KOLR adds morning anchor

Audrey Esther is joining KOLR-TV as a morning anchor for the station. In her new role, she will appear on the show “Daybreak.” Esther replaces one of the current “Daybreak” anchors, Shannon Miller, who is leaving the station on Friday, July 25, to join sister station KARK-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas. Before accepting her position [...]

Variety launches new vertical section

Artisans is Variety’s new “below-the-line” television and film industry vertical. Launching with its July 29 issue, the weekly column will target the industry’s behind-the-scenes professionals, including agents and production experts. Managing editor Peter Caranicas will serve as the primary contact for the initiative. Peter Caranicas Variety (323) 617-9100 peter.caranicas(at)variety.com http://variety.com

Midwest Communications adds managerial duties for Steve Cannon, Frank Rush

Steve Cannon has been named brand manager for Midwest Communications’ WDWQ-FM. Cannon takes on this position in addition to his current role as operations manager and brand manager for sister stations WMGI-FM, WBOW-FM and WDKE-FM. Prior stops in his career include WJJK-FM and WFMS-FM in Indianapolis and WTNT-FM in Tallahassee, Florida. Midwest Communications has also [...]

Huffington Post names national editor

Katie Nelson has been named national editor for The Huffington Post, where she starts Aug. 6. Most recently, Nelson was deputy managing editor of digital at the New York Daily News. She was the Daily News’ national editor for two years prior to that. Nelson has also worked for The Associated Press, The Cambodia Daily [...]

KPIX launches new 10 p.m. newscast on CW affiliate

KPIX-TV launched a new, revamped 10 p.m. newscast yesterday on its sister station, CW affiliate KBCW-TV. The show is called “Bay Area Night Beat” and has replaced the original KBCW 10 p.m. newscast. “Bay Area Night Beat” is geared toward a younger audience and includes local news as well as topics trending on social media [...]