Las Vegas Review-Journal
Retired? Ridiculous. The man merely took a lengthy vacation.
Now local broadcasting legend Bob Stoldal, following up a 36-year tenure at KLAS-TV, Channel 8, is coming out of retirement to take the newsroom reins of rival station KVBC-TV, Channel 3.
“I never really retired. There was just a period when I couldn’t work in my chosen field,” Stoldal said Tuesday, after Channel 3 general manager Lisa Howfield announced Stoldal’s appointment as executive vice president of news.
The job puts him in charge not only of the Channel 3 newsroom, but hands him responsibility for coordinating the news operations for stations owned by Sunbelt Communication Co. in Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana and Nevada, including KENV-TV in Elko and KRNV-TV in Reno.
“I had a noncompete (contract clause) for a year and that expired July 1,” Stoldal said, referring to his departure in June 2008 from Channel 8, where he was vice president of news, the apparent end of a five-decade career. More…