November 19, 2008
Brad Remington Joins KTVK as Executive News Director
Remington Brings Proven Track Record To Arizona's Largest News Operation
PHOENIX -- KTVK-TV announced today that Brad Remington has been named Executive News Director. Remington comes to KTVK from KDVR Denver where he grew news ratings dramatically, expanded news and launched a new website. Prior to KDVR, he led KTVI St. Louis and KOB Albuquerque to record ratings growth.
Nick Nicholson, President and General Manager, KTVK said, "Brad has a strong track record of leading winning news organizations. He is passionate about the role a news organization plays in the local community. His drive, passion and leadership will build upon the tremendous equity that KTVK already possesses in the Phoenix market."
Under Remington's leadership his news operations have been honored with numerous Murrows, Emmys and AP awards.
"This is a great opportunity. KTVK has a great tradition and is unique as a strong, independent voice in the community," said Remington. "We will tap into the newsroom's many strengths and continue to be the station people turn to when they want to know what is going on in Arizona. On a personal note, my wife and I are excited to make Phoenix our home where we have strong family roots."
Remington holds a BA in Communications and minors in Political Science and Spanish from Brigham Young University.
He joins KTVK effective December 8, 2008.
KTVK and its Phoenix sister station, KASW (CW6) are part of Belo Corp. KTVK produces 52 hours of local news per week, more local news than most broadcast television stations in the U.S. KTVK's website, azfamily.com is the number one television station website in Arizona. One of the first 40 television stations to convert to high definition, KTVK leads the way in innovation, community involvement and local news and weather coverage delivered by the most popular on-air talent in the market. Its audience credits KTVK as being the community-minded station that most reflects the spirit of Arizona and its people.
For more information about KTVK, contact: Teri Lane, Marketing Director, 602.207.3423 or Blanca Esparza, Community Relations Manager, 602.207.3331