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Gerardo Lopez Named VP, News Director of CBS News And Stations’ Boston Properties

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BOSTON—Veteran local news executive and award-winning journalist Gerardo Lopez has been named vice president and news director at CBS News and Stations’ local businesses in Boston, including WBZ-TV (CBS), WSBK-TV (MyNetworkTV), the CBS News Boston streaming channel and CBSBoston.com. 

Lopez will assume his new role on August 15.

Lopez will be joining CBS Boston after serving as the news director at KTKR-TV and WGNT-TV, the E.W. Scripps-owned CBS and CW Network affiliates in Norfolk, Va. Previously, he was the news director at KJRH-TV, the Scripps-owned NBC affiliate in Tulsa, Okla.

Earlier in his career, Lopez worked for KTVT-TV, the CBS-owned station, in Dallas-Fort Worth, as the station’s nightside assignment editor. He began his news career as an assignment editor at KEYE-TV in his hometown of Austin, Texas in the late 1990s, when the station was acquired by CBS.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Gerardo back to the CBS Stations family,” said Justin Draper, president and general manager of CBS News and Stations’ Boston properties. “As I have gotten to know Gerardo during the past few weeks, it’s clear that he possesses a lot of great experience from working in several of the top local newsrooms in the country. His vision and values align with everything WBZ News stands for. I am excited to have him join us next month and work with our team to help us serve our viewers across our broadcast, streaming and digital platforms.”

Lopez’s news background also includes positions with stations in Denver, Seattle, Houston and San Antonio.

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.