Michelle Donaldson is joining KOB as news director. She begins at the Albuquerque NBC affiliate September 9.
Donaldson comes to KOB after five years as news director at KPHO, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix. Before that, she worked as news director of KRQE-KASA, KOB’s rival stations in Albuquerque.
“Leaving New Mexico was a hard decision; returning there to do a job I love is a perfect scenario for me. I feel so fortunate to be joining KOB 4’s fine news team and can’t wait to be back, ” Donaldson said. “My family and I have missed so much about the state.”
During her career in local news, Donaldson has also worked at WXYZ in Detroit, where she managed news and programming.
“Michelle’s news acumen coupled with her knowledge of and enthusiasm for covering New Mexico’s news put her at the top of our candidate list,” KOB general manager Mike Burgess said. “Her work at KPHO has added to her already considerable achievement list. She is a great fit for our news team.”
Donaldson replaces John Mason, who left KOB in June.