Dave becomes the news director at News Radio. As his first task from his boss, he must fire the old news director.
After a dinner together, Lisa and Dave fall in love but must hide their feelings at work.
Bill is upset when smoking is banned at work, so Dave tries to help him get over his addiction. Lisa fears she and Dave where spotted at a movie by Joe.
Dave tries to make headlines by having WNYX be the first at the scene of a subway accident, unaware that it's next to impossible for a reporter to make it past the transit authority's barricades for a first-hand account. The situation at the office becomes even more hectic when Dave gives Matthew a new desk, making his coworkers jealous.
Jimmy puts Dave in charge of handing out the bonuses. Meanwhile, the WNYX director must also appease Bill, whose desk becomes a dumping ground for half-eaten food.
Bill and Beth go on a lunch date but Lisa feels that Bill may try to use her. But to Lisa's dismay Beth ends up french kissing Bill. Dave begins to research the stations financial problems.
Dave's old girlfriend comes back and belives that she and Dave are still dating.