DMA 64: LEXINGTON, KY

Nexstar Closes On WDKY, Names Costes GM

Monte Costes, a local market sales and marketing executive with nearly 30 years of broadcasting experience, will lead the Lexington, Ky., Fox affiliate.

DMAS 11, 49 & 75

Executive, GM Appointments At Tegna

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.

DMA 89: SAVANNAH, GA

Ben Hart Named WJCL Savannah GM

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.

DMA 22: PORTLAND, OR

Nexstar Names Tom Keeler Portland, Ore. GM

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.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

General Manager Opening In Northeast

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a vice president-general manager at a Nexstar duopoly in Pennsylvania.

WJCL Savannah GM Timothy Morrissey To Retire

The veteran television executive concludes a prominent five-decade career that began at Hearst Television.

DMAS 113 & 169

Mari Ossenfort New GM In Sioux Falls, Rapid City

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.

DMA 175: HARRISONBURG, VA

Jay Webb Named GM Of WHSV And WSVF

Gray adds to his news director duties to oversee its ABC-CBS-Fox operations in Harrisonburg, Va.

DMA 22: PORTLAND, OR

Cortlandt Cuffee Upped To GM Of Portland Duo

Sinclair promotes the sales leader of its KATU and KUNP to oversee the Oregon duopoly.

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

David Bangura New GM Of WDCW, WDVM

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.

Migdalia Figueroa Named WTMO GM

The Telemundo Station Group picks the former VP of news at WTVJ Miami to lead its Orlando operations.

DMA 60: WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA

Nexstar Names Andrew Wyatt GM Of WBRE

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.

DMA 124: MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA

Laura Williamson New KSBW Monterey GM

The veteran sales executive at Hearst Television’s Sacramento Duopoly is tapped to lead the group’s ABC-NBC affiliate in the Central Coast.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

General Manager And Sales Openings

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.

DMA 77: FLINT-SAGINAW-BAY CITY, MI

Sinclair Taps Rieffer To Lead Flint Operations

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).

DMA 123: LAFAYETTE, LA

Sean Trcalek Named VP-GM Of KATC

The veteran Louisiana broadcaster is tapped by Scripps to lead its ABC affiliate in Lafayette, La.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

General Manager Opening In Michigan

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.

DMA 36: MILWAUKEE

Anne Brown Named Weigel Milwaukee GM

She joins from WITI in the market to succeed the retiring Mark Strachota as head of WDJT, WMLW, WBME and WYTU.

DMA 96: BURLINGTON, VT-PLATTSBURGH, NY

Ryan Rothstein Named GM Of WPTZ-WNNE

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.

DMA 101: FAYETTEVILLE-FT. SMITH, AR

Bruce Barkley New GM Of KHBS-KHOG

Hearst Television chooses the veteran news executive to succeed Shawn Oswald in leading the group’s ABC and CW duopoly in northwest Arkansas.

DMA 8: HOUSTON

KTRK Houston GM Contracts Coronavirus

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.

DMA 128: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Scripps Names Pineda GM In Corpus Christi

Sales veteran Ramon Pineda moves from Univision to lead KRIS and KDF in Texas.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

General Manager Openings, East And West Coasts

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.

DMA 148

Veteran Sioux City Broadcaster Bill Turner Dies

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.

DMA 82 & 145

Nexstar Appoints Two GMs In Texas

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.

DMA 124: MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA

Joseph Heston To Retire As KSBW President-GM

The Hearst broadcaster caps a five-decade career, including 21 years leading its NBC-AABC-Estrella affiliate KSBW Monterey, Calif.

DMAS 82 & 97

Gray Names Two New General Managers

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.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

New Openings For General Managers In Northeast

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.

DMA 65: TUCSON, AZ

Tregg White Named KGUN-KWBA GM

Scripps chooses the former news and sales exec and Cheyenne, Wyo., GM to lead its ABC-CW duopoly in Tucson, Ariz.

DMA 21: CHARLOTTE, NC

Ron Romines New VP-GM Of WJZY-WMYT

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.

DMA 47: HARRISBURG-LANCASTER, PA

Justin Antoniotti Named WGAL GM

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.

DMA 27: RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC

Rob Elmore New GM Of ABC’s WTVD Raleigh

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.

DMA 9: BOSTON

Kyle Grimes Named WCVB President-GM

The veteran Hearst Television executive and GM of its WGAL Lancaster-Harrisburg, Pa., is tapped to succeed the retiring Bill Fine as head of Hearst’s Boston flagship beginning July 1.

DMA 13: SEATTLE

Pat Nevin Named VP-GM Of KIRO Seattle

Cox Media Group chooses the veteran broadcast executive and GM of KOIN-KRCW in Portland, Ore., to succeed the retiring Greg Bilte atop its CBS affiliate in Seattle.

DMA 71: OMAHA, NE

Shawn Oswald Named GM Of KETV Omaha

Hearst moves him from KHBS-KHOG Fayetteville-Fort Smith, Ark., to succeed Ariel Roblin as leader of its ABC affiliate in Omaha.

DMA 8: HOUSTON

Chris Pruitt Named KIAH Houston VP-GM

Nexstar moves the veteran broadcasting executive and GM of its Waco, Texas,  stations with 25 years of management, sales, and marketing experience to lead its CW affiliate in Houston.

Jacques Natz Named GM Of New York’s News 12

Altice USA’s News 12 Networks, the hyperlocal news group serving the New York tri-state area, today appointed Jacques Natz general manager. Natz reports to Eric Harris, chief operating officer of Altice News. A veteran journalist, digital and media strategist, Natz is responsible for the oversight of the entire News 12 organization, including editorial and business […]

DMA 55: FRESNO, CA

Michael Carr Named GM Of KFSN Fresno

ABC Owned Television Stations moves him up from news director to lead all operations in Fresno.

DMA 13: SEATTLE

Greg Bilte To Retire As KIRO Seattle VP-GM

He concludes his 41-year career in broadcasting and 25 years at Cox Media Group on June 30.

DMA 112: LANSING, MI

Nexstar Taps Marci Daniels As WLNS VP-GM

The group broadcaster is moving a veteran broadcasting executive with management, sales, and marketing experience from its WETM Elmira, N.Y., to lead is CBS affiliate WLNS in Michigan.