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Laurie Passman steps down as CBS DFW KTVT news director

Laurie Passman announced to the CBS 11 DFW KTVT staff that she is stepping down as Vice President and News Director and taking on a new role at the CBS owned station to later be revealed.

Scott Keenan named CBS DFW KTVT news director

Here is how Passman started the memo: 

"There’s no easy way to say this so I’ll just rip the band aid off and get right to the point. I’ve made the difficult decision to step aside as your News Director....but the great news is I’m not going anywhere! I’ll be staying with CBS Dallas in a new role that Raquel will tell you about shortly."

Rick Gevers & Associates has the complete internal memo where Passman goes into more detail for her decision to change jobs.

Passman was promoted to the KTVT VP and news director in August 2018 from the assistant ND job where she had been since 2015. She was acting news director ahead of the official announcement after Andrea Parquet-Taylor was promoted to the KTVT station manager.

Prior to North Texas TV, Passman was assistant news director for KTVK 3TV Phoenix, Arizona. She also served as the executive producer of "Good Morning Arizona." 

The University of New Mexico School of Communication and Journalism grad also served as the news director for KOB 4 Eyewitness News Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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