Mike McCardel is the new news director at Tulsa NBC affiliate KJRH.
He replaces Susan D’Astoli who left the Scripps-owned station in February. Aaron McColloch had been acting as interim until Scripps hired a new ND.
“Michael McCardel is leaving us after 7 years and we will celebrate,” KTVT news director Mike Garber told staff in a memo. “As many of you know, this is a culmination of so much work for Michael. A journey that began nearly 20 years ago is now wrapping back around to a city where where he earned one of his first jobs. How fitting that all these years later he’s earned a much bigger role in that very same city he loves.”