The station made the announcement this morning. She replaces Chris Walker, who left after three months, citing family concerns. Gov. Pat McCrory's office made it official a few hours later. “Kim Genardo is a very talented professional who has a wealth of experience in media and covering state government,"McCrory said in a statement. "We are thrilled to have her as part of our team.”
Genardo, who starts her new job Wednesday, has been with the station for 15 years. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She will receive a $120,000 annual salary.
Media blogger Jim Romenesko is raising questions about the move, noting Genardo interviewed McCrory 10 days before the announcement.