Rick McLaughlin Named WAPT News Director

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    Stint starts in March

    Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate WAPT Jackson, Miss. (DMA 92), on Wednesday named Rick McLaughlin news director, effective March 4. He succeeds Yve Jones who left in December after not quite two years in the position.

    McLaughlin, a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, began his career as a morning news producer in Cincinnati, then rose to lead newsrooms in Milwaukee, Saint Louis and Boston as an executive producer.

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