Fox O&O boss Dennis Swanson was in the WTTG (DC) newsroom Today as it was announced that Dana Hahn is the new News Director.
GM Patrick Paolini announced to the staff the hiring Hahn.
Previously, Hahn served as Vice President and News Director for WJBK FOX 2 for the last 12 years. Before her appointment to Vice President of News in 2001, Hahn was FOX 2’s Assistant News Director, a position she held for four years.
“Dana led WJBK (Detroit) to the #1 position and under her leadership, maintained its role as the market leader for many years. Her creativity, signature style and news acumen is unmatched and I look forward to seeing her influence on our newscasts,” Said Paolini.
Added Hahn, “I am extremely proud to have worked alongside a tremendous staff at WJBK and I am confident they will continue to make great strides in the Detroit community. To be given the opportunity to work alongside a leader like Patrick in one of the best news towns in the country is a dream come true; I can’t wait to get started.”
Hahn joins the station just while WTTG is still wiping some egg of their face after making a number of mistakes while reporting the shootings at the Navy Yard.