KARE News Director Lindner Out

Longtime KARE Minneapolis V.P./News Director Tom Lindner is departing the Gannett station.

President/General Manager John Remes told the Star-Tribune there is no firm timetable for naming a successor to Lindner, who had the job since 1996, and joined KARE in 1992. The Twin Cities represent DMA No. 15.

Lindner addressed the shakeup on his Twitter account yesterday. "Change has come my way KARE today, gone tomorrow Time to grow anew," he tweeted.

KARE has lost ground to CBS-owned WCCO in recent years.

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.