New news director set to join KEYE

Rob Cartwright
Rob Cartwright

A new boss will soon oversee the KEYE news team.

Rob Cartwright has been hired to serve as the CBS affiliate’s news director, the station announced today.

He takes the spot vacated this summer by Greg Turchetta, who headed back home to Florida to oversee communications for the Collier County School District.

Cartwright arrives in Austin after a three-year stint at WSYR, the ABC affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y.

Previous career stops have included Dallas, San Antonio and Washington, D.C. Combined, Cartwright has almost two decades in the TV news business, according to KEYE.

“I believe Rob’s proven track record and his ability to teach and lead will be a great advantage to KEYE’s news operation,” said Scott Livingston, vice president of news for Sinclair Broadcast Group, KEYE’s owner.

During his time in Syracuse, Cartwright is credited with helping WSYR become the city’s No. 1 news station.

“I am excited to be joining the talented team in Austin,” Cartwright said. “The area is growing quickly and KEYE is the place to turn for local news, weather and the in-depth reporting people in Central Texas need to know about.”

Cartwright is set to start Oct. 13, just two weeks before the all-important November ratings period.

Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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