The sales director of Scripps’ KMGH Denver is chosen to succeed the retiring Bob Hermes at the helm of the group’s CBS affiliate in Missoula, Mont.
Scripps moves her from station manager to oversee its Boise, Idaho, ABC affiliate starting next year.
Anna Engelhart, John Huff and Josh Morgan move into the top management slots at WKOW, KWWL and WREX, respectively, starting next Monday.
Meredith promotes the veteran sales executive from general sales manager to lead its CBS affiliate in Saganaw, Mich.
Tegna promotes her from sales director of its KING-KONG Seattle to oversee its NBC affiliates in Boise and Twin Falls, Idaho.
The general management, sales and marketing executive with more than 30 years of local broadcasting experience to lead Nexstar’s ABC affiliate in Northwest Pennsylvania.
Morgan Murphy Media named veteran broadcaster Lyle Banks VP-GMof WISC, the company’s CBS affiliate in Madison, Wis. Banks, most recently VP and GM of Meredith’s WGLC Atlanta, succeeds Tom Keeler, now GM at Nexstar’s KOIN Portland, Ore.
The old adage says you can’t go home again. But in local TV, where getting ahead often means hopscotching the nation to take a string of bigger jobs in bigger markets, some local broadcasters have prioritized going back to where they were born or where they started out in the business. Recently, several of them have reached what they call the pinnacle of their careers by being tapped to run their hometown station. In many cases, those stations are legendary within their market, with historic legacies of serving their communities.
Monte Costes, a local market sales and marketing executive with nearly 30 years of broadcasting experience, will lead the Lexington, Ky., Fox affiliate.
WUSA Washington GM Richard Dyer is promoted to senior vice president, adding WLTX Columbia and WFMY Greensboro to his oversight, while Kate Morris is named president and general manager of KPNX Phoenix.
The award-winning TV news executive and 18-year Hearst Television veteran is tapped to help continue the ABC affiliate’s growth under Hearst ownership.
The general management, sales, programming and marketing executive with more than 25 years of local television experience is tapped to lead its KOIN and KRCW.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a vice president-general manager at a Nexstar duopoly in Pennsylvania.
The veteran television executive concludes a prominent five-decade career that began at Hearst Television.
The local broadcasting, marketing and sales executive with more than 25 years of experience will oversee Nexstar’s KELOLAND Media Group, including KELO, KCLO and KELOLAND.com following the retirement of Jay Huizenga.
Gray adds to his news director duties to oversee its ABC-CBS-Fox operations in Harrisonburg, Va.
Sinclair promotes the sales leader of its KATU and KUNP to oversee the Oregon duopoly.
The local broadcasting, marketing and sales executive with more than 20 years of large-market leadership experience will oversee Nexstar’s CW affil in Washington and independent in Hagerstown, Md.
The Telemundo Station Group picks the former VP of news at WTVJ Miami to lead its Orlando operations.
The company promotes him from GM of WDVM Hagerstown and WDCW Washington to oversee its NBC affiliate in northeastern Pennsylvania and its JOA with WYOU there.
The veteran sales executive at Hearst Television’s Sacramento Duopoly is tapped to lead the group’s ABC-NBC affiliate in the Central Coast.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager at Nexstar’s two stations in South Dakota, and an account executive for Hearst’s station in Iowa.
The group broadcaster moves Jennifer Rieffer from VP-GM of WDKY Lexington, Ky., to oversee its WSMH (Fox) as well as the joint sales operations of WEYI (NBC) and WBSF (CW).
The veteran Louisiana broadcaster is tapped by Scripps to lead its ABC affiliate in Lafayette, La.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a vice president and general manager at a Meredith’s CBS affiliate in Michigan’s Great Lakes region.
She joins from WITI in the market to succeed the retiring Mark Strachota as head of WDJT, WMLW, WBME and WYTU.
The career Hearst Television executive is promoted from general sales manager at WPBF West Palm Beach to lead the group’s NBC-CW duopoly in Burlington-Plattsburgh, succeeding Justin Antoniotti.
Hearst Television chooses the veteran news executive to succeed Shawn Oswald in leading the group’s ABC and CW duopoly in northwest Arkansas.
Wendy Granato, president-GM of ABC O&O KTRK Houston, says she tested positive for COVID-19 after contracting it from her 22-year-old daughter, Frankie. Wendy and Frankie are both working from home and said they have made it through the worst part, and are feeling much better.
Sales veteran Ramon Pineda moves from Univision to lead KRIS and KDF in Texas.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager in New York state to manage multiple stations across two adjacent markets, and another is needed to oversee a station on the West Coast for a large broadcast company.
Legendary Sioux City, Iowa, broadcast executive William F. “Bill” Turner, best known for ushering in the golden age of television news as the general manager for both KCAU and KTIV for much of 1970s and 1980s, died June 16 at the age of 90.
It promotes Mike Lee to VP-GM of its KWKT-KYLE Waco-Temple-Bryan, and chooses Mark Garcia to succeed Lee as leader of KMID Midland.
The Hearst broadcaster caps a five-decade career, including 21 years leading its NBC-AABC-Estrella affiliate KSBW Monterey, Calif.
Lori Bruffett is promoted to lead KBTX Waco-Temple-Bryan, Texas, while Scott Sanders is moved from Columbia, S.C., to head WMBF Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for general managers at Nexstar’s NBC and CBS affiliates in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and the other for a large broadcast company in a growing market in the Northeast.
Scripps chooses the former news and sales exec and Cheyenne, Wyo., GM to lead its ABC-CW duopoly in Tucson, Ariz.
The TV station executive with nearly 30 years of broadcast management, sales, and marketing experience is tapped by Nexstar to lead its Fox-MNT duopoly in Charlotte, N.C.
The move to succeed Kyle Grimes in Harrisburg-Lancaster is a return to the Keystone State for the veteran Hearst station executive, who most recently was president-GM of WPTZ-WNNE Burlington, Vt.
ABC Owned Television Stations moves him from news director of KABC Los Angeles to lead its O&O in North Carolina where he previously was news director.