Staff Changes at WTOP

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Mike McMearty has replaced Laurie Cantillo as director of news and programming at WTOP. McMearty has been with the station for 23 years. Additonally, Mitchell Miller has been promoted to senior news director, overseeing the morning news. Miller joined the WTOP team in January 1995. , award-winning reporter and executive producer, has been promoted to news director covering in charge of afternoons. Marchese joined WTOP in July 2005. Jamie Forzato, previously a general assignment reporter for the news team and will now serve as weekend managing editor. Meera Pal has been named social and digital engagement director and previously serving as a web writer, reporter, and managing editor since joining WTOP in February 2011. Finally, Julia Ziegler has moved over from web and operations manager at sister station WFED-AM to serve as news director of For more news, traffic, and weather reports in Washington, follow WTOP on Twitter.

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