Tegna Taps Julie Eisenman As WNEP GM

She moves from content director at the company’s WLTX Columbia, S.C., to lead its ABC affil in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., following Chuck Morgan’s retirement.

Nexstar Taps Jim Rose As KRON VP-GM

The veteran broadcasting, marketing and sales executive with more than 30 years of large-market leadership experience will oversee KRON, KRON4.com and KRONOn.TV

Tegna Names Elliott Moore GM Of KYTX Tyler

The station group moves him from its KSDK St. Louis to oversee content, sales, brand and operations at the Texas CBS affiliate.

Chamber Of Commerce Honors WNKY GM Julie Milam

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Openings For Creative Services Director And GM

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a creative services director in Richmond, Va., and a general manager in Seattle.

Kevin Cross Named WMAQ-WSNS Chicago GM

He’s adding oversite of the NBC-Telemundo duopoly to his current responsibilities as GM of NBC Sports Chicago beginning June 1.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Openings For VP-GM And IT Systems Engineer

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a vice president-general manager for Nexstar and a senior IT systems engineer at NBCU-owned WCAU-WWSI.

WMUR Manchester GM Jeff Bartlett To Retire

Jeff Bartlett, WMUR Manchester, N.H., president and general manager, will retire this summer. His successor will be announced at a later date. Bartlett, a news director in several major markets before his first GM job, ran the Hearst TV station for two decades.

Nexstar Names Three New VP-GMs

Kimberly Byrd, Ben Oldham and Robert Raff move up in Knoxville, Tenn.; Roanoke, Va;  and Myrtle Beach, S.C., respectively.

Adrienne Fairwell Named GM Of KAET Phoenix

Adrienne Fairwell today was appointed general manager of Arizona PBS, KAET Phoenix. The appointment is effective April 19. Fairwell comes from South Carolina Educational TV and Public Radio, where she has served as assistant general manager and vice president of marketing and community development during the past three years.

Scripps Names Evan Pappas VP-GM Of WFTX

The station group is moving him to Ft. Myers, Fla., from Colorado Springs, where he’s led KOAA since 2011.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

VP-GM Opening At Nexstar’s WATE Knoxville

New jobs posted to TVNewsChexk’s Media Job Center include an opening for vice president-general manager of Nexstar’s ABC affiliate in Knoxville, Tenn., following the retirement of a 39-year broadcast veteran who has been with Nexstar since 2006.

WVVA GM Frank Brady Announces Retirement

The longtime leader of Quincy Media’s NBC affiliate in Bluefield, W.Va., is wrapping up a 47-year broadcasting career.

Darryll Green Named GM Of CBS’s Miami Properties

The local broadcasting veteran is tapped by CBS Television Stations to oversee WFOR and WBFS, succeeding Adam Levy.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

VP-General Manager Opening At KRON

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a vice president and general manger for Nexstar’s MNT affiliate KRON in San Francisco.

WABC New York Ups Matthews To GM

Chad Matthews moves from news director to GM at the ABC O&O flagship, replacing Debra O’Connell, who was named president of networks for Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution last fall.

Chris McDonnell Named WPIX VP-GM

The veteran Nexstar leader with 30 Years of large market broadcast experience to oversee the New York CW affiliate’s broadcasting and digital operations under a local programming and marketing agreement with Mission Broadcasting.

Bill Dallman Named KARE Minneapolis GM

He joins the Tegna NBC affiliate from KOMO Seattle, where he’s been news director since 2018 and succeeds the retiring John Remes.

WEEK GM Mark DeSantis To Retire

He’s leaving Feb. 1 after 23 years at Quincy’s ABC affiliate in Peoria, Ill., and 40 years in broadcasting.

Billy Robbins Named WBFF Baltimore GM

Sinclair promotes the 17-year veteran from sales director to lead its Fox affiliate and oversee services provided to CW affil WNUV.

WPIX VP-GM Bart Feder Stepping Down

WPIX New York VP-GM Bart Feder will leave his post on Jan. 29, he said Wednesday. Feder, who has spent most of his career in television newsrooms, was hired as the SVP of news in 2015 by Tribune Broadcasting. Once Tribune was bought out by Nexstar two years ago, he shifted into the VP-GM role at WPIX. Now that the station has changed hands again, he said it’s time for him to leave.

Ben Van Ness Named GM Of WGEM

Quincy Media promotes him from general sales manager to succeed Carlos Fernandez at its NBC-Fox affiliate in Quincy, Ill. Van Ness will be replaced by Kyle Awerkamp from Quincy’s WSIL Harrisburg, Ill.

Scripps Ups Brian Joyce To KPAX VP-GM

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.

Merri Hanson Named VP-GM Of KIVI

Scripps moves her from station manager to oversee its Boise, Idaho, ABC affiliate starting next year.

Quincy Media Promotes Three To VP-GMs

Anna Engelhart, John Huff and Josh Morgan move into the top management slots at WKOW, KWWL and WREX, respectively, starting next Monday.

Ken Frierson Upped TO WNEM VP-GM

Meredith promotes the veteran sales executive from general sales manager to lead its CBS affiliate in Saganaw, Mich.

Jessica Hagan Named GM Of KTVB-KTFT

Tegna promotes her from sales director of its KING-KONG Seattle to oversee its NBC affiliates in Boise and Twin Falls, Idaho.

DMA 152: ERIE, PA

Julie Zoumbaris Named VP-GM Of WJET Erie

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.

DMA 81: MADISON, WI

Morgan Murphy Names Banks WISC GM

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.

GMs Phone Home

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.

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.