Tulsa Station’s New News Director from Dallas

By Kevin Eck 

Mike McCardel is the new news director at Tulsa NBC affiliate KJRH.

McCardel has worked at Dallas CBS-owned station KTVT for the last seven years. Before he started there, he worked at ABC affiliate WFAA and KHOU in Houston before that.

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.”