J. Warren Hockaday, president and CEO of the Greater Eureka
Chamber of Commerce, has been named general manager of KIEM Eureka (Calif.). He
succeeds Roy Frostenson, who took a journalism faculty position at the
University of Mississippi.
Eureka is DMA No. 194. KIEM, an NBC affiliate, is the market
"We're very excited to have J. taking over at News
Channel 3," said Bill Pollack, KIEM owner. "He has deep roots in
Humboldt County, knows the community well and is widely respected. I am
confident he'll do a great job for us."
Hockaday has lead the Eureka Chamber for 14 years and
previously worked as news director at KVIQ Eureka.
"I am honored and excited about the
opportunity to move my career forward and to work with the highly professional
staff and management at KIEM," said Hockaday. "I leave the Chamber
with some regret as the board and staff have made a significant contribution to
the vibrancy of the local business community. I am proud to have played a part
in that effort."