Keith Baker has been hired as news director at WBBJ, the ABC-affiliate in Jackson, TN. The move was confirmed to TVSpy by WCTI, where Baker is currently the assistant news director.
Baker joined WCTI last year from WFTS, the ABC-affiliate in Tampa, where he was an assignment editor. He has also worked at WPXI in Pittsburgh as an assignment editor and assignment manager.
He replaces Robert Davidson, who left the station to become news director for WCBI in Columbus, MS.
>Update: WBBJ has released an official announcement on Baker’s hire. He will start May 14 in Jackson, the town where his parents went to college and his uncle and grandmother have previously lived.
“I am excited to welcome Mr. Baker back to his roots and believe that his enthusiasm and experience will be a great service not only to 7 Eyewitness News, but to our entire community,” WBBJ vice president and general manager Jerry Moore said.