The local TV veteran with more than 35 years of experience is tapped to succeed Andy Alford as leader of WFLA (NBC) and WTTA (MNT) effective immediately.
Nexstar Media Group today named Skip Valet vice president and general manager of its WFLA (NBC) and WTTA (MNT) and associated digital services in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, Fla. (DMA 13).
He replaces Andy Alford who was promoted in August 2017 to senior vice president and regional manager, responsible for overseeing Nexstar’s broadcast and digital operations in its Southeastern regional markets. Valet assumes his new role immediately and will report to Alford.
Valet brings morel than 35 years of broadcast experience to his new role with expertise in local news programming, content development, station management, new business development and strategic planning across multiple media platforms. Most recently, he was VP-GM of WTKR-WGNT Norfolk, Va.
From 2009 to 2015, Valet was VP-GM of WKMG Orlando, Fla. Prior to that, he was VP-news director of KPRC Houston from 2006 to 2009.
Earlier in his career, he served in various news-related positions at WJXT Jacksonville, Fla., before being promoted to the station’s news director in 2001. Under Valet’s leadership, his news team won a Peabody Award and three National Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Valet earned his B.A. in literature and communications from the University of North Florida.