The fomer head of Meredith’s Kansas City, Mo., duopoly is tapped to run its CBS affiliate in Atlanta.
Meredith Corp. today named Kirk Black vice president-general manager of WGCL, its CBS affiliate in Atlanta (DMA 8). He will begin his new duties on Aug. 24. Black replaces Andy Alford, who has resigned.
Black joins WGCL after eight years running KCTV and KSMO, Meredith’s CBS and MNT duopoly in Kansas City, Mo.
Prior to that, he was the general manager of WNEM, Meredith’s CBS affiliate in Flint-Saginaw, Mich., for three years.
He has also been vice president-GM of WIBW Topeka, Kan., and has held various sales management positions in markets across the country during his 21-year broadcasting career.
Black will also continue to serve as a senior vice president of Meredith’s Local Media Group. His group-wide responsibilities include oversight of Meredith’s National Sales operations in Chicago and Los Angeles as well as oversight of Meredith’s eastern hub in Atlanta. The hub includes master control, traffic and business office functions for Meredith’s Atlanta, Hartford, Kansas City, Nashville, Saginaw and Springfield stations.
Black, 42, is a 1984 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in radio-television and film. He is a member of the CBS Affiliate Board.