Most recently, Dodd served as news director at KYTX, the CBS affiliate in Tyler. Earlier in her career she was news director at KAVU in Victoria and assistant news director at KENS in San Antonio.
A Texas State University graduate, she also spent about a dozen years doing on-air reporting for TV stations in Beaumont, San Antonio and Dallas.
“Jennifer brings extensive leadership, newsroom management and journalism experience to Spectrum Networks,” said Alan Mason, group vice president for Spectrum News. “I’m confident her knowledge and track record in several Texas markets will be a great fit with our talented teams in Austin and San Antonio.”
Spectrum News – formerly known as Time Warner Cable News, YNN and, initially, News 8 Austin – delivers round-the-clock news, weather and traffic exclusively to Spectrum cable TV subscribers.
That’s what you’ll hear if you tune to 98.9 KUTX-FM April 29-30.
In honor of Willie Nelson’s 84th birthday, the radio station will air “wall-to-wall” Willie from 6 a.m. April 29 to 6 p.m. April 30. That’s 36 straight hours of Nelson’s music – everything from the classics we all know to deep album tracks and even two airings of “Amazing Grace: The Story of Willie Nelson,” a documentary.
From a KUTX news release: “Were it not for Nelson, the Austin music scene would not be as vibrant. As Joe Nick Patoski wrote in the ‘Texas Music Almanac,’ ‘… it wasn’t until the night of Aug. 12, 1972, when Willie Nelson walked onto the stage of the Armadillo (World Headquarters) that everything changed. That performance in front of a mixed crowd of hippies and rednecks is recognized as the starting point of the modern Austin music scene.’”
The full schedule:
Saturday, April 29
6 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Wall-to-wall Willie Nelson
6 to 7 p.m.: “Amazing Grace” documentary
7 to 11 p.m.: Willie Nelson tribute with Rick Daddy
Sunday, April 30
6 to 7 a.m.: “Amazing Grace” documentary
7 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Gospel/jazz Willie Nelson with Jay Trachtenberg
KVUE didn’t immediately specify where Redding will be transferring.
“We wish Mike all the best and are searching for new leadership to continue our tradition of serving the Austin community,” KVUE president and general manager Kristie Gonzales said in a message sent to staffers.
Redding is out of town until Monday and didn’t immediately respond to a message from the American-Statesman seeking comment.