WPTV-WFLX promote Nicole Hogensen to news director

WPTV NewsChannel 5 and WFLX Fox 29 announce Nicole Hogensen as news director for both stations, effective immediately. Hogensen first arrived in the market in 2010 as NewsChannel 5’s managing editor. Last year she stepped in to the assistant news director position for both stations.

“She has a tremendous work ethic and a laser focus on growing our audiences on all platforms,” said Lloyd Bucher, vice president and general manager of WPTV. “We are very fortunate to have someone with Nicole’s news judgement and leadership abilities here in our newsroom that we can develop and promote to this new challenge.”

Prior to WPTV, she was the managing editor at WTVR in Richmond, Virginia. She also gained additional experience as assignment editor at WBNS in Columbus, Ohio, as reporter at WJET in Erie, Pennsylvania, and as assignment editor and newsroom manager at WKYC/WVPX in Cleveland.

Hogensen and her husband have one son and another baby on the way.

The E.W. Scripps Company, parent company to WPTV NewsChannel 5, has a shared services agreement with Raycom Media, Inc. to run the news operations at WFLX Fox 29.