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KTXL taps former KTVU news director Ed Chapuis to lead newsroom

Ed Chapuis (Photo: Google Plus)
Ed Chapuis (Photo: Google Plus)

Former KTVU news director Ed Chapuis has been hired to lead the newsroom at Sacramento FOX affiliate KTXL-TV, the station’s parent company announced on Friday.

Chapuis comes to the station after a 10 year stint at San Francisco Bay Area FOX affiliate KTVU-TV, which ended in January. Prior to that, Chapuis led the Sacramento market’s highest-rated news program at NBC affiliate KCRA-TV.

“We are fortunate that Ed was available,” KTXL general manager Jerry Del Core said in a press release on Friday. “He will take FOX40 to new heights.”

Chapuis is filing the station’s news director role vacated by Brandon Mercer in June. Mercer now freelances as a newsroom consultant for Tribune Company, according to sources.

Chapuis’ hiring was announced to station personnel on Friday at an all-hands meeting at which he appeared. His first day on the job is August 26.

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