By Rick Griffin
After 10 years as promotion manager at KGTV-TV/Channel 10, Leila Stilwell has been promoted as the station’s marketing director.
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Stilwell joined KGTV in 2005 after working for 12 years in various marketing roles at KSBW-TV, the NBC affiliate in Salinas, Calif. In her career, she has received Emmy awards and nominations for her work as a writer, editor and producer.
Stilwell replaces Stan Melton, Jr., who left KGTV in October to return to the Washington D.C. market. Melton, now with WJLA-TV, an ABC affiliate, joined KGTV in 2014 after relocating from the nation’s capital.
KGTV-TV/Channel 10 is owned by the E.W. Scripps Company, the nation’s fifth largest broadcasting group now operating 34 TV stations and 34 radio stations.
FOX Sports San Diego Adds Julie Alexandria to Padres Broadcast
Fox Sports San Diego has named Julie Alexandria as a sideline reporter for the upcoming 2016 San Diego Padres season.
Alexandria will join Fox Sports San Diego’s Padres broadcast team, including Dick Enberg, Mark Grant and Don Orsillo, as well as “Padres Live” anchors Mike Pomeranz and Mark Sweeney.
Southwest Strategies Hires Assembly Aide
Public affairs firm Southwest Strategies has hired Natalie Buchbinder as an account executive.
Buchbinder previously worked as an California Assembly fellow with the staff of Assemblymember Brian Maienschein advising on legislation and developing press materials for bills. She was part of Maienschein’s team involved in passing a bill informing children in juvenile dependency proceedings of their right to speak in court hearings.
Prior to joining Maienschein’s office, she worked for the San Diego County Taxpayers Association as a policy analyst. Buchbinder graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and business administration from American University in Washington, D.C.
PRSA Local Chapter Wins Diversity Award
The Public Relations Society of America national organization has presented the local San Diego-Imperial Counties chapter with the 2015 PRSA Chapter Diversity and Inclusion Award. It was presented at PRSA’s recent annual conference held in Atlanta.
“In 2015, the chapter nominating committee elevated the role of diversity chair to a position on the board of directors in an effort to signal that diversity and inclusion is a high priority for our chapter,” said Amber Albrecht, 2015 chapter president. “This award is a testament to the Diversity Committee’s efforts to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion and to all of our chapter members for embracing this effort.”
Rick Griffin is a San Diego-based public relations and marketing consultant. His MarketInk column appears weekly on Mondays in Times of San Diego.
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