DMA 51: MEMPHIS

Jonathan Mitchell Named VP-GM of WMC

The local TV veteran will oversee Raycom’s NBC affiliate in Memphis.

DMA 67: ROANOKE, VA

Jaimie León Named WSLS General Manager

Graham Media promotes her from business manager at its KSAT San Antonio to oversee its NBC affiliate in Roanoke, Va.

DMA 29

Dale Woods Named GM Of WSMV Nashville

The former GM of WHO Des Moines will succeed the retired Doreen Wade as head of Meredith’s NBC affiliate.

DMA 20

CBS Taps Jay Howell As Sacramento GM

The former Media General and LIN executive will oversee KOVR and KMAX following Kevin Walsh’s move to San Francisco.

DMA: FORT MYERS, FL

Scripps Hires Darryll Green As WFTX GM

The former GM of WUSA Washington and radio executive is tapped to lead the Fox affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla.

DMA 26: BALTIMORE

Jay Newman To Retire As WJZ-TV GM

He will step down from the CBS’s Baltimore O&O in September after 34 years with CBS and 44 in broadcasting.

DMA 134

WAOW Wausau Names Curtis Miles GM

The Wisconsin ABC affiliate owned by Quincy Media has tapped Curtis Miles to oversee the ABC affiliate. He joins from WLS Chicago.

DMA 76

Wendy Bello Named GM Of WROC Rochester

The veteran Rochester broadcasting executive is promoted from sales director to succeed the retiring vice president-general manager Louis Gattozzi at the Nexstar station.

DMAS 97, 156, 161 & 181

Gray Names Four New General Managers

The group owner promotes Jay Barton, Kim Lee, Alan Chatman and Eric Krebs to the top spots in Burlington, Vt.; Bangor, Maine; Gainesville, Fla.; and Charlottesville, Va.

DMA 44

Nexstar Names Julie Brinks Grand Rapids GM

The veteran local TV broadcaster moves from Bend, Ore., to oversee WOOD (NBC), WOTV (ABC) and WXSP.

DMA 29

WSMV Nashville GM Doreen Wade To Retire

The head of Meredith’s Nashville NBC affiliate will step down next month after 39 years in local TV. From 2002 until 2011, she was president of the Freedom Broadcast Group. A search is underway for her successor in Nashville.

DMA 40

Chris Way Named KTNV Las Vegas GM

Scripps is moving the broadcast and digital media veteran from KMTV Omaha to lead its Nevada ABC affiliate beginning next month.

DMA 29: NASHVILLE

Nexstar Names Tracey Rogers WKRN VP-GM

The Tennessee native and TV news and management veteran returns to Nashville to lead Nexstar’s ABC affiliate there.

DMA 6

Kevin Walsh New GM Of CBS San Fran TVs

The CBS Television Stations executive returns to Bay Area following nine years in Sacramento to oversee KPIX and KBCW, plus KSTW Seattle. He succeeds the retiring Bruno Cohen.

 

DMA 8: HOUSTON

Melissa Covarrubias Named GM Of KYAZ

The former Univision executive will oversee Azteca America’s operations in Houston.

DMA 44

Changing GMs At WWMT Grand Rapids

The CBS-CW affiliate’s long-time leader Jim Lutton will retire in July and be succeeded by Fred Corbus, the current sales director.

DMA 1: NEW YORK

Chris Wayland Named New WPIX SVP-GM

The Tribune Broadcasting executive will succeed Greg Easterly in running the group’s CW affiliate in New York.

 

DMA 96

Weigel Taps Aaron Ramey As South Bend GM

The former news director will oversee the group’s  WBND, WCWW and WMYS.

DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

Tracy Brogden Miller Upped To WDAF GM

Tribune chooses the Kansas City Fox affiliate’s news director to succeed the retiring Cheryl McDonald.

 

DMAS 95 & 168

Nexstar Names Guy Jackson, Hattiesburg GM

Jeffrey Guy, a broadcast executive with 28 years of sales and management experience, moves from South Bend’s WBND, WCWW and WMYS to oversee two Mississippi stations.

DMA 39

Univision Ups Christine Escobar To Austin GM

She will oversee two TVs and two FMs in the market. She has been the Texas group’s sales director.

DMA 60

Grear Named GM Of Nexstar’s Mobile Duo

Veteran Alabama broadcast and sales management executive Jesse Grear will oversee the station group’s CBS and CW affiliates — WKRG and WFNA — in Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla.

DMA 33

Scripps Names Steve Watt GM In Kansas City

He joins KSHB-KMCI Kansas City from WKRN Nashville and is succeeding the retiring Brian Bracco.

 

DMA 37

Les Vann Named GM Of WHNS Greenville

The former journalist and station executive is tapped to oversee Meredith’s Fox affiliate effective April 10.

DMA 169: CLARKSBURG, WV

Nexstar Ups Jim Dodrill To GM Of WBOY

He moves from general sales manager to oversee the NBC-ABC affiliate in Clarksburg-Weston, W.Va.

 

DMA 6

CBS’s San Fran GM Bruno Cohen To Retire

The long-time TV news and management executive has served as president and general manager of CBS Television Stations’ properties in San Francisco since 2012.

DMA 42: NORFOLK, VA

Nexstar Names Carol Ward Norfolk GM

The broadcasting and sales management executive with more than 25 years of local media experience is promoted to lead its duopoly of WAVY (NBC) WVBT (Fox).

DMA 11: TAMPA, FL

Tegna Taps Mike Rodriguez To Head WTSP

The former Univision and Telemundo executive is the new GM of Tegna’s CBS affiliate in Miami.

 

DMA 102: MYRTLE BEACH-FLORENCE, SC

Nexstar Names Jeffrey West GM Of WBTW

The general sales manager of the group’s CBS-MNT affiliate in Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C., moves up to replace Randy Ingram who has moved to Nexstar’s Indianapolis duopoly.

DMAS 62 & 86

New GMs At Nexstar’s WATE, WCIA-WCIX

The station group promotes Coby Cooper to lead WATE Knoxville, Tenn., He’s succeeded as GM of WCIA-WCIX Champaign, Ill., by Gary Hackler, the duo’s former sales director.

DMA 120: LAFAYETTE, LA

Fran McRae-Posey Named GM Of KLFY

The Louisiana native and longtime sales management executive is tapped by Nexstar to lead its Lafayette, La., CBS affiliate.

 

DMAS 57 & 87

Nexstar Names GMs In Little Rock, Odessa

Veteran Nexstar local broadcasting and sales management executive Kyle King moves from KMID Odessa-Midland, Texas, to lead KARK and KARZ in Little Rock, Ark., as well as two other stations run under a JOA. He’s succeeded at KMID by Michael Lee, VP-GM of KXXV Waco-Temple-Bryan, Texas.

 

DMAS 101, 105, 180, 194 & 209

Gray Appoints Four New General Managers

It makes top leadership changes at its stations in Davenport, Iowa; Lincoln, Neb.; North Platte, Neb.; Marquette, Mich.; and Parkersburg, W.Va.

DMA 17

Dean Littleton Named KMGH Denver GM

E.W. Scripps chooses the former GM of WATE Knoxville, Tenn., to head its ABC affiliate in Colorado.

DMA 135

Robert Raff New GM Of Nexstar’s Topeka TVs

The local TV and sales management executive is tapped by Nexstar to oversee its KSNT (NBC) and KTMJ (Fox) operations as well as Vaughan Media’s ABC-CW affil KTKA.

DMA 71: TUCSON

Joe Hengemuehler Named KOLD VP-GM

Raycom promotes the Tucson CBS affiliate’s former news director from interim GM to succeed the retired GM Nick Ulmer.

DMA 94: CHARLESTON, SC

Gray Soapes Named VP-GM of WCBD

The Charleston native and former Nexstar sales management executive returns home to lead the NBC-CW affiliate and associated digital services.

DMA 24: RALEIGH, NC

Byron Grandy Tapped As GM of WNCN

The broadcasting Executive with more than 30 years of experience Joins Nexstar from KMGH Denver to lead Nexstar’s CBS affiliate in Raleigh, N.C.

 

DMA 55: RICHMOND, VA

Nexstar Names Larry Cottrill GM Of WRIC

The local broadcast exec moves from the company’s WBOY Clarksburg, W.Va., to take over operations at the Richmond, Va. ABC affiliate.

 

DMA 71: TUCSON, AZ

Leon Clark Made Permanent KGUN-KWBA GM

The head of Scripps’ radio properties in Tucson now is in charge of its ABC-CW duopoly there.