CBS News and Stations President and Co-Head Wendy McMahon has solidified the company’s local television leadership in the Mile High City. In doing so, she’s appointed a VP/GM who has been News Director of the CBS O&O in the market since 2004.
He’s succeeding Walt DeHaven, who retired in July after nearly 20 years as the station’s GM and some 40 years in the local TV industry.
Rising to the top role for KCNC-4 is Tim Wieland.
He’s been at KCNC since 1994 and has held the News Director title for the last 17 years.
“I can’t think of a better example of someone receiving a well-deserved promotion than Tim Wieland,” McMahon said. “Tim understands the need to modernize and transform our brands and products for the future, and I am confident he will take our great team in Denver to new heights, focused on solid journalism, an unparalleled workplace culture and a community service commitment that is second to none.”
Wieland added, “I feel fortunate to have been able to spend almost my entire career at CBS 4, working alongside such an exceptional group of colleagues in our news department. Now, I am excited to take on this broader role and provide leadership and support to our entire CBS Denver family. As part of the newly united CBS News and Stations organization, we have a tremendous opportunity to deliver wins on a daily basis for the mutual benefit of our company, the diverse communities we serve, and our valued business partners.”
In 1999, Wieland briefly left Denver and spent two years in Atlanta, where he worked for CNN as a newscast producer and field producer.
Wieland gained his first professional experience as a reporter, anchor, producer, photographer and video editor at KREX-TV in Grand Junction, Colo.