On Sept. 17, another milestone will be passed for women journalists. Kristen Welker is set to become the 13th moderator of “Meet the Press,” the longest-running show on American television. For the first time, every Sunday public affairs program will be moderated or co-moderated by a woman as Welker joins Dana Bash, Shannon Bream, Margaret Brennan, Jen Psaki, and Martha Raddatz at the helms for their respective networks.
Broadcasters Foundation Debuts ‘Sips & Tips’ to Give Young Professionals Opportunity To Participate In Celebrity Golf Tournament
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has created Sips & Tips, the second event in its campaign to give young professionals networking access to top-level broadcast industry managers and executives.
Kim Voet was named president and general manager for CBS News and Stations’ local businesses in Miami.
Voet joins CBS after spending 26 years at Graham Media Group-owned WDIV Detroit, where she had been news director since 2011.
Nexstar-owned CBS affiliate WTRF Wheeling, W.Va.-Steubenville, Ohio (DMA 163), appointed Mitzi Coleman as vice president and general manager of its broadcast and digital operations.
Fox’s streaming service Tubi has hired Anjali Sud as its CEO, effective September 1. Sud has been the CEO of Vimeo and will succeed Tubi founder Farhad Massoudi as CEO.
Sheila Oliver was appointed senior vice president and general manager of Fox’s WFLD (Fox) and WPWR (MNT) Chicago. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the stations’ business and operations. Oliver assumes this position immediately.
Eric Garcia has been named president and general manager of Univision Miami, which includes WLTV, known as Univision23, TelevisaUnivision’s local radio stations, and Univision’s digital offerings in Miami.
Dentsu Americas CEO Jacki Kelley is returning to Interpublic as executive vice president, Chief Client Officer, a new role at IPG.
E.W. Scripps has appointed Merri Hanson vice president and general manager of KSTU, its Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City.
Bernadette Valles is named VP of brand and strategic marketing, while KXAS’s Edwin Mendez has been promoted to marketing director at the NBC-Telemundo duopoly.
With the appointment of three executives — Amy Entelis, Virginia Moseley and Eric Sherling — to lead CNN in the wake of the departure of boss Chris Licht, every major cable and broadcast news network is now run, at least in part, by women.
Patey will be responsible for supporting the recruitment, development and retention of news producers at CBS Stations.
The gala showcased stories of triumph, civil rights activists and women who are actively shifting culture through their narratives.
Tanya Black, longtime news executive at CBS Stations-owned WJZ Baltimore, was named vice president and news director, overseeing news at the station, the CBS News Baltimore streaming channel and CBSBaltimore.com.
“With Next Gen TV launching around the country, Ms. Gomez can bring her demonstrated ability to work with industry, manufacturers and consumers to help ensure a smooth and expeditious transition for millions of Americans,” NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt said.
The veteran station group journalist and executive is tapped to succeed Bob Smith. Executive Chairman Hilton Howell said: “She is the natural choice to lead Gray’s unique portfolio of leading television stations.”
The Imagicomm Fox affiliate promotes her from local sales manager to oversee the local, national and digital sales teams.
She starts in June and comes from KGTV San Diego, where she was news director.
The station veteran moves up from assistant news director to oversee journalism at Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Monterey-Salinas, Calif.
“Nicole is a leader who brings a passion for the people of Southeast Louisiana,” said WWL President/General Manager Tod Smith.