Leon Liebl is KSN’s new sports director

WICHITA — KSN, Channel 3’s new sports director is a familiar face to viewers.

Leon Liebl, who worked for the station from 1989 to 2003 and has recently been freelance reporting there, will start full time on Dec. 12.

“It’s a great thing for us to get him back into town,” says news director Jason Kravarik.

Liebl has been commuting from Kansas City, where he previously worked for another station.

Jamison Coyle had been doing sports for KSN, though he didn’t have the sports director title, until late October. He returned to the Boston area where he’s from.

“It was one of those hometown dream opportunities for him,” Kravarik says.

KSN’s previous sports director was Jim Kobbe, who left in March to take a job with Spirit AeroSystems.

Around 2002, KSN had a decreased emphasis on sports, but that changed through the years and won’t be reverting anytime soon. Kravarik says he didn’t consider not naming a sports director.

“No, never.”