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Kristina Hammerschmidt named KYW Newsradio news director

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Entercom announced that Kristina Hammerschmidt has been appointed News Director of KYW Newsradio (KYW-AM). In this new role, she will oversee the 24-hour multiplatform newsroom at Philadelphia’s iconic all-news station.


“Kristina is a talented and dynamic leader with expertise that will take the KYW Newsradio team to the next level,” said David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Philadelphia. “Her strong track record producing live newscasts will help us deliver on our mission of telling compelling stories and setting the agenda for news coverage in the Delaware Valley.”

“I am excited to lead such a talented and dedicated team of journalists,” said Hammerschmidt. “KYW Newsradio has a rich history and plays an important role in the lives of nearly a million listeners in the Delaware Valley each week. I look forward to helping KYW continue to serve our community with the news, weather, sports and traffic information they depend on.”

A Philadelphia native, Hammerschmidt joined Entercom in 2017 as an editor and writer for KYW Newsradio. She previously served as a producer and writer for KYW-TV in Philadelphia, WFMZ-TV in Allentown, PA and WBOC-TV in Salisbury, MD. Hammerschmidt holds a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University.