Columbus Station Hires News Director

By Kevin Eck 

Kelly Frank has been named news director for Columbus, Ohio CBS affiliate WBNS.

Frank was hired as senior managing editor of broadcast, digital and social at Atlanta’ WGCL last December.

She started her career as a producer at WCMH in Columbus and has worked at CNN and WTTG in Washington, D.C., KPNX in Phoenix and WTMJ in Milwaukee.


“Kelly’s depth, experience and background in television news combined with her expertise in digital and social media content makes her the perfect candidate for the job as we move more towards a digitally-centric news operation,” gm John Cardenas wrote in a memo posted to Rick Gevers’ website. “Her contemporary and progressive approach will help grow our audiences while maintaining the journalistic integrity we have long been known for.”