Tag: Jim Tortora

Promotion for Former WSYR-TV News Director

SPRINGFIELD, MA -- Former NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) news director Jim Tortora appears to be prospering in the 13 months he's been with ABC 40 (WGGB) and FOX 6 (WGGB-DT2) in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Hired as News Director last September, recent job postings now list Tortora's title as Station Manager and Vice President of News.

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The Biggest Stories of 2011: Your Picks

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Tomorrow, we'll tally up our web server stats and countdown the top 10 stories of the year, as ranked by number of page views. First, we're adding something new to our "Year in Review" coverage this year: earlier this month, we put out an open call for YOUR opinions on the […]

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WSYR-TV Names Next News Director

Updated 12/6 with WSYR press release -- SYRACUSE -- Nearly seven months after Jim Tortora vacated the News Director's office at NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV), there's now word of a new leader for the ABC affiliate's news department.  Reliable sources tell that the new boss will be Rob Cartwright, who comes to Syracuse after three […]

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Former WSYR-TV News Director Nets Springfield Job

SPRINGFIELD, MA -- A little over five months since Jim Tortora left the news director's office at NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV), he has a new job.  He'll be leading the news department of ABC affiliate WGGB in Springfield, Massachusetts.  In addition to the WGGB newscasts, the station also produces a 10:00pm newscast for a Fox affiliate […]

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NewsChannel 9 Posts News Director Opening

SYRACUSE -- Almost two weeks following the sudden resignation of longtime News Director Jim Tortora, ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) has officially posted an opening for a News Director on its website.  Among other requirements, the announcement requires candidates have at least five years of news management experience.

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Jim Tortora Exits ND Post at NewsChannel 9

Updated 5/19 -- SYRACUSE -- According to multiple sources, Jim Tortora has exited NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) after more than a decade at the station.  We're told General Manager Theresa Underwood sent an email memo to staff on Monday afternoon, thanking Tortora for his time with the station, and wishing him well in the future.

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POTW: And the Nominees Are... (2010)

SYRACUSE -- Nominees and Hall of Fame inductees for the Syracuse Area Music Awards (a.k.a. "the SAMMYs") were announced yesterday during a press conference at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.  Sunny 102 (WZUN) morning man "Big Mike" Fiss had the honor of announcing the list of SAMMY nominees.

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