29 Jul WITI FOX6 Names Jim Wilson News Director
Broadcast Veteran Tapped to Lead Newsroom in Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI – July 29, 2019 – WITI FOX 6, Tribune Broadcasting’s Milwaukee television station is proud to announce that Jim Wilson has been named News Director, overseeing all aspects of newsroom operations, reporting to Chuck Steinmetz, President/General Manager. Wilson was previously the Assistant News Director at the station, a position he has held since 2017.
“I’ve had a chance to watch Jim lead the day-to-day operations of our newsroom, continuing to guide and deliver on the ‘Because You Matter’ brand promise we have with our viewers. His extensive background in news, his tremendous story telling ability and his vision to lead our team across all platforms make him the right person for the job,” said Steinmetz.
Wilson has almost 30 years of experience at FOX6, including photojournalist, Chief Photographer and Assistant News Director. He has been the interim News Director since June of this year. During his tenure as Assistant News Director FOX6 was named Station and News Operation of the Year by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. While Wilson was Chief Photographer, FOX6 was named the National Press Photographer Association station of the year two separate times.
“I am honored and humbled to follow in the footsteps of great FOX 6 News Directors like Jill Geisler and John LaPorte,” says Wilson. “They taught me the importance leadership and having a relentless pursuit of excellence. I look forward to continuing that tradition not only with our staff but for the community we serve.”
Wilson graduated from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and holds a master’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Wilson has been recognized with a Peabody and five national Murrow awards for his work.
FOX6, owned by Tribune Media is the number one rated television station in Milwaukee, leading the morning, midday and evening day parts. FOX6 is also the Milwaukee market leader in digital reach. FOX6 produces over 65 hours of local news each week, more than any other station in the Milwaukee market. For more information, please visit fox6now.com
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