Following a nationwide search, ABC15 (KNXV) in Phoenix has named Patrick Costello as news director beginning Jan. 7.
Costello comes to the Valley from Seattle, where he has served as the vice-president/station manager of KING-TV, KONG-TV and NorthWest Cable for the past four years. Under his leadership, KING has dominated the ratings in the Seattle television market, according to a news release from ABC15. In the past two years, KING received the Peabody Award, duPont Award for investigative journalism, and four national Edward R. Murrow awards. It was also named Station of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association and received several local Emmy Awards.
“Pat’s background in award-winning journalism, his experience helping lead some of the nation’s best news organizations and his passion for great storytelling make him a perfect fit to lead our newsroom into the future,” said Anita Helt, ABC15 general manager.