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Severson Named News Director at KMIR-TV, KPSE-TV

George Severson, executive producer at KOIN-TV Portland,
Ore., has joined Journal Broadcasting Group's KMIR-TV and KPSE-TV, both Palm Springs, Calif., as news director.

He succeeds Kate Glover, who left to join NBC affiliate
KNSD San Diego as an executive producer.

KMIR is an NBC affiliate while KPSE is a MyNetwork TV
affiliate that repurposes some of KMIR's news.

Before KOIN, Severson was executive producer at KTVX Salt
Lake City. His resume also includes KCOP Los Angeles, and KMSP and KARE-TV in

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.