Tim Tunison has been named news director at WBAL-TV, according to Dan Joerres, president and general manger of the Hearst-owned station.
Tunison, a graduate of Ithaca College, has been assistant news director since 2005.
He succeeds Michelle Butt, who left WBAL last week to become general manager at a Hearst station in North Carolina.
"Tim has done outstanding work for our station in various roles," Joerres, said. "His appreciation for localism, coupled with a commitment to investigative journalism, will enable us to continue to build upon WBAL-TV's position... in our viewing area."