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Alabama ABC affiliate names Henning news director

September 1, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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Adam Henning

Allen Media Group’s ABC affiliate WAAY Huntsville-Decatur, Ala., has hired Adam Henning as news director, succeeding Stephen Gallien who will assume the role of assistant news director.

Henning, a newsroom veteran with more than 20 years of experience, returns to the market after serving most recently as vice president of content marketing and customer engagement for TVU Networks in Silicon Valley.  In addition, he brings extensive experience in newsroom leadership over two decades at stations owned by Cox, Sinclair, Gray and others. The recipient of numerous industry accolades, Henning has been honored with multiple Emmys, Associated Press awards and three Murrow awards.

General Manager Mike Wright said: “We are excited to welcome Adam to the WAAY family.  His passion for local news and his commitment to strengthening the quality of local journalism is his focus, key to our role in serving North Alabama. His track record as a strong newsroom leader and his ability to teach and coach journalists is a true reflection of our mission.”

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