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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2011
WBAL radio Monday named Merrie Street as news director replacing Mark Miller, who resigned last month. Street, whose resume includes news director and anchor duties at WLIF and WPOC, starts Monday, according to an email from Ed Kiernan, station general manager. "I have to say I was really impressed with her," Kiernan said in a follow-up telephone interview. "WBAL is one of the premier news organizations in the country," Street said in a telephone interview Monday. "This is just a great opportunity and I look so forward to it. " In addition to her career in radio, Street has also been involved in politics running for such offices as Harford County register of wills.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | August 13, 1992
WBAL-TV (Channel 11) has a new man running its newsroom. News director Tom Hauff resigned and was replaced yesterday by associate news director David Roberts, according Phil Stolz, the station's general manager."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | October 27, 1992
News Director Mark Pimentel is leaving WBFF-Channel 45 to take over the news operation at WXIA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta.Mr. Pimentel joined Baltimore's Fox affiliate two years ago and helped the station start a local news operation from scratch."
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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.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun Reporter | October 11, 2006
In its quest to increase viewership of its struggling news programs, Baltimore's ABC affiliate, WMAR, has named David Silverstein, a television executive in Columbus, Ohio, as news director. Connie Howard, his predecessor, left Channel 2 in June after spending 16 months trying to boost its news audience, which is considerably smaller than those of Baltimore's other stations. Since July 2001, Silverstein has directed the combined news department of WSYX, Channel 6, Columbus' ABC affiliate, and WTTE, Channel 28, the Fox affiliate, both owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, based in Hunt Valley.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 2, 1997
In what will surely be a continuing shake-up of the news department at WMAR, Channel 2, Drew Berry, assistant news director at Dallas' ABC affiliate, has been named the station's news director.Berry replaces Jack Cahalan, who announced his resignation last month.A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Berry is a former news director for WCAU in Philadelphia. He has also worked at stations in New York, Atlanta, New Orleans and San Antonio."Drew is a seasoned journalist and a leader in news," WMAR vice president and general manager Steven Gigliotti said in a prepared statement.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | July 7, 2001
CBS intends to name WBAL-TV news director Princell Hair next week to a post in which he'll help guide news operations at network-owned stations nationwide. Late this month, Hair will become the network's corporate news director, a new position, officials at the network and WBAL said yesterday. He'll work with Joel Cheatwood, a CBS vice president, under whom he also served in Miami and Chicago. Hair will be replaced by well-traveled news veteran Margaret Cronan, 36, who currently is the news director for WPBF in West Palm Beach.
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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.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | January 3, 2003
After two years on the job, WMAR-TV news director Staci Feger-Childers has resigned, saying she had burned out in pushing to revive the station's flagging fortunes. General manager Drew Berry informed staffers of her departure during brief meetings yesterday morning. "It's a job with a high burnout factor," Feger-Childers, 35, said yesterday. She said she would take several months to determine her next career step, and has not decided for certain whether she will stay in television news.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | December 19, 1998
ABC News has done such a "horrendous" job of covering major events in Washington and Baghdad this week that the network apologized to its affiliates, according to a message sent to news directors at stations affiliated with ABC.Chuck Samuels, news director at WOKR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Rochester, N.Y., contacted his colleagues at other ABC stations in the northeast late Thursday after talking with network news officials in his capacity as a member of...
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