Mike Neelly has been named news director at WLWT Cincinnati.
He starts Nov. 12 and vacates the news director post at WLKY Louisville; both stations
are part of Hearst TV.
He will be replaced by Andrea Stahlman at WLKY.
"WLWT News 5 is fortunate to welcome a news director
with Mike's extensive experience and outstanding track record of success,"
said Richard Dyer, WLWT president and general manager. "With his
exceptional leadership skills and strong news instincts, Mike is perfectly
suited to build on the foundation of ratings growth and momentum for WLWT News
Neelly started at WLKY in March 1997 as assistant news
director after stints at WBBH-WZVN Ft. Myers and WCSH Portland.
"I have been very fortunate to have spent the past 12
years working at a great Hearst station in Louisville where we fought our way
to news leadership," said Neelly. "To now be able to move to WLWT is
very special. I look forward to working with the talented WLWT News 5 team and
building on the foundation of growth and momentum. Cincinnati is a wonderful
fit for my family and me and keeps us in a region we have grown to love for
nearly two decades."
Stahlman, WLKY's longtime assistant news director, starts
Nov. 12 in her new role.
"For the past 12 years as WLKY's assistant news
director, Andrea has played a key role in WLKY's tremendous success," said
Glenn Haygood, WLKY president/general manager. "Her promotion is well
deserved recognition of her solid news judgment, commitment to journalistic
ethics, and her dedication to the principles that make Hearst Television a
leader in our industry."
Stahlman began her career at WLKY in late 1993 as weekend
"The opportunity to guide Greater Louisville's most
honored news team is both exciting and humbling," said Stahlman.
"Whether it's on-air, on our website or on your mobile device, I look
forward to building upon the great efforts that have already been established,
and to continuing to provide local viewers with the kind of quality journalism
that serves them well in their daily lives."
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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.