Chuck Poduska To Retire As KCTV-KSMO GM
Chuck Poduska, vice president and general manager of Meredith Corp.’s KCTV (CBS)-KSMO (MNT) duopoly in Kansas City, Mo. (DMA 32), announced today that he will retire on March 31 after 38 years with the company.
Poduska’s career at Meredith spans management roles at individual stations and group roles overseeing strategies and finances for the company’s Local Media Group.
“It has been a great honor to work for Meredith throughout my career, and I am particularly proud to have led the outstanding KCTV and KSMO teams for the past two-and-a-half years,” said Poduska. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with so many talented and dedicated colleagues.”
“Chuck has been a remarkable leader for Meredith. He is respected throughout the organization and has achieved great success in every role he has undertaken,” said Patrick McCreery, president of Meredith’s Local Media Group. “We are appreciative of Chuck’s commitment and contributions to Meredith over the last 38 years. He will be missed.”
Prior to becoming VP-GM of KCTV-KSMO, Poduska spent four years as VP of finance for the Local Media Group and another year as group controller.
He also was business manager for KCTV-KSMO from 1998 to 2013, and business/operations manager for WOFL-WOGX Orlando, Fla., — which were owned by Meredith at that time — for eight years.
He began his Meredith career in various audit/financial analysis positions at its Des Moines, Iowa, headquarters.