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Fort Worth-based NBC5 tabs Mark Ginther as new vp of news

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NBC5 has named Mark Ginther as the Fort Worth-based station’s vice president of news.

Ginther, who was assistant news director at rival TEGNA8 from 2006-’08, succeeds Susan Tully, who in June was named president and general manager of NBC-owned WVIT-TV in Connecticut.

The announcement came Monday, with NBC5 president and general manager Tom Ehlmann touting Ginther as “a seasoned news professional who knows how to relate to important news and information in a way that is meaningful to local audiences.”

Ginther, who starts on Sept. 14th, will arrive from NBC affiliate KING-TV in Seattle, where he has been executive news director since 2008. He also helmed Seattle’s 24-hour news channel, NWCN Cable.

“NBC5 is a strong news station in a growing region of the country,” Ginther says in a publicity release. “I’m excited about joining a team committed to great journalism and community service.”

The University of St. Thomas graduate also previously was news director at WHO-TV, the Des Moines, Iowa NBC affiliate.

Tully spent 14 years as the head of NBC5’s news department.

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