Austin News Director Leaving the Business

KEYE News Director Greg Turchetta has resigned from the station and is leaving the TV business altogether.

 Turchetta is leaving Austin and headed to Naples Florida to be the new Communications Director at a Collier County School District.

FTVLIe obtained the internal memo to the staff by KEYE GM Amy Villarreal:

From: Amy Villarreal <>
Date: July 31, 2014 at 4:10:42 PM CDT
To: Austin-All <>
Cc: Jeff Parsons <>
Subject: Greg Turchetta resignation

Today Greg announced that he will be leaving KEYE a week from this Friday as he is returning to Naples, Florida.

I appreciate everything Greg has done for this station as we just finished a great July book full of growth in households.

HH ratings:
6am News is +60% over July 13
5pm News is +%57.1% over July 13
6pm News is +26.7% over July 13
10pm News is +28.6% over July 13

And the weekend is doing awesome too:

Sat 10pm is up 25% over July 13
Sunday 530pm is up 72% over July 13
Sunday 10pm is up 89% over Jul 13
And Sports Sunday is up 38%
Telemundo 5pm is up 2%

I am proud of all the work that everyone has done with the consistent content and dedication to winning.

Jeff Parsons will be the interim News Director as we begin our search.

Please feel free to come see me if you have any questions or comments.

Amy Villarreal
Vice President & General Manager