KGO Names Tracey Watkowski VP of News

By Andrew Gauthier 

Tracey Watkowski is climbing the ranks at ABC.

The ABC Owned Television Stations Group announced this week that Watkowski, the news director at KFSN in Fresno, has been promoted to vice president of news at KGO in San Francisco.  Watkowski served as assistant news director at KGO earlier in her career.

“Watkowski’s superb credentials as a journalist and news executive for more than two decades–and, in particular, her proven track record in San Francisco and latest accomplishments in Fresno–made her the natural choice for this senior post at KGO,” station president and general manager William Burton said, announcing the promotion.  “All of us here at ABC 7 are proud to welcome Tracey back to the Bay Area.”


Watkowski was named news director at KFSN in 2006, after seven years working as assistant news director at KGO.  She has also been an executive producer and newscast producer at WCAU in Philadelphia and a news producer at WKRC in Cincinnati.

In her new role with KGO, Watkowski will have “overall responsibility for news coverage, long-term planning and news staff management across the station’s broadcast and other media platforms.”