KSAT12 Vice President and General Manager Ashley Parker announced that Mario Orellana has been named Director of News.
“I am thrilled to announce that Mario is taking over the reins of our newsroom with the departure of our previous director of news, Bernice Kearney,” said Parker.
Mario began working for KSAT12 as an unpaid trainee in 1996 and was quickly hired by a sports producer as soon as his traineeship ended. He went on to become News Editor, News Producer, Good Morning San Antonio Senior Producer, Executive Producer, and most recently Assistant News Director.
“It’s great to see someone like Mario grow up in our company and win that first place,” said Parker.
Mario said he was “very excited to continue his KSAT12 journey and look forward to taking the newsroom into the new world of local television.”
“I have a lot of ideas and I will listen to the ideas of all our staff on how to move forward and how to get there in the fastest way,” he said.
KSAT12 produces newscasts daily from 4:30 AM to 10:00 PM in addition to weekend newscasts, producing more newscasts than any other local station.
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