Veteran local television news executive Tom Bell has been named News Director at KOVR-TV, the CBS-owned station in Sacramento, it was announced today by Kevin Walsh, Vice President and General Manager, KOVR and sister station KMAX 31.
Bell joins KOVR after having served as News Director at WOAI-TV, the NBC affiliate in San Antonio, since December 2009. Prior to that, he was the News Director at KTVX-TV, the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City; and at KPHO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix. He also served as Assistant News Director at KMOV-TV, the CBS affiliate in St. Louis. Bell began his professional career in Detroit.
“Tom Bell is a veteran of more than 20 years in the local news industry and has an outstanding reputation as a leader who does an outstanding job of inspiring his colleagues to produce quality newscasts,” said Walsh. “I am very pleased to welcome him to Northern California and confident that he will do a terrific job of leading our news team to exciting new heights.”
“I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead the already successful KOVR News team,” Bell said. “I have great respect for what KOVR means to the people of Sacramento and look forward to helping to build on the station’s success.”