In the wake of the Journal merger, the company promotes Debbie Turner, Ed Fernandez and Steve Wasserman and names their successor GMs in Nashville, Detroit and West Palm Beach. The new GMs are Lyn Plantinga (WTVF), Mike Murri (WXYZ-WMYD) and Lloyd Bucher (WPTV).
WTVF GM Debbie Turner will oversee TV, while Steve Wexler takes on radio, with both reporting to Andre Fernandez. KNTV GM Jim Prather will assume group-wide strategic responsibilities for a number of strategic television efforts including retransmission consent agreement negotiations, network relations, original programming initiatives and TV Everywhere.
Debbie Turner, president-GM of the company’s CBS affiliate WTVF Nashville, gets her VP stripe at the company’s annual meeting.