Michaelsen Named WGCL News Director

Broadcast news vet exits WCPO Cincy after a year

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.