Meredith Broadcasting president elected to a two-year term.
Paul Karpowicz, president of Meredith Broadcasting, has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Television Bureau of Advertising’s board of directors, it was announced today by TVB. He succeeds Alan Frank, president and CEO of Post-Newsweek Stations, who remains on the board and its executive committee.
“We are very pleased to have Paul as our new chairman,” said Chris Rohrs, TVB president. “He brings to the table his 30 years of experience in the broadcasting business—we expect he will be a significant force in guiding TVB through one of the most transformative times in the industry’s history.”
Karpowicz, as president of the Meredith Broadcasting Group, is responsible for the direction of Meredith’s 14 television stations—including six in top 30 markets—that reach 10% of America’s television households. The broadcasting group accounts for over 25% of all Meredith Corp. revenues. Karpowicz was appointed to this position in February 2005.
Prior to Meredith, he spent more than 20 years at LIN; his last position there was vice president-television. During his tenure at LIN, he presided over significant growth in its broadcasting business. Between 1994 and 2004, LIN’s station group nearly doubled in size, from 12 to 23. He also was general manager of WLNE Providence, R.I., from 1986 to 1989 and of WISH Indianapolis from 1989 to 1994.