WBRE 28 & WYOU 22 Appoint Accomplished Journalist and News Executive to News Director

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WBRE 28 and WYOU 22 announced today that Paul Gourley has been named News Director of 28/22 News serving Wilkes-Barre / Scranton, PA (DMA 58). In his new role, Gourley will oversee the 28/22 News team of award-winning journalists and digital news platforms. Gourley will assume his new role immediately and report to Andrew Wyatt, Vice President and General Manager of WBRE-TV28.

“Paul Gourley is an excellent addition to the 28/22 newsroom. It is an honor to have someone with his talent and experience lead our award-winning news team. His passion for the community and ability to tell impactful stories is not only a tremendous addition to our newsroom but to all of Northeastern Pennsylvania.” says Andrew Wyatt, Vice President and General Manager of WBRE-TV.

Gourley is an Emmy-Award-winning producer who spent time as a police officer before starting his journalism career more than 20 years ago. He has worked in many newsrooms across the country including the legendary WAGA-TV/FOX 5 in Atlanta GA where he was an executive producer and most recently WJLA-TV/ABC 7 in the Washington D.C. Metro Area where he was the Assistant News Director.

Commenting on his new role, Paul Gourley said,  “I’m very excited to be joining the WBRE/WYOU family.  It is a privilege to lead a truly local team who has the “home field advantage”. This is a crucial time for journalists across the country and Eyewitness News is perfectly positioned to bring valuable life-saving information to the public, hold the powerful to account, be a voice for those who don’t feel like anyone is listening, and spotlight important issues to each neighborhood. Northeast Pennsylvania will be a focal point as we head into the 2024 presidential election, and will likely help decide who will lead this nation. 28/22 News will play a pivotal role in giving voters important information to make informed decisions. Journalism is a great business to be in and I’m eager to get started.”