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Former Anchor Named President-GM of WFMY

Larry Audas has been named president and general manager of WFMY in Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, NC.  Audas comes to the Gannett-owned CBS-affiliate from Little Rock’s KTHV, also owned by Gannett, where he has served as president and GM since 2002.

“Larry is a natural leader who has brought KTHV in Little Rock to a new level of community service and commercial success,” said David Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting, in announcing the move.

Unlike many station bosses, Audas rose through the ranks of the newsroom instead of the sales department.

He worked as an anchor-reporter for Oklahoma City’s KFOR and Houston’s KPRC, before becoming the primary anchor at KTHV. After working as news director at WLTX in Columbia, SC, Audus returned to KTHV, becoming president and GM.

Video of Audas anchoring KPRC’s evening newscast, after the jump… Read more

Returning to Where He Began His Career, James Platzer Becomes News Director at WJAC

James Platzer has been named news director of WJAC, a Cox Media-owned NBC-affiliate in central Pennsylvania.

Platzer actually began his TV career as a part-time photographer for WJAC and has recently been working as a journalism instructor at nearby Penn State University. Before joining Penn State, Platzer served as news director for WFMY in Greensboro, NC and WAND in Decatur, IL.

“James brings an abundant amount of knowledge and experience to WJAC,”  said Kevin Hayes, who was recently appointed to vice president and general manager of the station. “He has a nose for news, is a great leader, and I am thrilled that he has joined our team.”

“I am thrilled, honored and humbled to return to my first station as news director,” Platzer said.

His first day is set for April 4th.

WFMY Moves Anchor Tanya Rivera from Mornings to Evenings

WFMY in Greensboro, NC is moving Tanya Rivera from mornings to anchor the CBS-affiliate’s 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.  Rivera made the announcement on-air this morning. Here’s the video…

Rivera has been with WFMY for nine years, filling a bunch of different roles in the station’s newsroom, and now she’s being rewarded for her efforts.

“One of the best parts of my job is having a perfect opportunity to recognize and reward people who work hard and make a difference to our team and to our viewers,” said WFMY’s news director Bob Clinkingbeard. “She has earned it–through hard work, willingness to do what it takes to win, through solid and fair journalism, and being an appreciated team member and a respected leader.” Read more

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