She joined Meredith’s Connecticut CBS affiliate as an intern in 1995 and rose to become news director in 2006. She succeeds Klarn DePalma.
Meredith Corp. today promoted Dana Neves to vice president and general manager of CBS affiliate WFSB Hartford, Conn. (DMA 32), effective immediately. She will report to Patrick McCreery, Meredith Local Media Group executive vice president.
Neves is a WFSB veteran. She began her career as an intern in 1995, and worked her way up as an assignment manager, managing editor and assistant news director. She was named news director in 2006.
“Dana is an outstanding leader. Her years of experience and dedication to both Channel 3 and Meredith have prepared her to lead this dominate number one television station,” said McCreery. “I look forward to Dana’s continued success and service to our viewers and advertisers in Hartford, New Haven and throughout Connecticut.”
Neves replaces Klarn DePalma, who was recently promoted to executive vice president of MNI Targeted Media Inc. in Stamford, Conn., Meredith’s targeted digital and print advertising business.
“Our business is ever-changing and I know the dedicated men and women who work here at Channel 3 are committed to changing with the times and maintaining WFSB’s level of excellence,” said Neves. “I’m excited to see what the future holds as we work hard to both inform and entertain the people of Connecticut, and continue to grow strong relationships with our clients.”
Neves earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Elon University in North Carolina.
A nationwide search to fill the news director position at WFSB is underway.