DMA 13: SEATTLE

Pat Nevin Named VP-GM Of KIRO Seattle

Cox Media Group chooses the veteran broadcast executive and GM of KOIN-KRCW in Portland, Ore., to succeed the retiring Greg Bilte atop its CBS affiliate in Seattle.

Cox Media Group today appointed Pat Nevin to succeed Greg Bilte as the vice president and general manager of KIRO Seattle (DMA 13), its CBS affiliate, at the end of June.

The announcement comes on the heels of Bilte’s retirement, which was announced earlier this week. Nevin brings with him 30 years of experience in local broadcasting. He began his career at KHQ-TV in Spokane, Wash., then crossed the state to KSTW Seattle before beginning a successful 14-year career at Fox Broadcasting. Most recently, Nevin was VP-GM of KOIN-KRCW Portland, Ore.

Currently Nevin is the 2020 Board Chair of Oregon Association of Broadcasters, serves on the WSU Edward R. Murrow College of Communications Advisory Board, and SOLVE Oregon Founders Circle. His past memberships include ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications Board Member, JDRF Desert SW Chapter Board Member, and San Diego Humane Society Board of Trustees.

“We are thrilled to welcome Pat back to his home state of Washington as part of the KIRO-TV team in Seattle,” said Paul Curran, CMG’s executive vice president, TV. “At every stop in his broadcast career, Pat has built winning teams with a keen focus on the community and customers. His authentic leadership style will serve our KIRO employees well as we help navigate our viewers in Seattle out of this crisis. Seattle is one of the world’s most innovative markets and Pat’s track record of success in unique content distribution matches the spirit of the Emerald City perfectly.”

“I am proud to be joining the CMG family and to work side by side with the dedicated and talented team at KIRO 7,”said Nevin. “KIRO-TV has a long history of compelling, engaging, award winning local journalism and best-in-class community service.”

Nevin graduated from Washington State University.

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