WKMG Orlando News Director Hyvonen Resigns

Steve Hyvonen, news director at WKMG Orlando, has resigned. The CBS affiliate did not offer a statement on his departure, which comes after seven years on the job. Graham Holdings owns WKMG.

Hyvonen told the Orlando Sentinel: "It's been a fantastic seven years in Orlando packed with dozens of major news stories. Local 6 has some of the most talented people I've ever worked with, and I wish the team success moving forward."

The paper says Hyvonen upped WKMG’s investigative reporting output over the years.

Skip Valet departed as the station’s general manager last month, with Jeff Hoffman taking on the top spot at WKMG.

WKMG's interim news director is Allison McGinley, says the Orlando Sentinel.

Michael Malone

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.