Monday, November 22, 2021

Kevin Lightfoot joins WCBS NY as assistant news director

Kevin Lightfoot is joining WCBS New York as assistant news director from his executive producer role at abc13 KTRK.

Another abc13 senior manager leaves - announced earlier today

"Houston has been amazing but it’s time to say goodbye," Lightfoot tweeted.  "I’m joining an exceptional team of journalists at CBS NY as the assistant news director. Back to where it all started. The work begins NOW. @ NYC"

Houston TV watchers will recognize one of the well wishes that Lightfoot received from his new station.  Chris Wragge, anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning and CBS 2 News At Noon, said as a KPRC 2 veteran, he was welcoming a KTRK staffer to the CBS owned and operated station.

Lightfoot joined KTRK in September of 2017.  

In 2019, the two time EMMY award winner was elected as the VP of Broadcast for The Houston Association of Black Journalists (HABJ).

Before Houston, Lightfoot worked for:

WAPT Jackson, Mississippi 
Executive Producer

WESH Orlando, Florida

WAPT Jackson, Mississippi

WESH Orlando, Florida
Associate Producer

The New Jersey native is a graduate of Hampton University in Virginia.

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