Bobby Springer To Become KHOU VP-GM
Tegna today appointed industry veteran Bobby Springer VP and station manager of its CBS affiliate KHOU Houston (DMA 7), effective Aug. 1. Springer will work closely with Susan McEldoon and will assume the role of president and general manager upon her retirement. McEldoon will remain at KHOU through January 2019 to ensure a smooth leadership transition, including KHOU’s move to new facilities at 5718 Westheimer.
Springer joins KHOU from KUSA Denver where he is director of advertising and promotion and worked with the executive leadership team to set strategy for the station. During this time, Springer was also a part of the Tegna Marketing Leadership Team working with stations in markets 17-39 and was also instrumental in the launch of Denver-produced daily news and entertainment show, Daily Blast Live.
“Bobby’s talents in marketing, branding, sales, digital and leading teams across Tegna through transformation initiatives make him the best choice to lead KHOU into a new era,” said Lynn Beall, Tegna EVP-COO of media operations. “His cross-departmental career has exposed him to all aspects of our business. His track record of results and understanding of our innovative culture make him uniquely suited to meet the ever-changing needs of our audiences and customers.”
Prior to his current role, Springer held roles in business development, sales design and production at KUSA. Springer joined KUSA from KARE Minneapolis where he worked in the newsroom, art department and as a promotions writer and producer. He has won regional Emmy awards, a Telly award, a Minnesota Broadcasters award, numerous Colorado Broadcasters Awards, a Promax BDA award and the TVB Emma Award.
Springer graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor of Science degree.