DMA 23: ST. LOUIS

JD Sosnoff Promoted To KMOV VP-GM

The St. Louis CBS affiliate’s sales director is tapped by Meredith to succeed Mike Murphy who announced his retirement after a 30-year broadcasting career.

Meredith Corp. today promoted James (JD) Sosnoff to vice president and general manager of its CBS affiliate KMOV St. Louis (DMA 23), effective July 1. Sosnoff is currently KMOV’s director of sales.

He will succeed Mike Murphy, who will retire at the end of June. Murphy has been VP and General Manager of KMOV since 2015.

“Mike has been an outstanding leader for KMOV and has built a terrific team in St. Louis,” said Meredith Local Media Group President Patrick McCreery. “We will miss his leadership, sense of humor, and his huge heart. Mike’s career has embodied localism through the building of more than two dozen homes with Habitat for Humanity and the thousands of dollars raised for the Red Cross to help disaster victims in St. Louis.”

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“I started my career with Meredith as an Account Executive at WSMV in Nashville and I’ve come full circle,” said Murphy. “I am so proud of this team and am excited to see JD move into the VP and general manager position.  I know KMOV and my colleagues are in very capable hands.”

Sosnoff started his career at KMOV as a local sales manager. He was promoted to director of sales in 2014. Prior to joining KMOV, he was an account executive and local sales manager at KPLR St. Louis; national sales account executive at National Cable Communications; local sales manager at Charter Communications; and national sales manager at KMOX-AM St Louis.

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“It’s great to be filling another senior leadership position in our Local Media Group from within the ranks,” said McCreery. “JD has been part of the KMOV family for nearly a decade and has led the station to record-setting revenue shares in local, national, and political advertising in the last four years. JD has proven himself to be a trusted leader and I’m confident he will continue the strong momentum present at KMOV.”

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Sosnoff earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He is a member of the St. Louis Sports Commission and a board member of the Stevens Institute of Business & Arts.


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