Cartwright arrives in Austin after a three-year stint at WSYR, the ABC affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y.
Previous career stops have included Dallas, San Antonio and Washington, D.C. Combined, Cartwright has almost two decades in the TV news business, according to KEYE.
“I believe Rob’s proven track record and his ability to teach and lead will be a great advantage to KEYE’s news operation,” said Scott Livingston, vice president of news for Sinclair Broadcast Group, KEYE’s owner.
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Thornton announced the news on her facebook page, “Time to officially let the cat out of the bag….I’ve accepted a position to be the new weekend meteorologist at WSYR News Channel 9 in Syracuse!”
WSYR news director Rob Cartwright confirmed with TVSpy Thornton will start in two weeks on January 22.
She comes to WSYR from WICZ in Binghamton, NY, where she worked for over three years.
WSYR has chosen Rob Cartwright to lead its news team.
Cartwright, who most recently worked as assistant news director at KDAF in Dallas-Fort Worth, is set to join the Syracuse ABC-affiliate as its new news director early next year.
In announcing the hiring, WSYR vice president and general manager Theresa Underwood said Cartwright “will add a new dimension to our staff and management team.”