The group owner picks the VP-GM of Gray Television’s Charlottesville, Va., triopoly to run its ABC affiliate in Hampton-Norfolk, Va., succeeding Tod Smith.
Belo Corp. on Monday named Brad Ramsey president and general manager of its ABC affiliate WVEC Hampton-Norfolk, Va. (DMA 44) beginning Nov. 5. He succeeds Tod Smith, who Belo tapped in June to fill the same position at its New Orleans duopoly of WWL (CBS) and WUPL (MNT).
Since July 2008, Ramsey has been VP-GM of Gray Television’s WCAV (CBS), WVAW (ABC) and WAHU (Fox), all in Charlottesville, Va. Prior to that, he was VP-GM of WHSV Winchester, Va., from 2006 to 2008 and an account executive for WHSV Harrisonburg, Va. Ramsey began his career in 2000 as an anchor-reporter at WHSV.
Ramsey is the 2012-13 president-elect of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications studies and a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).