Debbie Carpenter, the former VP-GM returns to WFLD-WPWR as VP and general sales manager.
Debbie Carpenter will return to Fox-owned WFLD (Fox) and WPWR (MNT) in Chicago as vice president and general sales manager. Effective immediately, Carpenter will be responsible for overseeing all sales initiatives for the stations, reporting to Mike Renda, the stations’ VP-GM.
In making the announcement, Renda stated: “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Debbie and we are thrilled to be bringing her back home to Chicago. Her deep understanding of the market, combined with her proven record and entrepreneurial spirit, made her the ideal choice to lead our sales team.”
Previously, Carpenter was vice president and general manager of the Fox-owned Chicago duopoly from 2004 to 2006. Prior to this she spent three years as senior vice president of Fox Station Sales. Before that she spent a year as vice president and general manager of WTTG, the Fox O&O in Washington.
Carpenter also served as vice president and general sales manager of WFLD Chicago from 1994 to 2000. Earlier in her career she spent 10 years with WGN Chicago, where she held a number of sales positions of increasing responsibility.