.S. Secret Service may have another scandal on their hands. KIRO investigative reporter Chris Halsne is reporting that last year in El Salvador, an advance team of agents prepping for President Obama’s trip picked up a group of women at a strip club and brought them back to their hotel.
Halsne, who is just back from El Salvador, discussed the KIRO report today on “CBS This Morning” (video above). Read more
Egert, a morning anchor at KIRO, is moving to Minneapolis to be closer to his father, who is in poor health. He will join KSTP as a reporter and anchor at the end of this month.
KIRO news director Todd Mokhtari said Egert brought “an energy and fresh approach” to the station.
“We will miss Chris on the air and continue to make him proud with our dedicated, straightforward Seattle News Coverage,” Mokhtari said in a statement.
Goode spent six years anchoring KING’s a.m. newscast but left the NBC-affiliate this summer after he was reportedly unable to agree on the terms of a new contract with station management. Since leaving KING, Goode has been reporting for CNBC, where he worked earlier in his career.