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KOB 4 names Michelle Donaldson as new general manager

KOB 4 names Michelle Donaldson as new general manager Photo: Michelle Donaldson

KOB.com Web Staff
November 28, 2017 08:51 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- In an all-station meeting Tuesday afternoon, Hubbard Broadcasting President Rob Hubbard and outgoing KOB General Manager Mike Burgess announced that current news director Michelle Donaldson will become the station’s new general manager. 

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The appointment will be effective Dec. 26 when Burgess retires.

"After Hubbard’s nationwide search, it’s nice to know the best candidate was one of our own," Burgess said.  "Michelle’s knowledge of our business and of the ever-important mission of covering New Mexico news, coupled with a great love of this state’s communities make it a win-win decision. I have watched her in the challenging capacity of news director and can retire knowing the station I have loved and led for 25 years is in the best hands possible.”

Donaldson is no stranger to KOB 4, where she has been news director since September 2013. Nor is she a stranger to New Mexico. She spent nearly nine years as KRQE’s assistant news director and then news director.

She left New Mexico to be news director at KPHO in Phoenix, where she managed a 72-person news department until she returned to New Mexico four years ago. Donaldson worked in Detroit for the 15 years prior to the southwest, working first for WJR radio and then WXYZ television.

"My career path has led me twice to the Land of Enchantment," Donaldson said. "My family and I loved it so much after our first experience here that we were eager to be able to come back. Now, I have the opportunity to continue to work with KOB’s fine staff and for the Hubbard family. I simply could not be happier."

Burgess came to KOB 4 in 1993 after working for the Hubbards in Minnesota. He and his wife Toni have two girls. They plan to continue being New Mexico residents.

Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. is the parent company of KOB 4.

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