WJLA Washington has hired Doug Culver to be VP of news for
the Allbritton-owned ABC affiliate.
Culver comes to the station from WFTS-TV, the Scripps ABC
affiliate in Tampa. "Doug has a great track record of success as a newsroom
leader and as a journalist," said WJLA-TV GM Bill Lord in a statement. "He
will be a welcome addition to our strong management team."
Culver starts July 9.
Culver is no stranger to major markets or the station. He
was a freelance producer for WJLA before getting the Tampa job. Before that, he
had senior news posts at KIRO Seattle and NBC O&O KNBC Los Angeles. It is
also a reunion with Lord, who was VP, news, at WJLA, before being named to head
the station -- a post that had been vacant since then -- and also had top news
posts at KIRO and KNBC.
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.
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