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WKRC-TV Hires Tim Geraghty As News Director

Tim Geraghty, whose experience as a TV news director reaches from Florida to California, starts Monday as news director at WKRC-TV (Channel 12).

Geraghty had been senior director for news at Central Florida News 13, a 24-hour news operation covering seven counties. He left that position in January after three years, according to Rick Gevers’ weekly TV news talent newsletter.

He replaces Kirk Varner, who left the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s CBS affiliate here on July 3.

Geraghty has been a TV news director in Miami, Sacramento and Grand Rapids.  He also worked for stations in Kansas City; Kalamazoo; Decatur, Ill.; and Columbia, Mo.

Jon Lawhead, Channel 12 general manager, says he was a sales manager in Decatur when Geraghty was a news producer, but he didn’t recall meeting him back then.

“We were only at the station for about a year at the same time,” said Lawhead, group manager for Sinclair’s Channels 12 and 12.2; WSTR-TV (Channel 64); and Dayton’s WKEF-TV (Channel 22) and WRGT-TV (Channel 45).

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.