DMA 94

WAFB Baton Rouge GM Lee Meredith Retiring

The longtime local television executive who’s led Raycom’s CBS affiliate for four years started his career as a reporter.

DMA 7: HOUSTON

KHOU GM Susan McEldoon Sets Retirement

She joined the Tegna Houston CBS affiliate in 2004 as sales director and moved into the GM slot in 2007.

DMA 40

Sinclair Names Strumwasser Las Vegas GM

Station GM and television sales executive Larry Strumwasser moves from Sinclair’s Milwaukee stations to lead its Vegas duo of KSNV and KVCW.

 

DMA 3: CHICAGO

Marty Wilke To Retire As WBBM President-GM

She has led the CBS O&O in Chicago since October 2012. Her last day will be March 23 and a successor has not yet been named.

DMA 25: RALEIGH, NC

WRAL-WRAZ GM Steven Hammel To Retire

Later this year he will leave the Capitol Broadcasting Raleigh, N.C., NBC-Fox duopoly after 10 years.

DMA 104

Sinclair Ups Tom Long To Boise GM

The sales exec moves up to the top spot overseeing KBOI (CBS) and KYUU-LP (CW).

DMA 171

WNBJ-LD Jackson Names Peter Noll New GM

The former ABC and Waypoint Media executive is now overseeing the NBC affiliate in Tennessee.

DMA 82: CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO

Chris Conroy Named KFVS-WQWQ VP-GM

Raycom Media moves the TV executive from its KAIT Jonesboro, Ark., to lead its Cape Girardeau, Mo. CBS-CW duopoly.

DMA 130: WILMINGTON, NC

Mark Mendenhall Upped To VP-GM Of WECT

The former general sales manager takes over the top slot at Raycom’s NBC affiliate in Wilmington, N.C., following the retirement of Gary McNair.

DMA 46: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

KOAT GM Mary Lynn Roper To Retire

The pioneering TV news executive caps a nearly five-decade broadcasting career including 25 years at helm of Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Albuquerque.

DMA 1

Dave Davis Retiring As WABC New York GM

He’s stepping down after a long career, much of it with the ABC Owned Station Group. Davis started his career in broadcast news as a news photographer in 1977 at KTRK, the ABC O&O in Houston. He was first named president-GM of WABC in 2003. From 2007 to 2010, he was EVP of ABC News. In 2010, he returned to WABC as president-GM.

DMA 52

Management Changes At WLNE Providence

The Citadel ABC affiliate promotes from within find new general manager, local sales manager, traffic manager, director of broadcast operations and promotion director.

 

DMA 16

Nick Valls New GM Of WGEN Miami

Spanish-language broadcaster LBI Media brings MundoMax exec to oversee the recently acquired station that launches Estrella TV affiliation and adds local newscasts in March.

DMA 68

Nexstar Taps Johnson As Des Moines GM

The station group chooses Native Iowan Mary Ann Johnson to Lead its ABC-CW duo of WOI and KCWI.

DMA 143: SALISBURY, MD

Teri Monahan Promoted To GM At WMDT

Marquee Broadcasting moves up its sales manager to succeed the retiring Kathleen McLain at its Salisbury, Md., ABC affiliate and Azteca America LPTV.

DMA 101: MYRTLE BEACH, SC

William Ballard New Sinclair Myrtle Beach GM

The 27-year TV veteran will oversee ABC affiliate WPDE and CW affil WWMB in South Carolina.

DMAS 11 & 65)

Telemundo Picks New GM For AZ Stations

Andrew Deschapelles, the interim vice president and general manager of KTAZ Phoenix and KHRR Tucson, now gets the job permanently.

DMAS 104 & 190

Kate Morris Named GM Of Tegna Idaho Duo

She is promoted from executive news director to succeed Doug Armstrong who is retiring as president and general manager of its KTVB Boise and KTFT Twin Falls.

DMA 71: FLINT-SAGINAW-BAY CITY, MI)

Julie Zoumbaris Tapped To Lead WNEM

Meredith picks the broadcast sales executive to succeed the retiring Al Blinke as VP-GM of its Flint-Saginaw, Mich., CBS affiliate.

DMA 78

Chris Fedele Joins Gray As WTVG Toledo GM

The head of sales for WLEX Lexington, Ky., will now oversee the Toledo, Ohio, ABC affiliate, succeeding Pete Veto, who will continue in his role as GM of WJRT Flint, Mich.

DMA 9

Banks Named GM Of Meredith Atlanta Duo

Veteran broadcaster Lyle Banks will oversee CBS affiliate WGCL and independent WPCH beginning today. He succeeds Mark Pimentel, who held the post for two years.

DMA 5: DALLAS

Tegna Taps Brad Ramsey For WFAA GM

The former Tegna exec returns to succeed the retiring Michael Devlin as head of the Dallas ABC affiliate.

DMAS 22, 31 & 93

Sinclair Names New GMs In Three Markets

Robert Truman is promoted at KATU-KUNP Portland, Ore.; Dean Radla becomes GM of WOAI San Antonio; while Matt Kaplowitz is upped at KFOX-KDBC El Paso, Texas.

DMAS 48 & 100

Sinclair Names GMs In Greensboro, New Bern

Matt Bowman is tapped to lead WCTI and WYDO in New Bern-Greenville-Jacksonville, N.C. He will be succeeded at WXLV-WMYV Greensboro-Winston Salem, N.C., by those stations’ Sales Director Allison Aldridge.

DMA 61: KNOXVILLE, TN

Hardin Moves Up At WVLT-WBXX To GM

Gray promotes Jasmine Hatcher Hardin from within its Knoxville, Tenn., duopoly to find a successor to retiring Chris Baker.

DMA 13

Skip Valet New GM Of Nexstar’s Tampa Duo

The local TV veteran with more than 35 years of experience is tapped to succeed Andy Alford as leader of WFLA (NBC) and WTTA (MNT) effective immediately.

Maynaulet To Succeed Ramos As WAPA GM

José “Joe” Ramos, president and general manager of WAPA San Juan, P.R., for the past 20 years, announced he will retire in the first half of 2018. Hemisphere Media Group, owner of WAPA since 2013, has named Javier Maynulet as Ramos’ successor.

DMA 46: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Michelle Donaldson To Be New KOB GM

Hubbard Broadcasting promotes the news director of its Albuquerque NBC affiliate to succeed the retiring Mike Burgess next month.

DMA 18: ORLANDO, FL

Cox Names Jason Meder GM Of WFTV-WRDQ

He joins the Orlando ABC-indie duo from a 16-year stint at the company’s Tampa, Fla., radio division.

DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

Cukyne Out As KCTV GM, Poduska In

Mike Cukyne, who has been general manager for the last three years at Meredith’s Kansas City CBS affiliate, has been replaced by Chuck Poduska, who has been with Meredith, in various positions, for 35 years.

DMA 74

KMTV Omaha Names Larry Forsgren VP-GM

The Scripps CBS affiliate adds the top management post to his previous duties as sales director. 

DMA 177

WNBJ Jackson Names Tony Hoffman GM

The TV sales and management veteran will lead the NBC affiliate in Jackson, Tenn.

DMA 9: ATLANTA

WSB GM Tim McVay Announces Retirement

He’s stepping down from the Cox Atlanta ABC affiliate and leaving broadcasting after 39 years in the business.

DMA 131

Sinclair Names Guyanne Taylor GM In Amarillo

The new head of ABC affiliates KVII and KVIH had worked there earlier in her career.

DMA 71

WNEM Saginaw GM Al Blinke To Retire

The leader of Meredith’s CBS affiliate in Flint- Saginaw, Mich., is stepping down after four decades in the broadcasting industry.

DMA 5: DALLAS

WFAA Chief Mike Devlin Retiring At Year’s End

WFAA president and general manager Mike Devlin is retiring from the station at the end of the year. Devlin has been at the Tegna-owned ABC affiliate since 2005, when he joined from KHOU Houston.

DMA 26

Audra Swain Named WJZ Baltimore VP-GM

CBS Television Stations chooses the former GM of KSNV-KVCW Las Vegas to succeed the retiring Jay Newman as head of its Baltimore O&O.

 

DMA 9: BOSTON

WFXT GM Tom Raponi Announces Retirement

The head of Cox Media Group’s Fox affiliate in Boston will leave at the end of this year.

DMA 182: JONESBORO, AR

Kelley Easby-Smith Is New KJNB GM

The CBS/Fox affiliate in Arkansas promotes her from regional sales director and acting GM.

DMA 70: CHARLESTON-HUNTINGTON, WV

Nexstar Names Sean Banks GM West Virginia

The management and sales executive with more than 20 Years of broadcasting experience returns to WOWK in Charleston-Huntington where he was held sales positions from 2005 to 2014.