Kiernan named news director at WBBM-TV

Jeff Kiernan has been named the new news director at CBS-owned WBBM-TV (CBS 2), being charged of cleaning up the mess former news director Carol Fowler left.

Kiernam is a native of nearby Munster, Ind., and has been in charge of news operations for CBS O&Os stations in Minneapolis (WCCO-TV) and Boston (WBZ-TV.) While at WCCO, Kiernan kept WCCO competitve with NBC affiliate KARE-TV, often dueling for the number one spot. In Boston, Kiernan improved WBZ-TV’s news ratings, which had been lagging since its switch from NBC to CBS in 1995.