The following excerpt announcement was sent out by Cox Media:
Cox Media Group has announced that Laura Evans has been named News Director effective November 8. In this role, she will lead news operations for CMG’s legendary WHIO-TV brand in Dayton, Ohio.
Evans joins CMG from KING 5 Media Group in Seattle where she served as interim news director. With twenty-three years of tv news and video production experience spanning six markets, five states, three countries and one province, Evans began her career as a producer for KRDO in Colorado, followed by producer roles at KVOA in Tucson, Ariz., KOAT in Albuquerque, N.M., KOMO in Seattle, Wash., KTXL in Sacramento, Calif., and CTV News in Vancouver, British Columbia.
An Emmy winning journalist, Evans’s tenure at KING 5 was underscored by the station receiving of some of the most coveted news awards in 2020 including the Peabody Award, Scripps Award, and Regional Murrow Award for outstanding community journalism.
Evans received a master’s degree in Digital Audience Strategy from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration.