Opinion: Women in Journalism Pass Another Milestone

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.

CBS Names Kim Voet GM of WFOR-WBFS Miami

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.

Mitzi Coleman Named GM of WTRF Wheeling

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.

Tubi Hires Vimeo Head Anjali Sud as New CEO

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 New GM of WFLD-WPWR Chicago 

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.

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.”