The new Meredith Local Media Group executive, Gary Brown, has more than two decades of experience as a broadcast and digital executive, including overseeing station news operations.
Meredith Corp. announced today that Gary Brown has been named vice president of news and marketing for the Meredith Local Media Group, effective March 19. He will report to Meredith Local Media Group Executive Vice President Patrick McCreery.
Brown has more than two decades of experience as a broadcast and digital executive. For the past five years, he has been VP of talent development for the Napoli Management Group, a news talent representation firm, where he represented more than 90 clients. Prior to that, Brown was VP of news for Newport Television, where he oversaw television stations in 22 markets.
“Gary is one of the most respected leaders in local television news and is known as a great innovator and strategist. Over his career he has led stations across the country to operations and ratings success,” said McCreery. “We are excited to have someone with Gary’s talent and experience rejoin the Meredith team.”
Brown began his television news career as an intern at age 16 in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. He quickly moved through the ranks holding news director positions at WTOV Steubenville, Ohio; WUPW Toledo, Ohio; WPRI-WNAC Providence, R.I.; Meredith’s WFSB Hartford, Conn.; and KGTV San Diego.