Houston Station Hires Two Assistant News Directors

KTRK in Houston had a number of news management openings and they have started filling them. They also did something a bit different, by hiring two different Assistant News Directors.

One Deuce will work on the broadcast side, while the other will oversee the digital side.

Mike McGuff says that KTRK has promoted longtime managing editor Chris Hanson to be the new Assistant News Director of Digital. News director Wendy Granato said in a staff email that Hanson will keep working on the broadcast side, but will mainly oversee the digital operations. 

The new Assistant News Director for Broadcast will be Rehan Aslam who recently left Fox owned WFLD Chicago where he served as an executive producer.

The new Nightside Executive Producer is former KTRK producer Rick Bagley. Bagley joins from Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Arkansas' KFSM where he was news director. Before that he was ND at KDBC El Paso.