DMAS 31 & 40

Meredith Names New GMs In KC, Las Vegas

Darrin McDonald moves from KVUU Las Vegas to head KCTV-KSMO Kansas City and is succeeded by KVVU general sales manager, Todd Brown.

DMA 55 (FRESNO-VISALIA, CA)

Darrell Jennings Named GM Of KNSO Fresno

The Fresno TV executive is tapped by ZGS Communications to head its Telemundo affiliate there. 

DMA 35

WKRC Cincinnati GM Les Vann Leaving

Les Vann, the leader of Cincinnati’s top-rated CBS affiliates told staffers on Friday that he’s leaving when Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group takes over the station. Sinclair is expected to close on the deal by today, retroactive to Saturday, Dec. 1.

DMA 43 (HARRISBURG-LANCASTER, PA)

John Humphries Tapped To Be WGAL GM

Hearst promotes him from head of sales at its WYFF Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., to succeed the retiring Paul Quinn at its Harrisburg-Lancaster, Pa., NBC affiliate.

DMA 9

Jack Walsh Named GM Of WUPA Atlanta

The veteran Atlanta TV executive succeeds Tom Canedo as head of the CBS Television Station group’s CW affiliate.

Wyoming PBS GM Ruby Calvert To Retire

KCWC Casper-Riverton General Manager Ruby Calvert has announced her intention to retire by June 30, 2013. “It was a very difficult decision,” Calvert said during a Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees meeting. “It’s still difficult. But I think it’s a good time, for both me and the station.” Calvert has worked for the state’s sole public television station for 31 years.

DMAS 3 & 11

Fox Names New GMs In Chicago, Detroit

The group moves Michael Renda from WFLD-WPWR Chicago to take over WJBK Detroit, succeeding Jeff Murri who died in February. It then moves Dennis Welsh from its WOFL-WRBW Orlando/WOGX Gainesville to head up the Chicago duopoly.

DMA 51 (NEW ORLEANS)

WYES Names Allan Pizzato Its New GM

The former Alabama Public TV executive is taking over at the New Orleans PBS outlet, succeeding the retiring Randall Feldman.

DMA 70 (TUCSON, AZ)

Julie Brinks Out As GM Of KGUN Tucson

After five years and one month, Julie Brinks is out as vice present and general manager running Journal Broadcast Group’s Tucson operations. She had been the longest tenured general manager at a commercial TV station in Tucson.

DMA 31 (KANSAS CITY)

Bobby Totsch Out As KCTV General Manager

VP-General Manager Robert G. (Bobby) Totsch is gone from Meredith Corp.’s Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV. “Bobby is no longer with the station,” wrote Art Slusark, Meredith’s VP-chief communications officer in a memo. “We did not renew his contract. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

DMAS 53 & 63

LIN Makes Three Management Promotions

The moves involve Jay Howell, Patrick Wholey and Joseph Abouzeid and involve the GM slots at WPRI-WNAC Providence, R.I.; and WDTN-WBDT Dayton, Ohio, as well as corporate.

Mark Lund Named GM Of WBZ-WSBK Boston

The veteran local TV executive is returning to the stations where he began his career, succeeding Ed Piette who is retiring.

DMA 44 (NORFOLK, VA)

Belo Names Brad Ramsey To Lead WVEC

The group owner picks the VP-GM of Gray Television’s Charlottesville, Va., triopoly to run its ABC affiliate in Hampton-Norfolk, Va., succeeding Tod Smith.

DMA 95 (SOUTH BEND-ELKHART, IN)

Mary Pruess Quits As WNIT South Bend GM

The president and general manager of the South Bend-Elkhart, Ind., public television station has resigned after 10 years to pursue other opportunities.

DMA 64 (LEXINGTON, KY)

WKYT Lexington GM Wayne Martin Retiring

Wayne Martin, the longtime general manager of Gray Television’s Lexington, Ky., CBS affiliate told his staff that he will retire at the end of the year. A replacement has not yet been named.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/10/09/2365665/wkyt-leader-wayne-martin-to-retire.html#storylink=cpy

DMA 36

Bill Moll Retires As KLRN San Antonio CEO

After three years as CEO and president of the San Antonio, Texas, PBS station, Bill Moll has passed the public TV “mantle of responsibility” to EVP-Station Manager Mario Vasquez beginning Monday.

DMA 41 (OKLAHOMA CITY)

KFOR’s Boyer To Retire, Milbourn To Succeed

Jim Boyer, GM of Local TV’s Oklahoma station, will leave by year’s end, to be followed by the current station manager Wes Milbourn.

DMA 113 (AUGUSTA, GA)

WFXG GM Barry Barth Announces Retirement

The head of Raycom’s Fox affiliate in Augusta, Ga., will end his broadcast television career of more than 50 years at the end of this year.

DMA 48 (LOUISVILLE, KY)

Belo Chooses Linda Danna To Lead WHAS

The former GM of KGPE Fresno, Calif., will succeed Mark Pimentel as president-GM of the Louisville ABC affiliate beginning next month.

DMA 3

WGN Names Steve Farber Acting GM

The Tribune Chicago CW affiliate picks Tribune’s programming operations VP to be interim general manager following the move of Marty Wilke to WBBM.

DMA 9

Trey Fabacher Named GM Of WGCL Atlanta

The former head of CBS’s Detroit WWJ-WKBD duopoly will oversee Meredith’s Atlanta CBS affiliate as well as its local management agreement with WPCH.

DMAS 3 & 6

Bombshell GM Switch In Chicago, San Fran

Wilke

CohenWGN’s GM, Marty Wilke, is moving over to CBS O&O WBBM, succeeding Bruno Cohen, who is taking over the GM slot for CBS’s San Francisco duopoly, plus its KSTW Seattle. Cohen succeeds Ron Longinotti, who is leaving the company.

Quinn To Retire As GM Of WGAL Lancaster

Paul Quinn, the head of Hearst’s NBC affiliate since 1993, will retire later this year, capping a local television career of over four decades.

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO)

GM Ron Longinotti Gone From KPIX

Multiple sources say that KPIX President-GM Ron Longinotti is out at CBS’s San Francisco O&O. And rumors persist that he may not be the last to go.

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

Telemundo Taps McDonnell As WSNS GM

NBC moves Chris McDonnell from sales/marketing VP at KXAS Dallas to lead its Spanish-language outlet in Chicago.

DMA 12 (SEATTLE)

KOMO GM Clayton Retiring, Drafs To Succeed

Jim Clayton is stepping down at the end of August. Janene Drafs, VP-station manager will succeed him as SVP-GM of Fisher’s Seattle ABC affiliate and radio properties, effective Sept. 1.

DMA 50

Eric Land New WTLV-WJXX Jacksonville GM

The broadcast executive and former COO of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is tapped by Gannett to lead its NBC-ABC duopoly in Florida.

DMA 14

Jeff Benninghoff Named WWSB Sarasota GM

Calkins Media moves its group vice president of finance to Florida to run its ABC affiliate.

DMA 24 (RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC)

Caroline Foy Welch Promoted To WTVD GM

The programming VP at WPVI Philadelphia is tapped to succeed John Idler as head of the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., ABC O&O.

DMA 112

Don Pratt To Lead Fisher Boise Duopoly

The company promotes the news director of its Portland, Ore., ABC affiliate to VP-general manager of its KBOI (CBS) and KYUU (CW) in Idaho.

DMA 95 (BURLINGTON, VT-PLATTSBURGH, NY)

Grimes Succeeds Sands As WPTZ GM

Kyle Grimes Named Successor to the retiring Paul Sands at Hearst’s Plattsburgh, N.Y.-Burlington, Vt., NBC affiliate.

DMA 63 (DAYTON, OH)

Ex-WDTN GM Now Leads Rival WKEF-WRGT

Lisa Barhorst, former VP-general manager of LIN’s Dayton NBC affiliate WDTN, has left the station to join Sinclair’s  ABC-Fox duo of WKEF-WRGT, succeeding Dean Ditmer.

DMA 10 ( HOUSTON)

Antonio Canales Named GM OF KTMD

The former GM of Azteca America’s KYAZ Houston moves across town to the Telemundo station.

DMA 96 (TRI-CITIES, TN-VA)

Dempsey Moves Crosstown To WCYB, WEMT

Jack Dempsey, the president-GM of CBS affiliate WJHL, will head Tri-Cities, Tenn.-Va,, competitors WCYB (NBC) and WEMT (Fox) beginning June 11.