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WDTN General Manager to Join Rival WKEF-WRGT

Lisa Barhorst, vice president and general manager of Dayton NBC-affiliate WDTN, has left the station to join a crosstown rival.

Barhorst has been hired at WKEF-WRGT, the ABC-affiliate and Fox-affiliate in Dayton, according to the Dayton Business Journal. She will take over for Dean Ditmer, who left in March to join KUSA in Denver as director of sales. Barhorst begins in her new role on August 6.

Barhorst has worked at WDTN for seven years. Prior to that, she was general sales manager at WWHO, the CW-affiliate in Columbus.

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In Dayton, WDTN Will Launch 4:30 a.m. Newscast

WDTN, the NBC-affiliate in Dayton, will launch an expanded newscast with a 4:30 a.m. start time on Monday.

“The weather is changing and there’s no better time to give our viewers an even-earlier look at how they should plan their day,” WDTN general manager Lisa Barhorst said in a statement. “We all live busy lives and people are starting their days even earlier.”

WDTN will keep the same anchor team — Dan Edwards and Pam Elliot, with meteorologist Jamie Jarosik — in place for the extra half-hour.

The station will be the third in the market, after CBS-affiliate WHIO and ABC-affiliate WKEF, to start the morning newscast at 4:30 a.m.