When the FCC approves the deal, KOIN (Portland) will be changing ownership from Media General to Nexstar.
KOIN employees are nervous as they have heard all the Nexstar rumors and many are worried what will happen to the station.
But a number of staffers aren't waiting around to find out. Many, including GM Adrienne Roark have fled the station and landed across the street at KPTV.
When Roark left KOIN like a fleeing refugee, she has been taking a number other KOIN employees with her.
Here's a list of others that have gotten out of KOIN before Nexstar moves in and are setting up shop at KPTV.
Denise Daniels - General Sales Manager
Jamie Holmes - Creative Services Director
Dean Snyder - Digital Sales Manager
Kira King - National/Political Sales
Dean Gustafson - Senior Account Executive (Over 30 years at KOIN)
Jason Crow - Photographer
And here is a list of people that left KOIN, but are not headed to KPTV:
Jonathan Simmons - Photographer
Jeff Merrill - Producer
Larry Renteria - Director
Guy Oekerman - Director of Research