National Association of Broadcasters

Tim Tunison

Tim Tunison was named News Director of WBAL-TV in January 2015. Prior to that, he served as Assistant News Director at the station for 10 years.

Tim grew up in Annapolis and is 1992 graduate of Broadneck High School.

A 1996 graduate of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, Tim's first television job took him to KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas, where he worked as a producer and reporter.

Tim joined WBAL-TV in January 1998 as a part-time writer. He had been an intern at the station in college. Over the years, Tim worked his way up as a producer to Executive Producer before he was named Assistant News Director in August 2005. Tim was in charge of WBAL-TV's political and big-event coverage, including two Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl wins, The Preakness Stakes, the Baltimore Running Festival and the Star-Spangled Spectacular.

In August 2008, Tim traveled to New Orleans to assist with WDSU-TV's wall-to-wall coverage of Hurricane Gustav. Tim led a team of journalists out of New Orleans and into Baton Rouge where they set up a backup television newsroom to be used in the event Gustav forced WDSU-TV employees to evacuate New Orleans. That never happened, but Gustav struck Baton Rouge as a Category 1 hurricane.

In April 2013, Tim traveled to Boston to assist with WCVB-TV's coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Tim arrived in Boston less than 24 hours after the attack and assisted the WCVB-TV news team during the manhunt for the bombing suspects and the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tim is a two-time past-president of the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association. He currently serves as treasurer for the organization.

Tim resides in Timonium with his wife and two children. When he's not at the station, you'll find Tim gliding down local ski slopes, cheering on the O's at Camden Yards or coaching first base at his son's travel baseball games.

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