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?

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.