Tom Burke started as KGUN Tucson news director Aug. 12, succeeding Forrest Carr at the Journal Broadcasting station. Carr resigned last spring to work on writing projects, including a novel, and continue his long association with the Poynter Institute.
Rick Gevers' Newsletter previously reported Burke's move to KGUN. Burke had been news director at WTVM Columbus, adds Gevers, before departing late last year. Jim Arnold, KGUN general manager, confirmed the report.
Carr's novel, Messages, is set in a TV newsroom in the early 80s. It's available for the Kindle on Amazon.com.
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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.
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