Newsroom Chief Named Station Manager at D.C.’s WJLA

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

WJLA Washington VP of News Bill Lord has been promoted to station manager at the Allbritton-owned outlet. His management responsibilities include “the complex, day-to-day operations of both the ABC affiliate and the 24-hour cable news operation in the Washington region,” said Allbritton in a statement. Lord also grabs “new responsibilities for coordination of sales and marketing as well as news, promotions and technical operation of the two stations.”

WJLA President/General Manager Frederick J. Ryan Jr. says Lord has been a key player at the station for some time. “We will continue to look to Bill to provide the steady, creative, and determined leadership for the entire station that he has demonstrated in lifting the news operation to the highest levels,” said Ryan. More…