New face in WFTS-Ch. 28 news department

The changes among top staffers at Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS-Ch. 28 continue, as Bill McFarland is named the station's new news director. McFarland takes over for the current top news executive, assistant news director Susan D'Astoli, as she leaves to become news director at KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Okla. WFTS's previous news director, Doug Culver, left in June to become news director at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. And the station has also replaced morning weather forecaster Stephanie Roberts, let go top investigative reporter Alan Cohn, seen street reporter Don Germaise retire and watched weekend anchor Ellen McNamara leave for an anchor job in Minneapolis/St. Paul, all since the start of the year. McFarland joins WFTS from WABC-TV in New York, where he served as assistant news director.

New face in WFTS-Ch. 28 news department 09/06/12 [Last modified: Thursday, September 6, 2012 11:27pm]

    

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