KCBS Names New News Director

FIRST on FTVLive! KCBS in LA has named a new News Director and they got a good one.

Bill Dallman takes over as the Vice President and News Director of KCBS and KCAL, the CBS-owned duopoly in Los Angeles. Dallman is returning to local television news after having spent the past two years as Vice President of News at Fox Sports 1, based in Los Angeles, where he has been as a member of the management team that launched the national sports channel in August 2013.

“Bill comes to us with a great reputation as a terrific leader of large newsrooms, a consensus builder who brings out the best in his colleagues and a seasoned journalist who shares our deep commitment to producing high-quality newscasts,” KCBS/KCAL GM Steve Mauldin said. “We are thrilled to welcome him back to the local news world, where he has enjoyed great success in a number of very competitive markets, and look forward to having him play a leading role in the continuing success of our stations.”

Prior to moving to SoCal two years ago, Dallman spent seven years as Vice President of News at KMSP-TV, the Fox-owned station in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and seven years as Vice President of News at KDVR-TV, the Fox-owned station in Denver.        

He officially  starts early next month. 

He replaces Scott Diner who left the station in June.