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Seals Starts as WHAS News Director

David Alan Seals, former assistant news director at WZTV Nashville, started as WHAS Louisville news director June 2. Gannett owns the station, an ABC affiliate, in DMA No. 49.

“He’s awfully talented; he’s a news man,” Linda Danna, WHAS president and general manager, told B&C. “He’s a man of high integrity who knows his way around the newsroom. He’s the right leader for our team.”

Mark Neerman departed as news director in September, reports Rick Gevers Newsletter.

Prior to working in Nashville, Seals spent nine years as an assistant news director in Norfolk, said Gevers.

WHAS was part of Belo before the group was acquired by Gannett.

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.