Brian Banmiller, who was a business reporter at KTVU Channel 2 for 16 years, was named today (July 11) the “contributing business editor” of the Santa Barbara News Press — the paper where six top editors and a columnst resigned last week in a dispute with billionaire owner Wendy McCaw. The editors included Jerry Roberts, who was at the San Francisco Chronicle for 25 years before taking over the editorship of the Santa Barbara paper in 2000. McCaw’s publisher, Travis Armstrong, also announced the promotions of three newsroom staffers to senior editor positions. Banmiller was at Channel 2 for 16 years, up until last year. His bio remains on the station’s Web site. He also hosted a syndicated TV show in the 1990s and did reports for CBS Radio. Here’s a link to his personal Web site.

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