News director arrives from Philadelphia

Kingsley Smith has been named VP and news director for Fox O&O KTTV in Los Angeles.

Smith will be responsible for overseeing all editorial, business and administrative functions, reporting to VP-g.m. Kevin Hale. Smith replaces Jose Rios, who was promoted to VP of digital news applications for Fox Television Stations.

For the last three-plus years, Smith was at WTXF in Philadelphia, where he was news director. Previous stints include stops in St. Louis, Dallas and Norfolk, Virg.

“I look forward to building upon KTTV’s accomplishments, while evolving the station’s news product to create dynamic and in-depth news coverage that meets the ever-changing changing needs of our viewers,” said Smith.

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