Waldon Tapped for KCRA News Chief

Milwaukee news vet returns to Sacramento while staying within Hearst TV

Lori Waldon, news director at WISN Milwaukee, has been named news director at KCRA-KQCA Sacramento. She stays within the Hearst TV corporation with the move, and starts Aug. 20.

"Lori has demonstrated great success in winning and outstanding leadership," said Elliott Troshinsky, KCRA-KQCA president and general manager. "I am confident that she will lead us to a new level of excellence on all of our news and information platforms."

Waldon succeeds Anzio Williams, who took the vice president of news job at WCAU Philadelphia earlier this month.

A native of California, Waldon previously was assistant news director at KOVR-KMAX Sacramento. She spent 13 years in news management roles at KPIX San Francisco, and was a reporter at stations in Charlotte, Mobile and Peoria. Waldon has been the WISN news director since 2006.

"I am really excited to return to Sacramento and to lead KCRA 3 News. It's a tremendous newsroom of outstanding journalists," said Waldon. "In this highly competitive market, KCRA sets the bar high and it delivers."