KNBC Bumps Assistant ND to News Director

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

KNBC has named a new news director. Renee Washington will replace Todd Mokhtari who moved into a general manager role at NBC’s San Diego station.

Washington has served as the LA station’s assistant news director since last Fall. She has played a major role in managing day-to-day operations of the newsroom. Last year, she helped launch a franchise called Streets of Shame, a series that focuses on SoCal’s homeless problem.

“Renee’s experience as a news leader in major markets like Los Angeles and New York will enhance our already strong newscasts,” said Steve Carlston, president and general manager of NBC4. “Her knowledge of Southern California, dedication and commitment to quality journalism makes her the ideal leader for our news team.”


Prior to joining KNBC, Washington held leadership roles at the Disney-ABC Television Group in Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia. She has also held several roles as producer and executive producer in Cleveland, Tampa and Indiana.