Ohio native and veteran television news executive Tom Bell has been named news director at Sacramento television station KOVR Channel 13.
Bell has been news director at WOAI-TV, the NBC affiliate in San Antonio, since December 2009.
Prior to that, he was news director at KTVX-TV, the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City, and at KPHO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix. He has also worked in St. Louis and Detroit.
"Tom Bell is a veteran of more than 20 years in the local news industry and has an outstanding reputation as a leader who does an outstanding job of inspiring his colleagues to produce quality newscasts," said Kevin Walsh, vice president and general manager of CBS-owned KOVR and sister station Channel 31 (KMAX).
A native of Cleveland with a degree from Kent State University in Ohio, Bell has won numerous journalism awards.
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