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WGN News Director Greg Caputo Set to Retire

wgn-logoLongtime WGN news director Greg Caputo will retire from the Chicago CW affiliate next month, The Chicago Tribune reports:

Caputo, who has headed up the Tribune Co. station’s news operation since 2002, told staffers Monday he is stepping down at the end of June. … “Being a part of WGN was a goal for me for years,” Caputo said.  “Being here for the last 11 years has been even better than I thought it would be.”

No successor has been named, according to executives.

Before WGN, Caputo worked at WLVI in Boston and WFLD in Chicago.

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WSBK Joins Competitive 10 p.m. News Race in Boston

Boston’s WSBK will shift its evening news  to 10 p.m. this fall, pitting the station’s program directly against competing broadcasts from Boston stations WFXT and WLVI.

WSBK, currently an independent station also known as Channel 38, recently announced it would become a MyNetworkTV affiliate. The CBS-owned station is a sister station of CBS affiliate WBZ. WSBK currently airs a half-hour evening newscast as 9 p.m., but will shift the newscast to 10 p.m. as part of the MyNetworkTV partnership, The Boston Globe reported.

This will put it in direct competition at 10 p.m. with WFXT’s evening news and WLVI’s evening news, which is staffed and operated by sister station WHDH. The WSBK broadcast will be anchored by Kate Merrill, who will be joined by meteorologist Todd Gutner and sports director Steve Burton.

News Director Lisa Hall Departs Boston’s WFXT

WFXT vice president-news director Lisa Hall, who has been with the Boston Fox O&O for 14 years, has left the station.

Hall’s final day was Friday. A spokesperson for the station tells TVSpy that Hall resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Hall joined WFXT in 1997 as a planning editor and eventually moved on to serve as an executive producer of news events and specials for the station. She has been WFXT’s news director since 2001.

Before joining WFXT, Hall worked as an assignment editor for Boston CW-affiliate WLVI.

Randi Goldklank Escapes Criminal Conviction After Hitting ‘Rock Bottom’ with Restaurant Striptease

Randi Goldklank, who was recently dismissed as general sales manager of West Palm Beach’s WPEC after being arrested for a public striptease at a local restaurant, has been ordered to complete 30 days of inpatient alcohol rehab and an additional 90 days of AA meetings.

Goldklank appeared in court on Wednesday, according to the Boston Herald, as a judge decided to waive a criminal conviction in favor of alcohol treatment and probation for charges stemming from the bawdy restaurant show, which included disorderly conduct and resisting an officer.

The attorney representing Goldklank, who left her previous job as vice president and general manager of Boston’s WHDH-WLVI amid allegations of unruly public behavior, said that she saw this incident as an opportunity to turn her life around.

“Every person that has an addiction, whether it be alcohol or otherwise, hits a rock bottom at some point–and that was her bottom,” Goldklank’s attorney said. “It was unfortunate, but at the end of the day, it probably will turn out to be a blessing in disguise for her.”