Mike McMearty Upped To Dir./News and Programming At WTOP/Washington
June 22, 2015 at 11:34 AM (PT)
HUBBARD News WTOP/WASHINGTON has upped News Dir. MIKE MCMEARTY to Dir./News and Programming. MCMEARTY, at the station for 23 years, fills the lot left vacant when LAURIE CANTILLO exited earlier this year to join NASA.
SVP/GM JOEL OXLEY said, "MIKE has been an integral part of our success for more than two decades. He has led the newsroom to hundreds of industry awards for excellence in journalism, including 18 National MURROW Awards and more than two dozen honors already in 2015. I look forward to him taking the department to new heights.”
MCMEARTY added, “I’m humbled and honored to be given this opportunity. I’m proud of what the WTOP brand has become globally and believe our best days are ahead of us.”
In addition, MITCHELL MILLER has been upped to Sr. News Dir. covering weekday mornings; DARCI MARCHESE will serve as News Dir. for weekday afternoons; JAMIE FORZATO will serve as Weekend Managing Editor; MEERA PAL will become Social and Digital Engagement Dir.; and JULIA ZIEGLER moves over from Web and Operations Manager at sister FEDERALNEWSRADIO.COM to serve as News Dir.of WTOP.COM. JIM BATTAGLIESE remains Dir./Traffic.