KENS Hires News Director from Houston

By Kevin Eck 

Jack Acosta has been hired as the news director for Gannett’s San Antonio CBS affiliate KENS.

Acosta was the assistant news director at Gannett’s KHOU in Houston. He started as a producer in 2005. He’s also worked at WABC in New York, and KTRK in Houston.

“KENS is a great station with great people and a great history,” Acosta told Houston media blogger Mike McGuff. “I’m excited to be part of what is going to be a great future.”


According to Rick Gevers, KHOU news director Philip Bruce told staffers, “What I saw in him was a guy who comes to work every day, ready to do whatever it takes to win. Someone who loves being in the newsroom, pushing buttons, making things dance across the screen.”