Hugo Balta has been named news director at WTTW, the PBS station in Chicago.
He starts the new role on Monday, February 3, 2020.
He’ll be in charge of leading, planning, reporting, producing, and editing news content and engagement across all platforms and will serve as executive producer of WTTW’s flagship news program Chicago Tonight.
He’ll report to President & CEO Sandra Cordova Micek.
Balta was most recently senior producer at MSNBC, overseeing editorial and production of live television shows, and was a member of the NBC/MSNBC Editorial Board. He left the position in December.
Balta has also held production and editorial leadership positions at ESPN, Telemundo, WCSB‐TV in New York and WTVJ‐TV in Miami.