CBS Philly hires NBCUniversal exec as news director

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CBS News and Stations has announced Kathleen Gerrow will take over as news director for its Philadelphia properties.

Gerrow has been named vice president and news director at CBS News and Stations’ local businesses, which includes CBS affiliate KYW, CW affiliate WPSG and the CBS News Philly digital properties.

A Philadelphia native, Gerrow is returning to KY, where she worked as a news producer from 1983 to 1996.

She has spent the past 26 years at WCAU in Philadelphia, including the last 10 years as that station’s assistant news director.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kathy back to KYW,” said Kelly Frank, president and general manager of CBS News and Stations’ Philadelphia properties in a statement. “As someone who has had a hand in producing coverage of every big story in this market for four decades, there are few, if any, broadcast and streaming news managers who have more Philly news experience than Kathy. Additionally, she has earned a wonderful reputation as a respected and collaborative team leader.”

“As someone who began my television news career at KYW it is an absolute joy to return to a place where I learned so much and so many wonderful friendships were established,” Gerrow said. “The opportunity to take on an exciting new role in my hometown, come back to a news organization with such a great legacy and work alongside the outstanding team at CBS News Philly is a humbling honor.”