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Michelle Donaldson Named KOB News Director

Michelle Donaldson is joining KOB as news director. She begins at the Albuquerque NBC affiliate September 9.

Donaldson comes to KOB after five years as news director at KPHO, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix. Before that, she worked as news director of KRQE-KASA, KOB’s rival stations in Albuquerque.

“Leaving New Mexico was a hard decision; returning there to do a job I love is a perfect scenario for me.  I feel so fortunate to be joining KOB 4′s fine news team and can’t wait to be back, ” Donaldson said. “My family and I have missed so much about the state.”

During her career in local news, Donaldson has also worked at WXYZ in Detroit, where she managed news and programming.

“Michelle’s news acumen coupled with her knowledge of and enthusiasm for covering New Mexico’s news put her at the top of our candidate list,” KOB general manager Mike Burgess said. “Her work at KPHO has added to her already considerable achievement list.  She is a great fit for our news team.” Read more

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Jorge Torres Joining Albuquerque’s KOB

Jorge Torres will be joining Albuquerque NBC affiliate KOB as weekend meteorologist.

Torres is coming to KOB from El Paso ABC affiliate KVIA which announced the news its facebook page, “In case you missed it this morning Meteorologist Jorge Torres made the announcement that his last day on Good Morning El Paso will be Friday May 31st. Jorge will be taking over the as Weekend Meteorologist at KOB in Albuquerque. Lets all wish Jorge good luck as he continues his career.”

Torres has worked at KVIA since May 2009. KOB news director John Mason told TVSpy Torres starts at the station in mid-June.

[El Paso Times]

John Mason Returns To KOB As News Director

John Mason has been named news director at Hubbard Broadcasting owned station, KOB, according to Rick Gevers’ blog.

Mason, who comes from Hubbard’s Minneapolis affiliate, KSTP, was an anchor and managing editor at the Albuquerque NBC affiliate between 1997 and 2004.

Gevers reports Mason will replace Laurie Passman who is returning to her previous position as assistant news director for KTVK in Phoenix.