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Metlin Returns to WTTG Washington

Phil Metlin was named vice president and news director at WTTG Washington, D.C.

He’ll oversee all editorial, business and administrative functions for the Fox owned-and-operated station, reporting to general manager Duffy Dyer. He starts Jan. 7.

Dyer called Metlin “a seasoned local news executive with an unparalleled passion for this business.”

A Pittsburgh native, Metlin comes from Fox station WTXF Philadelphia, where he was news director. He spent the prior decade at WTVT Tampa, Fla. He was at WTTG from 1992-95.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to WTTG and look forward to working with the talented team here,” he said.

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.