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KCBS-KCAL taps Bill Dallman as TV news director

KCBS-KCAL taps Bill Dallman as TV news director
Bill Dallman has been named news director of KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV. (KCBS/KCAL)

Veteran news director Bill Dallman has been tapped as vice president and news director of KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9.

Dallman will join the CBS-owned duopoly in Los Angeles in early September and will oversee a news department that produces 60-plus hours of local newscasts per week. He replaces Scott Diener, who left the post in June.

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The new role has Dallman returning to local television. He spent the past two years as vice president of news at L.A.-based Fox Sports 1.

Steve Mauldin, president and general manager of KCBS-KCAL, lauded Dallman's reputation as a leader of large newsrooms.

"We are thrilled to welcome him back to the local news world, where he has enjoyed great success in a number of very competitive markets," Mauldin said, "and look forward to having him play a leading role in the continuing success of our stations."

Before relocating to Southern California two years ago, Dallman served as vice president of news at Fox-owned station KMSP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul, as well as Fox-owned KDVR-TV in Denver.

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