The media executive with nearly 20 years of broadcast management and sales experience will oversee WREG and WJKT in Tennessee.
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Tribune Media’s CBS affiliate WREG Memphis (DMA 51), welcomes one new face and adds anchor responsibilities to a familiar one. Veteran newsman Greg Hurst joins the primetime news lineup, and Meteorologist Todd Demers becomes the permanent anchor on Daybreak, a role he has been filling on an interim basis since December. Greg Hurst joins Stephanie Scurlock on the […]
The president-GM of Tribune’s Memphis CBS affiliate has been named by President Obama to the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Jim Himes is tapped to be GM of WGHP Greensboro, N.C., while Brett Schutt will succeed him as general sales manager of WREG Memphis.
The Local-TV-owned Memphis CBS affiliate Promotes Jim Himes from general sales manager to station manager and sales VP. It also brings on Steve Crain to the new post of director of integrated media.
Memphis, Tenn.’s daily paper the Commercial Appeal has seen its traffic decline 30% since putting up a paywall last December and the city’s TV stations — WHBQ, WMC, WPTY and WREG — are using social media to win over and engage the region’s online population.
The Local TV-owned CBS affiliate declined to discuss the departures, but Mike Matthews, who covered local government among other stories, said via Twitter that he left the station involuntarily. “We aren’t leaving because we want to,” Matthews wrote. “The station felt it was in their best interest if they wouldn’t renew my contract.”