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.
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.
The management, marketing and sales executive is chosen to oversee the Scripps ABC affiliate beginning today.
The veteran media executive returns to the Central Valley to lead the group’s KSEE (NBC), KGPE (CBS) duopoly and YourCentralValley.com.
The 35-year local broadcast veteran to lead the group’s WFLA-WTTA duopoly and WFLA.com.
The former Discovery digital executive will oversee local programming operations at the flagship public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital.
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.
He moves from WKBW Buffalo, N.Y., where he was also general manager, to oversee WKEF and WRGT.
He moves from WSMV Nashville to succeed Bill Lamb as head of the Fox-CW duopoly in Kentucky.
Nexstar picks the veteran Dallas-Ft. Worth broadcaster to lead its newly acquired CW affiliate there.
Scripps chooses the general manager of its KSBY San Luis Obispo, Calif., to lead its duopoly in Kansas City.
Fox Television Stations moves him from its WTTG-WDCA Washington to lead its WJZY-WMYT combo in North Carolina.
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.”
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.
Cox promotes her from VP of corporate sales to lead its Fox affiliate in Memphis.
The former head of WTXL Tallahassee, Fla., will oversee the group’s NBC affiliate in Johnstown, Pa.
ABC’s Houston O&O chooses its VP of news to succeed Henry Florsheim who retired in July.
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 […]
He joins from Cox Media Group in Jacksonville, Fla. to oversee Lockwood Broadcast Group’s ABC affiliate in Kansas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The head of the group’s WOFL-WRBW Orlando and WOGX Gainesville has resigned to devote herself to a “family situation.”
The sales director of the group’s Pittsburgh Fox-MNT duopoly is taking over from Jim Lapiana.
Tegna moves its programming and research veteran to succeed Janet Mason as head of its ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The station group moves the head of its WVEC Norfolk, Va., to oversee its CBS affiliate in Tampa.
The group owner moves him from digital sales manager in Pensacola-Mobile to lead its CBS-Fox affiliate in South Bend, Ind.
The former Block Communications executive succeeds Bob Cook who has been tapped to head first-run distribution for Fox Television Stations.
The former EVP and GM of WSVN Miami oversaw the Sunbeam Television station’s switch from an NBC affiliate to an independent station that became South Florida’s news leader.
Former Tribune exec Greg Easterly will succeed the retiring Mike Renda as head of Fox’s O&O in Detroit at the end of the month.
In a Tuesday email to an editorial advisory board that was obtained by the Courier Journal, Lamb wrote he is leaving the Louisville, Ky., Fox affiliate on July 5 and heading to an unnamed station in a “top 10 market.”
The long-time TV station exec is moving from CBS-owned KDKA-WPCW in Pittsburgh to succeed the retiring Steve Mauldin as head of the group’s Los Angeles duopoly.
Tim Coles becomes the new general manager/general sales manager of WBKO Bowling Green, Ky., and is succeed as head of KMVT-KSVT Twin Falls, Idaho, by Kathy Silk, who also continues as GM of KNIN Boise, Idaho.
The former Cumulus Media political sales director is tapped to lead Sinclair’s MNT affiliate in Norfolk, Va.
Charlie Grisham to lead WSIL in Paducah, Ky.-Cape Girardeau, Mo.-Harrisburg, Ill., while Bryce Caldwell will head KTTC in Rochester, Minn.
She began her career as part of the first wave of women TV newscasters in the 1970s and rose through the ranks to news director and into management.
The former GM of KMEG-KPTH Sioux City, Iowa, is picked to oversee Meredith’s Fox affiliate in Greenville, S.C., succeeding Les Vann.
Lockwood Broadcast Group promotes her from general sales manager to oversee the Virginia independent station.
NBCU promotes the creative services VP of its Chicago duopoly to lead its NBC-Telemundo stations in Hartford, Conn.