She has led the CBS O&O in Chicago since October 2012. Her last day will be March 23 and a successor has not yet been named.
Marty Wilke on Monday announced her plan to retire as president and general manager of WBBM Chicago (DMA 3), effective March 23. Wilke has overseen the CBS-owned station since October 2012.
“My six years as a member of the CBS 2 family have been a very special time, filled with terrific experiences and great colleagues. I want to thank Peter Dunn and everyone at CBS for the support they have given me. CBS is a first-class company and I am forever grateful for having the opportunity to run my hometown CBS station.
“While I will be leaving the office in two weeks, I plan to stay in Chicago. I look forward to continuing to be a big fan of the station and cheering for all my friends and colleagues who make CBS 2 such a special place.
“I am excited to make a transition that will allow me to spend more time supporting organizations that are near and dear to me, most notably the Alzheimer’s Association, American Red Cross and my alma mater, DePaul University.”
“It has been a pleasure to have Marty on our team,” said Peter Dunn, president, CBS Television Stations. “We respect her decision to follow her heart and spend more time pursuing her other passions. The people of Chicago are fortunate to have her and I have no doubt that she will continue to make a difference in the community.”