LA News Director Gets Bump to San Diego GM

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KNBC News Director Todd Mokhtari is making a move down The 5.

After 7 years in the ND chair at the NBC O&O, Mokhtari will become the General Manager of NBC owned KNSD in San Diego.

“Todd is well respected by his colleagues and peers and has done an exceptional job at KNBC. He’s spearheaded a complete restructuring of the station’s news operations which has resulted in KNBC’s local news ranking No. 1 and No. 2 in the market among its key audiences,” added Valari Staab, president of the NBC O&O’s. “His extensive familiarity with West Coast audiences, including communities up and down the California coast, will help to strengthen our already strong NBC and Telemundo San Diego teams.”

“I’m very excited to take on this great opportunity. It is a privilege to cover the communities with live in day to day,” noted Mokhtari. “NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 are outstanding news organizations. From covering the effects that smoke from local wildfires may have in our communities to our KNSD and KUAN investigative teams uncovering federal agencies’ questionable practices at our southern U.S. border, I am proud to lead our San Diego stations and the important work they do to strengthen the communities we call home.”