Dan Ackerman Named SVP At CBS Stations

The former sales director at  CBS O&O KPIX-KBCW San Francisco will now focus on business strategy and ad innovation for the entire group of 29 stations.

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Syndie Sitcom Shift: Tribune Out, CBS In

As Tribune is stepping out as a buyer of off-net sitcoms to develop its own programming, CBS is stepping in, looking for shows to slot on its growing portfolio of duopolies, many in the country’s top markets. As part of its new strategy, Tribune is currently developing shows for daytime and prime access.

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News Sharing: Fox Holds Firm, NBC Rethinks

Begun as a bottom line necessity for many stations back in 2009, the pooling of news coverage and helicopters is still growing, even though one of the original participants, the NBC stations, is getting out or reducing its involvement in several markets, including New York and Los Angeles. Other broadcasters remain bullish: “This is about enhancing our coverage; this is not about skimping,” says Scripps Television’s Lana Durban Scott.

CBS TVs Add ‘Mike & Molly,’ ‘2 Broke Girls’

The top-rated sitcoms to debut off-net in fall 2014 and 2015 on the CBS Television Stations and Weigel Stations in Chicago and Milwaukee. The series have been cleared in 35% of the country.

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Berlamino Tapped For CBS’s Duop NY Station

CBS Television Stations executive Betty Ellen Berlamino has been named VP and station manager following CBS’s purchase of the Long Island independent. The station will also add three hours of news each weekday beginning this summer and air all its programming in high def.

CBS Stations Names Head Of Health Solutions Sales

Carolé Dacey-Young has been named vice president, business development – health solutions, CBS Television Stations. Dacey-Young, who has been with CBS for 14 years and has most recently been director of health solutions, CBS Television Stations, since 2004, will continue to report to Amy Scanlan, the station group’s SVP of business development and strategic partnerships […]

CBS Stations Names Alan Clack Western Sales SVP

Veteran CBS television sales executive Alan S. Clack has been named senior vice president, Western Region Sales, for the CBS Television Stations group. Clack, who has been a member of the CBS sales team for 25 years and has been VP of sales at WCBS, the company’s New York flagship, since 2005, will report to […]

Goldberg Named Ops SVP, CBS TV Stations

Joel Goldberg, operations SVP at WCBS adds responsibility for the network’s 27 other O&Os across the country.

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CBS Buys WLNY, Doubles Up In New York

The purchase of the independent station on Long Island will give CBS a duopoly in the nation’s largest media market.

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CTD Clears ‘Jeff Probst’ Talker In 55% Of U.S.

Eight of the 10 NBC Owned Television Stations will carry the new daytime talk show in fall 2012, including WNBC New York, KNBC Los Angeles and WCAU Philadelphia. Also clearing the talker are stations in 16 of the top 20 markets.

Part II Of Gannett’s Med Series To Air Oct. 7-8

And in addition to all 22 Gannett stations, the second installment of the three-part The Cutting Edge series will also air on certain CBS and Hearst Television stations at different times throughout October.

CBS Stations Name Berlamino Sales Director

Betty Ellen Berlamino, former GM of WPIX New York, will work the CBS’s eight CW affiliates three independent stations and one MyNetworkTV affiliate as well as the group’s digital properties.

CBS O&Os Name Murphy Development VP

The sales manager of WCBS-AM New York, Cathy Murphy, is chosen to be VP of business development and strategic partnerships at CBS Television Stations.

CBS O&Os Name Business Development SVP

Former Lifetime executive Amy Scanlan will head new business initiatives at the 28-station group as well as developing cross-platform sales opportunities involving the stations and other CBS Local Media assets.

CBS Duops Clear Trifecta’s ‘Geek Meets Girl’

The new reality strip will pair mismatched people, a geek and a beauty, and send them on dates. Among the stations on board are eight CBS-owned stations as well as a half-dozen others.

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Mike Caputa Named WCCO News Director

Mike Caputa, acting news director, was given the top news slot permanently at the Minneapolis CBS O&O on Friday. He succeeds Scott Libin who left in October.

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CBS Picks Arminio To Head Sales In Detroit

The former general sales manager at KOLD Tucson becomes VP of sales at WWJ-WKBD.