Barbara Maushard was named vice president of News at Hearst Television in 2008. She currently leads the team that supervises the group's news management. Maushard has worked at four Hearst stations since 1997, serving as news director at three of them: KHBS-TV/KHOG-TV (Fort Smith/Fayetteville), WISN-TV (Milwaukee) and WESH-TV (Orlando). Under her news stewardship, WISN launched seven and a half hours of local news programming and was honored with both a George Foster Peabody Award and a National Edward R. Murrow, among other awards. Maushard joined the company at KMBC-TV in Kansas City. There she was part of a team that won a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) award. She began her career at WHOI-TV in her hometown of Peoria, Ill., later working at WCMH-TV Columbus and WMAR-TV Baltimore. She has served as vice-chair of the ABC News Directors Advisory Board and is a member of the Radio-Television News Directors Association and the Online News Association. Maushard graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Bradley University in Peoria.
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