Nexstar Names Three New VP-GMs

Kimberly Byrd, Ben Oldham and Robert Raff move up in Knoxville, Tenn.; Roanoke, Va;  and Myrtle Beach, S.C., respectively.


VP-GM Opening At Nexstar’s WATE Knoxville

New jobs posted to TVNewsChexk’s Media Job Center include an opening for vice president-general manager of Nexstar’s ABC affiliate in Knoxville, Tenn., following the retirement of a 39-year broadcast veteran who has been with Nexstar since 2006.

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.

WATE Producing Morning Show For WBXX

CW affiliate WBXX Knoxville, Tenn. (DMA 61), is launching a new morning news program. CW20’s Good Day Tennessee will feature local news, weather and traffic, with content provided by ABC affiliate WATE. The program will air weekday mornings from 7 to 9 a.m. and premieres on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. “For the past 3 years, […]


WATE Sports Director Jim Wogan Leaving

DMA 61

Dean Littleton Named GM Of WATE Knoxville

The former general sales manager at the market’s CBS affiliate is moving to the top slot at Young’s ABC affiliate.

DMA 59

WATE To Produce 10 P.M. News On WBXX

The Young Broadcasting Knoxville ABC affiliate will supply Lockwood’s CW affil with a 35-minute newscast seven days a week starting in August.