Patrick Costello

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.

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badgeaz

Hire this clown but let dahlquist go after he takes a leave of absence cause his father passed away nice move abc 15

Tigere

"...his passion for great storytelling make him a perfect fit to lead our newsroom into the future ...."

No news room in AZ. has excelled ABC ability to "tell a story ... " what would be nice though would be a trend toward reporting events w/o the story telling ...

And Irons 1 - Abbot is already there - this will just about round out the ABC Vaudeville Song and Dance Jingo News Troupe Desert Romp 2013 edition!!

Irons1

When does Abbott get here? Sorry, couldn't resist it.

DataMan

So all the clown colleges ran out of grads, and ABC15 had to lower their standards yet again! Is this guy related to the reporter that got FIRED for acting as Arpaio's spokes- monkey?

The guy CLEARLY has ZERO background in AZ or Phx... Does he wear an orange wing and floppy shoes? Or will he change the official ABC15 uniform?

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