SYRACUSE -- Congratulations to longtime local broadcast journalist Dave Bullard, who has exited his position as dayside assignment editor at ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) for a new venture. He won't be working for any local media outlets, but he'll be working with them -- all of them -- at the New York State Fair.
Bullard tells CNYRadio.com and CNYTVNews.com he has been hired as the State Fair's new public information officer. As a result, he'll be tasked with making sure local media outlets are aware of concert announcements, new attractions for each year's fair, and anything else that's newsworthy and related to the annual 12-day fair and the many other events which take place at the Fairgrounds throughout the remainder of the year.
Bullard joined WSYR-TV in the fall of 2011, following about a year and a half as the senior producer/reporter for Oswego-based NPR affiliate WRVO. Bullard served as News Director for Newsradio 570 WSYR from 2004 to 2007 -- the position was merged with the Program Director title and there hasn't been another "standalone" News Director since. In between the two jobs, Bullard worked at Watertown CBS affiliate WWNY-TV.
In addition to his work in Syracuse media, Bullard has been co-owner of Dot Publishing, Inc., which operates the hyperlocal news website OswegoCountyToday.com. Going back further, Bullard also worked in the news departments at CBS affiliate WTVH and at 62 WHEN during the 1980s.
We've heard fellow Syracuse TV news veteran Lou Gulino will take Bullard's place, sliding from the nightside shift on the desk to days. That opens up a nightside assignment editor position, posted on NewsChannel 9's website.