KGTV 10News announced Joel Davis as the new vice president and general manager for KGTV 10News, the ABC affiliate in San Diego.
Davis has been at the station, which is owned by The E.W. Scripps Co., for the past seven years, the station said. He arrived in 2009 as news director for 10News and was promoted to station manager in 2014. As news director, he restructured the news team.
“Joel is an award-winning journeyman in the news industry,” said Brian Lawlor, senior vice president of Scripps broadcast division. “He has spent his career traveling much of the country learning this business from both the content and the sales side. He personifies the Scripps mission with his concentration on journalistic excellence and his creative solutions for supporting businesses in the San Diego area. We have seen him flourish in each new professional opportunity, and I believe that will continue for him as leader at KGTV.”
Before KGTV, Davis was a managing editor at WFTV in Orlando. In that top-20 market he coordinated daily news coverage including investigations. Other newsroom experiences included news director at KFSN in Fresno, California, from 2001-2006, and news director at KBAK in Bakersfield, California, according to Scripps.
He has a long list of journalism awards including 15 regional Emmy awards for best newscast at KGTV, according to the station.