The former journalist and station executive is tapped to oversee Meredith’s Fox affiliate effective April 10.
The former journalist and station executive is tapped to oversee Scripps’ Fox affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla., beginning Sept. 12.
He’s exiting the Media General-owned CW affiliate after two years for an undisclosed post in another market.
CBS is ending its 58-year affiliation with LIN’s WISH Indianapolis on Dec. 31. WTTV, owned by Tribune Broadcasting, will be the new home for CBS programming. WISH GM Les Vann, even with his station stripped of major-network entertainment and sports, is keeping his sights set on the top. For starters, the strategy is to expand news programming by four hours each weekday. “We want to ultimately be the No. 1 independent television station in the country,” Vann says. “With our rich heritage, we can build to that point. We’re not starting from scratch here. This has been a very good television station for six decades.”
He takes over the helm of LIN’s CBS-MNT duopoly in Indianapolis, joining from LIN’s WJCL Savannah, Ga., where he will be succeeded by Steve Doerr.
The former head of WKRC Cincinnati will take over ABC affiliate WJCL and Fox affil WTGS.
Les Vann, the leader of Cincinnati’s top-rated CBS affiliates told staffers on Friday that he’s leaving when Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group takes over the station. Sinclair is expected to close on the deal by today, retroactive to Saturday, Dec. 1.