Nexstar quickly fills news director spot at KTXL

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A former CNBC producer has been hired to lead the newsroom at Sacramento’s Fox affiliate KTXL.

Ed Kosowski will join KTXL (Channel 40) after a stint at KETK-TV (Channel 56), an NBC affiliate in Tyler, Texas. Both stations are owned by Nexstar Media Group.

Kosowski fills the news director spot left vacant by broadcast veteran Monika Diaz earlier this year. Diaz declined to say why she left the newsroom, though sources told a prominent industry gossip blog that it was the result of a new no-profanity rule within Nexstar’s newsrooms.

Kosowski has a lengthy resume of experience within local and national newsrooms: He served as an assistant news director at NBC’s Washington owned-and-operated station WRC-TV (Channel 4) in the late 90s before joining San Francisco ABC station KGO-TV (Channel 7) at the turn of the millennium.

He left KGO to work as the news director of Boston’s then-NBC affiliate WHDH (Channel 7) before moving to New Jersey to join CNBC as an executive producer.

Kosowski’s six-year stint with CNBC ended when he became the vice president of news and digital content at KDVR (Channel 2), a Tribune-owned Fox affiliate. He joined Nexstar in 2016 and has moved from station to station within the company since then.

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