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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | January 5, 1996
David Roberts, who led WBAL News in a remarkable turnaround from worst to a contender for first place in ratings, is leaving the station to become news director at WXIA-TV in Atlanta.Roberts, 39, will be the first African-American news director for a network affiliate in Atlanta television history when he joins WXIA on Jan. 21. He took over the newsroom at WBAL in 1992."The fact that I'm African-American and the fact that I'm going to be the first are definitely significant," Roberts said yesterday.
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NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | April 1, 1993
WTTR has some new voices in some new places.With the departure of former news director Lisa Becker, Carroll County's AM radio station has rearranged some schedules and added a few new people.Carolyn Brady, former afternoon news anchor and reporter, has been promoted to news director. Her afternoon spot is being filled by Jim Epperlein, formerly of Metro Traffic and WJFK in Washington.Ms. Becker left WTTR about a month ago to take a public relations job with the Maryland Emergency Management Administration, the state agency charged with coordinating statewide responses to disasters.
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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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