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.
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.
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