The KABC VP and News Director will become the ABC O&O’s President and GM, replacing Arnie Kleiner, who retired from the station at the end of January.
Cheryl Fair, ABC O&O KABC Los Angeles’ VP and news director, has been promoted to be the station’s President and GM, it was announced Wednesday.
“Widely respected in the industry and by all of her colleagues at KABC, Cheryl has been key to the continued success of ABC7,” Rebecca Campbell, president of the ABC Owned Television Stations group, said in a statement. “Her internal knowledge of Channel 7 and the L.A. market makes her the perfect choice to take the reins at KABC.”
Fair will replace Arnie Kleiner, who retired from the station at the end of January.
As news director, Fair supervised production of local news across all platforms, overseeing 53 hours of live newscast production weekly. Before joining KABC, she worked for 20 years at ABC-owned WPVI-TV Philadelphia, starting as a producer before moving up to managing editor and executive producer.