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By David Zurawik | August 21, 1992
WMAR (Channel 2) has a new man running its newsroom. The station yesterday named Jack T. Cahalan, 35, news director.Cahalan, who is expected to join the station Sept. 14, comes from WCPO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Cincinnati. He has been at the station seven years -- two as director of broadcast operations, and the last five as news director. He holds a bachelor's degree inbusiness administration from Miami of Ohio."He's a seasoned journalist . . . and we look forward to him further strengthening our news operation," said Arnold J. Kleiner, Channel 2's general manager.
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By Steve McKerrow | December 9, 1992
Joseph DeFeo has taken over as news director of "Fox 45 News At Ten," the nightly broadcast on WBFF (Channel 45).Executive producer for the first news show of the Fox network affiliate since its planning stages in January 1991, Mr. DeFeo replaces Mark Pimentel, who left in October to become news director of WXIA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta.Fox 45 News has been on the air since June, 1991. Mr. DeFepreviously worked at WTTG (Channel 5) in Washington, WBAL (Channel 11) in Baltimore and WGAL-TV in Lancaster, Pa.
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By David Folkenflik | January 10, 2004
Andrea Parquet-Taylor, news director for WMAR-TV, is leaving the Baltimore station after less than a year to take the same position with WXYZ-TV in Detroit, according to colleagues. Both stations are ABC affiliates owned by the E.W. Scripps Co. WMAR general manager Drew Berry would not confirm her new appointment, but noted that Scripps had made a series of executive shifts recently. "We expect another announcement Monday," he said. WXYZ's vice president general manager, Grace Gilchrist, did not return a call seeking comment yesterday.
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May 12, 1992
News director Bob Feldman has resigned from WMAR-TV (Channel 2), station management said yesterday."We had a discussion Friday, and Bob decided to resign," General Manager Arnold J. Kleiner said. "It was very amiable."Mr. Feldman came to the station 18 months ago from WTNH-TV in New Haven, Conn. Prior to that, he was assistant news director at WPIV-TV in Philadelphia.During Mr. Feldman's tenure, the station made ratings gains. Its most impressive was with the 5 p.m. newscast this year, which added about 50,000 TV households from the previous year.
NEWS
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 22, 1990
After nine years at WMAR-TV, news director Gary Wordlaw is leaving to take over the news operation at WJLA-TV in Washington.Mr. Wordlaw's last day at Channel 2 will be Oct. 23. No successor has yet been named, according to Arnold J. Kleiner, WMAR's president and general manager."
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By Eric Siegel | April 14, 1992
WLIF-FM (Lite 102) fired veteran news director Dave Humphrey yesterday, replacing him with afternoon announcer Sloane Brown.The moves mean the light adult contemporary station will have just one full-time news announcer and will offer no newscasts after 8:30 weekday mornings. Previously, the station eliminated its weekend news broadcasts."People are not coming to A.C. [adult contemporary] stations for the news," said program director Gary Balaban, who added that the station would continue to air afternoon traffic and stock reports.
NEWS
October 13, 2002
Jeffrey Brian Abrams, director of news operations at WBAL-TV, died of an apparent heart attack Thursday during a morning jog near his Woodbine home. He was 46. Born in South Bend, Ind., and raised in Skokie, Ill., Mr. Abrams graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in political science and history. For the next four years, he headed a team of photographers working on a federal archaeological survey in southwestern Illinois. Mr. Abrams later worked as a videographer and technical staff manager for television stations in Champaign, Ill., Jacksonville, Fla., Miami and Chicago.
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