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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.

Christine Baron’s Taking A Hike From WPTV

Christine Baron during a station food drive.

What an adventure awaits Christine Baron!

Frankly, I’m not man enough to attempt what this lady’s mapped out for herself over the next few months.

Christine, the creative services director at WPTV, Scripps’ NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., is going to hike the Appalachian Trail, alone, carrying a 30-pound pack, from Harper’s Ferry, W.Va., to Mt. Katahdin, Maine, a distance of about 1,300 miles.

Christine takes her first step on April 3.

The Appalachian Trail is the world’s longest trail for hiking only. Here’s a video interview of a woman who also walked much of the Appalachian Trail alone. She says she encountered 24 bears along the way, an experience she describes as “cool.”