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Dinovitz tapped for Sacramento

Kansas City's KMBC G.M. slides to KCRA in same post

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Paul Dinovitz, general manager of KMBC (ABC) in Kansas City, has been promoted to G.M. of KCRA in Sacramento by Hearst-Argyle, owner of both stations. Dinovitz moves up from the 33rd market to the 20th market.

Hearst-Argyle bought KCRA last September from Kelly Media Corp. for $520 million, one of the highest prices ever paid for a TV station. The FCC approved the deal Dec. 18.

Named by Hearst in 1986 to head up KMBC, Dinovitz is credited with taking the then-struggling station to the top spot in local news by bolstering the news, weather and sports staffs and by scheduling significant syndicated programming.

No successor has been named for the K.C. locale, but a possible choice is news director Brian Bracco, a Dinovitz appointee.