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Acosta Named KENS News Director

Jack Acosta, KHOU Houston assistant news director, will be the next news director at KENS San Antonio. Both stations are owned by Gannett.

"KENS is a great station with great people and a great history," Acosta told the Houston media blog "I'm excited to be part of what is going to be a great future."

According to the blog, Acosta arrived at KHOU as a producer in 2005, became executive producer, and then assistant news director. Before KHOU, he was a producer at WABC New York, and started his career at KTRK Houston.

Acosta succeeds Triston Sanders at KENS, who left to consult at Frank N. Magid Associates.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.