Franco Gentile Named GM Of KPTM-KXVO Omaha

Sinclair moves him from sales director at its Columbus, Ohio, duopoly to lead operations at the Fox and CW stations in Nebraska.

Sinclair Broadcast Group today appointed Franco Gentile vice president and general manager of Fox affiliate KPTM Omaha, Neb., and will also oversee Sinclair’s provision of services to CW affil KXVO there.

Gentile has held several leadership positions across Sinclair, most recently as director of sales at WSYX and WWHO in Columbus, Ohio, where he developed cross-product sales strategies and successfully led the stations’ sales management teams. Prior to that role, Gentile was the stations’ local sales manager.

Gentile joined Sinclair in 2004, working as a local account executive at WBFF and WNUV in Baltimore before moving to Tampa in 2009 to launch the company’s long form sales division as corporate sales development manager, a position he held for three years.

Gentile holds an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Towson University.

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