Oliver has been with Fox Television Stations since 2002. Most recently, she has spent two years as the senior vice president-GM of KCPQ-KZJO Seattle.
TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Sheila Oliver, SVP and GM of Fox Owned Stations’ Seattle duopoly, about rebooting and rebranding during the challenging conditions of pandemic remote work.
The station group chooses the GM of its KMSP-WFTC Minneapolis to succeed the retiring Pamela Pearson as head of KCPQ and KZJO in Seattle.
In a memo to the employees of the Minneapolis Fox O&O, Sheila Oliver addresses concerns over safety and security and reveals that the station has “arranged a news sharing ‘network’ with all four news stations to cover certain aspects of this story to avoid sending four crews to the same place. This is a plan without a lot of precedent and we are grateful that the market stations have responded to our request so positively.”
Sheila Oliver, VP and GM of Fox-owned KMSP-WFTC Minneapolis, has been in the market 13 years, joining as general sales manager in 2003 and promoted to GM in 2014. She talks about of the health of the nation’s 15th largest market, Thursday Night Football coming to Fox, and the addition of more news at the duopoly, and eight other Fox O&Os.
The GM of Fox’s Minneapolis duopoly is stepping down after 17 years. She will be succeeded by Sheila Oliver, who’s being promoted from sales director.