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Michael Malone

Mellon Named WJLA Washington GM; D’Angelo Takes on WSYX Columbus

Dan Mellon, Sinclair group manager, has been named general manager of WJLA Washington and sister cable network NewsChannel 8. Sinclair acquired the properties when its deal for Allbritton closed; Bill Lord was dismissed as WJLA general manager at the time. ...

Effron Departing WPIX News Director Post

Mark Effron, WPIX New York VP/news director, departs his post October 31. He'd held the position at the Tribune station since April 2013. ...

Media General, LIN Divest Stations in Five Markets

Media General and LIN Media, in an effort to expedite their merger, have announced divestments in five markets. Hearst Corp. will acquire Media General's WVTM Birmingham and LIN's WJCL Savannah (Ga.), and  Meredith will acquire LIN's WALA Mobile (Ala.). ...

St. Louis Stations Cover New Fatal Police Shooting

The St. Louis stations continue to be all over the many stories stemming from Ferguson, Missouri. KSDK reports that 78 were arrested overnight and 75 of them for failure to disperse; KMOV has the number at 31. ...

Lattimer Named WQRF Rockford GM

Kelly Lattimer has been named VP and general manager of Fox affiliate WQRF in Rockford, Illinois. She will also oversee WTVO, an ABC affiliate, through Nexstar's operating agreement with Mission Broadcasting. A Rockford native, she starts immediately and reports to Tim Busch, executive VP and co-COO at Nexstar. ...

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