Former NYT Station Names New News Director

I don’t know of the nd was among the casualties at WQAD in Moline, but the station now owned by Local TV, LLC has a new one.

Leigh Geramanis is a former news anchor and medical reporter who started her career at WQAD in the late 80s.

Here’s the release:

Moline, IL — Leigh Geramanis has been named News Director, WQAD NewsChannel 8
after two decades working in television newsrooms across the country.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled about being back home, doing what I love, in the
station that gave me my start,” said Ms. Geramanis. “I am proud to lead such an
impressive news team and look forward to what promises to be a bright future
under Local TV, LLC.”

Geramanis began her career at WQAD in the late 80s, since then she has worked
as news anchor and an award-winning medical reporter, covering news from the
Mayo Clinic for KTTC-TV in Rochester, MN. More recently, she served as news
director for KAAL-TV, Rochester/Austin, Minnesota. Geramanis also spent six
years as a performance coach for news research and consultation firm, Frank N.
Magid Associates. Her clients included NBC NewsChannel, USA Today and some of
the most successful local televisions stations in the US.

“We are very pleased to have someone of Leigh’s experience leading our Live
Local Latebreaking news team.” said Dale R. Woods, WQAD President and General
Manager. “Leigh has a strong track record of innovation and quality, and we
expect you’ll see great things on NewsChannel 8 under her leadership.”

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