Samp Named WAVY News Director

Newsroom vet shifts to Hampton Roads

April Samp has been named News Director of WAVY Norfolk, an NBC affiliate owned by LIN.

She starts in mid-July. Samp is leaving the news director position at KGAN Cedar Rapids, a CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair in DMA No. 88.

Her hiring at WAVY was previously reported in Rick Gevers' Newsletter.

WAVY rules DMA No. 43. It booked $27.6 million in Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News last year, ahead of WVEC's $21.9 million.