Kevin Hale, the general manager at Fox 11 station KTTV (and sister station KCOP), announced today he is retiring. Hale has been in charge at Channel 11 since 2004 and in all has had an 18-year run with the Fox Television Stations, per Broadcasting & Cable.
"Kevin is a hard-working, dedicated and talented leader who shows up every day with boundless energy and enthusiasm," said Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations. "He has been a loyal employee who has risen to every challenge presented to him in his nearly 20-year tenure, filled with countless achievements. We want to thank him for his dedication to FTS and he will be truly missed."
No replacement has been named.
By the way, to catch up, PBS SoCal head Mel Rogers announced earlier this month he is retiring from the station formerly known as KOCE. He does have a replacement: Andrew Russell, a veteran PBS executive who joined the Orange County station two years ago.
LA Observed file photo: Fox 11 studios in West Los Angeles