11 Sep Brian Gregory to Spearhead News for FOX31 and Colorado’s Own Channel 2
September 7, 2017 – KDVR FOX31 Denver and KWGN Channel 2 today announced Brian Gregory has been named News Director. Gregory joins KDVR/KWGN from KWCH/KSCW/KDCU in Wichita, Kansas where he’s been news director since April 2013.
During his tenure at KWCH, Gregory led his team to two national and six regional Edward R Murrows, as well as many other regional awards. He’s also familiar with duopolies and multi-station newscasts, which will be beneficial since KDVR/KWGN produces more than 85.5 hours of local programming per week.
Prior to his time in Wichita, Gregory held various positions at KOVR in Sacramento, California; WVLT in Knoxville, Tennessee; and WJET in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a BA in Communication.
The move reunites Gregory with General Manager Joan Barrett, as the two worked together in Wichita.
“Brian knows how to lead a winning team and how to leverage resources and efforts across platforms,” said Vice President and General Manager Joan Barrett. “I am looking forward to working with Brian again and I am confident in his ability to lead our team to new heights.”
Gregory will be relocating to the Denver area and will begin work at KDVR/KWGN in mid-October.
“Denver is, by far, one of the strongest media markets in the country and produces more high-quality news than anywhere else,” said Gregory. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work in a market with a tradition of excellent journalism and I look forward to being a part of a team that’s building a news organization for the future.”
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