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Michelle Butt leaving WBAL to head North Carolina station

Michelle Butt is leaving WBAL-TV and radio station WBAL-AM as news director to become general manager of a North Carolina TV station.
Michelle Butt is leaving WBAL-TV and radio station WBAL-AM as news director to become general manager of a North Carolina TV station. (Photo courtesy of Hearst Broadcasting Inc.)

Michelle Butt, news director at WBAL-TV and radio station WBAL-AM, is leaving to be president and general manager at WXII-TV, an NBC affiliate in North Carolina.

Butt has run WBAL's TV newsroom since 2003. She took on the added duties on the radio side in 2013.

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WXII-TV broadcasts to the North Carolina communities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point.

The new job is effective immediately, according to Jordan Wertlieb, president of Hearst Television Inc., which owns WBAL and WXII.

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No successor has yet been named at WBAL, according to a spokesman for Hearst.

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