Mary Ann Eckstein, news director at KFOR-KAUT Oklahoma City,
is departing the Local TV-owned stations after 33 years at the stations. She's
not revealed her plans.
"Mary Ann's departure leaves a void in the
newsroom," said Wes Milbourn, KFOR-KAUT president and general manager.
"But the team she assembled won't miss a beat during this leadership
change. Mary Ann leaves a well-staffed and talented news team that knows what
it takes to be No. 1."
Milbourn also welcomed Mark Martin as general sales manager,
a post that opened when Milbourn was promoted to general manager, succeeding
Jim Boyer upon his retirement at the end of the year. Martin comes from WVTV
"Taking on Wes's role here at KFOR and KAUT is no small
task," said Martin. "But he's right down the hall. Now he just needs
to leave us alone and run the station. I've got this sales thing down."
Milbourn spoke of a "new energy in the building"
with the personnel changes. "NewsChannel 4's market leading position in
news, advertising and community involvement is about to get even
stronger," he said.
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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.