WOFL Orlando Assistant News Director Jeff Zeller has been named VP and news director at the Fox O&O. The promotion is effective immediately.
"Jeff is a seasoned news professional whose strong work ethic and journalistic skills made him the ideal candidate for this position," said WOFL VP/General Manager Stan Knott. "He is a valuable asset to our news team and we look forward to his increased presence at our station."
Gavin Maliska departed WOFL's news director post last month.
Prior to WOFL, Zeller spent six years at WPXI Pittsburgh, first as an executive producer and then as a managing editor/senior executive producer. He also spent two years at WHIO Dayton.
"The chance to work alongside the talented WOFL news team to continue to strengthen our news product is a tremendous opportunity," said Zeller, who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Electronic Media.
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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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