Nashville Station Names News Director

By Kevin Eck 

Jim Gilchriest has been named news director of Nashville, Tenn. NBC affiliate WSMV.

“I am thrilled to be joining an amazing team of award-winning journalists at a station with such a rich tradition,” said Gilchriest in a memo a tipster sent to TVSpy. “I can’t wait to get started.”

Gilchriest was news director at WAVY-WVBT in Norfolk, Va. He started his TV career at WHEC in Rochester. He’s also worked as assistant news director at WXII in Winston-Salem, N.C. and WCNC in Charlotte.