Last I looked, Steve Mauldin's still listed on the KTVT-Channel 11 Web site as president and general manager of that station -- and its KTXA-Channel 21 sibling too. But not according to Variety: Says the Hollywood trade in a just-posted piece, Maudlin's off to Los Angeles to take over KCBS and KCAL, a move prompted by none other than newly installed CBS Television Stations head honcho Peter Dunn.
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Why the move out west? Says Dunn, it has something to do with KTVT's recently besting Charlie Brown Christmas-hating WFAA in the November ratings book: "Steve is one of our most experienced executives running major market duopolies, having done so in both Dallas and Miami to great effect -- both in terms of driving sales growth and leading his stations to first place in late news." Mauldin's been at KTVT since 2003.