At WCBS, Nicole Tindiglia Follows in Her Father’s Legendary Footsteps

By Kevin Eck 

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Nicole Tindiglia has been named assistant news director at WCBS, having been promoted from assignment manager. She’s following in the footsteps of her father, Ron Tindiglia, a legend in local TV news.

Ron Tindiglia was news director at WPVI and WABC in the 1970s and went on to become GM of KNXT (now KCBS) and WCBS. Known as the “doctor” of local news he is credited with creating the Eyewitness News format along with Al Primo and Joe Coscia. Later in his career, he was a news consultant.

Ron Tindiglia died in 1997 at age 51, when Nicole was still a young girl.

In June, we reported assistant news director Valerie Feder left the station after eight years there.