DMA 20: SACRAMENTO, CA

Scot Chastain Appointed VP-GM Of KTXL

Nexstar moves the veteran television and marketing executive from Lansing, Mich., to lead its Fox affiliate in Sacramento, Calif.

DMA 32: KANSAS CITY, MO

Charlie Henrich Jr. New KCTV-KSMO VP-GM

He succeeds the retiring Chuck Poduska as head of Meredith’s CBS-MNT duopoly in Kansas City, Mo., beginning April 1.

DMA 17: DENVER

Nexstar Names Grandy GM Of Denver Duopoly

Veteran media industry executive Byron Grandy moves from WNCN Raleigh, N.C.,  to lead KDVR, KWGN and their related websites and mobile applications.

DMA 64: LEXINGTON, KY

Andrew Shenkan Named VP-GM Of WLEX

Scripps is moving the GM of its KATC Lafayette, La., to lead its NBC affiliate in Lexington, Ky.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Nexstar Has A VP-GM Opening In Market 73

Nexstar is looking for a new vice president and general manager for its broadcasting, digital and mobile operations in Springfield, Mo., including KOLR (CBS), KRBK (Fox), and KOZL (MNT). This is a rare opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly engaged broadcasting executive to oversee three stations with an unparalleled competitive position in the market.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

TV GM Openings In Large And Small Markets

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for general managers at Nexstar stations in Denver and Sacramento, and at Morgan Murphy Media’s outlets in Victoria, Texas.

DMA 68: DES MOINES, IA

Tegna Names David Loving GM In Des Moines

The former Univision executive takes over the station group’s Iowa ABC-CW duopoly of WOI-KCWI on March 2.

DMA 32: KANSAS CITY, MO

Chuck Poduska To Retire As KCTV-KSMO GM

He’s stepping down as head of the CBS-MNT duopoly in Kansas City after a career spanning 38 with Meredith.

DMA 21: CHARLOTTE, NC

Joan Barrett Named President-GM of WCNC

The television station executive moves from Nexstar’s KDVR-KWGN Denver duopoly to head Tegna’s NBC affiliate in North Carolina.

Leadership Changes At Morgan Murphy Media

The family-owned station group appoints a new GM, VP of news, news director and talent/team development director.

DMA 27: RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC

WTVD GM Caroline Foy Welch To Retire

Caroline Foy Welch will retire as president and general manager of ABC O&O WTVD Raleigh-Durham, N.C., after nearly eight years in the post. Until a replacement is found, Welch will remain and help with the transition.

DMA 58: TULSA, OK

Allyson Meyers Named KTUL Tulsa VP-GM

Sinclair taps the former Fox Stations general manager to lead its Oklahoma ABC affiliate.

DMA 133: COLUMBUS-TUPELO, MS

Danny Walker Named New GM of WTVA

The Columbus-Tupelo, Miss., NBC-ABC-Ion affiliate owned by Heartland Media promotes its director of sales to succeed the retiring Jerry Jones.

DMA 88: CHAMPAIGN-SPRINGFIELD, IL

Sharon Rachal Named GM Of WCIA-WCIX

The veteran broadcasting and sales executive will lead Nexstar’s CBS-MNT duopoly in Champaign-Springfield, Ill.

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

Andrew Wyatt Adds WDCW To Responsibilities

Nexstar gives him responsibility for WDCW Washington in addition to his existing role as VP-GM of WDVM Hagerstown, Md.

DMAS 50 & 94

Gray Names Two New GMs In Louisiana

The station group promotes Ronna Corrente and Joe Sciortino to lead its New Orleans Fox and Baton Rouge CBS affiliates.

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

Janene Drafs Is The New VP-GM Of KTLA

Nexstar taps the broadcaster with 30 years of large-market experience to lead its Los Angeles CW affiliate and its related digital operations, mobile apps, and social media channels. She succeeds the retiring Don Corsini and begins her duties on Feb. 10.

DMA 66: HONOLULU

Katie Pickman New GM Of Gray Honolulu Duo

She is promoted from head of sales to succeed the retiring Rick Blangiardi, who plans to run for mayor of Honolulu.

DMA 111: SPRINGFIELD, MA

Steve Doerr Upped TO GM Of WGGB-WSHM

Meredith promotes him from news director at its WGCL Atlanta to oversee its duopoly in Springfield, Mass.

DMA 20: SACRAMENTO, CA

Sinclair Names Matthew Morse Fresno GM

The veteran California broadcaster is upped from general sales manager to oversee the group’s Fox-CW duopoly.

DMA 185: BEND, OR

KTVZ Bend GM Bob Singer Leaving

He is moving after 11 years to become president-executive director of the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.

DMA 16: MIAMI

Scripps Names Bill Siegel VP-GM Of WSFL

The broadcast group is moving its senior director of content strategy to lead its Miami CW affiliate and oversee creation of news operations there.

DMA 104: RENO, NV

KTVN Reno Picks Andrew Perini As New GM

He is promoted to succeed Lawson Fox who is retiring after 37 years with Sarkes Tarzian, 28 at the helm of its CBS affiliate in Nevada.

DMA 52: BUFFALO, NY

Brien Kennedy To Lead Nexstar’s Buffalo Duopoly

The station group chooses an executive with 34 years of local broadcasting and large market leadership experience to oversee its WIVB (CBS) and WNLO.

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?

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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.