Ed Chapuis Named VP-GM Of KSBY

Scripps moves him from KGTV where he was news director to lead its NBC affiliate in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

DMA 50: NEW ORLEANS

WVUE’s Ingram Leads Big Upset In Big Easy

In the TV business, WWL was as much a New Orleans landmark as Jackson Square or Café du Monde. The CBS affiliate dominated the Crescent City for decades, until General Manager Tim Ingram and his team from Fox affiliate WVUE flipped the market.

DMA 99: TRI-CITIES, TN-VA

Nexstar Ups Paula Jackson To WJHL GM

The 20-Year sales veteran is tapped to lead the station group’s CBS-ABC affiliate WJHL Tri-Cities, Tenn., and WJHL.com.

DMA 51: MEMPHIS

Rick Rogala Named Tegna’s Memphis GM

It choses the former Nexstar veteran to lead its WATN (ABC) and WLMT (CW) in Tennessee.

Should TV Station GMs Only Come From Sales?

Should TV GMs Only Come From Sales?

DMA 25: INDIANAPOLIS

Dominic Mancuso New GM Of WTTV-WXIN

Nexstar is moving the 35-year local broadcast veteran from WIVB-WNLO Buffalo, N.Y., to lead its Indianapolis CBS-Fox duopoly.

DMA 16: MIAMI

Jorge Carballo Named WTVJ Miami GM

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations picks the South Florida broadcast veteran and current president-GM of Telemundo’s WSCV expands his responsibilities to oversee the NBC O&O’s operations.

DMA 38: SPARTANBURG, SC

Nexstar Ups Kenny Lawrence To Spartanburg GM

The 20-year local broadcast veteran moves from Nexstar’s Tri-Cities, Tenn., operations to lead WSPA (CBS) and WYCW (CW).

Doug Wieder Upped To WVEC Norfolk GM

Tegna moves up the executive news producer to oversee the station group’s ABC affiliate in Norfolk.

Two Gray GM Retirements, Successions

Mark Gentner is stepping down as the GM of WITN Greenville, N.C., to be succeeded by Ron Henslee. In Charlottesville, Va., Harold Wright will retire as GM of WVIR effective Jan. 31. He’ll be replaced by David Hughes.

Sinclair Names New Sales Exec, WJLA GM

Dan Mellon is upped from GM of WJLA Washington to the company’s VP of sales transformation and names Michael Miller to succeed him at the ABC affiliate.

DMA 24: PITTSBURGH

CBS Names Chris Cotugno GM In Pittsburgh

He is succeeding Jay Howell as head of KDKA (CBS), WPCW (CW), CBSPittsburgh.com and CBSN Pittsburgh.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

‘Station Group Of The Year’ Has GM Openings

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

KTLA GM Don Corsini Announces Retirement

Veteran station executive Don Corsini, a fixture in the Los Angeles TV market who spent the past decade running CW affiliate KTLA as president and general manager, has informed the station’s staff of his plan to retire at the end of the year. He made announcement at a meeting with employees, emphasizing that the departure was entirely his decision, according to sources. The move comes following Nexstar Media Group’s takeover of Tribune Media.

DMA 8: HOUSTON

John Hannon Named Univision Houston GM

The former president of Jim Doyle & Associates, he will oversee all aspects of station operations for Univision Houston’s two television, five radio, and digital and social media properties.

DMA 52: BUFFALO, NY

Marc Jaromin Named GM Of WKBW Buffalo

The management, marketing and sales executive is chosen to oversee the Scripps ABC affiliate beginning today.

DMA 55: FRESNO, CA

J.R. Jackson Named GM Of Nexstar In Fresno

The veteran media executive returns to the Central Valley to lead the group’s KSEE (NBC), KGPE (CBS) duopoly and YourCentralValley.com.

DMA 12: TAMPA, FL

Nexstar Ups Mark Higgins To Tampa GM

The 35-year local broadcast veteran to lead the group’s WFLA-WTTA duopoly and WFLA.com.

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

Miguel E. Monteverde Jr. Named WETA GM

The former Discovery digital executive will oversee local programming operations at the flagship public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital.

DMA 68: DES MOINES, IA

Robert ‘Bobby’ Totsch Named WHO GM

The former GM of general manager of WPMI-WJTC Mobile, Ala., is chosen by Nexstar to lead its NBC affiliate and digital operations in Des Moines, Iowa.

DMA 64: DAYTON, OH

Sinclair Names Michael Nurse GM In Dayton

He moves from WKBW Buffalo, N.Y., where he was also general manager, to oversee WKEF and WRGT.

DMA 48: LOUISVILLE, KY

Block Names Dale Woods Louisville GM

He moves from WSMV Nashville to succeed Bill Lamb as head of the Fox-CW duopoly in Kentucky.

DMA 5: DALLAS

John Trevino Named VP-GM Of KDAF Dallas

Nexstar picks the veteran Dallas-Ft. Worth broadcaster to lead its newly acquired CW affiliate there.

DMA 32: KANSAS CITY, MO

Kathleen Choal Named GM Of KSHB-KMCI

Scripps chooses the general manager of its KSBY San Luis Obispo, Calif., to lead its duopoly in Kansas City.

DMA 23: CHARLOTTE, NC

Mike Lewis Named GM Of Fox Charlotte Duopoly

Fox Television Stations moves him from its WTTG-WDCA Washington to lead its WJZY-WMYT combo in North Carolina.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 40: AUSTIN, TX

KVUE’s Kristie Gonzales, Marketer Turned GM

Kristie Gonzales was recruited by Tegna to be the general manager of its ABC affiliate in Austin, Texas, even though it was to be her first time in the corner office. “They took a chance on me and they believed in me and supported me during my first year,” she says. What helped her land the job? “Be willing to make sacrifices that others are not. Be curious about how people got the job that you want.”

DMA 149: SIOUX CITY, IA

Sinclair Ups Kathan Jager To KPTH GM

The station’s sales executive takes over leadership of the Fox affiliate in Sioux City, Iowa, as well as CBS affil KMEG that it operates under a JSA.

DMA 51: MEMPHIS

Michelle Harper Named WHBQ Memphis GM

Cox promotes her from VP of corporate sales to lead its Fox affiliate in Memphis.

DMA 106: JOHNSTOWN, PA

Sinclair Hires Jason Wildenstein As WJAC GM

The former head of WTXL Tallahassee, Fla., will oversee the group’s NBC affiliate in Johnstown, Pa.

DMA 7: HOUSTON

KRTK Ups Wendy Granato To President-GM

ABC’s Houston O&O chooses its VP of news to succeed Henry Florsheim who retired in July.

DMA 111: LINCOLN, NE

Kern Dant Named General Manager Of KLKN

Standard Media Group, the proposed buyer of ABC affiliate KLKN Lincoln, Neb. (DMA 111), on Wednesday hired Kern Dant as the station’s new general manager. He will replace Roger Moody, who previously announced his retirement from KLKN, to be effective upon the completion of the station’s sale from Citadel Communications. Deb McDermott, Standard Media CEO, said: “The […]

DMA 76: WICHITA, KS

Mike Rajewski Named GM Of KAKE Wichita

He joins from Cox Media Group in Jacksonville, Fla. to oversee Lockwood Broadcast Group’s ABC affiliate in Kansas.

DMA 52: BUFFALO, NY

WKBW Buffalo Fires GM, Key Sales Staffers

ABC affiliate WKBW Buffalo, N.Y., General Manager Michael Nurse and two prominent members of the station’s sales department were released from their duties Tuesday by a representative of E.W. Scripps Co., the station’s owner.

DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

Brandin Stewart Named GM Of KYW-WPSG

He joins from NBC where he was vice president of sales for NBC/Telemundo’s Chicago properties, including WMAQ, WSNS Telemundo Chicago and the company’s Chicago national spot sales office.

Tegna Taps Larry Delia As SVP Media Operations

The Dispatch Broadcast Group executive will make the move once the sale of its stations to Tegna closes. He will be succeeded as president-GM of WTHR Indianapolis by Michael Brouder.

DMA 59: ALBANY, NY

Jerry Brehm To Head Nexstar’s WTEN Albany

The veteran sales and Marketing Executive is promoted from sales director to lead ABC affiliate WTEN and oversee Nexstar’s JSA with Fox affil WXXA. He succeeds Ron Romines who was promoted to Nexstar SVP and regional manager.

DMAS 18 & 157

Fox Florida GM Allyson Meyers Leaving

The head of the group’s WOFL-WRBW Orlando and WOGX Gainesville has resigned to devote herself to a “family situation.”

DMA 24: PITTSBURGH

Sinclair Ups Richard Cook To GM In Pittsburgh

The sales director of the group’s Pittsburgh Fox-MNT duopoly is taking over from Jim Lapiana.

DMA 49: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Dan Baylog Named WZZM President-GM

Tegna moves its programming and research veteran to succeed Janet Mason as head of its ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich.