Jane Calkins Upped To WDAF News Director

Nexstar Fox affiliate WDAF Kansas City has promoted Jana Calkins to news director. She joined Fox4 in 1995 as an intern through the University of Kansas and began her full-time career there in February 1996.

WXIA Atlanta Names Denisha Thomas News Director

Tegna NBC affiliate WXIA Atlanta today appointed Denisha Thomas news director. She will start her new role on July 22 and report to Carol Fowler, 11Alive’s director of content. Thomas is currently news director of Tegna’s WATN Memphis and has the distinction of being first Black woman to lead a newsroom in that city.

Every Major Cable and Broadcast News Network Now Run By Women

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.

Tanya Black Named WJZ Baltimore VP-News Director

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.

Biden Nominates Anna Gomez to Open FCC Slot

“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.

Sandy Breland Named Gray’s Chief Operating Officer

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.”

Nexstar Announces Mona Highline as its “Remarkable Woman of the Year”

Nexstar Media Inc. announced that it has named Mona Highline of Grand Junction, Colorado, as the winner of its “Remarkable Woman of the Year” initiative. In recognition of the honor, Ms. Highline will receive $10,000 from the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation to contribute to the public service organization or charity of her choice.