WICU-TV (12) morning news anchor Julie Eisenman has been named the station’s news director, according to the Erie Times-News.

The 32-year-old native of tiny Marble, Pa., north of Clarion, becomes the first woman to serve as news director at the NBC affiliate.

A graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Eisenman joined WICU seven years ago. She previously worked at Pittsburgh’s WPXI-TV (11) as an assignment editor.

Former WICU News Director Phil Hayes stays with the station as a consultant, the Times-News says.