Donaldson Named KOB Albuquerque News Director

Michelle Donaldson, KPHO Phoenix news director, has been named news director at KOB-TV Albuquerque.

She starts Sept. 9.

She replaces John Mason, reports Rick Gevers' Newsletter, which notes that Donaldson spent eight years at KRQE, Albuquerque's CBS affiliate, before moving to KPHO in 2008.

Hubbard Broadcasting owns KOB, the NBC affiliate in DMA No. 47.

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.