Michaelsen Named WGCL News Director
Broadcast news vet exits WCPO Cincy after a year
By Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/20/2013 8:11:01 PM
Lane Michaelsen is departing his news director post at WCPO Cincinnati, where he was on board since March 2012, to run the newsroom at WGCL Atlanta.
WGCL is a Meredith-owned CBS affiliate.
Michaelsen's departure from the Scripps station was previously reported in Rick Gevers' Newsletter. It was confirmed by a Meredith spokesperson.
Michaelsen was VP of news and content at NBC-owned WTVJ Miami from 2009 to 2012. Previously he spent 20 years in various roles with Gannett, including VP/news director at WUSA Washington and VP/news for the Gannett Broadcasting division.
He succeeds Eric Ludgood as WGCL news director.
It would be nice to see Noon newscast back on WGCL... as well as 4:30AM half-hour on the morning newscast. Not sure about WGCL keeping 9AM news, or WGCL experimenting with 7-9AM weekday morning news on WPCH (Peachtree TV).
It would also be nice to see a male anchor on WGCL's weekday evening news. Could picture WGCL adding Sunday 5PM news, and expanding weekend 11PM news to full-hour. Hope that Meredith doesn't go the cookie-cutter graphics and music route.
Eric - 3/21/2013 1:59:41 AM EDT
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