Ron Bartholomew Named GM Of WNDU South Bend

Gray Television moves the sales executive from its WMC Memphis to oversee operations of its Indiana NBC affiliate.

Todd Mokhtari Is Now KNBC-KVEA L.A. GM

NBCUniversal moves him from its NBC-Telemundo duopoly in San Diego to become the first GM to oversee both of its Los Angeles stations.

Chastity Scott Named GM Of WFXG Augusta

She moves from WVUE New Orleans to succeed Denise Vickers as head of Lockwood Broadcast Group’s Georgia Fox affiliate.

John O’Brien Named GM Of WAVE Louisville

Gray Television moves him from WNDU South Bend, Ind., to succeed Ronna Corrente as head of its Kentucky NBC affiliate.

Andrés Chaparro Named GM Of WSFL Miami

Scripps is moving him from its Waco, Texas, duo to oversee its CW affiliate in South Florida.

Greg Conner Named WGXA Macon VP-GM

The appointment by Sinclair is in addition to his duties overseeing its Fox affiliates in Columbia, S.C., and Albany, Ga.

Both GMs At NBC-Owned Stations in L.A. On Way Out

Word is that not one, but two general managers are now out of a job in Los Angeles. Leaving soon will be Steve Carlston, who joined KNBC back in September of 2011, as well as Celia Chavez, who joined KVEA (Telemundo) as GM in 2012.

Hilary Walker Named GM Of WGFL-WNBW And WTGS

Sinclair Broadcast Group moves her up from local sales manager at the Gainesville, Fla., duo to lead them as well as its Fox affiliate in Savannah, Ga.

Sinclair Taps Cory Culleton To Lead Mobile, Pensacola Duos

The Sinclair management veteran will run WEAR and WFGX in Pensacola, Fla., and also oversee WPMI-WJTC in Mobile, Ala.

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Kathy Hostetter Named GM Of WJZ Baltimore

She joins the CBS O&O from the company’s KDKA-WPCW Pittsburgh where she’s been news director for the last three-and-a-half years.

Mark Manders New GM Of WGRZ Buffalo

Tegna promotes him from director of sales to succeed the retiring Jim Toellner as head of the NBC affiliate.

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Scott Warren Named GM Of CBS Duopoly In San Francisco

The former senior director of news and content at Spectrum News 1 in Los Angeles will oversee KPIX and KBCW beginning March 28.

Sinclair Taps Rebecka Butcher As Flint GM

The media sales veteran will oversee Fox affiliate WSMH as well as  WEYI (NBC) and WBSF (CW) for which Sinclair provides services.

Kelly Frank Named GM Of KYW-WPSG Philadelphia

The former director of content at WTSP Tampa is tapped to lead CBS News and Stations’ CBS-CW duopoly.

Rob Boenau Named KOLD Tucson GM

Gray Television promotes the marketing director of it Cleveland stations to oversee its CBS affiliate in Tucson, Ariz.

Tegna Names Humberto Hormaza WTIC-WCCT GM

The former WTIC-WCCT Orlando general manager is tapped to lead Tegna’s Fox-CW duopoly in Hartford, Conn.

James Loftus Named GM Of KAPP-KVEW Yakima

Morgan Murphy Media hires the former KOLD sales director to oversee the ABC affiliate and its satellite in Washington state.

Gray To Boost Original Content On WPCH Atlanta

Univision Names Ivan Shammas To Run Stations In Atlanta, Raleigh

Shammas was part of the original team that re-launched WUVG Atlanta for Univision in 2002. It was the market’s first Spanish-language stations. Most recently he was GM of WKTB, the Telemundo affiliate in Atlanta.

Audra Swain Leaves WJZ Baltimore GM Post

Audra Swain has departed WJZ Baltimore, where she was VP and general manager. Adrienne Roark, CBS Stations president, will run the station as the search for a successor is underway.

Kevin Walsh, KPIX-KBCW San Francisco GM, To Retire

Kevin Walsh, president and general manager of KPIX-KBCW San Francisco, has announced his retirement from the CBS-owned stations. His last day is Feb. 26. He spent almost 17 years in the CBS group.

Deborah Collura Named KOVR-KMAX Sacramento GM

She joins from GM of WGCL Atlanta to succeed Justin Draper in leading the CBS News and Stations CBS-CW duopoly in California’s capital.

KVIA El Paso GM Kevin Lovell To Retire

The Texas television veteran will step down from the News-Press & Gazette ABC affiliate at the end of May and will be succeeded by current news director Brenda De Anda-Swann.

Darren Moore Named VP-GM Of Cox Ohio

The 26-year Cox Media Group veteran will oversee TV, radio and digital operations in Dayton.

Nexstar Names GMs In Peoria And Columbus, Ga.

The station group promotes Shaun Newell at WMBD Peoria, Ill., and Joe McGuire at WRBL Columbus, Ga. Both are CBS affiliates.

Tegna Names Rebecca Cantu KIII Corpus Christi GM

The station group promotes her from business development manager at its KHOU Houston to succeed the retiring Bruce Cummings.

Stephanie Hedrick Named KTTC Rochester, MN, GM

She succeeds Bryce Caldwell, who assumed the GM position at WHNS (Fox) in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C. (DMA 38), upon Gray’s acquisition of Meredith Corp. last month.

Cynthia DeLuca New GM Of WGAL Lancaster

The 28-year Hearst veteran is chosen to lead the NBC affiliate in central Pennsylvania, advancing from general sales manager to succeed Justin Antoniotti, who has moved to Hearst’s Kansas City duopoly.

Justin Antoniotti Named GM Of KMBC-KCWE Kansas City

The veteran executive with a successful record of managing Hearst duopolies is appointed to lead the company’s Missouri ABC-CW duopoly.

Gray Names Michael Hornfeck KOLD Tucson GM

He succeeds Eric Duncan as head of the CBS affiliate, after Duncan was moved to Gray’s WALA Mobile, Ala., to be GM.

Jon Hitchcock Named GM Of WNYT-WNYA Albany

He moves from Tegna WTIC-WCCT Hartford, Conn., to take over leadership of Hubbard’s NBC and MNT outlets in New York’s capital.

Peter Keith Promoted To WAPT Jackson GM

He will be succeeded as general sales manager at the Hearst ABC affiliate in Mississippi by Ayanna Carver.

David Hart Named VP-GM Of WSAV Savannah

Nexstar Media Group promotes the experienced company veteran to lead its NBC-CW affiliate in Georgia.

Sarah Smith To Retire As KMBC-KCWE Kansas City GM

The veteran executive and leader caps a TV career that includes 15 years at Hearst Television.

Chris Cook New GM Of KLFY Lafayette

The broadcasting executive with 20+ years of in-market experience will lead the Nexstar CBS affiliate in Louisiana.

Gray Names Jennifer Rieffer To Lead WXIX

She will take over leadership of the Cincinnati Fox affiliate from Debbie Bush, who moves to head the company’s Phoenix duopoly once the Meredith acquisition closes, expected on Dec. 1.

Gray Names 6 More New General Managers

The appointments of Matt Moran, Pete Veto, Jim McKernan, David Hughes, Peter Russell and Laura Serbon were chosen to replace personnel promoted earlier to head some of the stations Gray is getting in its Meredith purchase.

Gray Announces New GMs For 6 Meredith Markets

It’s moving Erik Schrader, Debbie Bush, Jasmine Hatcher Hardin, Andrew Stewart, Bryce Caldwell and Eric Duncan to oversee some of the stations it’s acquiring from Meredith.