Michael Stutz was named director of news at News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting.
Stutz joined the Missouri-based media company -- which owns KTVZ Bend, Ore., and KESQ Palm Springs, Calif., among other stations and newspapers -- as director of digital news in 2006.
“Under Mike's supervision, our newly relaunched Web sites have experienced rapid growth in both page views and unique visitors as a result of his constant focus on improved content,” NPG broadcast-division president John Kueneke said.
“Mike's terrific background as news director at both KGTV-TV San Diego and WJXT-TV in Jacksonville [Fla.] (where, during his leadership, his station won the RTNDA's [Radio-Television News Directors Association’s] National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence) made Mike uniquely qualified to oversee our Web news content,” he added.
Stutz will continue to oversee the group’s digital news content.
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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.