Chuck Maulden, highly-regarded one-time director of news operations at KSDK NewsChannel 5, has been named news director of CBS affiliate KOLR-TV in Springfield, Mo. The unflappable Maulden rose through the ranks of TV newsrooms as a skilled and tenacious video photographer who always got the best shot. He was promoted from Gannett’s KSDK in 2007 to serve as news director of the media conglomerate’s CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Ark., KTHV. An Arkansas native, Maulden took a break from news a couple of months ago to relax with family, but he was lured back into the biz with the KOLR offer in the beautiful Ozarks. Scores of St. Louis well-wishers are sending Chuck greetings via social media, including KSDK’s Art Holliday and former Channel 5 newshound turned lawyer Mike Owens, who staked out many a miscreant politician with Maulden handling the camera.