The former GM of WNWO Toledo, Ohio, will take over the reins of Tribune’s Fox affiliate in the Pennsylvania state capital.
Tribune Broadcasting today announced the appointment of Chris Topf as Vice President & General Manager of it Fox affiliate WPMT Harrisburg, Pa. (DMA 43). He will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the station, including strategic planning and day-to-day operations. He will report to Kathy Clements, COO, Tribune Broadcasting.
Topf joins Tribune with 21 years of experience in the broadcast television industry, having most recently been GM of Toledo’s NBC affiliate, WNWO. Previously, Topf was VP of sales at Barrington Broadcasting in Illinois, overseeing 13 media markets.
Topf also held executive sales positions at New England Sports Network, where he managed the inventory of the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins; National Cable Communications, where he represented the sales interests of Comcast, Time Warner and Cox Media; and MMT where he led the ad sales efforts for the Post-Newsweek group of television stations.
He began his media career at Katz Media in New York, where he was a research analyst.
Topf graduated with a B.S. from Fordham University in New York City.