Piette moves to WCCO-TV

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Ed Piette, who has been running Hubbard Broadcasting Inc.'s Minneapolis duopoly
KSTP-TV/KSTC(TV) for sixyears, will move over to run Viacom Inc.'s WCCO-TV.

Rene LaSpina, who came to the station in 2001 after running the immensely
successful WNEP(TV) Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is out.

LaSpina's tenure at the station had been a stormy one, with numerous clashes
reported between management and news staff.