TV reporter joining McCrory administration

Posted February 22, 2013

— Gov. Pat McCrory has hired Kim Genardo, a political reporter for WNCN-TV, as his new communications director.

Genardo replaces Chris Walker, who spent about two months on the job before announcing he would return home to Tennessee.

“Kim Genardo is a very talented professional who has a wealth of experience in media and covering state government," McCrory said in a statement. "We are thrilled to have her as part of our team.”

Genardo, a Chicago native, spent 14 years at NBC-17 and has also worked at WGHP-TV, the Fox affiliate based in High Point.

"She has made a mark in this community by making it her business to know the legislature inside and out," NBC-17 News Director Andrea Parquet-Taylor said in a story posted on the station's website

Genardo begins her new job on Feb. 27.


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  • klcmomof2 Feb 24, 4:29 p.m.

    She will still be in the minority. Most reports/newspeople are clearly liberal.

  • ratracehwy64 Feb 24, 2:23 p.m.

    good luck, hope you don't become unemployed.....your new fuhrer has gutted benefits for those less fortunate...heil Mccrory!!!
    Budgeting the burdens on the back of ordinary citizens, what a disgrace...I'll pray for you....

  • JoeF Feb 23, 9:35 p.m.

    Wish her well. Now WRAL can bring in an unbiased reporter. Genardo couldn't say "Democrats" without sneering.

  • maadkowz Feb 22, 8:06 p.m.

    "She will no longer have to strain herself half-heartedly applying a thin veneer of neutrality."

    It's not as if anyone in this market strains very hard to cover their bias, right or left.

  • goldenosprey Feb 22, 3:15 p.m.

    No surprise! Her republican bias was quite palpable during the newscasts. She will no longer have to strain herself half-heartedly applying a thin veneer of neutrality.