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Joe DeFeo Named News Director for D.C.'s Newschannel 8.

Joe DeFeo, former Sinclair news exec and most recently a media consultant in the D.C. area, has been tapped as the news director for Newschannel 8.

DeFeo will join the Allbritton-owned regional news net July 25.

DeFeos' resume includes VP for news for Sinclair Broadcast Group and news director at Sinclair's Fox affiliate WBFF Baltimore and stints at WBAL Baltimore and WTTG Washington.

NewsChannel 8 is co-owned with ABC affiliate WJLA TV Washington.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.