WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) News Director Taz Painter is leaving the TEGNA-owned station to join WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tenn. WBIR made the announcement in a news release last week.
Painter has been with WZZM since April of 2014 and is returning to the Knoxville station, where he was managing editor from 2007 to 2014.
Before working at WBIR, Painter worked as an executive producer for KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico; as a producer for WYFF-TV in Greenville, South Carolina; and as an anchor and reporter for WHKP-AM in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
WZZM is currently accepting applications for the News Director position. See the posting on the MAB Job Bank here.