New 'content' VP brought in at KNBC

Here's the newsroom memo that went out at Channel 4 tonight.

Subject: thought you should know
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:51 PM

Please join me in welcoming Steve Lange to the NBCLA family as VP, Content, effective Thursday, January 28th. In this role, Steve will have overall responsibility for the development of content across all KNBC news platforms, including broadcast, digital, mobile, web, and Out-of-Home. Steve brings a unique and varied experience to the position which will be invaluable as we continue to meet our customers' changing needs and demands and develop strategic plans for the future.

In addition to previously serving as News Director at WBBM in Chicago, he has been an Executive Editor at WCBS in NY, Executive Producer at Extra - The News Magazine, Executive Producer at Weller Grossman Productions and Assistant News Director here at KNBC. Most recently, Steve has been the head of his own production company, where he developed news, information and entertainment programs for broadcast, cable and online distribution. Steve will report to me in this role.

Continued after the jump.

I'm also pleased to announce that Keith Esparros will assume the position of Director, Content, effective immediately. Over the past year, Keith has spearheaded the Content Center transformation of our newsroom and his leadership on this project was recently recognized with the division President's Award. In his new role, Keith will report to Steve and will partner with him to expand our competitive growth of news and information across all platforms.

With this new structure, along with the vision and expertise of both Steve and Keith, we will come to fully realize a true multi-platform Content Center. Please join me in congratulating both of them.

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