Tracy Brogden Miller, who was the news director at rival KCTV for nearly three years, has been named vice president of news at WDAF-FOX 4, according to reliable sources.
The station did not respond to a request for confirmation.
Miller replaces Bryan McGruder, who departed suddenly from the station last October right before the November sweeps period.
Miller had served as ND at KCTV from June 2007 until December 2009 when new General Manager Bobby Totsch replaced her with current ND Blaise Labbe.
“I think it is a great hire,” said a media person close to the situation. ”She definitely knows this market.”
Since leaving KCTV she has worked as a senior consultant with SmithGeiger, a market research and consulting firm based in California. Ironically, a source told Bottom Line that Miller was a consultant for KSHB Action News during that time.
During her TV career Miller has worked in a variety of positions, including as a producer with KOTV in Tulsa and producer and executive producer for four years at KXTV in Sacramento.
The Oklahoma State graduate was also an executive news director for 3 1/2 years at KTVB in Boise, Idaho. She spent nearly two years with NorthWest Cable news in Seattle as an executive news director and then three years at KTVK in Phoenix as an assistant news director before joining KCTV.