Bud Brown, the former GM of WWL New Orleans, will run the group’s two ABC and one CW affiliates KTXS, KTES and KTXE.
Albert “Bud” Brown today was named vice president and general manager of Bonten Media Group’s KTXS (ABC), KTES-LP (CW) in Abilene, Texas (DMA 164), and KTXE (ABC) San Angelo, Texas (DMA 197), as well as related subchannels and new media initiatives. The appointment is effective Aug. 13. He succeeds interim GM Josephine Brinkley who took over after Kyle Krebs left in May.
Prior to this appointment, Brown was president-GM of WWL New Orleans, capping a long and successful career at Belo Corp. that included president-GM positions in Spokane, Wash., and Tulsa, Okla.
“Bud Brown will provide outstanding leadership for our Abilene and San Angelo, Texas operations,” said Randy Bongarten, chairman-CEO of Bonten Media Group. “His background not only in general management but also marketing makes Bud an excellent fit for our company.”