WPIX Names News Director

By Kevin Eck 

Nicole Tindiglia has been named news director for Mission Broadcasting/Nexstar’s New York City station WPIX.

Tindiglia is currently the assistant news director at CBS-owned WCBS-WNLY in New York. She replaces Vickie Burns, who left in March.

“Nicole is an exceptionally talented and experienced news executive, and she will be a great leader of PIX11’s news operations and our dedicated staff,” said Chris McDonnell, vp and general manager of Nexstar Media Inc.’s New York City operations. “Over the course of her career, she has become intimately familiar with the New York City market and knows instinctively the types of stories that resonate with viewers. Her vision for enterprise reporting and impactful stories about real people coupled with her passion for serving the local community really stood out during our recruitment process. She will be a tremendous addition to our news team.”


Tindiglia started working at WCBS in 1998, and worked in a variety of positions including assignment manager, planning manager and segment producer before being named assistant news director.

She follows in the footsteps of her late father, Ron Tindiglia, who served as news director at WABC and vp of news at WCBS in New York before being named station manager at WCBS and KNXT (now KCBS) in Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s.

“I am extremely proud to be joining the PIX11 news team, and I am well-aware of PIX11’s history and legacy of service to New York area viewers,” said Tindiglia. “This is a critical time for journalists to deliver relevant content to our local news consumers. New York City is facing a number of questions on housing, food insecurity, homelessness and healthcare. We are in the middle of an important mayoral election which requires a commitment to issue-based reporting on the candidates.”