DMA 13: SEATTLE

Sinclair Names Chad Conklin GM In Seattle

The station group moves him from GM of its Flint, Mich., properties to oversee its ABC-Univision duopoly in Washington state.

Sinclair Broadcast Group has appointed Chad Conklin general manager of its KOMO (ABC) and KUNS (Univision) duopoly in Seattle (DMA 13), as well as KOMO-AM-FM, KPLZ-FM and KVI-AM.

In making the announcement, Rob Weisbord, president of Sinclair’s local news and marketing services division, said: “We’re thrilled to be promoting Chad to general manager of our Seattle stations. He has a long history with Sinclair, starting as an account executive WSMH-TV in Flint and ascending to general manager thanks to his enthusiasm and ability to build strong teams.”

Conklin has spent the last 20 years with Sinclair, most recently serving for nine years as GM of WSMH Flint, Mich., where he also oversaw Sinclair’s provision of services to WEYI (NBC) and WBSF (CW) pursuant to service agreements.

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Prior to that, he was general sales manager of WSMH from 2008 to 2011. From 2005 until 2008, he was the station’s local sales manager and from 2004 to 2005, the national sales manager.

Conklin began his career at the station in 2000 as an account executive.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business with an emphasis in marketing from Mount Mercy College.

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