WBUR Ups Tom Melville To News Director, Adds Richard Chacon As Exec. Dir. Of News Content
May 30, 2013 at 3:55 AM (PT)
BOSTON UNIVERSITY noncommercial News-Talk WBUR/BOSTON-WBUR.ORG has upped Exec. Editor/Content TOM MELVILLE to News Dir. and has hired longtime BOSTON GLOBE reporter/editor RICHARD CHACÓN as Executive Dir./News Content.
CHACÓN, who had been with the GLOVE since 1994, started his journalism career at WBUR while attending BOSTON UNIVERSITY; he starts at WBUR on JUNE 10th.
“As the media landscape continues to evolve, WBUR is thrilled to have a team in place that will serve our on-air and online audiences with distinction,” said GM CHARLIE KRAVETZ. “TOM’s promotion to News Director is well deserved, and he’ll continue the important work of overseeing all of WBUR’s local radio news coverage in this role. And I’m delighted to welcome RICHARD to this newly created position at WBUR, where his extensive journalistic background and leadership experience will help shape and guide our multi-platform newsroom of the future.”