Scripps Names News Director at Bakersfield Station

By Kevin Eck 

Leeza Starks has been named news director at Scripps-owned Bakersfield, Calif., station KERO.

She joins the ABC affiliate from KFSN in Fresno, where she was the assistant news director. Previously, she was the assistant news director for the Ohio News Network based at WBNS in Columbus, Ohio. She’s also been a morning executive producer in Jacksonville, Florida and a news director in Huntington-Charleston, West Virginia. She graduated from the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

Peter Noll, who joined KERO as its new gm in May, told staffers this morning Starks starts next Monday.