Sinclair Names Jennifer Hansen VP-GM In Birmingham

The station group moves her from Richmond, Va., to oversee WBMA-WABM and WTTO in Alabama.

Local News Close-Up: Birmingham Stations Make A Little Magic

Birmingham’s newsroom denizens remain hungry. It’s a competitive news battle, and an audience eager to tune in. “It’s a fun place to be in the television business,” said Susana Schuler, president-GM of WVTM. “The community is very interested in consuming a lot of local television.” Pictured: Gillian Brooks reporting for WBRC.

Seven Stations Launch NextGen TV In Birmingham

WABM, WDBB, WIAT, WBRC, WVTM, WTTO and WSES are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

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Sinclair Names Eric Land GM In Birmingham

The group brings in the former GM of WTLV-WJXX Jacksonville to run its ABC, CW and MNT stations in Alabama.

Sinclair Hires Moelis To Help Sell Stations

Sinclair Broadcast Group announced Wednesday that it has engaged Moelis & Co. as its financial adviser in connection with the company’s potential sale of CBS affiliate WHP (CBS) in Harrisburg, Pa., together with the right to provide services to WLYH (CW) Harrisburg, WMMP (MNT) Charleston, S.C., and WABM (MNT) Birmingham, Ala. The potential sale of the stations had been previously proposed to the FCC in order to smooth the way for approval of its proposed $985 million purchase of Allbritton Communications’ television stations that it wants to close by July 27.