NEW YORK – Barbara
Maushard, who since 2008 has served as a Vice President, News, for Hearst
Television Inc., based at the company’s New York headquarters, will succeed
Brian Bracco in oversight of the company’s corporate news efforts.
In her expanded role, Maushard will lead Hearst
Television’s news product -- on-air, online and on mobile platforms.
“Barb has served with distinction at several Hearst
stations, leading award-winning news teams,” said David J. Barrett, Hearst
Television chairman and CEO. “Her dedication to
quality and excellence in local journalism has been instrumental in the success
our stations have had in serving their local audiences.
“Barb will continue to work closely with Candy Altman, a 12-year member of
the Hearst Television news management team,” Barrett added. “Candy has
played an essential role in our Company’s industry-leading reputation as a
trusted source in local markets throughout the country for political news
Before moving to the New York
headquarters in 2008, Maushard was news director at Hearst’s WESH-TV, the NBC
affiliate in Orlando. Her career with Hearst has taken her through four
of the company’s stations; prior to WESH, she was at WISN-TV, the Milwaukee ABC
affiliate which, during her term there as News Director, launched seven and a half hours of local news programming
and earned a national Peabody Award for investigative
journalism. She also served as News
Director at KHBS/KHOG, serving the Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark., TV
market. She began at Hearst as Executive Producer at KMBC-TV, Kansas
City, where she was part of the team that won a Society of Professional
Journalists award for breaking news coverage, and traveled to Cuba to
co-produce special coverage of the Pope’s visit there. She began her
television career at WHOI in her hometown of Peoria, Illinois, later working at
WCMH, Columbus and WMAR, Baltimore.
Maushard has served as vice-chair of the ABC News Directors Advisory Board
and is a member of the Radio-Television Digital News Association.
She graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Bradley University in
Hearst has 29 TV and two radio stations in 30 markets covering 18 percent of U.S. TV households.