STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Veteran local and national news executive Bill Dallman has been named Vice President and News Director of KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV, the CBS-owned duopoly in Los Angeles, it was announced Monday by Steve Mauldin, President and General Manager of the stations.

Dallman, who throughout his nearly 30-year career in television has excelled at launching and growing news organizations, will join CBS 2 and KCAL 9 in early September and be responsible for overseeing a news department that produces more than 60 hours of local newscasts on a weekly basis.

Dallman is returning to local television news after having spent the past two years as Vice President of News at Fox Sports 1, based in Los Angeles, where he has been as a member of the management team that launched the national sports channel in August 2013.

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“Bill comes to us with a great reputation as a terrific leader of large newsrooms, a consensus builder who brings out the best in his colleagues and a seasoned journalist who shares our deep commitment to producing high-quality newscasts,” Mauldin said. “We are thrilled to welcome him back to the local news world, where he has enjoyed great success in a number of very competitive markets, and look forward to having him play a leading role in the continuing success of our stations.”

Prior to moving to Southern California two years ago, Dallman spent seven years as Vice President of News at KMSP-TV, the Fox-owned station in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and seven years as Vice President of News at KDVR-TV, the Fox-owned station in Denver, where he oversaw the creation of the station’s news department. Dallman began his career in news management as News Director at WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he helped lift the station from third to first place in the key adults 25-54 demographic.

Dallman’s background also includes five years as an executive producer in the news department at KXTV-TV in Sacramento and five years as a newscast producer at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He began his news career as a reporter and anchor at KAAL-TV in Austin, Minn., where he started the station’s Rochester, Minn. bureau.

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A Midwest native, Dallman grew up in the Twin Cities, where his father played football for the University of Minnesota. He earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Wisconsin. He and his wife, Angela, are the parents of two children.