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TV journo Greg Spring has been named director of development for King World Prods.

King World, the indie syndie powerhouse behind “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!,” agreed to a buyout by CBS in early April. There’s been speculation that CBS would consolidate King World with its Eyemark Entertainment syndie arm, but for now, it seems that King World will remain largely a stand-alone operation.

Spring, most recently Los Angeles bureau chief of Electronic Media magazine, will be involved in the production of King World’s West Coast programs as well as developing new shows. King World’s active slate includes the strips “Hollywood Squares,” “The Roseanne Show” and the upcoming talker hosted by Martin Short.

“There are few people with the depth of knowledge of the syndication business as Greg Spring,” said Andy Friendly, King World’s prexy of firstrun programming and production.

Spring spent the past four years covering syndication and other areas of the TV biz for Electronic Media. He also worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Los Angeles Downtown News and the Glendale News-Press.