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New vice president, station manager named at CBS 11 and TXA 21

Andrea Parquet-Taylor has been promoted to vice president and station manager at KTVT-TV (CBS 11) and KTXA-TV (TXA 21), the CBS-owned stations in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The announcement was made July 9 by Peter Dunn, president, CBS Television Stations, and Gary Schneider, president and general manager, CBS 11 and TXA 21.

She assumes this new role after spending most of the past 18 years as a local news executive. Prior to joining CBS 11 and TXA 21 as vice president and news director in February 2017, Parquet-Taylor served as the news director at WNCN-TV, the CBS affiliate in Raleigh-Durham; WXYZ-TV in Detroit; WRAL-TV and WRAZ-TV in Raleigh-Durham and WMAR-TV in Baltimore.

Parquet-Taylor’s successor as news director at CBS 11 and TXA 21 will be announced at a later date.

“Since joining our CBS Television Stations family, it has become clear to us that Andrea is well-suited to make the transition from being a news director to becoming a station manager who helps lead an entire local broadcast-digital organization,” Dunn said. “We look forward to seeing her make the most of this opportunity to take on a bigger role at CBS 11, TXA 21 and the stations’ digital platforms.”

“Andrea has impressed us from Day One,” Schneider said. “As our news director, her poise, leadership and decision-making skills have been outstanding. It is clear that she has a lot more to offer as a leader, beyond the newsroom, and I am excited to see her take on this much bigger role at our stations.”

“I am grateful to Peter and Gary for their faith in me and providing this amazing opportunity to learn and grow,” Parquet-Taylor said. “I will miss being with my friends and colleagues in the newsroom on a full-time basis, but I am really happy to continue to be under the same roof with them while venturing into new areas.”

Parquet-Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in communications arts and sciences from Michigan State University.

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