WROC (Rochester, NY) has bumped up Executive Producer Constance Howard to the station's new News Director.
Howard, 58, has worked as a news director in Baltimore, Birmingham and Raleigh. She was promoted on Monday.
"It's a great honor. I'm excited about it. I'm excited that Nexstar (Broadcasting Group) believed in my abilities enough to give me this assignment," Howard said.
Howard said she wants to provide support for her staff so they can tell good stories and provide context for viewers, a departure from current news trends toward immediacy and police-blotter style reporting.
"I'm looking for quality, not quantity," she told her staff Wednesday.
Howard's previous jobs have included working in real estate for several years in Baltimore, and as an executive producer or assistant news director in New York City, Dallas and Pittsburgh. In the late 1970s she worked briefly as a reporter for WROC.
She has been at the station just over a year.