News Director Out at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles

Mar 5, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The news director at NBC’s Los Angeles TV station, KNBC, is leaving, according to a number of media reports.

Vicki Burns, the news director, has only been at the station since August 2010, when she moved from New York to L.A.

In one account, Kevin Roderick of LA Observed writes that Burns "moved around some anchors and reporters, tried going webby on the newscasts without much success and ticked off local Latino groups. When Valari Dobson Staab took over the NBC local stations she noted that KNBC had become ‘sloppy’ and also killed off Burns’ digital initiatives. Finally, the guy who hired Burns moved upstairs last year, and Steve Carlston took over as station general manager. So now Burns is headed back ‘east of the Mississippi,’ as she says in her farewell note to the staff."

Roderick got a copy of Burns’ farewell note to the staff. To read it, please click here.

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