Allan S. Horlick will become president and general manager of Gannett’s CBS affiliate WUSA Washington, replaceing Darryll Green, who becomes a VP of program development for Gannett’s Broadcast Division.
Allan S. Horlick will become president and general manager of Gannett’s CBS affiliate WUSA Washington, replaceing Darryll Green, who becomes a vice president of program development for Gannett’s Broadcast Division.
“Washington is an exciting, robust and very dynamic market right now, which is just perfect for Allan’s talents. The contacts and business relationships he developed during his years in the city will be of great value to WUSA,” said Roger Ogden, president and CEO of Gannett Broadcasting. “Add the challenges and opportunities of the Internet—Allan’s field for the past few years—and we are sure to make great strides at the station.”
Horlick left Washington in 1997 after 10 years at NBC’s WRC. While there, he led the team that took the station from third place to first in the ratings. While running WRC, he helped launch NBC Asia and CNBC Asia. He worked at WRC in sales from 1979 through 1985, ultimately becoming vice president of sales.
From 1997 to 1999, he was president of CNBC and NBC Europe. In 2000, he was recruited as the founding CEO of a convergent broadcast and Internet company. He has been a private consultant since 2002 working on Internet issues and new revenue and business development. Horlick was vice president and station manager of WMAQ Chicago and worked in various capacities in sales at TV stations in Chicago.
Of Green’s move, Ogden said: “Gannett Broadcast is fortunate to have on board a person with Darryll’s skills. Local program development is a top priority, and Darryll’s broad experience will be a significant asset.”
Green has been president and general manager of WUSA since 2003. Before that, he was president and general manager of WGRZ Buffalo, N.Y., a Gannett-owned NBC affiliate, since April 1999. Green was Gannett’s Manager of the Year for 2001.
Prior to joining WGRZ as vice president/broadcast in 1997, Green was vice president/general manager at Gannett’s WGCI-AM-FM Chicago. He also served as vice president/station manager and vice president, controller and operation director of WGCI-AM. He began his career with Gannett in 1983 as a senior auditor. Green was a senior accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Rochester, NY, before joining Gannett.