Diener Named KCBS/KCAL News VP
Follows Mauldin from Dallas to Los Angeles
By Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/15/2010 10:03:02 AMKCBS-KCAL President/General Manager Steve Mauldin, who worked with Diener in Dallas.
"Scott Diener is a veteran of more than 20 years in the local news industry and has an outstanding reputation as a great leader who does an outstanding job of inspiring his colleagues to produce quality newscasts," said Mauldin. "I am very pleased to welcome him home to Southern California and confident that, as was the case in Dallas, he will do a terrific job of leading our news team to exciting new heights."
Diener is a Los Angeles native. He came to CBS in 2006 as assistant news director at KTVT-KTXA. Prior to that, he managed the newsroom at KTVK Phoenix and WHAS Louisville, among others. He said he was "honored to be given the opportunity to lead the largest and one of the most distinguished local television news teams in the country and look forward to coming home to the Los Angeles area with my family."
Diener replaces Nancy Bauer Gonzales as head of news at the Los Angeles duopoly.
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