Lori Waldon (MSJ83)

Lori Waldon is President and General Manager of KOAT TV, ABC affiliate in Albuquerque-Santa Fe, New Mexico. In her role as President and General Manager she oversees an award-winning station with a strong reputation for journalistic excellence and outstanding community service.

Lori was promoted to her current position after serving as Regional Director of News for Hearst. She was also news director of KCRA/KQCA in Sacramento, California, where she led a nationally-recognized news operation. Under Lori’s leadership, the channel earned two prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence and Breaking News; six consecutive regional Murrows for Overall News Excellence; three consecutive Emmy Awards for News Excellence; and Emmys for Breaking News and Best Newscast.

Before joining KCRA, Lori was the news director at WISN 12 News in Milwaukee. Lori joined WISN-TV from Sacramento duopoly CBS 13/CW31, where she served as assistant news director.  She previously spent 13 years in news management roles at KPIX-TV in San Francisco, serving as managing editor, executive producer and news producer.  Prior to KPIX-TV, Lori worked as a news reporter at stations in Charlotte, North Carolina; Mobile, Alabama; and Peoria, Illinois.