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Michaelsen Named WGCL News Director

Lane Michaelsen is departing his news director post at WCPO Cincinnati, where he was on board since March 2012, to run the newsroom at WGCL Atlanta.

WGCL is a Meredith-owned CBS affiliate.

Michaelsen's departure from the Scripps station was previously reported in Rick Gevers' Newsletter. It was confirmed by a Meredith spokesperson.

Michaelsen was VP of news and content at NBC-owned WTVJ Miami from 2009 to 2012. Previously he spent 20 years in various roles with Gannett, including VP/news director at WUSA Washington and VP/news for the Gannett Broadcasting division.

He succeeds Eric Ludgood as WGCL news director.

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.