Tegna said Kristie Gonzales has been promoted to VP, media operations. In her new role, Gonzales will continue as GM of KVUE Austin, Texas, and also oversee KYTX Tyler, Texas. She will also supervise recruiting across Tegna’s 11 Texas stations.
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.”
Jim Rose is promoted at KING, KONG and NWCN, while Kristie Gonzales takes over at KVUE.