Seattle Fox Station Promotes From Within for News Director Job

By Kevin Eck 

Jake Wiederrich, assistant news director of Seattle station KCPQ-KZJO, has been promoted to vice president and news director of the Fox-owned duopoly.

“Jake is the right person to be the news director here because of his focus on high standards of quality content,” said Sheila Oliver, the station’s svp and gm. “Jake’s experience in the Seattle news market gives him an edge on understanding what local viewers want and how best to deliver it.”

Wiederrich joined the station in July. Prior to joining KCPQ-KZJO, he spent three years as the executive producer of the morning show at the Fox-owned duopoly in San Francisco, KTVU-KICU. He’s also worked as a producer and an executive producer at KIRO in Seattle and as a producer for KPTV-KPDX in Portland.


“I feel like I’ve caught lightning in a bottle getting to work with the terrific news department at FOX 13,” said Wiederrich. “Our viewers rely on us to enlighten their world through great storytelling, and I intend to help bring our work to the next level.”