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Struggling KTVX Names Larry Perret News Director

Larry Perret, a TV news veteran who previously served as news director at LA stations KCOP and KCBS, has been named ND of Salt Lake City’s KTVX-KUCW. KTVX, an ABC-affiliate, and KUCW, its CW-affiliate sister station, announced on Wednesday that Perret would assume management of their joint news department on May 16th.

“We’re thrilled to bring a broadcasting pro with Larry’s talent and background on board,” said Matt Jaquint, general manager of KTVX-KUCW, in making the announcement.

Most recently, Perret has been working as a news producer for “Entertainment Tonight.” Before joining the syndicated programming world, Perret worked in an array of markets across the country, including Phoenix, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and San Diego, in addition to Los Angeles, and his experience as a one-time senior consultant for Frank N. Magid Associates means that he’s accustomed to revamping news departments.

And KTVX is in desperate need of some revamping. Read more

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News Director Pat Livingston Let Go After Just One Year with KTVX

News director Pat Livingston has been shown the door at Salt Lake City’s KTVX.

Livingston was let go after the ABC-affiliate finished in fourth place during the February sweeps.  According to The Salt Lake Tribune, assistant news director Shawana Perry has been put in charge of the newsroom until the station finds a permanent replacement.

Livingston joined KTVX a little over a year ago and, according to sources, his tenure was marred by tension in the newsroom.  His temper reportedly got the best of him on several occasions and members of the news team worked in fear of his profanity-laced outbursts. On one such occasion, he was even seen punching a wall in front of a producer.

Before coming to Salt Lake City, Livingston worked as an ND in Toledo, Youngstown, and Peoria.