GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Julie Moravchik will make a return to the newsroom — in Grand Forks.
The longtime local journalist has been hired as news director at WDAZ-TV, an ABC affiliate, and starts at the end of May. Moravchik has been an account executive — in addition to other duties — at Duluth-Superior magazine since December 2011.
“It was good for me to work at the magazine and try another job and get another perspective,” she said. “Then you realize how much you miss it. When big news happens, that’s when you really, really realize what you’re supposed to be doing. You’re used to being on the front lines … part of it.”
Moravchik was hired at Fox 21 in 2006. Before Fox, she was the general manager and news director at WAST-TV, a low-power UPN station in Ashland. She was a reporter at WDIO-TV for 10 years.
The Ino, Wis., native has had other opportunities in TV journalism, but said WDAZ-TV has the hometown, local feel that she loves.
“I feel really comfortable there,” she said. “I’ve been looking for the right fit.”
One of Moravchik’s jobs at Duluth-Superior has been maintaining “24 Hour Woman: A Working Mom’s Blog,” hosted on the magazine’s website. Moravchik said she intends to continue the blog after she leaves the magazine.
WDAZ-TV is owned by Forum Communications Co. Forum Communications is a multimedia information company based in Fargo, and owns dozens of newspapers, websites and television and radio stations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.