San Diego Business Journal

Todd Mokhtari, formerly vice president of KNBC in Los Angeles, has been named president and general manager of NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 in San Diego. Mokhtari will replace Dick Kelley, who is retiring, and his first day on the job will be April 1, according to a press release.


Todd Mokhtari

In his role, Mokhtari will oversee all operations of both stations including news, digital, sales, marketing/promotions, community affairs and operations/technology, the release said.

Prior to KNBC, Mohktari worked at KIRO-TV as news director from 2002 to 2017, and before that, he was managing editor for KNBC and assistant news director for NBC Bay Area. He also had a stint as news director at KCPQ-TV in Seattle.

Mokhtari earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and rhetoric communications from the University of California, Davis.

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