The long-time broadcaster returns to the Iowa NBC affiliate where he got his start.
Jim McKernan has been appointed VP-GM of Quincy Newspapers Inc.’ NBC affiliate KWWL Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Dubuque, Iowa (DMA 89), assuming the position on Feb. 27.
McKernan brings more than 25 years of management experience to the station, having presided over both radio and television stations in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest states.
A Dubuque, Iowa, native, McKernan’s first job in television came at KWWL, where he was an account executive.
“I’m delighted to join the terrific staff of broadcasters of KWWL and Quincy.” said McKernan. “KWWL has a rich tradition of serving the communities of Eastern Iowa by delivering the facts of important news stories with an objectivity and balance befitting a top-notch news organization. As a native of Northeast Iowa, I am pleased to be coming home.”