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Rosenthal exits WNED/WBFO

Dave Rosenthal, who only six months ago was named the senior director of news and public affairs at WNED-TV and WBFO, has left the local public broadcasting television and radio stations.

According to a spokesperson for WNED and WBFO, Rosenthal’s position was eliminated as a result of some needed restructuring.

"We were looking to do some national opportunities and the funding fell through," said Donald K. Boswell, president and chief executive officer of local public broadcasting.

Rosenthal was named to the new position in March after veteran broadcaster Brian Meyer left after a three-year run. When he was named, Rosenthal was said to be responsible for the WBFO news department as well as news and public affairs content for WNED-TV and digital media projects.

Later, former WBEN-AM newsman Dave Debo was named news director of WBFO and was said to report to Rosenthal. Debo is now solely in charge of the radio station, the spokesperson said.

Before being hired, Rosenthal had been the managing editor for WBFO's "Great Lakes Today" Regional Journalism Collaboration.  Since its 2016 launch, "Great Lakes Today" produced more than 30 reports for national public radio programs.

Rosenthal is a former senior editor of investigations and enterprise for the Baltimore Sun.




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