The Nexstar Media Group television station with an all-news approach has a new Chief Engineer. He started his duties on Monday (5/16) and will lead the engineering, operations and IT departments at KRON-4 in San Francisco.
Taking the role is Dick Trumbo, who since 2016 has been Head of Technology and
Operations at TEGNA-owned NBC affiliate KING-5 in Seattle.
At KING, Trumbo was responsible for all technical and facility operations. He’s held many roles at the station, including Technical Support Crew Chief.
Trumbo also spent 8 years at Seattle’s CBS affiliate, KIRO-7 in Seattle, owned by Cox Media Group. There, he was an ENG/SNG Systems Supervisor. While there, he designed, integrated, and maintained the station’s ENG truck, SNG trucks, fixed uplink, helicopter
newsgathering equipment, and microwave relay sites and their control systems.
Trumbo started his career at his hometown radio station, in Wenatchee, Wash.
”I am ecstatic to continue my career at such a prestigious, highly regarded, legacy broadcast operation,” he said.
Understanding why Trumbo took the role at KRON is easily explained in knowing who he reports to: KRON VP/GM Jim Rose.
Rose in May 2021 took the job after serving as President/GM of KING-5 and KONG-TV in Seattle for five years.
Rose said of Trumbo, “We are thrilled to have one of the best in business joining our team. His deep understanding of broadcast engineering and operations will serve us well as we continue to deliver more local news than any other station in the Bay Area.”