The News Director manages the news department (including anchors, guests, etc.) and is responsible for scheduling news shows, coordinating reporters, innovating new news oriented programs, and seeing that the necessary tools are available to news staff. Responsibilities of the News Director include recruiting news talent, developing stories, maintaining knowledge of digital audio workstations and field recording, and overseeing the general quality and content of news heard on KSTO. Suggestions for news stories can be made to the News Director. The News Director works in tandem with the News Staff to innovate and deliver new feature programs.
Your News director for the 2013-2014 academic year is Rob Ayers (’14).
Rob Ayers is a Political Science major with a concentration in Media Studies and director of KSTO’s News Department. He likes poetry, movies, comedy, current events, informed discussion, sharp ties, and sharper writing. Rob’s personal role models are his parents and JAY-Z. His productivity is a result of his heavy consumption of black coffee and his love of justice.
Rob directs KSTO News broadcasting daily from 4-5pm CST.