Breaking: WKRN staffing changes

Nashville’s blogger-friendly TV station, WKRN, is currently telling employees about some personnel changes. The announcements haven’t shown up on the station’s blog hub, but those who keep their ears to Twitter rails are following along.

WKRN’s GM Mike Sechrist, architect of the station’s citizen’s media initiatives, left the ABC affiliate last week and was replaced by Gwen Kinsey. The station is owned by parent company Young Broadcasting.

The Nashville blogosphere, which is highly networked via the service Twitter.com, lit up with this story in real-time. As usual, the impressively swift-scooping reporters at NashvillePost.com were the first “professionals” to cover it.

Quote:

“NashvillePost.com has learned that news director Steve Sabato is parting ways with the station today and a replacement is expected to be named by sometime early next week.”

  • I doubt I’ll make an announcement on NIT. Not sure if it is kosher.

  • Rex Hammock

    That may be the wise thing to do. Hang in there. Lot’s of fans are watching.

  • Yeah, that could be a little too much transparency for the uninitiated.

  • Didn’t have to announce it. I like it when this happens:
    http://www.nashvilleistalking.com/2007/05/08/staffing-changes-roll-on-at-wkrn/

  • Rex Hammock

    Brittney, for those who don’t have a subscription to your linked news story, here’s an excerpt:

    “NashvillePost.com has learned that news director Steve Sabato is parting ways with the station today and a replacement is expected to be named by sometime early next week. Sabato has been with the station since mid-2005and brought in the Video Journalist concept.”

    Gee, I wonder how they “learned.”