Jake Milstein Named News Director of KIRO 7 Eyewitness News


SEATTLE – July 24, 2014 – KIRO 7 Eyewitness News announced the promotion of Jake Milstein to News Director for the station, effective immediately.  

“Jake has been a leader in growing our newscasts, digital platforms and our news brand over the past six years as KIRO’s Managing Editor. I’m very pleased that we were able to tap KIRO-TV’s internal talent for this critical position,” said KIRO 7 Eyewitness News VP and General Manager, Jay O’Connor. “Under Jake’s leadership, we will continue to deliver exceptional daily newscasts to our viewers and position KIRO 7 Eyewitness News as the No. 1 digital content distributor for Seattle.”

“On KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, we have a great team which does an outstanding job serving the people of Seattle,” said Milstein. “I’m thrilled to be in this new role leading such a talented group  of journalists, as we make KIRO 7 Eyewitness News the go to place for news on-air, on-line, and on social media.”

Milstein’s news career began as a producer at KNTV in San Jose, CA in 2000.  In 2006, he joined KCOY/KKFX in Santa Maria, CA as the Assistant News Director and then moved to WRC in Washington DC as a senior producer.  Milstein joined KIRO 7 Eyewitness News in 2008  as managing editor, and in 2012, was also named digital manager, overseeing all KIRO 7 Eyewitness News digital assets and social media.    

Milstein is a graduate of University of Southern California.   

KIRO 7 Eyewitness News is a Cox Media Group station and CBS affiliate serving Western Washington.

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