The former GM of WLNE Providence, R.I. is now in charge of Smith’s WFFF-WVNY Burlington, Vt., and WKTV Utica, N.Y.
Smith Media LLC today has appointed Steve Doerr VP-group manager of its New York/New England region, with oversight of WFFF (FOX) and WVNY (ABC- CW) in Burlington, Vt. (DMA 95), and WKTV (NBC-CW) in Utica, N.Y. (DMA 172).
Doerr most recently was VP-GM of WLNE Providence, R.I. Previously, he was the president-GM of KXAS Dallas. He has also held the positions of senior VP news, programming and creative development and VP-chief quality officer for the NBC O&O station group.
Michael Granados, VP-CEO of Smith Media, said “Steve is an exceptional individual and a seasoned broadcast executive with diverse expertise in all key facets of television station management. We are confident Steve’s passion and experience in the television industry will take our Vermont- and N.Y.-based properties to new levels in the communities they serve.”
Doerr attended Ohio University.