One casualty of Griffin Communications’ plan to restructure its Oklahoma stations is KOTV/KQCW general manager Regina Moon, reports Tulsa World.
Moon was at the stations for eight years. Griffin President/CEO David Griffin told the World:
“Regina is an incredibly talented executive. When we sat down and start talking about this, we said we’ve got to consolidate the top level leadership . And, as you move up, there are fewer and fewer jobs.”
While the Tulsa duopoly’s management will be in Oklahoma City, Griffin said the stations would not skip a beat.
“I don’t see a change away from being local (Tulsa) news. We have the largest electronic news gathering organization covering Oklahoma news … If there’s a tornado outbreak in Tulsa, why not take our whole 179 people in our (three) newsroom(s) and focus on it? Tulsa will get more access.”
Moon, an Oklahoma native, ran a ratings behemoth in Tulsa.
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