KTVU News Director Promoted to GM in Seattle

By: NATAS Staff

KTVU FOX 2 News Director Amber Eikel has been named senior vice president and general manager of the FOX-owned duopoly, KCPQ and KZJO in Seattle.

Eikel has been at the helm of FOX owned stations KTVU and KICU in Oakland since 2017. Her final day in the Bay Area office is Friday.

FOX Corporation said Wednesday she assumed her new role immediately, succeeding Sheila Oliver who left Seattle to be GM of FOX’s WFLD in Chicago.

Staffers inside KTVU said the announcement came as a surprise. No official announcement has been made about a replacement.

Before becoming news director, Eikel served as assistant news director. She previously was an executive producer at KIRO (CBS) in Seattle.


Amber Eikel, VP and news director at KTVU-KICU San Francisco, has been named senior VP and general manager of KCPQ-KZJO Seattle.