The Norfolk, Va., ABC affiliate’s former sales manager is upped to the top spot following Brad Ramsey’ promotion to Gannett VP of sales.
Gannett Co.-owned ABC affiliate WVEC Norfolk, Va. (DMA 44), today promoted Kari Jacobs to be its new general manager.
Jacobs previously was director of sales at WVEC. She succeeds Brad Ramsey, who has been named vice president of sales for Gannett Broadcasting.
“Kari is a proven and respected performer who knows the Norfolk area well. She is the ideal person to lead the next generation of WVEC,” said Dave Lougee, president, Gannett Broadcasting.
In her three years as director of sales, Jacobs helped increase WVEC’s market share, digital revenue and new direct business. Jacobs has also served as local sales manager for Cox Media in Norfolk and previously as local sales manager at WVEC. Jacobs has also worked as account executive and general sales manager of Sinclair Communications’ FM radio station group in Norfolk.
She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.