KCOP news director Steve Cohen, credited with boosting the UPN affil’s only news hour, is ankling to become VP-general manager of Salt Lake City ABC affil KTVX-TV.
Under Cohen’s tenure, KCOP’s 10 p.m. newscast (recently re-jigged with different anchors), jumped 233% in adults 18-49 ratings for the February sweeps. The show’s 2.0 was second only to KTTV (3.2).
The UPN station has not yet named Cohen’s replacement.
“As news director for UPN News 13 in Los Angeles, Steve Cohen has demonstrated tremendous leadership, creativity and dedication,” said Peter Mathes, exec VP of KTVX-TV owner Chris-Craft TV. “We are delighted that KTVX-TV will soon benefit from Steve’s unique management skills.”
Prior to KCOP, Cohen served for several years as general manager of CBS’ Philly station, WCAU-TV. He has also held broadcasting posts at Gotham’s WCBS and L.A.’s KCBS.