The long-time Gannett news and management executive will take over the group’s NBC-ABC duopoly in Jacksonville, Fla., succeeding Eric Land.
Gannett Co. today named Rob Mennie president and general manager of WTLV (NBC)-WJXX (ABC) in Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 48), and senior vice president of Gannett Broadcasting.
He succeeds Eric Land who resigned from the post on Tuesday, according to the Florida Times-Union.
“Rob has been a trusted and important resource for Gannett Broadcasting for nearly two decades,” said Dave Lougee, president, Gannett Broadcasting. “Under his leadership, our stations have consistently provided the communities we serve with unequaled, award-winning news and content. While Rob will continue to be a valuable member of the Broadcasting corporate team, his talent and experience make him the right person to lead WTLV-WJXX.”
Mennie has been part of the Gannett Broadcast leadership team since 1997. Most recently, he was SVP of news for Gannett Broadcasting. Prior to that, he was VP of news at WUSA Washington.
He joined WUSA as news director in 1995. Mennie came to Washington from WDTN Dayton, Ohio, where he also served as news director. Prior to WDTN-TV, he was assistant news director at Gannett-owned KPNX Phoenix from 1993 to 1994.
Mennie first joined Gannett 25 years ago as executive news producer for WXIA Atlanta.
Mennie began his television career at WCMH Columbus, Ohio, as a photographer and later served as executive producer. He also worked as special projects producer for WSYX Columbus.