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, lit up with this story in real-time. As usual, the impressively swift-scooping reporters at were the first “professionals” to cover it.


“ 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.”