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WJHL Names Jay Quaintance News Director

Jay Quaintance

Kenny Lawrence

WJHL, the CBS and ABC affiliates in Johnson City, Tenn., owned by Nexstar, has named Jay Quaintance as its new news director.

Quaintance comes to WJHL from WATE, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, where he had been the assistant news director for the past 11 years.

Quaintance started at WATE in 2000 first as the assignment editor, than as the station’s executive producer and managing editor in from 2005 to 2007.

For Quaintance, it’s a return home of sorts as he graduated from East Tennessee State University located in Johnson City.

Quaintance won’t have to drive far from Knoxville as Johnson City is just 100 miles away.

“I’m excited to team up with Jay,” said the station’s general manager, Kenny Lawrence. “He brings great experience, local knowledge, and the drive to advance and complement our goals to be the dependable local news provider for the Tri Cities area.”


Grendel Levy New News Director At Nexstar’s WOWK

Grendel Levy

Grendel Levy is the new news director at WOWK, Nexstar’s CBS affiliate in Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. She starts later this month.

Levy joins WOWK from Boise, Idaho, where she worked for 7 years at ABC affiliate, KIVI, first as executive producer and then for the past 4 years as the station’s news director.

“I am sad to leave a team I truly respect and admire,” said Levy about KIVI, “but I am excited about this new challenge and the next chapter in my life! I look forward to many successes for my new team at WOWK.”

Levy shared this note she sent to her team at KIVI:

My News Family,

My heart aches as I type this. When you work with a group of people this closely, many of you for almost 7 years, it definitely feels like a family. We’ve won together, lost together and grown together. We’ve shared stressful moments and many happy times. We’ve come so far together and I’ll forever be proud of all of your accomplishments. I know that momentum will continue and I can’t wait to hear of future victories. We are so close! Just remember — unique content is what it’s all about. You are a very talented team of story tellers and you outshine all of the others in the market. Keep it up… and keep raising the bar!

Today it’s with great sadness that I must say I have decided to move on. I’ve accepted a job as news director of WOWK in Charleston, West Virginia.

NOTE: I worked with Levy briefly at KIVI when I was parachuted into Boise in 2011 for several months to help with the station’s marketing.

Picture Yourself In These TV Jobs

WNCT, News Director

WNCT, the CBS affiliate owned by Media General in Greenville, N.C., has an opening for a news director.

Not an entry level management job, this position will be responsible for the creation and distribution of local content across multiple platforms.

Greenville was named one of the top 10 Best Small Places and 100 Best Communities in the country.

It’s the perfect location to be close to both the beaches and the mountains.


KIMR, Morning Weather Anchor

KIMR, the NBC affiliate in Palm Springs, Calif., owned by OTA Broadcasting, needs a morning weather anchor.

You’ll need at least a couple years of TV experience, ideally in a weathercasting capacity.

It hardly rains at all in Palm Springs and the city boasts 300 days of sunshine, perfect weather for whatever you want to do outdoors. Tourism is central to the economy.


KCCI, Market Consultant

KCCI, the CBS affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa, owned by Hearst has the door open for a market consultant.

You’ll be selling the market’s leading television station, leading digital platforms, and two leading multicast platforms and living in one of American’s most recognized cities for business climate and quality of life.













KRGV, Digital Director

KRGV, the ABC affiliate in Brownsville owned by the Manship family, seeks a digital director for this area of the Rio Grande Valley which includes Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, and South Padre Island.

This position will oversee, shape, and execute the station’s digital strategy and operations including website, apps, and social media platforms