Whitmeyer Named KDFW News Director

Robin Whitmeyer was named vice president and news director at Fox's KDFW Dallas.

She starts Jan. 9 and will oversee "all editorial, business and administrative functions of the news department," said Fox in a statement, reporting to Kathy Saunders, VP and general manager.

"Robin brings an extensive news and management background to the FOX 4 newsroom and the Dallas-Fort Worth market," said Saunders. "We are thrilled that she will be joining KDFW."

She succeeds Maria Barrs, who left to run KXTV Sacramento.

Whitmeyer was news director at WSOC Charlotte for over eight years. She joined WSOC in 1983.

Her hiring was previously reported in Rick Gevers' Newsletter.

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.