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With Revenue Up 3%, Post-Newsweek Stations a Bright Spot for Washington Post Co.

Washington Post Co. reported its second quarter earnings today and revenue from Post-Newsweek stations was up 3% for the period, compared to last year.

Post-Newsweek stations brought in $84.9 million during the second quarter, compared to $82.6 million from the same period in 2010. For the first half of this year, revenue increased 1% to $157.1 million, from $156.1 million in 2010.

The station group, which is comprised of six stations including Houston’s KPRC and Orlando’s WKMG, was able to overcome a $2.5 million decrease in political advertising for the second quarter with improved demand across a handful of product categories.

Overall, the Washington Post Co., which has taken hits in its education and newspaper divisions, was down 10% for the quarter.

Jim Joslyn Retiring as KSAT VP-GM

Jim Joslyn is retiring as vice president and general manager of San Antonio’s KSAT. He has been with the Post-Newsweek station since 1991.

“Jim has run KSAT for 20 years and the results speak for themselves,” said Post-Newsweek CEO Alan Frank in a memo obtained by TVNewsCheck. “It’s a dominant station by every measure–ratings, revenue and impact in the community. This success is a reflection on Jim’s leadership, his character and the great team that he has assembled.”

Joslyn, who led Tuscon’s KVOA before joining KSAT, has recently overseen an aggressive expansion of the station’s local news programming.

KSAT viewers know Joslyn for his regular editorial segments and in 1997 he was recognized by the Texas Associated Press for his editorials and commentaries.

KSAT has yet to name Joslyn’s successor.

WDIV Promotes Kim Voet to News Director

Kim Voet has been named news director at Detroit’s WDIV.

Voet has worked her way up the ranks of WDIV’s newsroom for the past 14 years. After working as a news producer, executive producer, and senior executive producer, Voet was appointed assistant news director of the NBC-affiliate at the end of 2009.

“Throughout her many years at Local 4, Kim has had a hand in every key initiative in our newsroom,” said Marla Drutz, WDIV’s vice president and general manager, in announcing the move.  “She has consistently demonstrated a passion for being the best in breaking news coverage, and has a great understanding of what is truly important to our community.”

The move comes after Deborah Collura, who spent several years as news director of Post Newsweek-owned WDIV, was promoted to vice president-managing director of news for Post Newsweek stations.

Deborah Collura to Oversee KPRC News Department

Deborah Collura has been promoted to vice president-managing director of news for Post Newsweek stations. Collura has been working as VP of news for the station group and now her duties have been expanded.

Collura, who previously served as news director for Detroit’s WDIV, has been working out of Post Newsweek’s Houston station KPRC and now she will manage the news department there.

“She is an experienced news leader that brings all the tangible and intangible elements to her role here at KPRC,” said Jerry Martin, KPRC’s vice president and general manager, in announcing the promotion.

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