(from Calkins Media Press Release) - M. David Lee III will join the WTXL ABC 27 team as news director in December 2013.
Lee is currently the Assistant News Director with Cowles California Media Company at KCOY, Santa Maria, Calif., where he is responsible for day-to-day operations of the news department.
Lee has 25 years in broadcasting, serving as a production manager, sports director/anchor, promotions director, reporter, assignment editor, and news content manager.
He was part of the team that won a 2012 Emmy award for Overall News Excellence and nominated that same year for Best Newscast and Team Coverage categories. At KION in Salinas, Calif., Lee and the staff were winners of three 2012 Regional Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence, Video Breaking News and Video Continuing Coverage categories and winner of a National Murrow Award in 2011 for Video Continuing Coverage category.
He was promoted within Cowles television stations from Assignment Manager and Content Manager at KION to Assistant News Director at KCOY.