Wednesday, October 29, 2003

WPEC Names News Director

BYLINE: Palm Beach Post Staff Reports
DATE: October 29, 2003
PUBLICATION: Palm Beach Post, The (FL)
EDITION: FINAL
SECTION: BUSINESS
PAGE: 14B
MEMO: BRIEFS
Steve Hunsicker, news director of an ABC affiliate station in Chattanooga, Tenn., was named executive news director at WPEC-Channel 12, the station announced Tuesday.

Hunsicker replaces Jay Rossow, who left WPEC Sept. 16. For the past month, Hunsicker has worked temporarily at WPEC, directing the station's news coverage for the upcoming November sweeps. He'll move into his new position at the end of the period.

The Chattanooga station and WPEC are owned by Freedom Communications of Irvine, Calif.

Hunsicker has worked for Freedom for the past 11 years at the Tennessee station. Before joining Freedom, he served as news director at KGMB, a CBS affiliate in Honolulu; WHP, a CBS affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa.; and WCJB, an ABC affiliate in Gainesville.

Donn Colee, station manager of WPEC, said Hunsicker is "a solid newsperson."

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