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New managing editor named at Fox 11

fox-sign-sepulveda.jpgRamona Schindelheim, a former producer for the 10 p.m. news on Channel 11 in Los Angeles, is returning to KTTV later this month. She will be the managing editor, after stints as executive producer for CNBC's "Business Day," senior producer for "The Jane Pauley Show" and business editor at ABC News. I don't know all the players mentioned, but the note from VP and news director Kingsley Smith keeps referring to tumult and stressful times. Let's hope this hire settles things down a bit for the folks on Bundy Drive.

As we continue to evolve here at Fox 11 I want to first take a moment to thank you for your hard work, loyalty, and commitment to our station and our product. If we have not had the chance to personally chat recently and if I have not adequately expressed my personal gratitude, I would like to take a moment to do that now--thank you. Do not think for a moment that I do not recognize how tenuous this time has been. Thank you.

Now for some announcements. Please welcome our new Managing Editor Ramona Schindelheim. Ramona previously worked as an Executive Producer for CNBC's Business Day, The Call, Power Lunch and Street Signs. She's also been a Sr. Producer for The Jane Pauley Show, Business Editor for ABC News and way back when she was the 10p Producer for KTTV's FOX News at 10. Ramona has extensive experience managing shows, content and on air look. She will help bring consistency to our systems , content and look.

Ramona will start on March 25th. This position will move from a day schedule to an evening schedule. She will be here through our late news to help with coverage, planning, scripts, on air look, web integration, social media and more. Ramona will hand-off to Josh and Hayley to ensure greater continuity and consistency from the evening news to AM news and GDLA. (Chris Lemire, Ruben and Ramona are all available for script review and story development). She will primarily work evening hours and Ruben will keep many of the duties he picked up since Larry's departure. In particular managing crews, story development and coordination between our on air and online content streams. Ruben, thank you for exceptional job in tough and new circumstances and thank you to everyone who have helped make this shift go smoothly. I hope to have the nightside EP position filled soon.

We continue to be in the midst of changes and I know that can lead to uncertainty. I urge any one of you to come talk to me and engage me and let me know what you think. While I may not always have the answers or have the answers you want to hear, I want you to know your thoughts and input on stories, day in and day out life here at Fox 11. My door is open and I encourage you to walk in.


I'm told that the vacant nightside executive producer position he mentions has been open since Cheryl Carson left a year or so ago.

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