KGTV News Director Joel Davis is moving up a step on the corporate ladder at the station.
Davis is being bumped up to Station Manager, effective Monday, October 13, 2014. He had been the station's News Director since 2009.
In making the announcement ABC10/KGTV VP and General Manager Jeff Block said, "Joel has been at my side for more than five years, working hand in hand, and 10News has seen some tremendous successes in that time. He is uniquely qualified for this position, and I look forward to Joel taking on day-to-day operations here at ABC10.”
"I am excited and humbled to be offered this new opportunity here at ABC10,” said Davis. “I am so very proud of the great work our journalists and managers have done over the past five years, and the entire 10News team shares in my success!”
Prior to joining ABC10, Davis was Managing Editor at WFTV in Orlando. Before that, Joel served as News Director at KFSN in Fresno and KBAK in Bakersfield. Earlier in his career Davis was an anchor/reporter in Ohio and Iowa.
ABC10 has launched a national search for a new News Director to replace Davis. In the meantime, he will serve as acting News Director.