Los Angeles Station KTTV Names Bobbi Gearhart News Director

By Kevin Eck 

Bobbi Gearhart has been named vice president and news director of Los Angeles Fox owned station KTTV.

Gearhart will oversee all editorial, business, and administrative functions for KTTV, reporting directly to senior vice president and general manager Steve Carlston.

“Having previously worked together for many years, I am thrilled to reunite with my trusted colleague, Bobbi. She has proven to be a great news leader, a collaborator and great team builder,” said Carlston. “Bobbi’s tremendous knowledge of the Los Angeles market and years of experience in creating high quality content for a broad audience, will be a perfect fit to lead our team of great journalists.”


Most recently, Gearhart served as news director for KGTV in San Diego, the Scripps-owned ABC station. She spent almost a decade at KNBC, the NBC-owned station in Los Angeles, before that, first as an executive producer and later as managing editor. Before that, Gearhart was at KTVU in Oakland, where she spent three years as executive producer after starting as a producer. Earlier in her career, Gearhart was a producer for KUSA in Denver, Colorado and at KVUE in Austin, Texas and KMIR in Palm Springs, California.

“I’m honored to return to Los Angeles and serve the area where I grew up. I cannot wait to lead a team that will share the positive stories of all the communities that make this region great,” said Gearhart. “Collaborating with Steve again gives us the opportunity to build upon the station’s success with our shared vision of how to tackle the fast changing media landscape.”