Monday, February 4, 2013

News director change at Fox Charlotte

Ken White, who launched the Fox Charlotte (WCCB, Channel 18) news department in 2000, will be replaced by his assistant news director, Angela Robbins.

With 13 years in Charlotte, White is the longest-serving news director in town. He learned over the weekend that he was being replaced.

"This was a bit of a punch, but they've been good to me over the years and it's been a fun place to work," White said Monday. 

He is on temporary assignment at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tenn., which like Fox Charlotte is owned by Charlotte-based Bahakel Communications. He is expected to continue in Jackson, which is looking for a news director and has some technology installations coming, for at least two months.

Robbins has been assistant news director at Fox Charlotte since 2004. Robbins, a Charlotte native and UNC Chapel Hill graduate, formerly worked at WBTV (Channel 3). Earlier in her career, Robbins produced the evening newscast for the CBS owned and operated station in Philadelphia.

In his time at Fox Charlotte, White was instrumental in helping launch other local programming at the station, including "Fox News Rising," "Fox News Edge" and its sports shows.